The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 76 47 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.89% 7.74% 11.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.06% 36.43% 30.35%
Number of salaries quoted 63 42 73
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £33,150
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
165 129 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.82% 21.25% 38.42%
Number of salaries quoted 137 116 238
Average salary £35,000 £35,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.09% -4.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Linux
North West

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Linux
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Linux Salary Trend in Merseyside

Linux
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Linux
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
Liverpool +14 64 £35,000 -8.49% 6
Southport +3 7 £42,500 +61.90%
St Helens +8 5 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 73 (47.10%) Windows
2 68 (43.87%) SQL
3 65 (41.94%) Java
4 56 (36.13%) PHP
5 54 (34.84%) HTML
6 50 (32.26%) ITIL
7 47 (30.32%) JavaScript
8 43 (27.74%) SQL Server
9 41 (26.45%) MySQL
10 36 (23.23%) UNIX
11 32 (20.65%) SOA
11 32 (20.65%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (20.65%) Degree
12 31 (20.00%) QA
12 31 (20.00%) Oracle
13 30 (19.35%) MVC
14 28 (18.06%) OO
15 27 (17.42%) Computer Science
15 27 (17.42%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (16.77%) Apache
16 26 (16.77%) CSS
17 24 (15.48%) Web Services
17 24 (15.48%) DB2
17 24 (15.48%) .NET
17 24 (15.48%) C++
17 24 (15.48%) EAI
17 24 (15.48%) Change Management
17 24 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (14.19%) Shell Script
19 21 (13.55%) J2EE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 26 (16.77%) Apache
2 15 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.03%) Liferay
4 13 (8.39%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.23%) nginx
6 4 (2.58%) IIS
7 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.65%) Exstream Dialogue
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) Mule
8 1 (0.65%) Jetty
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.65%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) FastStats
2 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.65%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 12 (7.74%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (4.52%) Magento
3 5 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.65%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) HTTP
2 9 (5.81%) Firewall
3 7 (4.52%) DNS
3 7 (4.52%) Internet
3 7 (4.52%) DHCP
4 6 (3.87%) SAN
5 5 (3.23%) VLAN
5 5 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.23%) Intranet
5 5 (3.23%) SSL
5 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.23%) LDAP
6 2 (1.29%) Network Security
6 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.29%) LAN
6 2 (1.29%) WAN
7 1 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 41 (26.45%) MySQL
3 32 (20.65%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (15.48%) DB2
5 16 (10.32%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (9.68%) Oracle Database
7 14 (9.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (9.03%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (9.03%) Pentaho
8 11 (7.10%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (3.23%) DTS
11 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.29%) Big Data
13 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.65%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Subversion
2 13 (8.39%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.16%) SoapUI
3 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.16%) Selenium
4 6 (3.87%) JIRA
5 5 (3.23%) RSpec
5 5 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.29%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Log4j
7 1 (0.65%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (10.32%) Retail
2 8 (5.16%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Multimedia
3 7 (4.52%) Games
4 5 (3.23%) Marketing
5 3 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 2 (1.29%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Developer
2 27 (17.42%) Applications Support
3 23 (14.84%) Support Engineer
3 23 (14.84%) Team Leader
4 20 (12.90%) Applications Support Engineer
5 15 (9.68%) Analyst
6 14 (9.03%) Administrator
7 13 (8.39%) PHP Developer
7 13 (8.39%) C++ Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Release Manager
9 11 (7.10%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.81%) Test Manager
11 8 (5.16%) Integration Manager
11 8 (5.16%) Technical Team Leader
12 7 (4.52%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (4.52%) Test Team Leader
12 7 (4.52%) DBA
12 7 (4.52%) Testing Manager
13 6 (3.87%) Magento Developer
14 5 (3.23%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (34.84%) HTML
2 26 (16.77%) CSS
3 24 (15.48%) Web Services
3 24 (15.48%) .NET
4 21 (13.55%) J2EE
5 20 (12.90%) jQuery
6 17 (10.97%) Ajax
7 14 (9.03%) Middleware
8 13 (8.39%) STL
9 12 (7.74%) SOAP
9 12 (7.74%) JMS
9 12 (7.74%) HTML5
10 10 (6.45%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.52%) CSS3
11 7 (4.52%) REST
12 6 (3.87%) Qt
12 6 (3.87%) XHTML
13 5 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (3.23%) LAMP
13 5 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.42%) Computer Science
1 27 (17.42%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.81%) Open Source
3 8 (5.16%) EPoS
3 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.87%) W3C
4 6 (3.87%) Clustering
4 6 (3.87%) Replication
5 5 (3.23%) Online Games
5 5 (3.23%) VLE
5 5 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.29%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 73 (47.10%) Windows
2 36 (23.23%) UNIX
3 13 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.87%) Solaris
6 5 (3.23%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.23%) HPUX
6 5 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (32.26%) ITIL
2 32 (20.65%) SOA
3 30 (19.35%) MVC
4 28 (18.06%) OO
5 24 (15.48%) EAI
5 24 (15.48%) Change Management
5 24 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 19 (12.26%) Problem Management
8 17 (10.97%) TDD
9 16 (10.32%) Workflow
10 15 (9.68%) ITIL V2
10 15 (9.68%) Project Management
10 15 (9.68%) Software Testing
11 14 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (7.10%) Unit Testing
14 9 (5.81%) Release Management
14 9 (5.81%) Integration Testing
15 8 (5.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 68 (43.87%) SQL
2 65 (41.94%) Java
3 56 (36.13%) PHP
4 47 (30.32%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.48%) C++
6 22 (14.19%) Shell Script
7 17 (10.97%) Ruby
8 14 (9.03%) Python
9 13 (8.39%) C#
10 9 (5.81%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.87%) VB
12 5 (3.23%) Perl
13 4 (2.58%) VBScript
13 4 (2.58%) VBA
14 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.65%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) Degree
2 5 (3.23%) ISSAP
2 5 (3.23%) ISSMP
2 5 (3.23%) CISSP
2 5 (3.23%) CISM
3 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.29%) CCNP
3 2 (1.29%) CCNA
4 1 (0.65%) PMP
4 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.00%) QA
2 12 (7.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) COBIT
3 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.29%) vCloud
4 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) XenServer
5 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 12 (7.74%) TIBCO Hawk
3 5 (3.23%) Capistrano
3 5 (3.23%) Puppet
3 5 (3.23%) SCCM
4 3 (1.94%) Nagios
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (20.00%) Oracle
2 18 (11.61%) TIBCO
3 16 (10.32%) Business Objects
4 14 (9.03%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.10%) JBoss
6 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.16%) HP
7 8 (5.16%) Zend
8 6 (3.87%) Cisco
9 5 (3.23%) VMware
9 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.23%) Sun
9 5 (3.23%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.58%) Remedy
10 4 (2.58%) IBM
10 4 (2.58%) BMC
11 3 (1.94%) WSO2
12 2 (1.29%) Symantec
13 1 (0.65%) Dell
Wirral, Merseyside
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago