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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 51 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 15 32 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.96% 6.32% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.39% 25.81% 19.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 20
Average salary £38,750 £34,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.13% -8.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £51,125
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
67 124 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.24% 24.51% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 61 118 88
Average salary £28,500 £28,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £44,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 - 6 £42,500 - 4
Burnley -13 4 £30,000 +36.36%
Newton-le-Willows +11 2 £32,500 -1.51% 1
Rossendale -2 1 £37,500 +41.50% 1
Lancaster -8 1 £22,500 -
Accrington - 1 £41,500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 18 (46.15%) PHP
2 16 (41.03%) MySQL
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) HTML
3 11 (28.21%) CSS
4 10 (25.64%) Degree
5 9 (23.08%) jQuery
6 8 (20.51%) Ruby
6 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
6 8 (20.51%) Apache
7 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
7 7 (17.95%) UNIX
7 7 (17.95%) Windows
7 7 (17.95%) Perl
7 7 (17.95%) Oracle
8 6 (15.38%) Finance
8 6 (15.38%) LAMP
8 6 (15.38%) VMware
8 6 (15.38%) ITIL
8 6 (15.38%) Citrix
8 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 6 (15.38%) Puppet
8 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (12.82%) Varnish
9 5 (12.82%) tcpdump
9 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (20.51%) Apache
2 5 (12.82%) WebLogic
2 5 (12.82%) WebLogic Portal
2 5 (12.82%) nginx
3 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.56%) CMS
6 1 (2.56%) Drupal
6 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) osCommerce
1 1 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) SMTP
1 5 (12.82%) DNS
1 5 (12.82%) Firewall
1 5 (12.82%) Wireshark
1 5 (12.82%) tcpdump
2 3 (7.69%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.13%) VLAN
4 1 (2.56%) OSPF
4 1 (2.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (41.03%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) DB2
4 2 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) RSpec
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
2 5 (12.82%) Local Government
3 4 (10.26%) Marketing
4 3 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) PHP Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Administrator
4 6 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Web Developer
6 4 (10.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 4 (10.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior PHP Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Installations Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) PHP Web Developer
9 1 (2.56%) IT Services Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.56%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) HTML
1 11 (28.21%) CSS
2 9 (23.08%) jQuery
3 6 (15.38%) LAMP
4 5 (12.82%) Middleware
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) XML
6 3 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
6 3 (7.69%) CSS3
6 3 (7.69%) Laravel
6 3 (7.69%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE
7 2 (5.13%) Ajax
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (5.13%) Symfony
7 2 (5.13%) MooTools
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
7 2 (5.13%) Django
7 2 (5.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.82%) Replication
3 2 (5.13%) W3C
3 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) UNIX
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) AIX
2 5 (12.82%) Ubuntu
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Configuration Management
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) EAI
3 5 (12.82%) OO
3 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.82%) MVC
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
3 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (12.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Web Development
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.69%) SOA
5 3 (7.69%) OOP
6 2 (5.13%) UML
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum
6 2 (5.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) PHP
2 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.51%) Ruby
4 7 (17.95%) Perl
5 5 (12.82%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) SQL
7 3 (7.69%) Java
7 3 (7.69%) PHP5
7 3 (7.69%) PHP4
8 2 (5.13%) C++
8 2 (5.13%) COBOL
9 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) MCSE
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 3 (7.69%) MCSA
4 3 (7.69%) CCNA
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) OSCP
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Squid
1 5 (12.82%) Varnish
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
2 3 (7.69%) XenServer
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Puppet
1 6 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.82%) Nagios
2 5 (12.82%) NetBackup
2 5 (12.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle
1 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) NetApp
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Zend
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