The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 398 431 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.11% 6.70% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.15% 29.26% 30.83%
Number of salaries quoted 335 356 459
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,123
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1238 1473 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.12% 22.90% 25.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1024 1210 1472
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Linux
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Linux Salary Trend in the North West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in the North West

Linux
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 284 £40,000 +6.66% 52
Merseyside +22 53 £37,500 +47.05% 14
Cheshire +8 45 £32,000 -20.00% 7
Lancashire -17 12 £46,000 +31.42% 8
Cumbria +1 1 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 272 (34.83%) Windows
2 244 (31.24%) JavaScript
3 237 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (26.76%) Java
5 197 (25.22%) SQL
6 190 (24.33%) HTML
7 188 (24.07%) PHP
8 185 (23.69%) Unix
9 183 (23.43%) CSS
10 176 (22.54%) MySQL
11 166 (21.25%) Degree
12 162 (20.74%) Python
13 157 (20.10%) Oracle
14 144 (18.44%) DevOps
15 142 (18.18%) Puppet
16 115 (14.72%) Microsoft
17 103 (13.19%) VMware
17 103 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
18 102 (13.06%) Computer Science
18 102 (13.06%) Web Development
19 101 (12.93%) Bash Shell
20 100 (12.80%) Git (software)
21 99 (12.68%) ITIL
22 98 (12.55%) Scrum
23 96 (12.29%) Apache
24 93 (11.91%) Shell Script
25 92 (11.78%) .NET
25 92 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
26 91 (11.65%) Ruby
27 89 (11.40%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 96 (12.29%) Apache
2 55 (7.04%) WebSphere
3 53 (6.79%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.27%) JBoss
5 43 (5.51%) OpenStack
6 34 (4.35%) WebLogic
7 33 (4.23%) nginx
8 31 (3.97%) MS Exchange
9 28 (3.59%) IIS
10 27 (3.46%) Drupal
10 27 (3.46%) SharePoint
10 27 (3.46%) WordPress
11 23 (2.94%) CloudStack
12 17 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.02%) CMS
14 8 (1.02%) GeoServer
15 7 (0.90%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.54%) MS Office
3 7 (0.90%) SPSS
4 6 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.77%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 22 (2.82%) Magento
2 6 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.51%) OpenCart
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.51%) Primavera
3 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.26%) FastStats
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 92 (11.78%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.07%) SaaS
4 22 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.66%) PaaS
6 12 (1.54%) Office 365
7 10 (1.28%) IaaS
8 9 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (1.15%) GitHub
9 7 (0.90%) Google Analytics
10 6 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.64%) CloudFront
12 4 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.51%) Route 53
13 3 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.26%) Trello
14 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.94%) Firewall
2 48 (6.15%) SAN
3 44 (5.63%) DNS
4 41 (5.25%) TCP/IP
4 41 (5.25%) VPN
5 34 (4.35%) Internet
6 29 (3.71%) DHCP
7 25 (3.20%) VoIP
8 23 (2.94%) LAN
9 19 (2.43%) SSL
10 16 (2.05%) NAS
10 16 (2.05%) WAN
11 15 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (1.79%) Wireless
13 13 (1.66%) LDAP
13 13 (1.66%) Network Security
14 12 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (1.41%) Ethernet
16 9 (1.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (22.54%) MySQL
2 84 (10.76%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.71%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.20%) DB2
5 24 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.43%) Big Data
6 19 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 13 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.15%) GIS
12 9 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (0.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 100 (12.80%) Git (software)
2 63 (8.07%) Jenkins
3 54 (6.91%) Selenium
4 35 (4.48%) JIRA
5 29 (3.71%) Maven
6 26 (3.33%) Subversion
7 23 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 21 (2.69%) Cucumber
9 18 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (2.30%) Eclipse
9 18 (2.30%) NUnit
10 15 (1.92%) Gradle
10 15 (1.92%) Grunt
10 15 (1.92%) Vagrant
11 14 (1.79%) JMeter
12 12 (1.54%) TestNG
13 9 (1.15%) RSpec
14 8 (1.02%) GitLab
15 7 (0.90%) Ant
15 7 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 61 (7.81%) Finance
2 39 (4.99%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.35%) Retail
4 32 (4.10%) Electronics
5 27 (3.46%) Marketing
6 18 (2.30%) Games
7 16 (2.05%) Banking
7 16 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.15%) Legal
9 8 (1.02%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.02%) Back Office
10 7 (0.90%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 311 (39.82%) Developer
2 88 (11.27%) PHP Developer
3 76 (9.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 75 (9.60%) Administrator
5 70 (8.96%) Java Developer
6 62 (7.94%) Software Developer
7 58 (7.43%) Linux Engineer
8 56 (7.17%) Linux Administrator
9 48 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
10 47 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
11 43 (5.51%) Analyst
12 38 (4.87%) Software Engineer
13 37 (4.74%) Java Software Developer
14 36 (4.61%) Senior Developer
15 35 (4.48%) Web Developer
16 33 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 32 (4.10%) Support Engineer
18 29 (3.71%) Consultant
18 29 (3.71%) Linux Support
19 28 (3.59%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (24.33%) HTML
2 183 (23.43%) CSS
3 92 (11.78%) .NET
4 89 (11.40%) Web Services
5 86 (11.01%) jQuery
6 80 (10.24%) XML
7 65 (8.32%) LAMP
8 55 (7.04%) Spring
9 53 (6.79%) HTML5
10 43 (5.51%) JSON
11 37 (4.74%) REST
12 34 (4.35%) Django
13 32 (4.10%) AngularJS
14 31 (3.97%) Ajax
15 30 (3.84%) Node.js
16 28 (3.59%) J2EE
16 28 (3.59%) Java EE
16 28 (3.59%) SOAP
16 28 (3.59%) Symfony
17 25 (3.20%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.06%) Computer Science
2 72 (9.22%) iPad
3 53 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 34 (4.35%) User Experience
6 29 (3.71%) Mathematics
7 19 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (2.30%) Replication
9 16 (2.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 13 (1.66%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 12 (1.54%) Clustering
11 12 (1.54%) Statistics
12 11 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.28%) Device Driver
14 9 (1.15%) Mainframe
15 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 272 (34.83%) Windows
2 185 (23.69%) Unix
3 82 (10.50%) CentOS
4 74 (9.48%) Windows Server
5 72 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.71%) Android
7 29 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (3.59%) Ubuntu
9 25 (3.20%) Solaris
10 24 (3.07%) AIX
10 24 (3.07%) Debian
10 24 (3.07%) Embedded Linux
11 22 (2.82%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.05%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (1.41%) Windows CE
16 8 (1.02%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (30.35%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (18.44%) DevOps
3 103 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (13.06%) Web Development
5 99 (12.68%) ITIL
6 98 (12.55%) Scrum
7 83 (10.63%) Software Engineering
8 80 (10.24%) Configuration Management
9 79 (10.12%) TDD
10 72 (9.22%) OO
11 69 (8.83%) E-Commerce
12 65 (8.32%) Open Source
13 57 (7.30%) MVC
14 47 (6.02%) Mentoring
15 43 (5.51%) OOP
16 42 (5.38%) BDD
17 39 (4.99%) Project Management
18 36 (4.61%) Continuous Delivery
19 35 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
20 30 (3.84%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 244 (31.24%) JavaScript
2 209 (26.76%) Java
3 197 (25.22%) SQL
4 188 (24.07%) PHP
5 162 (20.74%) Python
6 101 (12.93%) Bash Shell
7 93 (11.91%) Shell Script
8 91 (11.65%) Ruby
9 83 (10.63%) C#
10 77 (9.86%) Perl
11 76 (9.73%) C++
12 52 (6.66%) C
13 33 (4.23%) PowerShell
14 21 (2.69%) Embedded C
15 15 (1.92%) Scala
16 13 (1.66%) T-SQL
17 9 (1.15%) ActionScript
17 9 (1.15%) PHP 5
18 7 (0.90%) VBScript
19 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 166 (21.25%) Degree
2 22 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (2.43%) CCNA
4 18 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.18%) Security Cleared
6 15 (1.92%) MCSE
7 12 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.41%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.28%) HNC
9 10 (1.28%) HND
9 10 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.15%) RHCE
11 7 (0.90%) CCNP
11 7 (0.90%) CISSP
12 6 (0.77%) EMC Certification
12 6 (0.77%) RHCT
13 4 (0.51%) MCITP
13 4 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.51%) Security+ Certification
13 4 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.33%) QA
2 24 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.66%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.66%) SLA
4 12 (1.54%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.26%) SDET
6 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 63 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (7.04%) Active Directory
3 34 (4.35%) vSphere
4 25 (3.20%) Xen
5 24 (3.07%) Docker
6 23 (2.94%) XenServer
7 19 (2.43%) Hyper-V
8 17 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.15%) Varnish
10 8 (1.02%) Squid
10 8 (1.02%) XenApp
11 7 (0.90%) GPFS
11 7 (0.90%) vCloud
12 6 (0.77%) Ceph
12 6 (0.77%) Firmware
13 5 (0.64%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.51%) HDFS
14 4 (0.51%) NFS
14 4 (0.51%) Snort
15 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 142 (18.18%) Puppet
2 87 (11.14%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (4.74%) Cobbler
4 32 (4.10%) Tivoli
5 23 (2.94%) Nagios
6 19 (2.43%) Ansible
7 13 (1.66%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.15%) SELinux
9 8 (1.02%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.02%) cPanel
9 8 (1.02%) Munin
9 8 (1.02%) Plesk
9 8 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.90%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.90%) WSUS
11 6 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.77%) Packer
11 6 (0.77%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 5 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 157 (20.10%) Oracle
2 115 (14.72%) Microsoft
3 103 (13.19%) VMware
4 74 (9.48%) Red Hat
5 70 (8.96%) Cisco
6 42 (5.38%) IBM
7 34 (4.35%) Citrix
8 23 (2.94%) EnterpriseDB
9 20 (2.56%) Zend
10 19 (2.43%) HP
11 16 (2.05%) F5
12 13 (1.66%) Juniper
13 12 (1.54%) Twitter
14 11 (1.41%) EMC
14 11 (1.41%) Google
14 11 (1.41%) Intel
14 11 (1.41%) SaltStack
15 10 (1.28%) Apple
15 10 (1.28%) Atlassian
16 9 (1.15%) Dell
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
KDR
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + huge benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
IC Resources
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Additional Benefits available!
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive basic salary, bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits & Pension
Posted: 6 days ago