Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 13 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 95 178 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.54% 13.85% 8.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.43% 44.50% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 65 114 40
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £27,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +46.79% -31.88%
10th Percentile £25,850 £26,250 £22,400
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,175 £51,625
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% +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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 235 400 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 23.59% 31.13% 26.55%
Number of salaries quoted 160 250 163
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £23,625 £23,650 £21,800
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,375 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Liverpool -9 62 £42,500 +6.25% 9
St Helens -1 9 £25,000 -28.57%
Wirral - 4 £37,000 - 1
Southport +1 1 £37,500 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Linux.

1 48 (50.53%) SQL Server
1 48 (50.53%) Windows
2 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.58%) DevOps
3 28 (29.47%) Jenkins
4 26 (27.37%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (27.37%) Puppet
4 26 (27.37%) Unix
5 25 (26.32%) Apache
6 24 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (24.21%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (24.21%) SQL
8 22 (23.16%) GitHub
8 22 (23.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (22.11%) Big Data
9 21 (22.11%) Bash Shell
10 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (21.05%) TDD
10 20 (21.05%) MySQL
11 19 (20.00%) Hibernate
11 19 (20.00%) Python
11 19 (20.00%) Requirements Management
11 19 (20.00%) JIRA
11 19 (20.00%) Hadoop
11 19 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 19 (20.00%) ZABBIX
11 19 (20.00%) Bitbucket
11 19 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (18.95%) Web Services
13 17 (17.89%) CentOS

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 25 (26.32%) Apache
2 15 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 11 (11.58%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (5.26%) Drupal
5 4 (4.21%) CMS
6 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.11%) WordPress
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.05%) IIS
8 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Magento
2 2 (2.11%) OpenCart
2 2 (2.11%) osCommerce
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.21%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (23.16%) AWS CloudFormation
2 22 (23.16%) GitHub
3 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (3.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) SAN
2 8 (8.42%) AMQP
2 8 (8.42%) VoIP
3 7 (7.37%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (6.32%) Network Security
5 5 (5.26%) DHCP
5 5 (5.26%) DNS
5 5 (5.26%) VPN
6 4 (4.21%) BIG-IP
6 4 (4.21%) Firewall
7 3 (3.16%) BGP
7 3 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.05%) FIX Connectivity
8 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (50.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.11%) Big Data
3 20 (21.05%) MySQL
4 19 (20.00%) Hadoop
5 12 (12.63%) MongoDB
6 11 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.21%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.05%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 28 (29.47%) Jenkins
2 19 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 19 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 19 (20.00%) JIRA
3 10 (10.53%) JUnit
3 10 (10.53%) Selenium
3 10 (10.53%) SonarQube
4 5 (5.26%) Ant
4 5 (5.26%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (5.26%) Gradle
4 5 (5.26%) Maven
5 3 (3.16%) Bower
5 3 (3.16%) Subversion
6 2 (2.11%) Bazaar
6 2 (2.11%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.11%) NuGet
6 2 (2.11%) PhantomJS
6 2 (2.11%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (14.74%) Marketing
2 13 (13.68%) Manufacturing
3 10 (10.53%) Finance
4 5 (5.26%) Advertising
4 5 (5.26%) Games
5 4 (4.21%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Front Office
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Developer
2 9 (9.47%) DBA
2 9 (9.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Administrator
3 8 (8.42%) Database Engineer
3 8 (8.42%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Database Specialist
4 7 (7.37%) HPUX Engineer
4 7 (7.37%) Linux Specialist
4 7 (7.37%) PHP Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 5 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Graduate
6 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Junior
6 5 (5.26%) Junior Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 18 (18.95%) Web Services
3 13 (13.68%) LAMP
4 9 (9.47%) jQuery
5 7 (7.37%) CSS
5 7 (7.37%) HTML
5 7 (7.37%) Kafka
5 7 (7.37%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (5.26%) .NET
6 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.26%) J2EE
7 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.21%) HTML5
7 4 (4.21%) Middleware
7 4 (4.21%) SAP Basis
8 3 (3.16%) CSS3
8 3 (3.16%) Laravel
8 3 (3.16%) Node.js
9 2 (2.11%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Life Science
2 10 (10.53%) Replication
3 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.16%) Online Games
3 3 (3.16%) User Experience
4 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.05%) Blog
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) FMCG
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (50.53%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Unix
3 17 (17.89%) CentOS
4 15 (15.79%) Ubuntu
5 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
6 12 (12.63%) HPUX
7 8 (8.42%) Debian
7 8 (8.42%) SUSE
8 4 (4.21%) AIX
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (31.58%) DevOps
2 24 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (21.05%) TDD
4 19 (20.00%) Requirements Management
5 16 (16.84%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (11.58%) Analytics
6 11 (11.58%) Data Integration
6 11 (11.58%) Data Security
6 11 (11.58%) ETL
7 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.47%) Data Protection
7 9 (9.47%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (8.42%) Performance Optimisation
8 8 (8.42%) SDLC
9 7 (7.37%) ITIL
9 7 (7.37%) Web Development
10 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 21 (22.11%) Bash Shell
3 19 (20.00%) Python
4 14 (14.74%) PHP
5 13 (13.68%) Java
6 11 (11.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.58%) Shell Script
7 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 9 (9.47%) C#
9 3 (3.16%) Perl
10 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.05%) C
11 1 (1.05%) C++
11 1 (1.05%) PHP 5
11 1 (1.05%) PHP 7
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby
11 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) CCNP
2 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) CCNA
3 1 (1.05%) MCITP
3 1 (1.05%) MCSA
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.16%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.05%) Docker
4 1 (1.05%) NFS
4 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (27.37%) Opscode Chef
1 26 (27.37%) Puppet
2 19 (20.00%) ZABBIX
3 12 (12.63%) Ansible
4 11 (11.58%) Ambari
5 3 (3.16%) Nagios
6 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.05%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.05%) Plesk
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
2 13 (13.68%) Oracle
3 12 (12.63%) VMware
4 11 (11.58%) Hortonworks
5 9 (9.47%) HP
6 8 (8.42%) Cisco
7 6 (6.32%) 3PAR
7 6 (6.32%) F5
7 6 (6.32%) Google
7 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.26%) Capita
8 5 (5.26%) IBM
9 4 (4.21%) SAP
9 4 (4.21%) Zend
10 3 (3.16%) MuleSoft
10 3 (3.16%) TIBCO
11 2 (2.11%) Avaya
11 2 (2.11%) Sophos
12 1 (1.05%) Citrix
12 1 (1.05%) Murex