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 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
Ubuntu Linux
Rank 255 235 228
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 6 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.081% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.52% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 24
Average salary £45,000 £24,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £37,300 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
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% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 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 0 3 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Merseyside +6 1 £35,000 +21.73%
Cheshire -13 1 £52,500 +144.18%
Lancashire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Ubuntu
England

Ubuntu
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 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 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) UNIX
2 12 (52.17%) Puppet
3 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) Ruby
4 10 (43.48%) Perl
4 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (39.13%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (39.13%) Apache
5 9 (39.13%) CentOS
5 9 (39.13%) nginx
5 9 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
6 8 (34.78%) Web Services
7 7 (30.43%) MySQL
7 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (30.43%) RESTful
7 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
8 6 (26.09%) PHP
8 6 (26.09%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) SMTP
9 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
9 5 (21.74%) Nagios
9 5 (21.74%) Replication
9 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis

Ubuntu
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 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 9 (39.13%) nginx
1 9 (39.13%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) Route 53
3 1 (4.35%) ElastiCache
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) SMTP
2 5 (21.74%) Wireshark
2 5 (21.74%) tcpdump
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) RIP
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) OSPF
4 1 (4.35%) BGP
4 1 (4.35%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (30.43%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Redis
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (17.39%) RSpec
2 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
3 3 (13.04%) Maven
3 3 (13.04%) Ant
3 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 3 (13.04%) IntelliJ
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (21.74%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Ruby Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Support Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) RESTful
3 4 (17.39%) HTML5
3 4 (17.39%) Phusion Passenger
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 4 (17.39%) jQuery
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 4 (17.39%) Ajax
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (17.39%) Java EE
4 3 (13.04%) Apache Flex
4 3 (13.04%) J2EE
4 3 (13.04%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (21.74%) Open Source
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
3 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) CentOS
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Fedora
7 2 (8.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (21.74%) Business Continuity
4 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (17.39%) OO
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
6 3 (13.04%) Web Application Development
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Perl
1 10 (43.48%) Ruby
2 6 (26.09%) PHP
2 6 (26.09%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) Groovy
5 2 (8.70%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
1 1 (4.35%) LPIC
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Squid
1 5 (21.74%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Puppet
2 5 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (21.74%) Nagios
2 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
2 5 (21.74%) SCOM
3 4 (17.39%) Capistrano
4 1 (4.35%) YUM
4 1 (4.35%) logstash
4 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) Rackspace
2 3 (13.04%) SaltStack
2 3 (13.04%) JBoss
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Splunk
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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