The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ubuntu over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 65 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.17% 0.31% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.60% 1.28% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £35,000 £28,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Ubuntu
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
168 156 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.14% 24.45% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 150 139 185
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +11.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £26,381
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Ubuntu
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Ubuntu Salary Trend in Merseyside

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Subversion
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby
2 4 (80.00%) Ajax
2 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) nginx
2 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 4 (80.00%) RSpec
2 4 (80.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) Capistrano
2 4 (80.00%) Phusion Passenger
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Puppet
2 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Subversion
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) RSpec
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Ajax
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
1 4 (80.00%) Phusion Passenger
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Open Source
1 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (80.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Ruby
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Capistrano
1 4 (80.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle