The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 43 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-21 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 83 172 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.76% 9.91% 7.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.58% 33.53% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 65 147 152
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,300 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
424 513 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.31% 29.55% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 327 443 548
Average salary £33,852 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.28% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Linux
North West

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -2 47 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Knutsford +5 14 £37,500 -18.47% 1
Chester -17 2 - - 4
Crewe -14 1 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Nantwich - 1 £40,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £26,500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 120 (51.06%) UNIX
2 74 (31.49%) MySQL
3 65 (27.66%) HTML
4 62 (26.38%) JavaScript
5 60 (25.53%) CSS
5 60 (25.53%) Windows
5 60 (25.53%) Finance
6 59 (25.11%) PHP
7 49 (20.85%) TCP/IP
7 49 (20.85%) Subversion
8 41 (17.45%) JSON
9 40 (17.02%) OO
10 38 (16.17%) Microsoft
11 37 (15.74%) Java
11 37 (15.74%) XML
12 35 (14.89%) PHP5
13 34 (14.47%) Oracle
14 33 (14.04%) XHTML
14 33 (14.04%) LAMP
14 33 (14.04%) Marketing
14 33 (14.04%) Git (software)
15 32 (13.62%) SQL
15 32 (13.62%) OO PHP
16 31 (13.19%) Apache
16 31 (13.19%) CMS
17 30 (12.77%) Shell Script
17 30 (12.77%) Web Design
17 30 (12.77%) REST
18 28 (11.91%) DNS
18 28 (11.91%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 31 (13.19%) Apache
1 31 (13.19%) CMS
2 17 (7.23%) nginx
3 15 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 13 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (5.11%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.26%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.83%) TIBCO EMS
7 9 (3.83%) uWSGI
7 9 (3.83%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 7 (2.98%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.70%) IIS
9 4 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.70%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.28%) Lync
10 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.85%) Node.js
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (10.21%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.38%) MS Office
3 5 (2.13%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.83%) BusinessWorks
1 9 (3.83%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
1 9 (3.83%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.85%) Exstream
2 2 (0.85%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.85%) TCP/IP
2 28 (11.91%) DNS
3 21 (8.94%) Firewall
4 19 (8.09%) VPN
5 16 (6.81%) DHCP
6 15 (6.38%) LDAP
7 13 (5.53%) SAN
8 10 (4.26%) SSH
9 9 (3.83%) SSL
9 9 (3.83%) Kerberos
10 6 (2.55%) Network Security
10 6 (2.55%) DMZ
11 5 (2.13%) NAS
11 5 (2.13%) WAN
11 5 (2.13%) LAN
12 3 (1.28%) VoIP
12 3 (1.28%) ISDN
12 3 (1.28%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.28%) SMTP
12 3 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (31.49%) MySQL
2 18 (7.66%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 16 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (5.53%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (5.11%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (4.26%) DB2
9 8 (3.40%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.43%) Informix
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.43%) Essbase
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 49 (20.85%) Subversion
2 33 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.83%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.43%) WebLogic Workshop
5 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.43%) Aptana Studio
5 1 (0.43%) JUnit
General
1 60 (25.53%) Finance
2 33 (14.04%) Marketing
3 17 (7.23%) Banking
3 17 (7.23%) Retail
4 9 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.98%) Billing
6 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.13%) Games
7 3 (1.28%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Back Office
7 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 75 (31.91%) Developer
2 41 (17.45%) PHP Developer
3 37 (15.74%) Administrator
4 33 (14.04%) Linux Administrator
5 32 (13.62%) Support Engineer
6 27 (11.49%) Linux Engineer
7 26 (11.06%) Linux Support
8 22 (9.36%) UNIX Administrator
9 21 (8.94%) UNIX Support
10 20 (8.51%) Linux Support Engineer
11 19 (8.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 17 (7.23%) UNIX Engineer
12 17 (7.23%) Consultant
13 15 (6.38%) UNIX Support Engineer
13 15 (6.38%) IT Support
14 14 (5.96%) Analyst
14 14 (5.96%) Web Developer
14 14 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (5.11%) Junior
15 12 (5.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (27.66%) HTML
2 60 (25.53%) CSS
3 41 (17.45%) JSON
4 37 (15.74%) XML
5 33 (14.04%) XHTML
5 33 (14.04%) LAMP
6 30 (12.77%) REST
7 28 (11.91%) Middleware
8 26 (11.06%) Web Services
9 19 (8.09%) HTML5
10 16 (6.81%) CSS3
11 15 (6.38%) jQuery
12 13 (5.53%) Ajax
13 10 (4.26%) Java EE
13 10 (4.26%) SOAP
14 9 (3.83%) Rendezvous
14 9 (3.83%) Java SE
14 9 (3.83%) SQLAlchemy
14 9 (3.83%) Flask
15 6 (2.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.83%) Clustering
2 9 (3.83%) Device Driver
3 7 (2.98%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.13%) iPhone
5 4 (1.70%) Social Media
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.85%) Open Source
7 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.85%) Replication
7 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.85%) W3C
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.43%) HACMP
8 1 (0.43%) AS400
8 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 120 (51.06%) UNIX
2 60 (25.53%) Windows
3 26 (11.06%) AIX
4 14 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.96%) Windows 7
5 13 (5.53%) Windows XP
6 12 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.83%) Android
7 9 (3.83%) FreeBSD
8 8 (3.40%) Solaris
9 6 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.70%) CentOS
10 4 (1.70%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.28%) Debian
11 3 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.28%) HPUX
11 3 (1.28%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.02%) OO
2 32 (13.62%) OO PHP
3 30 (12.77%) Web Design
4 26 (11.06%) Change Management
5 23 (9.79%) Problem Management
6 19 (8.09%) Online Marketing
6 19 (8.09%) Web Development
7 17 (7.23%) SOA
8 16 (6.81%) ITIL
9 12 (5.11%) Multithreading
10 11 (4.68%) TDD
11 10 (4.26%) Business Continuity
11 10 (4.26%) MVC
12 9 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (2.98%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.98%) Information Security
13 7 (2.98%) Software Engineering
14 6 (2.55%) Configuration Management
14 6 (2.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.38%) JavaScript
2 59 (25.11%) PHP
3 37 (15.74%) Java
4 35 (14.89%) PHP5
5 32 (13.62%) SQL
6 30 (12.77%) Shell Script
7 25 (10.64%) Python
8 14 (5.96%) Ruby
9 13 (5.53%) C++
10 12 (5.11%) Perl
11 10 (4.26%) C#
12 7 (2.98%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.13%) C
14 4 (1.70%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.70%) Korn
15 3 (1.28%) Golang
16 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.43%) sed
17 1 (0.43%) AWK
17 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (6.81%) Degree
2 13 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.11%) MCSE
3 12 (5.11%) MCSA
4 11 (4.68%) MCP
5 9 (3.83%) MCTS
5 9 (3.83%) MCITP
6 3 (1.28%) CISSP
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.85%) CISM
7 2 (0.85%) CCNA
7 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) CRISC
8 1 (0.43%) CCNP
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CISA
8 1 (0.43%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.98%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 17 (7.23%) Hyper-V
2 11 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.98%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (2.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.85%) KVM
8 1 (0.43%) RHEV
8 1 (0.43%) GPFS
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.43%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) XenServer
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (6.81%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (2.13%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.13%) Puppet
3 4 (1.70%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.85%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 38 (16.17%) Microsoft
2 34 (14.47%) Oracle
3 16 (6.81%) VMware
4 12 (5.11%) Cisco
5 10 (4.26%) IBM
6 9 (3.83%) TIBCO
6 9 (3.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.83%) Rackspace
7 7 (2.98%) Avaya
7 7 (2.98%) Symantec
7 7 (2.98%) HP
8 6 (2.55%) EMC
8 6 (2.55%) NetApp
9 5 (2.13%) Epicor
10 4 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.70%) Dell
10 4 (1.70%) Adobe
10 4 (1.70%) SAP
10 4 (1.70%) Google
11 3 (1.28%) Zend
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: plus excellent benefits, bonuses etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £32k - 38k per year + 25 days Hol/Private Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
PortSwigger
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum plus benefits and pension
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 20000-45000 Per Annum Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago