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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 78 97 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 14.42% 17.11% 16.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.41% 44.09% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 51 68 39
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £31,750 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
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
193 220 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.67% 38.80% 42.42%
Number of salaries quoted 143 181 121
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 27 April 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Watford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 107 (61.49%) UNIX
2 106 (60.92%) SQL
3 90 (51.72%) Java
4 83 (47.70%) Finance
5 81 (46.55%) Oracle
6 68 (39.08%) Windows
7 58 (33.33%) J2EE
8 56 (32.18%) IBM
9 54 (31.03%) WebSphere
10 46 (26.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 45 (25.86%) AIX
12 44 (25.29%) Tomcat
12 44 (25.29%) JavaScript
12 44 (25.29%) HTTP
13 43 (24.71%) Microsoft
14 41 (23.56%) E-Commerce
15 40 (22.99%) C++
15 40 (22.99%) DB2
16 39 (22.41%) Web Services
16 39 (22.41%) Degree
17 38 (21.84%) Solaris
18 37 (21.26%) ITIL
18 37 (21.26%) Spring
18 37 (21.26%) Problem Management
19 36 (20.69%) Relational Database
19 36 (20.69%) Banking
20 35 (20.11%) Hibernate
20 35 (20.11%) C
21 34 (19.54%) Retail
22 32 (18.39%) RDBMS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 54 (31.03%) WebSphere
2 46 (26.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 44 (25.29%) Tomcat
4 29 (16.67%) Apache
5 26 (14.94%) IIS
6 24 (13.79%) JBoss
7 20 (11.49%) MQSeries
8 15 (8.62%) IBM HTTP Server
9 11 (6.32%) Apache Solr
10 8 (4.60%) Drupal
11 7 (4.02%) WebLogic
12 6 (3.45%) SharePoint
12 6 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (2.30%) Lync
14 3 (1.72%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (1.72%) Tuxedo
14 3 (1.72%) Apache ServiceMix
15 2 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (15.52%) MS Office
2 22 (12.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Maximo
1 8 (4.60%) Magento
2 7 (4.02%) CA PPM
3 6 (3.45%) Agresso
3 6 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.15%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.60%) PaaS
1 8 (4.60%) IaaS
2 7 (4.02%) Office 365
3 5 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.87%) SaaS
4 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (25.29%) HTTP
2 21 (12.07%) Internet
3 16 (9.20%) FTP
4 11 (6.32%) Firewall
5 10 (5.75%) IPv4
6 9 (5.17%) WAN
7 8 (4.60%) HTTPS
8 7 (4.02%) LAN
8 7 (4.02%) DNS
9 6 (3.45%) SAN
10 4 (2.30%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.30%) VPN
10 4 (2.30%) NAS
11 3 (1.72%) LDAP
11 3 (1.72%) VoIP
12 2 (1.15%) DHCP
12 2 (1.15%) Network Security
13 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.99%) DB2
2 36 (20.69%) Relational Database
3 32 (18.39%) RDBMS
4 24 (13.79%) Oracle Database
5 18 (10.34%) MySQL
5 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 15 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (6.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (4.02%) Informix
10 5 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.87%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.30%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.15%) CouchDB
13 2 (1.15%) Redis
14 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 26 (14.94%) Maven
2 22 (12.64%) Subversion
3 15 (8.62%) Eclipse
4 13 (7.47%) JUnit
5 10 (5.75%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.02%) Ant
6 7 (4.02%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.02%) JMeter
7 6 (3.45%) Log4j
7 6 (3.45%) Rational Application Developer
8 4 (2.30%) Toad
9 3 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.15%) Firebug
10 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.15%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 2 (1.15%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.57%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 83 (47.70%) Finance
2 36 (20.69%) Banking
3 34 (19.54%) Retail
4 10 (5.75%) Financial Institution
5 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.72%) Games
8 1 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (40.80%) Developer
2 55 (31.61%) Analyst
3 37 (21.26%) Java Developer
4 31 (17.82%) Support Analyst
5 23 (13.22%) Senior Developer
5 23 (13.22%) Programmer
6 16 (9.20%) C++ Developer
7 15 (8.62%) Architect
8 13 (7.47%) Administrator
8 13 (7.47%) Operations Analyst
8 13 (7.47%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (7.47%) Operations Support Analyst
9 11 (6.32%) Support Manager
9 11 (6.32%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.60%) Java Programmer
11 7 (4.02%) Applications Developer
11 7 (4.02%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.02%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 6 (3.45%) Technical Architect
13 5 (2.87%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (33.33%) J2EE
2 39 (22.41%) Web Services
3 37 (21.26%) Spring
4 35 (20.11%) Hibernate
5 29 (16.67%) XML
6 26 (14.94%) HTML
6 26 (14.94%) JDBC
7 25 (14.37%) JSP
8 24 (13.79%) Servlets
8 24 (13.79%) Struts
9 22 (12.64%) jQuery
10 21 (12.07%) CSS
11 20 (11.49%) SOAP
12 16 (9.20%) XSLT
12 16 (9.20%) Java EE
13 15 (8.62%) Ajax
14 14 (8.05%) Middleware
14 14 (8.05%) EJB
14 14 (8.05%) RESTful
15 12 (6.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.52%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.32%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.45%) Web 2.0
6 5 (2.87%) Visualisation
7 4 (2.30%) Replication
8 3 (1.72%) Derivative
9 2 (1.15%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.15%) Clustering
9 2 (1.15%) Handset
9 2 (1.15%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.15%) Online Gambling
9 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.57%) LPAR
10 1 (0.57%) DLPAR
10 1 (0.57%) CMDB
10 1 (0.57%) Open Source
10 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 107 (61.49%) UNIX
2 68 (39.08%) Windows
3 45 (25.86%) AIX
4 38 (21.84%) Solaris
5 22 (12.64%) HPUX
6 11 (6.32%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.32%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE
9 1 (0.57%) CentOS
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.56%) E-Commerce
2 37 (21.26%) ITIL
2 37 (21.26%) Problem Management
3 31 (17.82%) OO
4 29 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 22 (12.64%) MVC
6 18 (10.34%) TDD
7 14 (8.05%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.90%) Asset Management
8 12 (6.90%) Change Management
8 12 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (6.32%) Time Management
10 10 (5.75%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.75%) Test Scripting
10 10 (5.75%) Multithreading
10 10 (5.75%) Release Management
10 10 (5.75%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (5.75%) Regression Testing
10 10 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 106 (60.92%) SQL
2 90 (51.72%) Java
3 44 (25.29%) JavaScript
4 40 (22.99%) C++
5 35 (20.11%) C
6 32 (18.39%) Shell Script
7 30 (17.24%) Perl
8 27 (15.52%) PL/SQL
9 22 (12.64%) PHP
10 18 (10.34%) Bash Shell
11 16 (9.20%) XPath
12 10 (5.75%) T-SQL
13 7 (4.02%) AWK
14 6 (3.45%) PHP5
15 5 (2.87%) Python
16 4 (2.30%) C#
17 3 (1.72%) VBScript
17 3 (1.72%) VB
18 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.57%) Jython
Qualifications
1 39 (22.41%) Degree
2 18 (10.34%) Sun Certification
3 7 (4.02%) CCNA
3 7 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.15%) JNCIS
4 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.15%) CCNP
5 1 (0.57%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 20 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.75%) VirtualBox
4 4 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (2.30%) vSphere
4 4 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.15%) vCloud
6 2 (1.15%) NFS
6 2 (1.15%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.15%) Samba
6 2 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.57%) KVM
7 1 (0.57%) GPFS
7 1 (0.57%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.57%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.72%) Puppet
2 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) Control-M
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 81 (46.55%) Oracle
2 56 (32.18%) IBM
3 43 (24.71%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.09%) Sun
5 22 (12.64%) VMware
6 18 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.17%) Sybase
8 8 (4.60%) Cisco
9 7 (4.02%) HP
9 7 (4.02%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.45%) Interwoven
10 6 (3.45%) Veritas
11 5 (2.87%) ProCurve
12 4 (2.30%) Infor
13 2 (1.15%) Sourcefire
13 2 (1.15%) Zend
13 2 (1.15%) McAfee
13 2 (1.15%) Perforce
13 2 (1.15%) Juniper
13 2 (1.15%) i2
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