The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Halifax region.

Location
3 months to
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 17 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 7.00% 3.45% 7.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.17% 18.52% 41.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 13
Average salary £28,625 £23,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.80% -35.61%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%
Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 19.34% 18.62% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 40 21 27
Average salary £28,625 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.21% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £36,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Linux
West Yorkshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Linux
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Linux Salary Trend in Halifax

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 30 (85.71%) UNIX
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) AIX
3 13 (37.14%) ITIL
3 13 (37.14%) IBM
3 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) Banking
5 9 (25.71%) Solaris
5 9 (25.71%) Perl
5 9 (25.71%) .NET
6 8 (22.86%) COBOL
6 8 (22.86%) MCSE
6 8 (22.86%) HNC
6 8 (22.86%) HND
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco
6 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (22.86%) Avaya
6 8 (22.86%) DEFINITY
6 8 (22.86%) Avaya Certification
6 8 (22.86%) SAN
6 8 (22.86%) Business Continuity
6 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
6 8 (22.86%) Workflow
6 8 (22.86%) Degree
6 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
7 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (20.00%) zOS
7 7 (20.00%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 6 (17.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.29%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DEFINITY
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
1 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
1 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
General
1 12 (34.29%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Technical Specialist
2 8 (22.86%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) SCCM Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Senior WebSphere Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) XML
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.71%) CGI
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.71%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) UNIX
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) AIX
4 9 (25.71%) Solaris
5 7 (20.00%) zOS
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Business Continuity
2 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (22.86%) Workflow
2 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
3 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 5 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Manual Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Perl
2 8 (22.86%) COBOL
3 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) MCSE
1 8 (22.86%) HNC
1 8 (22.86%) HND
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (22.86%) Avaya Certification
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 5 (14.29%) Netcool
1 5 (14.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) IBM
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) Avaya
3 5 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (14.29%) BMC
4 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.57%) Intel