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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 30 38 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 7.06% 6.59% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.55% 29.23% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 28 36 18
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
113 130 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 26.59% 22.53% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 100 127 83
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 27 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Leicester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 33 (58.93%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 25 (44.64%) SQL Server
3 25 (44.64%) VMware
3 25 (44.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (39.29%) Clustering
4 22 (39.29%) Incident Management
4 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
4 22 (39.29%) TCP/IP
5 21 (37.50%) HP
5 21 (37.50%) IIS
5 21 (37.50%) Change Management
5 21 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (35.71%) Problem Management
6 20 (35.71%) SCCM
6 20 (35.71%) Altiris
6 20 (35.71%) Dell
6 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
6 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 20 (35.71%) Data Protection
6 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (33.93%) SCOM
8 17 (30.36%) MySQL
9 16 (28.57%) PHP
10 14 (25.00%) HTML
10 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 14 (25.00%) CSS
11 13 (23.21%) UNIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (37.50%) IIS
3 12 (21.43%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) JBoss
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.71%) Firewall
3 4 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (5.36%) SMTP
4 3 (5.36%) SMPP
5 2 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) DNS
6 1 (1.79%) Internet
6 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (44.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (30.36%) MySQL
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) Liquibase
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.36%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) Back Office
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 19 (33.93%) Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (19.64%) Magento Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Magento Developer
5 10 (17.86%) PHP Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Senior PHP Developer
6 7 (12.50%) PHP Magento Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Perl Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Support
10 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) CSS
1 14 (25.00%) HTML
2 12 (21.43%) jQuery
2 12 (21.43%) HTML5
2 12 (21.43%) LAMP
3 3 (5.36%) CGI
3 3 (5.36%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.57%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (1.79%) MFC
5 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.79%) CSS3
5 1 (1.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.79%) Ajax
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) WF
5 1 (1.79%) STL
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (58.93%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (23.21%) UNIX
4 6 (10.71%) AIX
5 2 (3.57%) Android
5 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.79%) Debian
6 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.79%) CentOS
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Incident Management
2 21 (37.50%) Change Management
2 21 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 20 (35.71%) Data Protection
4 13 (23.21%) SEO
4 13 (23.21%) E-Commerce
5 11 (19.64%) Web Design
5 11 (19.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (8.93%) OO
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) Workflow
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) DevOps
7 3 (5.36%) Line Management
8 2 (3.57%) Image Processing
8 2 (3.57%) Multithreading
8 2 (3.57%) MVC
8 2 (3.57%) OOP
9 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 16 (28.57%) PHP
3 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.71%) SQL
6 5 (8.93%) Perl
6 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
7 4 (7.14%) Bourne shell
8 3 (5.36%) AWK
9 2 (3.57%) C++
9 2 (3.57%) Java
10 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.79%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.79%) Korn
10 1 (1.79%) PHP5
10 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 25 (44.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) SCCM
2 19 (33.93%) SCOM
3 2 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (1.79%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) Control-M
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) VMware
3 21 (37.50%) HP
4 20 (35.71%) Dell
4 20 (35.71%) Altiris
5 6 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.93%) Cisco
7 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 2 (3.57%) i2
7 2 (3.57%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.79%) Facebook
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter
8 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.79%) SAP
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix
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