Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 838 530 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.25% 7.51% 8.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.17% 36.03% 34.11%
Number of salaries quoted 693 463 488
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,525
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £54,125
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1987 1471 1680
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 24.30% 20.85% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1719 1286 1375
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 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
Stockport +7 48 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Oldham +17 29 £37,500 +50.00%
Altrincham -9 19 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Wigan - 19 £37,500 - 1
Rochdale 0 14 £46,000 -
Salford -12 10 £42,750 +22.14% 1
Cheadle -4 9 £30,000 -36.84%
Bolton 0 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Sale -2 1 £42,500 -2.86%
Bury -14 1 - -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 323 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (32.46%) SQL
3 271 (32.34%) DevOps
4 243 (29.00%) JavaScript
5 228 (27.21%) Windows
6 226 (26.97%) HTML
7 222 (26.49%) Python
8 221 (26.37%) Puppet
9 202 (24.11%) Java
10 201 (23.99%) MySQL
11 199 (23.75%) PHP
12 196 (23.39%) CSS
13 168 (20.05%) Unix
14 156 (18.62%) Software Engineering
14 156 (18.62%) Opscode Chef
15 154 (18.38%) Git (software)
16 152 (18.14%) Amazon AWS
17 139 (16.59%) TDD
18 134 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
19 133 (15.87%) Web Services
20 127 (15.16%) Scrum
21 126 (15.04%) Ruby
22 123 (14.68%) OO
23 122 (14.56%) C++
23 122 (14.56%) Jenkins
24 121 (14.44%) Configuration Management
25 118 (14.08%) C
26 117 (13.96%) Degree
27 115 (13.72%) Oracle
27 115 (13.72%) Apache

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
1 115 (13.72%) Apache
2 44 (5.25%) Tomcat
3 39 (4.65%) OpenStack
4 32 (3.82%) nginx
5 27 (3.22%) CloudStack
6 22 (2.63%) WordPress
7 20 (2.39%) Confluence
8 19 (2.27%) Apache Solr
8 19 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.67%) Apache Spark
10 12 (1.43%) IIS
11 11 (1.31%) Drupal
12 10 (1.19%) JBoss
13 9 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.72%) GeoServer
14 6 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.72%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.60%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (2.51%) Magento
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 152 (18.14%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (5.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (4.18%) GitHub
5 27 (3.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.91%) Google App Engine
8 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.84%) SaaS
10 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.48%) IaaS
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.24%) PaaS
13 2 (0.24%) Sage Pay
14 1 (0.12%) Trello
14 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.28%) TCP/IP
2 39 (4.65%) Firewall
3 29 (3.46%) Ethernet
4 28 (3.34%) Internet
5 27 (3.22%) HTTP
6 26 (3.10%) LAN
7 25 (2.98%) WAN
8 22 (2.63%) VPN
9 19 (2.27%) DNS
9 19 (2.27%) RS-232
10 18 (2.15%) SAN
10 18 (2.15%) VoIP
11 14 (1.67%) OSPF
12 13 (1.55%) BGP
12 13 (1.55%) MPLS
13 12 (1.43%) Broadband
14 11 (1.31%) SSL
15 10 (1.19%) IPsec
16 9 (1.07%) L2TP
16 9 (1.07%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (23.99%) MySQL
2 91 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 55 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 54 (6.44%) Big Data
5 36 (4.30%) NoSQL
6 34 (4.06%) MongoDB
7 26 (3.10%) Hadoop
8 21 (2.51%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.43%) Apache Accumulo
11 12 (1.43%) CouchDB
12 10 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.60%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.48%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.48%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 4 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
14 4 (0.48%) Redis
Development Applications
1 154 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 122 (14.56%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.71%) JIRA
4 57 (6.80%) Selenium
5 43 (5.13%) Subversion
6 37 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 32 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 31 (3.70%) Vagrant
9 26 (3.10%) NuGet
10 25 (2.98%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.86%) Cucumber
12 22 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (2.51%) Bitbucket
14 20 (2.39%) PHPUnit
15 19 (2.27%) Maven
15 19 (2.27%) NUnit
16 18 (2.15%) JUnit
17 17 (2.03%) Codeception
18 16 (1.91%) Eclipse
18 16 (1.91%) GitLab
General
1 73 (8.71%) Finance
2 51 (6.09%) Marketing
3 48 (5.73%) Manufacturing
4 47 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 43 (5.13%) Electronics
6 31 (3.70%) Retail
7 21 (2.51%) Games
8 13 (1.55%) Banking
9 10 (1.19%) Legal
10 6 (0.72%) Advertising
10 6 (0.72%) Automotive
11 4 (0.48%) Billing
11 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
13 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 304 (36.28%) Developer
2 142 (16.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 107 (12.77%) PHP Developer
4 92 (10.98%) Linux Engineer
5 86 (10.26%) Software Engineer
6 66 (7.88%) Administrator
7 61 (7.28%) Java Developer
8 60 (7.16%) Systems Administrator
9 57 (6.80%) Senior Developer
10 55 (6.56%) Linux Administrator
10 55 (6.56%) Software Developer
11 53 (6.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 46 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
13 45 (5.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 43 (5.13%) Java Engineer
15 42 (5.01%) Platform Engineer
15 42 (5.01%) SQL Developer
16 40 (4.77%) Java Software Engineer
17 38 (4.53%) Cloud Engineer
17 38 (4.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (26.97%) HTML
2 196 (23.39%) CSS
3 133 (15.87%) Web Services
4 109 (13.01%) jQuery
5 93 (11.10%) HTML5
5 93 (11.10%) Spring
6 92 (10.98%) .NET
7 89 (10.62%) LAMP
8 65 (7.76%) AngularJS
9 58 (6.92%) Java EE
10 56 (6.68%) CSS3
11 54 (6.44%) XML
12 46 (5.49%) Symfony
13 40 (4.77%) REST
14 38 (4.53%) Ajax
15 36 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 33 (3.94%) Hibernate
17 32 (3.82%) SOAP
18 30 (3.58%) React
19 29 (3.46%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.02%) iPad
2 78 (9.31%) Computer Science
3 66 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
5 23 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.27%) User Experience
8 17 (2.03%) Internet of Things
8 17 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.91%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.79%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 15 (1.79%) Wiki
11 12 (1.43%) Clustering
12 11 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.31%) Device Driver
12 11 (1.31%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (1.19%) Handset
14 9 (1.07%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 228 (27.21%) Windows
2 168 (20.05%) Unix
3 81 (9.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 63 (7.52%) CentOS
4 63 (7.52%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.34%) Mac OS
6 25 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.51%) Embedded Linux
9 18 (2.15%) Debian
10 16 (1.91%) Ubuntu
11 15 (1.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 11 (1.31%) Android
13 10 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.19%) HPUX
14 9 (1.07%) AIX
15 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.72%) Solaris
16 2 (0.24%) SUSE
16 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (32.34%) DevOps
3 156 (18.62%) Software Engineering
4 139 (16.59%) TDD
5 134 (15.99%) Continuous Integration
6 127 (15.16%) Scrum
7 123 (14.68%) OO
8 121 (14.44%) Configuration Management
9 104 (12.41%) Test Automation
10 94 (11.22%) Open Source
11 85 (10.14%) Mentoring
12 84 (10.02%) MVC
13 76 (9.07%) E-Commerce
14 70 (8.35%) OOP
15 67 (8.00%) Web Development
16 53 (6.32%) Microservices
17 47 (5.61%) ITIL
18 44 (5.25%) Kanban
19 43 (5.13%) Analytics
19 43 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 272 (32.46%) SQL
2 243 (29.00%) JavaScript
3 222 (26.49%) Python
4 202 (24.11%) Java
5 199 (23.75%) PHP
6 126 (15.04%) Ruby
7 122 (14.56%) C++
8 118 (14.08%) C
9 114 (13.60%) Bash Shell
10 68 (8.11%) Perl
11 66 (7.88%) Shell Script
12 53 (6.32%) C#
13 32 (3.82%) PowerShell
14 26 (3.10%) Embedded C
15 15 (1.79%) Embedded C++
15 15 (1.79%) XAML
16 13 (1.55%) Scala
17 7 (0.84%) Clojure
17 7 (0.84%) PHP 5
17 7 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (13.96%) Degree
2 52 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.46%) DV Cleared
4 21 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (2.27%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.79%) ISEB
7 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.55%) MCSE
9 12 (1.43%) CCNA
9 12 (1.43%) HND
10 8 (0.95%) CCNP
10 8 (0.95%) JNCIP
11 6 (0.72%) HNC
11 6 (0.72%) MCSA
12 5 (0.60%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.36%) RHCE
13 3 (0.36%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.36%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.89%) QA
2 29 (3.46%) GCP
3 8 (0.95%) SLA
4 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (10.14%) Docker
2 48 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.53%) Xen
4 37 (4.42%) vSphere
5 30 (3.58%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.22%) XenServer
7 24 (2.86%) Active Directory
8 22 (2.63%) Firmware
9 11 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.31%) VirtualBox
10 9 (1.07%) KVM
11 7 (0.84%) Samba
12 6 (0.72%) vCloud
13 5 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.48%) HDFS
15 3 (0.36%) Varnish
16 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.24%) NFS
17 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 221 (26.37%) Puppet
2 156 (18.62%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (11.10%) Ansible
4 48 (5.73%) Kubernetes
5 34 (4.06%) Terraform
6 28 (3.34%) Cobbler
7 27 (3.22%) Tivoli
8 17 (2.03%) Capistrano
9 15 (1.79%) Cacti
10 14 (1.67%) Packer
11 13 (1.55%) Nagios
12 12 (1.43%) Salt
13 11 (1.31%) Kibana
14 8 (0.95%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
15 7 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
16 5 (0.60%) Plesk
17 3 (0.36%) Graphite
17 3 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 115 (13.72%) Oracle
2 98 (11.69%) VMware
3 90 (10.74%) Microsoft
4 86 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 52 (6.21%) Google
6 33 (3.94%) Atlassian
7 32 (3.82%) SAP
8 27 (3.22%) EnterpriseDB
9 23 (2.74%) Cisco
10 19 (2.27%) HP
11 15 (1.79%) SaltStack
12 13 (1.55%) Juniper
13 10 (1.19%) BroadSoft
14 9 (1.07%) Citrix
14 9 (1.07%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.07%) Veeam
14 9 (1.07%) Zend
14 9 (1.07%) Zerto
15 8 (0.95%) BT
15 8 (0.95%) Ericsson