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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 13 11 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 5.33% 10.58% 17.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 22.00% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 10
Average salary £26,000 £26,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.88% -20.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £32,400
10% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £32,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Linux
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Shropshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
39 50 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Shropshire 15.98% 48.08% 43.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29 43 26
Average salary £26,500 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.87% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,600 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Shropshire

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

Linux Salary Trend in Shropshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Shropshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Shropshire

Linux
Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -10 8 £31,500 +27.27%
Shrewsbury - 5 £20,000 -
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) VMware
3 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 15 (42.86%) Firewall
5 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (34.29%) ITIL
6 12 (34.29%) DNS
7 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
7 11 (31.43%) VPN
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 11 (31.43%) Citrix
8 10 (28.57%) DHCP
8 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (25.71%) UNIX
9 9 (25.71%) MCSA
9 9 (25.71%) VoIP
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (22.86%) SAN
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (20.00%) MCITP
11 7 (20.00%) NAS
11 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (20.00%) MCSE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Shropshire 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 15 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (14.29%) WordPress
5 4 (11.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.86%) Joomla!
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Project
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Magento
2 1 (2.86%) Primavera
2 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) DNS
3 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
3 11 (31.43%) VPN
4 10 (28.57%) DHCP
5 9 (25.71%) VoIP
6 8 (22.86%) SAN
7 7 (20.00%) NAS
8 6 (17.14%) WAN
8 6 (17.14%) LAN
9 4 (11.43%) VLAN
10 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.71%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (5.71%) DDNS
10 2 (5.71%) IPsec
10 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.71%) IPv4
10 2 (5.71%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.43%) Grunt
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Technical Architect
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) CSS
1 6 (17.14%) HTML
2 4 (11.43%) XML
2 4 (11.43%) Ajax
2 4 (11.43%) jQuery
2 4 (11.43%) HTML5
2 4 (11.43%) CSS3
2 4 (11.43%) Sass
2 4 (11.43%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (5.71%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) UNIX
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) OOP
2 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 4 (11.43%) Web Development
4 3 (8.57%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (5.71%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
6 1 (2.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PHP
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) AWK
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) MCSA
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) MCITP
2 7 (20.00%) MCSE
3 3 (8.57%) CCA
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) CCENT
4 2 (5.71%) MCDST
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.43%) Xen
4 4 (11.43%) KVM
5 3 (8.57%) XenApp
6 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) VMware
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Citrix
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.71%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) Progress
4 1 (2.86%) Remedy
4 1 (2.86%) QAD