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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 21 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18 27 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.23% 7.38% 15.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 30.00% 55.73%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 69
Average salary £47,500 £48,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,950 £33,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £65,000 £70,400
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
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
36 90 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.46% 24.59% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 29 79 126
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £26,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £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 21 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 19 (65.52%) UNIX
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
4 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
4 12 (41.38%) Degree
4 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (37.93%) RHCE
6 10 (34.48%) Solaris
6 10 (34.48%) Web Services
6 10 (34.48%) Perl
7 9 (31.03%) AIX
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) Clustering
8 8 (27.59%) IBM AIX Certification
8 8 (27.59%) ITIL
8 8 (27.59%) Incident Management
8 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
10 5 (17.24%) Java
10 5 (17.24%) VPN
10 5 (17.24%) HP
10 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (17.24%) HTTP
10 5 (17.24%) Network Security
10 5 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (17.24%) Amazon S3
10 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
10 5 (17.24%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (13.79%) IIS
1 4 (13.79%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon S3
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) HTTP
3 5 (17.24%) Network Security
3 5 (17.24%) VPN
4 4 (13.79%) VoIP
4 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
5 2 (6.90%) DVB
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) POP3
6 1 (3.45%) SMTP
6 1 (3.45%) CDMA
6 1 (3.45%) GPRS
6 1 (3.45%) GSM
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) IMAP
6 1 (3.45%) SGSN
6 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) TestDirector
1 3 (10.34%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (17.24%) Administrator
1 5 (17.24%) Team Leader
1 5 (17.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (17.24%) Linux Administrator
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX Team Leader
2 4 (13.79%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX Support
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Support Manager
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) UNIX Technical Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior UNIX Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Web Services
2 4 (13.79%) XML
2 4 (13.79%) ODBC
2 4 (13.79%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) GIS
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) DTV
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.90%) Physics
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.45%) Interactive TV
4 1 (3.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) UNIX
2 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (34.48%) Solaris
5 9 (31.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (27.59%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Use Case
4 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
4 3 (10.34%) Test Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.45%) CMMI
6 1 (3.45%) UML
6 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Perl
2 5 (17.24%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) VB
3 4 (13.79%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.34%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Degree
2 11 (37.93%) RHCE
3 8 (27.59%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (10.34%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) NFS
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) CFEngine
2 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Dell
5 2 (6.90%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade
6 1 (3.45%) NETGEAR
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) Perforce