Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 25 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 818 711 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.11% 9.55% 8.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.64% 41.22% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 663 560 574
Manchester median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £65,000 £61,250
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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,584 1,725 1,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.45% 23.17% 22.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,298 1,443 1,490
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £22,925 £23,050 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Altrincham +16 107 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Stockport +17 21 £26,500 -45.64% 6
Salford -9 12 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Oldham +9 10 £35,750 +33.64%
Bolton +15 5 £24,000 -48.94%
Cheadle +6 5 £22,000 -26.67% 3
Rochdale +10 4 £49,000 +25.64% 2
Wigan -7 2 £29,250 -55.85% 6
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 454 (55.50%) Windows
2 339 (41.44%) Amazon AWS
3 311 (38.02%) DevOps
4 283 (34.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 256 (31.30%) Microsoft
6 236 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
7 232 (28.36%) Python
8 230 (28.12%) Information Security
9 221 (27.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 219 (26.77%) Penetration Testing
11 215 (26.28%) SQL
12 209 (25.55%) SIEM
13 203 (24.82%) CISSP
14 201 (24.57%) Active Directory
14 201 (24.57%) VMware
15 193 (23.59%) Finance
16 191 (23.35%) Ansible
17 175 (21.39%) Mentoring
18 172 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 165 (20.17%) Degree
20 155 (18.95%) Jenkins
21 140 (17.11%) Cisco
22 137 (16.75%) Java
23 132 (16.14%) Docker
24 131 (16.01%) Puppet
25 127 (15.53%) Git (software)
26 124 (15.16%) Management Information System
27 121 (14.79%) Disaster Recovery
28 120 (14.67%) Web Development
29 119 (14.55%) PCI DSS

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 72 (8.80%) Confluence
2 67 (8.19%) Apache
3 50 (6.11%) IIS
4 25 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.47%) JBoss
6 11 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.10%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.10%) nginx
7 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.86%) CMS
10 6 (0.73%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.61%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.61%) WildFly
12 4 (0.49%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.49%) WordPress
13 3 (0.37%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 105 (12.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.59%) Magento
2 4 (0.49%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 339 (41.44%) Amazon AWS
2 283 (34.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (10.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 71 (8.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 42 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (5.13%) Amazon S3
5 42 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (4.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 40 (4.89%) Amazon SQS
7 35 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (3.06%) SaaS
9 23 (2.81%) GitHub
10 20 (2.44%) Office 365
11 18 (2.20%) OpenShift
12 16 (1.96%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (1.10%) IaaS
14 6 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 119 (14.55%) Network Security
2 107 (13.08%) Wi-Fi
3 41 (5.01%) Firewall
4 29 (3.55%) DNS
5 28 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 20 (2.44%) Internet
7 19 (2.32%) RS-232
8 18 (2.20%) SAN
9 15 (1.83%) RS-485
10 14 (1.71%) DHCP
11 12 (1.47%) SSL
12 11 (1.34%) VPN
13 10 (1.22%) LAN
13 10 (1.22%) VoIP
13 10 (1.22%) WAN
14 7 (0.86%) Skype
15 6 (0.73%) SSH
16 5 (0.61%) AMQP
16 5 (0.61%) Broadband
17 4 (0.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.27%) MySQL
2 40 (4.89%) Amazon RDS
3 39 (4.77%) MongoDB
4 32 (3.91%) NoSQL
4 32 (3.91%) SQL Server
5 24 (2.93%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.81%) Big Data
7 22 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (1.71%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.86%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.61%) HBase
12 5 (0.61%) Neo4j
12 5 (0.61%) Power BI
13 4 (0.49%) Redis
14 2 (0.24%) MariaDB
15 1 (0.12%) Couchbase
15 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 155 (18.95%) Jenkins
2 127 (15.53%) Git (software)
3 103 (12.59%) TeamCity
4 100 (12.22%) JIRA
5 98 (11.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 88 (10.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (3.55%) Bitbucket
8 21 (2.57%) Selenium
9 19 (2.32%) Travis CI
10 18 (2.20%) JUnit
11 17 (2.08%) Subversion
12 16 (1.96%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.83%) EasyMock
14 14 (1.71%) GitLab
15 8 (0.98%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
17 6 (0.73%) WebDriver
18 5 (0.61%) Codeship
18 5 (0.61%) IntelliJ
18 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 193 (23.59%) Finance
2 115 (14.06%) Legal
3 43 (5.26%) Electronics
4 33 (4.03%) Marketing
5 27 (3.30%) Retail
6 26 (3.18%) Games
7 24 (2.93%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.47%) Law
10 8 (0.98%) Military
11 6 (0.73%) Banking
12 4 (0.49%) Advertising
13 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.24%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 175 (21.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 128 (15.65%) Analyst
3 112 (13.69%) Security Analyst
4 106 (12.96%) IT Analyst
4 106 (12.96%) IT Security Analyst
4 106 (12.96%) Senior Analyst
4 106 (12.96%) Senior IT Security Analyst
4 106 (12.96%) Senior Security Analyst
5 96 (11.74%) Information Manager
5 96 (11.74%) Information Security Manager
5 96 (11.74%) Security Manager
6 81 (9.90%) Developer
7 72 (8.80%) Linux Engineer
8 59 (7.21%) Software Engineer
9 40 (4.89%) DevOps Manager
10 38 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 36 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
11 36 (4.40%) Support Engineer
12 34 (4.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 34 (4.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (8.19%) Node.js
2 40 (4.89%) LAMP
3 38 (4.65%) HTML
4 36 (4.40%) Web Services
5 32 (3.91%) CSS
6 30 (3.67%) Java EE
6 30 (3.67%) Spring
7 27 (3.30%) RESTful
8 26 (3.18%) Elastic Stack
9 23 (2.81%) XML
10 19 (2.32%) jQuery
11 18 (2.20%) Sensu
12 17 (2.08%) .NET
12 17 (2.08%) REST
13 16 (1.96%) SOAP
14 15 (1.83%) EJB
14 15 (1.83%) JSF
15 14 (1.71%) Ajax
15 14 (1.71%) React
16 13 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 124 (15.16%) Management Information System
2 105 (12.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 45 (5.50%) Fintech
4 42 (5.13%) Private Cloud
5 40 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (4.52%) Public Cloud
7 25 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.83%) Wiki
9 14 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.98%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.86%) Blog
12 7 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.61%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.61%) User Experience
14 4 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
14 4 (0.49%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.49%) Cyberattack
15 3 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 454 (55.50%) Windows
2 62 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 58 (7.09%) Unix
4 53 (6.48%) CentOS
5 50 (6.11%) Windows Server
6 42 (5.13%) Ubuntu
7 28 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.32%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.32%) Windows 10
10 17 (2.08%) Android
11 14 (1.71%) Debian
11 14 (1.71%) Windows 7
12 13 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.10%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.10%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.86%) Solaris
15 6 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.73%) SUSE
16 5 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (38.02%) DevOps
2 236 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (28.12%) Information Security
4 219 (26.77%) Penetration Testing
5 209 (25.55%) SIEM
6 175 (21.39%) Mentoring
7 121 (14.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 120 (14.67%) Web Development
9 110 (13.45%) Business Continuity
10 108 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
11 106 (12.96%) Risk Analysis
11 106 (12.96%) Software Engineering
11 106 (12.96%) Threat Analysis
11 106 (12.96%) Vulnerability Management
12 105 (12.84%) Data Protection
12 105 (12.84%) Due Diligence
12 105 (12.84%) Scenario Testing
13 103 (12.59%) OWASP
14 102 (12.47%) Configuration Management
15 98 (11.98%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (28.36%) Python
2 215 (26.28%) SQL
3 137 (16.75%) Java
4 105 (12.84%) Bash Shell
5 91 (11.12%) C++
6 80 (9.78%) Ruby
7 71 (8.68%) JavaScript
8 68 (8.31%) Perl
9 65 (7.95%) C#
10 63 (7.70%) PHP
11 42 (5.13%) C
11 42 (5.13%) PowerShell
12 24 (2.93%) Go
13 16 (1.96%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.47%) Scala
15 8 (0.98%) Embedded C++
16 7 (0.86%) Groovy
17 6 (0.73%) ES6
18 5 (0.61%) Embedded C
18 5 (0.61%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 203 (24.82%) CISSP
2 165 (20.17%) Degree
3 110 (13.45%) SANS
4 107 (13.08%) CREST Certified
5 105 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
6 95 (11.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 25 (3.06%) AWS Certification
7 25 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (1.96%) Security Cleared
9 12 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.34%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.22%) CCNA
12 7 (0.86%) OSCP
13 6 (0.73%) CCNP
13 6 (0.73%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.61%) MCITP
14 5 (0.61%) MCP
14 5 (0.61%) MCSA
15 4 (0.49%) RHCE
15 4 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (27.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (14.55%) PCI DSS
3 110 (13.45%) GDPR
4 30 (3.67%) QA
5 12 (1.47%) SLA
6 6 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.24%) FISMA
7 2 (0.24%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 201 (24.57%) Active Directory
2 172 (21.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (16.14%) Docker
4 40 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.83%) vSphere
7 7 (0.86%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.73%) HDFS
9 5 (0.61%) Firmware
10 3 (0.37%) KVM
10 3 (0.37%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.37%) Xen
11 2 (0.24%) XenServer
12 1 (0.12%) Ceph
12 1 (0.12%) pfSense
12 1 (0.12%) Varnish
12 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 191 (23.35%) Ansible
2 131 (16.01%) Puppet
3 113 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (13.20%) Kubernetes
5 60 (7.33%) Terraform
6 43 (5.26%) Salt
7 27 (3.30%) Prometheus
8 25 (3.06%) Packer
9 22 (2.69%) Graphite
10 11 (1.34%) Grafana
11 9 (1.10%) Cobbler
12 7 (0.86%) Consul
13 6 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.61%) CFEngine
14 5 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (0.49%) Kibana
15 4 (0.49%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.49%) WSUS
15 4 (0.49%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 256 (31.30%) Microsoft
2 201 (24.57%) VMware
3 140 (17.11%) Cisco
4 75 (9.17%) Red Hat
5 47 (5.75%) Oracle
6 41 (5.01%) New Relic
6 41 (5.01%) Trend Micro
7 20 (2.44%) SAP
8 19 (2.32%) WorldPay
9 18 (2.20%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.83%) Google
10 15 (1.83%) HP
11 13 (1.59%) Apple
12 8 (0.98%) Aquila
12 8 (0.98%) Symantec
13 7 (0.86%) Citrix
13 7 (0.86%) Ivanti
14 6 (0.73%) BMC
14 6 (0.73%) Veeam
15 5 (0.61%) NetApp