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 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 36 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 23 67 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.82% 10.79% 8.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.00% 39.88% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21 65 34
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +25.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,789 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £40,000
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
100 168 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.96% 27.05% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 78 153 103
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,789 £23,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 2015.

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 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
Liverpool -13 23 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 26 (41.94%) OO
2 25 (40.32%) Windows
3 24 (38.71%) HTML
3 24 (38.71%) MySQL
4 22 (35.48%) PHP
4 22 (35.48%) CSS
5 20 (32.26%) SOAP
6 19 (30.65%) REST
7 16 (25.81%) TDD
7 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 15 (24.19%) OO PHP
9 14 (22.58%) Ajax
9 14 (22.58%) Java
9 14 (22.58%) Apache
10 13 (20.97%) SQL
10 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (19.35%) jQuery
11 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
11 12 (19.35%) Relational Database
11 12 (19.35%) MVC
12 11 (17.74%) C++
12 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.13%) CSS3
13 10 (16.13%) Magento
13 10 (16.13%) UNIX
13 10 (16.13%) OOP
13 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
13 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
14 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
14 9 (14.52%) HTML5

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (22.58%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) CMS
3 3 (4.84%) nginx
4 2 (3.23%) WordPress
4 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.23%) Node.js
4 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) HTTP
1 6 (9.68%) SAN
2 4 (6.45%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.61%) SSH
4 1 (1.61%) Wireless
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) LAN
4 1 (1.61%) VoIP
4 1 (1.61%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.61%) SSL
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.71%) MySQL
2 12 (19.35%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 6 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Subversion
2 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.45%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Back Office
4 2 (3.23%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) PHP Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Web Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Software Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Linux Support
6 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) PHP Web Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.45%) Administrator
8 4 (6.45%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Technical Manager
9 3 (4.84%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) HTML
2 22 (35.48%) CSS
3 20 (32.26%) SOAP
4 19 (30.65%) REST
5 14 (22.58%) Ajax
6 12 (19.35%) jQuery
7 10 (16.13%) CSS3
8 9 (14.52%) HTML5
9 7 (11.29%) .NET
10 6 (9.68%) .NET Framework
10 6 (9.68%) RESTful
10 6 (9.68%) JAX-RS
10 6 (9.68%) XHTML
11 5 (8.06%) Web Services
12 4 (6.45%) J2EE
12 4 (6.45%) LAMP
13 3 (4.84%) STL
13 3 (4.84%) Laravel
14 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
14 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) W3C
3 3 (4.84%) Open Source
4 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.23%) EPoS
5 1 (1.61%) AS400
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) UNIX
3 7 (11.29%) Mac OS
4 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Debian
5 3 (4.84%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) OO
2 16 (25.81%) TDD
3 15 (24.19%) OO PHP
4 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 12 (19.35%) MVC
6 10 (16.13%) OOP
6 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
7 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.52%) Multithreading
8 7 (11.29%) SOA
8 7 (11.29%) ITIL
8 7 (11.29%) Problem Management
9 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (9.68%) Progressive Enhancement
9 6 (9.68%) Data Modelling
9 6 (9.68%) Validation
10 4 (6.45%) BDD
10 4 (6.45%) Scrum
11 3 (4.84%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (35.48%) PHP
2 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.58%) Java
4 13 (20.97%) SQL
5 11 (17.74%) C++
6 8 (12.90%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.06%) Python
7 5 (8.06%) Perl
8 4 (6.45%) C#
9 3 (4.84%) Ruby
10 2 (3.23%) PHP5
10 2 (3.23%) C
11 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Samba
1 3 (4.84%) Squid
2 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) vSphere
2 1 (1.61%) XenApp
2 1 (1.61%) XenServer
2 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Nagios
1 3 (4.84%) SmokePing
1 3 (4.84%) Munin
1 3 (4.84%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.61%) WSUS
2 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Citrix
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
3 3 (4.84%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 2 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (1.61%) Perforce
5 1 (1.61%) Juniper
5 1 (1.61%) McAfee
5 1 (1.61%) Apple
5 1 (1.61%) Sage
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) Zend
5 1 (1.61%) Rackspace
Liverpool
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Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £20,000 - £30,000
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Liverpool, North West
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Salary: £20,000 - £30,000
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