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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 32 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 424 529 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.62% 7.59% 7.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.12% 30.44% 29.89%
Number of salaries quoted 355 452 513
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
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
1456 1738 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 24.93% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1445 1656
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 7 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 7 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 -3 282 £37,500 +1.35% 51
Cheshire -8 75 £40,000 - 20
Lancashire -5 33 £36,250 +11.53% 3
Merseyside -17 25 £25,000 -37.50% 8
Cumbria +3 5 £22,500 -26.22% 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 318 (36.10%) Windows
2 266 (30.19%) PHP
3 262 (29.74%) MySQL
4 237 (26.90%) Java
5 234 (26.56%) SQL
6 226 (25.65%) JavaScript
7 221 (25.09%) HTML
8 200 (22.70%) UNIX
8 200 (22.70%) CSS
9 199 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
10 173 (19.64%) Oracle
11 157 (17.82%) Degree
12 145 (16.46%) Apache
13 138 (15.66%) Software Engineering
14 136 (15.44%) VMware
14 136 (15.44%) C++
15 134 (15.21%) Microsoft
16 130 (14.76%) SQL Server
16 130 (14.76%) jQuery
17 119 (13.51%) Finance
18 118 (13.39%) XML
19 111 (12.60%) E-Commerce
20 110 (12.49%) LAMP
21 109 (12.37%) TDD
22 106 (12.03%) OO
22 106 (12.03%) Red Hat
23 102 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
24 98 (11.12%) Git (software)
25 94 (10.67%) Cisco
26 91 (10.33%) SOAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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
1 145 (16.46%) Apache
2 63 (7.15%) WebSphere
3 52 (5.90%) nginx
4 43 (4.88%) WebLogic
5 42 (4.77%) Tomcat
6 33 (3.75%) MS Exchange
7 32 (3.63%) JBoss
8 29 (3.29%) SharePoint
9 26 (2.95%) Drupal
10 25 (2.84%) CMS
11 22 (2.50%) IIS
12 17 (1.93%) Apache Solr
13 16 (1.82%) WordPress
14 14 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (1.36%) GlassFish
17 8 (0.91%) Node.js
17 8 (0.91%) Apache Pig
18 6 (0.68%) Confluence
19 5 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.86%) MS Office
3 10 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 63 (7.15%) Magento
2 6 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) Exstream
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.61%) IBM PureFlex
3 16 (1.82%) Route 53
4 15 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.25%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.25%) SaaS
5 11 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (0.57%) Amazon Glacier
6 5 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (0.57%) Office 365
7 4 (0.45%) PaaS
7 4 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.23%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 90 (10.22%) DNS
2 75 (8.51%) SAN
3 64 (7.26%) Firewall
4 57 (6.47%) VPN
5 49 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 43 (4.88%) VoIP
7 38 (4.31%) Internet
8 37 (4.20%) DHCP
9 30 (3.41%) Network Security
10 22 (2.50%) HTTP
11 19 (2.16%) SSL
11 19 (2.16%) WAN
12 17 (1.93%) Broadband
13 16 (1.82%) LAN
14 15 (1.70%) OpenVPN
14 15 (1.70%) Wireless
15 14 (1.59%) WLAN
16 13 (1.48%) SMTP
16 13 (1.48%) Ethernet
16 13 (1.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (29.74%) MySQL
2 130 (14.76%) SQL Server
3 91 (10.33%) Relational Database
4 74 (8.40%) Oracle Database
5 62 (7.04%) RDBMS
6 50 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (4.65%) Big Data
8 36 (4.09%) DB2
9 34 (3.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (2.95%) NoSQL
11 25 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (2.72%) MongoDB
13 23 (2.61%) Oracle Exadata
14 20 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
16 15 (1.70%) Hadoop
17 14 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
19 12 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 12 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (11.12%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.47%) Maven
3 55 (6.24%) Jenkins
4 48 (5.45%) Selenium
5 38 (4.31%) Subversion
6 33 (3.75%) Ant
7 25 (2.84%) JIRA
8 24 (2.72%) JUnit
9 22 (2.50%) Eclipse
10 20 (2.27%) TeamCity
11 19 (2.16%) Hudson
12 16 (1.82%) ClearCase
13 10 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
14 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.91%) PHPUnit
14 8 (0.91%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.79%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 6 (0.68%) SonarQube
General
1 119 (13.51%) Finance
2 70 (7.95%) Retail
3 37 (4.20%) Marketing
4 34 (3.86%) Banking
5 20 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.02%) Games
6 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.02%) Multimedia
7 8 (0.91%) Automotive
8 7 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.68%) Back Office
10 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.45%) Law
12 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 3 (0.34%) iGaming
13 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Legal
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 300 (34.05%) Developer
2 136 (15.44%) PHP Developer
3 95 (10.78%) Software Engineer
4 76 (8.63%) Administrator
5 66 (7.49%) Java Developer
6 49 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
7 48 (5.45%) Analyst
8 47 (5.33%) Support Engineer
9 44 (4.99%) Architect
10 42 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
11 41 (4.65%) Software Developer
11 41 (4.65%) Senior Developer
12 39 (4.43%) Web Developer
12 39 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
13 35 (3.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 32 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
15 29 (3.29%) DBA
15 29 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.06%) PHP Web Developer
17 26 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (25.09%) HTML
2 200 (22.70%) CSS
3 130 (14.76%) jQuery
4 118 (13.39%) XML
5 110 (12.49%) LAMP
6 91 (10.33%) SOAP
7 83 (9.42%) Web Services
8 75 (8.51%) Spring
9 73 (8.29%) REST
10 63 (7.15%) Hibernate
11 62 (7.04%) JSON
12 57 (6.47%) Ajax
13 56 (6.36%) J2EE
14 53 (6.02%) HTML5
15 51 (5.79%) .NET
16 50 (5.68%) JMS
17 48 (5.45%) WSDL
17 48 (5.45%) Java EE
18 43 (4.88%) Middleware
19 42 (4.77%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 42 (4.77%) Computer Science
4 36 (4.09%) User Experience
4 36 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.84%) FlexPod
7 22 (2.50%) Clustering
8 21 (2.38%) W3C
8 21 (2.38%) Replication
9 19 (2.16%) Cryptography
10 18 (2.04%) Mathematics
11 17 (1.93%) PKI
12 12 (1.36%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.02%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.02%) Derivative
13 9 (1.02%) iPhone
14 8 (0.91%) AS400
14 8 (0.91%) MPEG
15 7 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 318 (36.10%) Windows
2 200 (22.70%) UNIX
3 72 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 67 (7.60%) AIX
5 64 (7.26%) Solaris
6 61 (6.92%) CentOS
7 43 (4.88%) Android
8 41 (4.65%) HPUX
9 39 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (4.09%) SUSE
11 34 (3.86%) Apple iOS
12 31 (3.52%) Windows 7
13 28 (3.18%) Debian
14 23 (2.61%) zOS
14 23 (2.61%) OS/400
14 23 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (2.27%) Ubuntu
16 18 (2.04%) Windows 8
16 18 (2.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (15.66%) Software Engineering
3 111 (12.60%) E-Commerce
4 109 (12.37%) TDD
5 106 (12.03%) OO
6 90 (10.22%) MVC
7 76 (8.63%) Mentoring
8 73 (8.29%) OOP
9 70 (7.95%) Scrum
10 63 (7.15%) Web Development
11 62 (7.04%) Open Source
12 60 (6.81%) DevOps
13 59 (6.70%) SDLC
14 51 (5.79%) ITIL
15 48 (5.45%) Coaching
16 39 (4.43%) Unit Testing
17 38 (4.31%) Change Management
18 36 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
19 34 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (3.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (30.19%) PHP
2 237 (26.90%) Java
3 234 (26.56%) SQL
4 226 (25.65%) JavaScript
5 136 (15.44%) C++
6 72 (8.17%) C
7 67 (7.60%) Perl
7 67 (7.60%) Python
8 55 (6.24%) C#
9 48 (5.45%) Bash Shell
10 38 (4.31%) Ruby
11 33 (3.75%) PL/SQL
12 25 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.93%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.70%) PHP5
15 8 (0.91%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.79%) VB
16 7 (0.79%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.68%) Scala
18 5 (0.57%) AWK
Qualifications
1 157 (17.82%) Degree
2 22 (2.50%) MCSE
2 22 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (2.27%) CCNA
4 18 (2.04%) MCITP
5 15 (1.70%) RHCE
6 14 (1.59%) CCNP
7 12 (1.36%) MCSA
7 12 (1.36%) RHCA
7 12 (1.36%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.02%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.02%) CISSP
9 8 (0.91%) MCP
9 8 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.79%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.68%) CCIE
12 5 (0.57%) OSCP
12 5 (0.57%) OSCE
13 4 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.99%) QA
2 19 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.04%) SLA
4 8 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 102 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (6.36%) Active Directory
3 33 (3.75%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.06%) KVM
5 22 (2.50%) Docker
6 15 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (1.48%) vSphere
8 10 (1.14%) XenApp
9 9 (1.02%) NFS
10 7 (0.79%) Samba
10 7 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.68%) Xen
12 5 (0.57%) Snort
13 4 (0.45%) XenServer
13 4 (0.45%) vCloud
13 4 (0.45%) iptables
14 3 (0.34%) Ceph
14 3 (0.34%) Varnish
14 3 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 70 (7.95%) Puppet
2 35 (3.97%) Nagios
3 24 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (2.61%) Tivoli
5 18 (2.04%) Vagrant
6 15 (1.70%) Data Guard
7 13 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (0.91%) Ansible
9 7 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.79%) Munin
9 7 (0.79%) cPanel
10 6 (0.68%) Cacti
11 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.45%) Zenoss
13 3 (0.34%) logstash
13 3 (0.34%) SmokePing
13 3 (0.34%) XenMobile
13 3 (0.34%) Plesk
13 3 (0.34%) Opsview
14 2 (0.23%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 173 (19.64%) Oracle
2 136 (15.44%) VMware
3 134 (15.21%) Microsoft
4 106 (12.03%) Red Hat
5 94 (10.67%) Cisco
6 63 (7.15%) HP
7 55 (6.24%) IBM
8 44 (4.99%) NetApp
9 38 (4.31%) EMC
10 37 (4.20%) Zend
11 35 (3.97%) Juniper
12 34 (3.86%) Citrix
13 27 (3.06%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.72%) Brocade
15 23 (2.61%) Symantec
15 23 (2.61%) BMC
15 23 (2.61%) CA
16 22 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
17 13 (1.48%) Apple
18 12 (1.36%) Perforce
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