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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 44 68 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.07% 10.88% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.26% 37.57% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 39 64 40
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +20.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,789 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
115 181 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.71% 28.96% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 103 155 115
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,250 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 42 £34,000 -2.85%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (43.68%) Windows
2 33 (37.93%) OO
3 32 (36.78%) HTML
4 30 (34.48%) MySQL
4 30 (34.48%) CSS
5 29 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 28 (32.18%) PHP
7 25 (28.74%) SOAP
8 23 (26.44%) Apache
8 23 (26.44%) REST
9 21 (24.14%) TDD
10 20 (22.99%) Java
11 19 (21.84%) SQL
11 19 (21.84%) E-Commerce
12 18 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 18 (20.69%) Ajax
12 18 (20.69%) OO PHP
13 17 (19.54%) jQuery
14 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (18.39%) C++
14 16 (18.39%) UNIX
15 15 (17.24%) MVC
15 15 (17.24%) Unit Testing
16 14 (16.09%) C#
17 13 (14.94%) Magento
17 13 (14.94%) Automated Testing
17 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (13.79%) Relational Database
19 11 (12.64%) .NET
19 11 (12.64%) OOP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (26.44%) Apache
2 4 (4.60%) CMS
2 4 (4.60%) Umbraco
2 4 (4.60%) nginx
3 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) SaaS
1 1 (1.15%) PaaS
1 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) SAN
2 6 (6.90%) HTTP
3 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) Firewall
4 1 (1.15%) Wireless
4 1 (1.15%) SSH
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.15%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.15%) VPN
4 1 (1.15%) SSL
4 1 (1.15%) LAN
4 1 (1.15%) VoIP
4 1 (1.15%) WAN
4 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.48%) MySQL
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 8 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (3.45%) Spotfire
6 3 (3.45%) QlikView
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.45%) OLAP
6 3 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Maven
3 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
1 9 (10.34%) Retail
2 6 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Games
3 2 (2.30%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 36 (41.38%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) PHP Developer
3 13 (14.94%) Web Developer
4 12 (13.79%) Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Linux Support
6 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Tester
7 5 (5.75%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.75%) QA Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.78%) HTML
2 30 (34.48%) CSS
3 25 (28.74%) SOAP
4 23 (26.44%) REST
5 18 (20.69%) Ajax
6 17 (19.54%) jQuery
7 11 (12.64%) .NET
8 9 (10.34%) CSS3
9 8 (9.20%) HTML5
10 7 (8.05%) .NET Framework
11 6 (6.90%) XHTML
11 6 (6.90%) RESTful
11 6 (6.90%) JAX-RS
12 5 (5.75%) Web Services
12 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
13 4 (4.60%) J2EE
14 3 (3.45%) STL
14 3 (3.45%) Yii
14 3 (3.45%) Laravel
15 2 (2.30%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Open Source
3 6 (6.90%) W3C
4 3 (3.45%) AS400
5 2 (2.30%) EPoS
5 2 (2.30%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.68%) Windows
2 16 (18.39%) UNIX
3 7 (8.05%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.45%) CentOS
5 3 (3.45%) Debian
6 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.15%) Android
6 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) OO
2 21 (24.14%) TDD
3 19 (21.84%) E-Commerce
4 18 (20.69%) OO PHP
5 16 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (17.24%) MVC
6 15 (17.24%) Unit Testing
7 13 (14.94%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.64%) OOP
9 9 (10.34%) Multithreading
9 9 (10.34%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
10 8 (9.20%) SOA
10 8 (9.20%) ITIL
11 7 (8.05%) Problem Management
12 6 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (6.90%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.90%) Validation
12 6 (6.90%) Progressive Enhancement
13 4 (4.60%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 28 (32.18%) PHP
3 20 (22.99%) Java
4 19 (21.84%) SQL
5 16 (18.39%) C++
6 14 (16.09%) C#
7 7 (8.05%) Python
8 6 (6.90%) Perl
9 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.60%) Ruby
10 4 (4.60%) C
11 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Degree
2 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) CISSP
4 1 (1.15%) CISM
4 1 (1.15%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.15%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Samba
2 3 (3.45%) Squid
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) XenServer
4 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.15%) vSphere
4 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Nagios
2 3 (3.45%) Munin
2 3 (3.45%) Zenoss
2 3 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.45%) SmokePing
3 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.30%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.30%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
4 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle
4 5 (5.75%) HP
5 4 (4.60%) Citrix
5 4 (4.60%) Cisco
5 4 (4.60%) VMware
6 3 (3.45%) Zend
6 3 (3.45%) McAfee
6 3 (3.45%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.30%) BMC
7 2 (2.30%) CA
7 2 (2.30%) Symantec
7 2 (2.30%) Trend Micro
7 2 (2.30%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.30%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.15%) Perforce
8 1 (1.15%) Apple
8 1 (1.15%) Sage
8 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
Wirral, Merseyside
Bluetownonline
Salary: £22k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago