Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,133 1,121 983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.78% 8.52% 7.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.26% 37.77% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 888 848 827
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 2,560 2,968 2,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.10% 22.55% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,030 2,356 2,334
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +5 806 £47,500 +5.56% 132
Cheshire -4 170 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Merseyside +4 89 £40,000 - 18
Lancashire +20 52 £37,500 +12.78% 20
Cumbria - 3 £47,000 - 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 591 (52.16%) Windows
2 442 (39.01%) Amazon AWS
3 412 (36.36%) DevOps
4 347 (30.63%) Python
5 335 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 319 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
7 313 (27.63%) SQL
8 257 (22.68%) Microsoft
9 254 (22.42%) Ansible
10 242 (21.36%) VMware
11 229 (20.21%) Jenkins
12 227 (20.04%) Java
13 220 (19.42%) Docker
14 218 (19.24%) Active Directory
15 214 (18.89%) Information Security
16 202 (17.83%) Finance
17 201 (17.74%) Puppet
18 193 (17.03%) Opscode Chef
19 186 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 186 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
20 185 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
21 182 (16.06%) SIEM
22 180 (15.89%) Penetration Testing
23 177 (15.62%) CISSP
24 162 (14.30%) Unix
24 162 (14.30%) Mentoring
24 162 (14.30%) Git (software)
25 156 (13.77%) Degree
25 156 (13.77%) MySQL
26 143 (12.62%) JavaScript

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 86 (7.59%) Apache
2 72 (6.35%) Confluence
3 70 (6.18%) IIS
4 36 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.74%) WebSphere
6 29 (2.56%) nginx
7 24 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.85%) JBoss
9 20 (1.77%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.24%) Apache Solr
11 13 (1.15%) Apache Spark
12 12 (1.06%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.97%) WordPress
14 10 (0.88%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.71%) CloudStack
16 7 (0.62%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.62%) Liferay
16 7 (0.62%) Skype for Business
17 3 (0.26%) CMS
17 3 (0.26%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 82 (7.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 18 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.41%) Magento
2 4 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.35%) Relativity
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.088%) Exstream
4 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 442 (39.01%) Amazon AWS
2 335 (29.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (7.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 72 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 51 (4.50%) GitHub
6 45 (3.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (3.62%) Amazon S3
9 39 (3.44%) Amazon SQS
10 38 (3.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 36 (3.18%) Office 365
12 35 (3.09%) OpenShift
13 32 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
14 25 (2.21%) SaaS
15 17 (1.50%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.71%) DigitalOcean
17 7 (0.62%) Serverless
18 6 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
19 5 (0.44%) IaaS
20 4 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 107 (9.44%) Network Security
2 91 (8.03%) Wi-Fi
3 85 (7.50%) Firewall
4 52 (4.59%) TCP/IP
5 51 (4.50%) DNS
6 41 (3.62%) VPN
7 30 (2.65%) SAN
7 30 (2.65%) VoIP
8 25 (2.21%) SSL
9 24 (2.12%) LAN
9 24 (2.12%) WAN
10 23 (2.03%) Internet
11 22 (1.94%) HTTP
12 20 (1.77%) Skype
13 19 (1.68%) SSH
14 13 (1.15%) DHCP
14 13 (1.15%) RS-232
14 13 (1.15%) RS-485
15 12 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
16 11 (0.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (13.77%) MySQL
2 103 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 77 (6.80%) MongoDB
4 51 (4.50%) Big Data
5 50 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 39 (3.44%) Amazon RDS
8 37 (3.27%) Hadoop
9 28 (2.47%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.85%) MariaDB
11 20 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.24%) Apache Hive
14 10 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.71%) Power BI
17 6 (0.53%) DB2
17 6 (0.53%) GIS
18 5 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
18 5 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 229 (20.21%) Jenkins
2 162 (14.30%) Git (software)
3 120 (10.59%) JIRA
4 114 (10.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 105 (9.27%) TeamCity
6 83 (7.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 50 (4.41%) Selenium
8 39 (3.44%) Bitbucket
9 38 (3.35%) Cucumber
10 29 (2.56%) Subversion
11 26 (2.29%) Travis CI
12 23 (2.03%) PHPUnit
13 18 (1.59%) JUnit
14 16 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 14 (1.24%) EasyMock
15 14 (1.24%) GitLab
15 14 (1.24%) JMeter
16 12 (1.06%) Vagrant
17 11 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
18 9 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 202 (17.83%) Finance
2 89 (7.86%) Legal
3 48 (4.24%) Banking
4 45 (3.97%) Electronics
5 41 (3.62%) Law
6 38 (3.35%) Marketing
7 36 (3.18%) Retail
8 33 (2.91%) Games
9 27 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 24 (2.12%) Investment Banking
11 23 (2.03%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.79%) Advertising
12 9 (0.79%) Military
13 7 (0.62%) Automotive
13 7 (0.62%) German Language
13 7 (0.62%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.44%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.44%) French Language
15 3 (0.26%) Billing
15 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 235 (20.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 151 (13.33%) Developer
3 135 (11.92%) Analyst
4 106 (9.36%) Linux Engineer
5 94 (8.30%) Security Analyst
6 86 (7.59%) Senior Analyst
7 85 (7.50%) IT Analyst
7 85 (7.50%) IT Security Analyst
8 84 (7.41%) Senior IT Security Analyst
8 84 (7.41%) Senior Security Analyst
9 81 (7.15%) Information Manager
9 81 (7.15%) Information Security Manager
9 81 (7.15%) Security Manager
10 69 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 69 (6.09%) Software Engineer
11 67 (5.91%) Support Engineer
12 54 (4.77%) PHP Developer
13 50 (4.41%) Senior DevOps
13 50 (4.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 46 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.65%) HTML
2 86 (7.59%) Web Services
3 79 (6.97%) CSS
4 74 (6.53%) Node.js
5 64 (5.65%) XML
6 55 (4.85%) jQuery
7 51 (4.50%) LAMP
8 46 (4.06%) Java EE
9 43 (3.80%) Elastic Stack
10 42 (3.71%) REST
11 39 (3.44%) AngularJS
12 35 (3.09%) .NET
12 35 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (3.09%) Spring
13 34 (3.00%) Laravel
13 34 (3.00%) React
14 33 (2.91%) JSON
15 32 (2.82%) RESTful
15 32 (2.82%) SOAP
16 27 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 85 (7.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 69 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.50%) Private Cloud
5 48 (4.24%) Computer Science
6 41 (3.62%) Fintech
7 35 (3.09%) Public Cloud
8 33 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.85%) Clustering
11 14 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (1.24%) Wiki
12 13 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.15%) User Experience
13 12 (1.06%) Replication
14 11 (0.97%) Data Centre
14 11 (0.97%) Mobile App
15 10 (0.88%) PKI
16 9 (0.79%) NHS
16 9 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 591 (52.16%) Windows
2 162 (14.30%) Unix
3 89 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 82 (7.24%) CentOS
5 68 (6.00%) Windows Server
6 46 (4.06%) Ubuntu
7 43 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (2.82%) Solaris
10 29 (2.56%) Android
11 26 (2.29%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
13 16 (1.41%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.24%) Debian
14 14 (1.24%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.15%) Windows 10
16 12 (1.06%) AIX
17 10 (0.88%) SUSE
18 7 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (36.36%) DevOps
2 319 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (18.89%) Information Security
4 186 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
5 182 (16.06%) SIEM
6 180 (15.89%) Penetration Testing
7 162 (14.30%) Mentoring
8 143 (12.62%) Software Engineering
9 141 (12.44%) Configuration Management
10 118 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 110 (9.71%) Risk Management
11 110 (9.71%) Scrum
12 108 (9.53%) Test Automation
13 106 (9.36%) Web Development
14 97 (8.56%) Incident Management
15 94 (8.30%) Open Source
16 92 (8.12%) Business Continuity
17 89 (7.86%) Threat Analysis
18 88 (7.77%) OWASP
19 87 (7.68%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 347 (30.63%) Python
2 313 (27.63%) SQL
3 227 (20.04%) Java
4 143 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 142 (12.53%) Bash Shell
6 130 (11.47%) PHP
7 126 (11.12%) Ruby
8 114 (10.06%) C++
9 113 (9.97%) Perl
10 84 (7.41%) C#
11 78 (6.88%) PowerShell
12 61 (5.38%) C
13 48 (4.24%) Go
14 29 (2.56%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.79%) Scala
16 8 (0.71%) Embedded C
16 8 (0.71%) Embedded C++
16 8 (0.71%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.62%) Groovy
17 7 (0.62%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 177 (15.62%) CISSP
2 156 (13.77%) Degree
3 95 (8.38%) Cisco Certification
4 94 (8.30%) SANS
5 84 (7.41%) CREST Certified
6 78 (6.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 41 (3.62%) Security Cleared
8 28 (2.47%) AWS Certification
8 28 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 18 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 17 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (1.41%) CCNA
12 12 (1.06%) ISEB
12 12 (1.06%) MCSE
13 11 (0.97%) GIAC
14 9 (0.79%) CCNP
14 9 (0.79%) RHCE
14 9 (0.79%) RHCSA
15 8 (0.71%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (16.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (8.65%) PCI DSS
3 93 (8.21%) GDPR
4 45 (3.97%) QA
5 18 (1.59%) SLA
6 6 (0.53%) FISMA
7 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.18%) WCAG
9 1 (0.088%) COBIT
9 1 (0.088%) GPG13
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 220 (19.42%) Docker
2 218 (19.24%) Active Directory
3 185 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (4.59%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (4.06%) Hyper-V
6 34 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (2.74%) vSphere
8 14 (1.24%) KVM
9 11 (0.97%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.88%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.88%) Xen
11 8 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.62%) Ceph
12 7 (0.62%) Corosync
13 5 (0.44%) Firmware
14 4 (0.35%) DRBD
14 4 (0.35%) iptables
14 4 (0.35%) XenServer
15 3 (0.26%) HDFS
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 254 (22.42%) Ansible
2 201 (17.74%) Puppet
3 193 (17.03%) Opscode Chef
4 141 (12.44%) Kubernetes
5 96 (8.47%) Terraform
6 53 (4.68%) Salt
7 33 (2.91%) Nagios
8 32 (2.82%) Packer
9 31 (2.74%) Prometheus
10 30 (2.65%) Graphite
11 18 (1.59%) Grafana
12 16 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (1.06%) Cobbler
13 12 (1.06%) Consul
14 9 (0.79%) Rancher
15 8 (0.71%) Kibana
15 8 (0.71%) Opsview
16 7 (0.62%) Cacti
16 7 (0.62%) NetBackup
16 7 (0.62%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 257 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 242 (21.36%) VMware
3 143 (12.62%) Cisco
4 116 (10.24%) Red Hat
5 92 (8.12%) Oracle
6 60 (5.30%) New Relic
7 41 (3.62%) Trend Micro
8 24 (2.12%) Google
9 23 (2.03%) HP
10 21 (1.85%) Splunk
11 20 (1.77%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.59%) NetApp
13 16 (1.41%) SAP
14 15 (1.32%) Citrix
15 14 (1.24%) SolarWinds
16 12 (1.06%) EMC
17 11 (0.97%) Veeam
18 10 (0.88%) IBM
18 10 (0.88%) WorldPay
19 9 (0.79%) Palo Alto