Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 25 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 812 751 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.11% 9.44% 8.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.97% 41.86% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 659 592 565
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,700 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,312 £60,000 £61,250
North West median annual salary £46,903 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.36% +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 1,658 1,794 1,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.68% 22.55% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,372 1,533 1,480
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £21,750 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 16 November 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 16 November 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
Altrincham +12 94 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Stockport -1 23 £26,500 -35.76% 3
Salford -5 17 £40,124 -10.84% 6
Oldham +5 10 £30,750 +14.95% 4
Cheadle +8 7 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Wigan -10 6 £37,500 +11.94%
Bury -2 1 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 449 (55.30%) Windows
2 358 (44.09%) Amazon AWS
3 339 (41.75%) DevOps
4 273 (33.62%) Python
5 268 (33.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 239 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
7 215 (26.48%) Ansible
8 210 (25.86%) SQL
9 207 (25.49%) Microsoft
10 196 (24.14%) VMware
11 194 (23.89%) Information Security
12 184 (22.66%) Jenkins
13 178 (21.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 174 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
15 169 (20.81%) CISSP
16 168 (20.69%) SIEM
17 166 (20.44%) Puppet
17 166 (20.44%) Finance
18 165 (20.32%) Active Directory
19 159 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
20 156 (19.21%) Docker
21 154 (18.97%) Java
22 144 (17.73%) Opscode Chef
23 140 (17.24%) Degree
24 137 (16.87%) Mentoring
25 126 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
26 122 (15.02%) Cisco
27 120 (14.78%) Bash Shell
28 107 (13.18%) Git (software)
28 107 (13.18%) Software Engineering

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 70 (8.62%) Apache
2 67 (8.25%) Confluence
3 48 (5.91%) IIS
4 24 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.72%) JBoss
6 14 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.60%) Apache Solr
7 13 (1.60%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.86%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.86%) nginx
8 7 (0.86%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.37%) CloudStack
10 3 (0.37%) CMS
10 3 (0.37%) WildFly
10 3 (0.37%) WordPress
11 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 81 (9.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 358 (44.09%) Amazon AWS
2 268 (33.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (10.34%) AWS CloudFormation
4 66 (8.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 45 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 41 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (5.05%) Amazon S3
7 38 (4.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 38 (4.68%) Amazon SQS
8 29 (3.57%) GitHub
9 25 (3.08%) OpenShift
10 23 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (2.83%) Office 365
11 20 (2.46%) SaaS
12 16 (1.97%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.74%) Serverless
14 4 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.37%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 99 (12.19%) Network Security
2 90 (11.08%) Wi-Fi
3 44 (5.42%) Firewall
4 34 (4.19%) TCP/IP
5 32 (3.94%) DNS
6 21 (2.59%) Internet
7 19 (2.34%) VPN
8 18 (2.22%) SSL
9 16 (1.97%) VoIP
10 15 (1.85%) SAN
11 12 (1.48%) RS-232
11 12 (1.48%) RS-485
11 12 (1.48%) Skype
12 11 (1.35%) WAN
13 10 (1.23%) HTTP
13 10 (1.23%) LAN
14 9 (1.11%) Asterisk PBX
14 9 (1.11%) DHCP
15 7 (0.86%) AMQP
16 6 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (11.70%) MySQL
2 49 (6.03%) MongoDB
3 39 (4.80%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.68%) Amazon RDS
5 35 (4.31%) Big Data
6 34 (4.19%) SQL Server
7 27 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (3.20%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 18 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.72%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon Aurora
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.49%) Redis
13 3 (0.37%) HBase
13 3 (0.37%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 184 (22.66%) Jenkins
2 107 (13.18%) Git (software)
3 104 (12.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 100 (12.32%) TeamCity
5 98 (12.07%) JIRA
6 83 (10.22%) Octopus Deploy
7 37 (4.56%) Selenium
8 36 (4.43%) Bitbucket
9 26 (3.20%) Travis CI
10 24 (2.96%) Cucumber
11 22 (2.71%) Subversion
12 17 (2.09%) JUnit
13 14 (1.72%) EasyMock
14 12 (1.48%) GitLab
15 11 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
16 10 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (0.99%) GoCD
17 8 (0.99%) Visual Studio
18 7 (0.86%) git-flow
18 7 (0.86%) gulp
General
1 166 (20.44%) Finance
2 85 (10.47%) Legal
3 38 (4.68%) Electronics
4 34 (4.19%) Marketing
5 26 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.59%) Games
8 20 (2.46%) Retail
9 13 (1.60%) Law
10 6 (0.74%) Automotive
10 6 (0.74%) Banking
10 6 (0.74%) Military
11 4 (0.49%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (23.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 106 (13.05%) Analyst
3 89 (10.96%) Developer
4 88 (10.84%) Security Analyst
5 86 (10.59%) Senior Analyst
6 84 (10.34%) IT Analyst
6 84 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
6 84 (10.34%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 84 (10.34%) Senior Security Analyst
7 79 (9.73%) Information Manager
7 79 (9.73%) Information Security Manager
7 79 (9.73%) Security Manager
8 67 (8.25%) Linux Engineer
9 51 (6.28%) Software Engineer
10 46 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 45 (5.54%) Senior DevOps
11 45 (5.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 37 (4.56%) Support Engineer
13 36 (4.43%) DevOps Manager
13 36 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.50%) Node.js
2 46 (5.67%) HTML
3 39 (4.80%) CSS
3 39 (4.80%) Web Services
4 38 (4.68%) Java EE
4 38 (4.68%) LAMP
5 34 (4.19%) Elastic Stack
6 31 (3.82%) Spring
7 28 (3.45%) XML
8 23 (2.83%) jQuery
9 22 (2.71%) AngularJS
9 22 (2.71%) RESTful
9 22 (2.71%) SOAP
10 21 (2.59%) .NET
11 20 (2.46%) React
11 20 (2.46%) Sensu
12 19 (2.34%) JSON
13 18 (2.22%) REST
14 16 (1.97%) EJB
15 14 (1.72%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 92 (11.33%) Management Information System
2 82 (10.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 40 (4.93%) Private Cloud
4 39 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 39 (4.80%) Fintech
5 36 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.45%) Public Cloud
7 19 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.72%) Wiki
9 12 (1.48%) User Experience
10 11 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.74%) Cyberattack
12 6 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.74%) PKI
13 5 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.49%) 3D Printing
14 4 (0.49%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 449 (55.30%) Windows
2 61 (7.51%) Unix
3 59 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (7.14%) CentOS
5 47 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 36 (4.43%) Ubuntu
7 27 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.46%) Android
10 19 (2.34%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.60%) Windows 10
14 12 (1.48%) Solaris
15 11 (1.35%) Debian
16 9 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (1.11%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.86%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.62%) SUSE
19 3 (0.37%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (41.75%) DevOps
2 239 (29.43%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (23.89%) Information Security
4 174 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
5 168 (20.69%) SIEM
6 137 (16.87%) Mentoring
7 126 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 107 (13.18%) Software Engineering
9 104 (12.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 102 (12.56%) Configuration Management
11 99 (12.19%) Web Development
12 93 (11.45%) Scrum
13 89 (10.96%) Business Continuity
14 86 (10.59%) Incident Management
14 86 (10.59%) OWASP
15 83 (10.22%) Risk Management
15 83 (10.22%) Scenario Testing
16 82 (10.10%) Risk Analysis
16 82 (10.10%) Threat Analysis
17 81 (9.98%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (33.62%) Python
2 210 (25.86%) SQL
3 154 (18.97%) Java
4 120 (14.78%) Bash Shell
5 97 (11.95%) Ruby
6 94 (11.58%) C++
7 83 (10.22%) JavaScript
8 82 (10.10%) Perl
9 74 (9.11%) C#
10 73 (8.99%) PHP
11 52 (6.40%) PowerShell
12 50 (6.16%) C
13 33 (4.06%) Go
14 20 (2.46%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.99%) Embedded C++
16 7 (0.86%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.86%) PHP 5
16 7 (0.86%) Scala
17 4 (0.49%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 169 (20.81%) CISSP
2 140 (17.24%) Degree
3 94 (11.58%) SANS
4 91 (11.21%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (10.34%) CREST Certified
6 77 (9.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 28 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 26 (3.20%) AWS Certification
9 20 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (2.22%) DV Cleared
11 14 (1.72%) CCNA
12 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (1.23%) SC Cleared
14 7 (0.86%) CCNP
14 7 (0.86%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (0.86%) GIAC
14 7 (0.86%) Linux+ Certification
14 7 (0.86%) MCSE
14 7 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (0.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (21.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (11.82%) PCI DSS
3 88 (10.84%) GDPR
4 32 (3.94%) QA
5 13 (1.60%) SLA
6 6 (0.74%) FISMA
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.25%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (20.32%) Active Directory
2 159 (19.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (19.21%) Docker
4 41 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 24 (2.96%) vSphere
7 18 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.62%) Firmware
10 5 (0.62%) Xen
11 3 (0.37%) Ceph
11 3 (0.37%) HDFS
11 3 (0.37%) XenServer
12 2 (0.25%) KVM
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.12%) Varnish
13 1 (0.12%) vCloud
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 215 (26.48%) Ansible
2 166 (20.44%) Puppet
3 144 (17.73%) Opscode Chef
4 103 (12.68%) Kubernetes
5 69 (8.50%) Terraform
6 46 (5.67%) Salt
7 28 (3.45%) Prometheus
8 25 (3.08%) Packer
9 24 (2.96%) Graphite
10 12 (1.48%) Cobbler
11 10 (1.23%) Grafana
12 6 (0.74%) Kibana
13 5 (0.62%) Consul
13 5 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.49%) Nagios
14 4 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.49%) WSUS
15 3 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
15 3 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 207 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 196 (24.14%) VMware
3 122 (15.02%) Cisco
4 79 (9.73%) Red Hat
5 50 (6.16%) Oracle
6 41 (5.05%) Trend Micro
7 39 (4.80%) New Relic
8 19 (2.34%) Google
9 18 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 18 (2.22%) HP
10 16 (1.97%) SAP
11 10 (1.23%) WorldPay
12 9 (1.11%) Apple
12 9 (1.11%) Aquila
12 9 (1.11%) Citrix
12 9 (1.11%) Intapp
12 9 (1.11%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.11%) Veeam
13 8 (0.99%) Symantec
14 7 (0.86%) Ivanti