The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 42 63 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 9.86% 11.37% 8.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.25% 38.65% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 38 59 33
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,789 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
Linux
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
107 163 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.12% 29.42% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 97 139 96
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £70,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Linux
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region.

Linux Salary Trend in Liverpool

Linux
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 30 (36.59%) OO
3 28 (34.15%) HTML
4 27 (32.93%) MySQL
4 27 (32.93%) CSS
5 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
5 25 (30.49%) PHP
6 22 (26.83%) SOAP
7 21 (25.61%) Apache
8 20 (24.39%) Java
8 20 (24.39%) REST
9 18 (21.95%) TDD
10 17 (20.73%) SQL
10 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
11 16 (19.51%) UNIX
11 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
11 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (19.51%) Ajax
12 15 (18.29%) jQuery
12 15 (18.29%) OO PHP
12 15 (18.29%) C++
12 15 (18.29%) MVC
13 13 (15.85%) C#
13 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
13 13 (15.85%) Automated Testing
14 12 (14.63%) Relational Database
15 11 (13.41%) OOP
15 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.20%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 (25.61%) Apache
2 4 (4.88%) CMS
2 4 (4.88%) Umbraco
2 4 (4.88%) nginx
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
1 1 (1.22%) PaaS
1 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) SAN
2 6 (7.32%) HTTP
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) VPN
5 1 (1.22%) SSL
5 1 (1.22%) LAN
5 1 (1.22%) VoIP
5 1 (1.22%) WAN
5 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.22%) Firewall
5 1 (1.22%) Wireless
5 1 (1.22%) SSH
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.93%) MySQL
2 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
3 12 (14.63%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.66%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.66%) Spotfire
6 3 (3.66%) QlikView
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.66%) OLAP
6 3 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Subversion
2 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.22%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Maven
3 1 (1.22%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Retail
3 6 (7.32%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Games
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (40.24%) Developer
2 17 (20.73%) PHP Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Web Developer
4 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Linux Support
6 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Tester
7 5 (6.10%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) QA Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.88%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.88%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (34.15%) HTML
2 27 (32.93%) CSS
3 22 (26.83%) SOAP
4 20 (24.39%) REST
5 16 (19.51%) Ajax
6 15 (18.29%) jQuery
7 10 (12.20%) .NET
8 8 (9.76%) CSS3
8 8 (9.76%) HTML5
9 6 (7.32%) RESTful
9 6 (7.32%) JAX-RS
9 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.32%) XHTML
10 5 (6.10%) Web Services
11 4 (4.88%) J2EE
11 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
12 3 (3.66%) STL
12 3 (3.66%) Yii
12 3 (3.66%) Laravel
13 2 (2.44%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Open Source
3 6 (7.32%) W3C
4 3 (3.66%) AS400
5 2 (2.44%) EPoS
5 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.12%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) UNIX
3 7 (8.54%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.66%) CentOS
5 3 (3.66%) Debian
6 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.22%) Android
6 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) OO
2 18 (21.95%) TDD
3 16 (19.51%) E-Commerce
3 16 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.29%) MVC
4 15 (18.29%) OO PHP
5 13 (15.85%) Automated Testing
5 13 (15.85%) Unit Testing
6 11 (13.41%) OOP
7 9 (10.98%) Multithreading
7 9 (10.98%) Manual Testing
8 8 (9.76%) SOA
8 8 (9.76%) ITIL
9 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.54%) Problem Management
10 6 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (7.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.32%) Validation
10 6 (7.32%) Progressive Enhancement
11 4 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
1 25 (30.49%) PHP
2 20 (24.39%) Java
3 17 (20.73%) SQL
4 15 (18.29%) C++
5 13 (15.85%) C#
6 7 (8.54%) Python
7 6 (7.32%) Perl
8 5 (6.10%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.88%) Ruby
10 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.66%) C
11 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) CISSP
4 1 (1.22%) CISM
4 1 (1.22%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.22%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Samba
2 3 (3.66%) Squid
3 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) XenApp
4 1 (1.22%) XenServer
4 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.22%) vSphere
4 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Nagios
2 3 (3.66%) Munin
2 3 (3.66%) Zenoss
2 3 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.66%) SmokePing
3 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.44%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
3 2 (2.44%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.10%) HP
3 5 (6.10%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) Citrix
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco
4 4 (4.88%) VMware
5 3 (3.66%) Zend
5 3 (3.66%) McAfee
5 3 (3.66%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.44%) BMC
6 2 (2.44%) CA
6 2 (2.44%) Symantec
6 2 (2.44%) Trend Micro
6 2 (2.44%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.44%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.22%) Perforce
7 1 (1.22%) Apple
7 1 (1.22%) Sage
7 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint