The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 532 561 630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.64% 7.67% 8.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.09% 30.28% 30.91%
Number of salaries quoted 453 501 550
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1711 1853 2038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.59% 25.32% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1417 1606 1759
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Linux
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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 +12 346 £37,500 +7.14% 42
Cheshire -21 83 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Merseyside +11 73 £37,500 - 9
Lancashire -6 22 £32,500 - 12
Cumbria - 2 £30,500 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 387 (35.02%) Windows
2 369 (33.39%) UNIX
3 334 (30.23%) MySQL
4 332 (30.05%) Java
5 319 (28.87%) PHP
6 299 (27.06%) JavaScript
7 298 (26.97%) HTML
8 254 (22.99%) SQL
9 249 (22.53%) CSS
10 192 (17.38%) Oracle
11 170 (15.38%) Apache
12 157 (14.21%) OO
13 145 (13.12%) Web Services
13 145 (13.12%) Finance
14 138 (12.49%) jQuery
15 137 (12.40%) Degree
16 130 (11.76%) Git (software)
17 125 (11.31%) Python
18 124 (11.22%) XML
18 124 (11.22%) Red Hat
19 123 (11.13%) MVC
20 120 (10.86%) ITIL
20 120 (10.86%) Perl
21 118 (10.68%) VMware
22 115 (10.41%) E-Commerce
23 114 (10.32%) Tomcat
24 113 (10.23%) SQL Server
25 111 (10.05%) C++
25 111 (10.05%) Shell Script
26 105 (9.50%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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
1 170 (15.38%) Apache
2 114 (10.32%) Tomcat
3 50 (4.52%) WebSphere
4 44 (3.98%) MS Exchange
5 42 (3.80%) CMS
5 42 (3.80%) TIBCO EMS
6 40 (3.62%) WebLogic
7 31 (2.81%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 29 (2.62%) nginx
9 28 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 28 (2.53%) Apache Solr
10 20 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (1.63%) Drupal
12 17 (1.54%) Confluence
13 15 (1.36%) Liferay
14 14 (1.27%) OpenStack
14 14 (1.27%) WordPress
15 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (1.09%) SAS
16 10 (0.90%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.53%) MS Office
3 17 (1.54%) FastStats
4 12 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.54%) SPSS
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.090%) DOC1
8 1 (0.090%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 43 (3.89%) BusinessWorks
2 42 (3.80%) Magento
3 31 (2.81%) TIBCO iProcess
4 29 (2.62%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 8 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.36%) Exstream
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.090%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.54%) Office 365
3 13 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.63%) SaaS
6 6 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.36%) Route 53
9 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.27%) IaaS
10 1 (0.090%) PaaS
10 1 (0.090%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (7.24%) TCP/IP
2 79 (7.15%) DNS
3 63 (5.70%) Firewall
4 53 (4.80%) HTTP
5 46 (4.16%) Internet
6 45 (4.07%) SAN
7 41 (3.71%) VPN
7 41 (3.71%) DHCP
8 38 (3.44%) SSL
9 31 (2.81%) WAN
10 30 (2.71%) LAN
11 28 (2.53%) LDAP
12 17 (1.54%) Ethernet
12 17 (1.54%) FTP
13 16 (1.45%) AMQP
14 15 (1.36%) MPLS
15 14 (1.27%) Network Security
15 14 (1.27%) VLAN
16 13 (1.18%) SMTP
16 13 (1.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (30.23%) MySQL
2 113 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 90 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
4 81 (7.33%) Oracle Database
5 69 (6.24%) Relational Database
6 50 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 44 (3.98%) DB2
8 29 (2.62%) RDBMS
8 29 (2.62%) MongoDB
9 26 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
10 23 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 16 (1.45%) Hazelcast
14 15 (1.36%) Pentaho
14 15 (1.36%) Big Data
15 9 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 130 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 104 (9.41%) Subversion
3 50 (4.52%) JIRA
4 46 (4.16%) Eclipse
5 41 (3.71%) Maven
6 37 (3.35%) Jenkins
7 34 (3.08%) JUnit
8 24 (2.17%) Selenium
9 22 (1.99%) Ant
10 20 (1.81%) Mercurial
11 17 (1.54%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.27%) Gerrit
14 12 (1.09%) Gradle
15 10 (0.90%) Hudson
16 9 (0.81%) SoapUI
16 9 (0.81%) PHPUnit
16 9 (0.81%) Mockito
17 8 (0.72%) NUnit
18 7 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 145 (13.12%) Finance
2 79 (7.15%) Retail
3 78 (7.06%) Marketing
4 44 (3.98%) Games
5 32 (2.90%) Banking
6 24 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.72%) Billing
9 7 (0.63%) Electronics
9 7 (0.63%) Back Office
9 7 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.54%) Military
11 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.45%) Local Government
12 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.18%) Front Office
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 407 (36.83%) Developer
2 135 (12.22%) PHP Developer
3 118 (10.68%) Administrator
4 115 (10.41%) Support Engineer
5 108 (9.77%) Java Developer
6 78 (7.06%) Linux Administrator
7 76 (6.88%) Analyst
8 70 (6.33%) Software Engineer
9 65 (5.88%) Applications Support
10 53 (4.80%) Software Developer
11 52 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
12 46 (4.16%) Linux Support
13 43 (3.89%) Senior Developer
14 40 (3.62%) DBA
14 40 (3.62%) UNIX Support
15 39 (3.53%) Web Developer
15 39 (3.53%) Consultant
15 39 (3.53%) Support Analyst
16 37 (3.35%) Linux Support Engineer
17 36 (3.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (26.97%) HTML
2 249 (22.53%) CSS
3 145 (13.12%) Web Services
4 138 (12.49%) jQuery
5 124 (11.22%) XML
6 89 (8.05%) Spring
7 85 (7.69%) Middleware
8 77 (6.97%) J2EE
9 76 (6.88%) LAMP
10 63 (5.70%) JSON
10 63 (5.70%) HTML5
11 60 (5.43%) Hibernate
12 58 (5.25%) .NET
13 51 (4.62%) Java EE
14 47 (4.25%) XHTML
15 46 (4.16%) Symfony
16 44 (3.98%) Ajax
17 43 (3.89%) REST
18 41 (3.71%) CSS3
18 41 (3.71%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.87%) Computer Science
2 41 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (3.53%) Open Source
4 31 (2.81%) 3D Graphics
5 25 (2.26%) Mainframe
6 24 (2.17%) Replication
6 24 (2.17%) Xbox
7 23 (2.08%) iPhone
7 23 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.99%) Clustering
9 20 (1.81%) Mathematics
10 19 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.72%) Animation
11 18 (1.63%) Visualisation
12 11 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
14 9 (0.81%) Device Driver
15 8 (0.72%) Social Media
15 8 (0.72%) EPoS
15 8 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 387 (35.02%) Windows
2 369 (33.39%) UNIX
3 90 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (5.97%) AIX
6 59 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (5.16%) Solaris
8 48 (4.34%) Android
9 46 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (4.07%) Mac OS X
11 43 (3.89%) CentOS
12 30 (2.71%) Windows 7
13 28 (2.53%) HPUX
14 27 (2.44%) Windows XP
15 19 (1.72%) Ubuntu
16 16 (1.45%) Apple iOS
17 11 (1.00%) Debian
18 10 (0.90%) FreeBSD
19 9 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
20 7 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (14.21%) OO
2 123 (11.13%) MVC
3 120 (10.86%) ITIL
4 115 (10.41%) E-Commerce
5 105 (9.50%) Software Engineering
6 93 (8.42%) Change Management
7 80 (7.24%) Problem Management
8 78 (7.06%) OO PHP
9 75 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (5.61%) OOP
11 61 (5.52%) TDD
12 59 (5.34%) SOA
13 58 (5.25%) Scrum
14 54 (4.89%) Project Management
15 49 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
16 46 (4.16%) Web Development
16 46 (4.16%) Automated Testing
17 45 (4.07%) Configuration Management
17 45 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
18 42 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 332 (30.05%) Java
2 319 (28.87%) PHP
3 299 (27.06%) JavaScript
4 254 (22.99%) SQL
5 125 (11.31%) Python
6 120 (10.86%) Perl
7 111 (10.05%) C++
7 111 (10.05%) Shell Script
8 81 (7.33%) Ruby
9 72 (6.52%) C
10 65 (5.88%) PHP5
11 54 (4.89%) C#
12 31 (2.81%) Bash Shell
13 28 (2.53%) XPath
14 26 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.90%) Scala
16 10 (0.90%) VBScript
17 9 (0.81%) Lua
18 8 (0.72%) Jython
Qualifications
1 137 (12.40%) Degree
2 39 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (2.81%) MCSE
4 23 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 22 (1.99%) MCSA
6 18 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 16 (1.45%) MCP
9 15 (1.36%) CCNA
10 12 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.90%) MCITP
12 10 (0.90%) HND
13 9 (0.81%) MCTS
14 7 (0.63%) RHCE
14 7 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.63%) CISSP
15 6 (0.54%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.54%) CISM
16 5 (0.45%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.43%) QA
2 34 (3.08%) SLA
3 19 (1.72%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) COBIT
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.090%) BS7799
System Software
1 69 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 65 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 27 (2.44%) vSphere
5 21 (1.90%) XenApp
6 18 (1.63%) Squid
7 15 (1.36%) XenServer
8 14 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.90%) Varnish
10 8 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.63%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.63%) MetaFrame
12 6 (0.54%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.54%) vCloud
12 6 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.54%) NFS
13 5 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (5.25%) Puppet
2 36 (3.26%) Nagios
3 29 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (2.26%) Tivoli
5 19 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 16 (1.45%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.27%) TIBCO Hawk
8 11 (1.00%) SCCM
9 8 (0.72%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.63%) WSUS
10 7 (0.63%) Capistrano
10 7 (0.63%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.54%) logstash
11 6 (0.54%) CFEngine
11 6 (0.54%) SCOM
12 5 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.45%) Cacti
12 5 (0.45%) Kibana
13 4 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 192 (17.38%) Oracle
2 124 (11.22%) Red Hat
3 118 (10.68%) VMware
4 105 (9.50%) Microsoft
5 56 (5.07%) Zend
6 53 (4.80%) Cisco
7 49 (4.43%) TIBCO
8 44 (3.98%) Citrix
9 43 (3.89%) JBoss
10 42 (3.80%) IBM
11 39 (3.53%) HP
12 26 (2.35%) EMC
13 25 (2.26%) Symantec
14 23 (2.08%) Juniper
15 21 (1.90%) NetApp
16 20 (1.81%) Business Objects
17 16 (1.45%) Sophos
18 15 (1.36%) Atlassian
19 14 (1.27%) Axway
20 12 (1.09%) Rackspace
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Flexitime
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £35 to £45 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: plus excellent benefits, bonuses etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago