The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Redditch region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Redditch 2.67% 8.00% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.38% 23.53% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 1
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
Worcestershire

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

Operating Systems Category
Redditch
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Redditch 17.33% 34.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 4
Average salary £32,000 £30,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.91% -15.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Redditch

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Redditch

Linux
Salary Trend in Redditch

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

Linux Salary Trend in Redditch

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Redditch

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Redditch 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Postfix
2 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Redditch by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Redditch 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) SMTP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Informix
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle