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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 83 75 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 14.98% 20.38% 30.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.71% 57.69% 58.38%
Number of salaries quoted 55 60 59
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,250 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £48,750 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
209 130 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 37.73% 35.33% 52.12%
Number of salaries quoted 146 91 126
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 2 October 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Watford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 127 (76.05%) Finance
2 121 (72.46%) UNIX
3 102 (61.08%) Oracle
4 87 (52.10%) SQL
5 76 (45.51%) Java
6 75 (44.91%) Retail
7 69 (41.32%) J2EE
8 68 (40.72%) AIX
9 64 (38.32%) Windows
10 61 (36.53%) E-Commerce
11 60 (35.93%) Microsoft
12 59 (35.33%) WebSphere
13 55 (32.93%) Tomcat
14 54 (32.34%) DB2
14 54 (32.34%) Degree
15 53 (31.74%) Manufacturing
15 53 (31.74%) WebSphere Application Server
16 50 (29.94%) Solaris
17 48 (28.74%) IBM
18 47 (28.14%) ITIL
18 47 (28.14%) Relational Database
18 47 (28.14%) Analytical Skills
19 46 (27.54%) HTTP
20 44 (26.35%) JDBC
20 44 (26.35%) Perl
21 43 (25.75%) Shell Script
22 42 (25.15%) IIS
23 40 (23.95%) MQSeries
23 40 (23.95%) RDBMS
23 40 (23.95%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 59 (35.33%) WebSphere
2 55 (32.93%) Tomcat
3 53 (31.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 42 (25.15%) IIS
5 40 (23.95%) MQSeries
6 39 (23.35%) IBM HTTP Server
7 20 (11.98%) Lync
8 11 (6.59%) MS Exchange
9 10 (5.99%) Tuxedo
10 9 (5.39%) Apache
11 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (2.40%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
13 3 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.80%) Adobe CQ
14 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (1.20%) Liferay
14 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.60%) GlassFish
Applications
1 33 (19.76%) MS Office
2 7 (4.19%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Tridion
2 4 (2.40%) RiskWrite
3 3 (1.80%) Agresso
3 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.57%) PaaS
2 14 (8.38%) IaaS
3 5 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (27.54%) HTTP
2 31 (18.56%) FTP
3 25 (14.97%) Firewall
4 23 (13.77%) WAN
4 23 (13.77%) LAN
5 19 (11.38%) Internet
6 12 (7.19%) DNS
7 10 (5.99%) SAN
8 9 (5.39%) DHCP
9 7 (4.19%) VPN
10 6 (3.59%) MPLS
10 6 (3.59%) PBX
10 6 (3.59%) VoIP
10 6 (3.59%) ISDN
10 6 (3.59%) VLAN
11 4 (2.40%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.20%) NAS
13 1 (0.60%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (32.34%) DB2
2 47 (28.14%) Relational Database
3 40 (23.95%) RDBMS
4 13 (7.78%) Informix
5 5 (2.99%) MySQL
6 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.20%) OLTP
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (13.17%) Eclipse
2 19 (11.38%) JUnit
3 16 (9.58%) Subversion
4 15 (8.98%) Rational Application Developer
5 13 (7.78%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 9 (5.39%) Log4j
6 9 (5.39%) Ant
7 8 (4.79%) Maven
8 3 (1.80%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.20%) Hudson
9 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
General
1 127 (76.05%) Finance
2 75 (44.91%) Retail
3 53 (31.74%) Manufacturing
4 31 (18.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (33.53%) Analyst
2 49 (29.34%) Developer
3 36 (21.56%) Support Analyst
4 30 (17.96%) Operations Analyst
4 30 (17.96%) Operations Support Analyst
5 26 (15.57%) Architect
6 22 (13.17%) Programmer
7 21 (12.57%) Java Developer
8 19 (11.38%) C++ Developer
9 14 (8.38%) IT Architect
9 14 (8.38%) Junior
10 12 (7.19%) Applications Support
11 11 (6.59%) Technical Support
11 11 (6.59%) Software Developer
11 11 (6.59%) Consultant
11 11 (6.59%) Junior Analyst
11 11 (6.59%) Junior Support Analyst
12 10 (5.99%) C++ Software Developer
13 9 (5.39%) Support Consultant
13 9 (5.39%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (41.32%) J2EE
2 44 (26.35%) JDBC
3 36 (21.56%) HTML
4 32 (19.16%) Middleware
5 29 (17.37%) XML
6 27 (16.17%) JSP
7 22 (13.17%) CSS
8 19 (11.38%) Struts
9 17 (10.18%) Servlets
10 16 (9.58%) JMS
11 14 (8.38%) EJB
12 13 (7.78%) XHTML
12 13 (7.78%) JSTL
13 9 (5.39%) Spring
13 9 (5.39%) XMLBeans
13 9 (5.39%) Ajax
13 9 (5.39%) Hibernate
13 9 (5.39%) XSLT
14 8 (4.79%) Web Services
15 5 (2.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (28.14%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (14.97%) Computer Science
3 20 (11.98%) Management Information System
4 14 (8.38%) Visualisation
5 9 (5.39%) Web 2.0
6 6 (3.59%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.40%) Clustering
7 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Open Source
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.60%) PKI
9 1 (0.60%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
9 1 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 121 (72.46%) UNIX
2 68 (40.72%) AIX
3 64 (38.32%) Windows
4 50 (29.94%) Solaris
5 31 (18.56%) HPUX
6 15 (8.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.60%) SUSE
10 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) NetWare
10 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.53%) E-Commerce
2 47 (28.14%) ITIL
3 24 (14.37%) Software Engineering
4 21 (12.57%) Problem Management
5 16 (9.58%) Content Management
6 15 (8.98%) Change Management
6 15 (8.98%) MVC
7 14 (8.38%) UML
7 14 (8.38%) Information Security
8 13 (7.78%) RAD
9 12 (7.19%) OO
10 11 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.79%) Coaching
13 7 (4.19%) Web Development
14 6 (3.59%) Software Testing
14 6 (3.59%) Quality Management
14 6 (3.59%) Validation
14 6 (3.59%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.59%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 87 (52.10%) SQL
2 76 (45.51%) Java
3 44 (26.35%) Perl
4 43 (25.75%) Shell Script
5 40 (23.95%) Bash Shell
6 39 (23.35%) C
7 32 (19.16%) JavaScript
8 31 (18.56%) C++
9 9 (5.39%) Python
9 9 (5.39%) XPath
10 4 (2.40%) Ruby
10 4 (2.40%) PHP
11 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.60%) Jython
Qualifications
1 54 (32.34%) Degree
2 14 (8.38%) CCNA
2 14 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.99%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.20%) MCP
5 1 (0.60%) MCSE
5 1 (0.60%) MCSA
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.78%) Hyper-V
2 13 (7.78%) VMware ESX
2 13 (7.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.59%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.20%) Firmware
4 2 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Puppet
2 3 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.80%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.60%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.60%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 102 (61.08%) Oracle
2 60 (35.93%) Microsoft
3 48 (28.74%) IBM
4 29 (17.37%) VMware
5 25 (14.97%) HP
6 24 (14.37%) Red Hat
7 23 (13.77%) CheckPoint
8 15 (8.98%) Cisco
9 14 (8.38%) JBoss
10 12 (7.19%) ProCurve
11 10 (5.99%) Sun
12 9 (5.39%) Interwoven
13 6 (3.59%) Elastic Path
13 6 (3.59%) Blue Martini
13 6 (3.59%) ATG
14 4 (2.40%) hybris
14 4 (2.40%) EnterpriseDB
15 3 (1.80%) Perforce
16 2 (1.20%) Veritas
16 2 (1.20%) NetApp
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