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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 1 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 23.08% 8.70% 23.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 50.00% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 1
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Home Counties 30.77% 17.39% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 2
Average salary £32,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Sun
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) IRIX
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) NFS
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) German Language
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX Support
2 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) YAML
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) IRIX
2 2 (66.67%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) NFS
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
1 1 (33.33%) Control-M
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sun
1 3 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat