Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 22 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 462 825 939
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.33% 7.89% 7.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.42% 36.63% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 505 701 793
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +1.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,807 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 1,172 2,252 2,518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.12% 21.53% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 929 1,823 1,944
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.77%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +2 319 £52,500 +10.53% 84
East Midlands +4 142 £47,500 +5.56% 61
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 169 (36.58%) Windows
2 155 (33.55%) Python
3 147 (31.82%) DevOps
4 141 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
5 128 (27.71%) Azure
6 121 (26.19%) AWS
7 117 (25.32%) Docker
8 111 (24.03%) Git (software)
9 103 (22.29%) Ansible
10 97 (21.00%) Terraform
11 92 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
12 90 (19.48%) Unix
12 90 (19.48%) VMware
13 87 (18.83%) Microsoft
14 84 (18.18%) C++
15 78 (16.88%) SQL
16 77 (16.67%) Puppet
17 75 (16.23%) Kubernetes
18 74 (16.02%) PowerShell
19 73 (15.80%) Configuration Management
20 72 (15.58%) Java
21 70 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 70 (15.15%) Degree
22 67 (14.50%) PHP
22 67 (14.50%) MySQL
23 66 (14.29%) Bash Shell
23 66 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
24 65 (14.07%) Windows Server
25 63 (13.64%) Firewall
26 62 (13.42%) Software Engineering

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 (3.25%) Apache
2 14 (3.03%) Confluence
3 12 (2.60%) WordPress
4 10 (2.16%) CMS
5 9 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.73%) nginx
7 6 (1.30%) Camunda
7 6 (1.30%) IIS
7 6 (1.30%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.65%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.43%) PrestaShop
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.22%) Drupal
11 1 (0.22%) Mule
11 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 18 (3.90%) Magento
2 9 (1.95%) Workfront
3 7 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.52%) OpenCart
4 6 (1.30%) Shopify
5 4 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 128 (27.71%) Azure
2 121 (26.19%) AWS
3 59 (12.77%) GitHub
4 33 (7.14%) SaaS
5 27 (5.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (5.84%) Office 365
6 26 (5.63%) PaaS
7 24 (5.19%) GCP
8 20 (4.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (3.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 18 (3.90%) IaaS
10 10 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.95%) Serverless
12 7 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (1.08%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (1.08%) Logic Apps
13 5 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 63 (13.64%) Firewall
2 48 (10.39%) TCP/IP
3 29 (6.28%) SAN
4 27 (5.84%) DNS
5 23 (4.98%) VoIP
6 22 (4.76%) HTTP
7 20 (4.33%) WAN
8 19 (4.11%) LAN
8 19 (4.11%) VPN
9 18 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (2.81%) NAS
11 11 (2.38%) Internet
11 11 (2.38%) Network Security
11 11 (2.38%) SSH
12 10 (2.16%) Asterisk PBX
12 10 (2.16%) DHCP
13 9 (1.95%) OpenVPN
14 7 (1.52%) RTP
15 6 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
15 6 (1.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (14.50%) MySQL
2 32 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 26 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.25%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (2.60%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
8 7 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.08%) Redis
10 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.65%) DB2
12 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 111 (24.03%) Git (software)
2 45 (9.74%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.28%) JIRA
4 28 (6.06%) GitLab
5 24 (5.19%) TeamCity
6 20 (4.33%) Bitbucket
6 20 (4.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.52%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.30%) Metasploit
9 6 (1.30%) Robot Framework
10 5 (1.08%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.87%) Maven
11 4 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.65%) C++Builder
12 3 (0.65%) Grunt
12 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 30 (6.49%) Finance
2 26 (5.63%) Retail
3 16 (3.46%) Aerospace
4 12 (2.60%) Electronics
4 12 (2.60%) Public Sector
4 12 (2.60%) Publishing
5 10 (2.16%) Law
5 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.52%) Games
8 5 (1.08%) Marketing
9 4 (0.87%) Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Digital Economy
10 3 (0.65%) French Language
10 3 (0.65%) German Language
10 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.43%) Automotive
11 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (21.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 78 (16.88%) Developer
3 45 (9.74%) Linux Engineer
4 42 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 33 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (6.93%) PHP Developer
7 31 (6.71%) Platform Engineer
8 26 (5.63%) AWS DevOps
8 26 (5.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 26 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
10 23 (4.98%) C++ Software Engineer
11 22 (4.76%) Analyst
11 22 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
12 20 (4.33%) C Software Engineer
12 20 (4.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
13 19 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 19 (4.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.82%) HTML
2 48 (10.39%) CSS
3 25 (5.41%) HTML5
4 19 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (4.11%) Node.js
5 18 (3.90%) Flask
6 17 (3.68%) Kafka
6 17 (3.68%) Laravel
7 16 (3.46%) LAMP
8 15 (3.25%) .NET
9 13 (2.81%) ASP.NET
10 12 (2.60%) CSS3
10 12 (2.60%) RESTful
11 10 (2.16%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.16%) Django
11 10 (2.16%) FreeSWITCH
11 10 (2.16%) WebRTC
12 9 (1.95%) jQuery
12 9 (1.95%) Vue.js
13 8 (1.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 28 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.60%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.30%) PKI
9 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.87%) VHDL
11 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.43%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Replication
12 2 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 169 (36.58%) Windows
2 90 (19.48%) Unix
3 65 (14.07%) Windows Server
4 42 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (6.93%) CentOS
6 26 (5.63%) Ubuntu
7 22 (4.76%) AIX
8 15 (3.25%) Solaris
8 15 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.65%) Android
12 3 (0.65%) Debian
12 3 (0.65%) SUSE
12 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.43%) Fedora
13 2 (0.43%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (31.82%) DevOps
2 141 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (19.91%) Problem-Solving
4 73 (15.80%) Configuration Management
5 62 (13.42%) Software Engineering
6 60 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (11.26%) Scrum
8 51 (11.04%) Information Security
9 45 (9.74%) Analytics
9 45 (9.74%) Cybersecurity
10 41 (8.87%) Computer Science
11 39 (8.44%) Migration
12 37 (8.01%) ITIL
13 36 (7.79%) Open Source
14 32 (6.93%) Infrastructure as Code
15 31 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 29 (6.28%) OO
17 28 (6.06%) MVC
18 26 (5.63%) Test Automation
18 26 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 155 (33.55%) Python
2 84 (18.18%) C++
3 78 (16.88%) SQL
4 74 (16.02%) PowerShell
5 72 (15.58%) Java
6 67 (14.50%) PHP
7 66 (14.29%) Bash Shell
8 52 (11.26%) C
9 50 (10.82%) JavaScript
10 48 (10.39%) Perl
11 40 (8.66%) C#
12 28 (6.06%) Go
13 16 (3.46%) Shell Script
14 13 (2.81%) Ruby
15 12 (2.60%) T-SQL
16 10 (2.16%) Embedded C
16 10 (2.16%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.73%) Embedded C++
18 7 (1.52%) TypeScript
19 6 (1.30%) ES6
Qualifications
1 70 (15.15%) Degree
2 59 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 45 (9.74%) SC Cleared
4 30 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (5.84%) MCSE
6 22 (4.76%) MCSA
7 19 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (2.81%) AWS Certification
9 10 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.73%) CCNA
10 8 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.52%) CCNP
11 7 (1.52%) PhD
12 6 (1.30%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.87%) OCP
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.87%) VCP5
13 4 (0.87%) VCP6
14 3 (0.65%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.33%) QA
2 7 (1.52%) SLA
3 5 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.87%) PMO
5 3 (0.65%) GDPR
5 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.65%) MISRA
5 3 (0.65%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 117 (25.32%) Docker
2 70 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (12.77%) Active Directory
4 26 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.76%) Firmware
6 21 (4.55%) vSphere
7 20 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.81%) BitLocker
9 11 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.16%) Kamailio
11 9 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.87%) LXC
12 4 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.87%) pfSense
12 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.87%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.65%) NFS
14 2 (0.43%) KVM
14 2 (0.43%) Postfix
15 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 103 (22.29%) Ansible
2 97 (21.00%) Terraform
3 77 (16.67%) Puppet
4 75 (16.23%) Kubernetes
5 66 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (7.36%) SCCM
7 19 (4.11%) Prometheus
7 19 (4.11%) SCOM
8 17 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (3.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 14 (3.03%) Rancher
11 13 (2.81%) WSUS
12 10 (2.16%) Graphite
13 9 (1.95%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.95%) NetBackup
14 8 (1.73%) Grafana
14 8 (1.73%) Nagios
15 7 (1.52%) Opsgenie
15 7 (1.52%) Salt
15 7 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 90 (19.48%) VMware
2 87 (18.83%) Microsoft
3 46 (9.96%) Red Hat
4 40 (8.66%) Oracle
5 30 (6.49%) Cisco
6 29 (6.28%) Google
7 27 (5.84%) IBM
8 21 (4.55%) McAfee
9 20 (4.33%) NetApp
10 17 (3.68%) EMC
10 17 (3.68%) FireEye
10 17 (3.68%) Symantec
10 17 (3.68%) Tanium
10 17 (3.68%) TOWER Software
11 16 (3.46%) Atlassian
12 11 (2.38%) Dell
13 10 (2.16%) Remedy
13 10 (2.16%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.95%) Ivanti
14 9 (1.95%) Splunk