Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 399 467 633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 10.70% 9.74% 10.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.63% 46.75% 47.52%
Number of salaries quoted 323 369 509
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,500 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

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 744 999 1,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.95% 20.83% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 653 789 1,060
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,975 £23,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £59,375 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,961
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +21 13 £67,500 +35.00% 2
Oldham +4 4 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bolton -2 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Salford +5 1 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 177 (44.36%) AWS
2 171 (42.86%) DevOps
3 167 (41.85%) Docker
4 150 (37.59%) Git (software)
5 142 (35.59%) Terraform
6 124 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (29.07%) Kubernetes
8 100 (25.06%) JavaScript
9 99 (24.81%) Ansible
10 92 (23.06%) Python
11 88 (22.06%) Azure
12 86 (21.55%) Puppet
13 83 (20.80%) PHP
13 83 (20.80%) Windows
14 79 (19.80%) MySQL
15 77 (19.30%) Go
16 73 (18.30%) Scrum
17 70 (17.54%) Jenkins
17 70 (17.54%) Bash Shell
18 68 (17.04%) Software Engineering
19 63 (15.79%) PowerShell
19 63 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
19 63 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
20 59 (14.79%) AngularJS
20 59 (14.79%) Configuration Management
21 58 (14.54%) Microsoft
22 57 (14.29%) Unix
23 56 (14.04%) Node.js
24 55 (13.78%) SQL
24 55 (13.78%) MVC

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 37 (9.27%) Confluence
2 28 (7.02%) Apache
3 10 (2.51%) CMS
3 10 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.26%) nginx
5 7 (1.75%) Apache Solr
5 7 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.50%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.50%) WordPress
7 5 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.00%) IIS
9 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.75%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.75%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Magento
1 5 (1.25%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 177 (44.36%) AWS
2 88 (22.06%) Azure
3 46 (11.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (7.77%) GCP
5 22 (5.51%) SaaS
6 17 (4.26%) PaaS
7 15 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (3.26%) IaaS
9 12 (3.01%) Serverless
10 11 (2.76%) Amazon EKS
10 11 (2.76%) GitHub
10 11 (2.76%) Pulumi
11 10 (2.51%) Microsoft 365
12 9 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (2.26%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (1.50%) CloudFront
14 6 (1.50%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.52%) Firewall
2 24 (6.02%) VLAN
2 24 (6.02%) VPN
3 16 (4.01%) DNS
4 14 (3.51%) IPv4
4 14 (3.51%) OSPF
5 12 (3.01%) Network Security
6 9 (2.26%) SSL
6 9 (2.26%) WAN
6 9 (2.26%) Wireless
7 8 (2.01%) LAN
7 8 (2.01%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.50%) FTP
8 6 (1.50%) Internet
8 6 (1.50%) IPsec
8 6 (1.50%) WLAN
9 3 (0.75%) SSH
9 3 (0.75%) VoIP
10 2 (0.50%) DHCP
10 2 (0.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.80%) MySQL
2 51 (12.78%) SQL Server
3 43 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.01%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.50%) Redis
9 5 (1.25%) Big Data
9 5 (1.25%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.00%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (0.75%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 150 (37.59%) Git (software)
2 70 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 46 (11.53%) GitLab
4 38 (9.52%) JIRA
5 15 (3.76%) Subversion
6 11 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.26%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.50%) Maven
9 5 (1.25%) Gradle
9 5 (1.25%) Selenium
10 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.75%) JUnit
10 3 (0.75%) PhpStorm
11 2 (0.50%) Codeception
11 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.50%) JMeter
11 2 (0.50%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.50%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 30 (7.52%) Finance
2 27 (6.77%) Retail
3 16 (4.01%) Electronics
4 15 (3.76%) Law
5 12 (3.01%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.51%) Marketing
8 9 (2.26%) Games
8 9 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.25%) Legal
10 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.75%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (30.08%) Developer
2 100 (25.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (17.79%) PHP Developer
4 57 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
5 53 (13.28%) AWS DevOps
5 53 (13.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 50 (12.53%) Linux Engineer
7 46 (11.53%) Software Developer
8 38 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 36 (9.02%) Software Engineer
10 30 (7.52%) Systems Engineer
11 22 (5.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 19 (4.76%) Administrator
12 19 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
12 19 (4.76%) Senior Developer
13 18 (4.51%) IT Engineer
14 17 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
14 17 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 16 (4.01%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.79%) AngularJS
2 56 (14.04%) Node.js
3 52 (13.03%) jQuery
4 51 (12.78%) Kafka
5 50 (12.53%) React
6 48 (12.03%) CSS
7 46 (11.53%) HTML
8 41 (10.28%) REST
8 41 (10.28%) Symfony
9 24 (6.02%) Web Services
10 22 (5.51%) JSON
11 15 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (3.76%) Spring
12 14 (3.51%) .NET
13 13 (3.26%) Laravel
14 12 (3.01%) HTML5
14 12 (3.01%) Java EE
14 12 (3.01%) Spring Boot
15 11 (2.76%) CSS3
15 11 (2.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.27%) Public Cloud
2 23 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (3.51%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.26%) Blog
7 9 (2.26%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.50%) Clustering
9 6 (1.50%) Replication
9 6 (1.50%) User Experience
10 5 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.00%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.00%) iPad
12 3 (0.75%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 83 (20.80%) Windows
2 57 (14.29%) Unix
3 36 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (8.52%) Windows Server
5 32 (8.02%) CentOS
6 13 (3.26%) Android
6 13 (3.26%) Apple iOS
7 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.51%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.01%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (1.00%) Alpine Linux
13 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.50%) Fedora
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.25%) Debian
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (42.86%) DevOps
2 124 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (18.30%) Scrum
4 68 (17.04%) Software Engineering
5 63 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
6 59 (14.79%) Configuration Management
7 55 (13.78%) MVC
8 54 (13.53%) Microservices
8 54 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
9 49 (12.28%) OOP
10 45 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
12 41 (10.28%) Migration
13 40 (10.03%) Open Source
14 33 (8.27%) E-Commerce
15 29 (7.27%) Mentoring
16 27 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 27 (6.77%) ITIL
16 27 (6.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 26 (6.52%) OO
Programming Languages
1 100 (25.06%) JavaScript
2 92 (23.06%) Python
3 83 (20.80%) PHP
4 77 (19.30%) Go
5 70 (17.54%) Bash Shell
6 63 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 55 (13.78%) SQL
8 47 (11.78%) Java
9 22 (5.51%) C
10 17 (4.26%) Ruby
11 16 (4.01%) C++
12 13 (3.26%) C#
13 11 (2.76%) TypeScript
14 10 (2.51%) Perl
15 9 (2.26%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.75%) Kotlin
17 6 (1.50%) Shell Script
18 5 (1.25%) Rust
19 3 (0.75%) Erlang
19 3 (0.75%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 30 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.77%) RHCE
2 27 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.01%) Linux+ Certification
3 16 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.01%) Network+ Certification
4 15 (3.76%) GIAC
5 13 (3.26%) MCSE
6 11 (2.76%) AWS Certification
6 11 (2.76%) Degree
6 11 (2.76%) MCSA
7 8 (2.01%) A+ Certification
7 8 (2.01%) CCNA
7 8 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.01%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (2.01%) Server+ Certification
8 7 (1.75%) MCITP
9 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.50%) OpenSCAP
1 6 (1.50%) QA
2 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.75%) SLA
3 3 (0.75%) WCAG
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 167 (41.85%) Docker
2 34 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.76%) Active Directory
4 18 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.50%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) LXC
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) SRDF
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 142 (35.59%) Terraform
2 116 (29.07%) Kubernetes
3 99 (24.81%) Ansible
4 86 (21.55%) Puppet
5 63 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.51%) Prometheus
7 12 (3.01%) Istio
8 11 (2.76%) Graphite
9 9 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (2.01%) Grafana
11 7 (1.75%) CFEngine
11 7 (1.75%) ZABBIX
12 6 (1.50%) SCCM
12 6 (1.50%) WSUS
13 5 (1.25%) Consul
13 5 (1.25%) Packer
14 3 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
14 3 (0.75%) Opsview
14 3 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
15 2 (0.50%) logstash
Vendors
1 58 (14.54%) Microsoft
2 53 (13.28%) Red Hat
3 43 (10.78%) Oracle
4 41 (10.28%) VMware
5 37 (9.27%) Zend
6 18 (4.51%) Atlassian
7 17 (4.26%) Cisco
8 9 (2.26%) Google
8 9 (2.26%) SAP
9 8 (2.01%) SaltStack
9 8 (2.01%) Sophos
9 8 (2.01%) Splunk
10 7 (1.75%) EMC
10 7 (1.75%) NetApp
11 6 (1.50%) ZyXEL
12 5 (1.25%) IBM
12 5 (1.25%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.75%) Adobe
13 3 (0.75%) AppDynamics
13 3 (0.75%) Apple