The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Macclesfield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 3 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 5.19% 2.14% 12.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 16.67% 31.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 23
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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 Macclesfield region.

Operating Systems Category
Macclesfield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 18 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Macclesfield 20.78% 12.86% 39.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 64
Average salary £25,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Macclesfield

Linux
Salary Trend in Macclesfield

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

Linux Salary Trend in Macclesfield

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Macclesfield

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Photography
3 2 (40.00%) Robotics
3 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (40.00%) Physics
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) HPUX
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Macclesfield by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Macclesfield 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Photography
1 2 (40.00%) Robotics
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (40.00%) Physics
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Apple