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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 16 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 53 93 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 9.74% 18.38% 16.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.54% 48.69% 50.36%
Number of salaries quoted 27 64 40
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
119 191 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 21.88% 37.75% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 88 136 102
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 5 February 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in Watford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 70 (56.91%) Unix
2 63 (51.22%) Oracle
3 60 (48.78%) Java
4 58 (47.15%) SQL
5 57 (46.34%) C
6 48 (39.02%) Finance
7 42 (34.15%) Perl
8 38 (30.89%) AIX
8 38 (30.89%) IBM
8 38 (30.89%) Shell Script
9 37 (30.08%) Windows
9 37 (30.08%) WebSphere
10 35 (28.46%) ITIL
10 35 (28.46%) MySQL
11 34 (27.64%) Microsoft
12 33 (26.83%) WebSphere Application Server
13 32 (26.02%) Tomcat
14 30 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (23.58%) Apache
15 29 (23.58%) Degree
16 27 (21.95%) DB2
17 26 (21.14%) WebSphere MQ
17 26 (21.14%) LAMP
17 26 (21.14%) Apache ServiceMix
17 26 (21.14%) Bash Shell
18 25 (20.33%) Software Engineering
18 25 (20.33%) C++
18 25 (20.33%) MS Office
19 24 (19.51%) FTP
19 24 (19.51%) Problem Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 37 (30.08%) WebSphere
2 33 (26.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (26.02%) Tomcat
4 29 (23.58%) Apache
5 26 (21.14%) Apache ServiceMix
6 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 4 (3.25%) JBoss
7 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.44%) Jetty
9 2 (1.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.63%) CMS
9 2 (1.63%) IIS
9 2 (1.63%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.63%) Node.js
9 2 (1.63%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 25 (20.33%) MS Office
2 12 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.81%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.51%) FTP
2 14 (11.38%) SSH
3 12 (9.76%) DNS
3 12 (9.76%) SSL
4 6 (4.88%) Internet
4 6 (4.88%) SAN
5 4 (3.25%) HTTP
6 3 (2.44%) Firewall
7 2 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.63%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.63%) NAS
7 2 (1.63%) Network Security
7 2 (1.63%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.46%) MySQL
2 27 (21.95%) DB2
3 17 (13.82%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
5 15 (12.20%) Relational Database
6 14 (11.38%) RDBMS
7 13 (10.57%) Informix
8 10 (8.13%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (8.13%) MongoDB
9 8 (6.50%) Oracle Database
9 8 (6.50%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (6.50%) Sybase IQ
10 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.81%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) HP UFT
2 4 (3.25%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.25%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Rational Application Developer
2 4 (3.25%) Selenium
3 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.63%) Ant
4 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.63%) JUnit
4 2 (1.63%) Log4j
4 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.63%) Subversion
4 2 (1.63%) Toad
5 1 (0.81%) Maven
5 1 (0.81%) Mockito
General
1 48 (39.02%) Finance
2 9 (7.32%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Games
4 4 (3.25%) Retail
5 3 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (23.58%) Developer
2 21 (17.07%) Administrator
2 21 (17.07%) Analyst
3 20 (16.26%) Software Engineer
4 18 (14.63%) C Programmer
4 18 (14.63%) Programmer
5 16 (13.01%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (12.20%) Applications Support
6 15 (12.20%) SQL Analyst
6 15 (12.20%) Support Analyst
6 15 (12.20%) Unix Analyst
7 14 (11.38%) Java Developer
7 14 (11.38%) Linux Support
8 13 (10.57%) AIX Support
8 13 (10.57%) Linux Scripter
8 13 (10.57%) SQL Support Analyst
8 13 (10.57%) Unix Scripter
8 13 (10.57%) Unix Support
8 13 (10.57%) Unix Support Analyst
9 10 (8.13%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.14%) LAMP
1 26 (21.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 20 (16.26%) HTML
2 20 (16.26%) Web Services
3 18 (14.63%) J2EE
4 17 (13.82%) XML
5 15 (12.20%) JDBC
5 15 (12.20%) JSP
6 12 (9.76%) Spring
7 11 (8.94%) Hibernate
8 10 (8.13%) .NET
9 6 (4.88%) CSS
9 6 (4.88%) Servlets
10 5 (4.07%) EJB
11 2 (1.63%) CGI
11 2 (1.63%) JMS
11 2 (1.63%) JSON
11 2 (1.63%) SOAP
11 2 (1.63%) Struts
11 2 (1.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (16.26%) Computer Science
3 14 (11.38%) Clustering
4 12 (9.76%) Fintech
5 8 (6.50%) Data Centre
5 8 (6.50%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.25%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.25%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.25%) FMCG
6 4 (3.25%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.63%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) Replication
7 2 (1.63%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.81%) Handset
8 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 70 (56.91%) Unix
2 38 (30.89%) AIX
3 37 (30.08%) Windows
4 16 (13.01%) Embedded Linux
4 16 (13.01%) Solaris
5 14 (11.38%) HPUX
6 12 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.50%) Android
7 8 (6.50%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.81%) VMS
10 1 (0.81%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) ITIL
2 25 (20.33%) Software Engineering
3 24 (19.51%) Problem Management
4 15 (12.20%) Software Testing
5 13 (10.57%) OO
6 11 (8.94%) Embedded Software Development
7 10 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.13%) Time Management
8 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
8 9 (7.32%) Scrum
8 9 (7.32%) Test Scripting
9 8 (6.50%) Android Development
9 8 (6.50%) iOS Development
10 6 (4.88%) Automated Testing
10 6 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.07%) Functional Testing
11 5 (4.07%) UML
12 4 (3.25%) Mentoring
12 4 (3.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (48.78%) Java
2 58 (47.15%) SQL
3 57 (46.34%) C
4 42 (34.15%) Perl
5 38 (30.89%) Shell Script
6 26 (21.14%) Bash Shell
7 25 (20.33%) C++
8 18 (14.63%) Embedded C++
9 17 (13.82%) C#
9 17 (13.82%) JavaScript
9 17 (13.82%) Python
10 14 (11.38%) T-SQL
11 13 (10.57%) PHP
12 9 (7.32%) Embedded C
13 8 (6.50%) PL/SQL
14 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.81%) Delphi
15 1 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (23.58%) Degree
2 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) SANS
4 2 (1.63%) CISM
4 2 (1.63%) CISSP
4 2 (1.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.81%) CISA
5 1 (0.81%) CISMP
5 1 (0.81%) CLAS
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.63%) ISO20022
System Software
1 18 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (9.76%) Postfix
2 12 (9.76%) qmail
2 12 (9.76%) Sendmail
3 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.07%) vSphere
5 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.81%) Firmware
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (9.76%) Plesk
2 3 (2.44%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.63%) vMotion
4 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.81%) Nagios
4 1 (0.81%) Nessus
Vendors
1 63 (51.22%) Oracle
2 38 (30.89%) IBM
3 34 (27.64%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.63%) VMware
5 12 (9.76%) Red Hat
6 9 (7.32%) HP
6 9 (7.32%) Sybase
7 8 (6.50%) Apple
8 7 (5.69%) Intel
9 4 (3.25%) Citrix
10 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.44%) Splunk
11 2 (1.63%) BMC
11 2 (1.63%) Interwoven
11 2 (1.63%) NetIQ
12 1 (0.81%) ATG
12 1 (0.81%) Blue Martini
12 1 (0.81%) Sophos
12 1 (0.81%) Sun
12 1 (0.81%) Websense