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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 222 245 235
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 34 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.094% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 5
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £39,350 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year
- -13.26%
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
1617 1737 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.61% 23.37% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1413 1538
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,075 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +26 28 £43,500 +2.35%
Merseyside - 5 - -
Cumbria - 1 £6,370 -
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 43 (89.58%) Linux
2 38 (79.17%) Red Hat
3 34 (70.83%) Windows
4 33 (68.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (64.58%) Solaris
5 31 (64.58%) HP
6 29 (60.42%) AIX
6 29 (60.42%) HPUX
7 28 (58.33%) Relational Database
8 27 (56.25%) VMware
9 26 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
11 24 (50.00%) Cisco
11 24 (50.00%) EMC
11 24 (50.00%) Juniper
11 24 (50.00%) SAN
12 23 (47.92%) BMC
12 23 (47.92%) CA
12 23 (47.92%) NetApp
12 23 (47.92%) zOS
12 23 (47.92%) CheckPoint
12 23 (47.92%) IBM
12 23 (47.92%) RDBMS
12 23 (47.92%) WebSphere MQ
12 23 (47.92%) Tivoli
12 23 (47.92%) Middleware
12 23 (47.92%) Symantec
12 23 (47.92%) WebLogic
12 23 (47.92%) Oracle
12 23 (47.92%) SQL Server

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (47.92%) WebLogic
1 23 (47.92%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.42%) JBoss
2 5 (10.42%) Apache
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 23 (47.92%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) SAN
2 8 (16.67%) Asterisk PBX
3 5 (10.42%) VoIP
4 4 (8.33%) GSM
4 4 (8.33%) PBX
4 4 (8.33%) PSTN
5 2 (4.17%) SNMP
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) DNS
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (58.33%) Relational Database
2 23 (47.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (47.92%) DB2
2 23 (47.92%) RDBMS
2 23 (47.92%) Oracle Exadata
2 23 (47.92%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Ant
1 5 (10.42%) JUnit
1 5 (10.42%) Log4j
1 5 (10.42%) Maven
1 5 (10.42%) Selenium
1 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.42%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Architect
1 23 (47.92%) Solutions Architect
1 23 (47.92%) Infrastructure Architect
1 23 (47.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 6 (12.50%) UNIX Support
3 5 (10.42%) Senior Linux Specialist
3 5 (10.42%) Linux Specialist
3 5 (10.42%) QA Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Administrator
4 4 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) WebSphere MQ
1 23 (47.92%) Middleware
1 23 (47.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (10.42%) J2EE
2 5 (10.42%) XML
2 5 (10.42%) J2SE
3 4 (8.33%) Sensu
4 1 (2.08%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (47.92%) FlexPod
1 23 (47.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Derivative
3 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (89.58%) Linux
2 34 (70.83%) Windows
3 33 (68.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (64.58%) Solaris
5 29 (60.42%) AIX
5 29 (60.42%) HPUX
6 23 (47.92%) OS/400
6 23 (47.92%) zOS
7 14 (29.17%) UNIX
8 8 (16.67%) Debian
9 7 (14.58%) Fedora
10 6 (12.50%) CentOS
11 3 (6.25%) VMS
12 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
12 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
12 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Business Continuity
1 23 (47.92%) Infrastructure Management
1 23 (47.92%) Mentoring
1 23 (47.92%) Coaching
1 23 (47.92%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) Black-Box Testing
2 5 (10.42%) Test Planning
2 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
2 5 (10.42%) Analytics
2 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
2 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
2 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
2 5 (10.42%) Open Source
2 5 (10.42%) Software Architecture
3 4 (8.33%) Change Control
3 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) Perl
2 16 (33.33%) Python
3 9 (18.75%) Ruby
4 6 (12.50%) Java
4 6 (12.50%) sed
4 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 6 (12.50%) AWK
4 6 (12.50%) PHP
5 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
System Software
1 26 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (47.92%) Hyper-V
2 23 (47.92%) KVM
3 4 (8.33%) Kamailio
4 2 (4.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (47.92%) Tivoli
2 6 (12.50%) Nagios
3 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.33%) HAProxy
3 4 (8.33%) Opsview
3 4 (8.33%) Graphite
4 2 (4.17%) Ansible
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Red Hat
2 31 (64.58%) HP
3 27 (56.25%) VMware
4 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
5 24 (50.00%) Cisco
5 24 (50.00%) EMC
5 24 (50.00%) Juniper
6 23 (47.92%) BMC
6 23 (47.92%) CA
6 23 (47.92%) NetApp
6 23 (47.92%) Brocade
6 23 (47.92%) CheckPoint
6 23 (47.92%) Symantec
6 23 (47.92%) IBM
6 23 (47.92%) Oracle
7 4 (8.33%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) Sun
8 1 (2.08%) SAP
8 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas