Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 19 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 593 811 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.10% 11.13% 9.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.33% 48.88% 42.15%
Number of salaries quoted 455 664 606
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,312 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +11.18% +6.25%

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 1,401 1,659 1,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.49% 22.76% 22.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,100 1,377 1,550
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,725 £21,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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
Salford +1 20 £52,500 +30.85% 9
Stockport -16 19 £40,000 +52.38% 6
Altrincham -13 5 £40,000 -33.33% 8
Bolton - 5 £26,000 - 1
Rochdale - 4 £55,000 - 1
Oldham -4 3 £45,000 +46.34% 1
Bury +5 2 £38,000 +26.67%
Cheadle -12 2 £42,000 +68.00% 2
Sale - 1 - -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 223 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (35.24%) DevOps
3 201 (33.90%) AWS
4 171 (28.84%) Azure
5 161 (27.15%) Windows
6 152 (25.63%) Python
7 134 (22.60%) Git (software)
8 131 (22.09%) C++
9 122 (20.57%) C
9 122 (20.57%) Software Engineering
10 119 (20.07%) Docker
11 104 (17.54%) Ansible
12 102 (17.20%) JavaScript
13 99 (16.69%) Java
14 95 (16.02%) Open Source
15 93 (15.68%) Jenkins
16 92 (15.51%) MySQL
17 91 (15.35%) SQL
18 90 (15.18%) PHP
18 90 (15.18%) Unix
19 86 (14.50%) Bash Shell
20 84 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
21 80 (13.49%) Puppet
22 79 (13.32%) Microsoft
23 76 (12.82%) Mentoring
24 74 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
25 73 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
26 71 (11.97%) Kubernetes
27 67 (11.30%) Degree
28 65 (10.96%) Android

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 25 (4.22%) Apache
1 25 (4.22%) IIS
2 18 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.70%) Confluence
3 16 (2.70%) WordPress
4 15 (2.53%) Drupal
4 15 (2.53%) nginx
5 7 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.01%) CMS
6 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.34%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) SAS
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) CiviCRM
2 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 201 (33.90%) AWS
2 171 (28.84%) Azure
3 63 (10.62%) GCP
4 40 (6.75%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (6.07%) GitHub
6 23 (3.88%) Office 365
7 22 (3.71%) IaaS
8 21 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (3.20%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (3.04%) PaaS
11 16 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (2.36%) SaaS
13 12 (2.02%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.69%) Serverless
15 8 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
16 6 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 5 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
18 3 (0.51%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.56%) DNS
2 32 (5.40%) TCP/IP
3 28 (4.72%) Firewall
4 21 (3.54%) WAN
5 15 (2.53%) VLAN
5 15 (2.53%) VoIP
6 14 (2.36%) VPN
7 11 (1.85%) LAN
7 11 (1.85%) SAN
8 9 (1.52%) DHCP
8 9 (1.52%) HTTP
8 9 (1.52%) Internet
8 9 (1.52%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.18%) SSH
10 6 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.01%) Network Security
10 6 (1.01%) SMTP
10 6 (1.01%) SNMP
10 6 (1.01%) VPLS
10 6 (1.01%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (15.51%) MySQL
2 38 (6.41%) NoSQL
3 29 (4.89%) SQL Server
4 21 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
6 17 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (2.87%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.70%) BigQuery
7 16 (2.70%) Snowflake Schema
8 13 (2.19%) Big Data
9 10 (1.69%) Redis
10 8 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.18%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (0.84%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.84%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.67%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 134 (22.60%) Git (software)
2 93 (15.68%) Jenkins
3 59 (9.95%) JIRA
4 32 (5.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (4.72%) GitLab
6 25 (4.22%) Subversion
7 18 (3.04%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (2.36%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.36%) Gerrit
9 14 (2.36%) Maven
10 13 (2.19%) Mercurial
10 13 (2.19%) Selenium
11 10 (1.69%) Ant
11 10 (1.69%) Bitbucket Server
12 7 (1.18%) JUnit
12 7 (1.18%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.84%) CircleCI
13 5 (0.84%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.84%) PHPUnit
General
1 51 (8.60%) Finance
2 44 (7.42%) Automotive
3 36 (6.07%) Retail
4 35 (5.90%) Public Sector
5 25 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 24 (4.05%) Marketing
7 11 (1.85%) Games
8 8 (1.35%) Banking
8 8 (1.35%) Law
9 7 (1.18%) Electronics
9 7 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.01%) Back Office
10 6 (1.01%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Police
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 118 (19.90%) Developer
2 114 (19.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 94 (15.85%) Software Engineer
4 66 (11.13%) PHP Developer
5 41 (6.91%) Linux Engineer
6 36 (6.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 32 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 32 (5.40%) Senior Software Engineer
8 29 (4.89%) Architect
8 29 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
9 26 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
9 26 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 24 (4.05%) C++ Software Engineer
11 23 (3.88%) Analyst
12 22 (3.71%) Junior
13 19 (3.20%) Team Leader
14 17 (2.87%) Support Engineer
15 16 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 16 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 16 (2.70%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.27%) HTML
2 48 (8.09%) CSS
3 43 (7.25%) Laravel
4 36 (6.07%) Web Services
5 27 (4.55%) React
6 25 (4.22%) jQuery
6 25 (4.22%) Vulkan
7 23 (3.88%) Node.js
8 22 (3.71%) Symfony
9 21 (3.54%) .NET
10 20 (3.37%) JSON
11 19 (3.20%) LAMP
12 18 (3.04%) RESTful
13 17 (2.87%) Vue.js
14 16 (2.70%) Sass
15 15 (2.53%) Elastic Stack
16 14 (2.36%) OpenJDK
17 13 (2.19%) HTML5
17 13 (2.19%) REST
18 12 (2.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (8.60%) Smartphone
3 49 (8.26%) Embedded Systems
4 40 (6.75%) Algorithms
5 36 (6.07%) Public Cloud
6 33 (5.56%) Data Centre
7 32 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
9 27 (4.55%) Management Information System
10 25 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.87%) User Experience
12 16 (2.70%) Virtual Team
13 12 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.85%) Robotics
15 10 (1.69%) Infotainment
15 10 (1.69%) Mobile App
16 8 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
17 7 (1.18%) Private Cloud
17 7 (1.18%) Replication
17 7 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 161 (27.15%) Windows
2 90 (15.18%) Unix
3 65 (10.96%) Android
4 53 (8.94%) Windows Server
5 52 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (7.93%) CentOS
7 35 (5.90%) Tizen
8 22 (3.71%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.87%) Debian
9 17 (2.87%) SUSE
10 13 (2.19%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.19%) Windows 10
11 12 (2.02%) AIX
12 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.84%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (35.24%) DevOps
3 122 (20.57%) Software Engineering
4 95 (16.02%) Open Source
5 84 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
6 76 (12.82%) Mentoring
7 73 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
8 64 (10.79%) Open Source Development
9 59 (9.95%) Test Automation
10 54 (9.11%) Computer Science
11 52 (8.77%) TDD
12 47 (7.93%) Configuration Management
13 46 (7.76%) OO
14 45 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
15 43 (7.25%) SDLC
16 40 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 35 (5.90%) Computer Architecture
17 35 (5.90%) MVC
18 33 (5.56%) BDD
19 31 (5.23%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 152 (25.63%) Python
2 131 (22.09%) C++
3 122 (20.57%) C
4 102 (17.20%) JavaScript
5 99 (16.69%) Java
6 91 (15.35%) SQL
7 90 (15.18%) PHP
8 86 (14.50%) Bash Shell
9 47 (7.93%) Ruby
10 43 (7.25%) PowerShell
11 27 (4.55%) Go
12 24 (4.05%) Perl
13 20 (3.37%) Shell Script
14 17 (2.87%) MATLAB
15 14 (2.36%) C#
16 11 (1.85%) TypeScript
17 9 (1.52%) COBOL
18 7 (1.18%) VB
19 6 (1.01%) C-shell
20 5 (0.84%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (11.30%) Degree
2 37 (6.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.36%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.69%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.52%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.84%) CCNA
9 4 (0.67%) CCIE
9 4 (0.67%) MCITP
9 4 (0.67%) MCSA
9 4 (0.67%) MCTS
9 4 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (0.51%) CCNP
11 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.34%) LPIC
11 2 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.25%) QA
2 12 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.69%) ISO 26262
3 10 (1.69%) NIST
4 9 (1.52%) SLA
5 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 119 (20.07%) Docker
2 49 (8.26%) Active Directory
3 31 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.52%) vSphere
7 8 (1.35%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.18%) Varnish
8 7 (1.18%) XenApp
9 5 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.67%) Shibboleth
10 4 (0.67%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.34%) Firmware
11 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.34%) NFS
11 2 (0.34%) Samba
12 1 (0.17%) LXC
12 1 (0.17%) vCloud
12 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 104 (17.54%) Ansible
2 80 (13.49%) Puppet
3 71 (11.97%) Kubernetes
4 49 (8.26%) Terraform
5 39 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.20%) Kibana
7 17 (2.87%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.36%) SCCM
9 12 (2.02%) Grafana
9 12 (2.02%) Graphite
10 11 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
11 10 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (1.18%) Oracle Identity Management
14 7 (1.18%) vRealize
14 7 (1.18%) WSUS
15 6 (1.01%) SCOM
15 6 (1.01%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.44%) VMware
3 45 (7.59%) Red Hat
4 40 (6.75%) Cisco
5 38 (6.41%) Google
6 35 (5.90%) QNX
7 26 (4.38%) Atlassian
7 26 (4.38%) Oracle
8 16 (2.70%) Teradata
9 13 (2.19%) Zend
10 12 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (1.85%) Fortinet
12 10 (1.69%) Meraki
12 10 (1.69%) Symantec
13 9 (1.52%) Juniper
14 8 (1.35%) Citrix
14 8 (1.35%) Veeam
15 7 (1.18%) EMC
15 7 (1.18%) HP
15 7 (1.18%) New Relic