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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 568 821 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.83% 10.93% 7.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.86% 40.78% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 444 719 456
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1783 2013 1895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.57% 26.81% 26.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1704 1682
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 290 £34,000 -2.85% 45
Cheshire -8 152 £35,000 -12.50% 30
Merseyside +2 84 £40,000 +42.85% 7
Lancashire +23 34 £30,000 +20.00% 7
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 410 (38.57%) UNIX
2 331 (31.14%) Windows
3 320 (30.10%) MySQL
4 315 (29.63%) PHP
5 303 (28.50%) SQL
6 299 (28.13%) HTML
7 284 (26.72%) JavaScript
8 278 (26.15%) Java
9 258 (24.27%) CSS
10 209 (19.66%) Oracle
11 172 (16.18%) Finance
12 164 (15.43%) OO
13 160 (15.05%) Git (software)
14 158 (14.86%) Apache
15 154 (14.49%) Degree
16 129 (12.14%) MVC
17 126 (11.85%) Subversion
18 124 (11.67%) jQuery
19 122 (11.48%) Red Hat
20 115 (10.82%) SQL Server
20 115 (10.82%) C++
21 113 (10.63%) Shell Script
21 113 (10.63%) Oracle Database
22 111 (10.44%) VMware
23 109 (10.25%) Web Services
24 108 (10.16%) Middleware
25 107 (10.07%) Zend
26 103 (9.69%) Perl
27 100 (9.41%) Microsoft
28 97 (9.13%) LAMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 158 (14.86%) Apache
2 96 (9.03%) Tomcat
3 57 (5.36%) WebLogic
4 40 (3.76%) WebSphere
5 38 (3.57%) Apache Solr
6 37 (3.48%) CMS
7 33 (3.10%) TIBCO EMS
8 30 (2.82%) IIS
9 23 (2.16%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 20 (1.88%) MS Exchange
11 19 (1.79%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.51%) Drupal
13 15 (1.41%) nginx
14 10 (0.94%) Liferay
15 9 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (0.75%) SAS
16 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 54 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.26%) MS Office
3 10 (0.94%) FastStats
4 7 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.28%) Maple
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.094%) DOC1
7 1 (0.094%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.094%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (3.76%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (3.01%) BusinessWorks
3 26 (2.45%) Magento
4 24 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 23 (2.16%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 23 (2.16%) TIBCO iProcess
6 13 (1.22%) SAP xMII
7 9 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.28%) Exstream
9 2 (0.19%) AWD
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.094%) SyteLine
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (0.94%) SaaS
3 7 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.47%) Office 365
5 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.094%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.094%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.43%) TCP/IP
2 67 (6.30%) Firewall
3 48 (4.52%) DNS
4 41 (3.86%) Internet
5 40 (3.76%) SAN
6 37 (3.48%) WAN
7 34 (3.20%) HTTP
8 27 (2.54%) LAN
9 24 (2.26%) DHCP
10 22 (2.07%) LDAP
10 22 (2.07%) SSL
11 21 (1.98%) FTP
12 17 (1.60%) VPN
13 16 (1.51%) Network Security
14 12 (1.13%) VLAN
14 12 (1.13%) AMQP
15 11 (1.03%) NAS
16 9 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (0.75%) BGP
18 7 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 320 (30.10%) MySQL
2 115 (10.82%) SQL Server
3 113 (10.63%) Oracle Database
4 75 (7.06%) Relational Database
5 64 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 51 (4.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 44 (4.14%) DB2
8 42 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (3.01%) RDBMS
10 27 (2.54%) Oracle BI EE
11 25 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 22 (2.07%) Essbase
12 22 (2.07%) Oracle Discoverer
13 19 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (1.51%) MongoDB
15 15 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (1.32%) Big Data
17 13 (1.22%) SAP HANA
17 13 (1.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 160 (15.05%) Git (software)
2 126 (11.85%) Subversion
3 37 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 36 (3.39%) Eclipse
5 34 (3.20%) Ant
6 28 (2.63%) JUnit
6 28 (2.63%) Maven
7 24 (2.26%) PHPUnit
8 23 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 23 (2.16%) Selenium
9 21 (1.98%) JIRA
10 16 (1.51%) SoapUI
11 15 (1.41%) Hudson
11 15 (1.41%) Gerrit
12 14 (1.32%) Mockito
13 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.47%) Bugzilla
14 5 (0.47%) GCC
15 4 (0.38%) JMeter
15 4 (0.38%) RSpec
General
1 172 (16.18%) Finance
2 88 (8.28%) Retail
3 74 (6.96%) Marketing
4 48 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.01%) Banking
6 30 (2.82%) Games
7 20 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.94%) Electronics
9 9 (0.85%) Back Office
10 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.38%) Military
12 4 (0.38%) Automotive
13 3 (0.28%) Billing
13 3 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.19%) Front Office
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.094%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 383 (36.03%) Developer
2 148 (13.92%) PHP Developer
3 136 (12.79%) Administrator
4 99 (9.31%) Support Engineer
5 76 (7.15%) Java Developer
6 69 (6.49%) Senior Developer
7 62 (5.83%) DBA
8 58 (5.46%) Linux Administrator
8 58 (5.46%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 52 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
10 51 (4.80%) Consultant
11 49 (4.61%) Oracle DBA
12 48 (4.52%) Software Engineer
13 44 (4.14%) Applications Support
14 43 (4.05%) Analyst
14 43 (4.05%) Architect
15 40 (3.76%) Web Developer
16 36 (3.39%) Linux Support
17 35 (3.29%) Team Leader
18 34 (3.20%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (28.13%) HTML
2 258 (24.27%) CSS
3 124 (11.67%) jQuery
4 109 (10.25%) Web Services
5 108 (10.16%) Middleware
6 97 (9.13%) LAMP
7 95 (8.94%) XML
8 88 (8.28%) J2EE
9 67 (6.30%) Symfony
10 66 (6.21%) Spring
11 56 (5.27%) Hibernate
12 52 (4.89%) Ajax
13 43 (4.05%) JSP
14 39 (3.67%) .NET
14 39 (3.67%) Struts
15 38 (3.57%) EJB
16 36 (3.39%) HTML5
17 35 (3.29%) Java EE
18 33 (3.10%) REST
19 32 (3.01%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 53 (4.99%) Open Source
3 40 (3.76%) Mainframe
4 32 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (2.26%) Mathematics
6 23 (2.16%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.07%) IBM Mainframe
8 21 (1.98%) Oracle Exalytics
9 18 (1.69%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.69%) AS400
10 17 (1.60%) Clustering
10 17 (1.60%) iPhone
10 17 (1.60%) Xbox
11 13 (1.22%) Device Driver
12 11 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
12 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.94%) Replication
13 10 (0.94%) Animation
14 9 (0.85%) Social Media
15 7 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 410 (38.57%) UNIX
2 331 (31.14%) Windows
3 88 (8.28%) Solaris
4 78 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (6.68%) AIX
6 39 (3.67%) CentOS
7 33 (3.10%) HPUX
8 32 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (2.92%) Mac OS X
10 30 (2.82%) Android
11 28 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (1.60%) SUSE
14 16 (1.51%) Debian
14 16 (1.51%) Windows 7
15 15 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 14 (1.32%) Windows XP
17 13 (1.22%) Apple iOS
18 8 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
19 7 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (15.43%) OO
2 129 (12.14%) MVC
3 94 (8.84%) E-Commerce
4 92 (8.65%) ITIL
5 87 (8.18%) Software Engineering
6 84 (7.90%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (7.24%) Scrum
8 75 (7.06%) OO PHP
9 69 (6.49%) TDD
10 67 (6.30%) Change Management
11 66 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
12 58 (5.46%) Project Management
13 45 (4.23%) SOA
14 44 (4.14%) OOP
15 43 (4.05%) Web Development
16 42 (3.95%) Business Continuity
17 41 (3.86%) Problem Management
17 41 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
18 38 (3.57%) Automated Testing
18 38 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 315 (29.63%) PHP
2 303 (28.50%) SQL
3 284 (26.72%) JavaScript
4 278 (26.15%) Java
5 115 (10.82%) C++
6 113 (10.63%) Shell Script
7 103 (9.69%) Perl
8 97 (9.13%) Python
9 92 (8.65%) PHP5
10 75 (7.06%) C
11 73 (6.87%) Ruby
12 63 (5.93%) C#
13 56 (5.27%) PL/SQL
14 24 (2.26%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.60%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.32%) XPath
17 11 (1.03%) Jython
18 9 (0.85%) VB
19 7 (0.66%) JCL
19 7 (0.66%) Lua
Qualifications
1 154 (14.49%) Degree
2 27 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.41%) RHCE
5 15 (1.41%) HND
6 10 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.85%) CCNA
8 7 (0.66%) MCSE
9 6 (0.56%) MCP
9 6 (0.56%) MCITP
10 5 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.38%) MCSA
11 4 (0.38%) CCNP
11 4 (0.38%) RHCT
12 3 (0.28%) MCTS
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.19%) ACSP
13 2 (0.19%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.74%) QA
2 19 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 15 (1.41%) SLA
4 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 38 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
4 27 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (2.26%) vSphere
6 14 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.94%) Squid
7 10 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.66%) KVM
8 7 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.56%) Xen
10 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.47%) vCloud
11 4 (0.38%) XenApp
11 4 (0.38%) XenServer
12 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.28%) UAG
13 2 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 48 (4.52%) Puppet
2 22 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 22 (2.07%) Tivoli
2 22 (2.07%) Nagios
3 21 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.03%) CFEngine
6 9 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 9 (0.85%) TIBCO Hawk
7 8 (0.75%) SCCM
8 7 (0.66%) Data Guard
8 7 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.56%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.38%) Cacti
10 4 (0.38%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.28%) WSUS
12 2 (0.19%) SCOM
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 1 (0.094%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 209 (19.66%) Oracle
2 122 (11.48%) Red Hat
3 111 (10.44%) VMware
4 107 (10.07%) Zend
5 100 (9.41%) Microsoft
6 59 (5.55%) IBM
7 46 (4.33%) Cisco
8 37 (3.48%) JBoss
9 36 (3.39%) TIBCO
10 30 (2.82%) HP
10 30 (2.82%) EMC
11 22 (2.07%) Symantec
11 22 (2.07%) Citrix
11 22 (2.07%) Hyperion
11 22 (2.07%) Fujitsu
12 21 (1.98%) Business Objects
13 19 (1.79%) Sophos
14 17 (1.60%) Axway
15 16 (1.51%) SAP
16 14 (1.32%) CheckPoint
Manchester, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £28,000 to £34,000 + benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: 14 hours ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Lancashire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Manchester
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension & healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Subject to experience
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 28,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Virtual Resources
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago