Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 61 39
Rank change year-on-year +41 -22 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 61 19 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.62% 2.30% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.53% 14.50% 31.95%
Number of salaries quoted 56 17 46
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £19,500 £19,650 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £37,700 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 137 131 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.35% 15.88% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 126 102 137
Lancashire median annual salary £31,000 £31,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.80% -10.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £18,625 £21,000 £21,150
90th Percentile £61,102 £43,625 £43,750
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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
Blackpool +12 24 £52,925 +107.55% 3
Preston +29 19 £24,500 -30.00% 5
Blackburn +8 11 £21,000 +31.25% 2
Burnley +7 3 £30,500 +10.91%
Lancaster +17 1 £65,000 +80.56% 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 24 (39.34%) Firewall
1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
3 21 (34.43%) SQL
4 19 (31.15%) Windows
4 19 (31.15%) Python
4 19 (31.15%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (31.15%) Mentoring
5 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (29.51%) Puppet
6 17 (27.87%) Ansible
6 17 (27.87%) Docker
6 17 (27.87%) DevOps
6 17 (27.87%) Kubernetes
6 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
7 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
8 15 (24.59%) VPN
8 15 (24.59%) Load Balancing
9 14 (22.95%) MySQL
9 14 (22.95%) Red Hat
10 13 (21.31%) Coaching
10 13 (21.31%) Jenkins
10 13 (21.31%) Bash Shell
10 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (19.67%) MPLS
11 12 (19.67%) Java
11 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (18.03%) Perl
12 11 (18.03%) Hyper-V
12 11 (18.03%) Opscode Chef

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 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.11%) WordPress
3 5 (8.20%) Apache
4 4 (6.56%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.92%) nginx
5 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.28%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Magento
2 3 (4.92%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 19 (31.15%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (29.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (16.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (11.48%) IaaS
4 7 (11.48%) PaaS
4 7 (11.48%) SaaS
5 5 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (8.20%) Office 365
6 2 (3.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) VPN
3 12 (19.67%) MPLS
4 9 (14.75%) DNS
4 9 (14.75%) Skype
4 9 (14.75%) VoIP
5 7 (11.48%) SSL
6 3 (4.92%) LAN
6 3 (4.92%) Network Security
6 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.92%) VLAN
6 3 (4.92%) WAN
7 2 (3.28%) ADSL
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.28%) SAN
7 2 (3.28%) SSH
7 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) MySQL
2 10 (16.39%) Power BI
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
6 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
6 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.84%) CircleCI
3 6 (9.84%) Codeship
3 6 (9.84%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.20%) Hudson
4 5 (8.20%) Vagrant
5 3 (4.92%) GitLab
6 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (13.11%) German Language
2 6 (9.84%) Dutch Language
2 6 (9.84%) French Language
2 6 (9.84%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Italian Language
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) DevOps Engineer
1 17 (27.87%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (21.31%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 9 (14.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (13.11%) Linux Support
4 8 (13.11%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (9.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) AWS Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (8.20%) IT Support
6 5 (8.20%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
2 6 (9.84%) CSS
2 6 (9.84%) CSS3
2 6 (9.84%) HTML5
2 6 (9.84%) React
2 6 (9.84%) RESTful
3 5 (8.20%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (6.56%) Laravel
4 4 (6.56%) Symfony
4 4 (6.56%) Vue.js
5 3 (4.92%) Node.js
5 3 (4.92%) OpenVZ
6 2 (3.28%) jQuery
6 2 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.64%) .NET
7 1 (1.64%) LAMP
7 1 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Public Cloud
2 7 (11.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (9.84%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (8.20%) NHS
5 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 2 (3.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) Unix
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.64%) CentOS
6 1 (1.64%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.64%) OpenBSD
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) Mentoring
3 17 (27.87%) Configuration Management
3 17 (27.87%) DevOps
4 15 (24.59%) Load Balancing
5 13 (21.31%) Coaching
6 12 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
8 8 (13.11%) Open Source
9 7 (11.48%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (11.48%) Microservices
10 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (8.20%) Decision-Making
10 5 (8.20%) E-Procurement
10 5 (8.20%) High Availability
10 5 (8.20%) IT Strategy
10 5 (8.20%) SIEM
10 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.20%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 19 (31.15%) Python
3 13 (21.31%) Bash Shell
4 12 (19.67%) Java
5 11 (18.03%) Perl
6 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
7 7 (11.48%) PHP
7 7 (11.48%) Ruby
8 5 (8.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) RHCE
1 5 (8.20%) RHCSA
2 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.64%) CCNP
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Docker
2 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
3 11 (18.03%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.56%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.92%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) Puppet
2 17 (27.87%) Ansible
2 17 (27.87%) Kubernetes
3 11 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (14.75%) Nagios
5 8 (13.11%) Terraform
6 7 (11.48%) Consul
6 7 (11.48%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (11.48%) Packer
7 6 (9.84%) CFEngine
7 6 (9.84%) cPanel
8 5 (8.20%) Grafana
8 5 (8.20%) Graphite
8 5 (8.20%) Opsview
8 5 (8.20%) Salt
8 5 (8.20%) ZABBIX
9 3 (4.92%) Cacti
9 3 (4.92%) Munin
10 2 (3.28%) SCCM
11 1 (1.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.95%) Red Hat
3 10 (16.39%) Google
4 9 (14.75%) VMware
5 6 (9.84%) Atlassian
5 6 (9.84%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.20%) Cisco
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle
7 4 (6.56%) HP
8 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.92%) Tableau
9 2 (3.28%) Citrix
9 2 (3.28%) jetNEXUS
10 1 (1.64%) Brocade
10 1 (1.64%) Juniper
10 1 (1.64%) Percona
10 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com