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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 57 66 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 11.63% 10.06% 8.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.34% 44.59% 30.36%
Number of salaries quoted 52 56 46
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,750 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £56,250 £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
166 148 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 33.88% 22.56% 28.87%
Number of salaries quoted 156 127 145
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,400 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
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 30 July 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Slough

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 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 65 (54.17%) Windows
2 49 (40.83%) Red Hat
3 38 (31.67%) Degree
4 35 (29.17%) Firewall
5 32 (26.67%) SQL
5 32 (26.67%) UNIX
5 32 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 30 (25.00%) Perl
6 30 (25.00%) PHP
7 28 (23.33%) DNS
8 27 (22.50%) Java
9 26 (21.67%) Apache
9 26 (21.67%) CentOS
10 25 (20.83%) MySQL
11 24 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (19.17%) VMware
13 22 (18.33%) Ubuntu
14 21 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (16.67%) Solaris
16 19 (15.83%) HTTP
16 19 (15.83%) SLA
16 19 (15.83%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (15.83%) Bash Shell
16 19 (15.83%) SIEM
17 18 (15.00%) Cisco
17 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
18 17 (14.17%) XML
18 17 (14.17%) Metasploit
19 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (13.33%) Nmap

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 26 (21.67%) Apache
2 15 (12.50%) Drupal
3 10 (8.33%) WordPress
3 10 (8.33%) Alfresco
4 9 (7.50%) CMS
5 7 (5.83%) IIS
6 5 (4.17%) Lync
6 5 (4.17%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.33%) nginx
8 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.83%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.33%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.67%) SaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (29.17%) Firewall
2 32 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 28 (23.33%) DNS
4 19 (15.83%) HTTP
5 16 (13.33%) tcpdump
6 14 (11.67%) SSL
6 14 (11.67%) VPN
7 11 (9.17%) INAP
7 11 (9.17%) LDAP
7 11 (9.17%) SMS
8 10 (8.33%) Wireshark
8 10 (8.33%) FTP
8 10 (8.33%) ISUP
8 10 (8.33%) SS7
9 9 (7.50%) BGP
9 9 (7.50%) MPLS
9 9 (7.50%) OSPF
10 7 (5.83%) Internet
11 5 (4.17%) Multicast
11 5 (4.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.83%) MySQL
2 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.67%) DB2
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.83%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (14.17%) Metasploit
2 13 (10.83%) Subversion
3 10 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.00%) Gradle
4 6 (5.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.17%) Ant
6 4 (3.33%) JIRA
7 3 (2.50%) WebLogic Workshop
7 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.67%) Hudson
9 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.83%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.83%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.83%) Selenium
9 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.83%) Introscope
9 1 (0.83%) Toad
9 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.00%) Finance
3 5 (4.17%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Automotive
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (25.83%) Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (9.17%) Administrator
5 11 (9.17%) Test Analyst
6 10 (8.33%) Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
7 9 (7.50%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.50%) PHP Developer
8 8 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (5.00%) Linux Support
9 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.17%) SQL DBA
10 5 (4.17%) Senior SQL DBA
10 5 (4.17%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) XML
2 16 (13.33%) HTML
3 12 (10.00%) CSS
3 12 (10.00%) SOAP
4 10 (8.33%) LAMP
4 10 (8.33%) Rendezvous
5 9 (7.50%) J2EE
5 9 (7.50%) Ajax
6 7 (5.83%) Web Services
7 6 (5.00%) Spring
8 5 (4.17%) REST
8 5 (4.17%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.17%) JSON
9 4 (3.33%) CodeIgniter
9 4 (3.33%) jQuery
9 4 (3.33%) Yii
10 3 (2.50%) JSP
11 1 (0.83%) Backbone.js
11 1 (0.83%) Middleware
11 1 (0.83%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.17%) IVR
3 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (5.00%) Clustering
6 5 (4.17%) New Media
6 5 (4.17%) Replication
7 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.33%) Firmware
7 4 (3.33%) CMDB
8 3 (2.50%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.83%) Open Source
9 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.83%) Wiki
9 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.17%) Windows
2 32 (26.67%) UNIX
3 26 (21.67%) CentOS
4 24 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (18.33%) Ubuntu
6 20 (16.67%) Solaris
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.00%) AIX
9 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.17%) HPUX
10 4 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.67%) SUSE
11 2 (1.67%) Debian
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 19 (15.83%) SIEM
3 13 (10.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 10 (8.33%) ITIL
5 9 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.67%) DevOps
7 6 (5.00%) OO
7 6 (5.00%) Project Management
7 6 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.17%) Network Management
8 5 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.17%) Migration
8 5 (4.17%) Web Development
8 5 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.33%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.67%) SQL
2 30 (25.00%) Perl
2 30 (25.00%) PHP
3 27 (22.50%) Java
4 19 (15.83%) Bash Shell
5 15 (12.50%) Python
6 14 (11.67%) Ruby
7 8 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.17%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.67%) C
10 2 (1.67%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.83%) C-shell
11 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.83%) Korn
11 1 (0.83%) C#
11 1 (0.83%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (31.67%) Degree
2 19 (15.83%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (13.33%) CCNA
4 10 (8.33%) CEH
4 10 (8.33%) ISEB
4 10 (8.33%) CISSP
4 10 (8.33%) OSCP
4 10 (8.33%) OSCE
4 10 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.83%) RHCE
7 5 (4.17%) CIW
8 3 (2.50%) CCNP
9 2 (1.67%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.83%) RHCT
10 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.83%) SLA
2 12 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 12 (10.00%) HIPAA
3 9 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.67%) QA
5 1 (0.83%) BS25999
System Software
1 16 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (13.33%) Nmap
1 16 (13.33%) Snort
2 13 (10.83%) NFS
3 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (4.17%) vSphere
3 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.33%) KVM
5 3 (2.50%) Xen
6 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.83%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (13.33%) Nessus
2 13 (10.83%) Plesk
3 8 (6.67%) Zenoss
4 7 (5.83%) Nagios
5 5 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.50%) Puppet
6 3 (2.50%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.83%) YUM
7 1 (0.83%) Munin
7 1 (0.83%) nmon
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) Red Hat
2 23 (19.17%) VMware
3 18 (15.00%) Cisco
4 16 (13.33%) Sophos
4 16 (13.33%) Imperva
5 13 (10.83%) Oracle
6 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
7 10 (8.33%) TIBCO
8 8 (6.67%) Redknee
8 8 (6.67%) Citrix
8 8 (6.67%) Juniper
9 6 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.00%) HP
9 6 (5.00%) Splunk
10 5 (4.17%) Google
10 5 (4.17%) EMC
11 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (2.50%) JBoss
13 2 (1.67%) IBM
13 2 (1.67%) Sun
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