Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 745 460 826
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.19% 8.31% 7.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.95% 39.55% 36.61%
Number of salaries quoted 414 353 652
10th Percentile £32,325 £33,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 2,016 1,163 2,256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.44% 21.00% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 932 1,829
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £56,035 £55,000 £53,240
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -18 392 £50,000 -4.76% 107
East Midlands +12 352 £47,500 - 51
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 234 (31.41%) Windows
2 217 (29.13%) Cisco
3 211 (28.32%) Azure
4 190 (25.50%) CCNA
4 190 (25.50%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
6 179 (24.03%) Network+ Certification
7 177 (23.76%) Wireless
7 177 (23.76%) DevOps
8 173 (23.22%) A+ Certification
9 172 (23.09%) Linux+ Certification
10 161 (21.61%) AWS
11 149 (20.00%) Docker
12 143 (19.19%) VMware
13 139 (18.66%) Microsoft
14 129 (17.32%) Kubernetes
15 116 (15.57%) Python
16 108 (14.50%) Social Skills
17 106 (14.23%) SQL
18 104 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
19 103 (13.83%) JavaScript
20 101 (13.56%) Terraform
21 97 (13.02%) Ansible
22 96 (12.89%) Windows Server
23 95 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
24 94 (12.62%) PowerShell
25 89 (11.95%) Degree
26 88 (11.81%) CI/CD
27 87 (11.68%) Git (software)
28 86 (11.54%) 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 39 (5.23%) Apache
2 30 (4.03%) OpenStack
3 24 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (3.22%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.82%) IIS
5 19 (2.55%) WebSphere
6 16 (2.15%) nginx
7 15 (2.01%) Confluence
8 12 (1.61%) GeoServer
9 10 (1.34%) CMS
9 10 (1.34%) WordPress
10 8 (1.07%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.94%) OpenROAD
12 6 (0.81%) JBoss
13 5 (0.67%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.27%) Drupal
14 2 (0.27%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 21 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.48%) InVision
2 11 (1.48%) OmniGraffle
2 11 (1.48%) Sketch
3 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Magento
2 11 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.94%) Shopify
4 6 (0.81%) Workfront
5 5 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.40%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 211 (28.32%) Azure
2 161 (21.61%) AWS
3 79 (10.60%) Microsoft 365
4 47 (6.31%) SaaS
5 37 (4.97%) IaaS
6 33 (4.43%) PaaS
7 21 (2.82%) GCP
8 18 (2.42%) GitHub
9 16 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (2.01%) OneDrive
10 15 (2.01%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (1.61%) Serverless
13 11 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (1.48%) Azure App Service
14 10 (1.34%) AWS CloudTrail
14 10 (1.34%) Power Platform
15 9 (1.21%) npm
16 8 (1.07%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 177 (23.76%) Wireless
2 60 (8.05%) HTTP
3 57 (7.65%) DNS
4 44 (5.91%) TCP/IP
5 39 (5.23%) SAN
6 38 (5.10%) DHCP
7 24 (3.22%) Internet
8 22 (2.95%) HTTPS
9 20 (2.68%) Firewall
9 20 (2.68%) FTP
9 20 (2.68%) Network Security
10 19 (2.55%) WAN
11 15 (2.01%) NAS
12 12 (1.61%) LAN
12 12 (1.61%) VPN
12 12 (1.61%) VSAN
13 11 (1.48%) IPv6
14 10 (1.34%) BGP
14 10 (1.34%) Broadband
15 8 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.20%) MySQL
2 61 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 39 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (4.70%) NoSQL
4 35 (4.70%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.74%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (1.61%) GIS
6 12 (1.61%) QGIS
7 11 (1.48%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.34%) Big Data
9 9 (1.21%) Power BI
9 9 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.94%) Ingres
10 7 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (0.94%) Tableau
11 6 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 87 (11.68%) Git (software)
2 72 (9.66%) JIRA
3 65 (8.72%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.76%) GitLab
5 17 (2.28%) Bitbucket
6 16 (2.15%) Selenium
7 14 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (1.88%) PHPUnit
8 13 (1.74%) Subversion
9 9 (1.21%) webpack
10 8 (1.07%) ESLint
10 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.94%) Maven
11 7 (0.94%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.81%) TestRail
13 5 (0.67%) GoogleTest
13 5 (0.67%) JMeter
13 5 (0.67%) Postman
13 5 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.67%) Valgrind
General
1 108 (14.50%) Social Skills
2 67 (8.99%) Finance
3 65 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (5.23%) Retail
5 32 (4.30%) Marketing
6 21 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.68%) Documentation Skills
7 20 (2.68%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.55%) Law
9 11 (1.48%) Automotive
10 10 (1.34%) Aerospace
10 10 (1.34%) Back Office
11 8 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
12 5 (0.67%) Electronics
12 5 (0.67%) Public Sector
13 4 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.40%) Games
14 3 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 2 (0.27%) Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 173 (23.22%) IT Technician
2 172 (23.09%) Network Technician
2 172 (23.09%) Trainee
2 172 (23.09%) Trainee IT Technician
2 172 (23.09%) Trainee Technician
3 120 (16.11%) Developer
4 70 (9.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (7.11%) Software Engineer
7 39 (5.23%) Cloud Engineer
8 32 (4.30%) PHP Developer
9 26 (3.49%) Analyst
9 26 (3.49%) Platform Engineer
9 26 (3.49%) Senior Developer
10 24 (3.22%) Linux Engineer
11 23 (3.09%) Administrator
11 23 (3.09%) Architect
11 23 (3.09%) Azure Engineer
11 23 (3.09%) Web Developer
12 21 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (9.66%) CSS
2 71 (9.53%) HTML
3 37 (4.97%) HTML5
4 33 (4.43%) RESTful
5 32 (4.30%) Laravel
5 32 (4.30%) React
5 32 (4.30%) REST
6 31 (4.16%) AngularJS
7 30 (4.03%) Web Services
8 24 (3.22%) .NET
9 23 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
10 22 (2.95%) JSON
10 22 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (2.82%) Node.js
11 21 (2.82%) Spring
12 20 (2.68%) Middleware
13 19 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
13 19 (2.55%) XML
14 18 (2.42%) CSS3
14 18 (2.42%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.65%) Data Centre
2 35 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (3.09%) Algorithms
3 23 (3.09%) User Experience
4 22 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
4 22 (2.95%) Public Cloud
5 21 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.55%) EFT
7 18 (2.42%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (1.74%) Replication
9 12 (1.61%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.21%) Cloud Native
13 8 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.07%) PKI
14 7 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (0.94%) Legacy Systems
15 6 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 234 (31.41%) Windows
2 96 (12.89%) Windows Server
3 78 (10.47%) Unix
4 55 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (5.37%) Ubuntu
6 34 (4.56%) CentOS
6 34 (4.56%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
9 21 (2.82%) AIX
9 21 (2.82%) Mac OS
10 19 (2.55%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.61%) Debian
11 12 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (1.21%) Android
13 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.40%) Solaris
16 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (23.76%) DevOps
3 104 (13.96%) Problem-Solving
4 88 (11.81%) CI/CD
5 82 (11.01%) Software Engineering
6 71 (9.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 59 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (7.38%) Configuration Management
9 52 (6.98%) Infrastructure as Code
10 48 (6.44%) Microservices
10 48 (6.44%) Open Source
11 42 (5.64%) ITIL
11 42 (5.64%) Test Automation
12 37 (4.97%) MVC
13 35 (4.70%) Information Security
13 35 (4.70%) Web Development
14 33 (4.43%) OO
14 33 (4.43%) Scrum
15 31 (4.16%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (4.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 116 (15.57%) Python
2 106 (14.23%) SQL
3 103 (13.83%) JavaScript
4 94 (12.62%) PowerShell
5 86 (11.54%) PHP
6 70 (9.40%) Java
7 68 (9.13%) Bash
8 41 (5.50%) C++
9 38 (5.10%) C
9 38 (5.10%) C#
10 26 (3.49%) Shell Script
11 25 (3.36%) Perl
12 19 (2.55%) Ruby
13 17 (2.28%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.15%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.88%) Embedded C
16 13 (1.74%) Embedded C++
16 13 (1.74%) Go
17 8 (1.07%) Groovy
18 7 (0.94%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 190 (25.50%) CCNA
1 190 (25.50%) Cisco Certification
2 179 (24.03%) Network+ Certification
3 173 (23.22%) A+ Certification
4 172 (23.09%) Linux+ Certification
5 89 (11.95%) Degree
6 50 (6.71%) Security Cleared
7 47 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (6.17%) SC Cleared
9 31 (4.16%) MCSE
10 19 (2.55%) MCP
10 19 (2.55%) VCAP
11 17 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (2.01%) MCSA
14 7 (0.94%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.94%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.81%) CISSP
15 6 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (0.81%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (1.61%) SLA
3 10 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.34%) QA
4 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.27%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.13%) NIST
System Software
1 149 (20.00%) Docker
2 95 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (11.01%) Active Directory
4 57 (7.65%) Hyper-V
5 33 (4.43%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.01%) Firmware
7 13 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (1.61%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.61%) vSphere
9 11 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.21%) NFS
11 7 (0.94%) iptables
11 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.81%) Snort
13 4 (0.54%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
15 1 (0.13%) KVM
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 129 (17.32%) Kubernetes
2 101 (13.56%) Terraform
3 97 (13.02%) Ansible
4 24 (3.22%) Rancher
5 23 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (3.09%) Puppet
6 17 (2.28%) Prometheus
7 13 (1.74%) Kibana
7 13 (1.74%) WSUS
8 12 (1.61%) SCCM
9 11 (1.48%) Grafana
10 10 (1.34%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.21%) Packer
12 8 (1.07%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 7 (0.94%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.94%) CFEngine
13 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.94%) vCenter Server
14 6 (0.81%) Consul
14 6 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 217 (29.13%) Cisco
2 143 (19.19%) VMware
3 139 (18.66%) Microsoft
4 58 (7.79%) Oracle
5 46 (6.17%) Red Hat
6 23 (3.09%) Google
7 21 (2.82%) EMC
7 21 (2.82%) IBM
8 17 (2.28%) Avaya
9 12 (1.61%) NetApp
10 11 (1.48%) New Relic
10 11 (1.48%) Splunk
10 11 (1.48%) Veeam
11 9 (1.21%) Adobe
11 9 (1.21%) Apple
11 9 (1.21%) Aruba
11 9 (1.21%) Dell
11 9 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.07%) Citrix
12 8 (1.07%) SAP