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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 42 23 12
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 84 134 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.85% 7.91% 15.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.65% 31.98% 51.16%
Number of salaries quoted 75 92 247
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
388 419 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.39% 24.72% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 323 335 445
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £50,000
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 27 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 27 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
Warrington +1 21 £21,500 -38.57% 5
Chester +9 15 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Wilmslow +3 7 £32,500 -12.16% 1
Knutsford -15 6 £54,000 +25.58% 2
Crewe -9 5 £37,500 +33.92% 1
Ellesmere Port - 3 £40,000 -
Macclesfield -8 2 £58,250 - 1
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 126 (51.64%) Windows
2 111 (45.49%) UNIX
3 78 (31.97%) SQL
4 59 (24.18%) HTML
5 58 (23.77%) Finance
6 56 (22.95%) JavaScript
7 52 (21.31%) TCP/IP
8 50 (20.49%) jQuery
9 49 (20.08%) CSS
10 47 (19.26%) Oracle
11 46 (18.85%) PHP
12 45 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (17.62%) HTML5
14 40 (16.39%) Web Services
15 34 (13.93%) SQL Server
15 34 (13.93%) E-Commerce
16 33 (13.52%) Degree
17 31 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (12.30%) Microsoft
19 29 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
20 27 (11.07%) C++
20 27 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
21 26 (10.66%) CSS3
21 26 (10.66%) MySQL
22 25 (10.25%) Java
23 24 (9.84%) C#
23 24 (9.84%) Big Data
24 23 (9.43%) MCITP
24 23 (9.43%) AIX
24 23 (9.43%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 23 (9.43%) Apache
2 13 (5.33%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.51%) IIS
3 11 (4.51%) nginx
4 10 (4.10%) Node.js
5 9 (3.69%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.28%) WordPress
7 7 (2.87%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.87%) Lync
8 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.05%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.64%) CMS
10 3 (1.23%) JBoss
10 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.38%) MS Office
3 7 (2.87%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.10%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.23%) Exstream
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.56%) Amazon S3
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.23%) Office 365
6 2 (0.82%) Route 53
6 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (21.31%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.61%) DNS
3 20 (8.20%) VPN
4 19 (7.79%) Firewall
5 16 (6.56%) DHCP
6 14 (5.74%) SSL
6 14 (5.74%) Network Security
7 12 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (2.87%) HTTP
9 6 (2.46%) SAN
10 4 (1.64%) Wireless
10 4 (1.64%) WAN
10 4 (1.64%) LAN
11 3 (1.23%) SMS
11 3 (1.23%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.23%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.23%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.82%) VoIP
12 2 (0.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.66%) MySQL
3 24 (9.84%) Big Data
4 18 (7.38%) DB2
5 15 (6.15%) Oracle Database
6 14 (5.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 14 (5.74%) NoSQL
6 14 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (4.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (3.69%) Data Mining
9 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (3.28%) Oracle Exadata
10 8 (3.28%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (3.28%) Essbase
11 7 (2.87%) OLTP
11 7 (2.87%) Ingres
11 7 (2.87%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 13 (5.33%) Subversion
1 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.69%) NUnit
3 6 (2.46%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (2.46%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.05%) Selenium
5 3 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.82%) JUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Ant
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) JIRA
7 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.41%) FlexUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (23.77%) Finance
2 17 (6.97%) Banking
3 10 (4.10%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.87%) Retail
5 6 (2.46%) Back Office
6 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.23%) Billing
7 3 (1.23%) Local Government
7 3 (1.23%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Publishing
8 2 (0.82%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (28.69%) Developer
2 30 (12.30%) Analyst
3 28 (11.48%) Web Developer
4 24 (9.84%) Senior Developer
5 22 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (8.61%) PHP Developer
7 18 (7.38%) DBA
8 16 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 16 (6.56%) Security Engineer
9 15 (6.15%) Consultant
10 13 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (4.51%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (4.51%) Administrator
12 10 (4.10%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (3.69%) Software Engineer
13 9 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
14 8 (3.28%) PHP Web Developer
14 8 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
14 8 (3.28%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.18%) HTML
2 50 (20.49%) jQuery
3 49 (20.08%) CSS
4 43 (17.62%) HTML5
5 40 (16.39%) Web Services
6 26 (10.66%) CSS3
7 22 (9.02%) Ajax
8 20 (8.20%) .NET
9 19 (7.79%) Middleware
10 15 (6.15%) ASP.NET
11 14 (5.74%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.10%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (4.10%) WebSockets
12 10 (4.10%) WebRTC
13 9 (3.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (3.69%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (3.28%) JSON
15 7 (2.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 7 (2.87%) Phalcon
15 7 (2.87%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.15%) Mainframe
3 12 (4.92%) Open Source
3 12 (4.92%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.05%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (2.05%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.05%) W3C
5 5 (2.05%) Tandem
5 5 (2.05%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.05%) PKI
6 4 (1.64%) SecurID
6 4 (1.64%) Clustering
6 4 (1.64%) Telematics
6 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.23%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (1.23%) User Experience
7 3 (1.23%) Life Science
7 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 126 (51.64%) Windows
2 111 (45.49%) UNIX
3 29 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (9.43%) AIX
5 17 (6.97%) Windows 7
6 16 (6.56%) Apple iOS
6 16 (6.56%) Android
7 14 (5.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.10%) CentOS
10 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.87%) Solaris
11 5 (2.05%) HPUX
11 5 (2.05%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.64%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.23%) SUSE
13 3 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.44%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.93%) E-Commerce
3 22 (9.02%) Migration
4 19 (7.79%) Information Security
4 19 (7.79%) MVC
5 17 (6.97%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (6.15%) Time Management
8 14 (5.74%) ITIL
9 13 (5.33%) Software Engineering
9 13 (5.33%) SIEM
10 12 (4.92%) Problem Management
10 12 (4.92%) OOP
11 11 (4.51%) Quality Management
11 11 (4.51%) Change Management
11 11 (4.51%) Scrum
11 11 (4.51%) Unit Testing
11 11 (4.51%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (4.51%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.10%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 78 (31.97%) SQL
2 56 (22.95%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.85%) PHP
4 27 (11.07%) C++
5 25 (10.25%) Java
6 24 (9.84%) C#
7 15 (6.15%) Perl
7 15 (6.15%) T-SQL
8 13 (5.33%) Python
9 10 (4.10%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.69%) VB
10 9 (3.69%) C
11 8 (3.28%) PHP5
11 8 (3.28%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.87%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.87%) JCL
13 6 (2.46%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.05%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.23%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (13.52%) Degree
2 23 (9.43%) MCITP
2 23 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (8.20%) MCSE
4 15 (6.15%) MCSA
4 15 (6.15%) MCP
5 9 (3.69%) ISEB
5 9 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.69%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.28%) MCTS
7 6 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.05%) CCNP
8 5 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.64%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.23%) GCIH
10 3 (1.23%) RHCE
10 3 (1.23%) CCNA
10 3 (1.23%) CISSP
11 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.82%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.33%) QA
2 12 (4.92%) SLA
3 10 (4.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.92%) Snort
5 7 (2.87%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.82%) XenApp
8 2 (0.82%) vSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Samba
9 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (4.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (2.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (2.87%) Puppet
3 6 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.23%) SCCM
4 3 (1.23%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (19.26%) Oracle
2 30 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.20%) VMware
4 18 (7.38%) IBM
5 12 (4.92%) Cisco
6 10 (4.10%) Splunk
7 9 (3.69%) Sourcefire
7 9 (3.69%) HP
8 8 (3.28%) Citrix
8 8 (3.28%) Hyperion
9 7 (2.87%) Teradata
9 7 (2.87%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.46%) Ab Initio
10 6 (2.46%) Talend
10 6 (2.46%) Informatica
10 6 (2.46%) Sybase
11 5 (2.05%) EMC
12 4 (1.64%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.23%) Telerik
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Moneysupermarket
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington, WA1
6 Talent
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £500.00 - £700 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 27 days ago