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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 23 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 589 490 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.26% 7.86% 7.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.35% 31.23% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 476 396 474
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,600 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1577 1569 1869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.80% 25.18% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1262 1608
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 0 343 £42,500 +1.19% 68
Merseyside +16 113 £43,349 +44.49% 5
Cheshire +11 90 £37,000 -7.50% 12
Lancashire +2 35 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Cumbria +6 4 £28,500 -24.00% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 360 (36.22%) Windows
2 289 (29.07%) SQL
3 278 (27.97%) Unix
4 253 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
5 241 (24.25%) JavaScript
6 236 (23.74%) Java
7 220 (22.13%) VMware
8 206 (20.72%) Microsoft
9 204 (20.52%) PHP
10 200 (20.12%) HTML
11 195 (19.62%) MySQL
12 192 (19.32%) CSS
13 179 (18.01%) Python
14 171 (17.20%) Oracle
15 160 (16.10%) Puppet
16 155 (15.59%) DevOps
17 152 (15.29%) ITIL
18 150 (15.09%) Windows Server
19 149 (14.99%) Finance
20 139 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
21 138 (13.88%) Git (software)
22 129 (12.98%) SQL Server
23 125 (12.58%) Apache
24 124 (12.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 121 (12.17%) Degree
26 120 (12.07%) Configuration Management
27 115 (11.57%) jQuery
27 115 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
28 111 (11.17%) Cisco
29 110 (11.07%) Opscode Chef

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
1 125 (12.58%) Apache
2 64 (6.44%) JBoss
3 63 (6.34%) Tomcat
4 54 (5.43%) WebSphere
5 51 (5.13%) IIS
6 41 (4.12%) OpenStack
6 41 (4.12%) WebLogic
7 38 (3.82%) WordPress
8 35 (3.52%) nginx
9 30 (3.02%) CloudStack
10 28 (2.82%) MS Exchange
11 21 (2.11%) CMS
12 19 (1.91%) SharePoint
13 18 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (1.61%) Apache Solr
14 16 (1.61%) Drupal
14 16 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (1.01%) Apache Spark
17 9 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 83 (8.35%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.43%) MS Office
3 17 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.61%) Magento
2 11 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.50%) OpenCart
3 5 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.40%) osCommerce
4 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.30%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 105 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (6.74%) IaaS
3 65 (6.54%) PaaS
4 58 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (3.22%) Office 365
6 28 (2.82%) SaaS
7 22 (2.21%) GitHub
8 21 (2.11%) Amazon S3
9 16 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.40%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.30%) Sage Pay
15 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 98 (9.86%) Firewall
2 87 (8.75%) DNS
3 84 (8.45%) SAN
4 61 (6.14%) TCP/IP
5 56 (5.63%) Internet
6 49 (4.93%) DHCP
7 46 (4.63%) VPN
8 36 (3.62%) WAN
9 26 (2.62%) LAN
10 24 (2.41%) HTTP
11 21 (2.11%) VoIP
12 18 (1.81%) VLAN
13 16 (1.61%) Network Security
13 16 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (1.51%) Intranet
15 14 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.21%) Wireless
17 11 (1.11%) NAS
18 10 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
18 10 (1.01%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (19.62%) MySQL
2 129 (12.98%) SQL Server
3 63 (6.34%) MongoDB
4 25 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 24 (2.41%) Big Data
6 23 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 21 (2.11%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.51%) GIS
11 12 (1.21%) DB2
11 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.91%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.70%) Redis
16 6 (0.60%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 138 (13.88%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.95%) Jenkins
3 52 (5.23%) Selenium
4 46 (4.63%) JIRA
5 42 (4.23%) Subversion
6 26 (2.62%) Gradle
6 26 (2.62%) Grunt
7 23 (2.31%) Maven
8 19 (1.91%) Bitbucket
9 18 (1.81%) gulp
10 17 (1.71%) NUnit
11 16 (1.61%) TeamCity
12 15 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.31%) Broccoli
13 13 (1.31%) JSHint
13 13 (1.31%) JUnit
14 12 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
14 12 (1.21%) Vagrant
15 11 (1.11%) Mercurial
General
1 149 (14.99%) Finance
2 72 (7.24%) Banking
3 47 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.42%) Retail
5 25 (2.52%) Marketing
6 22 (2.21%) Games
7 13 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.21%) Advertising
9 11 (1.11%) Military
10 9 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 9 (0.91%) Electronics
11 8 (0.80%) Back Office
11 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.80%) Legal
12 6 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.40%) Front Office
15 3 (0.30%) Avionics
16 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 335 (33.70%) Developer
2 116 (11.67%) PHP Developer
3 100 (10.06%) Administrator
4 97 (9.76%) Java Developer
5 95 (9.56%) Support Engineer
6 89 (8.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 78 (7.85%) Linux Engineer
8 68 (6.84%) Senior Developer
