The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 11 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 240 330 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 9.47% 13.26% 10.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.95% 44.72% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 157 253 185
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £30,200 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Linux
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
707 738 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 27.91% 29.65% 28.17%
Number of salaries quoted 453 575 497
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Linux
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Linux Salary Trend in Reading

Linux
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Reading

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

1 178 (35.39%) Windows
2 158 (31.41%) UNIX
3 135 (26.84%) SQL
4 121 (24.06%) Red Hat
5 120 (23.86%) Telecoms
6 116 (23.06%) VMware
6 116 (23.06%) Java
7 107 (21.27%) Microsoft
8 101 (20.08%) Degree
9 97 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
10 95 (18.89%) MySQL
11 88 (17.50%) TCP/IP
12 86 (17.10%) Perl
13 84 (16.70%) Analytical Skills
14 80 (15.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 79 (15.71%) Firewall
16 77 (15.31%) Oracle
17 76 (15.11%) Apache
17 76 (15.11%) HP
18 75 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (14.51%) Solaris
20 71 (14.12%) HTML
20 71 (14.12%) Open Source
21 69 (13.72%) Computer Science
22 67 (13.32%) JavaScript
22 67 (13.32%) Web Services
23 65 (12.92%) Python
24 63 (12.52%) Finance
25 62 (12.33%) Tomcat
26 59 (11.73%) MS Excel

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 76 (15.11%) Apache
2 62 (12.33%) Tomcat
3 37 (7.36%) Apache Solr
4 20 (3.98%) IIS
5 17 (3.38%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.98%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.39%) JBoss
8 6 (1.19%) Joomla!
8 6 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.99%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.60%) Node.js
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 59 (11.73%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.37%) MS Office
3 11 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.78%) SaaS
2 5 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.99%) IaaS
3 4 (0.80%) PaaS
3 4 (0.80%) Office 365
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 88 (17.50%) TCP/IP
2 79 (15.71%) Firewall
3 51 (10.14%) HTTP
4 48 (9.54%) DNS
5 43 (8.55%) VPN
6 32 (6.36%) VoIP
7 30 (5.96%) Internet
8 26 (5.17%) WAN
8 26 (5.17%) Wireless
9 25 (4.97%) SAN
10 22 (4.37%) VLAN
11 21 (4.17%) 4G
11 21 (4.17%) DHCP
12 20 (3.98%) Network Security
13 19 (3.78%) LTE
13 19 (3.78%) Broadband
14 17 (3.38%) LAN
15 16 (3.18%) IPsec
16 15 (2.98%) 3G
16 15 (2.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.89%) MySQL
2 29 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.58%) DB2
4 14 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.39%) Big Data
6 10 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.40%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 51 (10.14%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.95%) Selenium
3 37 (7.36%) Mockito
4 34 (6.76%) Jenkins
5 27 (5.37%) Subversion
6 24 (4.77%) Oracle Forms
7 20 (3.98%) Maven
8 12 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.99%) Ant
10 6 (1.19%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.80%) RSpec
11 4 (0.80%) Hudson
12 2 (0.40%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.40%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.40%) JBehave
12 2 (0.40%) AnthillPro
13 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.20%) JIRA
13 1 (0.20%) TestComplete
General
1 120 (23.86%) Telecoms
2 63 (12.52%) Finance
3 17 (3.38%) Multimedia
4 14 (2.78%) French Language
5 13 (2.58%) Back Office
6 12 (2.39%) Banking
7 9 (1.79%) Billing
8 8 (1.59%) Electronics
9 7 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.19%) Marketing
10 6 (1.19%) German Language
10 6 (1.19%) Retail
11 4 (0.80%) Advertising
11 4 (0.80%) Automotive
12 3 (0.60%) Legal
12 3 (0.60%) Games
13 2 (0.40%) Publishing
14 1 (0.20%) Military
14 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (18.49%) Support Engineer
2 67 (13.32%) Developer
3 54 (10.74%) Technical Engineer
4 52 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 50 (9.94%) Consultant
6 49 (9.74%) Administrator
7 42 (8.35%) Technical Support Engineer
7 42 (8.35%) Systems Administrator
8 40 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
9 37 (7.36%) Java Developer
9 37 (7.36%) Java Consultant
9 37 (7.36%) Linux Engineer
10 31 (6.16%) Linux Administrator
11 30 (5.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 29 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (4.97%) Security Engineer
14 21 (4.17%) Architect
14 21 (4.17%) Software Engineer
15 20 (3.98%) Junior
16 19 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (14.12%) HTML
2 67 (13.32%) Web Services
3 58 (11.53%) J2EE
4 55 (10.93%) XML
5 53 (10.54%) Spring
6 52 (10.34%) JSP
7 49 (9.74%) CSS
8 42 (8.35%) jQuery
9 41 (8.15%) Java EE
10 39 (7.75%) XSLT
11 37 (7.36%) XHTML
12 29 (5.77%) .NET
13 15 (2.98%) LAMP
14 14 (2.78%) RESTful
15 13 (2.58%) Ajax
16 10 (1.99%) .NET Framework
17 9 (1.79%) REST
18 6 (1.19%) HTML5
19 5 (0.99%) WCF
19 5 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.70%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (14.12%) Open Source
3 69 (13.72%) Computer Science
4 48 (9.54%) Client/Server
5 37 (7.36%) iPad
6 14 (2.78%) Clustering
7 13 (2.58%) Visualisation
8 11 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.99%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.79%) Replication
10 9 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.59%) Smartphone
12 7 (1.39%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
12 7 (1.39%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.19%) MPEG
14 5 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
15 4 (0.80%) DTV
15 4 (0.80%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.80%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 178 (35.39%) Windows
2 158 (31.41%) UNIX
3 80 (15.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (14.51%) Solaris
5 45 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (7.95%) Debian
8 38 (7.55%) Ubuntu
9 37 (7.36%) SUSE
10 32 (6.36%) CentOS
11 21 (4.17%) AIX
12 19 (3.78%) Windows 7
13 16 (3.18%) HPUX
14 12 (2.39%) Windows 2000
15 11 (2.19%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.99%) VMS
18 3 (0.60%) VxWorks
18 3 (0.60%) LynxOS
18 3 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (11.13%) Scrum
3 49 (9.74%) SOA
4 47 (9.34%) ITIL
4 47 (9.34%) Mentoring
5 43 (8.55%) E-Commerce
5 43 (8.55%) TDD
6 39 (7.75%) BDD
7 37 (7.36%) Extreme Programming
7 37 (7.36%) DSDM
7 37 (7.36%) Unit Testing
8 30 (5.96%) Software Engineering
8 30 (5.96%) Project Management
9 27 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (5.17%) DevOps
11 24 (4.77%) Network Design
12 23 (4.57%) Service Delivery
12 23 (4.57%) Change Management
13 21 (4.17%) Time Management
14 20 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 135 (26.84%) SQL
2 116 (23.06%) Java
3 86 (17.10%) Perl
4 67 (13.32%) JavaScript
5 65 (12.92%) Python
6 56 (11.13%) Bash Shell
7 52 (10.34%) PHP
8 42 (8.35%) PowerShell
9 37 (7.36%) C
10 34 (6.76%) C++
10 34 (6.76%) Ruby
11 21 (4.17%) C#
12 16 (3.18%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.59%) PHP5
14 6 (1.19%) Delphi
14 6 (1.19%) VBA
14 6 (1.19%) Pascal
15 4 (0.80%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.80%) XPath
16 3 (0.60%) AWK
Qualifications
1 101 (20.08%) Degree
2 46 (9.15%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (8.95%) CCNA
4 38 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 36 (7.16%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.78%) SCSA
7 15 (2.98%) CCNP
8 14 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.58%) RHCA
9 13 (2.58%) Sun Certification
10 11 (2.19%) CISSP
11 10 (1.99%) CEH
12 8 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.59%) RHCE
13 7 (1.39%) MCSE
14 5 (0.99%) CCA
14 5 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
14 5 (0.99%) CCEE
15 4 (0.80%) SCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.74%) SLA
2 11 (2.19%) QA
3 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.60%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.40%) HL7
6 2 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.38%) Firmware
4 14 (2.78%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.58%) vSphere
5 13 (2.58%) VMware ESX
6 11 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (2.19%) KVM
7 8 (1.59%) NDS
8 7 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.99%) IAG
9 5 (0.99%) UAG
10 4 (0.80%) Xen
11 3 (0.60%) Squid
11 3 (0.60%) Varnish
11 3 (0.60%) qmail
11 3 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.40%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 28 (5.57%) Puppet
2 22 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 13 (2.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 12 (2.39%) WSUS
6 11 (2.19%) Nagios
6 11 (2.19%) SCCM
7 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.80%) Netcool
8 4 (0.80%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.80%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.60%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.60%) SCOM
9 3 (0.60%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.20%) WMI
11 1 (0.20%) Cacti
Vendors
1 121 (24.06%) Red Hat
2 116 (23.06%) VMware
3 107 (21.27%) Microsoft
4 77 (15.31%) Oracle
5 76 (15.11%) HP
6 59 (11.73%) Cisco
7 41 (8.15%) SAP
8 37 (7.36%) hybris
9 29 (5.77%) Sun
10 26 (5.17%) Citrix
11 24 (4.77%) EMC
11 24 (4.77%) IBM
12 22 (4.37%) Juniper
13 20 (3.98%) Veritas
14 16 (3.18%) F5
15 15 (2.98%) Huawei
16 14 (2.78%) CheckPoint
16 14 (2.78%) Symantec
17 13 (2.58%) Sourcefire
17 13 (2.58%) Business Objects
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
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83Zero
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Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
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The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Superb benefits
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + +Great Benefits
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Company Bonus, Excellent Corporate Benefits, F
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Clearswift Ltd
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits package +
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