The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 75 78 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 14.40% 21.14% 31.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.06% 56.93% 62.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35 51 51
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
Linux
Hertfordshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
192 137 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.85% 37.13% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 129 94 99
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Linux
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Linux Salary Trend in Watford

Linux
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Watford region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Watford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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.

1 134 (78.82%) Finance
2 127 (74.71%) UNIX
3 107 (62.94%) Oracle
4 80 (47.06%) SQL
5 77 (45.29%) AIX
6 75 (44.12%) Retail
7 74 (43.53%) Degree
8 72 (42.35%) Java
9 64 (37.65%) Windows
10 62 (36.47%) Microsoft
11 58 (34.12%) J2EE
12 53 (31.18%) E-Commerce
12 53 (31.18%) WebSphere
13 49 (28.82%) Manufacturing
13 49 (28.82%) Tomcat
13 49 (28.82%) ITIL
13 49 (28.82%) DB2
14 48 (28.24%) WebSphere Application Server
15 47 (27.65%) Perl
15 47 (27.65%) Solaris
16 46 (27.06%) C
16 46 (27.06%) Relational Database
17 44 (25.88%) IBM
17 44 (25.88%) Shell Script
18 43 (25.29%) JDBC
19 42 (24.71%) RDBMS
19 42 (24.71%) HTTP
20 41 (24.12%) IIS
21 38 (22.35%) HTML
21 38 (22.35%) MQSeries

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 53 (31.18%) WebSphere
2 49 (28.82%) Tomcat
3 48 (28.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 41 (24.12%) IIS
5 38 (22.35%) MQSeries
5 38 (22.35%) IBM HTTP Server
6 19 (11.18%) Lync
7 11 (6.47%) MS Exchange
8 10 (5.88%) Tuxedo
9 8 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.94%) Apache
11 3 (1.76%) Liferay
12 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
12 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 1 (0.59%) iPlanet
13 1 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
13 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (21.18%) MS Office
2 11 (6.47%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.76%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.59%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.59%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.59%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.94%) PaaS
2 13 (7.65%) IaaS
3 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (24.71%) HTTP
2 32 (18.82%) FTP
3 25 (14.71%) WAN
3 25 (14.71%) LAN
4 23 (13.53%) Firewall
5 12 (7.06%) DNS
6 11 (6.47%) Internet
7 10 (5.88%) SAN
8 9 (5.29%) DHCP
9 7 (4.12%) VPN
10 6 (3.53%) MPLS
10 6 (3.53%) PBX
10 6 (3.53%) VoIP
10 6 (3.53%) ISDN
10 6 (3.53%) VLAN
11 4 (2.35%) TCP/IP
12 3 (1.76%) NFC
13 2 (1.18%) NAS
14 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (28.82%) DB2
2 46 (27.06%) Relational Database
3 42 (24.71%) RDBMS
4 28 (16.47%) Informix
5 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.76%) MySQL
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.18%) OLTP
10 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (14.71%) Eclipse
2 17 (10.00%) JUnit
3 12 (7.06%) Subversion
4 11 (6.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 9 (5.29%) Rational Application Developer
6 8 (4.71%) Maven
7 6 (3.53%) Ant
7 6 (3.53%) Log4j
8 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 134 (78.82%) Finance
2 75 (44.12%) Retail
3 49 (28.82%) Manufacturing
4 38 (22.35%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 61 (35.88%) Analyst
2 44 (25.88%) Developer
3 38 (22.35%) Programmer
4 31 (18.24%) Support Analyst
4 31 (18.24%) Operations Analyst
4 31 (18.24%) Operations Support Analyst
5 22 (12.94%) Architect
6 21 (12.35%) Java Developer
7 16 (9.41%) IT Architect
7 16 (9.41%) C++ Developer
8 15 (8.82%) Analyst Programmer
8 15 (8.82%) Junior
8 15 (8.82%) Junior Analyst
8 15 (8.82%) Junior Support Analyst
9 11 (6.47%) Software Developer
9 11 (6.47%) Administrator
10 10 (5.88%) Consultant
10 10 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
11 9 (5.29%) C Developer
11 9 (5.29%) C Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (34.12%) J2EE
2 43 (25.29%) JDBC
3 38 (22.35%) HTML
4 36 (21.18%) Middleware
5 34 (20.00%) XML
6 27 (15.88%) JSP
7 19 (11.18%) Struts
8 17 (10.00%) CSS
9 15 (8.82%) Hibernate
9 15 (8.82%) Spring
10 14 (8.24%) Web Services
11 12 (7.06%) XHTML
12 11 (6.47%) JMS
12 11 (6.47%) JSTL
13 10 (5.88%) Servlets
13 10 (5.88%) EJB
14 6 (3.53%) XSLT
14 6 (3.53%) XMLBeans
14 6 (3.53%) Ajax
15 4 (2.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 23 (13.53%) Management Information System
3 16 (9.41%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.53%) Web 2.0
4 6 (3.53%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.76%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.76%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.18%) Firmware
6 2 (1.18%) Open Source
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.59%) Online Games
7 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.59%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.59%) Replication
7 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 127 (74.71%) UNIX
2 77 (45.29%) AIX
3 64 (37.65%) Windows
4 47 (27.65%) Solaris
5 32 (18.82%) HPUX
6 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.18%) SUSE
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) NetWare
10 1 (0.59%) zOS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.59%) Android
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.18%) E-Commerce
2 49 (28.82%) ITIL
3 30 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 20 (11.76%) Change Management
5 18 (10.59%) Problem Management
6 16 (9.41%) Information Security
7 14 (8.24%) OO
8 12 (7.06%) TDD
9 11 (6.47%) Content Management
9 11 (6.47%) RAD
10 10 (5.88%) UML
10 10 (5.88%) MVC
11 7 (4.12%) Validation
11 7 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.53%) Web Development
13 5 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (2.35%) Time Management
14 4 (2.35%) Data Validation
14 4 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 80 (47.06%) SQL
2 72 (42.35%) Java
3 47 (27.65%) Perl
4 46 (27.06%) C
5 44 (25.88%) Shell Script
6 32 (18.82%) C++
6 32 (18.82%) JavaScript
7 31 (18.24%) Bash Shell
8 14 (8.24%) Python
9 6 (3.53%) XPath
10 4 (2.35%) PHP
11 3 (1.76%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.76%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.18%) Ruby
12 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) C#
13 1 (0.59%) Jython
Qualifications
1 74 (43.53%) Degree
2 16 (9.41%) CCNA
2 16 (9.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.94%) Sun Certification
4 3 (1.76%) GIAC
4 3 (1.76%) CISSP
4 3 (1.76%) EnCE
5 2 (1.18%) MCP
6 1 (0.59%) MCSE
6 1 (0.59%) MCSA
6 1 (0.59%) MCITP
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) SLA
1 3 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.65%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.65%) VMware ESX
3 10 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.53%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.59%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.59%) KVM
8 1 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.59%) Squid
8 1 (0.59%) XenApp
8 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.94%) Puppet
2 3 (1.76%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.59%) Ansible
3 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.59%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 107 (62.94%) Oracle
2 62 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.88%) IBM
4 31 (18.24%) VMware
5 25 (14.71%) CheckPoint
6 23 (13.53%) Red Hat
6 23 (13.53%) HP
7 17 (10.00%) Cisco
8 12 (7.06%) JBoss
8 12 (7.06%) ProCurve
9 7 (4.12%) Perforce
10 6 (3.53%) ATG
10 6 (3.53%) Elastic Path
10 6 (3.53%) Blue Martini
10 6 (3.53%) Interwoven
11 5 (2.94%) Sun
12 2 (1.18%) Sybase
12 2 (1.18%) NetApp
12 2 (1.18%) Veritas
13 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
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