The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 232 223 237
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 13 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.43% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.45% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 22
Average salary £21,789 £34,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.84% +0.72%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Linux Support
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
6263 6823 7024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 95.32% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5005 5528 5896
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Linux Support Salary Trend in the North West

Linux Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Linux Support Salary Histogram in the North West

Linux Support
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 Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 April 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
Merseyside +19 6 £21,789 -32.95%
Manchester -2 4 £23,750 -30.65% 1
Cheshire -11 3 £25,000 -27.53%
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Linux Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) SAN
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) Mac OS
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
6 4 (25.00%) PHP
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) Apache
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Puppet
7 3 (18.75%) LAN
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 2 (12.50%) Sophos
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) LAMP
8 2 (12.50%) Debian
8 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 2 (12.50%) Perl
8 2 (12.50%) CSS
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 2 (12.50%) Windows 8

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

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

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Mac OS
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Debian
5 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Sophos
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