The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 8.86% 9.21% 11.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.14% 33.33% 37.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 9
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £40,000 £32,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
North East

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

Operating Systems Category
Durham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 21 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 36.71% 27.63% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 24
Average salary £20,000 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.55% +57.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,500 £24,900 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £36,875 £34,900 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

Linux
Salary Trend in Durham

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

Linux Salary Trend in Durham

Linux
Salary Histogram in Durham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Durham region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Durham

Linux
Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Durham region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Darlington - 1 £20,000 -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Durham 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 10 (71.43%) C++
2 9 (64.29%) UNIX
3 6 (42.86%) C
3 6 (42.86%) ISO 9000
3 6 (42.86%) EMC
3 6 (42.86%) Electronics
3 6 (42.86%) LabVIEW
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) Qt
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Coaching
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 4 (28.57%) VocaLink
5 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (28.57%) DB2
5 4 (28.57%) MS Project
5 4 (28.57%) COBOL
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) J2EE
5 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) NCR
5 4 (28.57%) PL/1
5 4 (28.57%) EMV

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Durham 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) BASE24
2 1 (7.14%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) ATM
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (42.86%) Electronics
2 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Electronics Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Technical Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Account Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Qt
2 4 (28.57%) J2EE
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) EMV
1 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
1 4 (28.57%) Tandem
1 4 (28.57%) Cryptography
1 4 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Coaching
2 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C
3 4 (28.57%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) COBOL
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) PL/1
3 4 (28.57%) JCL
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO 9000
2 4 (28.57%) ISO 8583
2 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) EMC
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) NCR
3 4 (28.57%) VocaLink
4 1 (7.14%) Sage