The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Engineer
Rank 229 210 228
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 22 27 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 19 24 21
Average salary £37,500 £32,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.50% -14.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £34,850 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Linux Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6552 6332 7237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.07% 94.89% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5420 5244 6112
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the North West region.

Linux Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Linux Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
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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
Manchester -2 11 £32,500 -0.76%
Lancashire - 6 £37,500 -
Cheshire -3 5 £50,000 +48.14%
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title 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 with Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 41 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (63.41%) Red Hat
3 23 (56.10%) MySQL
4 19 (46.34%) Apache
5 16 (39.02%) Puppet
6 15 (36.59%) nginx
6 15 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (29.27%) Debian
7 12 (29.27%) PHP
7 12 (29.27%) Configuration Management
8 11 (26.83%) VMware
9 10 (24.39%) CentOS
9 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
9 10 (24.39%) Perl
10 9 (21.95%) Python
10 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
10 9 (21.95%) Ubuntu
10 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
10 9 (21.95%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (19.51%) Ruby
11 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.51%) Web Services
11 8 (19.51%) SQL
12 7 (17.07%) C++
12 7 (17.07%) Windows
13 6 (14.63%) UNIX
13 6 (14.63%) DNS
13 6 (14.63%) Firewall

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title 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 with Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (46.34%) Apache
2 15 (36.59%) nginx
3 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.88%) IIS
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.44%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 6 (14.63%) Firewall
3 5 (12.20%) FTP
4 4 (9.76%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) HTTP
5 3 (7.32%) LAN
5 3 (7.32%) WAN
5 3 (7.32%) Internet
6 1 (2.44%) IPsec
6 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (56.10%) MySQL
2 15 (36.59%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (12.20%) NoSQL
4 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.32%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (7.32%) Big Data
5 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) Kafka
3 1 (2.44%) LAMP
3 1 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (29.27%) Debian
3 10 (24.39%) CentOS
4 9 (21.95%) Ubuntu
5 8 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (17.07%) Windows
7 6 (14.63%) UNIX
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (9.76%) AIX
8 4 (9.76%) Solaris
9 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Configuration Management
2 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
3 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps
5 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL
5 2 (4.88%) OOP
5 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.88%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.44%) Analytics
6 1 (2.44%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) PHP
2 10 (24.39%) Perl
2 10 (24.39%) Bash Shell
3 9 (21.95%) Python
4 8 (19.51%) Ruby
4 8 (19.51%) SQL
5 7 (17.07%) C++
6 4 (9.76%) Java
7 3 (7.32%) C
7 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) RHCE
2 5 (12.20%) RHCA
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) VCP4
3 1 (2.44%) RHCSA
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) XenServer
2 2 (4.88%) Varnish
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Samba
3 1 (2.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (39.02%) Puppet
2 9 (21.95%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (14.63%) Nagios
4 1 (2.44%) Cacti
4 1 (2.44%) logstash
4 1 (2.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Red Hat
2 11 (26.83%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 2 (4.88%) Sophos
6 2 (4.88%) Percona
6 2 (4.88%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) Google
7 1 (2.44%) Perforce
7 1 (2.44%) CommVault
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) IBM