Period
to 25 May 2018

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 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 23 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,195 1,071 793
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.71% 8.66% 7.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.92% 38.90% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 947 876 665
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%

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 2,721 2,753 2,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.12% 22.26% 23.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,156 2,267 2,117
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -3 697 £45,000 +12.50% 132
Cheshire +11 351 £47,250 +26.00% 46
Merseyside +13 114 £42,000 +5.00% 20
Lancashire -13 23 £36,000 +8.27% 9
Cumbria -10 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 497 (41.59%) Windows
2 454 (37.99%) DevOps
3 452 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
4 373 (31.21%) Amazon AWS
5 324 (27.11%) Git (software)
6 314 (26.28%) Java
7 310 (25.94%) Python
8 304 (25.44%) SQL
9 291 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
10 279 (23.35%) MySQL
11 256 (21.42%) JavaScript
12 248 (20.75%) Unix
13 246 (20.59%) PHP
14 241 (20.17%) Ansible
15 215 (17.99%) Opscode Chef
15 215 (17.99%) Puppet
16 204 (17.07%) Jenkins
17 198 (16.57%) HTML
18 197 (16.49%) Docker
19 192 (16.07%) Finance
20 190 (15.90%) CSS
21 189 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
22 184 (15.40%) VMware
23 177 (14.81%) Microsoft
24 176 (14.73%) TDD
25 165 (13.81%) Oracle
26 161 (13.47%) Bash Shell
26 161 (13.47%) Test Automation
27 156 (13.05%) Software Engineering
28 150 (12.55%) Scrum

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
1 135 (11.30%) Apache
2 77 (6.44%) Tomcat
3 66 (5.52%) nginx
4 54 (4.52%) WebSphere
5 53 (4.44%) IIS
6 41 (3.43%) Confluence
7 36 (3.01%) JBoss
8 22 (1.84%) WordPress
9 20 (1.67%) Apache Spark
10 18 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.09%) SharePoint
12 11 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.84%) CMS
14 9 (0.75%) SAS
14 9 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.67%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.59%) MS Exchange
17 6 (0.50%) Skype for Business
18 5 (0.42%) Apache Pig
18 5 (0.42%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.25%) GIMP
6 1 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (2.76%) Magento
2 8 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.25%) BASE24
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.084%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.084%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.084%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 373 (31.21%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
4 60 (5.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 50 (4.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 50 (4.18%) SaaS
6 47 (3.93%) Amazon S3
7 42 (3.51%) NuGet
8 39 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 38 (3.18%) OpenShift
10 35 (2.93%) GitHub
11 32 (2.68%) Amazon SQS
12 30 (2.51%) IaaS
13 28 (2.34%) PaaS
14 26 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
15 25 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
15 25 (2.09%) Office 365
16 21 (1.76%) DigitalOcean
17 14 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
18 13 (1.09%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (7.11%) TCP/IP
2 62 (5.19%) DNS
2 62 (5.19%) Firewall
3 55 (4.60%) SSL
4 44 (3.68%) HTTP
5 37 (3.10%) VoIP
6 36 (3.01%) SAN
7 33 (2.76%) WAN
8 31 (2.59%) LAN
9 30 (2.51%) VPN
10 28 (2.34%) Internet
11 21 (1.76%) Network Security
12 19 (1.59%) Wireless
13 18 (1.51%) MPLS
14 16 (1.34%) VLAN
15 15 (1.26%) IPsec
16 14 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (1.09%) DHCP
17 13 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (23.35%) MySQL
2 136 (11.38%) SQL Server
3 84 (7.03%) MongoDB
4 64 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (4.35%) Big Data
6 45 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 42 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
8 33 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 31 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (1.76%) DB2
11 19 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 19 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.26%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
15 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 324 (27.11%) Git (software)
2 204 (17.07%) Jenkins
3 91 (7.62%) JIRA
4 69 (5.77%) Subversion
5 48 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 45 (3.77%) Vagrant
7 43 (3.60%) TeamCity
8 29 (2.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 27 (2.26%) PHPUnit
9 27 (2.26%) Selenium
10 20 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (1.09%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.09%) CA Release Automation
11 13 (1.09%) Gradle
11 13 (1.09%) Mercurial
12 12 (1.00%) Grunt
13 11 (0.92%) JUnit
14 10 (0.84%) Mocha
14 10 (0.84%) SonarQube
General
1 192 (16.07%) Finance
2 74 (6.19%) Banking
3 68 (5.69%) Retail
4 50 (4.18%) Advertising
5 47 (3.93%) Law
6 46 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 46 (3.85%) Marketing
7 42 (3.51%) Telecoms
8 32 (2.68%) Electronics
9 31 (2.59%) Games
10 27 (2.26%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.92%) Automotive
12 10 (0.84%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.42%) Military
14 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Legal
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
16 1 (0.084%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.084%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 321 (26.86%) Developer
2 257 (21.51%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (9.54%) Linux Engineer
4 112 (9.37%) PHP Developer
5 73 (6.11%) Senior DevOps
6 72 (6.03%) Support Engineer
7 69 (5.77%) Lead DevOps
8 67 (5.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 64 (5.36%) Applications Support
10 62 (5.19%) Analyst
10 62 (5.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 60 (5.02%) Administrator
11 60 (5.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 60 (5.02%) Software Engineer
12 57 (4.77%) Team Leader
13 55 (4.60%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 53 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
15 47 (3.93%) Java Developer
16 45 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
17 44 (3.68%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (16.57%) HTML
2 190 (15.90%) CSS
3 140 (11.72%) Web Services
4 114 (9.54%) LAMP
5 103 (8.62%) jQuery
6 85 (7.11%) REST
7 84 (7.03%) AngularJS
8 81 (6.78%) Laravel
9 71 (5.94%) XML
10 67 (5.61%) Node.js
11 61 (5.10%) .NET
12 54 (4.52%) HTML5
12 54 (4.52%) JSON
13 53 (4.44%) Spring
14 52 (4.35%) Ajax
14 52 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
15 45 (3.77%) Symfony
16 42 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 41 (3.43%) CSS3
18 38 (3.18%) React
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 45 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
6 34 (2.85%) Private Cloud
6 34 (2.85%) User Experience
7 31 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 30 (2.51%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 12 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.00%) PKI
11 12 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 11 (0.92%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.84%) Replication
13 10 (0.84%) Social Media
14 8 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.67%) Xbox
15 7 (0.59%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 497 (41.59%) Windows
2 248 (20.75%) Unix
3 89 (7.45%) Windows Server
4 81 (6.78%) CentOS
5 69 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (4.69%) AIX
7 53 (4.44%) Debian
8 50 (4.18%) Android
9 41 (3.43%) Apple iOS
9 41 (3.43%) Solaris
10 33 (2.76%) HPUX
10 33 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (2.68%) Ubuntu
12 28 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (1.92%) SUSE
14 19 (1.59%) Windows 10
15 14 (1.17%) Mac OS
16 13 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
16 13 (1.09%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (37.99%) DevOps
2 452 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
3 291 (24.35%) Continuous Integration
4 176 (14.73%) TDD
5 161 (13.47%) Test Automation
6 156 (13.05%) Software Engineering
7 150 (12.55%) Scrum
8 147 (12.30%) Configuration Management
9 139 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
10 117 (9.79%) ITIL
11 115 (9.62%) Continuous Delivery
12 114 (9.54%) MVC
13 88 (7.36%) OO
14 83 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
15 77 (6.44%) Open Source
16 76 (6.36%) Microservices
17 70 (5.86%) Mentoring
18 69 (5.77%) E-Commerce
19 63 (5.27%) Deployment Automation
20 62 (5.19%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 314 (26.28%) Java
2 310 (25.94%) Python
3 304 (25.44%) SQL
4 256 (21.42%) JavaScript
5 246 (20.59%) PHP
6 161 (13.47%) Bash Shell
7 123 (10.29%) Ruby
8 107 (8.95%) Perl
9 89 (7.45%) C
10 88 (7.36%) C++
11 76 (6.36%) PowerShell
12 60 (5.02%) Shell Script
13 37 (3.10%) C#
14 23 (1.92%) ES6
15 21 (1.76%) Go
16 18 (1.51%) Groovy
17 16 (1.34%) Scala
18 10 (0.84%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.75%) Java 8
20 8 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (9.96%) Degree
2 54 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 42 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (2.59%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.26%) MCSE
5 27 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (2.09%) CISSP
7 24 (2.01%) AWS Certification
8 22 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.59%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (1.00%) CCNP
11 12 (1.00%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.92%) CCDP
12 11 (0.92%) CCNA
12 11 (0.92%) MCSA
13 9 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.59%) Linux+ Certification
15 6 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (6.69%) QA
2 27 (2.26%) SLA
3 24 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.42%) GCP
5 11 (0.92%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.33%) GDPR
9 1 (0.084%) COBIT
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.084%) GPG13
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.084%) MISRA
System Software
1 197 (16.49%) Docker
2 143 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (9.29%) Hyper-V
4 105 (8.79%) Active Directory
5 59 (4.94%) VirtualBox
6 58 (4.85%) Xen
7 40 (3.35%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (1.59%) vSphere
9 16 (1.34%) KVM
10 14 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.17%) Varnish
11 13 (1.09%) Firmware
11 13 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.59%) XenServer
13 6 (0.50%) LXC
14 4 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
14 4 (0.33%) pfSense
14 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.25%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 241 (20.17%) Ansible
2 215 (17.99%) Opscode Chef
2 215 (17.99%) Puppet
3 129 (10.79%) Kubernetes
4 95 (7.95%) Terraform
5 35 (2.93%) Nagios
6 33 (2.76%) Salt
7 32 (2.68%) Packer
8 24 (2.01%) Kibana
9 20 (1.67%) Tivoli
10 17 (1.42%) Nessus
11 16 (1.34%) Prometheus
12 15 (1.26%) BladeLogic
13 14 (1.17%) SCOM
14 13 (1.09%) Netcool
15 12 (1.00%) Graphite
16 11 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
16 11 (0.92%) Ganglia
16 11 (0.92%) Grafana
16 11 (0.92%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 184 (15.40%) VMware
2 177 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 165 (13.81%) Oracle
4 114 (9.54%) Red Hat
5 58 (4.85%) Google
6 57 (4.77%) New Relic
7 55 (4.60%) Cisco
8 48 (4.02%) IBM
9 35 (2.93%) HP
10 34 (2.85%) Capita
11 33 (2.76%) Splunk
12 28 (2.34%) Citrix
13 25 (2.09%) Trend Micro
13 25 (2.09%) Zend
14 23 (1.92%) SAP
15 22 (1.84%) Atlassian
16 21 (1.76%) ServiceNow
17 19 (1.59%) WorldPay
18 18 (1.51%) SaltStack
19 11 (0.92%) 3PAR