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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North West
Rank 23 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 533 375 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.75% 6.60% 6.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.63% 28.45% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 407 306 391
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £21,789
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 1312 1318 1618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.54% 23.18% 24.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1095 1368
Median salary £37,500 £36,125 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.80% +3.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +10 396 £40,000 -11.11% 72
Cheshire -3 76 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Merseyside +4 36 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Lancashire +11 23 £35,000 - 9
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 359 (33.90%) Windows
2 342 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (28.80%) SQL
4 269 (25.40%) Java
5 253 (23.89%) Unix
6 233 (22.00%) PHP
6 233 (22.00%) DevOps
7 227 (21.44%) HTML
8 224 (21.15%) Python
9 218 (20.59%) JavaScript
10 215 (20.30%) VMware
11 207 (19.55%) MySQL
12 200 (18.89%) Oracle
13 173 (16.34%) Software Engineering
14 172 (16.24%) CSS
15 170 (16.05%) Microsoft
16 163 (15.39%) C++
17 160 (15.11%) Puppet
18 159 (15.01%) Degree
19 154 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
20 151 (14.26%) SQL Server
21 149 (14.07%) Windows Server
22 145 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
23 144 (13.60%) Ruby
24 141 (13.31%) C
25 138 (13.03%) Perl
26 135 (12.75%) Red Hat
26 135 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 134 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
28 132 (12.46%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related 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
1 108 (10.20%) Apache
2 66 (6.23%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.53%) WebSphere
4 47 (4.44%) OpenStack
5 45 (4.25%) WordPress
6 44 (4.15%) JBoss
7 39 (3.68%) IIS
8 34 (3.21%) CloudStack
8 34 (3.21%) WebLogic
9 33 (3.12%) MS Exchange
9 33 (3.12%) nginx
10 27 (2.55%) CMS
11 25 (2.36%) Drupal
12 22 (2.08%) Apache Spark
13 17 (1.61%) Apache Pig
13 17 (1.61%) Confluence
13 17 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.51%) SharePoint
15 12 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.94%) GeoServer
Applications
1 81 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.40%) MS Office
3 17 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.51%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 23 (2.17%) Magento
2 12 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.28%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.19%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.094%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.094%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 154 (14.54%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (4.25%) PaaS
4 43 (4.06%) IaaS
5 25 (2.36%) Office 365
6 23 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (1.98%) SaaS
8 20 (1.89%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.23%) GitHub
10 8 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.47%) Sage Pay
14 4 (0.38%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.28%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
17 1 (0.094%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (8.03%) Firewall
2 72 (6.80%) SAN
3 60 (5.67%) TCP/IP
4 55 (5.19%) DNS
5 53 (5.00%) Internet
6 37 (3.49%) WAN
7 33 (3.12%) HTTP
7 33 (3.12%) VPN
8 29 (2.74%) VoIP
9 27 (2.55%) DHCP
10 24 (2.27%) LAN
11 19 (1.79%) Network Security
12 17 (1.61%) Ethernet
12 17 (1.61%) VLAN
13 14 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.23%) GPRS
15 12 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (1.04%) FTP
16 11 (1.04%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (19.55%) MySQL
2 151 (14.26%) SQL Server
3 48 (4.53%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 41 (3.87%) Relational Database
5 37 (3.49%) Big Data
6 28 (2.64%) Hadoop
7 23 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 22 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.70%) Apache Hive
10 15 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.32%) GIS
11 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.94%) DB2
13 10 (0.94%) Hazelcast
13 10 (0.94%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 118 (11.14%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.40%) Jenkins
3 55 (5.19%) Selenium
4 54 (5.10%) JIRA
5 44 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 37 (3.49%) Subversion
7 32 (3.02%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.36%) Maven
9 22 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 20 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (1.79%) Vagrant
12 18 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (1.42%) Gradle
14 14 (1.32%) GoCD
15 13 (1.23%) JMeter
15 13 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 12 (1.13%) LoadRunner
17 11 (1.04%) Eclipse
17 11 (1.04%) Hudson
17 11 (1.04%) NUnit
General
1 114 (10.76%) Finance
2 70 (6.61%) Banking
3 40 (3.78%) Retail
4 33 (3.12%) Manufacturing
5 27 (2.55%) Electronics
5 27 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.27%) Games
7 21 (1.98%) Marketing
8 17 (1.61%) Military
9 16 (1.51%) Advertising
10 9 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.66%) Automotive
13 6 (0.57%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.38%) Back Office
16 3 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.28%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.28%) Law
16 3 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 355 (33.52%) Developer
2 120 (11.33%) Linux Engineer
3 114 (10.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 104 (9.82%) Java Developer
5 98 (9.25%) PHP Developer
6 87 (8.22%) Support Engineer
7 72 (6.80%) Software Engineer
8 69 (6.52%) Software Developer
9 66 (6.23%) Senior Developer
10 57 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (4.91%) Analyst
12 51 (4.82%) Administrator
13 49 (4.63%) Embedded Engineer
14 48 (4.53%) Applications Support
14 48 (4.53%) Java Software Developer
15 43 (4.06%) Linux Support
16 42 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
17 41 (3.87%) Platform Engineer
18 40 (3.78%) Senior Java Developer
19 38 (3.59%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (21.44%) HTML
2 172 (16.24%) CSS
3 120 (11.33%) Web Services
4 111 (10.48%) jQuery
5 96 (9.07%) .NET
6 88 (8.31%) Spring
7 79 (7.46%) HTML5
8 73 (6.89%) LAMP
9 67 (6.33%) AngularJS
10 66 (6.23%) XML
11 59 (5.57%) Java EE
12 50 (4.72%) Ajax
13 46 (4.34%) Middleware
13 46 (4.34%) SOAP
14 44 (4.15%) Laravel
14 44 (4.15%) Node.js
15 39 (3.68%) CSS3
16 37 (3.49%) Hibernate
17 36 (3.40%) Symfony
18 33 (3.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.31%) Computer Science
2 76 (7.18%) iPad
3 69 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.38%) Data Centre
5 46 (4.34%) Clustering
6 37 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.74%) Device Driver
8 26 (2.46%) User Experience
9 24 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.61%) PKI
12 17 (1.61%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.42%) Internet of Things
14 13 (1.23%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.04%) Blog
15 11 (1.04%) Mainframe
15 11 (1.04%) N-Tier
16 10 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 359 (33.90%) Windows
2 253 (23.89%) Unix
3 149 (14.07%) Windows Server
4 135 (12.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 91 (8.59%) CentOS
6 53 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
6 53 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 52 (4.91%) Solaris
8 49 (4.63%) AIX
9 39 (3.68%) Debian
10 33 (3.12%) HPUX
11 32 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (2.46%) Android
14 23 (2.17%) Mac OS
15 22 (2.08%) OpenVMS
16 15 (1.42%) Windows 7
17 11 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
19 8 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (22.00%) DevOps
3 173 (16.34%) Software Engineering
4 134 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (12.46%) Scrum
6 127 (11.99%) ITIL
7 114 (10.76%) Configuration Management
8 88 (8.31%) MVC
8 88 (8.31%) OO
9 75 (7.08%) SDLC
10 74 (6.99%) Mentoring
11 71 (6.70%) Web Development
12 70 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 69 (6.52%) E-Commerce
14 67 (6.33%) TDD
15 66 (6.23%) Open Source
16 60 (5.67%) Information Security
17 58 (5.48%) Validation
18 55 (5.19%) Service Management
19 49 (4.63%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 305 (28.80%) SQL
2 269 (25.40%) Java
3 233 (22.00%) PHP
4 224 (21.15%) Python
5 218 (20.59%) JavaScript
6 163 (15.39%) C++
7 144 (13.60%) Ruby
8 141 (13.31%) C
9 138 (13.03%) Perl
10 113 (10.67%) Bash Shell
11 81 (7.65%) C#
12 73 (6.89%) Shell Script
13 63 (5.95%) PowerShell
14 56 (5.29%) Embedded C
15 30 (2.83%) Embedded C++
16 28 (2.64%) Scala
17 21 (1.98%) Groovy
17 21 (1.98%) VB
18 15 (1.42%) Go
19 14 (1.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 159 (15.01%) Degree
2 58 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 37 (3.49%) DV Cleared
4 35 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.27%) MCSE
7 22 (2.08%) CCNA
8 21 (1.98%) HND
9 19 (1.79%) HNC
10 16 (1.51%) ISTQB
10 16 (1.51%) SC Cleared
11 15 (1.42%) ISEB
12 14 (1.32%) CCNP
12 14 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.94%) CCSE
15 9 (0.85%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.76%) CISSP
16 8 (0.76%) RHCE
17 6 (0.57%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.12%) QA
2 25 (2.36%) SLA
3 16 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.19%) GCP
7 1 (0.094%) DO-178B
System Software
1 145 (13.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (8.78%) Active Directory
3 77 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 72 (6.80%) Docker
5 57 (5.38%) vSphere
6 38 (3.59%) Firmware
7 35 (3.31%) Xen
8 34 (3.21%) XenServer
9 19 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (1.70%) vCloud
11 12 (1.13%) XenApp
12 11 (1.04%) Postfix
13 10 (0.94%) qmail
13 10 (0.94%) Varnish
14 9 (0.85%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.57%) KVM
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 160 (15.11%) Puppet
2 126 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (6.04%) Ansible
4 36 (3.40%) Tivoli
5 35 (3.31%) Nagios
6 33 (3.12%) Terraform
7 31 (2.93%) Cobbler
8 18 (1.70%) Packer
9 16 (1.51%) Netcool
10 15 (1.42%) Ganglia
11 12 (1.13%) AirWatch
11 12 (1.13%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (1.13%) Kubernetes
11 12 (1.13%) SCOM
12 11 (1.04%) Salt
13 9 (0.85%) SCCM
14 8 (0.76%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.66%) Kibana
15 7 (0.66%) logstash
Vendors
1 215 (20.30%) VMware
2 200 (18.89%) Oracle
3 170 (16.05%) Microsoft
4 135 (12.75%) Red Hat
5 91 (8.59%) Cisco
6 54 (5.10%) HP
7 43 (4.06%) Citrix
8 38 (3.59%) NetApp
9 33 (3.12%) EnterpriseDB
10 31 (2.93%) IBM
11 26 (2.46%) Google
12 24 (2.27%) Zend
13 18 (1.70%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.70%) EMC
14 15 (1.42%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.32%) Splunk
16 13 (1.23%) AppDynamics
16 13 (1.23%) Dell
17 12 (1.13%) Adobe
17 12 (1.13%) Palo Alto
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Digital Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago