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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 26 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 605 398 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.82% 7.10% 6.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.44% 32.15% 29.26%
Number of salaries quoted 512 345 378
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,500 £23,259
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1616 1238 1473
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 23.56% 22.10% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2815 2271 3045
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 438 £40,000 - 46
Cheshire +9 114 £40,000 +25.00% 26
Merseyside -12 38 £35,000 -6.66% 13
Lancashire +5 16 £32,500 -29.34% 5
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Linux.

1 413 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (32.25%) Windows
3 350 (30.67%) SQL
4 311 (27.26%) DevOps
5 288 (25.24%) Java
6 284 (24.89%) JavaScript
6 284 (24.89%) HTML
7 275 (24.10%) PHP
8 256 (22.44%) MySQL
9 250 (21.91%) Python
10 239 (20.95%) Puppet
11 234 (20.51%) Unix
12 233 (20.42%) CSS
13 205 (17.97%) Opscode Chef
14 204 (17.88%) Software Engineering
15 201 (17.62%) Git (software)
16 194 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
17 185 (16.21%) VMware
18 180 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
19 172 (15.07%) TDD
20 164 (14.37%) Oracle
21 163 (14.29%) C++
21 163 (14.29%) Web Services
22 156 (13.67%) Degree
23 154 (13.50%) Apache
24 152 (13.32%) Ruby
25 151 (13.23%) Microsoft
26 143 (12.53%) Scrum
27 141 (12.36%) C
28 140 (12.27%) 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
1 154 (13.50%) Apache
2 54 (4.73%) Tomcat
3 48 (4.21%) WordPress
4 47 (4.12%) nginx
5 45 (3.94%) OpenStack
6 32 (2.80%) JBoss
7 31 (2.72%) CMS
7 31 (2.72%) Drupal
8 30 (2.63%) CloudStack
9 27 (2.37%) Confluence
9 27 (2.37%) IIS
10 26 (2.28%) WebSphere
11 24 (2.10%) MS Exchange
12 23 (2.02%) Apache Spark
13 21 (1.84%) WebLogic
14 14 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.61%) Apache Pig
16 7 (0.61%) GeoServer
17 6 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (3.07%) Magento
2 22 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.26%) Shopify
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.088%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.088%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.088%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 194 (17.00%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
4 27 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (2.28%) GitHub
6 20 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.14%) Office 365
8 12 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.05%) OpenShift
9 10 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (0.79%) PaaS
11 7 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.61%) IaaS
12 4 (0.35%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.35%) SaaS
13 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 69 (6.05%) Firewall
3 53 (4.65%) HTTP
4 42 (3.68%) VoIP
5 37 (3.24%) Internet
6 34 (2.98%) DNS
6 34 (2.98%) WAN
7 31 (2.72%) LAN
7 31 (2.72%) SAN
8 30 (2.63%) Ethernet
9 26 (2.28%) VPN
10 21 (1.84%) RS-232
11 15 (1.31%) LDAP
11 15 (1.31%) MPLS
12 12 (1.05%) Kerberos
12 12 (1.05%) SSH
13 11 (0.96%) BGP
13 11 (0.96%) DHCP
13 11 (0.96%) OSPF
13 11 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (22.44%) MySQL
2 140 (12.27%) SQL Server
3 63 (5.52%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.17%) Big Data
5 39 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 34 (2.98%) Oracle Database
7 29 (2.54%) Hadoop
7 29 (2.54%) RDBMS
8 24 (2.10%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (0.96%) CouchDB
13 10 (0.88%) Apache Accumulo
13 10 (0.88%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.53%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 5 (0.44%) Hazelcast
16 5 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 201 (17.62%) Git (software)
2 120 (10.52%) Jenkins
3 73 (6.40%) JIRA
4 60 (5.26%) Selenium
4 60 (5.26%) Subversion
5 53 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 50 (4.38%) NuGet
7 34 (2.98%) Cucumber
8 33 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 28 (2.45%) Maven
10 27 (2.37%) Bitbucket
11 25 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.93%) Eclipse
12 22 (1.93%) SonarQube
13 21 (1.84%) NUnit
14 19 (1.67%) Vagrant
15 18 (1.58%) TeamCity
16 17 (1.49%) Microsoft Blend
16 17 (1.49%) MSTest
16 17 (1.49%) WiX
General
1 112 (9.82%) Finance
2 55 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 51 (4.47%) Marketing
4 49 (4.29%) Banking
5 48 (4.21%) Electronics
6 47 (4.12%) Telecoms
7 40 (3.51%) Retail
8 23 (2.02%) Games
9 13 (1.14%) Legal
10 9 (0.79%) Advertising
11 8 (0.70%) Automotive
11 8 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.61%) Billing
13 6 (0.53%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.44%) Back Office
15 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.26%) Military
17 1 (0.088%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.088%) Law
17 1 (0.088%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 418 (36.63%) Developer
2 168 (14.72%) DevOps Engineer
3 134 (11.74%) PHP Developer
4 120 (10.52%) Linux Engineer
5 98 (8.59%) Java Developer
6 96 (8.41%) Software Engineer
7 73 (6.40%) Software Developer
8 70 (6.13%) Administrator
9 66 (5.78%) Senior Developer
10 63 (5.52%) Support Engineer
11 59 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
12 57 (5.00%) Analyst
13 55 (4.82%) JavaScript Developer
14 49 (4.29%) Linux Administrator
14 49 (4.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 46 (4.03%) Platform Engineer
16 45 (3.94%) Cloud Engineer
16 45 (3.94%) Java Engineer
17 44 (3.86%) Embedded Engineer
18 40 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (24.89%) HTML
2 233 (20.42%) CSS
3 163 (14.29%) Web Services
4 140 (12.27%) jQuery
5 126 (11.04%) LAMP
6 118 (10.34%) .NET
7 108 (9.47%) HTML5
8 104 (9.11%) Spring
9 88 (7.71%) XML
10 74 (6.49%) Java EE
11 67 (5.87%) AngularJS
12 62 (5.43%) Ajax
13 60 (5.26%) CSS3
14 55 (4.82%) JSON
14 55 (4.82%) REST
15 54 (4.73%) SOAP
16 46 (4.03%) Symfony
17 45 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (3.24%) Hibernate
19 35 (3.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.33%) iPad
2 80 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 79 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 34 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.72%) User Experience
8 29 (2.54%) Clustering
9 24 (2.10%) Device Driver
10 22 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.75%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.67%) Internet of Things
13 17 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.49%) Industrial Internet of Things
13 17 (1.49%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.40%) Blog
15 14 (1.23%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.23%) Replication
15 14 (1.23%) Wiki
16 13 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 368 (32.25%) Windows
2 234 (20.51%) Unix
3 105 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 103 (9.03%) Windows Server
5 69 (6.05%) CentOS
6 51 (4.47%) Mac OS
7 47 (4.12%) AIX
8 46 (4.03%) Embedded Linux
8 46 (4.03%) Ubuntu
9 35 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (2.63%) Debian
12 19 (1.67%) HPUX
12 19 (1.67%) Solaris
12 19 (1.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 17 (1.49%) Android
14 11 (0.96%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.79%) SUSE
16 7 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (36.20%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (27.26%) DevOps
3 204 (17.88%) Software Engineering
4 180 (15.78%) Continuous Integration
5 172 (15.07%) TDD
6 143 (12.53%) Scrum
7 140 (12.27%) OO
8 128 (11.22%) Test Automation
9 126 (11.04%) Configuration Management
10 112 (9.82%) MVC
11 108 (9.47%) Open Source
12 92 (8.06%) Mentoring
13 90 (7.89%) E-Commerce
14 86 (7.54%) Web Development
15 84 (7.36%) ITIL
16 79 (6.92%) OOP
17 76 (6.66%) SDLC
18 72 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
19 63 (5.52%) Microservices
20 57 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 350 (30.67%) SQL
2 288 (25.24%) Java
3 284 (24.89%) JavaScript
4 275 (24.10%) PHP
5 250 (21.91%) Python
6 163 (14.29%) C++
7 152 (13.32%) Ruby
8 141 (12.36%) C
9 130 (11.39%) Bash Shell
10 109 (9.55%) Perl
11 77 (6.75%) Shell Script
12 75 (6.57%) C#
13 60 (5.26%) PowerShell
14 47 (4.12%) Embedded C
15 26 (2.28%) Embedded C++
16 18 (1.58%) VB
17 17 (1.49%) XAML
18 15 (1.31%) Korn
18 15 (1.31%) Scala
19 10 (0.88%) Go
Qualifications
1 156 (13.67%) Degree
2 57 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (2.28%) DV Cleared
6 23 (2.02%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.75%) CCNA
8 20 (1.75%) ISEB
9 17 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (1.40%) HND
10 16 (1.40%) MCSE
11 15 (1.31%) CCNP
12 12 (1.05%) HNC
13 9 (0.79%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.79%) MCSA
13 9 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.79%) SC Cleared
14 7 (0.61%) CCSE
14 7 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.01%) QA
2 15 (1.31%) SLA
3 12 (1.05%) GCP
4 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (9.03%) Docker
3 72 (6.31%) Active Directory
4 57 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 52 (4.56%) vSphere
5 52 (4.56%) Xen
6 33 (2.89%) Firmware
7 30 (2.63%) XenServer
8 22 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.84%) VirtualBox
10 10 (0.88%) KVM
11 9 (0.79%) XenApp
12 8 (0.70%) Varnish
13 7 (0.61%) vCloud
13 7 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.44%) Samba
16 4 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 239 (20.95%) Puppet
2 205 (17.97%) Opscode Chef
3 122 (10.69%) Ansible
4 37 (3.24%) Terraform
5 32 (2.80%) Kubernetes
6 31 (2.72%) Tivoli
7 30 (2.63%) Cobbler
8 27 (2.37%) Nagios
9 22 (1.93%) Packer
10 15 (1.31%) Netcool
11 13 (1.14%) Cacti
11 13 (1.14%) Ganglia
11 13 (1.14%) Kibana
12 12 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.96%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.70%) CA Wily
15 7 (0.61%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
15 7 (0.61%) logstash
15 7 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 185 (16.21%) VMware
2 164 (14.37%) Oracle
3 151 (13.23%) Microsoft
4 125 (10.96%) Red Hat
5 59 (5.17%) Cisco
6 46 (4.03%) Google
7 36 (3.16%) HP
8 31 (2.72%) SAP
9 30 (2.63%) Atlassian
10 29 (2.54%) EnterpriseDB
11 24 (2.10%) Zend
12 22 (1.93%) IBM
13 21 (1.84%) Citrix
14 18 (1.58%) AppDynamics
15 17 (1.49%) NetApp
16 13 (1.14%) CheckPoint
16 13 (1.14%) Juniper
17 10 (0.88%) EMC
18 9 (0.79%) Ericsson
18 9 (0.79%) Sophos
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eames Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum DOE + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago