Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 711 1,057 1,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.40% 10.21% 9.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.10% 45.35% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 572 847 908
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,312 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 1,866 2,331 3,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.05% 22.51% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,484 1,867 2,366
North West median annual salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £22,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £46,746 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.56% -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -4 514 £50,000 - 101
Cheshire +3 115 £42,500 -5.56% 26
Lancashire -12 42 £55,000 +46.67% 22
Merseyside -20 29 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Cumbria -8 11 £42,500 -9.57% 6
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 247 (34.74%) Windows
2 243 (34.18%) DevOps
3 242 (34.04%) AWS
4 229 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (30.24%) Docker
6 171 (24.05%) Python
7 163 (22.93%) Azure
8 151 (21.24%) SQL
9 141 (19.83%) Git (software)
10 138 (19.41%) Unix
11 130 (18.28%) Microsoft
12 127 (17.86%) MySQL
13 119 (16.74%) JavaScript
14 116 (16.32%) Bash Shell
15 114 (16.03%) Ansible
16 111 (15.61%) PHP
17 110 (15.47%) Kubernetes
18 109 (15.33%) VMware
19 108 (15.19%) Java
20 102 (14.35%) Oracle
21 98 (13.78%) Jenkins
22 94 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
23 86 (12.10%) Finance
24 85 (11.95%) Software Engineering
24 85 (11.95%) Puppet
25 81 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 78 (10.97%) Windows Server
26 78 (10.97%) Terraform
27 75 (10.55%) Active Directory
28 71 (9.99%) C++

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 50 (7.03%) Apache
2 21 (2.95%) IIS
3 17 (2.39%) nginx
4 15 (2.11%) Drupal
5 13 (1.83%) Confluence
5 13 (1.83%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.83%) WordPress
6 12 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.13%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.13%) CMS
8 7 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.98%) JBoss
9 6 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.28%) Camunda
11 2 (0.28%) NetWeaver
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) CiviCRM
2 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.28%) Magento
4 2 (0.28%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 2 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 242 (34.04%) AWS
2 163 (22.93%) Azure
3 69 (9.70%) GCP
4 48 (6.75%) Office 365
5 34 (4.78%) GitHub
6 33 (4.64%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (4.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 28 (3.94%) IaaS
9 25 (3.52%) PaaS
10 23 (3.23%) Serverless
11 22 (3.09%) Amazon S3
12 21 (2.95%) AWS Lambda
12 21 (2.95%) SaaS
13 17 (2.39%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
17 12 (1.69%) Slack
18 11 (1.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 10 (1.41%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.63%) DNS
1 40 (5.63%) Firewall
1 40 (5.63%) TCP/IP
2 21 (2.95%) VPN
3 20 (2.81%) VLAN
4 19 (2.67%) SAN
5 15 (2.11%) SMTP
6 11 (1.55%) DHCP
6 11 (1.55%) WAN
7 9 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (1.27%) LAN
7 9 (1.27%) Network Security
8 8 (1.13%) HTTP
8 8 (1.13%) VoIP
8 8 (1.13%) VSAN
8 8 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (1.13%) Wireless
9 7 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (0.98%) SSL
10 5 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.86%) MySQL
2 59 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.89%) NoSQL
4 36 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (4.78%) Oracle Database
6 29 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 26 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (3.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (2.95%) Redis
11 18 (2.53%) Big Data
11 18 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (1.83%) Amazon Aurora
13 12 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.41%) MariaDB
15 9 (1.27%) Relational Database
16 7 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
17 6 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
17 6 (0.84%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 141 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 98 (13.78%) Jenkins
3 52 (7.31%) JIRA
4 27 (3.80%) GitLab
4 27 (3.80%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (2.67%) Bitbucket
6 16 (2.25%) Subversion
7 13 (1.83%) Maven
8 12 (1.69%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.55%) Selenium
10 9 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.98%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.98%) PHPUnit
12 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.70%) Ant
13 5 (0.70%) Bitbucket Server
13 5 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.70%) JDeveloper
13 5 (0.70%) NetBeans
General
1 86 (12.10%) Finance
2 40 (5.63%) Retail
3 38 (5.34%) Public Sector
4 20 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.25%) Banking
5 16 (2.25%) Marketing
6 13 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.55%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.27%) Automotive
8 9 (1.27%) Law
8 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.98%) Electronics
10 6 (0.84%) Military
11 5 (0.70%) Back Office
11 5 (0.70%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Police
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 174 (24.47%) Developer
