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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 47 32
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 387 262 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.76% 4.80% 6.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.20% 23.43% 24.71%
Number of salaries quoted 362 239 278
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
1202 1118 1315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.98% 20.46% 24.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1066 971 1102
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +15 123 £50,000 +42.85% 18
Coventry -3 77 £40,000 +18.51% 18
Warwickshire -6 58 £35,750 -7.74% 3
Staffordshire +25 39 £42,000 +52.72% 2
Shropshire +6 19 £26,500 -29.33% 2
Solihull +23 17 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Worcestershire -1 16 £37,000 -4.51% 10
Wolverhampton +2 10 £23,000 -20.00% 2
Herefordshire -3 4 £42,500 -
Dudley - 2 £27,500 -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield -2 1 £27,500 -21.42%
Walsall - 1 £36,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £30,000 -
Kingswinford - 1 £28,500 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 321 (39.10%) Windows
2 287 (34.96%) UNIX
3 264 (32.16%) SQL
4 257 (31.30%) PHP
5 237 (28.87%) MySQL
6 222 (27.04%) HTML
7 179 (21.80%) CSS
8 178 (21.68%) Java
9 175 (21.32%) JavaScript
10 165 (20.10%) Oracle
11 145 (17.66%) Apache
12 143 (17.42%) VMware
13 141 (17.17%) jQuery
14 123 (14.98%) SQL Server
15 120 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
16 111 (13.52%) Perl
17 107 (13.03%) Microsoft
18 106 (12.91%) Tomcat
19 103 (12.55%) OO
20 101 (12.30%) Git (software)
21 100 (12.18%) DevOps
22 96 (11.69%) Solaris
23 88 (10.72%) MVC
24 86 (10.48%) ITIL
24 86 (10.48%) Red Hat
25 83 (10.11%) HTML5
26 81 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
26 81 (9.87%) Firewall
27 80 (9.74%) Python
28 79 (9.62%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 145 (17.66%) Apache
2 106 (12.91%) Tomcat
3 49 (5.97%) JBoss
4 48 (5.85%) WebSphere
5 44 (5.36%) IIS
6 41 (4.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 33 (4.02%) GlassFish
8 30 (3.65%) MS Exchange
9 18 (2.19%) MQSeries
10 17 (2.07%) CICS
11 16 (1.95%) WordPress
12 14 (1.71%) CMS
12 14 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (1.71%) WebLogic
13 13 (1.58%) nginx
14 12 (1.46%) Moodle
15 10 (1.22%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.85%) Node.js
18 6 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 78 (9.50%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.41%) Photoshop
3 18 (2.19%) MS Office
4 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.24%) GIMP
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 26 (3.17%) Magento
2 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.24%) Odoo
7 1 (0.12%) Primavera
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.53%) IaaS
3 26 (3.17%) Office 365
4 19 (2.31%) SaaS
4 19 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.85%) Joyent
6 7 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (0.49%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 81 (9.87%) Firewall
2 77 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 43 (5.24%) SAN
4 42 (5.12%) DNS
5 34 (4.14%) VPN
6 32 (3.90%) Internet
7 27 (3.29%) WAN
8 24 (2.92%) LAN
8 24 (2.92%) HTTP
9 23 (2.80%) VoIP
10 20 (2.44%) NAS
11 19 (2.31%) SSL
12 18 (2.19%) DHCP
13 16 (1.95%) BGP
14 15 (1.83%) Network Security
15 12 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (1.46%) OSPF
15 12 (1.46%) LDAP
16 9 (1.10%) IP Telephony
16 9 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (28.87%) MySQL
2 123 (14.98%) SQL Server
3 49 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 40 (4.87%) DB2
5 38 (4.63%) RDBMS
6 27 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.56%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.85%) Big Data
12 6 (0.73%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.73%) CouchDB
12 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.61%) Riak
14 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 101 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 45 (5.48%) Maven
3 40 (4.87%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.92%) Subversion
4 24 (2.92%) JUnit
5 16 (1.95%) Hudson
6 13 (1.58%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.22%) Ant
7 10 (1.22%) JIRA
7 10 (1.22%) Selenium
8 7 (0.85%) Bugzilla
9 6 (0.73%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.73%) PHPUnit
10 5 (0.61%) Grunt
10 5 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.61%) Toad
11 4 (0.49%) JMeter
11 4 (0.49%) GoogleTest
11 4 (0.49%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 79 (9.62%) Finance
2 36 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.14%) Retail
4 32 (3.90%) Banking
5 24 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.44%) Marketing
7 18 (2.19%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.95%) Electronics
9 15 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.71%) Law
10 14 (1.71%) Games
11 9 (1.10%) Billing
12 6 (0.73%) Front Office
12 6 (0.73%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.61%) German Language
13 5 (0.61%) Advertising
13 5 (0.61%) Publishing
14 3 (0.37%) Legal
14 3 (0.37%) Automotive
15 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 270 (32.89%) Developer
2 124 (15.10%) PHP Developer
3 78 (9.50%) Administrator
4 64 (7.80%) Web Developer
5 58 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
6 56 (6.82%) Analyst
6 56 (6.82%) Architect
7 54 (6.58%) Consultant
8 51 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 48 (5.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 45 (5.48%) Software Engineer
11 40 (4.87%) Support Engineer
12 38 (4.63%) Java Developer
13 34 (4.14%) PHP Web Developer
14 33 (4.02%) Linux Administrator
15 31 (3.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 31 (3.78%) Applications Support
16 30 (3.65%) Senior Developer
17 29 (3.53%) Technical Consultant
18 27 (3.29%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (27.04%) HTML
2 179 (21.80%) CSS
3 141 (17.17%) jQuery
4 83 (10.11%) HTML5
5 71 (8.65%) J2EE
6 55 (6.70%) .NET
7 53 (6.46%) Web Services
8 51 (6.21%) Ajax
9 50 (6.09%) REST
10 49 (5.97%) CSS3
11 45 (5.48%) XML
12 44 (5.36%) LAMP
13 31 (3.78%) Middleware
14 29 (3.53%) Laravel
15 28 (3.41%) Java EE
16 26 (3.17%) AngularJS
17 23 (2.80%) Spring
18 22 (2.68%) Symfony
19 19 (2.31%) JMS
19 19 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 54 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.02%) Mathematics
4 29 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.05%) Clustering
6 21 (2.56%) Mainframe
7 17 (2.07%) Physics
7 17 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.95%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.58%) User Experience
9 13 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (1.34%) Social Media
11 10 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.97%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.97%) W3C
13 8 (0.97%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (0.97%) Life Science
14 7 (0.85%) Web 2.0
15 6 (0.73%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 321 (39.10%) Windows
2 287 (34.96%) UNIX
3 96 (11.69%) Solaris
4 70 (8.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (7.80%) Ubuntu
6 52 (6.33%) AIX
7 43 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (3.17%) CentOS
10 20 (2.44%) Android
10 20 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (2.07%) MVS
11 17 (2.07%) HPUX
12 15 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.46%) Windows 7
14 11 (1.34%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.97%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.85%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.73%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (12.55%) OO
3 100 (12.18%) DevOps
4 88 (10.72%) MVC
5 86 (10.48%) ITIL
6 75 (9.14%) Software Engineering
7 66 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (7.55%) OOP
9 57 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 56 (6.82%) Scrum
11 49 (5.97%) Web Development
12 35 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
13 34 (4.14%) SOA
14 32 (3.90%) Kanban
15 30 (3.65%) OO PHP
16 29 (3.53%) Time Management
16 29 (3.53%) Project Management
17 26 (3.17%) TDD
18 23 (2.80%) Functional Programming
19 22 (2.68%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 264 (32.16%) SQL
2 257 (31.30%) PHP
3 178 (21.68%) Java
4 175 (21.32%) JavaScript
5 111 (13.52%) Perl
6 80 (9.74%) Python
7 55 (6.70%) C++
8 53 (6.46%) C#
9 45 (5.48%) PowerShell
10 38 (4.63%) PHP5
11 36 (4.38%) Shell Script
12 34 (4.14%) Bash Shell
13 28 (3.41%) Ruby
14 25 (3.05%) C
15 23 (2.80%) Haskell
15 23 (2.80%) Erlang
15 23 (2.80%) Scala
16 17 (2.07%) JCL
17 14 (1.71%) Groovy
17 14 (1.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (9.14%) Degree
2 39 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (3.90%) MCSE
4 22 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.07%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.95%) MCSA
6 16 (1.95%) CCNA
7 13 (1.58%) CISSP
8 12 (1.46%) PhD
8 12 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.34%) MCITP
10 10 (1.22%) SC Cleared
11 9 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.97%) CCA
12 8 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (0.85%) CCNP
13 7 (0.85%) OSCP
14 6 (0.73%) CEH
15 5 (0.61%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.87%) SLA
2 15 (1.83%) QA
3 8 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.85%) GAMP
4 7 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (8.53%) Active Directory
3 28 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.92%) Docker
5 21 (2.56%) vSphere
6 12 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 7 (0.85%) XenApp
8 6 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.73%) vCloud
9 5 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.61%) XenServer
9 5 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.49%) Varnish
11 2 (0.24%) Xen
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.24%) Samba
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 73 (8.89%) Puppet
2 58 (7.06%) Tivoli
3 50 (6.09%) Nagios
4 48 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (4.02%) Ansible
6 21 (2.56%) Vagrant
7 15 (1.83%) BladeLogic
7 15 (1.83%) Unicenter
8 14 (1.71%) Control-M
9 12 (1.46%) OpenNMS
10 11 (1.34%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.22%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 10 (1.22%) SCCM
12 8 (0.97%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.85%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.85%) SELinux
14 6 (0.73%) MOM
15 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (0.49%) Foglight
Vendors
1 165 (20.10%) Oracle
2 143 (17.42%) VMware
3 107 (13.03%) Microsoft
4 86 (10.48%) Red Hat
5 78 (9.50%) Cisco
6 70 (8.53%) Citrix
7 68 (8.28%) IBM
8 38 (4.63%) Zend
9 34 (4.14%) NetApp
10 28 (3.41%) HP
11 19 (2.31%) Business Objects
12 13 (1.58%) SAP
12 13 (1.58%) Dell
12 13 (1.58%) Google
13 11 (1.34%) F5
13 11 (1.34%) Juniper
14 10 (1.22%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.10%) Symantec
15 9 (1.10%) Adobe
15 9 (1.10%) Rackspace
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 38 minutes ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + On-call + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 25% SA, 10% pension + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS + BONUSES
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: Circa £30,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits, great projects!
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago