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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 412 376 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.18% 7.19% 9.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.12% 29.51% 32.91%
Number of salaries quoted 370 343 401
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
1465 1274 1346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.53% 24.38% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1107 1196
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,976 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,100 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -19 144 £40,000 +2.56% 21
Coventry -4 67 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Warwickshire +21 60 £32,500 -10.34% 7
Staffordshire +23 43 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Solihull +14 30 £37,500 +44.23% 2
Shropshire +8 15 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Worcestershire -11 9 £32,500 -1.51% 3
Wolverhampton +1 7 £35,000 +22.80% 6
Stourbridge - 5 £42,500 -
Halesowen - 4 £29,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +4 3 £38,500 +13.23% 1
Walsall - 1 £39,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 279 (37.20%) UNIX
2 264 (35.20%) Windows
3 202 (26.93%) SQL
4 195 (26.00%) HTML
5 191 (25.47%) Oracle
6 182 (24.27%) PHP
7 181 (24.13%) MySQL
8 175 (23.33%) Java
9 156 (20.80%) CSS
10 155 (20.67%) JavaScript
11 137 (18.27%) Apache
11 137 (18.27%) VMware
12 120 (16.00%) Microsoft
13 114 (15.20%) jQuery
14 109 (14.53%) Solaris
15 107 (14.27%) SQL Server
16 103 (13.73%) MVC
17 95 (12.67%) Firewall
18 94 (12.53%) Perl
19 93 (12.40%) Finance
20 91 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
21 84 (11.20%) Python
22 81 (10.80%) OO
23 78 (10.40%) Red Hat
24 76 (10.13%) TCP/IP
24 76 (10.13%) Security Cleared
24 76 (10.13%) Open Source
24 76 (10.13%) Oracle Database
25 75 (10.00%) PHP5
26 73 (9.73%) Tomcat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 137 (18.27%) Apache
2 73 (9.73%) Tomcat
3 46 (6.13%) WebLogic
4 40 (5.33%) MS Exchange
5 32 (4.27%) CMS
6 24 (3.20%) WordPress
7 22 (2.93%) JBoss
8 17 (2.27%) SharePoint
9 16 (2.13%) Drupal
10 14 (1.87%) GlassFish
11 13 (1.73%) nginx
12 10 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (1.33%) IIS
13 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.80%) Node.js
14 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.67%) Moodle
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
16 3 (0.40%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 57 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.20%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.27%) MS Office
4 7 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.93%) MS Project
5 6 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 30 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.93%) Magento
4 6 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.67%) MFGPRO
6 4 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.67%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.53%) Office 365
3 4 (0.53%) SaaS
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 95 (12.67%) Firewall
2 76 (10.13%) TCP/IP
3 50 (6.67%) SAN
4 49 (6.53%) DNS
5 40 (5.33%) LDAP
6 37 (4.93%) Internet
7 35 (4.67%) HTTP
8 33 (4.40%) BGP
9 31 (4.13%) OSPF
10 29 (3.87%) VPN
11 25 (3.33%) DHCP
12 20 (2.67%) SSL
13 18 (2.40%) LAN
14 17 (2.27%) WAN
14 17 (2.27%) Network Security
15 16 (2.13%) VoIP
16 13 (1.73%) Junos
17 9 (1.20%) Extranet
18 8 (1.07%) Wireless
18 8 (1.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (24.13%) MySQL
2 107 (14.27%) SQL Server
3 76 (10.13%) Oracle Database
4 55 (7.33%) DB2
5 48 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (5.20%) Big Data
7 38 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 37 (4.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 32 (4.27%) Relational Database
10 29 (3.87%) Oracle Discoverer
10 29 (3.87%) Essbase
10 29 (3.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 29 (3.87%) Oracle Exadata
11 25 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
11 25 (3.33%) RDBMS
12 22 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 21 (2.80%) MongoDB
13 21 (2.80%) NoSQL
14 12 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (6.53%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.40%) Subversion
3 37 (4.93%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.73%) JIRA
5 16 (2.13%) CruiseControl
6 14 (1.87%) Selenium
7 13 (1.73%) Mercurial
8 9 (1.20%) Hudson
8 9 (1.20%) Maven
9 8 (1.07%) Toad
10 7 (0.93%) ClearCase
10 7 (0.93%) Ant
10 7 (0.93%) JMeter
10 7 (0.93%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.93%) GoogleTest
11 6 (0.80%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.53%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
General
1 93 (12.40%) Finance
2 40 (5.33%) Marketing
3 24 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.53%) Electronics
5 18 (2.40%) Retail
6 10 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.33%) Advertising
7 8 (1.07%) Legal
8 7 (0.93%) Games
9 4 (0.53%) Banking
9 4 (0.53%) Automotive
10 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 225 (30.00%) Developer
2 105 (14.00%) PHP Developer
3 99 (13.20%) Administrator
4 77 (10.27%) Analyst
5 74 (9.87%) DBA
6 66 (8.80%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 56 (7.47%) Systems Administrator
8 54 (7.20%) Oracle DBA
9 41 (5.47%) Software Engineer
10 38 (5.07%) Java Developer
11 35 (4.67%) Web Developer
12 32 (4.27%) Senior Developer
12 32 (4.27%) Support Analyst
13 30 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
14 28 (3.73%) Java Software Engineer
