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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 37 54 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.41% 10.44% 8.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.36% 36.24% 29.09%
Number of salaries quoted 34 49 32
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,350 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
118 149 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 26.82% 28.82% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 111 123 98
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,187 £25,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 3 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 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 (44.58%) Windows
2 34 (40.96%) OO
3 30 (36.14%) CSS
3 30 (36.14%) HTML
4 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
4 27 (32.53%) PHP
4 27 (32.53%) MySQL
5 24 (28.92%) SOAP
6 23 (27.71%) Apache
6 23 (27.71%) E-Commerce
7 22 (26.51%) REST
8 20 (24.10%) TDD
8 20 (24.10%) UNIX
9 19 (22.89%) Java
10 17 (20.48%) Ajax
10 17 (20.48%) jQuery
11 16 (19.28%) OO PHP
12 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (18.07%) SQL
12 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
12 15 (18.07%) C++
12 15 (18.07%) MVC
13 14 (16.87%) Unit Testing
14 13 (15.66%) Retail
14 13 (15.66%) Automated Testing
14 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (15.66%) C#
15 12 (14.46%) Relational Database
15 12 (14.46%) Magento
16 11 (13.25%) QA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 23 (27.71%) Apache
2 4 (4.82%) CMS
2 4 (4.82%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.61%) nginx
3 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 5 (6.02%) Firewall
2 5 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (4.82%) SAN
4 3 (3.61%) Internet
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.20%) VPN
6 1 (1.20%) SSL
6 1 (1.20%) LAN
6 1 (1.20%) VoIP
6 1 (1.20%) WAN
6 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.20%) Wireless
6 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.53%) MySQL
2 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
3 12 (14.46%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.64%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.23%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.61%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.61%) Spotfire
6 3 (3.61%) QlikView
6 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) OLAP
6 3 (3.61%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Subversion
2 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.20%) Maven
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (15.66%) Retail
2 9 (10.84%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Banking
4 5 (6.02%) Law
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Games
6 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Developer
2 19 (22.89%) PHP Developer
3 15 (18.07%) Web Developer
4 9 (10.84%) PHP Web Developer
5 8 (9.64%) Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Tester
8 5 (6.02%) QA Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Information Security Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Automation Tester
9 4 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (4.82%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.14%) HTML
1 30 (36.14%) CSS
2 24 (28.92%) SOAP
3 22 (26.51%) REST
4 17 (20.48%) jQuery
4 17 (20.48%) Ajax
5 10 (12.05%) .NET
6 8 (9.64%) CSS3
6 8 (9.64%) HTML5
7 6 (7.23%) RESTful
7 6 (7.23%) JAX-RS
7 6 (7.23%) Web Services
7 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.23%) XHTML
8 4 (4.82%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.82%) STL
9 3 (3.61%) XML
9 3 (3.61%) Yii
9 3 (3.61%) Laravel
10 2 (2.41%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.43%) Open Source
3 6 (7.23%) W3C
4 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) AS400
5 3 (3.61%) EPoS
6 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.41%) User Experience
7 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.58%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) UNIX
3 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.41%) CentOS
4 2 (2.41%) Debian
5 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.20%) Android
5 1 (1.20%) HPUX
5 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) OO
2 23 (27.71%) E-Commerce
3 20 (24.10%) TDD
4 16 (19.28%) OO PHP
5 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.07%) MVC
6 14 (16.87%) Unit Testing
7 13 (15.66%) Automated Testing
8 11 (13.25%) OOP
9 10 (12.05%) Multithreading
10 8 (9.64%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.64%) SOA
11 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
12 6 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (7.23%) Progressive Enhancement
12 6 (7.23%) Data Modelling
12 6 (7.23%) Validation
12 6 (7.23%) Information Security
13 4 (4.82%) UML
13 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) JavaScript
1 27 (32.53%) PHP
2 19 (22.89%) Java
3 15 (18.07%) C++
3 15 (18.07%) SQL
4 13 (15.66%) C#
5 6 (7.23%) Perl
5 6 (7.23%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) C
7 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.61%) Ruby
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) CISSP
2 5 (6.02%) CISM
2 5 (6.02%) ISSAP
2 5 (6.02%) ISSMP
3 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) VCP4
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.61%) Samba
4 2 (2.41%) Squid
5 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.20%) Firmware
5 1 (1.20%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.20%) XenApp
5 1 (1.20%) XenServer
5 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Nagios
2 3 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.41%) SmokePing
3 2 (2.41%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.41%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) SCOM
3 2 (2.41%) Munin
3 2 (2.41%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) Cisco
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle
3 7 (8.43%) VMware
4 6 (7.23%) HP
5 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.82%) Citrix
7 3 (3.61%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.61%) McAfee
7 3 (3.61%) Zend
8 2 (2.41%) Trend Micro
8 2 (2.41%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.41%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.41%) Symantec
8 2 (2.41%) BMC
8 2 (2.41%) CA
9 1 (1.20%) SAP
9 1 (1.20%) Juniper
9 1 (1.20%) Apple
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