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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North West
Rank 23 30 33
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 523 374 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.51% 6.58% 6.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.83% 28.42% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 399 305 387
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 1313 1316 1607
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.37% 23.15% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 1093 1355
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 £22,500
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 25 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 25 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 +9 393 £40,000 -11.11% 76
Cheshire -2 71 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Merseyside +2 35 £36,250 +11.53% 10
Lancashire +10 22 £35,000 - 11
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 360 (34.09%) Windows
2 339 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (29.17%) SQL
4 267 (25.28%) Java
5 255 (24.15%) Unix
6 232 (21.97%) PHP
7 229 (21.69%) HTML
7 229 (21.69%) DevOps
8 221 (20.93%) JavaScript
8 221 (20.93%) Python
9 219 (20.74%) VMware
10 210 (19.89%) MySQL
11 200 (18.94%) Oracle
12 174 (16.48%) CSS
13 171 (16.19%) Software Engineering
14 170 (16.10%) Microsoft
15 163 (15.44%) C++
16 159 (15.06%) Degree
16 159 (15.06%) Puppet
17 155 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
18 154 (14.58%) SQL Server
19 149 (14.11%) Windows Server
20 147 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 141 (13.35%) Ruby
22 140 (13.26%) C
23 138 (13.07%) Perl
24 135 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
25 134 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 133 (12.59%) Red Hat
27 132 (12.50%) 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
1 107 (10.13%) Apache
2 66 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 48 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 45 (4.26%) JBoss
5 43 (4.07%) WordPress
6 40 (3.79%) IIS
7 34 (3.22%) CloudStack
7 34 (3.22%) nginx
8 33 (3.13%) MS Exchange
8 33 (3.13%) WebLogic
9 26 (2.46%) CMS
10 24 (2.27%) Drupal
11 22 (2.08%) Apache Spark
12 18 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (1.61%) Apache Pig
13 17 (1.61%) Confluence
14 16 (1.52%) SharePoint
15 12 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
16 10 (0.95%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 81 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.41%) MS Office
3 17 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.52%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 21 (1.99%) Magento
2 12 (1.14%) 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 (0.095%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.095%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 155 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (4.17%) PaaS
4 43 (4.07%) IaaS
5 26 (2.46%) Office 365
6 24 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (2.08%) Amazon S3
8 21 (1.99%) SaaS
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 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.47%) Sage Pay
13 4 (0.38%) Basecamp
13 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.28%) iPaaS
15 2 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.095%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 86 (8.14%) Firewall
2 72 (6.82%) SAN
3 59 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 57 (5.40%) DNS
5 55 (5.21%) Internet
6 38 (3.60%) WAN
7 34 (3.22%) VPN
8 31 (2.94%) HTTP
9 29 (2.75%) VoIP
10 28 (2.65%) DHCP
11 24 (2.27%) LAN
12 19 (1.80%) Network Security
13 17 (1.61%) VLAN
14 16 (1.52%) Ethernet
15 14 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (1.23%) GPRS
17 12 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (1.14%) FTP
18 11 (1.04%) Kerberos
18 11 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (19.89%) MySQL
2 154 (14.58%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.73%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 40 (3.79%) Relational Database
6 36 (3.41%) Big Data
7 28 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 22 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.70%) Apache Hive
10 15 (1.42%) GIS
11 14 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.95%) DB2
14 10 (0.95%) Hazelcast
14 10 (0.95%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 6 (0.57%) Redis
16 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 115 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 55 (5.21%) Selenium
4 54 (5.11%) JIRA
5 43 (4.07%) Visual Studio
6 34 (3.22%) Subversion
7 32 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.37%) Maven
9 23 (2.18%) Bitbucket
10 19 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (1.80%) Vagrant
11 18 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.42%) Gradle
13 14 (1.33%) GoCD
13 14 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 13 (1.23%) JMeter
15 12 (1.14%) LoadRunner
16 11 (1.04%) Eclipse
16 11 (1.04%) Hudson
16 11 (1.04%) Mercurial
General
1 112 (10.61%) Finance
2 70 (6.63%) Banking
3 38 (3.60%) Retail
4 32 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.46%) Electronics
7 24 (2.27%) Games
8 20 (1.89%) Marketing
9 17 (1.61%) Military
10 16 (1.52%) Advertising
11 8 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
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
1 349 (33.05%) Developer
2 118 (11.17%) Linux Engineer
3 112 (10.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 102 (9.66%) Java Developer
5 98 (9.28%) PHP Developer
6 89 (8.43%) Support Engineer
7 72 (6.82%) Software Engineer
8 68 (6.44%) Software Developer
9 67 (6.34%) Senior Developer
10 57 (5.40%) JavaScript Developer
11 52 (4.92%) Administrator
12 51 (4.83%) Analyst
13 48 (4.55%) Applications Support
13 48 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
13 48 (4.55%) Java Software Developer
14 43 (4.07%) Linux Support
14 43 (4.07%) Windows Engineer
15 41 (3.88%) Platform Engineer
16 40 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
17 39 (3.69%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (21.69%) HTML
2 174 (16.48%) CSS
3 121 (11.46%) Web Services
4 111 (10.51%) jQuery
5 95 (9.00%) .NET
6 88 (8.33%) Spring
7 77 (7.29%) HTML5
8 73 (6.91%) LAMP
9 66 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 65 (6.16%) XML
11 57 (5.40%) Java EE
12 50 (4.73%) Ajax
13 48 (4.55%) Laravel
14 45 (4.26%) Middleware
15 44 (4.17%) Node.js
16 43 (4.07%) SOAP
17 38 (3.60%) CSS3
18 37 (3.50%) Hibernate
18 37 (3.50%) Symfony
19 32 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 77 (7.29%) iPad
3 69 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (5.40%) Data Centre
5 46 (4.36%) Clustering
6 38 (3.60%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.65%) Device Driver
8 26 (2.46%) User Experience
9 24 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (2.18%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.61%) PKI
12 17 (1.61%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.33%) Internet of Things
14 11 (1.04%) Blog
14 11 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 11 (1.04%) N-Tier
14 11 (1.04%) Public Cloud
15 10 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
16 9 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 360 (34.09%) Windows
2 255 (24.15%) Unix
3 149 (14.11%) Windows Server
4 134 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 92 (8.71%) CentOS
6 53 (5.02%) Embedded Linux
7 52 (4.92%) Solaris
7 52 (4.92%) Ubuntu
8 49 (4.64%) AIX
9 39 (3.69%) Debian
10 33 (3.13%) HPUX
10 33 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (2.37%) Android
13 22 (2.08%) OpenVMS
14 20 (1.89%) Mac OS
15 15 (1.42%) Windows 7
16 11 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (21.69%) DevOps
3 171 (16.19%) Software Engineering
4 135 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
5 132 (12.50%) Scrum
6 126 (11.93%) ITIL
7 116 (10.98%) Configuration Management
8 87 (8.24%) MVC
9 82 (7.77%) OO
10 77 (7.29%) Mentoring
11 72 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 72 (6.82%) SDLC
11 72 (6.82%) Web Development
12 71 (6.72%) E-Commerce
13 64 (6.06%) Open Source
14 63 (5.97%) TDD
15 61 (5.78%) Information Security
16 58 (5.49%) Validation
17 54 (5.11%) Service Management
18 48 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 308 (29.17%) SQL
2 267 (25.28%) Java
3 232 (21.97%) PHP
4 221 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 221 (20.93%) Python
5 163 (15.44%) C++
6 141 (13.35%) Ruby
7 140 (13.26%) C
8 138 (13.07%) Perl
9 112 (10.61%) Bash Shell
10 80 (7.58%) C#
11 72 (6.82%) Shell Script
12 66 (6.25%) PowerShell
13 55 (5.21%) Embedded C
14 29 (2.75%) Embedded C++
15 28 (2.65%) Scala
16 21 (1.99%) Groovy
16 21 (1.99%) VB
17 15 (1.42%) Go
18 13 (1.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 159 (15.06%) Degree
2 59 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 37 (3.50%) DV Cleared
4 35 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.27%) MCSE
7 22 (2.08%) CCNA
8 21 (1.99%) HND
9 19 (1.80%) HNC
10 17 (1.61%) SC Cleared
11 16 (1.52%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.42%) ISEB
13 14 (1.33%) CCNP
13 14 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 12 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.95%) CCSE
16 9 (0.85%) AWS Certification
17 8 (0.76%) CISSP
17 8 (0.76%) RHCE
18 6 (0.57%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.94%) QA
2 26 (2.46%) SLA
3 16 (1.52%) 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 (0.095%) DO-178B
System Software
1 147 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 78 (7.39%) Hyper-V
4 68 (6.44%) Docker
5 59 (5.59%) vSphere
6 38 (3.60%) Firmware
7 35 (3.31%) Xen
8 34 (3.22%) XenServer
9 20 (1.89%) vCloud
10 19 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.23%) XenApp
12 11 (1.04%) Postfix
13 10 (0.95%) qmail
13 10 (0.95%) Varnish
13 10 (0.95%) XenDesktop
14 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.57%) KVM
15 6 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 159 (15.06%) Puppet
2 124 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (6.06%) Ansible
4 36 (3.41%) Tivoli
5 35 (3.31%) Nagios
6 33 (3.13%) Terraform
7 31 (2.94%) Cobbler
8 18 (1.70%) Packer
9 16 (1.52%) Netcool
10 15 (1.42%) Ganglia
11 12 (1.14%) AirWatch
11 12 (1.14%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (1.14%) SCOM
12 11 (1.04%) Salt
13 10 (0.95%) Kubernetes
13 10 (0.95%) SCCM
14 8 (0.76%) NetBackup
15 7 (0.66%) cPanel
15 7 (0.66%) Kibana
Vendors
1 219 (20.74%) VMware
2 200 (18.94%) Oracle
3 170 (16.10%) Microsoft
4 133 (12.59%) Red Hat
5 91 (8.62%) Cisco
6 54 (5.11%) HP
7 44 (4.17%) Citrix
8 38 (3.60%) NetApp
9 33 (3.13%) EnterpriseDB
10 30 (2.84%) IBM
11 27 (2.56%) Google
12 24 (2.27%) Zend
13 18 (1.70%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.70%) EMC
14 16 (1.52%) ServiceNow
15 15 (1.42%) Splunk
16 13 (1.23%) Dell
17 12 (1.14%) AppDynamics
17 12 (1.14%) Palo Alto
18 11 (1.04%) Adobe
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