The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 19 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.49% 0.62% 1.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 8.33% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 1
Median salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
UK excluding London median salary £44,738 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.51% +5.00%
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
3 12 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.49% 7.45% 9.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 10
Median salary £46,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.42% -22.22%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 September 2016, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Ganglia
4 3 (42.86%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 3 (42.86%) MRTG
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (42.86%) High Availability
4 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
4 3 (42.86%) Security Patching
4 3 (42.86%) Kernel Tuning
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) Nagios
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) HP
4 3 (42.86%) EMC
4 3 (42.86%) Perl
4 3 (42.86%) Solaris
4 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) QA
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (28.57%) Apache
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) KVM
5 2 (28.57%) FXall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) MRTG
1 3 (42.86%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Lead Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Unix Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Architect
3 1 (14.29%) ArcSight Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SOC Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Scripter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
1 3 (42.86%) High Availability
1 3 (42.86%) Kernel Tuning
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) Security Patching
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) HND
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (28.57%) KVM
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ganglia
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (28.57%) yum
3 1 (14.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) NetApp
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) FXall
5 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
5 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire