The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 50 33 11
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Permanent jobs citing Linux 16 26 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.82% 5.59% 13.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.16% 28.26% 51.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 61
Average salary £33,000 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.15% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £25,700 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
Linux
Wiltshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
113 92 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 19.93% 19.78% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 81 83 114
Average salary £35,820 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.21% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,576 £45,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Linux
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Linux Salary Trend in Swindon

Linux
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Swindon

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Solaris
2 14 (31.11%) ITIL
3 13 (28.89%) UNIX
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (24.44%) SLA
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco
4 11 (24.44%) HTML
4 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 11 (24.44%) MySQL
4 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
4 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
4 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
4 11 (24.44%) Firewall
4 11 (24.44%) CentOS
5 10 (22.22%) Juniper
6 9 (20.00%) SQL
6 9 (20.00%) .NET
6 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (17.78%) jQuery
7 8 (17.78%) C++
7 8 (17.78%) Apache
7 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.78%) VPN
7 8 (17.78%) Sun
7 8 (17.78%) WAN
7 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
7 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
8 7 (15.56%) DHCP
8 7 (15.56%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 (17.78%) Apache
2 6 (13.33%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.67%) WordPress
4 3 (6.67%) nginx
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) WAN
2 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.78%) VPN
3 7 (15.56%) DNS
3 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 6 (13.33%) LAN
4 6 (13.33%) NAS
5 4 (8.89%) Network Security
5 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.67%) SNMP
6 3 (6.67%) VoIP
7 2 (4.44%) Internet
8 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.22%) Wireless
8 1 (2.22%) VLAN
8 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) MySQL
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) OLTP
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.22%) OLAP
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Advertising
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Administrator
2 8 (17.78%) Security Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 5 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) HTML
2 9 (20.00%) .NET
3 8 (17.78%) jQuery
4 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.33%) Web Services
5 5 (11.11%) CSS
6 2 (4.44%) LAMP
7 1 (2.22%) WPF
7 1 (2.22%) Symfony
7 1 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (2.22%) HTML5
7 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.22%) STL
7 1 (2.22%) MFC
7 1 (2.22%) XSLT
7 1 (2.22%) XHTML
7 1 (2.22%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.22%) Replication
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Solaris
3 13 (28.89%) UNIX
4 11 (24.44%) CentOS
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Debian
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Android
8 1 (2.22%) Fedora
8 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (13.33%) Analytics
3 6 (13.33%) Data Transformation
3 6 (13.33%) Change Management
3 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.11%) Coaching
5 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.89%) OO
5 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.89%) MVC
6 3 (6.67%) SEO
6 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.67%) Change Control
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.67%) Cyber Security
6 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 8 (17.78%) C++
3 8 (17.78%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.56%) C
4 7 (15.56%) C#
5 5 (11.11%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) XQuery
6 1 (2.22%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) MCP
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) CCNP
3 3 (6.67%) CCNA
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) PhD
5 1 (2.22%) HNC
5 1 (2.22%) HND
5 1 (2.22%) MBA
5 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Red Hat
2 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
2 11 (24.44%) Cisco
3 10 (22.22%) Juniper
4 8 (17.78%) Sun
5 7 (15.56%) Oracle
6 6 (13.33%) NetApp
6 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 6 (13.33%) Sourcefire
6 6 (13.33%) Wind River
6 6 (13.33%) F5
7 5 (11.11%) Crossbeam
8 4 (8.89%) VMware
9 3 (6.67%) HP
10 2 (4.44%) Nokia
11 1 (2.22%) Symantec
11 1 (2.22%) McAfee
11 1 (2.22%) EMC
11 1 (2.22%) Citrix
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