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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 39 81 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.63% 13.43% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.78% 46.82% 39.06%
Number of salaries quoted 24 65 44
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -11.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,168 £27,500 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
109 173 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.12% 28.69% 21.02%
Number of salaries quoted 71 147 117
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 September 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 1 September 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 -11 25 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Southport -4 8 - - 4
Wirral +10 1 £25,000 - 1
Wallasey - 1 £25,000 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) HTML
3 20 (33.33%) SOAP
4 19 (31.67%) Java
4 19 (31.67%) SQL
4 19 (31.67%) Degree
5 18 (30.00%) Web Services
5 18 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 17 (28.33%) XML
6 17 (28.33%) CSS
7 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 16 (26.67%) Scrum
7 16 (26.67%) TDD
7 16 (26.67%) BDD
8 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (23.33%) Oracle
10 13 (21.67%) PHP
10 13 (21.67%) MySQL
10 13 (21.67%) Automated Testing
11 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 12 (20.00%) .NET
11 12 (20.00%) QA
12 11 (18.33%) Open Source
12 11 (18.33%) IIS
13 10 (16.67%) SAN
13 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 9 (15.00%) Maven
14 9 (15.00%) Ant
14 9 (15.00%) Mac OS
14 9 (15.00%) jQuery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (18.33%) IIS
2 8 (13.33%) JBoss
3 4 (6.67%) WordPress
3 4 (6.67%) CMS
3 4 (6.67%) Node.js
4 3 (5.00%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) nginx
6 1 (1.67%) Liferay
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) SAN
2 4 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) Wireless
4 1 (1.67%) SSH
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.67%) MRTG
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) HTTP
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) MySQL
2 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Ant
1 9 (15.00%) Maven
1 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.33%) Subversion
3 4 (6.67%) PHPUnit
3 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.00%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.00%) SilkTest
4 3 (5.00%) Selenium
4 3 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (3.33%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.33%) RSpec
6 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
3 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Developer
2 17 (28.33%) Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Software Developer
4 10 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Linux Support
5 8 (13.33%) Administrator
5 8 (13.33%) PHP Developer
6 7 (11.67%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (11.67%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Applications Support
9 4 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
11 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
12 1 (1.67%) Build Manager
12 1 (1.67%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.33%) HTML
2 20 (33.33%) SOAP
3 18 (30.00%) Web Services
4 17 (28.33%) XML
4 17 (28.33%) CSS
5 12 (20.00%) .NET
6 9 (15.00%) jQuery
7 8 (13.33%) Hibernate
7 8 (13.33%) Spring
7 8 (13.33%) Ajax
7 8 (13.33%) JDBC
7 8 (13.33%) XHTML
7 8 (13.33%) WSDL
7 8 (13.33%) HornetQ
8 4 (6.67%) LAMP
8 4 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (6.67%) J2EE
8 4 (6.67%) RESTful
8 4 (6.67%) HTML5
8 4 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) AS400
3 1 (1.67%) Handset
3 1 (1.67%) APACS
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Mac OS
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
3 8 (13.33%) UNIX
4 7 (11.67%) CentOS
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Debian
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Scrum
1 16 (26.67%) TDD
1 16 (26.67%) BDD
2 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (21.67%) Automated Testing
4 11 (18.33%) Open Source
5 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (13.33%) OWASP
7 8 (13.33%) MVC
7 8 (13.33%) Analytics
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Kanban
9 4 (6.67%) OOP
9 4 (6.67%) OO
9 4 (6.67%) SEO
9 4 (6.67%) OO PHP
9 4 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Java
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 13 (21.67%) PHP
4 8 (13.33%) C#
5 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.00%) Ruby
6 6 (10.00%) C++
7 4 (6.67%) Python
7 4 (6.67%) PHP5
8 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.33%) C
9 2 (3.33%) Lua
9 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.67%) LINC
10 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.67%) VBA
10 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) ISEB
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) Squid
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.67%) Varnish
4 1 (1.67%) KVM
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) Samba
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Munin
2 2 (3.33%) Zenoss
2 2 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (1.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
3 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.67%) SmokePing
3 1 (1.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (23.33%) Oracle
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.67%) VMware
5 4 (6.67%) Adobe
6 3 (5.00%) SAP
7 2 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) Juniper
8 1 (1.67%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.67%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.67%) Avaya
8 1 (1.67%) Unisys
8 1 (1.67%) IBM
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £24,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 6 days ago