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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 45 52 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.13% 8.16% 8.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.79% 29.38% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41 43 48
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,800 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
116 177 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.53% 27.79% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 105 148 149
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,250 £50,000
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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +11 42 £41,500 +8.49%
Wirral -2 2 £34,500 +25.45%
Southport - 1 £42,500 - 3
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 52 (43.70%) Windows
2 43 (36.13%) HTML
3 40 (33.61%) E-Commerce
4 39 (32.77%) JavaScript
4 39 (32.77%) PHP
5 35 (29.41%) CSS
6 34 (28.57%) Apache
7 32 (26.89%) OO
7 32 (26.89%) MySQL
8 30 (25.21%) UNIX
9 29 (24.37%) SOAP
10 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
10 25 (21.01%) Java
10 25 (21.01%) C++
10 25 (21.01%) TDD
11 24 (20.17%) Retail
11 24 (20.17%) MVC
12 23 (19.33%) SQL
13 22 (18.49%) REST
14 21 (17.65%) jQuery
14 21 (17.65%) Ajax
15 20 (16.81%) QA
15 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (16.81%) OO PHP
16 19 (15.97%) Unit Testing
17 18 (15.13%) Oracle
18 17 (14.29%) C#
18 17 (14.29%) Tomcat
19 16 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
20 15 (12.61%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 34 (28.57%) Apache
2 17 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.36%) JBoss
4 3 (2.52%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.52%) CMS
5 2 (1.68%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.84%) nginx
6 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Magento
2 2 (1.68%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.92%) SAN
2 11 (9.24%) HTTP
2 11 (9.24%) Firewall
3 9 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (4.20%) Internet
5 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.52%) SNMP
7 2 (1.68%) LDAP
7 2 (1.68%) DHCP
7 2 (1.68%) DNS
7 2 (1.68%) SSL
7 2 (1.68%) Intranet
7 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.89%) MySQL
2 25 (21.01%) SQL Server
3 16 (13.45%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.52%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (2.52%) Spotfire
5 3 (2.52%) QlikView
5 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.52%) OLAP
5 3 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Selenium
2 5 (4.20%) WebDriver
2 5 (4.20%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.20%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.20%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 24 (20.17%) Retail
2 9 (7.56%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Law
3 5 (4.20%) Games
3 5 (4.20%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 38 (31.93%) Developer
2 23 (19.33%) PHP Developer
3 16 (13.45%) Analyst
4 15 (12.61%) Web Developer
5 11 (9.24%) Tester
6 10 (8.40%) Automation Tester
7 9 (7.56%) Information Security Engineer
7 9 (7.56%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.72%) PHP Web Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.72%) Administrator
8 8 (6.72%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.88%) C++ Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (4.20%) QA Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Technical Leader
11 5 (4.20%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (4.20%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (4.20%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (36.13%) HTML
2 35 (29.41%) CSS
3 29 (24.37%) SOAP
4 22 (18.49%) REST
5 21 (17.65%) jQuery
5 21 (17.65%) Ajax
6 13 (10.92%) .NET
7 10 (8.40%) CSS3
8 9 (7.56%) HTML5
8 9 (7.56%) STL
9 8 (6.72%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.88%) XHTML
10 7 (5.88%) Web Services
11 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
12 4 (3.36%) XML
13 3 (2.52%) Struts
13 3 (2.52%) JDBC
13 3 (2.52%) JSP
13 3 (2.52%) Hibernate
13 3 (2.52%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.72%) EPoS
3 7 (5.88%) W3C
4 6 (5.04%) Open Source
5 5 (4.20%) Online Games
6 4 (3.36%) FMCG
6 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.68%) AS400
7 2 (1.68%) Replication
7 2 (1.68%) Clustering
7 2 (1.68%) VLE
7 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (43.70%) Windows
2 30 (25.21%) UNIX
3 13 (10.92%) HPUX
4 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.36%) AIX
6 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.84%) CentOS
7 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.61%) E-Commerce
2 32 (26.89%) OO
3 25 (21.01%) TDD
4 24 (20.17%) MVC
5 20 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.81%) OO PHP
6 19 (15.97%) Unit Testing
7 14 (11.76%) Information Security
7 14 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.24%) SOA
9 10 (8.40%) OOP
10 8 (6.72%) ITIL
10 8 (6.72%) Manual Testing
11 7 (5.88%) Validation
11 7 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.88%) Progressive Enhancement
12 6 (5.04%) Analytics
12 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (4.20%) Test Strategy
13 5 (4.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.77%) PHP
1 39 (32.77%) JavaScript
2 25 (21.01%) C++
2 25 (21.01%) Java
3 23 (19.33%) SQL
4 17 (14.29%) C#
5 15 (12.61%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.04%) C
7 5 (4.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.20%) Python
8 3 (2.52%) Ruby
8 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.52%) VB
9 2 (1.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.84%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Degree
2 12 (10.08%) CISSP
2 12 (10.08%) CISM
2 12 (10.08%) ISSAP
2 12 (10.08%) ISSMP
3 2 (1.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
4 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.81%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.52%) COBIT
3 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) Firmware
2 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (5.88%) Nagios
2 6 (5.04%) SCOM
3 4 (3.36%) Netcool
3 4 (3.36%) SCCM
4 2 (1.68%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.68%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.68%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 18 (15.13%) Oracle
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.76%) HP
4 12 (10.08%) Cisco
4 12 (10.08%) CheckPoint
5 9 (7.56%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.04%) VMware
6 6 (5.04%) IBM
7 4 (3.36%) Citrix
7 4 (3.36%) Remedy
7 4 (3.36%) SAP
8 3 (2.52%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.52%) Zend
9 2 (1.68%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.68%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.68%) BMC
9 2 (1.68%) CA
9 2 (1.68%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.68%) Symantec
9 2 (1.68%) McAfee
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Equals One
Salary: Unspecified salary dependent on experience
Posted: 18 days ago