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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 76 67 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.73% 10.50% 7.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.24% 42.95% 25.38%
Number of salaries quoted 66 59 47
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +18.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,400 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,925 £55,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
168 156 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.14% 24.45% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 150 139 185
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +11.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £26,381
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 September 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 September 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 +6 63 £45,000 +4.65% 8
Southport +3 5 £42,500 +61.90%
Wirral -7 3 - -
St Helens - 3 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 68 (46.26%) Windows
2 51 (34.69%) Java
3 50 (34.01%) HTML
4 48 (32.65%) SQL
5 45 (30.61%) JavaScript
6 42 (28.57%) PHP
7 40 (27.21%) UNIX
8 37 (25.17%) ITIL
9 33 (22.45%) SQL Server
10 32 (21.77%) MySQL
10 32 (21.77%) Oracle
11 31 (21.09%) Apache
11 31 (21.09%) E-Commerce
12 28 (19.05%) Degree
13 27 (18.37%) Shell Script
13 27 (18.37%) CSS
14 26 (17.69%) PostgreSQL
15 25 (17.01%) OO
16 24 (16.33%) Tomcat
17 23 (15.65%) MVC
17 23 (15.65%) QA
18 21 (14.29%) SOA
19 20 (13.61%) C++
19 20 (13.61%) Retail
19 20 (13.61%) Enterprise Software
20 19 (12.93%) jQuery
20 19 (12.93%) TDD
21 18 (12.24%) Computer Science
21 18 (12.24%) Ajax
21 18 (12.24%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 31 (21.09%) Apache
2 24 (16.33%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.80%) TIBCO EMS
4 9 (6.12%) Liferay
5 5 (3.40%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.72%) IIS
6 4 (2.72%) nginx
7 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) Jetty
8 1 (0.68%) Mule
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (6.80%) FastStats
2 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.52%) HTTP
2 12 (8.16%) Firewall
2 12 (8.16%) SAN
3 6 (4.08%) DNS
3 6 (4.08%) DHCP
3 6 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.40%) VLAN
4 5 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.40%) LDAP
4 5 (3.40%) SSL
4 5 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.40%) Intranet
4 5 (3.40%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) SNMP
6 1 (0.68%) Network Security
6 1 (0.68%) LAN
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 32 (21.77%) MySQL
3 26 (17.69%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (10.88%) DB2
5 10 (6.80%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database
6 9 (6.12%) Pentaho
6 9 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (6.12%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.72%) DTS
9 1 (0.68%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.12%) Subversion
3 8 (5.44%) JIRA
3 8 (5.44%) Selenium
4 7 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 7 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 4 (2.72%) RSpec
5 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.68%) Log4j
7 1 (0.68%) Ant
7 1 (0.68%) JUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (13.61%) Retail
2 15 (10.20%) Finance
3 9 (6.12%) Multimedia
3 9 (6.12%) Games
4 6 (4.08%) Law
5 5 (3.40%) Marketing
6 4 (2.72%) Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (19.73%) Developer
2 21 (14.29%) Analyst
3 19 (12.93%) Team Leader
4 18 (12.24%) Applications Support
5 16 (10.88%) Administrator
6 15 (10.20%) Support Analyst
6 15 (10.20%) PHP Developer
7 12 (8.16%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Applications Support Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) C++ Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Tester
10 8 (5.44%) Applications Support Analyst
11 7 (4.76%) Automation Tester
11 7 (4.76%) Release Manager
11 7 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.76%) Consultant
12 6 (4.08%) DBA
12 6 (4.08%) Security Engineer
12 6 (4.08%) Information Security Engineer
13 5 (3.40%) ICT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.01%) HTML
2 27 (18.37%) CSS
3 19 (12.93%) jQuery
4 18 (12.24%) Ajax
4 18 (12.24%) .NET
5 17 (11.56%) SOAP
6 15 (10.20%) Web Services
6 15 (10.20%) J2EE
7 11 (7.48%) STL
8 10 (6.80%) HTML5
8 10 (6.80%) REST
9 9 (6.12%) .NET Framework
9 9 (6.12%) JMS
10 7 (4.76%) Middleware
11 6 (4.08%) CSS3
12 5 (3.40%) LAMP
12 5 (3.40%) XHTML
13 4 (2.72%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (2.72%) Phusion Passenger
13 4 (2.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.61%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (12.24%) Computer Science
3 15 (10.20%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.80%) EPoS
4 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.44%) Firmware
6 7 (4.76%) Online Games
7 5 (3.40%) Open Source
7 5 (3.40%) Replication
7 5 (3.40%) Clustering
7 5 (3.40%) VLE
7 5 (3.40%) W3C
8 4 (2.72%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.72%) FMCG
9 2 (1.36%) User Experience
10 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 68 (46.26%) Windows
2 40 (27.21%) UNIX
3 14 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (8.84%) HPUX
5 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.08%) Solaris
6 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.40%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.40%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.72%) AIX
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.17%) ITIL
2 31 (21.09%) E-Commerce
3 25 (17.01%) OO
4 23 (15.65%) MVC
5 21 (14.29%) SOA
6 19 (12.93%) TDD
7 17 (11.56%) Problem Management
8 16 (10.88%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (10.88%) Change Management
8 16 (10.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (10.88%) EAI
9 13 (8.84%) Unit Testing
10 12 (8.16%) Information Security
10 12 (8.16%) OO PHP
11 10 (6.80%) Project Management
11 10 (6.80%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.12%) ITIL V2
12 9 (6.12%) Analytics
12 9 (6.12%) Workflow
12 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.69%) Java
2 48 (32.65%) SQL
3 45 (30.61%) JavaScript
4 42 (28.57%) PHP
5 27 (18.37%) Shell Script
6 20 (13.61%) C++
7 13 (8.84%) Ruby
8 10 (6.80%) C#
8 10 (6.80%) Python
9 8 (5.44%) PowerShell
10 6 (4.08%) VB
11 4 (2.72%) VBA
11 4 (2.72%) VBScript
12 2 (1.36%) C
12 2 (1.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (19.05%) Degree
2 10 (6.80%) CISSP
2 10 (6.80%) CISM
2 10 (6.80%) ISSAP
2 10 (6.80%) ISSMP
3 2 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.68%) PMP
4 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.68%) CCNP
4 1 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.65%) QA
2 9 (6.12%) SLA
3 4 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.72%) COBIT
3 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.68%) vCloud
4 1 (0.68%) XenApp
4 1 (0.68%) XenServer
4 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) TIBCO Hawk
1 9 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.40%) SCCM
3 4 (2.72%) Netcool
3 4 (2.72%) Nagios
3 4 (2.72%) Capistrano
3 4 (2.72%) Puppet
3 4 (2.72%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Oracle
2 16 (10.88%) Red Hat
3 14 (9.52%) HP
3 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.84%) JBoss
5 12 (8.16%) TIBCO
6 11 (7.48%) Cisco
7 10 (6.80%) CheckPoint
8 9 (6.12%) IBM
8 9 (6.12%) Business Objects
9 8 (5.44%) Remedy
9 8 (5.44%) VMware
10 5 (3.40%) Sun
10 5 (3.40%) Citrix
11 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.72%) BMC
11 4 (2.72%) SAP
11 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.36%) Symantec
12 2 (1.36%) Zend
Liverpool, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus good benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago