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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 30 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 339 425 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.12% 7.64% 6.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.16% 30.34% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 300 382 284
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1296 1401 1137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.41% 25.20% 23.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1219 990
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 22 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 -25 95 £40,000 -15.78% 4
Coventry -6 79 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Warwickshire +18 66 £32,500 +0.77% 2
Staffordshire -9 34 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Worcestershire +15 24 £45,000 +17.64%
Shropshire -9 11 £26,500 -20.89% 3
Solihull 0 10 £27,500 -1.78% 2
Wolverhampton +1 4 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £35,000 -13.04%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 223 (35.97%) Windows
2 208 (33.55%) UNIX
3 189 (30.48%) SQL
4 182 (29.35%) MySQL
5 178 (28.71%) PHP
6 165 (26.61%) Java
7 159 (25.65%) Apache
8 149 (24.03%) Oracle
9 143 (23.06%) HTML
10 128 (20.65%) JavaScript
11 121 (19.52%) Microsoft
12 113 (18.23%) CSS
12 113 (18.23%) VMware
13 111 (17.90%) Degree
14 106 (17.10%) SQL Server
15 102 (16.45%) Python
16 98 (15.81%) Web Services
17 89 (14.35%) Tomcat
18 88 (14.19%) DNS
19 84 (13.55%) Perl
20 83 (13.39%) jQuery
21 82 (13.23%) MVC
22 81 (13.06%) Finance
23 71 (11.45%) Firewall
24 69 (11.13%) SAN
25 68 (10.97%) OO
26 67 (10.81%) Solaris
27 63 (10.16%) Red Hat
28 62 (10.00%) Software Engineering
29 61 (9.84%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 159 (25.65%) Apache
2 89 (14.35%) Tomcat
3 39 (6.29%) IIS
4 34 (5.48%) MS Exchange
5 32 (5.16%) WebLogic
6 23 (3.71%) nginx
7 22 (3.55%) WordPress
8 21 (3.39%) CMS
8 21 (3.39%) SharePoint
9 18 (2.90%) Node.js
10 13 (2.10%) GlassFish
11 10 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (1.61%) Moodle
12 8 (1.29%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.97%) Drupal
13 6 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.81%) MTS
14 5 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.81%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.16%) MS Office
3 27 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (2.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 14 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.65%) Magento
4 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.94%) ElastiCache
2 12 (1.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 12 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (1.94%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.81%) SaaS
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.32%) GitHub
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 88 (14.19%) DNS
2 71 (11.45%) Firewall
3 69 (11.13%) SAN
4 56 (9.03%) TCP/IP
5 54 (8.71%) HTTP
6 44 (7.10%) SSL
7 43 (6.94%) DHCP
8 38 (6.13%) LDAP
9 33 (5.32%) VLAN
10 27 (4.35%) Internet
11 22 (3.55%) VoIP
12 21 (3.39%) WAN
12 21 (3.39%) LAN
13 18 (2.90%) SSH
14 16 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
14 16 (2.58%) Network Security
14 16 (2.58%) VPN
15 15 (2.42%) BGP
16 14 (2.26%) NAS
16 14 (2.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (29.35%) MySQL
2 106 (17.10%) SQL Server
3 47 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (6.61%) Oracle Database
5 31 (5.00%) DB2
6 30 (4.84%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 22 (3.55%) Big Data
9 19 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 12 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
11 12 (1.94%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (1.94%) Essbase
11 12 (1.94%) Oracle Discoverer
12 9 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 40 (6.45%) Subversion
2 37 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 24 (3.87%) JIRA
5 14 (2.26%) Selenium
5 14 (2.26%) Maven
6 13 (2.10%) Hudson
7 12 (1.94%) Mercurial
7 12 (1.94%) CruiseControl
8 11 (1.77%) Toad
8 11 (1.77%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.45%) ClearCase
10 8 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (1.13%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.13%) JBehave
12 4 (0.65%) Zend Studio
12 4 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.65%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.65%) Ant
General
1 81 (13.06%) Finance
2 26 (4.19%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.71%) Marketing
4 20 (3.23%) Retail
5 15 (2.42%) Electronics
6 14 (2.26%) Publishing
6 14 (2.26%) Banking
7 8 (1.29%) Legal
8 6 (0.97%) Games
9 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 201 (32.42%) Developer
2 90 (14.52%) Administrator
3 79 (12.74%) PHP Developer
4 60 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 56 (9.03%) Analyst
6 51 (8.23%) Java Developer
7 40 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 37 (5.97%) DBA
9 35 (5.65%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 28 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.35%) Senior Developer
12 26 (4.19%) Support Analyst
12 26 (4.19%) Web Developer
13 25 (4.03%) Oracle DBA
13 25 (4.03%) Software Engineer
14 20 (3.23%) UNIX Administrator
15 19 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (3.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.06%) Applications Support
15 19 (3.06%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (23.06%) HTML
2 113 (18.23%) CSS
3 98 (15.81%) Web Services
4 83 (13.39%) jQuery
5 48 (7.74%) J2EE
6 42 (6.77%) XHTML
6 42 (6.77%) .NET
7 37 (5.97%) LAMP
8 34 (5.48%) XML
8 34 (5.48%) SOAP
9 33 (5.32%) Spring
10 27 (4.35%) HTML5
11 25 (4.03%) REST
12 24 (3.87%) RESTful
13 21 (3.39%) Middleware
14 20 (3.23%) Hibernate
15 19 (3.06%) Ajax
15 19 (3.06%) Struts
16 16 (2.58%) Django
17 15 (2.42%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.39%) Open Source
2 49 (7.90%) Computer Science
3 44 (7.10%) Clustering
4 30 (4.84%) Replication
5 19 (3.06%) Social Media
6 14 (2.26%) Mathematics
7 12 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.77%) CLARiiON
9 10 (1.61%) Firmware
10 9 (1.45%) LPAR
11 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.81%) CCTV
12 5 (0.81%) Mobile Games
12 5 (0.81%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.81%) Blog
12 5 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.65%) VLE
13 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 223 (35.97%) Windows
2 208 (33.55%) UNIX
3 67 (10.81%) Solaris
4 51 (8.23%) AIX
5 38 (6.13%) SUSE
6 34 (5.48%) CentOS
7 32 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (3.87%) Debian
9 21 (3.39%) Ubuntu
10 20 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.90%) HPUX
12 14 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.94%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.94%) Android
14 11 (1.77%) Fedora
15 10 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (1.45%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (13.23%) MVC
2 68 (10.97%) OO
3 62 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 54 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (5.16%) Load Balancing
6 32 (5.16%) Scrum
6 32 (5.16%) ITIL
7 31 (5.00%) Web Development
8 29 (4.68%) DevOps
9 27 (4.35%) OOP
10 24 (3.87%) Unit Testing
11 22 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (3.06%) Functional Programming
13 18 (2.90%) Service Delivery
13 18 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (2.74%) Time Management
14 17 (2.74%) Change Control
14 17 (2.74%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 189 (30.48%) SQL
2 178 (28.71%) PHP
3 165 (26.61%) Java
4 128 (20.65%) JavaScript
5 102 (16.45%) Python
6 84 (13.55%) Perl
7 61 (9.84%) Shell Script
8 53 (8.55%) PHP5
9 51 (8.23%) C++
10 46 (7.42%) Bash Shell
11 41 (6.61%) C#
12 40 (6.45%) C
13 29 (4.68%) PowerShell
14 20 (3.23%) PL/SQL
15 18 (2.90%) Ruby
15 18 (2.90%) Scala
16 13 (2.10%) Tcl
16 13 (2.10%) F#
16 13 (2.10%) Erlang
17 11 (1.77%) Korn
Qualifications
1 111 (17.90%) Degree
2 41 (6.61%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (4.03%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.58%) Sun Certification
7 15 (2.42%) MCSE
7 15 (2.42%) MCSA
7 15 (2.42%) CCNA
8 14 (2.26%) OCPJP
9 13 (2.10%) CCNP
9 13 (2.10%) OCMJD
10 8 (1.29%) CCSA
10 8 (1.29%) MCITP
10 8 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.65%) CISSP
12 4 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.65%) CISM
13 3 (0.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.61%) SLA
2 8 (1.29%) QA
3 6 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) JTAG
4 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (9.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (5.48%) vSphere
4 25 (4.03%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (3.55%) Squid
6 20 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (2.58%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.42%) Forefront TMG
9 14 (2.26%) Hyper-V
10 13 (2.10%) PowerHA
11 12 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (1.45%) XenServer
13 8 (1.29%) Shibboleth
14 7 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.97%) XenApp
15 6 (0.97%) Postfix
16 5 (0.81%) Sendmail
16 5 (0.81%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.81%) Varnish
17 3 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (4.03%) Puppet
1 25 (4.03%) WSUS
2 19 (3.06%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.10%) Vagrant
4 11 (1.77%) Nagios
5 9 (1.45%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.29%) CA SiteMinder
7 6 (0.97%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.65%) Plesk
8 4 (0.65%) SCCM
9 3 (0.48%) Foglight
9 3 (0.48%) logstash
9 3 (0.48%) YUM
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.16%) Nessus
10 1 (0.16%) Kibana
10 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 149 (24.03%) Oracle
2 121 (19.52%) Microsoft
3 113 (18.23%) VMware
4 63 (10.16%) Red Hat
5 52 (8.39%) IBM
6 51 (8.23%) Cisco
7 41 (6.61%) NetApp
8 39 (6.29%) Sun
9 34 (5.48%) Zend
10 27 (4.35%) HP
11 26 (4.19%) Citrix
12 23 (3.71%) JBoss
13 20 (3.23%) EMC
14 19 (3.06%) Juniper
15 18 (2.90%) Fujitsu
16 16 (2.58%) Altiris
16 16 (2.58%) CheckPoint
16 16 (2.58%) Dell
17 13 (2.10%) Hyperion
18 11 (1.77%) Adobe
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Xpertise Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasywebRecruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £16,000 to £25,000 per annum plus performance bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Network ITR
Salary: £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + On-call allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Shrewsbury
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Shrewsbury
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago