The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support
Rank 222 206 170
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 5 6 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.089% 0.12% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.13% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 15
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -1.63%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Linux Support
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
5371 4794 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.10% 96.99% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4487 4180 3357
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Linux Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Support Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Linux Support
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 Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham -8 3 £45,000 +38.46%
Coventry - 2 £42,500 -
Linux Support
England

Linux Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Linux Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Clustering
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Fintech
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) NCDA
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Linux Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco