The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 6 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 14.81% 6.90% 5.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 28.57% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 2
Average salary £47,000 £67,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.37% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Linux
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Home Counties
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 14.81% 24.14% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 4
Average salary £47,000 £65,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.69% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,750 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Linux
Salary Trend in the Home Counties

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

Linux Salary Trend in the Home Counties

Linux
Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in the Home Counties

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) LAMP
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) CMDB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Home Counties 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 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
1 1 (25.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle