The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 39 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 35 73 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.72% 13.39% 12.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.82% 48.67% 48.21%
Number of salaries quoted 34 69 72
Average salary £35,000 £35,232 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.65% -11.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Linux
North 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 Tyne and Wear region.

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
141 150 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 23.04% 27.52% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 118 136 152
Average salary £29,500 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.23% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Linux Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 31 £35,000 -0.65% 7
Gateshead -10 3 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Sunderland - 2 £60,000 -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 41 (53.25%) Windows
2 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.08%) Java
3 17 (22.08%) Degree
4 16 (20.78%) SQL
4 16 (20.78%) UNIX
5 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
6 13 (16.88%) PHP
6 13 (16.88%) HTML
7 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
7 12 (15.58%) Python
7 12 (15.58%) TDD
8 11 (14.29%) Ruby
8 11 (14.29%) CSS
9 10 (12.99%) ITIL
9 10 (12.99%) Oracle
9 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
9 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (12.99%) Multithreading
9 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (11.69%) VMware
10 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
10 9 (11.69%) MySQL
11 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL
11 8 (10.39%) C++
11 8 (10.39%) Apache
11 8 (10.39%) OOD
11 8 (10.39%) SLA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 15 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (10.39%) Apache
4 6 (7.79%) IIS
4 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.49%) Node.js
5 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.90%) Lync
7 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.60%) nginx
7 2 (2.60%) Confluence
7 2 (2.60%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.39%) SAN
3 7 (9.09%) NAS
3 7 (9.09%) DNS
3 7 (9.09%) DHCP
4 5 (6.49%) Firewall
5 4 (5.19%) HTTP
6 3 (3.90%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.60%) Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.30%) GPRS
8 1 (1.30%) GSM
8 1 (1.30%) LAN
8 1 (1.30%) PBX
8 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) MySQL
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.09%) JIRA
3 5 (6.49%) PHPUnit
4 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.90%) JUnit
4 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner
4 3 (3.90%) Subversion
4 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.60%) Selenium
5 2 (2.60%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (2.60%) Gradle
5 2 (2.60%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
6 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.30%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (1.30%) Ant
6 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.30%) Grunt
General
1 8 (10.39%) Games
2 6 (7.79%) Marketing
2 6 (7.79%) Italian Language
3 5 (6.49%) French Language
3 5 (6.49%) German Language
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Finance
5 2 (2.60%) Automotive
5 2 (2.60%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Developer
2 14 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Tester
5 7 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (7.79%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) PHP Developer
6 6 (7.79%) DBA
6 6 (7.79%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Head of Development
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.49%) Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 5 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) HTML
2 11 (14.29%) CSS
3 6 (7.79%) HTML5
4 5 (6.49%) CodeIgniter
4 5 (6.49%) Laravel
4 5 (6.49%) LAMP
4 5 (6.49%) Spring
4 5 (6.49%) Symfony
5 4 (5.19%) OpenGL
5 4 (5.19%) .NET
5 4 (5.19%) Web Services
5 4 (5.19%) RESTful
6 3 (3.90%) SOAP
7 2 (2.60%) J2EE
7 2 (2.60%) XML
7 2 (2.60%) Swing
7 2 (2.60%) XHTML
7 2 (2.60%) Middleware
7 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 7 (9.09%) Open Source
2 6 (7.79%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (7.79%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.19%) CUDA
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.30%) DTV
6 1 (1.30%) RIA
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.25%) Windows
2 16 (20.78%) UNIX
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.49%) CentOS
4 5 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (15.58%) TDD
3 10 (12.99%) ITIL
3 10 (12.99%) Multithreading
4 8 (10.39%) OOD
4 8 (10.39%) Automated Testing
5 7 (9.09%) MVC
5 7 (9.09%) Scrum
6 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.79%) Image Processing
6 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
6 6 (7.79%) Performance Testing
6 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.79%) Game Development
7 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.49%) Web Development
7 5 (6.49%) Manual Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Change Management
7 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) Java
2 16 (20.78%) SQL
3 13 (16.88%) PHP
4 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.58%) Python
5 11 (14.29%) Ruby
6 8 (10.39%) C++
6 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL
7 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.79%) C#
8 5 (6.49%) C
8 5 (6.49%) Perl
8 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.60%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.60%) Scala
11 2 (2.60%) Groovy
12 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 7 (9.09%) CCNA
2 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.79%) PhD
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.49%) MCSE
4 5 (6.49%) MCSA
5 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 5 (6.49%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (6.49%) NFS
2 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.49%) XenApp
2 5 (6.49%) XenServer
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.49%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.60%) OpenView
4 1 (1.30%) Nagios
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle
2 9 (11.69%) VMware
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco
4 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.79%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) Zend
5 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.49%) Symantec
6 5 (6.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.90%) Dell
8 2 (2.60%) Informatica
9 1 (1.30%) Sybase
9 1 (1.30%) SAP
9 1 (1.30%) BT
9 1 (1.30%) Percona
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