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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 4 24 5
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Permanent jobs citing Linux 20 4 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 23.81% 4.26% 16.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 19.05% 67.57%
Number of salaries quoted 20 4 23
Average salary £40,500 £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.27% -35.29%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
28 21 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 33.33% 22.34% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 34
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £52,000 £47,500
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 26 January 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Gatwick

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (57.14%) Apache
2 14 (50.00%) MySQL
3 13 (46.43%) PHP
4 12 (42.86%) HTML
5 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
5 11 (39.29%) OO
5 11 (39.29%) CSS
5 11 (39.29%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Apache Solr
5 11 (39.29%) hybris
6 10 (35.71%) UNIX
6 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (32.14%) Firewall
7 9 (32.14%) TDD
7 9 (32.14%) vSphere
7 9 (32.14%) BDD
8 8 (28.57%) BIG-IP
8 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
8 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
8 8 (28.57%) MVC
8 8 (28.57%) Web Services
9 7 (25.00%) SQL
10 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 6 (21.43%) Degree
10 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
11 5 (17.86%) JIRA
11 5 (17.86%) Subversion
11 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 16 (57.14%) Apache
2 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
2 11 (39.29%) Apache Solr
3 2 (7.14%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) BIG-IP
3 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) RTP
5 1 (3.57%) SS7
5 1 (3.57%) LDAP
5 1 (3.57%) ISDN
5 1 (3.57%) LAN
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) MySQL
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Subversion
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) Selenium
3 3 (10.71%) Eclipse
3 3 (10.71%) Ant
4 2 (7.14%) PHPUnit
4 2 (7.14%) Behat
4 2 (7.14%) PhpStorm
5 1 (3.57%) Appium
5 1 (3.57%) Calabash
5 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
5 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.57%) JUnit
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.57%) Rational Robot
5 1 (3.57%) JMeter
5 1 (3.57%) NUnit
General
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) PHP Developer
3 9 (32.14%) Linux Administrator
3 9 (32.14%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Administrator
4 8 (28.57%) UNIX Administrator
5 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
6 5 (17.86%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) UNIX Specialist
7 3 (10.71%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (10.71%) Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (7.14%) Junior PHP Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Junior Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) HTML
2 11 (39.29%) CSS
3 8 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (14.29%) jQuery
4 4 (14.29%) XHTML
5 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
5 3 (10.71%) Spring
5 3 (10.71%) JSF
5 3 (10.71%) JSP
5 3 (10.71%) J2EE
5 3 (10.71%) XML
5 3 (10.71%) XSLT
5 3 (10.71%) Velocity
6 2 (7.14%) CakePHP
6 2 (7.14%) REST
6 2 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) CentOS
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) OO
2 9 (32.14%) TDD
2 9 (32.14%) BDD
3 8 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 8 (28.57%) MVC
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) OO PHP
6 3 (10.71%) Service Management
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Network Design
7 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) PHP
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) HQL
5 2 (7.14%) PHP5
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Tcl
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CSQA
2 1 (3.57%) CCNP
2 1 (3.57%) CCNA
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) vSphere
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
1 11 (39.29%) hybris
2 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Dell
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) Endeca