The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Salford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 16.67% 15.49% 29.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.11% 47.83% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 1
Average salary £40,250 £30,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.89% -5.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Linux
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Salford region.

Operating Systems Category
Salford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 27.27% 32.39% 51.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 5
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £20,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £25,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Salford

Linux
Salary Trend in Salford

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

Linux Salary Trend in Salford

Linux
Salary Histogram in Salford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Salford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Salford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Salford region citing Linux 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 Linux.

1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) XML
2 13 (65.00%) XSLT
2 13 (65.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (65.00%) JMS
2 13 (65.00%) XML Schema
2 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
2 13 (65.00%) XPath
2 13 (65.00%) Grails
2 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (60.00%) DOM
3 12 (60.00%) SAX
4 11 (55.00%) Windows
5 10 (50.00%) J2EE
6 9 (45.00%) Spring
6 9 (45.00%) Android
7 8 (40.00%) Servlets
7 8 (40.00%) J2SE
7 8 (40.00%) HTTP
7 8 (40.00%) Maven
8 7 (35.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
8 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
9 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (25.00%) REST
11 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
11 4 (20.00%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Salford region citing Linux 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 Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (65.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (5.00%) Documentum
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.00%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) MPLS
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) VPLS
2 1 (5.00%) Broadband
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (20.00%) Hazelcast
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DataEase
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Maven
2 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
1 13 (65.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Programmer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) XML
1 13 (65.00%) XSLT
1 13 (65.00%) JMS
1 13 (65.00%) XML Schema
1 13 (65.00%) Grails
2 12 (60.00%) SAX
2 12 (60.00%) DOM
3 10 (50.00%) J2EE
4 9 (45.00%) Spring
5 8 (40.00%) Servlets
5 8 (40.00%) J2SE
6 7 (35.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (25.00%) REST
8 1 (5.00%) CSS3
8 1 (5.00%) HTML
8 1 (5.00%) RESTful
8 1 (5.00%) HTML5
8 1 (5.00%) Web Services
8 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) BBC
4 1 (5.00%) LLPG
4 1 (5.00%) PDA
4 1 (5.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 9 (45.00%) Android
4 2 (10.00%) Debian
4 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 13 (65.00%) XPath
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Sage
4 1 (5.00%) Autodesk
4 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper