The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 48 28 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.41% 6.33% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.68% 31.46% 22.43%
Number of salaries quoted 40 27 23
Average salary £30,500 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.79% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Linux
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 89 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.14% 20.14% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 101 82 100
Average salary £34,000 £31,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.93% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £38,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Linux
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Lancashire region.

Linux Salary Trend in Lancashire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Linux
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +7 12 £31,250 -2.34% 4
Blackburn -3 10 £21,500 -10.41% 2
Burnley +3 2 £38,750 +63.15% 2
Chorley -2 2 £49,250 -1.50% 1
Lancaster - 1 £29,358 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 35 (46.67%) PHP
2 34 (45.33%) MySQL
3 33 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 33 (44.00%) CSS
4 28 (37.33%) MVC
5 27 (36.00%) HTML
5 27 (36.00%) Mentoring
6 23 (30.67%) jQuery
6 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
7 20 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 20 (26.67%) Zend
8 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (25.33%) Cisco
9 18 (24.00%) Project Management
9 18 (24.00%) Backbone.js
10 17 (22.67%) CSS3
10 17 (22.67%) HTML5
10 17 (22.67%) SQL
11 16 (21.33%) PHP5
12 15 (20.00%) Java
12 15 (20.00%) OOP
12 15 (20.00%) WAN
12 15 (20.00%) Juniper
12 15 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
13 14 (18.67%) Ubuntu
13 14 (18.67%) Mobile App
14 13 (17.33%) Mobile Application Development
14 13 (17.33%) Windows
14 13 (17.33%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 20 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.00%) CMS
2 12 (16.00%) WordPress
3 11 (14.67%) Apache
4 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
5 8 (10.67%) JBoss
5 8 (10.67%) Apache Solr
6 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (8.00%) IIS
7 6 (8.00%) Drupal
8 4 (5.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.67%) Lync
10 1 (1.33%) Node.js
10 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.33%) nginx
10 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Magento
2 1 (1.33%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) WAN
2 14 (18.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.67%) MPLS
3 11 (14.67%) OSPF
3 11 (14.67%) BGP
3 11 (14.67%) RIP
4 8 (10.67%) Junos
5 6 (8.00%) Internet
6 5 (6.67%) Broadband
7 4 (5.33%) DNS
7 4 (5.33%) LAN
8 3 (4.00%) DHCP
8 3 (4.00%) Firewall
9 2 (2.67%) SAN
9 2 (2.67%) PBX
10 1 (1.33%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (1.33%) OpenVPN
10 1 (1.33%) Network Security
10 1 (1.33%) SMS
10 1 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.33%) MySQL
2 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) MS Access
3 2 (2.67%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) Ingres
4 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Zend Studio
2 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (6.67%) Retail
1 5 (6.67%) Electronics
1 5 (6.67%) Games
2 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (48.00%) Developer
2 24 (32.00%) PHP Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Graduate
5 7 (9.33%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Operations Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Network Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Graduate Java Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Network Operations Manager
7 5 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Administrator
8 4 (5.33%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (44.00%) CSS
2 27 (36.00%) HTML
3 23 (30.67%) jQuery
4 18 (24.00%) Backbone.js
5 17 (22.67%) CSS3
5 17 (22.67%) HTML5
6 12 (16.00%) Zend Framework
7 10 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 9 (12.00%) J2EE
9 8 (10.67%) Hibernate
9 8 (10.67%) JSP
9 8 (10.67%) Spring
10 6 (8.00%) .NET
10 6 (8.00%) Symfony
11 5 (6.67%) Laravel
11 5 (6.67%) Django
11 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET
11 5 (6.67%) Middleware
12 3 (4.00%) Web Services
13 2 (2.67%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.67%) Open Source
6 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) W3C
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.33%) BBC
6 1 (1.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) Ubuntu
2 13 (17.33%) Windows
3 9 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.00%) UNIX
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.33%) Android
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.00%) AIX
7 3 (4.00%) Solaris
8 2 (2.67%) CentOS
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.33%) HPUX
9 1 (1.33%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.33%) VMS
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) MVC
2 27 (36.00%) Mentoring
3 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (24.00%) Project Management
5 15 (20.00%) OOP
6 13 (17.33%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (14.67%) Change Management
8 10 (13.33%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.67%) Security Testing
10 5 (6.67%) Content Management
10 5 (6.67%) OO
11 4 (5.33%) Regression Testing
11 4 (5.33%) EAI
11 4 (5.33%) Automation Testing
12 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.67%) Information Security
12 2 (2.67%) Web Development
12 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
12 2 (2.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (46.67%) PHP
2 33 (44.00%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.67%) SQL
4 16 (21.33%) PHP5
5 15 (20.00%) Java
6 7 (9.33%) Python
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) Scala
7 1 (1.33%) C#
7 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) CCNA
1 12 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.67%) LPIC
2 8 (10.67%) JNCIA
3 7 (9.33%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.33%) XenApp
2 4 (5.33%) vSphere
3 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.33%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.33%) Openswan
5 1 (1.33%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (1.33%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (1.33%) Varnish
5 1 (1.33%) Ceph
5 1 (1.33%) Corosync
5 1 (1.33%) KVM
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.33%) Postfix
5 1 (1.33%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.33%) NFS
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (1.33%) yum
2 1 (1.33%) logstash
2 1 (1.33%) Bacula
2 1 (1.33%) Rsyslog
2 1 (1.33%) Cacti
2 1 (1.33%) Munin
2 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) Zend
2 19 (25.33%) Cisco
3 15 (20.00%) Juniper
3 15 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (17.33%) Oracle
5 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.00%) VMware
7 4 (5.33%) Citrix
7 4 (5.33%) Avaya
8 3 (4.00%) HP
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 2 (2.67%) Nortel
9 2 (2.67%) Draytek
9 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.33%) Percona
10 1 (1.33%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.33%) SAP
10 1 (1.33%) Dell
10 1 (1.33%) EMC
10 1 (1.33%) IBM
Preston, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Resolve Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 p/annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ormskirk
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Blackburn
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Salary: £37500 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago