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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.75% 10.00% 7.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 56.25% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 9
Average salary £70,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+108.95% -4.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
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
13 32 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.93% 17.78% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 11 24 24
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) XenServer
4 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
4 3 (33.33%) Network Design
4 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) ERP
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) NetWeaver
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) NAS
3 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (11.11%) SAP BW
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HANA
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) PeopleTools
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Support Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
1 1 (11.11%) CLARiiON
1 1 (11.11%) Symmetrix
1 1 (11.11%) Celerra
1 1 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) ABAP
2 1 (11.11%) PeopleCode
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) XenServer
3 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas File System
4 1 (11.11%) SRDF
4 1 (11.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (11.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (11.11%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (11.11%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (11.11%) BladeLogic
1 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) hybris
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas
5 1 (11.11%) BMC
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Sun
5 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
5 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) IBM