Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 483 628 730
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 9.64% 10.04% 9.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.22% 46.94% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 411 515 601
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

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 1,068 1,338 1,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.32% 21.39% 22.33%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1,062 1,374
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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
Salford +22 18 £55,000 +41.94% 3
Stockport -1 17 £50,000 +88.68% 7
Altrincham -5 12 £28,750 -52.08% 2
Bolton -8 4 £50,000 +108.33% 1
Wigan +13 2 £58,750 +85.04%
Rochdale -1 2 £30,000 -35.48% 1
Oldham -5 1 £45,000 -
Cheadle -7 1 £50,000 +127.27% 1
Sale - 1 £60,000 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 181 (37.47%) AWS
2 171 (35.40%) Docker
3 169 (34.99%) DevOps
4 157 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (31.26%) Windows
6 127 (26.29%) Python
7 125 (25.88%) Azure
8 116 (24.02%) Git (software)
9 102 (21.12%) Kubernetes
10 95 (19.67%) JavaScript
11 93 (19.25%) MySQL
11 93 (19.25%) Bash Shell
12 87 (18.01%) SQL
13 86 (17.81%) Ansible
14 85 (17.60%) PHP
15 80 (16.56%) Terraform
16 77 (15.94%) Java
17 73 (15.11%) Puppet
18 71 (14.70%) Unix
19 70 (14.49%) VMware
20 69 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 63 (13.04%) Configuration Management
22 62 (12.84%) Open Source
23 61 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
24 60 (12.42%) Software Engineering
25 59 (12.22%) Microsoft
26 58 (12.01%) GCP
27 57 (11.80%) C++
28 52 (10.77%) TDD
28 52 (10.77%) Jenkins

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 32 (6.63%) Apache
2 15 (3.11%) IIS
3 12 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.07%) OpenStack
5 9 (1.86%) Drupal
6 8 (1.66%) Confluence
7 6 (1.24%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.24%) ExpressionEngine
7 6 (1.24%) nginx
7 6 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.04%) CMS
8 5 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.83%) WordPress
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Magento
2 4 (0.83%) CiviCRM
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 181 (37.47%) AWS
2 125 (25.88%) Azure
3 58 (12.01%) GCP
4 35 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 32 (6.63%) Office 365
6 24 (4.97%) IaaS
7 20 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (3.93%) Amazon ECS
8 19 (3.93%) PaaS
9 17 (3.52%) SaaS
10 16 (3.31%) GitHub
11 15 (3.11%) Serverless
12 14 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (2.69%) Amazon S3
14 12 (2.48%) AWS CodeBuild
14 12 (2.48%) AWS CodePipeline
15 11 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
16 10 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (1.45%) Power Platform
17 7 (1.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.00%) Firewall
2 27 (5.59%) TCP/IP
3 21 (4.35%) DNS
3 21 (4.35%) Network Security
4 19 (3.93%) VPN
5 15 (3.11%) VLAN
6 13 (2.69%) WAN
7 11 (2.28%) SMTP
8 10 (2.07%) LAN
8 10 (2.07%) SAN
9 8 (1.66%) FTP
9 8 (1.66%) Wireless
10 7 (1.45%) HTTP
10 7 (1.45%) SSL
10 7 (1.45%) VoIP
10 7 (1.45%) VSAN
11 6 (1.24%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.04%) Ethernet
13 4 (0.83%) SMS
13 4 (0.83%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.25%) MySQL
2 51 (10.56%) NoSQL
3 27 (5.59%) MongoDB
4 24 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 22 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (3.52%) Redis
7 13 (2.69%) Amazon Aurora
8 10 (2.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.86%) Big Data
10 7 (1.45%) Power BI
11 6 (1.24%) GIS
12 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.83%) DB2
12 4 (0.83%) MariaDB
12 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 116 (24.02%) Git (software)
2 52 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.83%) JIRA
4 23 (4.76%) GitLab
5 20 (4.14%) Subversion
6 9 (1.86%) Selenium
7 8 (1.66%) PHPUnit
8 7 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.83%) git-flow
11 4 (0.83%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.62%) Maven
12 3 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.62%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.41%) Ant
13 2 (0.41%) JMeter
General
1 33 (6.83%) Finance
2 20 (4.14%) Public Sector
2 20 (4.14%) Retail
3 10 (2.07%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.86%) Banking
4 9 (1.86%) Games
4 9 (1.86%) Law
5 8 (1.66%) Automotive
6 5 (1.04%) Back Office
6 5 (1.04%) Electronics
7 4 (0.83%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 125 (25.88%) Developer
2 93 (19.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (14.70%) PHP Developer
4 52 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 35 (7.25%) AWS Engineer
6 35 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
7 32 (6.63%) Senior PHP Developer
7 32 (6.63%) Software Engineer
8 24 (4.97%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
10 18 (3.73%) Software Developer
11 15 (3.11%) DBA
11 15 (3.11%) Senior DevOps
11 15 (3.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.90%) Junior
13 13 (2.69%) Support Engineer
14 12 (2.48%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (2.48%) Security Engineer
14 12 (2.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.56%) HTML
2 40 (8.28%) CSS
3 36 (7.45%) Web Services
4 29 (6.00%) Laravel
5 24 (4.97%) React
6 23 (4.76%) Node.js
7 22 (4.55%) .NET
7 22 (4.55%) Vue.js
8 21 (4.35%) jQuery
9 19 (3.93%) LAMP
10 17 (3.52%) HTML5
10 17 (3.52%) REST
11 15 (3.11%) Symfony
12 13 (2.69%) LDAP
13 12 (2.48%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (2.48%) RESTful
14 10 (2.07%) JSON
14 10 (2.07%) Spring
15 9 (1.86%) Sass
15 9 (1.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
1 34 (7.04%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (6.21%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.97%) User Experience
4 18 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (2.07%) Blog
8 10 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.66%) Life Science
9 8 (1.66%) Social Media
10 7 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.45%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.45%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.24%) Clustering
11 6 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.24%) Replication
11 6 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 151 (31.26%) Windows
2 71 (14.70%) Unix
3 51 (10.56%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (3.93%) CentOS
6 15 (3.11%) Apple iOS
7 13 (2.69%) Android
8 12 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.86%) Debian
11 7 (1.45%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.04%) AIX
12 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.04%) Solaris
13 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.41%) HPUX
15 2 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (34.99%) DevOps
2 157 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (13.04%) Configuration Management
5 62 (12.84%) Open Source
6 61 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (12.42%) Software Engineering
8 52 (10.77%) TDD
9 49 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (9.32%) MVC
11 41 (8.49%) Unit Testing
12 39 (8.07%) Infrastructure as Code
12 39 (8.07%) ITIL
12 39 (8.07%) Microservices
13 38 (7.87%) OOP
14 37 (7.66%) Mentoring
15 33 (6.83%) Deployment Automation
16 32 (6.63%) Scrum
17 31 (6.42%) E-Commerce
17 31 (6.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 127 (26.29%) Python
2 95 (19.67%) JavaScript
3 93 (19.25%) Bash Shell
4 87 (18.01%) SQL
5 85 (17.60%) PHP
6 77 (15.94%) Java
7 57 (11.80%) C++
8 51 (10.56%) PowerShell
9 47 (9.73%) C
10 41 (8.49%) Go
11 32 (6.63%) Ruby
12 24 (4.97%) C#
13 23 (4.76%) Shell Script
14 22 (4.55%) Perl
15 10 (2.07%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.86%) Java 8
17 8 (1.66%) Scala
17 8 (1.66%) VB
18 6 (1.24%) ES6
18 6 (1.24%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 39 (8.07%) Degree
2 18 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.31%) MCSE
4 12 (2.48%) CISSP
4 12 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.28%) AWS Certification
5 11 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.28%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (2.07%) CCNA
7 8 (1.66%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (1.66%) MCP
8 7 (1.45%) RHCE
9 6 (1.24%) MCSA
10 5 (1.04%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.83%) CISM
11 4 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.83%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.14%) QA
2 16 (3.31%) GDPR
3 9 (1.86%) SLA
4 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.83%) NIST
System Software
1 171 (35.40%) Docker
2 49 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.66%) vSphere
7 8 (1.66%) XenApp
8 6 (1.24%) Varnish
8 6 (1.24%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.83%) NFS
10 4 (0.83%) Samba
11 3 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (0.62%) vCloud
12 2 (0.41%) Firmware
12 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.21%) GPFS
13 1 (0.21%) zsh
Systems Management
1 102 (21.12%) Kubernetes
2 86 (17.81%) Ansible
3 80 (16.56%) Terraform
4 73 (15.11%) Puppet
5 35 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.93%) SCCM
7 12 (2.48%) Grafana
7 12 (2.48%) vRealize
8 11 (2.28%) Kibana
9 9 (1.86%) WSUS
10 8 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.45%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.45%) Nagios
12 6 (1.24%) Istio
12 6 (1.24%) Prometheus
12 6 (1.24%) SCOM
13 5 (1.04%) Packer
14 4 (0.83%) Galera Cluster
14 4 (0.83%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (14.49%) VMware
2 59 (12.22%) Microsoft
3 41 (8.49%) Red Hat
4 27 (5.59%) Oracle
5 19 (3.93%) Cisco
5 19 (3.93%) Google
6 14 (2.90%) Atlassian
7 13 (2.69%) NetApp
7 13 (2.69%) Zend
8 12 (2.48%) HP
9 9 (1.86%) SaltStack
10 8 (1.66%) Citrix
10 8 (1.66%) Veeam
11 7 (1.45%) EMC
11 7 (1.45%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.83%) F5
12 4 (0.83%) hybris
12 4 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.83%) Sophos
12 4 (0.83%) Symantec