Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,098 1,106 990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.35% 8.72% 8.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.85% 37.73% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 874 829 833
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £29,225 £28,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,312 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.09%

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 2,448 2,931 2,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.07% 23.12% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,955 2,319 2,277
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +10 823 £49,000 +8.89% 126
Cheshire -19 117 £47,500 - 27
Merseyside -2 82 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Lancashire +30 61 £40,000 +20.30% 16
Cumbria +5 2 £47,000 +4.44% 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 574 (52.28%) Windows
2 421 (38.34%) Amazon AWS
3 375 (34.15%) DevOps
4 338 (30.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 316 (28.78%) SQL
6 312 (28.42%) Python
7 307 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
8 300 (27.32%) Microsoft
9 247 (22.50%) Information Security
10 243 (22.13%) VMware
11 229 (20.86%) Ansible
12 228 (20.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 228 (20.77%) Active Directory
13 225 (20.49%) Finance
14 221 (20.13%) Penetration Testing
15 219 (19.95%) SIEM
16 210 (19.13%) CISSP
16 210 (19.13%) Java
17 198 (18.03%) Jenkins
18 197 (17.94%) Mentoring
19 196 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
20 191 (17.40%) Docker
21 180 (16.39%) Degree
22 168 (15.30%) Git (software)
23 167 (15.21%) Puppet
24 163 (14.85%) Cisco
25 160 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
26 150 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
27 147 (13.39%) Unix
28 143 (13.02%) Kubernetes

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 78 (7.10%) Apache
2 76 (6.92%) Confluence
3 68 (6.19%) IIS
4 28 (2.55%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.55%) WebSphere
5 27 (2.46%) nginx
6 25 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.55%) JBoss
8 14 (1.28%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.09%) WordPress
11 11 (1.00%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.91%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.64%) CMS
13 7 (0.64%) Liferay
13 7 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.55%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.46%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.46%) WildFly
16 4 (0.36%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 106 (9.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (1.91%) Magento
2 4 (0.36%) Relativity
3 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.091%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.091%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 421 (38.34%) Amazon AWS
2 338 (30.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (8.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 87 (7.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 52 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
6 51 (4.64%) Amazon S3
7 49 (4.46%) Amazon SQS
8 45 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
9 42 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 40 (3.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 35 (3.19%) GitHub
12 33 (3.01%) SaaS
13 31 (2.82%) OpenShift
14 26 (2.37%) Office 365
15 17 (1.55%) IaaS
15 17 (1.55%) Serverless
16 16 (1.46%) IBM Cloud
17 15 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
18 13 (1.18%) PaaS
19 9 (0.82%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 124 (11.29%) Network Security
2 111 (10.11%) Wi-Fi
3 87 (7.92%) Firewall
4 47 (4.28%) DNS
5 43 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 34 (3.10%) VPN
7 30 (2.73%) SAN
8 25 (2.28%) VoIP
9 23 (2.09%) WAN
10 22 (2.00%) Internet
11 21 (1.91%) LAN
12 20 (1.82%) HTTP
12 20 (1.82%) SSH
12 20 (1.82%) SSL
13 17 (1.55%) RS-232
14 16 (1.46%) DHCP
15 15 (1.37%) RS-485
15 15 (1.37%) Skype
16 12 (1.09%) MPLS
17 9 (0.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (11.75%) MySQL
2 87 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 56 (5.10%) MongoDB
4 50 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 50 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 42 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 33 (3.01%) Big Data
8 20 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.73%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (1.37%) Power BI
11 14 (1.28%) MariaDB
12 11 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.91%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.55%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (0.55%) Redis
16 5 (0.46%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 198 (18.03%) Jenkins
2 168 (15.30%) Git (software)
3 127 (11.57%) JIRA
4 119 (10.84%) TeamCity
5 108 (9.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 91 (8.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 41 (3.73%) Selenium
8 35 (3.19%) Bitbucket
8 35 (3.19%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.37%) Subversion
10 19 (1.73%) Travis CI
11 18 (1.64%) JUnit
12 17 (1.55%) GitLab
13 15 (1.37%) EasyMock
14 14 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (1.18%) PHPUnit
16 11 (1.00%) CircleCI
16 11 (1.00%) Codeship
16 11 (1.00%) JMeter
17 9 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 225 (20.49%) Finance
2 119 (10.84%) Legal
3 48 (4.37%) Electronics
4 42 (3.83%) Retail
5 36 (3.28%) Marketing
6 34 (3.10%) Banking
6 34 (3.10%) Games
7 28 (2.55%) Law
8 24 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 21 (1.91%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.64%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.82%) Military
12 8 (0.73%) German Language
13 7 (0.64%) Advertising
13 7 (0.64%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.55%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.55%) French Language
15 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 220 (20.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 152 (13.84%) Analyst
3 129 (11.75%) Developer
4 117 (10.66%) Security Analyst
5 109 (9.93%) Linux Engineer
6 106 (9.65%) IT Analyst
6 106 (9.65%) IT Security Analyst
6 106 (9.65%) Senior Analyst
6 106 (9.65%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 106 (9.65%) Senior Security Analyst
7 97 (8.83%) Information Manager
7 97 (8.83%) Information Security Manager
7 97 (8.83%) Security Manager
8 78 (7.10%) Software Engineer
9 62 (5.65%) Support Engineer
10 52 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 49 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
12 48 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
13 43 (3.92%) PHP Developer
14 41 (3.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (6.74%) Node.js
2 71 (6.47%) HTML
3 66 (6.01%) Web Services
4 56 (5.10%) CSS
5 54 (4.92%) LAMP
5 54 (4.92%) XML
6 36 (3.28%) jQuery
6 36 (3.28%) REST
7 34 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
7 34 (3.10%) Java EE
7 34 (3.10%) RESTful
7 34 (3.10%) Spring
8 29 (2.64%) SOAP
9 28 (2.55%) AngularJS
10 27 (2.46%) .NET
10 27 (2.46%) HTML5
11 26 (2.37%) React
12 21 (1.91%) JSON
12 21 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (1.82%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 135 (12.30%) Management Information System
2 105 (9.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 70 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.83%) Public Cloud
5 47 (4.28%) Fintech
6 44 (4.01%) Private Cloud
7 31 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
8 26 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.73%) Clustering
10 18 (1.64%) Mobile App
11 15 (1.37%) Wiki
12 13 (1.18%) Cloud Native
13 12 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.09%) Replication
14 11 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 11 (1.00%) NHS
15 10 (0.91%) Blog
15 10 (0.91%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
17 8 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 574 (52.28%) Windows
2 147 (13.39%) Unix
3 97 (8.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 71 (6.47%) Windows Server
5 68 (6.19%) CentOS
6 49 (4.46%) Ubuntu
7 40 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (2.55%) Apple iOS
10 27 (2.46%) Android
11 21 (1.91%) Debian
12 20 (1.82%) Windows 7
13 19 (1.73%) Windows 10
14 17 (1.55%) Solaris
15 14 (1.28%) AIX
15 14 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
15 14 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.18%) Mac OS X
17 11 (1.00%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.82%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (34.15%) DevOps
2 307 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
3 247 (22.50%) Information Security
4 221 (20.13%) Penetration Testing
5 219 (19.95%) SIEM
6 197 (17.94%) Mentoring
7 150 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
8 142 (12.93%) Software Engineering
9 136 (12.39%) Configuration Management
10 128 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 126 (11.48%) Web Development
12 123 (11.20%) Risk Management
13 113 (10.29%) Business Continuity
14 109 (9.93%) Vulnerability Management
15 108 (9.84%) Threat Analysis
16 106 (9.65%) Data Protection
16 106 (9.65%) OWASP
16 106 (9.65%) Risk Analysis
17 105 (9.56%) Incident Management
17 105 (9.56%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 316 (28.78%) SQL
2 312 (28.42%) Python
3 210 (19.13%) Java
4 132 (12.02%) Bash Shell
5 115 (10.47%) PHP
6 111 (10.11%) JavaScript
7 110 (10.02%) Ruby
8 107 (9.74%) C++
9 102 (9.29%) Perl
10 76 (6.92%) C#
11 61 (5.56%) PowerShell
12 57 (5.19%) C
13 39 (3.55%) Go
14 28 (2.55%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.18%) Scala
16 9 (0.82%) Groovy
17 8 (0.73%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.73%) Embedded C++
18 6 (0.55%) ES6
18 6 (0.55%) Lua
Qualifications
1 210 (19.13%) CISSP
2 180 (16.39%) Degree
3 111 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
3 111 (10.11%) SANS
4 107 (9.74%) CREST Certified
5 99 (9.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 30 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 27 (2.46%) AWS Certification
8 22 (2.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.28%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.00%) CCNA
11 11 (1.00%) ISEB
12 9 (0.82%) RHCE
12 9 (0.82%) RHCSA
13 8 (0.73%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.64%) CCNP
14 7 (0.64%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.64%) GIAC
14 7 (0.64%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (20.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (10.93%) PCI DSS
3 117 (10.66%) GDPR
4 40 (3.64%) QA
5 16 (1.46%) SLA
6 6 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.18%) FISMA
8 2 (0.18%) WCAG
9 1 (0.091%) COBIT
9 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 228 (20.77%) Active Directory
2 196 (17.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (17.40%) Docker
4 49 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
5 39 (3.55%) Hyper-V
6 33 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (2.28%) vSphere
8 10 (0.91%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.73%) PowerHA
10 7 (0.64%) KVM
11 6 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.55%) HDFS
12 5 (0.46%) Corosync
12 5 (0.46%) Firmware
13 4 (0.36%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.27%) Ceph
14 3 (0.27%) iptables
14 3 (0.27%) NFS
14 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 229 (20.86%) Ansible
2 167 (15.21%) Puppet
3 160 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
4 143 (13.02%) Kubernetes
5 78 (7.10%) Terraform
6 52 (4.74%) Salt
7 34 (3.10%) Packer
8 29 (2.64%) Graphite
8 29 (2.64%) Prometheus
9 27 (2.46%) Nagios
10 19 (1.73%) Grafana
11 15 (1.37%) Consul
12 14 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (1.09%) CFEngine
14 9 (0.82%) Cobbler
14 9 (0.82%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.73%) Opsview
16 7 (0.64%) ZABBIX
17 6 (0.55%) cPanel
17 6 (0.55%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 300 (27.32%) Microsoft
2 243 (22.13%) VMware
3 163 (14.85%) Cisco
4 109 (9.93%) Red Hat
5 85 (7.74%) Oracle
6 59 (5.37%) New Relic
7 41 (3.73%) Trend Micro
8 29 (2.64%) Google
9 25 (2.28%) Atlassian
10 22 (2.00%) HP
11 20 (1.82%) SAP
12 19 (1.73%) WorldPay
13 14 (1.28%) Apple
13 14 (1.28%) Citrix
13 14 (1.28%) Splunk
14 12 (1.09%) IBM
14 12 (1.09%) NetApp
15 10 (0.91%) SolarWinds
15 10 (0.91%) Veritas
16 9 (0.82%) Veeam