The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 3 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 17 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 17.17% 3.81% 7.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 11.76% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 17 4 2
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £36,500 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Linux
West Sussex

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

Operating Systems Category
Gatwick
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 23.23% 32.38% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 23 30 12
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Linux
Salary Trend in Gatwick

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

Linux Salary Trend in Gatwick

Linux
Salary Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 23 (60.53%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) Apache
3 19 (50.00%) UNIX
4 18 (47.37%) MySQL
5 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
6 15 (39.47%) BIG-IP
6 15 (39.47%) Apache Solr
6 15 (39.47%) PCI DSS
6 15 (39.47%) vSphere
6 15 (39.47%) hybris
6 15 (39.47%) Firewall
6 15 (39.47%) Tomcat
7 12 (31.58%) PHP
8 11 (28.95%) OO
8 11 (28.95%) Service Delivery
9 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 9 (23.68%) TDD
10 9 (23.68%) BDD
10 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
11 8 (21.05%) CSS
11 8 (21.05%) Web Services
11 8 (21.05%) HTML
11 8 (21.05%) Cisco
11 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
11 8 (21.05%) Dell
11 8 (21.05%) Citrix
11 8 (21.05%) NetApp
11 8 (21.05%) Service Management
11 8 (21.05%) MVC
11 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 20 (52.63%) Apache
2 15 (39.47%) Tomcat
2 15 (39.47%) Apache Solr
3 2 (5.26%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) Firewall
1 15 (39.47%) BIG-IP
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) MySQL
2 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Selenium
2 2 (5.26%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) PHPUnit
2 2 (5.26%) Behat
2 2 (5.26%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.63%) Appium
3 1 (2.63%) Calabash
3 1 (2.63%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.63%) WebLOAD
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) Rational Robot
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (34.21%) Linux Administrator
2 13 (34.21%) Administrator
3 12 (31.58%) UNIX Administrator
4 11 (28.95%) Developer
5 10 (26.32%) Analyst
5 10 (26.32%) PHP Developer
5 10 (26.32%) UNIX Engineer
6 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (18.42%) Software Developer
8 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) Solutions Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Junior PHP Developer
10 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Linux Specialist
10 2 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
10 2 (5.26%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) HTML
1 8 (21.05%) CSS
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) Ajax
3 2 (5.26%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.63%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) zOS
4 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) OO
1 11 (28.95%) Service Delivery
2 9 (23.68%) TDD
2 9 (23.68%) BDD
3 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
3 8 (21.05%) MVC
3 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 6 (15.79%) ITSM
4 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) OO PHP
5 4 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Scrum
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Network Design
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) PHP
2 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.26%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) PHP5
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.63%) Tcl
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) CSQA
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) vSphere
2 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) iptables
5 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) VMware
2 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
3 15 (39.47%) hybris
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco
4 8 (21.05%) Dell
4 8 (21.05%) Citrix
4 8 (21.05%) NetApp
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.63%) Progress