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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 19 45 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.19% 12.36% 19.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.78% 39.82% 65.63%
Number of salaries quoted 15 37 56
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
49 113 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.96% 31.04% 30.08%
Number of salaries quoted 42 98 104
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,050 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £80,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 30 June 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Middlesex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 25 (65.79%) UNIX
2 19 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (44.74%) Solaris
4 14 (36.84%) RHCE
5 13 (34.21%) ITIL
5 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) Firewall
6 12 (31.58%) Windows
6 12 (31.58%) AIX
6 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 11 (28.95%) IBM AIX Certification
7 11 (28.95%) Clustering
7 11 (28.95%) Incident Management
8 9 (23.68%) Java
8 9 (23.68%) Oracle
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 8 (21.05%) Web Services
9 8 (21.05%) VMware
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
11 6 (15.79%) SAN
11 6 (15.79%) Perl
12 5 (13.16%) IIS
12 5 (13.16%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) XML
12 5 (13.16%) Apache
12 5 (13.16%) HP
12 5 (13.16%) VPN
12 5 (13.16%) HTTP
12 5 (13.16%) Brocade

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (5.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
1 12 (31.58%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
3 5 (13.16%) HTTP
4 4 (10.53%) Wireshark
4 4 (10.53%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) POP3
5 1 (2.63%) SMTP
5 1 (2.63%) CDMA
5 1 (2.63%) GPRS
5 1 (2.63%) GSM
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) DVB
5 1 (2.63%) SGSN
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) TestDirector
1 3 (7.89%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 4 (10.53%) Back Office
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) French Language
3 2 (5.26%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Team Leader
1 8 (21.05%) UNIX Team Leader
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (10.53%) Support Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) UNIX Support
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) XML
3 4 (10.53%) ODBC
3 4 (10.53%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) .NET
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) MAPI
5 1 (2.63%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) YAML
5 1 (2.63%) RESTful
5 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (2.63%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Clustering
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) GIS
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) DTV
4 1 (2.63%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.63%) IPTV
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Physics
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) UNIX
2 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (44.74%) Solaris
4 12 (31.58%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) AIX
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Incident Management
3 4 (10.53%) Use Case
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) Security Management
3 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (10.53%) Garbage Collection
3 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Validation
4 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.26%) Content Management
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) SOA
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) Perl
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
4 4 (10.53%) VB
4 4 (10.53%) Python
4 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) RHCE
2 11 (28.95%) IBM AIX Certification
3 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (7.89%) RHCSA
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.53%) NFS
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.63%) Varnish
3 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (7.89%) Puppet
3 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (2.63%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) Brocade
4 5 (13.16%) HP
5 4 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft