Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,199 1,045 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.37% 8.54% 7.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.89% 37.99% 30.15%
Number of salaries quoted 900 866 741
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
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 3,006 2,751 2,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.50% 22.49% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,359 2,261 2,411
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,000 £54,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +1 728 £45,000 +5.88% 135
Cheshire +5 321 £47,500 +26.67% 40
Merseyside +6 124 £40,750 -7.39% 27
Lancashire -22 18 £33,250 -5.00% 7
Cumbria -11 1 £45,000 +57.89%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 491 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (37.03%) Windows
2 444 (37.03%) DevOps
3 406 (33.86%) Java
4 348 (29.02%) SQL
5 330 (27.52%) Unix
6 325 (27.11%) Amazon AWS
7 298 (24.85%) MySQL
8 279 (23.27%) Git (software)
9 270 (22.52%) Python
10 249 (20.77%) JavaScript
11 230 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
12 229 (19.10%) Puppet
13 223 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
14 219 (18.27%) PHP
15 218 (18.18%) Oracle
16 211 (17.60%) Finance
17 199 (16.60%) Jenkins
18 197 (16.43%) Docker
19 195 (16.26%) CSS
20 194 (16.18%) HTML
20 194 (16.18%) Scrum
20 194 (16.18%) Software Engineering
21 175 (14.60%) VMware
22 168 (14.01%) TDD
23 166 (13.84%) Web Services
24 163 (13.59%) Ansible
25 153 (12.76%) Apache
25 153 (12.76%) Bash Shell
26 137 (11.43%) SQL Server

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
1 153 (12.76%) Apache
2 102 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 72 (6.01%) WebSphere
4 68 (5.67%) nginx
5 48 (4.00%) JBoss
6 35 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (2.34%) IIS
8 26 (2.17%) Apache Spark
9 22 (1.83%) WordPress
10 20 (1.67%) Confluence
11 16 (1.33%) Apache Solr
12 14 (1.17%) CMS
12 14 (1.17%) Drupal
13 12 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.83%) Apache Pig
14 10 (0.83%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.83%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.75%) SharePoint
15 9 (0.75%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.17%) GIMP
6 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (2.67%) Magento
2 3 (0.25%) BASE24
2 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.17%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.17%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 325 (27.11%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (5.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 62 (5.17%) OpenShift
5 58 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (4.84%) GitHub
6 46 (3.84%) SaaS
7 34 (2.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 25 (2.09%) Amazon S3
8 25 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (2.09%) Office 365
9 23 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
11 19 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (1.58%) Serverless
12 17 (1.42%) PaaS
13 16 (1.33%) DigitalOcean
13 16 (1.33%) IaaS
14 14 (1.17%) Route 53
15 11 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 73 (6.09%) TCP/IP
2 50 (4.17%) HTTP
3 43 (3.59%) DNS
4 39 (3.25%) Firewall
5 34 (2.84%) SAN
6 29 (2.42%) Ethernet
7 27 (2.25%) VoIP
8 26 (2.17%) SSL
9 23 (1.92%) Internet
10 21 (1.75%) SSH
11 19 (1.58%) DHCP
11 19 (1.58%) VPN
12 15 (1.25%) IPsec
13 14 (1.17%) WAN
14 12 (1.00%) PBX
15 11 (0.92%) BGP
15 11 (0.92%) Unified Communications
16 10 (0.83%) LAN
17 9 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (24.85%) MySQL
2 137 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 91 (7.59%) MongoDB
4 74 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
5 72 (6.01%) Big Data
6 53 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 48 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 48 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 43 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 26 (2.17%) DB2
10 21 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (1.25%) Redis
13 14 (1.17%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
16 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 279 (23.27%) Git (software)
2 199 (16.60%) Jenkins
3 84 (7.01%) JIRA
4 70 (5.84%) Subversion
5 42 (3.50%) Selenium
6 39 (3.25%) Vagrant
7 37 (3.09%) Bitbucket
8 33 (2.75%) NuGet
9 30 (2.50%) PHPUnit
10 26 (2.17%) TeamCity
11 25 (2.09%) Cucumber
11 25 (2.09%) JUnit
12 23 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 20 (1.67%) gulp
14 19 (1.58%) Grunt
14 19 (1.58%) Maven
15 18 (1.50%) SonarQube
16 16 (1.33%) Gradle
17 14 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
18 12 (1.00%) Mocha
General
1 211 (17.60%) Finance
2 81 (6.76%) Banking
3 58 (4.84%) Retail
4 47 (3.92%) Law
5 44 (3.67%) Investment Banking
6 43 (3.59%) Advertising
7 38 (3.17%) Telecoms
8 37 (3.09%) Marketing
9 30 (2.50%) Manufacturing
10 23 (1.92%) Games
11 16 (1.33%) Electronics
12 12 (1.00%) Military
13 8 (0.67%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.58%) Automotive
15 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.33%) Back Office
17 3 (0.25%) Billing
17 3 (0.25%) Legal
17 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 297 (24.77%) Developer
2 216 (18.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 115 (9.59%) Linux Engineer
4 101 (8.42%) Software Engineer
5 99 (8.26%) PHP Developer
6 83 (6.92%) Administrator
7 74 (6.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 72 (6.01%) Java Developer
9 67 (5.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 65 (5.42%) Applications Support
11 62 (5.17%) Support Engineer
12 58 (4.84%) Senior Developer
12 58 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
13 54 (4.50%) Analyst
13 54 (4.50%) Senior DevOps
14 53 (4.42%) Java Engineer
15 52 (4.34%) AWS DevOps
16 50 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
17 47 (3.92%) Linux Administrator
18 46 (3.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (16.26%) CSS
2 194 (16.18%) HTML
3 166 (13.84%) Web Services
4 134 (11.18%) jQuery
5 125 (10.43%) LAMP
6 99 (8.26%) AngularJS
7 96 (8.01%) Node.js
7 96 (8.01%) REST
8 93 (7.76%) Spring
9 90 (7.51%) HTML5
10 76 (6.34%) Laravel
11 66 (5.50%) XML
12 64 (5.34%) Hibernate
13 60 (5.00%) JSON
13 60 (5.00%) Middleware
14 57 (4.75%) CSS3
15 55 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
16 51 (4.25%) SOAP
17 50 (4.17%) RESTful
18 48 (4.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 41 (3.42%) Data Centre
3 41 (3.42%) User Experience
4 36 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
5 27 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (1.92%) Clustering
6 23 (1.92%) Life Science
6 23 (1.92%) Replication
7 20 (1.67%) PKI
8 18 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.92%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.83%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.67%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.67%) Social Media
13 8 (0.67%) Xbox
14 7 (0.58%) Animation
14 7 (0.58%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 444 (37.03%) Windows
2 330 (27.52%) Unix
3 101 (8.42%) CentOS
4 79 (6.59%) AIX
5 73 (6.09%) Windows Server
6 72 (6.01%) Ubuntu
7 68 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (4.84%) Debian
9 55 (4.59%) Solaris
10 36 (3.00%) HPUX
11 33 (2.75%) Android
12 31 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (1.92%) SUSE
15 22 (1.83%) Apple iOS
16 20 (1.67%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.92%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
19 8 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
20 7 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (37.03%) DevOps
3 230 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
4 194 (16.18%) Scrum
4 194 (16.18%) Software Engineering
5 168 (14.01%) TDD
6 136 (11.34%) Test Automation
7 126 (10.51%) Configuration Management
8 119 (9.92%) MVC
9 113 (9.42%) OO
10 110 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
11 105 (8.76%) ITIL
12 91 (7.59%) Microservices
13 86 (7.17%) E-Commerce
14 78 (6.51%) OOP
15 72 (6.01%) BDD
15 72 (6.01%) Web Development
16 71 (5.92%) Mentoring
17 70 (5.84%) Open Source
18 62 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 406 (33.86%) Java
2 348 (29.02%) SQL
3 270 (22.52%) Python
4 249 (20.77%) JavaScript
5 219 (18.27%) PHP
6 153 (12.76%) Bash Shell
7 133 (11.09%) Ruby
8 123 (10.26%) C
9 104 (8.67%) C++
10 95 (7.92%) Perl
11 79 (6.59%) Shell Script
12 58 (4.84%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.67%) C#
14 22 (1.83%) Go
15 17 (1.42%) Scala
16 14 (1.17%) ES6
17 13 (1.08%) Groovy
18 12 (1.00%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.83%) PHP 7
20 8 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (9.26%) Degree
2 89 (7.42%) Security Cleared
3 42 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
7 19 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.17%) AWS Certification
9 13 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.00%) MCSE
10 12 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.92%) CISSP
12 9 (0.75%) CCNA
12 9 (0.75%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.67%) CEH
13 8 (0.67%) CISM
14 7 (0.58%) CCIE
14 7 (0.58%) GIAC
14 7 (0.58%) ISSAP
14 7 (0.58%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.25%) QA
2 30 (2.50%) SLA
3 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.25%) GCP
9 1 (0.083%) COBIT
9 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.083%) GDPR
9 1 (0.083%) GPG13
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 197 (16.43%) Docker
2 127 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.34%) Hyper-V
4 39 (3.25%) Xen
5 35 (2.92%) Active Directory
6 34 (2.84%) VirtualBox
7 27 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
8 15 (1.25%) vSphere
9 13 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.92%) XenServer
11 10 (0.83%) Varnish
12 6 (0.50%) LXC
13 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.25%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.25%) Firmware
14 3 (0.25%) HDFS
14 3 (0.25%) NFS
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 229 (19.10%) Puppet
2 223 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
3 163 (13.59%) Ansible
4 123 (10.26%) Kubernetes
5 68 (5.67%) Terraform
6 35 (2.92%) Nagios
7 34 (2.84%) Packer
8 32 (2.67%) Tivoli
9 30 (2.50%) Kibana
10 29 (2.42%) Salt
11 23 (1.92%) ZABBIX
12 21 (1.75%) Prometheus
13 17 (1.42%) Cobbler
14 15 (1.25%) SCOM
15 13 (1.08%) BladeLogic
15 13 (1.08%) Netcool
16 12 (1.00%) Ambari
17 11 (0.92%) CA Wily
17 11 (0.92%) Docker Swarm
17 11 (0.92%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 218 (18.18%) Oracle
2 175 (14.60%) VMware
3 137 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 129 (10.76%) Microsoft
5 51 (4.25%) Google
6 44 (3.67%) Cisco
7 38 (3.17%) HP
8 36 (3.00%) IBM
9 31 (2.59%) New Relic
10 27 (2.25%) Capita
10 27 (2.25%) SaltStack
10 27 (2.25%) ServiceNow
10 27 (2.25%) Zend
11 25 (2.09%) Atlassian
12 23 (1.92%) Splunk
13 22 (1.83%) Citrix
14 18 (1.50%) Hortonworks
15 17 (1.42%) NetApp
16 15 (1.25%) EnterpriseDB
16 15 (1.25%) SAP