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 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 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Redditch 5.97% 2.63% 6.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 20.00% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 3
Average salary £24,500 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.60% -3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
9 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Redditch 13.43% 13.16% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 15
Average salary £23,000 £32,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.12% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,596 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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
Salary Histogram in Redditch

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Redditch region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Redditch

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Redditch

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) XSLT
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
2 3 (37.50%) Apache
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) LAMP
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Redditch by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 3 (37.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Web Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Senior UNIX Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PHP Web Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
1 3 (37.50%) LAMP
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Ubuntu
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Akamai