Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 27 34
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 118 266 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.52% 8.32% 6.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.46% 33.29% 29.21%
Number of salaries quoted 71 174 111
Cheshire median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.14% -8.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,825 £23,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,952 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +12.50% -

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 446 799 517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.87% 24.98% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 310 569 423
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +32.81% -8.57%
10th Percentile £21,125 £20,500 £19,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £47,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -8 28 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Warrington 0 13 £50,000 - 6
Chester -8 7 £25,000 -37.50% 3
Daresbury - 7 £27,500 -
Crewe +8 5 £42,500 +27.82% 1
Wilmslow -8 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Winsford - 5 £32,500 -
Macclesfield +25 4 £22,500 -40.00%
Congleton - 2 £55,000 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 50 (42.37%) Windows
2 47 (39.83%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (33.90%) Python
4 37 (31.36%) Java
4 37 (31.36%) DevOps
5 36 (30.51%) SQL
6 35 (29.66%) PHP
7 31 (26.27%) Unix
8 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
9 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (22.03%) MySQL
11 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
12 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
12 23 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (17.80%) Docker
13 21 (17.80%) Risk Management
13 21 (17.80%) OO
13 21 (17.80%) Banking
14 20 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
15 19 (16.10%) New Relic
16 18 (15.25%) Investment Banking
16 18 (15.25%) Wealth Management
16 18 (15.25%) Finance
17 17 (14.41%) HTML
18 16 (13.56%) ITIL
18 16 (13.56%) Software Engineering
19 15 (12.71%) jQuery
19 15 (12.71%) Oracle
19 15 (12.71%) Test Automation

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 8 (6.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.39%) Confluence
2 4 (3.39%) IIS
2 4 (3.39%) JBoss
3 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.85%) nginx
4 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 47 (39.83%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.17%) OpenShift
4 11 (9.32%) Serverless
5 10 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (8.47%) Amazon S3
5 10 (8.47%) Amazon SQS
5 10 (8.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 10 (8.47%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (8.47%) CloudFront
5 10 (8.47%) Datadog
5 10 (8.47%) GitHub
5 10 (8.47%) Route 53
6 4 (3.39%) Office 365
7 3 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.69%) SaaS
9 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.85%) IaaS
9 1 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) Firewall
2 7 (5.93%) WAN
3 6 (5.08%) DNS
3 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.08%) VPN
4 5 (4.24%) LAN
5 4 (3.39%) SAN
6 3 (2.54%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.54%) VoIP
7 2 (1.69%) FTP
7 2 (1.69%) HTTP
7 2 (1.69%) NAS
7 2 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.69%) SMTP
7 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.85%) BGP
8 1 (0.85%) Internet
8 1 (0.85%) OSPF
8 1 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 26 (22.03%) MySQL
3 12 (10.17%) MariaDB
4 10 (8.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 10 (8.47%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
5 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.08%) Big Data
9 4 (3.39%) DB2
9 4 (3.39%) GIS
10 3 (2.54%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.85%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (21.19%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.86%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.47%) PHPUnit
4 8 (6.78%) JIRA
5 5 (4.24%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.54%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.54%) CA Release Automation
6 3 (2.54%) ClearCase
6 3 (2.54%) Gradle
6 3 (2.54%) Subversion
7 2 (1.69%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.85%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.85%) Maven
8 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 21 (17.80%) Banking
2 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 18 (15.25%) Investment Banking
3 13 (11.02%) Law
4 5 (4.24%) Electronics
5 3 (2.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Developer
2 22 (18.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (18.64%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (16.95%) PHP Developer
4 16 (13.56%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) Software Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Backend Developer
6 10 (8.47%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Java Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Junior
8 7 (5.93%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Architect
9 6 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Junior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.41%) HTML
2 15 (12.71%) jQuery
2 15 (12.71%) REST
3 13 (11.02%) CSS
4 11 (9.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (9.32%) Web Services
5 10 (8.47%) Velocity
6 9 (7.63%) Laravel
6 9 (7.63%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.08%) .NET
8 5 (4.24%) Java ME
9 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.39%) Middleware
9 4 (3.39%) Vue.js
9 4 (3.39%) XML
10 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.54%) Ajax
10 3 (2.54%) HTML5
10 3 (2.54%) QML
10 3 (2.54%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (8.47%) Cloud Native
3 9 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.63%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.24%) Digital TV
4 5 (4.24%) NHS
4 5 (4.24%) STB
5 3 (2.54%) Blog
5 3 (2.54%) CCTV
5 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.54%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.54%) PKI
5 3 (2.54%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.69%) Fintech
6 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.69%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (42.37%) Windows
2 31 (26.27%) Unix
3 14 (11.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.63%) Android
4 9 (7.63%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.78%) Apple iOS
5 8 (6.78%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (5.08%) CentOS
7 5 (4.24%) pSOS
8 2 (1.69%) Solaris
9 1 (0.85%) AIX
9 1 (0.85%) Debian
9 1 (0.85%) Fedora
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.85%) openSUSE
9 1 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.36%) DevOps
2 27 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (17.80%) OO
4 21 (17.80%) Risk Management
5 18 (15.25%) Wealth Management
6 16 (13.56%) ITIL
6 16 (13.56%) Software Engineering
7 15 (12.71%) Test Automation
8 12 (10.17%) MVC
9 11 (9.32%) Configuration Management
9 11 (9.32%) Task Automation
10 10 (8.47%) Multithreading
10 10 (8.47%) Performance Optimisation
10 10 (8.47%) Process Improvement
10 10 (8.47%) Project Management
11 9 (7.63%) API Integration
11 9 (7.63%) Cryptography
11 9 (7.63%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.90%) Python
2 37 (31.36%) Java
3 36 (30.51%) SQL
4 35 (29.66%) PHP
5 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
6 14 (11.86%) Ruby
7 13 (11.02%) C++
8 12 (10.17%) C
9 11 (9.32%) Perl
10 9 (7.63%) PowerShell
11 8 (6.78%) Go
12 7 (5.93%) Bash Shell
13 6 (5.08%) C#
14 4 (3.39%) Shell Script
15 3 (2.54%) Embedded C
16 2 (1.69%) Groovy
16 2 (1.69%) MATLAB
16 2 (1.69%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.32%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) Master's Degree
3 4 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.54%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.54%) ISEB
4 3 (2.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.54%) MCSE
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (1.69%) CCSP
5 2 (1.69%) CEH
5 2 (1.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.69%) CISM
5 2 (1.69%) CISSP
5 2 (1.69%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.85%) MCP
6 1 (0.85%) MCSA
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) GDPR
1 2 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (17.80%) Docker
2 10 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.08%) vSphere
4 5 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.54%) Corosync
5 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.54%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.85%) iptables
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.85%) pfSense
6 1 (0.85%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (16.95%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (12.71%) Ansible
2 15 (12.71%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.08%) Puppet
3 6 (5.08%) Terraform
4 5 (4.24%) Nagios
5 4 (3.39%) HAProxy
6 3 (2.54%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.54%) Icinga
6 3 (2.54%) Opsview
6 3 (2.54%) Pacemaker
7 2 (1.69%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.69%) Netcool
7 2 (1.69%) Salt
7 2 (1.69%) SCOM
8 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.85%) Grafana
8 1 (0.85%) Kibana
8 1 (0.85%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) New Relic
2 15 (12.71%) Oracle
3 12 (10.17%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.78%) VMware
5 5 (4.24%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.39%) Cisco
7 3 (2.54%) ArcSight
7 3 (2.54%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.54%) EMC
7 3 (2.54%) IBM
7 3 (2.54%) NetApp
7 3 (2.54%) Splunk
7 3 (2.54%) Sybase
8 2 (1.69%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.85%) Facebook
9 1 (0.85%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.85%) SmartCo