Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 22 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 787 593 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.12% 8.05% 8.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.63% 37.09% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 644 539 504
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,400 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 1846 1599 1674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.74% 21.70% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1422 1358
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,275 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,825
North West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +7.14%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +8 48 £40,000 -15.79% 7
Altrincham -13 18 £38,000 +52.00% 3
Wigan +5 17 £37,500 +25.00%
Salford -5 13 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Rochdale -2 10 £46,000 +15.00% 1
Oldham +11 8 £60,000 +118.18%
Cheadle -7 6 £33,750 -28.95%
Bury -6 2 £40,000 -20.79%
Bolton +4 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 332 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (36.34%) DevOps
3 255 (32.40%) SQL
4 248 (31.51%) JavaScript
5 210 (26.68%) MySQL
6 207 (26.30%) Puppet
7 206 (26.18%) Java
8 205 (26.05%) HTML
9 202 (25.67%) CSS
10 197 (25.03%) Python
11 182 (23.13%) Windows
12 179 (22.74%) PHP
13 164 (20.84%) Unix
14 161 (20.46%) Software Engineering
15 157 (19.95%) Amazon AWS
16 151 (19.19%) Git (software)
17 148 (18.81%) Scrum
18 143 (18.17%) Opscode Chef
19 135 (17.15%) TDD
20 129 (16.39%) Web Services
21 128 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
22 121 (15.37%) jQuery
22 121 (15.37%) Jenkins
23 115 (14.61%) Oracle
24 114 (14.49%) Configuration Management
25 110 (13.98%) Ruby
25 110 (13.98%) Degree
26 109 (13.85%) Docker
27 107 (13.60%) Apache
28 105 (13.34%) OO

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
1 107 (13.60%) Apache
2 51 (6.48%) Tomcat
3 38 (4.83%) nginx
4 32 (4.07%) OpenStack
5 27 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (3.18%) Apache Solr
7 23 (2.92%) CloudStack
8 21 (2.67%) WordPress
9 16 (2.03%) Apache Spark
10 13 (1.65%) Confluence
10 13 (1.65%) JBoss
11 10 (1.27%) IIS
11 10 (1.27%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.14%) Drupal
13 7 (0.89%) CMS
13 7 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.76%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.67%) Magento
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 157 (19.95%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (6.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 47 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (5.08%) GitHub
5 27 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (2.41%) Google App Engine
6 19 (2.41%) OpenShift
7 18 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.65%) SaaS
9 10 (1.27%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (1.27%) Serverless
10 8 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (1.02%) Route 53
11 7 (0.89%) Office 365
12 6 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.64%) IaaS
14 4 (0.51%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 38 (4.83%) HTTP
3 34 (4.32%) Firewall
4 27 (3.43%) LAN
5 24 (3.05%) WAN
6 23 (2.92%) Ethernet
7 19 (2.41%) Internet
8 18 (2.29%) VPN
9 16 (2.03%) OSPF
10 15 (1.91%) BGP
10 15 (1.91%) Broadband
10 15 (1.91%) DNS
11 13 (1.65%) MPLS
12 12 (1.52%) IPsec
12 12 (1.52%) SAN
12 12 (1.52%) SSL
12 12 (1.52%) VoIP
13 11 (1.40%) L2TP
14 10 (1.27%) DHCP
15 9 (1.14%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (26.68%) MySQL
2 67 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 55 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 52 (6.61%) Big Data
5 50 (6.35%) Relational Database
6 36 (4.57%) MongoDB
7 25 (3.18%) Hadoop
8 21 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.65%) Apache Accumulo
11 12 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.52%) CouchDB
12 9 (1.14%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.02%) Redis
14 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.64%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.64%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 151 (19.19%) Git (software)
2 121 (15.37%) Jenkins
3 63 (8.01%) JIRA
4 52 (6.61%) Selenium
5 45 (5.72%) Subversion
6 39 (4.96%) Vagrant
7 26 (3.30%) PHPUnit
8 25 (3.18%) TeamCity
9 21 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (2.67%) Maven
10 20 (2.54%) Codeception
11 19 (2.41%) Cucumber
12 17 (2.16%) NuGet
13 16 (2.03%) Bitbucket
13 16 (2.03%) Eclipse
13 16 (2.03%) gulp
14 15 (1.91%) JUnit
15 14 (1.78%) Grunt
15 14 (1.78%) Visual Studio
16 11 (1.40%) GitLab
General
1 60 (7.62%) Finance
2 43 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.96%) Marketing
4 34 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 30 (3.81%) Electronics
6 25 (3.18%) Retail
7 11 (1.40%) Games
8 8 (1.02%) Banking
9 7 (0.89%) Automotive
9 7 (0.89%) Legal
10 6 (0.76%) Military
11 4 (0.51%) Back Office
11 4 (0.51%) Billing
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 263 (33.42%) Developer
2 134 (17.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 100 (12.71%) PHP Developer
4 86 (10.93%) Software Engineer
5 62 (7.88%) Administrator
6 61 (7.75%) Linux Engineer
7 58 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 54 (6.86%) Java Developer
9 50 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
10 49 (6.23%) Linux Administrator
11 48 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
12 47 (5.97%) Software Developer
13 46 (5.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 45 (5.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 43 (5.46%) Java Engineer
16 41 (5.21%) Java Software Engineer
16 41 (5.21%) SQL Developer
17 37 (4.70%) AWS Engineer
17 37 (4.70%) Web Developer
18 36 (4.57%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (26.05%) HTML
2 202 (25.67%) CSS
3 129 (16.39%) Web Services
4 121 (15.37%) jQuery
5 104 (13.21%) HTML5
6 100 (12.71%) Spring
7 86 (10.93%) AngularJS
7 86 (10.93%) LAMP
8 71 (9.02%) .NET
9 60 (7.62%) CSS3
10 52 (6.61%) XML
11 51 (6.48%) Java EE
12 50 (6.35%) REST
13 47 (5.97%) Node.js
14 44 (5.59%) React
15 41 (5.21%) JSON
16 40 (5.08%) Hibernate
17 38 (4.83%) RESTful
18 37 (4.70%) Laravel
18 37 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.17%) Computer Science
2 65 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (7.88%) iPad
4 29 (3.68%) User Experience
5 26 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.52%) Replication
11 10 (1.27%) Life Science
11 10 (1.27%) Wiki
12 9 (1.14%) PKI
13 8 (1.02%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.02%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.89%) Clustering
14 7 (0.89%) Handset
14 7 (0.89%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 7 (0.89%) Internet of Things
15 6 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 182 (23.13%) Windows
2 164 (20.84%) Unix
3 73 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (6.86%) CentOS
5 51 (6.48%) Windows Server
6 33 (4.19%) Ubuntu
7 21 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.16%) Debian
10 12 (1.52%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.02%) Android
11 8 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 5 (0.64%) HPUX
13 5 (0.64%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.38%) AIX
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (36.34%) DevOps
3 161 (20.46%) Software Engineering
4 148 (18.81%) Scrum
5 135 (17.15%) TDD
6 128 (16.26%) Continuous Integration
7 114 (14.49%) Configuration Management
8 105 (13.34%) OO
9 94 (11.94%) E-Commerce
10 88 (11.18%) MVC
11 86 (10.93%) Test Automation
12 84 (10.67%) Open Source
13 83 (10.55%) Mentoring
14 81 (10.29%) Web Development
15 64 (8.13%) OOP
16 59 (7.50%) Microservices
17 56 (7.12%) BDD
18 50 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
19 45 (5.72%) Kanban
20 41 (5.21%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 255 (32.40%) SQL
2 248 (31.51%) JavaScript
3 206 (26.18%) Java
4 197 (25.03%) Python
5 179 (22.74%) PHP
6 110 (13.98%) Ruby
7 101 (12.83%) C
8 96 (12.20%) Bash Shell
9 92 (11.69%) C++
10 59 (7.50%) Shell Script
11 53 (6.73%) Perl
12 33 (4.19%) C#
13 23 (2.92%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.65%) Scala
15 9 (1.14%) ES6
16 8 (1.02%) Go
17 7 (0.89%) Clojure
17 7 (0.89%) XAML
18 6 (0.76%) Korn
19 5 (0.64%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 110 (13.98%) Degree
2 67 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.83%) DV Cleared
4 18 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (1.27%) CCNP
9 9 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 8 (1.02%) JNCIP
10 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.89%) CCNA
11 7 (0.89%) MCSE
12 6 (0.76%) HND
12 6 (0.76%) ISEB
13 5 (0.64%) MCSA
13 5 (0.64%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.51%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.38%) MCITP
15 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.56%) GCP
1 28 (3.56%) QA
2 7 (0.89%) SLA
3 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (13.85%) Docker
2 57 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.19%) Xen
5 32 (4.07%) vSphere
6 23 (2.92%) XenServer
7 17 (2.16%) Active Directory
8 11 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.27%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.89%) Firmware
10 7 (0.89%) Samba
11 6 (0.76%) KVM
11 6 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.38%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.38%) HDFS
13 3 (0.38%) Varnish
13 3 (0.38%) vCloud
14 1 (0.13%) etcd
14 1 (0.13%) flannel
Systems Management
1 207 (26.30%) Puppet
2 143 (18.17%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (11.44%) Ansible
4 70 (8.89%) Kubernetes
5 37 (4.70%) Terraform
6 25 (3.18%) Cobbler
7 24 (3.05%) Tivoli
8 20 (2.54%) Capistrano
9 14 (1.78%) Cacti
9 14 (1.78%) Packer
9 14 (1.78%) Salt
10 12 (1.52%) Kibana
11 11 (1.40%) Nagios
12 9 (1.14%) FortiGate
13 8 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (0.89%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (0.51%) Prometheus
16 3 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (0.38%) Mesos
16 3 (0.38%) systemd
Vendors
1 115 (14.61%) Oracle
2 98 (12.45%) VMware
3 83 (10.55%) Red Hat
4 75 (9.53%) Microsoft
5 49 (6.23%) Google
6 33 (4.19%) Atlassian
7 28 (3.56%) Cisco
8 27 (3.43%) SAP
9 24 (3.05%) EnterpriseDB
10 16 (2.03%) HP
10 16 (2.03%) Juniper
10 16 (2.03%) SaltStack
11 10 (1.27%) Citrix
11 10 (1.27%) Zend
12 9 (1.14%) Ericsson
12 9 (1.14%) NetApp
12 9 (1.14%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.02%) BT
14 7 (0.89%) Brocade
14 7 (0.89%) Redback