Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 34 48
Rank change year-on-year +10 +14 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 261 194 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.04% 7.12% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.93% 29.57% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 198 144 102
Cheshire median annual salary £47,250 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.13% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £59,250 £48,175
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% +5.33%

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 608 656 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.06% 24.07% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 431 474 429
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,500 £20,750 £19,700
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +7 60 £43,750 -18.60% 2
Warrington +22 59 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Chester +5 35 £42,500 -5.56% 15
Crewe +6 16 £37,500 - 2
Wilmslow +5 12 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Daresbury +2 7 - -
Nantwich -10 7 £37,500 +50.00%
Macclesfield -2 2 £23,000 -34.29%
Runcorn +9 1 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 127 (48.66%) Windows
2 87 (33.33%) DevOps
3 82 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (30.27%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (29.89%) Amazon AWS
6 69 (26.44%) Unix
7 67 (25.67%) SQL Server
8 64 (24.52%) Git (software)
9 62 (23.75%) JavaScript
9 62 (23.75%) Python
10 59 (22.61%) Jenkins
11 57 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 57 (21.84%) Active Directory
12 55 (21.07%) SQL
13 49 (18.77%) HTML
14 48 (18.39%) MySQL
15 46 (17.62%) Finance
16 45 (17.24%) Microsoft
17 44 (16.86%) Opscode Chef
18 42 (16.09%) CSS
19 40 (15.33%) Web Services
20 39 (14.94%) PHP
20 39 (14.94%) Ansible
21 38 (14.56%) Java
21 38 (14.56%) Configuration Management
21 38 (14.56%) Banking
22 36 (13.79%) Hyper-V
23 35 (13.41%) Puppet
23 35 (13.41%) VMware
23 35 (13.41%) OO

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 13 (4.98%) Apache
2 12 (4.60%) IIS
3 11 (4.21%) JBoss
4 8 (3.07%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.68%) OpenEdge
5 7 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.68%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.53%) Confluence
7 3 (1.15%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.15%) nginx
7 3 (1.15%) SAS
7 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Exstream
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 78 (29.89%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.05%) GitHub
4 19 (7.28%) Office 365
5 12 (4.60%) DigitalOcean
6 7 (2.68%) OpenShift
7 6 (2.30%) PaaS
8 5 (1.92%) NuGet
9 4 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.15%) SaaS
11 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.77%) IaaS
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.38%) Route 53
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.96%) Firewall
2 24 (9.20%) TCP/IP
3 21 (8.05%) DNS
4 17 (6.51%) WAN
5 14 (5.36%) LAN
5 14 (5.36%) VPN
6 13 (4.98%) SAN
7 11 (4.21%) Network Security
8 10 (3.83%) VLAN
9 6 (2.30%) BGP
9 6 (2.30%) DHCP
9 6 (2.30%) EIGRP
9 6 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.30%) MPLS
9 6 (2.30%) Wireless
9 6 (2.30%) X.509
10 5 (1.92%) HTTP
10 5 (1.92%) SSL
11 4 (1.53%) Internet
11 4 (1.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 48 (18.39%) MySQL
3 32 (12.26%) MongoDB
4 18 (6.90%) MariaDB
5 14 (5.36%) Big Data
6 13 (4.98%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.92%) DB2
8 5 (1.92%) GIS
9 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.38%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 64 (24.52%) Git (software)
2 59 (22.61%) Jenkins
3 19 (7.28%) PHPUnit
4 15 (5.75%) JIRA
5 10 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (3.45%) CA Release Automation
7 8 (3.07%) Subversion
8 5 (1.92%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.53%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.15%) Gradle
10 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.77%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.77%) Selenium
11 2 (0.77%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.38%) JMeter
12 1 (0.38%) JUnit
12 1 (0.38%) Maven
General
1 46 (17.62%) Finance
2 38 (14.56%) Banking
3 24 (9.20%) Investment Banking
3 24 (9.20%) Law
4 12 (4.60%) Advertising
5 10 (3.83%) Retail
6 5 (1.92%) Electronics
6 5 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Automotive
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (25.67%) Developer
2 45 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (11.88%) PHP Developer
4 20 (7.66%) Lead DevOps
5 18 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 17 (6.51%) Analyst
6 17 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (6.51%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.98%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 13 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (4.60%) MySQL Developer
8 12 (4.60%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.21%) Architect
9 11 (4.21%) Python Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
9 11 (4.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.21%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.77%) HTML
2 42 (16.09%) CSS
3 40 (15.33%) Web Services
4 29 (11.11%) jQuery
5 27 (10.34%) REST
6 24 (9.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 23 (8.81%) XML
8 21 (8.05%) Laravel
9 20 (7.66%) .NET
10 19 (7.28%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (5.36%) Django
11 14 (5.36%) JSON
12 10 (3.83%) Ajax
12 10 (3.83%) Middleware
13 8 (3.07%) Java EE
14 7 (2.68%) JMS
15 6 (2.30%) .NET Core
15 6 (2.30%) AngularJS
15 6 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
15 6 (2.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.58%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (8.81%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (3.83%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.83%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 8 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.68%) PKI
7 6 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.30%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.53%) Blog
8 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.53%) Fintech
8 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.15%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.77%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (48.66%) Windows
2 69 (26.44%) Unix
3 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (6.90%) AIX
6 15 (5.75%) Android
7 14 (5.36%) Apple iOS
8 13 (4.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.45%) CentOS
10 8 (3.07%) SUSE
10 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.68%) Solaris
12 5 (1.92%) HPUX
12 5 (1.92%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.38%) Debian
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (33.33%) DevOps
2 82 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (30.27%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (14.56%) Configuration Management
5 35 (13.41%) OO
6 33 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 33 (12.64%) MVC
7 29 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 28 (10.73%) ITIL
9 27 (10.34%) Process Improvement
9 27 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 27 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 26 (9.96%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (9.58%) Scrum
11 25 (9.58%) TDD
12 24 (9.20%) Wealth Management
13 20 (7.66%) Collaborative Working
13 20 (7.66%) Dependency Injection
13 20 (7.66%) Microservices
14 19 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.75%) JavaScript
1 62 (23.75%) Python
2 55 (21.07%) SQL
3 39 (14.94%) PHP
4 38 (14.56%) Java
5 28 (10.73%) Perl
5 28 (10.73%) PowerShell
6 20 (7.66%) Bash Shell
7 14 (5.36%) C
8 11 (4.21%) C++
9 10 (3.83%) C#
10 9 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.68%) Progress 4GL
12 5 (1.92%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.53%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.77%) BeanShell
14 2 (0.77%) Go
14 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.77%) Ruby
15 1 (0.38%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 21 (8.05%) Degree
2 10 (3.83%) CISSP
3 9 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.92%) CISA
5 5 (1.92%) MCSE
6 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) GCFA
7 3 (1.15%) GCFE
7 3 (1.15%) GREM
8 2 (0.77%) CISM
8 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.38%) CCNP
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.38%) MCSA
9 1 (0.38%) OCP
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) GDPR
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.38%) GCP
3 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) MISRA
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 36 (13.79%) Hyper-V
3 34 (13.03%) Docker
4 29 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (5.36%) VirtualBox
5 14 (5.36%) Xen
6 10 (3.83%) KVM
7 8 (3.07%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.15%) vSphere
9 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (0.77%) XenServer
10 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (16.86%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (14.94%) Ansible
3 35 (13.41%) Puppet
4 29 (11.11%) Terraform
5 19 (7.28%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.07%) BladeLogic
7 7 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.92%) Netcool
9 4 (1.53%) CA Wily
9 4 (1.53%) Ganglia
9 4 (1.53%) Nagios
9 4 (1.53%) Rancher
9 4 (1.53%) SCOM
10 3 (1.15%) Salt
10 3 (1.15%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.77%) Marathon
11 2 (0.77%) Packer
12 1 (0.38%) PowerBroker
12 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 45 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.41%) VMware
3 34 (13.03%) Oracle
4 26 (9.96%) Red Hat
5 19 (7.28%) New Relic
6 18 (6.90%) Splunk
7 17 (6.51%) Cisco
8 14 (5.36%) IBM
9 9 (3.45%) CyberArk
10 8 (3.07%) Atlassian
10 8 (3.07%) Cloudera
10 8 (3.07%) Varonis
11 7 (2.68%) Progress
12 6 (2.30%) HP
12 6 (2.30%) Sun
13 4 (1.53%) Citrix
13 4 (1.53%) Google
14 3 (1.15%) AppDynamics
14 3 (1.15%) CA
14 3 (1.15%) Fortinet