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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 12 2 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 46.15% 13.33% 29.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 100.00% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 24
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
15 2 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 57.69% 13.33% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 26
Average salary £62,500 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the M4 Corridor region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 9 (75.00%) Firewall
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Apache
3 8 (66.67%) UNIX
4 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) CCNP
4 7 (58.33%) CCNA
4 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (58.33%) CentOS
4 7 (58.33%) DevOps
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (33.33%) Build Automation
5 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) CEH
5 4 (33.33%) Nmap
5 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (33.33%) SUSE
5 4 (33.33%) Samba
5 4 (33.33%) Puppet
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Postfix
5 4 (33.33%) XenServer

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) nginx
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) LAN
1 9 (75.00%) WAN
1 9 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) LDAP
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) OSPF
2 4 (33.33%) BGP
2 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 3 (25.00%) German Language
3 1 (8.33%) French Language
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (58.33%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) CentOS
4 4 (33.33%) SUSE
4 4 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Debian
5 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 4 (33.33%) Build Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (33.33%) PHP
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) CCNP
1 7 (58.33%) CCNA
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CEH
2 4 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Postfix
2 4 (33.33%) XenServer
2 4 (33.33%) Samba
2 4 (33.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (8.33%) EMC