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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Support
Rank 254 237 239
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 6 22 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.089% 0.29% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.31% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 1
Average salary £23,168 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.80% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
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
6406 7073 6487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.55% 94.76% 94.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5333 5773 5586
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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
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 3 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
Merseyside +19 4 £23,168 -48.51% 1
Manchester +2 2 £26,750 -23.57% 3
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
4 9 (64.29%) SAN
4 9 (64.29%) Mac OS
4 9 (64.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (7.14%) IIS
6 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.14%) Apache
6 1 (7.14%) HTTP
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) SUSE
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Network Design
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
6 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Mac OS
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) SUSE
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Network Design
1 1 (7.14%) Web Development
1 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Juniper
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