15 25 (3.33%) Support Engineer
16 24 (3.20%) Architect
16 24 (3.20%) Team Leader
17 23 (3.07%) Junior
18 22 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (26.00%) HTML
2 156 (20.80%) CSS
3 114 (15.20%) jQuery
4 69 (9.20%) XHTML
5 61 (8.13%) Web Services
6 57 (7.60%) J2EE
7 46 (6.13%) HTML5
8 34 (4.53%) RESTful
8 34 (4.53%) Ajax
9 32 (4.27%) Middleware
10 28 (3.73%) REST
11 27 (3.60%) .NET
12 26 (3.47%) CSS3
13 20 (2.67%) LAMP
14 17 (2.27%) Spring
15 16 (2.13%) XML
15 16 (2.13%) Zend Framework
16 15 (2.00%) SOAP
17 14 (1.87%) Hibernate
18 13 (1.73%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.13%) Open Source
2 71 (9.47%) Clustering
3 35 (4.67%) Computer Science
4 32 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.73%) Replication
6 12 (1.60%) Blog
6 12 (1.60%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.33%) User Experience
8 9 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.07%) Equities
10 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.80%) Life Science
12 5 (0.67%) Social Media
13 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.53%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.53%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 279 (37.20%) UNIX
2 264 (35.20%) Windows
3 109 (14.53%) Solaris
4 50 (6.67%) AIX
5 37 (4.93%) CentOS
6 32 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (3.33%) SUSE
8 25 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (3.20%) Fedora
9 24 (3.20%) Android
10 22 (2.93%) Apple iOS
11 19 (2.53%) Ubuntu
12 17 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (2.00%) Windows 2000
13 15 (2.00%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.60%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.20%) Windows 7
17 8 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (13.73%) MVC
2 91 (12.13%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (10.80%) OO
4 72 (9.60%) Software Engineering
5 70 (9.33%) Performance Tuning
6 62 (8.27%) ITIL
7 45 (6.00%) Web Development
8 44 (5.87%) Project Management
9 41 (5.47%) Mentoring
10 38 (5.07%) Scrum
11 37 (4.93%) OOP
12 36 (4.80%) OO PHP
13 34 (4.53%) DevOps
14 31 (4.13%) Low Latency
14 31 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
16 28 (3.73%) Incident Management
16 28 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
17 27 (3.60%) E-Commerce
18 25 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 202 (26.93%) SQL
2 182 (24.27%) PHP
3 175 (23.33%) Java
4 155 (20.67%) JavaScript
5 94 (12.53%) Perl
6 84 (11.20%) Python
7 75 (10.00%) PHP5
8 63 (8.40%) Shell Script
9 43 (5.73%) PL/SQL
9 43 (5.73%) C++
10 41 (5.47%) C#
11 37 (4.93%) C
12 31 (4.13%) Bash Shell
13 29 (3.87%) Tcl
14 24 (3.20%) Scala
15 22 (2.93%) PHP4
16 21 (2.80%) F#
16 21 (2.80%) Erlang
17 18 (2.40%) Korn
18 15 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.67%) Degree
3 54 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 39 (5.20%) CCNP
6 24 (3.20%) CCNA
7 19 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.73%) Check Point Certification
8 13 (1.73%) MCSE
8 13 (1.73%) CCSA
9 11 (1.47%) OCPJP
9 11 (1.47%) OCMJD
9 11 (1.47%) Sun Certification
9 11 (1.47%) MCSA
10 8 (1.07%) MCITP
11 6 (0.80%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.53%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.93%) SLA
2 4 (0.53%) QA
2 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
4 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 64 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (6.00%) Active Directory
3 43 (5.73%) Oracle RMAN
4 38 (5.07%) vSphere
5 35 (4.67%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (2.53%) PowerHA
7 17 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 14 (1.87%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.60%) Firmware
10 11 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.33%) Squid
12 6 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.67%) XenServer
14 4 (0.53%) RHEV
15 3 (0.40%) XenApp
15 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
16 2 (0.27%) vCloud
17 1 (0.13%) SRDF
17 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 37 (4.93%) Puppet
2 23 (3.07%) Nagios
3 21 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 15 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 12 (1.60%) WSUS
6 12 (1.60%) Data Guard
7 9 (1.20%) CA SiteMinder
8 8 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (1.07%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.53%) WMI
10 4 (0.53%) SCCM
11 2 (0.27%) Netcool
11 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.27%) OpenNMS
11 2 (0.27%) Plesk
11 2 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
12 1 (0.13%) Ansible
12 1 (0.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 191 (25.47%) Oracle
2 137 (18.27%) VMware
3 120 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 78 (10.40%) Red Hat
5 68 (9.07%) Cisco
6 57 (7.60%) IBM
7 48 (6.40%) Zend
8 37 (4.93%) Citrix
9 35 (4.67%) CheckPoint
10 33 (4.40%) NetApp
11 30 (4.00%) Hyperion
12 26 (3.47%) HP
13 22 (2.93%) Sun
13 22 (2.93%) EMC
13 22 (2.93%) Juniper
14 18 (2.40%) Symantec
15 16 (2.13%) Fujitsu
16 15 (2.00%) Google
17 14 (1.87%) Blue Coat
18 13 (1.73%) Netezza
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits, Phone, Laptop, PC, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £43000 per annum + Car / Bonus / Laptop / Mobile
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
ISL
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £16k - 18k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Consult Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benifit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago