The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 25 53 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 6.70% 9.46% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.04% 27.32% 15.84%
Number of salaries quoted 25 45 14
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £51,500 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Linux
Leicestershire

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

Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 194 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 25.74% 34.64% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 88 174 94
Average salary £41,500 £38,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% +16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £29,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Linux
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Linux Salary Trend in Leicester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Leicester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
3 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
6 11 (26.83%) Change Management
7 10 (24.39%) MySQL
7 10 (24.39%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (21.95%) PHP
8 9 (21.95%) UNIX
8 9 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
9 8 (19.51%) Firewall
9 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
9 8 (19.51%) Bash Shell
10 7 (17.07%) HTML
10 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.07%) IIS
10 7 (17.07%) CSS
10 7 (17.07%) HP
10 7 (17.07%) Dell
10 7 (17.07%) Clustering
10 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
10 7 (17.07%) SCCM
11 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
11 6 (14.63%) VPN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) IIS
3 4 (9.76%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) Simulink
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) Maya
3 1 (2.44%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Magento
2 1 (2.44%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 6 (14.63%) VPN
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.88%) DNS
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) InterBase
4 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Billing
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Administrator
3 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Release Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Magento Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Magento Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) HTML
1 7 (17.07%) CSS
2 6 (14.63%) HTML5
2 6 (14.63%) jQuery
3 5 (12.20%) Middleware
4 4 (9.76%) LAMP
5 2 (4.88%) Ajax
5 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 2 (4.88%) Smarty
6 1 (2.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.44%) MFC
6 1 (2.44%) STL
6 1 (2.44%) CGI
6 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.44%) CSS3
6 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) WCF
6 1 (2.44%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Clustering
2 5 (12.20%) Mainframe
3 3 (7.32%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.44%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.95%) UNIX
5 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.88%) CentOS
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.88%) Android
7 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.44%) Debian
8 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Change Management
2 10 (24.39%) ITIL
3 9 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
5 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
5 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
5 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.20%) Service Management
6 5 (12.20%) SEO
6 5 (12.20%) Release Management
7 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) Line Management
8 3 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.32%) Image Processing
8 3 (7.32%) Web Design
8 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Workflow
9 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.88%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PHP
2 8 (19.51%) Bash Shell
3 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
5 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 3 (7.32%) Perl
6 3 (7.32%) C#
6 3 (7.32%) C++
7 2 (4.88%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.44%) VB6
8 1 (2.44%) Korn
8 1 (2.44%) PHP5
8 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.44%) VB
8 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.44%) VBA
8 1 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.44%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.44%) Firmware
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Nagios
4 1 (2.44%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) HP
3 7 (17.07%) Dell
4 6 (14.63%) Altiris
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.20%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.44%) Adobe
7 1 (2.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) NetApp
7 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.44%) Google
7 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
7 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.44%) Facebook
7 1 (2.44%) Twitter
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