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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 308 313 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.87% 8.34% 10.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.08% 32.88% 39.21%
Number of salaries quoted 262 267 396
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
1024 952 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.17% 25.36% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 898 840 1042
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 January 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 January 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 -11 23 £35,000 +12.00% 8
Bolton +2 13 £49,000 -2.00% 2
Salford -3 12 £43,000 +86.95% 2
Wigan -6 8 £30,000 -13.04% 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - 8 £30,000 - 1
Oldham +2 6 - - 4
Altrincham - 4 £40,000 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 218 (37.46%) Windows
2 217 (37.29%) MySQL
3 170 (29.21%) PHP
4 159 (27.32%) Java
5 154 (26.46%) HTML
6 145 (24.91%) CSS
7 144 (24.74%) JavaScript
8 130 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
9 128 (21.99%) Oracle
10 127 (21.82%) UNIX
11 123 (21.13%) Apache
12 108 (18.56%) VMware
13 102 (17.53%) E-Commerce
14 101 (17.35%) SQL
14 101 (17.35%) MVC
15 88 (15.12%) Degree
16 86 (14.78%) jQuery
17 82 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 81 (13.92%) Software Engineering
18 81 (13.92%) SQL Server
19 80 (13.75%) Red Hat
20 75 (12.89%) Git (software)
21 73 (12.54%) OO
22 72 (12.37%) C++
23 67 (11.51%) Microsoft
24 63 (10.82%) OOP
25 62 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 60 (10.31%) HTML5
26 60 (10.31%) Oracle Database
27 59 (10.14%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 123 (21.13%) Apache
2 55 (9.45%) WebSphere
3 42 (7.22%) Tomcat
4 40 (6.87%) nginx
5 38 (6.53%) WebLogic
6 29 (4.98%) WordPress
7 25 (4.30%) Drupal
8 24 (4.12%) CMS
8 24 (4.12%) JBoss
9 15 (2.58%) IIS
10 11 (1.89%) MS Exchange
11 9 (1.55%) GlassFish
12 8 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (1.37%) Node.js
13 7 (1.20%) Joomla!
13 7 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.86%) Jetty
14 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
15 4 (0.69%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.09%) MS Office
3 10 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.55%) Photoshop
5 7 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.34%) Revit
6 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.34%) Maya
6 2 (0.34%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 50 (8.59%) Magento
2 6 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.20%) GitHub
4 5 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.86%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.69%) SaaS
6 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.34%) Office 365
8 1 (0.17%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.17%) PaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.59%) SAN
2 47 (8.08%) DNS
3 32 (5.50%) HTTP
4 25 (4.30%) Firewall
5 24 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.61%) DHCP
7 20 (3.44%) Internet
8 19 (3.26%) SSL
9 18 (3.09%) VPN
10 15 (2.58%) IPsec
11 14 (2.41%) iSCSI
12 12 (2.06%) SSH
12 12 (2.06%) WAN
13 11 (1.89%) LAN
13 11 (1.89%) VLAN
14 10 (1.72%) VoIP
14 10 (1.72%) FTP
15 8 (1.37%) Broadband
15 8 (1.37%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (37.29%) MySQL
2 81 (13.92%) SQL Server
3 60 (10.31%) Oracle Database
4 59 (10.14%) Relational Database
5 42 (7.22%) RDBMS
6 38 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (4.30%) DB2
7 25 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (3.26%) Oracle Exadata
9 16 (2.75%) Big Data
10 14 (2.41%) OLTP
11 13 (2.23%) NoSQL
12 12 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.20%) MongoDB
14 7 (1.20%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.03%) Hazelcast
15 6 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (12.89%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.56%) Eclipse
3 41 (7.04%) Subversion
4 32 (5.50%) Maven
4 32 (5.50%) Jenkins
5 30 (5.15%) Selenium
6 29 (4.98%) JUnit
7 15 (2.58%) Gradle
8 14 (2.41%) Ant
9 13 (2.23%) JIRA
10 7 (1.20%) PHPUnit
11 6 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.03%) Behat
12 5 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.86%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.69%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.69%) NUnit
14 3 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
General
1 48 (8.25%) Finance
2 43 (7.39%) Retail
3 15 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.23%) Games
6 9 (1.55%) Advertising
6 9 (1.55%) Marketing
6 9 (1.55%) Aerospace
7 8 (1.37%) Military
8 7 (1.20%) German Language
9 6 (1.03%) Banking
10 5 (0.86%) Back Office
10 5 (0.86%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.86%) Turkish Language
11 3 (0.52%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 227 (39.00%) Developer
2 106 (18.21%) PHP Developer
3 62 (10.65%) Java Developer
4 52 (8.93%) Software Engineer
5 39 (6.70%) Administrator
6 37 (6.36%) Senior Developer
7 34 (5.84%) Consultant
8 33 (5.67%) Support Engineer
9 32 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
