Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 20 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 307 529 819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.72% 9.39% 12.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 43.72% 50.74%
Number of salaries quoted 318 481 695
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £72,425
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,952
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.81% +2.11%

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 614 1,210 1,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.45% 21.49% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 533 982 1,352
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,400 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,750 £66,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,311 £41,992
% change year-on-year +8.93% -1.62% +4.98%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +41 22 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Oldham +7 4 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Bolton +12 2 £42,000 -11.58% 1
Salford -4 1 £45,000 -14.29% 5
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 137 (44.63%) DevOps
2 130 (42.35%) AWS
3 120 (39.09%) Docker
4 111 (36.16%) Terraform
5 100 (32.57%) Git (software)
6 92 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (28.34%) Kubernetes
7 87 (28.34%) Windows
8 74 (24.10%) Python
9 69 (22.48%) Puppet
10 67 (21.82%) JavaScript
11 63 (20.52%) SQL
12 60 (19.54%) PHP
13 59 (19.22%) Azure
13 59 (19.22%) Go
13 59 (19.22%) Ansible
14 55 (17.92%) Configuration Management
15 52 (16.94%) Opscode Chef
15 52 (16.94%) Jenkins
15 52 (16.94%) PowerShell
16 48 (15.64%) MySQL
17 47 (15.31%) SQL Server
17 47 (15.31%) Infrastructure as Code
18 46 (14.98%) Bash Shell
19 43 (14.01%) Software Engineering
20 40 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
21 39 (12.70%) Scrum
21 39 (12.70%) VMware
22 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
23 37 (12.05%) Oracle

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 27 (8.79%) Apache
2 18 (5.86%) Confluence
3 11 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.61%) IIS
4 8 (2.61%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.28%) nginx
6 5 (1.63%) CMS
6 5 (1.63%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.63%) WordPress
7 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.30%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.65%) Adobe XD
2 2 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Magento
1 5 (1.63%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 130 (42.35%) AWS
2 59 (19.22%) Azure
3 32 (10.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (8.79%) GCP
5 14 (4.56%) PaaS
5 14 (4.56%) SaaS
6 12 (3.91%) GitHub
7 11 (3.58%) Amazon EKS
7 11 (3.58%) Pulumi
8 10 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (3.26%) IaaS
9 9 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.93%) Serverless
10 7 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (1.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 5 (1.63%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.30%) CloudFront
13 4 (1.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.86%) Firewall
2 16 (5.21%) DNS
3 15 (4.89%) VLAN
4 14 (4.56%) VPN
5 11 (3.58%) LAN
5 11 (3.58%) WAN
6 8 (2.61%) Network Security
6 8 (2.61%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.28%) FTP
7 7 (2.28%) IPsec
7 7 (2.28%) SSL
7 7 (2.28%) WLAN
8 5 (1.63%) DHCP
8 5 (1.63%) IPv4
8 5 (1.63%) OSPF
8 5 (1.63%) SAN
9 4 (1.30%) NAS
10 3 (0.98%) HTTP
10 3 (0.98%) Internet
11 2 (0.65%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.64%) MySQL
2 47 (15.31%) SQL Server
3 26 (8.47%) MongoDB
4 22 (7.17%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.93%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.95%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.98%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.98%) Redis
9 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.65%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.65%) Riak
Development Applications
1 100 (32.57%) Git (software)
2 52 (16.94%) Jenkins
3 28 (9.12%) GitLab
4 21 (6.84%) JIRA
5 12 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.93%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (2.61%) Maven
8 6 (1.95%) JUnit
8 6 (1.95%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.63%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.63%) Subversion
10 3 (0.98%) Codeception
10 3 (0.98%) Gradle
10 3 (0.98%) Selenium
11 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.65%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.33%) webpack
General
1 36 (11.73%) Finance
2 21 (6.84%) Retail
3 17 (5.54%) Law
3 17 (5.54%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.89%) Electronics
5 11 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.26%) Games
7 9 (2.93%) Banking
7 9 (2.93%) Marketing
7 9 (2.93%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 89 (28.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (28.01%) Developer
3 52 (16.94%) AWS Engineer
4 49 (15.96%) PHP Developer
5 44 (14.33%) AWS DevOps
5 44 (14.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 30 (9.77%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (9.12%) Software Developer
8 22 (7.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 21 (6.84%) Platform Engineer
10 20 (6.51%) Software Engineer
11 16 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (4.89%) Azure Engineer
13 14 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (4.23%) Senior DevOps
14 13 (4.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 12 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
15 12 (3.91%) Senior Linux Engineer
16 11 (3.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 10 (3.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.05%) AngularJS
2 34 (11.07%) jQuery
2 34 (11.07%) Node.js
2 34 (11.07%) React
3 32 (10.42%) CSS
4 29 (9.45%) HTML
5 25 (8.14%) Symfony
6 24 (7.82%) Kafka
6 24 (7.82%) REST
7 15 (4.89%) JSON
8 13 (4.23%) .NET
8 13 (4.23%) Web Services
9 11 (3.58%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (2.93%) HTML5
10 9 (2.93%) LAMP
11 8 (2.61%) CSS3
11 8 (2.61%) Java EE
11 8 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (2.61%) XML
11 8 (2.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.17%) Public Cloud
2 21 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.19%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.89%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (4.56%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (4.23%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.26%) Enterprise Cloud
8 8 (2.61%) Clustering
8 8 (2.61%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.28%) Blog
9 7 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.95%) Replication
11 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.98%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.65%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.65%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.65%) User Experience
13 2 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 87 (28.34%) Windows
2 35 (11.40%) Unix
3 34 (11.07%) Windows Server
4 33 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (9.45%) CentOS
6 14 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.58%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.58%) Ubuntu
8 10 (3.26%) Android
9 8 (2.61%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.65%) Fedora
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) Debian
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (44.63%) DevOps
2 92 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (17.92%) Configuration Management
4 47 (15.31%) Infrastructure as Code
5 43 (14.01%) Software Engineering
6 40 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (12.70%) Scrum
8 37 (12.05%) Microservices
9 33 (10.75%) Deployment Automation
9 33 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (9.77%) MVC
11 28 (9.12%) E-Commerce
11 28 (9.12%) OOP
12 27 (8.79%) Migration
12 27 (8.79%) Open Source
13 26 (8.47%) High Availability
14 25 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (7.49%) Project Management
16 22 (7.17%) ITIL
17 20 (6.51%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.10%) Python
2 67 (21.82%) JavaScript
3 63 (20.52%) SQL
4 60 (19.54%) PHP
5 59 (19.22%) Go
6 52 (16.94%) PowerShell
7 46 (14.98%) Bash Shell
8 26 (8.47%) Java
9 22 (7.17%) Ruby
10 13 (4.23%) C
11 11 (3.58%) PL/SQL
12 10 (3.26%) C#
12 10 (3.26%) Perl
13 9 (2.93%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.93%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.61%) C++
15 4 (1.30%) Kotlin
16 2 (0.65%) COBOL
16 2 (0.65%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (5.54%) AWS Certification
1 17 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 17 (5.54%) RHCE
2 13 (4.23%) MCSA
2 13 (4.23%) MCSE
3 8 (2.61%) Degree
4 7 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.28%) MCITP
5 6 (1.95%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.63%) GIAC
6 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
7 2 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.33%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CCNA
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.33%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.26%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) SLA
3 4 (1.30%) OpenSCAP
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) WCAG
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 120 (39.09%) Docker
2 27 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (7.17%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.63%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.63%) vSphere
6 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.98%) zsh
Systems Management
1 111 (36.16%) Terraform
2 87 (28.34%) Kubernetes
3 69 (22.48%) Puppet
4 59 (19.22%) Ansible
5 52 (16.94%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.56%) Prometheus
7 13 (4.23%) Graphite
8 10 (3.26%) Grafana
9 7 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (2.28%) WSUS
9 7 (2.28%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.30%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.98%) SCCM
12 2 (0.65%) Kibana
12 2 (0.65%) logstash
12 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.33%) Nagios
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 39 (12.70%) VMware
2 38 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 37 (12.05%) Oracle
4 28 (9.12%) Red Hat
5 23 (7.49%) Zend
6 12 (3.91%) Cisco
6 12 (3.91%) Google
6 12 (3.91%) Splunk
7 11 (3.58%) Atlassian
8 10 (3.26%) SaltStack
8 10 (3.26%) SAP
9 9 (2.93%) Sophos
10 7 (2.28%) ZyXEL
11 6 (1.95%) Veeam
12 3 (0.98%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.98%) EMC
12 3 (0.98%) NetApp
13 2 (0.65%) Adobe
13 2 (0.65%) Citrix
13 2 (0.65%) Rackspace