The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dudley region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 41.86% 3.13% 11.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 16.67% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 18 1 3
Average salary £26,750 £35,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.57% +94.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £35,000 £17,200
10% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £30,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
Linux
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Dudley
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 55.81% 18.75% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 24 6 7
Average salary £27,500 £19,499 £18,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.03% +3.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,499 £17,600
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,100 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Dudley

Linux
Salary Trend in Dudley

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

Linux Salary Trend in Dudley

Linux
Salary Histogram in Dudley

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Dudley region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Dudley

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 28 (96.55%) ITIL
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 27 (93.10%) VMware
3 26 (89.66%) Citrix
3 26 (89.66%) NetApp
3 26 (89.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (86.21%) Active Directory
5 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
6 16 (55.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (55.17%) MCSE
6 16 (55.17%) SLA
7 12 (41.38%) Service Management
8 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco
9 10 (34.48%) Dell
10 9 (31.03%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
11 3 (10.34%) VPN
12 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
12 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (6.90%) Degree
12 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
12 2 (6.90%) C
12 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
12 2 (6.90%) Change Management
12 2 (6.90%) Process Management
13 1 (3.45%) Firewall
13 1 (3.45%) ITSM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Dudley 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 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) VoIP
General
1 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Analyst
2 17 (58.62%) Operations Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Administrator
3 9 (31.03%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (20.69%) Network Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Network Operations Consultant
4 6 (20.69%) Operations Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Network Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Network Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Network Support
7 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Data Network Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Network Operations Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
1 1 (3.45%) Statistics
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) ITIL
2 12 (41.38%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Process Management
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Management
5 1 (3.45%) ITSM
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) MCSE
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (55.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (55.17%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (89.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (86.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) VMware
2 26 (89.66%) Citrix
2 26 (89.66%) NetApp
3 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 10 (34.48%) Dell
4 10 (34.48%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat