The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 40 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 21 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.40% 5.49% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 21.95% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16 26 13
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -26.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £35,000 £51,125
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
78 123 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.35% 25.00% 14.92%
Number of salaries quoted 69 113 64
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -
Linux
North West

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 July 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 30 July 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 +11 6 £34,811 +7.11% 7
Burnley -9 4 £30,000 +22.44%
Lancaster - 2 £19,250 - 2
Newton-le-Willows +6 1 £32,500 - 1
Blackburn -1 1 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Accrington - 1 £41,500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 29 (55.77%) PHP
1 29 (55.77%) MySQL
2 24 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 24 (46.15%) HTML
3 23 (44.23%) CSS
4 21 (40.38%) jQuery
5 19 (36.54%) Apache
6 15 (28.85%) MVC
6 15 (28.85%) Marketing
6 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
7 14 (26.92%) OO
8 12 (23.08%) Symfony
8 12 (23.08%) OO PHP
9 11 (21.15%) Xbox
9 11 (21.15%) JIRA
9 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
9 11 (21.15%) Apache Solr
9 11 (21.15%) Project Management
10 10 (19.23%) UNIX
10 10 (19.23%) Windows
11 9 (17.31%) Scrum
12 8 (15.38%) VMware
12 8 (15.38%) Citrix
12 8 (15.38%) Ruby
12 8 (15.38%) Degree
13 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
13 7 (13.46%) Perl
13 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
14 6 (11.54%) LAMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (36.54%) Apache
2 11 (21.15%) Apache Solr
3 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
4 5 (9.62%) nginx
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.85%) CMS
7 2 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.85%) WordPress
8 1 (1.92%) Drupal
8 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) osCommerce
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
1 1 (1.92%) PaaS
1 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) tcpdump
1 5 (9.62%) Wireshark
1 5 (9.62%) SMTP
1 5 (9.62%) DNS
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) WAN
2 4 (7.69%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.85%) SSL
4 2 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) PBX
5 1 (1.92%) SSH
5 1 (1.92%) OSPF
5 1 (1.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (55.77%) MySQL
2 5 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.85%) DB2
5 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.92%) MS Access
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Git (software)
2 11 (21.15%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
3 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.92%) RSpec
4 1 (1.92%) Grunt
General
1 15 (28.85%) Marketing
2 5 (9.62%) Local Government
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Finance
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Developer
2 15 (28.85%) PHP Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Lead Developer
4 5 (9.62%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 5 (9.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Development Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Development Team Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Lead PHP Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (46.15%) HTML
2 23 (44.23%) CSS
3 21 (40.38%) jQuery
4 12 (23.08%) Symfony
5 6 (11.54%) LAMP
6 5 (9.62%) CSS3
7 3 (5.77%) HTML5
7 3 (5.77%) Ajax
7 3 (5.77%) Django
7 3 (5.77%) SOAP
7 3 (5.77%) Web Services
7 3 (5.77%) XML
8 2 (3.85%) J2EE
8 2 (3.85%) WSDL
8 2 (3.85%) Laravel
8 2 (3.85%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (3.85%) MooTools
8 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (1.92%) Sass
9 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Xbox
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) Social Media
5 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) W3C
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) UNIX
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.62%) Ubuntu
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.62%) AIX
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.85%) CentOS
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) MVC
2 14 (26.92%) OO
3 12 (23.08%) OO PHP
4 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
4 11 (21.15%) Project Management
5 9 (17.31%) Scrum
6 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
7 6 (11.54%) ITIL
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) Business Continuity
8 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (9.62%) Migration
9 4 (7.69%) Web Development
10 3 (5.77%) SOA
10 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.77%) Content Management
10 3 (5.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) PHP
2 24 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.38%) Ruby
4 7 (13.46%) Perl
5 5 (9.62%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) SQL
6 4 (7.69%) PHP5
6 4 (7.69%) PHP4
7 2 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (3.85%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) COBOL
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.62%) A+ Certification
4 4 (7.69%) MCSE
5 3 (5.77%) MCSA
5 3 (5.77%) CCNA
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) OSCP
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Varnish
1 5 (9.62%) Squid
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) XenApp
2 4 (7.69%) vSphere
3 3 (5.77%) XenServer
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Puppet
1 6 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
2 5 (9.62%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.62%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) VMware
1 8 (15.38%) Citrix
2 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) NetApp
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Zend
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) Nortel
7 1 (1.92%) Avaya
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £45 to £85 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster
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Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
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Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
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CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newton-Le-Willows
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Blackburn
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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