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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 28.00% 17.39% 42.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 40.00% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 12
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
15 10 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dudley 60.00% 43.48% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 16
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £17,450 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Dudley

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) NetApp
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Process Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dudley by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Network Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) NetApp
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco