The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 35 27 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Permanent jobs citing Linux 107 116 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.01% 6.96% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.66% 28.43% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 92 108 60
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
Linux
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
349 408 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.62% 24.49% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 304 377 334
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Linux
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Birmingham region.

Linux Salary Trend in Birmingham

Linux
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 113 (47.88%) UNIX
2 92 (38.98%) PHP
3 78 (33.05%) MySQL
4 75 (31.78%) Windows
5 68 (28.81%) SQL
6 65 (27.54%) JavaScript
7 61 (25.85%) HTML
8 57 (24.15%) Java
9 56 (23.73%) CSS
10 54 (22.88%) VMware
11 52 (22.03%) Apache
12 48 (20.34%) Microsoft
13 39 (16.53%) Perl
13 39 (16.53%) Firewall
14 38 (16.10%) Finance
15 37 (15.68%) Oracle
16 35 (14.83%) jQuery
17 34 (14.41%) Cisco
18 30 (12.71%) Tomcat
19 29 (12.29%) Solaris
20 27 (11.44%) ITIL
21 26 (11.02%) IBM
22 25 (10.59%) Active Directory
22 25 (10.59%) Red Hat
22 25 (10.59%) OOP
22 25 (10.59%) SQL Server
23 24 (10.17%) Web Development
24 23 (9.75%) Incident Management
24 23 (9.75%) Ajax
24 23 (9.75%) MS Excel

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 52 (22.03%) Apache
2 30 (12.71%) Tomcat
3 19 (8.05%) MS Exchange
4 17 (7.20%) JBoss
5 15 (6.36%) Drupal
5 15 (6.36%) WebSphere
6 13 (5.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (4.66%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.54%) MQSeries
9 6 (2.54%) GlassFish
9 6 (2.54%) CICS
10 5 (2.12%) WordPress
10 5 (2.12%) IIS
11 4 (1.69%) Node.js
11 4 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.69%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (1.27%) nginx
13 2 (0.85%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (9.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.66%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.24%) Photoshop
4 8 (3.39%) MS Project
4 8 (3.39%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (2.12%) MS Office
6 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.51%) Magento
2 5 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.12%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.85%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.53%) Firewall
2 22 (9.32%) SAN
3 21 (8.90%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.24%) OSPF
4 10 (4.24%) BGP
5 9 (3.81%) SSL
6 7 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (2.54%) Internet
7 6 (2.54%) VPN
8 4 (1.69%) NAS
9 3 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.27%) VLAN
9 3 (1.27%) Network Security
9 3 (1.27%) DNS
9 3 (1.27%) HTTP
9 3 (1.27%) LDAP
9 3 (1.27%) LAN
9 3 (1.27%) VoIP
9 3 (1.27%) Intranet
10 2 (0.85%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (33.05%) MySQL
2 25 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.93%) DB2
5 13 (5.51%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.08%) RDBMS
7 11 (4.66%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (2.12%) Redis
10 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.69%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.69%) Big Data
11 4 (1.69%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.69%) HBase
11 4 (1.69%) Impala
Development Applications
1 14 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.39%) Subversion
3 5 (2.12%) PHPUnit
4 4 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.69%) JUnit
4 4 (1.69%) Toad
4 4 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.27%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.27%) Trac
5 3 (1.27%) PEAR
6 2 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.85%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.42%) Hudson
7 1 (0.42%) CMake
General
1 38 (16.10%) Finance
2 10 (4.24%) Banking
3 9 (3.81%) Retail
4 8 (3.39%) Advertising
5 7 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.54%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.69%) Marketing
8 3 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (28.81%) Developer
2 35 (14.83%) PHP Developer
3 33 (13.98%) Analyst
4 25 (10.59%) Consultant
5 23 (9.75%) Web Developer
5 23 (9.75%) Administrator
6 22 (9.32%) Technical Consultant
7 15 (6.36%) Senior Developer
7 15 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (6.36%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.36%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 12 (5.08%) PHP Web Developer
9 11 (4.66%) Architect
9 11 (4.66%) Support Analyst
10 8 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (3.39%) Digital Producer
11 7 (2.97%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.85%) HTML
2 56 (23.73%) CSS
3 35 (14.83%) jQuery
4 23 (9.75%) Ajax
5 21 (8.90%) HTML5
6 20 (8.47%) .NET
7 16 (6.78%) CSS3
8 13 (5.51%) AngularJS
9 12 (5.08%) XML
10 11 (4.66%) LAMP
11 10 (4.24%) J2EE
11 10 (4.24%) Middleware
12 9 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (3.81%) Symfony
13 8 (3.39%) Yii
13 8 (3.39%) Web Services
13 8 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (2.54%) ISPF
14 6 (2.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.05%) Open Source
2 14 (5.93%) Clustering
2 14 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.24%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.81%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.81%) User Experience
5 8 (3.39%) LPAR
6 7 (2.97%) Equities
6 7 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.69%) W3C
8 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.27%) Handset
9 3 (1.27%) Replication
9 3 (1.27%) VAX
10 2 (0.85%) Derivative
10 2 (0.85%) Statistics
10 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 113 (47.88%) UNIX
2 75 (31.78%) Windows
3 29 (12.29%) Solaris
4 19 (8.05%) CentOS
5 18 (7.63%) AIX
6 15 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.97%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.54%) MVS
11 5 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.12%) Android
12 4 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.69%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.27%) HPUX
14 2 (0.85%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.44%) ITIL
2 25 (10.59%) OOP
3 24 (10.17%) Web Development
4 23 (9.75%) Incident Management
5 22 (9.32%) MVC
6 19 (8.05%) OO
6 19 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (7.20%) Project Management
9 15 (6.36%) E-Commerce
9 15 (6.36%) Software Engineering
10 13 (5.51%) SOA
11 12 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (5.08%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.66%) High Availability
12 11 (4.66%) Migration
13 9 (3.81%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (3.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (38.98%) PHP
2 68 (28.81%) SQL
3 65 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 57 (24.15%) Java
5 39 (16.53%) Perl
6 22 (9.32%) Shell Script
7 21 (8.90%) Python
8 16 (6.78%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.08%) C#
10 10 (4.24%) PHP5
11 8 (3.39%) Ruby
11 8 (3.39%) C++
12 6 (2.54%) JCL
13 5 (2.12%) Tcl
14 3 (1.27%) C
14 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.27%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.85%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.51%) Degree
3 12 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.97%) CCNP
6 4 (1.69%) CCNA
7 3 (1.27%) CISSP
7 3 (1.27%) SSCP
7 3 (1.27%) GIAC
7 3 (1.27%) GCFA
7 3 (1.27%) CEH
7 3 (1.27%) OSCP
8 2 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.85%) MCSA
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.85%) RHCE
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.42%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.63%) vSphere
4 9 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.69%) Docker
5 4 (1.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.42%) Xen
6 1 (0.42%) Samba
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.42%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (4.66%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.24%) Nagios
3 8 (3.39%) Puppet
4 7 (2.97%) Foglight
5 6 (2.54%) SCCM
5 6 (2.54%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (2.12%) WSUS
7 4 (1.69%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.69%) Control-M
8 3 (1.27%) SCOM
8 3 (1.27%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.85%) Ansible
9 2 (0.85%) Opsview
9 2 (0.85%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.42%) MOM
10 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (22.88%) VMware
2 48 (20.34%) Microsoft
3 37 (15.68%) Oracle
4 34 (14.41%) Cisco
5 26 (11.02%) IBM
6 25 (10.59%) Red Hat
7 16 (6.78%) HP
8 14 (5.93%) NetApp
9 13 (5.51%) Citrix
10 9 (3.81%) Juniper
10 9 (3.81%) Zend
11 7 (2.97%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.54%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.54%) EMC
12 6 (2.54%) Business Objects
13 5 (2.12%) Sun
13 5 (2.12%) CommVault
14 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.69%) Eloqua
14 4 (1.69%) Cloudera
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