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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 30 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Linux 286 293 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 7.59% 7.38% 11.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.58% 29.93% 42.55%
Number of salaries quoted 242 214 395
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
967 979 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.65% 24.66% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 807 808 941
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +5 29 £34,500 +1.47% 7
Bolton +9 18 £48,250 -3.50% 1
Salford +4 13 £35,750 +55.43% 2
Altrincham +3 10 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Wigan +1 9 £42,500 +88.88%
Rochdale -1 9 £40,000 +68.42% 1
Oldham +5 5 £33,000 +1.53% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne -1 3 £30,000 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 228 (37.81%) Windows
2 191 (31.67%) MySQL
3 179 (29.68%) PHP
4 168 (27.86%) Java
5 157 (26.04%) HTML
6 153 (25.37%) JavaScript
7 148 (24.54%) CSS
8 139 (23.05%) SQL
9 133 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
10 123 (20.40%) UNIX
11 120 (19.90%) Oracle
12 119 (19.73%) VMware
13 105 (17.41%) Degree
14 103 (17.08%) Apache
15 100 (16.58%) C++
16 90 (14.93%) E-Commerce
16 90 (14.93%) MVC
16 90 (14.93%) jQuery
17 88 (14.59%) Software Engineering
18 87 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 84 (13.93%) OO
20 83 (13.76%) SQL Server
21 82 (13.60%) Git (software)
22 80 (13.27%) Microsoft
23 75 (12.44%) XML
24 71 (11.77%) LAMP
25 69 (11.44%) Red Hat
26 68 (11.28%) Cisco
27 66 (10.95%) SAN
27 66 (10.95%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 103 (17.08%) Apache
2 57 (9.45%) WebSphere
3 41 (6.80%) WebLogic
4 32 (5.31%) nginx
5 31 (5.14%) Tomcat
6 26 (4.31%) JBoss
6 26 (4.31%) CMS
7 22 (3.65%) WordPress
8 20 (3.32%) Drupal
9 15 (2.49%) GlassFish
9 15 (2.49%) MS Exchange
10 10 (1.66%) IIS
10 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (1.66%) Node.js
10 10 (1.66%) Apache Solr
10 10 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.16%) Joomla!
13 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.81%) MS Office
3 12 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.33%) Maya
7 2 (0.33%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.33%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (6.47%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) Sage 50
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.33%) SaaS
3 6 (1.00%) Amazon S3
3 6 (1.00%) Office 365
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.66%) GitHub
6 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.95%) SAN
2 45 (7.46%) DNS
3 28 (4.64%) Internet
4 27 (4.48%) Firewall
5 24 (3.98%) VPN
6 21 (3.48%) DHCP
7 20 (3.32%) TCP/IP
8 18 (2.99%) HTTP
9 17 (2.82%) VoIP
10 14 (2.32%) WAN
10 14 (2.32%) Broadband
10 14 (2.32%) VLAN
10 14 (2.32%) iSCSI
11 12 (1.99%) SSL
12 11 (1.82%) Ethernet
13 10 (1.66%) SSH
13 10 (1.66%) NAS
13 10 (1.66%) IPsec
14 9 (1.49%) LAN
15 8 (1.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (31.67%) MySQL
2 83 (13.76%) SQL Server
3 66 (10.95%) Relational Database
4 62 (10.28%) Oracle Database
5 48 (7.96%) RDBMS
6 34 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (4.64%) DB2
8 24 (3.98%) Big Data
9 23 (3.81%) Oracle Exadata
10 22 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (2.82%) NoSQL
12 14 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.66%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.33%) OLTP
15 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
17 6 (1.00%) Apache Hive
18 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 82 (13.60%) Git (software)
2 39 (6.47%) Subversion
3 38 (6.30%) Eclipse
4 36 (5.97%) Maven
5 31 (5.14%) Jenkins
6 30 (4.98%) JUnit
7 27 (4.48%) Selenium
8 22 (3.65%) Ant
9 16 (2.65%) JIRA
10 12 (1.99%) Gradle
11 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.66%) Hudson
12 8 (1.33%) ClearCase
13 6 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.83%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.66%) PHPUnit
15 4 (0.66%) Grunt
16 3 (0.50%) Behat
16 3 (0.50%) Gerrit
General
1 52 (8.62%) Retail
2 45 (7.46%) Finance
3 19 (3.15%) Marketing
4 17 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.49%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.82%) Banking
7 8 (1.33%) Advertising
8 7 (1.16%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.16%) Military
9 4 (0.66%) Law
9 4 (0.66%) Games
10 3 (0.50%) Electronics
10 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.50%) iGaming
11 2 (0.33%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 228 (37.81%) Developer
2 109 (18.08%) PHP Developer
3 62 (10.28%) Java Developer
4 58 (9.62%) Software Engineer
5 44 (7.30%) Administrator
6 41 (6.80%) Senior Developer
7 39 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
7 39 (6.47%) Support Engineer
8 37 (6.14%) Architect
9 34 (5.64%) Consultant
10 29 (4.81%) Linux Administrator
11 28 (4.64%) Web Developer
12 26 (4.31%) Tester
13 25 (4.15%) Security Consultant
13 25 (4.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 25 (4.15%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 24 (3.98%) Analyst
14 24 (3.98%) IT Consultant
15 23 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.81%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (26.04%) HTML
2 148 (24.54%) CSS
3 90 (14.93%) jQuery
4 75 (12.44%) XML
5 71 (11.77%) LAMP
6 57 (9.45%) Web Services
7 56 (9.29%) SOAP
8 55 (9.12%) HTML5
9 52 (8.62%) Spring
10 49 (8.13%) Hibernate
11 47 (7.79%) .NET
12 46 (7.63%) JMS
13 45 (7.46%) J2EE
14 36 (5.97%) Servlets
15 35 (5.80%) REST
16 33 (5.47%) Ajax
16 33 (5.47%) WebSphere MQ
17 32 (5.31%) RabbitMQ
18 30 (4.98%) JSON
18 30 (4.98%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.48%) FlexPod
2 27 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (2.65%) Open Source
5 13 (2.16%) User Experience
6 12 (1.99%) W3C
7 8 (1.33%) Animation
8 7 (1.16%) Photography
8 7 (1.16%) Cryptography
8 7 (1.16%) PKI
9 6 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.00%) Clustering
9 6 (1.00%) Life Science
10 5 (0.83%) Replication
10 5 (0.83%) BBC
10 5 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.66%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 228 (37.81%) Windows
2 123 (20.40%) UNIX
3 55 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (5.31%) Solaris
5 31 (5.14%) AIX
6 30 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (4.81%) CentOS
8 27 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (4.15%) HPUX
10 23 (3.81%) OS/400
10 23 (3.81%) zOS
10 23 (3.81%) SUSE
11 19 (3.15%) Debian
12 15 (2.49%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.99%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.82%) Mac OS X
15 10 (1.66%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.49%) Android
16 9 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (14.93%) MVC
2 90 (14.93%) E-Commerce
3 88 (14.59%) Software Engineering
4 84 (13.93%) OO
5 61 (10.12%) OOP
6 48 (7.96%) TDD
7 47 (7.79%) Mentoring
8 44 (7.30%) ITIL
9 43 (7.13%) Coaching
10 39 (6.47%) Scrum
11 36 (5.97%) Information Security
11 36 (5.97%) Web Development
12 30 (4.98%) Business Continuity
13 29 (4.81%) Penetration Testing
14 25 (4.15%) Automated Testing
15 24 (3.98%) Security Architecture
16 23 (3.81%) Infrastructure Management
17 21 (3.48%) OO PHP
17 21 (3.48%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 179 (29.68%) PHP
2 168 (27.86%) Java
3 153 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 139 (23.05%) SQL
5 100 (16.58%) C++
6 54 (8.96%) C#
7 52 (8.62%) C
8 41 (6.80%) Python
9 34 (5.64%) Perl
10 30 (4.98%) Ruby
11 24 (3.98%) PowerShell
12 23 (3.81%) PL/SQL
13 19 (3.15%) Bash Shell
14 17 (2.82%) PHP5
15 14 (2.32%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.66%) VB
17 8 (1.33%) XPath
18 4 (0.66%) JCL
19 3 (0.50%) Scala
20 2 (0.33%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 105 (17.41%) Degree
2 25 (4.15%) CISSP
3 24 (3.98%) OSCP
3 24 (3.98%) OSCE
4 19 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.15%) CCNA
5 18 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.82%) MCSE
7 9 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.33%) MCSA
8 8 (1.33%) CCNP
9 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.50%) RHCE
10 3 (0.50%) MCP
11 2 (0.33%) CCDP
11 2 (0.33%) RHCA
11 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.33%) AAT
11 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.81%) QA
2 10 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (7.63%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.81%) KVM
5 15 (2.49%) vSphere
6 8 (1.33%) NFS
7 7 (1.16%) Xen
7 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.00%) XenApp
9 4 (0.66%) vCloud
10 3 (0.50%) Kamailio
10 3 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.50%) Varnish
10 3 (0.50%) Squid
11 2 (0.33%) XenServer
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.17%) iptables
Systems Management
1 40 (6.63%) Puppet
2 26 (4.31%) Nagios
3 24 (3.98%) Tivoli
4 19 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.66%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.66%) Cacti
7 3 (0.50%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.33%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.33%) Nessus
8 2 (0.33%) Nmap
8 2 (0.33%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.33%) Opsview
9 1 (0.17%) Ansible
9 1 (0.17%) logstash
9 1 (0.17%) Kibana
9 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 120 (19.90%) Oracle
2 119 (19.73%) VMware
3 80 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 69 (11.44%) Red Hat
5 68 (11.28%) Cisco
6 53 (8.79%) HP
7 51 (8.46%) NetApp
8 39 (6.47%) IBM
9 37 (6.14%) EMC
10 32 (5.31%) Zend
11 26 (4.31%) Juniper
12 24 (3.98%) Symantec
12 24 (3.98%) Brocade
13 23 (3.81%) CheckPoint
13 23 (3.81%) BMC
13 23 (3.81%) CA
14 21 (3.48%) Citrix
15 14 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (1.82%) Dell
16 11 (1.82%) Adobe
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + 26 days + pension + staff discounts
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Superb training resource
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + on-call payments + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Novus digital recruitment limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 23k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago