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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 11 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 6.92% 6.98% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.56% 56.25% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 2
Average salary £30,000 £37,123 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.18% +14.22%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Linux
Lancashire

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

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 16 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 22.64% 12.40% 18.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 15 23
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £18,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £37,123
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Linux
Salary Trend in Preston

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

Linux Salary Trend in Preston

Linux
Salary Histogram in Preston

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

Linux Salary Histogram in Preston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) PHP
2 6 (37.50%) Apache
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) MySQL
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) IIS
3 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) MVC
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
5 3 (18.75%) jQuery
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) XenApp

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 (37.50%) Apache
2 5 (31.25%) IIS
3 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) OSPF
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) RIP
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) PhpStorm
2 1 (6.25%) Appium
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Calabash
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) MVC
1 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
1 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
2 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Security Patching
2 1 (6.25%) SDLC
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PHP
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
1 1 (6.25%) LPIC
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) WatchGuard
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) Zend
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya