Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 29 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 +12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 223 274 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.76% 7.03% 5.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.52% 35.54% 30.97%
Number of salaries quoted 200 223 192
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -15.79%
10th Percentile £26,700 £27,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £64,100 £57,000 £62,500
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -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 646 771 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.69% 19.78% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 512 678 668
Birmingham median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,125 £53,750 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.85% +4.29% -2.78%

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 88 (39.46%) Windows
2 62 (27.80%) MySQL
3 54 (24.22%) Unix
4 52 (23.32%) SQL
4 52 (23.32%) Java
5 51 (22.87%) JavaScript
6 48 (21.52%) Finance
7 45 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
8 44 (19.73%) Apache
9 43 (19.28%) PHP
10 42 (18.83%) VMware
11 39 (17.49%) HTML
12 36 (16.14%) CSS
13 35 (15.70%) Microsoft
14 33 (14.80%) Python
15 31 (13.90%) DevOps
16 30 (13.45%) Windows Server
16 30 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 27 (12.11%) Firewall
18 27 (12.11%) ITIL
18 27 (12.11%) Red Hat
19 26 (11.66%) SLA
19 26 (11.66%) HP
19 26 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 24 (10.76%) Degree
20 24 (10.76%) Docker
20 24 (10.76%) Active Directory

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 44 (19.73%) Apache
2 11 (4.93%) WebLogic
2 11 (4.93%) WordPress
3 8 (3.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (3.59%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.14%) JBoss
5 6 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.69%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.24%) nginx
7 4 (1.79%) CMS
7 4 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.35%) IIS
8 3 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.90%) Drupal
9 2 (0.90%) Moodle
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.45%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 45 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.38%) Office 365
4 7 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.24%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.35%) IaaS
7 3 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) PaaS
7 3 (1.35%) Serverless
8 2 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.90%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.90%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.90%) SaaS
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.45%) Datadog
9 1 (0.45%) Slack
9 1 (0.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.11%) Firewall
2 18 (8.07%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.62%) DNS
4 14 (6.28%) MPLS
4 14 (6.28%) OSPF
4 14 (6.28%) WAN
5 12 (5.38%) LAN
6 10 (4.48%) VLAN
6 10 (4.48%) VPN
7 9 (4.04%) DHCP
7 9 (4.04%) Wireless
8 8 (3.59%) Cisco Firepower
8 8 (3.59%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (3.59%) SAN
8 8 (3.59%) Software-Defined Networking
8 8 (3.59%) TACACS
9 7 (3.14%) SSL
10 6 (2.69%) BGP
10 6 (2.69%) DSL
10 6 (2.69%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (27.80%) MySQL
2 22 (9.87%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.14%) DB2
6 5 (2.24%) MariaDB
6 5 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.24%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 5 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.45%) GIS
9 1 (0.45%) Redis
9 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.24%) Cucumber
3 5 (2.24%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.24%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.79%) Maven
4 4 (1.79%) Subversion
5 3 (1.35%) JUnit
6 2 (0.90%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.90%) Selenium
6 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.90%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.90%) WATIR
7 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.45%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.45%) JBehave
7 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (21.52%) Finance
2 20 (8.97%) Banking
3 14 (6.28%) Marketing
4 11 (4.93%) Advertising
4 11 (4.93%) Retail
5 10 (4.48%) International Banking
6 9 (4.04%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.35%) Automotive
8 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (32.29%) Developer
2 30 (13.45%) PHP Developer
3 27 (12.11%) Java Developer
4 26 (11.66%) Analyst
5 23 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 23 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (8.52%) Consultant
7 18 (8.07%) Administrator
8 12 (5.38%) Junior
8 12 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Architect
9 10 (4.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 10 (4.48%) PHP Web Developer
9 10 (4.48%) PHP WordPress Developer
9 10 (4.48%) Web Developer
9 10 (4.48%) WordPress Developer
10 9 (4.04%) DBA
10 9 (4.04%) Junior Developer
11 8 (3.59%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.49%) HTML
2 36 (16.14%) CSS
3 22 (9.87%) J2EE
4 20 (8.97%) LAMP
5 16 (7.17%) Laravel
6 14 (6.28%) Web Services
7 10 (4.48%) jQuery
7 10 (4.48%) XML
8 8 (3.59%) HTML5
9 7 (3.14%) Java EE
9 7 (3.14%) Spring
10 6 (2.69%) .NET
10 6 (2.69%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.69%) Sass
10 6 (2.69%) Symfony
10 6 (2.69%) Vue.js
11 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.24%) CakePHP
11 5 (2.24%) CodeIgniter
11 5 (2.24%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.28%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.93%) Fintech
5 10 (4.48%) User Experience
6 8 (3.59%) Driving Licence
7 6 (2.69%) Clustering
7 6 (2.69%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.69%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.69%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.35%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (1.35%) VLE
11 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.90%) Replication
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.45%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 88 (39.46%) Windows
2 54 (24.22%) Unix
3 30 (13.45%) Windows Server
4 24 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.62%) CentOS
7 15 (6.73%) Ubuntu
8 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (4.04%) AIX
10 8 (3.59%) Solaris
11 7 (3.14%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.69%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (2.24%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.79%) SUSE
14 4 (1.79%) Windows 8
15 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.90%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.90%) Debian
16 2 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.90%) DevOps
2 29 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (12.11%) ITIL
4 22 (9.87%) SOA
5 19 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (8.07%) Web Development
7 17 (7.62%) Load Balancing
7 17 (7.62%) Open Source
8 16 (7.17%) TDD
9 14 (6.28%) MVC
9 14 (6.28%) Network Management
10 13 (5.83%) BDD
10 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 13 (5.83%) Migration
10 13 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (5.83%) Software Engineering
11 12 (5.38%) Test Automation
12 11 (4.93%) Coaching
12 11 (4.93%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (23.32%) Java
1 52 (23.32%) SQL
2 51 (22.87%) JavaScript
3 43 (19.28%) PHP
4 33 (14.80%) Python
5 15 (6.73%) Bash Shell
6 13 (5.83%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.38%) Ruby
8 8 (3.59%) Perl
9 7 (3.14%) C#
10 6 (2.69%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.24%) C
12 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.35%) Go
13 3 (1.35%) Korn
13 3 (1.35%) VB
14 2 (0.90%) C++
14 2 (0.90%) ES6
14 2 (0.90%) Java 8
14 2 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (10.76%) Degree
2 10 (4.48%) CCNA
2 10 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (3.59%) CCNP
5 6 (2.69%) HNC
5 6 (2.69%) HND
6 5 (2.24%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.24%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.79%) CISA
7 4 (1.79%) CISSP
7 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.35%) CISM
8 3 (1.35%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.90%) CCDA
9 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.45%) ISEB
10 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.66%) SLA
2 12 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.79%) QA
4 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.90%) GCP
6 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 26 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.76%) Docker
3 5 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.35%) KVM
5 3 (1.35%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.90%) Firmware
6 2 (0.90%) Squid
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (8.52%) Puppet
2 13 (5.83%) Kubernetes
3 12 (5.38%) Ansible
4 11 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.48%) QRadar
6 8 (3.59%) WhatsUp Gold
7 7 (3.14%) HP Data Protector
7 7 (3.14%) Terraform
8 5 (2.24%) Data Guard
8 5 (2.24%) Nagios
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (2.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (2.24%) WSUS
9 4 (1.79%) Ambari
9 4 (1.79%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.79%) logstash
9 4 (1.79%) SCCM
10 2 (0.90%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.90%) Kibana
Vendors
1 42 (18.83%) VMware
2 35 (15.70%) Microsoft
3 27 (12.11%) Red Hat
4 26 (11.66%) HP
5 20 (8.97%) Oracle
6 18 (8.07%) Cisco
7 15 (6.73%) SolarWinds
8 10 (4.48%) IBM
9 8 (3.59%) F5
9 8 (3.59%) Google
9 8 (3.59%) Meraki
9 8 (3.59%) Tripwire
10 7 (3.14%) Apple
11 6 (2.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 6 (2.69%) Juniper
11 6 (2.69%) Nokia
11 6 (2.69%) Sun
11 6 (2.69%) Telindus
11 6 (2.69%) Zend
12 5 (2.24%) MicroStrategy