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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 388 290 388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.63% 5.37% 6.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.99% 25.28% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 363 258 338
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
1213 1147 1397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.71% 21.24% 25.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 1005 1179
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +16 138 £50,000 +33.33% 15
Coventry -13 67 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Staffordshire +22 44 £47,500 +58.33% 3
Warwickshire -21 44 £35,500 -5.33% 4
Worcestershire 0 22 £34,750 -22.77% 6
Solihull +29 19 £27,500 -21.42%
Shropshire +10 18 £26,500 - 6
Wolverhampton 0 11 £23,000 -34.28% 2
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield -3 1 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Herefordshire -4 1 £50,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 £28,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 320 (37.74%) Windows
2 301 (35.50%) UNIX
3 269 (31.72%) SQL
4 255 (30.07%) PHP
5 238 (28.07%) HTML
5 238 (28.07%) MySQL
6 203 (23.94%) CSS
7 195 (23.00%) Java
8 184 (21.70%) JavaScript
9 169 (19.93%) Oracle
10 149 (17.57%) jQuery
11 146 (17.22%) VMware
12 138 (16.27%) Apache
13 119 (14.03%) SQL Server
14 115 (13.56%) Perl
15 111 (13.09%) OO
16 110 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
17 108 (12.74%) Git (software)
18 102 (12.03%) Microsoft
19 94 (11.08%) ITIL
20 92 (10.85%) DevOps
21 91 (10.73%) Finance
22 90 (10.61%) HTML5
23 89 (10.50%) MVC
23 89 (10.50%) Tomcat
24 86 (10.14%) Red Hat
25 85 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
26 83 (9.79%) Python
26 83 (9.79%) Solaris
27 80 (9.43%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 138 (16.27%) Apache
2 89 (10.50%) Tomcat
3 47 (5.54%) WebSphere
4 45 (5.31%) JBoss
5 40 (4.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 33 (3.89%) IIS
7 31 (3.66%) MS Exchange
7 31 (3.66%) GlassFish
8 18 (2.12%) WebLogic
8 18 (2.12%) MQSeries
9 17 (2.00%) CICS
9 17 (2.00%) WordPress
10 15 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (1.53%) nginx
11 13 (1.53%) CMS
12 12 (1.42%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.94%) Moodle
14 5 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 71 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.30%) Photoshop
3 24 (2.83%) MS Office
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.35%) MS Project
7 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (2.95%) Magento
2 9 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.24%) Odoo
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.12%) Primavera
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.01%) IaaS
3 24 (2.83%) Office 365
3 24 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.89%) SaaS
5 8 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.83%) Joyent
6 7 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.47%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (9.43%) Firewall
2 72 (8.49%) TCP/IP
3 43 (5.07%) DNS
4 41 (4.83%) SAN
5 34 (4.01%) Internet
6 31 (3.66%) VPN
7 25 (2.95%) LAN
8 24 (2.83%) HTTP
8 24 (2.83%) WAN
9 21 (2.48%) DHCP
9 21 (2.48%) VoIP
10 20 (2.36%) Network Security
11 19 (2.24%) NAS
12 18 (2.12%) SSL
13 16 (1.89%) BGP
14 15 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (1.65%) LDAP
16 12 (1.42%) OSPF
17 9 (1.06%) Wireless
17 9 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (28.07%) MySQL
2 119 (14.03%) SQL Server
3 49 (5.78%) DB2
4 44 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.77%) RDBMS
6 25 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.71%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (2.12%) NoSQL
10 15 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.71%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.71%) Riak
16 5 (0.59%) Big Data
17 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 108 (12.74%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.42%) Maven
3 41 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 34 (4.01%) Subversion
5 20 (2.36%) JUnit
6 15 (1.77%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.42%) Hudson
8 9 (1.06%) JIRA
9 7 (0.83%) Ant
9 7 (0.83%) Bugzilla
10 6 (0.71%) Toad
10 6 (0.71%) Selenium
10 6 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.71%) Grunt
11 5 (0.59%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.47%) PHPUnit
13 3 (0.35%) PEAR
13 3 (0.35%) Trac
13 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.24%) CMake
General
1 91 (10.73%) Finance
2 38 (4.48%) Telecoms
2 38 (4.48%) Retail
3 31 (3.66%) Banking
4 28 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 22 (2.59%) Marketing
6 21 (2.48%) Electronics
7 18 (2.12%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (1.65%) Law
9 14 (1.65%) Games
10 9 (1.06%) Billing
11 8 (0.94%) Front Office
12 6 (0.71%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.59%) German Language
13 5 (0.59%) Advertising
13 5 (0.59%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Legal
14 3 (0.35%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 283 (33.37%) Developer
2 125 (14.74%) PHP Developer
3 78 (9.20%) Web Developer
4 69 (8.14%) Administrator
5 60 (7.08%) Analyst
6 56 (6.60%) Architect
6 56 (6.60%) Systems Administrator
7 54 (6.37%) Consultant
8 48 (5.66%) Software Engineer
9 45 (5.31%) Support Engineer
9 45 (5.31%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 44 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 42 (4.95%) Java Developer
12 38 (4.48%) PHP Web Developer
13 37 (4.36%) Senior Developer
14 35 (4.13%) Applications Support
14 35 (4.13%) Linux Administrator
15 33 (3.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 29 (3.42%) Linux Engineer
17 27 (3.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (28.07%) HTML
2 203 (23.94%) CSS
3 149 (17.57%) jQuery
4 90 (10.61%) HTML5
5 59 (6.96%) CSS3
6 57 (6.72%) Ajax
7 53 (6.25%) J2EE
8 51 (6.01%) Web Services
9 50 (5.90%) REST
10 49 (5.78%) .NET
11 47 (5.54%) XML
11 47 (5.54%) LAMP
12 33 (3.89%) Laravel
12 33 (3.89%) Middleware
13 29 (3.42%) Java EE
14 24 (2.83%) Symfony
14 24 (2.83%) Spring
15 23 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (2.59%) AngularJS
17 20 (2.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.84%) Computer Science
1 58 (6.84%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.36%) Mathematics
3 27 (3.18%) Clustering
3 27 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (2.48%) Mainframe
5 19 (2.24%) Physics
5 19 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.12%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.53%) User Experience
9 12 (1.42%) Social Media
9 12 (1.42%) Web 2.0
10 11 (1.30%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.18%) Artificial Intelligence
11 10 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.94%) W3C
12 8 (0.94%) Life Science
12 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 320 (37.74%) Windows
2 301 (35.50%) UNIX
3 83 (9.79%) Solaris
4 73 (8.61%) Ubuntu
4 73 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (6.01%) AIX
6 48 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (3.07%) CentOS
9 20 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.00%) MVS
10 17 (2.00%) HPUX
10 17 (2.00%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.65%) Windows 7
12 11 (1.30%) Android
13 6 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.71%) Debian
14 5 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (13.09%) OO
2 110 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (11.08%) ITIL
4 92 (10.85%) DevOps
5 89 (10.50%) MVC
6 80 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 70 (8.25%) OOP
8 67 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (6.96%) E-Commerce
10 53 (6.25%) Web Development
11 51 (6.01%) Scrum
12 37 (4.36%) SOA
13 35 (4.13%) OO PHP
14 32 (3.77%) Project Management
15 31 (3.66%) TDD
15 31 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
16 26 (3.07%) Responsive Web Design
17 25 (2.95%) Web Design
17 25 (2.95%) Functional Programming
18 24 (2.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 269 (31.72%) SQL
2 255 (30.07%) PHP
3 195 (23.00%) Java
4 184 (21.70%) JavaScript
5 115 (13.56%) Perl
6 83 (9.79%) Python
7 61 (7.19%) C++
8 53 (6.25%) C#
9 42 (4.95%) PowerShell
10 41 (4.83%) PHP5
11 39 (4.60%) Bash Shell
12 35 (4.13%) Shell Script
13 29 (3.42%) Ruby
14 26 (3.07%) C
15 25 (2.95%) Haskell
15 25 (2.95%) Erlang
15 25 (2.95%) Scala
16 17 (2.00%) JCL
17 15 (1.77%) Groovy
18 13 (1.53%) F#
Qualifications
1 77 (9.08%) Degree
2 34 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.30%) MCSE
4 21 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.36%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.00%) CISSP
7 16 (1.89%) MCSA
8 15 (1.77%) CCNA
9 14 (1.65%) PhD
10 12 (1.42%) SC Cleared
10 12 (1.42%) OSCP
10 12 (1.42%) MCITP
11 11 (1.30%) OSCE
12 10 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.94%) CCNP
14 7 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.71%) CCA
15 6 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.59%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.89%) SLA
2 14 (1.65%) QA
3 11 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.83%) GAMP
6 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.48%) Docker
5 15 (1.77%) vSphere
6 11 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.83%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.71%) XenApp
8 6 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.71%) vCloud
9 4 (0.47%) Varnish
9 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.47%) Xen
10 3 (0.35%) XenServer
10 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.35%) KVM
11 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 75 (8.84%) Puppet
2 49 (5.78%) Nagios
3 48 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (5.19%) Tivoli
5 37 (4.36%) Ansible
6 24 (2.83%) Vagrant
7 13 (1.53%) ZABBIX
7 13 (1.53%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.42%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.30%) Unicenter
9 11 (1.30%) SELinux
10 10 (1.18%) OpenNMS
10 10 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (1.06%) Control-M
11 9 (1.06%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.94%) SCCM
13 7 (0.83%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.83%) MOM
14 5 (0.59%) Foglight
15 4 (0.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 169 (19.93%) Oracle
2 146 (17.22%) VMware
3 102 (12.03%) Microsoft
4 86 (10.14%) Red Hat
5 75 (8.84%) Cisco
6 70 (8.25%) Citrix
7 63 (7.43%) IBM
8 38 (4.48%) Zend
9 29 (3.42%) HP
9 29 (3.42%) NetApp
10 16 (1.89%) SAP
11 15 (1.77%) F5
12 13 (1.53%) Dell
12 13 (1.53%) Juniper
13 10 (1.18%) Adobe
13 10 (1.18%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.18%) Symantec
14 9 (1.06%) Rackspace
14 9 (1.06%) McAfee
15 8 (0.94%) Google
Worcestershire
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + On-call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
James Chase Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Nicoll Curtin Technology
Salary: Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum 15% shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: £dependent on experience + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago