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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 584 518 709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.99% 7.72% 8.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.12% 30.45% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 494 453 641
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1939 1701 1966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.52% 25.36% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1682 1476 1778
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +2 320 £38,000 +4.10% 46
Cheshire +9 161 £42,500 +8.97% 14
Lancashire +2 52 £30,000 -24.05% 7
Merseyside +7 45 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cumbria - 7 £27,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 446 (40.33%) Windows
2 335 (30.29%) MySQL
3 333 (30.11%) UNIX
4 302 (27.31%) JavaScript
5 296 (26.76%) PHP
6 292 (26.40%) HTML
7 272 (24.59%) CSS
8 270 (24.41%) Java
9 241 (21.79%) Oracle
10 234 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
11 221 (19.98%) SQL
12 199 (17.99%) jQuery
13 194 (17.54%) Apache
14 182 (16.46%) E-Commerce
15 181 (16.37%) MVC
16 160 (14.47%) SQL Server
17 149 (13.47%) VMware
18 138 (12.48%) Finance
19 136 (12.30%) Red Hat
19 136 (12.30%) Degree
20 134 (12.12%) HTML5
21 133 (12.03%) Microsoft
22 123 (11.12%) Web Services
23 120 (10.85%) C++
23 120 (10.85%) OO
24 114 (10.31%) Software Engineering
25 110 (9.95%) Git (software)
26 107 (9.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 104 (9.40%) OOP
28 102 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 194 (17.54%) Apache
2 80 (7.23%) Tomcat
3 73 (6.60%) WebSphere
4 64 (5.79%) MS Exchange
5 62 (5.61%) WebLogic
6 55 (4.97%) WordPress
7 48 (4.34%) CMS
8 46 (4.16%) nginx
9 43 (3.89%) JBoss
10 31 (2.80%) Drupal
11 30 (2.71%) IIS
12 26 (2.35%) Node.js
13 25 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (1.63%) Lync
15 16 (1.45%) SharePoint
15 16 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (1.18%) SAS
16 13 (1.18%) Jetty
17 11 (0.99%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.71%) MS Office
3 27 (2.44%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.36%) SPSS
7 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.18%) Revit
8 1 (0.090%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 62 (5.61%) Magento
2 17 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.27%) Exstream
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.18%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.090%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.63%) Amazon S3
4 16 (1.45%) Office 365
5 11 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.81%) MailChimp
7 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.63%) SaaS
8 7 (0.63%) GitHub
9 6 (0.54%) IaaS
10 5 (0.45%) Route 53
10 5 (0.45%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.27%) PaaS
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.090%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.090%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.090%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (8.68%) TCP/IP
2 77 (6.96%) SAN
3 68 (6.15%) DNS
4 54 (4.88%) HTTP
4 54 (4.88%) Firewall
5 49 (4.43%) VPN
6 40 (3.62%) Internet
6 40 (3.62%) DHCP
7 38 (3.44%) WAN
8 36 (3.25%) SSL
9 25 (2.26%) LAN
10 22 (1.99%) MPLS
11 20 (1.81%) Network Security
12 16 (1.45%) iSCSI
12 16 (1.45%) SSH
13 15 (1.36%) OSPF
13 15 (1.36%) BGP
14 14 (1.27%) Broadband
14 14 (1.27%) IPsec
15 13 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 335 (30.29%) MySQL
2 160 (14.47%) SQL Server
3 75 (6.78%) Oracle Database
3 75 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 73 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
5 56 (5.06%) Big Data
6 47 (4.25%) DB2
7 42 (3.80%) NoSQL
8 37 (3.35%) RDBMS
9 35 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (2.17%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.17%) MongoDB
10 24 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
11 17 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.45%) OLTP
12 16 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (1.08%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 110 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 64 (5.79%) Selenium
3 62 (5.61%) Subversion
4 53 (4.79%) Eclipse
5 44 (3.98%) JUnit
6 40 (3.62%) Maven
7 36 (3.25%) Jenkins
8 30 (2.71%) JIRA
9 25 (2.26%) Gradle
10 19 (1.72%) NUnit
10 19 (1.72%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.18%) Ant
12 11 (0.99%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
14 9 (0.81%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.81%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.72%) PHPUnit
15 8 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
16 7 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 138 (12.48%) Finance
2 71 (6.42%) Retail
3 31 (2.80%) Games
4 30 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.71%) Banking
5 21 (1.90%) Marketing
6 19 (1.72%) Back Office
7 16 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.81%) Advertising
8 9 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.72%) Law
9 8 (0.72%) Electronics
9 8 (0.72%) Military
9 8 (0.72%) French Language
9 8 (0.72%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.54%) German Language
11 5 (0.45%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.45%) Turkish Language
11 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 401 (36.26%) Developer
2 169 (15.28%) PHP Developer
3 98 (8.86%) Java Developer
4 79 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 78 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 77 (6.96%) Analyst
7 69 (6.24%) Administrator
8 67 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 65 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 55 (4.97%) Consultant
11 50 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
12 45 (4.07%) Team Leader
13 42 (3.80%) DBA
14 41 (3.71%) Linux Administrator
15 40 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
16 39 (3.53%) Tester
17 35 (3.16%) Architect
18 34 (3.07%) PHP MySQL Developer
19 30 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 30 (2.71%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (26.40%) HTML
2 272 (24.59%) CSS
3 199 (17.99%) jQuery
4 134 (12.12%) HTML5
5 123 (11.12%) Web Services
6 99 (8.95%) CSS3
7 80 (7.23%) .NET
8 79 (7.14%) XML
9 76 (6.87%) Spring
10 65 (5.88%) SOAP
11 63 (5.70%) Ajax
12 57 (5.15%) J2EE
13 53 (4.79%) Middleware
14 51 (4.61%) LAMP
15 50 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
16 49 (4.43%) ASP.NET
17 48 (4.34%) Hibernate
18 43 (3.89%) REST
19 41 (3.71%) JMS
20 39 (3.53%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 76 (6.87%) Computer Science
2 75 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.16%) Open Source
4 29 (2.62%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 21 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.81%) Clustering
8 19 (1.72%) FlexPod
9 18 (1.63%) Mathematics
9 18 (1.63%) Online Games
10 17 (1.54%) User Experience
11 16 (1.45%) Graphic Design
11 16 (1.45%) Photography
12 15 (1.36%) W3C
13 13 (1.18%) Mainframe
14 12 (1.08%) Animation
15 10 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.90%) Blog
16 9 (0.81%) Social Network
16 9 (0.81%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 446 (40.33%) Windows
2 333 (30.11%) UNIX
3 107 (9.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 89 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (6.60%) AIX
6 70 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (5.79%) Android
8 60 (5.42%) Solaris
9 59 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (3.89%) Windows 7
11 39 (3.53%) Apple iOS
12 36 (3.25%) HPUX
13 31 (2.80%) Windows XP
13 31 (2.80%) CentOS
14 22 (1.99%) SUSE
15 21 (1.90%) Debian
16 19 (1.72%) Ubuntu
17 18 (1.63%) Mac OS X
18 17 (1.54%) zOS
19 16 (1.45%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (16.46%) E-Commerce
3 181 (16.37%) MVC
4 120 (10.85%) OO
5 114 (10.31%) Software Engineering
6 104 (9.40%) OOP
7 80 (7.23%) ITIL
8 71 (6.42%) Mentoring
9 61 (5.52%) Scrum
10 58 (5.24%) OO PHP
11 57 (5.15%) TDD
12 54 (4.88%) Change Management
13 53 (4.79%) Information Security
14 52 (4.70%) Automated Testing
14 52 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (4.16%) Configuration Management
16 41 (3.71%) Problem Management
17 39 (3.53%) Unit Testing
18 34 (3.07%) Business Intelligence
19 32 (2.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 302 (27.31%) JavaScript
2 296 (26.76%) PHP
3 270 (24.41%) Java
4 221 (19.98%) SQL
5 120 (10.85%) C++
6 92 (8.32%) C#
7 77 (6.96%) Perl
8 68 (6.15%) Python
9 58 (5.24%) PHP5
10 53 (4.79%) Shell Script
11 51 (4.61%) C
12 43 (3.89%) Ruby
13 29 (2.62%) Bash Shell
14 26 (2.35%) XPath
15 23 (2.08%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.63%) PL/SQL
17 17 (1.54%) VB
18 15 (1.36%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.99%) JCL
20 7 (0.63%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 136 (12.30%) Degree
2 48 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (3.44%) MCSE
5 34 (3.07%) CCNA
6 32 (2.89%) CISSP
7 28 (2.53%) Security Cleared
8 25 (2.26%) MCITP
9 24 (2.17%) SC Cleared
9 24 (2.17%) MCSA
10 21 (1.90%) MCP
11 19 (1.72%) ISEB
11 19 (1.72%) MCTS
12 18 (1.63%) OSCP
12 18 (1.63%) OSCE
13 15 (1.36%) ISTQB
14 13 (1.18%) CISM
15 11 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.99%) ISSAP
15 11 (0.99%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (8.05%) QA
2 26 (2.35%) SLA
3 18 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.27%) COBIT
5 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.090%) BS7799
System Software
1 102 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 56 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.80%) vSphere
5 21 (1.90%) VMware ESX
6 19 (1.72%) XenApp
7 18 (1.63%) KVM
8 15 (1.36%) Firmware
9 13 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
11 11 (0.99%) Xen
11 11 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.81%) MetaFrame
13 7 (0.63%) Snort
14 6 (0.54%) NFS
15 5 (0.45%) Squid
15 5 (0.45%) XenServer
16 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 59 (5.33%) Puppet
2 32 (2.89%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 24 (2.17%) Nagios
4 16 (1.45%) SCCM
5 14 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.72%) Ansible
8 8 (0.72%) SCOM
9 7 (0.63%) WSUS
9 7 (0.63%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.63%) Capistrano
9 7 (0.63%) HP SIM
9 7 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (0.54%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.45%) Cacti
11 5 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.45%) Netcool
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 241 (21.79%) Oracle
2 149 (13.47%) VMware
3 136 (12.30%) Red Hat
4 133 (12.03%) Microsoft
5 95 (8.59%) Cisco
6 93 (8.41%) HP
7 70 (6.33%) Zend
8 65 (5.88%) IBM
9 49 (4.43%) Juniper
10 42 (3.80%) Citrix
10 42 (3.80%) EMC
11 37 (3.35%) NetApp
12 31 (2.80%) Symantec
13 30 (2.71%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.17%) Dell
14 24 (2.17%) Adobe
15 20 (1.81%) CA
16 18 (1.63%) BMC
16 18 (1.63%) Brocade
17 14 (1.27%) Twitter
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
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Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £33,242 to £38,511 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits AND bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 per annum
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
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