9 59 (5.94%) Applications Support
10 58 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
11 54 (5.43%) Software Developer
12 47 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
13 44 (4.43%) IT Support
14 42 (4.23%) Java Software Developer
15 41 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
16 40 (4.02%) IT Engineer
17 38 (3.82%) Web Developer
17 38 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
18 34 (3.42%) Linux Support
18 34 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (20.12%) HTML
2 192 (19.32%) CSS
3 115 (11.57%) jQuery
4 109 (10.97%) Web Services
5 78 (7.85%) Spring
6 75 (7.55%) XML
7 74 (7.44%) .NET
8 71 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 71 (7.14%) LAMP
9 69 (6.94%) Laravel
10 56 (5.63%) HTML5
11 52 (5.23%) Node.js
11 52 (5.23%) Symfony
12 49 (4.93%) Middleware
13 41 (4.12%) CSS3
14 39 (3.92%) J2EE
15 34 (3.42%) Java EE
16 32 (3.22%) RESTful
17 26 (2.62%) JSON
17 26 (2.62%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.45%) Computer Science
2 58 (5.84%) iPad
3 56 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (5.53%) Data Centre
5 38 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 34 (3.42%) User Experience
7 33 (3.32%) Clustering
8 28 (2.82%) Mathematics
9 21 (2.11%) NHS
9 21 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.21%) Fixed Income
12 12 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.21%) Visualisation
13 11 (1.11%) PKI
14 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.80%) Blog
16 7 (0.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 360 (36.22%) Windows
2 278 (27.97%) Unix
3 150 (15.09%) Windows Server
4 124 (12.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (8.85%) CentOS
6 63 (6.34%) Solaris
7 44 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (4.02%) Debian
9 39 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (3.62%) OpenVMS
11 29 (2.92%) AIX
12 27 (2.72%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.31%) HPUX
14 21 (2.11%) Android
15 15 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (1.01%) Windows 7
17 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
19 8 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (15.59%) DevOps
3 152 (15.29%) ITIL
4 120 (12.07%) Configuration Management
5 115 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (10.87%) Scrum
6 108 (10.87%) Web Development
7 94 (9.46%) Software Engineering
8 73 (7.34%) Mentoring
9 69 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 65 (6.54%) OO
11 61 (6.14%) MVC
12 60 (6.04%) E-Commerce
12 60 (6.04%) Service Management
13 56 (5.63%) TDD
14 55 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 52 (5.23%) Information Security
16 51 (5.13%) PRINCE2
17 48 (4.83%) Open Source
18 46 (4.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 289 (29.07%) SQL
2 241 (24.25%) JavaScript
3 236 (23.74%) Java
4 204 (20.52%) PHP
5 179 (18.01%) Python
6 104 (10.46%) Perl
7 99 (9.96%) Bash Shell
8 96 (9.66%) PowerShell
9 93 (9.36%) Ruby
10 89 (8.95%) Shell Script
11 77 (7.75%) C#
12 71 (7.14%) C++
13 59 (5.94%) C
14 35 (3.52%) Scala
15 19 (1.91%) PHP 5
16 17 (1.71%) Groovy
17 13 (1.31%) ES6
18 12 (1.21%) Erlang
18 12 (1.21%) F#
18 12 (1.21%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 121 (12.17%) Degree
2 68 (6.84%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 31 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (3.02%) CCNA
6 28 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (2.11%) MCSE
8 17 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 13 (1.31%) EMC Certification
11 8 (0.80%) CISSP
11 8 (0.80%) JNCIA
12 7 (0.70%) RHCE
13 6 (0.60%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.40%) SSCP
15 4 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (2.31%) QA
3 17 (1.71%) SLA
4 9 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.30%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 139 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (10.36%) Active Directory
3 68 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 58 (5.84%) vSphere
5 31 (3.12%) Xen
5 31 (3.12%) XenServer
6 23 (2.31%) XenApp
7 22 (2.21%) Docker
8 21 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (1.81%) XenDesktop
10 17 (1.71%) vCloud
11 13 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (1.21%) Varnish
13 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.60%) Postfix
14 6 (0.60%) qmail
15 5 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
16 4 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 160 (16.10%) Puppet
2 110 (11.07%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (4.63%) Ansible
4 33 (3.32%) Tivoli
5 32 (3.22%) Nagios
6 29 (2.92%) Cobbler
7 19 (1.91%) SCCM
8 18 (1.81%) AirWatch
9 14 (1.41%) SCOM
10 13 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.31%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
12 8 (0.80%) Cacti
12 8 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.70%) OpenView
13 7 (0.70%) Salt
14 6 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.60%) Munin
14 6 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 220 (22.13%) VMware
2 206 (20.72%) Microsoft
3 171 (17.20%) Oracle
4 111 (11.17%) Cisco
5 106 (10.66%) Red Hat
6 59 (5.94%) Citrix
7 52 (5.23%) NetApp
8 36 (3.62%) IBM
9 30 (3.02%) EnterpriseDB
9 30 (3.02%) HP
10 28 (2.82%) Zend
11 25 (2.52%) EMC
12 15 (1.51%) Splunk
13 14 (1.41%) Juniper
13 14 (1.41%) Veeam
14 13 (1.31%) Software AG
14 13 (1.31%) Symantec
14 13 (1.31%) Zerto
15 12 (1.21%) Dell
15 12 (1.21%) ServiceNow
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