The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 203 202 198
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 8 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.14% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 3
Average salary £32,500 £32,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.76% -31.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £31,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,400 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Linux Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5126 5229 4617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.73% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4249 4442 3951
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Engineer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Linux Engineer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Linux Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -1 4 £30,500 -4.68%
Warwickshire - 3 £40,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £32,500 -
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title 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 with Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (61.11%) Degree
3 9 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 9 (50.00%) DNS
3 9 (50.00%) UNIX
3 9 (50.00%) Python
4 8 (44.44%) PHP
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco
5 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 6 (33.33%) Squid
6 6 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 6 (33.33%) Internet
6 6 (33.33%) VoIP
6 6 (33.33%) DHCP
6 6 (33.33%) C
6 6 (33.33%) C++
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (33.33%) Perl
7 5 (27.78%) Broadband
7 5 (27.78%) Embedded C
7 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++
7 5 (27.78%) CCTV
8 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) RHCE
9 3 (16.67%) FreeBSD

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title 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 with Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 6 (33.33%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) Broadband
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) LDAP
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) CCTV
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.56%) Firmware
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) UNIX
3 6 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) FreeBSD
5 3 (16.67%) SUSE
5 3 (16.67%) Debian
5 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
3 1 (5.56%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Python
1 9 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (44.44%) PHP
3 6 (33.33%) C
3 6 (33.33%) C++
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (27.78%) Embedded C
4 5 (27.78%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) RHCE
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Squid
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Freescale
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper