Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 23 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1119 990 1003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.45% 7.93% 7.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.64% 35.09% 31.63%
Number of salaries quoted 838 831 830
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%

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 2973 2821 3171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.44% 22.59% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2346 2560
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -2 748 £45,000 +5.88% 83
Cheshire +6 229 £45,000 +28.57% 26
Merseyside -6 94 £40,000 - 11
Lancashire -2 39 £34,000 -2.86% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 438 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (33.51%) Windows
3 369 (32.98%) DevOps
4 323 (28.87%) Java
5 312 (27.88%) SQL
6 302 (26.99%) Unix
7 279 (24.93%) JavaScript
8 271 (24.22%) MySQL
9 265 (23.68%) Python
10 244 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
11 242 (21.63%) Puppet
12 220 (19.66%) HTML
13 209 (18.68%) Git (software)
14 206 (18.41%) CSS
15 203 (18.14%) Opscode Chef
16 202 (18.05%) PHP
17 201 (17.96%) Software Engineering
18 190 (16.98%) Oracle
19 173 (15.46%) Web Services
19 173 (15.46%) Jenkins
20 172 (15.37%) Scrum
21 170 (15.19%) Docker
22 162 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
23 157 (14.03%) TDD
24 154 (13.76%) Apache
25 153 (13.67%) SQL Server
26 141 (12.60%) Bash Shell
27 140 (12.51%) OO
28 139 (12.42%) Finance
29 138 (12.33%) jQuery

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 (13.76%) Apache
2 95 (8.49%) Tomcat
3 45 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
4 43 (3.84%) nginx
5 40 (3.57%) JBoss
6 33 (2.95%) WebSphere
7 26 (2.32%) Apache Solr
8 23 (2.06%) Apache Spark
8 23 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 23 (2.06%) WordPress
9 21 (1.88%) Confluence
10 20 (1.79%) IIS
11 19 (1.70%) MS Exchange
12 18 (1.61%) CloudStack
12 18 (1.61%) Drupal
13 15 (1.34%) CMS
14 9 (0.80%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.71%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
17 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.45%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (2.95%) Magento
2 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.18%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.18%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 244 (21.81%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.17%) GitHub
4 59 (5.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 47 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 40 (3.57%) OpenShift
7 31 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
8 25 (2.23%) Office 365
9 22 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 19 (1.70%) Google App Engine
12 16 (1.43%) SaaS
13 13 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (1.16%) Serverless
14 11 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.89%) PaaS
16 7 (0.63%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.63%) npm
16 7 (0.63%) Route 53
16 7 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.61%) TCP/IP
2 55 (4.92%) Firewall
3 42 (3.75%) HTTP
4 36 (3.22%) Ethernet
5 35 (3.13%) SAN
6 31 (2.77%) LAN
6 31 (2.77%) WAN
7 29 (2.59%) VoIP
8 28 (2.50%) VPN
9 27 (2.41%) Internet
10 25 (2.23%) SSH
11 23 (2.06%) DNS
12 18 (1.61%) MPLS
13 17 (1.52%) BGP
14 16 (1.43%) DHCP
14 16 (1.43%) IPsec
15 15 (1.34%) Broadband
15 15 (1.34%) OSPF
16 13 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (24.22%) MySQL
2 153 (13.67%) SQL Server
3 77 (6.88%) MongoDB
4 72 (6.43%) Big Data
5 60 (5.36%) NoSQL
6 58 (5.18%) Relational Database
7 54 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
8 50 (4.47%) Hadoop
9 24 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 21 (1.88%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.43%) Redis
12 14 (1.25%) Apache Accumulo
12 14 (1.25%) Apache Hive
12 14 (1.25%) MariaDB
13 13 (1.16%) DB2
14 11 (0.98%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 209 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 173 (15.46%) Jenkins
3 90 (8.04%) JIRA
4 60 (5.36%) Selenium
5 52 (4.65%) Subversion
6 49 (4.38%) Vagrant
7 45 (4.02%) Bitbucket
8 29 (2.59%) Maven
9 28 (2.50%) PHPUnit
10 25 (2.23%) TeamCity
11 23 (2.06%) gulp
11 23 (2.06%) SonarQube
12 22 (1.97%) JUnit
13 20 (1.79%) Codeception
14 19 (1.70%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.70%) Eclipse
14 19 (1.70%) Grunt
15 16 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 12 (1.07%) Gradle
17 9 (0.80%) NuGet
General
1 139 (12.42%) Finance
2 52 (4.65%) Banking
2 52 (4.65%) Retail
3 47 (4.20%) Marketing
4 40 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 37 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.06%) Electronics
7 21 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.70%) Law
9 17 (1.52%) Games
10 16 (1.43%) Advertising
11 11 (0.98%) Military
12 7 (0.63%) Automotive
13 5 (0.45%) Billing
13 5 (0.45%) Legal
14 4 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.36%) Back Office
14 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 311 (27.79%) Developer
2 144 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 103 (9.20%) PHP Developer
3 103 (9.20%) Software Engineer
4 84 (7.51%) Administrator
5 83 (7.42%) Java Developer
6 75 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
7 67 (5.99%) Senior Developer
8 55 (4.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 54 (4.83%) Systems Administrator
10 48 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
11 47 (4.20%) Java Engineer
12 46 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
13 45 (4.02%) Software Developer
14 44 (3.93%) Analyst
14 44 (3.93%) Linux Administrator
14 44 (3.93%) Support Engineer
15 43 (3.84%) Web Developer
16 42 (3.75%) AWS DevOps
16 42 (3.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (19.66%) HTML
2 206 (18.41%) CSS
3 173 (15.46%) Web Services
4 138 (12.33%) jQuery
5 118 (10.55%) HTML5
6 117 (10.46%) Spring
7 108 (9.65%) LAMP
8 106 (9.47%) AngularJS
9 75 (6.70%) REST
10 74 (6.61%) Hibernate
11 73 (6.52%) Node.js
12 67 (5.99%) .NET
12 67 (5.99%) CSS3
13 62 (5.54%) JSON
14 61 (5.45%) XML
15 57 (5.09%) Java EE
16 53 (4.74%) Middleware
16 53 (4.74%) RESTful
17 51 (4.56%) SOAP
18 50 (4.47%) React
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.04%) Computer Science
2 85 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.38%) iPad
4 43 (3.84%) User Experience
5 35 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 30 (2.68%) Replication
7 28 (2.50%) Life Science
8 26 (2.32%) Clustering
9 24 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (1.70%) PKI
12 18 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.43%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.34%) Management Information System
15 8 (0.71%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.63%) CESG
16 7 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.63%) Online Banking
16 7 (0.63%) Wiki
17 6 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 375 (33.51%) Windows
2 302 (26.99%) Unix
3 95 (8.49%) Windows Server
4 86 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 81 (7.24%) CentOS
6 59 (5.27%) Ubuntu
7 56 (5.00%) AIX
8 34 (3.04%) Debian
9 29 (2.59%) Solaris
10 25 (2.23%) Mac OS
10 25 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (1.70%) Android
13 16 (1.43%) HPUX
14 12 (1.07%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.07%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.80%) SUSE
16 8 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (32.98%) DevOps
3 201 (17.96%) Software Engineering
4 172 (15.37%) Scrum
5 162 (14.48%) Continuous Integration
6 157 (14.03%) TDD
7 140 (12.51%) OO
8 130 (11.62%) Configuration Management
9 101 (9.03%) Test Automation
10 99 (8.85%) Web Development
11 94 (8.40%) MVC
12 93 (8.31%) E-Commerce
13 88 (7.86%) Open Source
14 84 (7.51%) OOP
15 82 (7.33%) Mentoring
16 79 (7.06%) ITIL
17 77 (6.88%) Microservices
18 71 (6.34%) SDLC
19 68 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
20 66 (5.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 323 (28.87%) Java
2 312 (27.88%) SQL
3 279 (24.93%) JavaScript
4 265 (23.68%) Python
5 202 (18.05%) PHP
6 141 (12.60%) Bash Shell
7 135 (12.06%) Ruby
8 131 (11.71%) C
9 97 (8.67%) C++
9 97 (8.67%) Shell Script
10 92 (8.22%) Perl
11 50 (4.47%) PowerShell
12 47 (4.20%) C#
13 18 (1.61%) Go
14 16 (1.43%) PHP 5
15 14 (1.25%) PHP 7
16 12 (1.07%) Scala
17 10 (0.89%) Embedded C
18 9 (0.80%) Korn
19 8 (0.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 131 (11.71%) Degree
2 89 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 50 (4.47%) DV Cleared
4 27 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 26 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (0.98%) CCNA
8 11 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.89%) CCNP
10 8 (0.71%) CISM
10 8 (0.71%) CISSP
11 7 (0.63%) CCIE
11 7 (0.63%) CEH
11 7 (0.63%) GIAC
11 7 (0.63%) ISSAP
11 7 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.63%) MCSE
11 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.59%) QA
2 27 (2.41%) GCP
3 19 (1.70%) SLA
4 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.27%) GDPR
9 1 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (15.19%) Docker
2 85 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 40 (3.57%) Active Directory
5 25 (2.23%) vSphere
6 23 (2.06%) Xen
7 18 (1.61%) XenServer
8 17 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.63%) Samba
12 5 (0.45%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.45%) Firmware
12 5 (0.45%) HDFS
12 5 (0.45%) KVM
12 5 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.36%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.27%) Varnish
14 3 (0.27%) vCloud
14 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 242 (21.63%) Puppet
2 203 (18.14%) Opscode Chef
3 110 (9.83%) Ansible
4 105 (9.38%) Kubernetes
5 55 (4.92%) Terraform
6 30 (2.68%) Packer
7 26 (2.32%) Cobbler
7 26 (2.32%) Nagios
7 26 (2.32%) Tivoli
8 22 (1.97%) Salt
9 21 (1.88%) ZABBIX
10 20 (1.79%) Capistrano
11 17 (1.52%) Kibana
12 14 (1.25%) CA Wily
13 12 (1.07%) Ambari
14 11 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
14 11 (0.98%) Prometheus
15 10 (0.89%) Cacti
15 10 (0.89%) FortiGate
16 9 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 190 (16.98%) Oracle
2 135 (12.06%) VMware
3 121 (10.81%) Red Hat
4 103 (9.20%) Microsoft
5 59 (5.27%) Cisco
6 58 (5.18%) Google
7 33 (2.95%) Atlassian
8 31 (2.77%) HP
9 28 (2.50%) SaltStack
10 24 (2.14%) EnterpriseDB
11 23 (2.06%) SAP
12 22 (1.97%) IBM
13 20 (1.79%) Zend
14 18 (1.61%) Citrix
15 16 (1.43%) Juniper
16 15 (1.34%) AppDynamics
16 15 (1.34%) Splunk
17 12 (1.07%) Hortonworks
17 12 (1.07%) NetApp
18 11 (0.98%) Veritas