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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Support
Rank - 210 202
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support 0 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.057% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.060% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £39,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +41.07%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +19.40%
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
5396 5007 4660
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.12% 95.44% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4773 4284 4048
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Squid
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) E-business

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
1 1 (25.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle