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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / West Midlands
Rank 19 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 433 382 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.87% 7.48% 7.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.37% 37.49% 27.72%
Number of salaries quoted 371 320 327
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
1022 1019 1252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.95% 19.96% 25.27%
Number of salaries quoted 879 839 1109
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 172 £43,750 +9.37% 22
Warwickshire +23 70 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Coventry -3 60 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Staffordshire +20 48 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Worcestershire -15 23 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Herefordshire - 22 £49,250 -
Solihull -6 14 £35,000 +18.64% 5
Shropshire -4 13 £51,459 +72.97% 5
Dudley +2 2 £29,250 +17.00%
Walsall +18 1 £35,000 -12.50%
West Bromwich +9 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 341 (38.02%) Windows
2 278 (30.99%) Unix
3 221 (24.64%) JavaScript
4 207 (23.08%) Java
5 206 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
6 197 (21.96%) Python
7 168 (18.73%) MySQL
8 166 (18.51%) SQL
9 150 (16.72%) PHP
10 148 (16.50%) Git (software)
11 146 (16.28%) Microsoft
12 145 (16.16%) VMware
13 139 (15.50%) HTML
14 134 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
15 129 (14.38%) TCP/IP
16 122 (13.60%) Apache
17 121 (13.49%) Windows Server
18 119 (13.27%) Red Hat
19 116 (12.93%) DevOps
20 114 (12.71%) CSS
20 114 (12.71%) C++
21 113 (12.60%) Web Services
22 111 (12.37%) MS Excel
23 109 (12.15%) ITIL
23 109 (12.15%) Data Centre
24 108 (12.04%) jQuery
25 107 (11.93%) DNS
25 107 (11.93%) Active Directory
26 101 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
26 101 (11.26%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 122 (13.60%) Apache
2 59 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 48 (5.35%) nginx
4 41 (4.57%) IIS
5 39 (4.35%) JBoss
6 34 (3.79%) WebLogic
7 33 (3.68%) Tomcat
7 33 (3.68%) WebSphere
8 24 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (2.01%) SharePoint
11 14 (1.56%) lighttpd
12 13 (1.45%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.34%) Apache Pig
13 12 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (1.00%) GlassFish
15 9 (1.00%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.78%) Confluence
16 7 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 111 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.56%) MS Project
4 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (2.79%) Magento
2 16 (1.78%) assyst
3 11 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.00%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.45%) Shopify
6 3 (0.33%) Maximo
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 134 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.35%) Office 365
4 24 (2.68%) IaaS
5 23 (2.56%) SaaS
6 18 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 14 (1.56%) Google Compute Engine
7 14 (1.56%) Heroku
7 14 (1.56%) PaaS
8 11 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.11%) GitHub
10 7 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Apcera
Communications & Networking
1 129 (14.38%) TCP/IP
2 107 (11.93%) DNS
3 96 (10.70%) Firewall
4 79 (8.81%) DHCP
5 70 (7.80%) HTTP
6 65 (7.25%) SSL
7 48 (5.35%) Network Security
8 40 (4.46%) SAN
9 39 (4.35%) WAN
10 37 (4.12%) VPN
11 36 (4.01%) LAN
12 31 (3.46%) Internet
13 26 (2.90%) OSPF
13 26 (2.90%) VoIP
14 23 (2.56%) SNMP
15 22 (2.45%) BGP
16 17 (1.90%) Ethernet
17 15 (1.67%) ATM
17 15 (1.67%) ICMP
17 15 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (18.73%) MySQL
2 92 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 52 (5.80%) Relational Database
4 47 (5.24%) NoSQL
5 45 (5.02%) MongoDB
6 37 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 37 (4.12%) Redis
7 33 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (3.01%) Big Data
9 26 (2.90%) RDBMS
10 23 (2.56%) Oracle Database
11 20 (2.23%) DB2
12 14 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.34%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.89%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (0.67%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 148 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 78 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 54 (6.02%) JIRA
3 54 (6.02%) Subversion
4 36 (4.01%) Selenium
5 35 (3.90%) Mercurial
6 26 (2.90%) Vagrant
7 21 (2.34%) Hudson
8 20 (2.23%) Eclipse
9 19 (2.12%) JUnit
10 18 (2.01%) PHPUnit
11 12 (1.34%) Robot Framework
12 11 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (1.11%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.00%) Maven
15 8 (0.89%) Visual Studio Code
16 6 (0.67%) Concordion
16 6 (0.67%) Cucumber
16 6 (0.67%) PROIV
17 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 96 (10.70%) Finance
2 64 (7.13%) Retail
3 45 (5.02%) Marketing
4 44 (4.91%) Banking
5 43 (4.79%) Publishing
6 35 (3.90%) Electronics
7 32 (3.57%) Games
8 27 (3.01%) Telecoms
9 20 (2.23%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 12 (1.34%) Back Office
11 12 (1.34%) Billing
12 10 (1.11%) Music Industry
13 9 (1.00%) Automotive
14 8 (0.89%) International Banking
15 7 (0.78%) Advertising
16 6 (0.67%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.56%) Arabic Language
17 5 (0.56%) French Language
17 5 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 220 (24.53%) Developer
2 98 (10.93%) PHP Developer
3 80 (8.92%) Analyst
4 72 (8.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 59 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
6 53 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 52 (5.80%) Software Engineer
8 50 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
9 48 (5.35%) Consultant
10 46 (5.13%) MySQL Developer
10 46 (5.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 45 (5.02%) HTML Developer
11 45 (5.02%) Support Engineer
12 43 (4.79%) Java Developer
13 42 (4.68%) HTML CSS Developer
14 41 (4.57%) Junior
15 39 (4.35%) Senior Developer
16 37 (4.12%) Administrator
17 35 (3.90%) Technical Specialist
18 34 (3.79%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (15.50%) HTML
2 114 (12.71%) CSS
3 113 (12.60%) Web Services
4 108 (12.04%) jQuery
5 83 (9.25%) XML
6 74 (8.25%) HTML5
7 72 (8.03%) LAMP
8 66 (7.36%) RESTful
9 56 (6.24%) JSON
10 55 (6.13%) Ajax
11 50 (5.57%) SOAP
12 44 (4.91%) J2EE
12 44 (4.91%) REST
13 42 (4.68%) LEMP Stack
14 37 (4.12%) .NET
15 36 (4.01%) Java EE
15 36 (4.01%) Sass
16 32 (3.57%) Middleware
17 30 (3.34%) Node.js
17 30 (3.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 76 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.57%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.56%) CMDB
7 21 (2.34%) Fintech
7 21 (2.34%) Mathematics
7 21 (2.34%) Physics
8 20 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.78%) Device Driver
9 16 (1.78%) User Experience
10 14 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
11 12 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 12 (1.34%) Smart Meter
12 11 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.23%) Verilog
12 11 (1.23%) VHDL
13 10 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 341 (38.02%) Windows
2 278 (30.99%) Unix
3 121 (13.49%) Windows Server
4 71 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (5.69%) Solaris
6 47 (5.24%) CentOS
7 43 (4.79%) Ubuntu
8 34 (3.79%) Mac OS X
9 31 (3.46%) AIX
10 20 (2.23%) SUSE
11 15 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 12 (1.34%) HPUX
13 10 (1.11%) Android
13 10 (1.11%) Debian
13 10 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.78%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.56%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (12.93%) DevOps
3 109 (12.15%) ITIL
4 94 (10.48%) Software Engineering
5 81 (9.03%) Open Source
6 76 (8.47%) MVC
7 62 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
7 62 (6.91%) Scrum
8 61 (6.80%) OO
9 57 (6.35%) OOP
10 54 (6.02%) SOA
11 53 (5.91%) High Availability
11 53 (5.91%) Service Delivery
12 49 (5.46%) Mentoring
13 48 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 48 (5.35%) Microservices
14 47 (5.24%) E-Commerce
15 46 (5.13%) Migration
16 44 (4.91%) Project Management
17 43 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 221 (24.64%) JavaScript
2 207 (23.08%) Java
3 197 (21.96%) Python
4 166 (18.51%) SQL
5 150 (16.72%) PHP
6 114 (12.71%) C++
7 101 (11.26%) Bash Shell
8 69 (7.69%) Perl
9 64 (7.13%) C#
10 60 (6.69%) C
11 59 (6.58%) Ruby
12 46 (5.13%) Shell Script
13 42 (4.68%) PowerShell
14 19 (2.12%) Scala
15 17 (1.90%) Groovy
16 16 (1.78%) Erlang
16 16 (1.78%) F#
16 16 (1.78%) Go
16 16 (1.78%) Haskell
17 13 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (10.93%) Degree
2 44 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (2.90%) AWS Certification
5 25 (2.79%) CCNA
6 23 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 23 (2.56%) LPIC
7 19 (2.12%) ISTQB
8 18 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (1.78%) CISSP
10 15 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (1.56%) MCSE
12 12 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (1.23%) CCNP
14 10 (1.11%) GCIH
14 10 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (1.11%) SANS
14 10 (1.11%) SC Cleared
15 9 (1.00%) MCSA
16 8 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 19 (2.12%) SLA
3 12 (1.34%) QA
4 7 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 107 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 101 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.58%) Docker
4 59 (6.58%) Firmware
5 26 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.01%) Squid
7 12 (1.34%) HDFS
7 12 (1.34%) Samba
7 12 (1.34%) vSphere
8 10 (1.11%) VirtualBox
9 9 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.89%) NFS
11 7 (0.78%) XenApp
12 6 (0.67%) Kamailio
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle Clusterware
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.45%) Cygwin
14 4 (0.45%) Postfix
14 4 (0.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 89 (9.92%) Puppet
2 69 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (6.35%) SCCM
4 55 (6.13%) SCOM
5 44 (4.91%) Ansible
6 42 (4.68%) Terraform
7 31 (3.46%) Tivoli
8 25 (2.79%) NetBackup
9 23 (2.56%) Backup Exec
10 22 (2.45%) Nagios
11 16 (1.78%) Kubernetes
12 15 (1.67%) Mesos
13 13 (1.45%) Consul
14 12 (1.34%) Hadoop YARN
14 12 (1.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 12 (1.34%) Oozie
15 10 (1.11%) StatsD
16 9 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
17 8 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 7 (0.78%) rkt
Vendors
1 146 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 145 (16.16%) VMware
3 119 (13.27%) Red Hat
4 100 (11.15%) Cisco
5 97 (10.81%) Oracle
6 58 (6.47%) IBM
7 56 (6.24%) Citrix
8 38 (4.24%) HP
9 37 (4.12%) Google
10 31 (3.46%) EMC
11 28 (3.12%) NetApp
12 23 (2.56%) Sybase
13 18 (2.01%) Juniper
13 18 (2.01%) Veeam
14 17 (1.90%) ServiceNow
15 12 (1.34%) Brocade
15 12 (1.34%) Twitter
16 11 (1.23%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.23%) SolarWinds
16 11 (1.23%) Symantec
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Company + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + PHI, 25 days holiday
Posted: 20 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 55k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £45K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worcestershire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29433.00 - £31991.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £31000 - £44000 per annum, 10% of time for hobby projects + more!
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Warwick University Enterprises Ltd
Salary: From £29,301 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £28500 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago