The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / North West
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 26 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 589 385 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.28% 7.03% 6.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.67% 32.57% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 470 321 314
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1523 1182 1418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.98% 21.58% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1278 981 1163
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Linux
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Linux in the North West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the North West over the 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in the North West

Linux
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 May 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
Manchester +9 423 £40,000 +2.56% 69
Cheshire +4 100 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Merseyside -1 51 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Lancashire +6 17 £33,750 -26.63% 6
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 383 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 338 (31.86%) Windows
3 323 (30.44%) SQL
4 283 (26.67%) DevOps
5 267 (25.16%) Java
6 249 (23.47%) PHP
6 249 (23.47%) HTML
7 235 (22.15%) JavaScript
8 230 (21.68%) Python
9 226 (21.30%) Unix
10 221 (20.83%) MySQL
11 206 (19.42%) Puppet
12 198 (18.66%) CSS
13 193 (18.19%) Software Engineering
14 186 (17.53%) VMware
15 178 (16.78%) Opscode Chef
16 174 (16.40%) C++
17 166 (15.65%) Oracle
18 163 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
19 162 (15.27%) Amazon AWS
20 155 (14.61%) Git (software)
21 153 (14.42%) Degree
22 151 (14.23%) Ruby
23 141 (13.29%) C
24 136 (12.82%) Microsoft
25 135 (12.72%) SQL Server
25 135 (12.72%) Scrum
26 132 (12.44%) Web Services
27 130 (12.25%) Apache
28 126 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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
1 130 (12.25%) Apache
2 47 (4.43%) WordPress
3 44 (4.15%) OpenStack
4 43 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 37 (3.49%) nginx
6 33 (3.11%) CMS
7 32 (3.02%) Drupal
8 31 (2.92%) CloudStack
9 27 (2.54%) JBoss
10 26 (2.45%) WebSphere
11 24 (2.26%) MS Exchange
12 23 (2.17%) Apache Spark
12 23 (2.17%) IIS
13 22 (2.07%) Confluence
13 22 (2.07%) WebLogic
14 12 (1.13%) Apache Pig
14 12 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (1.04%) GeoServer
16 8 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.75%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (2.83%) Magento
2 14 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.28%) Shopify
5 2 (0.19%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.094%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 162 (15.27%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.79%) PaaS
5 16 (1.51%) IaaS
6 13 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.13%) GitHub
8 11 (1.04%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.94%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.85%) Office 365
11 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.75%) SaaS
12 7 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.28%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.19%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.094%) DigitalOcean
15 1 (0.094%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.88%) TCP/IP
2 56 (5.28%) Firewall
3 48 (4.52%) HTTP
4 42 (3.96%) Internet
5 41 (3.86%) SAN
6 36 (3.39%) DNS
7 34 (3.20%) VoIP
8 27 (2.54%) WAN
9 26 (2.45%) Ethernet
10 25 (2.36%) VPN
11 20 (1.89%) LAN
12 18 (1.70%) RS-232
13 16 (1.51%) DHCP
14 15 (1.41%) Kerberos
15 13 (1.23%) LDAP
16 12 (1.13%) GPRS
16 12 (1.13%) Network Security
17 11 (1.04%) SSH
18 9 (0.85%) SSL
18 9 (0.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (20.83%) MySQL
2 135 (12.72%) SQL Server
3 56 (5.28%) Relational Database
4 52 (4.90%) Big Data
5 38 (3.58%) Oracle Database
6 32 (3.02%) Hadoop
7 29 (2.73%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.73%) RDBMS
8 23 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 15 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.32%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 6 (0.57%) DB2
16 5 (0.47%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
17 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 155 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 99 (9.33%) Jenkins
3 63 (5.94%) Selenium
4 62 (5.84%) JIRA
5 55 (5.18%) Visual Studio
6 51 (4.81%) Subversion
7 41 (3.86%) NuGet
8 37 (3.49%) Cucumber
9 34 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 24 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (2.17%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.60%) JMeter
12 17 (1.60%) NUnit
13 16 (1.51%) Maven
13 16 (1.51%) SonarQube
13 16 (1.51%) TeamCity
14 15 (1.41%) LoadRunner
15 14 (1.32%) Microsoft Blend
15 14 (1.32%) MSI
15 14 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 104 (9.80%) Finance
2 50 (4.71%) Banking
3 49 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 42 (3.96%) Electronics
5 39 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 38 (3.58%) Marketing
7 36 (3.39%) Retail
8 23 (2.17%) Games
9 13 (1.23%) Advertising
10 10 (0.94%) Legal
11 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.75%) Automotive
12 8 (0.75%) Military
13 7 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.57%) Billing
14 6 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.47%) Back Office
15 5 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 376 (35.44%) Developer
2 151 (14.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 125 (11.78%) Linux Engineer
4 112 (10.56%) PHP Developer
5 95 (8.95%) Java Developer
6 90 (8.48%) Software Engineer
7 69 (6.50%) Software Developer
8 66 (6.22%) Administrator
8 66 (6.22%) Support Engineer
9 64 (6.03%) Senior Developer
10 59 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
11 54 (5.09%) Embedded Engineer
11 54 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
12 53 (5.00%) Analyst
13 47 (4.43%) Platform Engineer
14 43 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
14 43 (4.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 41 (3.86%) Java Software Developer
16 40 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
17 39 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (23.47%) HTML
2 198 (18.66%) CSS
3 132 (12.44%) Web Services
4 120 (11.31%) jQuery
5 111 (10.46%) LAMP
6 99 (9.33%) .NET
7 90 (8.48%) Spring
8 88 (8.29%) HTML5
9 77 (7.26%) XML
10 67 (6.31%) Java EE
11 61 (5.75%) Ajax
12 57 (5.37%) AngularJS
13 51 (4.81%) SOAP
14 46 (4.34%) CSS3
15 44 (4.15%) JSON
16 40 (3.77%) REST
16 40 (3.77%) Symfony
17 39 (3.68%) Middleware
18 36 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 35 (3.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.11%) iPad
2 77 (7.26%) Computer Science
3 71 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (4.24%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.49%) Clustering
6 36 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
8 28 (2.64%) Device Driver
9 22 (2.07%) Algorithms
9 22 (2.07%) Internet of Things
10 20 (1.89%) User Experience
11 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.51%) PKI
12 15 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.32%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.32%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 14 (1.32%) Mainframe
14 13 (1.23%) N-Tier
15 12 (1.13%) Mobile App
15 12 (1.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 338 (31.86%) Windows
2 226 (21.30%) Unix
3 103 (9.71%) Windows Server
4 97 (9.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (6.60%) CentOS
6 52 (4.90%) Embedded Linux
7 48 (4.52%) Ubuntu
8 45 (4.24%) AIX
9 41 (3.86%) Mac OS
10 35 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (3.11%) Debian
12 32 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (2.83%) Solaris
14 20 (1.89%) HPUX
15 15 (1.41%) Android
15 15 (1.41%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 10 (0.94%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.94%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (26.67%) DevOps
3 193 (18.19%) Software Engineering
4 163 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
5 135 (12.72%) Scrum
6 121 (11.40%) TDD
7 115 (10.84%) Configuration Management
8 111 (10.46%) OO
9 108 (10.18%) Test Automation
10 98 (9.24%) MVC
11 94 (8.86%) ITIL
12 87 (8.20%) Open Source
13 82 (7.73%) Mentoring
14 81 (7.63%) E-Commerce
15 76 (7.16%) Web Development
16 75 (7.07%) SDLC
17 61 (5.75%) OOP
18 60 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
19 53 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
20 51 (4.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 323 (30.44%) SQL
2 267 (25.16%) Java
3 249 (23.47%) PHP
4 235 (22.15%) JavaScript
5 230 (21.68%) Python
6 174 (16.40%) C++
7 151 (14.23%) Ruby
8 141 (13.29%) C
9 119 (11.22%) Perl
10 113 (10.65%) Bash Shell
11 80 (7.54%) C#
12 72 (6.79%) Shell Script
13 56 (5.28%) Embedded C
14 55 (5.18%) PowerShell
15 30 (2.83%) Embedded C++
16 20 (1.89%) VB
17 16 (1.51%) Scala
18 14 (1.32%) XAML
19 13 (1.23%) Korn
20 11 (1.04%) Go
Qualifications
1 153 (14.42%) Degree
2 57 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 25 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 25 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (2.17%) HND
6 23 (2.17%) ISEB
7 20 (1.89%) MCSE
8 19 (1.79%) HNC
9 17 (1.60%) CCNA
10 16 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.41%) CCNP
12 10 (0.94%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.94%) CCSE
13 9 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.85%) SC Cleared
14 8 (0.75%) MCSA
14 8 (0.75%) RHCE
15 6 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.07%) QA
2 19 (1.79%) SLA
3 9 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.28%) GCP
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 126 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (8.29%) Docker
3 72 (6.79%) Active Directory
4 61 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 50 (4.71%) vSphere
6 48 (4.52%) Xen
7 44 (4.15%) Firmware
8 31 (2.92%) XenServer
9 18 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (1.60%) VirtualBox
11 12 (1.13%) vCloud
12 11 (1.04%) XenApp
13 9 (0.85%) Varnish
14 8 (0.75%) KVM
15 7 (0.66%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.47%) Postfix
17 5 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
18 4 (0.38%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 206 (19.42%) Puppet
2 178 (16.78%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (10.18%) Ansible
4 36 (3.39%) Terraform
5 32 (3.02%) Tivoli
6 31 (2.92%) Cobbler
7 26 (2.45%) Nagios
8 21 (1.98%) Kubernetes
9 19 (1.79%) Packer
10 18 (1.70%) Netcool
11 15 (1.41%) Ganglia
11 15 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (1.13%) Kibana
13 9 (0.85%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.85%) Salt
14 8 (0.75%) AirWatch
14 8 (0.75%) SCOM
15 6 (0.57%) FortiGate
15 6 (0.57%) Graphite
15 6 (0.57%) Plesk
Vendors
1 186 (17.53%) VMware
2 166 (15.65%) Oracle
3 136 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 114 (10.74%) Red Hat
5 57 (5.37%) Cisco
6 42 (3.96%) HP
7 31 (2.92%) Google
8 30 (2.83%) EnterpriseDB
9 29 (2.73%) Citrix
10 24 (2.26%) Atlassian
10 24 (2.26%) NetApp
11 21 (1.98%) IBM
11 21 (1.98%) SAP
11 21 (1.98%) Zend
12 15 (1.41%) CheckPoint
13 14 (1.32%) AppDynamics
14 11 (1.04%) EMC
15 9 (0.85%) Adobe
15 9 (0.85%) Dell
15 9 (0.85%) SaltStack
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus + overtime!
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 10% performance bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits and incentives.
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary - Please contact for details
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ISL
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 37k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago