The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 31 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 39 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.06% 4.81% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.77% 19.77% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 34 31 31
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £70,000 £70,000
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 Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
131 172 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.34% 24.33% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 111 151 112
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Linux Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Linux
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent -8 11 £45,000 -
Lichfield -3 5 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £26,250 -
Linux
West Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 36 (43.90%) PHP
1 36 (43.90%) MySQL
2 35 (42.68%) CSS
3 31 (37.80%) HTML
4 30 (36.59%) jQuery
5 24 (29.27%) SQL
6 22 (26.83%) OO
7 21 (25.61%) Apache
7 21 (25.61%) OOP
7 21 (25.61%) Ajax
8 19 (23.17%) UNIX
9 18 (21.95%) Haskell
9 18 (21.95%) Erlang
9 18 (21.95%) Scala
9 18 (21.95%) Functional Programming
10 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
11 16 (19.51%) Java
11 16 (19.51%) C#
12 15 (18.29%) Windows
12 15 (18.29%) Middleware
13 14 (17.07%) Mathematics
13 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
14 13 (15.85%) Low Latency
14 13 (15.85%) DHTML
15 12 (14.63%) CSS3
15 12 (14.63%) HTML5
16 11 (13.41%) .NET
16 11 (13.41%) Finance
16 11 (13.41%) LAMP
17 10 (12.20%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 21 (25.61%) Apache
2 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
2 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) Internet
2 8 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.32%) Intranet
4 4 (4.88%) VoIP
5 3 (3.66%) WAN
5 3 (3.66%) LAN
5 3 (3.66%) Network Security
6 2 (2.44%) DHCP
6 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 2 (2.44%) SAN
7 1 (1.22%) Telnet
7 1 (1.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (43.90%) MySQL
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.32%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.32%) DB2
4 4 (4.88%) Riak
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Subversion
1 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.44%) Hudson
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Marketing
3 7 (8.54%) Games
4 6 (7.32%) Banking
5 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.44%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (63.41%) Developer
2 23 (28.05%) PHP Developer
3 20 (24.39%) Web Developer
4 15 (18.29%) PHP Web Developer
5 14 (17.07%) Senior Developer
6 10 (12.20%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Senior PHP Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 8 (9.76%) Senior Web Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 7 (8.54%) Software Developer
9 6 (7.32%) Software Engineer
9 6 (7.32%) Administrator
10 5 (6.10%) Junior Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Junior
10 5 (6.10%) Applications Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (6.10%) Web Applications Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (6.10%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.68%) CSS
2 31 (37.80%) HTML
3 30 (36.59%) jQuery
4 21 (25.61%) Ajax
5 15 (18.29%) Middleware
6 13 (15.85%) DHTML
7 12 (14.63%) HTML5
7 12 (14.63%) CSS3
8 11 (13.41%) LAMP
8 11 (13.41%) .NET
9 8 (9.76%) SOAP
9 8 (9.76%) REST
10 5 (6.10%) WAMP
10 5 (6.10%) Web Services
11 4 (4.88%) RESTful
11 4 (4.88%) Ext JS
12 2 (2.44%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Mathematics
1 14 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.20%) Data Structures
3 9 (10.98%) Algorithms
3 9 (10.98%) Clustering
4 6 (7.32%) Physics
4 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.10%) Hedge funds
5 5 (6.10%) Private Cloud
5 5 (6.10%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.44%) EPoS
6 2 (2.44%) W3C
7 1 (1.22%) Replication
7 1 (1.22%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.22%) CMDB
7 1 (1.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) UNIX
2 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 5 (6.10%) Solaris
3 5 (6.10%) CentOS
3 5 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (6.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Debian
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) OO
2 21 (25.61%) OOP
3 18 (21.95%) Functional Programming
4 13 (15.85%) Low Latency
5 10 (12.20%) OO PHP
6 8 (9.76%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (9.76%) Unit Testing
6 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (9.76%) TDD
7 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.54%) ETL
7 7 (8.54%) Multithreading
7 7 (8.54%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (7.32%) Dimensional Modelling
8 6 (7.32%) Parallel Processing
9 5 (6.10%) Business Development
9 5 (6.10%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.10%) Line Management
9 5 (6.10%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) PHP
2 24 (29.27%) SQL
3 18 (21.95%) Haskell
3 18 (21.95%) Erlang
3 18 (21.95%) Scala
4 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
5 16 (19.51%) Java
5 16 (19.51%) C#
6 10 (12.20%) C++
7 9 (10.98%) F#
8 4 (4.88%) PHP5
9 3 (3.66%) Clojure
10 2 (2.44%) Lingo
10 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) HNC
2 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.10%) vSphere
3 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) MOM
1 5 (6.10%) Nagios
2 2 (2.44%) ARCserve
2 2 (2.44%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle
1 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) VMware
3 6 (7.32%) Teradata
3 6 (7.32%) Netezza
3 6 (7.32%) Greenplum
3 6 (7.32%) Vertica
4 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.88%) Pegasus
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (2.44%) Lotus
7 1 (1.22%) Apple
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix
7 1 (1.22%) Novell
7 1 (1.22%) Infor
7 1 (1.22%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.22%) Veeam
7 1 (1.22%) M86 Security