The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank - 69 62
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 0 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.05% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.09% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 3
Average salary - £21,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -46.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £38,750 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +15.67%
Linux Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
484 645 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.72% 96.56% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 393 574 455
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Linux Support
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Linux Support Salary Trend in Merseyside

Linux Support
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region that cited Linux Support in their job title 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 with Linux Support in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script

Linux Support
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region that cited Linux Support in their job title 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 with Linux Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) HPUX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP