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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 6 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 23.26% 9.52% 6.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 40.00% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 4
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £23,000 £39,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
14 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 32.56% 23.81% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 11
Average salary £47,500 £31,250 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.00% -24.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £23,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
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
Salary Histogram in Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Sussex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Sussex

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) SQL
1 8 (80.00%) Apache
1 8 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) Sun
3 6 (60.00%) UML
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (60.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) AOP
3 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 6 (60.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) OCPJP
3 6 (60.00%) OCMJD
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) JDBC
3 6 (60.00%) Servlets
3 6 (60.00%) SOAP
3 6 (60.00%) JAX-WS
3 6 (60.00%) JPA
3 6 (60.00%) RESTful
3 6 (60.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) J2SE
3 6 (60.00%) JMS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Apache
1 8 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (60.00%) GlassFish
2 6 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (60.00%) JBoss
3 3 (30.00%) Apache Solr
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) JUnit
1 6 (60.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (60.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (60.00%) NetBeans
1 6 (60.00%) Subversion
1 6 (60.00%) Maven
1 6 (60.00%) StarTeam
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Behat
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Software Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Senior Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) JDBC
2 6 (60.00%) Servlets
2 6 (60.00%) SOAP
2 6 (60.00%) JAX-WS
2 6 (60.00%) JPA
2 6 (60.00%) RESTful
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) J2SE
2 6 (60.00%) JMS
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
2 6 (60.00%) Ajax
2 6 (60.00%) JSON
2 6 (60.00%) Dojo
3 1 (10.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) REST
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) UML
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (60.00%) AOP
1 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) OCPJP
1 6 (60.00%) OCMJD
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
1 6 (60.00%) Sun
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Endeca