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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 28 27 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 390 514 516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.05% 7.43% 7.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.63% 28.99% 30.60%
Number of salaries quoted 314 457 423
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1362 1773 1686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.62% 25.63% 25.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1108 1548 1455
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 +4 274 £42,500 +10.38% 60
Cheshire -3 79 £35,000 -17.64% 21
Merseyside -5 34 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Lancashire -16 8 £30,000 -6.25% 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 344 (38.96%) Windows
2 268 (30.35%) Unix
3 219 (24.80%) MySQL
4 217 (24.58%) PHP
5 214 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 212 (24.01%) JavaScript
7 199 (22.54%) Java
8 190 (21.52%) SQL
9 185 (20.95%) HTML
10 170 (19.25%) CSS
11 157 (17.78%) Oracle
12 143 (16.19%) Degree
13 133 (15.06%) Microsoft
14 129 (14.61%) Red Hat
15 128 (14.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 126 (14.27%) VMware
17 125 (14.16%) Git (software)
18 124 (14.04%) Puppet
19 122 (13.82%) jQuery
20 121 (13.70%) Python
21 118 (13.36%) Web Services
22 109 (12.34%) Shell Script
22 109 (12.34%) Apache
23 105 (11.89%) Finance
23 105 (11.89%) Software Engineering
24 103 (11.66%) XML
25 101 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
26 97 (10.99%) DevOps
27 92 (10.42%) LAMP
28 89 (10.08%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 109 (12.34%) Apache
2 50 (5.66%) JBoss
3 48 (5.44%) WordPress
4 43 (4.87%) WebLogic
5 42 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 37 (4.19%) nginx
6 37 (4.19%) Node.js
7 32 (3.62%) MS Exchange
8 30 (3.40%) IIS
9 29 (3.28%) Tomcat
10 27 (3.06%) Drupal
10 27 (3.06%) OpenStack
11 26 (2.94%) CMS
12 19 (2.15%) SharePoint
13 16 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (1.47%) Confluence
15 10 (1.13%) Apache Pig
15 10 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
16 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.45%) SPSS
4 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.23%) MS Office
6 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 29 (3.28%) Magento
2 14 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.79%) Primavera
4 5 (0.57%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 101 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.72%) SaaS
3 20 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (1.59%) IBM PureFlex
4 14 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.13%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.91%) IaaS
6 8 (0.91%) Office 365
7 7 (0.79%) PaaS
8 6 (0.68%) Route 53
9 5 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (0.45%) GitHub
11 3 (0.34%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.23%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.49%) Firewall
2 56 (6.34%) SAN
3 45 (5.10%) TCP/IP
4 39 (4.42%) DNS
5 28 (3.17%) VPN
6 26 (2.94%) SSH
7 24 (2.72%) Internet
8 23 (2.60%) Network Security
9 22 (2.49%) LAN
10 21 (2.38%) LDAP
11 20 (2.27%) NAS
12 19 (2.15%) VoIP
13 18 (2.04%) Ethernet
14 14 (1.59%) Broadband
14 14 (1.59%) PuTTY
15 13 (1.47%) HTTP
15 13 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (1.36%) MRTG
17 11 (1.25%) WAN
17 11 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (24.80%) MySQL
2 82 (9.29%) SQL Server
3 74 (8.38%) Relational Database
4 43 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 40 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (3.96%) Oracle Database
7 29 (3.28%) DB2
8 28 (3.17%) Big Data
9 27 (3.06%) RDBMS
10 19 (2.15%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.70%) Redis
12 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (1.47%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.47%) Informix
14 12 (1.36%) IBM BigInsights
14 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 125 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 40 (4.53%) Subversion
4 36 (4.08%) Selenium
5 28 (3.17%) JIRA
5 28 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 26 (2.94%) Maven
7 20 (2.27%) Grunt
8 18 (2.04%) Ant
8 18 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (1.70%) Gradle
11 13 (1.47%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.25%) JUnit
13 10 (1.13%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.91%) Gerrit
14 8 (0.91%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.68%) PhpStorm
16 5 (0.57%) Redmine
16 5 (0.57%) WiX
General
1 105 (11.89%) Finance
2 24 (2.72%) Banking
3 18 (2.04%) Retail
4 16 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.59%) Electronics
5 14 (1.59%) Games
5 14 (1.59%) Legal
5 14 (1.59%) Marketing
6 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.79%) Back Office
7 7 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.34%) Publishing
9 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 301 (34.09%) Developer
2 114 (12.91%) Administrator
3 110 (12.46%) PHP Developer
4 85 (9.63%) Linux Administrator
5 84 (9.51%) Analyst
5 84 (9.51%) Linux Engineer
6 72 (8.15%) Java Developer
7 71 (8.04%) Software Developer
8 62 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
9 55 (6.23%) DevOps Engineer
10 52 (5.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 48 (5.44%) JavaScript Developer
12 47 (5.32%) Software Engineer
13 46 (5.21%) Java Software Developer
13 46 (5.21%) Senior Developer
14 45 (5.10%) HTML Developer
15 36 (4.08%) Lead Developer
16 31 (3.51%) Consultant
17 30 (3.40%) HTML CSS Developer
17 30 (3.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (20.95%) HTML
2 170 (19.25%) CSS
3 122 (13.82%) jQuery
4 118 (13.36%) Web Services
5 103 (11.66%) XML
6 92 (10.42%) LAMP
7 75 (8.49%) Spring
8 57 (6.46%) HTML5
9 55 (6.23%) .NET
10 49 (5.55%) JSON
11 41 (4.64%) AngularJS
11 41 (4.64%) SOAP
11 41 (4.64%) Symfony
12 40 (4.53%) Java EE
13 39 (4.42%) CSS3
14 36 (4.08%) REST
15 28 (3.17%) J2EE
16 26 (2.94%) Middleware
17 24 (2.72%) Sass
18 23 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (7.13%) Computer Science
3 47 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 41 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (3.17%) Mathematics
7 27 (3.06%) Mainframe
8 23 (2.60%) Statistics
9 20 (2.27%) Clustering
10 19 (2.15%) Security Operations Centre
11 15 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 15 (1.70%) User Experience
12 14 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
12 14 (1.59%) FlexPod
12 14 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.59%) iPad
12 14 (1.59%) VCE vBlock
13 12 (1.36%) N-Tier
14 11 (1.25%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 344 (38.96%) Windows
2 268 (30.35%) Unix
3 128 (14.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 79 (8.95%) CentOS
5 66 (7.47%) AIX
6 64 (7.25%) Solaris
7 50 (5.66%) Windows Server
8 31 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (3.28%) Ubuntu
10 28 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (3.06%) Debian
12 25 (2.83%) Mac OS X
13 21 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
14 18 (2.04%) zOS
15 17 (1.93%) SUSE
16 15 (1.70%) HPUX
17 14 (1.59%) Android
17 14 (1.59%) OS/400
18 13 (1.47%) Apple iOS
18 13 (1.47%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (11.89%) Software Engineering
3 97 (10.99%) DevOps
4 81 (9.17%) Configuration Management
4 81 (9.17%) Scrum
5 73 (8.27%) OO
6 72 (8.15%) Information Security
7 71 (8.04%) Open Source
8 70 (7.93%) ITIL
9 69 (7.81%) OOP
10 68 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (7.70%) E-Commerce
11 61 (6.91%) Change Management
12 45 (5.10%) Web Development
13 44 (4.98%) TDD
14 41 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (4.53%) Analytics
15 40 (4.53%) High Availability
16 36 (4.08%) MVC
17 33 (3.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 217 (24.58%) PHP
2 212 (24.01%) JavaScript
3 199 (22.54%) Java
4 190 (21.52%) SQL
5 121 (13.70%) Python
6 109 (12.34%) Shell Script
7 89 (10.08%) C++
8 76 (8.61%) Perl
9 72 (8.15%) C#
10 68 (7.70%) C
10 68 (7.70%) Ruby
11 58 (6.57%) Bash Shell
12 24 (2.72%) PHP 5
13 19 (2.15%) Embedded C
14 18 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.04%) Scala
15 17 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.02%) VB
17 7 (0.79%) REXX
17 7 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (16.19%) Degree
2 34 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 26 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 21 (2.38%) CCNA
6 14 (1.59%) CCNP
7 13 (1.47%) HND
7 13 (1.47%) RHCE
8 11 (1.25%) CISSP
8 11 (1.25%) HNC
8 11 (1.25%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.25%) MCSE
8 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.91%) A+ Certification
9 8 (0.91%) MCITP
9 8 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
10 7 (0.79%) HP ASE
10 7 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (0.79%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.12%) QA
2 19 (2.15%) SLA
3 18 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.25%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.23%) ISO27005
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 74 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.83%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.49%) vSphere
5 16 (1.81%) Docker
6 14 (1.59%) KVM
7 11 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.13%) HDFS
8 10 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.13%) Varnish
9 9 (1.02%) Snort
9 9 (1.02%) Squid
9 9 (1.02%) Xen
10 8 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.79%) XenApp
11 7 (0.79%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.79%) XenServer
12 4 (0.45%) GPFS
13 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 124 (14.04%) Puppet
2 56 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (2.72%) Tivoli
4 18 (2.04%) Nagios
4 18 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 11 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 10 (1.13%) Ansible
6 10 (1.13%) cPanel
6 10 (1.13%) Data Guard
6 10 (1.13%) Plesk
7 9 (1.02%) Cobbler
7 9 (1.02%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 9 (1.02%) SELinux
8 8 (0.91%) Ambari
8 8 (0.91%) Munin
8 8 (0.91%) Oozie
8 8 (0.91%) WSUS
8 8 (0.91%) Zenoss
9 7 (0.79%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 157 (17.78%) Oracle
2 133 (15.06%) Microsoft
3 129 (14.61%) Red Hat
4 126 (14.27%) VMware
5 63 (7.13%) IBM
6 62 (7.02%) Cisco
7 44 (4.98%) HP
8 37 (4.19%) Juniper
9 33 (3.74%) Zend
10 32 (3.62%) Google
11 29 (3.28%) EMC
12 26 (2.94%) Citrix
13 23 (2.60%) Symantec
14 22 (2.49%) CheckPoint
14 22 (2.49%) NetApp
15 20 (2.27%) SaltStack
15 20 (2.27%) Twitter
16 17 (1.93%) SolarWinds
16 17 (1.93%) Sun
17 15 (1.70%) Facebook
Bolton, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
- The Resourcing Hub
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £300000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Music Group
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Music Group
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bonus & share incentive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aspire Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, pension + other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + annual bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40000 - £80,000 (Depending on Experience)
Posted: 3 days ago