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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 454 371 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.23% 7.21% 7.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.18% 34.74% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 366 317 377
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
1130 1068 1441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.48% 20.76% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 960 900 1285
Median salary £34,875 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.35% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -7 167 £46,500 +16.25% 15
Warwickshire +26 88 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Coventry -2 73 £44,750 +11.87% 8
Staffordshire +23 53 £43,000 +26.47% 3
Shropshire +4 20 £50,000 +81.81% 2
Worcestershire -14 14 £37,500 - 5
Herefordshire - 13 £50,000 -
Dudley -1 6 £27,500 +10.00%
Solihull -18 4 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Wolverhampton +10 3 £40,000 +31.14% 1
West Bromwich +7 3 £52,500 +31.25%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £20,000 -
Walsall +11 1 £23,500 -41.25%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 338 (37.22%) Windows
2 297 (32.71%) Unix
3 210 (23.13%) JavaScript
4 183 (20.15%) MySQL
5 180 (19.82%) Java
6 173 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (19.05%) Git (software)
7 171 (18.83%) Python
8 161 (17.73%) Apache
8 161 (17.73%) SQL
9 153 (16.85%) PHP
9 153 (16.85%) HTML
10 148 (16.30%) Microsoft
11 145 (15.97%) TCP/IP
12 135 (14.87%) VMware
13 127 (13.99%) CSS
14 125 (13.77%) jQuery
15 118 (13.00%) Degree
16 117 (12.89%) ITIL
16 117 (12.89%) Red Hat
17 115 (12.67%) Active Directory
17 115 (12.67%) Oracle
18 112 (12.33%) C++
18 112 (12.33%) DevOps
19 111 (12.22%) Windows Server
20 110 (12.11%) DNS
20 110 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
21 109 (12.00%) Data Centre
22 104 (11.45%) Open Source
23 103 (11.34%) Web Services

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
1 161 (17.73%) Apache
2 72 (7.93%) MS Exchange
3 55 (6.06%) nginx
4 41 (4.52%) IIS
5 37 (4.07%) JBoss
5 37 (4.07%) Tomcat
6 33 (3.63%) WebLogic
7 31 (3.41%) SharePoint
8 30 (3.30%) WebSphere
9 29 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 18 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (1.76%) Apache Spark
13 15 (1.65%) Apache Pig
14 14 (1.54%) CMS
14 14 (1.54%) lighttpd
14 14 (1.54%) Moodle
15 13 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 99 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (0.77%) MS Office
4 5 (0.55%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (3.52%) Magento
2 17 (1.87%) assyst
3 12 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.21%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.44%) Shopify
6 3 (0.33%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 110 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.07%) Office 365
4 23 (2.53%) IaaS
5 21 (2.31%) SaaS
6 13 (1.43%) PaaS
7 11 (1.21%) GitHub
8 9 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
10 5 (0.55%) Heroku
11 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.22%) Apcera
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 145 (15.97%) TCP/IP
2 110 (12.11%) DNS
3 86 (9.47%) DHCP
4 85 (9.36%) Firewall
5 67 (7.38%) HTTP
6 64 (7.05%) SSL
7 51 (5.62%) SAN
8 48 (5.29%) Internet
9 41 (4.52%) LAN
9 41 (4.52%) WAN
10 36 (3.96%) Network Security
11 34 (3.74%) VPN
12 26 (2.86%) SNMP
13 24 (2.64%) VoIP
14 16 (1.76%) OSPF
14 16 (1.76%) SMTP
15 15 (1.65%) ATM
15 15 (1.65%) BGP
16 14 (1.54%) Wireless
17 13 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (20.15%) MySQL
2 99 (10.90%) SQL Server
3 48 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 41 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 30 (3.30%) Oracle Database
6 30 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (3.08%) Big Data
9 27 (2.97%) Redis
10 26 (2.86%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.42%) DB2
12 17 (1.87%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.65%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.66%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 173 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 69 (7.60%) Jenkins
3 67 (7.38%) Subversion
4 43 (4.74%) JIRA
5 40 (4.41%) Mercurial
6 25 (2.75%) Eclipse
7 22 (2.42%) Selenium
8 21 (2.31%) JUnit
9 19 (2.09%) Vagrant
10 17 (1.87%) Hudson
11 16 (1.76%) PHPUnit
12 11 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (1.21%) Robot Framework
13 10 (1.10%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.99%) Visual Studio Code
15 8 (0.88%) Bower
15 8 (0.88%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.88%) Maven
16 7 (0.77%) GDB
16 7 (0.77%) Grunt
General
1 100 (11.01%) Finance
2 70 (7.71%) Retail
3 46 (5.07%) Banking
4 45 (4.96%) Marketing
5 40 (4.41%) Electronics
6 37 (4.07%) Telecoms
7 35 (3.85%) Games
8 34 (3.74%) Publishing
9 25 (2.75%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.98%) Retail Banking
11 11 (1.21%) Automotive
11 11 (1.21%) Music Industry
12 10 (1.10%) Billing
13 7 (0.77%) Advertising
14 6 (0.66%) Back Office
14 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.55%) Arabic Language
15 5 (0.55%) French Language
15 5 (0.55%) International Banking
15 5 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 231 (25.44%) Developer
2 102 (11.23%) PHP Developer
3 83 (9.14%) Analyst
4 75 (8.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 66 (7.27%) MySQL Developer
6 62 (6.83%) HTML Developer
7 61 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
8 59 (6.50%) Software Engineer
9 58 (6.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 55 (6.06%) HTML CSS Developer
11 52 (5.73%) Linux Engineer
12 50 (5.51%) Support Engineer
13 49 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (5.40%) Senior Developer
14 45 (4.96%) Consultant
15 44 (4.85%) Administrator
16 36 (3.96%) Java Developer
16 36 (3.96%) Technical Specialist
17 34 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
17 34 (3.74%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (16.85%) HTML
2 127 (13.99%) CSS
3 125 (13.77%) jQuery
4 103 (11.34%) Web Services
5 84 (9.25%) LAMP
6 79 (8.70%) HTML5
7 72 (7.93%) XML
8 54 (5.95%) Ajax
8 54 (5.95%) REST
9 53 (5.84%) RESTful
10 52 (5.73%) SOAP
11 49 (5.40%) JSON
12 43 (4.74%) LEMP Stack
13 36 (3.96%) J2EE
14 34 (3.74%) AngularJS
15 33 (3.63%) .NET
15 33 (3.63%) Java EE
15 33 (3.63%) Sass
16 32 (3.52%) Middleware
17 27 (2.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 80 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
4 48 (5.29%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.97%) Physics
6 25 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 24 (2.64%) Mathematics
8 23 (2.53%) CMDB
9 22 (2.42%) Device Driver
9 22 (2.42%) Management Information System
10 20 (2.20%) Social Media
11 17 (1.87%) Fintech
12 16 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
13 15 (1.65%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.65%) PKI
14 14 (1.54%) Clustering
14 14 (1.54%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.54%) Smart Meter
15 12 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 12 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 338 (37.22%) Windows
2 297 (32.71%) Unix
3 111 (12.22%) Windows Server
4 73 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (7.82%) Solaris
6 37 (4.07%) CentOS
7 36 (3.96%) AIX
7 36 (3.96%) Mac OS X
8 26 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
9 23 (2.53%) SUSE
9 23 (2.53%) Ubuntu
10 17 (1.87%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.54%) HPUX
11 14 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.32%) Android
12 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.21%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.77%) Debian
15 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (12.89%) ITIL
3 112 (12.33%) DevOps
4 104 (11.45%) Open Source
5 92 (10.13%) Software Engineering
6 73 (8.04%) MVC
7 65 (7.16%) OO
8 58 (6.39%) OOP
8 58 (6.39%) Service Delivery
9 57 (6.28%) E-Commerce
10 55 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
11 54 (5.95%) High Availability
12 49 (5.40%) Presales
12 49 (5.40%) Scrum
13 46 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 46 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
13 46 (5.07%) Project Management
14 45 (4.96%) SOA
15 44 (4.85%) Migration
15 44 (4.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 210 (23.13%) JavaScript
2 180 (19.82%) Java
3 171 (18.83%) Python
4 161 (17.73%) SQL
5 153 (16.85%) PHP
6 112 (12.33%) C++
7 92 (10.13%) Bash Shell
8 65 (7.16%) C#
8 65 (7.16%) Perl
9 57 (6.28%) C
10 51 (5.62%) Shell Script
11 43 (4.74%) PowerShell
12 37 (4.07%) Ruby
13 19 (2.09%) Erlang
14 18 (1.98%) Haskell
15 17 (1.87%) F#
16 14 (1.54%) Go
17 13 (1.43%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.21%) Clojure
18 11 (1.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 118 (13.00%) Degree
2 42 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (3.30%) CCNA
5 25 (2.75%) AWS Certification
6 21 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (2.31%) LPIC
7 20 (2.20%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.65%) CISSP
9 15 (1.65%) MCSE
10 13 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.21%) SC Cleared
13 10 (1.10%) MCSA
14 8 (0.88%) CCNP
14 8 (0.88%) OCP
14 8 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
1 21 (2.31%) SLA
2 10 (1.10%) QA
3 9 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) DICOM
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 115 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 96 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.95%) Firmware
4 49 (5.40%) Docker
5 23 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.98%) Squid
7 15 (1.65%) HDFS
8 12 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.32%) Samba
8 12 (1.32%) vSphere
9 11 (1.21%) NFS
9 11 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.99%) XenApp
11 8 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
12 7 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.66%) Cygwin
14 5 (0.55%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 83 (9.14%) Puppet
2 64 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (6.83%) SCCM
4 51 (5.62%) SCOM
5 43 (4.74%) Ansible
6 31 (3.41%) Terraform
7 30 (3.30%) Tivoli
8 26 (2.86%) NetBackup
9 21 (2.31%) Backup Exec
10 15 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (1.65%) Oozie
11 10 (1.10%) Nagios
12 9 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 9 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.99%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (0.99%) rkt
13 8 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 6 (0.66%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.55%) Consul
15 5 (0.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 148 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 135 (14.87%) VMware
3 117 (12.89%) Red Hat
4 115 (12.67%) Oracle
5 93 (10.24%) Cisco
6 66 (7.27%) Citrix
7 59 (6.50%) IBM
8 47 (5.18%) HP
9 39 (4.30%) NetApp
10 25 (2.75%) Google
11 24 (2.64%) EMC
12 18 (1.98%) Sybase
12 18 (1.98%) Veeam
13 17 (1.87%) Adobe
14 16 (1.76%) Sun
15 15 (1.65%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.65%) Juniper
16 14 (1.54%) ServiceNow
17 13 (1.43%) 3PAR
18 11 (1.21%) Symantec
Warwickshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £24500 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Optima Connections
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Volt
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Volt
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
TDA Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 (With Exceptional Package)
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £37685.00 - £40961.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warwick
First Utility
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago