The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 81 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.43% 8.21% 8.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.82% 39.06% 26.47%
Number of salaries quoted 65 44 51
Average salary £37,500 £42,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.24% +5.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,150 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
173 128 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.69% 21.02% 32.80%
Number of salaries quoted 147 117 191
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +13 69 £37,500 -12.79% 4
St Helens +11 5 - -
Southport +2 3 £42,500 +61.90% 2
Wirral - 3 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 68 (45.95%) Windows
2 57 (38.51%) Java
3 55 (37.16%) SQL
4 47 (31.76%) HTML
5 45 (30.41%) PHP
6 44 (29.73%) ITIL
7 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
8 39 (26.35%) UNIX
9 37 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 31 (20.95%) Degree
11 30 (20.27%) MySQL
12 29 (19.59%) Shell Script
13 28 (18.92%) Oracle
14 27 (18.24%) Apache
14 27 (18.24%) SOA
14 27 (18.24%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (16.89%) MVC
16 24 (16.22%) QA
16 24 (16.22%) E-Commerce
16 24 (16.22%) CSS
16 24 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (15.54%) OO
17 23 (15.54%) Computer Science
18 22 (14.86%) Change Management
18 22 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (14.86%) EAI
18 22 (14.86%) DB2
19 21 (14.19%) .NET
19 21 (14.19%) C++
19 21 (14.19%) Tomcat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 27 (18.24%) Apache
2 21 (14.19%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.78%) TIBCO EMS
4 11 (7.43%) Liferay
5 5 (3.38%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.70%) IIS
6 4 (2.70%) nginx
7 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) Jetty
8 1 (0.68%) Mule
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) FastStats
2 8 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (8.11%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.78%) HTTP
2 11 (7.43%) Firewall
2 11 (7.43%) SAN
3 7 (4.73%) DHCP
3 7 (4.73%) DNS
4 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.38%) SSL
5 5 (3.38%) LDAP
5 5 (3.38%) Intranet
5 5 (3.38%) Internet
5 5 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.38%) VLAN
6 4 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.03%) SNMP
8 2 (1.35%) LAN
8 2 (1.35%) WAN
9 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (20.27%) MySQL
3 27 (18.24%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (14.86%) DB2
5 12 (8.11%) Oracle Database
6 11 (7.43%) Crystal Reports
6 11 (7.43%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (7.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (7.43%) Pentaho
7 10 (6.76%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.70%) DTS
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.68%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 11 (7.43%) Subversion
1 11 (7.43%) Cucumber
2 8 (5.41%) JIRA
3 7 (4.73%) Selenium
3 7 (4.73%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.73%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.70%) RSpec
6 2 (1.35%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.68%) JUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.68%) Log4j
General
1 16 (10.81%) Retail
2 13 (8.78%) Finance
3 9 (6.08%) Games
3 9 (6.08%) Multimedia
4 5 (3.38%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (20.27%) Developer
2 24 (16.22%) Team Leader
3 20 (13.51%) Analyst
3 20 (13.51%) Applications Support
4 16 (10.81%) Administrator
5 15 (10.14%) Support Analyst
6 14 (9.46%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) Applications Support Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) PHP Developer
8 10 (6.76%) C++ Developer
8 10 (6.76%) Release Manager
9 8 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) Technical Team Leader
10 7 (4.73%) Integration Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (4.73%) Test Manager
10 7 (4.73%) Tester
10 7 (4.73%) Automation Tester
10 7 (4.73%) Testing Manager
11 6 (4.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.76%) HTML
2 24 (16.22%) CSS
3 21 (14.19%) .NET
4 18 (12.16%) J2EE
4 18 (12.16%) Web Services
5 17 (11.49%) jQuery
6 16 (10.81%) Ajax
7 14 (9.46%) SOAP
8 12 (8.11%) STL
8 12 (8.11%) JMS
9 10 (6.76%) Middleware
9 10 (6.76%) HTML5
10 9 (6.08%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.73%) REST
12 6 (4.05%) CSS3
13 5 (3.38%) LAMP
13 5 (3.38%) XHTML
14 4 (2.70%) XML
14 4 (2.70%) RESTful
14 4 (2.70%) Phusion Passenger
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.22%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (15.54%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.08%) EPoS
5 7 (4.73%) Online Games
5 7 (4.73%) Firmware
6 5 (3.38%) Open Source
6 5 (3.38%) W3C
6 5 (3.38%) Replication
6 5 (3.38%) Clustering
6 5 (3.38%) VLE
7 4 (2.70%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.70%) FMCG
8 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 68 (45.95%) Windows
2 39 (26.35%) UNIX
3 16 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (8.11%) HPUX
5 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.05%) Solaris
7 5 (3.38%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.38%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.70%) AIX
8 4 (2.70%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (29.73%) ITIL
2 27 (18.24%) SOA
3 25 (16.89%) MVC
4 24 (16.22%) E-Commerce
5 23 (15.54%) OO
6 22 (14.86%) EAI
6 22 (14.86%) Change Management
6 22 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (12.84%) Problem Management
8 16 (10.81%) TDD
9 13 (8.78%) Project Management
10 11 (7.43%) Workflow
10 11 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (7.43%) Unit Testing
10 11 (7.43%) ITIL V2
11 10 (6.76%) OO PHP
11 10 (6.76%) Software Testing
11 10 (6.76%) Information Security
11 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.51%) Java
2 55 (37.16%) SQL
3 45 (30.41%) PHP
4 42 (28.38%) JavaScript
5 29 (19.59%) Shell Script
6 21 (14.19%) C++
7 16 (10.81%) Ruby
8 13 (8.78%) Python
9 10 (6.76%) C#
10 9 (6.08%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.05%) VB
12 4 (2.70%) VBA
12 4 (2.70%) VBScript
13 3 (2.03%) Perl
14 1 (0.68%) C
14 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Degree
2 8 (5.41%) CISSP
2 8 (5.41%) CISM
2 8 (5.41%) ISSAP
2 8 (5.41%) ISSMP
3 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CCNP
4 1 (0.68%) CCNA
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PMP
4 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.22%) QA
2 12 (8.11%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.70%) COBIT
3 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.03%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.35%) vCloud
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) XenServer
5 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) TIBCO Hawk
2 11 (7.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.38%) SCCM
4 4 (2.70%) SCOM
4 4 (2.70%) Capistrano
4 4 (2.70%) Puppet
4 4 (2.70%) Netcool
4 4 (2.70%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (18.92%) Oracle
2 18 (12.16%) Red Hat
3 16 (10.81%) TIBCO
4 14 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 13 (8.78%) HP
6 12 (8.11%) JBoss
7 11 (7.43%) Business Objects
8 9 (6.08%) Cisco
8 9 (6.08%) IBM
9 8 (5.41%) Remedy
9 8 (5.41%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.05%) VMware
11 5 (3.38%) Citrix
11 5 (3.38%) Sun
11 5 (3.38%) Zend
12 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.70%) SAP
12 4 (2.70%) BMC
12 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.35%) Symantec
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Vertical IT
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 15 days ago
Prescot
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago