The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 577 784 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.97% 10.60% 7.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.16% 39.40% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 455 683 465
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1794 1990 1877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.79% 26.90% 26.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1480 1680 1660
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 296 £34,000 -2.85% 39
Cheshire -8 153 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Merseyside 0 83 £40,000 +42.85% 3
Lancashire +24 37 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 404 (37.90%) UNIX
2 333 (31.24%) Windows
3 319 (29.92%) MySQL
4 309 (28.99%) PHP
5 305 (28.61%) SQL
6 297 (27.86%) HTML
7 283 (26.55%) JavaScript
8 276 (25.89%) Java
9 256 (24.02%) CSS
10 207 (19.42%) Oracle
11 168 (15.76%) Finance
12 165 (15.48%) OO
13 160 (15.01%) Git (software)
14 153 (14.35%) Degree
15 152 (14.26%) Apache
16 127 (11.91%) MVC
16 127 (11.91%) Subversion
17 124 (11.63%) jQuery
18 120 (11.26%) Red Hat
19 116 (10.88%) C++
20 115 (10.79%) Oracle Database
21 114 (10.69%) SQL Server
21 114 (10.69%) VMware
22 113 (10.60%) Shell Script
23 110 (10.32%) Web Services
24 106 (9.94%) Perl
25 104 (9.76%) Middleware
26 103 (9.66%) Zend
27 100 (9.38%) Microsoft
27 100 (9.38%) E-Commerce

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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
1 152 (14.26%) Apache
2 95 (8.91%) Tomcat
3 57 (5.35%) WebLogic
4 39 (3.66%) Apache Solr
5 38 (3.56%) WebSphere
6 37 (3.47%) CMS
7 33 (3.10%) TIBCO EMS
8 28 (2.63%) IIS
9 22 (2.06%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 20 (1.88%) MS Exchange
11 19 (1.78%) OpenStack
12 17 (1.59%) Drupal
12 17 (1.59%) nginx
13 11 (1.03%) Liferay
14 8 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (0.75%) SAS
15 7 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 54 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.25%) MS Office
3 11 (1.03%) FastStats
4 7 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.28%) Maple
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.094%) DOC1
7 1 (0.094%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.094%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (3.56%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (3.00%) BusinessWorks
3 26 (2.44%) Magento
4 22 (2.06%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 22 (2.06%) TIBCO iProcess
4 22 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (1.03%) SAP xMII
6 9 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.28%) Exstream
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.19%) AWD
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.094%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (0.94%) SaaS
3 8 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.47%) Office 365
5 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.094%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.094%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 80 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 68 (6.38%) Firewall
3 51 (4.78%) DNS
4 41 (3.85%) SAN
5 39 (3.66%) Internet
6 37 (3.47%) WAN
7 33 (3.10%) HTTP
8 26 (2.44%) LAN
9 25 (2.35%) DHCP
10 24 (2.25%) SSL
11 21 (1.97%) LDAP
12 20 (1.88%) FTP
13 18 (1.69%) VPN
14 15 (1.41%) Network Security
15 13 (1.22%) VLAN
16 11 (1.03%) AMQP
17 10 (0.94%) NAS
18 8 (0.75%) BGP
18 8 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
19 7 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (29.92%) MySQL
2 115 (10.79%) Oracle Database
3 114 (10.69%) SQL Server
4 71 (6.66%) Relational Database
5 64 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 51 (4.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 45 (4.22%) DB2
8 43 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (3.00%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 25 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 22 (2.06%) Oracle Discoverer
13 21 (1.97%) Essbase
14 19 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.50%) MongoDB
17 13 (1.22%) Big Data
17 13 (1.22%) DataStage
18 12 (1.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 160 (15.01%) Git (software)
2 127 (11.91%) Subversion
3 36 (3.38%) Eclipse
3 36 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 34 (3.19%) Ant
5 28 (2.63%) JUnit
6 27 (2.53%) Maven
7 23 (2.16%) PHPUnit
7 23 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 22 (2.06%) JIRA
8 22 (2.06%) Selenium
9 16 (1.50%) Hudson
10 15 (1.41%) Gerrit
10 15 (1.41%) SoapUI
11 14 (1.31%) Mockito
12 7 (0.66%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.47%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.47%) GCC
13 5 (0.47%) RSpec
14 4 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 168 (15.76%) Finance
2 89 (8.35%) Retail
3 76 (7.13%) Marketing
4 44 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.00%) Banking
6 31 (2.91%) Games
7 18 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.84%) Back Office
8 9 (0.84%) Electronics
9 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.38%) Military
12 3 (0.28%) Advertising
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 381 (35.74%) Developer
2 147 (13.79%) PHP Developer
3 128 (12.01%) Administrator
4 105 (9.85%) Support Engineer
5 78 (7.32%) Java Developer
6 63 (5.91%) Senior Developer
7 62 (5.82%) DBA
8 60 (5.63%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 59 (5.53%) Linux Administrator
10 55 (5.16%) Linux Engineer
11 52 (4.88%) Consultant
12 51 (4.78%) Software Engineer
13 49 (4.60%) Oracle DBA
14 45 (4.22%) Applications Support
15 43 (4.03%) Analyst
16 40 (3.75%) Architect
17 39 (3.66%) Web Developer
17 39 (3.66%) Linux Support
18 36 (3.38%) UNIX Support
19 35 (3.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (27.86%) HTML
2 256 (24.02%) CSS
3 124 (11.63%) jQuery
4 110 (10.32%) Web Services
5 104 (9.76%) Middleware
6 96 (9.01%) XML
7 94 (8.82%) LAMP
8 86 (8.07%) J2EE
9 69 (6.47%) Spring
10 65 (6.10%) Symfony
11 58 (5.44%) Hibernate
12 52 (4.88%) Ajax
13 43 (4.03%) JSP
14 39 (3.66%) Struts
15 38 (3.56%) .NET
16 37 (3.47%) EJB
17 34 (3.19%) Java EE
17 34 (3.19%) HTML5
17 34 (3.19%) REST
18 33 (3.10%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 48 (4.50%) Open Source
3 39 (3.66%) Mainframe
4 35 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (2.25%) Mathematics
6 22 (2.06%) IBM Mainframe
7 20 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.88%) Oracle Exalytics
8 19 (1.78%) iPhone
8 19 (1.78%) Clustering
9 18 (1.69%) AS400
9 18 (1.69%) Visualisation
9 18 (1.69%) Xbox
10 14 (1.31%) 3D Graphics
11 13 (1.22%) Device Driver
12 12 (1.13%) Replication
13 11 (1.03%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.03%) Animation
14 8 (0.75%) Social Media
15 7 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 404 (37.90%) UNIX
2 333 (31.24%) Windows
3 88 (8.26%) Solaris
4 76 (7.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (6.57%) AIX
6 36 (3.38%) CentOS
7 34 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (3.10%) HPUX
9 32 (3.00%) Mac OS X
10 31 (2.91%) Android
11 29 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.50%) Debian
15 15 (1.41%) SUSE
15 15 (1.41%) Windows 7
16 14 (1.31%) Apple iOS
17 13 (1.22%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
19 6 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (15.48%) OO
2 127 (11.91%) MVC
3 100 (9.38%) E-Commerce
4 93 (8.72%) ITIL
5 88 (8.26%) Software Engineering
6 87 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (7.32%) OO PHP
8 74 (6.94%) Scrum
9 72 (6.75%) TDD
9 72 (6.75%) Change Management
10 68 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
11 59 (5.53%) Project Management
12 46 (4.32%) Problem Management
13 45 (4.22%) SOA
14 43 (4.03%) Business Continuity
14 43 (4.03%) Web Development
15 41 (3.85%) OOP
16 40 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 40 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (3.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 309 (28.99%) PHP
2 305 (28.61%) SQL
3 283 (26.55%) JavaScript
4 276 (25.89%) Java
5 116 (10.88%) C++
6 113 (10.60%) Shell Script
7 106 (9.94%) Perl
8 99 (9.29%) Python
9 92 (8.63%) PHP5
10 77 (7.22%) Ruby
11 75 (7.04%) C
12 60 (5.63%) C#
13 58 (5.44%) PL/SQL
14 23 (2.16%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.69%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.31%) XPath
17 11 (1.03%) Jython
18 8 (0.75%) Lua
18 8 (0.75%) VB
19 7 (0.66%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 153 (14.35%) Degree
2 25 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (1.41%) RHCE
4 15 (1.41%) HND
5 10 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (0.84%) CCNA
7 8 (0.75%) MCSE
8 7 (0.66%) MCP
9 6 (0.56%) MCITP
9 6 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.47%) RHCT
11 4 (0.38%) CCNP
11 4 (0.38%) MCSA
12 3 (0.28%) MCTS
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.19%) ISEB
13 2 (0.19%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.72%) QA
2 19 (1.78%) ISO 9001
3 17 (1.59%) SLA
4 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 38 (3.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 26 (2.44%) vSphere
5 25 (2.35%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 12 (1.13%) Squid
8 11 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.75%) KVM
10 7 (0.66%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.56%) vCloud
12 5 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.47%) Xen
13 4 (0.38%) XenApp
13 4 (0.38%) XenServer
14 3 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.28%) UAG
14 3 (0.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (4.69%) Puppet
2 23 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 23 (2.16%) Nagios
3 22 (2.06%) Tivoli
3 22 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.78%) NetBackup
5 11 (1.03%) CFEngine
6 10 (0.94%) TIBCO Hawk
7 9 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.84%) SCCM
8 7 (0.66%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.66%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.38%) Cacti
10 4 (0.38%) WSUS
10 4 (0.38%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.28%) SCOM
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 1 (0.094%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 207 (19.42%) Oracle
2 120 (11.26%) Red Hat
3 114 (10.69%) VMware
4 103 (9.66%) Zend
5 100 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 58 (5.44%) IBM
7 45 (4.22%) Cisco
8 37 (3.47%) JBoss
8 37 (3.47%) TIBCO
9 32 (3.00%) HP
9 32 (3.00%) EMC
10 25 (2.35%) Citrix
11 24 (2.25%) Symantec
12 22 (2.06%) Business Objects
13 21 (1.97%) Hyperion
13 21 (1.97%) Fujitsu
14 19 (1.78%) Sophos
15 17 (1.59%) Axway
16 15 (1.41%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.41%) SAP
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Candidate Source
Salary: £17,000 to £22,000 depending on experience / skills
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Virtual Resources
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Virtual Resources
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + standby allowance + pension
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
One Connect Limited
Salary: Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Virtual Resources
Salary: From £37,000 to £43,000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, BUPA Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago