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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 35 35 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.49% 8.08% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.00% 44.87% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 35 33 16
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £24,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
100 78 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.41% 18.01% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 91 76 95
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,500 £40,000
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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Blackburn -3 10 £21,500 -10.41%
Preston -1 5 £32,000 - 4
Chorley +6 4 £48,000 -4.00% 1
Burnley +4 3 £37,500 +66.66%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 38 (48.10%) MySQL
2 35 (44.30%) PHP
3 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 33 (41.77%) CSS
4 28 (35.44%) MVC
5 27 (34.18%) HTML
5 27 (34.18%) Mentoring
6 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
7 23 (29.11%) Cisco
7 23 (29.11%) jQuery
8 21 (26.58%) MS Exchange
9 20 (25.32%) SQL
9 20 (25.32%) Red Hat
10 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (24.05%) Zend
10 19 (24.05%) Ubuntu
11 18 (22.78%) Backbone.js
11 18 (22.78%) Project Management
12 17 (21.52%) CSS3
12 17 (21.52%) HTML5
13 16 (20.25%) PHP5
13 16 (20.25%) WAN
13 16 (20.25%) Juniper
14 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
14 15 (18.99%) Apache
15 14 (17.72%) Windows
15 14 (17.72%) Java
15 14 (17.72%) Oracle
15 14 (17.72%) Mobile App
16 13 (16.46%) Mobile Application Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 21 (26.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.99%) Apache
3 12 (15.19%) CMS
3 12 (15.19%) WordPress
4 10 (12.66%) Tomcat
5 8 (10.13%) Apache Solr
5 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (10.13%) JBoss
6 6 (7.59%) Drupal
6 6 (7.59%) IIS
7 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
9 2 (2.53%) Lync
9 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.53%) nginx
10 1 (1.27%) SAS
10 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.27%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Magento
2 1 (1.27%) SAP xMII
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) WAN
2 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.19%) RIP
3 12 (15.19%) MPLS
3 12 (15.19%) OSPF
3 12 (15.19%) BGP
4 8 (10.13%) Junos
5 7 (8.86%) Firewall
6 6 (7.59%) Internet
7 5 (6.33%) SAN
7 5 (6.33%) Broadband
7 5 (6.33%) DNS
8 4 (5.06%) LAN
8 4 (5.06%) SMS
9 3 (3.80%) DHCP
10 2 (2.53%) OpenVPN
10 2 (2.53%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (2.53%) Network Security
10 2 (2.53%) SSL
10 2 (2.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (48.10%) MySQL
2 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.33%) DB2
4 4 (5.06%) Ingres
5 2 (2.53%) MS Access
5 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.27%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Zend Studio
2 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.27%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) Appium
4 1 (1.27%) Calabash
4 1 (1.27%) PhpStorm
General
1 5 (6.33%) Electronics
1 5 (6.33%) Games
1 5 (6.33%) Retail
2 1 (1.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 36 (45.57%) Developer
2 24 (30.38%) PHP Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.86%) Graduate
4 7 (8.86%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Graduate Java Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Network Operations Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Graduate Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Network Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Operations Manager
5 6 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior PHP Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Network Support
7 4 (5.06%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (41.77%) CSS
2 27 (34.18%) HTML
3 23 (29.11%) jQuery
4 18 (22.78%) Backbone.js
5 17 (21.52%) CSS3
5 17 (21.52%) HTML5
6 12 (15.19%) Zend Framework
7 10 (12.66%) AngularJS
8 9 (11.39%) J2EE
9 8 (10.13%) Spring
9 8 (10.13%) JSP
9 8 (10.13%) Hibernate
10 6 (7.59%) .NET
11 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
11 5 (6.33%) Django
11 5 (6.33%) Symfony
12 4 (5.06%) Laravel
13 2 (2.53%) REST
13 2 (2.53%) Web Services
14 1 (1.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.06%) AS400
3 4 (5.06%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Open Source
5 2 (2.53%) Clustering
5 2 (2.53%) Replication
6 1 (1.27%) BBC
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Ubuntu
2 14 (17.72%) Windows
3 10 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (12.66%) UNIX
3 10 (12.66%) Solaris
4 9 (11.39%) AIX
5 6 (7.59%) CentOS
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (6.33%) Android
7 4 (5.06%) HPUX
7 4 (5.06%) VMS
7 4 (5.06%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.53%) FreeBSD
9 2 (2.53%) OpenBSD
10 1 (1.27%) SUSE
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) MVC
2 27 (34.18%) Mentoring
3 19 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (22.78%) Project Management
5 13 (16.46%) Mobile Application Development
5 13 (16.46%) OOP
6 12 (15.19%) Change Management
7 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
8 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.33%) Security Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Content Management
10 4 (5.06%) Automation Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (5.06%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.06%) Service Management
11 3 (3.80%) OO
11 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
12 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Management
12 2 (2.53%) Web Development
12 2 (2.53%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.30%) PHP
2 33 (41.77%) JavaScript
3 20 (25.32%) SQL
4 16 (20.25%) PHP5
5 14 (17.72%) Java
6 7 (8.86%) Python
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.53%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) C#
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (16.46%) CCNA
2 9 (11.39%) LPIC
2 9 (11.39%) JNCIA
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.80%) Degree
3 3 (3.80%) VCP4
4 2 (2.53%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) vSphere
2 4 (5.06%) XenApp
3 2 (2.53%) Dovecot
3 2 (2.53%) Openswan
3 2 (2.53%) SpamAssassin
3 2 (2.53%) OpenSIPS
3 2 (2.53%) Varnish
3 2 (2.53%) KVM
3 2 (2.53%) Corosync
3 2 (2.53%) Ceph
3 2 (2.53%) Postfix
3 2 (2.53%) Sendmail
3 2 (2.53%) NFS
3 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Nagios
2 4 (5.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.53%) yum
3 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (2.53%) logstash
3 2 (2.53%) Bacula
3 2 (2.53%) Rsyslog
3 2 (2.53%) Cacti
3 2 (2.53%) Munin
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Cisco
2 20 (25.32%) Red Hat
3 19 (24.05%) Zend
4 16 (20.25%) Juniper
5 14 (17.72%) Oracle
6 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.86%) VMware
8 6 (7.59%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.59%) HP
9 4 (5.06%) Citrix
9 4 (5.06%) EMC
9 4 (5.06%) IBM
9 4 (5.06%) Avaya
9 4 (5.06%) Novell
9 4 (5.06%) Veritas
10 2 (2.53%) Percona
10 2 (2.53%) Draytek
10 2 (2.53%) NetApp
10 2 (2.53%) Nortel
11 1 (1.27%) Dell
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