Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 141 169
Rank change year-on-year -15 +28 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 21 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 0.31% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.32% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 15
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £34,100 £28,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £54,000 £45,900 £56,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2950 2207 3115
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 97.27% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2257 1892 2642
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,725 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Cheshire

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Linux Engineer in Cheshire

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux Engineer in Cheshire

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sandbach - 6 £47,500 - 1
Warrington -6 5 £50,000 +26.58%
Knutsford - 3 £40,250 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 - 1
Chester - 2 £47,500 - 1
Macclesfield +4 1 - -
Linux Engineer
North West

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Linux Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Python
2 11 (52.38%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
3 10 (47.62%) Unix
3 10 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (47.62%) Puppet
3 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (47.62%) DevOps
4 9 (42.86%) Docker
4 9 (42.86%) Ruby
5 8 (38.10%) Open Source
5 8 (38.10%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) Ansible
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
7 6 (28.57%) PHP
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
7 6 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (28.57%) Redis
7 6 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (28.57%) SaltStack
7 6 (28.57%) Microservices
8 5 (23.81%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (23.81%) Perl
8 5 (23.81%) C
8 5 (23.81%) C++

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) OpenShift
4 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (28.57%) Redis
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Ingres
2 1 (4.76%) MariaDB
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) QML
1 2 (9.52%) Qt
2 1 (4.76%) Ajax
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) HTML5
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) CCTV
1 2 (9.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Unix
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
2 10 (47.62%) DevOps
3 8 (38.10%) Open Source
4 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Microservices
6 3 (14.29%) High Availability
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
7 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (4.76%) Kanban
8 1 (4.76%) Migration
8 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 9 (42.86%) Ruby
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) PHP
5 5 (23.81%) C
5 5 (23.81%) C++
5 5 (23.81%) Perl
6 4 (19.05%) Embedded C
7 3 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (9.52%) Embedded C++
9 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
9 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Docker
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Corosync
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (47.62%) Puppet
2 7 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) Pacemaker
3 1 (4.76%) Rundeck
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (28.57%) SaltStack
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Altera
3 2 (9.52%) Xilinx
4 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Rackspace
4 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase
4 1 (4.76%) Teradata