Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 22 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,136 1,155 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.50% 8.83% 7.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.49% 38.23% 34.05%
Number of salaries quoted 920 923 734
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,100 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,625 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 2,612 3,021 2,529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.83% 23.09% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,096 2,475 2,104
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -4 758 £45,000 +5.88% 161
Cheshire 0 224 £48,000 +12.94% 43
Merseyside +8 110 £45,000 +28.57% 23
Lancashire -1 35 £37,500 +15.38% 16
Cumbria - 1 - - 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 570 (50.18%) Windows
2 427 (37.59%) DevOps
3 417 (36.71%) Amazon AWS
4 349 (30.72%) Python
5 344 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
6 308 (27.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 288 (25.35%) SQL
8 251 (22.10%) Ansible
9 228 (20.07%) VMware
10 226 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
11 222 (19.54%) Docker
12 221 (19.45%) Microsoft
13 213 (18.75%) Puppet
14 211 (18.57%) Jenkins
14 211 (18.57%) Active Directory
14 211 (18.57%) Java
15 201 (17.69%) Opscode Chef
16 199 (17.52%) Git (software)
17 192 (16.90%) MySQL
18 181 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 178 (15.67%) JavaScript
20 176 (15.49%) Unix
21 165 (14.52%) Finance
22 161 (14.17%) PHP
23 158 (13.91%) Configuration Management
24 153 (13.47%) Bash Shell
25 147 (12.94%) Degree
26 144 (12.68%) Information Security
27 140 (12.32%) Software Engineering
28 139 (12.24%) Perl

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 81 (7.13%) Apache
2 69 (6.07%) IIS
3 58 (5.11%) Confluence
4 33 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 30 (2.64%) nginx
6 25 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.76%) JBoss
9 18 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.14%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.14%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.06%) MS Exchange
12 10 (0.88%) Apache Pig
12 10 (0.88%) WordPress
13 8 (0.70%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.62%) CMS
14 7 (0.62%) OpenEdge
14 7 (0.62%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.62%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.53%) CloudStack
Applications
1 56 (4.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 24 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (1.14%) Magento
2 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.35%) Relativity
4 3 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Exstream
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 417 (36.71%) Amazon AWS
2 308 (27.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (7.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 84 (7.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 48 (4.23%) GitHub
6 43 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 41 (3.61%) Amazon S3
8 38 (3.35%) Amazon SQS
9 37 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 37 (3.26%) Office 365
10 31 (2.73%) SaaS
11 28 (2.46%) OpenShift
12 13 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
13 12 (1.06%) IaaS
14 11 (0.97%) PaaS
15 8 (0.70%) DigitalOcean
16 4 (0.35%) npm
16 4 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 102 (8.98%) Firewall
2 86 (7.57%) TCP/IP
3 85 (7.48%) Network Security
4 54 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
5 53 (4.67%) DNS
5 53 (4.67%) VPN
6 48 (4.23%) SAN
7 45 (3.96%) WAN
8 43 (3.79%) LAN
9 41 (3.61%) VoIP
10 38 (3.35%) SSL
11 28 (2.46%) HTTP
12 25 (2.20%) Internet
13 24 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
14 22 (1.94%) MPLS
15 19 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (1.58%) IPsec
17 17 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (1.41%) VLAN
18 16 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (16.90%) MySQL
2 128 (11.27%) SQL Server
3 85 (7.48%) MongoDB
4 60 (5.28%) Big Data
5 55 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (4.14%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 41 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
9 31 (2.73%) Relational Database
10 21 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (1.85%) MariaDB
11 17 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.41%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.62%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 211 (18.57%) Jenkins
2 199 (17.52%) Git (software)
3 102 (8.98%) JIRA
4 90 (7.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 84 (7.39%) TeamCity
6 66 (5.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 51 (4.49%) Selenium
8 39 (3.43%) Subversion
9 35 (3.08%) Cucumber
10 31 (2.73%) Bitbucket
11 24 (2.11%) Travis CI
12 22 (1.94%) PHPUnit
13 21 (1.85%) Vagrant
14 16 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (0.88%) CodeSonar
16 10 (0.88%) git-flow
16 10 (0.88%) Robot Framework
17 9 (0.79%) GoCD
17 9 (0.79%) JMeter
General
1 165 (14.52%) Finance
2 50 (4.40%) Legal
3 49 (4.31%) Electronics
4 48 (4.23%) Retail
5 41 (3.61%) Banking
5 41 (3.61%) Law
5 41 (3.61%) Marketing
6 34 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.38%) Games
9 20 (1.76%) Advertising
9 20 (1.76%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.06%) Automotive
11 11 (0.97%) Military
12 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) German Language
13 3 (0.26%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 237 (20.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 202 (17.78%) Developer
3 103 (9.07%) Analyst
4 92 (8.10%) Linux Engineer
5 73 (6.43%) PHP Developer
6 71 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (5.28%) Support Engineer
8 56 (4.93%) Security Analyst
9 54 (4.75%) Senior Analyst
9 54 (4.75%) Software Engineer
10 52 (4.58%) Information Manager
10 52 (4.58%) Information Security Manager
10 52 (4.58%) Security Manager
11 51 (4.49%) Senior DevOps
12 50 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 48 (4.23%) IT Analyst
13 48 (4.23%) IT Security Analyst
13 48 (4.23%) Senior Security Analyst
14 47 (4.14%) Senior IT Security Analyst
15 44 (3.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.92%) HTML
2 107 (9.42%) CSS
3 98 (8.63%) Web Services
4 71 (6.25%) Node.js
5 68 (5.99%) XML
6 63 (5.55%) jQuery
7 57 (5.02%) LAMP
8 56 (4.93%) .NET
8 56 (4.93%) REST
9 48 (4.23%) AngularJS
10 43 (3.79%) Laravel
11 42 (3.70%) JSON
12 36 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
13 34 (2.99%) React
14 33 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
14 33 (2.90%) Java EE
14 33 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 32 (2.82%) RESTful
15 32 (2.82%) SOAP
16 30 (2.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 56 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 53 (4.67%) Private Cloud
5 49 (4.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 32 (2.82%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (2.38%) Fintech
8 27 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
11 19 (1.67%) Clustering
11 19 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.67%) User Experience
12 17 (1.50%) Mobile App
13 15 (1.32%) PKI
14 12 (1.06%) Replication
15 10 (0.88%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.70%) Blog
17 7 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 570 (50.18%) Windows
2 176 (15.49%) Unix
3 96 (8.45%) Windows Server
4 69 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (5.81%) CentOS
6 45 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (3.17%) Ubuntu
9 35 (3.08%) Android
10 34 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 33 (2.90%) Solaris
12 22 (1.94%) Debian
13 19 (1.67%) AIX
13 19 (1.67%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.50%) Windows 7
15 16 (1.41%) Windows 10
16 13 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
17 10 (0.88%) HPUX
17 10 (0.88%) SUSE
17 10 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (37.59%) DevOps
2 344 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (19.89%) Continuous Integration
4 158 (13.91%) Configuration Management
5 144 (12.68%) Information Security
6 140 (12.32%) Software Engineering
7 125 (11.00%) Test Automation
8 124 (10.92%) Penetration Testing
9 119 (10.48%) SIEM
10 112 (9.86%) Scrum
11 107 (9.42%) Mentoring
12 96 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
13 95 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 89 (7.83%) ITIL
15 88 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 86 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
17 82 (7.22%) Open Source
18 77 (6.78%) Web Development
19 75 (6.60%) Risk Management
20 70 (6.16%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 349 (30.72%) Python
2 288 (25.35%) SQL
3 211 (18.57%) Java
4 178 (15.67%) JavaScript
5 161 (14.17%) PHP
6 153 (13.47%) Bash Shell
7 139 (12.24%) Perl
8 131 (11.53%) Ruby
9 104 (9.15%) C++
10 96 (8.45%) PowerShell
11 73 (6.43%) C#
12 69 (6.07%) C
13 40 (3.52%) Shell Script
14 39 (3.43%) Go
15 14 (1.23%) ES6
16 12 (1.06%) Objective-C
17 7 (0.62%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.62%) PHP 5
17 7 (0.62%) Progress 4GL
17 7 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 147 (12.94%) Degree
2 128 (11.27%) CISSP
3 81 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
4 62 (5.46%) SANS
5 51 (4.49%) Security Cleared
6 49 (4.31%) CREST Certified
7 48 (4.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 34 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 29 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 28 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (2.29%) AWS Certification
12 25 (2.20%) MCSE
13 21 (1.85%) CCNA
14 20 (1.76%) CCNP
14 20 (1.76%) SC Cleared
15 14 (1.23%) GIAC
15 14 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
16 11 (0.97%) CCDP
17 10 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
17 10 (0.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (10.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (5.11%) GDPR
2 58 (5.11%) QA
3 57 (5.02%) PCI DSS
4 21 (1.85%) SLA
5 6 (0.53%) FISMA
6 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.18%) ISO 15765
8 1 (0.088%) COBIT
8 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.088%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.088%) GPG13
8 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.088%) MISRA
System Software
1 222 (19.54%) Docker
2 211 (18.57%) Active Directory
3 181 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (7.13%) Hyper-V
5 47 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (3.08%) vSphere
7 27 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (2.20%) KVM
9 24 (2.11%) VirtualBox
10 21 (1.85%) Xen
11 17 (1.50%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.23%) Firmware
13 8 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (0.62%) Ceph
14 7 (0.62%) Corosync
15 4 (0.35%) DRBD
15 4 (0.35%) iptables
15 4 (0.35%) XenServer
16 3 (0.26%) Varnish
16 3 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 251 (22.10%) Ansible
2 213 (18.75%) Puppet
3 201 (17.69%) Opscode Chef
4 131 (11.53%) Kubernetes
5 105 (9.24%) Terraform
6 42 (3.70%) Salt
7 31 (2.73%) Packer
8 30 (2.64%) Nagios
9 20 (1.76%) Prometheus
10 19 (1.67%) Graphite
11 14 (1.23%) Nessus
12 11 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
12 11 (0.97%) Kibana
12 11 (0.97%) Rancher
12 11 (0.97%) TrustSec
13 10 (0.88%) Cobbler
13 10 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.70%) WSUS
15 7 (0.62%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 228 (20.07%) VMware
2 221 (19.45%) Microsoft
3 126 (11.09%) Cisco
4 105 (9.24%) Red Hat
5 98 (8.63%) Oracle
6 58 (5.11%) New Relic
7 49 (4.31%) Google
8 39 (3.43%) Trend Micro
9 27 (2.38%) Atlassian
10 26 (2.29%) Splunk
11 25 (2.20%) HP
12 23 (2.02%) Citrix
12 23 (2.02%) IBM
13 22 (1.94%) SAP
14 13 (1.14%) NetApp
15 12 (1.06%) SolarWinds
16 11 (0.97%) EMC
16 11 (0.97%) SaltStack
16 11 (0.97%) Zend
17 9 (0.79%) CyberArk