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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 16 23 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 6.81% 10.00% 15.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.05% 27.71% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 34
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,200 £39,300
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £46,500 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
76 83 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 32.34% 36.09% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 67 73 82
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -16.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,550 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Salary Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Croydon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (48.78%) MySQL
2 19 (46.34%) PHP
3 16 (39.02%) OO
4 15 (36.59%) CSS
4 15 (36.59%) HTML
5 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
5 14 (34.15%) Software Engineering
6 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
6 11 (26.83%) C++
6 11 (26.83%) Windows
6 11 (26.83%) Python
7 10 (24.39%) Java
7 10 (24.39%) C
7 10 (24.39%) Drupal
7 10 (24.39%) CMS
7 10 (24.39%) Magento
8 9 (21.95%) Zend
8 9 (21.95%) Device Driver
9 7 (17.07%) Middleware
9 7 (17.07%) Oracle
9 7 (17.07%) SOA
9 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
9 7 (17.07%) Open Source
9 7 (17.07%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (17.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
10 6 (14.63%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
10 6 (14.63%) CodeIgniter
10 6 (14.63%) Ruby

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (24.39%) CMS
1 10 (24.39%) Drupal
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (14.63%) WordPress
3 6 (14.63%) WebLogic
4 5 (12.20%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) GIMP
2 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Maya
2 1 (2.44%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Magento
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.44%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) GitHub
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) VoIP
2 2 (4.88%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) RTP
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) MySQL
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.44%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.20%) Bazaar
3 4 (9.76%) Subversion
4 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) Ant
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Retail
1 6 (14.63%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (2.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Software Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) C Developer
3 10 (24.39%) C Software Engineer
3 10 (24.39%) C++ Developer
3 10 (24.39%) C++ Software Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) Web Developer
5 6 (14.63%) WebLogic Specialist
6 5 (12.20%) Drupal Developer
6 5 (12.20%) Magento Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.88%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (4.88%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) HTML
1 15 (36.59%) CSS
2 7 (17.07%) Middleware
3 6 (14.63%) CodeIgniter
4 5 (12.20%) XML
4 5 (12.20%) LAMP
5 4 (9.76%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) jQuery
5 4 (9.76%) Symfony
6 3 (7.32%) CakePHP
7 2 (4.88%) HTML5
7 2 (4.88%) Spring
7 2 (4.88%) J2EE
8 1 (2.44%) JSP
8 1 (2.44%) XMPP
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Device Driver
2 7 (17.07%) Open Source
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) W3C
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
4 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (7.32%) CentOS
4 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.44%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) OO
2 14 (34.15%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.07%) E-Commerce
3 7 (17.07%) SOA
4 6 (14.63%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) MVC
5 5 (12.20%) Product Management
5 5 (12.20%) Content Management
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Network Management
7 2 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.44%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.44%) Analytics
8 1 (2.44%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Android Development
8 1 (2.44%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) PHP
2 14 (34.15%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) C++
3 11 (26.83%) Python
4 10 (24.39%) Java
4 10 (24.39%) C
5 6 (14.63%) Ruby
6 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
8 1 (2.44%) SQL
8 1 (2.44%) C#
8 1 (2.44%) PHP5
8 1 (2.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.44%) Varnish
1 1 (2.44%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Nagios
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) Cacti
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Zend
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) hybris
4 1 (2.44%) Acronis
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) Apple
4 1 (2.44%) Perforce
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Google
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