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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 30 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 392 479 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.68% 7.33% 7.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.41% 31.55% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 328 389 470
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
1248 1518 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.26% 23.22% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 1226 1452
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 271 £42,500 +13.33% 68
Merseyside +10 72 £37,500 +50.00% 15
Cheshire -11 32 £29,000 -27.50% 16
Lancashire -11 10 £33,750 +3.84% 4
Cumbria -3 4 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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.

1 261 (33.16%) Windows
2 251 (31.89%) JavaScript
3 213 (27.06%) SQL
3 213 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
4 204 (25.92%) HTML
5 202 (25.67%) Unix
6 201 (25.54%) Java
7 200 (25.41%) CSS
8 185 (23.51%) PHP
9 180 (22.87%) MySQL
10 162 (20.58%) Degree
11 159 (20.20%) Oracle
12 146 (18.55%) Python
13 144 (18.30%) DevOps
14 143 (18.17%) Puppet
15 120 (15.25%) Microsoft
16 112 (14.23%) Git (software)
17 105 (13.34%) VMware
18 103 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
19 102 (12.96%) Web Development
19 102 (12.96%) Computer Science
20 101 (12.83%) Apache
21 99 (12.58%) ITIL
22 96 (12.20%) Bash Shell
23 93 (11.82%) Opscode Chef
24 91 (11.56%) jQuery
25 87 (11.05%) Web Services
25 87 (11.05%) XML
26 85 (10.80%) Scrum
27 84 (10.67%) Shell Script

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
1 101 (12.83%) Apache
2 59 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 50 (6.35%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.23%) JBoss
5 42 (5.34%) OpenStack
6 33 (4.19%) WebLogic
7 31 (3.94%) nginx
8 29 (3.68%) IIS
9 28 (3.56%) WordPress
10 27 (3.43%) Drupal
11 26 (3.30%) CloudStack
12 25 (3.18%) MS Exchange
13 22 (2.80%) SharePoint
14 13 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (1.14%) CMS
17 8 (1.02%) Apache Solr
17 8 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (1.02%) GeoServer
17 8 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.64%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.64%) SPSS
4 2 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.67%) Magento
2 6 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.25%) FastStats
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.25%) Primavera
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (2.41%) SaaS
4 12 (1.52%) GitHub
5 11 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.14%) IaaS
6 9 (1.14%) PaaS
7 8 (1.02%) Office 365
8 7 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.89%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.51%) Route 53
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.25%) Trello
11 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.01%) Firewall
2 51 (6.48%) DNS
3 48 (6.10%) SAN
3 48 (6.10%) TCP/IP
4 42 (5.34%) VPN
5 34 (4.32%) Internet
6 33 (4.19%) DHCP
7 25 (3.18%) VoIP
8 20 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (2.03%) LAN
9 16 (2.03%) SSL
9 16 (2.03%) Wireless
10 15 (1.91%) NAS
11 14 (1.78%) Ethernet
12 13 (1.65%) WAN
13 12 (1.52%) LDAP
14 10 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 10 (1.27%) Network Security
14 10 (1.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (22.87%) MySQL
2 79 (10.04%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.30%) DB2
5 24 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.29%) Oracle Database
8 17 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.91%) Big Data
10 15 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.65%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (1.52%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (1.14%) GIS
15 7 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
15 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 112 (14.23%) Git (software)
2 66 (8.39%) Jenkins
3 59 (7.50%) Selenium
4 32 (4.07%) Subversion
5 27 (3.43%) JIRA
5 27 (3.43%) Maven
6 24 (3.05%) Grunt
7 22 (2.80%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.54%) NUnit
9 19 (2.41%) Gradle
10 17 (2.16%) JMeter
10 17 (2.16%) Visual Studio
11 16 (2.03%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.91%) TestNG
13 14 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (1.78%) Vagrant
14 10 (1.27%) gulp
15 9 (1.14%) RSpec
16 8 (1.02%) GitLab
17 7 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 69 (8.77%) Finance
2 45 (5.72%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.57%) Retail
4 32 (4.07%) Marketing
5 31 (3.94%) Electronics
6 28 (3.56%) Banking
7 21 (2.67%) Games
8 18 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.27%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.89%) Legal
11 6 (0.76%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) Back Office
13 3 (0.38%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 315 (40.03%) Developer
2 99 (12.58%) PHP Developer
3 81 (10.29%) Administrator
3 81 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 73 (9.28%) Java Developer
5 58 (7.37%) Software Developer
6 55 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
7 52 (6.61%) JavaScript Developer
8 51 (6.48%) Linux Administrator
9 47 (5.97%) Senior Developer
10 43 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
11 41 (5.21%) Web Developer
12 38 (4.83%) Java Software Developer
13 36 (4.57%) Support Engineer
14 35 (4.45%) Software Engineer
15 34 (4.32%) Analyst
16 29 (3.68%) Applications Support
16 29 (3.68%) Linux Support
17 28 (3.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 26 (3.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (25.92%) HTML
2 200 (25.41%) CSS
3 91 (11.56%) jQuery
4 87 (11.05%) Web Services
4 87 (11.05%) XML
5 82 (10.42%) .NET
6 64 (8.13%) LAMP
7 57 (7.24%) HTML5
8 54 (6.86%) Spring
9 40 (5.08%) JSON
10 35 (4.45%) AngularJS
10 35 (4.45%) Node.js
11 33 (4.19%) Django
12 32 (4.07%) REST
13 30 (3.81%) Ajax
13 30 (3.81%) CSS3
14 29 (3.68%) J2EE
15 27 (3.43%) Java EE
16 26 (3.30%) Oracle ADF
16 26 (3.30%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 102 (12.96%) Computer Science
2 73 (9.28%) iPad
3 44 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.45%) Data Centre
5 32 (4.07%) User Experience
6 27 (3.43%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.16%) Replication
8 16 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 15 (1.91%) Clustering
10 14 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.40%) Device Driver
12 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.14%) Mainframe
15 8 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 8 (1.02%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.89%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 261 (33.16%) Windows
2 202 (25.67%) Unix
3 80 (10.17%) Windows Server
4 73 (9.28%) CentOS
5 63 (8.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (3.68%) Ubuntu
7 29 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (3.56%) Debian
9 26 (3.30%) Android
10 25 (3.18%) Solaris
11 23 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
12 21 (2.67%) AIX
13 17 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (2.03%) Mac OS X
15 14 (1.78%) Apple iOS
16 12 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (1.02%) CoreOS
18 7 (0.89%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.89%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (18.30%) DevOps
3 103 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
4 102 (12.96%) Web Development
5 99 (12.58%) ITIL
6 85 (10.80%) Scrum
7 82 (10.42%) Configuration Management
7 82 (10.42%) Software Engineering
8 77 (9.78%) TDD
9 66 (8.39%) OO
10 61 (7.75%) E-Commerce
11 60 (7.62%) MVC
12 58 (7.37%) Open Source
13 53 (6.73%) Mentoring
14 42 (5.34%) BDD
15 40 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (5.08%) OOP
16 37 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 37 (4.70%) Project Management
17 30 (3.81%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 251 (31.89%) JavaScript
2 213 (27.06%) SQL
3 201 (25.54%) Java
4 185 (23.51%) PHP
5 146 (18.55%) Python
6 96 (12.20%) Bash Shell
7 84 (10.67%) Shell Script
8 79 (10.04%) Ruby
9 74 (9.40%) C#
10 68 (8.64%) C++
11 65 (8.26%) Perl
12 49 (6.23%) C
13 36 (4.57%) PowerShell
14 20 (2.54%) Embedded C
15 12 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.40%) PHP 5
16 11 (1.40%) Scala
17 10 (1.27%) ActionScript
18 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 162 (20.58%) Degree
2 24 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.67%) CCNA
5 18 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.52%) MCSE
8 9 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.02%) EMC Certification
10 7 (0.89%) HNC
10 7 (0.89%) HND
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.51%) CISSP
12 4 (0.51%) RHCT
13 3 (0.38%) CCNP
13 3 (0.38%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.38%) RHCE
13 3 (0.38%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.56%) QA
2 25 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.52%) SLA
4 10 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 9 (1.14%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) SDET
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 63 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (7.62%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.45%) vSphere
4 28 (3.56%) Xen
5 26 (3.30%) XenServer
6 20 (2.54%) Docker
7 18 (2.29%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.40%) XenApp
10 10 (1.27%) Varnish
11 8 (1.02%) vCloud
11 8 (1.02%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.76%) Ceph
12 6 (0.76%) Squid
13 5 (0.64%) Firmware
13 5 (0.64%) GPFS
14 4 (0.51%) NFS
14 4 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.38%) KVM
15 3 (0.38%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 143 (18.17%) Puppet
2 93 (11.82%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (4.83%) Cobbler
4 32 (4.07%) Tivoli
5 24 (3.05%) Nagios
6 19 (2.41%) Ansible
7 15 (1.91%) AirWatch
8 9 (1.14%) Munin
9 8 (1.02%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.89%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.89%) Cacti
10 7 (0.89%) SELinux
11 6 (0.76%) cPanel
11 6 (0.76%) Plesk
11 6 (0.76%) SCCM
12 5 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
12 5 (0.64%) Packer
12 5 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.64%) vRealize
13 4 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 159 (20.20%) Oracle
2 120 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 105 (13.34%) VMware
4 72 (9.15%) Cisco
5 65 (8.26%) Red Hat
6 36 (4.57%) Citrix
7 35 (4.45%) IBM
8 26 (3.30%) EnterpriseDB
9 19 (2.41%) Zend
10 17 (2.16%) Juniper
11 13 (1.65%) HP
12 12 (1.52%) EMC
12 12 (1.52%) F5
13 10 (1.27%) Apple
13 10 (1.27%) Google
13 10 (1.27%) NetApp
13 10 (1.27%) SAP
14 9 (1.14%) Intel
14 9 (1.14%) Twitter
15 8 (1.02%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Smartsearch Recruitment
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Posted: 18 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension etc
Posted: 14 hours ago
Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexible Working
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + huge benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Competitive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago