Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 27 29
Rank change year-on-year -28 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 170 281 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.82% 7.44% 7.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.67% 37.57% 39.88%
Number of salaries quoted 152 253 274
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £26,425 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,000 £61,250 £66,250
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 573 748 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.24% 19.79% 17.79%
Number of salaries quoted 449 667 651
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Linux in Birmingham

Linux
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Linux.

1 89 (52.35%) Windows
2 48 (28.24%) Windows Server
3 47 (27.65%) Microsoft
4 39 (22.94%) Java
5 37 (21.76%) SQL Server
5 37 (21.76%) VMware
6 36 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (21.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 35 (20.59%) MySQL
8 34 (20.00%) SQL
8 34 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (18.24%) Unix
10 28 (16.47%) Degree
11 26 (15.29%) NoSQL
12 23 (13.53%) Python
12 23 (13.53%) Active Directory
13 21 (12.35%) Red Hat
13 21 (12.35%) ITIL
13 21 (12.35%) DevOps
14 20 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (11.76%) PHP
14 20 (11.76%) Finance
14 20 (11.76%) Spring
15 19 (11.18%) HP
16 18 (10.59%) TCP/IP
16 18 (10.59%) Windows 7
16 18 (10.59%) Windows 8

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 20 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (4.71%) CMS
4 7 (4.12%) JBoss
4 7 (4.12%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.94%) Apache
6 4 (2.35%) nginx
7 3 (1.76%) Confluence
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.18%) IIS
8 2 (1.18%) Moodle
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.18%) WildFly
9 1 (0.59%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.59%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (5.88%) Office 365
5 4 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.35%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.35%) GitHub
6 3 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (1.76%) Route 53
7 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.59%) Datadog
8 1 (0.59%) IaaS
8 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) TCP/IP
2 17 (10.00%) Firewall
3 14 (8.24%) DNS
4 10 (5.88%) VoIP
5 9 (5.29%) MPLS
6 8 (4.71%) BGP
6 8 (4.71%) DSL
6 8 (4.71%) DWDM
6 8 (4.71%) OSPF
6 8 (4.71%) SAN
6 8 (4.71%) SHDSL
6 8 (4.71%) SSL
7 6 (3.53%) Extranet
8 5 (2.94%) DHCP
8 5 (2.94%) NAS
8 5 (2.94%) Network Security
9 4 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.76%) Internet
10 3 (1.76%) OpenVPN
10 3 (1.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.76%) SQL Server
2 35 (20.59%) MySQL
3 26 (15.29%) NoSQL
4 15 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.65%) MongoDB
6 9 (5.29%) DB2
7 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.76%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.76%) Big Data
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 3 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.76%) Redis
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.18%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.18%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (7.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.76%) JIRA
4 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.18%) JUnit
4 2 (1.18%) Maven
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
4 2 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.59%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.59%) Toad
5 1 (0.59%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (11.76%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Marketing
3 9 (5.29%) Retail
4 8 (4.71%) Banking
4 8 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (23.53%) Developer
2 25 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.71%) Java Developer
3 16 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.65%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Analyst
5 11 (6.47%) IT Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Senior Support Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Senior Technical Support
5 11 (6.47%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Technical Support
5 11 (6.47%) Technical Support Engineer
6 10 (5.88%) Architect
7 9 (5.29%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.71%) Administrator
8 8 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (4.71%) NOC Technician
8 8 (4.71%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.76%) Spring
2 17 (10.00%) HTML
2 17 (10.00%) Middleware
3 15 (8.82%) CSS
3 15 (8.82%) Web Services
3 15 (8.82%) XML
4 14 (8.24%) Kafka
4 14 (8.24%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (5.88%) JSON
6 9 (5.29%) Java EE
6 9 (5.29%) JMS
6 9 (5.29%) Node.js
7 8 (4.71%) CSS3
7 8 (4.71%) REST
7 8 (4.71%) SOAP
8 7 (4.12%) HTML5
8 7 (4.12%) JSP
8 7 (4.12%) Laravel
9 6 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (3.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (4.71%) Clustering
4 8 (4.71%) Fintech
5 5 (2.94%) AS400
5 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.35%) Replication
6 4 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.18%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) VLE
9 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.59%) HP Superdome
9 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 89 (52.35%) Windows
2 48 (28.24%) Windows Server
3 31 (18.24%) Unix
4 20 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (10.59%) Windows 7
5 18 (10.59%) Windows 8
5 18 (10.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.24%) CentOS
6 14 (8.24%) Windows 10
7 11 (6.47%) Ubuntu
8 9 (5.29%) Solaris
8 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (4.71%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (3.53%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (2.94%) SUSE
12 4 (2.35%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.59%) AIX
13 1 (0.59%) Debian
13 1 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (21.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (12.35%) DevOps
2 21 (12.35%) ITIL
3 17 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 15 (8.82%) Analytics
5 14 (8.24%) Computer Science
5 14 (8.24%) Service Management
5 14 (8.24%) TDD
6 12 (7.06%) RAD
7 11 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.47%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.47%) Server Management
7 11 (6.47%) SOA
8 10 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.29%) Change Management
9 9 (5.29%) Content Management
9 9 (5.29%) Information Security
9 9 (5.29%) Open Source
9 9 (5.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.94%) Java
2 34 (20.00%) SQL
3 23 (13.53%) Python
4 20 (11.76%) PHP
5 13 (7.65%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.47%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.88%) C
8 8 (4.71%) Ruby
9 7 (4.12%) C++
9 7 (4.12%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.94%) Perl
12 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.76%) Korn
13 3 (1.76%) VBScript
14 2 (1.18%) C#
14 2 (1.18%) Groovy
14 2 (1.18%) Scala
15 1 (0.59%) Go
15 1 (0.59%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (16.47%) Degree
2 8 (4.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (4.71%) HNC
2 8 (4.71%) HND
3 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.35%) MCSA
5 4 (2.35%) MCSE
6 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.76%) RHCSA
7 2 (1.18%) CISA
7 2 (1.18%) CISMP
7 2 (1.18%) CISSP
7 2 (1.18%) MCITP
7 2 (1.18%) MCTS
7 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.18%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNP
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.00%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (13.53%) Active Directory
3 15 (8.82%) Docker
4 9 (5.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.35%) Firmware
6 4 (2.35%) VirtualBox
6 4 (2.35%) vSphere
7 3 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.18%) HDFS
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.59%) KVM
9 1 (0.59%) pfSense
9 1 (0.59%) Squid
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (7.06%) Puppet
2 11 (6.47%) Ansible
3 10 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.71%) SCCM
4 8 (4.71%) WSUS
5 5 (2.94%) Linux-HA
5 5 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.94%) Terraform
6 4 (2.35%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.35%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.35%) Packer
6 4 (2.35%) Prometheus
6 4 (2.35%) vMotion
7 3 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.76%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (1.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 47 (27.65%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.76%) VMware
3 21 (12.35%) Red Hat
4 19 (11.18%) HP
5 15 (8.82%) Cisco
5 15 (8.82%) Oracle
6 9 (5.29%) Google
7 8 (4.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 8 (4.71%) Juniper
7 8 (4.71%) Nokia
7 8 (4.71%) Sun
7 8 (4.71%) Telindus
8 7 (4.12%) Apple
9 6 (3.53%) Dell
9 6 (3.53%) MicroStrategy
10 5 (2.94%) Adobe
10 5 (2.94%) Citrix
10 5 (2.94%) IBM
10 5 (2.94%) Symantec
11 4 (2.35%) EMC