The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcester 8.33% 4.08% 23.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 11.76% 64.52%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 20
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £30,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £35,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Linux
Worcestershire

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

Operating Systems Category
Worcester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 17 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcester 27.08% 34.69% 36.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25 13 31
Average salary £34,000 £18,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+83.78% -47.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcester

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Worcester

Linux
Salary Trend in Worcester

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

Linux Salary Trend in Worcester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Worcester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Worcester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Worcester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Worcester 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 8 (80.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) LAMP
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 4 (40.00%) Apache
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) Android
4 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
5 2 (20.00%) Magento
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) GIMP
5 2 (20.00%) Online Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Zend
5 2 (20.00%) Zend Framework

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Worcester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Worcester 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 4 (40.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) GIMP
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (10.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Junior
3 2 (20.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) PHP Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) LAMP
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) Zend Framework
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Android
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) OOP
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (20.00%) Online Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Pay per click
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SEO
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Android Development
5 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (40.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Python
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Zend
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft