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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 167 101 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.48% 6.06% 6.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.24% 25.06% 25.61%
Number of salaries quoted 135 95 115
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,300 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,700 £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
518 403 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.29% 24.18% 24.33%
Number of salaries quoted 445 347 423
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £51,000
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 31 October 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 31 October 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 +15 52 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Knutsford +6 24 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Crewe -4 14 £40,000 +14.28%
Wilmslow -4 13 £40,000 - 1
Macclesfield +11 10 £52,500 +25.74%
Chester +14 6 £32,500 -
Winsford 0 4 £40,000 +15.94%
Nantwich -3 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Northwich +1 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Runcorn - 1 £65,000 - 2
Daresbury - 1 £42,500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 132 (51.76%) UNIX
2 95 (37.25%) Windows
3 83 (32.55%) SQL
4 66 (25.88%) Oracle
5 54 (21.18%) Java
5 54 (21.18%) JavaScript
6 52 (20.39%) HTML
7 48 (18.82%) MySQL
8 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 44 (17.25%) CSS
10 42 (16.47%) Finance
11 41 (16.08%) TCP/IP
12 40 (15.69%) jQuery
13 39 (15.29%) PHP
14 38 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (14.12%) Web Services
16 32 (12.55%) MS Exchange
17 31 (12.16%) AIX
17 31 (12.16%) SQL Server
17 31 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
17 31 (12.16%) HTML5
18 30 (11.76%) C++
19 29 (11.37%) VMware
19 29 (11.37%) Windows 7
20 28 (10.98%) Shell Script
20 28 (10.98%) C#
20 28 (10.98%) Windows XP
21 27 (10.59%) VPN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 32 (12.55%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.59%) Apache
3 22 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 14 (5.49%) Lync
4 14 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.71%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.71%) IIS
6 11 (4.31%) SharePoint
6 11 (4.31%) nginx
6 11 (4.31%) Node.js
7 9 (3.53%) uWSGI
7 9 (3.53%) SAS
8 7 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.96%) WordPress
10 4 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.57%) CMS
10 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.18%) Flash Media Server
Applications
1 25 (9.80%) MS Office
2 21 (8.24%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.78%) SPSS
3 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) Edge Animate
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.39%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
2 1 (0.39%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.53%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) Route 53
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (16.08%) TCP/IP
2 27 (10.59%) VPN
3 26 (10.20%) DNS
4 19 (7.45%) DHCP
5 15 (5.88%) Firewall
6 11 (4.31%) SAN
7 10 (3.92%) SSL
8 9 (3.53%) Network Security
9 7 (2.75%) SNMP
10 6 (2.35%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.35%) SSH
11 4 (1.57%) HTTP
11 4 (1.57%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.57%) LDAP
12 2 (0.78%) SMTP
12 2 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.39%) Wireless
13 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.39%) NAS
13 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.82%) MySQL
2 31 (12.16%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.63%) Big Data
4 17 (6.67%) DB2
5 15 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 14 (5.49%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.14%) QlikView
9 8 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (3.14%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (2.75%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle Discoverer
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (2.35%) Essbase
11 6 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (9.02%) Subversion
2 17 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.53%) Mercurial
3 9 (3.53%) SilkPerformer
3 9 (3.53%) LoadRunner
4 7 (2.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (2.35%) NUnit
5 6 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.35%) Selenium
6 4 (1.57%) JUnit
7 3 (1.18%) FlexUnit
8 1 (0.39%) Gradle
8 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.39%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.39%) Aptana Studio
8 1 (0.39%) JIRA
8 1 (0.39%) Ant
8 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.39%) Maven
General
1 42 (16.47%) Finance
2 17 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.10%) Back Office
3 13 (5.10%) Retail
4 11 (4.31%) Banking
5 9 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.14%) French Language
6 8 (3.14%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.75%) Marketing
7 7 (2.75%) Billing
8 4 (1.57%) Games
9 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (28.63%) Developer
2 31 (12.16%) Support Engineer
3 23 (9.02%) Senior Developer
3 23 (9.02%) Consultant
4 22 (8.63%) Administrator
5 20 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) Applications Support
7 16 (6.27%) Web Developer
7 16 (6.27%) Analyst
7 16 (6.27%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (5.49%) IT Support
9 12 (4.71%) PHP Developer
10 11 (4.31%) Linux Support Engineer
10 11 (4.31%) Linux Support
10 11 (4.31%) Applications Developer
10 11 (4.31%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (3.53%) Team Leader
11 9 (3.53%) Business Consultant
11 9 (3.53%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.39%) HTML
2 44 (17.25%) CSS
3 40 (15.69%) jQuery
4 36 (14.12%) Web Services
5 31 (12.16%) HTML5
6 25 (9.80%) Ajax
7 22 (8.63%) CSS3
8 19 (7.45%) .NET
9 17 (6.67%) XML
10 16 (6.27%) ASP.NET
11 14 (5.49%) JSON
12 12 (4.71%) .NET Framework
12 12 (4.71%) J2EE
13 11 (4.31%) XSD
13 11 (4.31%) Middleware
14 10 (3.92%) XSLT
14 10 (3.92%) SOAP
14 10 (3.92%) REST
15 9 (3.53%) WebRTC
15 9 (3.53%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.45%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.88%) Open Source
4 10 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.14%) Data Integration
5 8 (3.14%) Clustering
6 6 (2.35%) iPhone
7 4 (1.57%) User Experience
7 4 (1.57%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.57%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.18%) SecurID
8 3 (1.18%) Life Science
8 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.78%) Telematics
9 2 (0.78%) Online Games
9 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 132 (51.76%) UNIX
2 95 (37.25%) Windows
3 38 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (12.16%) AIX
5 29 (11.37%) Windows 7
6 28 (10.98%) Windows XP
7 20 (7.84%) Android
7 20 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.27%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.92%) Solaris
10 9 (3.53%) CentOS
10 9 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.57%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.78%) HPUX
13 1 (0.39%) VMS
13 1 (0.39%) zOS
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (9.02%) Problem Management
3 22 (8.63%) Change Management
4 21 (8.24%) ITIL
5 19 (7.45%) E-Commerce
6 18 (7.06%) MVC
7 17 (6.67%) Quality Management
8 15 (5.88%) TDD
8 15 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.49%) Software Engineering
9 14 (5.49%) SOA
10 12 (4.71%) OO
10 12 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (4.31%) Analytics
12 10 (3.92%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.92%) Web Development
13 9 (3.53%) Information Security
13 9 (3.53%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 83 (32.55%) SQL
2 54 (21.18%) Java
2 54 (21.18%) JavaScript
3 39 (15.29%) PHP
4 30 (11.76%) C++
5 28 (10.98%) Shell Script
5 28 (10.98%) C#
6 20 (7.84%) Python
7 13 (5.10%) Perl
8 12 (4.71%) C
9 11 (4.31%) VB
10 9 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.14%) Ruby
12 7 (2.75%) Korn
12 7 (2.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.35%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.35%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.18%) PHP5
15 3 (1.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 26 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (9.80%) Degree
3 23 (9.02%) MCITP
3 23 (9.02%) MCSE
4 21 (8.24%) MCTS
5 19 (7.45%) MCSA
6 18 (7.06%) MCP
7 9 (3.53%) ISEB
7 9 (3.53%) ISTQB
8 8 (3.14%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.35%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.35%) CISSP
10 4 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.57%) CISM
11 2 (0.78%) RHCE
11 2 (0.78%) CCNP
11 2 (0.78%) CCNA
11 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.84%) SLA
1 20 (7.84%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (10.59%) Hyper-V
2 19 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.31%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.53%) vSphere
6 7 (2.75%) Firmware
6 7 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.78%) GPFS
9 2 (0.78%) Snort
9 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.78%) Samba
10 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.39%) XenApp
10 1 (0.39%) XenServer
10 1 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.39%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) SCCM
2 9 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (3.53%) Puppet
3 7 (2.75%) HP SIM
3 7 (2.75%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.75%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.75%) WSUS
4 5 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.18%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.78%) Nagios
8 1 (0.39%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.39%) SCOM
8 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.39%) Cacti
8 1 (0.39%) Legato
Vendors
1 66 (25.88%) Oracle
2 45 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.37%) VMware
4 27 (10.59%) IBM
5 17 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 16 (6.27%) HP
7 11 (4.31%) Cisco
8 9 (3.53%) Dell
8 9 (3.53%) Rackspace
9 8 (3.14%) Cognos
9 8 (3.14%) Business Objects
9 8 (3.14%) Symantec
9 8 (3.14%) Sophos
10 6 (2.35%) Hyperion
10 6 (2.35%) EMC
11 5 (1.96%) Avaya
11 5 (1.96%) SAP
11 5 (1.96%) NetApp
11 5 (1.96%) Splunk
12 4 (1.57%) NETGEAR
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22 - £26 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £68000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 10 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, BUPA, life assurance
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: very good salary
Posted: 15 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: very competitive salary-ask for more info!
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: VERY COMPETITIVE
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: VERY STRONG SALARY
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: very competitive
Posted: 24 days ago