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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 41 18 31
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 97 192 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.45% 8.98% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.72% 31.58% 24.23%
Number of salaries quoted 85 168 79
Average salary £41,500 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.63% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
492 608 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.59% 28.44% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 432 553 332
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 29 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 78 (45.09%) UNIX
2 68 (39.31%) Windows
3 53 (30.64%) Java
4 50 (28.90%) Firewall
5 43 (24.86%) Finance
5 43 (24.86%) SQL
6 41 (23.70%) VMware
7 40 (23.12%) Solaris
7 40 (23.12%) Microsoft
8 38 (21.97%) MySQL
9 36 (20.81%) Apache
9 36 (20.81%) Shell Script
10 34 (19.65%) Perl
11 33 (19.08%) HTML
11 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
12 30 (17.34%) PHP
13 29 (16.76%) LDAP
14 27 (15.61%) Cisco
15 26 (15.03%) TCP/IP
16 25 (14.45%) AIX
16 25 (14.45%) JavaScript
16 25 (14.45%) SC Cleared
17 24 (13.87%) Oracle
17 24 (13.87%) CSS
18 22 (12.72%) Tomcat
18 22 (12.72%) Open Source
19 21 (12.14%) Jenkins
19 21 (12.14%) HTTP
19 21 (12.14%) Clustering
19 21 (12.14%) Agile Software Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 36 (20.81%) Apache
2 22 (12.72%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.36%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.36%) IIS
4 10 (5.78%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.20%) nginx
6 5 (2.89%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.89%) Drupal
6 5 (2.89%) MTS
7 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.31%) Node.js
8 3 (1.73%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.16%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.58%) FileNet
10 1 (0.58%) CMS
10 1 (0.58%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 10 (5.78%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.47%) MS Office
3 5 (2.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.73%) ElastiCache
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (28.90%) Firewall
2 29 (16.76%) LDAP
3 26 (15.03%) TCP/IP
4 21 (12.14%) HTTP
5 20 (11.56%) SSL
6 16 (9.25%) OSPF
6 16 (9.25%) BGP
7 15 (8.67%) SAN
8 14 (8.09%) DNS
9 12 (6.94%) VPN
10 11 (6.36%) Network Security
11 10 (5.78%) Junos
11 10 (5.78%) Internet
12 6 (3.47%) Extranet
13 5 (2.89%) SNMP
14 4 (2.31%) IPsec
14 4 (2.31%) LAN
14 4 (2.31%) WAN
14 4 (2.31%) DHCP
14 4 (2.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (21.97%) MySQL
2 15 (8.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.89%) DB2
6 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.73%) Essbase
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.58%) KDB
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (12.14%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.83%) JIRA
3 10 (5.78%) Git (software)
4 8 (4.62%) Subversion
5 5 (2.89%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.73%) Toad
7 2 (1.16%) JMeter
7 2 (1.16%) JUnit
7 2 (1.16%) Selenium
7 2 (1.16%) jMock
7 2 (1.16%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.16%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (24.86%) Finance
2 13 (7.51%) Banking
3 5 (2.89%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (24.86%) Developer
2 20 (11.56%) Administrator
3 16 (9.25%) PHP Developer
3 16 (9.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 15 (8.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (8.09%) Analyst
6 11 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.78%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.78%) UNIX Administrator
8 8 (4.62%) DBA
8 8 (4.62%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (4.05%) AIX Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (2.89%) Java Developer
11 5 (2.89%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.08%) HTML
2 24 (13.87%) CSS
3 19 (10.98%) jQuery
4 15 (8.67%) Web Services
5 10 (5.78%) .NET
6 9 (5.20%) J2EE
7 8 (4.62%) Zend Framework
8 7 (4.05%) Middleware
8 7 (4.05%) Django
9 6 (3.47%) HTML5
10 5 (2.89%) Memcached
11 4 (2.31%) CSS3
11 4 (2.31%) SOAP
11 4 (2.31%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.31%) Spring
11 4 (2.31%) JMS
12 3 (1.73%) Underscore.js
12 3 (1.73%) Ajax
12 3 (1.73%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (1.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.72%) Open Source
2 21 (12.14%) Clustering
3 9 (5.20%) LPAR
4 8 (4.62%) Replication
5 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.89%) Social Media
5 5 (2.89%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.31%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.73%) HACMP
7 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.16%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (1.16%) PDA
8 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.58%) Equities
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Blog
9 1 (0.58%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 78 (45.09%) UNIX
2 68 (39.31%) Windows
3 40 (23.12%) Solaris
4 25 (14.45%) AIX
5 14 (8.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.78%) SUSE
7 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.62%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.47%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.89%) HPUX
11 4 (2.31%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.31%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.31%) Debian
11 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.73%) FreeBSD
13 2 (1.16%) Android
14 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.56%) DevOps
3 19 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (10.40%) Scrum
5 16 (9.25%) ITIL
6 15 (8.67%) Web Development
6 15 (8.67%) Waterfall
7 13 (7.51%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.51%) OO
8 11 (6.36%) MVC
8 11 (6.36%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (6.36%) Migration
8 11 (6.36%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.78%) E-Commerce
9 10 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (5.20%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.62%) Change Management
11 8 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.05%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.05%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.64%) Java
2 43 (24.86%) SQL
3 36 (20.81%) Shell Script
4 34 (19.65%) Perl
5 30 (17.34%) PHP
6 25 (14.45%) JavaScript
7 16 (9.25%) Tcl
8 13 (7.51%) Python
8 13 (7.51%) Bash Shell
9 11 (6.36%) C++
10 8 (4.62%) C
10 8 (4.62%) C#
11 7 (4.05%) Korn
11 7 (4.05%) PHP5
12 5 (2.89%) Ruby
12 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.73%) VB
14 2 (1.16%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.45%) SC Cleared
3 20 (11.56%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (9.25%) CCNP
5 12 (6.94%) Degree
6 10 (5.78%) CCSA
6 10 (5.78%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.31%) CCNA
8 4 (2.31%) MCSA
9 3 (1.73%) MCSE
9 3 (1.73%) CISSP
9 3 (1.73%) RHCE
9 3 (1.73%) CISM
9 3 (1.73%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.16%) MCP
10 2 (1.16%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) MCT
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) JTAG
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (2.89%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.73%) vSphere
6 3 (1.73%) XenApp
6 3 (1.73%) XenServer
7 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.58%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.58%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 15 (8.67%) Puppet
1 15 (8.67%) Vagrant
1 15 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.05%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (1.73%) Foglight
3 3 (1.73%) WSUS
3 3 (1.73%) YUM
4 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) Netcool
5 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.58%) Nessus
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) SCCM
5 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.58%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 41 (23.70%) VMware
2 40 (23.12%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.61%) Cisco
4 24 (13.87%) Oracle
5 18 (10.40%) Juniper
5 18 (10.40%) CheckPoint
6 16 (9.25%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.51%) IBM
8 10 (5.78%) Blue Coat
9 9 (5.20%) Zend
9 9 (5.20%) Citrix
10 8 (4.62%) Sun
11 7 (4.05%) Apple
11 7 (4.05%) CA
11 7 (4.05%) EMC
12 5 (2.89%) NetApp
12 5 (2.89%) HP
13 4 (2.31%) Hyperion
14 3 (1.73%) Kaseya
14 3 (1.73%) Symantec
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