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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Novell SUSE Linux
Rank 195 143 186
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +43
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 25 60 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 1.12% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.71% 4.47% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 25 58 20
Average salary £44,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £48,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +20.00%
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
1463 1341 1266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.28% 24.97% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1189 1080
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SUSE across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SUSE Salary Histogram 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 1 October 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 - 17 £44,000 -
Birmingham -38 8 £52,500 +5.00%
SUSE
England

SUSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (60.61%) Red Hat
2 20 (60.61%) IBM
3 18 (54.55%) UNIX
4 17 (51.52%) AIX
4 17 (51.52%) Clustering
5 16 (48.48%) VMware ESX
6 14 (42.42%) Solaris
7 13 (39.39%) VMware
8 11 (33.33%) PowerHA
9 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (27.27%) Tomcat
11 8 (24.24%) ITIL
11 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (21.21%) Web Development
12 7 (21.21%) CA
12 7 (21.21%) Veritas
12 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
12 7 (21.21%) CA SiteMinder
12 7 (21.21%) Change Management
12 7 (21.21%) Windows
12 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
12 7 (21.21%) HTML
12 7 (21.21%) LDAP
12 7 (21.21%) Sun
13 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 6 (18.18%) Java
13 6 (18.18%) Perl

SUSE
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 7 (21.21%) WebLogic
3 6 (18.18%) Apache
4 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.06%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LDAP
2 6 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) VoIP
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (69.70%) Administrator
2 22 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (39.39%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 13 (39.39%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (12.12%) IT Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Trainee
7 1 (3.03%) Trainee Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) AIX Administrator
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 18 (54.55%) UNIX
3 17 (51.52%) AIX
4 14 (42.42%) Solaris
5 10 (30.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 6 (18.18%) Windows 2000
8 5 (15.15%) VMS
9 2 (6.06%) Debian
9 2 (6.06%) FreeBSD
9 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
10 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
1 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Web Development
2 7 (21.21%) Change Management
3 6 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.15%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Data Virtualisation
6 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
2 6 (18.18%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) Perl
2 6 (18.18%) Korn
3 4 (12.12%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
1 4 (12.12%) MCSE
1 4 (12.12%) MCSA
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) RHCE
4 1 (3.03%) NCDA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) VMware ESX
2 11 (33.33%) PowerHA
3 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) SRDF
6 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Red Hat
1 20 (60.61%) IBM
2 13 (39.39%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) CA
3 7 (21.21%) Veritas
3 7 (21.21%) Sun
4 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Dell
5 4 (12.12%) Acronis
5 4 (12.12%) WatchGuard
6 3 (9.09%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec