The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 13.10% 3.23% 13.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 7.69% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 9
Average salary £42,500 £22,500 £27,300
Average salary % change year-on-year
+88.88% -17.58%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 Wigan region.

Operating Systems Category
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 13 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 26.19% 41.94% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 25
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Linux
Salary Trend in Wigan

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

Linux Salary Trend in Wigan

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Linux
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) Magento
2 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 5 (38.46%) SEO
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) PHP
2 5 (38.46%) MySQL
3 4 (30.77%) OOP
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Office 365
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (15.38%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) Replication
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Reports
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Database
2 5 (38.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DBA
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (38.46%) PHP Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior PHP Developer
3 4 (30.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) jQuery
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) CLARiiON
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Web Development
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
1 5 (38.46%) SEO
2 4 (30.77%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (15.38%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (15.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) EMC
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Zend