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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18 40 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.39% 12.27% 17.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.00% 48.19% 53.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 32 29
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
50 83 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.97% 25.46% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 42 64 74
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £35,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 4 September 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 21 (55.26%) UNIX
2 17 (44.74%) Windows
3 15 (39.47%) Incident Management
4 13 (34.21%) Solaris
5 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
5 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (28.95%) ITIL
6 11 (28.95%) VPN
6 11 (28.95%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle
7 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (26.32%) Games
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
9 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
9 8 (21.05%) AIX
9 8 (21.05%) Clustering
9 8 (21.05%) Firewall
9 8 (21.05%) RHCE
9 8 (21.05%) IBM AIX Certification
10 7 (18.42%) VLAN
10 7 (18.42%) VMware
10 7 (18.42%) IPsec
10 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (18.42%) IPv4
10 7 (18.42%) IPv6
10 7 (18.42%) CCNP
10 7 (18.42%) CCNA
10 7 (18.42%) MPLS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (13.16%) Apache
1 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) VPN
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
2 8 (21.05%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.42%) SNMP
3 7 (18.42%) HSRP
3 7 (18.42%) IPsec
3 7 (18.42%) VLAN
3 7 (18.42%) MPLS
3 7 (18.42%) OSPF
3 7 (18.42%) BGP
3 7 (18.42%) IPv4
3 7 (18.42%) IPv6
3 7 (18.42%) SMTP
4 6 (15.79%) SAN
5 4 (10.53%) HTTP
5 4 (10.53%) VoIP
5 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.63%) DVB
6 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Hudson
3 1 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.63%) Ant
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 10 (26.32%) Games
2 4 (10.53%) Back Office
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) French Language
3 2 (5.26%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Team Leader
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX Team Leader
2 6 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Support
3 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Support Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 4 (10.53%) ODBC
2 4 (10.53%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) YAML
4 1 (2.63%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Clustering
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) DTV
3 1 (2.63%) IPTV
3 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Physics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) UNIX
2 17 (44.74%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) Solaris
4 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Incident Management
2 11 (28.95%) ITIL
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) Change Management
4 4 (10.53%) Security Management
4 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.53%) Garbage Collection
4 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.89%) SOA
5 3 (7.89%) Service Management
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Content Management
6 2 (5.26%) UML
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.63%) Open Source
7 1 (2.63%) Signal Processing
7 1 (2.63%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) Perl
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) VB
3 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.89%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) RHCE
1 8 (21.05%) IBM AIX Certification
2 7 (18.42%) CCNP
2 7 (18.42%) CCNA
2 7 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) Varnish
3 1 (2.63%) vCloud
3 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (7.89%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) Brocade
5 4 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) SAP
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) Wyse
7 1 (2.63%) Perforce