Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 29 30
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1154 774 898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.78% 6.68% 7.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.29% 31.89% 30.12%
Number of salaries quoted 926 660 763
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 3014 2427 2981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.93% 20.95% 23.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2486 2022 2424
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,375
% change year-on-year - +1.41% +4.41%

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 23 August 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 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 +6 829 £42,500 - 53
Cheshire +16 197 £40,000 +23.08% 27
Merseyside -13 76 £35,000 -6.67% 17
Lancashire +20 48 £35,000 - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 407 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (32.58%) Windows
3 339 (29.38%) SQL
4 328 (28.42%) DevOps
5 294 (25.48%) JavaScript
6 281 (24.35%) HTML
7 273 (23.66%) Java
8 271 (23.48%) Python
9 270 (23.40%) Puppet
10 263 (22.79%) MySQL
11 260 (22.53%) PHP
12 244 (21.14%) CSS
13 242 (20.97%) Unix
14 231 (20.02%) Git (software)
15 208 (18.02%) Opscode Chef
16 196 (16.98%) TDD
17 194 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
18 186 (16.12%) Software Engineering
19 176 (15.25%) Apache
20 175 (15.16%) Web Services
21 170 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
22 168 (14.56%) OO
23 157 (13.60%) VMware
24 153 (13.26%) Ruby
25 147 (12.74%) jQuery
26 146 (12.65%) Oracle
27 143 (12.39%) Degree
28 141 (12.22%) Microsoft
29 139 (12.05%) SQL Server
29 139 (12.05%) Jenkins

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
1 176 (15.25%) Apache
2 68 (5.89%) Tomcat
3 47 (4.07%) WordPress
4 46 (3.99%) nginx
5 38 (3.29%) OpenStack
6 28 (2.43%) Confluence
6 28 (2.43%) Drupal
7 27 (2.34%) CloudStack
8 26 (2.25%) CMS
8 26 (2.25%) JBoss
9 25 (2.17%) IIS
10 24 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.82%) MS Exchange
12 19 (1.65%) Apache Solr
12 19 (1.65%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.21%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.95%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
17 6 (0.52%) GeoServer
Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (0.61%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (3.29%) Magento
2 4 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.26%) Shopify
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.087%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.087%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 194 (16.81%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (4.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 41 (3.55%) GitHub
5 31 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (1.39%) Google App Engine
7 16 (1.39%) Office 365
8 14 (1.21%) OpenShift
9 11 (0.95%) PaaS
10 7 (0.61%) IaaS
10 7 (0.61%) SaaS
11 5 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 84 (7.28%) TCP/IP
2 59 (5.11%) Firewall
3 47 (4.07%) HTTP
4 41 (3.55%) Internet
5 37 (3.21%) LAN
6 36 (3.12%) WAN
7 34 (2.95%) Ethernet
8 33 (2.86%) SAN
9 30 (2.60%) DNS
9 30 (2.60%) VoIP
10 26 (2.25%) VPN
11 21 (1.82%) MPLS
12 19 (1.65%) LDAP
12 19 (1.65%) RS-232
13 17 (1.47%) SSH
14 14 (1.21%) OSPF
15 13 (1.13%) BGP
15 13 (1.13%) SSL
16 12 (1.04%) Broadband
16 12 (1.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (22.79%) MySQL
2 139 (12.05%) SQL Server
3 64 (5.55%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.11%) Big Data
5 50 (4.33%) MongoDB
6 43 (3.73%) NoSQL
7 34 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (2.77%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.99%) Oracle Database
11 18 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (1.13%) MariaDB
14 12 (1.04%) Apache Accumulo
14 12 (1.04%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.78%) Redis
16 6 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.52%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 231 (20.02%) Git (software)
2 139 (12.05%) Jenkins
3 87 (7.54%) JIRA
4 66 (5.72%) Subversion
5 62 (5.37%) Selenium
6 48 (4.16%) NuGet
7 34 (2.95%) Cucumber
7 34 (2.95%) Vagrant
7 34 (2.95%) Visual Studio
8 32 (2.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (2.25%) TeamCity
10 23 (1.99%) SonarQube
10 23 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 22 (1.91%) Bitbucket
11 22 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.82%) PHPUnit
13 19 (1.65%) JUnit
13 19 (1.65%) Maven
13 19 (1.65%) NUnit
14 17 (1.47%) Codeception
General
1 115 (9.97%) Finance
2 65 (5.63%) Marketing
3 55 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 49 (4.25%) Manufacturing
5 44 (3.81%) Electronics
5 44 (3.81%) Retail
6 37 (3.21%) Banking
7 21 (1.82%) Games
8 12 (1.04%) Legal
9 11 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.87%) Advertising
11 7 (0.61%) Billing
12 6 (0.52%) Automotive
12 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.43%) Back Office
14 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.17%) Law
15 1 (0.087%) French Language
15 1 (0.087%) Local Government
15 1 (0.087%) Military
Job Titles
1 411 (35.62%) Developer
2 164 (14.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 147 (12.74%) PHP Developer
4 105 (9.10%) Linux Engineer
5 97 (8.41%) Software Engineer
6 88 (7.63%) Java Developer
7 87 (7.54%) Administrator
8 72 (6.24%) Senior Developer
9 71 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
10 64 (5.55%) Software Developer
11 58 (5.03%) Linux Administrator
12 56 (4.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 55 (4.77%) Support Engineer
14 54 (4.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 48 (4.16%) Web Developer
16 47 (4.07%) Cloud Engineer
16 47 (4.07%) Java Engineer
16 47 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
17 46 (3.99%) Analyst
18 44 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (24.35%) HTML
2 244 (21.14%) CSS
3 175 (15.16%) Web Services
4 147 (12.74%) jQuery
5 131 (11.35%) LAMP
6 114 (9.88%) HTML5
7 111 (9.62%) Spring
8 106 (9.19%) .NET
9 92 (7.97%) AngularJS
10 73 (6.33%) Java EE
11 72 (6.24%) XML
12 64 (5.55%) CSS3
13 60 (5.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 52 (4.51%) JSON
15 51 (4.42%) REST
15 51 (4.42%) Symfony
16 50 (4.33%) SOAP
17 47 (4.07%) Ajax
18 44 (3.81%) Hibernate
19 35 (3.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.80%) iPad
2 88 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (7.63%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 34 (2.95%) User Experience
5 29 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 23 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (1.99%) Replication
7 20 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.65%) Clustering
9 17 (1.47%) Internet of Things
10 16 (1.39%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.39%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.30%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 15 (1.30%) Wiki
12 14 (1.21%) Management Information System
13 10 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (0.87%) Device Driver
13 10 (0.87%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 376 (32.58%) Windows
2 242 (20.97%) Unix
3 105 (9.10%) Windows Server
4 103 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (6.50%) CentOS
6 52 (4.51%) Mac OS
7 42 (3.64%) Ubuntu
8 41 (3.55%) AIX
9 37 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (2.43%) Debian
12 21 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
13 18 (1.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 17 (1.47%) Solaris
15 16 (1.39%) Android
16 12 (1.04%) HPUX
17 10 (0.87%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.87%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.61%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (28.42%) DevOps
3 196 (16.98%) TDD
4 186 (16.12%) Software Engineering
5 170 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
6 168 (14.56%) OO
7 133 (11.53%) Scrum
8 132 (11.44%) Test Automation
9 131 (11.35%) Configuration Management
10 115 (9.97%) Open Source
11 105 (9.10%) MVC
12 98 (8.49%) OOP
12 98 (8.49%) Web Development
13 95 (8.23%) Mentoring
14 91 (7.89%) E-Commerce
15 73 (6.33%) SDLC
16 70 (6.07%) ITIL
17 65 (5.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 65 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
17 65 (5.63%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 339 (29.38%) SQL
2 294 (25.48%) JavaScript
3 273 (23.66%) Java
4 271 (23.48%) Python
5 260 (22.53%) PHP
6 153 (13.26%) Ruby
7 135 (11.70%) Bash Shell
8 134 (11.61%) C++
9 127 (11.01%) C
10 92 (7.97%) Shell Script
11 89 (7.71%) Perl
12 71 (6.15%) C#
13 66 (5.72%) PowerShell
14 26 (2.25%) Embedded C
15 18 (1.56%) PHP 5
16 16 (1.39%) Scala
17 15 (1.30%) XAML
18 14 (1.21%) Embedded C++
19 12 (1.04%) Korn
20 8 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 143 (12.39%) Degree
2 58 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (2.51%) DV Cleared
4 23 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.65%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.30%) CCNA
7 15 (1.30%) ISEB
8 14 (1.21%) MCSE
9 11 (0.95%) HND
9 11 (0.95%) MCSA
10 9 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.69%) CCNP
11 8 (0.69%) JNCIP
11 8 (0.69%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.52%) MCITP
12 6 (0.52%) SC Cleared
13 5 (0.43%) HNC
13 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.85%) QA
2 29 (2.51%) GCP
3 10 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.87%) SLA
4 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) GDPR
6 1 (0.087%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (10.23%) Docker
2 96 (8.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.98%) Active Directory
4 49 (4.25%) Xen
5 47 (4.07%) vSphere
6 46 (3.99%) Hyper-V
7 28 (2.43%) XenServer
8 23 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.82%) Firmware
9 21 (1.82%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.78%) KVM
10 9 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.61%) Samba
12 6 (0.52%) vCloud
13 5 (0.43%) XenApp
14 4 (0.35%) HDFS
14 4 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.35%) Varnish
14 4 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 270 (23.40%) Puppet
2 208 (18.02%) Opscode Chef
3 133 (11.53%) Ansible
4 60 (5.20%) Kubernetes
5 35 (3.03%) Terraform
6 28 (2.43%) Cobbler
6 28 (2.43%) Tivoli
7 22 (1.91%) Nagios
8 17 (1.47%) Capistrano
9 15 (1.30%) Cacti
9 15 (1.30%) Salt
10 14 (1.21%) Packer
11 12 (1.04%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.95%) CA Wily
12 11 (0.95%) Kibana
13 8 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
13 8 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 157 (13.60%) VMware
2 146 (12.65%) Oracle
3 141 (12.22%) Microsoft
4 111 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 53 (4.59%) Google
6 50 (4.33%) Cisco
7 38 (3.29%) SAP
8 37 (3.21%) Atlassian
9 28 (2.43%) HP
10 27 (2.34%) EnterpriseDB
11 24 (2.08%) IBM
12 22 (1.91%) Zend
13 21 (1.82%) Citrix
14 20 (1.73%) SaltStack
15 16 (1.39%) NetApp
16 14 (1.21%) Juniper
17 11 (0.95%) AppDynamics
18 10 (0.87%) BroadSoft
18 10 (0.87%) SolarWinds
19 9 (0.78%) Twitter