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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 4.52% 9.15% 6.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.84% 31.76% 30.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9 10 28
Average salary £30,000 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.13% +15.62%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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 85 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 38.19% 28.81% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 61 63 93
Average salary £24,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £55,000 £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 30 January 2015, 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 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 10 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Apple
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) CentOS
3 9 (56.25%) ZABBIX
3 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 9 (56.25%) vSphere
3 9 (56.25%) SaaS
3 9 (56.25%) Data Protection
3 9 (56.25%) Email Marketing
3 9 (56.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (56.25%) Marketing
3 9 (56.25%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (56.25%) Lync
3 9 (56.25%) Office 365
3 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (56.25%) Back Office
3 9 (56.25%) MPLS
3 9 (56.25%) Internet
3 9 (56.25%) IIS
3 9 (56.25%) Adobe
3 9 (56.25%) Dell
3 9 (56.25%) CRM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (56.25%) Lync
2 9 (56.25%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Drupal
3 2 (12.50%) WordPress
3 2 (12.50%) CMS
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) GIMP
2 1 (6.25%) Maya
2 1 (6.25%) 3ds Max
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) SaaS
1 9 (56.25%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) MPLS
2 9 (56.25%) Internet
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) PABX
4 4 (25.00%) PBX
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
1 2 (12.50%) Bazaar
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (56.25%) Marketing
1 9 (56.25%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Development Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Supervisor
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) LAMP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) CakePHP
4 1 (6.25%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
1 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (56.25%) CentOS
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Data Protection
3 9 (56.25%) Email Marketing
3 9 (56.25%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Content Management
4 2 (12.50%) Android Development
4 2 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PHP
2 4 (25.00%) R
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) vSphere
2 9 (56.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) Varnish
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) ZABBIX
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 10 (62.50%) Apple
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Adobe
2 9 (56.25%) Dell
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Meraki
4 4 (25.00%) Avaya
5 3 (18.75%) Zend
6 1 (6.25%) Perforce
6 1 (6.25%) Acronis
6 1 (6.25%) hybris