Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 43 48
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5 -22
Permanent jobs citing Linux 54 40 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.91% 4.45% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 25.16% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 47 34 31
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £33,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.78% -5.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £19,500 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,881 £39,800 £47,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +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 144 159 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.44% 17.69% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 117 123 119
Lancashire median annual salary £30,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.15% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18,650 £18,100 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,142 £45,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 21 November 2018.

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 21 November 2018. 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
Preston +23 17 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Blackpool +2 14 £48,513 +78.03% 6
Blackburn +1 10 £21,000 -13.40% 2
Burnley +5 6 £36,250 +3.57%
Lancaster +14 4 £42,500 +51.79% 1
Chorley +1 1 £37,500 -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £62,500 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 26 (48.15%) Firewall
2 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 19 (35.19%) Python
4 17 (31.48%) SQL
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) MySQL
5 16 (29.63%) Windows
5 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
6 15 (27.78%) Mentoring
7 14 (25.93%) VPN
7 14 (25.93%) Java
7 14 (25.93%) PHP
8 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
9 12 (22.22%) Nagios
9 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
9 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (22.22%) Puppet
10 11 (20.37%) Docker
10 11 (20.37%) DevOps
10 11 (20.37%) Kubernetes
10 11 (20.37%) HTML
10 11 (20.37%) Configuration Management
10 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
11 10 (18.52%) Oracle
11 10 (18.52%) Ansible
11 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
12 9 (16.67%) Magento
12 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V

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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
1 8 (14.81%) WordPress
2 6 (11.11%) Apache
2 6 (11.11%) nginx
2 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.26%) CloudStack
3 5 (9.26%) OpenStack
4 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.85%) Jupyter
Business Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.70%) IaaS
4 2 (3.70%) PaaS
4 2 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) GitHub
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) Firewall
2 14 (25.93%) VPN
3 9 (16.67%) DNS
3 9 (16.67%) MPLS
4 8 (14.81%) Skype
4 8 (14.81%) VoIP
5 7 (12.96%) SSL
6 2 (3.70%) SSH
7 1 (1.85%) BGP
7 1 (1.85%) DHCP
7 1 (1.85%) IPsec
7 1 (1.85%) LAN
7 1 (1.85%) Network Security
7 1 (1.85%) OSPF
7 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.85%) VLAN
7 1 (1.85%) WAN
7 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) MySQL
2 8 (14.81%) Power BI
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) Big Data
6 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (9.26%) Hudson
4 5 (9.26%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.70%) GitLab
6 1 (1.85%) Ant
6 1 (1.85%) Appium
6 1 (1.85%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.85%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.85%) Codeship
6 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.85%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (1.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.85%) JMeter
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
6 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (12.96%) German Language
2 5 (9.26%) Dutch Language
2 5 (9.26%) French Language
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 3 (5.56%) Italian Language
4 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 3 (5.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 9 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.96%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Linux Support
4 7 (12.96%) Linux Support Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) IT Support
7 4 (7.41%) PHP Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) HTML
2 6 (11.11%) jQuery
2 6 (11.11%) OpenVZ
3 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
3 5 (9.26%) CSS
3 5 (9.26%) CSS3
3 5 (9.26%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (9.26%) HTML5
3 5 (9.26%) LAMP
3 5 (9.26%) LAPP Stack
3 5 (9.26%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (9.26%) React
3 5 (9.26%) RESTful
4 3 (5.56%) Laravel
4 3 (5.56%) OpenCL
4 3 (5.56%) Symfony
4 3 (5.56%) Vue.js
4 3 (5.56%) Vulkan
5 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (9.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (9.26%) NHS
3 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) Replication
4 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) CUDA
4 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 5 (9.26%) CentOS
4 5 (9.26%) FreeBSD
4 5 (9.26%) OpenBSD
4 5 (9.26%) Solaris
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) Mentoring
3 11 (20.37%) Configuration Management
3 11 (20.37%) DevOps
3 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
4 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 8 (14.81%) Coaching
5 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.96%) Microservices
6 7 (12.96%) Open Source
7 6 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Analytics
8 5 (9.26%) Decision-Making
8 5 (9.26%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (9.26%) E-Procurement
8 5 (9.26%) High Availability
8 5 (9.26%) IT Strategy
8 5 (9.26%) ITIL
8 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (9.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) Python
2 17 (31.48%) SQL
3 14 (25.93%) Java
3 14 (25.93%) PHP
4 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 8 (14.81%) Perl
7 6 (11.11%) Ruby
8 5 (9.26%) Go
9 3 (5.56%) C++
10 1 (1.85%) Groovy
10 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.85%) R
10 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) RHCE
1 5 (9.26%) RHCSA
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CCNP
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.85%) PhD
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) Docker
3 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.96%) KVM
4 7 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (7.41%) Ceph
5 4 (7.41%) Corosync
5 4 (7.41%) DRBD
5 4 (7.41%) iptables
5 4 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.85%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) Nagios
1 12 (22.22%) Puppet
2 11 (20.37%) Kubernetes
3 10 (18.52%) Ansible
4 8 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (12.96%) Terraform
6 6 (11.11%) Cacti
6 6 (11.11%) Consul
6 6 (11.11%) cPanel
6 6 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
6 6 (11.11%) Munin
6 6 (11.11%) Packer
7 5 (9.26%) Grafana
7 5 (9.26%) Graphite
7 5 (9.26%) Opsview
7 5 (9.26%) Salt
7 5 (9.26%) ZABBIX
8 4 (7.41%) Pacemaker
9 1 (1.85%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
3 11 (20.37%) VMware
4 10 (18.52%) Oracle
5 7 (12.96%) SolarWinds
6 5 (9.26%) Percona
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco
7 4 (7.41%) Google
8 3 (5.56%) Tableau
9 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.85%) Brocade
9 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.85%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) IBM
9 1 (1.85%) Juniper