The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 15.38% 15.15% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 55.56% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 1
Average salary £57,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+64.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Linux
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 19.23% 27.27% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 4
Average salary £57,500 £28,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+101.75% -36.66%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

Linux
Salary Trend in Sussex

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

Linux Salary Trend in Sussex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) HTML
4 9 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (50.00%) SOAP
4 9 (50.00%) XML
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Subversion
4 9 (50.00%) Maven
4 9 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 8 (44.44%) Apache
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) CSS
6 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 6 (33.33%) C++
7 6 (33.33%) JDBC
7 6 (33.33%) J2EE
7 6 (33.33%) JUnit
7 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 6 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (33.33%) UNIX
7 6 (33.33%) UML
7 6 (33.33%) Servlets
7 6 (33.33%) JBoss
7 6 (33.33%) J2SE
7 6 (33.33%) JMS
7 6 (33.33%) Eclipse
7 6 (33.33%) Sun

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 11 (61.11%) Tomcat
2 9 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (44.44%) Apache
4 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 6 (33.33%) JBoss
4 6 (33.33%) GlassFish
5 3 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) MariaDB
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Subversion
1 9 (50.00%) Maven
2 6 (33.33%) StarTeam
2 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) JUnit
2 6 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 6 (33.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.56%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Behat
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
1 8 (44.44%) Technical Project Manager
1 8 (44.44%) Technical Manager
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Software Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Software Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Sales Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Support
3 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Sales Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Support Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Support Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Technical Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Technical Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) SOAP
3 7 (38.89%) CSS
4 6 (33.33%) JDBC
4 6 (33.33%) J2EE
4 6 (33.33%) J2SE
4 6 (33.33%) JMS
4 6 (33.33%) Spring
4 6 (33.33%) Ajax
4 6 (33.33%) JSON
4 6 (33.33%) Dojo
4 6 (33.33%) JAX-WS
4 6 (33.33%) JPA
4 6 (33.33%) RESTful
4 6 (33.33%) Servlets
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) XML Schema
6 3 (16.67%) JSP
7 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Clustering
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 3 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) UNIX
3 5 (27.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) UML
2 6 (33.33%) AOP
2 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) Release Management
3 3 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
3 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
3 3 (16.67%) SOA
3 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) C++
5 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 3 (16.67%) XQuery
5 3 (16.67%) XPath
6 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) OCPJP
1 6 (33.33%) OCMJD
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Sun
3 3 (16.67%) iRise
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Endeca