The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 16 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 9.30% 9.26% 5.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.37% 25.86% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 4
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Linux
Manchester

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

Operating Systems Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 58 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 29.65% 35.80% 16.95%
Number of salaries quoted 34 55 11
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +54.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £32,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Linux
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Linux Salary Trend in Bolton

Linux
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bolton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 19 (82.61%) Windows
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Software Engineering
2 15 (65.22%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (65.22%) Degree
2 15 (65.22%) C#
2 15 (65.22%) C++
2 15 (65.22%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Drupal
3 4 (17.39%) jQuery
3 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) VPLS
3 4 (17.39%) Office 365
3 4 (17.39%) Zurb Foundation
3 4 (17.39%) VB
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Content Management
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Web Design
3 4 (17.39%) SEO
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) CMS
3 4 (17.39%) LAMP
3 4 (17.39%) MySQL
3 4 (17.39%) Photoshop

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 (17.39%) Drupal
1 4 (17.39%) CMS
1 4 (17.39%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Photoshop
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) VPLS
1 4 (17.39%) ISDN
1 4 (17.39%) PSTN
1 4 (17.39%) VoIP
1 4 (17.39%) WLAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
1 4 (17.39%) DHCP
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
1 4 (17.39%) VPN
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
1 4 (17.39%) MPLS
1 4 (17.39%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Development Manager
2 11 (47.83%) Software Manager
2 11 (47.83%) Software Development Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Web Designer
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) jQuery
2 4 (17.39%) Zurb Foundation
2 4 (17.39%) LAMP
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Software Engineering
2 15 (65.22%) Technical Architecture
2 15 (65.22%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Content Management
3 4 (17.39%) Web Design
3 4 (17.39%) SEO
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
1 15 (65.22%) C#
1 15 (65.22%) C++
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) VB
2 4 (17.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) CCNP
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.35%) VCP4
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) Adobe
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