Period
to 17 December 2017

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 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 238 142 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.66% 6.18% 6.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.71% 26.59% 23.65%
Number of salaries quoted 162 107 165
Cheshire median annual salary £47,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.29% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £28,800 £21,500 £23,850
90th Percentile £59,875 £51,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%

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 775 534 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.95% 23.26% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 558 442 692
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £32,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.58% -7.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,350 £19,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,625 £53,175
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 -14 61 £48,000 +37.14% 4
Chester +6 36 £34,500 -16.36% 6
Warrington +3 19 £45,000 +48.76% 4
Sandbach 0 16 £47,500 +75.93% 1
Macclesfield +9 5 £37,500 +33.93%
Crewe -4 4 £35,000 -4.11% 2
Runcorn - 4 - -
Wilmslow +17 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 130 (54.62%) Windows
2 121 (50.84%) Unix
3 98 (41.18%) Java
4 78 (32.77%) Finance
5 71 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (27.73%) SQL
7 55 (23.11%) Oracle
8 52 (21.85%) DevOps
9 51 (21.43%) Python
9 51 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
10 48 (20.17%) AIX
11 46 (19.33%) Banking
12 43 (18.07%) Middleware
13 42 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
14 40 (16.81%) JavaScript
15 39 (16.39%) MySQL
16 34 (14.29%) Perl
16 34 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 32 (13.45%) Solaris
17 32 (13.45%) Apache
17 32 (13.45%) Docker
18 31 (13.03%) ITIL
19 30 (12.61%) Tomcat
19 30 (12.61%) SQL Server
19 30 (12.61%) Risk Management
19 30 (12.61%) Puppet
20 29 (12.18%) OO
20 29 (12.18%) JBoss
21 28 (11.76%) TCP/IP
21 28 (11.76%) 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 32 (13.45%) Apache
2 30 (12.61%) Tomcat
3 29 (12.18%) JBoss
4 24 (10.08%) WebSphere
5 12 (5.04%) Confluence
6 8 (3.36%) IIS
6 8 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.94%) nginx
8 6 (2.52%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.26%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.84%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.42%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.42%) Drupal
11 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (3.78%) GitHub
5 8 (3.36%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.94%) Office 365
7 4 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (1.68%) PaaS
8 3 (1.26%) CloudFront
8 3 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.42%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.40%) SSH
3 19 (7.98%) Ethernet
4 14 (5.88%) HTTP
4 14 (5.88%) SAN
5 11 (4.62%) LDAP
6 9 (3.78%) Firewall
7 6 (2.52%) Internet
7 6 (2.52%) IPsec
8 5 (2.10%) SSL
9 4 (1.68%) DNS
9 4 (1.68%) VoIP
10 3 (1.26%) LAN
10 3 (1.26%) WAN
11 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.84%) WebEx
12 1 (0.42%) DMZ
12 1 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.42%) VPN
12 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.39%) MySQL
2 30 (12.61%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.24%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.72%) Oracle Database
5 15 (6.30%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.04%) DB2
7 11 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 11 (4.62%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.78%) Redis
9 7 (2.94%) Big Data
9 7 (2.94%) MariaDB
10 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (2.10%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.68%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.68%) Ingres
12 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.40%) JIRA
3 9 (3.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.94%) SonarQube
4 7 (2.94%) Subversion
5 4 (1.68%) JUnit
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.68%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (1.26%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.84%) Ant
7 2 (0.84%) Gradle
7 2 (0.84%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.84%) Maven
7 2 (0.84%) Selenium
7 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.42%) JMeter
8 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 78 (32.77%) Finance
2 46 (19.33%) Banking
3 25 (10.50%) Investment Banking
4 24 (10.08%) Law
5 13 (5.46%) Advertising
6 5 (2.10%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.68%) Marketing
7 4 (1.68%) Retail
8 2 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (19.33%) Developer
2 26 (10.92%) Linux Engineer
3 24 (10.08%) Applications Support
4 22 (9.24%) Java Developer
5 20 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (7.98%) Analyst
7 17 (7.14%) Administrator
8 15 (6.30%) Unix Administrator
9 14 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 14 (5.88%) Support Engineer
10 13 (5.46%) Linux Support
11 12 (5.04%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (5.04%) Embedded Engineer
12 11 (4.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
12 11 (4.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 10 (4.20%) Applications Engineer
13 10 (4.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (4.20%) PHP Developer
14 9 (3.78%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.07%) Middleware
2 24 (10.08%) Web Services
3 21 (8.82%) HTML
3 21 (8.82%) REST
4 18 (7.56%) SOAP
5 17 (7.14%) JSON
6 14 (5.88%) Spring
7 13 (5.46%) CSS
7 13 (5.46%) LAMP
8 12 (5.04%) jQuery
8 12 (5.04%) ODBC
8 12 (5.04%) XML
9 10 (4.20%) .NET
9 10 (4.20%) RESTful
10 9 (3.78%) AngularJS
10 9 (3.78%) J2EE
11 8 (3.36%) HTML5
12 7 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (2.94%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.82%) Clustering
2 19 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.20%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.78%) Mainframe
5 9 (3.78%) User Experience
6 7 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.52%) CESG
7 6 (2.52%) PKI
7 6 (2.52%) Smart Meter
8 5 (2.10%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.84%) CCTV
10 2 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.42%) iPad
11 1 (0.42%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 130 (54.62%) Windows
2 121 (50.84%) Unix
3 48 (20.17%) AIX
4 32 (13.45%) Solaris
5 17 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.46%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.78%) Android
7 9 (3.78%) Mac OS
8 8 (3.36%) CentOS
9 6 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (2.10%) Debian
10 5 (2.10%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.26%) HPUX
12 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (21.85%) DevOps
3 34 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 31 (13.03%) ITIL
5 30 (12.61%) Risk Management
6 29 (12.18%) OO
7 25 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (10.50%) Wealth Management
8 21 (8.82%) Change Management
9 20 (8.40%) Incident Management
9 20 (8.40%) Open Source
9 20 (8.40%) TDD
10 15 (6.30%) Microservices
11 14 (5.88%) SDLC
12 13 (5.46%) Scrum
13 12 (5.04%) Service Delivery
14 11 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.62%) Project Management
14 11 (4.62%) Resource Allocation
14 11 (4.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (41.18%) Java
2 66 (27.73%) SQL
3 51 (21.43%) Python
4 40 (16.81%) JavaScript
5 34 (14.29%) Perl
6 23 (9.66%) PHP
6 23 (9.66%) Shell Script
7 19 (7.98%) Bash Shell
8 17 (7.14%) C
8 17 (7.14%) Ruby
9 15 (6.30%) C++
9 15 (6.30%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.20%) C#
11 6 (2.52%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.26%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.26%) Go
13 3 (1.26%) Korn
13 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.82%) Degree
2 12 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.52%) CCIE
5 6 (2.52%) CEH
5 6 (2.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (2.52%) CISM
5 6 (2.52%) CISSP
5 6 (2.52%) GIAC
5 6 (2.52%) ISSAP
5 6 (2.52%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.52%) SSCP
6 5 (2.10%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.42%) CCNA
7 1 (0.42%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.52%) QA
2 5 (2.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (13.45%) Docker
2 12 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.10%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.84%) Corosync
6 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.42%) Firmware
7 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 30 (12.61%) Puppet
3 18 (7.56%) Ansible
4 14 (5.88%) CA Wily
5 13 (5.46%) Nagios
6 11 (4.62%) SCOM
7 10 (4.20%) BladeLogic
8 8 (3.36%) Kubernetes
9 7 (2.94%) Netcool
10 6 (2.52%) Ganglia
11 5 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (2.10%) Salt
11 5 (2.10%) Terraform
12 2 (0.84%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.84%) Pacemaker
12 2 (0.84%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.84%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.42%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (23.11%) Oracle
2 27 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.98%) Red Hat
4 14 (5.88%) AppDynamics
4 14 (5.88%) IBM
4 14 (5.88%) Splunk
5 12 (5.04%) Veritas
6 11 (4.62%) SaltStack
7 10 (4.20%) ServiceNow
8 9 (3.78%) HP
9 8 (3.36%) VMware
10 7 (2.94%) CA Agile Central
10 7 (2.94%) Google
11 6 (2.52%) Cisco
12 5 (2.10%) Remedy
12 5 (2.10%) Sybase
12 5 (2.10%) Teradata
13 4 (1.68%) CA
13 4 (1.68%) Twitter
13 4 (1.68%) Zend