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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 14 26
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Permanent jobs citing Linux 22 76 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.33% 11.48% 8.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.80% 44.97% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 15 66 38
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,901 £27,500 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
117 169 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.03% 25.53% 21.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84 142 99
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 2 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 2 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 -20 14 £27,000 -28.00% 4
Southport -6 6 - - 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 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 27 (40.30%) HTML
3 24 (35.82%) CSS
4 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
4 21 (31.34%) MySQL
5 20 (29.85%) PHP
5 20 (29.85%) SOAP
5 20 (29.85%) OO
5 20 (29.85%) TDD
6 19 (28.36%) Java
7 16 (23.88%) Degree
8 15 (22.39%) Software Engineering
8 15 (22.39%) jQuery
9 14 (20.90%) Ajax
9 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (19.40%) Scrum
10 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
10 13 (19.40%) BDD
11 11 (16.42%) REST
11 11 (16.42%) OO PHP
11 11 (16.42%) SQL
11 11 (16.42%) Apache
11 11 (16.42%) Web Services
12 10 (14.93%) C++
12 10 (14.93%) UNIX
12 10 (14.93%) MVC
12 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
13 9 (13.43%) Mac OS
13 9 (13.43%) RESTful
13 9 (13.43%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 11 (16.42%) Apache
2 7 (10.45%) IIS
3 6 (8.96%) JBoss
4 5 (7.46%) CMS
5 4 (5.97%) WordPress
5 4 (5.97%) Node.js
6 3 (4.48%) nginx
7 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Photoshop
1 4 (5.97%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.96%) 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 8 (11.94%) SAN
2 4 (5.97%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.99%) HTTP
3 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.49%) Wireless
4 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.34%) MySQL
2 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.96%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.96%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.96%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Subversion
2 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.45%) Maven
4 6 (8.96%) Ant
5 4 (5.97%) PHPUnit
6 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.49%) RSpec
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Back Office
4 2 (2.99%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) PHP Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Analyst
4 9 (13.43%) Software Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Software Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Support Analyst
5 8 (11.94%) Linux Support
6 6 (8.96%) Java Software Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Administrator
7 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Manager
10 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.30%) HTML
2 24 (35.82%) CSS
3 20 (29.85%) SOAP
4 15 (22.39%) jQuery
5 14 (20.90%) Ajax
6 11 (16.42%) Web Services
6 11 (16.42%) REST
7 9 (13.43%) RESTful
8 8 (11.94%) XML
8 8 (11.94%) XHTML
8 8 (11.94%) .NET
9 6 (8.96%) JDBC
9 6 (8.96%) WSDL
9 6 (8.96%) Hibernate
9 6 (8.96%) Spring
9 6 (8.96%) HTML5
9 6 (8.96%) CSS3
9 6 (8.96%) JAX-RS
9 6 (8.96%) HornetQ
10 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) EPoS
2 2 (2.99%) W3C
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.49%) AS400
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.28%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) UNIX
3 9 (13.43%) Mac OS
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (5.97%) CentOS
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.48%) Debian
7 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) OO
1 20 (29.85%) TDD
2 15 (22.39%) Software Engineering
3 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (19.40%) Scrum
4 13 (19.40%) BDD
5 11 (16.42%) OO PHP
6 10 (14.93%) MVC
6 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
7 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (11.94%) Multithreading
7 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
7 8 (11.94%) Open Source
8 7 (10.45%) ITIL
8 7 (10.45%) Problem Management
8 7 (10.45%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.96%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.96%) OOP
9 6 (8.96%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
2 20 (29.85%) PHP
3 19 (28.36%) Java
4 11 (16.42%) SQL
5 10 (14.93%) C++
6 9 (13.43%) C#
6 9 (13.43%) Bash Shell
7 7 (10.45%) Ruby
8 5 (7.46%) Perl
8 5 (7.46%) Python
9 4 (5.97%) PHP5
10 2 (2.99%) C
11 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Samba
1 3 (4.48%) Squid
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) XenServer
3 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) KVM
3 1 (1.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) Puppet
2 3 (4.48%) SmokePing
2 3 (4.48%) Nagios
2 3 (4.48%) Munin
2 3 (4.48%) Zenoss
3 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.49%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Red Hat
2 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Oracle
4 4 (5.97%) Adobe
4 4 (5.97%) Citrix
4 4 (5.97%) VMware
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco
5 3 (4.48%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) Sage
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee
6 1 (1.49%) Perforce
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + negotiable + generous benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
University of Liverpool
Salary: From £32,277 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago