Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 577 644 931
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.04% 8.23% 9.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.91% 39.39% 42.45%
Number of salaries quoted 479 513 714
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £60,625 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 1,156 1,635 2,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.11% 20.88% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,003 1,303 1,712
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £22,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £30,875 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £53,563
90th Percentile £65,800 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +4 400 £50,000 - 88
Cheshire +15 81 £47,500 +11.76% 17
Lancashire +16 64 £42,500 -22.73% 12
Merseyside +12 23 £37,500 -9.09% 10
Cumbria +1 5 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 230 (39.86%) AWS
2 220 (38.13%) DevOps
3 216 (37.44%) Git (software)
4 188 (32.58%) Docker
5 174 (30.16%) Terraform
6 168 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (26.34%) Windows
8 146 (25.30%) Kubernetes
9 136 (23.57%) Azure
10 129 (22.36%) JavaScript
11 119 (20.62%) Python
12 109 (18.89%) MySQL
13 105 (18.20%) Ansible
14 103 (17.85%) PHP
15 98 (16.98%) Unix
15 98 (16.98%) Software Engineering
16 96 (16.64%) Bash Shell
16 96 (16.64%) SQL
16 96 (16.64%) Microsoft
17 95 (16.46%) Puppet
18 86 (14.90%) SQL Server
18 86 (14.90%) Go
19 84 (14.56%) PowerShell
20 82 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
21 76 (13.17%) Jenkins
21 76 (13.17%) CSS
22 75 (13.00%) Opscode Chef
23 74 (12.82%) HTML
23 74 (12.82%) Scrum
24 71 (12.31%) 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 46 (7.97%) Apache
2 45 (7.80%) Confluence
3 23 (3.99%) IIS
4 15 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 14 (2.43%) nginx
6 13 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.91%) CMS
8 7 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.21%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.21%) WordPress
9 5 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.52%) CloudStack
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.17%) JBoss
12 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.52%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Magento
2 5 (0.87%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.35%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 230 (39.86%) AWS
2 136 (23.57%) Azure
3 56 (9.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (5.37%) GCP
5 26 (4.51%) Microsoft 365
6 24 (4.16%) SaaS
7 23 (3.99%) PaaS
8 20 (3.47%) Amazon EKS
9 18 (3.12%) IaaS
10 17 (2.95%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (2.60%) Serverless
12 14 (2.43%) GitHub
13 12 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (2.08%) Pulumi
14 11 (1.91%) Mimecast
15 8 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 8 (1.39%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.63%) Firewall
2 35 (6.07%) VLAN
3 28 (4.85%) DNS
4 25 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.33%) VPN
5 23 (3.99%) WAN
6 21 (3.64%) LAN
7 18 (3.12%) Network Security
8 17 (2.95%) SSL
9 14 (2.43%) IPv4
9 14 (2.43%) OSPF
9 14 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (2.43%) Wireless
10 12 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (1.56%) DHCP
13 7 (1.21%) Internet
13 7 (1.21%) SAN
14 6 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (1.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (18.89%) MySQL
2 86 (14.90%) SQL Server
3 47 (8.15%) MongoDB
4 30 (5.20%) Oracle Database
4 30 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.08%) Big Data
7 12 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.73%) Amazon Redshift
8 10 (1.73%) MariaDB
9 9 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.21%) Redis
11 5 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 216 (37.44%) Git (software)
2 76 (13.17%) Jenkins
3 58 (10.05%) GitLab
4 52 (9.01%) JIRA
5 24 (4.16%) Subversion
6 12 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.73%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (1.39%) Postman
9 6 (1.04%) Maven
10 5 (0.87%) Gradle
10 5 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.87%) Selenium
11 4 (0.69%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.69%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.52%) JUnit
12 3 (0.52%) PhpStorm
13 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket Server
13 2 (0.35%) Codeception
13 2 (0.35%) NeoLoad
General
1 55 (9.53%) Finance
2 26 (4.51%) Retail
3 21 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 19 (3.29%) Electronics
5 17 (2.95%) Games
6 16 (2.77%) Law
7 11 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.91%) Marketing
7 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.21%) Legal
9 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.87%) Back Office
11 4 (0.69%) Automotive
12 3 (0.52%) Front Office
12 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.17%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 157 (27.21%) Developer
2 136 (23.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 83 (14.38%) PHP Developer
4 63 (10.92%) AWS Engineer
5 61 (10.57%) Linux Engineer
6 58 (10.05%) Software Engineer
7 57 (9.88%) AWS DevOps
7 57 (9.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 53 (9.19%) Software Developer
9 40 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
10 36 (6.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (5.89%) Administrator
12 30 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
13 29 (5.03%) Senior Developer
14 28 (4.85%) IT Engineer
15 25 (4.33%) Senior DevOps
15 25 (4.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 24 (4.16%) Linux Systems Engineer
16 24 (4.16%) Platform Engineer
17 20 (3.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.17%) CSS
2 74 (12.82%) HTML
3 71 (12.31%) jQuery
4 69 (11.96%) Node.js
5 65 (11.27%) AngularJS
6 52 (9.01%) React
7 51 (8.84%) Kafka
8 50 (8.67%) REST
9 42 (7.28%) Symfony
10 29 (5.03%) .NET
11 28 (4.85%) Web Services
12 26 (4.51%) HTML5
13 25 (4.33%) CSS3
13 25 (4.33%) JSON
14 20 (3.47%) Laravel
15 17 (2.95%) Spring
16 16 (2.77%) RESTful
17 15 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
18 13 (2.25%) .NET Framework
18 13 (2.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
1 35 (6.07%) Public Cloud
2 28 (4.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
3 19 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.43%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.25%) Cloud Native
7 13 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.73%) Enterprise Cloud
10 10 (1.73%) Fixed Income
10 10 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.56%) User Experience
12 8 (1.39%) Blog
12 8 (1.39%) Clustering
12 8 (1.39%) Device Driver
12 8 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 152 (26.34%) Windows
2 98 (16.98%) Unix
3 53 (9.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (8.15%) Windows Server
5 39 (6.76%) CentOS
6 21 (3.64%) Android
7 18 (3.12%) Apple iOS
8 16 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.91%) Solaris
9 11 (1.91%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.91%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.39%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (1.04%) Debian
13 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.69%) Alpine Linux
14 4 (0.69%) SUSE
15 3 (0.52%) Fedora
15 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (38.13%) DevOps
2 168 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (16.98%) Software Engineering
4 82 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (12.82%) Scrum
6 69 (11.96%) Infrastructure as Code
6 69 (11.96%) MVC
7 65 (11.27%) Configuration Management
8 59 (10.23%) OOP
9 57 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (9.53%) Microservices
11 47 (8.15%) Deployment Automation
11 47 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 46 (7.97%) Coaching
12 46 (7.97%) E-Commerce
13 44 (7.63%) Migration
14 42 (7.28%) ITIL
14 42 (7.28%) Open Source
15 39 (6.76%) Mentoring
16 33 (5.72%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 129 (22.36%) JavaScript
2 119 (20.62%) Python
3 103 (17.85%) PHP
4 96 (16.64%) Bash Shell
4 96 (16.64%) SQL
5 86 (14.90%) Go
6 84 (14.56%) PowerShell
7 56 (9.71%) Java
8 35 (6.07%) C#
9 28 (4.85%) Perl
10 27 (4.68%) C
11 24 (4.16%) C++
12 21 (3.64%) Ruby
13 18 (3.12%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.91%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.73%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.56%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.04%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.04%) Kotlin
18 5 (0.87%) Rust
Qualifications
1 52 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 49 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.89%) Degree
4 27 (4.68%) RHCE
5 17 (2.95%) GIAC
6 16 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (2.77%) Linux+ Certification
6 16 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.77%) Network+ Certification
7 14 (2.43%) CCNA
8 13 (2.25%) MCSE
9 12 (2.08%) AWS Certification
9 12 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.91%) MCSA
11 8 (1.39%) A+ Certification
11 8 (1.39%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (1.39%) Server+ Certification
12 7 (1.21%) MCITP
13 6 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.91%) GDPR
3 9 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.21%) QA
4 7 (1.21%) SLA
5 6 (1.04%) OpenSCAP
6 3 (0.52%) WCAG
7 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 188 (32.58%) Docker
2 55 (9.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.55%) Active Directory
4 22 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (3.12%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.04%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.87%) vSphere
9 4 (0.69%) Firmware
10 2 (0.35%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 174 (30.16%) Terraform
2 146 (25.30%) Kubernetes
3 105 (18.20%) Ansible
4 95 (16.46%) Puppet
5 75 (13.00%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.16%) Istio
7 19 (3.29%) SCCM
8 17 (2.95%) Prometheus
9 12 (2.08%) Grafana
10 11 (1.91%) Graphite
11 9 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (1.21%) CFEngine
14 6 (1.04%) Consul
14 6 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (1.04%) Packer
14 6 (1.04%) WSUS
14 6 (1.04%) ZABBIX
15 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
16 4 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 96 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.13%) Red Hat
3 66 (11.44%) Oracle
4 64 (11.09%) VMware
5 38 (6.59%) Zend
6 36 (6.24%) Cisco
7 19 (3.29%) Atlassian
8 17 (2.95%) IBM
9 14 (2.43%) Google
9 14 (2.43%) SAP
10 12 (2.08%) Telerik
11 10 (1.73%) EMC
12 9 (1.56%) SaltStack
13 8 (1.39%) Sophos
14 7 (1.21%) NetApp
14 7 (1.21%) Splunk
15 6 (1.04%) CheckPoint
15 6 (1.04%) Darktrace
15 6 (1.04%) ZyXEL
16 5 (0.87%) Sitecore