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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 20 4
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Linux 28 7 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 20.90% 6.19% 16.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.90% 16.28% 69.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28 4 13
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -19.54%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
61 43 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 45.52% 38.05% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 21
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -19.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £18,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £48,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 41 (87.23%) VMware
2 29 (61.70%) NetApp
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco
4 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
4 20 (42.55%) Dell
4 20 (42.55%) Citrix
4 20 (42.55%) Replication
4 20 (42.55%) Service Management
4 20 (42.55%) ITSM
5 18 (38.30%) Service Delivery
5 18 (38.30%) Configuration Management
6 16 (34.04%) MySQL
6 16 (34.04%) Firewall
7 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (29.79%) UNIX
9 13 (27.66%) Windows
9 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.66%) vSphere
10 12 (25.53%) hybris
10 12 (25.53%) PCI DSS
10 12 (25.53%) Apache Solr
10 12 (25.53%) Apache
10 12 (25.53%) Tomcat
10 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
10 12 (25.53%) BIG-IP
11 8 (17.02%) ITIL
12 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (12.77%) Visualisation
14 5 (10.64%) SQL
14 5 (10.64%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 12 (25.53%) Apache
1 12 (25.53%) Tomcat
1 12 (25.53%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) Firewall
2 12 (25.53%) BIG-IP
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Analyst
2 18 (38.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 17 (36.17%) Support Analyst
4 14 (29.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 12 (25.53%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) Solutions Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Architect
7 5 (10.64%) UNIX Administrator
7 5 (10.64%) Administrator
7 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (10.64%) Senior Design Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Applications Architect
8 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Replication
2 6 (12.77%) Visualisation
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) UNIX
2 13 (27.66%) Windows
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) zOS
5 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Service Management
1 20 (42.55%) ITSM
2 18 (38.30%) Service Delivery
2 18 (38.30%) Configuration Management
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) Data Management
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
2 1 (2.13%) C#
2 1 (2.13%) C++
2 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (27.66%) vSphere
4 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Vendors
1 41 (87.23%) VMware
2 29 (61.70%) NetApp
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco
4 20 (42.55%) Dell
4 20 (42.55%) Citrix
5 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
6 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
6 12 (25.53%) hybris
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Progress