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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 144 111 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.99% 7.10% 11.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.13% 26.68% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 139 82 220
Average salary £45,000 £39,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £28,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,600 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
478 416 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.53% 26.60% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 422 344 456
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -9 26 £34,500 -11.53% 2
Chester +12 20 £43,750 +9.64% 3
Knutsford +6 16 £50,750 +40.97% 1
Macclesfield -10 12 £52,500 +75.00%
Crewe +2 11 £35,000 - 1
Ellesmere Port 0 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Wilmslow - 4 £40,000 - 1
Nantwich +4 3 £40,000 +14.28%
Runcorn -6 2 £39,000 -10.34% 1
Northwich +1 1 £37,500 +36.36%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 150 (49.34%) UNIX
2 147 (48.36%) Windows
3 99 (32.57%) SQL
4 70 (23.03%) Oracle
5 68 (22.37%) JavaScript
6 66 (21.71%) HTML
7 62 (20.39%) Finance
8 58 (19.08%) CSS
8 58 (19.08%) jQuery
9 55 (18.09%) TCP/IP
10 51 (16.78%) HTML5
11 50 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (15.79%) Java
12 48 (15.79%) SQL Server
12 48 (15.79%) PHP
13 45 (14.80%) Web Services
14 44 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
16 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
17 40 (13.16%) E-Commerce
17 40 (13.16%) Big Data
18 37 (12.17%) C++
19 35 (11.51%) Degree
20 34 (11.18%) CSS3
20 34 (11.18%) C#
20 34 (11.18%) MySQL
21 31 (10.20%) .NET
21 31 (10.20%) AIX
22 29 (9.54%) MVC
22 29 (9.54%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (8.55%) MS Exchange
1 26 (8.55%) Apache
2 18 (5.92%) Node.js
3 15 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (4.61%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.28%) Lync
5 13 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.95%) IIS
6 12 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (3.62%) nginx
8 10 (3.29%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.96%) SharePoint
9 9 (2.96%) SAS
10 8 (2.63%) WordPress
11 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.64%) CMS
13 4 (1.32%) Flash Media Server
14 3 (0.99%) JBoss
15 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 21 (6.91%) MS Office
2 20 (6.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (3.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.99%) Exstream
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.93%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.32%) Office 365
5 3 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
6 1 (0.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Route 53
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (18.09%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.24%) VPN
2 22 (7.24%) DNS
3 19 (6.25%) DHCP
4 17 (5.59%) Firewall
5 13 (4.28%) SSL
5 13 (4.28%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (3.95%) Network Security
7 11 (3.62%) SAN
8 7 (2.30%) SNMP
9 6 (1.97%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.97%) HTTP
10 4 (1.32%) WAN
11 3 (0.99%) SMS
11 3 (0.99%) Wireless
11 3 (0.99%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.99%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.66%) Intranet
12 2 (0.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 40 (13.16%) Big Data
3 34 (11.18%) MySQL
4 24 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.24%) DB2
6 16 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (4.93%) Oracle Database
8 14 (4.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 14 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.62%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (3.29%) Data Mining
12 8 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
12 8 (2.63%) Hadoop
12 8 (2.63%) QlikView
12 8 (2.63%) Essbase
12 8 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (2.63%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 21 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.58%) Subversion
3 14 (4.61%) NUnit
4 11 (3.62%) Selenium
5 9 (2.96%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (2.96%) LoadRunner
6 7 (2.30%) SilkPerformer
7 6 (1.97%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.64%) JUnit
9 4 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (1.32%) FlexUnit
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.33%) Ant
11 1 (0.33%) JIRA
11 1 (0.33%) Maven
11 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.33%) Gradle
11 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (20.39%) Finance
2 19 (6.25%) Banking
3 13 (4.28%) Financial Institution
3 13 (4.28%) Back Office
4 12 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.63%) French Language
5 8 (2.63%) Spanish Language
6 7 (2.30%) Retail
7 3 (0.99%) Legal
7 3 (0.99%) Games
7 3 (0.99%) Marketing
7 3 (0.99%) Billing
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (27.30%) Developer
2 32 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 29 (9.54%) Analyst
3 29 (9.54%) Web Developer
4 22 (7.24%) PHP Developer
4 22 (7.24%) Consultant
4 22 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (6.25%) DBA
6 17 (5.59%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.93%) Administrator
7 15 (4.93%) Security Engineer
8 11 (3.62%) Oracle DBA
8 11 (3.62%) .NET Developer
8 11 (3.62%) Senior .NET Developer
9 10 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (3.29%) Applications Support
10 9 (2.96%) Network Engineer
10 9 (2.96%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 9 (2.96%) Business Consultant
11 8 (2.63%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (21.71%) HTML
2 58 (19.08%) CSS
2 58 (19.08%) jQuery
3 51 (16.78%) HTML5
4 45 (14.80%) Web Services
5 34 (11.18%) CSS3
6 31 (10.20%) .NET
7 25 (8.22%) Ajax
8 24 (7.89%) ASP.NET
9 23 (7.57%) Middleware
10 21 (6.91%) .NET Framework
11 18 (5.92%) WebSockets
11 18 (5.92%) WebRTC
12 17 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (3.95%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (3.62%) WebSphere MQ
15 10 (3.29%) XML
16 8 (2.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 7 (2.30%) ISPF
17 7 (2.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.57%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.25%) Open Source
4 10 (3.29%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.29%) Algorithms
5 9 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.30%) Clustering
8 5 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.64%) User Experience
8 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.32%) SecurID
9 4 (1.32%) W3C
10 3 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.99%) Life Science
10 3 (0.99%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.99%) Telematics
10 3 (0.99%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.66%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 150 (49.34%) UNIX
2 147 (48.36%) Windows
3 44 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (10.20%) AIX
5 28 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (8.88%) Windows 7
7 26 (8.55%) Apple iOS
8 25 (8.22%) Android
9 17 (5.59%) Windows XP
10 15 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (4.61%) CentOS
11 14 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (3.62%) Solaris
13 7 (2.30%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.64%) HPUX
15 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.33%) zOS
16 1 (0.33%) SUSE
16 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (13.16%) E-Commerce
3 29 (9.54%) MVC
4 26 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (6.58%) Migration
6 19 (6.25%) ITIL
7 18 (5.92%) Information Security
8 16 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 15 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.93%) Problem Management
10 14 (4.61%) SIEM
10 14 (4.61%) Unit Testing
10 14 (4.61%) Time Management
10 14 (4.61%) Software Engineering
10 14 (4.61%) Quality Management
10 14 (4.61%) Change Management
11 12 (3.95%) Scrum
11 12 (3.95%) OOP
11 12 (3.95%) Analytics
12 11 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 99 (32.57%) SQL
2 68 (22.37%) JavaScript
3 48 (15.79%) Java
3 48 (15.79%) PHP
4 37 (12.17%) C++
5 34 (11.18%) C#
6 18 (5.92%) Perl
7 17 (5.59%) Shell Script
7 17 (5.59%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.59%) Python
8 12 (3.95%) Bash Shell
9 11 (3.62%) VB
10 9 (2.96%) C
11 8 (2.63%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.30%) JCL
12 7 (2.30%) PHP5
13 6 (1.97%) Assembly Language
13 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.32%) Ruby
15 2 (0.66%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (11.51%) Degree
2 27 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.22%) MCITP
4 22 (7.24%) MCSE
5 18 (5.92%) MCP
5 18 (5.92%) MCSA
6 16 (5.26%) ISEB
7 15 (4.93%) MCTS
8 11 (3.62%) ISTQB
9 10 (3.29%) Security Cleared
10 9 (2.96%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.32%) CCNP
13 3 (0.99%) CISSP
13 3 (0.99%) GCIH
14 2 (0.66%) CISM
14 2 (0.66%) RHCE
15 1 (0.33%) CCNA
15 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.54%) QA
2 13 (4.28%) SLA
3 11 (3.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (6.91%) Hyper-V
2 20 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.93%) VMware ESX
5 13 (4.28%) Snort
6 10 (3.29%) vSphere
7 9 (2.96%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (2.30%) Firmware
9 5 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.66%) XenApp
10 2 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.66%) Samba
10 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.33%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.33%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.33%) Docker
11 1 (0.33%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.62%) SCCM
2 9 (2.96%) Puppet
3 7 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.30%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.30%) WSUS
3 7 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.30%) HP SIM
3 7 (2.30%) WhatsUp Gold
4 6 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.66%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.66%) Nagios
8 1 (0.33%) Legato
8 1 (0.33%) Netcool
8 1 (0.33%) SCOM
8 1 (0.33%) Cacti
8 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 70 (23.03%) Oracle
2 41 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.54%) VMware
4 20 (6.58%) IBM
5 18 (5.92%) HP
6 16 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.28%) Cisco
8 10 (3.29%) Splunk
8 10 (3.29%) Sourcefire
8 10 (3.29%) Dell
9 8 (2.63%) Hyperion
9 8 (2.63%) Citrix
9 8 (2.63%) Cognos
9 8 (2.63%) Business Objects
10 7 (2.30%) EMC
10 7 (2.30%) Symantec
10 7 (2.30%) Sophos
10 7 (2.30%) Teradata
11 6 (1.97%) Sybase
12 5 (1.64%) Informatica
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum +Excellent bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £16k - 22k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 16,000 - 22,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire, Manchester
D4 Digital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Knutsford
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Crewe
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Package, Home Working
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £0 per year + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago