The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 130 89 106
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +17
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 8 38 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.34% 1.80% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.31% 6.33% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 36 5
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £48,850 £50,000 £45,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £49,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.26% +22.50%
SUSE
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
613 600 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.07% 28.45% 25.03%
Number of salaries quoted 536 558 349
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SUSE
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

SUSE Salary Trend in Birmingham

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing SUSE 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 SUSE.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (90.91%) Tomcat
3 7 (63.64%) LDAP
3 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
3 7 (63.64%) ITIL
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Sun
3 7 (63.64%) CA
3 7 (63.64%) Shell Script
3 7 (63.64%) CA SiteMinder
3 7 (63.64%) Solaris
3 7 (63.64%) Web Development
3 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Korn
4 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
4 6 (54.55%) Change Management
4 6 (54.55%) AIX
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) Perl
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 2000
4 6 (54.55%) Apache
5 5 (45.45%) UNIX
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
7 3 (27.27%) RHCE
7 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (27.27%) IIS

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing SUSE 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 SUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (90.91%) Tomcat
2 7 (63.64%) WebLogic
3 6 (54.55%) Apache
4 3 (27.27%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LDAP
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Trainee
3 1 (9.09%) Trainee Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Solaris
3 6 (54.55%) AIX
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 2000
4 5 (45.45%) UNIX
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Debian
6 3 (27.27%) Ubuntu
6 3 (27.27%) FreeBSD
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (63.64%) Web Development
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 6 (54.55%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Shell Script
2 6 (54.55%) Korn
2 6 (54.55%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) Perl
3 3 (27.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) SRDF
3 1 (9.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Sun
1 7 (63.64%) CA
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) EMC