Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 37 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 114 138 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.14% 6.64% 9.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.92% 29.93% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 84 82 207
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £31,500 £26,250 £29,400
90th Percentile £59,700 £60,000 £61,750
North West median annual salary £49,482 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.96% - +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 381 461 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.87% 22.20% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 299 328 577
Cheshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.67% -12.35% +30.77%
10th Percentile £20,300 £21,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Warrington +9 13 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Knutsford +12 11 - - 3
Northwich +4 8 £40,000 +6.67%
Crewe -2 8 £43,750 +15.89%
Chester -15 7 £33,000 +32.00% 6
Winsford +1 4 £33,000 +1.54%
Sandbach - 4 £60,000 - 1
Daresbury +2 3 - -
Runcorn -1 3 £67,500 +104.55%
Nantwich +8 2 £37,500 -
Wilmslow +5 1 £60,000 +50.00% 3
Alderley Edge - 1 £45,000 -
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 60 (52.63%) Windows
2 46 (40.35%) Oracle
3 45 (39.47%) SQL
4 42 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 41 (35.96%) Microsoft
5 41 (35.96%) Finance
6 36 (31.58%) AWS
7 30 (26.32%) Unix
8 29 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (25.44%) DevOps
9 28 (24.56%) VMware
10 27 (23.68%) Python
10 27 (23.68%) Oracle APEX
10 27 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 27 (23.68%) Docker
11 26 (22.81%) Oracle Database
11 26 (22.81%) Windows Server
11 26 (22.81%) Cisco
12 22 (19.30%) BusinessObjects
12 22 (19.30%) PL/SQL
13 19 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 18 (15.79%) SDLC
14 18 (15.79%) Financial Institution
14 18 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (14.91%) Shell Script
16 15 (13.16%) Change Management
16 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (13.16%) GitHub
16 15 (13.16%) Linux Command Line
17 14 (12.28%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 (6.14%) JBoss
1 7 (6.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.26%) Confluence
3 5 (4.39%) Apache
3 5 (4.39%) nginx
4 3 (2.63%) CMS
4 3 (2.63%) WordPress
5 2 (1.75%) Camunda
5 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.75%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.88%) IIS
6 1 (0.88%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) SAP Hybris
1 3 (2.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.75%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.75%) Magento
2 2 (1.75%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
2 2 (1.75%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.58%) AWS
2 15 (13.16%) GitHub
3 14 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (12.28%) Amazon S3
3 14 (12.28%) Amazon SQS
4 13 (11.40%) Azure
5 11 (9.65%) Office 365
6 10 (8.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 10 (8.77%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (8.77%) Datadog
6 10 (8.77%) Serverless
6 10 (8.77%) Slack
7 7 (6.14%) OpenShift
8 5 (4.39%) SaaS
9 4 (3.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.51%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (3.51%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (3.51%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (7.02%) Firewall
2 8 (7.02%) SAN
3 6 (5.26%) VLAN
4 5 (4.39%) DHCP
4 5 (4.39%) DNS
5 4 (3.51%) VPN
5 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.63%) LAN
7 2 (1.75%) HTTP
7 2 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.75%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.75%) WAN
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.88%) SMTP
8 1 (0.88%) SSH
8 1 (0.88%) VoIP
8 1 (0.88%) Wireless
8 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 26 (22.81%) Oracle Database
3 22 (19.30%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (12.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 14 (12.28%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (10.53%) MySQL
7 10 (8.77%) Big Data
7 10 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (6.14%) NoSQL
10 5 (4.39%) MongoDB
10 5 (4.39%) SAP HANA
11 4 (3.51%) Redis
12 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
13 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (23.68%) Oracle APEX
2 19 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (11.40%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.77%) JIRA
5 7 (6.14%) Bitbucket
6 5 (4.39%) GitLab
7 4 (3.51%) Maven
8 2 (1.75%) PHPUnit
8 2 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.88%) webpack
9 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 41 (35.96%) Finance
2 18 (15.79%) Financial Institution
3 5 (4.39%) Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Retail
5 2 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) Developer
2 16 (14.04%) Analyst
3 12 (10.53%) Python Developer
4 11 (9.65%) Team Leader
5 9 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Systems Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Consultant
7 7 (6.14%) Database Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) PHP Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Technical Consultant
8 6 (5.26%) DBA
8 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Oracle Team Leader
8 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Administrator
9 5 (4.39%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.39%) SAP Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Systems Development Manager
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) RESTful
2 12 (10.53%) JSON
3 10 (8.77%) XML
4 8 (7.02%) Node.js
5 6 (5.26%) CSS
5 6 (5.26%) HTML
6 5 (4.39%) Laravel
7 4 (3.51%) LAMP
8 3 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.63%) CGI
8 3 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (2.63%) Middleware
8 3 (2.63%) Tailwind CSS
8 3 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.75%) Ajax
9 2 (1.75%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.75%) jBPM
9 2 (1.75%) Jest
9 2 (1.75%) React Native
9 2 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (10.53%) Clustering
3 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) EMC VNX
3 7 (6.14%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Social Media
5 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 60 (52.63%) Windows
2 30 (26.32%) Unix
3 26 (22.81%) Windows Server
4 12 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.51%) Android
8 4 (3.51%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.63%) AIX
9 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.63%) CentOS
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.75%) SUSE
10 2 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (25.44%) DevOps
2 27 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (15.79%) SDLC
4 15 (13.16%) Change Management
5 13 (11.40%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (9.65%) API Design
7 10 (8.77%) Multithreading
8 9 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (7.89%) Open Source
9 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.02%) Migration
10 7 (6.14%) Strategic Planning
10 7 (6.14%) Task Automation
10 7 (6.14%) TDD
11 6 (5.26%) ITIL
11 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.39%) API Integration
12 5 (4.39%) Coaching
12 5 (4.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.47%) SQL
2 27 (23.68%) Python
3 22 (19.30%) PL/SQL
4 17 (14.91%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.89%) Java
6 9 (7.89%) PHP
7 7 (6.14%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.51%) Perl
10 3 (2.63%) ABAP
11 2 (1.75%) C
11 2 (1.75%) C#
11 2 (1.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.88%) COBOL
12 1 (0.88%) ES6
12 1 (0.88%) ES7
12 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.63%) CISSP
3 3 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.88%) CISA
4 1 (0.88%) CISM
4 1 (0.88%) CISMP
4 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.75%) GDPR
2 2 (1.75%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) NIST
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (23.68%) Docker
2 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.28%) Active Directory
4 11 (9.65%) Hyper-V
4 11 (9.65%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (7.89%) vSphere
6 2 (1.75%) KVM
6 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Ansible
1 12 (10.53%) Terraform
2 5 (4.39%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (4.39%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.63%) Ganglia
4 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.63%) Pacemaker
5 2 (1.75%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.88%) PowerBroker
6 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (40.35%) Oracle
2 41 (35.96%) Microsoft
3 28 (24.56%) VMware
4 26 (22.81%) Cisco
5 13 (11.40%) SAP
6 9 (7.89%) IBM
7 7 (6.14%) EMC
8 6 (5.26%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.39%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.51%) F5
10 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.63%) hybris
11 3 (2.63%) Marketo
11 3 (2.63%) Pardot
11 3 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (2.63%) Sybase
12 2 (1.75%) Citrix
12 2 (1.75%) Progress
12 2 (1.75%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.75%) TIBCO