The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank - 31 27
Permanent jobs citing Linux 0 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 2.09% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 18.75% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 10
Average salary - £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
Linux
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 32 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.75% 11.15% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 32
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £28,500 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Linux Salary Trend in the Midlands

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 10 (76.92%) MySQL
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) OO
2 8 (61.54%) NHS
2 8 (61.54%) BBC
2 8 (61.54%) Marketing
2 8 (61.54%) WF
2 8 (61.54%) jQuery
2 8 (61.54%) Online Marketing
2 8 (61.54%) OO PHP
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) UNIX
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
4 4 (30.77%) OCP
4 4 (30.77%) SQLPlus
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (15.38%) NoSQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
3 4 (30.77%) SQLPlus
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (7.69%) Essbase
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 8 (61.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Junior
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
1 8 (61.54%) Junior Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle DBA
2 5 (38.46%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
1 8 (61.54%) CSS
1 8 (61.54%) WF
1 8 (61.54%) jQuery
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) NHS
1 8 (61.54%) BBC
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) OO
1 8 (61.54%) Online Marketing
1 8 (61.54%) OO PHP
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
1 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) OCP
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (15.38%) OCA
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Hyperion