Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 45 27
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18 +16
Permanent jobs citing Linux 152 208 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.56% 5.49% 7.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.15% 33.17% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 108 185 243
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,475 £65,000 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +8.11%

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 540 627 795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.76% 16.55% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 420 495 707
Birmingham median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +5.48%
10th Percentile £23,450 £21,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,949 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.40% +5.41% +2.86%

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 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 68 (44.74%) Windows
1 68 (44.74%) DevOps
2 62 (40.79%) AWS
3 52 (34.21%) Azure
4 42 (27.63%) Office 365
5 39 (25.66%) Microsoft
6 38 (25.00%) Docker
7 34 (22.37%) Windows Server
8 33 (21.71%) Puppet
8 33 (21.71%) Unix
9 32 (21.05%) Finance
9 32 (21.05%) Presales
10 30 (19.74%) Kubernetes
10 30 (19.74%) Git (software)
11 29 (19.08%) Migration
11 29 (19.08%) SQL
12 27 (17.76%) Firewall
12 27 (17.76%) Jenkins
12 27 (17.76%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
14 24 (15.79%) Terraform
14 24 (15.79%) Security Operations
15 23 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (15.13%) ITIL
15 23 (15.13%) Information Security
16 22 (14.47%) Oracle
16 22 (14.47%) Java
16 22 (14.47%) SIEM
17 21 (13.82%) VMware
18 20 (13.16%) Red Hat

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 10 (6.58%) Apache
2 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.29%) nginx
5 2 (1.32%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.32%) WordPress
6 1 (0.66%) Drupal
6 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.97%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.32%) Workfront
3 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 62 (40.79%) AWS
2 52 (34.21%) Azure
3 42 (27.63%) Office 365
4 20 (13.16%) IaaS
4 20 (13.16%) PaaS
5 14 (9.21%) IBM Cloud
6 9 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (5.92%) Amazon S3
6 9 (5.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (5.92%) Route 53
7 7 (4.61%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (4.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (4.61%) Azure Functions
7 7 (4.61%) Azure Machine Learning
7 7 (4.61%) Serverless
8 6 (3.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.76%) Firewall
2 12 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (6.58%) MPLS
3 10 (6.58%) Wireless
4 9 (5.92%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.92%) VPN
4 9 (5.92%) WAN
5 8 (5.26%) LAN
5 8 (5.26%) Skype
6 7 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (3.95%) DNS
7 6 (3.95%) Network Security
8 5 (3.29%) OSPF
9 4 (2.63%) BGP
9 4 (2.63%) RSVP
9 4 (2.63%) SAN
10 3 (1.97%) NAS
10 3 (1.97%) SMTP
10 3 (1.97%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (1.97%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.16%) MySQL
3 16 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (8.55%) MongoDB
5 10 (6.58%) Amazon Aurora
6 9 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (3.29%) Redis
9 4 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.97%) DB2
10 3 (1.97%) MariaDB
11 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.66%) Big Data
12 1 (0.66%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.66%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 30 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 27 (17.76%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.55%) GitLab
4 8 (5.26%) SonarQube
5 7 (4.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.29%) JMeter
6 5 (3.29%) JUnit
6 5 (3.29%) Maven
7 4 (2.63%) webpack
8 3 (1.97%) Babel
8 3 (1.97%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.97%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.97%) Selenium
9 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.66%) gulp
9 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (21.05%) Finance
2 18 (11.84%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.87%) Marketing
4 13 (8.55%) Public Sector
5 9 (5.92%) Manufacturing
6 8 (5.26%) Electronics
7 5 (3.29%) Retail
8 3 (1.97%) Games
9 2 (1.32%) Back Office
9 2 (1.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (17.76%) Analyst
2 22 (14.47%) Developer
3 20 (13.16%) Architect
3 20 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.55%) Security Analyst
4 13 (8.55%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (7.24%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.24%) Support Analyst
6 10 (6.58%) Consultant
6 10 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.58%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.92%) Senior Support Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Administrator
8 8 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.61%) Azure Architect
9 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Linux Support
10 6 (3.95%) Senior Linux Support
10 6 (3.95%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.18%) Web Services
2 13 (8.55%) Elastic Stack
3 11 (7.24%) JSON
3 11 (7.24%) Spring
4 8 (5.26%) Apache NiFi
5 7 (4.61%) RESTful
5 7 (4.61%) SAML
6 6 (3.95%) JDBC
6 6 (3.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (3.29%) J2EE
7 5 (3.29%) JPA
7 5 (3.29%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.63%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.63%) CSS
8 4 (2.63%) HTML
8 4 (2.63%) jQuery
8 4 (2.63%) Laravel
8 4 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (2.63%) REST
8 4 (2.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.16%) Public Cloud
2 15 (9.87%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.21%) Private Cloud
4 13 (8.55%) Data Centre
5 10 (6.58%) Clustering
6 7 (4.61%) Replication
7 5 (3.29%) CCTV
7 5 (3.29%) User Experience
7 5 (3.29%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (2.63%) Cyberattack
8 4 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (44.74%) Windows
2 34 (22.37%) Windows Server
3 33 (21.71%) Unix
4 23 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.58%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.95%) CentOS
7 4 (2.63%) HPUX
7 4 (2.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.66%) AIX
8 1 (0.66%) Debian
8 1 (0.66%) SUSE
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (44.74%) DevOps
2 32 (21.05%) Presales
3 29 (19.08%) Migration
4 27 (17.76%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (15.79%) Security Operations
6 23 (15.13%) Information Security
6 23 (15.13%) ITIL
7 22 (14.47%) SIEM
8 20 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 17 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (11.18%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (9.87%) Project Delivery
12 13 (8.55%) Security Management
13 12 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (7.24%) OO
14 11 (7.24%) Project Management
15 10 (6.58%) Mentoring
15 10 (6.58%) Open Source
15 10 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.08%) SQL
2 22 (14.47%) Java
3 17 (11.18%) PowerShell
3 17 (11.18%) Shell Script
4 16 (10.53%) PHP
5 14 (9.21%) Bash Shell
6 11 (7.24%) Python
7 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.97%) C
8 3 (1.97%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.32%) C#
9 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.32%) Perl
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
9 2 (1.32%) VBScript
10 1 (0.66%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.66%) C++
10 1 (0.66%) Java 8
10 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (7.24%) Degree
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.26%) CCNA
5 6 (3.95%) CCNP
5 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.63%) CISSP
6 4 (2.63%) MCSE
6 4 (2.63%) RHCE
6 4 (2.63%) SANS
6 4 (2.63%) SSCP
7 3 (1.97%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.97%) HNC
7 3 (1.97%) HND
7 3 (1.97%) MCSA
8 1 (0.66%) CCIE
8 1 (0.66%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) SLA
2 7 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.97%) GDPR
5 2 (1.32%) QA
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.66%) NIST
System Software
1 38 (25.00%) Docker
2 16 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.55%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (4.61%) XenApp
6 7 (4.61%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.63%) KVM
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.66%) NFS
9 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (21.71%) Puppet
2 30 (19.74%) Kubernetes
3 24 (15.79%) Terraform
4 16 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (7.89%) QRadar
6 10 (6.58%) Ansible
6 10 (6.58%) Kibana
6 10 (6.58%) logstash
7 9 (5.92%) NetBackup
8 7 (4.61%) FortiGate
8 7 (4.61%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (3.95%) Grafana
9 6 (3.95%) Prometheus
10 5 (3.29%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (3.29%) Packer
10 5 (3.29%) SCCM
11 3 (1.97%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (25.66%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.47%) Oracle
3 21 (13.82%) VMware
4 20 (13.16%) IBM
4 20 (13.16%) Red Hat
5 15 (9.87%) Cisco
6 13 (8.55%) Splunk
7 11 (7.24%) Veeam
8 10 (6.58%) SAP
9 8 (5.26%) Citrix
9 8 (5.26%) LogRhythm
10 7 (4.61%) arcserve
10 7 (4.61%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.61%) CommVault
11 6 (3.95%) HP
11 6 (3.95%) McAfee
12 5 (3.29%) Juniper
12 5 (3.29%) Meraki
13 4 (2.63%) ArcSight
13 4 (2.63%) Percona