Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 23 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 536 871 1,187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 8.50% 8.59% 9.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.11% 40.23% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 438 666 1,002
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 1,273 2,165 2,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.18% 21.36% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 1,644 2,137
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 +4 394 £52,500 +16.67% 67
Cheshire -4 80 £42,500 -5.56% 10
Lancashire +13 23 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Merseyside -19 23 £50,250 +34.00% 9
Cumbria -14 14 £41,250 +17.86% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 213 (39.74%) Windows
2 168 (31.34%) AWS
3 162 (30.22%) DevOps
4 159 (29.66%) Docker
5 140 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
6 136 (25.37%) Python
7 132 (24.63%) SQL
8 111 (20.71%) Azure
9 110 (20.52%) Kubernetes
10 107 (19.96%) Git (software)
11 95 (17.72%) Java
12 88 (16.42%) Microsoft
13 86 (16.04%) Unix
14 79 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 78 (14.55%) JavaScript
16 77 (14.37%) Terraform
16 77 (14.37%) Bash Shell
17 76 (14.18%) PHP
18 75 (13.99%) Ansible
19 74 (13.81%) VMware
20 73 (13.62%) Windows Server
21 72 (13.43%) MySQL
22 71 (13.25%) PowerShell
23 68 (12.69%) Finance
24 67 (12.50%) C++
25 66 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
26 65 (12.13%) Oracle
27 63 (11.75%) Software Engineering
28 62 (11.57%) SQL Server
29 59 (11.01%) Configuration Management

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 38 (7.09%) Apache
2 16 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 15 (2.80%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.43%) Confluence
4 13 (2.43%) nginx
5 10 (1.87%) ExpressionEngine
5 10 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.49%) Drupal
7 8 (1.49%) IIS
7 8 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.93%) JBoss
9 5 (0.93%) WordPress
10 4 (0.75%) SilverStripe
11 2 (0.37%) Liferay
12 1 (0.19%) Camunda
12 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.05%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.19%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
2 1 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 168 (31.34%) AWS
2 111 (20.71%) Azure
3 58 (10.82%) GCP
4 41 (7.65%) Office 365
5 32 (5.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 22 (4.10%) Amazon ECS
7 15 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.61%) AWS CodeBuild
8 14 (2.61%) AWS CodePipeline
8 14 (2.61%) GitHub
8 14 (2.61%) SaaS
9 13 (2.43%) Amazon S3
9 13 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (2.43%) Serverless
9 13 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (2.24%) IaaS
11 10 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (1.87%) OpenShift
11 10 (1.87%) PaaS
12 8 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.02%) Firewall
2 40 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 28 (5.22%) DNS
4 22 (4.10%) Network Security
5 20 (3.73%) VLAN
6 18 (3.36%) SAN
7 16 (2.99%) VPN
8 15 (2.80%) SSL
8 15 (2.80%) Wireless
9 13 (2.43%) HTTP
10 12 (2.24%) LAN
10 12 (2.24%) VoIP
11 11 (2.05%) SMTP
11 11 (2.05%) WAN
12 10 (1.87%) DHCP
13 7 (1.31%) FTP
13 7 (1.31%) Unified Communications
13 7 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.12%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (13.43%) MySQL
2 62 (11.57%) SQL Server
3 52 (9.70%) NoSQL
4 31 (5.78%) MongoDB
5 23 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 22 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (3.73%) Redis
8 19 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
10 15 (2.80%) Relational Database
11 13 (2.43%) Amazon Aurora
11 13 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (2.05%) Big Data
13 10 (1.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.31%) Power BI
16 6 (1.12%) GIS
17 4 (0.75%) DB2
17 4 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (19.96%) Git (software)
2 45 (8.40%) Jenkins
3 39 (7.28%) JIRA
4 29 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
5 26 (4.85%) Subversion
6 21 (3.92%) GitLab
7 18 (3.36%) PHPUnit
8 9 (1.68%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.31%) Selenium
10 7 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.12%) Maven
12 5 (0.93%) Gradle
13 4 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.75%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.75%) JDeveloper
13 4 (0.75%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.75%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (12.69%) Finance
2 22 (4.10%) Retail
3 17 (3.17%) Games
4 16 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 16 (2.99%) Law
5 15 (2.80%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.87%) Aerospace
6 10 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.68%) Electronics
8 8 (1.49%) Legal
9 7 (1.31%) Marketing
10 6 (1.12%) Automotive
11 5 (0.93%) Banking
11 5 (0.93%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.75%) Military
13 2 (0.37%) Local Government
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 125 (23.32%) Developer
2 86 (16.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (11.38%) PHP Developer
5 44 (8.21%) Senior Developer
6 36 (6.72%) Linux Engineer
7 31 (5.78%) Cloud Engineer
8 30 (5.60%) AWS Engineer
9 29 (5.41%) Software Engineer
10 28 (5.22%) Senior PHP Developer
11 27 (5.04%) Analyst
12 21 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 16 (2.99%) DBA
15 15 (2.80%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (2.61%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (2.61%) Support Engineer
17 13 (2.43%) Senior Linux Engineer
18 12 (2.24%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.70%) HTML
2 42 (7.84%) CSS
3 35 (6.53%) Web Services
4 24 (4.48%) .NET
4 24 (4.48%) LAMP
5 23 (4.29%) Laravel
5 23 (4.29%) Node.js
6 20 (3.73%) jQuery
7 19 (3.54%) HTML5
8 18 (3.36%) Vue.js
9 16 (2.99%) AngularJS
10 14 (2.61%) React
10 14 (2.61%) RESTful
11 13 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (2.43%) REST
11 13 (2.43%) XML
12 12 (2.24%) CSS3
12 12 (2.24%) LDAP
13 11 (2.05%) Middleware
14 10 (1.87%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.04%) User Experience
3 23 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (3.36%) Clustering
6 17 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.61%) Private Cloud
10 11 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (2.05%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.68%) Blog
11 9 (1.68%) Social Media
12 7 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.31%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.12%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 213 (39.74%) Windows
2 86 (16.04%) Unix
3 73 (13.62%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (5.78%) CentOS
6 19 (3.54%) Solaris
7 16 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.61%) SUSE
9 12 (2.24%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (2.05%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.87%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.49%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.31%) Android
14 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.12%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.93%) AIX
16 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
17 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (30.22%) DevOps
2 140 (26.12%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (14.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 66 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (11.75%) Software Engineering
6 59 (11.01%) Configuration Management
7 56 (10.45%) Open Source
8 52 (9.70%) Change Management
9 50 (9.33%) MVC
9 50 (9.33%) SDLC
9 50 (9.33%) Unit Testing
10 48 (8.96%) ITIL
11 47 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (8.40%) OOP
13 44 (8.21%) TDD
14 42 (7.84%) Microservices
15 38 (7.09%) E-Commerce
16 37 (6.90%) Infrastructure as Code
16 37 (6.90%) Mentoring
17 34 (6.34%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 136 (25.37%) Python
2 132 (24.63%) SQL
3 95 (17.72%) Java
4 78 (14.55%) JavaScript
5 77 (14.37%) Bash Shell
6 76 (14.18%) PHP
7 71 (13.25%) PowerShell
8 67 (12.50%) C++
9 53 (9.89%) C
10 49 (9.14%) Go
11 42 (7.84%) Ruby
12 36 (6.72%) C#
13 30 (5.60%) PL/SQL
14 29 (5.41%) Perl
15 25 (4.66%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.24%) Scala
17 10 (1.87%) Java 8
18 9 (1.68%) TypeScript
19 8 (1.49%) VB
20 7 (1.31%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 51 (9.51%) Degree
2 21 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (3.73%) MCSE
4 19 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (3.36%) Security Cleared
6 17 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (2.61%) RHCE
8 13 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (2.24%) CISSP
9 12 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.87%) CCNA
11 10 (1.87%) MCSA
12 9 (1.68%) AWS Certification
13 7 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (1.12%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.12%) MCP
15 4 (0.75%) CISM
15 4 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.22%) QA
2 27 (5.04%) SLA
3 18 (3.36%) GDPR
4 6 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) HL7
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
System Software
1 159 (29.66%) Docker
2 57 (10.63%) Active Directory
3 55 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.68%) vSphere
7 7 (1.31%) Varnish
8 6 (1.12%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.93%) vCloud
9 5 (0.93%) XenApp
10 3 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.37%) Firmware
11 2 (0.37%) GPFS
12 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.19%) NFS
12 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 110 (20.52%) Kubernetes
2 77 (14.37%) Terraform
3 75 (13.99%) Ansible
4 53 (9.89%) Puppet
5 36 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.43%) Grafana
7 11 (2.05%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (2.05%) Kibana
8 10 (1.87%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.68%) SCCM
10 6 (1.12%) Istio
11 5 (0.93%) Packer
12 4 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.75%) Graphite
12 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.75%) WSUS
13 3 (0.56%) Nagios
13 3 (0.56%) vRealize
14 2 (0.37%) Consul
14 2 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 88 (16.42%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.81%) VMware
3 65 (12.13%) Oracle
4 47 (8.77%) Red Hat
5 29 (5.41%) Cisco
6 22 (4.10%) Google
7 16 (2.99%) Zend
8 14 (2.61%) Fortinet
8 14 (2.61%) HP
9 13 (2.43%) IBM
9 13 (2.43%) NetApp
9 13 (2.43%) SAP
9 13 (2.43%) Sun
10 11 (2.05%) Atlassian
10 11 (2.05%) Veeam
11 10 (1.87%) Citrix
11 10 (1.87%) EMC
12 8 (1.49%) F5
12 8 (1.49%) SaltStack
13 5 (0.93%) Palo Alto