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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing Linux 33 77 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.78% 12.05% 8.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.97% 46.11% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 23 63 45
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,168 £27,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +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
118 167 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.23% 26.13% 21.07%
Number of salaries quoted 82 138 118
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £23,500
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -9 22 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Southport -5 7 - - 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (43.28%) Windows
2 25 (37.31%) HTML
3 21 (31.34%) Java
3 21 (31.34%) CSS
4 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
4 20 (29.85%) Degree
5 19 (28.36%) SOAP
5 19 (28.36%) Red Hat
5 19 (28.36%) TDD
6 18 (26.87%) PHP
7 17 (25.37%) MySQL
8 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
9 15 (22.39%) Scrum
9 15 (22.39%) BDD
10 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (20.90%) SQL
10 14 (20.90%) Web Services
10 14 (20.90%) OO
11 13 (19.40%) jQuery
12 12 (17.91%) Mac OS
12 12 (17.91%) XML
12 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.91%) SAN
12 12 (17.91%) Ajax
13 11 (16.42%) Open Source
14 10 (14.93%) RESTful
14 10 (14.93%) UNIX
15 9 (13.43%) IIS
15 9 (13.43%) Oracle
15 9 (13.43%) MVC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (13.43%) IIS
2 7 (10.45%) JBoss
2 7 (10.45%) Apache
3 5 (7.46%) CMS
4 4 (5.97%) WordPress
4 4 (5.97%) Node.js
5 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.99%) nginx
6 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (5.97%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.99%) MS Office
4 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
1 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) SAN
2 4 (5.97%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.99%) Wireless
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) DNS
4 1 (1.49%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) DHCP
4 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.49%) HTTP
4 1 (1.49%) SSH
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
4 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.49%) Firewall
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
4 1 (1.49%) PABX
4 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) MySQL
2 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.45%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
3 6 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Subversion
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
1 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.45%) Ant
2 7 (10.45%) Maven
3 4 (5.97%) PHPUnit
3 4 (5.97%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.99%) RSpec
5 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.49%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
1 7 (10.45%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Software Developer
4 11 (16.42%) Support Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) PHP Developer
4 11 (16.42%) Linux Support
5 9 (13.43%) Software Engineer
6 7 (10.45%) Administrator
7 6 (8.96%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.97%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
11 1 (1.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) HTML
2 21 (31.34%) CSS
3 19 (28.36%) SOAP
4 14 (20.90%) Web Services
5 13 (19.40%) jQuery
6 12 (17.91%) Ajax
6 12 (17.91%) XML
7 10 (14.93%) RESTful
8 8 (11.94%) .NET
9 7 (10.45%) JDBC
9 7 (10.45%) XHTML
9 7 (10.45%) WSDL
9 7 (10.45%) Hibernate
9 7 (10.45%) Spring
9 7 (10.45%) REST
9 7 (10.45%) HornetQ
10 6 (8.96%) JAX-RS
11 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
11 4 (5.97%) LAMP
11 4 (5.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) EPoS
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) Handset
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.28%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Mac OS
3 10 (14.93%) UNIX
4 7 (10.45%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (7.46%) CentOS
6 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Debian
8 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.49%) Android
8 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) TDD
2 16 (23.88%) Software Engineering
3 15 (22.39%) Scrum
3 15 (22.39%) BDD
4 14 (20.90%) OO
4 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.42%) Open Source
6 9 (13.43%) MVC
6 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
7 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.94%) OO PHP
8 7 (10.45%) Analytics
8 7 (10.45%) Multithreading
8 7 (10.45%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.45%) OWASP
8 7 (10.45%) ITIL
9 6 (8.96%) OOP
9 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.96%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) Java
2 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
3 18 (26.87%) PHP
4 14 (20.90%) SQL
5 7 (10.45%) C#
5 7 (10.45%) C++
5 7 (10.45%) Ruby
5 7 (10.45%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) PHP5
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.99%) Lua
8 2 (2.99%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.99%) Samba
3 2 (2.99%) Squid
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) XenServer
4 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.49%) vSphere
4 1 (1.49%) KVM
4 1 (1.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) SmokePing
2 2 (2.99%) Munin
2 2 (2.99%) Zenoss
2 2 (2.99%) Nagios
2 2 (2.99%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Red Hat
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.43%) Oracle
4 8 (11.94%) VMware
5 4 (5.97%) Adobe
6 2 (2.99%) HP
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix
6 2 (2.99%) Juniper
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco
7 1 (1.49%) Avaya
7 1 (1.49%) Apple
7 1 (1.49%) Sage
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee
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