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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 45 14 31
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +17
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 45 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 2.48% 11.08% 6.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 40.54% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 40 33
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
48 111 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 11.91% 27.34% 28.60%
Number of salaries quoted 45 102 125
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 23 (85.19%) Java
2 21 (77.78%) J2EE
3 20 (74.07%) Oracle
4 19 (70.37%) SQL
4 19 (70.37%) UNIX
4 19 (70.37%) Solaris
5 18 (66.67%) Windows
6 14 (51.85%) HTML
6 14 (51.85%) WebLogic
6 14 (51.85%) CSS
6 14 (51.85%) Web Services
6 14 (51.85%) ITIL
6 14 (51.85%) HPUX
6 14 (51.85%) JMS
6 14 (51.85%) MVC
6 14 (51.85%) CSS3
6 14 (51.85%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (44.44%) OO
7 12 (44.44%) SOA
7 12 (44.44%) WebLogic Portal
7 12 (44.44%) HTML5
8 7 (25.93%) SLA
8 7 (25.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (25.93%) Change Management
8 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (25.93%) Business Continuity
8 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
8 7 (25.93%) FMCG
8 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 14 (51.85%) WebLogic
2 12 (44.44%) WebLogic Portal
3 5 (18.52%) Apache
3 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) ADSL
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.70%) NAS
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) IPsec
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (18.52%) Automotive
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Applications Support
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Applications Support Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Support Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Junior
6 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) J2EE
2 14 (51.85%) CSS
2 14 (51.85%) Web Services
2 14 (51.85%) JMS
2 14 (51.85%) HTML
2 14 (51.85%) CSS3
3 12 (44.44%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Solaris
1 19 (70.37%) UNIX
2 18 (66.67%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) HPUX
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
1 14 (51.85%) MVC
1 14 (51.85%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
2 12 (44.44%) OO
2 12 (44.44%) SOA
3 7 (25.93%) Change Management
3 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (25.93%) Business Continuity
3 7 (25.93%) Problem Management
3 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Benchmarking
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (11.11%) VCP5
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) SLA
1 7 (25.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
5 2 (7.41%) Lumesse