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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 252 236 235
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 9 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.46% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 17
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
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
1648 1741 1812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.24% 25.39% 24.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1350 1512 1548
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,348 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 19 September 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 +3 8 £42,500 -3.95%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (70.00%) IBM
4 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
4 7 (70.00%) Solaris
5 6 (60.00%) EMC
5 6 (60.00%) SAN
5 6 (60.00%) NetApp
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (60.00%) Symantec
6 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
6 5 (50.00%) Brocade
6 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (50.00%) FlexPod
6 5 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (50.00%) HP
6 5 (50.00%) OS/400
6 5 (50.00%) RDBMS
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (50.00%) DB2
6 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
6 5 (50.00%) Windows
6 5 (50.00%) AIX

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (40.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) DB2
2 5 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (40.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Server Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Support
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Backup Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Solaris
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) HPUX
4 5 (50.00%) OS/400
4 5 (50.00%) zOS
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 5 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (50.00%) KVM
4 2 (20.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (10.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
3 8 (80.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) IBM
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) EMC
5 6 (60.00%) NetApp
5 6 (60.00%) Symantec
6 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (50.00%) Juniper
6 5 (50.00%) BMC
6 5 (50.00%) CA
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) HP
6 5 (50.00%) Brocade
7 1 (10.00%) Dell
7 1 (10.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) CommVault