The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 10 19
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 28 55 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 9.46% 14.44% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 31.98% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28 52 14
Average salary £45,000 £38,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £25,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £43,550
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Linux
Hampshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
104 172 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 35.14% 45.14% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 96 154 32
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Linux
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Linux Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Linux
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
3 24 (42.86%) Open Source
4 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 19 (33.93%) DV Cleared
5 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
5 19 (33.93%) VMware
5 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
6 18 (32.14%) UNIX
6 18 (32.14%) Oracle
6 18 (32.14%) CentOS
6 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (30.36%) Bash Shell
7 17 (30.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (30.36%) Perl
7 17 (30.36%) ITIL
7 17 (30.36%) OO
7 17 (30.36%) Service Delivery
8 16 (28.57%) Derivative
8 16 (28.57%) Security Management
8 16 (28.57%) Shell Script
8 16 (28.57%) RHCE
8 16 (28.57%) HP
8 16 (28.57%) Python
8 16 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
8 16 (28.57%) RHCSA
8 16 (28.57%) Puppet
9 14 (25.00%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (10.71%) IIS
1 6 (10.71%) Apache
1 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
1 6 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) Fireworks
2 3 (5.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) RavenDB
2 6 (10.71%) Big Data
3 4 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) JIRA
1 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.71%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (10.71%) Moq
2 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.71%) NCrunch
2 6 (10.71%) ReSharper
2 6 (10.71%) WATIR
2 6 (10.71%) TeamCity
2 6 (10.71%) NUnit
3 5 (8.93%) Subversion
General
1 7 (12.50%) Retail
2 6 (10.71%) Back Office
3 4 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (3.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (41.07%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Administrator
2 18 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (30.36%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (30.36%) Linux Administrator
3 17 (30.36%) Linux Engineer
3 17 (30.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Software Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) C++ Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C Software Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) PHP Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) HTML
1 14 (25.00%) CSS
2 9 (16.07%) Web Services
3 8 (14.29%) .NET
4 6 (10.71%) MSMQ
4 6 (10.71%) Spring
4 6 (10.71%) NHibernate
4 6 (10.71%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.71%) jQuery
4 6 (10.71%) Spring.NET
4 6 (10.71%) StructureMap
4 6 (10.71%) Entity Framework
4 6 (10.71%) Castle Windsor
4 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (10.71%) Dapper ORM
5 3 (5.36%) CSS3
5 3 (5.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Open Source
2 16 (28.57%) Derivative
3 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (5.36%) W3C
6 2 (3.57%) Robotics
6 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (62.50%) Windows
2 18 (32.14%) UNIX
2 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (32.14%) CentOS
3 17 (30.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Software Testing
2 17 (30.36%) ITIL
2 17 (30.36%) OO
2 17 (30.36%) Service Delivery
3 16 (28.57%) Security Management
4 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (17.86%) OOP
6 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 8 (14.29%) OOD
7 6 (10.71%) MVC
7 6 (10.71%) TDD
7 6 (10.71%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.71%) Refactoring
7 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.71%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (10.71%) BDD
7 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.36%) OO PHP
8 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) Perl
1 17 (30.36%) Bash Shell
2 16 (28.57%) Python
2 16 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 14 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (21.43%) C
4 12 (21.43%) C++
5 11 (19.64%) C#
6 10 (17.86%) Java
7 7 (12.50%) PHP
8 6 (10.71%) SQL
8 6 (10.71%) VB.NET
8 6 (10.71%) Ruby
9 5 (8.93%) Embedded C
10 4 (7.14%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.93%) DV Cleared
3 16 (28.57%) RHCSA
3 16 (28.57%) RHCE
4 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.14%) Degree
6 3 (5.36%) CEH
6 3 (5.36%) CISSP
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.79%) MCSE
7 1 (1.79%) CCNA
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
2 19 (33.93%) VMware
3 18 (32.14%) Oracle
4 16 (28.57%) HP
5 7 (12.50%) Cisco
6 6 (10.71%) Endeca
6 6 (10.71%) RedPrairie
7 3 (5.36%) Adobe
8 1 (1.79%) Juniper
8 1 (1.79%) BMC
8 1 (1.79%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy
8 1 (1.79%) QNX
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