The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 26 27 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.03% 8.38% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 26.79% 23.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 10
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 56 46
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 37.12% 31.28% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 45 51 44
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Bedford

Linux
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for Linux in Bedford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) PhD
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) C++
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 6 (33.33%) Physics
3 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 5 (27.78%) AIX
3 5 (27.78%) SAN
4 4 (22.22%) Python
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (22.22%) LANDesk
5 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 3 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (16.67%) LPAR
5 3 (16.67%) Veeam
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (16.67%) Yocto

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Storage Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Support
3 2 (11.11%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Storage Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Unix Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) AIX Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (16.67%) MFC
1 3 (16.67%) OpenGL
1 3 (16.67%) STL
1 3 (16.67%) Yocto
2 1 (5.56%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) LPAR
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) AIX
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 6 (33.33%) Physics
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) High Availability
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) People Management
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Design
5 1 (5.56%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (22.22%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
1 6 (33.33%) PhD
2 2 (11.11%) LPIC
3 1 (5.56%) CCIP
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) CCSP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) Firmware
1 3 (16.67%) PowerHA
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (11.11%) Zenoss
3 1 (5.56%) Linux-HA
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) LANDesk
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) Veeam
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft