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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 342 338 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.81% 7.66% 8.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.14% 32.19% 31.76%
Number of salaries quoted 311 286 342
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,175 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,950 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
1260 1050 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.09% 23.80% 25.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1102 875 1065
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,995 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -14 108 £40,000 - 18
Coventry -2 47 £40,000 +23.07% 10
Warwickshire +10 39 £45,000 +16.12% 5
Staffordshire +10 26 £38,000 +11.76% 6
Shropshire +7 22 £32,250 -12.24% 5
Solihull -15 18 £38,000 +46.15% 2
Worcestershire -13 17 £22,500 -31.81% 3
Dudley 0 11 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Wolverhampton -10 5 £36,500 +32.72% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £39,250 - 2
Halesowen - 2 £31,250 -
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Brierley Hill - 2 £38,250 -
Kingswinford - 1 £29,000 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 295 (38.51%) Windows
2 275 (35.90%) UNIX
3 237 (30.94%) SQL
4 189 (24.67%) Oracle
5 175 (22.85%) MySQL
5 175 (22.85%) VMware
6 174 (22.72%) PHP
7 169 (22.06%) HTML
8 155 (20.23%) Java
9 154 (20.10%) Microsoft
10 151 (19.71%) JavaScript
11 135 (17.62%) CSS
12 130 (16.97%) SQL Server
13 129 (16.84%) Apache
14 115 (15.01%) Solaris
15 103 (13.45%) Perl
16 101 (13.19%) Firewall
17 98 (12.79%) Red Hat
17 98 (12.79%) Cisco
18 96 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
19 90 (11.75%) jQuery
20 87 (11.36%) Tomcat
21 85 (11.10%) Python
22 84 (10.97%) ITIL
23 80 (10.44%) Software Engineering
24 79 (10.31%) Finance
24 79 (10.31%) MVC
25 78 (10.18%) MS Excel
26 73 (9.53%) TCP/IP
26 73 (9.53%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 129 (16.84%) Apache
2 87 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 53 (6.92%) MS Exchange
4 37 (4.83%) WebLogic
5 24 (3.13%) JBoss
6 21 (2.74%) IIS
6 21 (2.74%) CMS
6 21 (2.74%) Drupal
7 19 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.22%) WordPress
8 17 (2.22%) SharePoint
9 16 (2.09%) GlassFish
10 13 (1.70%) Node.js
11 10 (1.31%) nginx
12 8 (1.04%) Moodle
13 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.91%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
16 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 78 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.52%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.96%) MS Office
4 9 (1.17%) MS Project
5 8 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.13%) GIMP
8 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (3.79%) Dynamics AX
2 28 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (3.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.44%) Magento
5 6 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.65%) MFGPRO
7 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.44%) SaaS
2 8 (1.04%) Office 365
3 6 (0.78%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 101 (13.19%) Firewall
2 73 (9.53%) TCP/IP
3 62 (8.09%) SAN
4 35 (4.57%) VPN
5 34 (4.44%) DNS
5 34 (4.44%) LAN
5 34 (4.44%) BGP
6 33 (4.31%) OSPF
7 31 (4.05%) WAN
8 27 (3.52%) HTTP
8 27 (3.52%) Internet
9 26 (3.39%) LDAP
10 17 (2.22%) DHCP
10 17 (2.22%) Network Security
11 14 (1.83%) SSL
12 13 (1.70%) BIG-IP
12 13 (1.70%) Junos
13 11 (1.44%) SNMP
14 10 (1.31%) DDNS
14 10 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (22.85%) MySQL
2 130 (16.97%) SQL Server
3 73 (9.53%) Oracle Database
4 47 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (5.87%) Relational Database
7 42 (5.48%) DB2
8 38 (4.96%) RDBMS
9 36 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 31 (4.05%) Big Data
11 28 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (3.52%) Essbase
12 27 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 27 (3.52%) Oracle Discoverer
12 27 (3.52%) Oracle BI EE
12 27 (3.52%) Oracle Exadata
13 24 (3.13%) NoSQL
14 17 (2.22%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (6.14%) Git (software)
1 47 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 38 (4.96%) Subversion
3 22 (2.87%) Maven
3 22 (2.87%) CruiseControl
4 19 (2.48%) JIRA
5 17 (2.22%) Selenium
6 16 (2.09%) Hudson
7 14 (1.83%) Mercurial
7 14 (1.83%) Ant
8 12 (1.57%) JMeter
8 12 (1.57%) WebDriver
8 12 (1.57%) Artifactory
8 12 (1.57%) GoogleTest
9 11 (1.44%) JUnit
10 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.65%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
General
1 79 (10.31%) Finance
2 33 (4.31%) Marketing
3 18 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.09%) Retail
5 14 (1.83%) Electronics
6 10 (1.31%) Advertising
7 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.78%) Banking
9 5 (0.65%) Games
10 4 (0.52%) Automotive
11 3 (0.39%) Legal
11 3 (0.39%) Publishing
12 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 197 (25.72%) Developer
2 104 (13.58%) Administrator
3 94 (12.27%) Analyst
4 87 (11.36%) PHP Developer
5 78 (10.18%) DBA
6 52 (6.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 50 (6.53%) Systems Administrator
8 49 (6.40%) Software Engineer
9 47 (6.14%) Oracle DBA
10 36 (4.70%) Support Analyst
10 36 (4.70%) Java Developer
11 32 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (4.05%) Firewall Engineer
12 31 (4.05%) Senior Developer
13 30 (3.92%) Junior
13 30 (3.92%) Architect
14 29 (3.79%) SQL Server DBA
14 29 (3.79%) SQL DBA
15 28 (3.66%) Java Software Engineer
15 28 (3.66%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (22.06%) HTML
2 135 (17.62%) CSS
3 90 (11.75%) jQuery
4 67 (8.75%) J2EE
5 52 (6.79%) XHTML
6 47 (6.14%) .NET
7 44 (5.74%) Web Services
7 44 (5.74%) HTML5
8 37 (4.83%) REST
9 29 (3.79%) RESTful
10 28 (3.66%) Ajax
11 26 (3.39%) Middleware
12 22 (2.87%) CSS3
13 18 (2.35%) LAMP
14 14 (1.83%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.83%) EJB
15 13 (1.70%) AngularJS
15 13 (1.70%) Spring
16 12 (1.57%) Zend Framework
17 11 (1.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.88%) Open Source
2 58 (7.57%) Clustering
3 28 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.96%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.57%) Blog
8 11 (1.44%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.31%) User Experience
10 8 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.91%) Equities
11 7 (0.91%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.65%) Life Science
13 4 (0.52%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.52%) W3C
13 4 (0.52%) Replication
13 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.52%) LPAR
13 4 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.39%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 295 (38.51%) Windows
2 275 (35.90%) UNIX
3 115 (15.01%) Solaris
4 47 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (5.22%) AIX
6 39 (5.09%) CentOS
7 36 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (3.92%) Android
10 28 (3.66%) Ubuntu
11 21 (2.74%) Apple iOS
11 21 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.48%) Fedora
13 14 (1.83%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.70%) SUSE
15 12 (1.57%) Windows 8
16 10 (1.31%) Windows 2000
17 9 (1.17%) HPUX
18 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
18 8 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (10.97%) ITIL
3 80 (10.44%) Software Engineering
4 79 (10.31%) MVC
5 61 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
6 58 (7.57%) DevOps
7 57 (7.44%) OO
8 47 (6.14%) Scrum
9 43 (5.61%) Project Management
10 40 (5.22%) Web Development
11 39 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (4.70%) Mentoring
12 36 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
13 34 (4.44%) OO PHP
13 34 (4.44%) E-Commerce
14 30 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (3.79%) Low Latency
16 27 (3.52%) Time Management
17 26 (3.39%) OOP
18 22 (2.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (30.94%) SQL
2 174 (22.72%) PHP
3 155 (20.23%) Java
4 151 (19.71%) JavaScript
5 103 (13.45%) Perl
6 85 (11.10%) Python
7 59 (7.70%) PL/SQL
8 58 (7.57%) Shell Script
9 52 (6.79%) PHP5
10 39 (5.09%) C#
11 35 (4.57%) Bash Shell
12 34 (4.44%) C++
13 32 (4.18%) C
14 29 (3.79%) Tcl
14 29 (3.79%) PowerShell
15 24 (3.13%) VBScript
16 20 (2.61%) PHP4
17 19 (2.48%) Ruby
18 18 (2.35%) Erlang
19 17 (2.22%) F#
Qualifications
1 66 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 49 (6.40%) Degree
4 44 (5.74%) SC Cleared
5 42 (5.48%) CCNP
6 38 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (4.44%) CCNA
8 28 (3.66%) MCSE
9 17 (2.22%) MCSA
10 13 (1.70%) Check Point Certification
10 13 (1.70%) CCSA
11 12 (1.57%) MCITP
12 10 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.17%) OCPJP
13 9 (1.17%) OCMJD
13 9 (1.17%) Sun Certification
13 9 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.04%) CCA
14 8 (1.04%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.01%) SLA
2 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.52%) QA
3 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 71 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (8.22%) vSphere
4 35 (4.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 29 (3.79%) Oracle RAC
6 26 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (3.00%) Hyper-V
8 13 (1.70%) PowerHA
9 11 (1.44%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.17%) Firmware
11 8 (1.04%) Docker
12 6 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.65%) XenApp
14 4 (0.52%) RHEV
15 2 (0.26%) XenServer
15 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 2 (0.26%) Squid
16 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 48 (6.27%) Puppet
2 42 (5.48%) Nagios
3 23 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (2.35%) Tivoli
5 17 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 13 (1.70%) Vagrant
7 11 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.31%) WSUS
9 9 (1.17%) WMI
10 8 (1.04%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.04%) Data Guard
10 8 (1.04%) Ansible
11 7 (0.91%) OpenNMS
11 7 (0.91%) BladeLogic
12 6 (0.78%) Unicenter
12 6 (0.78%) Control-M
13 4 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.52%) Foglight
14 3 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 189 (24.67%) Oracle
2 175 (22.85%) VMware
3 154 (20.10%) Microsoft
4 98 (12.79%) Cisco
4 98 (12.79%) Red Hat
5 63 (8.22%) Citrix
6 53 (6.92%) IBM
7 45 (5.87%) NetApp
8 36 (4.70%) Zend
9 32 (4.18%) CheckPoint
9 32 (4.18%) HP
10 29 (3.79%) Juniper
11 27 (3.52%) Hyperion
12 21 (2.74%) Symantec
13 20 (2.61%) Google
14 17 (2.22%) Dell
15 16 (2.09%) EMC
16 15 (1.96%) Sun
17 14 (1.83%) Fujitsu
17 14 (1.83%) Blue Coat
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £65000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Triple Seven
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcestershire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Package including 25 days holiday.
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago