Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 44 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 39 43 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.43% 4.68% 6.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.68% 25.75% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 33 66
Lancashire median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £39,950 £47,000 £45,625
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 158 167 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.93% 18.17% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 122 124 146
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £18,050 £21,075 £20,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £44,375
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Lancashire over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in Lancashire

Linux
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley +3 14 £35,000 +7.69%
Preston -7 5 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Skelmersdale - 5 £25,000 -
Blackburn +4 4 £24,250 -46.11%
Rossendale - 3 £28,500 -
Blackpool +13 1 £27,250 +4.81%
Chorley -13 1 £37,500 -3.85%
Lancaster - 1 £28,000 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Windows Server
3 17 (43.59%) MySQL
4 16 (41.03%) PHP
5 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 12 (30.77%) CSS
6 12 (30.77%) SQL
7 11 (28.21%) HTML
7 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
7 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 10 (25.64%) VMware
9 9 (23.08%) Web Development
9 9 (23.08%) Cisco
10 8 (20.51%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) PHP 5
10 8 (20.51%) PHP 7
11 7 (17.95%) Docker
11 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
11 7 (17.95%) Apache
12 6 (15.38%) Firewall
12 6 (15.38%) OOP
12 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 6 (15.38%) IIS
12 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
12 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
13 5 (12.82%) iPad
13 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (12.82%) Python

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.95%) Apache
2 6 (15.38%) IIS
2 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) nginx
4 2 (5.13%) WordPress
5 1 (2.56%) JBoss
5 1 (2.56%) Liferay
5 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
1 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.82%) Internet
3 4 (10.26%) SAN
4 3 (7.69%) MPLS
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security
4 3 (7.69%) SSH
5 2 (5.13%) ADSL
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
6 1 (2.56%) RS-232
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) MySQL
2 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) GitLab
2 2 (5.13%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.56%) git-flow
3 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) PHP Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Team Leader
4 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) IT Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) IT Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) SOC Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) CSS
2 11 (28.21%) HTML
3 5 (12.82%) LAMP
4 4 (10.26%) HTML5
5 3 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (5.13%) Ajax
6 2 (5.13%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (5.13%) CSS3
6 2 (5.13%) Symfony
6 2 (5.13%) XHTML
6 2 (5.13%) XML
7 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
7 1 (2.56%) DHTML
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) JSON
7 1 (2.56%) LESS
7 1 (2.56%) Sass
7 1 (2.56%) Spring
7 1 (2.56%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) iPad
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) W3C
4 1 (2.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 3 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.13%) CentOS
6 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Web Development
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 6 (15.38%) OOP
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
5 4 (10.26%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.26%) OO
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) SIEM
5 4 (10.26%) Threat Intelligence
5 4 (10.26%) Use Case
5 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (7.69%) Change Control
6 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) PHP
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) PHP 5
3 8 (20.51%) PHP 7
4 6 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.82%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.26%) Perl
7 3 (7.69%) C#
7 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.13%) Java
9 1 (2.56%) Ruby
9 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) SANS
2 3 (7.69%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (7.69%) SLA
4 2 (5.13%) GDPR
5 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.95%) Docker
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (10.26%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.56%) Packer
3 1 (2.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.56%) Zend