The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 17 19 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 8.59% 10.61% 8.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.71% 24.36% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 17 19 15
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 78 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 48.48% 43.58% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 87 64 47
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £33,000 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Linux
Essex

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Linux
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Colchester region.

Linux Salary Trend in Colchester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Colchester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) PL/SQL
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 12 (30.00%) RDBMS
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
4 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 8 (20.00%) ODBC
5 7 (17.50%) UNIX
5 7 (17.50%) Citrix
5 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
7 5 (12.50%) Blue Coat
7 5 (12.50%) CCSE
7 5 (12.50%) BIG-IP
7 5 (12.50%) Infoblox
7 5 (12.50%) Imperva
7 5 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) DHCP
1 5 (12.50%) DNS
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
1 5 (12.50%) OSPF
1 5 (12.50%) BGP
1 5 (12.50%) NetScreen
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
1 5 (12.50%) BIG-IP
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 5 (12.50%) Network Security
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (12.50%) DMVPN
1 5 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 12 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Automotive
1 3 (7.50%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) DBA
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle DBA
2 11 (27.50%) Administrator
3 10 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) Server Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Linux Server Engineer
7 5 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
7 5 (12.50%) Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) Security Specialist
7 5 (12.50%) Network Specialist
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) Linux Support
8 4 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.50%) VHDL
4 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (17.50%) UNIX
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) CentOS
5 3 (7.50%) Debian
5 3 (7.50%) Fedora
5 3 (7.50%) AIX
5 3 (7.50%) HPUX
5 3 (7.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.50%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) PL/SQL
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCSE
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) MCITP
4 3 (7.50%) RHCE
4 3 (7.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) Puppet
3 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
3 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 7 (17.50%) Citrix
5 6 (15.00%) Cisco
6 5 (12.50%) Blue Coat
6 5 (12.50%) Infoblox
6 5 (12.50%) Imperva
6 5 (12.50%) F5
6 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) EMC