The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Slough region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 60 66 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 12.20% 10.00% 9.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.29% 44.90% 31.84%
Number of salaries quoted 54 55 49
Average salary £43,250 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £23,500 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
170 147 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 34.55% 22.27% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 160 124 147
Average salary £45,000 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.80% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Linux
Berkshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Linux
Salary Trend in Slough

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

Linux Salary Trend in Slough

Linux
Salary Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Slough region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 67 (57.26%) Windows
2 48 (41.03%) Red Hat
3 35 (29.91%) Firewall
3 35 (29.91%) Degree
4 34 (29.06%) SQL
5 31 (26.50%) UNIX
5 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
6 30 (25.64%) Perl
6 30 (25.64%) PHP
7 27 (23.08%) CentOS
8 25 (21.37%) Java
8 25 (21.37%) MySQL
8 25 (21.37%) DNS
8 25 (21.37%) Apache
9 24 (20.51%) Ubuntu
10 22 (18.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 22 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (17.95%) VMware
12 20 (17.09%) SQL Server
12 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell
12 20 (17.09%) SIEM
13 19 (16.24%) Solaris
14 18 (15.38%) HTTP
14 18 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (15.38%) Metasploit
15 17 (14.53%) Imperva
15 17 (14.53%) tcpdump
15 17 (14.53%) SLA
15 17 (14.53%) Sophos
15 17 (14.53%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 25 (21.37%) Apache
2 16 (13.68%) Drupal
3 11 (9.40%) Alfresco
3 11 (9.40%) WordPress
4 10 (8.55%) CMS
5 9 (7.69%) IIS
6 5 (4.27%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.42%) nginx
7 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.56%) Lync
8 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.56%) Google App Engine
2 3 (2.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.91%) Firewall
2 31 (26.50%) TCP/IP
3 25 (21.37%) DNS
4 18 (15.38%) HTTP
5 17 (14.53%) tcpdump
6 12 (10.26%) VPN
6 12 (10.26%) SSL
7 10 (8.55%) FTP
7 10 (8.55%) LDAP
7 10 (8.55%) SMS
7 10 (8.55%) INAP
8 9 (7.69%) SS7
8 9 (7.69%) ISUP
8 9 (7.69%) Wireshark
9 7 (5.98%) MPLS
9 7 (5.98%) OSPF
9 7 (5.98%) BGP
10 6 (5.13%) Internet
11 4 (3.42%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.56%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.37%) MySQL
2 20 (17.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.71%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.85%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 18 (15.38%) Metasploit
2 14 (11.97%) Subversion
3 9 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.27%) Gradle
4 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.27%) Ant
5 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.42%) JIRA
6 3 (2.56%) WebLogic Workshop
7 2 (1.71%) Hudson
8 1 (0.85%) Introscope
8 1 (0.85%) Xcode
8 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.85%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.85%) Toad
8 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.85%) Selenium
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.85%) JProfiler
General
1 11 (9.40%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.13%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.71%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) French Language
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (25.64%) Analyst
2 16 (13.68%) Support Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (9.40%) Developer
5 11 (9.40%) Administrator
6 10 (8.55%) Test Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.69%) PHP Developer
8 8 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (5.13%) Linux Support
9 6 (5.13%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior SQL DBA
10 5 (4.27%) Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.27%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior DBA
10 5 (4.27%) Consultant
10 5 (4.27%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.53%) HTML
1 17 (14.53%) XML
2 13 (11.11%) CSS
3 11 (9.40%) SOAP
4 9 (7.69%) LAMP
4 9 (7.69%) Rendezvous
4 9 (7.69%) Ajax
5 8 (6.84%) J2EE
6 7 (5.98%) Web Services
7 5 (4.27%) JSON
7 5 (4.27%) Spring
7 5 (4.27%) REST
8 4 (3.42%) CodeIgniter
8 4 (3.42%) jQuery
8 4 (3.42%) Yii
8 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.56%) JSP
10 1 (0.85%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.85%) HTML5
10 1 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.40%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.55%) IVR
2 10 (8.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.13%) Clustering
3 6 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.27%) New Media
4 5 (4.27%) Replication
5 4 (3.42%) Firmware
5 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) CMDB
6 3 (2.56%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.85%) DTV
7 1 (0.85%) Wiki
7 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.85%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 67 (57.26%) Windows
2 31 (26.50%) UNIX
3 27 (23.08%) CentOS
4 24 (20.51%) Ubuntu
5 22 (18.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (16.24%) Solaris
7 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.13%) AIX
9 5 (4.27%) HPUX
10 4 (3.42%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.71%) Debian
12 1 (0.85%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.85%) SUSE
12 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 20 (17.09%) SIEM
3 12 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (8.55%) ITIL
5 9 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.13%) OO
7 6 (5.13%) Project Management
7 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.13%) Web Development
7 6 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.13%) DevOps
8 5 (4.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.27%) Migration
9 4 (3.42%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.56%) Scrum
10 3 (2.56%) E-Commerce
10 3 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) SQL
2 30 (25.64%) Perl
2 30 (25.64%) PHP
3 25 (21.37%) Java
4 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell
5 16 (13.68%) Python
6 15 (12.82%) Ruby
7 9 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.13%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.27%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.56%) C
11 2 (1.71%) C#
11 2 (1.71%) C++
11 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.85%) VB
12 1 (0.85%) Korn
12 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.85%) C-shell
12 1 (0.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 35 (29.91%) Degree
2 18 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (12.82%) CCNA
4 11 (9.40%) CISSP
4 11 (9.40%) CEH
4 11 (9.40%) OSCP
4 11 (9.40%) OSCE
5 9 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (7.69%) ISEB
6 7 (5.98%) RHCE
6 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.27%) CIW
8 3 (2.56%) CCNP
9 2 (1.71%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.85%) RHCT
10 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.53%) SLA
2 14 (11.97%) PCI DSS
2 14 (11.97%) HIPAA
3 7 (5.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.71%) QA
5 1 (0.85%) BS25999
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Snort
1 17 (14.53%) Nmap
2 14 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.26%) NFS
4 4 (3.42%) KVM
5 3 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.56%) vSphere
5 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.56%) Xen
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.85%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.85%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (14.53%) Nessus
2 14 (11.97%) Plesk
3 8 (6.84%) Nagios
4 6 (5.13%) Zenoss
5 5 (4.27%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.56%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (2.56%) Puppet
7 1 (0.85%) nmon
7 1 (0.85%) YUM
7 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.85%) Munin
Vendors
1 48 (41.03%) Red Hat
2 21 (17.95%) VMware
3 17 (14.53%) Sophos
3 17 (14.53%) Imperva
4 16 (13.68%) Cisco
5 14 (11.97%) Oracle
6 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.69%) TIBCO
8 8 (6.84%) Juniper
9 7 (5.98%) Redknee
9 7 (5.98%) Citrix
10 6 (5.13%) CheckPoint
10 6 (5.13%) Splunk
10 6 (5.13%) HP
11 5 (4.27%) EMC
12 4 (3.42%) JBoss
12 4 (3.42%) Google
13 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (1.71%) Sun
14 2 (1.71%) IBM
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