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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North West
Rank 25 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 485 426 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.15% 7.66% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.02% 29.98% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 390 352 492
Median salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
1310 1421 1862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.01% 25.55% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1081 1156 1627
Median salary £35,000 £37,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -7 312 £42,500 - 55
Merseyside +15 76 £43,349 +44.49% 6
Cheshire +7 65 £39,000 -2.50% 14
Lancashire +4 29 £31,250 +8.69% 6
Cumbria +5 3 £30,000 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 350 (34.76%) Windows
2 298 (29.59%) SQL
3 296 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
4 268 (26.61%) Unix
5 243 (24.13%) Java
6 220 (21.85%) VMware
7 218 (21.65%) JavaScript
8 207 (20.56%) Python
9 202 (20.06%) PHP
10 196 (19.46%) DevOps
11 191 (18.97%) MySQL
12 189 (18.77%) Oracle
13 186 (18.47%) HTML
13 186 (18.47%) Microsoft
14 169 (16.78%) CSS
15 164 (16.29%) Puppet
16 151 (15.00%) ITIL
16 151 (15.00%) Windows Server
17 145 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
18 140 (13.90%) Finance
19 137 (13.60%) SQL Server
20 135 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 132 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
22 130 (12.91%) Opscode Chef
23 128 (12.71%) Degree
24 126 (12.51%) Perl
25 125 (12.41%) Configuration Management
26 123 (12.21%) Scrum
27 121 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
28 119 (11.82%) Red Hat

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
1 110 (10.92%) Apache
2 66 (6.55%) Tomcat
3 59 (5.86%) JBoss
4 52 (5.16%) WebSphere
5 45 (4.47%) IIS
6 44 (4.37%) OpenStack
7 36 (3.57%) WebLogic
8 32 (3.18%) CloudStack
9 30 (2.98%) nginx
9 30 (2.98%) WordPress
10 29 (2.88%) MS Exchange
11 22 (2.18%) Drupal
12 20 (1.99%) CMS
13 19 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.59%) Apache Spark
14 16 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (1.59%) SharePoint
15 15 (1.49%) Apache Solr
16 14 (1.39%) Apache Pig
17 11 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 82 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 42 (4.17%) MS Office
3 17 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.099%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 17 (1.69%) Magento
2 11 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.50%) OpenCart
4 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.40%) osCommerce
6 3 (0.30%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 132 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (6.65%) IaaS
3 65 (6.45%) PaaS
4 56 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (3.18%) Office 365
6 27 (2.68%) SaaS
7 25 (2.48%) Amazon S3
8 20 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (1.89%) GitHub
10 18 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.50%) Sage Pay
12 4 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.40%) Basecamp
12 4 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.30%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 102 (10.13%) Firewall
2 81 (8.04%) SAN
3 72 (7.15%) DNS
4 62 (6.16%) TCP/IP
5 59 (5.86%) Internet
6 43 (4.27%) DHCP
7 41 (4.07%) VPN
8 40 (3.97%) WAN
9 29 (2.88%) HTTP
10 25 (2.48%) LAN
11 21 (2.09%) VoIP
12 17 (1.69%) Network Security
12 17 (1.69%) VLAN
13 14 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.29%) Intranet
15 12 (1.19%) Ethernet
15 12 (1.19%) FTP
16 11 (1.09%) SSL
16 11 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (18.97%) MySQL
2 137 (13.60%) SQL Server
3 67 (6.65%) MongoDB
4 31 (3.08%) Big Data
4 31 (3.08%) Oracle Database
5 27 (2.68%) Hadoop
5 27 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (1.59%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.49%) GIS
8 15 (1.49%) NoSQL
9 14 (1.39%) Apache Hive
10 11 (1.09%) DB2
10 11 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.79%) Hazelcast
13 8 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 116 (11.52%) Git (software)
2 94 (9.33%) Jenkins
3 54 (5.36%) JIRA
4 53 (5.26%) Selenium
5 34 (3.38%) Subversion
6 29 (2.88%) Maven
7 25 (2.48%) Bitbucket
8 22 (2.18%) Cucumber
9 20 (1.99%) Gradle
10 18 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 15 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (1.49%) Vagrant
11 15 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 14 (1.39%) JUnit
13 13 (1.29%) Grunt
13 13 (1.29%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.09%) Eclipse
14 11 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.99%) gulp
General
1 140 (13.90%) Finance
2 65 (6.45%) Banking
3 38 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 37 (3.67%) Retail
5 21 (2.09%) Games
5 21 (2.09%) Marketing
6 17 (1.69%) Military
7 16 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.29%) Electronics
9 12 (1.19%) Advertising
10 10 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.79%) Back Office
11 8 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.40%) Front Office
14 3 (0.30%) Avionics
14 3 (0.30%) French Language
14 3 (0.30%) Law
14 3 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 324 (32.17%) Developer
2 111 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 105 (10.43%) PHP Developer
4 102 (10.13%) Java Developer
4 102 (10.13%) Linux Engineer
5 93 (9.24%) Support Engineer
6 82 (8.14%) Administrator
7 70 (6.95%) Senior Developer
8 59 (5.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 56 (5.56%) Software Developer
10 47 (4.67%) Applications Support
10 47 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
11 46 (4.57%) Software Engineer
12 45 (4.47%) IT Engineer
12 45 (4.47%) Java Software Developer
13 44 (4.37%) IT Support
14 42 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
15 36 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
16 35 (3.48%) IT Support Engineer
16 35 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (18.47%) HTML
2 169 (16.78%) CSS
3 114 (11.32%) jQuery
4 112 (11.12%) Web Services
5 84 (8.34%) Spring
6 74 (7.35%) Laravel
7 71 (7.05%) .NET
8 68 (6.75%) LAMP
9 67 (6.65%) AngularJS
10 66 (6.55%) XML
11 61 (6.06%) HTML5
12 56 (5.56%) Middleware
13 50 (4.97%) Node.js
14 49 (4.87%) Symfony
15 42 (4.17%) Java EE
16 39 (3.87%) CSS3
17 37 (3.67%) J2EE
18 32 (3.18%) RESTful
19 29 (2.88%) Ajax
19 29 (2.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 83 (8.24%) Computer Science
2 63 (6.26%) Data Centre
3 62 (6.16%) iPad
4 55 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (3.67%) Clustering
6 36 (3.57%) Management Information System
7 34 (3.38%) User Experience
8 28 (2.78%) Mathematics
9 20 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.99%) NHS
10 19 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.79%) Visualisation
12 14 (1.39%) PKI
13 12 (1.19%) Fixed Income
13 12 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.19%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.09%) Blog
15 10 (0.99%) Device Driver
16 8 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 350 (34.76%) Windows
2 268 (26.61%) Unix
3 151 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 135 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (9.24%) CentOS
6 59 (5.86%) Solaris
7 38 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (3.57%) OpenVMS
9 35 (3.48%) Debian
10 30 (2.98%) AIX
10 30 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 25 (2.48%) HPUX
13 22 (2.18%) Android
14 21 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
15 14 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.99%) Windows 7
17 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.79%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (19.46%) DevOps
3 151 (15.00%) ITIL
4 125 (12.41%) Configuration Management
5 123 (12.21%) Scrum
6 121 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (11.42%) Software Engineering
8 91 (9.04%) Web Development
9 74 (7.35%) Mentoring
10 72 (7.15%) Service Management
11 70 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 67 (6.65%) E-Commerce
13 63 (6.26%) OO
14 62 (6.16%) Information Security
15 60 (5.96%) MVC
16 55 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
17 54 (5.36%) Open Source
18 51 (5.06%) TDD
19 49 (4.87%) PRINCE2
19 49 (4.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 298 (29.59%) SQL
2 243 (24.13%) Java
3 218 (21.65%) JavaScript
4 207 (20.56%) Python
5 202 (20.06%) PHP
6 126 (12.51%) Perl
7 118 (11.72%) Ruby
8 105 (10.43%) Bash Shell
9 102 (10.13%) C++
10 90 (8.94%) PowerShell
10 90 (8.94%) Shell Script
11 87 (8.64%) C
12 72 (7.15%) C#
13 35 (3.48%) Scala
14 20 (1.99%) Groovy
15 19 (1.89%) PHP 5
16 16 (1.59%) Embedded C
17 12 (1.19%) Go
18 11 (1.09%) Erlang
18 11 (1.09%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 128 (12.71%) Degree
2 70 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (2.88%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.68%) CCNA
7 25 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.18%) MCSE
9 18 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.09%) EMC Certification
10 11 (1.09%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.99%) CCNP
11 10 (0.99%) HNC
11 10 (0.99%) HND
12 9 (0.89%) CISSP
13 8 (0.79%) RHCE
14 7 (0.70%) CCSE
14 7 (0.70%) ISEB
14 7 (0.70%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (2.09%) SLA
3 19 (1.89%) QA
4 10 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.099%) GCP
7 1 (0.099%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 145 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (9.53%) Active Directory
3 82 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 54 (5.36%) vSphere
5 36 (3.57%) Docker
6 33 (3.28%) Xen
6 33 (3.28%) XenServer
7 22 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (2.09%) XenApp
9 20 (1.99%) vCloud
10 15 (1.49%) XenDesktop
11 14 (1.39%) Firmware
12 13 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.89%) Varnish
14 8 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.79%) Postfix
14 8 (0.79%) qmail
14 8 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 164 (16.29%) Puppet
2 130 (12.91%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (5.96%) Ansible
4 36 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 32 (3.18%) Cobbler
6 24 (2.38%) Nagios
7 17 (1.69%) AirWatch
8 16 (1.59%) SCCM
9 14 (1.39%) Salt
10 13 (1.29%) NetBackup
11 12 (1.19%) SCOM
11 12 (1.19%) Terraform
12 10 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.70%) OpenView
14 7 (0.70%) Packer
15 6 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
15 6 (0.60%) cPanel
Vendors
1 220 (21.85%) VMware
2 189 (18.77%) Oracle
3 186 (18.47%) Microsoft
4 119 (11.82%) Red Hat
5 112 (11.12%) Cisco
6 59 (5.86%) Citrix
7 49 (4.87%) NetApp
8 41 (4.07%) HP
9 32 (3.18%) EnterpriseDB
10 31 (3.08%) IBM
11 28 (2.78%) Zend
12 25 (2.48%) EMC
13 15 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.49%) Splunk
14 14 (1.39%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.29%) Dell
15 13 (1.29%) Symantec
16 12 (1.19%) Google
17 11 (1.09%) Software AG
17 11 (1.09%) Veeam
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Salary: 45,000-65,000
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Isle of Man
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + company benefits, bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
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Rossendale, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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Cumbria
Oscar
Posted: 2 hours ago
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UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
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Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + training programme
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38109.00 - £42882.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent progression opportunities
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
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Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
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Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
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Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Parallel Consulting
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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