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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 35 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 21 49 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 5.65% 9.07% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.27% 25.39% 13.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 41 9
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £52,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
109 193 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 29.30% 35.74% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 94 176 70
Average salary £43,401 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.21% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £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 21 November 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Leicester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (52.17%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
3 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (23.91%) MySQL
3 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
3 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 11 (23.91%) OpenStack
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.74%) Retail
4 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
5 8 (17.39%) UNIX
5 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
6 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
6 7 (15.22%) Finance
6 7 (15.22%) Change Management
7 6 (13.04%) Firewall
7 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
7 6 (13.04%) Oracle
7 6 (13.04%) HTML
7 6 (13.04%) PHP
7 6 (13.04%) SQL
7 6 (13.04%) Puppet
7 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (13.04%) Ansible

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (23.91%) OpenStack
2 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.70%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Simulink
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) Maya
3 1 (2.17%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Magento
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) VPN
3 4 (8.70%) LAN
3 4 (8.70%) WAN
3 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.35%) Internet
4 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) MySQL
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) InterBase
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
1 1 (2.17%) Toad
1 1 (2.17%) Subversion
1 1 (2.17%) Maven
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (21.74%) Retail
2 7 (15.22%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Administrator
3 8 (17.39%) Linux Administrator
3 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (13.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.87%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Web Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Release Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) HTML
1 6 (13.04%) jQuery
2 5 (10.87%) Middleware
2 5 (10.87%) CSS
3 4 (8.70%) HTML5
4 3 (6.52%) LAMP
5 2 (4.35%) Ajax
5 2 (4.35%) Smarty
6 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
6 1 (2.17%) YUI
6 1 (2.17%) STL
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) CGI
6 1 (2.17%) CPAN
6 1 (2.17%) .NET
6 1 (2.17%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.39%) UNIX
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.70%) CentOS
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
2 11 (23.91%) Configuration Management
3 10 (21.74%) ITIL
4 7 (15.22%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.87%) Service Management
5 5 (10.87%) Release Management
5 5 (10.87%) DevOps
6 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.52%) Line Management
7 3 (6.52%) Multithreading
7 3 (6.52%) Image Processing
7 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) SEO
8 2 (4.35%) Web Design
8 2 (4.35%) OO
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.35%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
2 6 (13.04%) PHP
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) Perl
5 3 (6.52%) C#
5 3 (6.52%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.17%) VB6
7 1 (2.17%) Korn
7 1 (2.17%) PHP5
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.35%) Firmware
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Puppet
1 6 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (13.04%) Ansible
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.17%) Nagios
3 1 (2.17%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
1 11 (23.91%) VMware
2 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco
3 5 (10.87%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) Altiris
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) Autodesk
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) EMC
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
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