The table below looks at the statistics for Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 230 240 240
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 14 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.87% 0.71% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 13
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
Ubuntu
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
1610 1697 1928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.31% 24.34% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1406 1632
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Ubuntu
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Ubuntu Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ubuntu
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Ubuntu Salary Trend in the North West

Ubuntu
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ubuntu across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Ubuntu Salary Histogram in the North West

Ubuntu
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 Ubuntu within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Lancashire - 9 £37,500 -
Manchester +3 4 £26,750 -26.20%
Merseyside +12 1 £25,000 -5.66%
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu.

1 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 24 (77.42%) Red Hat
3 15 (48.39%) Cisco
3 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
4 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
4 12 (38.71%) UNIX
4 12 (38.71%) Juniper
4 12 (38.71%) CentOS
5 11 (35.48%) MySQL
5 11 (35.48%) WAN
6 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (29.03%) Solaris
8 8 (25.81%) MPLS
8 8 (25.81%) OSPF
8 8 (25.81%) CCNA
8 8 (25.81%) RIP
8 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (25.81%) BGP
8 8 (25.81%) Change Management
8 8 (25.81%) Firewall
8 8 (25.81%) LPIC
8 8 (25.81%) JNCIA
9 7 (22.58%) VMware
9 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
9 7 (22.58%) Project Management
9 7 (22.58%) Nagios
9 7 (22.58%) PHP
9 7 (22.58%) Windows
9 7 (22.58%) Junos
10 6 (19.35%) Retail

Ubuntu
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 4 (12.90%) nginx
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) WordPress
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) TCP/IP
2 11 (35.48%) WAN
3 8 (25.81%) RIP
3 8 (25.81%) MPLS
3 8 (25.81%) OSPF
3 8 (25.81%) BGP
3 8 (25.81%) Firewall
4 7 (22.58%) Junos
5 5 (16.13%) Broadband
6 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 3 (9.68%) VoIP
8 2 (6.45%) LDAP
8 2 (6.45%) LAN
8 2 (6.45%) SSL
8 2 (6.45%) OpenVPN
8 2 (6.45%) Network Security
8 2 (6.45%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
9 1 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (3.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.45%) Redis
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 5 (16.13%) Games
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Operations Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Network Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Network Operations Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IT Support
6 1 (3.23%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) XHTML
1 2 (6.45%) Ajax
1 2 (6.45%) CakePHP
1 2 (6.45%) HTML5
1 2 (6.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) UNIX
2 12 (38.71%) CentOS
3 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (29.03%) Solaris
5 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) AIX
7 4 (12.90%) Debian
8 2 (6.45%) OpenBSD
8 2 (6.45%) FreeBSD
8 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Change Management
2 7 (22.58%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.45%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 2 (6.45%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PHP
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CCNA
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (25.81%) JNCIA
1 8 (25.81%) LPIC
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) NFS
2 3 (9.68%) Sendmail
2 3 (9.68%) Dovecot
2 3 (9.68%) KVM
3 2 (6.45%) Ceph
3 2 (6.45%) iptables
3 2 (6.45%) Openswan
3 2 (6.45%) SpamAssassin
3 2 (6.45%) OpenSIPS
3 2 (6.45%) Corosync
3 2 (6.45%) XenServer
3 2 (6.45%) Varnish
3 2 (6.45%) Postfix
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) Cacti
2 2 (6.45%) Munin
2 2 (6.45%) yum
2 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (6.45%) logstash
2 2 (6.45%) Rsyslog
2 2 (6.45%) Bacula
2 2 (6.45%) Pacemaker
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Red Hat
2 15 (48.39%) Cisco
3 12 (38.71%) Juniper
4 7 (22.58%) VMware
5 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.45%) Percona
6 2 (6.45%) Zend
6 2 (6.45%) Sage
6 2 (6.45%) Sophos
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) SAP
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Veeam