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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 36 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 114 123 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.89% 7.65% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.70% 28.02% 24.47%
Number of salaries quoted 86 104 119
Average salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
481 439 568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.86% 27.30% 26.35%
Number of salaries quoted 369 379 471
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -9 38 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Knutsford 0 20 £35,000 -23.91% 1
Macclesfield 0 4 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Crewe -10 4 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Chester -20 4 £33,000 +8.19% 3
Nantwich - 3 £40,000 -
Wilmslow - 3 £50,000 -
Daresbury - 2 £34,500 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 140 (56.91%) UNIX
2 74 (30.08%) MySQL
3 72 (29.27%) Windows
4 59 (23.98%) HTML
5 58 (23.58%) JavaScript
5 58 (23.58%) CSS
6 51 (20.73%) PHP
7 50 (20.33%) SQL
8 49 (19.92%) Oracle
9 47 (19.11%) Finance
10 42 (17.07%) Java
10 42 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 42 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 42 (17.07%) Subversion
11 40 (16.26%) XML
12 37 (15.04%) Shell Script
13 36 (14.63%) JSON
14 34 (13.82%) Apache
15 32 (13.01%) AIX
15 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (13.01%) Git (software)
16 30 (12.20%) OO
16 30 (12.20%) XHTML
17 28 (11.38%) Change Management
17 28 (11.38%) Marketing
17 28 (11.38%) PHP5
18 27 (10.98%) REST
18 27 (10.98%) Web Design
18 27 (10.98%) CMS
18 27 (10.98%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 34 (13.82%) Apache
2 27 (10.98%) CMS
3 25 (10.16%) MS Exchange
4 18 (7.32%) nginx
5 16 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (5.28%) WebSphere
7 11 (4.47%) SharePoint
7 11 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (4.07%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.07%) Lync
9 9 (3.66%) WebLogic
9 9 (3.66%) uWSGI
10 7 (2.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.03%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 5 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (2.03%) TIBCO EMS
12 4 (1.63%) IIS
12 4 (1.63%) Node.js
13 3 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.32%) MS Office
3 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (2.03%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
1 5 (2.03%) TIBCO iProcess
2 2 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.22%) Office 365
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.41%) Route 53
4 1 (0.41%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.07%) TCP/IP
2 27 (10.98%) DNS
3 19 (7.72%) VPN
4 16 (6.50%) DHCP
5 14 (5.69%) Firewall
6 11 (4.47%) SSL
6 11 (4.47%) SAN
6 11 (4.47%) SSH
7 10 (4.07%) LDAP
8 9 (3.66%) Kerberos
9 7 (2.85%) SNMP
10 3 (1.22%) Network Security
10 3 (1.22%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.81%) HTTP
11 2 (0.81%) NAS
11 2 (0.81%) SMTP
11 2 (0.81%) DMZ
12 1 (0.41%) Internet
12 1 (0.41%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (30.08%) MySQL
2 17 (6.91%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.50%) Oracle Database
4 15 (6.10%) DB2
5 12 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.66%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.44%) Big Data
9 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.22%) QlikView
9 3 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.41%) Redis
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (17.07%) Subversion
2 32 (13.01%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.66%) Mercurial
4 7 (2.85%) SilkPerformer
4 7 (2.85%) LoadRunner
5 5 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.81%) JUnit
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.41%) Ant
7 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (0.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) Aptana Studio
7 1 (0.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.41%) FlexUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Gradle
7 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.41%) Sublime Text
General
1 47 (19.11%) Finance
2 28 (11.38%) Marketing
3 19 (7.72%) Retail
4 14 (5.69%) Banking
5 12 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.85%) Billing
7 6 (2.44%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.44%) Back Office
8 5 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.22%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.22%) French Language
9 3 (1.22%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (31.30%) Developer
2 37 (15.04%) Administrator
3 34 (13.82%) PHP Developer
4 33 (13.41%) Support Engineer
5 30 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
6 26 (10.57%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (9.76%) Linux Support
8 19 (7.72%) Linux Support Engineer
9 18 (7.32%) UNIX Administrator
10 16 (6.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 16 (6.50%) UNIX Support
11 15 (6.10%) IT Support
11 15 (6.10%) Applications Support
11 15 (6.10%) Web Developer
12 14 (5.69%) Consultant
13 13 (5.28%) Analyst
14 12 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
14 12 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (4.88%) UNIX Engineer
15 11 (4.47%) UNIX Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (23.98%) HTML
2 58 (23.58%) CSS
3 40 (16.26%) XML
4 36 (14.63%) JSON
5 30 (12.20%) XHTML
6 27 (10.98%) REST
7 26 (10.57%) Web Services
7 26 (10.57%) LAMP
8 18 (7.32%) jQuery
9 16 (6.50%) CSS3
9 16 (6.50%) HTML5
10 15 (6.10%) Ajax
11 13 (5.28%) Middleware
12 12 (4.88%) J2EE
13 11 (4.47%) XSD
14 10 (4.07%) XSLT
14 10 (4.07%) SOAP
15 9 (3.66%) SQLAlchemy
15 9 (3.66%) Flask
16 6 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.88%) Clustering
1 12 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.66%) Device Driver
3 8 (3.25%) Firmware
4 7 (2.85%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.85%) iPhone
5 5 (2.03%) Open Source
6 4 (1.63%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.22%) Social Media
7 3 (1.22%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) W3C
8 2 (0.81%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.41%) PDA
9 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.41%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 140 (56.91%) UNIX
2 72 (29.27%) Windows
3 32 (13.01%) AIX
3 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 24 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (9.35%) Windows XP
6 17 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.88%) CentOS
8 11 (4.47%) Android
9 10 (4.07%) Solaris
10 9 (3.66%) FreeBSD
11 8 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.44%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.22%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.22%) zOS
13 3 (1.22%) Debian
14 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.81%) SUSE
14 2 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.20%) OO
2 28 (11.38%) Change Management
3 27 (10.98%) Web Design
4 26 (10.57%) OO PHP
5 25 (10.16%) Problem Management
6 21 (8.54%) ITIL
7 17 (6.91%) SOA
8 16 (6.50%) Online Marketing
9 14 (5.69%) Web Development
10 13 (5.28%) TDD
11 12 (4.88%) MVC
12 11 (4.47%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.07%) Multithreading
13 10 (4.07%) Quality Management
13 10 (4.07%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.66%) Test Management
15 7 (2.85%) Strategic Planning
15 7 (2.85%) Service Delivery
15 7 (2.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 58 (23.58%) JavaScript
2 51 (20.73%) PHP
3 50 (20.33%) SQL
4 42 (17.07%) Java
5 37 (15.04%) Shell Script
6 28 (11.38%) PHP5
7 22 (8.94%) Python
8 15 (6.10%) Ruby
9 14 (5.69%) C#
9 14 (5.69%) Perl
10 11 (4.47%) C++
11 7 (2.85%) Korn
12 6 (2.44%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.03%) C
14 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.22%) AWK
14 3 (1.22%) sed
15 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.50%) MCSE
2 16 (6.50%) MCSA
3 15 (6.10%) MCP
4 13 (5.28%) MCTS
4 13 (5.28%) MCITP
4 13 (5.28%) Degree
5 7 (2.85%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.85%) ISEB
6 5 (2.03%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.63%) CISSP
8 3 (1.22%) CISM
8 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) CRISC
10 1 (0.41%) GCIA
10 1 (0.41%) GCIH
10 1 (0.41%) CEH
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.47%) SLA
2 10 (4.07%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.44%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (8.94%) Hyper-V
2 14 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.66%) vSphere
4 7 (2.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.85%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.81%) KVM
8 2 (0.81%) GPFS
9 1 (0.41%) RHEV
9 1 (0.41%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.41%) XenServer
9 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.41%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (5.69%) Tivoli
2 9 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (3.66%) Puppet
3 8 (3.25%) Backup Exec
3 8 (3.25%) SCCM
4 7 (2.85%) WSUS
4 7 (2.85%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (2.85%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.85%) HP SIM
5 6 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.22%) Nagios
7 3 (1.22%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.41%) Legato
9 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.41%) SCOM
9 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.41%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 49 (19.92%) Oracle
2 42 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.76%) VMware
4 19 (7.72%) IBM
5 18 (7.32%) Red Hat
6 16 (6.50%) HP
7 13 (5.28%) Symantec
8 10 (4.07%) NetApp
9 9 (3.66%) Rackspace
10 8 (3.25%) Sophos
10 8 (3.25%) Dell
10 8 (3.25%) Cisco
11 7 (2.85%) EMC
12 5 (2.03%) Avaya
12 5 (2.03%) Epicor
12 5 (2.03%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.63%) Adobe
13 4 (1.63%) SAP
14 3 (1.22%) Business Objects
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago