The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 13.64% 6.00% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.37% 18.75% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 0
Average salary £52,500 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
Linux
Staffordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 28.79% 32.00% 19.51%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 6
Average salary £52,500 £22,500 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+133.33% -7.21%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

Linux
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

Linux Salary Trend in Stafford

Linux
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 9 (100.00%) VoIP
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (66.67%) LAMP
2 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 6 (66.67%) OOP
2 6 (66.67%) OO
2 6 (66.67%) Apache
2 6 (66.67%) Project Management
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) PHP
2 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 6 (66.67%) CSS
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) jQuery
2 6 (66.67%) Ext JS
2 6 (66.67%) HTML5
2 6 (66.67%) CSS3
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) BGP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 6 (66.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
General
1 9 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Lead Developer
1 6 (66.67%) PHP Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Lead PHP Developer
1 6 (66.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) CSS
1 6 (66.67%) LAMP
1 6 (66.67%) jQuery
1 6 (66.67%) Ext JS
1 6 (66.67%) HTML5
1 6 (66.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) OOP
1 6 (66.67%) OO
1 6 (66.67%) Project Management
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (66.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Juniper