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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 161 125 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.40% 7.37% 7.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.55% 28.28% 32.51%
Number of salaries quoted 145 108 158
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
564 442 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.42% 26.06% 23.75%
Number of salaries quoted 508 374 479
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,850 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 35 £36,500 -4.57% 1
Knutsford +10 22 £43,000 -4.44% 2
Crewe +10 19 £40,000 +12.67%
Wilmslow -1 14 £37,500 -6.25%
Macclesfield +7 11 £52,500 +84.21% 1
Chester +9 8 £50,000 +38.88% 3
Nantwich +2 5 £35,000 -17.64%
Ellesmere Port -5 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Northwich +2 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Runcorn -6 2 £39,000 -10.34%
Winsford -2 1 £40,000 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 156 (54.36%) UNIX
2 133 (46.34%) Windows
3 93 (32.40%) SQL
4 74 (25.78%) Oracle
5 63 (21.95%) JavaScript
6 61 (21.25%) HTML
6 61 (21.25%) Finance
7 57 (19.86%) Java
8 53 (18.47%) CSS
9 51 (17.77%) jQuery
10 50 (17.42%) TCP/IP
11 47 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (15.33%) HTML5
13 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
14 42 (14.63%) SQL Server
15 41 (14.29%) Web Services
16 40 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
16 40 (13.94%) PHP
16 40 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
17 39 (13.59%) C#
18 38 (13.24%) C++
18 38 (13.24%) MySQL
19 37 (12.89%) AIX
20 34 (11.85%) Degree
21 33 (11.50%) VMware
21 33 (11.50%) E-Commerce
22 32 (11.15%) Big Data
22 32 (11.15%) MS Exchange
23 31 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
24 30 (10.45%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (11.15%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.36%) Apache
3 20 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (5.92%) WebSphere
5 16 (5.57%) Node.js
6 15 (5.23%) Lync
6 15 (5.23%) WebLogic
7 14 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (4.18%) IIS
8 12 (4.18%) SharePoint
9 9 (3.14%) SAS
10 8 (2.79%) WordPress
10 8 (2.79%) nginx
11 7 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.39%) Flash Media Server
12 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.05%) CMS
14 2 (0.70%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 22 (7.67%) MS Office
2 17 (5.92%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.74%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.70%) SPSS
5 1 (0.35%) Edge Animate
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.35%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.97%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (5.23%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.09%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) Route 53
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) ElastiCache
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.42%) TCP/IP
2 23 (8.01%) VPN
3 21 (7.32%) DNS
4 17 (5.92%) DHCP
4 17 (5.92%) Firewall
5 14 (4.88%) SSL
6 12 (4.18%) SAN
6 12 (4.18%) Network Security
7 7 (2.44%) SNMP
8 6 (2.09%) HTTP
8 6 (2.09%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.05%) Wireless
10 2 (0.70%) SSH
10 2 (0.70%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.70%) LDAP
10 2 (0.70%) SMS
10 2 (0.70%) WAN
10 2 (0.70%) SMTP
10 2 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 38 (13.24%) MySQL
3 32 (11.15%) Big Data
4 22 (7.67%) NoSQL
4 22 (7.67%) DB2
5 14 (4.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (4.88%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.79%) Oracle Discoverer
9 8 (2.79%) Essbase
9 8 (2.79%) QlikView
9 8 (2.79%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 8 (2.79%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (2.09%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.27%) Subversion
3 12 (4.18%) NUnit
4 11 (3.83%) LoadRunner
4 11 (3.83%) Selenium
5 10 (3.48%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (3.14%) SilkPerformer
7 6 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.74%) JUnit
9 4 (1.39%) FlexUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.35%) Ant
11 1 (0.35%) Maven
11 1 (0.35%) Gradle
11 1 (0.35%) Sublime Text
11 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.35%) JIRA
11 1 (0.35%) Aptana Studio
General
1 61 (21.25%) Finance
2 17 (5.92%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Financial Institution
3 13 (4.53%) Back Office
3 13 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.79%) French Language
4 8 (2.79%) Spanish Language
5 7 (2.44%) Retail
6 4 (1.39%) Games
7 3 (1.05%) Billing
7 3 (1.05%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (27.87%) Developer
2 26 (9.06%) Web Developer
2 26 (9.06%) Senior Developer
2 26 (9.06%) Support Engineer
3 24 (8.36%) Consultant
4 23 (8.01%) Analyst
5 21 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (6.97%) Administrator
7 16 (5.57%) PHP Developer
8 14 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (4.88%) DBA
9 13 (4.53%) Applications Support
9 13 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.83%) Applications Developer
10 11 (3.83%) Oracle DBA
11 10 (3.48%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.48%) Linux Support
11 10 (3.48%) Linux Support Engineer
11 10 (3.48%) Security Engineer
12 9 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (21.25%) HTML
2 53 (18.47%) CSS
3 51 (17.77%) jQuery
4 44 (15.33%) HTML5
5 41 (14.29%) Web Services
6 30 (10.45%) .NET
7 28 (9.76%) CSS3
8 26 (9.06%) Ajax
9 24 (8.36%) Middleware
10 23 (8.01%) ASP.NET
11 19 (6.62%) .NET Framework
12 17 (5.92%) XML
13 16 (5.57%) WebSockets
13 16 (5.57%) WebRTC
14 15 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (4.18%) J2EE
15 12 (4.18%) FIX Protocol
16 11 (3.83%) WebSphere MQ
16 11 (3.83%) XSD
17 10 (3.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.62%) Open Source
2 19 (6.62%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.48%) Algorithms
4 8 (2.79%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.79%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.09%) Clustering
7 5 (1.74%) iPhone
7 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.74%) User Experience
8 4 (1.39%) SecurID
9 3 (1.05%) Life Science
9 3 (1.05%) Machine to Machine
9 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.70%) Telematics
10 2 (0.70%) Online Games
10 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.70%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 156 (54.36%) UNIX
2 133 (46.34%) Windows
3 40 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (12.89%) AIX
5 31 (10.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (9.41%) Android
7 26 (9.06%) Windows 7
8 24 (8.36%) Apple iOS
8 24 (8.36%) Windows XP
9 19 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (4.18%) Solaris
11 11 (3.83%) CentOS
11 11 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.74%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.39%) HPUX
14 1 (0.35%) zOS
14 1 (0.35%) VMS
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (11.50%) E-Commerce
3 25 (8.71%) Change Management
3 25 (8.71%) MVC
4 23 (8.01%) Problem Management
5 22 (7.67%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (6.27%) Quality Management
7 17 (5.92%) ITIL
8 16 (5.57%) Migration
8 16 (5.57%) Load Balancing
8 16 (5.57%) Software Engineering
9 13 (4.53%) Information Security
10 12 (4.18%) Unit Testing
10 12 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.83%) OOP
11 11 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (3.83%) Analytics
12 10 (3.48%) SIEM
12 10 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 93 (32.40%) SQL
2 63 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 57 (19.86%) Java
4 40 (13.94%) PHP
5 39 (13.59%) C#
6 38 (13.24%) C++
7 23 (8.01%) Shell Script
8 18 (6.27%) Perl
9 14 (4.88%) Python
10 12 (4.18%) T-SQL
11 11 (3.83%) VB
11 11 (3.83%) C
12 10 (3.48%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.79%) PowerShell
14 7 (2.44%) Korn
14 7 (2.44%) JCL
15 6 (2.09%) Assembly Language
16 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
17 3 (1.05%) PHP5
17 3 (1.05%) AWK
Qualifications
1 34 (11.85%) Degree
2 26 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (8.01%) MCITP
4 21 (7.32%) MCSE
5 19 (6.62%) MCTS
6 18 (6.27%) ISEB
7 17 (5.92%) MCSA
8 16 (5.57%) MCP
9 13 (4.53%) ISTQB
10 10 (3.48%) Security Cleared
11 8 (2.79%) SC Cleared
12 6 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (1.39%) CISSP
13 4 (1.39%) CCNP
13 4 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.70%) CCNA
14 2 (0.70%) RHCE
14 2 (0.70%) CISM
15 1 (0.35%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.45%) QA
2 15 (5.23%) SLA
3 7 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (9.06%) Hyper-V
2 22 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.92%) VMware ESX
4 13 (4.53%) Active Directory
5 11 (3.83%) vSphere
6 8 (2.79%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (2.44%) Firmware
8 6 (2.09%) Snort
9 5 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.05%) XenApp
11 2 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.70%) Samba
12 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.35%) XenServer
12 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.35%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (3.83%) SCCM
2 9 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.44%) HP SIM
3 7 (2.44%) Puppet
3 7 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.44%) WSUS
4 4 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.39%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.70%) Nagios
6 2 (0.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) nmon
7 1 (0.35%) Opsview
7 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 74 (25.78%) Oracle
2 43 (14.98%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.50%) VMware
4 27 (9.41%) IBM
5 18 (6.27%) HP
6 17 (5.92%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.88%) Cisco
8 10 (3.48%) Dell
9 8 (2.79%) Cognos
9 8 (2.79%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.79%) Hyperion
10 7 (2.44%) Symantec
10 7 (2.44%) Sophos
10 7 (2.44%) EMC
10 7 (2.44%) Citrix
10 7 (2.44%) Splunk
11 6 (2.09%) Sourcefire
12 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.74%) NetApp
13 4 (1.39%) Avaya
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £31805.72 - £35781.44 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package / Car Allowance
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 24 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago