Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 29 30
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 351 179 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.22% 7.57% 6.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.18% 34.49% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 254 131 133
Cheshire median annual salary £47,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.00% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £30,150 £26,250 £23,900
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -2.50%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 744 519 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.79% 21.95% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 518 380 487
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,250 £20,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
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 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. 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
Knutsford +1 97 £47,500 -1.04% 1
Warrington +33 69 £50,000 +33.33% 14
Chester +8 45 £41,250 - 14
Crewe +12 23 £37,500 - 3
Wilmslow +1 10 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Nantwich -17 5 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Sandbach +1 3 £47,500 -
Macclesfield -14 2 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Runcorn -2 1 £37,500 -28.57% 2
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 173 (49.29%) Windows
2 125 (35.61%) Unix
3 115 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (31.91%) Finance
5 102 (29.06%) DevOps
6 100 (28.49%) Java
6 100 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
7 91 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (25.64%) SQL
9 80 (22.79%) JavaScript
10 77 (21.94%) Python
10 77 (21.94%) Git (software)
11 75 (21.37%) MySQL
12 71 (20.23%) Oracle
12 71 (20.23%) SQL Server
13 69 (19.66%) Opscode Chef
14 68 (19.37%) Microsoft
15 65 (18.52%) Jenkins
16 64 (18.23%) Banking
17 58 (16.52%) Risk Management
18 57 (16.24%) HTML
19 52 (14.81%) Puppet
20 49 (13.96%) CSS
21 48 (13.68%) ITIL
21 48 (13.68%) Web Services
22 47 (13.39%) MongoDB
23 46 (13.11%) OO
24 44 (12.54%) PHP
24 44 (12.54%) Red Hat
24 44 (12.54%) Law

Linux
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 37 (10.54%) WebSphere
2 26 (7.41%) JBoss
3 23 (6.55%) Apache
3 23 (6.55%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.70%) nginx
5 9 (2.56%) IIS
5 9 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (2.28%) Confluence
6 8 (2.28%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.42%) OpenEdge
9 4 (1.14%) iPlanet
10 3 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.85%) SAS
10 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.57%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.85%) BASE24
3 2 (0.57%) Magento
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 100 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.27%) GitHub
4 21 (5.98%) DigitalOcean
5 15 (4.27%) OpenShift
6 13 (3.70%) NuGet
6 13 (3.70%) Office 365
7 6 (1.71%) PaaS
8 5 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.85%) IaaS
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.98%) DNS
2 25 (7.12%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.13%) SSL
4 16 (4.56%) Firewall
5 15 (4.27%) HTTP
6 10 (2.85%) Internet
6 10 (2.85%) VPN
7 9 (2.56%) SAN
7 9 (2.56%) WAN
8 8 (2.28%) VLAN
9 7 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.71%) LAN
10 6 (1.71%) Wireless
10 6 (1.71%) X.509
11 5 (1.42%) Network Security
12 4 (1.14%) BGP
12 4 (1.14%) DHCP
12 4 (1.14%) EIGRP
12 4 (1.14%) MPLS
13 3 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.37%) MySQL
2 71 (20.23%) SQL Server
3 47 (13.39%) MongoDB
4 17 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (4.56%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.70%) Big Data
7 9 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.56%) DB2
8 6 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.71%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.71%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.14%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.85%) GIS
10 3 (0.85%) Redis
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 77 (21.94%) Git (software)
2 65 (18.52%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.55%) JIRA
4 21 (5.98%) PHPUnit
5 17 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (3.42%) CA Release Automation
7 11 (3.13%) JUnit
8 10 (2.85%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.85%) Subversion
9 6 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.71%) Gradle
9 6 (1.71%) Liquibase
9 6 (1.71%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.85%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.57%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.57%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.28%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.28%) NUnit
12 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (31.91%) Finance
2 64 (18.23%) Banking
3 44 (12.54%) Investment Banking
3 44 (12.54%) Law
4 26 (7.41%) Advertising
5 12 (3.42%) Marketing
6 9 (2.56%) Retail
6 9 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.42%) Electronics
8 4 (1.14%) Games
9 3 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (25.93%) Developer
2 59 (16.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (9.69%) Analyst
4 33 (9.40%) Applications Support
5 32 (9.12%) PHP Developer
6 25 (7.12%) Lead DevOps
7 24 (6.84%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 21 (5.98%) MySQL Developer
8 21 (5.98%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 20 (5.70%) Java Developer
9 20 (5.70%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 20 (5.70%) Linux Support
9 20 (5.70%) MongoDB Developer
9 20 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (5.41%) Applications Engineer
10 19 (5.41%) Software Developer
11 18 (5.13%) Applications Support Engineer
11 18 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 18 (5.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (16.24%) HTML
2 49 (13.96%) CSS
3 48 (13.68%) Web Services
4 35 (9.97%) jQuery
5 32 (9.12%) REST
6 29 (8.26%) Middleware
7 26 (7.41%) Laravel
8 25 (7.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (5.98%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (5.98%) XML
10 20 (5.70%) Django
10 20 (5.70%) JSON
11 18 (5.13%) .NET
12 16 (4.56%) Spring
13 15 (4.27%) AngularJS
14 12 (3.42%) Servlets
15 10 (2.85%) Ajax
16 9 (2.56%) LDAP
17 8 (2.28%) Elastic Stack
18 7 (1.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
2 23 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.55%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.85%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.28%) PKI
5 8 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.71%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (1.42%) Fintech
8 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.85%) CCTV
9 3 (0.85%) Clustering
9 3 (0.85%) IVR
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing Technology
9 3 (0.85%) Replication
9 3 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 173 (49.29%) Windows
2 125 (35.61%) Unix
3 41 (11.68%) AIX
4 28 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.41%) Solaris
6 25 (7.12%) Windows Server
7 24 (6.84%) Android
8 20 (5.70%) Apple iOS
9 15 (4.27%) HPUX
10 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (3.70%) Ubuntu
12 9 (2.56%) CentOS
13 8 (2.28%) Mac OS
13 8 (2.28%) SUSE
14 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
16 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.14%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (29.06%) DevOps
3 91 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (16.52%) Risk Management
5 48 (13.68%) ITIL
6 46 (13.11%) OO
7 44 (12.54%) Wealth Management
8 40 (11.40%) MVC
8 40 (11.40%) Test Automation
9 35 (9.97%) Configuration Management
9 35 (9.97%) Continuous Delivery
9 35 (9.97%) TDD
10 33 (9.40%) Software Engineering
11 32 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (9.12%) Scrum
12 31 (8.83%) Process Improvement
13 22 (6.27%) Collaborative Working
13 22 (6.27%) Deployment Automation
14 21 (5.98%) Dependency Injection
14 21 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 100 (28.49%) Java
2 90 (25.64%) SQL
3 80 (22.79%) JavaScript
4 77 (21.94%) Python
5 44 (12.54%) PHP
6 36 (10.26%) Perl
7 29 (8.26%) PowerShell
8 26 (7.41%) Bash Shell
9 20 (5.70%) Shell Script
10 18 (5.13%) C
11 14 (3.99%) C++
12 13 (3.70%) C#
13 7 (1.99%) Ruby
14 6 (1.71%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.71%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.42%) Progress 4GL
16 2 (0.57%) BeanShell
16 2 (0.57%) Groovy
16 2 (0.57%) Korn
16 2 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (9.40%) Degree
2 10 (2.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (2.85%) MCSE
2 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (1.99%) CISSP
5 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.85%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.28%) CISA
8 1 (0.28%) GCFE
8 1 (0.28%) GREM
8 1 (0.28%) OCP
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.98%) QA
2 5 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 41 (11.68%) Active Directory
1 41 (11.68%) Docker
2 38 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (10.54%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.27%) VirtualBox
4 22 (6.27%) Xen
5 11 (3.13%) Terminal Services
6 9 (2.56%) KVM
7 8 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.99%) vSphere
9 4 (1.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.57%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.28%) Corosync
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 69 (19.66%) Opscode Chef
2 52 (14.81%) Puppet
3 44 (12.54%) Ansible
4 25 (7.12%) Kubernetes
5 23 (6.55%) Terraform
6 14 (3.99%) BladeLogic
7 13 (3.70%) Netcool
8 12 (3.42%) SCOM
9 10 (2.85%) Ganglia
10 9 (2.56%) Tivoli
11 8 (2.28%) CA Wily
11 8 (2.28%) Nagios
12 6 (1.71%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (1.71%) Salt
13 5 (1.42%) Packer
13 5 (1.42%) Rancher
13 5 (1.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 2 (0.57%) CFEngine
14 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.57%) Marathon
Vendors
1 71 (20.23%) Oracle
2 68 (19.37%) Microsoft
3 44 (12.54%) Red Hat
3 44 (12.54%) VMware
4 28 (7.98%) IBM
5 21 (5.98%) New Relic
6 19 (5.41%) Splunk
7 16 (4.56%) ServiceNow
8 15 (4.27%) HP
9 10 (2.85%) Cisco
10 9 (2.56%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.28%) CA
11 8 (2.28%) Google
12 7 (1.99%) CyberArk
12 7 (1.99%) Sun
13 6 (1.71%) Citrix
14 5 (1.42%) AppDynamics
14 5 (1.42%) Progress
14 5 (1.42%) Varonis
15 4 (1.14%) Sybase