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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 39 82 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.85% 12.35% 9.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.62% 41.62% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 80 39
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,789 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
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
116 197 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.34% 29.67% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 99 176 107
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -4 37 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 30 (38.96%) OO
3 29 (37.66%) HTML
4 28 (36.36%) MySQL
5 27 (35.06%) CSS
6 26 (33.77%) PHP
7 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
8 23 (29.87%) SOAP
9 21 (27.27%) REST
10 20 (25.97%) Apache
11 19 (24.68%) TDD
12 17 (22.08%) SQL
13 16 (20.78%) Java
13 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
13 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (20.78%) Ajax
13 16 (20.78%) OO PHP
14 14 (18.18%) jQuery
14 14 (18.18%) UNIX
14 14 (18.18%) MVC
15 13 (16.88%) C++
15 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.88%) Unit Testing
16 12 (15.58%) Relational Database
16 12 (15.58%) Magento
16 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (14.29%) .NET
17 11 (14.29%) OOP
18 10 (12.99%) C#
18 10 (12.99%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (25.97%) Apache
2 4 (5.19%) CMS
2 4 (5.19%) Umbraco
2 4 (5.19%) nginx
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) SAN
2 6 (7.79%) HTTP
3 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.30%) Firewall
5 1 (1.30%) Wireless
5 1 (1.30%) SSH
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.30%) VPN
5 1 (1.30%) SSL
5 1 (1.30%) LAN
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
5 1 (1.30%) WAN
5 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) MySQL
2 13 (16.88%) SQL Server
3 12 (15.58%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.39%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.60%) Spotfire
6 2 (2.60%) QlikView
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) OLAP
6 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Subversion
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Games
4 2 (2.60%) Back Office
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (41.56%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) PHP Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Web Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Analyst
5 7 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Linux Support
6 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Administrator
7 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.19%) Applications Support Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.90%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.90%) Tester
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) HTML
2 27 (35.06%) CSS
3 23 (29.87%) SOAP
4 21 (27.27%) REST
5 16 (20.78%) Ajax
6 14 (18.18%) jQuery
7 11 (14.29%) .NET
8 9 (11.69%) CSS3
9 8 (10.39%) HTML5
10 7 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 6 (7.79%) XHTML
11 6 (7.79%) RESTful
11 6 (7.79%) JAX-RS
12 5 (6.49%) Web Services
12 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
13 4 (5.19%) J2EE
14 3 (3.90%) STL
14 3 (3.90%) Yii
14 3 (3.90%) Laravel
15 2 (2.60%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Open Source
3 6 (7.79%) W3C
4 2 (2.60%) AS400
4 2 (2.60%) EPoS
4 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.56%) Windows
2 14 (18.18%) UNIX
3 7 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.90%) CentOS
5 3 (3.90%) Debian
6 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.30%) Android
6 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) OO
2 19 (24.68%) TDD
3 16 (20.78%) E-Commerce
3 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (20.78%) OO PHP
4 14 (18.18%) MVC
5 13 (16.88%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.29%) OOP
7 9 (11.69%) Multithreading
8 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.39%) SOA
8 8 (10.39%) ITIL
9 7 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 6 (7.79%) Progressive Enhancement
10 6 (7.79%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.79%) Validation
11 5 (6.49%) Manual Testing
12 4 (5.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) PHP
2 25 (32.47%) JavaScript
3 17 (22.08%) SQL
4 16 (20.78%) Java
5 13 (16.88%) C++
6 10 (12.99%) C#
7 7 (9.09%) Python
8 6 (7.79%) Perl
8 6 (7.79%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.19%) Ruby
10 3 (3.90%) C
11 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.30%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) CISSP
3 1 (1.30%) CISM
3 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
3 1 (1.30%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Samba
2 3 (3.90%) Squid
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) XenServer
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Nagios
2 3 (3.90%) Munin
2 3 (3.90%) Zenoss
2 3 (3.90%) SmokePing
3 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) SCCM
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) HP
4 4 (5.19%) Citrix
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) Zend
6 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.60%) McAfee
6 2 (2.60%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.30%) Perforce
7 1 (1.30%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.30%) Tripwire
7 1 (1.30%) Juniper
7 1 (1.30%) BMC
7 1 (1.30%) CA
7 1 (1.30%) Apple
7 1 (1.30%) Sage
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Premier Media
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago