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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 257 289 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.83% 7.57% 8.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.46% 29.40% 32.82%
Number of salaries quoted 202 229 317
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,800 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
768 983 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.39% 25.76% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 635 817 925
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 27 £34,500 -5.47% 7
Bolton +23 14 £43,250 +23.57%
Salford +3 12 £37,500 +63.04% 2
Altrincham -11 12 £40,000 +39.13% 2
Rochdale +9 11 £45,000 +83.67% 1
Oldham -1 5 £33,000 -2.22%
Wigan +2 4 £47,500 +75.92%
Bury +3 2 £25,000 +31.57%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 187 (33.75%) Windows
2 179 (32.31%) PHP
3 168 (30.32%) MySQL
4 149 (26.90%) Java
5 143 (25.81%) JavaScript
6 142 (25.63%) HTML
7 139 (25.09%) SQL
8 135 (24.37%) CSS
9 122 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
10 110 (19.86%) UNIX
11 108 (19.49%) C++
12 107 (19.31%) Degree
13 106 (19.13%) VMware
14 102 (18.41%) Oracle
15 101 (18.23%) Software Engineering
16 94 (16.97%) Apache
17 93 (16.79%) jQuery
18 86 (15.52%) SQL Server
19 82 (14.80%) LAMP
20 80 (14.44%) MVC
21 78 (14.08%) XML
21 78 (14.08%) Microsoft
22 76 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
23 73 (13.18%) E-Commerce
23 73 (13.18%) Red Hat
24 72 (13.00%) Git (software)
25 70 (12.64%) TDD
26 66 (11.91%) Relational Database
27 62 (11.19%) OO
28 60 (10.83%) C

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 94 (16.97%) Apache
2 53 (9.57%) WebSphere
3 39 (7.04%) WebLogic
4 32 (5.78%) nginx
5 25 (4.51%) Drupal
5 25 (4.51%) Tomcat
6 21 (3.79%) CMS
7 16 (2.89%) JBoss
8 15 (2.71%) MS Exchange
8 15 (2.71%) WordPress
8 15 (2.71%) GlassFish
9 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.62%) Apache Solr
11 7 (1.26%) Apache Pig
11 7 (1.26%) IIS
11 7 (1.26%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.90%) Node.js
12 5 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.43%) MS Office
3 9 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.36%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.36%) Maya
6 2 (0.36%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (6.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.08%) SaaS
3 5 (0.90%) Office 365
4 4 (0.72%) Route 53
4 4 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.93%) SAN
2 47 (8.48%) DNS
3 38 (6.86%) VPN
4 33 (5.96%) Internet
5 22 (3.97%) Firewall
6 18 (3.25%) DHCP
7 14 (2.53%) IPsec
8 12 (2.17%) iSCSI
8 12 (2.17%) VoIP
8 12 (2.17%) Broadband
8 12 (2.17%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.99%) NAS
9 11 (1.99%) WAN
9 11 (1.99%) FTP
9 11 (1.99%) VLAN
10 10 (1.81%) Network Security
10 10 (1.81%) ATM
10 10 (1.81%) OpenVPN
11 9 (1.62%) HTTP
12 8 (1.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (30.32%) MySQL
2 86 (15.52%) SQL Server
3 66 (11.91%) Relational Database
4 56 (10.11%) Oracle Database
5 53 (9.57%) RDBMS
6 34 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (4.87%) DB2
8 24 (4.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 22 (3.97%) Oracle Exadata
9 22 (3.97%) Big Data
10 15 (2.71%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.35%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.62%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.44%) OLTP
13 8 (1.44%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 72 (13.00%) Git (software)
2 40 (7.22%) Maven
3 35 (6.32%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.87%) Eclipse
5 26 (4.69%) Selenium
6 22 (3.97%) Ant
7 21 (3.79%) JUnit
8 19 (3.43%) Subversion
9 18 (3.25%) JIRA
10 16 (2.89%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.89%) Hudson
11 12 (2.17%) ClearCase
12 10 (1.81%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.08%) Gradle
14 5 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.72%) Grunt
16 3 (0.54%) UltraEdit
17 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
17 2 (0.36%) AppScan
General
1 50 (9.03%) Finance
1 50 (9.03%) Retail
2 26 (4.69%) Marketing
3 15 (2.71%) Banking
4 9 (1.62%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.72%) Law
5 4 (0.72%) Games
6 3 (0.54%) iGaming
6 3 (0.54%) Advertising
6 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.36%) Electronics
7 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.18%) French Language
8 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 203 (36.64%) Developer
2 100 (18.05%) PHP Developer
3 68 (12.27%) Software Engineer
4 49 (8.84%) Java Developer
5 42 (7.58%) Senior Developer
6 41 (7.40%) Administrator
7 35 (6.32%) Architect
7 35 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
8 32 (5.78%) Support Engineer
9 31 (5.60%) Consultant
9 31 (5.60%) Linux Administrator
10 29 (5.23%) Web Developer
10 29 (5.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 24 (4.33%) Tester
12 23 (4.15%) Infrastructure Architect
13 22 (3.97%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 22 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (3.79%) Security Consultant
14 21 (3.79%) IT Consultant
15 20 (3.61%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (25.63%) HTML
2 135 (24.37%) CSS
3 93 (16.79%) jQuery
4 82 (14.80%) LAMP
5 78 (14.08%) XML
6 56 (10.11%) SOAP
7 51 (9.21%) JMS
8 48 (8.66%) Spring
9 46 (8.30%) Hibernate
10 41 (7.40%) REST
11 40 (7.22%) Servlets
12 39 (7.04%) .NET
12 39 (7.04%) J2EE
12 39 (7.04%) HTML5
13 38 (6.86%) JSON
14 37 (6.68%) Web Services
14 37 (6.68%) RabbitMQ
15 33 (5.96%) WSDL
16 31 (5.60%) ActiveMQ
17 29 (5.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (4.87%) Open Source
4 25 (4.51%) FlexPod
5 24 (4.33%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.79%) User Experience
7 19 (3.43%) W3C
8 12 (2.17%) PKI
9 11 (1.99%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.26%) Replication
12 6 (1.08%) Derivative
12 6 (1.08%) Clustering
13 5 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (0.90%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.90%) Life Science
14 4 (0.72%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.72%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
15 3 (0.54%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 187 (33.75%) Windows
2 110 (19.86%) UNIX
3 53 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (6.14%) CentOS
5 30 (5.42%) Solaris
6 27 (4.87%) AIX
7 26 (4.69%) SUSE
8 24 (4.33%) HPUX
9 23 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (3.97%) zOS
10 22 (3.97%) Debian
10 22 (3.97%) OS/400
11 21 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (2.35%) Android
14 12 (2.17%) Windows 7
14 12 (2.17%) Apple iOS
14 12 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.62%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (18.23%) Software Engineering
3 80 (14.44%) MVC
4 73 (13.18%) E-Commerce
5 70 (12.64%) TDD
6 62 (11.19%) OO
7 55 (9.93%) Web Development
8 53 (9.57%) Mentoring
9 51 (9.21%) OOP
10 42 (7.58%) Coaching
11 41 (7.40%) Scrum
12 38 (6.86%) ITIL
13 31 (5.60%) DevOps
14 29 (5.23%) Information Security
15 27 (4.87%) Business Continuity
16 23 (4.15%) Logistics
17 22 (3.97%) Infrastructure Management
17 22 (3.97%) Penetration Testing
18 21 (3.79%) Analytics
19 20 (3.61%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 179 (32.31%) PHP
2 149 (26.90%) Java
3 143 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 139 (25.09%) SQL
5 108 (19.49%) C++
6 60 (10.83%) C
7 41 (7.40%) C#
8 32 (5.78%) Python
9 26 (4.69%) Perl
9 26 (4.69%) PL/SQL
10 23 (4.15%) Bash Shell
11 22 (3.97%) PowerShell
12 21 (3.79%) Ruby
13 16 (2.89%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.44%) VB
15 6 (1.08%) PHP5
15 6 (1.08%) XPath
16 4 (0.72%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.72%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 107 (19.31%) Degree
2 21 (3.79%) CISSP
3 19 (3.43%) OSCP
3 19 (3.43%) OSCE
4 12 (2.17%) RHCE
5 11 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.99%) CCNA
5 11 (1.99%) RHCA
6 10 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.81%) MCSE
7 8 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.26%) MCSA
9 5 (0.90%) CCNP
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.54%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.36%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.36%) CCA
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.36%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.05%) QA
2 11 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.78%) Active Directory
3 30 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.97%) KVM
5 13 (2.35%) vSphere
6 10 (1.81%) NFS
6 10 (1.81%) Docker
7 8 (1.44%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.26%) XenApp
9 6 (1.08%) Xen
10 5 (0.90%) vCloud
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.54%) XenServer
12 3 (0.54%) Squid
12 3 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (9.03%) Puppet
2 26 (4.69%) Nagios
3 22 (3.97%) Tivoli
4 18 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.26%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.90%) Ansible
8 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.54%) Cacti
8 3 (0.54%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.36%) Nessus
9 2 (0.36%) Nmap
9 2 (0.36%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.36%) Opsview
9 2 (0.36%) cPanel
10 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.18%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 106 (19.13%) VMware
2 102 (18.41%) Oracle
3 78 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 73 (13.18%) Red Hat
5 56 (10.11%) Cisco
6 48 (8.66%) NetApp
7 44 (7.94%) HP
8 36 (6.50%) IBM
8 36 (6.50%) EMC
9 29 (5.23%) Zend
10 24 (4.33%) Juniper
11 23 (4.15%) Brocade
11 23 (4.15%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
12 22 (3.97%) BMC
12 22 (3.97%) CA
12 22 (3.97%) Symantec
13 21 (3.79%) Citrix
14 10 (1.81%) Actimize
15 8 (1.44%) Perforce
Manchester, Lancashire
Tracsis
Salary: £Competitive + benefits package + pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Tracsis
Salary: £Competitive + benefits package + pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks a trading division of Harvey Nash Plc
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: Circa £50k plus Healthcare and pension
Posted: 3 days ago