The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills 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 over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 382 402 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.97% 7.35% 7.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.34% 29.49% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 333 367 330
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1397 1363 1218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.48% 24.92% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1210 1215 1050
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Linux Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Linux
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
(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 -23 116 £49,000 +8.88% 9
Coventry +1 93 £35,000 -3.44% 3
Warwickshire +19 73 £31,198 +3.99% 2
Staffordshire -5 34 £45,000 +38.46% 6
Solihull +13 19 £37,500 +14.50% 5
Worcestershire +7 19 £31,250 -3.84% 4
Shropshire 0 13 £26,500 -19.69% 6
Wolverhampton -3 3 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 £38,500 -4.34%
Stourbridge - 1 £42,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 234 (36.39%) Windows
2 228 (35.46%) UNIX
3 184 (28.62%) SQL
4 175 (27.22%) MySQL
5 173 (26.91%) Java
6 170 (26.44%) PHP
7 166 (25.82%) Oracle
8 156 (24.26%) Apache
9 155 (24.11%) HTML
10 124 (19.28%) JavaScript
11 118 (18.35%) CSS
12 111 (17.26%) VMware
13 104 (16.17%) Python
13 104 (16.17%) Microsoft
13 104 (16.17%) Degree
14 100 (15.55%) SQL Server
15 96 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
16 92 (14.31%) Perl
17 87 (13.53%) Web Services
17 87 (13.53%) MVC
18 86 (13.37%) Finance
19 83 (12.91%) Tomcat
20 78 (12.13%) jQuery
21 77 (11.98%) Solaris
21 77 (11.98%) Firewall
22 76 (11.82%) DNS
23 73 (11.35%) Software Engineering
24 72 (11.20%) OO
25 69 (10.73%) Red Hat
26 64 (9.95%) SAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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
1 156 (24.26%) Apache
2 83 (12.91%) Tomcat
3 35 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 33 (5.13%) MS Exchange
5 27 (4.20%) IIS
6 25 (3.89%) CMS
6 25 (3.89%) WordPress
7 23 (3.58%) nginx
8 18 (2.80%) SharePoint
9 13 (2.02%) GlassFish
10 11 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.24%) Moodle
12 7 (1.09%) Apache Solr
12 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.93%) Drupal
13 6 (0.93%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.78%) Node.js
14 5 (0.78%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.78%) MTS
Applications
1 34 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.89%) MS Visio
3 23 (3.58%) MS Office
4 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (3.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.93%) Magento
3 5 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.62%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) GitHub
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.98%) Firewall
2 76 (11.82%) DNS
3 64 (9.95%) SAN
4 61 (9.49%) TCP/IP
5 48 (7.47%) HTTP
6 44 (6.84%) LDAP
7 38 (5.91%) SSL
8 37 (5.75%) DHCP
9 32 (4.98%) Internet
10 25 (3.89%) BGP
11 23 (3.58%) OSPF
11 23 (3.58%) VoIP
11 23 (3.58%) Network Security
12 21 (3.27%) VLAN
12 21 (3.27%) WAN
12 21 (3.27%) LAN
13 20 (3.11%) VPN
14 13 (2.02%) Junos
15 11 (1.71%) SNMP
16 10 (1.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (27.22%) MySQL
2 100 (15.55%) SQL Server
3 53 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (7.15%) Oracle Database
4 46 (7.15%) DB2
5 33 (5.13%) Big Data
6 30 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (4.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 25 (3.89%) NoSQL
9 20 (3.11%) MongoDB
9 20 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.80%) Oracle Exadata
10 18 (2.80%) Essbase
10 18 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
10 18 (2.80%) Oracle Discoverer
11 17 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (2.33%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (1.24%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 42 (6.53%) Subversion
2 40 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.35%) JIRA
5 14 (2.18%) CruiseControl
6 12 (1.87%) Toad
6 12 (1.87%) Mercurial
7 9 (1.40%) ClearCase
7 9 (1.40%) Maven
7 9 (1.40%) Selenium
8 8 (1.24%) Talend Open Studio
8 8 (1.24%) Hudson
9 7 (1.09%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.78%) Ant
12 4 (0.62%) JUnit
12 4 (0.62%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.62%) Zend Studio
12 4 (0.62%) Artifactory
General
1 86 (13.37%) Finance
2 32 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.35%) Marketing
4 21 (3.27%) Retail
5 16 (2.49%) Electronics
6 12 (1.87%) Banking
7 8 (1.24%) Publishing
7 8 (1.24%) Games
8 7 (1.09%) Legal
9 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 197 (30.64%) Developer
2 98 (15.24%) Administrator
3 76 (11.82%) PHP Developer
4 66 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
5 57 (8.86%) Analyst
6 49 (7.62%) Java Developer
7 47 (7.31%) DBA
8 39 (6.07%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 35 (5.44%) Software Engineer
10 32 (4.98%) Oracle DBA
10 32 (4.98%) Support Engineer
11 29 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 29 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (4.51%) Web Developer
12 23 (3.58%) Firewall Engineer
13 22 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (3.42%) Senior Developer
13 22 (3.42%) UNIX Administrator
14 21 (3.27%) Java Software Engineer
14 21 (3.27%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (24.11%) HTML
2 118 (18.35%) CSS
3 87 (13.53%) Web Services
4 78 (12.13%) jQuery
5 57 (8.86%) J2EE
6 52 (8.09%) XHTML
7 32 (4.98%) LAMP
7 32 (4.98%) Spring
8 29 (4.51%) XML
8 29 (4.51%) RESTful
9 28 (4.35%) HTML5
10 27 (4.20%) REST
11 26 (4.04%) SOAP
12 25 (3.89%) .NET
13 22 (3.42%) Hibernate
13 22 (3.42%) Struts
14 20 (3.11%) Middleware
14 20 (3.11%) Zend Framework
15 19 (2.95%) Ajax
16 14 (2.18%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.40%) Open Source
2 53 (8.24%) Clustering
3 46 (7.15%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.67%) Replication
5 23 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.71%) Firmware
8 10 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.56%) Mathematics
9 9 (1.40%) LPAR
10 8 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.24%) CLARiiON
11 7 (1.09%) Blog
12 6 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.93%) Social Media
13 5 (0.78%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.78%) CCTV
13 5 (0.78%) Mobile Games
13 5 (0.78%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.47%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 234 (36.39%) Windows
2 228 (35.46%) UNIX
3 77 (11.98%) Solaris
4 53 (8.24%) AIX
5 38 (5.91%) CentOS
6 37 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (4.98%) SUSE
8 27 (4.20%) Ubuntu
9 24 (3.73%) Debian
10 23 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (2.49%) HPUX
13 14 (2.18%) Apple iOS
14 13 (2.02%) Fedora
15 12 (1.87%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.87%) Android
16 11 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
17 9 (1.40%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (13.53%) MVC
3 73 (11.35%) Software Engineering
4 72 (11.20%) OO
5 44 (6.84%) Performance Tuning
6 42 (6.53%) Scrum
7 38 (5.91%) Mentoring
8 36 (5.60%) DevOps
9 35 (5.44%) ITIL
10 32 (4.98%) Web Development
11 28 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (4.20%) Load Balancing
13 26 (4.04%) OOP
14 25 (3.89%) E-Commerce
15 23 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (3.58%) Low Latency
16 21 (3.27%) Functional Programming
16 21 (3.27%) Project Management
17 19 (2.95%) Unit Testing
17 19 (2.95%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 184 (28.62%) SQL
2 173 (26.91%) Java
3 170 (26.44%) PHP
4 124 (19.28%) JavaScript
5 104 (16.17%) Python
6 92 (14.31%) Perl
7 60 (9.33%) Shell Script
8 57 (8.86%) PHP5
9 46 (7.15%) C++
10 40 (6.22%) C#
10 40 (6.22%) Bash Shell
11 38 (5.91%) C
12 22 (3.42%) Tcl
13 21 (3.27%) PowerShell
14 20 (3.11%) Scala
14 20 (3.11%) PL/SQL
15 15 (2.33%) Erlang
15 15 (2.33%) F#
16 12 (1.87%) Ruby
16 12 (1.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 104 (16.17%) Degree
2 54 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 40 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.04%) CCNP
6 21 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (2.95%) Sun Certification
8 17 (2.64%) CCNA
8 17 (2.64%) OCPJP
9 16 (2.49%) OCMJD
10 15 (2.33%) MCSE
11 13 (2.02%) MCSA
11 13 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
11 13 (2.02%) CCSA
12 8 (1.24%) MCITP
13 7 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.47%) RHCE
15 3 (0.47%) OCP
15 3 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.56%) SLA
2 8 (1.24%) QA
3 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) JTAG
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 30 (4.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 27 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
5 26 (4.04%) vSphere
6 20 (3.11%) Squid
7 17 (2.64%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.49%) PowerHA
9 15 (2.33%) Hyper-V
10 11 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.24%) XenServer
12 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.93%) XenApp
13 6 (0.93%) Postfix
14 5 (0.78%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.78%) Varnish
15 4 (0.62%) Shibboleth
15 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 34 (5.29%) Puppet
2 19 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.80%) WSUS
4 17 (2.64%) Vagrant
5 15 (2.33%) Nagios
6 11 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 10 (1.56%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.40%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.93%) CA SiteMinder
10 4 (0.62%) SCCM
11 3 (0.47%) Plesk
11 3 (0.47%) Foglight
11 3 (0.47%) YUM
11 3 (0.47%) logstash
12 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.31%) Netcool
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.16%) Nessus
13 1 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 166 (25.82%) Oracle
2 111 (17.26%) VMware
3 104 (16.17%) Microsoft
4 69 (10.73%) Red Hat
5 56 (8.71%) IBM
6 54 (8.40%) Cisco
7 41 (6.38%) Zend
8 38 (5.91%) Sun
9 35 (5.44%) NetApp
10 27 (4.20%) Citrix
11 25 (3.89%) CheckPoint
12 24 (3.73%) HP
13 23 (3.58%) Juniper
14 21 (3.27%) JBoss
14 21 (3.27%) Fujitsu
15 19 (2.95%) EMC
15 19 (2.95%) Hyperion
16 16 (2.49%) Dell
17 14 (2.18%) Blue Coat
18 12 (1.87%) Symantec
Worcester, Worcestershire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits (Inc. flexi-time) + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + benefits, relaxed environment
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits incl
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: ''s highly negotiable, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
NES Global Talent
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
SmartSourcing plc
Salary: ''s highly negotiable, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capita
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 30k to 40k per year GBP
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
euro car parts
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago