Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 17 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 824 1,146 1,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.66% 10.11% 8.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.87% 44.66% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 612 911 851
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £29,075 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,560 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 2,120 2,566 3,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.27% 22.64% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,640 2,038 2,366
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 -5 568 £50,000 +1.01% 120
Cheshire +8 128 £40,000 -15.79% 21
Lancashire +4 76 £50,000 +25.00% 18
Merseyside -17 39 £37,500 - 4
Cumbria -5 13 £42,500 -9.57% 5
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 297 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (32.04%) Windows
3 254 (30.83%) AWS
4 252 (30.58%) DevOps
5 203 (24.64%) Azure
5 203 (24.64%) Git (software)
6 201 (24.39%) Python
7 176 (21.36%) Docker
8 168 (20.39%) SQL
9 158 (19.17%) Unix
10 147 (17.84%) MySQL
11 132 (16.02%) Microsoft
12 131 (15.90%) C++
12 131 (15.90%) JavaScript
13 129 (15.66%) Software Engineering
14 126 (15.29%) Java
15 125 (15.17%) Ansible
16 124 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
17 122 (14.81%) PHP
18 119 (14.44%) Jenkins
19 115 (13.96%) C
20 114 (13.83%) VMware
21 108 (13.11%) Mentoring
22 102 (12.38%) Open Source
23 98 (11.89%) Bash Shell
24 95 (11.53%) Oracle
25 93 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
26 92 (11.17%) Puppet
27 84 (10.19%) Finance
27 84 (10.19%) Active Directory

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 33 (4.00%) Apache
2 22 (2.67%) IIS
2 22 (2.67%) WordPress
3 15 (1.82%) Confluence
3 15 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.70%) CMS
4 14 (1.70%) Drupal
5 13 (1.58%) nginx
6 9 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.97%) JBoss
7 8 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.85%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.85%) Tuxedo
8 7 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.61%) OpenEdge
11 4 (0.49%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.12%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 10 (1.21%) CiviCRM
2 7 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.36%) Magento
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.24%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 2 (0.24%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 254 (30.83%) AWS
2 203 (24.64%) Azure
3 68 (8.25%) GCP
4 58 (7.04%) GitHub
5 51 (6.19%) Office 365
6 38 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (4.25%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (3.52%) Serverless
9 28 (3.40%) Amazon S3
9 28 (3.40%) IaaS
9 28 (3.40%) PaaS
10 26 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
11 22 (2.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 22 (2.67%) Datadog
11 22 (2.67%) SaaS
11 22 (2.67%) Slack
12 21 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.97%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.19%) Firewall
2 46 (5.58%) DNS
3 43 (5.22%) TCP/IP
4 20 (2.43%) VLAN
5 19 (2.31%) WAN
6 17 (2.06%) SAN
7 16 (1.94%) VPN
8 13 (1.58%) LAN
9 12 (1.46%) SMTP
10 11 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (1.33%) DHCP
10 11 (1.33%) VoIP
11 9 (1.09%) HTTP
11 9 (1.09%) Network Security
12 8 (0.97%) Internet
12 8 (0.97%) SSH
12 8 (0.97%) Unified Communications
13 7 (0.85%) VSAN
14 6 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (17.84%) MySQL
2 58 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 43 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (4.00%) Big Data
6 31 (3.76%) MongoDB
7 29 (3.52%) Amazon RDS
8 28 (3.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 28 (3.40%) Oracle Database
9 21 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (2.55%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
10 17 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (1.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 16 (1.94%) BigQuery
11 16 (1.94%) Snowflake Schema
12 14 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.46%) Redis
14 10 (1.21%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 203 (24.64%) Git (software)
2 119 (14.44%) Jenkins
3 71 (8.62%) JIRA
4 39 (4.73%) GitLab
5 27 (3.28%) Subversion
6 25 (3.03%) Bitbucket
7 22 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (1.70%) Maven
8 14 (1.70%) Mercurial
9 13 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.58%) Selenium
9 13 (1.58%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
10 10 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.09%) Gerrit
12 8 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
12 8 (0.97%) NetBeans
13 7 (0.85%) Ant
13 7 (0.85%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.85%) PHPUnit
General
1 84 (10.19%) Finance
2 58 (7.04%) Public Sector
3 42 (5.10%) Retail
4 37 (4.49%) Automotive
5 33 (4.00%) Marketing
6 26 (3.16%) Banking
7 22 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.31%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.09%) Military
12 8 (0.97%) Legal
13 7 (0.85%) Games
14 6 (0.73%) Back Office
14 6 (0.73%) Electronics
14 6 (0.73%) Law
15 3 (0.36%) German Language
16 2 (0.24%) Local Government
16 2 (0.24%) Police
17 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 203 (24.64%) Developer
2 125 (15.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 90 (10.92%) PHP Developer
3 90 (10.92%) Software Engineer
4 53 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 52 (6.31%) Linux Engineer
6 42 (5.10%) Analyst
7 38 (4.61%) Python Developer
8 34 (4.13%) Architect
9 32 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 31 (3.76%) Support Engineer
11 26 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
12 25 (3.03%) Administrator
12 25 (3.03%) DBA
12 25 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
13 24 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
14 23 (2.79%) Cloud Engineer
14 23 (2.79%) Consultant
14 23 (2.79%) Team Leader
15 22 (2.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.95%) HTML
2 71 (8.62%) CSS
3 59 (7.16%) Laravel
4 53 (6.43%) RESTful
5 44 (5.34%) Web Services
6 43 (5.22%) JSON
7 38 (4.61%) LAMP
8 37 (4.49%) Node.js
9 30 (3.64%) XML
10 27 (3.28%) jQuery
11 25 (3.03%) React
12 24 (2.91%) AngularJS
12 24 (2.91%) Symfony
12 24 (2.91%) Vue.js
13 23 (2.79%) .NET
14 19 (2.31%) HTML5
14 19 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (2.31%) Vulkan
15 18 (2.18%) REST
16 17 (2.06%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.43%) Linux Command Line
3 47 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 43 (5.22%) Embedded Systems
5 42 (5.10%) Data Centre
6 37 (4.49%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (4.13%) Smartphone
8 30 (3.64%) Public Cloud
9 29 (3.52%) Algorithms
10 28 (3.40%) Clustering
11 27 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 13 (1.58%) User Experience
14 12 (1.46%) Wiki
15 11 (1.33%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.33%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.21%) Infotainment
17 9 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
18 8 (0.97%) Augmented Reality
18 8 (0.97%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 264 (32.04%) Windows
2 158 (19.17%) Unix
3 75 (9.10%) Windows Server
4 72 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (7.04%) Android
6 53 (6.43%) CentOS
7 30 (3.64%) Tizen
8 29 (3.52%) AIX
9 27 (3.28%) Ubuntu
10 23 (2.79%) SUSE
11 21 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (2.18%) Apple iOS
12 18 (2.18%) Solaris
13 17 (2.06%) Windows 10
13 17 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (1.94%) Mac OS
15 15 (1.82%) Debian
16 10 (1.21%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (30.58%) DevOps
3 129 (15.66%) Software Engineering
4 124 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
5 108 (13.11%) Mentoring
6 102 (12.38%) Open Source
7 72 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 69 (8.37%) TDD
9 64 (7.77%) OO
10 62 (7.52%) Coaching
10 62 (7.52%) Test Automation
11 59 (7.16%) Configuration Management
11 59 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (7.04%) SDLC
13 54 (6.55%) Computer Science
14 51 (6.19%) MVC
15 48 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
16 47 (5.70%) Open Source Development
16 47 (5.70%) Unit Testing
17 43 (5.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 201 (24.39%) Python
2 168 (20.39%) SQL
3 131 (15.90%) C++
3 131 (15.90%) JavaScript
4 126 (15.29%) Java
5 122 (14.81%) PHP
6 115 (13.96%) C
7 98 (11.89%) Bash Shell
8 62 (7.52%) Shell Script
9 56 (6.80%) PowerShell
10 40 (4.85%) Ruby
11 39 (4.73%) Perl
12 30 (3.64%) Go
13 27 (3.28%) C#
14 20 (2.43%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.82%) COBOL
16 13 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 11 (1.33%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.73%) Fortran
18 6 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 79 (9.59%) Degree
2 34 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.58%) CISSP
6 11 (1.33%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.09%) CCNA
7 9 (1.09%) CISM
8 8 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 7 (0.85%) MCSA
10 6 (0.73%) GIAC
10 6 (0.73%) MCSE
10 6 (0.73%) OSCP
11 5 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.61%) MCP
12 4 (0.49%) CCNP
12 4 (0.49%) MCITP
12 4 (0.49%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.73%) QA
2 18 (2.18%) SLA
3 17 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.46%) NIST
5 10 (1.21%) ISO 26262
6 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.49%) GDPR
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 176 (21.36%) Docker
2 84 (10.19%) Active Directory
3 60 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (3.40%) vSphere
6 25 (3.03%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.09%) NFS
7 9 (1.09%) Samba
8 8 (0.97%) XenApp
9 5 (0.61%) Varnish
9 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.49%) pfSense
10 4 (0.49%) Shibboleth
10 4 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.24%) GPFS
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 125 (15.17%) Ansible
2 92 (11.17%) Puppet
3 83 (10.07%) Kubernetes
4 74 (8.98%) Terraform
5 49 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (3.52%) SCCM
7 14 (1.70%) Kibana
7 14 (1.70%) Nagios
8 13 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.46%) Prometheus
10 11 (1.33%) Ganglia
10 11 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
10 11 (1.33%) vRealize
11 9 (1.09%) Cacti
11 9 (1.09%) Galera Cluster
11 9 (1.09%) HAProxy
11 9 (1.09%) WSUS
12 8 (0.97%) Grafana
12 8 (0.97%) Graphite
Vendors
1 132 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 114 (13.83%) VMware
3 95 (11.53%) Oracle
4 71 (8.62%) Red Hat
5 65 (7.89%) Cisco
6 39 (4.73%) Google
7 30 (3.64%) QNX
8 23 (2.79%) Atlassian
9 21 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.18%) HP
11 16 (1.94%) Teradata
12 14 (1.70%) Citrix
12 14 (1.70%) Meraki
13 13 (1.58%) EMC
13 13 (1.58%) Fortinet
14 12 (1.46%) IBM
14 12 (1.46%) Zend
15 11 (1.33%) SAP
15 11 (1.33%) Symantec
16 10 (1.21%) Sun