The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 352 305 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 8.78% 7.52% 9.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.71% 29.50% 33.40%
Number of salaries quoted 308 274 293
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1014 1034 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.28% 25.50% 27.29%
Number of salaries quoted 851 895 865
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
North West

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Linux
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Linux Salary Trend in Manchester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Manchester

Linux
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Salford +3 18 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Stockport 0 16 £37,500 +6.38% 1
Altrincham +7 10 £50,000 +81.81% 1
Cheadle +6 10 - - 1
Wigan 0 9 £45,000 +12.50%
Bury - 3 £19,000 -
Sale +5 2 £38,750 +29.16%
Oldham +12 1 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Bolton -14 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 252 (39.01%) Windows
2 232 (35.91%) Java
3 194 (30.03%) UNIX
4 183 (28.33%) MySQL
5 161 (24.92%) PHP
6 157 (24.30%) JavaScript
7 150 (23.22%) HTML
8 146 (22.60%) SQL
9 135 (20.90%) CSS
10 124 (19.20%) Oracle
11 104 (16.10%) Red Hat
12 98 (15.17%) Software Engineering
13 97 (15.02%) Apache
14 96 (14.86%) Tomcat
15 94 (14.55%) Spring
16 89 (13.78%) VMware
16 89 (13.78%) Web Services
17 87 (13.47%) E-Commerce
18 82 (12.69%) XML
18 82 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 81 (12.54%) Degree
20 80 (12.38%) Perl
21 76 (11.76%) Finance
21 76 (11.76%) jQuery
22 74 (11.46%) Python
23 69 (10.68%) Git (software)
24 65 (10.06%) MVC
25 64 (9.91%) C
25 64 (9.91%) C++
26 61 (9.44%) Hibernate

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 97 (15.02%) Apache
2 96 (14.86%) Tomcat
3 39 (6.04%) WebLogic
4 37 (5.73%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.10%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 18 (2.79%) MS Exchange
6 18 (2.79%) TIBCO EMS
7 17 (2.63%) Drupal
7 17 (2.63%) Confluence
8 12 (1.86%) WordPress
9 11 (1.70%) Apache Solr
9 11 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.39%) SAS
10 9 (1.39%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.24%) CMS
12 7 (1.08%) Jetty
13 6 (0.93%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.93%) Node.js
14 4 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.17%) MS Office
3 8 (1.24%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.93%) SPSS
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (5.11%) Magento
2 20 (3.10%) TIBCO iProcess
2 20 (3.10%) BusinessWorks
3 18 (2.79%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Exstream
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.48%) Office 365
3 11 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
6 5 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.62%) Route 53
8 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.15%) SaaS
9 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.04%) HTTP
1 39 (6.04%) DNS
2 32 (4.95%) Internet
3 26 (4.02%) Firewall
4 25 (3.87%) SAN
5 24 (3.72%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.72%) VPN
6 22 (3.41%) SSL
7 21 (3.25%) WAN
8 20 (3.10%) LAN
9 17 (2.63%) DHCP
10 16 (2.48%) MPLS
11 12 (1.86%) AMQP
11 12 (1.86%) Ethernet
12 10 (1.55%) BGP
13 8 (1.24%) FTP
14 7 (1.08%) VPLS
14 7 (1.08%) LDAP
14 7 (1.08%) Broadband
15 6 (0.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (28.33%) MySQL
2 52 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 50 (7.74%) SQL Server
4 46 (7.12%) Oracle Database
5 39 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (3.25%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.79%) Hazelcast
8 18 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 17 (2.63%) RDBMS
9 17 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (2.17%) Big Data
11 13 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.24%) DB2
14 7 (1.08%) DataStage
15 6 (0.93%) Sqoop
15 6 (0.93%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 69 (10.68%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.81%) Maven
3 43 (6.66%) Eclipse
4 39 (6.04%) Jenkins
5 35 (5.42%) Subversion
6 33 (5.11%) JUnit
7 27 (4.18%) JIRA
8 21 (3.25%) Selenium
9 20 (3.10%) Ant
9 20 (3.10%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.17%) Gerrit
11 13 (2.01%) Gradle
12 11 (1.70%) Mercurial
13 10 (1.55%) Hudson
13 10 (1.55%) NUnit
14 9 (1.39%) Mockito
15 7 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 5 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
16 5 (0.77%) PHPUnit
16 5 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 76 (11.76%) Finance
2 41 (6.35%) Retail
3 33 (5.11%) Games
4 15 (2.32%) Marketing
5 14 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.86%) Banking
7 9 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.08%) Electronics
9 6 (0.93%) Military
10 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.15%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 266 (41.18%) Developer
2 112 (17.34%) Java Developer
3 67 (10.37%) Software Engineer
4 62 (9.60%) Administrator
4 62 (9.60%) PHP Developer
5 61 (9.44%) Support Engineer
6 49 (7.59%) Software Developer
6 49 (7.59%) Analyst
7 39 (6.04%) Linux Administrator
8 30 (4.64%) Senior Developer
9 25 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
10 24 (3.72%) Applications Support
11 22 (3.41%) DBA
11 22 (3.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 19 (2.94%) Linux Support
13 18 (2.79%) Architect
13 18 (2.79%) Web Developer
14 17 (2.63%) UNIX Support
14 17 (2.63%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (23.22%) HTML
2 135 (20.90%) CSS
3 94 (14.55%) Spring
4 89 (13.78%) Web Services
5 82 (12.69%) XML
6 76 (11.76%) jQuery
7 61 (9.44%) Hibernate
8 51 (7.89%) J2EE
9 40 (6.19%) Java EE
10 37 (5.73%) HTML5
11 34 (5.26%) Middleware
11 34 (5.26%) JMS
11 34 (5.26%) XSLT
12 32 (4.95%) LAMP
13 31 (4.80%) EJB
13 31 (4.80%) Grails
14 30 (4.64%) .NET
15 26 (4.02%) JSP
16 25 (3.87%) DOM
16 25 (3.87%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.97%) Computer Science
2 29 (4.49%) 3D Graphics
3 25 (3.87%) Open Source
4 22 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 20 (3.10%) Mathematics
6 18 (2.79%) Animation
7 17 (2.63%) iPhone
8 15 (2.32%) Mainframe
9 14 (2.17%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.70%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.55%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (1.24%) Replication
13 7 (1.08%) Statistics
13 7 (1.08%) Xbox
14 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.77%) Tandem
15 5 (0.77%) Clustering
15 5 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.77%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 252 (39.01%) Windows
2 194 (30.03%) UNIX
3 82 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (6.66%) Android
5 41 (6.35%) Solaris
6 37 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (5.73%) CentOS
7 36 (5.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (5.42%) Mac OS X
9 26 (4.02%) AIX
10 24 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.01%) HPUX
12 10 (1.55%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.08%) Debian
14 7 (1.08%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.77%) SUSE
15 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.46%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (15.17%) Software Engineering
2 87 (13.47%) E-Commerce
3 65 (10.06%) MVC
4 61 (9.44%) OO
5 58 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (8.82%) OOP
7 53 (8.20%) ITIL
8 45 (6.97%) Scrum
9 35 (5.42%) Problem Management
9 35 (5.42%) TDD
9 35 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (5.26%) Configuration Management
11 32 (4.95%) Change Management
12 29 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (3.56%) Web Application Development
13 23 (3.56%) Time Management
14 22 (3.41%) DevOps
14 22 (3.41%) Service Delivery
15 21 (3.25%) Automated Testing
16 20 (3.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 232 (35.91%) Java
2 161 (24.92%) PHP
3 157 (24.30%) JavaScript
4 146 (22.60%) SQL
5 80 (12.38%) Perl
6 74 (11.46%) Python
7 64 (9.91%) C
7 64 (9.91%) C++
8 58 (8.98%) Shell Script
9 40 (6.19%) Ruby
10 34 (5.26%) XPath
11 29 (4.49%) C#
12 27 (4.18%) Bash Shell
13 19 (2.94%) PHP5
14 12 (1.86%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.70%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.55%) Scala
17 8 (1.24%) Jython
18 7 (1.08%) Lua
19 6 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 81 (12.54%) Degree
2 19 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.32%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.17%) MCSE
5 12 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.55%) HND
6 10 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.08%) MCSA
7 7 (1.08%) CCNA
7 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (0.77%) RHCT
8 5 (0.77%) MCP
9 4 (0.62%) RHCE
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.31%) NCDA
10 2 (0.31%) CCA
10 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.57%) QA
2 14 (2.17%) SLA
3 9 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 56 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.94%) vSphere
4 16 (2.48%) XenApp
5 12 (1.86%) Squid
6 10 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.39%) XenServer
8 8 (1.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (1.24%) MetaFrame
9 7 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.08%) KVM
10 6 (0.93%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.93%) NFS
11 5 (0.77%) Xen
11 5 (0.77%) Varnish
12 4 (0.62%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.62%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 40 (6.19%) Puppet
2 24 (3.72%) Nagios
3 22 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.01%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.77%) WSUS
5 5 (0.77%) Cacti
6 4 (0.62%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.62%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.46%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.46%) SCCM
7 3 (0.46%) logstash
8 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.31%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.31%) Kibana
8 2 (0.31%) Ansible
8 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 124 (19.20%) Oracle
2 104 (16.10%) Red Hat
3 89 (13.78%) VMware
4 49 (7.59%) Microsoft
5 38 (5.88%) Zend
6 36 (5.57%) Cisco
7 34 (5.26%) JBoss
8 31 (4.80%) Citrix
9 29 (4.49%) IBM
10 23 (3.56%) Juniper
10 23 (3.56%) HP
11 22 (3.41%) EMC
12 20 (3.10%) TIBCO
13 15 (2.32%) Symantec
13 15 (2.32%) Atlassian
14 14 (2.17%) NetApp
15 10 (1.55%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.55%) Fortinet
16 9 (1.39%) Teradata
16 9 (1.39%) Perforce
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £43000 - £47000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension & healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 48,000 - 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ThoughtWorks
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago