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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 129 100 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.60% 6.41% 6.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.56% 24.69% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 100 91 114
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £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
468 405 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.93% 25.94% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 363 348 431
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +3 41 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Knutsford +2 20 £35,000 -23.91% 2
Macclesfield +6 9 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Chester -3 6 £32,500 +6.55% 4
Crewe -10 4 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Winsford 0 3 £38,750 +23.01%
Wilmslow - 3 £50,000 - 1
Nantwich - 3 £40,000 -
Daresbury - 2 £34,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £65,000 - 4
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 130 (53.06%) UNIX
2 81 (33.06%) Windows
3 66 (26.94%) MySQL
4 59 (24.08%) SQL
5 56 (22.86%) HTML
6 55 (22.45%) JavaScript
7 54 (22.04%) CSS
8 53 (21.63%) Oracle
9 46 (18.78%) Java
10 43 (17.55%) Microsoft
11 42 (17.14%) PHP
12 38 (15.51%) Finance
13 37 (15.10%) Shell Script
13 37 (15.10%) Apache
13 37 (15.10%) Subversion
14 35 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 35 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 31 (12.65%) XML
16 29 (11.84%) AIX
16 29 (11.84%) Change Management
17 28 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (11.43%) Web Services
17 28 (11.43%) DNS
17 28 (11.43%) MS Exchange
17 28 (11.43%) Git (software)
17 28 (11.43%) Windows 7
18 27 (11.02%) jQuery
18 27 (11.02%) JSON
19 26 (10.61%) Problem Management
19 26 (10.61%) Windows XP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 37 (15.10%) Apache
2 28 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 18 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (7.35%) CMS
4 17 (6.94%) nginx
5 13 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.90%) WebSphere
7 11 (4.49%) SharePoint
7 11 (4.49%) WebLogic
7 11 (4.49%) Lync
7 11 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (4.08%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.67%) Node.js
9 9 (3.67%) uWSGI
10 7 (2.86%) SAS
10 7 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.45%) IIS
12 5 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (2.04%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
12 5 (2.04%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 25 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.16%) MS Office
3 4 (1.63%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (2.04%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
1 5 (2.04%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) Route 53
4 1 (0.41%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 28 (11.43%) DNS
3 21 (8.57%) VPN
4 17 (6.94%) DHCP
5 13 (5.31%) Firewall
6 12 (4.90%) SAN
7 11 (4.49%) SSL
7 11 (4.49%) SSH
8 9 (3.67%) Kerberos
8 9 (3.67%) LDAP
9 7 (2.86%) SNMP
10 4 (1.63%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.82%) NAS
12 2 (0.82%) Network Security
12 2 (0.82%) SMTP
12 2 (0.82%) HTTP
13 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.41%) FTP
13 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (26.94%) MySQL
2 24 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 15 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 14 (5.71%) Big Data
5 13 (5.31%) DB2
6 12 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (4.49%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.08%) MongoDB
8 10 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (3.27%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.45%) QlikView
11 6 (2.45%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.82%) Redis
14 1 (0.41%) Informix
14 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 37 (15.10%) Subversion
2 28 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.67%) LoadRunner
3 9 (3.67%) Mercurial
3 9 (3.67%) SilkPerformer
4 7 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.63%) Selenium
5 4 (1.63%) NUnit
5 4 (1.63%) JUnit
6 3 (1.22%) FlexUnit
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.41%) Ant
8 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.41%) Aptana Studio
8 1 (0.41%) Gradle
8 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 38 (15.51%) Finance
2 21 (8.57%) Marketing
3 19 (7.76%) Retail
4 15 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.31%) Banking
6 10 (4.08%) Back Office
7 8 (3.27%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.86%) Billing
9 6 (2.45%) French Language
9 6 (2.45%) Spanish Language
9 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.22%) Games
10 3 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 74 (30.20%) Developer
2 33 (13.47%) Support Engineer
3 31 (12.65%) Administrator
4 26 (10.61%) PHP Developer
5 24 (9.80%) Linux Administrator
6 23 (9.39%) Linux Engineer
7 21 (8.57%) Linux Support
8 19 (7.76%) Linux Support Engineer
9 18 (7.35%) Consultant
10 16 (6.53%) Senior Developer
11 15 (6.12%) Applications Support
11 15 (6.12%) Analyst
11 15 (6.12%) UNIX Administrator
11 15 (6.12%) IT Support
12 13 (5.31%) Web Developer
12 13 (5.31%) UNIX Support
13 12 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (4.90%) UNIX Engineer
13 12 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (4.49%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.86%) HTML
2 54 (22.04%) CSS
3 31 (12.65%) XML
4 28 (11.43%) Web Services
5 27 (11.02%) jQuery
5 27 (11.02%) JSON
6 21 (8.57%) HTML5
6 21 (8.57%) REST
6 21 (8.57%) CSS3
7 20 (8.16%) XHTML
8 17 (6.94%) LAMP
8 17 (6.94%) Ajax
9 12 (4.90%) .NET
9 12 (4.90%) J2EE
10 11 (4.49%) ASP.NET
10 11 (4.49%) XSD
10 11 (4.49%) Middleware
11 10 (4.08%) XSLT
11 10 (4.08%) SOAP
12 9 (3.67%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.90%) Clustering
4 9 (3.67%) Device Driver
5 8 (3.27%) Firmware
6 7 (2.86%) iPhone
6 7 (2.86%) Open Source
7 6 (2.45%) Data Integration
8 5 (2.04%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.63%) User Experience
9 4 (1.63%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.82%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.82%) Social Media
10 2 (0.82%) Replication
11 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.41%) W3C
11 1 (0.41%) DTV
11 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 130 (53.06%) UNIX
2 81 (33.06%) Windows
3 35 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (11.84%) AIX
5 28 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (11.43%) Windows 7
6 26 (10.61%) Windows XP
7 19 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (6.94%) Android
9 12 (4.90%) Apple iOS
9 12 (4.90%) CentOS
10 9 (3.67%) FreeBSD
10 9 (3.67%) Solaris
11 8 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.82%) Debian
13 2 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (11.84%) Change Management
2 26 (10.61%) Problem Management
3 22 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (8.98%) OO
3 22 (8.98%) ITIL
4 19 (7.76%) Web Design
5 17 (6.94%) SOA
5 17 (6.94%) MVC
5 17 (6.94%) OO PHP
6 14 (5.71%) TDD
6 14 (5.71%) E-Commerce
7 12 (4.90%) Web Development
8 11 (4.49%) Test Management
8 11 (4.49%) Multithreading
8 11 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (4.08%) Online Marketing
9 10 (4.08%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.08%) Quality Management
10 9 (3.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 59 (24.08%) SQL
2 55 (22.45%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.78%) Java
4 42 (17.14%) PHP
5 37 (15.10%) Shell Script
6 21 (8.57%) Python
7 19 (7.76%) C#
8 17 (6.94%) C++
8 17 (6.94%) PHP5
9 16 (6.53%) Ruby
10 14 (5.71%) Perl
11 7 (2.86%) C
11 7 (2.86%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.86%) Korn
12 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.22%) AWK
13 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.22%) sed
14 2 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.35%) MCSE
3 17 (6.94%) MCSA
4 16 (6.53%) MCP
5 15 (6.12%) MCTS
5 15 (6.12%) MCITP
6 14 (5.71%) Degree
7 9 (3.67%) ISEB
7 9 (3.67%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.04%) CISSP
8 5 (2.04%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.63%) CISM
10 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.41%) CCNA
12 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.41%) OCP
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.41%) RHCE
12 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.49%) SLA
1 11 (4.49%) QA
2 8 (3.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (9.39%) Hyper-V
2 14 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.08%) VMware ESX
3 10 (4.08%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.67%) vSphere
5 4 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.22%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.82%) GPFS
7 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.41%) Samba
8 1 (0.41%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) XenServer
8 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.41%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.41%) Snort
8 1 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (4.49%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.08%) Puppet
3 9 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (3.27%) SCCM
4 8 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (3.27%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
5 7 (2.86%) HP SIM
5 7 (2.86%) WSUS
6 6 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.22%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.82%) Nagios
9 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.41%) Netcool
10 1 (0.41%) Legato
10 1 (0.41%) SCOM
10 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.41%) Opsview
Vendors
1 53 (21.63%) Oracle
2 43 (17.55%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.61%) VMware
4 18 (7.35%) IBM
4 18 (7.35%) Red Hat
5 15 (6.12%) HP
6 11 (4.49%) Symantec
7 9 (3.67%) NetApp
7 9 (3.67%) Cisco
7 9 (3.67%) Rackspace
8 8 (3.27%) Sophos
8 8 (3.27%) Dell
9 7 (2.86%) EMC
10 6 (2.45%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.45%) Cognos
11 5 (2.04%) Adobe
11 5 (2.04%) Citrix
11 5 (2.04%) Epicor
11 5 (2.04%) Avaya
11 5 (2.04%) SAP
Crewe, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 16 days ago