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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 27 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 113 121 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.15% 7.50% 14.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.11% 29.37% 51.15%
Number of salaries quoted 106 84 261
Average salary £43,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,250 £26,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
450 412 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.51% 25.53% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 387 345 465
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,200 £57,500 £49,000
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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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
Chester +16 21 £43,750 +9.64% 5
Warrington -3 21 £19,000 -42.42% 7
Knutsford -5 10 £54,000 +50.00%
Macclesfield -12 8 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Wilmslow +9 7 £37,500 +1.35% 1
Ellesmere Port - 6 £40,000 -
Crewe -2 4 £31,250 +11.60% 2
Nantwich +2 1 £45,000 +97.80%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (52.13%) Windows
2 124 (43.97%) UNIX
3 88 (31.21%) SQL
4 67 (23.76%) HTML
5 66 (23.40%) JavaScript
6 59 (20.92%) CSS
6 59 (20.92%) Finance
6 59 (20.92%) jQuery
7 57 (20.21%) Oracle
8 56 (19.86%) TCP/IP
9 54 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (18.09%) PHP
11 50 (17.73%) HTML5
12 44 (15.60%) SQL Server
12 44 (15.60%) Web Services
13 39 (13.83%) E-Commerce
14 38 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (13.12%) Microsoft
15 37 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (12.77%) Big Data
16 36 (12.77%) C++
17 35 (12.41%) Java
18 34 (12.06%) Degree
19 33 (11.70%) CSS3
20 31 (10.99%) C#
20 31 (10.99%) MySQL
21 29 (10.28%) .NET
22 28 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
22 28 (9.93%) MCITP
23 27 (9.57%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 27 (9.57%) Apache
2 19 (6.74%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.67%) Node.js
4 13 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.90%) nginx
5 11 (3.90%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.90%) IIS
6 9 (3.19%) Lync
6 9 (3.19%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.84%) WordPress
7 8 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.13%) SAS
10 5 (1.77%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.42%) CMS
12 3 (1.06%) JBoss
12 3 (1.06%) Flash Media Server
12 3 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.71%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 23 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.80%) MS Office
3 7 (2.48%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (3.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.06%) Exstream
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.67%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.42%) Office 365
6 2 (0.71%) Route 53
7 1 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (19.86%) TCP/IP
2 23 (8.16%) VPN
3 21 (7.45%) DNS
4 19 (6.74%) DHCP
5 18 (6.38%) Firewall
6 13 (4.61%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (4.61%) Network Security
7 12 (4.26%) SSL
8 10 (3.55%) SAN
9 5 (1.77%) WAN
9 5 (1.77%) HTTP
10 4 (1.42%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.42%) LAN
11 3 (1.06%) SMS
11 3 (1.06%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.06%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.71%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.71%) Wireless
12 2 (0.71%) VoIP
12 2 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.77%) Big Data
3 31 (10.99%) MySQL
4 22 (7.80%) NoSQL
5 18 (6.38%) DB2
6 16 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (5.32%) Oracle Database
8 14 (4.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (3.55%) Data Mining
13 8 (2.84%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (2.84%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (2.84%) Essbase
14 7 (2.48%) DB2 UDB
14 7 (2.48%) OLTP
14 7 (2.48%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 19 (6.74%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.38%) Subversion
3 13 (4.61%) NUnit
4 10 (3.55%) Selenium
5 7 (2.48%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (1.77%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.77%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (1.06%) FlexUnit
8 3 (1.06%) JUnit
8 3 (1.06%) SilkPerformer
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.35%) JIRA
10 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
General
1 59 (20.92%) Finance
2 19 (6.74%) Banking
3 11 (3.90%) Financial Institution
3 11 (3.90%) Back Office
4 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.77%) Retail
5 5 (1.77%) French Language
5 5 (1.77%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.42%) Games
7 3 (1.06%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Billing
7 3 (1.06%) Local Government
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (28.37%) Developer
2 31 (10.99%) Analyst
3 30 (10.64%) Senior Developer
4 28 (9.93%) Web Developer
5 25 (8.87%) PHP Developer
6 23 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (7.45%) Consultant
8 19 (6.74%) DBA
9 16 (5.67%) Security Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.61%) Administrator
11 12 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.90%) .NET Developer
12 11 (3.90%) Senior .NET Developer
13 10 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (3.19%) Service Analyst
14 9 (3.19%) Software Engineer
14 9 (3.19%) Oracle DBA
14 9 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
15 8 (2.84%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (23.76%) HTML
2 59 (20.92%) CSS
2 59 (20.92%) jQuery
3 50 (17.73%) HTML5
4 44 (15.60%) Web Services
5 33 (11.70%) CSS3
6 29 (10.28%) .NET
7 25 (8.87%) Ajax
8 22 (7.80%) ASP.NET
9 21 (7.45%) Middleware
10 20 (7.09%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.67%) WebSockets
11 16 (5.67%) WebRTC
12 15 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (3.90%) FIX Protocol
14 10 (3.55%) WebSphere MQ
15 8 (2.84%) JSON
16 7 (2.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
16 7 (2.48%) ISPF
16 7 (2.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.03%) Open Source
2 17 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.96%) Mainframe
4 11 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.48%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.77%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.77%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.77%) User Experience
7 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.77%) W3C
8 4 (1.42%) Clustering
8 4 (1.42%) Tandem
8 4 (1.42%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.42%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.42%) SecurID
8 4 (1.42%) PKI
8 4 (1.42%) Telematics
9 3 (1.06%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 147 (52.13%) Windows
2 124 (43.97%) UNIX
3 37 (13.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (8.51%) Android
4 24 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 24 (8.51%) Apple iOS
4 24 (8.51%) AIX
5 23 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.90%) CentOS
8 11 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.48%) Mac OS X
9 7 (2.48%) Solaris
10 5 (1.77%) HPUX
11 3 (1.06%) SUSE
11 3 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (13.83%) E-Commerce
3 25 (8.87%) MVC
4 23 (8.16%) Migration
4 23 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (6.74%) Information Security
6 17 (6.03%) ITIL
7 16 (5.67%) Load Balancing
8 15 (5.32%) Time Management
9 14 (4.96%) Unit Testing
9 14 (4.96%) Software Engineering
9 14 (4.96%) SIEM
10 13 (4.61%) OOP
10 13 (4.61%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (4.61%) Scrum
11 12 (4.26%) OO
11 12 (4.26%) Problem Management
12 11 (3.90%) Change Management
12 11 (3.90%) Quality Management
12 11 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.21%) SQL
2 66 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 51 (18.09%) PHP
4 36 (12.77%) C++
5 35 (12.41%) Java
6 31 (10.99%) C#
7 18 (6.38%) T-SQL
8 16 (5.67%) Python
8 16 (5.67%) Perl
9 11 (3.90%) C
9 11 (3.90%) VB
10 10 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.84%) PHP5
12 7 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.48%) JCL
13 6 (2.13%) Assembly Language
13 6 (2.13%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.13%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.77%) Ruby
15 2 (0.71%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 34 (12.06%) Degree
2 28 (9.93%) MCITP
2 28 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (8.51%) MCSE
4 18 (6.38%) MCSA
4 18 (6.38%) MCP
5 13 (4.61%) MCTS
6 12 (4.26%) ISEB
7 10 (3.55%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.55%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.48%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.13%) CCNP
9 6 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.77%) CISSP
11 4 (1.42%) VCP4
12 3 (1.06%) CCNA
12 3 (1.06%) GCIH
12 3 (1.06%) RHCE
13 2 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.51%) QA
2 11 (3.90%) SLA
3 10 (3.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (7.09%) Active Directory
1 20 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 13 (4.61%) Snort
4 11 (3.90%) VMware ESX
4 11 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.06%) vSphere
7 2 (0.71%) XenApp
7 2 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) Samba
8 1 (0.35%) Firmware
8 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.84%) Puppet
2 7 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.77%) SCCM
4 4 (1.42%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.35%) WSUS
7 1 (0.35%) Netcool
7 1 (0.35%) Nagios
7 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.35%) Cacti
7 1 (0.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) nmon
7 1 (0.35%) Ansible
7 1 (0.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 57 (20.21%) Oracle
2 37 (13.12%) Microsoft
3 26 (9.22%) VMware
4 18 (6.38%) IBM
5 15 (5.32%) Cisco
6 11 (3.90%) HP
7 10 (3.55%) Citrix
7 10 (3.55%) Sourcefire
7 10 (3.55%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.55%) Splunk
8 8 (2.84%) Hyperion
9 7 (2.48%) Teradata
10 6 (2.13%) Informatica
10 6 (2.13%) EMC
10 6 (2.13%) Sybase
11 5 (1.77%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.77%) Cognos
11 5 (1.77%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.77%) Talend
12 4 (1.42%) NETGEAR
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £500.00 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lavastorm Analytics
Posted: 22 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Flexi Time
Posted: 26 days ago