Period
to 25 January 2021

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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 23 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 458 746 1,091
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.39% 8.57% 10.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.88% 38.89% 44.73%
Number of salaries quoted 457 647 906
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £29,875
90th Percentile £71,750 £70,000 £72,312
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 937 1,918 2,439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.22% 22.02% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 807 1,511 1,995
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,414 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.10% -4.39% +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the North West.

Salary trend for Linux in the North West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the North West over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 2021. 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 +2 307 £50,000 - 87
Cheshire +10 81 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Lancashire +8 36 £42,500 -22.73% 15
Merseyside +14 26 £37,500 -27.18% 10
Cumbria +3 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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.

1 170 (37.12%) DevOps
2 168 (36.68%) AWS
3 167 (36.46%) Windows
4 147 (32.10%) Git (software)
5 144 (31.44%) Docker
6 131 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
7 127 (27.73%) Terraform
8 106 (23.14%) Kubernetes
9 102 (22.27%) SQL
9 102 (22.27%) Python
10 99 (21.62%) Azure
11 96 (20.96%) JavaScript
12 83 (18.12%) SQL Server
13 82 (17.90%) MySQL
13 82 (17.90%) Bash Shell
14 81 (17.69%) PHP
15 79 (17.25%) Microsoft
15 79 (17.25%) Puppet
16 78 (17.03%) PowerShell
17 70 (15.28%) Configuration Management
18 68 (14.85%) Go
19 66 (14.41%) Software Engineering
20 65 (14.19%) Unix
20 65 (14.19%) VMware
21 64 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
21 64 (13.97%) Ansible
21 64 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
22 62 (13.54%) CSS
23 61 (13.32%) Oracle
24 59 (12.88%) HTML

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 43 (9.39%) Apache
2 26 (5.68%) Confluence
2 26 (5.68%) IIS
3 15 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (2.40%) nginx
4 11 (2.40%) OpenStack
5 8 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.31%) CMS
6 6 (1.31%) WordPress
7 5 (1.09%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.87%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.22%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.44%) Adobe XD
2 2 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Magento
2 5 (1.09%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.44%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.44%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 168 (36.68%) AWS
2 99 (21.62%) Azure
3 42 (9.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (6.77%) GCP
5 19 (4.15%) Amazon EKS
6 18 (3.93%) PaaS
7 17 (3.71%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (3.71%) Office 365
8 16 (3.49%) GitHub
9 15 (3.28%) SaaS
10 14 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
10 14 (3.06%) IaaS
11 12 (2.62%) Mimecast
12 11 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
12 11 (2.40%) Pulumi
12 11 (2.40%) Serverless
13 9 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.53%) AWS CodePipeline
15 6 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (1.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.90%) VLAN
2 26 (5.68%) Firewall
3 25 (5.46%) LAN
3 25 (5.46%) WAN
4 24 (5.24%) DNS
4 24 (5.24%) SSL
4 24 (5.24%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.28%) VPN
6 14 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (2.84%) Network Security
8 12 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (2.18%) DHCP
10 9 (1.97%) SAN
11 7 (1.53%) FTP
11 7 (1.53%) IPsec
11 7 (1.53%) WLAN
12 6 (1.31%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (1.31%) HTTP
12 6 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 82 (17.90%) MySQL
3 32 (6.99%) MongoDB
4 26 (5.68%) Oracle Database
5 23 (5.02%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (2.18%) Big Data
9 10 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.97%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.31%) BigQuery
11 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.09%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 147 (32.10%) Git (software)
2 58 (12.66%) Jenkins
3 36 (7.86%) JIRA
4 31 (6.77%) GitLab
5 23 (5.02%) Oracle APEX
6 15 (3.28%) Subversion
7 13 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.75%) Maven
10 7 (1.53%) Postman
11 6 (1.31%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.31%) JUnit
11 6 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.87%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.66%) Gradle
14 3 (0.66%) Selenium
15 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket Server
15 2 (0.44%) Codeception
15 2 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 50 (10.92%) Finance
2 26 (5.68%) Public Sector
3 22 (4.80%) Retail
4 17 (3.71%) Electronics
4 17 (3.71%) Law
5 16 (3.49%) Games
6 14 (3.06%) Legal
7 13 (2.84%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.40%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.97%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.97%) Marketing
10 8 (1.75%) Banking
11 7 (1.53%) Back Office
12 6 (1.31%) Automotive
13 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.44%) Front Office
15 1 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.22%) French Language
15 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 115 (25.11%) Developer
2 110 (24.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 61 (13.32%) PHP Developer
4 56 (12.23%) AWS Engineer
5 48 (10.48%) AWS DevOps
5 48 (10.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 35 (7.64%) Software Developer
6 35 (7.64%) Software Engineer
7 34 (7.42%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (5.68%) Platform Engineer
10 25 (5.46%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
12 20 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
13 18 (3.93%) Administrator
14 17 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (3.49%) IT Engineer
16 14 (3.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 14 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
16 14 (3.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.54%) CSS
2 59 (12.88%) HTML
3 53 (11.57%) jQuery
4 49 (10.70%) Node.js
5 44 (9.61%) AngularJS
6 36 (7.86%) React
7 35 (7.64%) REST
8 27 (5.90%) Kafka
9 26 (5.68%) .NET
9 26 (5.68%) Symfony
10 19 (4.15%) HTML5
10 19 (4.15%) JSON
11 18 (3.93%) CSS3
11 18 (3.93%) Web Services
12 17 (3.71%) RESTful
13 12 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (2.62%) XML
14 11 (2.40%) Laravel
15 10 (2.18%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.90%) Public Cloud
3 26 (5.68%) Linux Command Line
4 22 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.93%) PKI
6 15 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (3.06%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.40%) Clustering
9 11 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.18%) Cloud Native
10 10 (2.18%) Enterprise Cloud
11 9 (1.97%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.53%) Blog
12 7 (1.53%) User Experience
13 6 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.31%) Replication
14 5 (1.09%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 167 (36.46%) Windows
2 65 (14.19%) Unix
3 43 (9.39%) Windows Server
4 41 (8.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (8.30%) CentOS
6 19 (4.15%) Solaris
7 18 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.49%) Android
9 14 (3.06%) Apple iOS
10 13 (2.84%) Ubuntu
11 12 (2.62%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.97%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (1.31%) Debian
14 4 (0.87%) Fedora
14 4 (0.87%) SUSE
15 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.44%) OpenBSD
16 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (37.12%) DevOps
2 131 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (15.28%) Configuration Management
4 66 (14.41%) Software Engineering
5 64 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (11.35%) Infrastructure as Code
7 50 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (9.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 42 (9.17%) E-Commerce
10 41 (8.95%) Microservices
10 41 (8.95%) MVC
10 41 (8.95%) Scrum
11 38 (8.30%) Deployment Automation
11 38 (8.30%) OOP
12 33 (7.21%) High Availability
12 33 (7.21%) ITIL
13 32 (6.99%) Open Source
14 29 (6.33%) Migration
15 25 (5.46%) Project Management
16 24 (5.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (22.27%) Python
1 102 (22.27%) SQL
2 96 (20.96%) JavaScript
3 82 (17.90%) Bash Shell
4 81 (17.69%) PHP
5 78 (17.03%) PowerShell
6 68 (14.85%) Go
7 36 (7.86%) Perl
8 35 (7.64%) Java
9 26 (5.68%) PL/SQL
9 26 (5.68%) Ruby
10 23 (5.02%) C#
11 16 (3.49%) C
11 16 (3.49%) TypeScript
12 13 (2.84%) C++
12 13 (2.84%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.87%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.66%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (4.80%) Degree
2 18 (3.93%) AWS Certification
3 17 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.71%) RHCE
4 13 (2.84%) MCSA
4 13 (2.84%) MCSE
5 8 (1.75%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.53%) CCNA
6 7 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.53%) MCITP
6 7 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.09%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.09%) GIAC
9 2 (0.44%) CISSP
9 2 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.44%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.59%) GDPR
2 11 (2.40%) QA
2 11 (2.40%) SLA
3 10 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.53%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.87%) OpenSCAP
7 2 (0.44%) WCAG
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 144 (31.44%) Docker
2 53 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.77%) Active Directory
4 21 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.53%) vSphere
7 5 (1.09%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.66%) zsh
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 127 (27.73%) Terraform
2 106 (23.14%) Kubernetes
3 79 (17.25%) Puppet
4 64 (13.97%) Ansible
4 64 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (5.46%) SCCM
6 20 (4.37%) Prometheus
7 16 (3.49%) Grafana
8 14 (3.06%) Graphite
9 10 (2.18%) SCOM
10 8 (1.75%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (1.53%) WSUS
11 7 (1.53%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.09%) Graylog
12 5 (1.09%) Nagios
12 5 (1.09%) Rancher
13 4 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.87%) CFEngine
13 4 (0.87%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 79 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 65 (14.19%) VMware
3 61 (13.32%) Oracle
4 34 (7.42%) Red Hat
5 32 (6.99%) Cisco
6 25 (5.46%) Zend
7 15 (3.28%) Google
8 14 (3.06%) SAP
9 13 (2.84%) IBM
9 13 (2.84%) Splunk
10 12 (2.62%) Atlassian
11 10 (2.18%) SaltStack
11 10 (2.18%) Veeam
12 9 (1.97%) Sophos
13 7 (1.53%) EMC
13 7 (1.53%) ZyXEL
14 6 (1.31%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.31%) Darktrace
15 3 (0.66%) AppDynamics
15 3 (0.66%) NetApp