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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North West
Rank 27 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 464 403 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.82% 7.15% 7.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.22% 29.25% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 363 333 446
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,016 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+3.56% +1.19%

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
1214 1378 1764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.47% 24.43% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 976 1142 1526
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,700 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 335 £40,000 -8.57% 58
Cheshire +7 74 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Merseyside -10 29 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Lancashire +10 23 £34,000 -2.85% 8
Cumbria - 1 £30,000 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 371 (34.97%) Windows
2 326 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (29.12%) SQL
4 271 (25.54%) Unix
5 269 (25.35%) Java
6 240 (22.62%) VMware
7 214 (20.17%) PHP
7 214 (20.17%) DevOps
8 213 (20.08%) JavaScript
8 213 (20.08%) Python
9 208 (19.60%) MySQL
9 208 (19.60%) Oracle
10 197 (18.57%) HTML
11 188 (17.72%) Microsoft
12 165 (15.55%) Puppet
13 162 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 159 (14.99%) CSS
15 158 (14.89%) Software Engineering
16 157 (14.80%) SQL Server
17 156 (14.70%) Amazon AWS
18 152 (14.33%) Degree
19 150 (14.14%) Windows Server
20 147 (13.85%) ITIL
21 139 (13.10%) Perl
22 138 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
23 136 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 136 (12.82%) Red Hat
24 135 (12.72%) Opscode Chef
25 134 (12.63%) C++
26 132 (12.44%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 103 (9.71%) Apache
2 74 (6.97%) Tomcat
3 59 (5.56%) JBoss
4 52 (4.90%) WebSphere
5 50 (4.71%) OpenStack
6 47 (4.43%) IIS
7 38 (3.58%) WebLogic
8 34 (3.20%) CloudStack
9 33 (3.11%) MS Exchange
9 33 (3.11%) nginx
10 30 (2.83%) WordPress
11 20 (1.89%) Apache Spark
11 20 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (1.70%) Apache Pig
12 18 (1.70%) CMS
13 17 (1.60%) Drupal
14 15 (1.41%) SharePoint
15 14 (1.32%) Apache Solr
15 14 (1.32%) Confluence
16 13 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 85 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.68%) MS Office
3 17 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 15 (1.41%) Magento
2 12 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.28%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.19%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 156 (14.70%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (5.84%) IaaS
4 61 (5.75%) PaaS
5 31 (2.92%) Office 365
6 26 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (2.45%) Amazon S3
7 25 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 25 (2.36%) SaaS
8 19 (1.79%) GitHub
9 6 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
9 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.47%) Sage Pay
11 4 (0.38%) Basecamp
11 4 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.28%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (9.52%) Firewall
2 76 (7.16%) SAN
3 67 (6.31%) DNS
4 56 (5.28%) TCP/IP
5 54 (5.09%) Internet
6 43 (4.05%) WAN
7 37 (3.49%) VPN
8 36 (3.39%) DHCP
9 34 (3.20%) VoIP
10 31 (2.92%) HTTP
11 28 (2.64%) LAN
12 17 (1.60%) Network Security
13 15 (1.41%) VLAN
14 14 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.23%) GPRS
16 12 (1.13%) Ethernet
16 12 (1.13%) FTP
17 11 (1.04%) SSL
18 10 (0.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (19.60%) MySQL
2 157 (14.80%) SQL Server
3 62 (5.84%) MongoDB
4 38 (3.58%) Big Data
5 36 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 32 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 29 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.70%) Apache Hive
10 17 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.41%) GIS
12 13 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.94%) DB2
13 10 (0.94%) Hazelcast
13 10 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (0.66%) Redis
Development Applications
1 107 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 57 (5.37%) JIRA
4 51 (4.81%) Selenium
5 31 (2.92%) Maven
6 30 (2.83%) Subversion
6 30 (2.83%) Visual Studio
7 25 (2.36%) Cucumber
8 24 (2.26%) Bitbucket
9 20 (1.89%) Vagrant
10 19 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (1.70%) Gradle
12 16 (1.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (1.51%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.32%) Mercurial
14 12 (1.13%) GoCD
14 12 (1.13%) JUnit
15 11 (1.04%) Eclipse
15 11 (1.04%) Hudson
16 10 (0.94%) Grunt
General
1 127 (11.97%) Finance
2 76 (7.16%) Banking
3 36 (3.39%) Retail
4 34 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 23 (2.17%) Games
7 20 (1.89%) Electronics
8 19 (1.79%) Military
9 17 (1.60%) Marketing
10 12 (1.13%) Advertising
11 10 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.57%) Automotive
13 6 (0.57%) Back Office
13 6 (0.57%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.28%) Law
16 3 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 332 (31.29%) Developer
2 116 (10.93%) Linux Engineer
3 111 (10.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 111 (10.46%) Java Developer
4 97 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 92 (8.67%) PHP Developer
6 76 (7.16%) Administrator
7 65 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 64 (6.03%) Software Engineer
9 63 (5.94%) Software Developer
10 60 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (4.90%) Java Software Developer
12 50 (4.71%) Applications Support
12 50 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
13 45 (4.24%) Analyst
14 43 (4.05%) Linux Support
15 42 (3.96%) IT Engineer
15 42 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
16 40 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
17 39 (3.68%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (18.57%) HTML
2 159 (14.99%) CSS
3 115 (10.84%) Web Services
4 105 (9.90%) jQuery
5 98 (9.24%) Spring
6 83 (7.82%) .NET
7 69 (6.50%) AngularJS
8 68 (6.41%) LAMP
9 65 (6.13%) HTML5
10 64 (6.03%) XML
11 58 (5.47%) Laravel
12 56 (5.28%) Middleware
13 50 (4.71%) Java EE
14 48 (4.52%) Node.js
15 43 (4.05%) Ajax
16 38 (3.58%) Hibernate
16 38 (3.58%) Symfony
17 37 (3.49%) J2EE
18 34 (3.20%) CSS3
19 32 (3.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 75 (7.07%) iPad
3 65 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 48 (4.52%) Clustering
6 42 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.73%) User Experience
8 24 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.79%) Device Driver
9 19 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (1.70%) PKI
11 17 (1.60%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.60%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.51%) NHS
13 15 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (1.23%) Blog
15 12 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 11 (1.04%) Mainframe
17 10 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
18 8 (0.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 371 (34.97%) Windows
2 271 (25.54%) Unix
3 150 (14.14%) Windows Server
4 136 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (8.58%) CentOS
6 58 (5.47%) Solaris
7 43 (4.05%) AIX
8 40 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
9 39 (3.68%) Ubuntu
10 37 (3.49%) Debian
11 33 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (3.02%) OpenVMS
13 31 (2.92%) HPUX
13 31 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (2.64%) Android
15 14 (1.32%) Windows 7
16 11 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.75%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.66%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (20.17%) DevOps
3 158 (14.89%) Software Engineering
4 147 (13.85%) ITIL
5 138 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (12.44%) Scrum
7 127 (11.97%) Configuration Management
8 79 (7.45%) Web Development
9 73 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 73 (6.88%) Mentoring
9 73 (6.88%) MVC
10 69 (6.50%) E-Commerce
11 68 (6.41%) Information Security
11 68 (6.41%) OO
12 64 (6.03%) Service Management
13 61 (5.75%) SDLC
14 57 (5.37%) Open Source
15 55 (5.18%) TDD
16 52 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (4.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 309 (29.12%) SQL
2 269 (25.35%) Java
3 214 (20.17%) PHP
4 213 (20.08%) JavaScript
4 213 (20.08%) Python
5 139 (13.10%) Perl
6 134 (12.63%) C++
7 130 (12.25%) Ruby
8 117 (11.03%) C
9 110 (10.37%) Bash Shell
10 80 (7.54%) PowerShell
11 79 (7.45%) Shell Script
12 72 (6.79%) C#
13 36 (3.39%) Embedded C
14 32 (3.02%) Scala
15 24 (2.26%) Groovy
16 19 (1.79%) Embedded C++
17 18 (1.70%) VB
18 15 (1.41%) Go
19 14 (1.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 152 (14.33%) Degree
2 74 (6.97%) Security Cleared
3 41 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (3.39%) DV Cleared
4 36 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 29 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.64%) CCNA
7 26 (2.45%) MCSE
8 19 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.41%) HNC
9 15 (1.41%) HND
10 14 (1.32%) CCNP
11 11 (1.04%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.94%) CCSE
12 10 (0.94%) ISEB
12 10 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.85%) EMC Certification
13 9 (0.85%) RHCE
14 8 (0.75%) CISSP
15 7 (0.66%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.64%) SLA
2 21 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.89%) QA
4 10 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.28%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.094%) GCP
System Software
1 162 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (9.33%) Active Directory
3 89 (8.39%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.56%) Docker
5 57 (5.37%) vSphere
6 35 (3.30%) Xen
7 34 (3.20%) XenServer
8 27 (2.54%) Firmware
9 21 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.89%) vCloud
11 19 (1.79%) XenApp
12 16 (1.51%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.04%) Varnish
14 10 (0.94%) Postfix
14 10 (0.94%) qmail
14 10 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 165 (15.55%) Puppet
2 135 (12.72%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (6.03%) Ansible
4 37 (3.49%) Tivoli
5 33 (3.11%) Nagios
6 32 (3.02%) Cobbler
7 26 (2.45%) Terraform
8 16 (1.51%) Netcool
8 16 (1.51%) Packer
9 15 (1.41%) Ganglia
9 15 (1.41%) SCOM
10 14 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 14 (1.32%) Salt
11 13 (1.23%) SCCM
12 10 (0.94%) NetBackup
13 9 (0.85%) Backup Exec
14 8 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.66%) OpenView
Vendors
1 240 (22.62%) VMware
2 208 (19.60%) Oracle
3 188 (17.72%) Microsoft
4 136 (12.82%) Red Hat
5 104 (9.80%) Cisco
6 58 (5.47%) Citrix
7 51 (4.81%) HP
8 46 (4.34%) NetApp
9 33 (3.11%) EnterpriseDB
10 31 (2.92%) IBM
11 26 (2.45%) Zend
12 22 (2.07%) EMC
13 21 (1.98%) Google
14 18 (1.70%) CheckPoint
15 16 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 16 (1.51%) Splunk
16 14 (1.32%) Dell
17 13 (1.23%) Symantec
18 12 (1.13%) AppDynamics
18 12 (1.13%) Atlassian
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £36000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Oliver Thomas Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum Car, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago