The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 22 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8 23 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 4.00% 7.90% 13.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.39% 27.38% 45.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 52
Average salary £27,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £40,950 £36,150
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £60,250 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Linux
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Operating Systems Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
77 84 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 38.50% 28.87% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 68 68 114
Average salary £25,000 £27,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.40% -36.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Linux
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Linux Salary Trend in Croydon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 14 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 10 (47.62%) PHP
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Apple
3 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 9 (42.86%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 9 (42.86%) MySQL
3 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (38.10%) vSphere
4 8 (38.10%) SaaS
4 8 (38.10%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (38.10%) Lync
4 8 (38.10%) Office 365
4 8 (38.10%) ZABBIX
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) CentOS
4 8 (38.10%) Email Marketing
4 8 (38.10%) Data Protection
4 8 (38.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (38.10%) Marketing
4 8 (38.10%) Adobe
4 8 (38.10%) CRM
4 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) IIS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (38.10%) IIS
2 8 (38.10%) Lync
3 5 (23.81%) CMS
3 5 (23.81%) Drupal
4 3 (14.29%) Apache
5 2 (9.52%) WordPress
6 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) GIMP
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Maya
2 1 (4.76%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (23.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) SaaS
1 8 (38.10%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) Internet
2 8 (38.10%) MPLS
2 8 (38.10%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) PBX
3 4 (19.05%) PABX
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) MySQL
2 5 (23.81%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (23.81%) Bazaar
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Ant
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (38.10%) Back Office
1 8 (38.10%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Web Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Drupal Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) C Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C++ Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
1 8 (38.10%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) Symfony
2 3 (14.29%) CakePHP
2 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) LAMP
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) W3C
4 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) CentOS
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 9 (42.86%) ITIL
3 8 (38.10%) CRM
3 8 (38.10%) Email Marketing
3 8 (38.10%) Data Protection
4 6 (28.57%) OO
5 5 (23.81%) Content Management
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) OOP
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Android Development
7 2 (9.52%) iOS Development
8 1 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) PHP
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (23.81%) Python
4 4 (19.05%) R
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (38.10%) vSphere
2 8 (38.10%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (9.52%) Varnish
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) ZABBIX
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
1 9 (42.86%) Apple
2 8 (38.10%) Adobe
2 8 (38.10%) Dell
3 5 (23.81%) Zend
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Meraki
4 4 (19.05%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) hybris
5 1 (4.76%) Acronis
5 1 (4.76%) Perforce