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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 52 42 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.30% 8.47% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.94% 32.56% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 24
Average salary £30,000 £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,850
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
127 129 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.15% 26.01% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 107 113 95
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,250 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +1 16 £30,000 -11.81% 3
Lancaster +9 4 £29,358 -21.71%
Blackburn +4 2 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Chorley -6 1 £50,000 -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 35 (53.85%) PHP
2 29 (44.62%) MVC
2 29 (44.62%) MySQL
2 29 (44.62%) CSS
3 28 (43.08%) JavaScript
3 28 (43.08%) Mentoring
4 25 (38.46%) jQuery
5 23 (35.38%) HTML
5 23 (35.38%) SQL Server
6 21 (32.31%) Zend
7 18 (27.69%) Backbone.js
7 18 (27.69%) MS Exchange
8 17 (26.15%) Project Management
8 17 (26.15%) CSS3
8 17 (26.15%) HTML5
9 16 (24.62%) PHP5
9 16 (24.62%) Cisco
9 16 (24.62%) OOP
10 15 (23.08%) WAN
10 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (23.08%) Mobile App
11 13 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
11 13 (20.00%) WordPress
11 13 (20.00%) CMS
11 13 (20.00%) Juniper
11 13 (20.00%) Windows
11 13 (20.00%) SQL
12 12 (18.46%) Oracle
12 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
12 12 (18.46%) CCNA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (27.69%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.00%) CMS
2 13 (20.00%) WordPress
3 8 (12.31%) Apache
4 7 (10.77%) Drupal
5 6 (9.23%) IIS
6 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
6 5 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.08%) Lync
8 1 (1.54%) Node.js
8 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.54%) JBoss
8 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Magento
2 1 (1.54%) SAP xMII
2 1 (1.54%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
1 1 (1.54%) PaaS
1 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) WAN
2 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
3 11 (16.92%) RIP
3 11 (16.92%) MPLS
3 11 (16.92%) OSPF
3 11 (16.92%) BGP
4 8 (12.31%) Junos
5 7 (10.77%) Internet
6 5 (7.69%) Broadband
7 4 (6.15%) LAN
8 3 (4.62%) DHCP
8 3 (4.62%) DNS
9 2 (3.08%) PBX
10 1 (1.54%) SSL
10 1 (1.54%) IPv4
10 1 (1.54%) SAN
10 1 (1.54%) VPN
10 1 (1.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (44.62%) MySQL
2 23 (35.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.08%) DB2
3 2 (3.08%) MS Access
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Zend Studio
2 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) RSpec
3 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
1 5 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 5 (7.69%) Games
1 5 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (50.77%) Developer
2 25 (38.46%) PHP Developer
3 10 (15.38%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Web Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Network Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Network Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Senior PHP Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Network Operations Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Operations Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Administrator
7 5 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Network Support
9 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (44.62%) CSS
2 25 (38.46%) jQuery
3 23 (35.38%) HTML
4 18 (27.69%) Backbone.js
5 17 (26.15%) CSS3
5 17 (26.15%) HTML5
6 12 (18.46%) Zend Framework
7 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.77%) Symfony
9 6 (9.23%) Middleware
9 6 (9.23%) Laravel
10 5 (7.69%) Django
10 5 (7.69%) .NET
10 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
10 5 (7.69%) Web Services
11 3 (4.62%) SOAP
11 3 (4.62%) J2EE
11 3 (4.62%) CodeIgniter
12 2 (3.08%) LAMP
12 2 (3.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.62%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.08%) W3C
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) BBC
6 1 (1.54%) Open Source
6 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (15.38%) Ubuntu
2 10 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.15%) UNIX
4 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.62%) Android
5 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.08%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) SUSE
7 1 (1.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) MVC
2 28 (43.08%) Mentoring
3 17 (26.15%) Project Management
4 16 (24.62%) OOP
5 15 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
7 11 (16.92%) Change Management
8 7 (10.77%) OO
9 5 (7.69%) EAI
9 5 (7.69%) Content Management
9 5 (7.69%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.15%) Automation Testing
11 3 (4.62%) OO PHP
11 3 (4.62%) Web Development
11 3 (4.62%) Regression Testing
11 3 (4.62%) TDD
12 2 (3.08%) Information Security
12 2 (3.08%) SOA
12 2 (3.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (53.85%) PHP
2 28 (43.08%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.62%) PHP5
4 13 (20.00%) SQL
5 9 (13.85%) Java
6 6 (9.23%) Python
7 2 (3.08%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) COBOL
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) CCNA
1 12 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.31%) JNCIA
2 8 (12.31%) LPIC
3 7 (10.77%) Degree
4 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) XenApp
2 4 (6.15%) vSphere
3 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
1 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Zend
2 16 (24.62%) Cisco
3 13 (20.00%) Juniper
4 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
4 12 (18.46%) Oracle
5 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 5 (7.69%) VMware
7 4 (6.15%) Citrix
7 4 (6.15%) Avaya
8 2 (3.08%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) NetApp
8 2 (3.08%) Draytek
8 2 (3.08%) Nortel
9 1 (1.54%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.54%) Dell
9 1 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (1.54%) IBM
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Salary: £40k - 55k per year + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flex-time, Holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
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