The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 69 80 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.86% 11.70% 10.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.01% 47.90% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 60 74 57
Average salary £36,800 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £50,000 £45,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Linux
South Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
209 167 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.86% 24.42% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 171 149 153
Average salary £34,500 £32,200 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £43,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Linux
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Linux Salary Trend in Sheffield

Linux
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Sheffield

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 59 (45.74%) UNIX
2 56 (43.41%) MySQL
3 47 (36.43%) PHP
4 41 (31.78%) Java
5 36 (27.91%) Windows
6 35 (27.13%) Git (software)
7 34 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (25.58%) Apache
9 32 (24.81%) Red Hat
10 30 (23.26%) SAN
10 30 (23.26%) Solaris
10 30 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (22.48%) Subversion
12 27 (20.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (20.16%) Jenkins
14 24 (18.60%) DevOps
14 24 (18.60%) Software Engineering
14 24 (18.60%) TDD
15 23 (17.83%) Degree
15 23 (17.83%) CSS
15 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
16 22 (17.05%) Puppet
17 21 (16.28%) Bash Shell
17 21 (16.28%) Maven
18 19 (14.73%) VMware
18 19 (14.73%) .NET
18 19 (14.73%) OOP
19 18 (13.95%) JUnit
20 17 (13.18%) HPUX
20 17 (13.18%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 33 (25.58%) Apache
2 17 (13.18%) JBoss
3 15 (11.63%) Tomcat
4 13 (10.08%) IIS
5 6 (4.65%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.88%) WordPress
6 5 (3.88%) Drupal
6 5 (3.88%) Umbraco
6 5 (3.88%) CMS
6 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.55%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Office
2 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) IaaS
2 9 (6.98%) SaaS
2 9 (6.98%) PaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.26%) SAN
2 10 (7.75%) NAS
3 9 (6.98%) VLAN
4 7 (5.43%) SSH
4 7 (5.43%) Firewall
5 5 (3.88%) VPN
5 5 (3.88%) DNS
6 3 (2.33%) Network Security
6 3 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.55%) DHCP
7 2 (1.55%) LDAP
7 2 (1.55%) Internet
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.78%) IPsec
8 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.78%) NetScreen
8 1 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (43.41%) MySQL
2 17 (13.18%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.43%) Big Data
5 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.55%) Informix
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (27.13%) Git (software)
2 29 (22.48%) Subversion
3 26 (20.16%) Jenkins
4 21 (16.28%) Maven
5 18 (13.95%) JUnit
6 15 (11.63%) Eclipse
6 15 (11.63%) Selenium
7 9 (6.98%) Liquibase
8 7 (5.43%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.78%) MSI
11 1 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 10 (7.75%) Banking
2 9 (6.98%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Electronics
4 2 (1.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (25.58%) Developer
2 21 (16.28%) Administrator
3 17 (13.18%) Web Developer
3 17 (13.18%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (11.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 15 (11.63%) PHP Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Build Engineer
6 12 (9.30%) AIX Administrator
6 12 (9.30%) PHP Web Developer
7 11 (8.53%) Java Developer
7 11 (8.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Architect
9 8 (6.20%) Software Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) DBA
9 8 (6.20%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (5.43%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.83%) CSS
2 19 (14.73%) .NET
3 17 (13.18%) jQuery
4 16 (12.40%) HTML
5 15 (11.63%) CSS3
6 14 (10.85%) JSP
7 12 (9.30%) Sass
7 12 (9.30%) JSON
8 11 (8.53%) Spring
9 10 (7.75%) J2EE
10 9 (6.98%) Hibernate
10 9 (6.98%) OAuth
10 9 (6.98%) RESTful
10 9 (6.98%) HTML5
10 9 (6.98%) OAuth2
11 8 (6.20%) REST
12 6 (4.65%) LAMP
13 5 (3.88%) Flash
13 5 (3.88%) XHTML
13 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.40%) Computer Science
2 12 (9.30%) LPAR
3 11 (8.53%) Replication
4 7 (5.43%) E-Learning
4 7 (5.43%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.88%) IVR
5 5 (3.88%) Clustering
5 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.33%) CLARiiON
8 2 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.55%) Home Automation
8 2 (1.55%) iPad
8 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.55%) iPhone
9 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.74%) UNIX
2 36 (27.91%) Windows
3 30 (23.26%) Solaris
4 27 (20.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (13.18%) HPUX
6 14 (10.85%) AIX
7 8 (6.20%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.20%) Android
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.10%) SUSE
9 4 (3.10%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (18.60%) DevOps
3 24 (18.60%) Software Engineering
3 24 (18.60%) TDD
4 19 (14.73%) OOP
5 15 (11.63%) OO
6 14 (10.85%) Project Management
7 12 (9.30%) MVC
8 10 (7.75%) Service Delivery
8 10 (7.75%) Workflow
9 9 (6.98%) Scrum
9 9 (6.98%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.43%) ITIL
10 7 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.43%) Test Planning
11 6 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.65%) Test Automation
11 6 (4.65%) Information Security
11 6 (4.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.43%) PHP
2 41 (31.78%) Java
3 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.28%) Bash Shell
5 17 (13.18%) Perl
6 13 (10.08%) Shell Script
7 12 (9.30%) PowerShell
7 12 (9.30%) PHP5
8 11 (8.53%) SQL
9 9 (6.98%) Python
10 7 (5.43%) C#
11 4 (3.10%) AWK
12 3 (2.33%) C
12 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.55%) Ruby
14 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (17.83%) Degree
2 12 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) OCP
3 3 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCSE
4 1 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCNP
4 1 (0.78%) CISSP
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) QA
2 8 (6.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.53%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (5.43%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.88%) XenApp
6 3 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (17.05%) Puppet
2 9 (6.98%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.43%) Vagrant
3 7 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.43%) Opsview
4 5 (3.88%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.33%) Control-M
6 2 (1.55%) Cacti
6 2 (1.55%) Nagios
7 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (24.81%) Red Hat
2 19 (14.73%) VMware
3 15 (11.63%) IBM
4 13 (10.08%) Oracle
5 8 (6.20%) NetApp
5 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.65%) HP
7 6 (4.65%) EMC
7 6 (4.65%) Citrix
8 5 (3.88%) Zend
8 5 (3.88%) Kaspersky
8 5 (3.88%) Symantec
8 5 (3.88%) Cisco
9 4 (3.10%) F5
10 3 (2.33%) Veritas
10 3 (2.33%) Sun
10 3 (2.33%) BMC
10 3 (2.33%) CommVault
10 3 (2.33%) Hitachi
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