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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / North West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 29 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 594 386 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.40% 6.78% 6.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.99% 31.08% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 458 315 332
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 1449 1242 1511
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.93% 21.83% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1190 1032 1243
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +6 415 £40,000 -5.88% 64
Cheshire +2 103 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Merseyside +6 50 £35,000 +12.00% 10
Lancashire +10 24 £35,000 -17.64% 11
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 373 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (34.36%) Windows
3 314 (29.24%) SQL
4 267 (24.86%) Java
5 265 (24.67%) DevOps
6 241 (22.44%) Unix
7 233 (21.69%) PHP
8 232 (21.60%) HTML
9 225 (20.95%) Python
10 216 (20.11%) MySQL
11 209 (19.46%) JavaScript
11 209 (19.46%) VMware
12 190 (17.69%) Puppet
13 182 (16.95%) Oracle
14 179 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 174 (16.20%) CSS
16 164 (15.27%) C++
17 161 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
18 159 (14.80%) Opscode Chef
19 158 (14.71%) Microsoft
20 157 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
21 153 (14.25%) Ruby
22 152 (14.15%) Degree
23 143 (13.31%) Git (software)
24 142 (13.22%) SQL Server
25 139 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
26 136 (12.66%) C
27 134 (12.48%) Scrum
28 131 (12.20%) Web Services
29 129 (12.01%) Perl

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
1 116 (10.80%) Apache
2 60 (5.59%) Tomcat
3 49 (4.56%) WordPress
4 45 (4.19%) OpenStack
5 34 (3.17%) JBoss
6 33 (3.07%) CloudStack
6 33 (3.07%) MS Exchange
7 32 (2.98%) CMS
7 32 (2.98%) IIS
7 32 (2.98%) WebSphere
8 31 (2.89%) Drupal
8 31 (2.89%) nginx
9 26 (2.42%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.96%) Apache Spark
10 21 (1.96%) Confluence
11 15 (1.40%) SharePoint
12 14 (1.30%) Apache Pig
13 13 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (1.02%) GeoServer
Applications
1 29 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.093%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 29 (2.70%) Magento
2 7 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.28%) Shopify
5 2 (0.19%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.093%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 161 (14.99%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.00%) PaaS
4 41 (3.82%) IaaS
5 25 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (1.86%) Office 365
8 17 (1.58%) SaaS
9 16 (1.49%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.40%) GitHub
11 10 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.28%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.28%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.28%) Sage Pay
15 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 67 (6.24%) Firewall
3 63 (5.87%) SAN
4 50 (4.66%) Internet
5 48 (4.47%) DNS
6 39 (3.63%) WAN
7 38 (3.54%) HTTP
8 36 (3.35%) VoIP
9 32 (2.98%) VPN
10 25 (2.33%) LAN
11 22 (2.05%) DHCP
12 20 (1.86%) Network Security
13 18 (1.68%) Ethernet
14 14 (1.30%) Kerberos
14 14 (1.30%) RS-232
15 12 (1.12%) GPRS
16 11 (1.02%) VLAN
16 11 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (0.84%) SSH
17 9 (0.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (20.11%) MySQL
2 142 (13.22%) SQL Server
3 46 (4.28%) Relational Database
4 40 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 39 (3.63%) MongoDB
6 38 (3.54%) Big Data
7 30 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.40%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (1.21%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.84%) DB2
13 8 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.47%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.47%) Hazelcast
14 5 (0.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 143 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 93 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 60 (5.59%) Selenium
4 52 (4.84%) JIRA
5 49 (4.56%) Subversion
5 49 (4.56%) Visual Studio
6 35 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 26 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (2.33%) NuGet
9 24 (2.23%) Bitbucket
9 24 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (1.49%) JMeter
10 16 (1.49%) Maven
10 16 (1.49%) SonarQube
10 16 (1.49%) Vagrant
11 14 (1.30%) GoCD
11 14 (1.30%) LoadRunner
11 14 (1.30%) NUnit
11 14 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 113 (10.52%) Finance
2 60 (5.59%) Banking
3 39 (3.63%) Manufacturing
4 36 (3.35%) Retail
5 34 (3.17%) Telecoms
6 32 (2.98%) Electronics
7 27 (2.51%) Marketing
8 25 (2.33%) Games
9 15 (1.40%) Advertising
10 12 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.02%) Military
12 8 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.65%) Automotive
13 7 (0.65%) Legal
14 6 (0.56%) Back Office
14 6 (0.56%) Billing
14 6 (0.56%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.56%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.28%) Law
15 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 364 (33.89%) Developer
2 131 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 121 (11.27%) Linux Engineer
4 99 (9.22%) Java Developer
5 98 (9.12%) PHP Developer
6 85 (7.91%) Support Engineer
7 77 (7.17%) Software Engineer
8 73 (6.80%) Senior Developer
9 72 (6.70%) Software Developer
10 60 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 57 (5.31%) Administrator
12 54 (5.03%) Embedded Engineer
13 53 (4.93%) Analyst
14 47 (4.38%) Applications Support
14 47 (4.38%) Platform Engineer
15 43 (4.00%) Java Software Developer
16 42 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
17 40 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
18 39 (3.63%) Linux Support
18 39 (3.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (21.60%) HTML
2 174 (16.20%) CSS
3 131 (12.20%) Web Services
4 114 (10.61%) jQuery
5 96 (8.94%) LAMP
6 94 (8.75%) .NET
7 87 (8.10%) Spring
8 78 (7.26%) HTML5
9 72 (6.70%) XML
10 63 (5.87%) AngularJS
10 63 (5.87%) Java EE
11 55 (5.12%) Ajax
12 51 (4.75%) SOAP
13 46 (4.28%) Middleware
14 40 (3.72%) JSON
14 40 (3.72%) Node.js
15 39 (3.63%) CSS3
16 36 (3.35%) Hibernate
16 36 (3.35%) Symfony
17 34 (3.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.08%) Computer Science
2 73 (6.80%) iPad
3 70 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (5.12%) Data Centre
5 47 (4.38%) Clustering
6 38 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.61%) Device Driver
8 26 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.33%) User Experience
10 22 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (1.96%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.68%) Internet of Things
13 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.40%) PKI
15 13 (1.21%) Public Cloud
16 12 (1.12%) Mainframe
16 12 (1.12%) N-Tier
17 11 (1.02%) Blog
17 11 (1.02%) Mobile App
17 11 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 369 (34.36%) Windows
2 241 (22.44%) Unix
3 128 (11.92%) Windows Server
4 108 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (7.64%) CentOS
6 52 (4.84%) Embedded Linux
6 52 (4.84%) Solaris
7 51 (4.75%) Ubuntu
8 46 (4.28%) AIX
9 40 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (3.63%) Debian
11 38 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (3.17%) Mac OS
13 26 (2.42%) HPUX
14 22 (2.05%) OpenVMS
15 19 (1.77%) Android
16 13 (1.21%) Windows 7
17 11 (1.02%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 11 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (34.73%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (24.67%) DevOps
3 179 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 157 (14.62%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (12.48%) Scrum
6 121 (11.27%) ITIL
7 113 (10.52%) Configuration Management
8 99 (9.22%) OO
9 96 (8.94%) TDD
10 89 (8.29%) MVC
11 82 (7.64%) Mentoring
12 76 (7.08%) Web Development
13 74 (6.89%) SDLC
14 73 (6.80%) Open Source
15 70 (6.52%) E-Commerce
16 60 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
17 54 (5.03%) Validation
18 51 (4.75%) OOP
18 51 (4.75%) Service Management
19 50 (4.66%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 314 (29.24%) SQL
2 267 (24.86%) Java
3 233 (21.69%) PHP
4 225 (20.95%) Python
5 209 (19.46%) JavaScript
6 164 (15.27%) C++
7 153 (14.25%) Ruby
8 136 (12.66%) C
9 129 (12.01%) Perl
10 116 (10.80%) Bash Shell
11 79 (7.36%) C#
12 78 (7.26%) Shell Script
13 62 (5.77%) PowerShell
14 56 (5.21%) Embedded C
15 30 (2.79%) Embedded C++
16 24 (2.23%) VB
17 17 (1.58%) Scala
18 16 (1.49%) Korn
19 14 (1.30%) PHP 5
20 10 (0.93%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 152 (14.15%) Degree
2 60 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.51%) MCSE
7 22 (2.05%) CCNA
8 21 (1.96%) HND
8 21 (1.96%) ISTQB
9 19 (1.77%) HNC
9 19 (1.77%) ISEB
10 16 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.40%) SC Cleared
12 14 (1.30%) CCNP
13 10 (0.93%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.93%) CCSE
13 10 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.93%) RHCE
14 9 (0.84%) CISSP
15 7 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.21%) QA
2 21 (1.96%) SLA
3 15 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.28%) GCP
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 139 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 77 (7.17%) Docker
4 72 (6.70%) Hyper-V
5 56 (5.21%) vSphere
6 44 (4.10%) Xen
7 43 (4.00%) Firmware
8 34 (3.17%) XenServer
9 13 (1.21%) vCloud
10 12 (1.12%) XenApp
11 11 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.02%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.93%) Varnish
13 8 (0.74%) KVM
13 8 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.74%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.65%) Postfix
14 7 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (0.56%) qmail
Systems Management
1 190 (17.69%) Puppet
2 159 (14.80%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (7.82%) Ansible
4 37 (3.45%) Tivoli
5 35 (3.26%) Nagios
6 34 (3.17%) Terraform
7 31 (2.89%) Cobbler
8 18 (1.68%) Netcool
8 18 (1.68%) Packer
9 17 (1.58%) Kubernetes
10 15 (1.40%) Ganglia
11 14 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (1.12%) Salt
13 11 (1.02%) AirWatch
13 11 (1.02%) Backup Exec
14 10 (0.93%) Kibana
14 10 (0.93%) SCOM
15 8 (0.74%) SCCM
16 7 (0.65%) logstash
17 6 (0.56%) Icinga
Vendors
1 209 (19.46%) VMware
2 182 (16.95%) Oracle
3 158 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 126 (11.73%) Red Hat
5 70 (6.52%) Cisco
6 51 (4.75%) HP
7 42 (3.91%) NetApp
8 40 (3.72%) Citrix
9 32 (2.98%) EnterpriseDB
10 28 (2.61%) IBM
11 25 (2.33%) Zend
12 24 (2.23%) Google
13 17 (1.58%) CheckPoint
14 16 (1.49%) Atlassian
15 15 (1.40%) AppDynamics
16 13 (1.21%) Dell
16 13 (1.21%) EMC
17 11 (1.02%) Adobe
18 10 (0.93%) SAP
18 10 (0.93%) Sophos
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 35 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 29 minutes ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £42000.00 per annum + 28 Days holiday + Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Funded Certs, Share options
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Amsource Technology Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright Executive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Great Office
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Huge Benefit Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago