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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 48 44 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Permanent jobs citing Linux 82 89 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.77% 4.94% 9.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.43% 20.37% 32.54%
Number of salaries quoted 65 69 137
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
445 437 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.87% 24.25% 29.53%
Number of salaries quoted 359 343 430
Average salary £37,500 £33,852 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.77% -3.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,550 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Crewe +1 12 £41,000 +7.18% 2
Chester +7 11 £35,000 - 3
Knutsford -7 11 £47,500 +35.71%
Warrington -30 6 £49,000 +40.00% 5
Macclesfield +18 4 £30,000 +46.34% 1
Wilmslow +7 4 £57,500 +9.52%
Nantwich +17 2 £22,500 -43.75%
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 70 (48.95%) Windows
2 48 (33.57%) Finance
3 45 (31.47%) SQL
4 35 (24.48%) UNIX
5 33 (23.08%) Java
6 30 (20.98%) HTML
7 27 (18.88%) MySQL
8 26 (18.18%) DNS
9 25 (17.48%) Web Services
9 25 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
11 23 (16.08%) PHP
12 21 (14.69%) JavaScript
12 21 (14.69%) TCP/IP
13 20 (13.99%) Oracle
14 18 (12.59%) Cisco
14 18 (12.59%) DevOps
15 17 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (11.89%) CSS
15 17 (11.89%) Firewall
16 16 (11.19%) Python
16 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
17 15 (10.49%) Open Source
18 14 (9.79%) jQuery
18 14 (9.79%) Big Data
18 14 (9.79%) Mobile App
18 14 (9.79%) Change Management
18 14 (9.79%) VMware
19 13 (9.09%) Information Security
19 13 (9.09%) Risk Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (8.39%) Apache
1 12 (8.39%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.29%) JBoss
5 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.20%) Jetty
7 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.80%) Liferay
9 3 (2.10%) Confluence
9 3 (2.10%) nginx
9 3 (2.10%) IIS
10 2 (1.40%) Lync
10 2 (1.40%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.40%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) MS Office
2 9 (6.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Exstream
1 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.20%) Amazon S3
3 6 (4.20%) Route 53
4 4 (2.80%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (2.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (2.10%) SaaS
5 3 (2.10%) PaaS
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.18%) DNS
2 21 (14.69%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.89%) Firewall
4 12 (8.39%) Network Security
5 11 (7.69%) Wireless
5 11 (7.69%) HTTP
5 11 (7.69%) VoIP
6 9 (6.29%) SSL
7 8 (5.59%) VPN
7 8 (5.59%) DHCP
8 5 (3.50%) LAN
9 4 (2.80%) Broadband
9 4 (2.80%) SMTP
9 4 (2.80%) SAN
10 3 (2.10%) OSPF
10 3 (2.10%) BGP
10 3 (2.10%) QSIG
10 3 (2.10%) H.323
10 3 (2.10%) Asterisk PBX
11 2 (1.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.88%) MySQL
2 14 (9.79%) Big Data
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.90%) Hadoop
4 7 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.80%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.80%) Redis
7 3 (2.10%) DataStage
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.40%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.39%) Subversion
3 11 (7.69%) Maven
4 8 (5.59%) JIRA
4 8 (5.59%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.20%) Talend Open Studio
5 6 (4.20%) JUnit
6 5 (3.50%) Ant
7 4 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (2.10%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.10%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.10%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.40%) Hudson
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 48 (33.57%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 10 (6.99%) Retail
4 8 (5.59%) Banking
5 7 (4.90%) Back Office
6 4 (2.80%) Front Office
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 36 (25.17%) Developer
2 12 (8.39%) Analyst
2 12 (8.39%) Support Engineer
2 12 (8.39%) PHP Developer
3 11 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (5.59%) Administrator
5 8 (5.59%) Java Developer
5 8 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Support Technician
6 7 (4.90%) Software Engineer
6 7 (4.90%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.50%) Support Team Leader
7 5 (3.50%) Product Manager
7 5 (3.50%) DBA
7 5 (3.50%) Applications Developer
7 5 (3.50%) Consultant
7 5 (3.50%) Technical Support
8 4 (2.80%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.98%) HTML
2 25 (17.48%) Web Services
3 17 (11.89%) CSS
4 14 (9.79%) jQuery
5 11 (7.69%) XML
5 11 (7.69%) Ajax
6 9 (6.29%) JSON
7 7 (4.90%) RESTful
7 7 (4.90%) HTML5
7 7 (4.90%) J2EE
8 6 (4.20%) Spring
9 5 (3.50%) Java EE
9 5 (3.50%) .NET
9 5 (3.50%) Middleware
9 5 (3.50%) J2SE
9 5 (3.50%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.80%) Drools
10 4 (2.80%) li3
10 4 (2.80%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.99%) Cryptography
3 8 (5.59%) User Experience
4 6 (4.20%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.20%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.50%) PKI
5 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.50%) Tandem
5 5 (3.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.80%) Telematics
6 4 (2.80%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.80%) Replication
6 4 (2.80%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.10%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.40%) HP Superdome
8 2 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.40%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 70 (48.95%) Windows
2 35 (24.48%) UNIX
3 13 (9.09%) AIX
4 12 (8.39%) Android
5 11 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (6.99%) Apple iOS
6 10 (6.99%) CentOS
7 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.20%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.50%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.80%) FreeBSD
11 3 (2.10%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.40%) HPUX
12 2 (1.40%) Solaris
12 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.40%) SUSE
12 2 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (1.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.59%) DevOps
3 15 (10.49%) Open Source
4 14 (9.79%) Change Management
5 13 (9.09%) OO
5 13 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 13 (9.09%) Information Security
6 12 (8.39%) OOP
6 12 (8.39%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 11 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.99%) Customer Engagement
8 10 (6.99%) Incident Management
8 10 (6.99%) Android Development
9 9 (6.29%) Software Engineering
10 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.59%) Service Management
10 8 (5.59%) iOS Development
10 8 (5.59%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.47%) SQL
2 33 (23.08%) Java
3 23 (16.08%) PHP
4 21 (14.69%) JavaScript
5 16 (11.19%) Python
6 10 (6.99%) Perl
6 10 (6.99%) Bash Shell
6 10 (6.99%) C++
7 8 (5.59%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.90%) C
9 5 (3.50%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.50%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.80%) Ruby
11 2 (1.40%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.40%) C#
11 2 (1.40%) ANSI C
11 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.40%) Scala
12 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Degree
2 10 (6.99%) MCITP
2 10 (6.99%) MCSE
2 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.80%) MCSA
3 4 (2.80%) MCP
3 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.10%) CCNP
4 3 (2.10%) CCNA
5 2 (1.40%) CISSP
5 2 (1.40%) RHCE
5 2 (1.40%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.40%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.20%) SLA
3 4 (2.80%) QA
4 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.40%) Samba
5 1 (0.70%) Snort
5 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) Puppet
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (2.80%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (2.80%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.40%) Netcool
3 2 (1.40%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.40%) Oozie
3 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.99%) Oracle
3 18 (12.59%) Cisco
4 14 (9.79%) VMware
5 9 (6.29%) IBM
5 9 (6.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.20%) Citrix
6 6 (4.20%) Talend
7 5 (3.50%) Ab Initio
7 5 (3.50%) Apple
7 5 (3.50%) HP
8 3 (2.10%) Perforce
8 3 (2.10%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.10%) Informatica
8 3 (2.10%) Vertica
9 2 (1.40%) Netezza
9 2 (1.40%) RainStor
9 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.40%) RightScale
9 2 (1.40%) Splunk
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