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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 2 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 43.75% 16.67% 22.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 100.00% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 18
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +12.50%
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
10 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the M4 Corridor 62.50% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 20
Average salary £62,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% +12.50%
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 23 September 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in the M4 Corridor

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) CentOS
2 5 (71.43%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) Ubuntu
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Postfix
3 3 (42.86%) XenServer
3 3 (42.86%) nginx
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) Build Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Banking

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the M4 Corridor by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 3 (42.86%) nginx
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) LDAP
2 3 (42.86%) OSPF
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Administrator
1 5 (71.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) DevOps Administrator
2 3 (42.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) CentOS
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) SUSE
3 3 (42.86%) Ubuntu
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Debian
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Build Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 3 (42.86%) Ruby
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) CCNA
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CEH
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Postfix
2 3 (42.86%) XenServer
2 3 (42.86%) Samba
3 2 (28.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Rackspace
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle