The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 52 105 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 6.55% 14.34% 12.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.96% 51.47% 48.95%
Number of salaries quoted 51 100 83
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £26,460
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £44,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
Linux
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
186 204 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 23.43% 27.87% 25.75%
Number of salaries quoted 155 184 171
Average salary £30,000 £33,695 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.96% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Linux
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Linux Salary Trend in the North East

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in the North East

Linux
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -23 38 £32,000 -9.17% 9
Durham -4 13 £35,000 +3.87% 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 46 (46.46%) Windows
2 29 (29.29%) UNIX
3 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (21.21%) Degree
5 18 (18.18%) C++
5 18 (18.18%) PHP
5 18 (18.18%) MySQL
6 17 (17.17%) Java
7 16 (16.16%) HTML
7 16 (16.16%) CSS
8 15 (15.15%) C
8 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
8 15 (15.15%) SQL
8 15 (15.15%) ISO 9000
8 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
9 14 (14.14%) Python
10 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
10 13 (13.13%) .NET
10 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
11 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
11 12 (12.12%) TDD
12 11 (11.11%) Apache
12 11 (11.11%) VMware
12 11 (11.11%) Ruby
13 10 (10.10%) Subversion
13 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (10.10%) Qt
13 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (10.10%) Multithreading
13 10 (10.10%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 15 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.11%) Apache
3 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (7.07%) Node.js
5 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (6.06%) IIS
6 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.03%) Lync
8 2 (2.02%) Confluence
8 2 (2.02%) nginx
8 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.02%) CMS
8 2 (2.02%) AquaLogic
9 1 (1.01%) OpenEdge
9 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.10%) SAN
3 9 (9.09%) DNS
3 9 (9.09%) NAS
4 8 (8.08%) DHCP
5 7 (7.07%) Ethernet
6 6 (6.06%) Bluetooth
7 5 (5.05%) HTTP
7 5 (5.05%) Firewall
8 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.02%) Internet
9 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.02%) Wireless
10 1 (1.01%) SSH
10 1 (1.01%) Network Security
10 1 (1.01%) Intranet
10 1 (1.01%) SSL
10 1 (1.01%) GPRS
10 1 (1.01%) GSM
10 1 (1.01%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) MySQL
2 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.08%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.10%) Subversion
3 6 (6.06%) JIRA
4 4 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.04%) PHPUnit
4 4 (4.04%) LabVIEW
5 3 (3.03%) JUnit
5 3 (3.03%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.02%) Gradle
6 2 (2.02%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.02%) Selenium
6 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.02%) Xcode
6 2 (2.02%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (2.02%) Bower
7 1 (1.01%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.01%) Maven
7 1 (1.01%) Ant
7 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.08%) Games
2 7 (7.07%) Marketing
2 7 (7.07%) Italian Language
3 6 (6.06%) French Language
3 6 (6.06%) German Language
3 6 (6.06%) Electronics
4 4 (4.04%) Finance
5 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (28.28%) Developer
2 14 (14.14%) Software Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 8 (8.08%) Tester
6 6 (6.06%) Analyst
6 6 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.06%) DBA
6 6 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Administrator
6 6 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (6.06%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Firmware Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Head of Development
7 5 (5.05%) Technical Support
7 5 (5.05%) Electronics Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (5.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.16%) HTML
1 16 (16.16%) CSS
2 13 (13.13%) .NET
3 10 (10.10%) Qt
4 7 (7.07%) HTML5
5 6 (6.06%) XML
5 6 (6.06%) LAMP
6 5 (5.05%) Spring
6 5 (5.05%) REST
7 4 (4.04%) Laravel
7 4 (4.04%) RESTful
7 4 (4.04%) CodeIgniter
7 4 (4.04%) Symfony
7 4 (4.04%) OpenGL
7 4 (4.04%) SOAP
7 4 (4.04%) Web Services
8 3 (3.03%) J2EE
8 3 (3.03%) XSL
8 3 (3.03%) XSLT
8 3 (3.03%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.07%) Visualisation
2 7 (7.07%) Open Source
3 6 (6.06%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (6.06%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.05%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (4.04%) CUDA
6 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.02%) Social Media
8 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (1.01%) RIA
8 1 (1.01%) DTV
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) PKI
8 1 (1.01%) Statistics
8 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.46%) Windows
2 29 (29.29%) UNIX
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.06%) CentOS
5 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.02%) Android
7 1 (1.01%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.12%) TDD
2 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
3 10 (10.10%) Multithreading
3 10 (10.10%) ITIL
4 8 (8.08%) OOD
4 8 (8.08%) MVC
4 8 (8.08%) Automated Testing
5 7 (7.07%) Scrum
6 6 (6.06%) UML
6 6 (6.06%) Performance Testing
6 6 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.06%) Image Processing
6 6 (6.06%) Waterfall
6 6 (6.06%) Game Development
6 6 (6.06%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (5.05%) Test Automation
7 5 (5.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) CMMI
7 5 (5.05%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.18%) C++
1 18 (18.18%) PHP
2 17 (17.17%) Java
3 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 15 (15.15%) C
3 15 (15.15%) SQL
4 14 (14.14%) Python
5 11 (11.11%) Ruby
6 8 (8.08%) Embedded C
6 8 (8.08%) PL/SQL
7 7 (7.07%) Assembly Language
8 6 (6.06%) Embedded C++
8 6 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 6 (6.06%) C#
9 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.04%) Perl
11 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.02%) PHP5
12 2 (2.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Degree
2 6 (6.06%) PhD
2 6 (6.06%) CCNA
2 6 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.04%) MCSE
3 4 (4.04%) MCSA
4 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.15%) ISO 9000
2 9 (9.09%) SLA
3 8 (8.08%) QA
4 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) Firmware
2 8 (8.08%) VMware ESX
2 8 (8.08%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.07%) NFS
3 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.05%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.04%) XenApp
6 4 (4.04%) XenServer
7 2 (2.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.05%) Puppet
3 2 (2.02%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.02%) OpenView
3 2 (2.02%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.01%) Cacti
4 1 (1.01%) logstash
4 1 (1.01%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) VMware
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.07%) Cisco
4 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.06%) Symantec
6 5 (5.05%) Zend
6 5 (5.05%) HP
7 4 (4.04%) EMC
7 4 (4.04%) Citrix
8 2 (2.02%) Informatica
8 2 (2.02%) Dell
9 1 (1.01%) Sybase
9 1 (1.01%) SAP
9 1 (1.01%) Progress
9 1 (1.01%) BT
9 1 (1.01%) F5
9 1 (1.01%) Percona
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