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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 8.59% 16.11% 13.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.31% 47.06% 73.91%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 17
Average salary £49,000 £50,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.00% +122.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
26 51 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 20.31% 34.23% 18.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 22
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,450 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £43,200 £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 24 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Bolton

Linux
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
1 7 (63.64%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 4 (36.36%) Photoshop
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) Adobe
2 4 (36.36%) W3C
2 4 (36.36%) SEO
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 4 (36.36%) CMS
2 4 (36.36%) LAMP
2 4 (36.36%) Web Design
2 4 (36.36%) Content Management
2 4 (36.36%) Drupal
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Zurb Foundation

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (36.36%) Apache
1 4 (36.36%) CMS
1 4 (36.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Development Manager
1 7 (63.64%) Software Development Manager
1 7 (63.64%) Software Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Designer
2 4 (36.36%) Web Designer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) CSS
2 4 (36.36%) LAMP
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
2 4 (36.36%) Zurb Foundation
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Scrum
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
1 7 (63.64%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Content Management
2 4 (36.36%) Web Design
2 4 (36.36%) SEO
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Adobe