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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 460 555 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.06% 7.76% 7.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.40% 31.88% 30.27%
Number of salaries quoted 383 470 495
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
1513 1741 1847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.21% 24.34% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1218 1443 1595
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 299 £37,500 - 56
Cheshire -4 82 £40,000 +11.11% 20
Lancashire +6 34 £32,500 - 7
Merseyside -10 33 £25,000 -33.33% 8
Cumbria +2 8 £27,500 -9.83% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 314 (36.43%) Windows
2 265 (30.74%) PHP
3 255 (29.58%) MySQL
4 231 (26.80%) Java
4 231 (26.80%) SQL
5 221 (25.64%) JavaScript
6 208 (24.13%) HTML
7 197 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
8 195 (22.62%) UNIX
9 183 (21.23%) CSS
10 175 (20.30%) Oracle
11 153 (17.75%) Degree
12 148 (17.17%) Apache
13 140 (16.24%) VMware
14 139 (16.13%) Software Engineering
14 139 (16.13%) Microsoft
15 132 (15.31%) Finance
16 129 (14.97%) C++
17 128 (14.85%) SQL Server
18 124 (14.39%) jQuery
19 121 (14.04%) XML
20 111 (12.88%) Red Hat
21 110 (12.76%) LAMP
22 105 (12.18%) TDD
23 103 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 101 (11.72%) Git (software)
25 94 (10.90%) Cisco
25 94 (10.90%) OO
25 94 (10.90%) E-Commerce
26 93 (10.79%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 148 (17.17%) Apache
2 63 (7.31%) WebSphere
3 48 (5.57%) WebLogic
4 47 (5.45%) nginx
5 38 (4.41%) Tomcat
6 34 (3.94%) MS Exchange
7 30 (3.48%) JBoss
8 28 (3.25%) SharePoint
9 25 (2.90%) Drupal
10 24 (2.78%) CMS
11 21 (2.44%) IIS
12 15 (1.74%) WordPress
12 15 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.39%) Apache Solr
14 10 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
14 10 (1.16%) GlassFish
15 9 (1.04%) Apache Pig
15 9 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (0.93%) Node.js
16 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
Applications
1 37 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.13%) MS Office
3 7 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 53 (6.15%) Magento
2 8 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.12%) Exstream
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 79 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.78%) IBM PureFlex
3 18 (2.09%) Route 53
4 14 (1.62%) SaaS
4 14 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
5 13 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.58%) Office 365
8 4 (0.46%) PaaS
8 4 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon Glacier
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) GitHub
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 82 (9.51%) DNS
1 82 (9.51%) SAN
2 62 (7.19%) Firewall
3 60 (6.96%) VPN
4 48 (5.57%) VoIP
5 45 (5.22%) TCP/IP
6 40 (4.64%) Internet
7 32 (3.71%) DHCP
8 29 (3.36%) Network Security
9 22 (2.55%) WAN
10 21 (2.44%) Wireless
11 20 (2.32%) HTTP
11 20 (2.32%) SSL
12 17 (1.97%) Broadband
13 16 (1.86%) LAN
14 15 (1.74%) OpenVPN
15 14 (1.62%) NAS
15 14 (1.62%) WLAN
15 14 (1.62%) Ethernet
16 13 (1.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (29.58%) MySQL
2 128 (14.85%) SQL Server
3 93 (10.79%) Relational Database
4 80 (9.28%) Oracle Database
5 59 (6.84%) RDBMS
6 47 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (4.29%) Big Data
8 35 (4.06%) DB2
9 34 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (2.90%) MongoDB
10 25 (2.90%) NoSQL
11 24 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
12 21 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (2.20%) Hadoop
14 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (1.39%) Apache Hive
18 12 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 101 (11.72%) Git (software)
2 56 (6.50%) Maven
3 54 (6.26%) Jenkins
4 52 (6.03%) Selenium
5 42 (4.87%) Subversion
6 33 (3.83%) Ant
7 27 (3.13%) JIRA
8 22 (2.55%) JUnit
9 20 (2.32%) Eclipse
10 18 (2.09%) TeamCity
10 18 (2.09%) Hudson
11 16 (1.86%) ClearCase
12 10 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (1.16%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.04%) PHPUnit
14 8 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
15 7 (0.81%) Visual Studio
16 6 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
16 6 (0.70%) Mercurial
16 6 (0.70%) Gradle
General
1 132 (15.31%) Finance
2 72 (8.35%) Retail
3 40 (4.64%) Banking
4 37 (4.29%) Marketing
5 30 (3.48%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.39%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.04%) Automotive
7 9 (1.04%) Games
8 8 (0.93%) Multimedia
8 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.93%) Back Office
9 4 (0.46%) Front Office
9 4 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.35%) Law
10 3 (0.35%) iGaming
11 2 (0.23%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 279 (32.37%) Developer
2 128 (14.85%) PHP Developer
3 98 (11.37%) Software Engineer
4 83 (9.63%) Administrator
5 60 (6.96%) Java Developer
6 48 (5.57%) Support Engineer
6 48 (5.57%) Linux Administrator
7 47 (5.45%) Analyst
8 43 (4.99%) Software Developer
9 42 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
10 39 (4.52%) Architect
11 38 (4.41%) Web Developer
12 33 (3.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 33 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
13 32 (3.71%) DBA
13 32 (3.71%) Senior Developer
14 29 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
15 27 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 27 (3.13%) PHP Web Developer
16 26 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (24.13%) HTML
2 183 (21.23%) CSS
3 124 (14.39%) jQuery
4 121 (14.04%) XML
5 110 (12.76%) LAMP
6 88 (10.21%) Web Services
7 82 (9.51%) SOAP
8 74 (8.58%) Spring
9 67 (7.77%) REST
10 61 (7.08%) JSON
11 57 (6.61%) Hibernate
12 51 (5.92%) Java EE
13 50 (5.80%) Middleware
14 49 (5.68%) J2EE
14 49 (5.68%) Ajax
15 48 (5.57%) HTML5
16 45 (5.22%) WSDL
17 43 (4.99%) JMS
18 41 (4.76%) AngularJS
19 39 (4.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.31%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.87%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.76%) User Experience
5 36 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.48%) Clustering
7 27 (3.13%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.78%) FlexPod
9 22 (2.55%) Cryptography
10 21 (2.44%) Replication
11 19 (2.20%) W3C
11 19 (2.20%) Mathematics
12 18 (2.09%) PKI
13 14 (1.62%) Device Driver
14 10 (1.16%) Mainframe
14 10 (1.16%) Derivative
15 9 (1.04%) iPhone
16 8 (0.93%) MPEG
17 7 (0.81%) Tandem
18 6 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 314 (36.43%) Windows
2 195 (22.62%) UNIX
3 76 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (8.47%) AIX
5 70 (8.12%) Solaris
6 66 (7.66%) CentOS
7 44 (5.10%) SUSE
8 42 (4.87%) Android
8 42 (4.87%) HPUX
9 35 (4.06%) Debian
10 31 (3.60%) Apple iOS
11 27 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (2.78%) OS/400
12 24 (2.78%) zOS
13 22 (2.55%) Ubuntu
13 22 (2.55%) Windows 7
14 20 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (2.32%) Mac OS
15 15 (1.74%) Windows 8
16 14 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 105 (12.18%) TDD
4 94 (10.90%) OO
4 94 (10.90%) E-Commerce
5 78 (9.05%) MVC
6 76 (8.82%) Scrum
6 76 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 70 (8.12%) Open Source
8 69 (8.00%) OOP
9 59 (6.84%) DevOps
9 59 (6.84%) SDLC
10 57 (6.61%) Web Development
11 55 (6.38%) ITIL
12 49 (5.68%) Coaching
13 41 (4.76%) Change Management
14 40 (4.64%) Unit Testing
15 37 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 37 (4.29%) Business Continuity
16 36 (4.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 265 (30.74%) PHP
2 231 (26.80%) SQL
2 231 (26.80%) Java
3 221 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 129 (14.97%) C++
5 80 (9.28%) Python
6 71 (8.24%) C
7 70 (8.12%) Perl
8 47 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 43 (4.99%) C#
10 39 (4.52%) Ruby
11 31 (3.60%) PL/SQL
12 30 (3.48%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.39%) PHP5
14 11 (1.28%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.93%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.81%) VB
17 6 (0.70%) Scala
17 6 (0.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 153 (17.75%) Degree
2 19 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.09%) CCNA
4 17 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.74%) RHCE
6 15 (1.74%) MCSE
7 14 (1.62%) CCNP
7 14 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.62%) MCITP
8 12 (1.39%) RHCA
9 8 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.70%) CCIE
11 5 (0.58%) MCSA
11 5 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.46%) CISSP
12 4 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.46%) MCP
12 4 (0.46%) ISEB
13 3 (0.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.22%) QA
2 24 (2.78%) SLA
3 19 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (5.68%) Active Directory
3 37 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.25%) KVM
5 25 (2.90%) Docker
6 21 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.04%) vSphere
8 8 (0.93%) XenApp
9 6 (0.70%) Samba
10 5 (0.58%) NFS
10 5 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.46%) Kamailio
11 4 (0.46%) vCloud
11 4 (0.46%) pfSense
11 4 (0.46%) XenServer
11 4 (0.46%) Xen
11 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 62 (7.19%) Puppet
2 32 (3.71%) Nagios
3 24 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 22 (2.55%) Vagrant
5 20 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.32%) Data Guard
6 17 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (0.93%) Opsview
7 8 (0.93%) cPanel
8 6 (0.70%) Ansible
8 6 (0.70%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.70%) Munin
8 6 (0.70%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.58%) Oozie
9 5 (0.58%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.58%) Cacti
9 5 (0.58%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 175 (20.30%) Oracle
2 140 (16.24%) VMware
3 139 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 111 (12.88%) Red Hat
5 94 (10.90%) Cisco
6 64 (7.42%) IBM
7 63 (7.31%) HP
8 37 (4.29%) Zend
9 36 (4.18%) Juniper
10 35 (4.06%) EMC
11 33 (3.83%) NetApp
12 32 (3.71%) Citrix
13 28 (3.25%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.78%) Symantec
14 24 (2.78%) BMC
14 24 (2.78%) CA
14 24 (2.78%) Brocade
15 21 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (1.51%) Sun
17 12 (1.39%) Apple
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Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benifits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £30k DOE + Extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career Progression
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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