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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 28 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Permanent jobs citing Linux 33 31 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.67% 6.75% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.00% 36.47% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 32 30 12
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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 85 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.26% 18.52% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 88 83 97
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,500 £40,500
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 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 30 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 +2 10 £21,500 -10.41%
Preston -1 5 £32,000 +1.58% 1
Chorley - 5 £47,500 -
Burnley +7 3 £37,500 +66.66%
Rossendale - 2 £42,500 -
Blackpool -7 1 - - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 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 41 (48.24%) MySQL
2 37 (43.53%) PHP
3 36 (42.35%) JavaScript
3 36 (42.35%) CSS
4 30 (35.29%) HTML
5 29 (34.12%) MVC
6 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
7 25 (29.41%) Mentoring
8 24 (28.24%) jQuery
8 24 (28.24%) SQL
8 24 (28.24%) Cisco
9 21 (24.71%) MS Exchange
9 21 (24.71%) Zend
10 20 (23.53%) Red Hat
11 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (22.35%) Ubuntu
12 18 (21.18%) Backbone.js
12 18 (21.18%) Oracle
13 17 (20.00%) OOP
13 17 (20.00%) Project Management
13 17 (20.00%) CSS3
13 17 (20.00%) HTML5
14 16 (18.82%) PHP5
14 16 (18.82%) Apache
15 15 (17.65%) Juniper
16 14 (16.47%) Windows
16 14 (16.47%) Java
16 14 (16.47%) WAN
16 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
16 14 (16.47%) Mobile App

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (24.71%) MS Exchange
2 16 (18.82%) Apache
3 12 (14.12%) CMS
3 12 (14.12%) WordPress
4 10 (11.76%) Tomcat
5 8 (9.41%) JBoss
5 8 (9.41%) Apache Solr
6 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
8 5 (5.88%) WebSphere
9 4 (4.71%) IIS
9 4 (4.71%) Drupal
10 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
10 2 (2.35%) Lync
10 2 (2.35%) nginx
11 1 (1.18%) Node.js
11 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Magento
2 1 (1.18%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) WAN
1 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.94%) MPLS
2 11 (12.94%) OSPF
2 11 (12.94%) BGP
2 11 (12.94%) RIP
3 8 (9.41%) Firewall
4 7 (8.24%) SAN
4 7 (8.24%) Junos
5 6 (7.06%) DNS
6 5 (5.88%) Broadband
6 5 (5.88%) SMS
7 4 (4.71%) LAN
7 4 (4.71%) Internet
8 3 (3.53%) DHCP
9 2 (2.35%) VoIP
9 2 (2.35%) SSL
9 2 (2.35%) VPN
9 2 (2.35%) Network Security
9 2 (2.35%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.24%) MySQL
2 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.06%) DB2
4 5 (5.88%) Ingres
5 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.35%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.18%) SAP HANA
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Zend Studio
2 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.35%) Ant
3 2 (2.35%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.35%) CruiseControl
3 2 (2.35%) Subversion
3 2 (2.35%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.18%) Appium
4 1 (1.18%) Selenium
4 1 (1.18%) Calabash
General
1 5 (5.88%) Electronics
1 5 (5.88%) Games
1 5 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (1.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (43.53%) Developer
2 27 (31.76%) PHP Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Graduate
4 7 (8.24%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Graduate Developer
5 6 (7.06%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.06%) Graduate Java Developer
6 5 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Network Operations Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Network Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Operations Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.35%) CSS
2 30 (35.29%) HTML
3 24 (28.24%) jQuery
4 18 (21.18%) Backbone.js
5 17 (20.00%) CSS3
5 17 (20.00%) HTML5
6 12 (14.12%) Zend Framework
7 10 (11.76%) AngularJS
8 9 (10.59%) J2EE
9 8 (9.41%) JSP
9 8 (9.41%) Hibernate
9 8 (9.41%) Spring
10 5 (5.88%) Symfony
11 4 (4.71%) Web Services
11 4 (4.71%) .NET
11 4 (4.71%) Laravel
11 4 (4.71%) REST
12 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET
12 3 (3.53%) SOAP
12 3 (3.53%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) AS400
3 5 (5.88%) Open Source
3 5 (5.88%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.71%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.18%) iPhone
6 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.18%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Ubuntu
2 14 (16.47%) Windows
3 12 (14.12%) Solaris
4 11 (12.94%) AIX
4 11 (12.94%) UNIX
5 9 (10.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.24%) CentOS
7 5 (5.88%) Android
7 5 (5.88%) VMS
7 5 (5.88%) HPUX
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.35%) FreeBSD
10 2 (2.35%) OpenBSD
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) MVC
2 25 (29.41%) Mentoring
3 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (20.00%) OOP
4 17 (20.00%) Project Management
5 13 (15.29%) Mobile Application Development
6 11 (12.94%) Change Management
7 10 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 8 (9.41%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.88%) OO
9 5 (5.88%) Service Management
10 4 (4.71%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Automation Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (3.53%) Load Balancing
11 3 (3.53%) Security Testing
11 3 (3.53%) Content Management
12 2 (2.35%) Automated Testing
12 2 (2.35%) Scrum
12 2 (2.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.53%) PHP
2 36 (42.35%) JavaScript
3 24 (28.24%) SQL
4 16 (18.82%) PHP5
5 14 (16.47%) Java
6 5 (5.88%) Python
7 4 (4.71%) Perl
8 2 (2.35%) Ruby
8 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.18%) Scala
9 1 (1.18%) VBScript
9 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) CCNA
1 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.41%) JNCIA
2 8 (9.41%) LPIC
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.35%) MCITP
4 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.53%) XenApp
3 3 (3.53%) vSphere
4 2 (2.35%) Varnish
4 2 (2.35%) Dovecot
4 2 (2.35%) Openswan
4 2 (2.35%) SpamAssassin
4 2 (2.35%) OpenSIPS
4 2 (2.35%) Corosync
4 2 (2.35%) KVM
4 2 (2.35%) Ceph
4 2 (2.35%) iptables
4 2 (2.35%) Postfix
4 2 (2.35%) Sendmail
4 2 (2.35%) NFS
4 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Nagios
2 5 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.35%) Cacti
3 2 (2.35%) Munin
3 2 (2.35%) yum
3 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (2.35%) logstash
3 2 (2.35%) Rsyslog
3 2 (2.35%) Bacula
3 2 (2.35%) Pacemaker
4 1 (1.18%) Puppet
4 1 (1.18%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Cisco
2 21 (24.71%) Zend
3 20 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 18 (21.18%) Oracle
5 15 (17.65%) Juniper
6 9 (10.59%) VMware
7 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.24%) HP
8 6 (7.06%) Citrix
8 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.88%) Novell
9 5 (5.88%) Veritas
9 5 (5.88%) EMC
9 5 (5.88%) IBM
10 3 (3.53%) Avaya
11 2 (2.35%) NetApp
11 2 (2.35%) Percona
11 2 (2.35%) Draytek
12 1 (1.18%) NETGEAR
12 1 (1.18%) Veeam
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