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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 22 7
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 12 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 14.29% 3.19% 12.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.59% 21.43% 48.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 9
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £30,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £40,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
17 14 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 20.24% 14.89% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 22
Average salary £40,000 £46,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.97% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £60,000 £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 4 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 17 (58.62%) Apache
2 15 (51.72%) MySQL
3 14 (48.28%) UNIX
4 13 (44.83%) VMware
5 12 (41.38%) Apache Solr
5 12 (41.38%) hybris
5 12 (41.38%) Tomcat
5 12 (41.38%) PHP
5 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
6 11 (37.93%) OO
7 10 (34.48%) BIG-IP
7 10 (34.48%) vSphere
7 10 (34.48%) PCI DSS
7 10 (34.48%) Firewall
7 10 (34.48%) HTML
7 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 10 (34.48%) CSS
8 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
8 9 (31.03%) TDD
8 9 (31.03%) BDD
9 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Web Services
9 8 (27.59%) MVC
10 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) Degree
11 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
12 4 (13.79%) jQuery
12 4 (13.79%) JIRA
12 4 (13.79%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 17 (58.62%) Apache
2 12 (41.38%) Apache Solr
2 12 (41.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) BIG-IP
1 10 (34.48%) Firewall
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) MySQL
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
1 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) PHPUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.90%) Ant
3 2 (6.90%) PhpStorm
3 2 (6.90%) Behat
4 1 (3.45%) Calabash
4 1 (3.45%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.45%) Appium
4 1 (3.45%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Rational Robot
4 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) NUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Administrator
2 11 (37.93%) Linux Administrator
2 11 (37.93%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (34.48%) UNIX Administrator
3 10 (34.48%) PHP Developer
4 7 (24.14%) UNIX Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Software Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (10.34%) UNIX Specialist
7 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Junior PHP Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) HTML
1 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 8 (27.59%) Web Services
3 4 (13.79%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) Velocity
4 2 (6.90%) CakePHP
4 2 (6.90%) Ajax
4 2 (6.90%) Spring
4 2 (6.90%) JSF
4 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.90%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) XSLT
4 2 (6.90%) XHTML
4 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 2 (6.90%) JSP
4 2 (6.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) CentOS
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) OO
2 9 (31.03%) TDD
2 9 (31.03%) BDD
3 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
3 8 (27.59%) MVC
4 7 (24.14%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) OO PHP
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
7 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Network Design
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
8 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.45%) OOP
8 1 (3.45%) ITSM
8 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) PHP
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PHP5
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) HQL
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Tcl
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) VCP4
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) vSphere
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) hybris
2 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Dell
4 3 (10.34%) NetApp
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Endeca