Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 23 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 712 729 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.58% 9.48% 8.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.82% 40.12% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 563 615 471
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £56,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 1,625 1,817 1,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.87% 23.62% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,583 1,357
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 22 April 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 22 April 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
Stockport -11 25 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Altrincham -5 21 £45,000 +50.00% 2
Wigan +20 19 £60,000 +60.00% 4
Rochdale -2 15 £39,000 -2.50%
Salford -4 12 £37,500 +7.41% 8
Cheadle +2 8 £35,000 +16.67% 1
Oldham -4 7 £23,500 -37.33% 1
Bolton +4 1 £47,000 -14.55%
Bury -6 1 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 327 (45.93%) DevOps
2 321 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (34.69%) Amazon AWS
4 222 (31.18%) Windows
5 211 (29.63%) Git (software)
6 210 (29.49%) Java
7 208 (29.21%) Python
8 173 (24.30%) SQL
9 167 (23.46%) MySQL
10 157 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
11 156 (21.91%) Docker
12 154 (21.63%) JavaScript
13 145 (20.37%) Ansible
14 144 (20.22%) Puppet
15 142 (19.94%) PHP
16 137 (19.24%) CSS
17 131 (18.40%) HTML
17 131 (18.40%) Scrum
17 131 (18.40%) Software Engineering
17 131 (18.40%) Jenkins
18 129 (18.12%) Opscode Chef
19 123 (17.28%) TDD
20 122 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
21 111 (15.59%) Bash Shell
21 111 (15.59%) Ruby
22 108 (15.17%) VMware
23 106 (14.89%) Kubernetes
24 104 (14.61%) Test Automation
24 104 (14.61%) Unix
25 103 (14.47%) 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 90 (12.64%) Apache
2 55 (7.72%) Tomcat
3 44 (6.18%) nginx
4 30 (4.21%) IIS
5 23 (3.23%) Apache Spark
5 23 (3.23%) Confluence
6 21 (2.95%) WordPress
7 18 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.39%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.54%) JBoss
10 8 (1.12%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.84%) CMS
12 6 (0.84%) SAS
12 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.70%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.70%) Drupal
14 4 (0.56%) MS Exchange
15 3 (0.42%) GlassFish
16 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.42%) GIMP
4 2 (0.28%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 25 (3.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
2 1 (0.14%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 247 (34.69%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (6.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 45 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
4 45 (6.32%) SaaS
5 35 (4.92%) OpenShift
6 32 (4.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 31 (4.35%) Amazon S3
8 25 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
9 24 (3.37%) IaaS
10 22 (3.09%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (2.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 20 (2.81%) PaaS
13 19 (2.67%) NuGet
14 18 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (1.83%) Office 365
16 11 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (1.54%) Serverless
17 10 (1.40%) GitHub
17 10 (1.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.63%) TCP/IP
2 23 (3.23%) Firewall
3 22 (3.09%) DNS
4 20 (2.81%) HTTP
5 18 (2.53%) Internet
6 16 (2.25%) SSL
6 16 (2.25%) VoIP
7 14 (1.97%) VPN
8 13 (1.83%) WAN
9 12 (1.69%) PBX
10 11 (1.54%) Unified Communications
11 10 (1.40%) LAN
12 9 (1.26%) Asterisk PBX
13 7 (0.98%) DHCP
13 7 (0.98%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.98%) FTP
13 7 (0.98%) SAN
14 6 (0.84%) BGP
14 6 (0.84%) OSPF
14 6 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (23.46%) MySQL
2 46 (6.46%) SQL Server
3 42 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (4.92%) Big Data
5 33 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 25 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 20 (2.81%) Amazon RDS
8 19 (2.67%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 17 (2.39%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.83%) DB2
11 11 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.12%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 211 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 131 (18.40%) Jenkins
3 60 (8.43%) JIRA
4 41 (5.76%) Vagrant
5 38 (5.34%) Subversion
6 34 (4.78%) TeamCity
7 30 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (3.23%) Selenium
9 21 (2.95%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (1.97%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.83%) Grunt
12 12 (1.69%) Mocha
13 9 (1.26%) Maven
13 9 (1.26%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.12%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.12%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.12%) Mockito
15 7 (0.98%) Hudson
16 6 (0.84%) Gradle
16 6 (0.84%) PHPUnit
General
1 72 (10.11%) Finance
2 42 (5.90%) Retail
3 34 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.51%) Marketing
5 23 (3.23%) Advertising
6 22 (3.09%) Games
7 19 (2.67%) Electronics
8 15 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.40%) Military
10 6 (0.84%) Banking
11 5 (0.70%) Automotive
12 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.42%) Publishing
14 2 (0.28%) Law
14 2 (0.28%) Legal
14 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 193 (27.11%) Developer
2 174 (24.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 71 (9.97%) Linux Engineer
4 62 (8.71%) PHP Developer
5 57 (8.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 56 (7.87%) Software Engineer
7 54 (7.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 45 (6.32%) AWS DevOps
9 44 (6.18%) AWS Engineer
10 42 (5.90%) Administrator
11 41 (5.76%) Java Engineer
12 39 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
13 38 (5.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 37 (5.20%) Senior DevOps
15 31 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
15 31 (4.35%) Support Engineer
16 29 (4.07%) Platform Engineer
17 26 (3.65%) Java Developer
17 26 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
18 25 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (19.24%) CSS
2 131 (18.40%) HTML
3 94 (13.20%) Web Services
4 93 (13.06%) LAMP
5 68 (9.55%) AngularJS
6 62 (8.71%) jQuery
7 58 (8.15%) HTML5
8 55 (7.72%) Node.js
9 54 (7.58%) Laravel
10 52 (7.30%) REST
11 42 (5.90%) CSS3
12 41 (5.76%) Spring
12 41 (5.76%) XML
13 39 (5.48%) Ajax
14 35 (4.92%) RESTful
15 32 (4.49%) JSON
15 32 (4.49%) Symfony
16 31 (4.35%) React
17 30 (4.21%) .NET
17 30 (4.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 38 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (3.93%) User Experience
5 26 (3.65%) Mobile App
6 25 (3.51%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.81%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
9 15 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
10 14 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.97%) Social Media
11 12 (1.69%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.12%) Animation
12 8 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.12%) Replication
13 7 (0.98%) PKI
13 7 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.84%) DataPower
15 5 (0.70%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 222 (31.18%) Windows
2 104 (14.61%) Unix
3 54 (7.58%) CentOS
4 34 (4.78%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.35%) Debian
6 22 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.67%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.39%) Android
10 16 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.69%) AIX
12 12 (1.69%) Solaris
12 12 (1.69%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.54%) HPUX
14 9 (1.26%) SUSE
15 6 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.70%) Amazon Linux
17 4 (0.56%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (45.93%) DevOps
2 321 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (22.05%) Continuous Integration
4 131 (18.40%) Scrum
4 131 (18.40%) Software Engineering
5 123 (17.28%) TDD
6 104 (14.61%) Test Automation
7 89 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 87 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
9 75 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
10 69 (9.69%) MVC
11 66 (9.27%) Microservices
12 58 (8.15%) E-Commerce
12 58 (8.15%) OOP
13 53 (7.44%) Open Source
14 47 (6.60%) Deployment Automation
15 45 (6.32%) BDD
15 45 (6.32%) ITIL
15 45 (6.32%) OO
16 42 (5.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 210 (29.49%) Java
2 208 (29.21%) Python
3 173 (24.30%) SQL
4 154 (21.63%) JavaScript
5 142 (19.94%) PHP
6 111 (15.59%) Bash Shell
6 111 (15.59%) Ruby
7 92 (12.92%) C
8 61 (8.57%) Perl
9 56 (7.87%) C++
10 36 (5.06%) Shell Script
11 22 (3.09%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.67%) Go
13 18 (2.53%) C#
14 17 (2.39%) ES6
15 16 (2.25%) Scala
16 9 (1.26%) Java 8
17 6 (0.84%) VBScript
18 4 (0.56%) Erlang
18 4 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (9.27%) Degree
2 65 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.37%) DV Cleared
5 21 (2.95%) AWS Certification
6 19 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
7 15 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.54%) MCSE
8 11 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.40%) MCSA
10 6 (0.84%) CCNA
10 6 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.84%) MCITP
10 6 (0.84%) MCTS
11 4 (0.56%) HND
11 4 (0.56%) RHCT
12 3 (0.42%) CISSP
12 3 (0.42%) PhD
12 3 (0.42%) Postgraduate
12 3 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.62%) QA
2 16 (2.25%) SLA
3 14 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.26%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.84%) GCP
6 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) GPG13
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 156 (21.91%) Docker
2 78 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 37 (5.20%) Active Directory
5 27 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (3.09%) VirtualBox
7 21 (2.95%) Xen
8 6 (0.84%) vSphere
9 5 (0.70%) XenServer
10 4 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.56%) pfSense
10 4 (0.56%) Varnish
11 3 (0.42%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.42%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.42%) HDFS
11 3 (0.42%) LXC
12 2 (0.28%) KVM
12 2 (0.28%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 145 (20.37%) Ansible
2 144 (20.22%) Puppet
3 129 (18.12%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (14.89%) Kubernetes
5 68 (9.55%) Terraform
6 36 (5.06%) Packer
7 28 (3.93%) Salt
8 24 (3.37%) Kibana
9 20 (2.81%) Prometheus
10 18 (2.53%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.40%) Cobbler
12 9 (1.26%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.84%) Nagios
13 6 (0.84%) Nessus
13 6 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 4 (0.56%) Consul
14 4 (0.56%) logstash
15 3 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
16 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
16 2 (0.28%) Mesos
Vendors
1 108 (15.17%) VMware
2 103 (14.47%) Oracle
3 80 (11.24%) Microsoft
4 57 (8.01%) Red Hat
5 41 (5.76%) Google
6 21 (2.95%) WorldPay
6 21 (2.95%) Zend
7 18 (2.53%) New Relic
7 18 (2.53%) SaltStack
8 17 (2.39%) Atlassian
8 17 (2.39%) Trend Micro
9 15 (2.11%) Cisco
9 15 (2.11%) HP
10 14 (1.97%) SAP
11 12 (1.69%) Capita
12 10 (1.40%) Citrix
13 9 (1.26%) IBM
13 9 (1.26%) NetApp
14 8 (1.12%) EnterpriseDB
15 7 (0.98%) WooCommerce