2 132 (18.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 88 (12.38%) PHP Developer
4 61 (8.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (6.47%) Senior Developer
6 42 (5.91%) Software Engineer
7 38 (5.34%) Analyst
8 37 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
9 31 (4.36%) AWS Engineer
10 28 (3.94%) Senior PHP Developer
11 23 (3.23%) Support Engineer
12 22 (3.09%) Software Developer
13 20 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (2.81%) Senior DevOps
13 20 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 19 (2.67%) Consultant
14 19 (2.67%) DBA
15 18 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (2.39%) Architect
16 17 (2.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.44%) HTML
2 50 (7.03%) Web Services
3 46 (6.47%) CSS
4 45 (6.33%) Laravel
5 39 (5.49%) LAMP
6 32 (4.50%) RESTful
7 31 (4.36%) jQuery
7 31 (4.36%) Node.js
8 29 (4.08%) JSON
9 28 (3.94%) .NET
10 26 (3.66%) React
11 23 (3.23%) HTML5
11 23 (3.23%) REST
11 23 (3.23%) Symfony
12 21 (2.95%) Vue.js
13 15 (2.11%) LDAP
14 14 (1.97%) Spring
15 13 (1.83%) Sass
16 12 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
16 12 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (5.63%) Linux Command Line
4 37 (5.20%) Data Centre
4 37 (5.20%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.80%) Clustering
6 18 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 17 (2.39%) User Experience
8 16 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (1.55%) Blog
11 8 (1.13%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.13%) Wiki
12 7 (0.98%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.98%) Social Media
13 6 (0.84%) Replication
14 5 (0.70%) Life Science
14 5 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 247 (34.74%) Windows
2 138 (19.41%) Unix
3 78 (10.97%) Windows Server
4 51 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (5.34%) CentOS
6 20 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (2.53%) Android
7 18 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 18 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.39%) SUSE
9 16 (2.25%) Solaris
10 15 (2.11%) AIX
11 14 (1.97%) Debian
12 13 (1.83%) Windows 10
13 12 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.55%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.27%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.98%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (34.18%) DevOps
2 229 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
4 85 (11.95%) Software Engineering
5 81 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 70 (9.85%) Configuration Management
7 69 (9.70%) Open Source
8 65 (9.14%) TDD
9 56 (7.88%) Mentoring
10 54 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (7.03%) Unit Testing
12 49 (6.89%) Change Management
13 48 (6.75%) Microservices
14 47 (6.61%) MVC
15 45 (6.33%) ITIL
15 45 (6.33%) OO
15 45 (6.33%) SDLC
16 43 (6.05%) Test Automation
17 41 (5.77%) Coaching
18 40 (5.63%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 171 (24.05%) Python
2 151 (21.24%) SQL
3 119 (16.74%) JavaScript
4 116 (16.32%) Bash Shell
5 111 (15.61%) PHP
6 108 (15.19%) Java
7 71 (9.99%) C++
8 56 (7.88%) C
9 51 (7.17%) PowerShell
10 45 (6.33%) Shell Script
11 42 (5.91%) Go
12 35 (4.92%) Ruby
13 34 (4.78%) C#
14 31 (4.36%) PL/SQL
15 28 (3.94%) Perl
16 12 (1.69%) VB
17 10 (1.41%) Java 8
18 9 (1.27%) COBOL
18 9 (1.27%) TypeScript
19 8 (1.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (7.31%) Degree
2 26 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.11%) CISSP
6 13 (1.83%) MCSE
7 11 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.41%) AWS Certification
9 8 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (1.13%) MCP
10 7 (0.98%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.84%) CCNA
11 6 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.70%) CISM
12 5 (0.70%) MCSA
13 4 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (0.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.39%) SLA
2 16 (2.25%) QA
3 14 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.27%) GDPR
5 8 (1.13%) NIST
6 7 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 215 (30.24%) Docker
2 75 (10.55%) Active Directory
3 65 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (4.08%) vSphere
6 25 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (3.23%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.27%) NFS
8 9 (1.27%) Samba
9 8 (1.13%) Varnish
9 8 (1.13%) XenApp
10 5 (0.70%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.56%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.42%) Shibboleth
13 2 (0.28%) KVM
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 114 (16.03%) Ansible
2 110 (15.47%) Kubernetes
3 85 (11.95%) Puppet
4 78 (10.97%) Terraform
5 34 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (3.38%) SCCM
7 15 (2.11%) Nagios
8 12 (1.69%) vRealize
9 11 (1.55%) Kibana
10 10 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (1.27%) Cacti
11 9 (1.27%) Galera Cluster
11 9 (1.27%) Grafana
11 9 (1.27%) HAProxy
11 9 (1.27%) WSUS
12 8 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.13%) Prometheus
12 8 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 130 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 109 (15.33%) VMware
3 102 (14.35%) Oracle
4 63 (8.86%) Red Hat
5 44 (6.19%) Cisco
6 27 (3.80%) Google
7 20 (2.81%) Atlassian
8 17 (2.39%) SAP
9 15 (2.11%) Fortinet
10 14 (1.97%) EMC
11 13 (1.83%) HP
11 13 (1.83%) IBM
11 13 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.83%) Zend
12 12 (1.69%) Citrix
12 12 (1.69%) Sun
13 10 (1.41%) NetApp
13 10 (1.41%) Veeam
14 8 (1.13%) F5
15 7 (0.98%) hybris