Period
to 18 September 2019

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 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 19 21
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 859 1,128 1,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.16% 9.43% 8.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.03% 43.48% 37.53%
Number of salaries quoted 587 910 908
North West median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,000 £26,713
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,241 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.40% +8.48% -

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 2,201 2,594 3,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.90% 21.69% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,643 2,076 2,488
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -5 530 £47,121 +4.71% 132
Cheshire +8 166 £38,750 -19.27% 40
Lancashire +14 82 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Merseyside -15 57 £37,500 -16.67% 29
Cumbria +13 24 £35,000 - 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 355 (41.33%) Windows
2 291 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (30.97%) DevOps
4 251 (29.22%) AWS
5 247 (28.75%) Python
6 212 (24.68%) Azure
6 212 (24.68%) Git (software)
7 186 (21.65%) Software Engineering
8 172 (20.02%) C++
9 170 (19.79%) SQL
10 152 (17.69%) C
11 146 (17.00%) Unix
12 145 (16.88%) Microsoft
13 143 (16.65%) Java
14 136 (15.83%) Docker
15 134 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
16 129 (15.02%) Jenkins
16 129 (15.02%) Open Source
17 128 (14.90%) Ansible
18 121 (14.09%) Windows Server
19 120 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
20 117 (13.62%) Degree
21 114 (13.27%) Active Directory
22 111 (12.92%) JavaScript
23 110 (12.81%) Cisco
23 110 (12.81%) VMware
24 106 (12.34%) Mentoring
25 104 (12.11%) MySQL
26 96 (11.18%) PHP
27 92 (10.71%) Test Automation

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 35 (4.07%) IIS
2 32 (3.73%) Apache
3 27 (3.14%) WordPress
4 23 (2.68%) Confluence
4 23 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (2.10%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.98%) nginx
7 16 (1.86%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.28%) CMS
8 11 (1.28%) JBoss
8 11 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.93%) Drupal
10 7 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.81%) Tuxedo
10 7 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.70%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.70%) SAS
11 6 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.35%) GNU Octave
3 2 (0.23%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Odoo
2 4 (0.47%) CiviCRM
3 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 251 (29.22%) AWS
2 212 (24.68%) Azure
3 83 (9.66%) GCP
4 70 (8.15%) GitHub
5 66 (7.68%) Office 365
6 46 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
7 38 (4.42%) Serverless
8 37 (4.31%) Amazon S3
9 36 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (3.84%) AWS Lambda
11 24 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (2.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 22 (2.56%) Datadog
13 20 (2.33%) PaaS
14 19 (2.21%) IaaS
14 19 (2.21%) Slack
15 18 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
17 14 (1.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 14 (1.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.38%) Firewall
2 66 (7.68%) DNS
3 52 (6.05%) TCP/IP
4 44 (5.12%) VLAN
5 38 (4.42%) SAN
6 36 (4.19%) Internet
7 35 (4.07%) VoIP
8 34 (3.96%) WAN
9 33 (3.84%) DHCP
10 27 (3.14%) LAN
11 25 (2.91%) Network Security
12 24 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (2.10%) VPN
14 18 (2.10%) Wireless
15 17 (1.98%) BGP
15 17 (1.98%) HTTP
15 17 (1.98%) OSPF
16 14 (1.63%) Unified Communications
17 13 (1.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (12.11%) MySQL
2 71 (8.27%) SQL Server
3 41 (4.77%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.31%) Big Data
5 32 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
6 29 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (3.26%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.79%) MongoDB
9 20 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (2.10%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.86%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (1.75%) BigQuery
12 15 (1.75%) Snowflake Schema
13 10 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 212 (24.68%) Git (software)
2 129 (15.02%) Jenkins
3 90 (10.48%) JIRA
4 37 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 34 (3.96%) Subversion
6 32 (3.73%) Bitbucket
7 30 (3.49%) TeamCity
8 29 (3.38%) GitLab
9 23 (2.68%) Gerrit
10 18 (2.10%) Selenium
11 17 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
11 17 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 14 (1.63%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.51%) Visual Studio
14 12 (1.40%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.40%) Travis CI
15 11 (1.28%) HP UFT
15 11 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (1.28%) Vagrant
16 10 (1.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 78 (9.08%) Finance
2 51 (5.94%) Public Sector
3 44 (5.12%) Automotive
4 41 (4.77%) Marketing
5 36 (4.19%) Retail
6 26 (3.03%) Banking
7 24 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.98%) Legal
10 16 (1.86%) Aerospace
11 15 (1.75%) Games
12 13 (1.51%) Electronics
13 9 (1.05%) Law
14 7 (0.81%) Military
15 3 (0.35%) Back Office
15 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.23%) German Language
16 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 174 (20.26%) Developer
2 129 (15.02%) Software Engineer
3 114 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 64 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
5 60 (6.98%) PHP Developer
6 55 (6.40%) Cloud Engineer
7 47 (5.47%) Analyst
8 40 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
8 40 (4.66%) Support Engineer
9 39 (4.54%) Python Developer
10 38 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.73%) AWS Engineer
11 32 (3.73%) Senior DevOps
11 32 (3.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 31 (3.61%) Administrator
12 31 (3.61%) Architect
13 30 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
14 29 (3.38%) Team Leader
15 26 (3.03%) Network Engineer
16 25 (2.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (10.24%) HTML
2 77 (8.96%) CSS
3 43 (5.01%) RESTful
4 42 (4.89%) JSON
4 42 (4.89%) Node.js
4 42 (4.89%) Vulkan
5 39 (4.54%) .NET
5 39 (4.54%) Laravel
6 37 (4.31%) XML
7 36 (4.19%) Web Services
8 32 (3.73%) LAMP
9 31 (3.61%) AngularJS
10 25 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (2.44%) HTML5
12 20 (2.33%) OpenJDK
12 20 (2.33%) REST
13 19 (2.21%) Elastic Stack
14 18 (2.10%) CGI
14 18 (2.10%) Middleware
15 17 (1.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 120 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (8.27%) Smartphone
3 51 (5.94%) Algorithms
3 51 (5.94%) Embedded Systems
4 49 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.70%) Public Cloud
5 47 (5.47%) Linux Command Line
6 41 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (3.61%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.91%) Virtual Team
9 19 (2.21%) User Experience
10 18 (2.10%) Mainframe
11 17 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (1.51%) Clustering
14 13 (1.51%) PKI
15 12 (1.40%) IPTV
16 11 (1.28%) EMC VNX
16 11 (1.28%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 355 (41.33%) Windows
2 146 (17.00%) Unix
3 121 (14.09%) Windows Server
4 78 (9.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (8.96%) Android
6 75 (8.73%) CentOS
7 46 (5.36%) Ubuntu
8 40 (4.66%) Tizen
8 40 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (3.73%) SUSE
10 30 (3.49%) AIX
11 29 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (2.68%) Windows 10
13 20 (2.33%) Windows 7
14 19 (2.21%) Solaris
15 17 (1.98%) Mac OS X
16 15 (1.75%) Mac OS
17 12 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 9 (1.05%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (30.97%) DevOps
3 186 (21.65%) Software Engineering
4 134 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
5 129 (15.02%) Open Source
6 106 (12.34%) Mentoring
7 92 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 88 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
9 81 (9.43%) Open Source Development
10 72 (8.38%) Computer Science
11 68 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 64 (7.45%) SDLC
13 62 (7.22%) OO
14 52 (6.05%) TDD
15 48 (5.59%) ITIL
16 42 (4.89%) Configuration Management
16 42 (4.89%) Information Security
16 42 (4.89%) MVC
17 40 (4.66%) Coaching
17 40 (4.66%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 247 (28.75%) Python
2 172 (20.02%) C++
3 170 (19.79%) SQL
4 152 (17.69%) C
5 143 (16.65%) Java
6 111 (12.92%) JavaScript
7 96 (11.18%) PHP
8 88 (10.24%) Bash Shell
9 87 (10.13%) PowerShell
10 55 (6.40%) Ruby
11 53 (6.17%) Perl
12 42 (4.89%) C#
13 41 (4.77%) Shell Script
14 33 (3.84%) Go
15 21 (2.44%) PL/SQL
16 20 (2.33%) MATLAB
17 17 (1.98%) COBOL
17 17 (1.98%) TypeScript
18 10 (1.16%) T-SQL
19 9 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 117 (13.62%) Degree
2 48 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (3.73%) CCNA
6 26 (3.03%) MCSA
7 25 (2.91%) CCNP
8 24 (2.79%) Security Cleared
9 19 (2.21%) SC Cleared
10 16 (1.86%) AWS Certification
11 12 (1.40%) RHCA
12 9 (1.05%) MCTS
13 8 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (0.81%) CISSP
14 7 (0.81%) GIAC
15 6 (0.70%) CEH
15 6 (0.70%) CISM
15 6 (0.70%) OSCP
16 5 (0.58%) DBS Check
16 5 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (7.45%) QA
2 31 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (2.68%) SLA
4 11 (1.28%) GDPR
5 10 (1.16%) ISO 26262
5 10 (1.16%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.93%) ISO 22301
7 7 (0.81%) NIST
8 5 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.23%) NCSC
10 1 (0.12%) GPG13
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (15.83%) Docker
2 114 (13.27%) Active Directory
3 46 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.26%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.33%) vSphere
8 12 (1.40%) pfSense
9 7 (0.81%) Varnish
10 6 (0.70%) Squid
10 6 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.58%) Firmware
11 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.47%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.35%) XenApp
14 1 (0.12%) KVM
14 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.12%) vCloud
14 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 128 (14.90%) Ansible
2 90 (10.48%) Kubernetes
3 84 (9.78%) Terraform
4 66 (7.68%) Puppet
5 60 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (2.56%) Kibana
7 20 (2.33%) Prometheus
8 17 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (1.86%) Nagios
10 15 (1.75%) Grafana
10 15 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (1.63%) Cacti
11 14 (1.63%) Ganglia
12 13 (1.51%) Graphite
12 13 (1.51%) SCCM
13 11 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 7 (0.81%) FortiGate
14 7 (0.81%) Salt
Vendors
1 145 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 110 (12.81%) Cisco
2 110 (12.81%) VMware
3 80 (9.31%) Red Hat
4 72 (8.38%) Oracle
5 52 (6.05%) Google
6 40 (4.66%) QNX
7 31 (3.61%) Atlassian
8 28 (3.26%) IBM
9 22 (2.56%) HP
10 21 (2.44%) Dell
11 20 (2.33%) Meraki
12 18 (2.10%) Citrix
12 18 (2.10%) EMC
13 17 (1.98%) Palo Alto
13 17 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (1.75%) Juniper
14 15 (1.75%) Teradata
15 13 (1.51%) Aruba
16 12 (1.40%) WatchGuard