The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 160 120 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.39% 6.88% 6.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.13% 27.40% 28.43%
Number of salaries quoted 138 110 127
Average salary £42,500 £38,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,250 £27,675
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £51,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
514 438 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.97% 25.10% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 461 368 437
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £48,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region.

Linux Salary Trend in Cheshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Linux
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 49 £37,500 -1.96% 5
Knutsford +7 21 £43,000 -14.00% 1
Crewe +9 17 £50,000 +40.84% 2
Macclesfield +10 13 £52,500 +84.21% 2
Wilmslow -3 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Chester +5 4 £34,250 -9.86% 4
Winsford 0 4 £40,000 -
Nantwich 0 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Runcorn +2 2 £51,500 +1.98% 2
Northwich -2 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Daresbury - 1 £42,500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 147 (55.26%) UNIX
2 117 (43.98%) Windows
3 89 (33.46%) SQL
4 70 (26.32%) Oracle
5 56 (21.05%) Java
6 55 (20.68%) Finance
7 53 (19.92%) JavaScript
8 51 (19.17%) HTML
9 50 (18.80%) TCP/IP
10 45 (16.92%) Microsoft
11 43 (16.17%) CSS
12 42 (15.79%) MySQL
13 41 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (15.41%) jQuery
14 38 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (13.53%) AIX
16 35 (13.16%) Web Services
17 34 (12.78%) C#
17 34 (12.78%) C++
17 34 (12.78%) PHP
17 34 (12.78%) SQL Server
17 34 (12.78%) HTML5
18 33 (12.41%) MS Exchange
19 31 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (11.28%) Degree
21 29 (10.90%) VMware
22 28 (10.53%) Windows 7
23 27 (10.15%) Hyper-V
23 27 (10.15%) QA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.27%) Apache
2 22 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (6.39%) WebSphere
4 15 (5.64%) Lync
5 14 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.51%) IIS
6 12 (4.51%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.51%) Node.js
6 12 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.38%) SAS
8 7 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (2.26%) WordPress
9 6 (2.26%) nginx
10 5 (1.88%) uWSGI
11 4 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.50%) Flash Media Server
12 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (9.40%) MS Office
2 20 (7.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.75%) SPSS
3 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.38%) Edge Animate
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (3.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.14%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.63%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) Route 53
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.38%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (18.80%) TCP/IP
2 26 (9.77%) VPN
3 24 (9.02%) DNS
4 19 (7.14%) DHCP
4 19 (7.14%) Firewall
5 13 (4.89%) SSL
6 11 (4.14%) SAN
6 11 (4.14%) Network Security
7 7 (2.63%) SNMP
8 6 (2.26%) HTTP
8 6 (2.26%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.13%) SSH
10 2 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.75%) Wireless
10 2 (0.75%) Internet
10 2 (0.75%) SMTP
10 2 (0.75%) LDAP
11 1 (0.38%) VoIP
11 1 (0.38%) WAN
11 1 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.79%) MySQL
2 34 (12.78%) SQL Server
3 24 (9.02%) Big Data
4 18 (6.77%) DB2
5 17 (6.39%) NoSQL
6 16 (6.02%) Oracle Database
7 13 (4.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (3.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (3.01%) Essbase
10 8 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (3.01%) QlikView
10 8 (3.01%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (3.01%) Hadoop
10 8 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (3.01%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (3.01%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (7.14%) Subversion
2 17 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.14%) LoadRunner
4 10 (3.76%) Selenium
4 10 (3.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (3.38%) SilkPerformer
6 8 (3.01%) NUnit
7 6 (2.26%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.88%) JUnit
8 5 (1.88%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.50%) FlexUnit
10 1 (0.38%) Gradle
10 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.38%) Sublime Text
10 1 (0.38%) JIRA
10 1 (0.38%) Aptana Studio
10 1 (0.38%) Ant
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 55 (20.68%) Finance
2 16 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.64%) Banking
4 13 (4.89%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.89%) Back Office
5 8 (3.01%) Retail
5 8 (3.01%) French Language
5 8 (3.01%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.88%) Billing
7 4 (1.50%) Games
7 4 (1.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (26.32%) Developer
2 29 (10.90%) Support Engineer
3 24 (9.02%) Consultant
4 21 (7.89%) Analyst
5 20 (7.52%) Administrator
5 20 (7.52%) Senior Developer
5 20 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 17 (6.39%) Applications Support
8 15 (5.64%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.14%) Linux Support
10 11 (4.14%) IT Support
10 11 (4.14%) Linux Support Engineer
10 11 (4.14%) PHP Developer
10 11 (4.14%) DBA
10 11 (4.14%) Applications Developer
10 11 (4.14%) Oracle DBA
11 9 (3.38%) Business Consultant
11 9 (3.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (19.17%) HTML
2 43 (16.17%) CSS
3 41 (15.41%) jQuery
4 35 (13.16%) Web Services
5 34 (12.78%) HTML5
6 26 (9.77%) Ajax
7 24 (9.02%) .NET
8 23 (8.65%) CSS3
9 20 (7.52%) Middleware
10 19 (7.14%) ASP.NET
11 16 (6.02%) XML
12 14 (5.26%) .NET Framework
13 12 (4.51%) J2EE
13 12 (4.51%) WebSockets
13 12 (4.51%) WebRTC
14 11 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (4.14%) XSD
14 11 (4.14%) WebSphere MQ
15 10 (3.76%) JSON
15 10 (3.76%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.14%) Open Source
3 18 (6.77%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.76%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.01%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.26%) iPhone
6 6 (2.26%) User Experience
6 6 (2.26%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.26%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.88%) Clustering
8 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.50%) SecurID
8 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.13%) Life Science
10 2 (0.75%) Online Games
10 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.75%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.75%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 147 (55.26%) UNIX
2 117 (43.98%) Windows
3 38 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (13.53%) AIX
5 31 (11.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 27 (10.15%) Windows XP
8 23 (8.65%) Android
9 20 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (7.14%) Apple iOS
11 10 (3.76%) Solaris
11 10 (3.76%) CentOS
11 10 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.50%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.75%) HPUX
14 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.38%) VMS
14 1 (0.38%) zOS
14 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (9.02%) Problem Management
3 23 (8.65%) Change Management
4 20 (7.52%) E-Commerce
5 19 (7.14%) ITIL
6 18 (6.77%) Quality Management
6 18 (6.77%) MVC
6 18 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (5.64%) Software Engineering
8 13 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (4.89%) TDD
8 13 (4.89%) Information Security
9 12 (4.51%) SOA
9 12 (4.51%) Load Balancing
10 11 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.14%) Analytics
11 10 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.38%) Test Strategy
12 9 (3.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (33.46%) SQL
2 56 (21.05%) Java
3 53 (19.92%) JavaScript
4 34 (12.78%) C#
4 34 (12.78%) C++
4 34 (12.78%) PHP
5 24 (9.02%) Shell Script
6 18 (6.77%) Python
7 16 (6.02%) Perl
8 12 (4.51%) C
9 11 (4.14%) VB
10 10 (3.76%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.01%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.63%) Korn
13 6 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.26%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.26%) JCL
14 4 (1.50%) Ruby
15 3 (1.13%) AWK
Qualifications
1 30 (11.28%) Degree
2 26 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (8.65%) MCSE
3 23 (8.65%) MCITP
4 21 (7.89%) MCTS
5 19 (7.14%) MCSA
6 18 (6.77%) MCP
7 16 (6.02%) ISEB
8 12 (4.51%) ISTQB
9 10 (3.76%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.01%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.26%) CISSP
12 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.50%) CISM
12 4 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.75%) RHCE
13 2 (0.75%) CCNP
13 2 (0.75%) CCNA
14 1 (0.38%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.15%) QA
2 19 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (10.15%) Hyper-V
2 19 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.02%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.14%) Active Directory
5 10 (3.76%) vSphere
6 9 (3.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (2.63%) Firmware
8 6 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.75%) GPFS
10 2 (0.75%) XenApp
10 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.75%) Samba
10 2 (0.75%) Snort
10 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.38%) XenServer
11 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.38%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (4.14%) SCCM
2 9 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.63%) HP SIM
3 7 (2.63%) Puppet
3 7 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.63%) WSUS
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.50%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.13%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.75%) Nagios
6 2 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) nmon
7 1 (0.38%) Opsview
7 1 (0.38%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 70 (26.32%) Oracle
2 45 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 29 (10.90%) VMware
4 27 (10.15%) IBM
5 17 (6.39%) Red Hat
6 16 (6.02%) HP
7 11 (4.14%) Cisco
8 9 (3.38%) Dell
9 8 (3.01%) Cognos
9 8 (3.01%) Business Objects
9 8 (3.01%) Hyperion
10 7 (2.63%) Symantec
10 7 (2.63%) Sophos
10 7 (2.63%) Splunk
10 7 (2.63%) Rackspace
11 6 (2.26%) EMC
12 5 (1.88%) Avaya
12 5 (1.88%) SAP
12 5 (1.88%) NetApp
13 4 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
Cheshire
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Northwich
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Atos
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £27000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe
360 Resourcing
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £68000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago