The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 236 230 264
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +34
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 12 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.71% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 6
Average salary £41,682 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.63% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,027 £47,500 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,336 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.29% +13.75%
SUSE
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
1827 1687 1952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.51% 25.56% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1601 1459 1726
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SUSE across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

SUSE Salary Histogram 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 26 January 2015. 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 - 10 - -
Cheshire -3 1 £33,363 +33.45%
Lancashire -15 1 £50,000 -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) Oracle
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (96.00%) Red Hat
2 24 (96.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (88.00%) Oracle Database
4 21 (84.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (84.00%) VMware
4 21 (84.00%) IBM
4 21 (84.00%) Tivoli
4 21 (84.00%) Solaris
4 21 (84.00%) Windows
4 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
5 20 (80.00%) DB2
5 20 (80.00%) AIX
5 20 (80.00%) Business Continuity
5 20 (80.00%) Middleware
6 19 (76.00%) Symantec
6 19 (76.00%) Hyper-V
6 19 (76.00%) Brocade
6 19 (76.00%) WebSphere
6 19 (76.00%) HPUX
6 19 (76.00%) WebLogic
6 19 (76.00%) CheckPoint
6 19 (76.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
6 19 (76.00%) zOS
6 19 (76.00%) OS/400
6 19 (76.00%) RDBMS
6 19 (76.00%) Cisco
6 19 (76.00%) HP

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 19 (76.00%) WebLogic
1 19 (76.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP xMII
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) Oracle Database
2 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
3 20 (80.00%) DB2
4 19 (76.00%) RDBMS
4 19 (76.00%) Relational Database
4 19 (76.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (16.00%) MySQL
6 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.00%) SAP BW
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Solutions Architect
1 19 (76.00%) Architect
1 19 (76.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 19 (76.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Support
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Server Support
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.00%) Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) Middleware
2 19 (76.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
3 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 19 (76.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (96.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (84.00%) Windows
3 21 (84.00%) Solaris
4 20 (80.00%) AIX
5 19 (76.00%) HPUX
5 19 (76.00%) OS/400
5 19 (76.00%) zOS
6 1 (4.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Business Continuity
2 19 (76.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 19 (76.00%) Mentoring
2 19 (76.00%) Coaching
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (76.00%) Hyper-V
2 19 (76.00%) KVM
3 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 21 (84.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Oracle
2 24 (96.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (84.00%) VMware
3 21 (84.00%) IBM
4 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (76.00%) HP
4 19 (76.00%) EMC
4 19 (76.00%) Juniper
4 19 (76.00%) BMC
4 19 (76.00%) CA
4 19 (76.00%) NetApp
4 19 (76.00%) Brocade
4 19 (76.00%) Cisco
4 19 (76.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (76.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) SAP