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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 31 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 137 185 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.63% 9.84% 8.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.95% 34.97% 30.68%
Number of salaries quoted 128 176 121
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
549 529 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.59% 28.14% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 504 491 381
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 116 (45.49%) UNIX
2 96 (37.65%) Windows
3 84 (32.94%) Firewall
4 66 (25.88%) VMware
5 65 (25.49%) Solaris
6 63 (24.71%) Java
6 63 (24.71%) MySQL
7 62 (24.31%) PHP
8 59 (23.14%) HTML
9 56 (21.96%) JavaScript
10 53 (20.78%) Microsoft
11 51 (20.00%) Cisco
11 51 (20.00%) CSS
12 50 (19.61%) Security Cleared
12 50 (19.61%) Perl
13 47 (18.43%) SQL
14 45 (17.65%) Finance
15 41 (16.08%) ITIL
16 39 (15.29%) SC Cleared
16 39 (15.29%) Open Source
17 38 (14.90%) Apache
17 38 (14.90%) Cisco Certification
17 38 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
18 36 (14.12%) Clustering
19 35 (13.73%) jQuery
20 34 (13.33%) Web Development
20 34 (13.33%) CheckPoint
20 34 (13.33%) TCP/IP
21 33 (12.94%) OSPF
21 33 (12.94%) BGP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (14.90%) Apache
2 31 (12.16%) Tomcat
3 27 (10.59%) MS Exchange
4 18 (7.06%) WebLogic
5 16 (6.27%) Drupal
6 9 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.75%) CMS
8 6 (2.35%) WordPress
8 6 (2.35%) nginx
9 5 (1.96%) JBoss
9 5 (1.96%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.57%) IIS
10 4 (1.57%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 24 (9.41%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.71%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.53%) MS Office
4 8 (3.14%) MS Project
4 8 (3.14%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (1.57%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.39%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.96%) Magento
3 4 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.78%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 84 (32.94%) Firewall
2 34 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 33 (12.94%) OSPF
3 33 (12.94%) BGP
4 31 (12.16%) LDAP
5 22 (8.63%) SAN
6 21 (8.24%) HTTP
7 19 (7.45%) Internet
7 19 (7.45%) SSL
8 17 (6.67%) VPN
9 16 (6.27%) Network Security
10 13 (5.10%) Junos
11 9 (3.53%) DNS
11 9 (3.53%) Extranet
12 7 (2.75%) VoIP
13 6 (2.35%) LAN
14 5 (1.96%) WAN
14 5 (1.96%) VLAN
14 5 (1.96%) Multicast
15 4 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (24.71%) MySQL
2 20 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.92%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.35%) DB2
6 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
7 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.96%) Essbase
7 5 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.78%) Redis
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.78%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.78%) KDB
Development Applications
1 23 (9.02%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.67%) JIRA
3 7 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.75%) CruiseControl
3 7 (2.75%) Subversion
4 4 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.39%) CMake
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.39%) Toad
General
1 45 (17.65%) Finance
2 8 (3.14%) Advertising
3 4 (1.57%) Games
3 4 (1.57%) Marketing
4 3 (1.18%) Banking
4 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.78%) Publishing
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.39%) Front Office
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (28.24%) Developer
2 31 (12.16%) Analyst
2 31 (12.16%) Firewall Engineer
3 24 (9.41%) PHP Developer
4 20 (7.84%) Web Developer
4 20 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 16 (6.27%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.10%) Support Analyst
7 12 (4.71%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Administrator
8 11 (4.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 11 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (3.53%) Senior Web Developer
10 9 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (3.53%) DBA
10 9 (3.53%) Junior
10 9 (3.53%) Architect
11 8 (3.14%) Consultant
11 8 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (23.14%) HTML
2 51 (20.00%) CSS
3 35 (13.73%) jQuery
4 23 (9.02%) Ajax
5 22 (8.63%) HTML5
6 15 (5.88%) .NET
7 12 (4.71%) J2EE
7 12 (4.71%) CSS3
8 11 (4.31%) Yii
9 9 (3.53%) Zend Framework
10 8 (3.14%) Middleware
10 8 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.75%) LAMP
11 7 (2.75%) Django
12 5 (1.96%) JSP
12 5 (1.96%) Servlets
13 4 (1.57%) Flash
13 4 (1.57%) EJB
13 4 (1.57%) GWT
13 4 (1.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.29%) Open Source
2 36 (14.12%) Clustering
3 15 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.53%) User Experience
5 8 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.14%) Equities
6 7 (2.75%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.35%) Blog
8 5 (1.96%) Life Science
8 5 (1.96%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.57%) W3C
9 4 (1.57%) Replication
9 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.18%) Social Media
10 3 (1.18%) Handset
10 3 (1.18%) LPAR
11 2 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
11 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 116 (45.49%) UNIX
2 96 (37.65%) Windows
3 65 (25.49%) Solaris
4 23 (9.02%) AIX
5 15 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 15 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 10 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.14%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.14%) SUSE
10 7 (2.75%) CentOS
11 6 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.18%) HPUX
12 3 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.78%) Debian
14 1 (0.39%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.08%) ITIL
2 38 (14.90%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.33%) Web Development
4 30 (11.76%) Scrum
5 29 (11.37%) Incident Management
6 27 (10.59%) Project Management
7 25 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (9.41%) DevOps
9 22 (8.63%) E-Commerce
10 21 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (7.84%) OOP
11 20 (7.84%) Migration
11 20 (7.84%) Load Balancing
12 19 (7.45%) OO
13 18 (7.06%) MVC
14 17 (6.67%) Waterfall
15 16 (6.27%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.71%) Java
2 62 (24.31%) PHP
3 56 (21.96%) JavaScript
4 50 (19.61%) Perl
5 47 (18.43%) SQL
6 33 (12.94%) Shell Script
7 29 (11.37%) Tcl
8 14 (5.49%) C#
9 11 (4.31%) C++
10 10 (3.92%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.53%) Korn
12 8 (3.14%) Python
13 6 (2.35%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.96%) C
14 5 (1.96%) PHP5
15 4 (1.57%) Ruby
16 3 (1.18%) Objective-C
17 2 (0.78%) VB
17 2 (0.78%) VBA
17 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.29%) SC Cleared
3 38 (14.90%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (12.55%) CCNP
5 13 (5.10%) Check Point Certification
5 13 (5.10%) CCSA
5 13 (5.10%) Degree
6 7 (2.75%) CCNA
7 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.57%) MCSA
8 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.18%) MCSE
10 2 (0.78%) CISSP
10 2 (0.78%) GCFA
10 2 (0.78%) CEH
10 2 (0.78%) SSCP
10 2 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.78%) GIAC
10 2 (0.78%) MCITP
10 2 (0.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.80%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.71%) vSphere
4 8 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.75%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.78%) XenApp
7 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.39%) SRDF
8 1 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.39%) XenServer
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (7.45%) Puppet
2 17 (6.67%) Vagrant
2 17 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.53%) WSUS
3 9 (3.53%) CA SiteMinder
4 8 (3.14%) Nagios
5 4 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.18%) Foglight
7 2 (0.78%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.78%) Netcool
7 2 (0.78%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.39%) SCCM
8 1 (0.39%) Cacti
8 1 (0.39%) yum
8 1 (0.39%) Control-M
8 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 66 (25.88%) VMware
2 53 (20.78%) Microsoft
3 51 (20.00%) Cisco
4 34 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 27 (10.59%) Oracle
6 25 (9.80%) Juniper
7 15 (5.88%) NetApp
8 14 (5.49%) Blue Coat
9 13 (5.10%) Citrix
9 13 (5.10%) Red Hat
10 12 (4.71%) EMC
10 12 (4.71%) Sun
11 11 (4.31%) Zend
12 9 (3.53%) CA
13 8 (3.14%) IBM
14 7 (2.75%) HP
14 7 (2.75%) F5
15 6 (2.35%) Hyperion
15 6 (2.35%) Altiris
16 4 (1.57%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits, Phone, Laptop, PC, Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + including bonus, plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bens and pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Serco Group PLC
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus £10,000 annual bonus budget
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Dependant on experience + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago