Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 24 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 343 872 1,147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 8.74% 8.38% 9.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.92% 39.74% 43.60%
Number of salaries quoted 292 633 963
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £29,800
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year - +0.92% +9.00%

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 731 2,194 2,631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.62% 21.09% 22.18%
Number of salaries quoted 624 1,644 2,122
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the North West.

Salary trend for Linux in the North West

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the North West over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +6 232 £52,500 +9.95% 71
Cheshire +2 60 £45,000 +16.13% 26
Merseyside +8 26 £50,000 +33.33% 7
Lancashire +4 14 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Cumbria -12 6 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 166 (48.40%) Windows
2 113 (32.94%) SQL
3 93 (27.11%) Python
4 89 (25.95%) AWS
4 89 (25.95%) DevOps
5 82 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (22.45%) Git (software)
7 70 (20.41%) PowerShell
8 67 (19.53%) Docker
9 66 (19.24%) Microsoft
10 63 (18.37%) Oracle
10 63 (18.37%) SQL Server
10 63 (18.37%) Finance
10 63 (18.37%) Terraform
11 59 (17.20%) Bash Shell
12 58 (16.91%) Kubernetes
13 53 (15.45%) VMware
13 53 (15.45%) Unix
14 52 (15.16%) MySQL
14 52 (15.16%) PHP
15 51 (14.87%) Azure
16 49 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 48 (13.99%) Ansible
17 48 (13.99%) Puppet
18 47 (13.70%) JavaScript
19 46 (13.41%) Configuration Management
20 45 (13.12%) Software Engineering
20 45 (13.12%) Jenkins
21 43 (12.54%) High Availability
21 43 (12.54%) Problem-Solving

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 29 (8.45%) Apache
2 16 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (4.66%) nginx
3 9 (2.62%) IIS
4 8 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.75%) ExpressionEngine
6 5 (1.46%) Liferay
6 5 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.17%) Confluence
7 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.87%) WordPress
9 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.29%) Drupal
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.58%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) FLEXCUBE
2 4 (1.17%) Magento
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 89 (25.95%) AWS
2 51 (14.87%) Azure
3 30 (8.75%) GCP
4 23 (6.71%) GitHub
5 16 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (3.21%) Office 365
7 8 (2.33%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.33%) PaaS
8 7 (2.04%) IaaS
8 7 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.75%) Serverless
10 5 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.46%) AWS CodeBuild
10 5 (1.46%) AWS CodePipeline
11 4 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.41%) SSL
2 17 (4.96%) Firewall
3 16 (4.66%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.50%) DNS
5 11 (3.21%) SAN
6 8 (2.33%) HTTP
7 7 (2.04%) Internet
7 7 (2.04%) Network Security
8 6 (1.75%) VLAN
9 5 (1.46%) DHCP
9 5 (1.46%) VPN
10 4 (1.17%) LAN
10 4 (1.17%) NAS
10 4 (1.17%) WAN
11 3 (0.87%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.87%) OSPF
11 3 (0.87%) SMTP
11 3 (0.87%) VoIP
11 3 (0.87%) Wireless
12 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 52 (15.16%) MySQL
3 35 (10.20%) NoSQL
4 30 (8.75%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (5.54%) Oracle Database
6 15 (4.37%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.50%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.17%) Big Data
13 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.58%) Amazon Aurora
14 2 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.58%) BigQuery
14 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 77 (22.45%) Git (software)
2 45 (13.12%) Jenkins
3 39 (11.37%) Oracle APEX
4 27 (7.87%) GitLab
5 24 (7.00%) Subversion
6 17 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (4.96%) PHPUnit
7 9 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.33%) JIRA
9 6 (1.75%) Selenium
10 5 (1.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (1.46%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.46%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.87%) Maven
12 2 (0.58%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.58%) JUnit
12 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.58%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (18.37%) Finance
2 24 (7.00%) Financial Institution
3 21 (6.12%) Public Sector
4 19 (5.54%) Legal
5 17 (4.96%) Law
6 15 (4.37%) Banking
6 15 (4.37%) Games
7 13 (3.79%) Retail
8 9 (2.62%) Electronics
9 8 (2.33%) Marketing
10 5 (1.46%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.17%) Back Office
12 3 (0.87%) Local Government
13 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.29%) French Language
14 1 (0.29%) German Language
14 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (22.45%) Developer
2 63 (18.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 44 (12.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (11.08%) PHP Developer
5 23 (6.71%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (6.41%) Platform Engineer
7 17 (4.96%) Development Manager
7 17 (4.96%) Oracle Development Manager
8 15 (4.37%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (4.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.37%) Software Engineer
9 14 (4.08%) Analyst
10 13 (3.79%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.79%) Systems Manager
11 12 (3.50%) DBA
11 12 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.50%) Team Leader
12 11 (3.21%) Senior Developer
13 10 (2.92%) Unix Engineer
13 10 (2.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.95%) CSS
1 41 (11.95%) HTML
2 25 (7.29%) .NET
3 23 (6.71%) Web Services
4 20 (5.83%) Elastic Stack
4 20 (5.83%) RESTful
5 19 (5.54%) jQuery
5 19 (5.54%) LAMP
6 17 (4.96%) Laravel
7 13 (3.79%) AngularJS
8 11 (3.21%) Node.js
8 11 (3.21%) XML
9 10 (2.92%) HTML5
9 10 (2.92%) LEMP Stack
10 9 (2.62%) .NET Core
10 9 (2.62%) REST
11 8 (2.33%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.33%) CSS3
11 8 (2.33%) JSON
11 8 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.25%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (4.66%) PKI
6 14 (4.08%) Clustering
6 14 (4.08%) Private Cloud
6 14 (4.08%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.79%) User Experience
8 9 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.33%) Replication
10 7 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.46%) Derivative
13 4 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 166 (48.40%) Windows
2 53 (15.45%) Unix
3 37 (10.79%) Windows Server
4 34 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (9.62%) CentOS
6 25 (7.29%) Solaris
7 9 (2.62%) Android
8 8 (2.33%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.46%) AIX
9 5 (1.46%) SUSE
9 5 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.29%) Debian
12 1 (0.29%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.95%) DevOps
2 82 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 46 (13.41%) Configuration Management
5 45 (13.12%) Software Engineering
6 43 (12.54%) High Availability
6 43 (12.54%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (11.08%) Open Source
8 37 (10.79%) Change Management
9 36 (10.50%) Microservices
10 33 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (9.33%) IT Strategy
11 32 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (8.16%) OOP
13 26 (7.58%) ITIL
14 25 (7.29%) E-Commerce
15 23 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (6.71%) Mentoring
15 23 (6.71%) MVC
16 22 (6.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 113 (32.94%) SQL
2 93 (27.11%) Python
3 70 (20.41%) PowerShell
4 59 (17.20%) Bash Shell
5 52 (15.16%) PHP
6 47 (13.70%) JavaScript
7 41 (11.95%) PL/SQL
7 41 (11.95%) Ruby
8 36 (10.50%) Go
9 32 (9.33%) Java
10 27 (7.87%) C++
11 22 (6.41%) Perl
12 17 (4.96%) C#
13 16 (4.66%) C
14 11 (3.21%) T-SQL
15 8 (2.33%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.46%) Erlang
16 5 (1.46%) F#
16 5 (1.46%) Haskell
16 5 (1.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (5.54%) Degree
2 17 (4.96%) AWS Certification
3 13 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (3.50%) RHCE
5 11 (3.21%) MCSA
5 11 (3.21%) MCSE
6 6 (1.75%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.87%) CCNA
7 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.29%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.96%) GDPR
2 16 (4.66%) QA
3 10 (2.92%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) COBIT
4 2 (0.58%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (19.53%) Docker
2 41 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.54%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.46%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.17%) vSphere
9 3 (0.87%) XenApp
9 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.87%) zsh
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.58%) Firmware
10 2 (0.58%) vCloud
11 1 (0.29%) LXC
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.29%) NFS
11 1 (0.29%) Varnish
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (18.37%) Terraform
2 58 (16.91%) Kubernetes
3 48 (13.99%) Ansible
3 48 (13.99%) Puppet
4 22 (6.41%) Grafana
4 22 (6.41%) Prometheus
5 21 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (4.96%) Graphite
7 14 (4.08%) SCCM
8 11 (3.21%) SCOM
8 11 (3.21%) SCOrch
9 7 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.17%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.17%) Nagios
12 3 (0.87%) Graylog
13 2 (0.58%) Consul
13 2 (0.58%) Kibana
13 2 (0.58%) Packer
Vendors
1 66 (19.24%) Microsoft
2 63 (18.37%) Oracle
3 53 (15.45%) VMware
4 27 (7.87%) Red Hat
5 13 (3.79%) Cisco
5 13 (3.79%) IBM
6 12 (3.50%) SAP
6 12 (3.50%) Zend
7 11 (3.21%) Citrix
8 10 (2.92%) Google
8 10 (2.92%) Splunk
8 10 (2.92%) Veeam
9 6 (1.75%) Sun
10 5 (1.46%) EMC
11 4 (1.17%) HP
11 4 (1.17%) NetApp
12 3 (0.87%) Apple
12 3 (0.87%) Dell
12 3 (0.87%) F5
13 2 (0.58%) Rackspace