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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 29 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 34 37 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.37% 7.72% 9.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.46% 29.60% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 18 34 53
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
139 125 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.03% 26.10% 29.21%
Number of salaries quoted 95 114 146
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -14 19 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Southport +1 9 £30,000 -29.41%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 35 (50.00%) Unix
2 32 (45.71%) Windows
3 30 (42.86%) Java
4 29 (41.43%) HTML
5 27 (38.57%) CSS
5 27 (38.57%) Web Services
6 26 (37.14%) Degree
7 25 (35.71%) Shell Script
8 24 (34.29%) JBoss
9 23 (32.86%) QA
10 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (31.43%) Spring
11 21 (30.00%) Analytics
12 20 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 20 (28.57%) SQL
13 19 (27.14%) Oracle
14 17 (24.29%) Problem Management
15 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
16 12 (17.14%) Puppet
17 11 (15.71%) Bash Shell
17 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
18 10 (14.29%) nginx
18 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (14.29%) CentOS
18 10 (14.29%) Debian
18 10 (14.29%) VMware
18 10 (14.29%) PHP
18 10 (14.29%) XML
18 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 24 (34.29%) JBoss
2 10 (14.29%) nginx
3 8 (11.43%) Apache
3 8 (11.43%) IIS
4 7 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (7.14%) WebSphere
6 4 (5.71%) Node.js
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.43%) Liferay
7 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) Office 365
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) MRTG
2 4 (5.71%) Firewall
2 4 (5.71%) NAS
2 4 (5.71%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.86%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (10.00%) MySQL
4 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.14%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.86%) Redis
8 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.43%) Big Data
8 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.43%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.43%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 6 (8.57%) Maven
2 5 (7.14%) Subversion
3 3 (4.29%) Ant
3 3 (4.29%) Bugzilla
3 3 (4.29%) Gradle
4 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.86%) JMeter
4 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) Hudson
5 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Marketing
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Developer
2 21 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (28.57%) Java Software Developer
3 20 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
3 20 (28.57%) Software Developer
4 19 (27.14%) Linux Support
5 17 (24.29%) Administrator
6 15 (21.43%) IT Support
7 14 (20.00%) IT Administrator
8 10 (14.29%) Analyst
9 6 (8.57%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (5.71%) Linux Support Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
12 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
12 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (4.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) HTML
2 27 (38.57%) CSS
2 27 (38.57%) Web Services
3 22 (31.43%) Spring
4 10 (14.29%) XML
5 7 (10.00%) HTML5
6 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.57%) jQuery
7 4 (5.71%) Ajax
7 4 (5.71%) JSON
7 4 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.29%) .NET
8 3 (4.29%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (4.29%) SOAP
9 2 (2.86%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (2.86%) CSS3
9 2 (2.86%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.86%) J2EE
9 2 (2.86%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (2.86%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) User Experience
2 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.86%) AS400
3 2 (2.86%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.86%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.43%) APACS
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (50.00%) Unix
2 32 (45.71%) Windows
3 10 (14.29%) CentOS
3 10 (14.29%) Debian
3 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Analytics
3 20 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 17 (24.29%) Problem Management
5 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 7 (10.00%) ITIL
7 6 (8.57%) Front End Development
8 5 (7.14%) Web Development
9 4 (5.71%) Change Control
9 4 (5.71%) Data Management
9 4 (5.71%) DevOps
9 4 (5.71%) High Availability
10 3 (4.29%) Open Source
10 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.29%) Workflow
11 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (2.86%) Identity Management
11 2 (2.86%) ITIL V2
11 2 (2.86%) System Testing
11 2 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.86%) Java
2 25 (35.71%) Shell Script
3 20 (28.57%) SQL
4 15 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 11 (15.71%) Bash Shell
6 10 (14.29%) PHP
7 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (8.57%) Python
9 4 (5.71%) Perl
9 4 (5.71%) Ruby
10 2 (2.86%) LINC
11 1 (1.43%) C#
11 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.43%) ISEB
2 1 (1.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (32.86%) QA
2 5 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.86%) Varnish
3 8 (11.43%) Squid
4 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.29%) Docker
6 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.86%) vSphere
7 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) Puppet
2 10 (14.29%) Nagios
3 8 (11.43%) Munin
3 8 (11.43%) Zenoss
4 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.86%) Cacti
5 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.43%) Piwik
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Oracle
2 10 (14.29%) VMware
3 8 (11.43%) SaltStack
4 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.71%) Citrix
5 4 (5.71%) HP
5 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco
6 3 (4.29%) F5
7 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.86%) EMC
7 2 (2.86%) IBM
7 2 (2.86%) Symantec
7 2 (2.86%) Unisys
8 1 (1.43%) Juniper
8 1 (1.43%) NetApp
8 1 (1.43%) ProCurve
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago