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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 224 230 241
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 28 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 26 7 7
Average salary £35,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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
Manchester +2 14 £37,000 -12.94% 2
Cheshire +1 12 £35,000 +2.18% 2
Merseyside +9 2 £50,000 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (83.02%) UNIX
3 29 (54.72%) Problem Management
3 29 (54.72%) Change Management
4 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
5 13 (24.53%) Apache
6 8 (15.09%) MySQL
6 8 (15.09%) Finance
6 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (11.32%) VMware
7 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
7 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.43%) LAN
8 5 (9.43%) WAN
8 5 (9.43%) Oracle
8 5 (9.43%) Web Services
8 5 (9.43%) Perl
9 4 (7.55%) Java
9 4 (7.55%) Solaris
9 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
9 4 (7.55%) SUSE
9 4 (7.55%) Internet
9 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
9 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
10 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.66%) IBM
11 2 (3.77%) DNS
11 2 (3.77%) Firmware
11 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (24.53%) Apache
2 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) nginx
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.43%) LAN
2 5 (9.43%) WAN
3 4 (7.55%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.89%) SMTP
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.77%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (83.02%) UNIX
3 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Solaris
4 4 (7.55%) SUSE
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) CentOS
5 2 (3.77%) Windows
5 2 (3.77%) HPUX
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Change Management
1 29 (54.72%) Problem Management
2 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.77%) Wealth Management
3 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.89%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL
4 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) Perl
2 4 (7.55%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.77%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) MCP
1 1 (1.89%) RHCT
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (3.77%) KVM
3 1 (1.89%) GPFS
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Red Hat
2 6 (11.32%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) NetApp
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