Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 -7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Linux 80 168 344
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.92% 8.10% 11.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.02% 32.81% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 64 103 286
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £33,750 £29,375 £30,500
90th Percentile £58,375 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 205 512 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.73% 24.69% 23.55%
Number of salaries quoted 167 376 515
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.64% +18.57%
10th Percentile £21,700 £21,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £63,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Linux in Cheshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Cheshire over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +20 15 £57,500 +15.00% 1
Warrington -4 9 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Northwich +1 8 £42,500 +11.84% 1
Crewe +19 6 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Sandbach +7 4 £60,000 +26.32%
Winsford 0 3 £33,000 -26.67%
Chester -9 3 £47,500 - 3
Nantwich +11 2 £37,500 -11.76%
Wilmslow -2 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 51 (63.75%) Windows
2 43 (53.75%) SQL
3 39 (48.75%) Finance
4 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
5 32 (40.00%) Oracle
6 31 (38.75%) SQL Server
7 29 (36.25%) Oracle APEX
8 27 (33.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (30.00%) PL/SQL
11 22 (27.50%) Oracle Database
12 21 (26.25%) Windows Server
13 20 (25.00%) DevOps
14 19 (23.75%) Unix
14 19 (23.75%) BusinessObjects
15 16 (20.00%) Financial Institution
15 16 (20.00%) AWS
15 16 (20.00%) SDLC
16 15 (18.75%) Change Management
17 14 (17.50%) VMware
17 14 (17.50%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (17.50%) Docker
18 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
18 13 (16.25%) Oracle Database 11g
18 13 (16.25%) Python
18 13 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (15.00%) Java
20 11 (13.75%) SAP
21 10 (12.50%) Cisco
21 10 (12.50%) Git (software)

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 7 (8.75%) Apache
2 5 (6.25%) JBoss
2 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.00%) Confluence
4 3 (3.75%) nginx
5 2 (2.50%) Liferay
6 1 (1.25%) Camunda
6 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.25%) OpenEdge
6 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.25%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
1 1 (1.25%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) AWS
2 6 (7.50%) Azure
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon ECS
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon Glacier
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (5.00%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.00%) Office 365
3 4 (5.00%) OpenShift
3 4 (5.00%) SaaS
3 4 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Coveralls
4 1 (1.25%) GCP
4 1 (1.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Firewall
1 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.50%) VLAN
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (6.25%) SAN
4 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.75%) SSL
5 3 (3.75%) VPN
6 2 (2.50%) DNS
6 2 (2.50%) LAN
6 2 (2.50%) WAN
7 1 (1.25%) DHCP
7 1 (1.25%) DSL
7 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
7 1 (1.25%) IPv6
7 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) RS-232
7 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (27.50%) Oracle Database
3 19 (23.75%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (17.50%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (16.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
7 7 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (6.25%) MySQL
9 4 (5.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (5.00%) Redis
10 3 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (2.50%) Big Data
12 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
12 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (36.25%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.25%) Gradle
4 5 (6.25%) Maven
5 4 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.00%) JIRA
6 3 (3.75%) Subversion
7 2 (2.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 2 (2.50%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.50%) Selenium
7 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (1.25%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (48.75%) Finance
2 16 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Games
4 4 (5.00%) Legal
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.25%) Automotive
7 1 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Systems Manager
3 9 (11.25%) Developer
3 9 (11.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Database Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Development Manager
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle Development Manager
5 6 (7.50%) DBA
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Development Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.75%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) C++ Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (2.50%) NoSQL Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Middleware
2 4 (5.00%) Node.js
3 3 (3.75%) .NET
3 3 (3.75%) LAMP
3 3 (3.75%) Laravel
3 3 (3.75%) Web Services
4 2 (2.50%) CSS
4 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) HTML5
4 2 (2.50%) J2EE
4 2 (2.50%) jQuery
4 2 (2.50%) li3
4 2 (2.50%) PhoneGap
4 2 (2.50%) Play Framework
4 2 (2.50%) Sensu
5 1 (1.25%) Drools
5 1 (1.25%) Lumberyard
5 1 (1.25%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.25%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) EMC VNX
2 5 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.75%) NHS
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (63.75%) Windows
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.75%) Unix
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (5.00%) CentOS
7 3 (3.75%) Solaris
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.25%) SUSE
9 1 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) DevOps
4 16 (20.00%) SDLC
5 15 (18.75%) Change Management
6 13 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.00%) ITIL
8 7 (8.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (8.75%) Task Automation
9 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.50%) Strategic Planning
9 6 (7.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.25%) Microservices
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
10 5 (6.25%) Open Source
10 5 (6.25%) Project Delivery
11 4 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (5.00%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.75%) SQL
2 24 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
3 13 (16.25%) Python
4 12 (15.00%) Java
5 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 7 (8.75%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.25%) C++
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby
8 4 (5.00%) Groovy
8 4 (5.00%) Perl
8 4 (5.00%) PHP
9 2 (2.50%) C
9 2 (2.50%) C#
9 2 (2.50%) Go
9 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Degree
2 6 (7.50%) DBS Check
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) GDPR
2 3 (3.75%) QA
3 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Docker
2 10 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
4 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (8.75%) vSphere
6 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.25%) KVM
7 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.75%) Ansible
4 2 (2.50%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.25%) PowerBroker
5 1 (1.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.25%) SCCM
5 1 (1.25%) SCOM
5 1 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.25%) Terraform
5 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 32 (40.00%) Oracle
3 14 (17.50%) VMware
4 11 (13.75%) SAP
5 10 (12.50%) Cisco
6 8 (10.00%) IBM
7 7 (8.75%) EMC
8 6 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.25%) Palo Alto
10 4 (5.00%) F5
11 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.50%) Citrix
12 2 (2.50%) Progress
12 2 (2.50%) Veeam
13 1 (1.25%) McAfee
13 1 (1.25%) Pega
13 1 (1.25%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.25%) TIBCO