The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 3 10
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 20 73 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 5.78% 20.56% 16.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 57.03% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 20 73 68
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
Bedfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
88 128 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 25.43% 36.06% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 71 125 116
Average salary £42,000 £44,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.61% +3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £32,150 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Linux
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Linux Salary Trend in Luton

Linux
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Luton region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Luton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 48 (88.89%) Oracle
2 39 (72.22%) SQL
3 28 (51.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 28 (51.85%) Root Cause Analysis
3 28 (51.85%) Oracle Database
4 24 (44.44%) Windows
5 22 (40.74%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (40.74%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (40.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (40.74%) Data Guard
6 21 (38.89%) Incident Management
6 21 (38.89%) UNIX
7 19 (35.19%) Solaris
7 19 (35.19%) SAN
8 17 (31.48%) ITIL
8 17 (31.48%) PL/SQL
9 16 (29.63%) Migration
9 16 (29.63%) Replication
10 15 (27.78%) VMware
10 15 (27.78%) Java
10 15 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (25.93%) Performance Engineering
11 14 (25.93%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (25.93%) NAS
11 14 (25.93%) Data Migration
11 14 (25.93%) SUSE
12 12 (22.22%) HTML
12 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 11 (20.37%) IIS
14 10 (18.52%) J2EE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 (20.37%) IIS
2 7 (12.96%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.96%) WebLogic Portal
3 6 (11.11%) Apache
4 5 (9.26%) JBoss
5 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.70%) ColdFusion
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.85%) Liferay
7 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) SAN
2 14 (25.93%) NAS
3 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.96%) iSCSI
5 6 (11.11%) DNS
5 6 (11.11%) LAN
5 6 (11.11%) WAN
5 6 (11.11%) DHCP
5 6 (11.11%) MPLS
5 6 (11.11%) Firewall
5 6 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 4 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.70%) DMZ
8 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (51.85%) Oracle Database
2 22 (40.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (12.96%) Oracle9i Database
4 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
4 7 (12.96%) Relational Database
5 6 (11.11%) MySQL
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (1.85%) JMeter
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) DBA
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle DBA
2 9 (16.67%) Administrator
3 5 (9.26%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Applications Support
4 4 (7.41%) Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Account Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Technical Account Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Technical Manager
4 4 (7.41%) Solaris Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) J2EE
3 8 (14.81%) CSS
4 7 (12.96%) Web Services
4 7 (12.96%) JMS
4 7 (12.96%) HTML5
4 7 (12.96%) CSS3
5 5 (9.26%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) .NET
6 2 (3.70%) XHTML
7 1 (1.85%) LAMP
7 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.85%) jQuery
7 1 (1.85%) EJB
7 1 (1.85%) XSL
7 1 (1.85%) JSP
7 1 (1.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.63%) Replication
2 7 (12.96%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.96%) FMCG
3 6 (11.11%) Statistics
4 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) HACMP
5 1 (1.85%) HP Superdome
5 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 21 (38.89%) UNIX
3 19 (35.19%) Solaris
4 14 (25.93%) SUSE
4 14 (25.93%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (14.81%) HPUX
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) Android
7 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Root Cause Analysis
2 21 (38.89%) Incident Management
3 17 (31.48%) ITIL
4 16 (29.63%) Migration
5 15 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (25.93%) Performance Engineering
6 14 (25.93%) Data Migration
7 9 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (16.67%) Business Continuity
7 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.81%) MVC
8 8 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
9 7 (12.96%) SOA
9 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
9 7 (12.96%) Change Management
9 7 (12.96%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (12.96%) OO
10 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 4 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) SQL
2 17 (31.48%) PL/SQL
3 15 (27.78%) Java
4 8 (14.81%) Perl
4 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.81%) AWK
4 8 (14.81%) Korn
4 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
5 7 (12.96%) C-shell
6 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) C#
8 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (14.81%) VCP5
3 7 (12.96%) Degree
4 6 (11.11%) MCSE
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (51.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle RMAN
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 6 (11.11%) vSphere
4 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.70%) VMFS
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) Data Guard
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (12.96%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (88.89%) Oracle
2 15 (27.78%) VMware
3 8 (14.81%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.11%) F5
4 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Lumesse
7 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec
7 1 (1.85%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) IBM