The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 38 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 290 387 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.38% 6.95% 6.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.24% 27.84% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 257 339 274
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1149 1390 1153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.31% 24.96% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1008 1174 1020
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 £23,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -24 86 £40,000 -15.78% 9
Coventry 0 65 £35,000 - 6
Warwickshire +18 57 £35,000 +1.44% 8
Staffordshire -19 27 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Worcestershire +13 20 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Wolverhampton +2 7 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Solihull -1 5 £35,000 +37.25%
Shropshire -5 5 £26,500 -22.05% 4
Sutton Coldfield +2 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 215 (36.63%) Windows
2 199 (33.90%) UNIX
3 184 (31.35%) SQL
4 180 (30.66%) MySQL
5 176 (29.98%) PHP
6 158 (26.92%) Apache
7 154 (26.24%) Java
8 136 (23.17%) HTML
9 135 (23.00%) Oracle
10 126 (21.47%) JavaScript
11 125 (21.29%) Degree
12 116 (19.76%) Microsoft
13 115 (19.59%) CSS
14 110 (18.74%) SQL Server
15 102 (17.38%) VMware
16 95 (16.18%) Python
17 92 (15.67%) Web Services
18 91 (15.50%) DNS
19 88 (14.99%) Tomcat
20 76 (12.95%) jQuery
21 74 (12.61%) MVC
22 73 (12.44%) Perl
23 72 (12.27%) Solaris
23 72 (12.27%) Finance
24 69 (11.75%) SAN
25 67 (11.41%) Shell Script
26 66 (11.24%) OO
27 64 (10.90%) Firewall
28 60 (10.22%) AIX
29 58 (9.88%) Agile Software Development

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 158 (26.92%) Apache
2 88 (14.99%) Tomcat
3 49 (8.35%) IIS
4 29 (4.94%) WebLogic
5 28 (4.77%) MS Exchange
6 25 (4.26%) WordPress
7 24 (4.09%) CMS
8 21 (3.58%) nginx
9 18 (3.07%) Node.js
10 17 (2.90%) SharePoint
11 12 (2.04%) Moodle
12 11 (1.87%) Apache Solr
13 9 (1.53%) GlassFish
14 7 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (1.02%) Drupal
16 5 (0.85%) MTS
16 5 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
16 5 (0.85%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 32 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.94%) MS Office
3 20 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.85%) Magento
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.04%) ElastiCache
2 12 (2.04%) Amazon S3
2 12 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (0.68%) SaaS
4 2 (0.34%) GitHub
5 1 (0.17%) Office 365
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.50%) DNS
2 69 (11.75%) SAN
3 64 (10.90%) Firewall
4 46 (7.84%) HTTP
5 44 (7.50%) DHCP
5 44 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 41 (6.98%) SSL
7 35 (5.96%) VLAN
8 30 (5.11%) LDAP
9 23 (3.92%) Internet
10 22 (3.75%) VoIP
11 21 (3.58%) Fibre Channel
11 21 (3.58%) WAN
12 20 (3.41%) LAN
13 18 (3.07%) SSH
14 17 (2.90%) FTP
14 17 (2.90%) NAS
15 15 (2.56%) SNMP
16 13 (2.21%) VPN
17 12 (2.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (30.66%) MySQL
2 110 (18.74%) SQL Server
3 37 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (5.96%) Oracle Database
5 24 (4.09%) MongoDB
6 21 (3.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (3.24%) NoSQL
8 18 (3.07%) DB2
9 17 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (2.21%) Big Data
10 13 (2.21%) Relational Database
11 12 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.70%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (1.36%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 35 (5.96%) Subversion
2 33 (5.62%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.43%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.24%) Selenium
5 17 (2.90%) JIRA
6 16 (2.73%) Cucumber
6 16 (2.73%) Maven
7 14 (2.39%) Hudson
8 12 (2.04%) JBehave
9 11 (1.87%) Toad
10 9 (1.53%) ClearCase
10 9 (1.53%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (1.36%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.85%) JUnit
13 5 (0.85%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.85%) NetBeans
13 5 (0.85%) Zend Studio
14 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (12.27%) Finance
2 23 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.24%) Retail
4 17 (2.90%) Publishing
4 17 (2.90%) Marketing
5 16 (2.73%) Banking
6 9 (1.53%) Electronics
7 7 (1.19%) Games
8 6 (1.02%) Legal
9 5 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.51%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (33.56%) Developer
2 80 (13.63%) Administrator
3 72 (12.27%) PHP Developer
4 65 (11.07%) Analyst
5 53 (9.03%) Java Developer
6 50 (8.52%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (6.13%) Support Engineer
8 31 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 30 (5.11%) DBA
10 28 (4.77%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 26 (4.43%) Web Developer
12 23 (3.92%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.58%) Graduate
14 19 (3.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 18 (3.07%) Linux Administrator
15 18 (3.07%) Oracle DBA
15 18 (3.07%) J2EE Developer
15 18 (3.07%) Software Engineer
16 17 (2.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (23.17%) HTML
2 115 (19.59%) CSS
3 92 (15.67%) Web Services
4 76 (12.95%) jQuery
5 45 (7.67%) .NET
6 42 (7.16%) J2EE
7 39 (6.64%) LAMP
8 38 (6.47%) SOAP
9 36 (6.13%) XML
10 34 (5.79%) Spring
11 29 (4.94%) XHTML
12 28 (4.77%) HTML5
13 25 (4.26%) REST
14 18 (3.07%) Ajax
14 18 (3.07%) Hibernate
14 18 (3.07%) Struts
15 17 (2.90%) Middleware
15 17 (2.90%) XSD
15 17 (2.90%) RESTful
16 16 (2.73%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.69%) Open Source
2 47 (8.01%) Computer Science
3 36 (6.13%) Clustering
4 31 (5.28%) Replication
5 22 (3.75%) Social Media
6 16 (2.73%) Mathematics
7 13 (2.21%) CLARiiON
8 11 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.70%) LPAR
9 10 (1.70%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.19%) VLE
12 6 (1.02%) Firmware
13 5 (0.85%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.85%) CCTV
13 5 (0.85%) Mobile Games
13 5 (0.85%) Internet of Things
14 4 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.51%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 215 (36.63%) Windows
2 199 (33.90%) UNIX
3 72 (12.27%) Solaris
4 60 (10.22%) AIX
5 36 (6.13%) SUSE
6 30 (5.11%) CentOS
6 30 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (4.26%) Debian
8 24 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.41%) Ubuntu
10 19 (3.24%) HPUX
11 16 (2.73%) Apple iOS
12 14 (2.39%) Android
13 11 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.87%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.53%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.19%) Fedora
16 5 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (12.61%) MVC
2 66 (11.24%) OO
3 58 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (9.20%) Software Engineering
5 33 (5.62%) ITIL
6 31 (5.28%) Load Balancing
7 27 (4.60%) OOP
8 26 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (4.26%) Unit Testing
10 24 (4.09%) Scrum
10 24 (4.09%) Web Development
11 23 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (3.92%) Migration
12 22 (3.75%) Time Management
13 21 (3.58%) Change Control
13 21 (3.58%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (2.90%) Incident Management
15 17 (2.90%) DevOps
16 16 (2.73%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 184 (31.35%) SQL
2 176 (29.98%) PHP
3 154 (26.24%) Java
4 126 (21.47%) JavaScript
5 95 (16.18%) Python
6 73 (12.44%) Perl
7 67 (11.41%) Shell Script
8 53 (9.03%) C++
9 47 (8.01%) Bash Shell
10 44 (7.50%) PHP5
11 41 (6.98%) C
12 35 (5.96%) C#
13 27 (4.60%) PowerShell
14 23 (3.92%) Ruby
15 19 (3.24%) PL/SQL
16 12 (2.04%) Scala
17 10 (1.70%) Korn
17 10 (1.70%) ActionScript
18 8 (1.36%) Groovy
18 8 (1.36%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 125 (21.29%) Degree
2 30 (5.11%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.56%) Sun Certification
6 13 (2.21%) CCNA
6 13 (2.21%) OCPJP
6 13 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.04%) OCMJD
8 11 (1.87%) MCSE
8 11 (1.87%) MCSA
9 9 (1.53%) CISSP
10 7 (1.19%) CISM
10 7 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.85%) CCNP
11 5 (0.85%) MCITP
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.51%) MCP
13 3 (0.51%) PhD
13 3 (0.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.39%) SLA
2 9 (1.53%) QA
3 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) JTAG
System Software
1 52 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.43%) vSphere
4 22 (3.75%) Squid
5 18 (3.07%) Forefront TMG
6 17 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 17 (2.90%) PowerHA
7 14 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (2.39%) Hyper-V
8 12 (2.04%) XenServer
8 12 (2.04%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.36%) Shibboleth
11 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (1.02%) Postfix
13 5 (0.85%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.85%) Varnish
13 5 (0.85%) Sendmail
13 5 (0.85%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 28 (4.77%) WSUS
2 18 (3.07%) Backup Exec
3 13 (2.21%) Puppet
4 10 (1.70%) CA SiteMinder
5 9 (1.53%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.36%) Nagios
7 7 (1.19%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.85%) SCCM
10 3 (0.51%) Foglight
10 3 (0.51%) YUM
10 3 (0.51%) Plesk
10 3 (0.51%) logstash
11 2 (0.34%) SCOM
11 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.17%) Nessus
12 1 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 135 (23.00%) Oracle
2 116 (19.76%) Microsoft
3 102 (17.38%) VMware
4 54 (9.20%) Red Hat
5 49 (8.35%) Cisco
6 48 (8.18%) IBM
7 40 (6.81%) Sun
8 39 (6.64%) NetApp
9 31 (5.28%) Zend
10 24 (4.09%) HP
10 24 (4.09%) Citrix
11 22 (3.75%) EMC
12 21 (3.58%) Dell
13 19 (3.24%) Altiris
14 17 (2.90%) JBoss
15 15 (2.56%) Juniper
16 13 (2.21%) Fujitsu
17 11 (1.87%) Adobe
17 11 (1.87%) CA
18 10 (1.70%) StorageTek
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £21000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Bens + Bonus + FE Car
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Red Commerce
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Connect
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago