The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 12 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 75 70 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 11.76% 13.97% 11.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 40.23% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63 64 66
Average salary £42,500 £44,250 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.95% +9.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,600 £56,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Linux
Berkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
150 174 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 23.51% 34.73% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 136 159 152
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 31 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 85 (58.62%) Windows
2 51 (35.17%) SQL
3 49 (33.79%) Firewall
4 38 (26.21%) ITIL
4 38 (26.21%) UNIX
5 35 (24.14%) Data Centre
6 30 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
7 28 (19.31%) VMware
7 28 (19.31%) Cisco
8 27 (18.62%) PHP
9 25 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 25 (17.24%) Information Security
9 25 (17.24%) PCI DSS
10 23 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (14.48%) Python
12 20 (13.79%) Perl
12 20 (13.79%) MySQL
13 19 (13.10%) Active Directory
13 19 (13.10%) CISSP
14 18 (12.41%) NetApp
14 18 (12.41%) IBM
14 18 (12.41%) Apache
14 18 (12.41%) Degree
14 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (11.72%) vSphere
15 17 (11.72%) Security Architecture
15 17 (11.72%) HTML
16 16 (11.03%) SQL Server
16 16 (11.03%) CSS
16 16 (11.03%) Project Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 18 (12.41%) Apache
2 8 (5.52%) WordPress
2 8 (5.52%) CMS
2 8 (5.52%) Joomla!
2 8 (5.52%) concrete5
3 6 (4.14%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.45%) nginx
5 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.76%) IIS
5 4 (2.76%) JBoss
6 3 (2.07%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.69%) Site Server
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.69%) Jetty
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Project
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) SaaS
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (33.79%) Firewall
2 25 (17.24%) TCP/IP
3 18 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (10.34%) SAN
4 15 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (6.90%) DNS
6 10 (6.90%) Ethernet
6 10 (6.90%) FCoE
6 10 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (6.21%) LDAP
8 8 (5.52%) LAN
8 8 (5.52%) WAN
8 8 (5.52%) VPN
9 7 (4.83%) Internet
10 5 (3.45%) Network Security
10 5 (3.45%) HTTP
11 4 (2.76%) SMTP
11 4 (2.76%) SSL
12 3 (2.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.79%) MySQL
2 16 (11.03%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.83%) OLTP
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.14%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.76%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.69%) Redis
10 1 (0.69%) DB2
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.52%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Selenium
3 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.21%) Banking
4 7 (4.83%) Law
5 2 (1.38%) Legal
5 2 (1.38%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (13.10%) DBA
2 17 (11.72%) Support Engineer
2 17 (11.72%) Administrator
3 16 (11.03%) Security Engineer
4 15 (10.34%) Developer
5 12 (8.28%) Tester
5 12 (8.28%) SQL DBA
5 12 (8.28%) Penetration Tester
6 10 (6.90%) Analyst
7 9 (6.21%) Security Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) PHP Developer
8 8 (5.52%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.83%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.14%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.72%) HTML
2 16 (11.03%) CSS
3 12 (8.28%) Web Services
4 9 (6.21%) jQuery
4 9 (6.21%) HTML5
5 8 (5.52%) XML
5 8 (5.52%) LAMP
5 8 (5.52%) Symfony
5 8 (5.52%) CSS3
5 8 (5.52%) Laravel
6 5 (3.45%) SOAP
6 5 (3.45%) .NET
7 3 (2.07%) XHTML
7 3 (2.07%) Ajax
8 1 (0.69%) JSON
8 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.69%) Flask
8 1 (0.69%) gevent
8 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.66%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.66%) FlexPod
3 12 (8.28%) e-Health
4 10 (6.90%) Enterprise Cloud
5 9 (6.21%) User Experience
6 8 (5.52%) W3C
7 6 (4.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.76%) Replication
10 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.07%) CMDB
11 2 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.69%) FMCG
12 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.69%) Xbox
12 1 (0.69%) Clustering
12 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 85 (58.62%) Windows
2 38 (26.21%) UNIX
3 14 (9.66%) Data ONTAP
4 12 (8.28%) Solaris
5 9 (6.21%) CentOS
6 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (4.83%) SUSE
8 6 (4.14%) Windows 2000
8 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.45%) Debian
9 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.07%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.38%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) HPUX
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.21%) ITIL
2 30 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
3 25 (17.24%) Information Security
4 23 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (11.72%) Security Architecture
6 16 (11.03%) Project Management
7 14 (9.66%) Scrum
8 13 (8.97%) Data Management
9 11 (7.59%) Incident Management
9 11 (7.59%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (7.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (7.59%) Mentoring
10 10 (6.90%) SIEM
11 9 (6.21%) Capacity Management
11 9 (6.21%) Coaching
11 9 (6.21%) Problem Management
11 9 (6.21%) Service Management
12 8 (5.52%) OO
12 8 (5.52%) MVC
12 8 (5.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (35.17%) SQL
2 27 (18.62%) PHP
3 21 (14.48%) Python
4 20 (13.79%) Perl
5 16 (11.03%) Bash Shell
6 15 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 13 (8.97%) Ruby
8 7 (4.83%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.83%) Java
9 6 (4.14%) C
9 6 (4.14%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.76%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.07%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.38%) C#
13 2 (1.38%) C++
14 1 (0.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 19 (13.10%) CISSP
2 18 (12.41%) Degree
3 12 (8.28%) OSCP
3 12 (8.28%) OSCE
4 11 (7.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.45%) CCNP
7 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.07%) CCNA
8 3 (2.07%) NCDA
9 2 (1.38%) CCIE
9 2 (1.38%) CISM
10 1 (0.69%) GIAC
10 1 (0.69%) GCIA
10 1 (0.69%) GCIH
10 1 (0.69%) MCSE
10 1 (0.69%) ISEB
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.24%) PCI DSS
2 12 (8.28%) SLA
2 12 (8.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (5.52%) HIPAA
System Software
1 19 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.72%) vSphere
3 9 (6.21%) VMware ESX
4 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.76%) qmail
5 4 (2.76%) Squid
6 2 (1.38%) XenApp
7 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.69%) Snort
7 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.69%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.69%) Xen
7 1 (0.69%) pfSense
7 1 (0.69%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) ZABBIX
2 5 (3.45%) Nagios
2 5 (3.45%) Nessus
3 4 (2.76%) Puppet
4 3 (2.07%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (2.07%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.38%) WSUS
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.38%) logstash
6 1 (0.69%) cPanel
6 1 (0.69%) Webmin
6 1 (0.69%) Plesk
Vendors
1 28 (19.31%) Cisco
1 28 (19.31%) VMware
2 18 (12.41%) IBM
2 18 (12.41%) NetApp
3 15 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.34%) CA
4 13 (8.97%) Oracle
5 9 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.52%) Juniper
6 8 (5.52%) F5
6 8 (5.52%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.52%) Zend
7 7 (4.83%) Symantec
7 7 (4.83%) Websense
8 6 (4.14%) Sourcefire
8 6 (4.14%) HP
8 6 (4.14%) Qualys
8 6 (4.14%) Crossbeam
9 5 (3.45%) LogLogic
9 5 (3.45%) McAfee