The median annual salary for a Linux Engineer was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 86 101 113
Rank change year-on-year +15 +12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 3 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.28% 0.31% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.32% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 9
Median salary £28,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1026 1250 1686
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 97.07% 95.49% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 839 1066 1288
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £28,500 -
Linux Engineer
North West

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Python
3 5 (50.00%) Apache
3 5 (50.00%) DNS
3 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 5 (50.00%) Nagios
3 5 (50.00%) Clustering
3 5 (50.00%) nginx
3 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (40.00%) Puppet
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Sophos
5 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) qmail
5 3 (30.00%) Postfix
5 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
5 3 (30.00%) CentOS
5 3 (30.00%) Server Building

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (50.00%) Apache
1 5 (50.00%) nginx
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Confluence
3 2 (20.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (20.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) Servlets
2 2 (20.00%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) CentOS
2 3 (30.00%) Debian
2 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (30.00%) Server Building
3 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) RHCE
1 2 (20.00%) RHCSA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Postfix
1 3 (30.00%) qmail
2 2 (20.00%) Docker
2 2 (20.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Nagios
2 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (20.00%) Ansible
3 2 (20.00%) CFEngine
3 2 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Kaspersky
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Sophos
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas