The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 50 33 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 7.49% 7.88% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 25.58% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 50 31 27
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +24.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Linux
Northamptonshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
160 129 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 23.95% 30.79% 22.58%
Number of salaries quoted 154 112 115
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Linux
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

Linux Salary Trend in Northampton

Linux
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Northampton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 82 (67.77%) Apache
2 75 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (59.50%) MySQL
4 62 (51.24%) Java
5 58 (47.93%) Windows
6 56 (46.28%) Tomcat
7 49 (40.50%) Cisco
8 45 (37.19%) LAN
8 45 (37.19%) WAN
9 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
10 39 (32.23%) SAN
10 39 (32.23%) Oracle
11 34 (28.10%) Open Source
12 33 (27.27%) Degree
13 32 (26.45%) Struts
13 32 (26.45%) Software Engineering
14 31 (25.62%) Sun
14 31 (25.62%) Sun Certification
14 31 (25.62%) J2EE
14 31 (25.62%) Computer Science
14 31 (25.62%) OpenStack
15 30 (24.79%) Google
16 29 (23.97%) Google Apps
17 25 (20.66%) jQuery
18 23 (19.01%) XML
18 23 (19.01%) UNIX
18 23 (19.01%) PHP
19 22 (18.18%) Project Management
19 22 (18.18%) HTML
19 22 (18.18%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 82 (67.77%) Apache
2 56 (46.28%) Tomcat
3 31 (25.62%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.31%) WordPress
5 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.83%) Lync
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.97%) Google Apps
2 8 (6.61%) IaaS
2 8 (6.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (37.19%) LAN
1 45 (37.19%) WAN
2 39 (32.23%) SAN
3 1 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (59.50%) MySQL
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (17.36%) JUnit
2 5 (4.13%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (15.70%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.13%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (44.63%) Developer
2 32 (26.45%) Java Developer
3 31 (25.62%) J2EE Developer
3 31 (25.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 29 (23.97%) Designer
5 26 (21.49%) Infrastructure Designer
6 19 (15.70%) Analyst
7 17 (14.05%) PHP Developer
7 17 (14.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 13 (10.74%) Support Analyst
9 11 (9.09%) Software Support Analyst
10 10 (8.26%) Developer Analyst
10 10 (8.26%) Architect
11 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (4.13%) Administrator
13 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
13 5 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (4.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 4 (3.31%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.45%) Struts
2 31 (25.62%) J2EE
3 25 (20.66%) jQuery
4 23 (19.01%) XML
5 22 (18.18%) Web Services
5 22 (18.18%) JSP
5 22 (18.18%) HTML
6 21 (17.36%) EJB
6 21 (17.36%) CSS
7 14 (11.57%) Servlets
8 10 (8.26%) Hibernate
8 10 (8.26%) Spring
9 8 (6.61%) Ajax
10 7 (5.79%) LAMP
11 1 (0.83%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.10%) Open Source
2 31 (25.62%) Computer Science
3 21 (17.36%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.93%) Windows
2 23 (19.01%) UNIX
3 21 (17.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) Solaris
4 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.98%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.45%) Software Engineering
3 22 (18.18%) Project Management
4 21 (17.36%) Web Development
4 21 (17.36%) Unit Testing
5 20 (16.53%) Agile Project Management
6 17 (14.05%) OO PHP
6 17 (14.05%) MVC
6 17 (14.05%) OO
7 8 (6.61%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (5.79%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.48%) Risk Management
10 2 (1.65%) ITIL
10 2 (1.65%) E-Commerce
10 2 (1.65%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (1.65%) DevOps
11 1 (0.83%) CRM
11 1 (0.83%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 62 (51.24%) Java
2 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
3 23 (19.01%) PHP
4 17 (14.05%) PHP5
4 17 (14.05%) PHP4
5 15 (12.40%) SQL
6 11 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.48%) Python
8 2 (1.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.83%) C
9 1 (0.83%) C++
9 1 (0.83%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) Degree
2 31 (25.62%) Sun Certification
3 10 (8.26%) OCPJP
3 10 (8.26%) OCMJD
4 3 (2.48%) CISM
4 3 (2.48%) CISSP
System Software
1 10 (8.26%) Hyper-V
1 10 (8.26%) XenServer
2 5 (4.13%) XenApp
3 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Puppet
1 2 (1.65%) Vagrant
1 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.65%) Ansible
1 2 (1.65%) WSUS
2 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (40.50%) Cisco
2 39 (32.23%) Oracle
3 31 (25.62%) Sun
4 30 (24.79%) Google
5 21 (17.36%) Red Hat
6 16 (13.22%) Microsoft
7 13 (10.74%) Citrix
8 12 (9.92%) HP
9 11 (9.09%) hybris
10 8 (6.61%) IBM
11 4 (3.31%) Adobe
11 4 (3.31%) VMware
12 3 (2.48%) NetApp
13 1 (0.83%) F5
13 1 (0.83%) Brocade
13 1 (0.83%) SAP