The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 17 22 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 15 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.73% 5.14% 14.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.29% 28.30% 52.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9 15 48
Average salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £42,000 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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 Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 53 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.58% 18.15% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 26 48 96
Average salary £41,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.82% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Linux
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

Linux Salary Trend in Middlesex

Linux
Salary Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 11 (73.33%) Unix
2 10 (66.67%) Ansible
3 9 (60.00%) Apache
3 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (53.33%) Python
5 7 (46.67%) CentOS
5 7 (46.67%) Postfix
5 7 (46.67%) vSphere
5 7 (46.67%) vCloud
6 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (13.33%) Solaris
7 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (13.33%) Puppet
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
8 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (6.67%) Spring
8 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (6.67%) HSRP
8 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
8 1 (6.67%) Salt
8 1 (6.67%) VLAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (60.00%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) BGP
1 1 (6.67%) HSRP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) IPv4
1 1 (6.67%) IPv6
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) OSPF
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) SMTP
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Adabas
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Administrator
2 8 (53.33%) Linux Administrator
2 8 (53.33%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (46.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (40.00%) Unix Administrator
4 6 (40.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (40.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (20.00%) Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) Linux Consultant
5 3 (20.00%) Unix Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Digital Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
7 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) EntireX
1 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) Java SE
1 1 (6.67%) JPA
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Spring
1 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
1 1 (6.67%) WSDL
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Unix
2 7 (46.67%) CentOS
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) NATURAL
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Postfix
1 7 (46.67%) vCloud
1 7 (46.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) Ansible
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (13.33%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Axway
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens