The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 21 16 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 8.75% 5.69% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.33% 21.05% 13.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 9
Average salary £34,500 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £41,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Linux
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 Solihull region.

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 76 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 15.00% 27.05% 25.53%
Number of salaries quoted 34 43 41
Average salary £34,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Linux
Salary Trend in Solihull

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

Linux Salary Trend in Solihull

Linux
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in Solihull

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
3 12 (37.50%) Web Services
4 11 (34.38%) CSS
4 11 (34.38%) Java
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) VMware
5 9 (28.13%) HTML
5 9 (28.13%) Unix
6 7 (21.88%) Apache
6 7 (21.88%) PHP
6 7 (21.88%) LAMP
6 7 (21.88%) Web Development
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) OO
7 6 (18.75%) SQL
7 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
8 5 (15.63%) MySQL
8 5 (15.63%) C
8 5 (15.63%) C++
8 5 (15.63%) LAN
8 5 (15.63%) WAN
8 5 (15.63%) OOP
8 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
8 5 (15.63%) VPN
8 5 (15.63%) Firmware
8 5 (15.63%) MVC
8 5 (15.63%) Degree
8 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 3 (9.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) LAN
1 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.63%) VPN
1 5 (15.63%) WAN
2 4 (12.50%) DHCP
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) BGP
3 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
3 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) FTP
3 3 (9.38%) OSPF
3 3 (9.38%) RIP
3 3 (9.38%) SSH
4 2 (6.25%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 5 (15.63%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (9.38%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) PHP Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) LAMP Developer
5 3 (9.38%) MySQL Developer
5 3 (9.38%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 3 (9.38%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (9.38%) PHP Web Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.25%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) Web Services
2 11 (34.38%) CSS
3 9 (28.13%) HTML
4 7 (21.88%) LAMP
5 3 (9.38%) Ajax
5 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.38%) JAX-RS
5 3 (9.38%) jQuery
5 3 (9.38%) JSON
5 3 (9.38%) Qt
5 3 (9.38%) RESTful
5 3 (9.38%) Spring
5 3 (9.38%) XML
6 2 (6.25%) CSS3
6 2 (6.25%) HTML5
6 2 (6.25%) JDBC
6 2 (6.25%) Lucene
6 2 (6.25%) ODBC
7 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
1 3 (9.38%) W3C
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Linked Data
2 2 (6.25%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Android
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Web Development
3 6 (18.75%) OO
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) OOP
4 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) TDD
5 4 (12.50%) V-Model
5 4 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.38%) Signal Processing
7 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.25%) Test-First Development
7 2 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
2 11 (34.38%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) PHP
4 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 5 (15.63%) C
5 5 (15.63%) C++
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded C
6 3 (9.38%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CCNP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) ISO22301
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Firmware
1 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) WSUS
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle