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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 384 320 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.59% 7.62% 7.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.99% 33.33% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 331 268 313
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
1239 960 1186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.50% 22.86% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1050 789 1025
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -14 110 £40,000 -7.51% 18
Coventry -1 68 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Warwickshire +10 52 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Staffordshire +4 29 £51,500 +51.47% 7
Shropshire +2 26 £30,750 -18.00% 2
Worcestershire -13 19 £31,500 -10.00% 5
Dudley 0 18 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Wolverhampton -1 10 £35,000 +68.67% 1
Solihull -24 9 £37,500 +47.05% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 8 £40,000 - 1
Brierley Hill - 2 £38,250 - 1
Halesowen -1 1 £33,500 -4.28%
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £37,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £52,500 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 306 (38.44%) Windows
2 278 (34.92%) UNIX
3 275 (34.55%) SQL
4 209 (26.26%) PHP
5 208 (26.13%) MySQL
6 188 (23.62%) Oracle
7 177 (22.24%) HTML
8 171 (21.48%) VMware
9 164 (20.60%) JavaScript
10 159 (19.97%) Java
11 152 (19.10%) Microsoft
12 149 (18.72%) SQL Server
13 148 (18.59%) Apache
14 146 (18.34%) CSS
15 118 (14.82%) Tomcat
16 114 (14.32%) Red Hat
17 113 (14.20%) Solaris
18 112 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
19 99 (12.44%) Perl
20 98 (12.31%) Cisco
21 95 (11.93%) ITIL
22 90 (11.31%) jQuery
23 86 (10.80%) Firewall
24 83 (10.43%) MVC
25 80 (10.05%) J2EE
25 80 (10.05%) MS Excel
26 79 (9.92%) Citrix
27 78 (9.80%) Python
28 77 (9.67%) TCP/IP
28 77 (9.67%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (18.59%) Apache
2 118 (14.82%) Tomcat
3 47 (5.90%) MS Exchange
4 38 (4.77%) IIS
5 29 (3.64%) GlassFish
5 29 (3.64%) JBoss
6 21 (2.64%) WebLogic
7 19 (2.39%) Drupal
7 19 (2.39%) CMS
8 17 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.14%) WordPress
9 14 (1.76%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.63%) Node.js
11 12 (1.51%) Moodle
12 10 (1.26%) nginx
13 9 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (1.01%) SharePoint
15 6 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 6 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
15 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 80 (10.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.76%) MS Office
4 12 (1.51%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.01%) MS Project
5 8 (1.01%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.25%) GIMP
7 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (3.89%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (2.64%) Magento
3 16 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.63%) MFGPRO
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.39%) SaaS
2 11 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.01%) Office 365
4 6 (0.75%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.25%) IaaS
6 2 (0.25%) Joyent
7 1 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (10.80%) Firewall
2 77 (9.67%) TCP/IP
3 65 (8.17%) SAN
4 39 (4.90%) DNS
5 36 (4.52%) VPN
6 31 (3.89%) LAN
7 28 (3.52%) WAN
8 22 (2.76%) Internet
9 21 (2.64%) BGP
10 18 (2.26%) DHCP
11 17 (2.14%) HTTP
11 17 (2.14%) VoIP
11 17 (2.14%) LDAP
11 17 (2.14%) OSPF
12 12 (1.51%) DDNS
12 12 (1.51%) SNMP
13 11 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (1.38%) NAS
13 11 (1.38%) SSL
13 11 (1.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (26.13%) MySQL
2 149 (18.72%) SQL Server
3 60 (7.54%) Oracle Database
4 52 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (6.53%) Relational Database
5 43 (5.40%) RDBMS
6 42 (5.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 38 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (3.89%) DB2
9 27 (3.39%) NoSQL
10 20 (2.51%) Big Data
11 15 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
11 15 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 15 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (1.88%) Oracle Discoverer
11 15 (1.88%) Essbase
12 12 (1.51%) Redis
13 10 (1.26%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.52%) Subversion
3 32 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.64%) Maven
5 22 (2.76%) JUnit
6 20 (2.51%) Selenium
7 16 (2.01%) Hudson
8 13 (1.63%) JIRA
9 12 (1.51%) JMeter
9 12 (1.51%) WebDriver
9 12 (1.51%) GoogleTest
10 10 (1.26%) CruiseControl
10 10 (1.26%) Ant
10 10 (1.26%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.01%) PHPUnit
11 8 (1.01%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.88%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.88%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 62 (7.79%) Finance
2 28 (3.52%) Marketing
3 18 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.26%) Retail
4 11 (1.38%) Advertising
5 10 (1.26%) Banking
6 9 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.01%) Games
7 8 (1.01%) Law
8 7 (0.88%) Electronics
8 7 (0.88%) Publishing
9 5 (0.63%) Billing
10 4 (0.50%) Automotive
10 4 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 221 (27.76%) Developer
2 107 (13.44%) Administrator
3 102 (12.81%) Analyst
4 98 (12.31%) PHP Developer
5 66 (8.29%) DBA
6 56 (7.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 52 (6.53%) Systems Administrator
8 47 (5.90%) Software Engineer
8 47 (5.90%) Architect
9 41 (5.15%) Java Developer
10 37 (4.65%) Web Developer
11 36 (4.52%) Oracle DBA
12 35 (4.40%) Consultant
13 34 (4.27%) Support Analyst
14 32 (4.02%) SQL DBA
15 31 (3.89%) SQL Server DBA
16 30 (3.77%) Senior Developer
17 29 (3.64%) Junior
18 28 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
19 26 (3.27%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (22.24%) HTML
2 146 (18.34%) CSS
3 90 (11.31%) jQuery
4 80 (10.05%) J2EE
5 62 (7.79%) .NET
6 58 (7.29%) HTML5
7 39 (4.90%) Web Services
7 39 (4.90%) REST
8 32 (4.02%) XHTML
8 32 (4.02%) CSS3
9 29 (3.64%) Middleware
10 28 (3.52%) Ajax
11 27 (3.39%) LAMP
12 20 (2.51%) EJB
13 17 (2.14%) AngularJS
14 16 (2.01%) Spring
14 16 (2.01%) JMS
14 16 (2.01%) Java EE
14 16 (2.01%) RESTful
15 15 (1.88%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.04%) Open Source
2 44 (5.53%) Clustering
3 31 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.63%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.26%) Blog
9 9 (1.13%) User Experience
9 9 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.01%) LPAR
11 7 (0.88%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.88%) Equities
12 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.75%) iPad
12 6 (0.75%) iPhone
13 5 (0.63%) Life Science
13 5 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 306 (38.44%) Windows
2 278 (34.92%) UNIX
3 113 (14.20%) Solaris
4 63 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (5.90%) AIX
6 44 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (5.40%) CentOS
8 40 (5.03%) Ubuntu
9 38 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (4.52%) Android
11 22 (2.76%) Apple iOS
12 21 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (1.88%) Fedora
14 12 (1.51%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.13%) HPUX
17 8 (1.01%) Windows 2000
17 8 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.88%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (11.93%) ITIL
3 83 (10.43%) MVC
4 77 (9.67%) Software Engineering
5 63 (7.91%) OO
6 58 (7.29%) DevOps
7 52 (6.53%) Scrum
8 51 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
9 49 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
10 43 (5.40%) Project Management
11 42 (5.28%) E-Commerce
11 42 (5.28%) OOP
12 37 (4.65%) Web Development
13 36 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
14 35 (4.40%) Time Management
15 31 (3.89%) Mentoring
16 30 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (3.77%) Kanban
17 29 (3.64%) OO PHP
18 23 (2.89%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 275 (34.55%) SQL
2 209 (26.26%) PHP
3 164 (20.60%) JavaScript
4 159 (19.97%) Java
5 99 (12.44%) Perl
6 78 (9.80%) Python
7 58 (7.29%) PL/SQL
8 56 (7.04%) Shell Script
9 50 (6.28%) PHP5
10 43 (5.40%) C#
11 38 (4.77%) C++
12 36 (4.52%) Bash Shell
13 31 (3.89%) Ruby
14 30 (3.77%) PowerShell
15 29 (3.64%) C
16 20 (2.51%) Erlang
17 19 (2.39%) Scala
18 18 (2.26%) VBScript
19 17 (2.14%) T-SQL
20 15 (1.88%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 61 (7.66%) Degree
2 46 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.89%) CCNA
5 29 (3.64%) MCSE
6 26 (3.27%) SC Cleared
7 25 (3.14%) CCNP
8 20 (2.51%) VCP4
9 14 (1.76%) MCSA
9 14 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.26%) CCA
11 10 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (1.13%) MCITP
13 8 (1.01%) OCA
13 8 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.88%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.88%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.66%) SLA
2 10 (1.26%) QA
3 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (8.92%) Active Directory
3 54 (6.78%) vSphere
4 24 (3.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 21 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (2.51%) Hyper-V
7 19 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (1.38%) Docker
9 10 (1.26%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.13%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.50%) Firmware
11 4 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.50%) RHEV
11 4 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.38%) Varnish
12 3 (0.38%) XenServer
13 2 (0.25%) XenApp
14 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (6.78%) Nagios
2 44 (5.53%) Puppet
3 38 (4.77%) Tivoli
4 24 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (2.26%) Ansible
6 15 (1.88%) BladeLogic
6 15 (1.88%) NetBackup
7 14 (1.76%) Unicenter
8 13 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.51%) Control-M
9 12 (1.51%) OpenNMS
10 10 (1.26%) WMI
11 8 (1.01%) Data Guard
11 8 (1.01%) WSUS
11 8 (1.01%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.88%) SCCM
12 7 (0.88%) Foglight
13 4 (0.50%) Backup Exec
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 188 (23.62%) Oracle
2 171 (21.48%) VMware
3 152 (19.10%) Microsoft
4 114 (14.32%) Red Hat
5 98 (12.31%) Cisco
6 79 (9.92%) Citrix
7 58 (7.29%) IBM
8 49 (6.16%) NetApp
9 40 (5.03%) Zend
10 33 (4.15%) HP
11 23 (2.89%) Juniper
12 20 (2.51%) Google
13 17 (2.14%) Dell
14 16 (2.01%) Symantec
14 16 (2.01%) CheckPoint
14 16 (2.01%) EMC
15 15 (1.88%) Hyperion
16 13 (1.63%) Sun
17 12 (1.51%) Brocade
18 11 (1.38%) CommVault
Stafford, Staffordshire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Easy Web Recruitment - Square Box Systems
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: £38,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago