The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 19 37
Rank change year-on-year -4 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 40 48 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.45% 10.34% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 37.80% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 35 37 17
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +44.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,500 £23,168
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £40,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 104 127 112
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 19.37% 27.37% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 81 93 84
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +27.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Merseyside

Linux
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Linux in Merseyside

Linux
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Merseyside over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in Merseyside

Linux
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -14 22 £35,000 -6.66% 6
St Helens -3 13 £35,000 - 1
Wirral - 1 £26,000 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Linux.

1 36 (48.65%) VMware
2 32 (43.24%) Windows
3 28 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (35.14%) Git (software)
5 21 (28.38%) QA
6 20 (27.03%) SQL
6 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (25.68%) Puppet
8 17 (22.97%) TDD
9 16 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (18.92%) Ansible
10 14 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (18.92%) Ruby
10 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
11 13 (17.57%) Web Services
12 12 (16.22%) Ubuntu
12 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
12 12 (16.22%) SDLC
12 12 (16.22%) DevOps
12 12 (16.22%) NuGet
13 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
13 11 (14.86%) Oracle
13 11 (14.86%) NetApp
14 10 (13.51%) C++
14 10 (13.51%) Ruby on Rails
15 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
15 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (12.16%) Subversion

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 5 (6.76%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.70%) Joomla!
2 2 (2.70%) nginx
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.70%) WordPress
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.70%) Office 365
4 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) DHCP
2 4 (5.41%) SSH
2 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) AMQP
3 2 (2.70%) FTP
3 2 (2.70%) HTTP
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) MySQL
2 5 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.70%) Big Data
4 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (35.14%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.22%) NuGet
3 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
3 9 (12.16%) Subversion
4 5 (6.76%) Selenium
5 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.70%) Bower
6 2 (2.70%) RSpec
General
1 1 (1.35%) Banking
1 1 (1.35%) Electronics
1 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Server Specialist
2 11 (14.86%) Storage Specialist
3 10 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (12.16%) Administrator
4 9 (12.16%) Junior
4 9 (12.16%) Junior Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) C++ Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Junior C++ Developer
5 7 (9.46%) Linux Specialist
6 6 (8.11%) Citrix Administrator
6 6 (8.11%) PHP Developer
6 6 (8.11%) VMware Specialist
7 5 (6.76%) Build and Release Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Build Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Release Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Web Services
2 10 (13.51%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (9.46%) STL
4 6 (8.11%) CSS
4 6 (8.11%) HTML
5 5 (6.76%) LAMP
6 4 (5.41%) jQuery
7 3 (4.05%) .NET
7 3 (4.05%) HTML5
8 2 (2.70%) Ajax
8 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.70%) Laravel
8 2 (2.70%) Phusion Passenger
8 2 (2.70%) REST
8 2 (2.70%) RESTful
8 2 (2.70%) SOAP
8 2 (2.70%) XML
9 1 (1.35%) CSS3
9 1 (1.35%) Kafka
9 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Clustering
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Windows
2 12 (16.22%) Ubuntu
3 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.11%) Unix
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.41%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.35%) CentOS
7 1 (1.35%) HPUX
7 1 (1.35%) SUSE
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (22.97%) TDD
4 14 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (16.22%) DevOps
5 12 (16.22%) SDLC
6 11 (14.86%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (10.81%) Change Control
9 6 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (6.76%) API Testing
10 5 (6.76%) MVC
10 5 (6.76%) Test Scripting
11 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (5.41%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.05%) BDD
12 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.05%) Migration
12 3 (4.05%) Scalability Testing
12 3 (4.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) Ruby
3 12 (16.22%) PowerShell
4 10 (13.51%) C++
5 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.46%) PHP
7 6 (8.11%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.76%) Java
8 5 (6.76%) Python
9 3 (4.05%) C#
9 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.70%) Smalltalk
10 2 (2.70%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.35%) C
11 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.35%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (5.41%) MCITP
2 4 (5.41%) MCSA
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Siebel Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.38%) QA
System Software
1 28 (37.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.81%) vSphere
4 7 (9.46%) XenApp
4 7 (9.46%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) Docker
6 1 (1.35%) Firmware
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (25.68%) Puppet
2 16 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (18.92%) Ansible
4 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.70%) Icinga
5 2 (2.70%) vRealize
6 1 (1.35%) Nagios
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 36 (48.65%) VMware
2 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.86%) NetApp
3 11 (14.86%) Oracle
4 8 (10.81%) Citrix
5 6 (8.11%) HP
5 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.41%) IBM
6 4 (5.41%) Sophos
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco
7 3 (4.05%) SAP
8 2 (2.70%) Dell
8 2 (2.70%) EMC
8 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.70%) Siebel
9 1 (1.35%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.35%) Meraki
9 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Competitive + Pension and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Southport
Transition Partners
Salary: Up to £35k + 15% bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago