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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 39 31 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.24% 7.49% 4.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.23% 19.50% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 35 29 9
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
129 159 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 33.86% 38.41% 45.43%
Number of salaries quoted 119 151 187
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 28 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (58.46%) UNIX
2 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
3 27 (41.54%) Windows
4 26 (40.00%) ITIL
4 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (38.46%) Python
5 25 (38.46%) Perl
5 25 (38.46%) Bash Shell
6 21 (32.31%) HTML
6 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
6 21 (32.31%) CSS
7 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (29.23%) VMware
8 18 (27.69%) Software Testing
8 18 (27.69%) Red Hat
9 17 (26.15%) Oracle
9 17 (26.15%) CentOS
10 16 (24.62%) Shell Script
10 16 (24.62%) HP
11 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (21.54%) RHCSA
12 14 (21.54%) DV Cleared
12 14 (21.54%) Open Source
12 14 (21.54%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (21.54%) Puppet
12 14 (21.54%) RHCE
12 14 (21.54%) DNS
12 14 (21.54%) DHCP
12 14 (21.54%) Security Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (4.62%) Apache
1 3 (4.62%) CMS
2 2 (3.08%) Lync
2 2 (3.08%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) Fireworks
2 3 (4.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.62%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.54%) DHCP
1 14 (21.54%) DNS
2 13 (20.00%) Firewall
3 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.38%) Network Security
4 10 (15.38%) DMZ
4 10 (15.38%) X.400
4 10 (15.38%) FTP
4 10 (15.38%) HTTP
4 10 (15.38%) SMTP
5 3 (4.62%) WAN
5 3 (4.62%) LAN
6 2 (3.08%) VoIP
6 2 (3.08%) Skype
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.15%) MySQL
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.54%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.54%) Redmine
3 1 (1.54%) Juju
General
1 5 (7.69%) Marketing
2 4 (6.15%) Military
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
4 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Linux Engineer
2 23 (35.38%) Systems Administrator
2 23 (35.38%) Administrator
3 21 (32.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 21 (32.31%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (26.15%) Developer
5 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (16.92%) Support Engineer
6 11 (16.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (16.92%) Network Engineer
6 11 (16.92%) Linux Support
6 11 (16.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (16.92%) Linux Support Engineer
7 10 (15.38%) Security Engineer
7 10 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) C++ Developer
9 6 (9.23%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Junior
10 5 (7.69%) Junior Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) HTML
1 21 (32.31%) CSS
2 12 (18.46%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (7.69%) Qt
4 4 (6.15%) HTML5
4 4 (6.15%) CSS3
5 3 (4.62%) XHTML
6 2 (3.08%) jQuery
6 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (21.54%) Derivative
3 10 (15.38%) CESG
4 7 (10.77%) User Experience
5 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.15%) Robotics
6 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.62%) W3C
7 2 (3.08%) Replication
7 2 (3.08%) Clustering
7 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (58.46%) UNIX
2 27 (41.54%) Windows
3 17 (26.15%) CentOS
4 15 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (21.54%) Oracle Linux
6 13 (20.00%) Ubuntu
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) AIX
8 1 (1.54%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Software Testing
3 14 (21.54%) Open Source
3 14 (21.54%) Security Management
4 12 (18.46%) Service Delivery
5 11 (16.92%) OO
6 10 (15.38%) Server Building
7 6 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.69%) Online Marketing
9 4 (6.15%) OOD
10 3 (4.62%) OOP
10 3 (4.62%) SEO
10 3 (4.62%) Content Management
10 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.62%) OO PHP
11 2 (3.08%) DevOps
11 2 (3.08%) Line Management
11 2 (3.08%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.08%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (38.46%) Perl
1 25 (38.46%) Python
1 25 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.62%) Shell Script
4 12 (18.46%) Ruby
5 11 (16.92%) Korn
6 10 (15.38%) C++
7 8 (12.31%) SQL
8 5 (7.69%) C
9 4 (6.15%) PHP
10 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.54%) RHCSA
2 14 (21.54%) RHCE
2 14 (21.54%) DV Cleared
3 12 (18.46%) Degree
4 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (15.38%) CCNA
5 10 (15.38%) CISSP
5 10 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.54%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (15.38%) vSphere
3 4 (6.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (21.54%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (29.23%) VMware
3 18 (27.69%) Red Hat
4 17 (26.15%) Oracle
5 16 (24.62%) HP
6 4 (6.15%) Cisco
7 3 (4.62%) Adobe
7 3 (4.62%) NetApp
8 2 (3.08%) CommVault
8 2 (3.08%) EMC
8 2 (3.08%) Sun
9 1 (1.54%) Intel
9 1 (1.54%) Endeca
9 1 (1.54%) F5
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