Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 205 201 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 7.67% 7.16% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.21% 28.35% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 151 153 102
Cheshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +38.46% -18.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,100 £20,425
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £49,875
North West median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +6.67%

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 551 709 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.62% 25.25% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 397 522 441
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -9.09%
10th Percentile £21,150 £20,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,250 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Warrington +12 45 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Knutsford +5 45 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Chester -6 21 £45,000 - 17
Wilmslow +7 13 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Crewe +9 8 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Daresbury +4 7 - -
Nantwich -9 6 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Macclesfield +16 5 £23,000 -34.29% 1
Runcorn +7 1 £37,500 -28.57%
Congleton - 1 £55,000 - 1
Linux
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 105 (51.22%) Windows
2 61 (29.76%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (29.76%) DevOps
3 60 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (26.34%) Unix
6 53 (25.85%) SQL Server
7 52 (25.37%) Git (software)
8 51 (24.88%) Microsoft Azure
8 51 (24.88%) Python
9 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
10 45 (21.95%) MySQL
11 44 (21.46%) SQL
11 44 (21.46%) Jenkins
12 39 (19.02%) JavaScript
13 35 (17.07%) PHP
13 35 (17.07%) HTML
13 35 (17.07%) Java
13 35 (17.07%) Ansible
14 34 (16.59%) Configuration Management
15 33 (16.10%) Docker
16 32 (15.61%) Banking
17 31 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
18 29 (14.15%) Microsoft
18 29 (14.15%) CSS
19 28 (13.66%) Finance
20 27 (13.17%) VMware
20 27 (13.17%) Web Services
20 27 (13.17%) OO
20 27 (13.17%) 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 6 (2.93%) Apache
1 6 (2.93%) IIS
1 6 (2.93%) OpenEdge
2 5 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.95%) JBoss
3 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.46%) Confluence
4 3 (1.46%) SAS
5 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Exstream
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 61 (29.76%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (24.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.24%) GitHub
4 13 (6.34%) Office 365
5 8 (3.90%) DigitalOcean
5 8 (3.90%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.46%) SaaS
8 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.49%) NuGet
9 1 (0.49%) Route 53
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.71%) Firewall
2 19 (9.27%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.78%) DNS
4 15 (7.32%) WAN
5 14 (6.83%) LAN
6 13 (6.34%) SAN
7 11 (5.37%) Network Security
7 11 (5.37%) VPN
8 7 (3.41%) X.509
9 6 (2.93%) BGP
9 6 (2.93%) DHCP
9 6 (2.93%) EIGRP
9 6 (2.93%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.93%) MPLS
10 4 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.98%) HTTP
12 2 (0.98%) NAS
12 2 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 45 (21.95%) MySQL
3 24 (11.71%) MongoDB
4 21 (10.24%) MariaDB
5 16 (7.80%) Big Data
6 13 (6.34%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.93%) GIS
7 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.95%) DB2
9 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.98%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 52 (25.37%) Git (software)
2 44 (21.46%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.27%) PHPUnit
4 8 (3.90%) JIRA
5 6 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (2.93%) Subversion
6 5 (2.44%) Gradle
7 3 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.46%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.98%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.98%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.49%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.49%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.49%) Maven
9 1 (0.49%) ScriptRunner
9 1 (0.49%) Selenium
9 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.49%) WiX
General
1 32 (15.61%) Banking
2 28 (13.66%) Finance
3 20 (9.76%) Investment Banking
4 19 (9.27%) Law
5 8 (3.90%) Advertising
6 7 (3.41%) Electronics
6 7 (3.41%) Retail
7 4 (1.95%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.98%) Automotive
8 2 (0.98%) Billing
8 2 (0.98%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (26.34%) Developer
2 34 (16.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (13.17%) PHP Developer
4 21 (10.24%) Security Engineer
5 19 (9.27%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (6.34%) Lead DevOps
9 12 (5.85%) Support Engineer
10 11 (5.37%) Backend Developer
10 11 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (4.88%) Architect
12 9 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (4.39%) Operations Engineer
12 9 (4.39%) Splunk Engineer
13 8 (3.90%) Analyst
13 8 (3.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.90%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
13 8 (3.90%) MySQL Developer
13 8 (3.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (17.07%) HTML
2 29 (14.15%) CSS
3 27 (13.17%) Web Services
4 26 (12.68%) jQuery
5 25 (12.20%) REST
6 22 (10.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 20 (9.76%) .NET
8 18 (8.78%) Laravel
8 18 (8.78%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (7.80%) XML
10 8 (3.90%) Java EE
10 8 (3.90%) JSON
11 7 (3.41%) Vue.js
12 6 (2.93%) .NET Core
12 6 (2.93%) JMS
13 5 (2.44%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.95%) Ajax
14 4 (1.95%) ASP.NET Core
14 4 (1.95%) LESS
14 4 (1.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.24%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (9.27%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.90%) N-Tier
5 8 (3.90%) PKI
6 6 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.95%) Blog
7 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.46%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.98%) Clustering
9 2 (0.98%) Fintech
9 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 105 (51.22%) Windows
2 54 (26.34%) Unix
3 27 (13.17%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.85%) CentOS
6 11 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.39%) AIX
8 7 (3.41%) Android
8 7 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.93%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.93%) SUSE
10 5 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (1.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.49%) Debian
13 1 (0.49%) Fedora
13 1 (0.49%) HPUX
13 1 (0.49%) openSUSE
13 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (29.76%) DevOps
2 60 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
3 59 (28.78%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (16.59%) Configuration Management
5 27 (13.17%) OO
5 27 (13.17%) Test Automation
6 25 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 25 (12.20%) MVC
7 22 (10.73%) Process Improvement
7 22 (10.73%) Risk Management
8 21 (10.24%) Software Engineering
9 20 (9.76%) Wealth Management
10 19 (9.27%) Dependency Injection
11 18 (8.78%) API Integration
11 18 (8.78%) Collaborative Working
11 18 (8.78%) Task Automation
12 17 (8.29%) ITIL
13 16 (7.80%) Scrum
14 14 (6.83%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (6.83%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 51 (24.88%) Python
2 44 (21.46%) SQL
3 39 (19.02%) JavaScript
4 35 (17.07%) Java
4 35 (17.07%) PHP
5 27 (13.17%) PowerShell
6 26 (12.68%) Perl
7 18 (8.78%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.85%) C++
9 11 (5.37%) C
10 10 (4.88%) C#
10 10 (4.88%) Ruby
11 7 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.93%) Embedded C
12 6 (2.93%) Progress 4GL
13 5 (2.44%) Go
14 4 (1.95%) Assembly Language
15 2 (0.98%) BeanShell
15 2 (0.98%) Groovy
16 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.34%) Degree
2 11 (5.37%) CISSP
3 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.41%) MCSE
5 5 (2.44%) CISA
5 5 (2.44%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.46%) CISM
7 3 (1.46%) GCFA
7 3 (1.46%) GCFE
7 3 (1.46%) GREM
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.98%) MCSA
9 1 (0.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.49%) CCNA
9 1 (0.49%) CCNP
9 1 (0.49%) CCSP
9 1 (0.49%) ISEB
9 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) GDPR
2 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) MISRA
System Software
1 47 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.10%) Docker
3 21 (10.24%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (4.39%) Terminal Services
6 8 (3.90%) KVM
6 8 (3.90%) VirtualBox
6 8 (3.90%) Xen
7 7 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (3.41%) vSphere
8 3 (1.46%) Corosync
9 1 (0.49%) pfSense
9 1 (0.49%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (17.07%) Ansible
2 31 (15.12%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (11.71%) Puppet
4 23 (11.22%) Terraform
5 19 (9.27%) Kubernetes
6 7 (3.41%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (2.93%) Nagios
8 3 (1.46%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.46%) Icinga
8 3 (1.46%) Opsview
8 3 (1.46%) Pacemaker
9 2 (0.98%) Grafana
9 2 (0.98%) Kibana
9 2 (0.98%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.49%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.49%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.49%) Nessus
10 1 (0.49%) Salt
10 1 (0.49%) SCOM
10 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (14.15%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.17%) VMware
3 26 (12.68%) Oracle
4 22 (10.73%) Red Hat
5 18 (8.78%) New Relic
6 15 (7.32%) Splunk
7 13 (6.34%) Cisco
8 9 (4.39%) CyberArk
9 8 (3.90%) Cloudera
9 8 (3.90%) Varonis
10 7 (3.41%) IBM
11 6 (2.93%) Progress
12 4 (1.95%) HP
13 3 (1.46%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.46%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.46%) Sun
14 2 (0.98%) Facebook
14 2 (0.98%) Fortinet
14 2 (0.98%) Twitter