The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 24 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 74 46 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.42% 7.55% 12.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.12% 36.22% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 61 40 77
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,600 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,736
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.60%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 127 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.31% 20.85% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 136 113 240
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,388 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Linux
North West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +17 62 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Southport +3 7 £42,500 +88.88%
St Helens +8 5 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 75 (48.39%) Windows
2 69 (44.52%) SQL
3 66 (42.58%) Java
4 57 (36.77%) PHP
5 55 (35.48%) HTML
6 51 (32.90%) ITIL
7 48 (30.97%) JavaScript
8 44 (28.39%) SQL Server
9 42 (27.10%) MySQL
10 36 (23.23%) UNIX
11 32 (20.65%) SOA
11 32 (20.65%) Oracle
11 32 (20.65%) PostgreSQL
11 32 (20.65%) Degree
12 31 (20.00%) QA
13 29 (18.71%) MVC
14 27 (17.42%) OO
14 27 (17.42%) Computer Science
14 27 (17.42%) Enterprise Software
15 26 (16.77%) CSS
16 25 (16.13%) Web Services
16 25 (16.13%) .NET
16 25 (16.13%) Apache
16 25 (16.13%) Change Management
17 24 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (15.48%) EAI
17 24 (15.48%) DB2
17 24 (15.48%) C++
18 22 (14.19%) J2EE
19 21 (13.55%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 25 (16.13%) Apache
2 15 (9.68%) Liferay
3 14 (9.03%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.39%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (3.23%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.23%) nginx
6 4 (2.58%) IIS
7 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.65%) Jetty
8 1 (0.65%) Mule
8 1 (0.65%) Moodle
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.65%) Node.js
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) CMS
8 1 (0.65%) Exstream Dialogue
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) FastStats
2 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) DOC1
4 1 (0.65%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (7.74%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (4.52%) Magento
3 5 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.65%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.03%) HTTP
2 9 (5.81%) Firewall
3 7 (4.52%) DHCP
3 7 (4.52%) Internet
3 7 (4.52%) DNS
4 5 (3.23%) SSL
4 5 (3.23%) SAN
4 5 (3.23%) Intranet
4 5 (3.23%) LDAP
4 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.23%) VLAN
5 2 (1.29%) Network Security
5 2 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.29%) LAN
5 2 (1.29%) WAN
6 1 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.39%) SQL Server
2 42 (27.10%) MySQL
3 32 (20.65%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (15.48%) DB2
5 17 (10.97%) Crystal Reports
6 16 (10.32%) Oracle Database
7 15 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (9.68%) Pentaho
7 15 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (7.10%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (3.23%) DTS
11 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.29%) Big Data
13 1 (0.65%) Infinispan
13 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Subversion
2 13 (8.39%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.16%) SoapUI
3 8 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.16%) Selenium
4 6 (3.87%) JIRA
5 5 (3.23%) RSpec
5 5 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.29%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.65%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) Log4j
General
1 15 (9.68%) Retail
2 8 (5.16%) Multimedia
3 7 (4.52%) Games
3 7 (4.52%) Finance
4 5 (3.23%) Marketing
5 3 (1.94%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Law
6 2 (1.29%) Back Office
6 2 (1.29%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (25.81%) Developer
2 28 (18.06%) Applications Support
3 24 (15.48%) Support Engineer
4 22 (14.19%) Team Leader
5 21 (13.55%) Applications Support Engineer
6 15 (9.68%) Analyst
7 13 (8.39%) Administrator
7 13 (8.39%) C++ Developer
7 13 (8.39%) PHP Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Release Manager
9 11 (7.10%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.81%) Test Manager
11 8 (5.16%) Integration Manager
11 8 (5.16%) Technical Team Leader
12 7 (4.52%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (4.52%) DBA
12 7 (4.52%) Test Team Leader
12 7 (4.52%) Testing Manager
13 6 (3.87%) Magento Developer
14 5 (3.23%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (35.48%) HTML
2 26 (16.77%) CSS
3 25 (16.13%) .NET
3 25 (16.13%) Web Services
4 22 (14.19%) J2EE
5 20 (12.90%) jQuery
6 16 (10.32%) Ajax
7 14 (9.03%) Middleware
8 13 (8.39%) STL
9 12 (7.74%) JMS
9 12 (7.74%) SOAP
9 12 (7.74%) HTML5
10 10 (6.45%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.52%) REST
11 7 (4.52%) CSS3
12 6 (3.87%) Qt
12 6 (3.87%) XHTML
12 6 (3.87%) XML
13 5 (3.23%) LAMP
13 5 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.42%) Computer Science
1 27 (17.42%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.81%) Open Source
3 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.52%) EPoS
5 6 (3.87%) W3C
5 6 (3.87%) Replication
5 6 (3.87%) Clustering
6 5 (3.23%) VLE
6 5 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.23%) Online Games
7 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 75 (48.39%) Windows
2 36 (23.23%) UNIX
3 12 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.87%) Solaris
5 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.58%) HPUX
8 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (32.90%) ITIL
2 32 (20.65%) SOA
3 29 (18.71%) MVC
4 27 (17.42%) OO
5 25 (16.13%) Change Management
6 24 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 24 (15.48%) EAI
7 20 (12.90%) E-Commerce
7 20 (12.90%) Problem Management
8 17 (10.97%) Workflow
9 16 (10.32%) TDD
9 16 (10.32%) ITIL V2
10 15 (9.68%) Software Testing
10 15 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (9.68%) Project Management
11 13 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 9 (5.81%) Integration Testing
13 9 (5.81%) Release Management
14 8 (5.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (44.52%) SQL
2 66 (42.58%) Java
3 57 (36.77%) PHP
4 48 (30.97%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.48%) C++
6 21 (13.55%) Shell Script
7 17 (10.97%) Ruby
8 14 (9.03%) Python
8 14 (9.03%) C#
9 9 (5.81%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.87%) VB
11 5 (3.23%) Perl
12 4 (2.58%) VBScript
12 4 (2.58%) VBA
13 1 (0.65%) PHP5
13 1 (0.65%) Groovy
13 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (20.65%) Degree
2 5 (3.23%) CISSP
2 5 (3.23%) CISM
2 5 (3.23%) ISSAP
2 5 (3.23%) ISSMP
3 2 (1.29%) CCNP
3 2 (1.29%) CCNA
3 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.65%) PMP
4 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.00%) QA
2 12 (7.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.94%) COBIT
3 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.94%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.29%) vCloud
4 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.65%) XenServer
5 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 12 (7.74%) TIBCO Hawk
3 5 (3.23%) SCCM
3 5 (3.23%) Capistrano
3 5 (3.23%) Puppet
4 3 (1.94%) Nagios
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (20.65%) Oracle
2 18 (11.61%) TIBCO
3 17 (10.97%) Business Objects
4 13 (8.39%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.10%) JBoss
6 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
7 8 (5.16%) Zend
8 7 (4.52%) HP
9 6 (3.87%) Cisco
10 5 (3.23%) Sun
10 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 5 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (3.23%) VMware
10 5 (3.23%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.58%) Remedy
11 4 (2.58%) BMC
11 4 (2.58%) IBM
12 3 (1.94%) WSO2
13 2 (1.29%) Symantec
14 1 (0.65%) JDA
Wirral, Merseyside
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago