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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Redditch 1.75% 9.23% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 35.29% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 1
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% +75.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
7 17 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Redditch 12.28% 26.15% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 25
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 19 December 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Informix
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Redditch by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (100.00%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Informix
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Network Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) IT Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Postfix
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Dell