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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 41 18 33
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2 24 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.78% 9.30% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 38.10% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 5
Average salary - £33,250 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +47.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,736
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.60%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
65 63 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 25.39% 24.42% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 38 33 50
Average salary £33,000 £34,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +43.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
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 25 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 17 (89.47%) UNIX
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) AIX
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Tivoli
5 6 (31.58%) MySQL
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) HTML
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) PHP
6 5 (26.32%) Mainframe
6 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (26.32%) Banking
6 5 (26.32%) Web Development
6 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
7 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
8 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
8 3 (15.79%) Photoshop
8 3 (15.79%) Adobe
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Java
8 3 (15.79%) Web Services
8 3 (15.79%) Apache
8 3 (15.79%) Subversion
8 3 (15.79%) MVC
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.26%) DB2
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Lead PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Lead Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) CSS3
3 2 (10.53%) Django
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mainframe
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.79%) Social Media
3 2 (10.53%) W3C
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) HACMP
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) UNIX
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) AIX
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
5 2 (10.53%) Tru64
5 2 (10.53%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Web Development
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Development
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
1 6 (31.58%) PHP
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) Adobe
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel