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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.23% 5.61% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.94% 50.00% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 2
Average salary £30,000 £36,041 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.76% -9.89%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
34 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 19.32% 11.21% 14.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29 11 11
Average salary £30,000 £36,041 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.76% +31.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £57,500
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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Preston region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Preston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (47.83%) Oracle
1 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) MySQL
3 8 (34.78%) WAN
4 7 (30.43%) CCNA
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (30.43%) PHP
4 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 7 (30.43%) Juniper
4 7 (30.43%) Change Management
4 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 7 (30.43%) Zend
4 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (26.09%) Zend Studio
5 6 (26.09%) jQuery
5 6 (26.09%) Backbone.js
5 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
5 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (21.74%) RIP
6 5 (21.74%) EAI
6 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
6 5 (21.74%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (21.74%) Middleware
6 5 (21.74%) MPLS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) WebLogic Portal
2 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Apache
5 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) WAN
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) RIP
3 5 (21.74%) MPLS
3 5 (21.74%) OSPF
3 5 (21.74%) BGP
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) Junos
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) PBX
4 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) MySQL
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Zend Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) PHP Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Administrator
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Support
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) OO PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) CSS
2 6 (26.09%) jQuery
2 6 (26.09%) Backbone.js
3 5 (21.74%) Middleware
4 1 (4.35%) Symfony
4 1 (4.35%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (4.35%) CakePHP
4 1 (4.35%) Yii
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Ubuntu
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Change Management
2 6 (26.09%) MVC
2 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
3 5 (21.74%) EAI
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (4.35%) OO PHP
5 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) CCNA
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
4 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
4 2 (8.70%) LPIC
4 2 (8.70%) MCSE
4 2 (8.70%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) XenApp
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
2 2 (8.70%) XenServer
2 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) Juniper
3 7 (30.43%) Zend
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya
5 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) Nortel
6 1 (4.35%) Draytek
6 1 (4.35%) HP
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