Period
to 21 June 2018

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

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 21 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 707 819 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.97% 10.17% 7.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.12% 42.00% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 577 680 434
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,800 £60,050 £60,875
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%

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 1,533 1,950 1,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.62% 24.22% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,275 1,673 1,325
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 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
Stockport -6 34 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Wigan +17 21 £60,000 +60.00%
Salford +7 18 £40,380 +7.33% 4
Cheadle +9 13 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Altrincham -8 12 £40,000 +33.33% 7
Oldham -3 7 £23,500 -37.33% 2
Bury -3 1 £30,000 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Linux.

1 329 (46.53%) DevOps
2 293 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 269 (38.05%) Amazon AWS
4 268 (37.91%) Windows
5 222 (31.40%) Python
6 210 (29.70%) Git (software)
7 188 (26.59%) Ansible
8 169 (23.90%) MySQL
9 168 (23.76%) SQL
10 164 (23.20%) Java
11 162 (22.91%) JavaScript
11 162 (22.91%) PHP
12 159 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
13 156 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
14 151 (21.36%) Puppet
15 142 (20.08%) Docker
16 138 (19.52%) Jenkins
17 136 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
17 136 (19.24%) CSS
18 134 (18.95%) HTML
19 121 (17.11%) Software Engineering
20 110 (15.56%) Bash Shell
21 109 (15.42%) VMware
22 107 (15.13%) Scrum
23 102 (14.43%) Test Automation
24 101 (14.29%) TDD
25 99 (14.00%) Apache
26 95 (13.44%) Microsoft
26 95 (13.44%) Ruby
27 93 (13.15%) Kubernetes

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 99 (14.00%) Apache
2 49 (6.93%) IIS
3 47 (6.65%) Confluence
4 44 (6.22%) Tomcat
5 40 (5.66%) nginx
6 20 (2.83%) WordPress
7 16 (2.26%) Apache Spark
8 15 (2.12%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.85%) JBoss
10 6 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.85%) SAS
10 6 (0.85%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.71%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.57%) CMS
12 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.42%) Fireworks
3 3 (0.42%) GIMP
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (3.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 269 (38.05%) Amazon AWS
2 156 (22.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (9.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 52 (7.36%) Amazon EC2
5 45 (6.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 43 (6.08%) Amazon S3
7 41 (5.80%) SaaS
8 36 (5.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 35 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 33 (4.67%) Amazon SQS
11 23 (3.25%) IaaS
12 21 (2.97%) GitHub
12 21 (2.97%) OpenShift
13 19 (2.69%) NuGet
14 18 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (2.55%) PaaS
15 9 (1.27%) Office 365
16 8 (1.13%) npm
17 6 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
17 6 (0.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.52%) TCP/IP
2 30 (4.24%) DNS
3 29 (4.10%) Firewall
4 27 (3.82%) SSL
5 25 (3.54%) VoIP
6 24 (3.39%) HTTP
7 19 (2.69%) SAN
8 16 (2.26%) Internet
8 16 (2.26%) LAN
9 13 (1.84%) WAN
10 10 (1.41%) Asterisk PBX
10 10 (1.41%) VPN
11 9 (1.27%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.13%) PBX
12 8 (1.13%) VLAN
13 7 (0.99%) NAS
14 6 (0.85%) DHCP
14 6 (0.85%) Skype
15 5 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (23.90%) MySQL
2 41 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (5.09%) Big Data
5 35 (4.95%) Amazon RDS
6 30 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.54%) Hadoop
8 20 (2.83%) NoSQL
9 18 (2.55%) Relational Database
10 16 (2.26%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.70%) DB2
13 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.99%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.85%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 4 (0.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 210 (29.70%) Git (software)
2 138 (19.52%) Jenkins
3 80 (11.32%) JIRA
4 60 (8.49%) TeamCity
5 55 (7.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 46 (6.51%) Octopus Deploy
6 46 (6.51%) Subversion
7 36 (5.09%) Vagrant
8 28 (3.96%) Selenium
9 17 (2.40%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.70%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.41%) Mercurial
11 10 (1.41%) Travis CI
12 9 (1.27%) Grunt
13 8 (1.13%) Ant
13 8 (1.13%) GoCD
13 8 (1.13%) Gradle
13 8 (1.13%) Mocha
13 8 (1.13%) PHPUnit
14 6 (0.85%) webpack
General
1 69 (9.76%) Finance
2 47 (6.65%) Retail
3 35 (4.95%) Marketing
4 32 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 26 (3.68%) Electronics
6 24 (3.39%) Advertising
7 20 (2.83%) Games
8 19 (2.69%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.27%) Automotive
10 5 (0.71%) Banking
10 5 (0.71%) Military
11 3 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Legal
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 189 (26.73%) Developer
2 179 (25.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (10.04%) Linux Engineer
4 70 (9.90%) PHP Developer
5 57 (8.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 51 (7.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 42 (5.94%) AWS Engineer
7 42 (5.94%) Software Engineer
8 40 (5.66%) AWS DevOps
9 37 (5.23%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 37 (5.23%) Cloud Engineer
9 37 (5.23%) Java Engineer
10 36 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (4.95%) Senior DevOps
12 34 (4.81%) Administrator
13 31 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
14 28 (3.96%) Lead DevOps
15 27 (3.82%) Support Engineer
16 23 (3.25%) Junior
16 23 (3.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (19.24%) CSS
2 134 (18.95%) HTML
3 92 (13.01%) LAMP
4 87 (12.31%) Web Services
5 57 (8.06%) AngularJS
5 57 (8.06%) Laravel
6 56 (7.92%) jQuery
7 51 (7.21%) Node.js
8 48 (6.79%) XML
9 47 (6.65%) HTML5
10 46 (6.51%) REST
11 41 (5.80%) Ajax
12 37 (5.23%) Symfony
13 36 (5.09%) JSON
14 35 (4.95%) CSS3
15 34 (4.81%) .NET
16 33 (4.67%) RESTful
17 29 (4.10%) LEMP Stack
18 28 (3.96%) SOAP
19 26 (3.68%) React
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.22%) Computer Science
2 33 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
3 31 (4.38%) Private Cloud
3 31 (4.38%) User Experience
4 27 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 23 (3.25%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.98%) Public Cloud
7 12 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.13%) Social Media
10 8 (1.13%) Wiki
11 6 (0.85%) Blog
11 6 (0.85%) DataPower
11 6 (0.85%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.85%) Fintech
11 6 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 268 (37.91%) Windows
2 80 (11.32%) Unix
3 48 (6.79%) CentOS
4 41 (5.80%) Windows Server
5 34 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (4.10%) Debian
7 26 (3.68%) Android
8 23 (3.25%) Apple iOS
9 17 (2.40%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.26%) Mac OS X
11 15 (2.12%) Ubuntu
11 15 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (1.84%) Solaris
13 12 (1.70%) AIX
13 12 (1.70%) HPUX
14 10 (1.41%) SUSE
15 9 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (1.13%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (46.53%) DevOps
2 293 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (22.49%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (17.11%) Software Engineering
5 107 (15.13%) Scrum
6 102 (14.43%) Test Automation
7 101 (14.29%) TDD
8 87 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
9 83 (11.74%) Configuration Management
10 63 (8.91%) MVC
11 62 (8.77%) E-Commerce
12 58 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (7.92%) Open Source
14 50 (7.07%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (6.79%) Microservices
16 47 (6.65%) OOP
17 45 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 42 (5.94%) OO
19 39 (5.52%) Kanban
20 38 (5.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 222 (31.40%) Python
2 168 (23.76%) SQL
3 164 (23.20%) Java
4 162 (22.91%) JavaScript
4 162 (22.91%) PHP
5 110 (15.56%) Bash Shell
6 95 (13.44%) Ruby
7 69 (9.76%) Perl
8 66 (9.34%) C
9 53 (7.50%) C++
10 38 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 31 (4.38%) C#
12 28 (3.96%) Shell Script
13 22 (3.11%) Go
14 18 (2.55%) ES6
15 10 (1.41%) Scala
16 8 (1.13%) Java 8
17 7 (0.99%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.85%) VBScript
19 4 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (8.91%) Degree
2 49 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.68%) AWS Certification
4 24 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
8 14 (1.98%) MCSE
8 14 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.27%) CCNA
10 9 (1.27%) MCSA
11 8 (1.13%) CISSP
11 8 (1.13%) SANS
12 6 (0.85%) GIAC
12 6 (0.85%) MCITP
12 6 (0.85%) MCTS
12 6 (0.85%) PhD
13 5 (0.71%) Linux+ Certification
13 5 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.36%) QA
2 24 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (2.97%) GCP
4 18 (2.55%) SLA
5 8 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.57%) GDPR
8 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) GPG13
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 142 (20.08%) Docker
2 83 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (10.04%) Active Directory
4 57 (8.06%) Hyper-V
5 38 (5.37%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.96%) Xen
7 27 (3.82%) VirtualBox
8 14 (1.98%) vSphere
9 7 (0.99%) KVM
9 7 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.71%) Varnish
12 4 (0.57%) FreeRADIUS
12 4 (0.57%) pfSense
12 4 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.42%) Firmware
13 3 (0.42%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.42%) LXC
13 3 (0.42%) XenServer
14 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 188 (26.59%) Ansible
2 151 (21.36%) Puppet
3 136 (19.24%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (13.15%) Kubernetes
5 61 (8.63%) Terraform
6 33 (4.67%) Salt
7 22 (3.11%) Packer
8 17 (2.40%) Kibana
9 13 (1.84%) Prometheus
10 7 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 5 (0.71%) Consul
12 5 (0.71%) logstash
12 5 (0.71%) Nagios
13 4 (0.57%) Graphite
13 4 (0.57%) Nessus
14 3 (0.42%) Cobbler
14 3 (0.42%) WSUS
15 2 (0.28%) Rundeck
15 2 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (15.42%) VMware
2 95 (13.44%) Microsoft
3 71 (10.04%) Oracle
4 52 (7.36%) Red Hat
5 42 (5.94%) Google
6 33 (4.67%) New Relic
7 32 (4.53%) Trend Micro
8 28 (3.96%) Cisco
9 23 (3.25%) Zend
10 18 (2.55%) SAP
11 17 (2.40%) Citrix
11 17 (2.40%) HP
11 17 (2.40%) WorldPay
12 16 (2.26%) IBM
13 14 (1.98%) Capita
13 14 (1.98%) SaltStack
14 13 (1.84%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.13%) Apple
16 7 (0.99%) 3PAR
16 7 (0.99%) WooCommerce