Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 30 29
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 172 270 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.47% 7.19% 6.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.50% 37.71% 41.00%
Number of salaries quoted 148 247 236
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £28,175 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.89% +12.50% -

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 583 716 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.55% 19.06% 16.65%
Number of salaries quoted 444 573 523
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,825 £23,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%

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 26 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 87 (50.58%) Windows
2 50 (29.07%) Microsoft
2 50 (29.07%) Windows Server
3 49 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (24.42%) DevOps
6 40 (23.26%) SQL
7 35 (20.35%) Firewall
8 33 (19.19%) VMware
8 33 (19.19%) Puppet
9 32 (18.60%) Active Directory
9 32 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 31 (18.02%) MySQL
10 31 (18.02%) ITIL
11 30 (17.44%) PHP
11 30 (17.44%) Docker
12 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (16.28%) Configuration Management
14 26 (15.12%) Red Hat
15 25 (14.53%) Data Centre
15 25 (14.53%) Terraform
16 23 (13.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (13.37%) Cisco
17 22 (12.79%) Python
17 22 (12.79%) Office 365
18 21 (12.21%) Git (software)
18 21 (12.21%) Opscode Chef
18 21 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (11.63%) Project Management
19 20 (11.63%) Java

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 11 (6.40%) Apache
1 11 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.07%) nginx
4 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.49%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.91%) CMS
6 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.58%) Mule
6 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.74%) Workfront
3 2 (1.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 49 (28.49%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (12.79%) Office 365
4 11 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (5.23%) GitHub
6 8 (4.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (4.65%) IaaS
6 8 (4.65%) PaaS
7 7 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.07%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.07%) Serverless
8 6 (3.49%) Azure Functions
8 6 (3.49%) Azure Machine Learning
8 6 (3.49%) Route 53
9 5 (2.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (2.91%) SaaS
9 5 (2.91%) Sage Pay
10 3 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.74%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.35%) Firewall
2 13 (7.56%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (6.98%) DNS
4 11 (6.40%) SAN
4 11 (6.40%) VoIP
5 10 (5.81%) Internet
5 10 (5.81%) LAN
5 10 (5.81%) WAN
6 9 (5.23%) NAS
6 9 (5.23%) VPN
7 8 (4.65%) Network Security
8 7 (4.07%) MPLS
8 7 (4.07%) Wireless
9 6 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (3.49%) Skype
10 5 (2.91%) DHCP
10 5 (2.91%) OpenVPN
10 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.91%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.02%) MySQL
2 14 (8.14%) NoSQL
2 14 (8.14%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.98%) Amazon Aurora
3 12 (6.98%) Redis
4 8 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (4.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.16%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (12.21%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.05%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.91%) GitLab
5 4 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.74%) Travis CI
6 3 (1.74%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.58%) PhpStorm
General
1 18 (10.47%) Retail
2 16 (9.30%) Marketing
3 13 (7.56%) Finance
4 6 (3.49%) Banking
4 6 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (16.86%) Developer
2 21 (12.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) PHP Developer
5 12 (6.98%) IT Engineer
6 11 (6.40%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (5.81%) Analyst
7 10 (5.81%) Architect
8 9 (5.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (4.65%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.65%) SOC Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
10 7 (4.07%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Embedded Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Embedded Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.49%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.88%) LAMP
2 12 (6.98%) HTML
2 12 (6.98%) JSON
3 11 (6.40%) jQuery
3 11 (6.40%) Spring
4 10 (5.81%) CSS
5 9 (5.23%) Laravel
5 9 (5.23%) Web Services
6 7 (4.07%) Apache NiFi
6 7 (4.07%) Kafka
6 7 (4.07%) Middleware
7 6 (3.49%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (3.49%) OpenEmbedded
7 6 (3.49%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (3.49%) SAML
7 6 (3.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (3.49%) Yocto
8 5 (2.91%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.91%) Node.js
8 5 (2.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.53%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.14%) Clustering
3 12 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (6.98%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.49%) AS400
6 6 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (3.49%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.49%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.49%) Replication
6 6 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.91%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.74%) Fintech
9 2 (1.16%) EPoS
9 2 (1.16%) HP Superdome
9 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 87 (50.58%) Windows
2 50 (29.07%) Windows Server
3 23 (13.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (10.47%) Unix
5 17 (9.88%) CentOS
6 15 (8.72%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.07%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.07%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.49%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.33%) AIX
10 4 (2.33%) SUSE
11 3 (1.74%) DC/OS
11 3 (1.74%) Debian
11 3 (1.74%) Solaris
12 2 (1.16%) HPUX
12 2 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.42%) DevOps
2 32 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (18.02%) ITIL
4 28 (16.28%) Configuration Management
5 20 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (11.63%) Presales
5 20 (11.63%) Project Management
6 19 (11.05%) Information Security
6 19 (11.05%) Service Management
6 19 (11.05%) SIEM
7 18 (10.47%) Security Operations
8 17 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (8.72%) Change Management
9 15 (8.72%) Migration
10 14 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (8.14%) Security Management
11 11 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (6.40%) High Availability
12 10 (5.81%) E-Commerce
12 10 (5.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.26%) SQL
2 30 (17.44%) PHP
3 22 (12.79%) Python
4 20 (11.63%) Java
4 20 (11.63%) PowerShell
5 19 (11.05%) Bash Shell
6 17 (9.88%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.07%) C
8 6 (3.49%) C++
8 6 (3.49%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.91%) C#
9 5 (2.91%) Perl
9 5 (2.91%) VBScript
10 3 (1.74%) Ruby
11 1 (0.58%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (12.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.30%) Degree
3 12 (6.98%) MCSE
4 11 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.81%) MCSA
6 7 (4.07%) CCNP
7 4 (2.33%) CCNA
7 4 (2.33%) RHCE
8 3 (1.74%) MCTS
8 3 (1.74%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.16%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.16%) MCITP
9 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.58%) CCDP
10 1 (0.58%) CCIE
10 1 (0.58%) CISM
10 1 (0.58%) CISSP
10 1 (0.58%) SANS
10 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.72%) SLA
2 11 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) HL7
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 30 (17.44%) Docker
3 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.98%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (4.07%) KVM
6 7 (4.07%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.49%) XenApp
7 6 (3.49%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.91%) Varnish
8 5 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.91%) vSphere
9 4 (2.33%) Firmware
10 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.16%) Squid
12 1 (0.58%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 33 (19.19%) Puppet
2 25 (14.53%) Terraform
3 21 (12.21%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (10.47%) Kubernetes
5 17 (9.88%) Ansible
5 17 (9.88%) NetBackup
6 12 (6.98%) SCCM
7 11 (6.40%) Packer
8 9 (5.23%) SCOM
9 8 (4.65%) Backup Exec
9 8 (4.65%) WSUS
10 6 (3.49%) FortiGate
10 6 (3.49%) HP Data Protector
10 6 (3.49%) Linux-HA
10 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (2.91%) Prometheus
12 4 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (2.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (29.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.19%) VMware
3 26 (15.12%) Red Hat
4 23 (13.37%) Cisco
5 15 (8.72%) Veeam
6 13 (7.56%) Citrix
6 13 (7.56%) Oracle
7 9 (5.23%) Google
7 9 (5.23%) HP
8 8 (4.65%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.65%) IBM
9 7 (4.07%) Meraki
10 6 (3.49%) arcserve
10 6 (3.49%) CommVault
10 6 (3.49%) EMC
11 5 (2.91%) Apple
11 5 (2.91%) Ivanti
11 5 (2.91%) Remedy
11 5 (2.91%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.91%) Symantec