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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 461 313 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.67% 6.37% 5.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.39% 28.40% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 413 293 269
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,900 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
1267 1102 1189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.83% 22.43% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1094 965 1018
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +3 114 £41,250 - 19
Coventry +1 95 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Warwickshire +10 89 £41,250 +3.12% 4
Staffordshire +13 49 £50,000 +61.29% 5
Shropshire -7 27 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Dudley +5 18 £26,750 -23.57%
Solihull +8 16 £28,500 -12.30% 2
Worcestershire +5 15 £32,500 +13.04% 5
Wolverhampton +2 10 £34,375 +25.00% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 10 £38,500 -
Herefordshire - 4 £43,750 - 2
Walsall +2 2 £36,000 +53.19%
Kingswinford - 2 £28,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Bilston - 1 £37,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 315 (38.94%) Windows
2 282 (34.86%) UNIX
3 281 (34.73%) SQL
4 245 (30.28%) PHP
5 232 (28.68%) MySQL
6 206 (25.46%) HTML
7 174 (21.51%) JavaScript
8 172 (21.26%) CSS
9 171 (21.14%) Java
9 171 (21.14%) VMware
10 170 (21.01%) Oracle
11 151 (18.67%) Apache
12 150 (18.54%) SQL Server
13 144 (17.80%) Microsoft
14 120 (14.83%) Red Hat
15 115 (14.22%) Tomcat
16 110 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
16 110 (13.60%) jQuery
17 101 (12.48%) Cisco
18 98 (12.11%) Solaris
18 98 (12.11%) Perl
19 95 (11.74%) Citrix
20 94 (11.62%) Active Directory
21 87 (10.75%) ITIL
22 84 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 82 (10.14%) OO
23 82 (10.14%) Firewall
24 81 (10.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 80 (9.89%) J2EE
26 79 (9.77%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 151 (18.67%) Apache
2 115 (14.22%) Tomcat
3 54 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 46 (5.69%) IIS
5 39 (4.82%) JBoss
6 37 (4.57%) GlassFish
7 32 (3.96%) WebSphere
8 27 (3.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 23 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (1.73%) Drupal
11 13 (1.61%) Moodle
11 13 (1.61%) WordPress
11 13 (1.61%) CMS
12 12 (1.48%) Node.js
13 11 (1.36%) MQSeries
14 10 (1.24%) WebLogic
14 10 (1.24%) CICS
15 9 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.99%) nginx
17 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 79 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.35%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.61%) MS Office
4 8 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.62%) MS Project
5 5 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.25%) GIMP
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 31 (3.83%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (2.60%) Magento
3 10 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.25%) Odoo
7 2 (0.25%) MFGPRO
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.84%) SaaS
3 14 (1.73%) Office 365
4 6 (0.74%) Joyent
4 6 (0.74%) IaaS
4 6 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
5 4 (0.49%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (10.14%) Firewall
2 79 (9.77%) TCP/IP
3 57 (7.05%) SAN
4 39 (4.82%) DNS
5 37 (4.57%) VPN
6 31 (3.83%) LAN
7 30 (3.71%) WAN
8 25 (3.09%) VoIP
9 24 (2.97%) HTTP
10 21 (2.60%) Internet
11 16 (1.98%) DHCP
12 15 (1.85%) SSL
12 15 (1.85%) NAS
13 14 (1.73%) VLAN
13 14 (1.73%) BGP
13 14 (1.73%) IP Telephony
14 13 (1.61%) DDNS
15 12 (1.48%) SNMP
16 10 (1.24%) LDAP
16 10 (1.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (28.68%) MySQL
2 150 (18.54%) SQL Server
3 54 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 46 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 44 (5.44%) Oracle Database
7 38 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 31 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (3.21%) DB2
9 26 (3.21%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.48%) Redis
11 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (1.11%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.99%) Big Data
13 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (0.62%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 65 (8.03%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.07%) Maven
3 31 (3.83%) Subversion
4 29 (3.58%) Jenkins
5 28 (3.46%) JUnit
6 18 (2.22%) Selenium
7 17 (2.10%) Hudson
8 13 (1.61%) Ant
9 12 (1.48%) JMeter
9 12 (1.48%) GoogleTest
9 12 (1.48%) WebDriver
10 11 (1.36%) JIRA
11 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.99%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.87%) PHPUnit
13 7 (0.87%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.87%) Bugzilla
14 6 (0.74%) CruiseControl
14 6 (0.74%) Artifactory
14 6 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (7.29%) Finance
2 30 (3.71%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.35%) Retail
3 19 (2.35%) Marketing
4 17 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.98%) Banking
6 13 (1.61%) Law
7 9 (1.11%) Advertising
7 9 (1.11%) Billing
7 9 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.99%) Games
9 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.62%) Electronics
11 4 (0.49%) Publishing
12 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.37%) German Language
13 2 (0.25%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) Back Office
14 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 250 (30.90%) Developer
2 114 (14.09%) PHP Developer
3 96 (11.87%) Administrator
4 87 (10.75%) Analyst
5 56 (6.92%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 54 (6.67%) Consultant
7 53 (6.55%) Architect
8 51 (6.30%) Systems Administrator
9 48 (5.93%) DBA
10 44 (5.44%) Web Developer
10 44 (5.44%) Java Developer
11 41 (5.07%) Software Engineer
12 31 (3.83%) Technical Consultant
12 31 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 30 (3.71%) Junior
14 27 (3.34%) Support Analyst
14 27 (3.34%) Support Engineer
15 26 (3.21%) Linux Administrator
16 25 (3.09%) Applications Support
16 25 (3.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (25.46%) HTML
2 172 (21.26%) CSS
3 110 (13.60%) jQuery
4 80 (9.89%) J2EE
5 74 (9.15%) HTML5
6 64 (7.91%) .NET
7 48 (5.93%) Ajax
8 47 (5.81%) REST
9 41 (5.07%) Web Services
10 40 (4.94%) CSS3
11 39 (4.82%) LAMP
12 32 (3.96%) XML
13 31 (3.83%) Middleware
14 25 (3.09%) Java EE
15 23 (2.84%) EJB
16 22 (2.72%) JMS
17 21 (2.60%) AngularJS
18 20 (2.47%) Spring
19 19 (2.35%) Laravel
20 18 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.33%) Open Source
2 32 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.97%) Clustering
5 18 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 18 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (1.98%) Mainframe
7 14 (1.73%) User Experience
8 13 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.99%) LPAR
9 8 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.99%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.99%) W3C
10 7 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.74%) Physics
11 6 (0.74%) Web 2.0
11 6 (0.74%) iPhone
11 6 (0.74%) iPad
12 5 (0.62%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 315 (38.94%) Windows
2 282 (34.86%) UNIX
3 98 (12.11%) Solaris
4 81 (10.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (6.06%) Ubuntu
6 45 (5.56%) AIX
7 37 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (4.45%) Android
9 32 (3.96%) CentOS
10 29 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (2.72%) Apple iOS
12 19 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.35%) HPUX
13 11 (1.36%) Windows XP
14 10 (1.24%) MVS
14 10 (1.24%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.11%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (0.87%) Fedora
16 7 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (10.75%) ITIL
3 82 (10.14%) OO
4 77 (9.52%) MVC
5 69 (8.53%) DevOps
6 65 (8.03%) Software Engineering
7 53 (6.55%) Scrum
7 53 (6.55%) OOP
8 51 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (5.32%) E-Commerce
10 42 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (4.94%) Time Management
11 40 (4.94%) Web Development
12 36 (4.45%) Kanban
13 29 (3.58%) Mentoring
13 29 (3.58%) Project Management
14 28 (3.46%) OO PHP
15 23 (2.84%) SOA
15 23 (2.84%) Incident Management
16 21 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 281 (34.73%) SQL
2 245 (30.28%) PHP
3 174 (21.51%) JavaScript
4 171 (21.14%) Java
5 98 (12.11%) Perl
6 72 (8.90%) Python
7 48 (5.93%) PHP5
8 46 (5.69%) Shell Script
9 45 (5.56%) C++
10 44 (5.44%) C#
11 43 (5.32%) PL/SQL
12 35 (4.33%) Ruby
13 30 (3.71%) PowerShell
13 30 (3.71%) C
13 30 (3.71%) Bash Shell
14 18 (2.22%) Erlang
15 17 (2.10%) Scala
16 16 (1.98%) Haskell
17 15 (1.85%) VBScript
18 13 (1.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (7.54%) Degree
2 49 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (4.70%) MCSE
4 37 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (3.58%) CCNA
6 19 (2.35%) MCSA
6 19 (2.35%) Security Cleared
7 17 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
7 17 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (1.73%) MCITP
9 13 (1.61%) CCNP
10 11 (1.36%) CCA
10 11 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (1.36%) SC Cleared
11 10 (1.24%) CISSP
12 8 (0.99%) OCA
12 8 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.87%) OSCP
14 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.80%) SLA
2 16 (1.98%) QA
3 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (11.62%) Active Directory
2 84 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (5.69%) vSphere
4 23 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (1.85%) Docker
7 12 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (1.24%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (0.74%) vCloud
10 5 (0.62%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.49%) XenApp
11 4 (0.49%) XenServer
11 4 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.49%) Varnish
12 3 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.25%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.12%) NFS
14 1 (0.12%) Samba
14 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 54 (6.67%) Puppet
2 53 (6.55%) Nagios
3 49 (6.06%) Tivoli
4 28 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.97%) Ansible
6 17 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
7 16 (1.98%) BladeLogic
8 15 (1.85%) Unicenter
8 15 (1.85%) OpenNMS
9 14 (1.73%) Control-M
10 13 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 12 (1.48%) NetBackup
12 11 (1.36%) Vagrant
12 11 (1.36%) Data Guard
13 10 (1.24%) WMI
14 8 (0.99%) SCCM
15 7 (0.87%) Foglight
16 5 (0.62%) WSUS
16 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
17 4 (0.49%) MOM
Vendors
1 171 (21.14%) VMware
2 170 (21.01%) Oracle
3 144 (17.80%) Microsoft
4 120 (14.83%) Red Hat
5 101 (12.48%) Cisco
6 95 (11.74%) Citrix
7 64 (7.91%) IBM
8 50 (6.18%) NetApp
9 43 (5.32%) HP
10 35 (4.33%) Zend
11 22 (2.72%) Dell
12 20 (2.47%) Google
13 17 (2.10%) Juniper
14 12 (1.48%) Symantec
14 12 (1.48%) SAP
15 11 (1.36%) Brocade
16 10 (1.24%) Business Objects
17 9 (1.11%) SolarWinds
17 9 (1.11%) 3PAR
18 8 (0.99%) Avaya
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing
Salary: attractive benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £24000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £13,000 to £17,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago