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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 135 92 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.90% 5.88% 5.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.54% 22.28% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 104 84 110
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £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
473 413 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.18% 26.41% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 378 346 427
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 £52,500 £64,000 £50,000
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 30 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 30 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 +5 44 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Knutsford +4 19 £35,000 -
Macclesfield +3 11 £51,250 -6.81% 3
Chester -3 6 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Crewe -4 6 £31,250 -13.19% 1
Nantwich - 4 £40,000 -
Winsford 0 3 £38,750 +23.01% 1
Wilmslow - 3 £50,000 - 2
Runcorn - 1 £65,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £42,500 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 124 (52.32%) UNIX
2 82 (34.60%) Windows
3 62 (26.16%) SQL
4 58 (24.47%) MySQL
5 54 (22.78%) Oracle
6 51 (21.52%) HTML
7 50 (21.10%) Java
7 50 (21.10%) JavaScript
8 49 (20.68%) CSS
9 44 (18.57%) Microsoft
10 38 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (15.19%) PHP
12 35 (14.77%) TCP/IP
12 35 (14.77%) Finance
13 34 (14.35%) Shell Script
14 33 (13.92%) Apache
14 33 (13.92%) Subversion
15 31 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (12.66%) Web Services
16 30 (12.66%) MS Exchange
17 29 (12.24%) jQuery
17 29 (12.24%) Windows 7
18 27 (11.39%) Change Management
18 27 (11.39%) Windows XP
18 27 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (10.97%) DNS
20 25 (10.55%) XML
20 25 (10.55%) AIX
20 25 (10.55%) VMware
20 25 (10.55%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 33 (13.92%) Apache
2 30 (12.66%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (6.75%) nginx
5 13 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (5.49%) CMS
6 12 (5.06%) WebSphere
6 12 (5.06%) WebLogic
7 11 (4.64%) SharePoint
7 11 (4.64%) Node.js
7 11 (4.64%) Lync
7 11 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.80%) uWSGI
9 8 (3.38%) SAS
9 8 (3.38%) Tomcat
10 7 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.11%) IIS
11 5 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (2.11%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 5 (2.11%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 24 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 21 (8.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.84%) SPSS
4 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Edge Animate
5 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (2.11%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
1 5 (2.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.69%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Route 53
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.77%) TCP/IP
2 26 (10.97%) DNS
3 23 (9.70%) VPN
4 17 (7.17%) DHCP
5 12 (5.06%) SAN
6 11 (4.64%) Firewall
7 9 (3.80%) SSH
7 9 (3.80%) SSL
8 7 (2.95%) LDAP
8 7 (2.95%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.95%) SNMP
9 3 (1.27%) Network Security
9 3 (1.27%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.84%) NAS
10 2 (0.84%) SMTP
10 2 (0.84%) HTTP
11 1 (0.42%) VoIP
11 1 (0.42%) WAN
11 1 (0.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.47%) MySQL
2 24 (10.13%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.02%) Big Data
4 14 (5.91%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.49%) DB2
5 13 (5.49%) NoSQL
6 11 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 10 (4.22%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.38%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.95%) QlikView
10 7 (2.95%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.84%) Redis
13 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 33 (13.92%) Subversion
2 25 (10.55%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.80%) Mercurial
3 9 (3.80%) SilkPerformer
3 9 (3.80%) LoadRunner
4 7 (2.95%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (2.53%) Selenium
5 6 (2.53%) NUnit
6 4 (1.69%) JUnit
7 3 (1.27%) FlexUnit
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.42%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.42%) Ant
9 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (0.42%) Gradle
9 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.42%) Sublime Text
9 1 (0.42%) Aptana Studio
General
1 35 (14.77%) Finance
2 17 (7.17%) Retail
3 16 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.75%) Marketing
4 11 (4.64%) Banking
5 10 (4.22%) Back Office
6 8 (3.38%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.95%) Billing
7 7 (2.95%) French Language
7 7 (2.95%) Spanish Language
8 6 (2.53%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.27%) Games
9 3 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (29.96%) Developer
2 30 (12.66%) Support Engineer
3 28 (11.81%) Administrator
4 21 (8.86%) Linux Administrator
5 20 (8.44%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (8.44%) PHP Developer
6 18 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 18 (7.59%) Consultant
6 18 (7.59%) Linux Support
7 17 (7.17%) Linux Support Engineer
8 15 (6.33%) Analyst
8 15 (6.33%) Applications Support
9 14 (5.91%) IT Support
10 13 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (5.06%) UNIX Administrator
12 11 (4.64%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (4.64%) Applications Developer
12 11 (4.64%) Web Developer
13 10 (4.22%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.22%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (21.52%) HTML
2 49 (20.68%) CSS
3 30 (12.66%) Web Services
4 29 (12.24%) jQuery
5 25 (10.55%) XML
6 22 (9.28%) JSON
6 22 (9.28%) HTML5
6 22 (9.28%) CSS3
7 18 (7.59%) REST
8 17 (7.17%) Ajax
9 15 (6.33%) .NET
10 14 (5.91%) XHTML
11 13 (5.49%) ASP.NET
12 12 (5.06%) J2EE
12 12 (5.06%) Middleware
12 12 (5.06%) LAMP
13 11 (4.64%) XSD
14 10 (4.22%) XSLT
14 10 (4.22%) SOAP
15 9 (3.80%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.17%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.22%) Clustering
4 9 (3.80%) Open Source
4 9 (3.80%) Algorithms
5 7 (2.95%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.95%) iPhone
5 7 (2.95%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.69%) User Experience
7 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.42%) Social Media
9 1 (0.42%) iPad
9 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 124 (52.32%) UNIX
2 82 (34.60%) Windows
3 38 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (12.24%) Windows 7
6 27 (11.39%) Windows XP
7 25 (10.55%) AIX
8 21 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (8.44%) Android
10 15 (6.33%) Apple iOS
11 11 (4.64%) CentOS
12 8 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (3.38%) Solaris
13 7 (2.95%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.69%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.84%) zOS
15 2 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.42%) SUSE
16 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.39%) Change Management
2 25 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (10.13%) Problem Management
3 24 (10.13%) ITIL
4 18 (7.59%) MVC
5 17 (7.17%) OO
5 17 (7.17%) SOA
6 14 (5.91%) E-Commerce
6 14 (5.91%) TDD
7 13 (5.49%) Web Design
8 12 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (5.06%) OO PHP
9 11 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (4.64%) Test Management
10 10 (4.22%) Multithreading
10 10 (4.22%) Web Development
10 10 (4.22%) Quality Management
10 10 (4.22%) Configuration Management
11 9 (3.80%) Test Strategy
12 8 (3.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.16%) SQL
2 50 (21.10%) Java
2 50 (21.10%) JavaScript
3 36 (15.19%) PHP
4 34 (14.35%) Shell Script
5 22 (9.28%) C#
6 21 (8.86%) Python
7 20 (8.44%) C++
8 14 (5.91%) Perl
8 14 (5.91%) Ruby
9 12 (5.06%) PHP5
10 8 (3.38%) C
11 7 (2.95%) Korn
11 7 (2.95%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.27%) AWK
14 3 (1.27%) sed
15 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (8.02%) MCSE
3 18 (7.59%) MCSA
3 18 (7.59%) MCITP
4 17 (7.17%) MCP
4 17 (7.17%) MCTS
5 14 (5.91%) Degree
6 9 (3.80%) ISTQB
6 9 (3.80%) ISEB
7 5 (2.11%) CISSP
7 5 (2.11%) Security Cleared
8 4 (1.69%) CISM
9 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.42%) GCIA
11 1 (0.42%) GCIH
11 1 (0.42%) CEH
11 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.17%) QA
2 11 (4.64%) SLA
3 6 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (10.13%) Hyper-V
2 14 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.22%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.80%) vSphere
5 8 (3.38%) Firmware
6 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.84%) GPFS
7 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.42%) Snort
8 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.42%) Samba
8 1 (0.42%) KVM
8 1 (0.42%) RHEV
8 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.42%) XenApp
8 1 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (4.64%) Puppet
2 9 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (3.38%) SCCM
3 8 (3.38%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.95%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.95%) WSUS
4 7 (2.95%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (2.95%) HP SIM
5 6 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.84%) Nagios
7 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.84%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.42%) Cacti
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.42%) Legato
8 1 (0.42%) Netcool
8 1 (0.42%) nmon
Vendors
1 54 (22.78%) Oracle
2 44 (18.57%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.55%) VMware
4 19 (8.02%) IBM
5 18 (7.59%) Red Hat
6 14 (5.91%) HP
7 10 (4.22%) Cisco
8 9 (3.80%) NetApp
8 9 (3.80%) Symantec
8 9 (3.80%) Rackspace
9 8 (3.38%) Sophos
9 8 (3.38%) Dell
10 7 (2.95%) EMC
10 7 (2.95%) Cognos
10 7 (2.95%) Business Objects
11 5 (2.11%) SAP
11 5 (2.11%) Avaya
11 5 (2.11%) Epicor
11 5 (2.11%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
Warrington, Cheshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Daresbury
AppSense
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 15 days ago