The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 32 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.91% 3.94% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.21% 15.38% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 11
Average salary £43,392 £27,188 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.60% -22.32%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Linux
West Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 52 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 18.44% 25.62% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19 47 44
Average salary £42,500 £36,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,500 £40,375
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 11 February 2016, 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 22 (68.75%) Windows
1 22 (68.75%) Banking
2 21 (65.63%) HP
3 18 (56.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 16 (50.00%) Retail
5 15 (46.88%) HTML
5 15 (46.88%) VB
5 15 (46.88%) MySQL
6 14 (43.75%) Web Development
7 13 (40.63%) VMware
7 13 (40.63%) HP UCMDB
7 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
8 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (31.25%) Incident Management
9 10 (31.25%) Perl
9 10 (31.25%) Python
10 9 (28.13%) Dynatrace
10 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
10 9 (28.13%) Finance
11 7 (21.88%) IBM
12 6 (18.75%) Internet
12 6 (18.75%) Unix
12 6 (18.75%) Online Banking
12 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
13 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
13 5 (15.63%) Service Management
13 5 (15.63%) Electronic Trading
13 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) BIG-IP
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) FTP
2 5 (15.63%) HTTP
2 5 (15.63%) HTTPS
2 5 (15.63%) SMTP
2 5 (15.63%) SSL
2 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) MySQL
General
1 22 (68.75%) Banking
2 16 (50.00%) Retail
3 9 (28.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Technical Specialist
2 10 (31.25%) Monitoring Specialist
3 5 (15.63%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 5 (15.63%) IP Specialist
3 5 (15.63%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Perl Software Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Principal Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) HTML
2 5 (15.63%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (18.75%) Online Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) AIX
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
3 2 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Web Development
2 13 (40.63%) Configuration Management
3 10 (31.25%) Incident Management
4 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
6 5 (15.63%) Service Management
6 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) Coaching
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Open Source
7 4 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) VB
2 10 (31.25%) Perl
2 10 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (15.63%) Bash Shell
3 5 (15.63%) C
3 5 (15.63%) C++
3 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (56.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 13 (40.63%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) HP
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 9 (28.13%) Dynatrace
4 7 (21.88%) IBM
5 5 (15.63%) F5
5 5 (15.63%) NetIQ