The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Walsall region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 0.92% - 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% - 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £39,000 - £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,925
% change year-on-year
- +2.76%
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 Walsall region.

Operating Systems Category
Walsall
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Walsall 9.17% 12.50% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 6
Average salary £23,000 £30,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.59% -6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £37,500 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Linux
Salary Trend in Walsall

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

Linux Salary Trend in Walsall

Linux
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Walsall 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware