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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 479 318 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.26% 5.99% 7.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.36% 30.67% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 385 290 358
Median salary £39,323 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.86% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,738 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.51% +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
1217 1037 1445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.99% 19.52% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1031 913 1253
Median salary £32,500 £34,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -6 158 £50,000 +13.63% 18
Warwickshire +21 108 £34,000 -2.85% 9
Coventry +13 96 £37,250 -4.48% 11
Staffordshire +13 40 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Shropshire +7 26 £47,500 +84.46% 10
Dudley +7 12 £23,500 -14.54%
Solihull +8 8 £60,000 +118.18% 2
Sutton Coldfield -3 8 £23,750 -13.63%
Herefordshire - 6 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -8 5 £48,000 +65.51% 2
Wolverhampton -9 5 £40,000 +31.14% 1
West Bromwich +5 1 £72,500 +173.58% 1
Walsall 0 1 £23,000 -42.50%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 298 (34.77%) Windows
2 260 (30.34%) Unix
3 215 (25.09%) MySQL
4 201 (23.45%) JavaScript
5 189 (22.05%) Git (software)
6 182 (21.24%) Apache
7 164 (19.14%) SQL
8 154 (17.97%) PHP
9 153 (17.85%) HTML
10 148 (17.27%) jQuery
11 146 (17.04%) Java
12 138 (16.10%) Open Source
13 136 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
14 134 (15.64%) CSS
15 126 (14.70%) Degree
16 123 (14.35%) TCP/IP
17 117 (13.65%) Python
18 115 (13.42%) Red Hat
19 113 (13.19%) VMware
20 111 (12.95%) ITIL
21 109 (12.72%) Microsoft
21 109 (12.72%) Firewall
22 107 (12.49%) C++
23 105 (12.25%) Oracle
24 104 (12.14%) Finance
24 104 (12.14%) Windows Server
25 101 (11.79%) Active Directory
26 99 (11.55%) DNS
27 95 (11.09%) LAMP
28 94 (10.97%) SQL Server

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
1 182 (21.24%) Apache
2 64 (7.47%) nginx
3 59 (6.88%) MS Exchange
4 42 (4.90%) IIS
5 40 (4.67%) Tomcat
6 39 (4.55%) SharePoint
7 31 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (2.92%) CMS
8 25 (2.92%) JBoss
8 25 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 22 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (2.22%) WebSphere
11 18 (2.10%) WordPress
12 17 (1.98%) Apache Spark
13 16 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (1.75%) Apache Pig
14 15 (1.75%) OpenStack
15 13 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (1.40%) Moodle
17 10 (1.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (1.40%) MS Office
4 9 (1.05%) MS Project
4 9 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 36 (4.20%) Magento
2 19 (2.22%) assyst
3 14 (1.63%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.35%) Maximo
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 83 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.20%) Office 365
4 18 (2.10%) IaaS
4 18 (2.10%) SaaS
5 15 (1.75%) PaaS
6 14 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.17%) GitHub
8 9 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.47%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.35%) Apcera
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 123 (14.35%) TCP/IP
2 109 (12.72%) Firewall
3 99 (11.55%) DNS
4 70 (8.17%) DHCP
5 69 (8.05%) Internet
6 63 (7.35%) SAN
7 59 (6.88%) HTTP
8 54 (6.30%) SSL
9 53 (6.18%) WAN
10 48 (5.60%) LAN
11 36 (4.20%) VPN
12 26 (3.03%) Network Security
13 25 (2.92%) VoIP
14 24 (2.80%) Wireless
15 19 (2.22%) SNMP
16 18 (2.10%) WLAN
17 16 (1.87%) OSPF
17 16 (1.87%) SMTP
18 14 (1.63%) BGP
18 14 (1.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (25.09%) MySQL
2 94 (10.97%) SQL Server
3 35 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 35 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.73%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (3.27%) Big Data
8 27 (3.15%) Oracle Database
9 26 (3.03%) DB2
10 22 (2.57%) Redis
11 21 (2.45%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.98%) Hadoop
13 15 (1.75%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.75%) HBase
13 15 (1.75%) Impala
13 15 (1.75%) Sqoop
14 10 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 189 (22.05%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.75%) Subversion
3 53 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 40 (4.67%) Mercurial
5 31 (3.62%) JIRA
6 27 (3.15%) Eclipse
7 23 (2.68%) Vagrant
8 19 (2.22%) JUnit
9 17 (1.98%) Hudson
10 13 (1.52%) PHPUnit
11 12 (1.40%) Selenium
12 10 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.93%) Grunt
13 8 (0.93%) Maven
13 8 (0.93%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.82%) Ant
14 7 (0.82%) Bower
14 7 (0.82%) GDB
15 6 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 104 (12.14%) Finance
2 74 (8.63%) Retail
3 46 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 40 (4.67%) Games
5 37 (4.32%) Banking
6 35 (4.08%) Manufacturing
6 35 (4.08%) Marketing
7 34 (3.97%) Electronics
8 28 (3.27%) Publishing
9 18 (2.10%) Retail Banking
10 10 (1.17%) Automotive
10 10 (1.17%) Music Industry
11 7 (0.82%) Advertising
11 7 (0.82%) Back Office
12 6 (0.70%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.58%) Arabic Language
13 5 (0.58%) French Language
13 5 (0.58%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.58%) Portuguese Language
13 5 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 241 (28.12%) Developer
2 112 (13.07%) PHP Developer
3 89 (10.39%) JavaScript Developer
3 89 (10.39%) MySQL Developer
4 85 (9.92%) Analyst
5 77 (8.98%) HTML Developer
6 70 (8.17%) HTML CSS Developer
7 64 (7.47%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 58 (6.77%) Linux Engineer
9 53 (6.18%) Software Engineer
10 50 (5.83%) Senior Developer
10 50 (5.83%) Support Engineer
11 49 (5.72%) Administrator
12 44 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 38 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
14 36 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 35 (4.08%) Technical Specialist
16 34 (3.97%) Network Engineer
17 33 (3.85%) C++ Developer
18 32 (3.73%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (17.85%) HTML
2 148 (17.27%) jQuery
3 134 (15.64%) CSS
4 95 (11.09%) LAMP
5 67 (7.82%) HTML5
5 67 (7.82%) XML
6 66 (7.70%) Web Services
7 59 (6.88%) REST
8 46 (5.37%) LEMP Stack
9 44 (5.13%) JSON
10 42 (4.90%) Symfony
11 35 (4.08%) Ajax
11 35 (4.08%) AngularJS
12 30 (3.50%) Middleware
13 27 (3.15%) .NET
14 25 (2.92%) Java EE
15 23 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
15 23 (2.68%) Node.js
15 23 (2.68%) RESTful
16 22 (2.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 80 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 47 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (4.08%) Social Media
6 23 (2.68%) CMDB
7 22 (2.57%) Mathematics
8 21 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 21 (2.45%) Physics
9 19 (2.22%) PKI
10 18 (2.10%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.10%) Clustering
10 18 (2.10%) Graphic Design
11 16 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
13 12 (1.40%) Device Driver
13 12 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (1.28%) Web 2.0
15 9 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 298 (34.77%) Windows
2 260 (30.34%) Unix
3 104 (12.14%) Windows Server
4 75 (8.75%) Solaris
5 66 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (4.67%) Mac OS X
7 28 (3.27%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (2.92%) CentOS
9 24 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 23 (2.68%) AIX
11 22 (2.57%) Ubuntu
12 18 (2.10%) SUSE
12 18 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (1.98%) Android
13 17 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (1.63%) Debian
14 14 (1.63%) Windows 7
15 11 (1.28%) Mac OS
16 10 (1.17%) HPUX
17 8 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (16.10%) Open Source
2 136 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (12.95%) ITIL
4 88 (10.27%) DevOps
5 84 (9.80%) Software Engineering
6 74 (8.63%) OO
7 72 (8.40%) E-Commerce
8 64 (7.47%) OOP
9 63 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
10 62 (7.23%) MVC
10 62 (7.23%) Web Development
11 57 (6.65%) Scrum
12 53 (6.18%) Presales
12 53 (6.18%) Service Delivery
13 51 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
14 48 (5.60%) Service Management
15 46 (5.37%) Performance Tuning
16 42 (4.90%) High Availability
17 40 (4.67%) Front End Development
17 40 (4.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 201 (23.45%) JavaScript
2 164 (19.14%) SQL
3 154 (17.97%) PHP
4 146 (17.04%) Java
5 117 (13.65%) Python
6 107 (12.49%) C++
7 67 (7.82%) Shell Script
8 65 (7.58%) Perl
9 59 (6.88%) Bash Shell
10 52 (6.07%) C
11 47 (5.48%) C#
12 41 (4.78%) PowerShell
13 25 (2.92%) Ruby
14 21 (2.45%) PHP 5
15 19 (2.22%) Erlang
16 18 (2.10%) Haskell
17 15 (1.75%) Go
17 15 (1.75%) Scala
18 13 (1.52%) Clojure
18 13 (1.52%) F#
Qualifications
1 126 (14.70%) Degree
2 39 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 36 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (3.73%) CCNA
5 18 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (1.98%) LPIC
7 16 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.75%) AWS Certification
8 15 (1.75%) MCSE
9 14 (1.63%) MCSA
9 14 (1.63%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.28%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (1.17%) CCNP
12 8 (0.93%) CISSP
12 8 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.82%) CCSA
13 7 (0.82%) CISM
13 7 (0.82%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
1 16 (1.87%) QA
2 14 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (1.63%) SLA
3 8 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.35%) GAMP
4 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) DICOM
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) JTAG
System Software
1 101 (11.79%) Active Directory
2 86 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.20%) Firmware
4 29 (3.38%) Docker
5 28 (3.27%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (1.87%) XenApp
7 15 (1.75%) Apache Flume
7 15 (1.75%) HDFS
8 14 (1.63%) vSphere
9 12 (1.40%) Squid
10 10 (1.17%) NFS
11 8 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (0.82%) Cygwin
12 7 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.70%) XenServer
14 5 (0.58%) Postfix
14 5 (0.58%) Samba
Systems Management
1 72 (8.40%) Puppet
2 55 (6.42%) SCCM
3 46 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (4.90%) SCOM
5 29 (3.38%) Tivoli
6 28 (3.27%) NetBackup
7 27 (3.15%) Terraform
8 24 (2.80%) Ansible
9 20 (2.33%) Backup Exec
10 15 (1.75%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (1.75%) Oozie
11 14 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (1.40%) Kubernetes
12 12 (1.40%) Mesos
12 12 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
13 11 (1.28%) Consul
13 11 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.28%) Packer
14 9 (1.05%) Nagios
15 7 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 115 (13.42%) Red Hat
2 113 (13.19%) VMware
3 109 (12.72%) Microsoft
4 105 (12.25%) Oracle
5 92 (10.74%) Cisco
6 64 (7.47%) Citrix
7 61 (7.12%) IBM
8 60 (7.00%) HP
9 48 (5.60%) NetApp
10 27 (3.15%) Google
11 24 (2.80%) Adobe
12 23 (2.68%) Sun
13 19 (2.22%) Juniper
14 18 (2.10%) Dell
14 18 (2.10%) EMC
15 17 (1.98%) 3PAR
16 16 (1.87%) Veeam
17 15 (1.75%) Cloudera
17 15 (1.75%) Hortonworks
17 15 (1.75%) MapR
Staffordshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market Leading Salaries - please contact for details
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candour Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Salary based on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Recital Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Talent International
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Relocation
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Obscurant
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Excellent company benefits - Trainin
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + car allowance + commission
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + £5k on call allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 7 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Competitive Salary Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary+ Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago