Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 641 720 950
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.54% 7.81% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.56% 35.68% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 511 578 682
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,025 £27,550
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,125 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.56% -2.22%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,000 £68,250 £67,375
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,506 2,018 2,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 20.07% 21.90% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,232 1,653 1,955
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the Midlands over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +2 393 £51,500 +9.28% 111
East Midlands +10 242 £45,000 +5.88% 76
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 248 (38.69%) Windows
2 210 (32.76%) DevOps
3 190 (29.64%) Azure
4 187 (29.17%) Python
5 157 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
6 155 (24.18%) Ansible
7 143 (22.31%) Microsoft
8 136 (21.22%) Docker
9 135 (21.06%) VMware
10 134 (20.90%) AWS
11 128 (19.97%) Problem-Solving
12 126 (19.66%) Git (software)
13 117 (18.25%) Terraform
14 114 (17.78%) Unix
15 113 (17.63%) PowerShell
16 112 (17.47%) Puppet
17 104 (16.22%) SQL
18 100 (15.60%) Windows Server
19 98 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
20 97 (15.13%) Bash Shell
21 96 (14.98%) Java
22 95 (14.82%) Active Directory
23 91 (14.20%) C++
23 91 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
24 90 (14.04%) Configuration Management
25 84 (13.10%) Firewall
25 84 (13.10%) Degree
26 83 (12.95%) Kubernetes
27 82 (12.79%) GitHub
28 80 (12.48%) PHP

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 15 (2.34%) Apache
2 13 (2.03%) CMS
2 13 (2.03%) Confluence
3 12 (1.87%) IIS
4 11 (1.72%) WordPress
5 10 (1.56%) nginx
6 7 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.09%) SAS
7 6 (0.94%) Camunda
8 4 (0.62%) OpenROAD
8 4 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.47%) JBoss
9 3 (0.47%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.16%) Figma
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (2.96%) Magento
2 12 (1.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.09%) OpenCart
3 7 (1.09%) Shopify
3 7 (1.09%) Workfront
4 6 (0.94%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 190 (29.64%) Azure
2 134 (20.90%) AWS
3 82 (12.79%) GitHub
4 48 (7.49%) PaaS
5 37 (5.77%) Microsoft 365
6 34 (5.30%) IaaS
7 33 (5.15%) SaaS
8 29 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (3.28%) GCP
10 19 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (2.34%) Serverless
12 14 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
12 14 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.09%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.94%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.94%) Logic Apps
16 5 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 84 (13.10%) Firewall
2 56 (8.74%) TCP/IP
3 44 (6.86%) DNS
4 32 (4.99%) WAN
5 30 (4.68%) SAN
6 29 (4.52%) LAN
7 26 (4.06%) VPN
8 23 (3.59%) NAS
9 19 (2.96%) HTTP
9 19 (2.96%) VoIP
10 16 (2.50%) BIG-IP
10 16 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 16 (2.50%) SSH
11 14 (2.18%) DHCP
11 14 (2.18%) SSL
12 13 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (2.03%) Network Security
12 13 (2.03%) OpenVPN
13 10 (1.56%) Wireless
14 9 (1.40%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.86%) MySQL
2 62 (9.67%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.34%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.56%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 7
10 5 (0.78%) DB2
10 5 (0.78%) InfluxDB
11 4 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.62%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 126 (19.66%) Git (software)
2 61 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 41 (6.40%) TeamCity
4 40 (6.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 39 (6.08%) GitLab
6 29 (4.52%) JIRA
7 21 (3.28%) Bitbucket
8 15 (2.34%) Visual Studio
9 14 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.87%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.25%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.09%) Subversion
13 6 (0.94%) Robot Framework
13 6 (0.94%) Travis CI
14 5 (0.78%) Spinnaker
15 4 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
16 3 (0.47%) PHPUnit
16 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
16 3 (0.47%) Vagrant
17 2 (0.31%) Grunt
General
1 38 (5.93%) Finance
2 37 (5.77%) Retail
3 26 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.90%) Law
5 22 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 20 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.96%) Electronics
8 18 (2.81%) Publishing
9 17 (2.65%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.25%) Games
11 7 (1.09%) Marketing
12 6 (0.94%) Automotive
13 5 (0.78%) Digital Economy
14 4 (0.62%) Legal
15 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.16%) Advertising
16 1 (0.16%) Banking
16 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (14.66%) Developer
3 66 (10.30%) Linux Engineer
4 61 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 50 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 43 (6.71%) Systems Engineer
7 38 (5.93%) AWS Engineer
7 38 (5.93%) PHP Developer
8 35 (5.46%) C++ Software Engineer
9 33 (5.15%) Embedded Engineer
9 33 (5.15%) IT Engineer
10 32 (4.99%) C Software Engineer
11 31 (4.84%) AWS DevOps
11 31 (4.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 30 (4.68%) Analyst
12 30 (4.68%) C/C++ Software Engineer
12 30 (4.68%) Platform Engineer
13 29 (4.52%) Administrator
13 29 (4.52%) Senior Linux Engineer
14 27 (4.21%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.74%) HTML
2 55 (8.58%) CSS
3 33 (5.15%) .NET
4 27 (4.21%) Laravel
5 20 (3.12%) ASP.NET
5 20 (3.12%) Elastic Stack
5 20 (3.12%) HTML5
6 19 (2.96%) RESTful
7 17 (2.65%) Flask
8 16 (2.50%) LAMP
9 15 (2.34%) Web Services
10 14 (2.18%) Kafka
10 14 (2.18%) Node.js
11 13 (2.03%) jQuery
12 12 (1.87%) .NET Core
12 12 (1.87%) CSS3
12 12 (1.87%) REST
13 11 (1.72%) React
13 11 (1.72%) WML
14 9 (1.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 27 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 13 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.56%) Replication
7 8 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.25%) PKI
7 8 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.09%) AS400
8 7 (1.09%) Cloud Native
9 6 (0.94%) CESG
9 6 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.94%) NHS
9 6 (0.94%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 248 (38.69%) Windows
2 114 (17.78%) Unix
3 100 (15.60%) Windows Server
4 48 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (7.18%) CentOS
6 36 (5.62%) Ubuntu
7 29 (4.52%) AIX
8 21 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.65%) Embedded Linux
10 13 (2.03%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (1.72%) Solaris
13 8 (1.25%) Android
13 8 (1.25%) SUSE
14 7 (1.09%) Alpine Linux
15 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
16 5 (0.78%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
18 3 (0.47%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.47%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (32.76%) DevOps
2 157 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (19.97%) Problem-Solving
4 90 (14.04%) Configuration Management
5 79 (12.32%) Software Engineering
6 73 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
7 65 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 55 (8.58%) Infrastructure as Code
9 54 (8.42%) Scrum
10 53 (8.27%) ITIL
11 52 (8.11%) Information Security
12 46 (7.18%) Analytics
13 42 (6.55%) Test Automation
14 40 (6.24%) Cybersecurity
14 40 (6.24%) Software Testing
15 39 (6.08%) Open Source
15 39 (6.08%) SDLC
16 38 (5.93%) Computer Science
17 35 (5.46%) Migration
18 34 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 187 (29.17%) Python
2 113 (17.63%) PowerShell
3 104 (16.22%) SQL
4 97 (15.13%) Bash Shell
5 96 (14.98%) Java
6 91 (14.20%) C++
7 80 (12.48%) PHP
8 76 (11.86%) C
9 66 (10.30%) C#
10 64 (9.98%) JavaScript
11 39 (6.08%) Perl
12 21 (3.28%) Ruby
13 19 (2.96%) Go
14 16 (2.50%) Embedded C
15 15 (2.34%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.87%) Embedded C++
17 9 (1.40%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.09%) PHP 7
18 7 (1.09%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.94%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 84 (13.10%) Degree
2 60 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.18%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (3.59%) MCSE
6 18 (2.81%) MCSA
7 16 (2.50%) Linux+ Certification
7 16 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
8 13 (2.03%) AWS Certification
8 13 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.72%) CCNA
10 11 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.40%) PhD
13 8 (1.25%) A+ Certification
13 8 (1.25%) CISSP
13 8 (1.25%) Server+ Certification
14 7 (1.09%) CISM
14 7 (1.09%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.77%) QA
2 28 (4.37%) SLA
3 15 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.09%) MISRA
4 7 (1.09%) MISRA C
5 6 (0.94%) GDPR
5 6 (0.94%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.62%) COBIT
6 4 (0.62%) NIST
7 2 (0.31%) PMO
7 2 (0.31%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 136 (21.22%) Docker
2 95 (14.82%) Active Directory
3 91 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (6.24%) Hyper-V
5 33 (5.15%) Firmware
6 20 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.96%) vSphere
8 18 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.56%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
14 4 (0.62%) KVM
14 4 (0.62%) pfSense
14 4 (0.62%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.47%) Kamailio
15 3 (0.47%) LXC
15 3 (0.47%) NFS
16 2 (0.31%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 155 (24.18%) Ansible
2 117 (18.25%) Terraform
3 112 (17.47%) Puppet
4 98 (15.29%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (12.95%) Kubernetes
6 33 (5.15%) SCCM
7 28 (4.37%) Prometheus
8 22 (3.43%) Rancher
9 20 (3.12%) SCOM
10 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (1.87%) Graphite
12 11 (1.72%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.72%) Grafana
12 11 (1.72%) Opsgenie
13 10 (1.56%) Graylog
13 10 (1.56%) logstash
13 10 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (1.56%) SCOrch
13 10 (1.56%) vCenter Server
13 10 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 143 (22.31%) Microsoft
2 135 (21.06%) VMware
3 59 (9.20%) Red Hat
4 44 (6.86%) Cisco
4 44 (6.86%) Oracle
5 30 (4.68%) EMC
6 26 (4.06%) Google
6 26 (4.06%) IBM
7 21 (3.28%) Dell
8 20 (3.12%) CommVault
8 20 (3.12%) Veeam
9 19 (2.96%) NetApp
10 17 (2.65%) F5
11 16 (2.50%) Citrix
11 16 (2.50%) DataCore
11 16 (2.50%) Dell Compellent
11 16 (2.50%) Isilon
12 15 (2.34%) TOWER Software
13 13 (2.03%) McAfee
14 11 (1.72%) HP