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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 809 817 996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 11.07% 11.44% 11.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.37% 37.95% 38.72%
Number of salaries quoted 654 639 841
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Linux
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2004 2153 2572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 27.41% 30.15% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1661 1812 2194
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Linux
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Linux Salary Trend in the East of England

Linux
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in the East of England

Linux
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire -5 317 £45,000 +12.50% 77
Hertfordshire -4 271 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Essex +9 118 £45,000 -3.22% 17
Bedfordshire +7 50 £46,500 +16.25% 7
Suffolk -5 42 £32,500 -27.77% 10
Norfolk -4 17 £33,500 -4.28% 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 693 (41.95%) Windows
2 564 (34.14%) UNIX
3 547 (33.11%) SQL
4 509 (30.81%) Java
5 391 (23.67%) Oracle
6 384 (23.24%) Software Engineering
7 381 (23.06%) Degree
8 377 (22.82%) C
9 356 (21.55%) Python
10 336 (20.34%) C++
11 283 (17.13%) MySQL
12 274 (16.59%) JavaScript
13 270 (16.34%) Microsoft
14 265 (16.04%) Perl
15 253 (15.31%) Finance
16 234 (14.16%) Computer Science
17 233 (14.10%) HTML
18 221 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
19 220 (13.32%) ITIL
20 211 (12.77%) SQL Server
21 208 (12.59%) VMware
22 181 (10.96%) Tomcat
23 172 (10.41%) Apache
24 170 (10.29%) PHP
25 167 (10.11%) Solaris
26 166 (10.05%) J2EE
27 162 (9.81%) OO
28 155 (9.38%) Web Services
29 154 (9.32%) Shell Script
30 151 (9.14%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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
1 181 (10.96%) Tomcat
2 172 (10.41%) Apache
3 123 (7.45%) IIS
4 85 (5.15%) WebLogic
5 83 (5.02%) JBoss
5 83 (5.02%) WebSphere
6 60 (3.63%) MS Exchange
7 50 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
8 46 (2.78%) OpenStack
9 35 (2.12%) SharePoint
10 32 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (1.69%) MQSeries
12 25 (1.51%) GlassFish
13 24 (1.45%) Drupal
13 24 (1.45%) Lync
14 20 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
15 19 (1.15%) CMS
16 18 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
17 16 (0.97%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.91%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 124 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.15%) MS Office
3 13 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.24%) Mathematica
5 4 (0.24%) Simulink
5 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.18%) Mingle
7 2 (0.12%) MS Project
8 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.91%) Agresso
2 14 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.61%) AWD
4 9 (0.54%) Magento
5 7 (0.42%) CA PPM
5 7 (0.42%) RiskWrite
5 7 (0.42%) Maximo
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.24%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.12%) Tridion
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
3 35 (2.12%) SaaS
4 30 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (1.09%) IBM SmartCloud
6 17 (1.03%) PaaS
7 16 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (0.85%) IaaS
8 14 (0.85%) Office 365
9 9 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.30%) GitHub
11 3 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.18%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.12%) Heroku
13 1 (0.061%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 143 (8.66%) SAN
2 142 (8.60%) Firewall
3 136 (8.23%) TCP/IP
4 132 (7.99%) Internet
5 130 (7.87%) DNS
6 96 (5.81%) HTTP
7 67 (4.06%) Wireless
8 63 (3.81%) DHCP
9 54 (3.27%) VPN
10 49 (2.97%) VoIP
11 47 (2.85%) WAN
12 44 (2.66%) LAN
12 44 (2.66%) FTP
13 38 (2.30%) NAS
14 32 (1.94%) Ethernet
15 29 (1.76%) SMTP
16 27 (1.63%) iSCSI
16 27 (1.63%) ZigBee
17 23 (1.39%) Network Security
18 22 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (17.13%) MySQL
2 211 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 129 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 82 (4.96%) Oracle Database
5 75 (4.54%) RDBMS
6 62 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 54 (3.27%) DB2
8 52 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 34 (2.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 30 (1.82%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.33%) MS Access
11 22 (1.33%) Big Data
12 18 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
17 8 (0.48%) Neo4j
17 8 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 111 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 77 (4.66%) Subversion
3 59 (3.57%) Maven
4 50 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 44 (2.66%) Eclipse
6 40 (2.42%) JIRA
7 33 (2.00%) JUnit
8 32 (1.94%) Ant
9 27 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 25 (1.51%) GCC
11 20 (1.21%) Toad
12 18 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 15 (0.91%) Hudson
14 14 (0.85%) Bugzilla
15 13 (0.79%) Mockito
15 13 (0.79%) TeamCity
16 12 (0.73%) Selenium
16 12 (0.73%) MSTest
17 11 (0.67%) Mercurial
17 11 (0.67%) LLVM
General
1 253 (15.31%) Finance
2 98 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 81 (4.90%) Retail
4 61 (3.69%) Banking
5 44 (2.66%) Games
6 32 (1.94%) Automotive
7 31 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.51%) Marketing
9 20 (1.21%) Electronics
10 18 (1.09%) Legal
11 17 (1.03%) Law
11 17 (1.03%) Billing
12 14 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.54%) Publishing
14 9 (0.54%) German Language
15 8 (0.48%) Online Betting
15 8 (0.48%) French Language
15 8 (0.48%) Advertising
16 7 (0.42%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 385 (23.31%) Developer
2 298 (18.04%) Software Engineer
3 211 (12.77%) Analyst
4 141 (8.54%) Support Analyst
5 130 (7.87%) Administrator
6 124 (7.51%) Software Developer
7 108 (6.54%) Java Developer
8 105 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
9 88 (5.33%) Senior Developer
10 85 (5.15%) Applications Support
11 72 (4.36%) Support Engineer
12 67 (4.06%) Applications Support Analyst
13 62 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 59 (3.57%) Test Engineer
14 59 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
15 56 (3.39%) Consultant
15 56 (3.39%) Architect
16 53 (3.21%) Web Developer
17 52 (3.15%) Senior Software Engineer
18 51 (3.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (14.10%) HTML
2 166 (10.05%) J2EE
3 155 (9.38%) Web Services
4 151 (9.14%) CSS
5 144 (8.72%) XML
6 132 (7.99%) jQuery
7 109 (6.60%) .NET
8 88 (5.33%) Spring
9 75 (4.54%) SOAP
9 75 (4.54%) HTML5
10 69 (4.18%) Middleware
11 66 (4.00%) Hibernate
12 46 (2.78%) CSS3
13 44 (2.66%) LAMP
13 44 (2.66%) ASP.NET
14 43 (2.60%) Struts
15 42 (2.54%) JDBC
15 42 (2.54%) JSP
15 42 (2.54%) JSON
16 39 (2.36%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 234 (14.16%) Computer Science
2 127 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (5.39%) Open Source
4 70 (4.24%) Device Driver
5 64 (3.87%) Mathematics
6 60 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 58 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 34 (2.06%) Clustering
8 34 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
9 29 (1.76%) Physics
10 24 (1.45%) Replication
11 20 (1.21%) PKI
11 20 (1.21%) Statistics
12 19 (1.15%) Informatics
12 19 (1.15%) User Experience
13 18 (1.09%) Visualisation
13 18 (1.09%) iSeries
14 17 (1.03%) AS400
15 16 (0.97%) Smart Meter
16 15 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 693 (41.95%) Windows
2 564 (34.14%) UNIX
3 167 (10.11%) Solaris
4 104 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (5.63%) Android
6 88 (5.33%) AIX
7 68 (4.12%) Embedded Linux
8 59 (3.57%) HPUX
9 57 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (3.27%) Debian
11 51 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (2.85%) Apple iOS
14 45 (2.72%) CentOS
15 38 (2.30%) Windows 7
16 27 (1.63%) Ubuntu
16 27 (1.63%) Windows XP
16 27 (1.63%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.73%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (23.24%) Software Engineering
2 221 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (13.32%) ITIL
4 162 (9.81%) OO
5 88 (5.33%) E-Commerce
5 88 (5.33%) Web Development
6 86 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 85 (5.15%) Scrum
8 81 (4.90%) MVC
9 76 (4.60%) Multithreading
10 74 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
11 65 (3.93%) Project Management
11 65 (3.93%) Configuration Management
12 64 (3.87%) DevOps
13 63 (3.81%) Automated Testing
14 62 (3.75%) Mentoring
15 61 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (3.69%) Problem Management
16 56 (3.39%) Test Scripting
16 56 (3.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 547 (33.11%) SQL
2 509 (30.81%) Java
3 377 (22.82%) C
4 356 (21.55%) Python
5 336 (20.34%) C++
6 274 (16.59%) JavaScript
7 265 (16.04%) Perl
8 170 (10.29%) PHP
9 154 (9.32%) Shell Script
10 137 (8.29%) Bash Shell
11 135 (8.17%) C#
12 101 (6.11%) PL/SQL
13 79 (4.78%) PowerShell
14 52 (3.15%) Ruby
15 47 (2.85%) Embedded C
16 21 (1.27%) XPath
17 18 (1.09%) Korn
17 18 (1.09%) Embedded C++
17 18 (1.09%) Assembly Language
17 18 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 381 (23.06%) Degree
2 37 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 34 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 32 (1.94%) Sun Certification
5 31 (1.88%) VCP4
6 27 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (1.45%) MCSE
8 17 (1.03%) ISEB
8 17 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 15 (0.91%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 15 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.91%) PhD
10 14 (0.85%) CCNA
11 13 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.61%) CCNP
12 10 (0.61%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.54%) CISSP
14 7 (0.42%) MCSA
14 7 (0.42%) LPIC
14 7 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.99%) SLA
2 76 (4.60%) QA
3 10 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.18%) JTAG
6 3 (0.18%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.18%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 147 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 134 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 47 (2.85%) vSphere
4 45 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 39 (2.36%) Firmware
6 27 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 27 (1.63%) Xen
7 26 (1.57%) KVM
8 22 (1.33%) vCloud
9 20 (1.21%) NFS
10 16 (0.97%) Samba
10 16 (0.97%) XenServer
11 15 (0.91%) VMware Server
12 14 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.67%) QEMU
14 11 (0.67%) XenApp
15 10 (0.61%) VirtualBox
15 10 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
16 9 (0.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 80 (4.84%) Puppet
2 60 (3.63%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 30 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 26 (1.57%) Ansible
6 25 (1.51%) SCCM
7 17 (1.03%) SCOM
7 17 (1.03%) Nagios
8 16 (0.97%) Data Guard
9 13 (0.79%) Cacti
10 12 (0.73%) Opsview
11 8 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (0.42%) OPNET
12 7 (0.42%) WSUS
13 6 (0.36%) OpenView
13 6 (0.36%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.30%) Mesos
14 5 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.24%) Backup Exec
16 3 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 391 (23.67%) Oracle
2 270 (16.34%) Microsoft
3 208 (12.59%) VMware
4 131 (7.93%) IBM
5 122 (7.38%) Red Hat
6 100 (6.05%) Cisco
7 85 (5.15%) HP
8 79 (4.78%) Citrix
9 64 (3.87%) NetApp
10 62 (3.75%) Sun
11 26 (1.57%) SAP
11 26 (1.57%) BMC
12 24 (1.45%) F5
13 23 (1.39%) EMC
13 23 (1.39%) Google
14 20 (1.21%) Sybase
14 20 (1.21%) 3PAR
15 18 (1.09%) Dell
15 18 (1.09%) Perforce
16 16 (0.97%) Juniper
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