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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 53 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 63 153 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.69% 8.51% 13.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.12% 34.00% 44.04%
Number of salaries quoted 52 112 219
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
368 450 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.55% 25.04% 30.93%
Number of salaries quoted 295 345 459
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -19 12 £24,000 -33.33% 2
Chester +3 10 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Wilmslow +4 9 £32,500 -12.16% 3
Crewe -6 6 £38,750 +29.16% 4
Knutsford -23 3 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £40,000 -
Linux
North West

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 113 (54.33%) Windows
2 95 (45.67%) UNIX
3 61 (29.33%) SQL
4 50 (24.04%) Finance
5 48 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 47 (22.60%) HTML
7 41 (19.71%) JavaScript
7 41 (19.71%) CSS
7 41 (19.71%) jQuery
8 38 (18.27%) PHP
9 37 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (17.31%) Web Services
11 35 (16.83%) HTML5
12 32 (15.38%) Oracle
13 28 (13.46%) E-Commerce
14 27 (12.98%) Microsoft
14 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (12.98%) Degree
15 26 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
15 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 24 (11.54%) CSS3
17 23 (11.06%) DNS
18 21 (10.10%) Firewall
18 21 (10.10%) Big Data
19 20 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (9.62%) MySQL
19 20 (9.62%) AIX
20 19 (9.13%) Apache
20 19 (9.13%) Middleware
20 19 (9.13%) VPN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (9.13%) Apache
2 13 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.29%) nginx
4 9 (4.33%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.33%) Node.js
5 8 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.40%) WordPress
6 5 (2.40%) Lync
7 4 (1.92%) CMS
7 4 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.92%) IIS
7 4 (1.92%) JBoss
8 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 18 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.21%) MS Office
3 7 (3.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.92%) Exstream
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.29%) Amazon S3
3 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.96%) Route 53
5 2 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.96%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.48%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.48%) Office 365
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 23 (11.06%) DNS
3 21 (10.10%) Firewall
4 19 (9.13%) VPN
5 15 (7.21%) SSL
6 14 (6.73%) DHCP
7 12 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (5.77%) Network Security
8 7 (3.37%) HTTP
9 6 (2.88%) VoIP
9 6 (2.88%) Wireless
10 5 (2.40%) SAN
11 4 (1.92%) WAN
11 4 (1.92%) SMTP
11 4 (1.92%) Broadband
11 4 (1.92%) LAN
12 3 (1.44%) SMS
12 3 (1.44%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.44%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.10%) Big Data
3 20 (9.62%) MySQL
4 14 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (6.25%) DB2
6 12 (5.77%) NoSQL
7 11 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (4.81%) Oracle Database
9 9 (4.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (4.33%) Data Mining
10 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (3.37%) DB2 UDB
11 7 (3.37%) Ingres
11 7 (3.37%) OLTP
12 5 (2.40%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (2.40%) Oracle Exadata
12 5 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (2.40%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Subversion
2 10 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.85%) NUnit
4 6 (2.88%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (2.40%) Selenium
6 3 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.96%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.96%) JUnit
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.48%) Ant
8 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.48%) Maven
8 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.48%) FlexUnit
8 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (24.04%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Banking
3 10 (4.81%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.33%) Retail
5 3 (1.44%) Billing
5 3 (1.44%) Local Government
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
5 3 (1.44%) Back Office
5 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.96%) Publishing
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (27.88%) Developer
2 27 (12.98%) Analyst
3 21 (10.10%) Senior Developer
3 21 (10.10%) PHP Developer
4 20 (9.62%) Web Developer
5 18 (8.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.21%) DBA
7 14 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.25%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.29%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.81%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.81%) Consultant
10 10 (4.81%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.85%) Administrator
11 8 (3.85%) PHP Web Developer
11 8 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.37%) Senior PHP Developer
12 7 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (3.37%) Teradata DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.60%) HTML
2 41 (19.71%) CSS
2 41 (19.71%) jQuery
3 36 (17.31%) Web Services
4 35 (16.83%) HTML5
5 24 (11.54%) CSS3
6 19 (9.13%) Middleware
7 17 (8.17%) Ajax
8 13 (6.25%) .NET
9 10 (4.81%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (4.33%) ASP.NET
10 9 (4.33%) .NET Framework
10 9 (4.33%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (4.33%) WebSockets
10 9 (4.33%) WebRTC
11 8 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (3.85%) XML
12 7 (3.37%) JSON
12 7 (3.37%) ISPF
12 7 (3.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 14 (6.73%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.37%) Open Source
5 6 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.88%) Clustering
5 6 (2.88%) Cryptography
6 5 (2.40%) Tandem
6 5 (2.40%) PKI
6 5 (2.40%) W3C
6 5 (2.40%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.92%) BYOD
8 3 (1.44%) User Experience
8 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.44%) SecurID
9 2 (0.96%) SCADA
9 2 (0.96%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 113 (54.33%) Windows
2 95 (45.67%) UNIX
3 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (9.62%) AIX
5 16 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 13 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 13 (6.25%) Android
7 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.81%) CentOS
10 7 (3.37%) Solaris
11 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.40%) HPUX
13 4 (1.92%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.44%) SUSE
14 3 (1.44%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.96%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.46%) E-Commerce
3 19 (9.13%) Migration
4 18 (8.65%) Information Security
5 17 (8.17%) MVC
6 15 (7.21%) ITIL
6 15 (7.21%) Load Balancing
7 13 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.25%) Service Management
8 12 (5.77%) Change Management
8 12 (5.77%) Scrum
8 12 (5.77%) Problem Management
8 12 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (5.77%) SIEM
9 10 (4.81%) Unit Testing
9 10 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.81%) Mentoring
10 9 (4.33%) Anomaly Detection
10 9 (4.33%) Cyber Security
10 9 (4.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (29.33%) SQL
2 41 (19.71%) JavaScript
3 38 (18.27%) PHP
4 17 (8.17%) Java
5 16 (7.69%) C++
6 15 (7.21%) C#
6 15 (7.21%) Perl
7 14 (6.73%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.29%) Python
9 8 (3.85%) PHP5
9 8 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.37%) JCL
11 6 (2.88%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.44%) C
13 3 (1.44%) Ruby
14 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (12.98%) Degree
2 19 (9.13%) MCITP
2 19 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.17%) MCSE
4 14 (6.73%) MCSA
4 14 (6.73%) MCP
5 9 (4.33%) ISEB
5 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.40%) MCTS
7 4 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.92%) CCNP
8 3 (1.44%) GCIH
8 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.96%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.96%) RHCE
9 2 (0.96%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) QA
1 10 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.85%) SLA
3 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.77%) Snort
3 11 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.96%) Samba
6 2 (0.96%) XenApp
6 2 (0.96%) vSphere
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (3.37%) Puppet
3 6 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.44%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.96%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.96%) Netcool
6 2 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.48%) SCCM
7 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (15.38%) Oracle
2 27 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.69%) Cisco
4 14 (6.73%) VMware
5 11 (5.29%) IBM
6 10 (4.81%) HP
7 9 (4.33%) Citrix
7 9 (4.33%) Sourcefire
8 7 (3.37%) Splunk
8 7 (3.37%) Teradata
9 6 (2.88%) Ab Initio
9 6 (2.88%) Sybase
9 6 (2.88%) Talend
10 5 (2.40%) Hyperion
10 5 (2.40%) Informatica
10 5 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.44%) EMC
12 3 (1.44%) Telerik
12 3 (1.44%) LogRhythm
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TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits Package
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Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
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Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £30,000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £350 per day
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