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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 6 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 4.65% 0.67% 6.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 3.70% 24.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 10
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
45 27 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 34.88% 18.00% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 40 26 34
Average salary £31,500 £19,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -48.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £17,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 July 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bolton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (48.00%) C++
4 9 (36.00%) Java
4 9 (36.00%) C#
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
4 9 (36.00%) .NET
4 9 (36.00%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 9 (36.00%) Degree
5 8 (32.00%) VPN
6 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) Apache
6 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (24.00%) PHP
6 6 (24.00%) VMware
6 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (20.00%) LAMP
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) MPLS
7 5 (20.00%) BGP
7 5 (20.00%) Retail
7 5 (20.00%) VPLS
7 5 (20.00%) VB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 6 (24.00%) Apache
2 3 (12.00%) nginx
2 3 (12.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) VPN
2 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.00%) VPLS
3 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) SAN
3 5 (20.00%) MPLS
3 5 (20.00%) BGP
3 5 (20.00%) ISDN
3 5 (20.00%) PSTN
3 5 (20.00%) VoIP
3 5 (20.00%) WLAN
3 5 (20.00%) WAN
3 5 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Development Manager
2 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Software Development Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Software Manager
5 3 (12.00%) PHP Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) LAMP
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) Sass
4 2 (8.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) Laravel
5 1 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (4.00%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (36.00%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Web Development
4 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C++
2 9 (36.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 6 (24.00%) PHP
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.00%) VB
5 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Korn
6 1 (4.00%) PHP5
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Nagios
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Zend
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Lotus