The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 28 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 313 307 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.33% 6.13% 6.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.51% 25.84% 30.05%
Number of salaries quoted 291 271 281
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £28,400 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1098 1188 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.20% 23.72% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 963 1011 936
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 101 £40,000 +31.14% 8
Coventry -8 53 £37,500 - 5
Warwickshire 0 44 £40,000 +21.21% 5
Staffordshire +19 29 £35,000 +27.27% 6
Shropshire +15 24 £37,500 +17.18%
Wolverhampton -2 16 £23,500 -27.69% 5
Solihull +7 12 £25,500 -10.52% 1
Worcestershire -13 7 £25,000 -23.07% 6
Walsall +2 1 £23,500 +4.44%
Dudley -5 1 £35,000 +94.44%
Halesowen - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 315 (48.09%) UNIX
2 241 (36.79%) Windows
3 225 (34.35%) SQL
4 155 (23.66%) PHP
5 151 (23.05%) VMware
6 140 (21.37%) Java
7 139 (21.22%) HTML
8 136 (20.76%) MySQL
8 136 (20.76%) Oracle
9 133 (20.31%) Solaris
10 127 (19.39%) Degree
11 125 (19.08%) Apache
11 125 (19.08%) CSS
12 123 (18.78%) Finance
13 116 (17.71%) Shell Script
14 115 (17.56%) SAN
15 110 (16.79%) Microsoft
16 109 (16.64%) JavaScript
17 106 (16.18%) Perl
18 102 (15.57%) ITIL
19 95 (14.50%) SQL Server
20 93 (14.20%) AIX
21 81 (12.37%) Tomcat
22 80 (12.21%) Firewall
23 79 (12.06%) Red Hat
24 72 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
25 70 (10.69%) C++
26 67 (10.23%) C
27 66 (10.08%) SUSE
28 65 (9.92%) Sun

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 125 (19.08%) Apache
2 81 (12.37%) Tomcat
3 52 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 50 (7.63%) WebLogic
5 47 (7.18%) IIS
6 28 (4.27%) MS Exchange
7 26 (3.97%) Node.js
8 22 (3.36%) WordPress
9 14 (2.14%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.98%) Moodle
10 13 (1.98%) CMS
11 12 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
12 10 (1.53%) nginx
12 10 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (0.92%) iPlanet
14 4 (0.61%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.61%) Drupal
15 3 (0.46%) ExpressionEngine
15 3 (0.46%) FileNet
16 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 39 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.51%) MS Office
3 16 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (4.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 28 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.29%) Magento
3 11 (1.68%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.61%) Maximo
5 4 (0.61%) Servitor
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.83%) Amazon S3
2 12 (1.83%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 115 (17.56%) SAN
2 80 (12.21%) Firewall
3 54 (8.24%) DNS
4 49 (7.48%) HTTP
5 35 (5.34%) TCP/IP
6 34 (5.19%) VLAN
7 30 (4.58%) DHCP
8 28 (4.27%) LAN
9 26 (3.97%) WAN
9 26 (3.97%) Internet
10 23 (3.51%) SSL
11 21 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
12 19 (2.90%) NAS
13 18 (2.75%) VoIP
14 17 (2.60%) SSH
14 17 (2.60%) VPN
14 17 (2.60%) LDAP
15 16 (2.44%) FTP
16 12 (1.83%) Network Security
16 12 (1.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (20.76%) MySQL
2 95 (14.50%) SQL Server
3 54 (8.24%) Oracle Database
4 38 (5.80%) Oracle Exadata
5 37 (5.65%) Oracle BI EE
5 37 (5.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 35 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 35 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 31 (4.73%) RDBMS
8 30 (4.58%) NoSQL
9 28 (4.27%) MongoDB
10 25 (3.82%) Oracle Discoverer
10 25 (3.82%) Essbase
11 22 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.98%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 33 (5.04%) Subversion
3 19 (2.90%) Hudson
4 16 (2.44%) Selenium
5 15 (2.29%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.14%) Maven
6 14 (2.14%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.83%) JBehave
8 9 (1.37%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.22%) ProC
9 8 (1.22%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.76%) GDB
11 4 (0.61%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.46%) JIRA
12 3 (0.46%) Toad
12 3 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
13 2 (0.31%) Ant
13 2 (0.31%) NetBeans
13 2 (0.31%) CruiseControl
General
1 123 (18.78%) Finance
2 55 (8.40%) Retail
3 51 (7.79%) Banking
4 39 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.44%) Publishing
7 8 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.92%) Automotive
8 6 (0.92%) Games
9 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 175 (26.72%) Developer
2 105 (16.03%) Analyst
3 92 (14.05%) Administrator
4 58 (8.85%) PHP Developer
5 54 (8.24%) Support Analyst
6 51 (7.79%) Systems Administrator
7 41 (6.26%) DBA
8 39 (5.95%) Java Developer
9 38 (5.80%) Oracle DBA
10 33 (5.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 30 (4.58%) Support Engineer
12 29 (4.43%) Security Specialist
12 29 (4.43%) Software Engineer
13 28 (4.27%) Web Developer
14 25 (3.82%) Test Engineer
15 24 (3.66%) Applications Support
16 23 (3.51%) Information Specialist
16 23 (3.51%) Information Security Specialist
16 23 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (3.51%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (21.22%) HTML
2 125 (19.08%) CSS
3 62 (9.47%) jQuery
4 57 (8.70%) Web Services
5 53 (8.09%) .NET
6 48 (7.33%) LAMP
7 33 (5.04%) HTML5
8 32 (4.89%) SOAP
9 31 (4.73%) XML
10 25 (3.82%) REST
11 23 (3.51%) J2EE
12 22 (3.36%) Spring
13 20 (3.05%) OpenMP
14 17 (2.60%) RESTful
15 15 (2.29%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (2.14%) XSD
16 14 (2.14%) Ajax
17 12 (1.83%) ASP.NET
17 12 (1.83%) OpenCL
18 11 (1.68%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.94%) Open Source
2 44 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 32 (4.89%) Mathematics
4 24 (3.66%) Social Media
5 23 (3.51%) Symmetrix DMX
6 21 (3.21%) Oracle Exalytics
6 21 (3.21%) Clustering
7 16 (2.44%) Wiki
7 16 (2.44%) CUDA
8 14 (2.14%) CLARiiON
8 14 (2.14%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.53%) Replication
10 10 (1.53%) LPAR
10 10 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.07%) Blog
11 7 (1.07%) VLE
12 6 (0.92%) HACMP
12 6 (0.92%) E-Learning
13 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 315 (48.09%) UNIX
2 241 (36.79%) Windows
3 133 (20.31%) Solaris
4 93 (14.20%) AIX
5 66 (10.08%) SUSE
6 59 (9.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (3.82%) CentOS
8 19 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (2.75%) HPUX
9 18 (2.75%) Debian
10 15 (2.29%) Oracle Linux
11 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.68%) Android
11 11 (1.68%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.53%) Ubuntu
13 8 (1.22%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.61%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (15.57%) ITIL
2 64 (9.77%) MVC
3 60 (9.16%) Software Engineering
4 54 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
5 47 (7.18%) OO
6 45 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (6.11%) OOP
7 40 (6.11%) Migration
8 36 (5.50%) CRM
9 33 (5.04%) Service Delivery
10 31 (4.73%) Load Balancing
10 31 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 30 (4.58%) Information Security
12 24 (3.66%) Incident Management
12 24 (3.66%) Unit Testing
13 23 (3.51%) Change Management
13 23 (3.51%) RDF
14 22 (3.36%) Time Management
15 19 (2.90%) Change Control
16 18 (2.75%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 225 (34.35%) SQL
2 155 (23.66%) PHP
3 140 (21.37%) Java
4 116 (17.71%) Shell Script
5 109 (16.64%) JavaScript
6 106 (16.18%) Perl
7 70 (10.69%) C++
8 67 (10.23%) C
9 62 (9.47%) Python
10 43 (6.56%) Bash Shell
10 43 (6.56%) PL/SQL
11 33 (5.04%) C#
12 32 (4.89%) Korn
13 28 (4.27%) Ruby
14 21 (3.21%) PowerShell
15 20 (3.05%) PHP5
16 11 (1.68%) Fortran
17 9 (1.37%) Groovy
17 9 (1.37%) VB
18 7 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (19.39%) Degree
2 38 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.89%) CISSP
4 30 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.66%) CISM
7 20 (3.05%) CCNA
8 18 (2.75%) MCSE
9 15 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.53%) MCSA
11 8 (1.22%) CCSP
12 6 (0.92%) CEH
13 5 (0.76%) OCPJP
13 5 (0.76%) OCMJD
13 5 (0.76%) CCSE
13 5 (0.76%) MCITP
13 5 (0.76%) MCP
13 5 (0.76%) CCNP
13 5 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.34%) SLA
2 18 (2.75%) QA
3 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (8.09%) Active Directory
3 33 (5.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 31 (4.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 29 (4.43%) Oracle RMAN
5 29 (4.43%) Veritas File System
6 24 (3.66%) vSphere
7 23 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
8 18 (2.75%) Forefront TMG
9 17 (2.60%) Hyper-V
10 16 (2.44%) Squid
11 12 (1.83%) PowerHA
12 9 (1.37%) Samba
13 8 (1.22%) Cygwin
14 7 (1.07%) Shibboleth
14 7 (1.07%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.92%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.92%) Postfix
15 6 (0.92%) XenServer
15 6 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (3.05%) WSUS
2 18 (2.75%) Backup Exec
3 17 (2.60%) Nagios
4 14 (2.14%) CA SiteMinder
5 11 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (1.07%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.92%) Puppet
8 5 (0.76%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.61%) SCCM
10 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.46%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.46%) YUM
10 3 (0.46%) Plesk
10 3 (0.46%) Foglight
11 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.31%) SCOM
11 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 151 (23.05%) VMware
2 136 (20.76%) Oracle
3 110 (16.79%) Microsoft
4 79 (12.06%) Red Hat
5 65 (9.92%) Sun
6 64 (9.77%) Cisco
7 53 (8.09%) NetApp
8 51 (7.79%) EMC
9 45 (6.87%) Veritas
10 40 (6.11%) IBM
11 33 (5.04%) HP
12 31 (4.73%) Fujitsu
13 29 (4.43%) Hyperion
14 26 (3.97%) Citrix
15 25 (3.82%) Symantec
16 24 (3.66%) Sybase
17 23 (3.51%) Zend
17 23 (3.51%) Cyber-Ark
18 21 (3.21%) Sage
18 21 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits - strong.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits - strong.
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pure People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £29000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Droitwich, Worcestershire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Superb Benefits + Perks
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: £50,000 per annum negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Parking, Cutting edge work!
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + training, parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago