The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 269 284 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.44% 7.16% 10.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.16% 28.74% 39.89%
Number of salaries quoted 222 211 392
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
892 988 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.65% 24.89% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 737 818 969
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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
Stockport -6 29 £34,500 -1.42% 8
Bolton +21 19 £39,000 -22.00%
Altrincham -9 13 £40,000 +60.00%
Rochdale +3 12 £42,500 +73.46% 3
Salford +3 12 £37,500 +63.04% 5
Oldham 0 5 £33,000 -2.22% 1
Wigan -1 4 £42,500 +57.40%
Bury - 2 £25,000 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 214 (36.90%) Windows
2 178 (30.69%) PHP
2 178 (30.69%) MySQL
3 163 (28.10%) Java
4 152 (26.21%) SQL
5 149 (25.69%) HTML
6 148 (25.52%) JavaScript
7 141 (24.31%) CSS
8 124 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
9 114 (19.66%) UNIX
10 113 (19.48%) VMware
11 111 (19.14%) Oracle
12 109 (18.79%) C++
13 105 (18.10%) Degree
14 100 (17.24%) Apache
15 94 (16.21%) jQuery
16 93 (16.03%) Software Engineering
17 85 (14.66%) MVC
18 82 (14.14%) SQL Server
18 82 (14.14%) E-Commerce
18 82 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
19 80 (13.79%) LAMP
20 79 (13.62%) Microsoft
20 79 (13.62%) XML
21 77 (13.28%) Git (software)
22 76 (13.10%) OO
23 72 (12.41%) Red Hat
24 63 (10.86%) Relational Database
25 62 (10.69%) OOP
25 62 (10.69%) WebSphere

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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
1 100 (17.24%) Apache
2 62 (10.69%) WebSphere
3 42 (7.24%) WebLogic
4 36 (6.21%) nginx
5 28 (4.83%) Tomcat
6 27 (4.66%) CMS
7 21 (3.62%) Drupal
8 19 (3.28%) WordPress
8 19 (3.28%) JBoss
9 18 (3.10%) GlassFish
10 15 (2.59%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.55%) Apache Solr
13 8 (1.38%) Node.js
13 8 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (1.21%) IIS
14 7 (1.21%) Apache Pig
15 6 (1.03%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.97%) MS Office
3 11 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.34%) Maya
6 2 (0.34%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.17%) Revit
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (6.38%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.38%) SaaS
3 7 (1.21%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.86%) Office 365
4 5 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.52%) GitHub
5 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (10.34%) SAN
2 43 (7.41%) DNS
3 28 (4.83%) Internet
3 28 (4.83%) VPN
4 23 (3.97%) Firewall
5 19 (3.28%) DHCP
6 14 (2.41%) iSCSI
7 13 (2.24%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.07%) HTTP
8 12 (2.07%) WAN
8 12 (2.07%) ATM
8 12 (2.07%) Broadband
8 12 (2.07%) VoIP
8 12 (2.07%) VLAN
9 11 (1.90%) SSL
10 10 (1.72%) IPsec
10 10 (1.72%) NAS
11 9 (1.55%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.21%) FTP
12 7 (1.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (30.69%) MySQL
2 82 (14.14%) SQL Server
3 63 (10.86%) Relational Database
4 58 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 51 (8.79%) RDBMS
6 39 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.66%) DB2
7 27 (4.66%) Big Data
8 25 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (3.79%) Oracle Exadata
10 20 (3.45%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.41%) Amazon Redshift
13 12 (2.07%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.38%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.38%) OLTP
14 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.86%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 77 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.55%) Maven
3 34 (5.86%) Eclipse
4 33 (5.69%) Jenkins
5 29 (5.00%) Subversion
6 26 (4.48%) Ant
6 26 (4.48%) JUnit
7 24 (4.14%) Selenium
8 17 (2.93%) JIRA
9 16 (2.76%) Hudson
10 14 (2.41%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.07%) ClearCase
12 8 (1.38%) Gradle
13 6 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.86%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.69%) Grunt
16 3 (0.52%) AppScan
17 2 (0.34%) Toad
17 2 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
General
1 53 (9.14%) Retail
2 51 (8.79%) Finance
3 24 (4.14%) Marketing
4 15 (2.59%) Banking
5 13 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.21%) Advertising
8 6 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.03%) Military
9 4 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.52%) Games
10 3 (0.52%) iGaming
11 2 (0.34%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 218 (37.59%) Developer
2 105 (18.10%) PHP Developer
3 63 (10.86%) Software Engineer
4 57 (9.83%) Java Developer
5 38 (6.55%) Support Engineer
5 38 (6.55%) Senior Developer
6 37 (6.38%) Architect
6 37 (6.38%) Administrator
7 36 (6.21%) Consultant
8 33 (5.69%) Web Developer
9 31 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
10 29 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
11 26 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 26 (4.48%) Tester
11 26 (4.48%) Security Consultant
12 24 (4.14%) IT Consultant
13 23 (3.97%) Penetration Tester
13 23 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
14 22 (3.79%) IT Security Consultant
14 22 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (25.69%) HTML
2 141 (24.31%) CSS
3 94 (16.21%) jQuery
4 80 (13.79%) LAMP
5 79 (13.62%) XML
6 59 (10.17%) SOAP
7 54 (9.31%) Web Services
8 53 (9.14%) JMS
9 51 (8.79%) HTML5
10 46 (7.93%) Hibernate
10 46 (7.93%) Spring
11 44 (7.59%) J2EE
12 42 (7.24%) .NET
13 40 (6.90%) REST
14 39 (6.72%) Servlets
15 34 (5.86%) RabbitMQ
15 34 (5.86%) JSON
16 32 (5.52%) WSDL
16 32 (5.52%) WebSphere MQ
17 30 (5.17%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.31%) FlexPod
3 22 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
3 22 (3.79%) Open Source
4 21 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.10%) W3C
6 17 (2.93%) User Experience
7 8 (1.38%) PKI
8 7 (1.21%) Clustering
8 7 (1.21%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.03%) Photography
9 6 (1.03%) Life Science
10 5 (0.86%) Derivative
10 5 (0.86%) Replication
11 4 (0.69%) BBC
11 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 214 (36.90%) Windows
2 114 (19.66%) UNIX
3 52 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (5.52%) Solaris
5 31 (5.34%) AIX
5 31 (5.34%) CentOS
6 28 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (4.31%) HPUX
8 25 (4.31%) SUSE
9 24 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (3.97%) Debian
11 22 (3.79%) zOS
11 22 (3.79%) OS/400
12 13 (2.24%) Windows 7
13 12 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.90%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.38%) Android
15 8 (1.38%) Mac OS X
15 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (16.03%) Software Engineering
3 85 (14.66%) MVC
4 82 (14.14%) E-Commerce
5 76 (13.10%) OO
6 62 (10.69%) OOP
7 60 (10.34%) TDD
8 52 (8.97%) Mentoring
9 48 (8.28%) Coaching
10 47 (8.10%) Web Development
11 38 (6.55%) ITIL
12 35 (6.03%) Information Security
13 33 (5.69%) Scrum
14 28 (4.83%) Business Continuity
14 28 (4.83%) Penetration Testing
15 24 (4.14%) Security Architecture
16 22 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
17 21 (3.62%) Web Design
18 20 (3.45%) OOD
18 20 (3.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 178 (30.69%) PHP
2 163 (28.10%) Java
3 152 (26.21%) SQL
4 148 (25.52%) JavaScript
5 109 (18.79%) C++
6 56 (9.66%) C
7 48 (8.28%) C#
8 39 (6.72%) Python
9 31 (5.34%) Ruby
10 27 (4.66%) PL/SQL
11 26 (4.48%) Perl
12 23 (3.97%) PowerShell
13 18 (3.10%) Bash Shell
13 18 (3.10%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.07%) PHP5
15 9 (1.55%) VB
16 8 (1.38%) XPath
17 4 (0.69%) Scala
17 4 (0.69%) JCL
18 3 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 105 (18.10%) Degree
2 25 (4.31%) CISSP
3 24 (4.14%) OSCP
3 24 (4.14%) OSCE
4 16 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.76%) MCSE
5 15 (2.59%) CCNA
5 15 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.38%) RHCE
7 8 (1.38%) MCSA
8 7 (1.21%) RHCA
9 6 (1.03%) CCNP
10 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.34%) MCP
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.34%) AAT
11 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.34%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.86%) QA
2 10 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.79%) KVM
5 14 (2.41%) vSphere
6 10 (1.72%) NFS
7 7 (1.21%) Xen
7 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.03%) XenApp
9 5 (0.86%) vCloud
10 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.52%) Squid
10 3 (0.52%) Docker
11 2 (0.34%) XenServer
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) Varnish
12 1 (0.17%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 42 (7.24%) Puppet
2 27 (4.66%) Nagios
3 22 (3.79%) Tivoli
4 19 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.55%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.69%) Cacti
6 4 (0.69%) Ansible
7 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.52%) Nessus
7 3 (0.52%) Nmap
7 3 (0.52%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.34%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.34%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.34%) Opsview
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 113 (19.48%) VMware
2 111 (19.14%) Oracle
3 79 (13.62%) Microsoft
4 72 (12.41%) Red Hat
5 58 (10.00%) Cisco
6 51 (8.79%) HP
7 49 (8.45%) NetApp
8 40 (6.90%) IBM
9 36 (6.21%) EMC
10 29 (5.00%) Zend
11 23 (3.97%) Juniper
11 23 (3.97%) Brocade
12 22 (3.79%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.79%) Symantec
12 22 (3.79%) BMC
12 22 (3.79%) CA
13 21 (3.62%) Citrix
13 21 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (2.07%) Actimize
15 9 (1.55%) Dell
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17500 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Novus digital recruitment limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17500 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer Futures - North (Permanent)
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits incl health
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + healthcare, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + beneftis
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + On Call, Bonus, Shift Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago