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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2 0 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 1.83% - 9.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.45% - 40.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 17
Average salary £36,250 - £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 - £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 - £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
31 11 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 28.44% 7.38% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 38
Average salary £30,000 £19,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.89% -57.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £26,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 28 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bolton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) PHP
3 6 (42.86%) Apache
4 5 (35.71%) MySQL
4 5 (35.71%) LAMP
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) VPN
5 4 (28.57%) C++
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) CSS
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (21.43%) Nagios
6 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 3 (21.43%) Subversion
6 3 (21.43%) Replication
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) nginx
6 3 (21.43%) SaaS
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 3 (21.43%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (42.86%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) nginx
2 3 (21.43%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPLS
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
3 1 (7.14%) BGP
3 1 (7.14%) ISDN
3 1 (7.14%) PSTN
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) LAMP
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) Sass
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) Laravel
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (7.14%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
1 3 (21.43%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (14.29%) iSeries
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PHP
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
4 1 (7.14%) PHP5
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Nagios
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (21.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Zend
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco