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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 425 281 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.06% 5.48% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.62% 25.85% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 402 270 248
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,950 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,600 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
1193 1087 1158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.62% 21.18% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1061 967 987
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +13 117 £44,500 +13.37% 29
Coventry -2 85 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Warwickshire +13 80 £36,500 -7.00% 2
Staffordshire +23 46 £43,000 +53.57% 1
Solihull +14 22 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Shropshire -10 21 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Dudley - 13 £26,000 -
Worcestershire +7 12 £37,500 +50.00% 6
Wolverhampton +4 9 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £38,500 -
Herefordshire +4 4 £42,500 -
Kingswinford - 3 £28,500 -
Walsall +5 1 £36,000 +53.19% 1
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 -
Bilston - 1 £37,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 321 (40.38%) Windows
2 274 (34.47%) UNIX
2 274 (34.47%) SQL
3 250 (31.45%) PHP
4 235 (29.56%) MySQL
5 205 (25.79%) HTML
6 178 (22.39%) JavaScript
7 168 (21.13%) Java
7 168 (21.13%) Oracle
8 166 (20.88%) CSS
9 157 (19.75%) VMware
10 148 (18.62%) Apache
11 143 (17.99%) SQL Server
12 126 (15.85%) Microsoft
13 119 (14.97%) jQuery
14 116 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
15 114 (14.34%) Tomcat
16 113 (14.21%) Red Hat
17 106 (13.33%) Perl
18 93 (11.70%) Solaris
19 90 (11.32%) Cisco
20 87 (10.94%) Citrix
20 87 (10.94%) ITIL
21 86 (10.82%) DevOps
22 85 (10.69%) Git (software)
22 85 (10.69%) OO
23 84 (10.57%) Active Directory
24 83 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 81 (10.19%) Python
26 80 (10.06%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 148 (18.62%) Apache
2 114 (14.34%) Tomcat
3 45 (5.66%) JBoss
3 45 (5.66%) IIS
4 42 (5.28%) WebSphere
5 39 (4.91%) MS Exchange
6 37 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 36 (4.53%) GlassFish
8 23 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (2.01%) MQSeries
10 15 (1.89%) CICS
11 12 (1.51%) Moodle
11 12 (1.51%) Node.js
12 10 (1.26%) WordPress
12 10 (1.26%) Drupal
12 10 (1.26%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.26%) CMS
13 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.13%) nginx
14 8 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 75 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.27%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.76%) MS Office
4 8 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.38%) MS Project
6 3 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.25%) GIMP
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (3.02%) Magento
2 23 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.25%) Odoo
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.64%) SaaS
3 17 (2.14%) Office 365
3 17 (2.14%) IaaS
4 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.88%) Joyent
5 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.50%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (0.50%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (10.06%) Firewall
2 73 (9.18%) TCP/IP
3 50 (6.29%) SAN
4 38 (4.78%) VPN
4 38 (4.78%) DNS
5 32 (4.03%) LAN
5 32 (4.03%) WAN
6 24 (3.02%) HTTP
7 22 (2.77%) VoIP
8 21 (2.64%) Internet
9 18 (2.26%) NAS
9 18 (2.26%) SSL
10 15 (1.89%) DHCP
11 14 (1.76%) BGP
12 13 (1.64%) IP Telephony
13 11 (1.38%) VLAN
13 11 (1.38%) Network Security
14 10 (1.26%) LDAP
14 10 (1.26%) OSPF
14 10 (1.26%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (29.56%) MySQL
2 143 (17.99%) SQL Server
3 52 (6.54%) Relational Database
4 42 (5.28%) RDBMS
5 40 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 36 (4.53%) DB2
7 32 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (3.65%) Oracle Database
10 23 (2.89%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.51%) Redis
12 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.88%) Big Data
14 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.50%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.50%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.50%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 85 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.79%) Maven
3 36 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 27 (3.40%) JUnit
5 26 (3.27%) Subversion
6 16 (2.01%) Hudson
7 14 (1.76%) Selenium
7 14 (1.76%) Ant
8 11 (1.38%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.26%) JIRA
10 8 (1.01%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.88%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.88%) JMeter
11 7 (0.88%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.88%) GoogleTest
11 7 (0.88%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.88%) PHPUnit
12 6 (0.75%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.75%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.75%) CruiseControl
General
1 62 (7.80%) Finance
2 34 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.40%) Retail
4 23 (2.89%) Banking
5 19 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.01%) Marketing
7 14 (1.76%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.64%) Law
9 11 (1.38%) Electronics
10 9 (1.13%) Games
10 9 (1.13%) Billing
11 7 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.63%) Front Office
12 5 (0.63%) Advertising
12 5 (0.63%) German Language
13 4 (0.50%) Publishing
14 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.38%) Legal
15 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 248 (31.19%) Developer
2 114 (14.34%) PHP Developer
3 89 (11.19%) Administrator
4 76 (9.56%) Analyst
5 56 (7.04%) Architect
5 56 (7.04%) Consultant
6 54 (6.79%) Systems Administrator
7 52 (6.54%) Web Developer
8 48 (6.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 40 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (5.03%) Software Engineer
10 38 (4.78%) Java Developer
11 36 (4.53%) DBA
11 36 (4.53%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.90%) Technical Consultant
13 28 (3.52%) Applications Support
14 27 (3.40%) PHP Web Developer
14 27 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
15 26 (3.27%) Infrastructure Architect
16 25 (3.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (25.79%) HTML
2 166 (20.88%) CSS
3 119 (14.97%) jQuery
4 76 (9.56%) J2EE
5 73 (9.18%) HTML5
6 61 (7.67%) .NET
7 51 (6.42%) Web Services
8 49 (6.16%) REST
9 46 (5.79%) LAMP
10 44 (5.53%) Ajax
11 38 (4.78%) XML
12 36 (4.53%) CSS3
13 31 (3.90%) AngularJS
14 27 (3.40%) Java EE
15 24 (3.02%) Laravel
16 23 (2.89%) Spring
17 21 (2.64%) Middleware
18 20 (2.52%) JMS
18 20 (2.52%) Hibernate
19 19 (2.39%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.16%) Computer Science
2 32 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (2.89%) Clustering
3 23 (2.89%) Mathematics
4 22 (2.77%) Open Source
5 20 (2.52%) Mainframe
6 17 (2.14%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.76%) User Experience
8 13 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.26%) Physics
10 8 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.01%) W3C
11 7 (0.88%) Web 2.0
11 7 (0.88%) LPAR
11 7 (0.88%) Social Media
12 6 (0.75%) iPad
12 6 (0.75%) iPhone
12 6 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 321 (40.38%) Windows
2 274 (34.47%) UNIX
3 93 (11.70%) Solaris
4 83 (10.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (7.42%) Ubuntu
6 47 (5.91%) AIX
7 41 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (3.77%) CentOS
9 27 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (3.14%) Android
11 23 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (2.26%) HPUX
13 15 (1.89%) MVS
14 14 (1.76%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.51%) Windows 7
15 12 (1.51%) Windows XP
16 8 (1.01%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.88%) Windows Vista
18 6 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
19 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (10.94%) ITIL
3 86 (10.82%) DevOps
4 85 (10.69%) OO
5 79 (9.94%) MVC
6 69 (8.68%) Software Engineering
7 59 (7.42%) Scrum
8 57 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (6.92%) OOP
10 49 (6.16%) E-Commerce
11 43 (5.41%) Web Development
12 40 (5.03%) Time Management
13 35 (4.40%) Kanban
14 32 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
15 30 (3.77%) SOA
16 24 (3.02%) Project Management
17 23 (2.89%) OO PHP
17 23 (2.89%) Mentoring
18 22 (2.77%) TDD
19 20 (2.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 274 (34.47%) SQL
2 250 (31.45%) PHP
3 178 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 168 (21.13%) Java
5 106 (13.33%) Perl
6 81 (10.19%) Python
7 48 (6.04%) C#
8 47 (5.91%) C++
9 40 (5.03%) PHP5
9 40 (5.03%) Shell Script
10 38 (4.78%) PowerShell
11 35 (4.40%) Ruby
12 32 (4.03%) PL/SQL
13 29 (3.65%) Bash Shell
13 29 (3.65%) C
14 17 (2.14%) Erlang
15 16 (2.01%) Haskell
15 16 (2.01%) Scala
16 15 (1.89%) JCL
17 12 (1.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 67 (8.43%) Degree
2 45 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (4.28%) MCSE
4 29 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.64%) CCNA
6 17 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (1.89%) MCSA
8 14 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.64%) CISSP
9 13 (1.64%) MCITP
9 13 (1.64%) Security Cleared
10 9 (1.13%) PhD
10 9 (1.13%) CCNP
10 9 (1.13%) CCA
10 9 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.01%) OSCP
12 7 (0.88%) CEH
13 6 (0.75%) SC Cleared
13 6 (0.75%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.54%) SLA
2 15 (1.89%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) GAMP
System Software
1 84 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 79 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.53%) vSphere
4 25 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.64%) Docker
6 16 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.88%) XenApp
10 6 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 6 (0.75%) vCloud
11 5 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.63%) XenServer
12 4 (0.50%) Varnish
12 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.25%) Xen
13 2 (0.25%) Samba
14 1 (0.13%) Firmware
14 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (8.43%) Puppet
2 55 (6.92%) Tivoli
3 47 (5.91%) Nagios
4 36 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.65%) Ansible
6 16 (2.01%) BladeLogic
7 15 (1.89%) Unicenter
7 15 (1.89%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.76%) Control-M
9 13 (1.64%) OpenNMS
10 12 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (1.13%) Data Guard
12 8 (1.01%) SCCM
13 7 (0.88%) WMI
13 7 (0.88%) Foglight
14 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (0.63%) MOM
15 4 (0.50%) SELinux
15 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
16 3 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 168 (21.13%) Oracle
2 157 (19.75%) VMware
3 126 (15.85%) Microsoft
4 113 (14.21%) Red Hat
5 90 (11.32%) Cisco
6 87 (10.94%) Citrix
7 68 (8.55%) IBM
8 43 (5.41%) NetApp
9 38 (4.78%) Zend
10 33 (4.15%) HP
11 19 (2.39%) Dell
12 16 (2.01%) Google
12 16 (2.01%) Business Objects
12 16 (2.01%) Juniper
13 12 (1.51%) SAP
14 8 (1.01%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.01%) Adobe
14 8 (1.01%) Avaya
15 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.88%) Brocade
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bens and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + + Excellent Bonus + Oncall
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Shift All Bonus Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Energy Technology Institute
Salary: Competitive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + (+20% bonuses)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 per annum + (up to 20%)
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago