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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 506 551 510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.55% 7.38% 7.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.72% 31.74% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 420 449 444
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1595 1736 1752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.79% 23.26% 25.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1417 1518
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +1 307 £37,500 - 52
Cheshire 0 106 £40,000 +14.28% 29
Lancashire +24 35 £32,500 -16.12% 17
Merseyside -4 35 £25,000 -37.50% 7
Cumbria +5 19 £32,500 +6.55% 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 327 (36.41%) Windows
2 271 (30.18%) PHP
3 261 (29.06%) MySQL
4 243 (27.06%) SQL
5 228 (25.39%) Java
6 222 (24.72%) UNIX
7 221 (24.61%) JavaScript
8 209 (23.27%) HTML
9 195 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
10 191 (21.27%) Oracle
11 190 (21.16%) CSS
12 140 (15.59%) Finance
13 136 (15.14%) VMware
14 135 (15.03%) Microsoft
14 135 (15.03%) XML
14 135 (15.03%) Apache
15 134 (14.92%) Degree
16 132 (14.70%) jQuery
16 132 (14.70%) SQL Server
17 127 (14.14%) Software Engineering
18 121 (13.47%) Git (software)
18 121 (13.47%) C++
19 115 (12.81%) Red Hat
20 104 (11.58%) Web Services
20 104 (11.58%) Python
21 102 (11.36%) TDD
22 101 (11.25%) LAMP
23 96 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
24 94 (10.47%) Relational Database
25 90 (10.02%) Open Source

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 135 (15.03%) Apache
2 61 (6.79%) WebSphere
3 54 (6.01%) WebLogic
4 42 (4.68%) nginx
5 34 (3.79%) Drupal
5 34 (3.79%) JBoss
5 34 (3.79%) Tomcat
6 32 (3.56%) CMS
7 30 (3.34%) WordPress
8 29 (3.23%) MS Exchange
9 27 (3.01%) SharePoint
10 24 (2.67%) IIS
11 20 (2.23%) Oracle Application Server
12 18 (2.00%) Node.js
13 11 (1.22%) Apache Pig
14 9 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (1.00%) Confluence
15 8 (0.89%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.78%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.78%) Jetty
Applications
1 28 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.34%) MS Office
3 8 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 51 (5.68%) Magento
2 14 (1.56%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.11%) Exstream
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 87 (9.69%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.56%) Route 53
2 23 (2.56%) IBM PureFlex
3 17 (1.89%) SaaS
3 17 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
4 11 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.11%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (0.45%) GitHub
10 3 (0.33%) PaaS
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.22%) IaaS
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 70 (7.80%) SAN
2 68 (7.57%) DNS
3 60 (6.68%) Firewall
4 53 (5.90%) VPN
5 43 (4.79%) VoIP
6 38 (4.23%) TCP/IP
7 37 (4.12%) Internet
8 26 (2.90%) Network Security
9 25 (2.78%) HTTP
10 23 (2.56%) DHCP
11 19 (2.12%) Wireless
12 18 (2.00%) SSH
13 17 (1.89%) SSL
14 16 (1.78%) IPsec
14 16 (1.78%) OpenVPN
15 15 (1.67%) PPTP
16 14 (1.56%) SMTP
17 13 (1.45%) WAN
17 13 (1.45%) Broadband
17 13 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (29.06%) MySQL
2 132 (14.70%) SQL Server
3 94 (10.47%) Relational Database
4 87 (9.69%) Oracle Database
5 52 (5.79%) RDBMS
6 47 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 43 (4.79%) Big Data
8 41 (4.57%) DB2
9 34 (3.79%) MongoDB
10 30 (3.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 25 (2.78%) NoSQL
12 24 (2.67%) Hadoop
13 23 (2.56%) Oracle Exadata
14 17 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (1.89%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 17 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
14 17 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
15 14 (1.56%) Redis
15 14 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 121 (13.47%) Git (software)
2 62 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 57 (6.35%) Subversion
4 54 (6.01%) Maven
5 53 (5.90%) Selenium
6 30 (3.34%) Ant
7 26 (2.90%) JIRA
8 19 (2.12%) JUnit
9 16 (1.78%) ClearCase
10 15 (1.67%) Hudson
11 14 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.56%) Grunt
12 13 (1.45%) TeamCity
13 11 (1.22%) PHPUnit
14 10 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 9 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 8 (0.89%) Gradle
16 8 (0.89%) HP UFT
17 7 (0.78%) Visual Studio
18 6 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 140 (15.59%) Finance
2 67 (7.46%) Retail
3 48 (5.35%) Banking
4 39 (4.34%) Marketing
5 27 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.00%) Automotive
7 9 (1.00%) Games
8 8 (0.89%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.56%) Back Office
11 4 (0.45%) Front Office
12 3 (0.33%) Legal
13 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (30.29%) Developer
2 125 (13.92%) PHP Developer
3 94 (10.47%) Administrator
4 90 (10.02%) Software Engineer
5 53 (5.90%) Analyst
5 53 (5.90%) Java Developer
6 50 (5.57%) Support Engineer
7 48 (5.35%) DBA
8 42 (4.68%) Linux Administrator
9 38 (4.23%) Software Developer
10 37 (4.12%) Architect
10 37 (4.12%) Web Developer
11 36 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
12 35 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
13 31 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
14 30 (3.34%) Oracle DBA
15 29 (3.23%) Junior
16 28 (3.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 26 (2.90%) PHP Web Developer
17 26 (2.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (23.27%) HTML
2 190 (21.16%) CSS
3 135 (15.03%) XML
4 132 (14.70%) jQuery
5 104 (11.58%) Web Services
6 101 (11.25%) LAMP
7 72 (8.02%) SOAP
8 71 (7.91%) Spring
9 63 (7.02%) JSON
10 60 (6.68%) REST
11 57 (6.35%) HTML5
12 55 (6.12%) Java EE
13 53 (5.90%) Hibernate
14 51 (5.68%) Middleware
15 45 (5.01%) AngularJS
16 42 (4.68%) .NET
16 42 (4.68%) J2EE
17 40 (4.45%) WSDL
18 38 (4.23%) Ajax
19 37 (4.12%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (6.68%) Data Centre
3 41 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.23%) Clustering
4 38 (4.23%) User Experience
5 34 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.67%) Replication
8 23 (2.56%) FlexPod
9 21 (2.34%) Cryptography
10 19 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 18 (2.00%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.89%) PKI
13 16 (1.78%) W3C
13 16 (1.78%) Mainframe
14 14 (1.56%) Device Driver
15 10 (1.11%) Derivative
16 9 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
17 8 (0.89%) iPhone
17 8 (0.89%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 327 (36.41%) Windows
2 222 (24.72%) UNIX
3 85 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 82 (9.13%) AIX
5 79 (8.80%) Solaris
6 66 (7.35%) CentOS
7 44 (4.90%) SUSE
8 42 (4.68%) Android
9 39 (4.34%) HPUX
10 38 (4.23%) Debian
11 29 (3.23%) Apple iOS
12 25 (2.78%) zOS
13 24 (2.67%) Ubuntu
14 23 (2.56%) OS/400
15 20 (2.23%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (1.78%) Windows 7
17 16 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (1.67%) Mac OS X
19 12 (1.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (14.14%) Software Engineering
3 102 (11.36%) TDD
4 90 (10.02%) E-Commerce
4 90 (10.02%) Open Source
5 79 (8.80%) OO
6 78 (8.69%) Scrum
7 73 (8.13%) DevOps
8 69 (7.68%) Mentoring
9 68 (7.57%) MVC
10 67 (7.46%) OOP
11 63 (7.02%) ITIL
12 54 (6.01%) Web Development
13 48 (5.35%) Change Management
13 48 (5.35%) SDLC
14 44 (4.90%) Coaching
15 42 (4.68%) Analytics
16 40 (4.45%) Project Management
17 38 (4.23%) Configuration Management
17 38 (4.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 271 (30.18%) PHP
2 243 (27.06%) SQL
3 228 (25.39%) Java
4 221 (24.61%) JavaScript
5 121 (13.47%) C++
6 104 (11.58%) Python
7 83 (9.24%) Perl
8 73 (8.13%) C
9 51 (5.68%) Bash Shell
10 49 (5.46%) Ruby
11 47 (5.23%) C#
12 40 (4.45%) Shell Script
13 34 (3.79%) PL/SQL
14 20 (2.23%) PHP5
15 9 (1.00%) Scala
16 8 (0.89%) ActionScript
17 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.67%) AWK
18 6 (0.67%) sed
19 5 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 134 (14.92%) Degree
2 31 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.12%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 14 (1.56%) RHCE
5 13 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.34%) RHCA
7 11 (1.22%) CCNA
8 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.00%) CCNP
9 9 (1.00%) MCSE
9 9 (1.00%) MCITP
9 9 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.89%) ISEB
11 6 (0.67%) CCIE
12 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.22%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.11%) NCDA
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.79%) QA
2 34 (3.79%) SLA
3 27 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (4.12%) Hyper-V
2 37 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
4 28 (3.12%) Docker
5 26 (2.90%) KVM
6 9 (1.00%) vSphere
7 8 (0.89%) HDFS
8 6 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.56%) Samba
10 4 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.45%) XenApp
10 4 (0.45%) pfSense
10 4 (0.45%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.33%) vCloud
11 3 (0.33%) NFS
11 3 (0.33%) Xen
12 2 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 77 (8.57%) Puppet
2 30 (3.34%) Data Guard
3 29 (3.23%) Vagrant
4 28 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (3.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 24 (2.67%) Nagios
6 23 (2.56%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.11%) cPanel
8 8 (0.89%) Opsview
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 8 (0.89%) Oozie
8 8 (0.89%) Ambari
9 6 (0.67%) HAProxy
9 6 (0.67%) Plesk
9 6 (0.67%) Ansible
10 5 (0.56%) logstash
10 5 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.56%) ARCserve
10 5 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.56%) Munin
Vendors
1 191 (21.27%) Oracle
2 136 (15.14%) VMware
3 135 (15.03%) Microsoft
4 115 (12.81%) Red Hat
5 88 (9.80%) Cisco
6 73 (8.13%) IBM
7 61 (6.79%) HP
8 41 (4.57%) Juniper
9 40 (4.45%) Zend
10 33 (3.67%) EMC
11 29 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 27 (3.01%) NetApp
13 25 (2.78%) Citrix
14 24 (2.67%) Sun
15 23 (2.56%) BMC
15 23 (2.56%) CA
15 23 (2.56%) Symantec
15 23 (2.56%) Brocade
16 18 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
17 14 (1.56%) Google
Chester, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: Benefits + Overtime + On Call Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing IT
Salary: BENEFITS + BONUSES
Posted: 11 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + career progression
Posted: 16 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum £40,000 Per Annum +Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ThreePeople
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + dep on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday