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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SUSE Linux
Rank 222 252 236
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 17 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.042% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.14% 0.17% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 14
Average salary £33,363 £25,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.45% -37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,845 £25,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £25,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -3.26%
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
1490 1760 1994
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.99% 24.79% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1222 1452 1684
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +21 15 £40,000 +60.00%
Cheshire +12 2 £33,363 - 1
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (93.10%) Windows
3 26 (89.66%) Oracle
3 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
3 26 (89.66%) Red Hat
3 26 (89.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (86.21%) Oracle Database
5 24 (82.76%) AIX
6 23 (79.31%) HPUX
6 23 (79.31%) Solaris
6 23 (79.31%) DB2
6 23 (79.31%) HP
6 23 (79.31%) Middleware
6 23 (79.31%) VMware
6 23 (79.31%) Business Continuity
6 23 (79.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (75.86%) WebSphere
7 22 (75.86%) Hyper-V
7 22 (75.86%) FlexPod
7 22 (75.86%) Infrastructure Management
7 22 (75.86%) Oracle Exadata
7 22 (75.86%) Relational Database
7 22 (75.86%) KVM
7 22 (75.86%) Mentoring
7 22 (75.86%) Coaching
7 22 (75.86%) Brocade
7 22 (75.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 22 (75.86%) Symantec
7 22 (75.86%) CheckPoint
7 22 (75.86%) WebSphere MQ

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (75.86%) WebLogic
1 22 (75.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP xMII
Communications & Networking
1 22 (75.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (89.66%) SQL Server
2 25 (86.21%) Oracle Database
3 23 (79.31%) DB2
4 22 (75.86%) RDBMS
4 22 (75.86%) Oracle Exadata
4 22 (75.86%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
6 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
General
1 3 (10.34%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Architect
1 22 (75.86%) Solutions Architect
1 22 (75.86%) Infrastructure Architect
1 22 (75.86%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) DBA
3 3 (10.34%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX Support
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (79.31%) Middleware
2 22 (75.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (75.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (75.86%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.45%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (93.10%) Windows
3 26 (89.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (82.76%) AIX
5 23 (79.31%) HPUX
5 23 (79.31%) Solaris
6 22 (75.86%) OS/400
6 22 (75.86%) zOS
7 3 (10.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (6.90%) Debian
8 2 (6.90%) Fedora
8 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.90%) CentOS
9 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Business Continuity
2 22 (75.86%) Infrastructure Management
2 22 (75.86%) Mentoring
2 22 (75.86%) Coaching
3 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
1 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) AWK
2 1 (3.45%) sed
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (75.86%) Hyper-V
2 22 (75.86%) KVM
3 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (75.86%) Tivoli
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (10.34%) Data Guard
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Ansible
3 2 (6.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Oracle
1 26 (89.66%) Red Hat
2 23 (79.31%) VMware
2 23 (79.31%) HP
3 22 (75.86%) EMC
3 22 (75.86%) Juniper
3 22 (75.86%) BMC
3 22 (75.86%) CA
3 22 (75.86%) NetApp
3 22 (75.86%) Cisco
3 22 (75.86%) IBM
3 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
3 22 (75.86%) Brocade
3 22 (75.86%) CheckPoint
3 22 (75.86%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) SAP