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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 34 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 393 516 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.42% 7.72% 7.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.44% 32.37% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 328 414 467
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
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
1250 1594 1778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.43% 23.84% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1049 1286 1452
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%

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 August 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 25 August 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 -8 262 £42,500 +12.58% 59
Merseyside +5 74 £40,000 +60.00% 11
Cheshire -17 42 £25,250 -36.87% 12
Lancashire -18 10 £31,000 -4.61% 5
Cumbria -3 4 - - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 259 (33.25%) Windows
2 245 (31.45%) JavaScript
3 213 (27.34%) SQL
4 207 (26.57%) Unix
5 203 (26.06%) CSS
6 200 (25.67%) HTML
7 189 (24.26%) Java
8 187 (24.01%) PHP
8 187 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
9 179 (22.98%) MySQL
10 153 (19.64%) Oracle
11 143 (18.36%) Degree
12 140 (17.97%) Python
13 135 (17.33%) Puppet
13 135 (17.33%) DevOps
14 126 (16.17%) Microsoft
15 116 (14.89%) Git (software)
16 115 (14.76%) VMware
17 107 (13.74%) Web Development
18 105 (13.48%) Apache
19 103 (13.22%) ITIL
20 100 (12.84%) Computer Science
21 99 (12.71%) jQuery
22 92 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
23 91 (11.68%) Bash Shell
24 89 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
24 89 (11.42%) Windows Server
25 88 (11.30%) XML
26 85 (10.91%) Finance
27 82 (10.53%) SQL Server

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
1 105 (13.48%) Apache
2 55 (7.06%) WebSphere
3 48 (6.16%) JBoss
4 46 (5.91%) Tomcat
5 34 (4.36%) WebLogic
6 33 (4.24%) OpenStack
7 32 (4.11%) IIS
8 30 (3.85%) WordPress
9 29 (3.72%) Drupal
10 28 (3.59%) nginx
11 27 (3.47%) MS Exchange
12 25 (3.21%) CloudStack
13 24 (3.08%) SharePoint
14 16 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (1.67%) CMS
17 11 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
18 10 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
19 7 (0.90%) Apache Solr
19 7 (0.90%) Moodle
Applications
1 38 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.57%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.08%) Magento
2 6 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.64%) OpenCart
4 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.39%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Primavera
7 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 76 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.57%) SaaS
4 14 (1.80%) IaaS
4 14 (1.80%) PaaS
5 11 (1.41%) GitHub
6 10 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (1.16%) Office 365
8 6 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.77%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.51%) Route 53
10 4 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.39%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.45%) DNS
1 58 (7.45%) Firewall
2 55 (7.06%) TCP/IP
3 48 (6.16%) SAN
4 40 (5.13%) VPN
5 39 (5.01%) Internet
6 38 (4.88%) DHCP
7 23 (2.95%) VoIP
8 20 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (2.44%) LAN
10 18 (2.31%) Wireless
11 16 (2.05%) WAN
12 15 (1.93%) Ethernet
12 15 (1.93%) LDAP
13 14 (1.80%) SSL
14 12 (1.54%) HTTP
14 12 (1.54%) NAS
15 11 (1.41%) BGP
15 11 (1.41%) OSPF
16 10 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (22.98%) MySQL
2 82 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.98%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.34%) MongoDB
5 23 (2.95%) DB2
5 23 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.93%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (1.67%) Big Data
10 13 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.67%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.03%) GIS
14 7 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.90%) Redis
14 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 116 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 72 (9.24%) Jenkins
3 60 (7.70%) Selenium
4 30 (3.85%) Subversion
5 26 (3.34%) JIRA
6 25 (3.21%) Grunt
7 24 (3.08%) Maven
8 23 (2.95%) NUnit
9 21 (2.70%) Gradle
10 20 (2.57%) Cucumber
11 18 (2.31%) JMeter
12 17 (2.18%) TestNG
13 14 (1.80%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.67%) Vagrant
15 12 (1.54%) gulp
16 11 (1.41%) Visual Studio
17 10 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (1.16%) RSpec
19 8 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 8 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (10.91%) Finance
2 44 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.62%) Retail
4 33 (4.24%) Banking
4 33 (4.24%) Marketing
5 28 (3.59%) Electronics
6 20 (2.57%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.31%) Games
8 10 (1.28%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.90%) Legal
10 6 (0.77%) Back Office
11 5 (0.64%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 305 (39.15%) Developer
2 106 (13.61%) PHP Developer
3 79 (10.14%) Administrator
4 77 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 69 (8.86%) Java Developer
6 54 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
7 51 (6.55%) Linux Engineer
8 49 (6.29%) Software Developer
9 48 (6.16%) Senior Developer
10 47 (6.03%) Support Engineer
11 44 (5.65%) Linux Administrator
12 42 (5.39%) Web Developer
13 41 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
14 37 (4.75%) Applications Support
15 34 (4.36%) Java Software Developer
16 32 (4.11%) Analyst
17 31 (3.98%) Tester
18 28 (3.59%) Linux Support
19 26 (3.34%) Automation Tester
19 26 (3.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (26.06%) CSS
2 200 (25.67%) HTML
3 99 (12.71%) jQuery
4 88 (11.30%) XML
5 81 (10.40%) Web Services
6 75 (9.63%) .NET
7 66 (8.47%) LAMP
8 58 (7.45%) HTML5
9 48 (6.16%) Spring
10 42 (5.39%) AngularJS
11 38 (4.88%) JSON
12 37 (4.75%) CSS3
13 36 (4.62%) Laravel
14 35 (4.49%) Node.js
15 30 (3.85%) Django
15 30 (3.85%) Symfony
16 29 (3.72%) Middleware
17 27 (3.47%) Ajax
18 26 (3.34%) Java EE
19 25 (3.21%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (12.84%) Computer Science
2 67 (8.60%) iPad
3 39 (5.01%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.75%) User Experience
5 26 (3.34%) Mathematics
6 17 (2.18%) Clustering
7 14 (1.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (1.67%) Replication
8 13 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.54%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.28%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.16%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 259 (33.25%) Windows
2 207 (26.57%) Unix
3 89 (11.42%) Windows Server
4 74 (9.50%) CentOS
5 65 (8.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (3.85%) Solaris
9 29 (3.72%) Debian
10 24 (3.08%) Ubuntu
11 23 (2.95%) AIX
12 20 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (2.44%) Android
13 19 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
14 15 (1.93%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.28%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.03%) CoreOS
17 7 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (17.33%) DevOps
3 107 (13.74%) Web Development
4 103 (13.22%) ITIL
5 89 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (9.88%) Scrum
7 75 (9.63%) Configuration Management
7 75 (9.63%) Software Engineering
8 71 (9.11%) TDD
9 66 (8.47%) OO
10 59 (7.57%) MVC
11 58 (7.45%) E-Commerce
12 57 (7.32%) Mentoring
12 57 (7.32%) Open Source
13 43 (5.52%) OOP
14 41 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (5.01%) Project Management
17 37 (4.75%) BDD
17 37 (4.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 245 (31.45%) JavaScript
2 213 (27.34%) SQL
3 189 (24.26%) Java
4 187 (24.01%) PHP
5 140 (17.97%) Python
6 91 (11.68%) Bash Shell
7 77 (9.88%) C#
7 77 (9.88%) Shell Script
8 72 (9.24%) Ruby
9 66 (8.47%) Perl
10 52 (6.68%) C++
11 46 (5.91%) PowerShell
12 40 (5.13%) C
13 16 (2.05%) Embedded C
14 15 (1.93%) Scala
15 12 (1.54%) PHP 5
16 9 (1.16%) ActionScript
16 9 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.90%) ES6
18 6 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (18.36%) Degree
2 24 (3.08%) CCNA
2 24 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.31%) ISTQB
5 17 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.67%) MCSE
8 12 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.16%) EMC Certification
10 6 (0.77%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.64%) CISSP
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.51%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.39%) CISM
13 3 (0.39%) HNC
13 3 (0.39%) HND
13 3 (0.39%) RHCE
13 3 (0.39%) RHCT
13 3 (0.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 27 (3.47%) QA
2 12 (1.54%) SLA
3 10 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 7816
5 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.13%) SDET
System Software
1 68 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 37 (4.75%) vSphere
4 27 (3.47%) Xen
5 25 (3.21%) XenServer
6 20 (2.57%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.31%) Docker
8 15 (1.93%) XenApp
9 14 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.16%) Varnish
10 9 (1.16%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.03%) vCloud
12 5 (0.64%) Firmware
12 5 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.51%) Ceph
14 3 (0.39%) Postfix
14 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 135 (17.33%) Puppet
2 92 (11.81%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (4.36%) Cobbler
4 26 (3.34%) Tivoli
5 23 (2.95%) Ansible
6 22 (2.82%) Nagios
7 19 (2.44%) AirWatch
8 8 (1.03%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.03%) Cacti
8 8 (1.03%) Munin
8 8 (1.03%) SCCM
9 6 (0.77%) HAProxy
9 6 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 5 (0.64%) Packer
10 5 (0.64%) SCOM
10 5 (0.64%) vRealize
11 4 (0.51%) RANCID
11 4 (0.51%) SELinux
12 3 (0.39%) cPanel
Vendors
1 153 (19.64%) Oracle
2 126 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 115 (14.76%) VMware
4 80 (10.27%) Cisco
5 63 (8.09%) Red Hat
6 39 (5.01%) Citrix
7 27 (3.47%) IBM
8 25 (3.21%) EnterpriseDB
9 21 (2.70%) Zend
10 17 (2.18%) Juniper
11 15 (1.93%) NetApp
12 14 (1.80%) EMC
13 11 (1.41%) Apple
14 10 (1.28%) SAP
15 9 (1.16%) HP
15 9 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.16%) Software AG
16 8 (1.03%) F5
16 8 (1.03%) Google
16 8 (1.03%) Snowplow
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working, pension, healthcare
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hitachi Consulting UK
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to 35k
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Pension / Healthcare / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Rossendale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Rossendale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Training Budget
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Salary: From £25,700 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago