Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 22 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,208 1,179 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.61% 8.95% 6.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.40% 39.66% 31.35%
Number of salaries quoted 957 947 668
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £29,400 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,661 2,973 2,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.16% 22.58% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,116 2,431 2,100
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 16 July 2018.

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 6 months to 16 July 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
Manchester -4 716 £45,000 +12.50% 126
Cheshire +12 329 £47,500 +18.75% 38
Merseyside +24 125 £47,000 +34.29% 16
Lancashire -8 28 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Cumbria - 1 - - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 535 (44.29%) Windows
2 468 (38.74%) DevOps
3 433 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
4 409 (33.86%) Amazon AWS
5 341 (28.23%) Python
6 299 (24.75%) Git (software)
7 284 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
8 281 (23.26%) SQL
9 276 (22.85%) MySQL
10 262 (21.69%) Java
10 262 (21.69%) JavaScript
11 260 (21.52%) Ansible
12 247 (20.45%) PHP
13 239 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
14 224 (18.54%) Jenkins
15 219 (18.13%) Unix
16 214 (17.72%) Puppet
17 210 (17.38%) Docker
18 205 (16.97%) HTML
19 203 (16.80%) Opscode Chef
20 195 (16.14%) CSS
21 180 (14.90%) VMware
22 174 (14.40%) Microsoft
23 160 (13.25%) Finance
23 160 (13.25%) Bash Shell
24 156 (12.91%) Test Automation
24 156 (12.91%) Configuration Management
25 155 (12.83%) Software Engineering
26 153 (12.67%) Active Directory
27 140 (11.59%) Web Services

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
1 138 (11.42%) Apache
2 66 (5.46%) IIS
3 63 (5.22%) nginx
4 58 (4.80%) Confluence
5 55 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 35 (2.90%) WebSphere
7 25 (2.07%) JBoss
8 20 (1.66%) WordPress
9 19 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.16%) Apache Spark
10 14 (1.16%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.83%) CMS
11 10 (0.83%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.58%) Apache Pig
13 7 (0.58%) OpenEdge
13 7 (0.58%) SAS
13 7 (0.58%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.25%) GIMP
6 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (2.40%) Magento
2 10 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.083%) Exstream
4 1 (0.083%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.083%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.083%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 409 (33.86%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (6.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 63 (5.22%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (4.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 55 (4.55%) Amazon S3
7 51 (4.22%) GitHub
8 48 (3.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 41 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 41 (3.39%) SaaS
10 37 (3.06%) Amazon SQS
11 35 (2.90%) Office 365
12 31 (2.57%) OpenShift
13 25 (2.07%) IaaS
13 25 (2.07%) NuGet
14 23 (1.90%) DigitalOcean
15 22 (1.82%) PaaS
16 18 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
17 13 (1.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 90 (7.45%) TCP/IP
2 81 (6.71%) Firewall
3 70 (5.79%) DNS
4 55 (4.55%) SSL
5 45 (3.73%) VPN
6 44 (3.64%) LAN
6 44 (3.64%) WAN
7 41 (3.39%) SAN
8 40 (3.31%) HTTP
9 39 (3.23%) VoIP
10 33 (2.73%) Network Security
11 32 (2.65%) Internet
12 21 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
13 20 (1.66%) VLAN
14 19 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (1.49%) Wireless
16 17 (1.41%) IPsec
16 17 (1.41%) MPLS
17 16 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (22.85%) MySQL
2 139 (11.51%) SQL Server
3 89 (7.37%) MongoDB
4 65 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (4.39%) Big Data
6 49 (4.06%) Amazon RDS
7 39 (3.23%) Hadoop
8 38 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 37 (3.06%) Oracle Database
10 33 (2.73%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.41%) DB2
12 17 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 17 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.08%) MariaDB
15 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.66%) Apache Hive
18 7 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 299 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 224 (18.54%) Jenkins
3 107 (8.86%) JIRA
4 76 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 69 (5.71%) Subversion
5 69 (5.71%) TeamCity
6 53 (4.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 39 (3.23%) Selenium
8 38 (3.15%) Vagrant
9 32 (2.65%) PHPUnit
10 23 (1.90%) Bitbucket
11 22 (1.82%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
13 14 (1.16%) Mercurial
14 13 (1.08%) Travis CI
15 12 (0.99%) CA Release Automation
15 12 (0.99%) Gradle
16 11 (0.91%) SonarQube
17 10 (0.83%) GoCD
18 9 (0.75%) Grunt
General
1 160 (13.25%) Finance
2 59 (4.88%) Banking
3 58 (4.80%) Retail
4 51 (4.22%) Law
5 42 (3.48%) Advertising
6 39 (3.23%) Marketing
7 38 (3.15%) Investment Banking
8 32 (2.65%) Electronics
9 31 (2.57%) Games
10 28 (2.32%) Telecoms
11 20 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.24%) Automotive
13 8 (0.66%) Military
14 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.33%) Legal
16 3 (0.25%) Publishing
17 2 (0.17%) Billing
17 2 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
18 1 (0.083%) General Ledger
18 1 (0.083%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 312 (25.83%) Developer
2 264 (21.85%) DevOps Engineer
3 118 (9.77%) PHP Developer
4 106 (8.77%) Linux Engineer
5 71 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
6 66 (5.46%) Support Engineer
7 63 (5.22%) Lead DevOps
8 62 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 61 (5.05%) Administrator
9 61 (5.05%) Analyst
9 61 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (4.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 58 (4.80%) Software Engineer
11 54 (4.47%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 49 (4.06%) Applications Support
13 47 (3.89%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 46 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
15 42 (3.48%) Team Leader
16 41 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
16 41 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (16.97%) HTML
2 195 (16.14%) CSS
3 140 (11.59%) Web Services
4 105 (8.69%) LAMP
5 102 (8.44%) jQuery
6 88 (7.28%) Laravel
7 85 (7.04%) XML
8 79 (6.54%) AngularJS
9 76 (6.29%) REST
10 73 (6.04%) Node.js
11 66 (5.46%) JSON
12 64 (5.30%) .NET
13 58 (4.80%) Ajax
14 48 (3.97%) RabbitMQ
15 47 (3.89%) HTML5
15 47 (3.89%) React
15 47 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 42 (3.48%) Symfony
17 39 (3.23%) Django
18 38 (3.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 47 (3.89%) Private Cloud
4 46 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 40 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
7 32 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 31 (2.57%) User Experience
9 26 (2.15%) Data Centre
10 24 (1.99%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.74%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.16%) PKI
14 13 (1.08%) Fintech
15 12 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.91%) Clustering
17 10 (0.83%) N-Tier
18 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
19 8 (0.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 8 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 535 (44.29%) Windows
2 219 (18.13%) Unix
3 88 (7.28%) Windows Server
4 77 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 74 (6.13%) CentOS
6 52 (4.30%) Android
7 44 (3.64%) Apple iOS
8 43 (3.56%) Solaris
9 42 (3.48%) AIX
10 35 (2.90%) Debian
10 35 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (2.40%) Ubuntu
12 27 (2.24%) HPUX
13 25 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (1.57%) SUSE
15 18 (1.49%) Mac OS X
15 18 (1.49%) Windows 10
16 14 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (0.75%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (38.74%) DevOps
2 433 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (23.51%) Continuous Integration
4 156 (12.91%) Configuration Management
4 156 (12.91%) Test Automation
5 155 (12.83%) Software Engineering
6 140 (11.59%) Scrum
7 138 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
8 130 (10.76%) TDD
9 106 (8.77%) ITIL
10 102 (8.44%) MVC
11 91 (7.53%) OO
12 86 (7.12%) Business Intelligence
13 83 (6.87%) Open Source
14 81 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
15 72 (5.96%) Mentoring
16 71 (5.88%) E-Commerce
17 66 (5.46%) Microservices
18 64 (5.30%) Deployment Automation
19 56 (4.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 341 (28.23%) Python
2 281 (23.26%) SQL
3 262 (21.69%) Java
3 262 (21.69%) JavaScript
4 247 (20.45%) PHP
5 160 (13.25%) Bash Shell
6 118 (9.77%) Perl
7 113 (9.35%) Ruby
8 90 (7.45%) C++
9 86 (7.12%) PowerShell
10 76 (6.29%) C
11 55 (4.55%) Shell Script
12 51 (4.22%) C#
13 32 (2.65%) Go
14 22 (1.82%) ES6
15 11 (0.91%) Groovy
16 10 (0.83%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.83%) Scala
17 7 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (11.42%) Degree
2 58 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 45 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (3.39%) CISSP
5 34 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (2.32%) AWS Certification
6 28 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (2.24%) MCSE
8 26 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 26 (2.15%) SC Cleared
9 18 (1.49%) CCNP
10 17 (1.41%) CCNA
10 17 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
11 15 (1.24%) SANS
12 13 (1.08%) Master's Degree
13 11 (0.91%) CCDP
14 10 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.75%) CREST Certified
15 9 (0.75%) MCSA
16 8 (0.66%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.54%) QA
2 39 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.24%) GCP
4 26 (2.15%) SLA
5 15 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.08%) GDPR
7 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.33%) FISMA
9 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 15765
10 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.083%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.083%) GPG13
10 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.083%) MISRA
System Software
1 210 (17.38%) Docker
2 153 (12.67%) Active Directory
3 139 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (8.03%) Hyper-V
5 48 (3.97%) VirtualBox
6 45 (3.73%) Xen
7 43 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (2.07%) vSphere
9 22 (1.82%) KVM
10 18 (1.49%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.16%) Firmware
11 14 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.08%) Varnish
13 5 (0.41%) XenServer
14 4 (0.33%) Ceph
14 4 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.33%) pfSense
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.25%) LXC
15 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 260 (21.52%) Ansible
2 214 (17.72%) Puppet
3 203 (16.80%) Opscode Chef
4 129 (10.68%) Kubernetes
5 106 (8.77%) Terraform
6 39 (3.23%) Salt
7 33 (2.73%) Nagios
8 28 (2.32%) Packer
9 16 (1.32%) Kibana
10 15 (1.24%) Nessus
10 15 (1.24%) Rancher
11 13 (1.08%) Graphite
12 12 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
13 11 (0.91%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.91%) Prometheus
13 11 (0.91%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.91%) TrustSec
14 10 (0.83%) BladeLogic
14 10 (0.83%) Grafana
Vendors
1 180 (14.90%) VMware
2 174 (14.40%) Microsoft
3 139 (11.51%) Oracle
4 104 (8.61%) Red Hat
5 76 (6.29%) Cisco
6 72 (5.96%) New Relic
7 52 (4.30%) Google
8 37 (3.06%) IBM
9 36 (2.98%) Trend Micro
10 34 (2.81%) Splunk
11 30 (2.48%) Capita
11 30 (2.48%) HP
12 28 (2.32%) Citrix
13 26 (2.15%) Zend
14 22 (1.82%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.49%) SAP
16 13 (1.08%) NetApp
16 13 (1.08%) SaltStack
16 13 (1.08%) WorldPay
17 11 (0.91%) ServiceNow