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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.56% 2.91% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 27.27% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 0
Median salary £47,500 £22,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+111.11% -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
9 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.69% 10.68% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 9
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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 29 July 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 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Ganglia
2 3 (75.00%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) MRTG
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (75.00%) High Availability
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) EMC
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) Nagios
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (75.00%) Kernel Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) KVM
3 2 (50.00%) FXall
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (50.00%) yum

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 (50.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) MRTG
1 3 (75.00%) OpenLDAP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Unix Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Scripter
3 1 (25.00%) SOC Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Scripter
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (75.00%) High Availability
1 3 (75.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (75.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISM
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) HND
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (75.00%) Nagios
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (50.00%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) EMC
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) NetApp
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) FXall