The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the M4 Corridor region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 5 2 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 8.33% 37.50% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 60.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £75,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Linux
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the M4 Corridor region.

Operating Systems Category
M4 Corridor
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 16.67% 62.50% 19.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 7
Average salary £75,000 £57,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% +121.15%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the M4 Corridor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the M4 Corridor

Linux
Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the M4 Corridor region.

Linux Salary Trend in the M4 Corridor

Linux
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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 2 (100.00%) Metasploit
1 2 (100.00%) OSCP
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Burp Suite
1 2 (100.00%) Kali Linux
1 2 (100.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 2 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the M4 Corridor 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Burp Suite
1 2 (100.00%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 2 (100.00%) Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Ethical Hacker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CHECK Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) CHECK Team Member
1 2 (100.00%) CREST Certified
1 2 (100.00%) OSCP
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Nessus