9 32 (5.50%) Architect
10 30 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
11 29 (4.98%) DBA
12 28 (4.81%) Analyst
13 27 (4.64%) Tester
13 27 (4.64%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 26 (4.47%) Security Consultant
14 26 (4.47%) Penetration Tester
15 25 (4.30%) Linux Administrator
15 25 (4.30%) Web Developer
16 24 (4.12%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (26.46%) HTML
2 145 (24.91%) CSS
3 86 (14.78%) jQuery
4 60 (10.31%) HTML5
5 55 (9.45%) XML
6 54 (9.28%) Web Services
7 53 (9.11%) Spring
8 49 (8.42%) LAMP
9 44 (7.56%) SOAP
10 43 (7.39%) .NET
11 41 (7.04%) J2EE
11 41 (7.04%) Servlets
11 41 (7.04%) CSS3
12 36 (6.19%) Hibernate
12 36 (6.19%) WebSphere MQ
13 34 (5.84%) JMS
14 31 (5.33%) Java EE
15 27 (4.64%) Ajax
15 27 (4.64%) Middleware
16 24 (4.12%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.22%) Computer Science
2 37 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.95%) FlexPod
4 19 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.06%) Mathematics
5 12 (2.06%) Open Source
6 11 (1.89%) Online Games
6 11 (1.89%) Clustering
7 10 (1.72%) Blog
8 9 (1.55%) Physics
8 9 (1.55%) User Experience
9 8 (1.37%) Animation
10 7 (1.20%) Photography
10 7 (1.20%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.20%) PKI
11 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.86%) Statistics
12 5 (0.86%) Life Science
13 4 (0.69%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.69%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 218 (37.46%) Windows
2 127 (21.82%) UNIX
3 62 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (6.01%) Solaris
5 33 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (5.33%) AIX
7 30 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (3.95%) CentOS
9 23 (3.95%) Debian
10 22 (3.78%) Android
11 21 (3.61%) SUSE
11 21 (3.61%) HPUX
12 19 (3.26%) OS/400
12 19 (3.26%) zOS
13 15 (2.58%) Windows 7
14 14 (2.41%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (17.53%) E-Commerce
3 101 (17.35%) MVC
4 81 (13.92%) Software Engineering
5 73 (12.54%) OO
6 63 (10.82%) OOP
7 48 (8.25%) ITIL
8 40 (6.87%) Scrum
9 35 (6.01%) Information Security
9 35 (6.01%) Coaching
10 34 (5.84%) Penetration Testing
11 33 (5.67%) Mentoring
12 30 (5.15%) TDD
13 28 (4.81%) OO PHP
14 27 (4.64%) Security Architecture
14 27 (4.64%) Configuration Management
15 26 (4.47%) Automated Testing
16 23 (3.95%) Business Continuity
17 22 (3.78%) DevOps
18 21 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 170 (29.21%) PHP
2 159 (27.32%) Java
3 144 (24.74%) JavaScript
4 101 (17.35%) SQL
5 72 (12.37%) C++
6 47 (8.08%) C#
7 42 (7.22%) Perl
8 38 (6.53%) Python
9 37 (6.36%) C
10 29 (4.98%) PHP5
11 28 (4.81%) Ruby
12 23 (3.95%) Bash Shell
13 19 (3.26%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.75%) XPath
14 16 (2.75%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.23%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.69%) JCL
16 4 (0.69%) VB
17 2 (0.34%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 88 (15.12%) Degree
2 27 (4.64%) OSCP
2 27 (4.64%) OSCE
3 26 (4.47%) CISSP
4 19 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.92%) MCSE
6 17 (2.92%) CCNA
7 10 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.20%) MCSA
8 7 (1.20%) RHCA
9 6 (1.03%) RHCE
10 4 (0.69%) CCNP
10 4 (0.69%) MCP
11 2 (0.34%) CCDP
11 2 (0.34%) LPIC
11 2 (0.34%) AAT
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.61%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.37%) SLA
3 6 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.44%) KVM
5 15 (2.58%) vSphere
6 11 (1.89%) Xen
7 7 (1.20%) NFS
8 6 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.52%) Squid
11 3 (0.52%) XenApp
11 3 (0.52%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.52%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.52%) Varnish
12 2 (0.34%) Nmap
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 43 (7.39%) Puppet
2 24 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.61%) Tivoli
4 18 (3.09%) Nagios
5 11 (1.89%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.37%) Ansible
7 6 (1.03%) Capistrano
8 5 (0.86%) Cacti
9 3 (0.52%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.52%) Hyperic
10 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.34%) Control-M
10 2 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.34%) Nessus
10 2 (0.34%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.17%) MOM
11 1 (0.17%) SCCM
11 1 (0.17%) SCOM
11 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 128 (21.99%) Oracle
2 108 (18.56%) VMware
3 80 (13.75%) Red Hat
4 67 (11.51%) Microsoft
5 59 (10.14%) HP
6 55 (9.45%) Cisco
7 42 (7.22%) Zend
8 41 (7.04%) NetApp
9 33 (5.67%) EMC
10 32 (5.50%) IBM
11 26 (4.47%) Juniper
12 23 (3.95%) Symantec
13 22 (3.78%) CheckPoint
14 21 (3.61%) CA
15 20 (3.44%) Brocade
16 19 (3.26%) BMC
17 18 (3.09%) Citrix
18 15 (2.58%) Dell
19 11 (1.89%) Adobe
19 11 (1.89%) SolarWinds
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + benefits + relocation where appropriate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £41000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Extensive Benefit Support
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Intapeople
Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago