The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank 138 136 127
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 3 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.12% 0.20% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 1
Average salary £21,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.50% +19.40%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.94%
Linux Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2352 2303 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.06% 93.13% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1572 1813 1592
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Linux Support
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Linux Support Salary Trend in Reading

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Linux Support in their job title 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 with Linux Support in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) KVM
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) RHCE
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) Opsview
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Ruby
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading region that cited Linux Support in their job title 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 with Linux Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) RHCE
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) Opsview
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat