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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 27 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 613 397 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.95% 7.08% 6.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.98% 31.99% 29.07%
Number of salaries quoted 518 344 369
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £22,696
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 1614 1241 1438
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.57% 22.13% 22.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2802 2284 2971
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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
Manchester +2 444 £40,000 - 50
Cheshire +11 116 £40,000 +25.00% 29
Merseyside -12 39 £35,000 -6.66% 14
Lancashire +2 15 £32,500 -29.34% 4
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 418 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (31.82%) Windows
3 351 (30.60%) SQL
4 316 (27.55%) DevOps
5 291 (25.37%) Java
6 288 (25.11%) JavaScript
7 287 (25.02%) HTML
8 279 (24.32%) PHP
9 261 (22.76%) MySQL
10 253 (22.06%) Python
11 240 (20.92%) Puppet
12 236 (20.58%) CSS
13 235 (20.49%) Unix
14 208 (18.13%) Software Engineering
15 206 (17.96%) Opscode Chef
16 204 (17.79%) Git (software)
17 195 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
18 189 (16.48%) VMware
19 181 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
20 173 (15.08%) TDD
21 165 (14.39%) Oracle
21 165 (14.39%) C++
22 162 (14.12%) Web Services
23 160 (13.95%) Degree
24 155 (13.51%) Apache
25 154 (13.43%) Ruby
26 150 (13.08%) Microsoft
27 146 (12.73%) Scrum
28 145 (12.64%) C
29 143 (12.47%) jQuery

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
1 155 (13.51%) Apache
2 54 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 49 (4.27%) WordPress
4 47 (4.10%) nginx
5 45 (3.92%) OpenStack
6 32 (2.79%) JBoss
7 31 (2.70%) CMS
7 31 (2.70%) Drupal
8 30 (2.62%) CloudStack
9 27 (2.35%) Confluence
10 26 (2.27%) IIS
10 26 (2.27%) WebSphere
11 25 (2.18%) Apache Spark
12 23 (2.01%) MS Exchange
13 21 (1.83%) WebLogic
14 16 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.78%) Apache Pig
17 7 (0.61%) GeoServer
18 6 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (3.05%) Magento
2 22 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.26%) Shopify
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.087%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.087%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 195 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.27%) GitHub
6 20 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.13%) Office 365
8 12 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.05%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.78%) PaaS
11 7 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.52%) IaaS
12 6 (0.52%) SaaS
13 4 (0.35%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.17%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 69 (6.02%) Firewall
3 53 (4.62%) HTTP
4 42 (3.66%) VoIP
5 36 (3.14%) Internet
6 34 (2.96%) DNS
6 34 (2.96%) WAN
7 31 (2.70%) LAN
8 30 (2.62%) Ethernet
8 30 (2.62%) SAN
9 26 (2.27%) VPN
10 21 (1.83%) RS-232
11 15 (1.31%) LDAP
11 15 (1.31%) MPLS
12 12 (1.05%) Kerberos
12 12 (1.05%) SSH
13 11 (0.96%) BGP
13 11 (0.96%) DHCP
13 11 (0.96%) OSPF
13 11 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (22.76%) MySQL
2 140 (12.21%) SQL Server
3 64 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 61 (5.32%) Big Data
5 41 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.96%) Oracle Database
7 31 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 30 (2.62%) RDBMS
9 24 (2.09%) NoSQL
10 23 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (1.05%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.96%) CouchDB
15 10 (0.87%) Apache Accumulo
16 9 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
17 6 (0.52%) MariaDB
17 6 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
18 5 (0.44%) Hazelcast
18 5 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 204 (17.79%) Git (software)
2 120 (10.46%) Jenkins
3 74 (6.45%) JIRA
4 61 (5.32%) Selenium
5 60 (5.23%) Subversion
6 53 (4.62%) Visual Studio
7 50 (4.36%) NuGet
8 35 (3.05%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 28 (2.44%) Maven
11 27 (2.35%) Bitbucket
12 25 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (1.92%) Eclipse
13 22 (1.92%) SonarQube
14 21 (1.83%) NUnit
15 19 (1.66%) Vagrant
16 18 (1.57%) TeamCity
17 17 (1.48%) JUnit
17 17 (1.48%) Microsoft Blend
17 17 (1.48%) MSI
General
1 112 (9.76%) Finance
2 56 (4.88%) Manufacturing
3 51 (4.45%) Marketing
4 49 (4.27%) Banking
5 48 (4.18%) Electronics
6 47 (4.10%) Telecoms
7 40 (3.49%) Retail
8 23 (2.01%) Games
9 13 (1.13%) Legal
10 9 (0.78%) Advertising
11 8 (0.70%) Automotive
11 8 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.61%) Billing
13 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.44%) Back Office
15 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.35%) Military
16 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.087%) Law
16 1 (0.087%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 422 (36.79%) Developer
2 169 (14.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 135 (11.77%) PHP Developer
4 121 (10.55%) Linux Engineer
5 100 (8.72%) Java Developer
6 97 (8.46%) Software Engineer
7 75 (6.54%) Software Developer
8 71 (6.19%) Administrator
9 66 (5.75%) Senior Developer
10 63 (5.49%) Support Engineer
11 60 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
12 57 (4.97%) Analyst
13 56 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
14 50 (4.36%) Linux Administrator
14 50 (4.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 46 (4.01%) Java Engineer
15 46 (4.01%) Platform Engineer
16 45 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
16 45 (3.92%) Embedded Engineer
17 41 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (25.02%) HTML
2 236 (20.58%) CSS
3 162 (14.12%) Web Services
4 143 (12.47%) jQuery
5 129 (11.25%) LAMP
6 119 (10.37%) .NET
7 109 (9.50%) HTML5
8 105 (9.15%) Spring
9 88 (7.67%) XML
10 76 (6.63%) Java EE
11 68 (5.93%) AngularJS
12 62 (5.41%) Ajax
12 62 (5.41%) CSS3
13 55 (4.80%) JSON
13 55 (4.80%) REST
13 55 (4.80%) SOAP
14 46 (4.01%) Symfony
15 45 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 38 (3.31%) Hibernate
17 37 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.28%) iPad
2 81 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 79 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 35 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.70%) User Experience
8 29 (2.53%) Clustering
9 25 (2.18%) Device Driver
10 22 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.74%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.66%) Internet of Things
13 17 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.48%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 17 (1.48%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.39%) Blog
15 14 (1.22%) Replication
15 14 (1.22%) Wiki
16 13 (1.13%) Mobile App
16 13 (1.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 365 (31.82%) Windows
2 235 (20.49%) Unix
3 104 (9.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 101 (8.81%) Windows Server
5 70 (6.10%) CentOS
6 50 (4.36%) Mac OS
7 47 (4.10%) AIX
7 47 (4.10%) Embedded Linux
7 47 (4.10%) Ubuntu
8 35 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (2.62%) Debian
11 19 (1.66%) HPUX
11 19 (1.66%) Solaris
11 19 (1.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 16 (1.39%) Android
13 10 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.78%) SUSE
15 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (27.55%) DevOps
3 208 (18.13%) Software Engineering
4 181 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
5 173 (15.08%) TDD
6 146 (12.73%) Scrum
7 141 (12.29%) OO
8 128 (11.16%) Test Automation
9 126 (10.99%) Configuration Management
10 114 (9.94%) MVC
11 110 (9.59%) Open Source
12 91 (7.93%) Mentoring
13 90 (7.85%) E-Commerce
14 86 (7.50%) Web Development
15 82 (7.15%) ITIL
16 79 (6.89%) OOP
16 79 (6.89%) SDLC
17 72 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
18 63 (5.49%) Microservices
19 59 (5.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 351 (30.60%) SQL
2 291 (25.37%) Java
3 288 (25.11%) JavaScript
4 279 (24.32%) PHP
5 253 (22.06%) Python
6 165 (14.39%) C++
7 154 (13.43%) Ruby
8 145 (12.64%) C
9 131 (11.42%) Bash Shell
10 113 (9.85%) Perl
11 77 (6.71%) C#
11 77 (6.71%) Shell Script
12 60 (5.23%) PowerShell
13 49 (4.27%) Embedded C
14 27 (2.35%) Embedded C++
15 18 (1.57%) VB
16 17 (1.48%) XAML
17 15 (1.31%) Korn
17 15 (1.31%) Scala
18 10 (0.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 160 (13.95%) Degree
2 59 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 35 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.74%) CCNA
8 20 (1.74%) ISEB
9 18 (1.57%) HND
10 17 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (1.39%) MCSE
12 15 (1.31%) CCNP
13 14 (1.22%) HNC
14 12 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.78%) AWS Certification
15 9 (0.78%) MCSA
15 9 (0.78%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.61%) CCSE
16 7 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (7.06%) QA
2 15 (1.31%) SLA
3 12 (1.05%) GCP
4 9 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 127 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (8.89%) Docker
3 71 (6.19%) Active Directory
4 60 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 52 (4.53%) vSphere
5 52 (4.53%) Xen
6 34 (2.96%) Firmware
7 30 (2.62%) XenServer
8 22 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.83%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.87%) KVM
11 9 (0.78%) XenApp
12 8 (0.70%) Varnish
13 7 (0.61%) vCloud
13 7 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.44%) Samba
14 5 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 240 (20.92%) Puppet
2 206 (17.96%) Opscode Chef
3 123 (10.72%) Ansible
4 37 (3.23%) Terraform
5 32 (2.79%) Kubernetes
6 31 (2.70%) Tivoli
7 30 (2.62%) Cobbler
8 27 (2.35%) Nagios
9 22 (1.92%) Packer
10 15 (1.31%) Netcool
11 13 (1.13%) Cacti
11 13 (1.13%) Ganglia
11 13 (1.13%) Kibana
12 12 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.96%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.70%) CA Wily
15 7 (0.61%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.61%) logstash
15 7 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 189 (16.48%) VMware
2 165 (14.39%) Oracle
3 150 (13.08%) Microsoft
4 124 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 59 (5.14%) Cisco
6 46 (4.01%) Google
7 36 (3.14%) HP
8 31 (2.70%) SAP
9 30 (2.62%) Atlassian
10 29 (2.53%) EnterpriseDB
11 24 (2.09%) Zend
12 22 (1.92%) IBM
13 21 (1.83%) Citrix
14 18 (1.57%) AppDynamics
15 17 (1.48%) NetApp
16 13 (1.13%) CheckPoint
16 13 (1.13%) Juniper
17 9 (0.78%) EMC
17 9 (0.78%) Ericsson
17 9 (0.78%) Sophos
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Home Working
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago