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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.11% 11.20% 10.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.04% 73.68% 48.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 14
Average salary £30,000 £31,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.51% -0.78%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
23 19 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 31.51% 15.20% 22.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 29
Average salary £28,000 £32,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £23,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £39,100 £37,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
1 3 (50.00%) Gradle
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (50.00%) Docker
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) RIP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Junos
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) RIP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Gradle
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (16.67%) PhpStorm
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Support
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
2 1 (16.67%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat