Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 419 418 399
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 7.38% 10.64% 9.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.06% 54.93% 49.44%
Number of salaries quoted 264 338 308
10th Percentile £32,875 £32,500 £31,425
25th Percentile £39,719 £37,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,350 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.70% -4.76% +16.67%
75th Percentile £65,180 £63,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £73,675 £72,500 £72,312
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -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 951 761 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.75% 19.37% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 657 663 631
10th Percentile £25,500 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £33,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £61,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £67,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%

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 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford +2 25 £37,500 -44.44% 2
Oldham - 12 £60,000 -
Bolton +2 9 - -
Stockport -4 8 £26,000 -61.48% 7
Wigan - 7 £41,250 -
Altrincham - 7 £40,000 - 1
Cheadle - 7 £29,000 -
Bury - 6 - - 1
Rochdale - 3 - -
Sale - 3 - -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 167 (39.86%) AWS
2 145 (34.61%) Agile
3 140 (33.41%) Windows
4 136 (32.46%) Python
5 120 (28.64%) Docker
6 117 (27.92%) Java
6 117 (27.92%) SQL
7 112 (26.73%) DevOps
8 110 (26.25%) Azure
9 107 (25.54%) Kubernetes
10 102 (24.34%) CI/CD
11 93 (22.20%) JavaScript
11 93 (22.20%) Software Engineering
12 81 (19.33%) Infrastructure as Code
13 78 (18.62%) Terraform
14 76 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
15 74 (17.66%) Cisco
16 73 (17.42%) MySQL
17 71 (16.95%) Unix
18 70 (16.71%) Ansible
19 66 (15.75%) Test Automation
19 66 (15.75%) Git (software)
19 66 (15.75%) Finance
20 63 (15.04%) PowerShell
21 62 (14.80%) VMware
22 61 (14.56%) Security Cleared
23 60 (14.32%) Microsoft
24 59 (14.08%) Go
24 59 (14.08%) Node.js
24 59 (14.08%) Social Skills

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 28 (6.68%) Apache
2 23 (5.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 23 (5.49%) nginx
3 15 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.39%) IIS
5 10 (2.39%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.91%) Confluence
7 6 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.95%) JBoss
9 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.95%) Maple
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 167 (39.86%) AWS
2 110 (26.25%) Azure
3 44 (10.50%) GCP
4 24 (5.73%) GitHub
5 19 (4.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 19 (4.53%) OpenShift
6 16 (3.82%) IaaS
6 16 (3.82%) PaaS
7 15 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (3.34%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.15%) GitHub Actions
10 9 (2.15%) SaaS
10 9 (2.15%) Serverless
11 7 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.67%) Azure Pipelines
12 6 (1.43%) npm
12 6 (1.43%) OneDrive
13 5 (1.19%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.89%) Wireless
2 33 (7.88%) Internet
3 28 (6.68%) Network Security
4 23 (5.49%) HTTPS
5 19 (4.53%) DNS
6 14 (3.34%) Firewall
6 14 (3.34%) SAN
7 13 (3.10%) DHCP
7 13 (3.10%) WAN
8 9 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (1.91%) HTTP
9 8 (1.91%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.91%) VoIP
9 8 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.67%) VPN
11 6 (1.43%) Intranet
11 6 (1.43%) LAN
11 6 (1.43%) SD-WAN
11 6 (1.43%) SNMP
11 6 (1.43%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (17.42%) MySQL
2 34 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 28 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (6.68%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.30%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.43%) Big Data
6 6 (1.43%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.43%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.19%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.19%) OLTP
7 5 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.48%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.48%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 66 (15.75%) Git (software)
2 58 (13.84%) Jenkins
3 30 (7.16%) GitLab
4 29 (6.92%) JIRA
5 19 (4.53%) Travis CI
6 13 (3.10%) Subversion
6 13 (3.10%) Vagrant
7 12 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.39%) Mercurial
10 9 (2.15%) IBM UrbanCode
10 9 (2.15%) PHPUnit
10 9 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.91%) CircleCI
12 7 (1.67%) SonarQube
12 7 (1.67%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (1.43%) Codeception
14 5 (1.19%) Maven
15 4 (0.95%) Gerrit
General
1 66 (15.75%) Finance
2 59 (14.08%) Social Skills
3 54 (12.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 32 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (7.40%) Retail
6 18 (4.30%) Public Sector
7 15 (3.58%) Automotive
8 12 (2.86%) Electronics
8 12 (2.86%) Games
9 11 (2.63%) Telecoms
10 9 (2.15%) Banking
10 9 (2.15%) Law
11 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.43%) Police
12 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.72%) Marketing
14 2 (0.48%) Advertising
14 2 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.48%) Legal
14 2 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (22.91%) Developer
2 57 (13.60%) IT Technician
3 54 (12.89%) Network Technician
3 54 (12.89%) Trainee
3 54 (12.89%) Trainee IT Technician
3 54 (12.89%) Trainee Technician
4 50 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (11.93%) Software Engineer
5 35 (8.35%) Senior Developer
6 28 (6.68%) Cloud Engineer
7 27 (6.44%) PHP Developer
8 25 (5.97%) Site Engineer
8 25 (5.97%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 24 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (4.77%) Administrator
10 20 (4.77%) C# Developer
10 20 (4.77%) Java Developer
11 16 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (3.58%) Applications Support
13 14 (3.34%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.08%) Node.js
2 48 (11.46%) HTML
3 41 (9.79%) CSS
4 39 (9.31%) React
5 37 (8.83%) .NET
6 35 (8.35%) Laravel
7 28 (6.68%) Spring
8 24 (5.73%) XML
9 21 (5.01%) .NET Core
10 20 (4.77%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (4.53%) LAMP
12 18 (4.30%) AngularJS
12 18 (4.30%) Spring Boot
12 18 (4.30%) Vue.js
13 17 (4.06%) REST
13 17 (4.06%) SOAP
14 16 (3.82%) LDAP
15 15 (3.58%) JSON
16 14 (3.34%) Symfony
17 13 (3.10%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.68%) Blog
2 19 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (4.53%) User Experience
3 18 (4.30%) Data Protection Act
4 17 (4.06%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.82%) Clustering
6 14 (3.34%) Data Centre
7 13 (3.10%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.86%) IoT
9 10 (2.39%) Cyberattack
9 10 (2.39%) Data Structures
10 9 (2.15%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.91%) PKI
12 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.67%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (1.43%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.43%) Device Driver
13 6 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 140 (33.41%) Windows
2 71 (16.95%) Unix
3 44 (10.50%) Windows Server
4 26 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (5.49%) CentOS
6 12 (2.86%) Android
7 9 (2.15%) Mesosphere
7 9 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 7 (1.67%) AIX
8 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.67%) Mac OS
8 7 (1.67%) Solaris
8 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.19%) VMS
10 2 (0.48%) HPUX
10 2 (0.48%) SUSE
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.24%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (34.61%) Agile
2 112 (26.73%) DevOps
3 102 (24.34%) CI/CD
4 93 (22.20%) Software Engineering
5 81 (19.33%) Infrastructure as Code
6 76 (18.14%) Continuous Integration
7 66 (15.75%) Test Automation
8 52 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
8 52 (12.41%) TDD
9 45 (10.74%) Full Stack Development
10 43 (10.26%) Open Source
11 41 (9.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 40 (9.55%) Coaching
13 36 (8.59%) Scrum
14 34 (8.11%) Mentoring
15 33 (7.88%) Technical Leadership
16 31 (7.40%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 29 (6.92%) Computer Science
17 29 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 28 (6.68%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 136 (32.46%) Python
2 117 (27.92%) Java
2 117 (27.92%) SQL
3 93 (22.20%) JavaScript
4 63 (15.04%) PowerShell
5 59 (14.08%) Go
6 51 (12.17%) Bash
7 46 (10.98%) C#
8 43 (10.26%) C++
9 41 (9.79%) PHP
10 31 (7.40%) Ruby
11 27 (6.44%) C
12 23 (5.49%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.86%) MATLAB
13 12 (2.86%) TypeScript
13 12 (2.86%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.39%) Perl
15 9 (2.15%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.19%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 61 (14.56%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.60%) SC Cleared
3 54 (12.89%) A+ Certification
3 54 (12.89%) CCNA
3 54 (12.89%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (12.89%) Linux+ Certification
3 54 (12.89%) Network+ Certification
4 47 (11.22%) Degree
5 35 (8.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.34%) MCSA
7 12 (2.86%) MCTS
8 11 (2.63%) AWS Certification
8 11 (2.63%) MCSE
9 9 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.43%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (1.19%) MCITP
11 5 (1.19%) PhD
12 4 (0.95%) MCP
12 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.58%) QA
2 8 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.91%) SLA
3 6 (1.43%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.19%) Accessibility
4 5 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.48%) NIST
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 120 (28.64%) Docker
2 42 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.31%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.58%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (1.19%) etcd
6 5 (1.19%) Firmware
7 4 (0.95%) Postfix
7 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.48%) Ceph
8 2 (0.48%) Lustre
8 2 (0.48%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 107 (25.54%) Kubernetes
2 78 (18.62%) Terraform
3 70 (16.71%) Ansible
4 39 (9.31%) Puppet
5 29 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (3.34%) Prometheus
7 13 (3.10%) Nagios
8 11 (2.63%) SCCM
9 9 (2.15%) Automic
9 9 (2.15%) Consul
9 9 (2.15%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.67%) Cacti
11 7 (1.67%) HP Fortify
12 6 (1.43%) WSUS
13 5 (1.19%) Bacula
13 5 (1.19%) Bareos
13 5 (1.19%) Grafana
13 5 (1.19%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.95%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 74 (17.66%) Cisco
2 62 (14.80%) VMware
3 60 (14.32%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.59%) Red Hat
5 35 (8.35%) Oracle
6 18 (4.30%) Google
7 16 (3.82%) Splunk
8 14 (3.34%) Citrix
9 12 (2.86%) Juniper
10 9 (2.15%) Hitachi
10 9 (2.15%) HP
11 7 (1.67%) Apple
11 7 (1.67%) Checkmarx
11 7 (1.67%) Veracode
12 6 (1.43%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.43%) Zend
13 5 (1.19%) IBM
13 5 (1.19%) Veeam
14 4 (0.95%) Adobe
15 3 (0.72%) Avaya