Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 753 610 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.48% 8.18% 8.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.95% 37.22% 34.99%
Number of salaries quoted 594 564 525
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,400
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +7.50% +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 1795 1639 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.59% 21.97% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1535 1476 1425
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +3 41 £41,250 -13.16% 2
Altrincham -2 26 £45,000 +80.00% 3
Salford -7 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Rochdale +2 10 £39,000 -2.50% 3
Wigan 0 7 £22,500 -16.67%
Oldham +5 5 £26,750 -23.57% 1
Cheadle -12 4 £30,000 -36.84%
Bury -2 3 £40,000 +6.67%
Bolton -5 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 334 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (38.38%) DevOps
3 234 (31.08%) JavaScript
4 222 (29.48%) SQL
5 216 (28.69%) Java
6 204 (27.09%) MySQL
7 193 (25.63%) Python
8 190 (25.23%) Puppet
9 186 (24.70%) HTML
10 183 (24.30%) CSS
11 170 (22.58%) Windows
12 163 (21.65%) Unix
13 162 (21.51%) PHP
14 161 (21.38%) Software Engineering
14 161 (21.38%) Amazon AWS
15 160 (21.25%) Scrum
16 152 (20.19%) Git (software)
17 133 (17.66%) Opscode Chef
18 132 (17.53%) Docker
19 128 (17.00%) Web Services
20 126 (16.73%) Jenkins
21 125 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
22 124 (16.47%) Oracle
23 119 (15.80%) TDD
24 118 (15.67%) jQuery
25 113 (15.01%) Ruby
25 113 (15.01%) C
26 111 (14.74%) Configuration Management
27 106 (14.08%) Degree
28 105 (13.94%) 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 98 (13.01%) Apache
2 54 (7.17%) Tomcat
3 38 (5.05%) nginx
4 31 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (3.45%) OpenStack
6 25 (3.32%) Apache Solr
7 21 (2.79%) Apache Spark
8 20 (2.66%) WordPress
9 19 (2.52%) CloudStack
10 14 (1.86%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.73%) Drupal
11 13 (1.73%) JBoss
12 11 (1.46%) CMS
12 11 (1.46%) Confluence
13 9 (1.20%) Apache Pig
14 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.80%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.80%) IIS
16 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Magento
2 3 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 161 (21.38%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (5.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 44 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (5.05%) GitHub
5 32 (4.25%) OpenShift
6 26 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (2.52%) Google App Engine
8 16 (2.12%) SaaS
9 13 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (1.73%) Serverless
10 10 (1.33%) Office 365
11 8 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.93%) Route 53
13 6 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.53%) IaaS
15 4 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.52%) TCP/IP
2 33 (4.38%) Firewall
3 31 (4.12%) HTTP
4 24 (3.19%) LAN
4 24 (3.19%) WAN
5 19 (2.52%) Internet
5 19 (2.52%) VPN
6 16 (2.12%) DNS
6 16 (2.12%) Ethernet
7 14 (1.86%) Broadband
8 13 (1.73%) OSPF
9 12 (1.59%) BGP
9 12 (1.59%) DHCP
10 10 (1.33%) MPLS
10 10 (1.33%) SAN
10 10 (1.33%) SSL
10 10 (1.33%) VoIP
11 8 (1.06%) IPsec
11 8 (1.06%) L2TP
11 8 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (27.09%) MySQL
2 60 (7.97%) SQL Server
3 50 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 48 (6.37%) NoSQL
5 47 (6.24%) Big Data
6 42 (5.58%) MongoDB
7 28 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (3.45%) Hadoop
9 20 (2.66%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.99%) Apache Accumulo
11 14 (1.86%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.59%) CouchDB
13 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.06%) Redis
15 7 (0.93%) GIS
15 7 (0.93%) SQLite
16 6 (0.80%) MariaDB
17 5 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (0.66%) HBase
Development Applications
1 152 (20.19%) Git (software)
2 126 (16.73%) Jenkins
3 53 (7.04%) JIRA
4 47 (6.24%) Selenium
5 45 (5.98%) Vagrant
6 37 (4.91%) Subversion
7 26 (3.45%) PHPUnit
8 25 (3.32%) Maven
9 24 (3.19%) TeamCity
10 20 (2.66%) Bitbucket
10 20 (2.66%) Codeception
11 19 (2.52%) gulp
12 17 (2.26%) Eclipse
13 16 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.12%) Cucumber
13 16 (2.12%) Grunt
14 11 (1.46%) JUnit
15 8 (1.06%) Gradle
16 7 (0.93%) Mocha
16 7 (0.93%) Xdebug
General
1 55 (7.30%) Finance
2 40 (5.31%) Retail
3 35 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.98%) Marketing
5 26 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 22 (2.92%) Electronics
7 12 (1.59%) Games
8 11 (1.46%) Banking
9 10 (1.33%) Military
10 7 (0.93%) Automotive
11 4 (0.53%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.53%) Back Office
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Legal
12 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 234 (31.08%) Developer
2 122 (16.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 89 (11.82%) Software Engineer
4 83 (11.02%) PHP Developer
5 53 (7.04%) Administrator
6 51 (6.77%) Java Developer
7 50 (6.64%) Senior Developer
8 46 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 46 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
9 44 (5.84%) Java Engineer
10 42 (5.58%) Software Developer
11 41 (5.44%) Java Software Engineer
11 41 (5.44%) Linux Administrator
11 41 (5.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 40 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
13 38 (5.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 37 (4.91%) Platform Engineer
15 35 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
15 35 (4.65%) Web Developer
16 32 (4.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (24.70%) HTML
2 183 (24.30%) CSS
3 128 (17.00%) Web Services
4 118 (15.67%) jQuery
5 102 (13.55%) Spring
6 101 (13.41%) HTML5
7 94 (12.48%) AngularJS
8 82 (10.89%) LAMP
9 60 (7.97%) Node.js
10 57 (7.57%) .NET
10 57 (7.57%) CSS3
10 57 (7.57%) REST
11 51 (6.77%) Java EE
12 45 (5.98%) Hibernate
12 45 (5.98%) React
12 45 (5.98%) XML
13 42 (5.58%) RESTful
14 39 (5.18%) Laravel
14 39 (5.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 37 (4.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.23%) Computer Science
2 67 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.11%) iPad
4 30 (3.98%) User Experience
5 27 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.12%) Replication
9 14 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.73%) Life Science
11 11 (1.46%) PKI
12 10 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (1.06%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.93%) Wiki
15 6 (0.80%) Clustering
15 6 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (0.80%) Handset
15 6 (0.80%) NHS
15 6 (0.80%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.66%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 170 (22.58%) Windows
2 163 (21.65%) Unix
3 64 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (7.17%) CentOS
5 52 (6.91%) Windows Server
6 35 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 21 (2.79%) Debian
8 20 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.33%) Android
10 10 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.33%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.53%) AIX
11 4 (0.53%) HPUX
11 4 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (38.38%) DevOps
3 161 (21.38%) Software Engineering
4 160 (21.25%) Scrum
5 125 (16.60%) Continuous Integration
6 119 (15.80%) TDD
7 111 (14.74%) Configuration Management
8 105 (13.94%) OO
9 87 (11.55%) E-Commerce
10 86 (11.42%) MVC
11 81 (10.76%) Test Automation
12 77 (10.23%) Web Development
13 73 (9.69%) Mentoring
13 73 (9.69%) Open Source
14 66 (8.76%) Microservices
15 65 (8.63%) OOP
16 57 (7.57%) BDD
17 54 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
18 42 (5.58%) SDLC
19 40 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 234 (31.08%) JavaScript
2 222 (29.48%) SQL
3 216 (28.69%) Java
4 193 (25.63%) Python
5 162 (21.51%) PHP
6 113 (15.01%) C
6 113 (15.01%) Ruby
7 96 (12.75%) Bash Shell
8 81 (10.76%) C++
9 60 (7.97%) Shell Script
10 54 (7.17%) Perl
11 26 (3.45%) C#
12 16 (2.12%) PowerShell
13 12 (1.59%) Go
13 12 (1.59%) Scala
14 7 (0.93%) Clojure
14 7 (0.93%) ES6
15 6 (0.80%) Korn
15 6 (0.80%) PHP 5
16 4 (0.53%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 106 (14.08%) Degree
2 84 (11.16%) Security Cleared
3 49 (6.51%) DV Cleared
4 25 (3.32%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.93%) CCNA
9 7 (0.93%) CCNP
9 7 (0.93%) MCSE
10 6 (0.80%) Sun Certification
11 5 (0.66%) JNCIP
11 5 (0.66%) MCSA
12 4 (0.53%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.53%) HND
13 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.40%) MCITP
13 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.27%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.59%) GCP
2 13 (1.73%) QA
3 10 (1.33%) SLA
4 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (17.53%) Docker
2 60 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.59%) vSphere
5 21 (2.79%) Xen
6 19 (2.52%) Active Directory
6 19 (2.52%) XenServer
7 7 (0.93%) Samba
8 6 (0.80%) KVM
8 6 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.66%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.66%) HDFS
9 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.53%) Firmware
10 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.40%) Varnish
11 3 (0.40%) vCloud
12 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.27%) XenApp
13 1 (0.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 190 (25.23%) Puppet
2 133 (17.66%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (12.22%) Kubernetes
4 79 (10.49%) Ansible
5 49 (6.51%) Terraform
6 27 (3.59%) Packer
7 26 (3.45%) Cobbler
7 26 (3.45%) Tivoli
8 20 (2.66%) Capistrano
9 17 (2.26%) Salt
10 16 (2.12%) Kibana
11 14 (1.86%) Nagios
12 11 (1.46%) Cacti
12 11 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.46%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.80%) FortiGate
14 5 (0.66%) Mesos
14 5 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
14 5 (0.66%) systemd
15 2 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 124 (16.47%) Oracle
2 103 (13.68%) VMware
3 85 (11.29%) Red Hat
4 62 (8.23%) Microsoft
5 44 (5.84%) Google
6 32 (4.25%) Atlassian
7 27 (3.59%) Cisco
8 24 (3.19%) EnterpriseDB
9 20 (2.66%) SAP
10 18 (2.39%) HP
11 17 (2.26%) SaltStack
12 13 (1.73%) Juniper
13 12 (1.59%) Citrix
13 12 (1.59%) Zend
14 11 (1.46%) NetApp
15 9 (1.20%) Cloudera
16 8 (1.06%) Ericsson
17 7 (0.93%) Brocade
17 7 (0.93%) Percona
17 7 (0.93%) Redback