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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 12.95% 1.94% 3.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.15% 6.52% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 2
Average salary £43,250 £25,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.00% -21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £29,150
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £34,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
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
39 46 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 28.06% 29.68% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 15
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +19.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £20,500 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 6 May 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bolton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) C++
3 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
4 15 (46.88%) Technical Architecture
4 15 (46.88%) Degree
4 15 (46.88%) Java
4 15 (46.88%) C#
4 15 (46.88%) SQL
4 15 (46.88%) .NET
4 15 (46.88%) Scrum
5 8 (25.00%) PHP
5 8 (25.00%) Apache
6 7 (21.88%) VPN
6 7 (21.88%) MySQL
6 7 (21.88%) LAMP
6 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
7 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (18.75%) VMware
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 6 (18.75%) HTML
7 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) CCNP
8 5 (15.63%) CCNA
8 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco
8 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 5 (15.63%) ISDN
8 5 (15.63%) PSTN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 8 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (9.38%) CMS
2 3 (9.38%) Drupal
3 2 (6.25%) nginx
3 2 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) VPN
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.63%) VPLS
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 5 (15.63%) MPLS
3 5 (15.63%) BGP
3 5 (15.63%) ISDN
3 5 (15.63%) PSTN
3 5 (15.63%) VoIP
3 5 (15.63%) WLAN
3 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Development Manager
2 10 (31.25%) Software Development Manager
2 10 (31.25%) Software Manager
3 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Web Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Designer
6 3 (9.38%) Web Designer
6 3 (9.38%) PHP Developer
7 2 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.13%) Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) LAMP
3 6 (18.75%) CSS
3 6 (18.75%) HTML
4 5 (15.63%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) Zurb Foundation
6 2 (6.25%) Sass
7 1 (3.13%) Laravel
7 1 (3.13%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (3.13%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) W3C
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
2 2 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) iSeries
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (53.13%) Software Engineering
3 15 (46.88%) Technical Architecture
3 15 (46.88%) Scrum
4 3 (9.38%) Web Design
4 3 (9.38%) Content Management
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.38%) SEO
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Web Development
5 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.13%) OOP
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) C++
2 15 (46.88%) Java
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 15 (46.88%) C#
3 8 (25.00%) PHP
4 5 (15.63%) PowerShell
4 5 (15.63%) VB
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 1 (3.13%) Korn
7 1 (3.13%) PHP5
7 1 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) CCNP
2 5 (15.63%) CCNA
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nagios
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
1 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) VMware
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) Adobe
4 2 (6.25%) Zend
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft