The table below looks at the statistics for SUSE 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 SUSE over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SUSE Linux
Rank 212 163 179
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +16
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 3 44 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.055% 0.89% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% 3.65% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3 44 21
Average salary £44,000 £48,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -6.43%
SUSE
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
1378 1204 1281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.30% 24.27% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1237 1027 1146
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,978 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

SUSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SUSE across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

SUSE Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SUSE
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SUSE across the West Midlands region.

SUSE Salary Trend in the West Midlands

SUSE
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 SUSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Warwickshire - 2 £44,000 -
Birmingham -34 1 £48,500 -3.00%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing SUSE 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 SUSE.

1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Red Hat
3 17 (68.00%) AIX
3 17 (68.00%) Clustering
4 16 (64.00%) VMware ESX
4 16 (64.00%) UNIX
4 16 (64.00%) IBM
5 14 (56.00%) Solaris
6 11 (44.00%) PowerHA
7 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (28.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (28.00%) Windows
8 7 (28.00%) Web Development
8 7 (28.00%) Sun
8 7 (28.00%) CA
8 7 (28.00%) Veritas
8 7 (28.00%) ITIL
8 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (28.00%) CA SiteMinder
8 7 (28.00%) LDAP
8 7 (28.00%) HTML
8 7 (28.00%) WebLogic
8 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (24.00%) Apache
9 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (24.00%) Change Management
9 6 (24.00%) VMware
9 6 (24.00%) Windows 2000
9 6 (24.00%) Korn

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing SUSE 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 SUSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (28.00%) WebLogic
1 7 (28.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (24.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Systems Administrator
1 17 (68.00%) Administrator
2 13 (52.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 13 (52.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (16.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) AIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) AIX
3 16 (64.00%) UNIX
4 14 (56.00%) Solaris
5 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (28.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) Windows 2000
8 5 (20.00%) VMS
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
1 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (28.00%) Web Development
2 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (24.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (24.00%) Korn
2 6 (24.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) VMware ESX
2 11 (44.00%) PowerHA
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) SRDF
4 1 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (64.00%) IBM
3 7 (28.00%) Sun
3 7 (28.00%) CA
3 7 (28.00%) Veritas
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) EMC