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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 33 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 375 520 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.21% 7.68% 8.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.31% 30.59% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 309 423 524
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £25,000 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
1373 1700 1848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.75% 25.11% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1412 1579
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 June 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Manchester +4 253 £37,500 +7.14% 59
Cheshire -38 58 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Lancashire -3 37 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Merseyside -19 22 £31,250 -21.87% 5
Cumbria - 1 £21,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux.

1 320 (37.47%) Windows
2 256 (29.98%) PHP
3 245 (28.69%) MySQL
4 225 (26.35%) HTML
5 221 (25.88%) SQL
6 212 (24.82%) JavaScript
7 208 (24.36%) CSS
8 201 (23.54%) Java
9 191 (22.37%) UNIX
10 188 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
11 145 (16.98%) Apache
12 142 (16.63%) Oracle
13 140 (16.39%) Degree
14 135 (15.81%) jQuery
15 132 (15.46%) C++
16 126 (14.75%) VMware
16 126 (14.75%) Software Engineering
17 125 (14.64%) SQL Server
17 125 (14.64%) E-Commerce
18 115 (13.47%) MVC
19 108 (12.65%) Microsoft
20 104 (12.18%) LAMP
21 101 (11.83%) OO
22 99 (11.59%) XML
22 99 (11.59%) Red Hat
23 97 (11.36%) Finance
23 97 (11.36%) TDD
24 92 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 90 (10.54%) Cisco
26 89 (10.42%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 145 (16.98%) Apache
2 57 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 56 (6.56%) nginx
4 38 (4.45%) WebLogic
5 37 (4.33%) Tomcat
6 33 (3.86%) MS Exchange
7 29 (3.40%) JBoss
8 28 (3.28%) CMS
9 25 (2.93%) Drupal
10 20 (2.34%) SharePoint
11 19 (2.22%) Apache Solr
12 18 (2.11%) WordPress
13 14 (1.64%) IIS
13 14 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (1.64%) GlassFish
14 11 (1.29%) Node.js
14 11 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (1.05%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.70%) Confluence
17 5 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.75%) MS Office
3 12 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.23%) Maya
7 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 65 (7.61%) Magento
2 4 (0.47%) Exstream
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.29%) Amazon S3
4 10 (1.17%) Route 53
5 9 (1.05%) SaaS
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (0.59%) Amazon Glacier
7 5 (0.59%) Office 365
7 5 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.35%) PaaS
9 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
10 2 (0.23%) GitHub
10 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.12%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.48%) DNS
2 74 (8.67%) SAN
3 56 (6.56%) VPN
4 55 (6.44%) Firewall
5 54 (6.32%) TCP/IP
6 37 (4.33%) DHCP
7 36 (4.22%) Internet
8 27 (3.16%) HTTP
8 27 (3.16%) VoIP
9 24 (2.81%) Network Security
10 19 (2.22%) WAN
11 18 (2.11%) SSL
12 17 (1.99%) LAN
13 16 (1.87%) Broadband
14 15 (1.76%) IPsec
15 14 (1.64%) Wireless
15 14 (1.64%) SSH
16 13 (1.52%) OpenVPN
17 12 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
17 12 (1.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (28.69%) MySQL
2 125 (14.64%) SQL Server
3 88 (10.30%) Relational Database
4 63 (7.38%) Oracle Database
4 63 (7.38%) RDBMS
5 45 (5.27%) Big Data
6 43 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (4.92%) DB2
8 30 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (2.81%) NoSQL
11 22 (2.58%) Oracle Exadata
12 16 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (1.87%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.64%) Ingres
14 13 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (1.52%) OLTP
15 12 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (1.29%) MongoDB
16 11 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 89 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 48 (5.62%) Maven
3 43 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.22%) Subversion
5 32 (3.75%) Selenium
6 29 (3.40%) Ant
7 26 (3.04%) Eclipse
8 21 (2.46%) JIRA
9 20 (2.34%) JUnit
9 20 (2.34%) TeamCity
10 16 (1.87%) ClearCase
10 16 (1.87%) Hudson
11 10 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
11 10 (1.17%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.70%) NUnit
13 6 (0.70%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.70%) PHPUnit
14 5 (0.59%) Gradle
General
1 97 (11.36%) Finance
2 61 (7.14%) Retail
3 33 (3.86%) Banking
4 28 (3.28%) Marketing
5 15 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.82%) Games
8 6 (0.70%) Back Office
8 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.59%) Electronics
10 4 (0.47%) Law
11 3 (0.35%) iGaming
11 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
11 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.35%) Legal
11 3 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 298 (34.89%) Developer
2 148 (17.33%) PHP Developer
3 88 (10.30%) Software Engineer
4 62 (7.26%) Senior Developer
4 62 (7.26%) Administrator
5 61 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 53 (6.21%) Support Engineer
7 52 (6.09%) Analyst
8 51 (5.97%) Web Developer
9 49 (5.74%) Architect
10 42 (4.92%) Linux Administrator
11 39 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (3.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 32 (3.75%) PHP Web Developer
13 32 (3.75%) Linux Engineer
14 31 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
15 30 (3.51%) Consultant
16 29 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 26 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
18 25 (2.93%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (26.35%) HTML
2 208 (24.36%) CSS
3 135 (15.81%) jQuery
4 104 (12.18%) LAMP
5 99 (11.59%) XML
6 84 (9.84%) SOAP
7 78 (9.13%) Web Services
8 74 (8.67%) HTML5
9 70 (8.20%) REST
10 62 (7.26%) Spring
11 57 (6.67%) Hibernate
12 56 (6.56%) .NET
12 56 (6.56%) J2EE
13 54 (6.32%) JSON
14 51 (5.97%) JMS
14 51 (5.97%) CSS3
15 50 (5.85%) Ajax
16 41 (4.80%) Servlets
17 39 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
18 38 (4.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 34 (3.98%) Computer Science
3 34 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (3.51%) W3C
5 26 (3.04%) FlexPod
5 26 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.93%) User Experience
7 20 (2.34%) Cryptography
8 18 (2.11%) PKI
9 14 (1.64%) Replication
9 14 (1.64%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.41%) Clustering
11 9 (1.05%) Mathematics
12 8 (0.94%) AS400
13 7 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.70%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.70%) Tandem
14 6 (0.70%) Derivative
15 5 (0.59%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 320 (37.47%) Windows
2 191 (22.37%) UNIX
3 67 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (7.14%) CentOS
5 48 (5.62%) AIX
6 47 (5.50%) Solaris
7 46 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (4.57%) Android
9 34 (3.98%) HPUX
10 33 (3.86%) Apple iOS
11 29 (3.40%) Windows 7
11 29 (3.40%) SUSE
12 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (2.81%) Debian
14 22 (2.58%) OS/400
14 22 (2.58%) zOS
15 21 (2.46%) Ubuntu
16 13 (1.52%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (22.01%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (14.75%) Software Engineering
3 125 (14.64%) E-Commerce
4 115 (13.47%) MVC
5 101 (11.83%) OO
6 97 (11.36%) TDD
7 73 (8.55%) OOP
8 67 (7.85%) Mentoring
9 60 (7.03%) Web Development
9 60 (7.03%) Scrum
10 59 (6.91%) SDLC
11 54 (6.32%) ITIL
12 50 (5.85%) DevOps
13 45 (5.27%) Coaching
14 41 (4.80%) Information Security
15 40 (4.68%) Open Source
16 38 (4.45%) Unit Testing
17 31 (3.63%) Project Management
18 30 (3.51%) Business Continuity
18 30 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 256 (29.98%) PHP
2 221 (25.88%) SQL
3 212 (24.82%) JavaScript
4 201 (23.54%) Java
5 132 (15.46%) C++
6 68 (7.96%) C
7 58 (6.79%) C#
8 53 (6.21%) Python
9 49 (5.74%) Perl
10 41 (4.80%) Bash Shell
11 31 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 28 (3.28%) Ruby
13 21 (2.46%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.22%) PHP5
14 19 (2.22%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.41%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.05%) VB
17 6 (0.70%) Scala
18 5 (0.59%) XPath
18 5 (0.59%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 140 (16.39%) Degree
2 23 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (2.69%) MCSE
3 21 (2.46%) CISSP
4 20 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.34%) CCNA
5 17 (1.99%) OSCP
5 17 (1.99%) OSCE
5 17 (1.99%) MCSA
6 16 (1.87%) MCITP
7 14 (1.64%) CCNP
8 13 (1.52%) RHCE
9 11 (1.29%) MCP
10 10 (1.17%) RHCA
11 9 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.94%) Security Cleared
13 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
14 6 (0.70%) CCIE
15 5 (0.59%) SC Cleared
16 4 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.10%) QA
2 15 (1.76%) PCI DSS
2 15 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 92 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.81%) KVM
5 15 (1.76%) vSphere
6 12 (1.41%) Docker
7 11 (1.29%) XenApp
7 11 (1.29%) NFS
7 11 (1.29%) Snort
8 9 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.70%) Squid
10 6 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.59%) Xen
11 5 (0.59%) vCloud
11 5 (0.59%) Samba
12 4 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.47%) XenServer
13 3 (0.35%) Varnish
13 3 (0.35%) iptables
Systems Management
1 61 (7.14%) Puppet
2 34 (3.98%) Nagios
3 24 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.58%) Tivoli
5 8 (0.94%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.70%) Ansible
7 5 (0.59%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.59%) Cacti
7 5 (0.59%) Munin
7 5 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.35%) Zenoss
8 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.35%) cPanel
8 3 (0.35%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.35%) logstash
8 3 (0.35%) SmokePing
9 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 142 (16.63%) Oracle
2 126 (14.75%) VMware
3 108 (12.65%) Microsoft
4 99 (11.59%) Red Hat
5 90 (10.54%) Cisco
6 60 (7.03%) HP
7 51 (5.97%) IBM
8 47 (5.50%) NetApp
9 42 (4.92%) EMC
10 36 (4.22%) Citrix
11 35 (4.10%) Zend
12 31 (3.63%) Juniper
13 26 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (2.81%) CheckPoint
15 23 (2.69%) Brocade
16 22 (2.58%) BMC
16 22 (2.58%) CA
16 22 (2.58%) Symantec
17 13 (1.52%) Perforce
18 12 (1.41%) SolarWinds
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