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

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 460 528 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 7.34% 7.80% 7.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.52% 32.51% 32.37%
Number of salaries quoted 379 425 425
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
1295 1624 1634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 24.00% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1317 1341
Median salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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 September 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 September 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 -2 292 £42,500 +6.25% 74
Merseyside +9 87 £40,000 +53.84% 11
Cheshire -6 64 £32,500 -21.21% 14
Lancashire -14 12 £31,750 +5.83% 3
Cumbria -3 3 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 291 (33.80%) Windows
2 248 (28.80%) JavaScript
3 238 (27.64%) SQL
4 227 (26.36%) Unix
5 205 (23.81%) CSS
6 203 (23.58%) HTML
7 199 (23.11%) PHP
8 197 (22.88%) Java
9 192 (22.30%) MySQL
10 184 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
11 163 (18.93%) Oracle
12 159 (18.47%) VMware
13 146 (16.96%) Microsoft
14 144 (16.72%) Python
15 139 (16.14%) Puppet
15 139 (16.14%) DevOps
16 137 (15.91%) Degree
17 125 (14.52%) Git (software)
18 121 (14.05%) ITIL
19 118 (13.70%) Apache
20 113 (13.12%) Web Development
21 104 (12.08%) jQuery
22 103 (11.96%) Windows Server
23 102 (11.85%) Finance
24 100 (11.61%) Cisco
25 97 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
26 94 (10.92%) SQL Server
27 93 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
28 92 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
28 92 (10.69%) Computer Science

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
1 118 (13.70%) Apache
2 57 (6.62%) JBoss
3 56 (6.50%) WebSphere
4 49 (5.69%) Tomcat
5 38 (4.41%) IIS
6 35 (4.07%) WebLogic
7 34 (3.95%) OpenStack
8 29 (3.37%) WordPress
9 26 (3.02%) CloudStack
9 26 (3.02%) nginx
10 24 (2.79%) Drupal
10 24 (2.79%) MS Exchange
11 20 (2.32%) SharePoint
12 16 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (1.74%) CMS
13 15 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (1.28%) Apache Solr
16 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 48 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (2.09%) Magento
2 6 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.46%) OpenCart
4 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.35%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 90 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.83%) IaaS
4 32 (3.72%) PaaS
5 21 (2.44%) SaaS
6 15 (1.74%) GitHub
6 15 (1.74%) Office 365
7 10 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.81%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 6 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.46%) Route 53
13 3 (0.35%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.23%) Trello
15 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 73 (8.48%) Firewall
2 70 (8.13%) DNS
3 65 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 58 (6.74%) SAN
5 46 (5.34%) DHCP
6 44 (5.11%) Internet
7 42 (4.88%) VPN
8 29 (3.37%) VoIP
9 22 (2.56%) LAN
10 21 (2.44%) WAN
11 20 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (1.97%) Wireless
13 15 (1.74%) Ethernet
14 14 (1.63%) HTTP
14 14 (1.63%) LDAP
14 14 (1.63%) NAS
15 13 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.39%) BGP
16 12 (1.39%) OSPF
16 12 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (22.30%) MySQL
2 94 (10.92%) SQL Server
3 43 (4.99%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 23 (2.67%) DB2
5 23 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.21%) Oracle Database
7 17 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.74%) Big Data
8 15 (1.74%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.70%) Redis
13 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 125 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 83 (9.64%) Jenkins
3 64 (7.43%) Selenium
4 36 (4.18%) Subversion
5 31 (3.60%) JIRA
6 28 (3.25%) Grunt
7 27 (3.14%) Maven
8 25 (2.90%) Gradle
8 25 (2.90%) NUnit
9 21 (2.44%) Cucumber
10 18 (2.09%) JMeter
10 18 (2.09%) TestNG
11 15 (1.74%) gulp
12 14 (1.63%) JUnit
13 12 (1.39%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (1.39%) TeamCity
14 11 (1.28%) Vagrant
15 10 (1.16%) Bitbucket
15 10 (1.16%) JSHint
General
1 102 (11.85%) Finance
2 47 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.41%) Banking
4 36 (4.18%) Retail
5 31 (3.60%) Marketing
6 25 (2.90%) Electronics
7 21 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 20 (2.32%) Games
9 13 (1.51%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.81%) Legal
11 5 (0.58%) Advertising
11 5 (0.58%) Back Office
12 4 (0.46%) Front Office
13 2 (0.23%) Avionics
13 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.23%) Military
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 326 (37.86%) Developer
2 113 (13.12%) PHP Developer
3 101 (11.73%) Administrator
4 80 (9.29%) Java Developer
5 77 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 62 (7.20%) Support Engineer
7 61 (7.08%) JavaScript Developer
8 56 (6.50%) Linux Engineer
9 52 (6.04%) Senior Developer
10 50 (5.81%) Software Developer
11 49 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
12 46 (5.34%) Linux Administrator
12 46 (5.34%) Web Developer
13 42 (4.88%) Applications Support
14 37 (4.30%) Java Software Developer
15 35 (4.07%) Tester
16 33 (3.83%) Linux Support
17 30 (3.48%) Analyst
17 30 (3.48%) Automation Tester
18 29 (3.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (23.81%) CSS
2 203 (23.58%) HTML
3 104 (12.08%) jQuery
4 86 (9.99%) Web Services
5 84 (9.76%) XML
6 73 (8.48%) .NET
7 72 (8.36%) LAMP
8 63 (7.32%) Spring
9 55 (6.39%) AngularJS
10 54 (6.27%) HTML5
11 44 (5.11%) Laravel
12 42 (4.88%) Node.js
13 39 (4.53%) Middleware
14 38 (4.41%) CSS3
15 36 (4.18%) Symfony
16 35 (4.07%) JSON
17 27 (3.14%) J2EE
17 27 (3.14%) Java EE
18 26 (3.02%) Django
18 26 (3.02%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (10.69%) Computer Science
2 63 (7.32%) iPad
3 40 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 39 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (4.30%) User Experience
6 29 (3.37%) Mathematics
7 20 (2.32%) Clustering
8 17 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.74%) NHS
10 13 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.39%) Fixed Income
11 12 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.05%) Replication
15 8 (0.93%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.81%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.81%) Online Games
16 7 (0.81%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 291 (33.80%) Windows
2 227 (26.36%) Unix
3 103 (11.96%) Windows Server
4 73 (8.48%) CentOS
5 68 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (4.76%) Solaris
7 37 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (3.48%) Debian
9 21 (2.44%) Android
10 20 (2.32%) AIX
11 18 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
11 18 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
12 17 (1.97%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.63%) OpenVMS
14 13 (1.51%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (16.14%) DevOps
3 121 (14.05%) ITIL
4 113 (13.12%) Web Development
5 92 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
6 88 (10.22%) Configuration Management
7 81 (9.41%) Scrum
8 80 (9.29%) Software Engineering
9 71 (8.25%) Mentoring
10 70 (8.13%) TDD
11 63 (7.32%) OO
12 59 (6.85%) Open Source
13 57 (6.62%) MVC
14 55 (6.39%) E-Commerce
15 47 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (5.23%) OOP
17 44 (5.11%) Continuous Delivery
18 40 (4.65%) Service Management
19 39 (4.53%) High Availability
20 37 (4.30%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 248 (28.80%) JavaScript
2 238 (27.64%) SQL
3 199 (23.11%) PHP
4 197 (22.88%) Java
5 144 (16.72%) Python
6 87 (10.10%) Bash Shell
7 78 (9.06%) C#
8 76 (8.83%) Shell Script
9 74 (8.59%) Perl
10 70 (8.13%) Ruby
11 57 (6.62%) C++
12 54 (6.27%) PowerShell
13 40 (4.65%) C
14 21 (2.44%) Scala
15 14 (1.63%) Embedded C
16 12 (1.39%) PHP 5
17 10 (1.16%) ES6
18 7 (0.81%) Erlang
18 7 (0.81%) F#
18 7 (0.81%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 137 (15.91%) Degree
2 43 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.48%) CCNA
4 30 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.32%) ISTQB
6 20 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (1.97%) MCSE
8 12 (1.39%) EMC Certification
9 7 (0.81%) RHCSA
10 6 (0.70%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.46%) SSCP
13 3 (0.35%) CISM
13 3 (0.35%) CISSP
13 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.35%) PMP
13 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.25%) QA
3 10 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.93%) SLA
5 2 (0.23%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 7816
6 1 (0.12%) ISO13485
System Software
1 93 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (9.41%) Active Directory
3 40 (4.65%) vSphere
4 32 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 27 (3.14%) Xen
6 26 (3.02%) XenServer
7 24 (2.79%) XenApp
8 19 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.97%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.74%) Docker
11 11 (1.28%) vCloud
12 10 (1.16%) Varnish
13 8 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.58%) Firmware
16 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 3 (0.35%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 139 (16.14%) Puppet
2 97 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.48%) Cobbler
4 29 (3.37%) Ansible
5 27 (3.14%) Tivoli
6 23 (2.67%) Nagios
7 22 (2.56%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (1.16%) SCCM
9 9 (1.05%) Cacti
10 8 (0.93%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.93%) Munin
11 7 (0.81%) HAProxy
11 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 7 (0.81%) SCOM
12 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.58%) vRealize
13 4 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.46%) PowerCLI
13 4 (0.46%) RANCID
Vendors
1 163 (18.93%) Oracle
2 159 (18.47%) VMware
3 146 (16.96%) Microsoft
4 100 (11.61%) Cisco
5 69 (8.01%) Red Hat
6 55 (6.39%) Citrix
7 30 (3.48%) NetApp
8 29 (3.37%) IBM
9 26 (3.02%) EnterpriseDB
10 21 (2.44%) Zend
11 20 (2.32%) EMC
12 17 (1.97%) Juniper
13 12 (1.39%) HP
13 12 (1.39%) Software AG
14 10 (1.16%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.05%) Brocade
15 9 (1.05%) Ericsson
15 9 (1.05%) Foundry
15 9 (1.05%) SAP
15 9 (1.05%) Veeam
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + flexi time
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + £7K-£10K Bonus
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexible Working
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + extensive benefits
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Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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