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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 29 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 547 509 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.95% 7.70% 9.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.14% 30.21% 38.56%
Number of salaries quoted 480 428 661
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,700 £52,050
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
1815 1685 1950
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.39% 25.50% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1457 1722
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +4 311 £40,000 +2.56% 66
Cheshire +7 145 £45,000 +17.64% 24
Lancashire +6 49 £30,000 -24.05% 13
Merseyside +2 36 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Cumbria - 6 £27,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 426 (39.30%) Windows
2 322 (29.70%) MySQL
3 318 (29.34%) UNIX
4 292 (26.94%) HTML
4 292 (26.94%) PHP
5 291 (26.85%) JavaScript
6 277 (25.55%) CSS
7 246 (22.69%) Java
8 236 (21.77%) SQL
9 231 (21.31%) Oracle
10 220 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
11 196 (18.08%) jQuery
12 193 (17.80%) Apache
13 184 (16.97%) E-Commerce
14 179 (16.51%) MVC
15 170 (15.68%) SQL Server
16 151 (13.93%) VMware
17 142 (13.10%) Degree
18 134 (12.36%) HTML5
19 131 (12.08%) Finance
19 131 (12.08%) Microsoft
20 127 (11.72%) C++
21 122 (11.25%) OO
22 120 (11.07%) Red Hat
23 112 (10.33%) Web Services
24 111 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
25 107 (9.87%) Software Engineering
26 103 (9.50%) Git (software)
27 100 (9.23%) C#
28 99 (9.13%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 193 (17.80%) Apache
2 68 (6.27%) WebSphere
3 67 (6.18%) Tomcat
4 58 (5.35%) MS Exchange
5 56 (5.17%) WebLogic
5 56 (5.17%) nginx
6 49 (4.52%) WordPress
7 46 (4.24%) CMS
8 39 (3.60%) JBoss
9 34 (3.14%) IIS
10 31 (2.86%) Drupal
11 28 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 27 (2.49%) Node.js
13 20 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
14 17 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (1.48%) Lync
16 14 (1.29%) SharePoint
17 13 (1.20%) Apache Solr
18 11 (1.01%) SAS
19 9 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 45 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.78%) MS Office
3 25 (2.31%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.18%) Revit
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.18%) Maya
7 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 64 (5.90%) Magento
2 16 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.28%) Exstream
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.18%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.092%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.43%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.66%) Amazon S3
4 11 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.83%) MailChimp
6 7 (0.65%) GitHub
7 6 (0.55%) Office 365
7 6 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.55%) SaaS
8 5 (0.46%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.28%) IaaS
10 2 (0.18%) PaaS
11 1 (0.092%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.092%) Route 53
11 1 (0.092%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 99 (9.13%) TCP/IP
2 73 (6.73%) DNS
2 73 (6.73%) SAN
3 52 (4.80%) Firewall
4 47 (4.34%) HTTP
5 43 (3.97%) DHCP
6 41 (3.78%) VPN
7 33 (3.04%) SSL
7 33 (3.04%) Internet
8 31 (2.86%) WAN
9 20 (1.85%) iSCSI
10 19 (1.75%) Network Security
11 17 (1.57%) LAN
12 15 (1.38%) MPLS
12 15 (1.38%) IPsec
12 15 (1.38%) SSH
12 15 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (1.20%) OSPF
13 13 (1.20%) BGP
13 13 (1.20%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (29.70%) MySQL
2 170 (15.68%) SQL Server
3 77 (7.10%) Oracle Database
4 71 (6.55%) Relational Database
5 58 (5.35%) Big Data
6 53 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (4.70%) DB2
8 45 (4.15%) RDBMS
9 38 (3.51%) NoSQL
10 37 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (2.49%) Oracle Exadata
12 25 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.94%) OLTP
14 19 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (1.57%) Hadoop
17 16 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 15 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 13 (1.20%) MongoDB
19 13 (1.20%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 103 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 64 (5.90%) Subversion
3 50 (4.61%) Selenium
4 46 (4.24%) Eclipse
5 36 (3.32%) JUnit
5 36 (3.32%) Jenkins
6 35 (3.23%) Maven
7 19 (1.75%) NUnit
8 17 (1.57%) Gradle
9 15 (1.38%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.38%) Ant
9 15 (1.38%) JIRA
10 11 (1.01%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (0.83%) SilkPerformer
13 7 (0.65%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.55%) Mercurial
14 6 (0.55%) Zend Studio
14 6 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
14 6 (0.55%) Behat
General
1 131 (12.08%) Finance
2 76 (7.01%) Retail
3 28 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.58%) Banking
4 24 (2.21%) Games
5 21 (1.94%) Marketing
6 20 (1.85%) Back Office
7 19 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.83%) Electronics
9 9 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.83%) Advertising
9 9 (0.83%) French Language
10 8 (0.74%) German Language
10 8 (0.74%) Spanish Language
10 8 (0.74%) Military
10 8 (0.74%) Law
11 5 (0.46%) Turkish Language
11 5 (0.46%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 386 (35.61%) Developer
2 172 (15.87%) PHP Developer
3 81 (7.47%) Java Developer
4 78 (7.20%) Senior Developer
5 75 (6.92%) Web Developer
6 69 (6.37%) Analyst
7 66 (6.09%) Administrator
8 61 (5.63%) Software Engineer
9 60 (5.54%) Consultant
10 59 (5.44%) Support Engineer
11 48 (4.43%) DBA
11 48 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
12 47 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
13 43 (3.97%) Tester
14 40 (3.69%) Architect
15 38 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
16 37 (3.41%) Team Leader
17 34 (3.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 31 (2.86%) Senior PHP Developer
19 29 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (26.94%) HTML
2 277 (25.55%) CSS
3 196 (18.08%) jQuery
4 134 (12.36%) HTML5
5 112 (10.33%) Web Services
6 99 (9.13%) CSS3
7 91 (8.39%) .NET
8 72 (6.64%) SOAP
9 71 (6.55%) Ajax
10 70 (6.46%) XML
11 64 (5.90%) Spring
12 57 (5.26%) J2EE
13 55 (5.07%) Middleware
14 52 (4.80%) LAMP
15 51 (4.70%) ASP.NET
15 51 (4.70%) REST
16 48 (4.43%) WebSphere MQ
17 47 (4.34%) Hibernate
18 42 (3.87%) Servlets
19 34 (3.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 40 (3.69%) Open Source
4 29 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.21%) FlexPod
5 24 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.85%) Clustering
8 17 (1.57%) Mathematics
9 16 (1.48%) Photography
9 16 (1.48%) User Experience
10 15 (1.38%) Online Games
10 15 (1.38%) W3C
10 15 (1.38%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.20%) Graphic Design
12 10 (0.92%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.92%) Blog
12 10 (0.92%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.83%) Social Network
13 9 (0.83%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 426 (39.30%) Windows
2 318 (29.34%) UNIX
3 94 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 83 (7.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (6.46%) AIX
6 61 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (4.89%) Android
8 51 (4.70%) Solaris
9 46 (4.24%) Windows 7
10 45 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (3.69%) Apple iOS
12 38 (3.51%) CentOS
13 36 (3.32%) HPUX
14 25 (2.31%) Windows XP
14 25 (2.31%) SUSE
15 24 (2.21%) Debian
16 22 (2.03%) Ubuntu
17 20 (1.85%) Mac OS X
17 20 (1.85%) zOS
18 19 (1.75%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (16.97%) E-Commerce
3 179 (16.51%) MVC
4 122 (11.25%) OO
5 107 (9.87%) Software Engineering
6 98 (9.04%) OOP
7 73 (6.73%) ITIL
7 73 (6.73%) Mentoring
8 65 (6.00%) Information Security
9 64 (5.90%) TDD
10 57 (5.26%) Scrum
11 52 (4.80%) OO PHP
12 50 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (4.43%) Automated Testing
14 42 (3.87%) Unit Testing
15 40 (3.69%) Change Management
15 40 (3.69%) Coaching
16 37 (3.41%) Configuration Management
16 37 (3.41%) Migration
17 36 (3.32%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 292 (26.94%) PHP
2 291 (26.85%) JavaScript
3 246 (22.69%) Java
4 236 (21.77%) SQL
5 127 (11.72%) C++
6 100 (9.23%) C#
7 70 (6.46%) Python
8 69 (6.37%) Perl
9 53 (4.89%) C
9 53 (4.89%) PHP5
10 42 (3.87%) Shell Script
11 39 (3.60%) Bash Shell
12 36 (3.32%) Ruby
13 27 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 25 (2.31%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.75%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.57%) XPath
17 16 (1.48%) VB
18 11 (1.01%) JCL
19 7 (0.65%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 142 (13.10%) Degree
2 50 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (3.69%) MCSE
4 38 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (3.41%) CISSP
6 33 (3.04%) CCNA
7 27 (2.49%) MCSA
7 27 (2.49%) MCITP
7 27 (2.49%) OSCP
7 27 (2.49%) OSCE
8 23 (2.12%) MCP
9 19 (1.75%) ISEB
10 17 (1.57%) Security Cleared
11 16 (1.48%) MCTS
12 15 (1.38%) SC Cleared
13 14 (1.29%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.92%) CISM
14 10 (0.92%) LPIC
15 9 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.27%) QA
2 23 (2.12%) SLA
3 20 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.092%) COBIT
5 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 52 (4.80%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.77%) vSphere
5 21 (1.94%) KVM
5 21 (1.94%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.29%) Firmware
7 13 (1.20%) Snort
8 12 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 11 (1.01%) Xen
9 11 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.83%) XenApp
12 8 (0.74%) NFS
13 5 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.37%) Samba
14 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.37%) Squid
14 4 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 56 (5.17%) Puppet
2 31 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (2.58%) Nagios
4 24 (2.21%) Tivoli
5 14 (1.29%) NetBackup
5 14 (1.29%) SCCM
6 11 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.92%) Ansible
8 9 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.74%) SCOM
10 7 (0.65%) WSUS
10 7 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.65%) Cacti
10 7 (0.65%) HP SIM
11 6 (0.55%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.46%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.46%) Netcool
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (0.28%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 231 (21.31%) Oracle
2 151 (13.93%) VMware
3 131 (12.08%) Microsoft
4 120 (11.07%) Red Hat
5 97 (8.95%) Cisco
6 94 (8.67%) HP
7 67 (6.18%) Zend
8 62 (5.72%) IBM
9 47 (4.34%) NetApp
10 44 (4.06%) Juniper
11 41 (3.78%) EMC
12 36 (3.32%) Citrix
13 32 (2.95%) Symantec
14 30 (2.77%) CheckPoint
15 26 (2.40%) Dell
16 24 (2.21%) Adobe
17 23 (2.12%) CA
18 21 (1.94%) BMC
18 21 (1.94%) Brocade
19 14 (1.29%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, Liverpool
Axiom Software Solutions
Salary: up to 60k GBP pa + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago