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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.56% 0.63% 7.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.32% 6.67% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 13
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
41 15 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 35.04% 9.49% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 36
Average salary £30,000 £19,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -56.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,300 £28,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £32,000
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 3 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bolton

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 3 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 8 (36.36%) C++
3 8 (36.36%) VPN
4 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (27.27%) PHP
5 6 (27.27%) Apache
6 5 (22.73%) C#
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) VB
6 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 5 (22.73%) MySQL
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
6 5 (22.73%) ISDN
6 5 (22.73%) PSTN
6 5 (22.73%) VoIP
6 5 (22.73%) WLAN
6 5 (22.73%) WAN
6 5 (22.73%) DHCP
6 5 (22.73%) CCNP
6 5 (22.73%) CCNA
6 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco
6 5 (22.73%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) LAMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (27.27%) Apache
2 3 (13.64%) nginx
2 3 (13.64%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) VPN
2 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) VPLS
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 5 (22.73%) MPLS
3 5 (22.73%) BGP
3 5 (22.73%) ISDN
3 5 (22.73%) PSTN
3 5 (22.73%) VoIP
3 5 (22.73%) WLAN
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Subversion
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Development Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
4 2 (9.09%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) LAMP
2 3 (13.64%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Laravel
4 1 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (4.55%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (13.64%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.64%) Web Development
4 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C++
2 6 (27.27%) PHP
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) VB
3 5 (22.73%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 5 (22.73%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
5 1 (4.55%) Korn
5 1 (4.55%) PHP5
5 1 (4.55%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCNP
1 5 (22.73%) CCNA
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Nagios
1 3 (13.64%) Puppet
1 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.64%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) Lotus
3 2 (9.09%) Zend
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle