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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 26 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Permanent jobs citing Linux 411 397 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.81% 6.74% 5.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.37% 32.62% 25.49%
Number of salaries quoted 321 372 254
Median salary £36,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
1162 1217 1114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.24% 20.67% 20.69%
Number of salaries quoted 953 1080 973
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +4.16%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 135 £39,662 -20.67% 16
Warwickshire +39 100 £32,500 -8.45% 14
Coventry +4 71 £37,000 -7.50% 6
Staffordshire -9 32 £31,500 -33.68% 4
Shropshire -13 20 £46,250 +77.88% 2
Herefordshire +6 11 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Worcestershire -2 9 £45,000 +21.62% 6
Dudley - 7 £23,500 - 1
Solihull -1 6 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Sutton Coldfield -2 5 £24,000 -12.72% 1
Willenhall - 1 £37,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 278 (33.45%) Windows
2 231 (27.80%) MySQL
3 225 (27.08%) Unix
4 215 (25.87%) JavaScript
5 209 (25.15%) Apache
6 177 (21.30%) Git (software)
7 172 (20.70%) PHP
8 170 (20.46%) HTML
9 162 (19.49%) CSS
9 162 (19.49%) jQuery
10 154 (18.53%) Open Source
11 149 (17.93%) SQL
12 146 (17.57%) Java
13 143 (17.21%) Degree
14 137 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
15 129 (15.52%) LAMP
16 118 (14.20%) Firewall
17 114 (13.72%) Oracle
18 108 (13.00%) Cisco
18 108 (13.00%) VMware
19 103 (12.39%) Python
20 100 (12.03%) TCP/IP
21 99 (11.91%) Windows Server
22 91 (10.95%) ITIL
23 90 (10.83%) Web Development
24 87 (10.47%) Red Hat
25 86 (10.35%) OO
26 85 (10.23%) SQL Server
26 85 (10.23%) C++
26 85 (10.23%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 209 (25.15%) Apache
2 72 (8.66%) nginx
3 55 (6.62%) Tomcat
4 37 (4.45%) MS Exchange
5 36 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (3.61%) Apache Spark
6 30 (3.61%) CMS
6 30 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 28 (3.37%) Apache Pig
7 28 (3.37%) JBoss
8 21 (2.53%) WordPress
9 19 (2.29%) IIS
10 13 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.56%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (1.44%) Facebook Platform
12 10 (1.20%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (0.96%) MS Office
3 8 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 54 (6.50%) Magento
2 20 (2.41%) assyst
3 10 (1.20%) Sentinel
4 7 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 81 (9.75%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.77%) Office 365
4 14 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.68%) PaaS
5 13 (1.56%) GitHub
6 11 (1.32%) IaaS
6 11 (1.32%) SaaS
7 7 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.84%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 118 (14.20%) Firewall
2 100 (12.03%) TCP/IP
3 82 (9.87%) Internet
4 72 (8.66%) DNS
5 71 (8.54%) SAN
6 59 (7.10%) HTTP
7 48 (5.78%) DHCP
8 42 (5.05%) WAN
9 37 (4.45%) LAN
10 29 (3.49%) VoIP
11 28 (3.37%) SSL
12 24 (2.89%) OSPF
12 24 (2.89%) Wireless
13 23 (2.77%) BGP
13 23 (2.77%) Network Security
14 19 (2.29%) VPN
15 15 (1.81%) Intranet
16 14 (1.68%) SNMP
17 13 (1.56%) WLAN
18 12 (1.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (27.80%) MySQL
2 85 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 57 (6.86%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 38 (4.57%) Big Data
6 36 (4.33%) Oracle Database
7 35 (4.21%) MongoDB
8 32 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 30 (3.61%) DB2
9 30 (3.61%) Hadoop
10 28 (3.37%) Apache Hive
10 28 (3.37%) HBase
10 28 (3.37%) Impala
10 28 (3.37%) Sqoop
11 25 (3.01%) NoSQL
12 21 (2.53%) RDBMS
13 17 (2.05%) Redis
14 15 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (1.32%) InfluxDB
16 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 177 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 71 (8.54%) Subversion
3 36 (4.33%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.37%) Eclipse
5 26 (3.13%) Mercurial
6 20 (2.41%) JUnit
7 19 (2.29%) Vagrant
8 16 (1.93%) JIRA
9 12 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (1.32%) Maven
11 10 (1.20%) Hudson
12 9 (1.08%) Selenium
13 8 (0.96%) GDB
13 8 (0.96%) Travis CI
14 7 (0.84%) Grunt
15 6 (0.72%) Bower
16 5 (0.60%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
17 4 (0.48%) Ant
17 4 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 83 (9.99%) Finance
2 59 (7.10%) Retail
3 41 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 39 (4.69%) Games
4 39 (4.69%) Marketing
5 35 (4.21%) Manufacturing
6 24 (2.89%) Electronics
6 24 (2.89%) Publishing
7 21 (2.53%) Banking
8 13 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 10 (1.20%) Back Office
10 8 (0.96%) Automotive
11 7 (0.84%) Advertising
12 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.48%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.24%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Legal
16 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 254 (30.57%) Developer
2 118 (14.20%) PHP Developer
3 82 (9.87%) Administrator
4 79 (9.51%) Analyst
4 79 (9.51%) MySQL Developer
5 78 (9.39%) JavaScript Developer
6 63 (7.58%) HTML Developer
7 57 (6.86%) HTML CSS Developer
8 53 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 52 (6.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 52 (6.26%) Senior Developer
10 51 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
11 47 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 38 (4.57%) Linux Administrator
13 37 (4.45%) Web Developer
14 34 (4.09%) Support Engineer
15 33 (3.97%) Network Engineer
16 31 (3.73%) Java Developer
16 31 (3.73%) Support Analyst
16 31 (3.73%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (20.46%) HTML
2 162 (19.49%) CSS
2 162 (19.49%) jQuery
3 129 (15.52%) LAMP
4 83 (9.99%) XML
5 77 (9.27%) REST
6 69 (8.30%) JSON
7 58 (6.98%) Symfony
8 55 (6.62%) HTML5
8 55 (6.62%) Web Services
9 54 (6.50%) LEMP Stack
10 46 (5.54%) AngularJS
11 35 (4.21%) LAPP Stack
12 31 (3.73%) Node.js
13 29 (3.49%) Ajax
14 25 (3.01%) .NET
14 25 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
14 25 (3.01%) Zend Framework
15 24 (2.89%) ELK Stack
16 23 (2.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.54%) Computer Science
2 70 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (8.30%) Data Centre
4 39 (4.69%) Social Media
5 31 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.77%) Graphic Design
7 22 (2.65%) Clustering
7 22 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 21 (2.53%) CMDB
9 18 (2.17%) Mathematics
10 17 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.68%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.68%) PKI
12 13 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
13 12 (1.44%) CUDA
13 12 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.44%) Online Gambling
13 12 (1.44%) Visualisation
13 12 (1.44%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 278 (33.45%) Windows
2 225 (27.08%) Unix
3 99 (11.91%) Windows Server
4 69 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (7.22%) Solaris
6 38 (4.57%) Ubuntu
7 37 (4.45%) CentOS
8 35 (4.21%) Mac OS X
9 28 (3.37%) Apple iOS
9 28 (3.37%) Debian
10 26 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (3.01%) Android
11 25 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
12 21 (2.53%) AIX
12 21 (2.53%) SUSE
13 14 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (1.56%) Windows 7
15 11 (1.32%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.32%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (18.53%) Open Source
2 137 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (10.95%) ITIL
4 90 (10.83%) Web Development
5 86 (10.35%) OO
6 85 (10.23%) DevOps
7 84 (10.11%) Software Engineering
8 80 (9.63%) E-Commerce
9 72 (8.66%) MVC
10 62 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (6.98%) Service Delivery
12 57 (6.86%) Scrum
13 52 (6.26%) Service Management
14 49 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (5.90%) OOP
15 48 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
15 48 (5.78%) Presales
15 48 (5.78%) TDD
16 45 (5.42%) Front End Development
17 43 (5.17%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 215 (25.87%) JavaScript
2 172 (20.70%) PHP
3 149 (17.93%) SQL
4 146 (17.57%) Java
5 103 (12.39%) Python
6 85 (10.23%) C++
7 74 (8.90%) Shell Script
8 57 (6.86%) Perl
9 46 (5.54%) C
10 44 (5.29%) Bash Shell
10 44 (5.29%) C#
11 40 (4.81%) PHP 5
12 25 (3.01%) PowerShell
13 21 (2.53%) Ruby
14 14 (1.68%) Scala
15 13 (1.56%) Erlang
16 11 (1.32%) Haskell
17 10 (1.20%) Go
18 9 (1.08%) Clojure
19 8 (0.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 143 (17.21%) Degree
2 37 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.25%) CCNA
5 25 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.93%) CCNP
7 15 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.81%) MCSA
7 15 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.68%) MCSE
9 13 (1.56%) ISEB
10 11 (1.32%) MCITP
11 8 (0.96%) CISSP
11 8 (0.96%) LPIC
12 7 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.60%) CISM
13 5 (0.60%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.29%) SLA
2 15 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.68%) QA
4 7 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.36%) GAMP
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) DICOM
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 74 (8.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (8.66%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.21%) Docker
4 28 (3.37%) Apache Flume
4 28 (3.37%) HDFS
4 28 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 25 (3.01%) Firmware
6 15 (1.81%) XenApp
7 13 (1.56%) vSphere
8 12 (1.44%) Cygwin
8 12 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.44%) NFS
9 11 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 9 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.96%) Samba
11 8 (0.96%) Squid
11 8 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.96%) Xen
12 7 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 76 (9.15%) Puppet
2 39 (4.69%) SCCM
3 30 (3.61%) SCOM
4 29 (3.49%) NetBackup
5 28 (3.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 28 (3.37%) Oozie
6 25 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (2.89%) Oracle ZFS
8 23 (2.77%) Ansible
9 21 (2.53%) Oracle RMAN
9 21 (2.53%) Tivoli
10 20 (2.41%) Nagios
11 18 (2.17%) Backup Exec
12 16 (1.93%) Kubernetes
12 16 (1.93%) Mesos
13 14 (1.68%) Terraform
13 14 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (1.56%) Unicenter
15 12 (1.44%) logstash
16 11 (1.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 114 (13.72%) Oracle
2 108 (13.00%) Cisco
2 108 (13.00%) VMware
3 87 (10.47%) Red Hat
4 81 (9.75%) Microsoft
5 68 (8.18%) NetApp
6 64 (7.70%) Citrix
7 56 (6.74%) HP
8 46 (5.54%) IBM
9 41 (4.93%) Google
10 39 (4.69%) Zend
11 28 (3.37%) Cloudera
11 28 (3.37%) Hortonworks
11 28 (3.37%) MapR
12 25 (3.01%) Sun
12 25 (3.01%) Veritas
13 24 (2.89%) Juniper
14 22 (2.65%) Adobe
15 21 (2.53%) Dell
16 14 (1.68%) CA
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