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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 399 344 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.14% 6.96% 7.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.88% 27.74% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 346 304 282
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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
1082 1240 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.36% 25.09% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1074 848
Average salary £36,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +14 139 £40,000 - 18
Coventry +12 83 £40,000 - 16
Warwickshire +2 60 £40,000 -8.57% 13
Staffordshire +2 31 £47,500 +25.00% 4
Worcestershire +7 27 £42,500 +58.87% 7
Solihull +11 15 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Dudley -3 14 £25,000 -9.09%
Shropshire -10 4 £50,000 +56.25% 2
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 275 (37.47%) Windows
2 221 (30.11%) MySQL
3 220 (29.97%) Unix
4 206 (28.07%) JavaScript
5 191 (26.02%) SQL
6 188 (25.61%) PHP
7 177 (24.11%) Apache
8 172 (23.43%) Java
9 166 (22.62%) HTML
10 149 (20.30%) LAMP
10 149 (20.30%) Open Source
11 148 (20.16%) Git (software)
12 142 (19.35%) CSS
13 137 (18.66%) jQuery
14 133 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
15 127 (17.30%) Degree
16 121 (16.49%) XML
17 111 (15.12%) VMware
18 107 (14.58%) Oracle
19 97 (13.22%) Python
19 97 (13.22%) Windows Server
20 95 (12.94%) SQL Server
21 91 (12.40%) OO
21 91 (12.40%) Firewall
22 85 (11.58%) Web Development
23 79 (10.76%) Web Services
23 79 (10.76%) E-Commerce
24 77 (10.49%) Microsoft
25 76 (10.35%) JSON
26 75 (10.22%) Magento

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 177 (24.11%) Apache
2 75 (10.22%) nginx
3 41 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 31 (4.22%) Apache Spark
5 23 (3.13%) Apache Pig
6 18 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (2.45%) IIS
7 17 (2.32%) Node.js
8 16 (2.18%) Drupal
9 14 (1.91%) JBoss
10 11 (1.50%) Confluence
11 10 (1.36%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.36%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.95%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.82%) WordPress
15 5 (0.68%) Moodle
15 5 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 33 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.50%) MS Office
3 4 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 75 (10.22%) Magento
2 6 (0.82%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
2 34 (4.63%) CloudFront
3 22 (3.00%) GitHub
4 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.63%) PaaS
5 9 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.23%) Google Apps
5 9 (1.23%) Office 365
6 8 (1.09%) SaaS
7 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.14%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 91 (12.40%) Firewall
2 65 (8.86%) Internet
3 52 (7.08%) SAN
4 44 (5.99%) TCP/IP
5 43 (5.86%) DNS
6 35 (4.77%) LAN
7 27 (3.68%) WAN
8 26 (3.54%) DHCP
9 24 (3.27%) Network Security
10 22 (3.00%) HTTP
11 20 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (2.59%) VPN
13 15 (2.04%) VoIP
14 11 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (1.36%) Asterisk PBX
15 10 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (1.36%) PBX
15 10 (1.36%) WLAN
16 9 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (30.11%) MySQL
2 95 (12.94%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.68%) Big Data
4 46 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (5.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 35 (4.77%) MongoDB
7 31 (4.22%) Hadoop
8 27 (3.68%) Relational Database
9 26 (3.54%) Oracle Database
10 25 (3.41%) DB2
11 23 (3.13%) Apache Hive
11 23 (3.13%) HBase
11 23 (3.13%) Impala
11 23 (3.13%) Sqoop
12 21 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (2.59%) Pentaho
14 18 (2.45%) Neo4j
15 16 (2.18%) NoSQL
16 8 (1.09%) Apache Accumulo
16 8 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 148 (20.16%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.54%) Subversion
3 40 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.68%) JUnit
5 23 (3.13%) Maven
6 21 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 20 (2.72%) Mercurial
8 15 (2.04%) GDB
9 13 (1.77%) Vagrant
10 12 (1.63%) JIRA
10 12 (1.63%) Selenium
11 11 (1.50%) Hudson
12 10 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.23%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.27%) Ant
14 2 (0.27%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.27%) Toad
14 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
15 1 (0.14%) PhpStorm
General
1 66 (8.99%) Finance
2 18 (2.45%) Marketing
3 17 (2.32%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.18%) Retail
5 15 (2.04%) Banking
6 13 (1.77%) Games
7 10 (1.36%) Advertising
7 10 (1.36%) Electronics
8 5 (0.68%) Arabic Language
8 5 (0.68%) French Language
8 5 (0.68%) Portuguese Language
8 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.54%) Back Office
9 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.41%) Automotive
10 3 (0.41%) Legal
10 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (33.11%) Developer
2 91 (12.40%) PHP Developer
3 88 (11.99%) Administrator
4 73 (9.95%) Analyst
5 70 (9.54%) Java Developer
6 65 (8.86%) Senior Developer
7 58 (7.90%) Web Developer
8 50 (6.81%) Systems Administrator
9 44 (5.99%) PHP Web Developer
9 44 (5.99%) Support Engineer
10 41 (5.59%) Linux Engineer
11 33 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 31 (4.22%) C++ Developer
13 30 (4.09%) Network Engineer
14 29 (3.95%) Linux Developer
15 28 (3.81%) Graduate
15 28 (3.81%) MySQL Developer
15 28 (3.81%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 27 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (3.68%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (22.62%) HTML
2 149 (20.30%) LAMP
3 142 (19.35%) CSS
4 137 (18.66%) jQuery
5 121 (16.49%) XML
6 79 (10.76%) Web Services
7 76 (10.35%) JSON
8 72 (9.81%) REST
9 70 (9.54%) LEMP Stack
10 68 (9.26%) Symfony
11 45 (6.13%) .NET
12 41 (5.59%) Spring
13 37 (5.04%) SOAP
14 35 (4.77%) HTML5
15 33 (4.50%) LAPP Stack
16 32 (4.36%) Ajax
17 31 (4.22%) Zend Framework
18 28 (3.81%) Middleware
19 26 (3.54%) Qt
20 22 (3.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.13%) Computer Science
2 37 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 31 (4.22%) Mathematics
5 30 (4.09%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.81%) User Experience
7 22 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 20 (2.72%) CUDA
9 18 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.91%) Visualisation
11 12 (1.63%) VHDL
12 9 (1.23%) Clustering
12 9 (1.23%) Economics
12 9 (1.23%) Equities
12 9 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 8 (1.09%) Internet of Things
13 8 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (0.95%) Replication
15 6 (0.82%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 275 (37.47%) Windows
2 220 (29.97%) Unix
3 97 (13.22%) Windows Server
4 64 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (8.31%) Ubuntu
6 44 (5.99%) Mac OS X
7 35 (4.77%) Debian
8 34 (4.63%) Solaris
9 30 (4.09%) CentOS
10 16 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (1.77%) AIX
11 13 (1.77%) HPUX
11 13 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.63%) Android
12 12 (1.63%) SUSE
12 12 (1.63%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.23%) MVS
15 8 (1.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (20.30%) Open Source
2 133 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (12.40%) OO
4 85 (11.58%) Web Development
5 79 (10.76%) E-Commerce
6 71 (9.67%) ITIL
7 66 (8.99%) DevOps
7 66 (8.99%) Scrum
8 62 (8.45%) Software Engineering
9 57 (7.77%) MVC
10 56 (7.63%) Performance Optimisation
11 54 (7.36%) ETL
12 51 (6.95%) Coaching
13 47 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
14 45 (6.13%) OOP
15 43 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (5.45%) OOD
16 40 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (5.45%) Service Delivery
17 38 (5.18%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (28.07%) JavaScript
2 191 (26.02%) SQL
3 188 (25.61%) PHP
4 172 (23.43%) Java
5 97 (13.22%) Python
6 70 (9.54%) C++
7 57 (7.77%) Perl
8 56 (7.63%) C#
9 53 (7.22%) C
10 49 (6.68%) Shell Script
11 37 (5.04%) Bash Shell
12 35 (4.77%) PHP 5
13 31 (4.22%) Ruby
14 15 (2.04%) Scala
15 13 (1.77%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.36%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.68%) Embedded C
17 5 (0.68%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.54%) Embedded C++
18 4 (0.54%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 127 (17.30%) Degree
2 29 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.59%) CCNA
6 17 (2.32%) CCNP
7 13 (1.77%) CISSP
7 13 (1.77%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.50%) PhD
9 8 (1.09%) MCP
10 7 (0.95%) A+ Certification
11 6 (0.82%) CEH
11 6 (0.82%) GCFA
11 6 (0.82%) GIAC
11 6 (0.82%) SSCP
11 6 (0.82%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.68%) CISM
12 5 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.27%) QA
2 20 (2.72%) SLA
3 13 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) HL7
6 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (6.95%) Active Directory
2 42 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.13%) Apache Flume
3 23 (3.13%) HDFS
4 22 (3.00%) Docker
5 19 (2.59%) Cygwin
6 17 (2.32%) Firmware
7 14 (1.91%) Xen
8 11 (1.50%) Hyper-V
9 8 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.95%) KVM
10 7 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (0.95%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.68%) NFS
11 5 (0.68%) Squid
11 5 (0.68%) vSphere
12 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.41%) Postfix
13 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (5.72%) Puppet
2 23 (3.13%) Hadoop YARN
2 23 (3.13%) Oozie
3 15 (2.04%) Nagios
3 15 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.63%) NetBackup
4 12 (1.63%) SCCM
5 11 (1.50%) Ansible
6 10 (1.36%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.36%) WSUS
7 8 (1.09%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
9 6 (0.82%) SELinux
9 6 (0.82%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.68%) QRadar
11 4 (0.54%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.54%) Cacti
11 4 (0.54%) EnCase
11 4 (0.54%) Nessus
Vendors
1 111 (15.12%) VMware
2 107 (14.58%) Oracle
3 77 (10.49%) Microsoft
4 72 (9.81%) Cisco
5 71 (9.67%) Zend
6 66 (8.99%) Red Hat
7 62 (8.45%) Google
8 36 (4.90%) New Relic
9 32 (4.36%) Cloudera
9 32 (4.36%) Hortonworks
9 32 (4.36%) NetApp
10 27 (3.68%) Citrix
11 25 (3.41%) Greenplum
11 25 (3.41%) IBM
12 22 (3.00%) MapR
13 20 (2.72%) HP
14 18 (2.45%) Juniper
15 16 (2.18%) Netezza
15 16 (2.18%) Teradata
16 15 (2.04%) Vertica
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum plus Benefits/Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Churchill Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Kensal Technology Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
First Utility
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
First Utility
Salary: £35,000 - £37,500 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Good Talent
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + MacBook Pro + Flexible working options
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago