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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 342 337 424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.07% 6.28% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.98% 26.35% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 316 301 379
Average salary £40,000 £37,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% -6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1104 1279 1377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.61% 23.84% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1115 1206
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 115 £45,000 +9.75% 16
Coventry -15 58 £40,000 +11.11% 13
Warwickshire -8 46 £35,500 +9.23% 5
Staffordshire +9 39 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Worcestershire -3 23 £32,500 -16.12% 5
Shropshire -1 15 £24,000 -9.43%
Solihull +12 12 £27,500 -16.66% 3
Wolverhampton -5 9 £23,000 -34.28% 1
West Bromwich - 2 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 289 (38.18%) Windows
2 266 (35.14%) UNIX
3 226 (29.85%) SQL
4 214 (28.27%) HTML
5 205 (27.08%) PHP
6 194 (25.63%) MySQL
7 181 (23.91%) CSS
8 167 (22.06%) JavaScript
9 161 (21.27%) Java
10 143 (18.89%) jQuery
11 137 (18.10%) VMware
12 135 (17.83%) Oracle
13 108 (14.27%) Apache
14 98 (12.95%) OO
15 94 (12.42%) Perl
15 94 (12.42%) Finance
16 93 (12.29%) Git (software)
17 92 (12.15%) SQL Server
18 90 (11.89%) Microsoft
19 87 (11.49%) ITIL
20 82 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
21 80 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
22 79 (10.44%) DevOps
23 78 (10.30%) HTML5
24 75 (9.91%) MVC
24 75 (9.91%) Python
25 71 (9.38%) Solaris
25 71 (9.38%) Red Hat
26 70 (9.25%) Software Engineering
27 69 (9.11%) Ubuntu

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 108 (14.27%) Apache
2 51 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 41 (5.42%) WebSphere
4 34 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 32 (4.23%) JBoss
6 29 (3.83%) MS Exchange
7 19 (2.51%) WordPress
8 18 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 17 (2.25%) IIS
10 16 (2.11%) MQSeries
11 15 (1.98%) CICS
11 15 (1.98%) GlassFish
12 14 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (1.85%) OpenStack
13 13 (1.72%) CMS
14 12 (1.59%) nginx
15 8 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
17 4 (0.53%) Moodle
18 3 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 60 (7.93%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.17%) Photoshop
2 24 (3.17%) MS Office
3 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (2.38%) Magento
2 10 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.26%) Odoo
8 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) Agresso
8 1 (0.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.23%) IaaS
3 25 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (3.17%) Office 365
5 9 (1.19%) SaaS
6 8 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.66%) Joyent
8 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.40%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.11%) Firewall
2 60 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 38 (5.02%) DNS
4 35 (4.62%) SAN
5 33 (4.36%) Internet
6 25 (3.30%) VPN
6 25 (3.30%) WAN
7 24 (3.17%) LAN
7 24 (3.17%) Network Security
8 23 (3.04%) HTTP
9 20 (2.64%) DHCP
10 19 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (2.11%) NAS
11 16 (2.11%) VoIP
12 13 (1.72%) SSL
12 13 (1.72%) OSPF
12 13 (1.72%) BGP
12 13 (1.72%) Wireless
13 11 (1.45%) LDAP
14 9 (1.19%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (25.63%) MySQL
2 92 (12.15%) SQL Server
3 44 (5.81%) DB2
4 34 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 21 (2.77%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.66%) CouchDB
14 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.53%) Riak
16 3 (0.40%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 93 (12.29%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.15%) Jenkins
3 35 (4.62%) Maven
4 30 (3.96%) Subversion
5 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.32%) JUnit
7 9 (1.19%) Hudson
8 7 (0.92%) Ant
9 6 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.79%) Selenium
9 6 (0.79%) Grunt
10 4 (0.53%) JIRA
11 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.40%) CMake
12 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.26%) Toad
12 2 (0.26%) Yeoman
12 2 (0.26%) Bower
13 1 (0.13%) Sublime Text
13 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 94 (12.42%) Finance
2 33 (4.36%) Telecoms
3 30 (3.96%) Retail
4 29 (3.83%) Banking
5 26 (3.43%) Manufacturing
6 23 (3.04%) Electronics
7 22 (2.91%) Marketing
8 15 (1.98%) Retail Banking
9 13 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (1.59%) Games
11 10 (1.32%) Front Office
12 6 (0.79%) Law
12 6 (0.79%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.66%) Advertising
13 5 (0.66%) German Language
14 4 (0.53%) Billing
15 3 (0.40%) Publishing
15 3 (0.40%) Legal
15 3 (0.40%) Automotive
16 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 245 (32.36%) Developer
2 101 (13.34%) PHP Developer
3 71 (9.38%) Web Developer
4 57 (7.53%) Administrator
5 55 (7.27%) Analyst
6 49 (6.47%) Consultant
7 45 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
8 43 (5.68%) Support Engineer
9 42 (5.55%) Architect
10 41 (5.42%) Software Engineer
10 41 (5.42%) Senior Developer
11 39 (5.15%) Java Developer
12 38 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
13 34 (4.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 31 (4.10%) PHP Web Developer
15 29 (3.83%) Linux Administrator
16 28 (3.70%) Support Analyst
17 27 (3.57%) Applications Support
17 27 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
18 25 (3.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (28.27%) HTML
2 181 (23.91%) CSS
3 143 (18.89%) jQuery
4 78 (10.30%) HTML5
5 56 (7.40%) Ajax
6 53 (7.00%) CSS3
7 41 (5.42%) Web Services
8 40 (5.28%) XML
9 38 (5.02%) LAMP
10 36 (4.76%) REST
11 34 (4.49%) .NET
12 29 (3.83%) Middleware
13 28 (3.70%) Laravel
14 25 (3.30%) J2EE
14 25 (3.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (3.04%) Spring
16 22 (2.91%) Java EE
17 20 (2.64%) SOAP
18 18 (2.38%) Symfony
18 18 (2.38%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.40%) Computer Science
2 45 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.49%) Mathematics
4 24 (3.17%) Clustering
5 20 (2.64%) Physics
6 19 (2.51%) Mainframe
6 19 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 14 (1.85%) User Experience
10 12 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.59%) Web 2.0
10 12 (1.59%) Social Media
11 11 (1.45%) Artificial Intelligence
12 10 (1.32%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.06%) W3C
14 8 (1.06%) Equities
14 8 (1.06%) Life Science
15 7 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 289 (38.18%) Windows
2 266 (35.14%) UNIX
3 71 (9.38%) Solaris
4 69 (9.11%) Ubuntu
5 67 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (5.81%) AIX
7 37 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (3.04%) CentOS
10 19 (2.51%) Windows 7
10 19 (2.51%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.11%) HPUX
11 16 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.98%) MVS
13 9 (1.19%) Debian
13 9 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.79%) SUSE
14 6 (0.79%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (12.95%) OO
2 87 (11.49%) ITIL
3 80 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (10.44%) DevOps
5 75 (9.91%) MVC
6 70 (9.25%) Software Engineering
7 56 (7.40%) Web Development
8 55 (7.27%) OOP
9 53 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 34 (4.49%) Scrum
11 34 (4.49%) OO PHP
12 32 (4.23%) Project Management
13 31 (4.10%) SOA
14 30 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
15 28 (3.70%) Web Design
16 27 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
17 24 (3.17%) TDD
18 21 (2.77%) Configuration Management
19 20 (2.64%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (29.85%) SQL
2 205 (27.08%) PHP
3 167 (22.06%) JavaScript
4 161 (21.27%) Java
5 94 (12.42%) Perl
6 75 (9.91%) Python
7 58 (7.66%) C++
8 47 (6.21%) C#
9 38 (5.02%) PowerShell
10 36 (4.76%) Bash Shell
11 33 (4.36%) Shell Script
12 32 (4.23%) PHP5
13 25 (3.30%) Ruby
14 24 (3.17%) C
15 18 (2.38%) Haskell
15 18 (2.38%) Erlang
15 18 (2.38%) Scala
16 15 (1.98%) JCL
17 14 (1.85%) Groovy
18 13 (1.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 69 (9.11%) Degree
2 27 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (3.04%) MCSE
4 22 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (2.64%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.51%) CISSP
7 16 (2.11%) PhD
7 16 (2.11%) CCNA
8 15 (1.98%) MCSA
9 13 (1.72%) SC Cleared
9 13 (1.72%) OSCP
10 12 (1.59%) OSCE
10 12 (1.59%) MCITP
11 9 (1.19%) CCNP
12 8 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.66%) CEH
13 5 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.53%) GCFA
14 4 (0.53%) SSCP
14 4 (0.53%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.30%) SLA
2 13 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.06%) QA
4 7 (0.92%) GAMP
4 7 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (7.79%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.51%) Docker
5 14 (1.85%) vSphere
6 11 (1.45%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.92%) Xen
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.79%) KVM
8 6 (0.79%) vCloud
8 6 (0.79%) XenApp
9 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.53%) Firmware
9 4 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.40%) Varnish
10 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.26%) XenServer
11 2 (0.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 69 (9.11%) Puppet
2 44 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (4.36%) Nagios
4 31 (4.10%) Ansible
5 28 (3.70%) Tivoli
6 20 (2.64%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.98%) NetBackup
8 14 (1.85%) Backup Exec
9 13 (1.72%) ZABBIX
10 12 (1.59%) SELinux
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (0.92%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.79%) OpenNMS
13 6 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.66%) MOM
14 5 (0.66%) SCCM
15 4 (0.53%) Netcool
15 4 (0.53%) WSUS
16 3 (0.40%) Unicenter
16 3 (0.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 137 (18.10%) VMware
2 135 (17.83%) Oracle
3 90 (11.89%) Microsoft
4 71 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 68 (8.98%) Cisco
6 49 (6.47%) IBM
7 47 (6.21%) Citrix
8 28 (3.70%) Zend
9 22 (2.91%) HP
10 21 (2.77%) NetApp
11 17 (2.25%) F5
12 15 (1.98%) SAP
13 12 (1.59%) Dell
13 12 (1.59%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.59%) Symantec
13 12 (1.59%) McAfee
14 11 (1.45%) Juniper
15 10 (1.32%) CA
15 10 (1.32%) Adobe
16 8 (1.06%) Sun
Worcestershire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Healthcare + Parking
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Paragon Group of Companies
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-100k+
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Training + Pension + Flexi
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000- £90,000 plus attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum + parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, home working
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
PMA Recruitment
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton Coldfield
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago