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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 16.67% 15.79% 14.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.82% 52.17% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 2
Average salary £37,500 £23,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.04% -29.23%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
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
17 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Salford 28.33% 30.26% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 10
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +32.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,900 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £32,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 6 May 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Salford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salford

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (54.17%) VMware
2 7 (29.17%) Maven
2 7 (29.17%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
3 6 (25.00%) J2SE
3 6 (25.00%) JMS
3 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (25.00%) HTTP
3 6 (25.00%) XML Schema
3 6 (25.00%) SAX
3 6 (25.00%) UML
3 6 (25.00%) Servlets
3 6 (25.00%) XML
3 6 (25.00%) DOM
3 6 (25.00%) XSLT
3 6 (25.00%) J2EE
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (25.00%) XPath
3 6 (25.00%) Grails
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Salford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.17%) Joomla!
4 1 (4.17%) Drupal
4 1 (4.17%) WordPress
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Sage 50
2 1 (4.17%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.83%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Maven
2 6 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) Gradle
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Java Developer
3 5 (20.83%) PHP Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.33%) Junior PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Manager
6 1 (4.17%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Servlets
1 6 (25.00%) XML
1 6 (25.00%) DOM
1 6 (25.00%) XSLT
1 6 (25.00%) J2SE
1 6 (25.00%) JMS
1 6 (25.00%) XML Schema
1 6 (25.00%) SAX
1 6 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (25.00%) J2EE
1 6 (25.00%) Grails
1 6 (25.00%) REST
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) Ajax
5 1 (4.17%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) BBC
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.83%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Debian
4 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) UML
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (8.33%) Web Development
2 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (8.33%) OOP
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) ISMS
2 2 (8.33%) Network Management
2 2 (8.33%) SIEM
2 2 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (4.17%) DevOps
3 1 (4.17%) Software Licensing
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (25.00%) XPath
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 3 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Sage
4 2 (8.33%) Splunk
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
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