The first table below looks at the demand for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 41 17 29
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.75% 8.91% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 37.10% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 5
Average salary - £31,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
65 62 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 24.44% 24.03% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 51
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +47.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
Cheshire

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Linux
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Chester region.

Linux Salary Trend in Chester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 16 (88.89%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) AIX
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) Tivoli
4 6 (33.33%) CSS
4 6 (33.33%) HTML
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (33.33%) PHP
4 6 (33.33%) MySQL
5 5 (27.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (27.78%) Mainframe
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Web Development
5 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 3 (16.67%) Photoshop
7 3 (16.67%) Adobe
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) Apache
7 3 (16.67%) Subversion
7 3 (16.67%) MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Finance
7 3 (16.67%) HTML5
7 3 (16.67%) Social Media
7 3 (16.67%) CSS3
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.11%) nginx
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) SAS
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) VPN
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.56%) Wireless
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.56%) DB2
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Tivoli Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead PHP Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) CSS
1 6 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (11.11%) Django
3 2 (11.11%) XHTML
3 2 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mainframe
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Social Media
3 2 (11.11%) W3C
4 1 (5.56%) Firmware
4 1 (5.56%) HACMP
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 2 (11.11%) Debian
5 1 (5.56%) Tru64
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Web Development
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Development
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Tivoli
2 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 3 (16.67%) Adobe
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase
4 1 (5.56%) Mitel
4 1 (5.56%) VMware