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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 33 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 391 555 770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.03% 7.90% 10.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.15% 32.01% 39.31%
Number of salaries quoted 329 436 671
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
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
1495 1734 1959
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.05% 24.67% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1233 1429 1653
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +5 262 £37,500 +11.94% 57
Cheshire -37 64 £42,500 +21.42% 21
Merseyside -8 33 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Lancashire +3 29 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Cumbria - 1 £21,500 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 365 (38.95%) Windows
2 275 (29.35%) PHP
3 259 (27.64%) MySQL
4 255 (27.21%) HTML
5 247 (26.36%) SQL
6 246 (26.25%) JavaScript
7 243 (25.93%) CSS
8 234 (24.97%) UNIX
9 204 (21.77%) Java
10 193 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
11 169 (18.04%) jQuery
12 164 (17.50%) Oracle
13 149 (15.90%) Apache
14 142 (15.15%) Degree
15 140 (14.94%) MVC
16 138 (14.73%) SQL Server
17 137 (14.62%) E-Commerce
18 135 (14.41%) C++
18 135 (14.41%) VMware
19 117 (12.49%) OO
20 114 (12.17%) Microsoft
20 114 (12.17%) Software Engineering
21 110 (11.74%) Finance
22 105 (11.21%) Red Hat
23 102 (10.89%) HTML5
24 100 (10.67%) Web Services
24 100 (10.67%) Cisco
25 98 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
26 94 (10.03%) OOP
27 93 (9.93%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 149 (15.90%) Apache
2 77 (8.22%) WebSphere
3 51 (5.44%) nginx
4 47 (5.02%) MS Exchange
5 46 (4.91%) WebLogic
6 43 (4.59%) CMS
7 41 (4.38%) Tomcat
8 32 (3.42%) WordPress
9 31 (3.31%) JBoss
10 23 (2.45%) Drupal
11 19 (2.03%) SharePoint
11 19 (2.03%) Apache Solr
12 18 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 18 (1.92%) Node.js
12 18 (1.92%) GlassFish
13 14 (1.49%) IIS
14 12 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.96%) Lync
15 9 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.16%) MS Office
3 18 (1.92%) Photoshop
4 11 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.21%) Maya
7 2 (0.21%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 57 (6.08%) Magento
2 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.43%) Exstream
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.21%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 73 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.92%) Amazon S3
3 11 (1.17%) SaaS
4 10 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.64%) Office 365
6 6 (0.64%) MailChimp
7 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.32%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) IaaS
9 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
9 2 (0.21%) Route 53
9 2 (0.21%) PaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.11%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.22%) TCP/IP
1 77 (8.22%) SAN
2 69 (7.36%) DNS
3 52 (5.55%) Firewall
4 47 (5.02%) VPN
5 35 (3.74%) DHCP
6 33 (3.52%) Internet
7 29 (3.09%) SSL
8 28 (2.99%) WAN
9 25 (2.67%) HTTP
10 21 (2.24%) VoIP
11 20 (2.13%) Network Security
12 19 (2.03%) Broadband
13 15 (1.60%) LAN
13 15 (1.60%) MPLS
13 15 (1.60%) BGP
13 15 (1.60%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (1.39%) ATM
15 12 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (27.64%) MySQL
2 138 (14.73%) SQL Server
3 78 (8.32%) Relational Database
4 69 (7.36%) Oracle Database
5 59 (6.30%) RDBMS
6 49 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (5.23%) Big Data
7 46 (4.91%) DB2
8 34 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (3.52%) NoSQL
9 33 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 26 (2.77%) Oracle Exadata
11 17 (1.81%) Ingres
11 17 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (1.60%) OLTP
13 14 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
14 12 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 93 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.80%) Subversion
3 40 (4.27%) Maven
4 37 (3.95%) Jenkins
5 36 (3.84%) Eclipse
6 29 (3.09%) Ant
6 29 (3.09%) Selenium
7 28 (2.99%) JUnit
8 16 (1.71%) JIRA
8 16 (1.71%) Hudson
9 14 (1.49%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.39%) ClearCase
11 9 (0.96%) NUnit
12 8 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (0.85%) Gradle
13 6 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.64%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.43%) PHPUnit
General
1 110 (11.74%) Finance
2 75 (8.00%) Retail
3 37 (3.95%) Banking
4 30 (3.20%) Marketing
5 18 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.17%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.07%) Games
9 8 (0.85%) Electronics
10 7 (0.75%) Advertising
11 6 (0.64%) Military
11 6 (0.64%) Back Office
11 6 (0.64%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.53%) Law
13 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.32%) Publishing
13 3 (0.32%) Billing
13 3 (0.32%) Local Government
13 3 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 335 (35.75%) Developer
2 164 (17.50%) PHP Developer
3 79 (8.43%) Software Engineer
4 70 (7.47%) Java Developer
5 66 (7.04%) Web Developer
5 66 (7.04%) Senior Developer
6 62 (6.62%) Support Engineer
7 57 (6.08%) Analyst
8 50 (5.34%) Architect
8 50 (5.34%) Administrator
9 49 (5.23%) Consultant
10 35 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
11 34 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (3.63%) DBA
12 32 (3.42%) Tester
12 32 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
13 31 (3.31%) PHP Web Developer
13 31 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
14 29 (3.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 255 (27.21%) HTML
2 243 (25.93%) CSS
3 169 (18.04%) jQuery
4 102 (10.89%) HTML5
5 100 (10.67%) Web Services
6 89 (9.50%) LAMP
7 88 (9.39%) XML
8 86 (9.18%) SOAP
9 71 (7.58%) CSS3
10 67 (7.15%) .NET
10 67 (7.15%) REST
11 61 (6.51%) Ajax
12 59 (6.30%) J2EE
13 55 (5.87%) Hibernate
13 55 (5.87%) Spring
14 53 (5.66%) JMS
15 48 (5.12%) Middleware
16 42 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
17 41 (4.38%) JSON
18 39 (4.16%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.27%) Open Source
3 31 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 29 (3.09%) W3C
5 28 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 26 (2.77%) FlexPod
8 25 (2.67%) Mainframe
9 21 (2.24%) User Experience
10 14 (1.49%) Clustering
11 13 (1.39%) Cryptography
11 13 (1.39%) PKI
12 12 (1.28%) Photography
13 10 (1.07%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.96%) Replication
15 6 (0.64%) AS400
15 6 (0.64%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.64%) Life Science
15 6 (0.64%) Copywriting
15 6 (0.64%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 365 (38.95%) Windows
2 234 (24.97%) UNIX
3 77 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 62 (6.62%) AIX
5 55 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (5.55%) CentOS
7 50 (5.34%) Solaris
8 37 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (3.74%) HPUX
9 35 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (3.31%) Windows 7
11 30 (3.20%) Ubuntu
12 29 (3.09%) SUSE
13 26 (2.77%) Android
14 23 (2.45%) Debian
15 22 (2.35%) zOS
15 22 (2.35%) OS/400
15 22 (2.35%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.60%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (14.94%) MVC
3 137 (14.62%) E-Commerce
4 117 (12.49%) OO
5 114 (12.17%) Software Engineering
6 94 (10.03%) OOP
7 83 (8.86%) TDD
8 76 (8.11%) Mentoring
9 60 (6.40%) ITIL
10 56 (5.98%) Information Security
11 53 (5.66%) Coaching
12 52 (5.55%) Web Development
13 50 (5.34%) Scrum
14 40 (4.27%) Unit Testing
15 37 (3.95%) Migration
16 36 (3.84%) Change Management
17 35 (3.74%) OO PHP
18 31 (3.31%) Project Management
18 31 (3.31%) Business Continuity
19 30 (3.20%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (29.35%) PHP
2 247 (26.36%) SQL
3 246 (26.25%) JavaScript
4 204 (21.77%) Java
5 135 (14.41%) C++
6 71 (7.58%) C#
7 59 (6.30%) C
8 58 (6.19%) Python
9 53 (5.66%) Perl
10 40 (4.27%) Ruby
11 33 (3.52%) Bash Shell
12 32 (3.42%) PL/SQL
13 31 (3.31%) PHP5
14 29 (3.09%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.77%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.17%) JCL
18 10 (1.07%) VB
19 8 (0.85%) XPath
20 5 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 142 (15.15%) Degree
2 38 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (3.84%) MCSE
4 30 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (2.99%) CISSP
5 28 (2.99%) CCNA
6 24 (2.56%) OSCP
6 24 (2.56%) OSCE
7 23 (2.45%) MCITP
7 23 (2.45%) MCSA
8 17 (1.81%) MCP
9 12 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.28%) Security Cleared
10 11 (1.17%) CCNP
11 9 (0.96%) ISEB
11 9 (0.96%) SC Cleared
12 8 (0.85%) RHCE
13 7 (0.75%) JNCIA
13 7 (0.75%) LPIC
14 6 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.34%) QA
2 18 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 98 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (6.08%) Active Directory
3 39 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.56%) KVM
5 19 (2.03%) vSphere
6 12 (1.28%) Snort
7 11 (1.17%) NFS
7 11 (1.17%) XenApp
8 8 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.75%) Xen
10 6 (0.64%) Squid
10 6 (0.64%) Samba
11 5 (0.53%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.43%) Docker
12 4 (0.43%) vCloud
13 3 (0.32%) iptables
13 3 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (5.34%) Puppet
2 37 (3.95%) Nagios
3 25 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (2.35%) Tivoli
5 9 (0.96%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (0.64%) Cacti
7 5 (0.53%) Munin
7 5 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.53%) Ansible
8 3 (0.32%) logstash
8 3 (0.32%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.32%) Nessus
8 3 (0.32%) Nmap
8 3 (0.32%) WebInspect
8 3 (0.32%) Zenoss
8 3 (0.32%) SmokePing
9 2 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 164 (17.50%) Oracle
2 135 (14.41%) VMware
3 114 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 105 (11.21%) Red Hat
5 100 (10.67%) Cisco
6 69 (7.36%) HP
7 57 (6.08%) IBM
8 51 (5.44%) NetApp
9 48 (5.12%) Zend
10 44 (4.70%) EMC
11 39 (4.16%) Citrix
12 38 (4.06%) Juniper
13 25 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (2.45%) CheckPoint
14 23 (2.45%) Brocade
15 22 (2.35%) Symantec
15 22 (2.35%) BMC
15 22 (2.35%) CA
16 16 (1.71%) Adobe
17 13 (1.39%) Actimize
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer Futures - North (Permanent)
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Corporate benefiits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits incl health
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + healthcare, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + beneftis
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + On Call, Bonus, Shift Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago