Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1131 918 971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.78% 7.56% 7.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.94% 34.22% 31.32%
Number of salaries quoted 886 776 821
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2981 2683 3100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.14% 22.10% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2402 2228 2500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 23 October 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 6 months to 23 October 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
Manchester +3 788 £42,500 - 55
Cheshire +1 200 £45,000 +38.46% 11
Merseyside -7 97 £38,750 +3.33% 8
Lancashire +8 40 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 432 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (32.36%) Windows
3 359 (31.74%) DevOps
4 330 (29.18%) SQL
5 301 (26.61%) JavaScript
6 288 (25.46%) Java
7 286 (25.29%) Unix
8 276 (24.40%) MySQL
9 266 (23.52%) Puppet
10 260 (22.99%) Python
11 247 (21.84%) HTML
12 235 (20.78%) CSS
13 229 (20.25%) PHP
14 226 (19.98%) Amazon AWS
15 216 (19.10%) Git (software)
16 214 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
17 195 (17.24%) Software Engineering
18 187 (16.53%) TDD
19 181 (16.00%) Web Services
20 176 (15.56%) Apache
21 173 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
22 169 (14.94%) Jenkins
23 164 (14.50%) Oracle
24 157 (13.88%) Scrum
25 149 (13.17%) SQL Server
26 148 (13.09%) Docker
27 147 (13.00%) jQuery
28 143 (12.64%) OO
29 138 (12.20%) VMware
29 138 (12.20%) Degree

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
1 176 (15.56%) Apache
2 92 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 49 (4.33%) nginx
4 38 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
5 36 (3.18%) JBoss
6 31 (2.74%) OpenStack
7 30 (2.65%) WordPress
8 26 (2.30%) IIS
9 25 (2.21%) Apache Solr
10 23 (2.03%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.95%) CloudStack
11 22 (1.95%) Confluence
12 20 (1.77%) Apache Spark
13 18 (1.59%) MS Exchange
14 15 (1.33%) Drupal
15 14 (1.24%) CMS
16 7 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.62%) SharePoint
16 7 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (0.44%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (3.01%) Magento
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 226 (19.98%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (5.75%) GitHub
4 52 (4.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 49 (4.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (2.65%) OpenShift
7 26 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (1.68%) Google App Engine
8 19 (1.68%) Office 365
9 18 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (1.24%) SaaS
11 12 (1.06%) PaaS
12 11 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
12 11 (0.97%) Serverless
13 8 (0.71%) IaaS
13 8 (0.71%) Route 53
14 6 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.53%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 78 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 52 (4.60%) HTTP
3 50 (4.42%) Firewall
4 41 (3.63%) Ethernet
5 36 (3.18%) SAN
6 34 (3.01%) LAN
7 30 (2.65%) WAN
8 29 (2.56%) SSH
9 27 (2.39%) Internet
9 27 (2.39%) VoIP
10 26 (2.30%) VPN
11 24 (2.12%) DNS
12 19 (1.68%) MPLS
13 18 (1.59%) IPsec
13 18 (1.59%) LDAP
14 16 (1.41%) BGP
14 16 (1.41%) Broadband
14 16 (1.41%) DHCP
14 16 (1.41%) OSPF
15 15 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (24.40%) MySQL
2 149 (13.17%) SQL Server
3 76 (6.72%) Big Data
4 70 (6.19%) MongoDB
5 63 (5.57%) NoSQL
6 61 (5.39%) Relational Database
7 47 (4.16%) Hadoop
8 45 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 15 (1.33%) MariaDB
12 15 (1.33%) Redis
13 13 (1.15%) Apache Accumulo
14 12 (1.06%) CouchDB
14 12 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.80%) Apache Hive
16 8 (0.71%) DB2
17 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 216 (19.10%) Git (software)
2 169 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 95 (8.40%) JIRA
4 63 (5.57%) Selenium
5 58 (5.13%) Subversion
6 44 (3.89%) Vagrant
7 41 (3.63%) Bitbucket
8 31 (2.74%) NuGet
9 28 (2.48%) Maven
9 28 (2.48%) PHPUnit
10 27 (2.39%) JUnit
10 27 (2.39%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.12%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.95%) SonarQube
13 21 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (1.77%) Codeception
15 19 (1.68%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.68%) gulp
16 17 (1.50%) Grunt
17 15 (1.33%) Gradle
General
1 128 (11.32%) Finance
2 57 (5.04%) Marketing
3 56 (4.95%) Retail
4 47 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 45 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 39 (3.45%) Banking
7 31 (2.74%) Electronics
8 14 (1.24%) Games
9 13 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.88%) Law
11 9 (0.80%) Legal
12 7 (0.62%) Automotive
12 7 (0.62%) Back Office
12 7 (0.62%) Billing
13 6 (0.53%) Advertising
13 6 (0.53%) Military
14 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.088%) Local Government
16 1 (0.088%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 344 (30.42%) Developer
2 152 (13.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 131 (11.58%) PHP Developer
4 98 (8.66%) Software Engineer
5 94 (8.31%) Administrator
6 84 (7.43%) Linux Engineer
7 79 (6.98%) Java Developer
8 67 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
9 66 (5.84%) Senior Developer
10 59 (5.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 54 (4.77%) Linux Administrator
12 50 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
12 50 (4.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 48 (4.24%) Java Engineer
13 48 (4.24%) Software Developer
13 48 (4.24%) Web Developer
14 46 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
14 46 (4.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 42 (3.71%) Analyst
15 42 (3.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (21.84%) HTML
2 235 (20.78%) CSS
3 181 (16.00%) Web Services
4 147 (13.00%) jQuery
5 123 (10.88%) LAMP
6 120 (10.61%) HTML5
7 116 (10.26%) Spring
8 101 (8.93%) AngularJS
9 84 (7.43%) .NET
10 74 (6.54%) REST
11 70 (6.19%) XML
12 68 (6.01%) CSS3
13 66 (5.84%) Hibernate
14 64 (5.66%) JSON
15 59 (5.22%) Java EE
16 57 (5.04%) Node.js
17 50 (4.42%) RESTful
18 48 (4.24%) React
19 47 (4.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 46 (4.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 80 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.92%) iPad
4 41 (3.63%) User Experience
5 34 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (2.48%) Replication
8 25 (2.21%) Clustering
9 24 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.03%) Life Science
11 22 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.59%) PKI
13 13 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.97%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.88%) Wiki
16 9 (0.80%) Blog
17 8 (0.71%) Data Structures
17 8 (0.71%) Mainframe
18 7 (0.62%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 366 (32.36%) Windows
2 286 (25.29%) Unix
3 94 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 91 (8.05%) Windows Server
5 80 (7.07%) CentOS
6 56 (4.95%) AIX
6 56 (4.95%) Ubuntu
7 31 (2.74%) Mac OS
8 28 (2.48%) Debian
9 26 (2.30%) Solaris
10 25 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (1.50%) Android
12 17 (1.50%) HPUX
13 12 (1.06%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 9 (0.80%) SUSE
16 7 (0.62%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (38.20%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (31.74%) DevOps
3 195 (17.24%) Software Engineering
4 187 (16.53%) TDD
5 173 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
6 157 (13.88%) Scrum
7 143 (12.64%) OO
8 129 (11.41%) Configuration Management
9 112 (9.90%) Test Automation
10 106 (9.37%) E-Commerce
11 104 (9.20%) MVC
12 102 (9.02%) Web Development
13 101 (8.93%) Open Source
14 93 (8.22%) Mentoring
15 90 (7.96%) OOP
16 73 (6.45%) ITIL
16 73 (6.45%) Microservices
17 71 (6.28%) Continuous Delivery
18 67 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
19 64 (5.66%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 330 (29.18%) SQL
2 301 (26.61%) JavaScript
3 288 (25.46%) Java
4 260 (22.99%) Python
5 229 (20.25%) PHP
6 133 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 128 (11.32%) Ruby
8 116 (10.26%) C
9 102 (9.02%) C++
10 90 (7.96%) Shell Script
11 84 (7.43%) Perl
12 62 (5.48%) PowerShell
13 55 (4.86%) C#
14 16 (1.41%) PHP 5
15 15 (1.33%) Scala
16 14 (1.24%) Go
17 12 (1.06%) PHP 7
18 9 (0.80%) ES6
18 9 (0.80%) Korn
19 8 (0.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 138 (12.20%) Degree
2 76 (6.72%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.36%) DV Cleared
4 27 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (1.68%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.97%) CCNA
7 11 (0.97%) CCNP
7 11 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.71%) JNCIP
10 7 (0.62%) CISM
10 7 (0.62%) CISSP
10 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.62%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.62%) MCSE
11 6 (0.53%) CCIE
11 6 (0.53%) HND
11 6 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.77%) QA
2 28 (2.48%) GCP
3 14 (1.24%) SLA
4 9 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.18%) GDPR
9 1 (0.088%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 148 (13.09%) Docker
2 87 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.24%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.54%) Active Directory
5 38 (3.36%) Xen
6 31 (2.74%) vSphere
7 22 (1.95%) XenServer
8 20 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (1.33%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.62%) Firmware
11 7 (0.62%) Samba
12 6 (0.53%) KVM
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.35%) Varnish
14 3 (0.27%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.27%) HDFS
14 3 (0.27%) vCloud
15 2 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 266 (23.52%) Puppet
2 214 (18.92%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (11.49%) Ansible
4 85 (7.52%) Kubernetes
5 41 (3.63%) Terraform
6 24 (2.12%) Cobbler
6 24 (2.12%) Tivoli
7 21 (1.86%) Nagios
8 20 (1.77%) Capistrano
9 18 (1.59%) Salt
9 18 (1.59%) ZABBIX
10 17 (1.50%) CA Wily
10 17 (1.50%) Packer
11 14 (1.24%) Cacti
11 14 (1.24%) Kibana
12 13 (1.15%) FortiGate
13 10 (0.88%) Ambari
13 10 (0.88%) BladeLogic
14 8 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 164 (14.50%) Oracle
2 138 (12.20%) VMware
3 121 (10.70%) Microsoft
4 116 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 56 (4.95%) Google
6 55 (4.86%) Cisco
7 35 (3.09%) Atlassian
8 34 (3.01%) SAP
9 29 (2.56%) HP
10 25 (2.21%) IBM
10 25 (2.21%) SaltStack
11 23 (2.03%) EnterpriseDB
12 21 (1.86%) Zend
13 19 (1.68%) Citrix
14 17 (1.50%) Juniper
15 15 (1.33%) AppDynamics
16 12 (1.06%) Splunk
17 11 (0.97%) NetApp
18 10 (0.88%) SolarWinds
18 10 (0.88%) Veritas