The first table below looks at the demand for SUSE 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 SUSE over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 239 235 229
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 3 7 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.042% 0.097% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.38% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 21
Average salary £40,250 £44,250 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.03% +9.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,450 £42,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,050 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £47,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-11.57% +17.28%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1741 1827 2014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.29% 25.45% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1440 1580 1724
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SUSE across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SUSE
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SUSE across the North West region.

SUSE Salary Trend in the North West

SUSE
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 SUSE within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -5 2 £40,250 -9.03%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SUSE 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 SUSE.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Tivoli
3 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) EMC
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Brocade
5 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (33.33%) Middleware
5 2 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (33.33%) zOS
5 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (33.33%) BMC
5 2 (33.33%) CA
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Windows

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SUSE 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 SUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Exadata
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Support
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Server Support
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) FlexPod
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
5 2 (33.33%) zOS
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) HPUX
5 2 (33.33%) OS/400
6 1 (16.67%) Debian
6 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (33.33%) KVM
3 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Brocade
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) BMC
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) CommVault
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix