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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 14 18 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 8.09% 10.34% 10.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.28% 25.00% 40.68%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 19
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 72 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 46.82% 41.38% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 73 59 53
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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 1 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Colchester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) PL/SQL
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 14 (35.00%) RDBMS
2 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 14 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 8 (20.00%) ODBC
5 7 (17.50%) UNIX
5 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (15.00%) VMware
6 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (12.50%) Fat Client
7 5 (12.50%) Degree
7 5 (12.50%) Capacity Management
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (12.50%) Citrix
7 5 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (12.50%) Thin Client
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.50%) Service Management
7 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.00%) Firewall
8 4 (10.00%) NetScreen

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (10.00%) Firewall
1 4 (10.00%) NetScreen
1 4 (10.00%) OSPF
1 4 (10.00%) BGP
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
1 4 (10.00%) DHCP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (10.00%) Network Security
1 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (10.00%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) RDBMS
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle Database
1 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.50%) TKPROF
General
1 3 (7.50%) Automotive
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Military
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) DBA
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle DBA
2 11 (27.50%) Administrator
3 10 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Server Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 6 (15.00%) Linux Server Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Linux Support
7 4 (10.00%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (10.00%) Network Specialist
7 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Server Administrator
8 3 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) ODBC
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 5 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 4 (10.00%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.50%) VHDL
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (17.50%) UNIX
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) Debian
5 3 (7.50%) Fedora
5 3 (7.50%) CentOS
5 3 (7.50%) AIX
5 3 (7.50%) HPUX
5 3 (7.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.50%) Online Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) PL/SQL
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (5.00%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCNP
3 4 (10.00%) CCSE
4 3 (7.50%) MCITP
4 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) RHCE
4 3 (7.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
1 3 (7.50%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 5 (12.50%) Citrix
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) F5
5 4 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 4 (10.00%) Imperva
5 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec