Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 455 234 544
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 8.39% 9.02% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.40% 53.30% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 364 191 392
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £46,741
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.32% +3.87%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £72,125 £72,500 £71,173
North West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year +2.04% +14.62% -5.00%

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 960 439 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.70% 16.93% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 763 371 1,013
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £36,375 £37,500 £28,946
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +25.00% -
75th Percentile £63,500 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.56% +12.50% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Manchester.

Salary trend for Linux in Manchester

Linux
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -2 11 £66,250 +32.50% 7
Bolton - 11 £31,000 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 -
Altrincham -11 3 £32,500 - 1
Salford - 1 £67,500 - 7
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 246 (54.07%) DevOps
2 232 (50.99%) AWS
3 220 (48.35%) Docker
4 206 (45.27%) Agile Software Development
5 153 (33.63%) Azure
6 151 (33.19%) Terraform
7 146 (32.09%) Kubernetes
8 145 (31.87%) Microservices
9 142 (31.21%) Git (software)
10 117 (25.71%) Ansible
11 114 (25.05%) Python
12 104 (22.86%) Microsoft
13 101 (22.20%) MySQL
14 97 (21.32%) Puppet
15 93 (20.44%) Jenkins
15 93 (20.44%) Windows
16 92 (20.22%) Configuration Management
17 91 (20.00%) Java
18 90 (19.78%) JavaScript
18 90 (19.78%) Go
19 89 (19.56%) Kafka
19 89 (19.56%) OOP
20 87 (19.12%) Scrum
21 86 (18.90%) Infrastructure as Code
22 83 (18.24%) SQL Server
23 82 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
24 81 (17.80%) Node.js
25 78 (17.14%) REST
26 76 (16.70%) React
27 75 (16.48%) PHP

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 (5.49%) Confluence
2 16 (3.52%) nginx
3 10 (2.20%) Apache
3 10 (2.20%) JBoss
3 10 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.76%) CMS
5 6 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.10%) WordPress
7 4 (0.88%) Drupal
7 4 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.66%) CICS
8 3 (0.66%) IIS
9 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 232 (50.99%) AWS
2 153 (33.63%) Azure
3 64 (14.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 49 (10.77%) GCP
5 23 (5.05%) Amazon EKS
6 22 (4.84%) Pulumi
7 21 (4.62%) IaaS
8 20 (4.40%) Microsoft 365
8 20 (4.40%) OpenShift
8 20 (4.40%) PaaS
9 16 (3.52%) Amazon SQS
10 14 (3.08%) GitHub
11 13 (2.86%) SaaS
12 10 (2.20%) Amazon ECS
13 9 (1.98%) Apigee
13 9 (1.98%) OneDrive
14 8 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (1.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.11%) Firewall
2 25 (5.49%) VPN
3 20 (4.40%) Internet
4 19 (4.18%) DNS
5 13 (2.86%) VLAN
6 11 (2.42%) DHCP
6 11 (2.42%) Network Security
6 11 (2.42%) OSPF
7 10 (2.20%) IPv4
8 8 (1.76%) SAN
9 7 (1.54%) SSH
9 7 (1.54%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.32%) SSL
10 6 (1.32%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.32%) Wireshark
11 5 (1.10%) WAN
12 4 (0.88%) LAN
13 3 (0.66%) SMTP
13 3 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (22.20%) MySQL
2 83 (18.24%) SQL Server
3 58 (12.75%) MongoDB
4 43 (9.45%) NoSQL
5 24 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (5.05%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (3.30%) Amazon Aurora
9 13 (2.86%) Big Data
10 10 (2.20%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.66%) DataStage
11 3 (0.66%) OLTP
11 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.44%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.44%) OLAP
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 142 (31.21%) Git (software)
2 93 (20.44%) Jenkins
3 54 (11.87%) JIRA
4 27 (5.93%) Maven
5 21 (4.62%) GitLab
5 21 (4.62%) JUnit
6 19 (4.18%) Subversion
7 10 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.98%) Mercurial
8 9 (1.98%) Storybook
9 6 (1.32%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.10%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.88%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.88%) JMeter
11 4 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.66%) Bower
13 2 (0.44%) Ant
13 2 (0.44%) Selenium
13 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.44%) Xdebug
General
1 56 (12.31%) Social Skills
2 28 (6.15%) Finance
3 23 (5.05%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.74%) Legal
4 17 (3.74%) Retail
5 13 (2.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.76%) Marketing
9 7 (1.54%) Law
10 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.88%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.66%) Automotive
13 3 (0.66%) Electronics
14 2 (0.44%) Back Office
14 2 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.44%) Presentation Skills
15 1 (0.22%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 133 (29.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 130 (28.57%) Developer
3 66 (14.51%) AWS Engineer
4 65 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
4 65 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 63 (13.85%) PHP Developer
6 59 (12.97%) Senior Developer
7 56 (12.31%) Software Developer
8 50 (10.99%) JavaScript Developer
9 41 (9.01%) Java Developer
10 34 (7.47%) Software Engineer
11 32 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (7.03%) Platform Engineer
12 28 (6.15%) Senior DevOps
12 28 (6.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 27 (5.93%) Senior PHP Developer
13 27 (5.93%) Senior Software Developer
14 26 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
14 26 (5.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
15 23 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (19.56%) Kafka
2 81 (17.80%) Node.js
3 78 (17.14%) REST
4 76 (16.70%) React
5 61 (13.41%) AngularJS
6 57 (12.53%) Symfony
7 54 (11.87%) jQuery
8 48 (10.55%) Spring
9 46 (10.11%) Web Services
10 42 (9.23%) RESTful
10 42 (9.23%) Spring Boot
11 21 (4.62%) SOAP
12 19 (4.18%) ARM Templates
12 19 (4.18%) XML
13 18 (3.96%) .NET
14 17 (3.74%) JSON
14 17 (3.74%) LDAP
15 16 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (3.30%) CSS
16 15 (3.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.77%) Public Cloud
2 41 (9.01%) Data Centre
3 28 (6.15%) Private Cloud
4 23 (5.05%) Enterprise Cloud
4 23 (5.05%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (2.86%) Cyberattack
9 12 (2.64%) Clustering
10 11 (2.42%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.98%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.54%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.10%) iPad
13 5 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.88%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.88%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.66%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 93 (20.44%) Windows
2 75 (16.48%) Unix
3 51 (11.21%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (5.49%) CentOS
6 19 (4.18%) Ubuntu
7 15 (3.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.98%) AIX
9 8 (1.76%) Solaris
9 8 (1.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.32%) Android
11 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.22%) HPUX
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.22%) VME
14 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (54.07%) DevOps
2 206 (45.27%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (31.87%) Microservices
4 92 (20.22%) Configuration Management
5 89 (19.56%) OOP
6 87 (19.12%) Scrum
7 86 (18.90%) Infrastructure as Code
8 82 (18.02%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (14.51%) Software Engineering
10 60 (13.19%) MVC
11 59 (12.97%) Full Stack Development
12 58 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
13 53 (11.65%) OO
14 52 (11.43%) Deployment Automation
15 51 (11.21%) Migration
16 41 (9.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 39 (8.57%) SDLC
18 32 (7.03%) Service Management
18 32 (7.03%) Test Automation
19 31 (6.81%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 114 (25.05%) Python
2 91 (20.00%) Java
3 90 (19.78%) Go
3 90 (19.78%) JavaScript
4 75 (16.48%) PHP
5 74 (16.26%) PowerShell
6 73 (16.04%) SQL
7 58 (12.75%) Bash Shell
8 35 (7.69%) C++
9 34 (7.47%) Ruby
10 28 (6.15%) C
11 15 (3.30%) Perl
12 10 (2.20%) C#
12 10 (2.20%) Java 11
13 8 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.32%) Java 8
14 6 (1.32%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.88%) COBOL
15 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.66%) CFML
Qualifications
1 62 (13.63%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 29 (6.37%) AWS Certification
4 21 (4.62%) Degree
5 19 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (3.30%) MCSE
7 13 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (2.42%) RHCE
9 9 (1.98%) DBS Check
10 7 (1.54%) MCSA
11 6 (1.32%) OCP
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (1.10%) GIAC
12 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.88%) MCP
14 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.66%) MCTS
15 2 (0.44%) CEH
15 2 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
15 2 (0.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.32%) GDPR
2 6 (1.32%) QA
3 5 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
3 5 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (1.10%) NIST
3 5 (1.10%) SLA
4 3 (0.66%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 220 (48.35%) Docker
2 56 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.37%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (5.93%) Active Directory
5 20 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (3.52%) VMware NSX
7 15 (3.30%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.44%) Ceph
8 2 (0.44%) LXC
8 2 (0.44%) NFS
8 2 (0.44%) SRDF
9 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 151 (33.19%) Terraform
2 146 (32.09%) Kubernetes
3 117 (25.71%) Ansible
4 97 (21.32%) Puppet
5 68 (14.95%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (5.49%) SCCM
7 16 (3.52%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (3.30%) Grafana
9 12 (2.64%) Prometheus
10 8 (1.76%) CFEngine
10 8 (1.76%) Consul
10 8 (1.76%) Packer
11 6 (1.32%) CloudForms
12 5 (1.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (1.10%) Graphite
12 5 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.88%) Rancher
13 4 (0.88%) SCOM
14 3 (0.66%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 104 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.85%) VMware
3 59 (12.97%) Oracle
4 55 (12.09%) Red Hat
4 55 (12.09%) Zend
5 23 (5.05%) SaltStack
6 19 (4.18%) NetApp
7 18 (3.96%) EMC
8 17 (3.74%) Google
9 10 (2.20%) Cisco
10 9 (1.98%) IBM
11 5 (1.10%) Apple
11 5 (1.10%) Citrix
11 5 (1.10%) HP
11 5 (1.10%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.88%) Adobe
12 4 (0.88%) Rackspace
12 4 (0.88%) Veeam
12 4 (0.88%) WatchGuard
13 3 (0.66%) Juniper