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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 12 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 9.92% 5.83% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 33.33% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 3
Average salary £31,250 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
21 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 17.36% 17.50% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 17
Average salary £31,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £36,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
3 9 (40.91%) MySQL
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Juniper
4 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) PHP
5 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 7 (31.82%) Zend
6 6 (27.27%) Zend Studio
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 6 (27.27%) Backbone.js
6 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 6 (27.27%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) Ubuntu
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (22.73%) RIP
7 5 (22.73%) CCNA
7 5 (22.73%) Change Management
7 5 (22.73%) MPLS
7 5 (22.73%) OSPF
7 5 (22.73%) BGP
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (18.18%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) Drupal
4 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 8 (36.36%) WAN
2 5 (22.73%) RIP
2 5 (22.73%) MPLS
2 5 (22.73%) OSPF
2 5 (22.73%) BGP
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) PBX
3 2 (9.09%) Junos
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) MySQL
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Zend Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) PHP Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Support
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) OO PHP Developer
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.55%) MySQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) CSS
2 6 (27.27%) jQuery
2 6 (27.27%) Backbone.js
3 4 (18.18%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) Yii
4 1 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (4.55%) Symfony
4 1 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (4.55%) CakePHP
4 1 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Ubuntu
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
1 6 (27.27%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) EAI
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (4.55%) OO PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCNA
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) LPIC
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) XenApp
1 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) Zend
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Nortel
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Draytek
6 1 (4.55%) HP
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