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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 68 74 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.10% 11.73% 8.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.95% 44.05% 28.11%
Number of salaries quoted 60 65 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 £32,500 £28,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,185 £53,000 £50,000
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
148 168 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.33% 26.62% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 136 150 171
Average salary £38,500 £39,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% +10.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £26,381
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 57 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Southport +2 5 £42,500 +88.88% 1
Wirral -6 3 - -
St Helens - 1 - -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 67 (46.53%) Windows
2 48 (33.33%) HTML
3 46 (31.94%) Java
4 44 (30.56%) SQL
5 43 (29.86%) JavaScript
6 41 (28.47%) PHP
6 41 (28.47%) UNIX
7 34 (23.61%) E-Commerce
8 33 (22.92%) ITIL
9 32 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 31 (21.53%) MySQL
10 31 (21.53%) Oracle
10 31 (21.53%) Apache
11 26 (18.06%) Shell Script
11 26 (18.06%) CSS
11 26 (18.06%) Degree
12 25 (17.36%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (17.36%) OO
13 23 (15.97%) Tomcat
13 23 (15.97%) Retail
14 22 (15.28%) QA
14 22 (15.28%) MVC
15 20 (13.89%) C++
16 18 (12.50%) SOA
16 18 (12.50%) jQuery
16 18 (12.50%) TDD
17 17 (11.81%) Ajax
17 17 (11.81%) SOAP
17 17 (11.81%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (11.11%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (21.53%) Apache
2 23 (15.97%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
4 8 (5.56%) Liferay
5 5 (3.47%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.78%) IIS
7 3 (2.08%) nginx
8 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.69%) Node.js
9 1 (0.69%) Mule
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (6.25%) FastStats
2 8 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.08%) Magento
3 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) HTTP
1 14 (9.72%) Firewall
2 12 (8.33%) SAN
3 8 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (4.17%) DNS
4 6 (4.17%) DHCP
5 5 (3.47%) VLAN
5 5 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.47%) LDAP
5 5 (3.47%) SSL
5 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.47%) Intranet
5 5 (3.47%) Internet
6 3 (2.08%) SNMP
7 1 (0.69%) Network Security
7 1 (0.69%) LAN
7 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 31 (21.53%) MySQL
3 25 (17.36%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.03%) DB2
5 10 (6.94%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 9 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.56%) Pentaho
8 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.08%) DTS
10 1 (0.69%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.69%) QlikView
10 1 (0.69%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.69%) OLAP
10 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Cucumber
2 8 (5.56%) Selenium
3 7 (4.86%) SoapUI
3 7 (4.86%) WebDriver
3 7 (4.86%) JIRA
3 7 (4.86%) Subversion
4 3 (2.08%) RSpec
4 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
General
1 23 (15.97%) Retail
2 15 (10.42%) Finance
3 9 (6.25%) Games
3 9 (6.25%) Multimedia
4 8 (5.56%) Law
5 5 (3.47%) Marketing
6 4 (2.78%) Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (20.14%) Developer
2 21 (14.58%) Analyst
3 17 (11.81%) Applications Support
4 16 (11.11%) Administrator
4 16 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 15 (10.42%) PHP Developer
5 15 (10.42%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) C++ Developer
7 9 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Tester
8 8 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
8 8 (5.56%) Information Security Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Automation Tester
9 7 (4.86%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.86%) Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) DBA
11 5 (3.47%) Senior Technician
11 5 (3.47%) ICT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (33.33%) HTML
2 26 (18.06%) CSS
3 18 (12.50%) jQuery
4 17 (11.81%) Ajax
4 17 (11.81%) SOAP
5 16 (11.11%) .NET
6 14 (9.72%) J2EE
7 11 (7.64%) STL
7 11 (7.64%) Web Services
8 10 (6.94%) REST
9 9 (6.25%) HTML5
9 9 (6.25%) .NET Framework
10 8 (5.56%) JMS
11 6 (4.17%) CSS3
12 5 (3.47%) XHTML
12 5 (3.47%) Middleware
13 4 (2.78%) LAMP
14 3 (2.08%) RESTful
14 3 (2.08%) Phusion Passenger
14 3 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.81%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (10.42%) Management Information System
3 14 (9.72%) Computer Science
4 10 (6.94%) EPoS
5 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.86%) Online Games
7 5 (3.47%) Open Source
7 5 (3.47%) Replication
7 5 (3.47%) Clustering
7 5 (3.47%) VLE
7 5 (3.47%) W3C
8 4 (2.78%) FMCG
9 3 (2.08%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.39%) User Experience
11 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.53%) Windows
2 41 (28.47%) UNIX
3 13 (9.03%) HPUX
4 12 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.47%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.47%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.47%) Solaris
7 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.78%) AIX
8 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.69%) CentOS
10 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.61%) E-Commerce
2 33 (22.92%) ITIL
3 25 (17.36%) OO
4 22 (15.28%) MVC
5 18 (12.50%) SOA
5 18 (12.50%) TDD
6 16 (11.11%) Problem Management
7 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (9.72%) Information Security
8 14 (9.72%) Unit Testing
9 13 (9.03%) OO PHP
9 13 (9.03%) Change Management
9 13 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (9.03%) EAI
10 10 (6.94%) Mentoring
11 9 (6.25%) Analytics
11 9 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.56%) Migration
12 8 (5.56%) Workflow
12 8 (5.56%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.94%) Java
2 44 (30.56%) SQL
3 43 (29.86%) JavaScript
4 41 (28.47%) PHP
5 26 (18.06%) Shell Script
6 20 (13.89%) C++
7 11 (7.64%) Ruby
8 10 (6.94%) C#
9 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 9 (6.25%) Python
10 6 (4.17%) VB
11 4 (2.78%) VBA
11 4 (2.78%) VBScript
12 2 (1.39%) C
12 2 (1.39%) Perl
13 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Degree
2 12 (8.33%) CISSP
2 12 (8.33%) CISM
2 12 (8.33%) ISSAP
2 12 (8.33%) ISSMP
3 2 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.69%) ISEB
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.69%) PMP
4 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.69%) CCNP
4 1 (0.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.28%) QA
2 8 (5.56%) SLA
3 4 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.78%) COBIT
3 4 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) Firmware
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.69%) vCloud
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) XenServer
5 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (5.56%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (3.47%) SCCM
3 4 (2.78%) Netcool
3 4 (2.78%) Nagios
3 4 (2.78%) SCOM
4 3 (2.08%) Capistrano
4 3 (2.08%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (21.53%) Oracle
2 14 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.72%) HP
2 14 (9.72%) Red Hat
3 13 (9.03%) JBoss
3 13 (9.03%) Cisco
4 12 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 11 (7.64%) TIBCO
6 9 (6.25%) IBM
6 9 (6.25%) Business Objects
7 8 (5.56%) Remedy
7 8 (5.56%) VMware
8 5 (3.47%) Sun
8 5 (3.47%) Citrix
9 4 (2.78%) BMC
9 4 (2.78%) SAP
10 3 (2.08%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.39%) Symantec
12 1 (0.69%) WSO2
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago