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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.81% 3.42% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 45.45% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £25,000 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
16 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 15.24% 7.53% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 21
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +32.65%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 31 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Preston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Solaris
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) IIS
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) Juniper
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) XenApp
5 3 (23.08%) vSphere
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) PhpStorm

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (46.15%) Apache
2 5 (38.46%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
2 3 (23.08%) Ethernet
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) OSPF
4 1 (7.69%) BGP
4 1 (7.69%) PBX
4 1 (7.69%) RIP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Manager
4 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
1 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
2 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PHP
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) XenApp
1 3 (23.08%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Juniper
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) WatchGuard
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Nortel
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Zend