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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 38 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 39 88 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.47% 14.40% 12.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.38% 59.86% 48.04%
Number of salaries quoted 37 79 75
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 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
160 147 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 22.44% 24.06% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 139 126 160
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -27 32 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Durham -7 5 £35,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (38.00%) Windows
2 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (26.00%) Java
4 24 (24.00%) HTML
5 23 (23.00%) PHP
6 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 19 (19.00%) MySQL
7 19 (19.00%) Python
8 18 (18.00%) UNIX
8 18 (18.00%) CSS
8 18 (18.00%) TDD
8 18 (18.00%) Open Source
9 16 (16.00%) Ruby
9 16 (16.00%) Degree
10 15 (15.00%) SQL
11 13 (13.00%) MS Exchange
11 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
11 13 (13.00%) JIRA
12 12 (12.00%) Git (software)
12 12 (12.00%) MVC
12 12 (12.00%) C++
12 12 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (11.00%) HTML5
13 11 (11.00%) Apache
13 11 (11.00%) Firewall
13 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (11.00%) Scrum
14 10 (10.00%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.00%) Apache
2 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (7.00%) Confluence
3 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (6.00%) IIS
5 5 (5.00%) Node.js
6 3 (3.00%) Lync
6 3 (3.00%) CMS
7 2 (2.00%) AquaLogic
7 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.00%) nginx
8 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.00%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.00%) Firewall
3 10 (10.00%) SAN
4 9 (9.00%) DNS
4 9 (9.00%) NAS
5 8 (8.00%) DHCP
6 5 (5.00%) HTTP
6 5 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.00%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.00%) Bluetooth
9 2 (2.00%) Internet
9 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.00%) Wireless
10 1 (1.00%) SSH
10 1 (1.00%) Network Security
10 1 (1.00%) GPRS
10 1 (1.00%) GSM
10 1 (1.00%) SSL
10 1 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.00%) MySQL
2 8 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 8 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) JIRA
2 12 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.00%) Selenium
4 7 (7.00%) Subversion
5 5 (5.00%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.00%) JUnit
6 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.00%) Xcode
7 2 (2.00%) Gradle
7 2 (2.00%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.00%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (2.00%) Bower
8 1 (1.00%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.00%) Maven
8 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.00%) Ant
8 1 (1.00%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.00%) Marketing
2 8 (8.00%) Games
3 6 (6.00%) Italian Language
4 5 (5.00%) French Language
4 5 (5.00%) German Language
4 5 (5.00%) Finance
5 3 (3.00%) Electronics
5 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.00%) Automotive
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Front Office
7 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (34.00%) Developer
2 17 (17.00%) Software Developer
3 13 (13.00%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) PHP Developer
5 8 (8.00%) Administrator
5 8 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.00%) Tester
5 8 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Junior
6 7 (7.00%) Architect
7 6 (6.00%) Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Technical Support
7 6 (6.00%) Technical Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Web Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.00%) HTML
2 18 (18.00%) CSS
3 11 (11.00%) HTML5
4 10 (10.00%) Spring
5 9 (9.00%) .NET
5 9 (9.00%) RESTful
6 8 (8.00%) Django
7 7 (7.00%) JSON
7 7 (7.00%) LAMP
8 6 (6.00%) XML
8 6 (6.00%) Laravel
9 5 (5.00%) REST
9 5 (5.00%) Symfony
9 5 (5.00%) jQuery
9 5 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (4.00%) SOAP
10 4 (4.00%) Web Services
10 4 (4.00%) OpenGL
11 3 (3.00%) J2EE
11 3 (3.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Open Source
2 8 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.00%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.00%) 3D Graphics
4 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.00%) CUDA
6 2 (2.00%) Social Media
6 2 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.00%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.00%) RIA
7 1 (1.00%) DTV
7 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
7 1 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (38.00%) Windows
2 18 (18.00%) UNIX
3 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.00%) CentOS
5 5 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.00%) Android
7 2 (2.00%) Debian
8 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.00%) TDD
3 12 (12.00%) MVC
4 11 (11.00%) Scrum
5 10 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 9 (9.00%) Web Development
6 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.00%) ITIL
7 8 (8.00%) OO
7 8 (8.00%) OOD
7 8 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.00%) Kanban
9 6 (6.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Image Processing
9 6 (6.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.00%) Java
2 23 (23.00%) PHP
3 20 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.00%) Python
5 16 (16.00%) Ruby
6 15 (15.00%) SQL
7 12 (12.00%) C++
8 8 (8.00%) C#
9 7 (7.00%) C
9 7 (7.00%) Perl
9 7 (7.00%) PL/SQL
9 7 (7.00%) Scala
10 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.00%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.00%) PHP5
11 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.00%) Assembly Language
12 3 (3.00%) Embedded C
13 2 (2.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (16.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.00%) PhD
2 6 (6.00%) CCNA
2 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.00%) MCSE
3 5 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) QA
2 9 (9.00%) SLA
3 7 (7.00%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (7.00%) NFS
3 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.00%) XenApp
4 5 (5.00%) XenServer
4 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.00%) Firmware
7 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.00%) OpenView
3 2 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.00%) Cacti
4 1 (1.00%) logstash
4 1 (1.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (10.00%) Oracle
1 10 (10.00%) VMware
2 9 (9.00%) Zend
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.00%) Cisco
5 6 (6.00%) Symantec
6 5 (5.00%) HP
6 5 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (2.00%) Informatica
7 2 (2.00%) Dell
8 1 (1.00%) EMC
8 1 (1.00%) Sybase
8 1 (1.00%) SAP
8 1 (1.00%) Progress
8 1 (1.00%) BT
8 1 (1.00%) Perforce
8 1 (1.00%) F5
8 1 (1.00%) Percona
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IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
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Newton Blue
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Accenture
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
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Sage UK Limited
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago