The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs citing Linux 14 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.83% 1.92% 6.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.92% 9.62% 26.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 4
Average salary £38,750 £36,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.63% +18.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,200 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £39,200 £33,950
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Linux
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
74 52 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 25.52% 20.00% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 56 27 40
Average salary £40,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Chester

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
5 6 (25.00%) Firewall
5 6 (25.00%) MySQL
5 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.83%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (20.83%) Amazon S3
6 5 (20.83%) Route 53
6 5 (20.83%) Big Data
6 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Network Security
7 4 (16.67%) Telematics
7 4 (16.67%) Android
7 4 (16.67%) Open Source
7 4 (16.67%) Android Development
8 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
8 3 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (12.50%) SaaS
8 3 (12.50%) Talend
8 3 (12.50%) Vertica
8 3 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 3 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.33%) Jetty
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.83%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (20.83%) Amazon S3
2 5 (20.83%) Route 53
3 3 (12.50%) SaaS
3 3 (12.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon Glacier
4 2 (8.33%) PaaS
4 2 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) Network Security
4 3 (12.50%) HTTP
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 2 (8.33%) SMTP
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) OSPF
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) QSIG
5 2 (8.33%) H.323
6 1 (4.17%) Junos
6 1 (4.17%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (20.83%) Big Data
3 3 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (8.33%) OLAP
4 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.17%) Redis
5 1 (4.17%) OLTP
5 1 (4.17%) VLDB
5 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Maven
1 3 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) Hudson
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Ant
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) jQuery
2 3 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (8.33%) Servlets
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) JDBC
4 1 (4.17%) JSP
4 1 (4.17%) J2SE
4 1 (4.17%) LAMP
4 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) Ajax
4 1 (4.17%) JPA
4 1 (4.17%) Drools
4 1 (4.17%) RESTful
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Telematics
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
3 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (4.17%) BeagleBone
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (8.33%) CentOS
3 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.17%) Windows CE
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) Open Source
4 4 (16.67%) Android Development
5 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.33%) iOS Development
6 2 (8.33%) Auto-Scaling
6 2 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) JVM Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Kernel Development
7 1 (4.17%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) ANSI C
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) vCloud
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
1 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.50%) Vertica
2 3 (12.50%) Talend
3 2 (8.33%) Dundas
3 2 (8.33%) RightScale
3 2 (8.33%) Tableau
3 2 (8.33%) Ab Initio
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Juniper
4 1 (4.17%) Facebook
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter
4 1 (4.17%) Aruba
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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