Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 24 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 716 310 909
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.90% 8.26% 7.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.87% 38.56% 36.85%
Number of salaries quoted 502 236 675
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,125 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,270 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £51,750 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.21% +21.76% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £70,150
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 1,942 804 2,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.72% 21.42% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 653 1,946
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £22,875
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £50,188
90th Percentile £68,750 £64,700 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -9 468 £50,000 -9.09% 102
East Midlands -2 248 £45,000 +5.88% 88
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 253 (35.34%) Windows
2 237 (33.10%) Azure
3 233 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (32.26%) AWS
5 216 (30.17%) DevOps
6 188 (26.26%) Docker
7 177 (24.72%) Kubernetes
8 167 (23.32%) Social Skills
9 164 (22.91%) Python
10 154 (21.51%) Terraform
11 153 (21.37%) Ansible
12 152 (21.23%) Microsoft
13 148 (20.67%) VMware
13 148 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
14 127 (17.74%) Unix
14 127 (17.74%) SQL
14 127 (17.74%) MySQL
15 120 (16.76%) PHP
16 116 (16.20%) Bash Shell
16 116 (16.20%) PowerShell
17 110 (15.36%) Active Directory
18 105 (14.66%) JavaScript
19 102 (14.25%) Windows Server
20 98 (13.69%) Git (software)
21 96 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
22 95 (13.27%) Configuration Management
22 95 (13.27%) Software Engineering
23 91 (12.71%) Oracle
24 89 (12.43%) Degree
25 84 (11.73%) Jenkins

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 (5.45%) Apache
2 29 (4.05%) nginx
3 22 (3.07%) OpenStack
4 20 (2.79%) WordPress
5 19 (2.65%) Confluence
5 19 (2.65%) WebLogic
6 15 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.96%) CMS
8 12 (1.68%) JBoss
8 12 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.40%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.26%) SAS
12 7 (0.98%) IIS
12 7 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.84%) OpenROAD
14 5 (0.70%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.42%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 18 (2.51%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (2.09%) Magento
2 11 (1.54%) Shopify
3 9 (1.26%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.42%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.42%) Workfront
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 237 (33.10%) Azure
2 231 (32.26%) AWS
3 49 (6.84%) SaaS
4 47 (6.56%) GCP
5 44 (6.15%) GitHub
5 44 (6.15%) Microsoft 365
6 41 (5.73%) PaaS
7 37 (5.17%) IaaS
8 24 (3.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 22 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 20 (2.79%) Amazon EKS
11 20 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (2.51%) OpenShift
13 16 (2.23%) Power Platform
14 10 (1.40%) Amazon ECS
14 10 (1.40%) Serverless
15 9 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (1.26%) Azure Pipelines
15 9 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (9.64%) Firewall
2 57 (7.96%) DNS
3 50 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 43 (6.01%) HTTP
5 35 (4.89%) WAN
6 34 (4.75%) LAN
7 33 (4.61%) SAN
8 31 (4.33%) VPN
9 26 (3.63%) Broadband
10 25 (3.49%) NAS
11 23 (3.21%) DHCP
12 22 (3.07%) Network Security
13 13 (1.82%) Internet
14 12 (1.68%) VLAN
15 11 (1.54%) FTP
15 11 (1.54%) SNMP
15 11 (1.54%) SSL
16 10 (1.40%) 802.11
17 9 (1.26%) DMZ
17 9 (1.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (17.74%) MySQL
2 78 (10.89%) PostgreSQL
3 74 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 55 (7.68%) NoSQL
5 44 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 31 (4.33%) Oracle Database
7 25 (3.49%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 16 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.96%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.82%) Ingres
12 13 (1.82%) Power BI
13 10 (1.40%) Tableau
14 9 (1.26%) Data Mining
14 9 (1.26%) Hadoop
14 9 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (1.12%) Big Data
16 7 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 98 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.73%) Jenkins
3 76 (10.61%) JIRA
4 39 (5.45%) GitLab
5 30 (4.19%) Bitbucket
5 30 (4.19%) Subversion
6 23 (3.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (1.68%) TeamCity
9 11 (1.54%) Vagrant
10 10 (1.40%) PHPUnit
10 10 (1.40%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.12%) Burp Suite
11 8 (1.12%) ERwin
11 8 (1.12%) Metasploit
12 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
12 5 (0.70%) JMeter
12 5 (0.70%) JUnit
12 5 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 167 (23.32%) Social Skills
2 67 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (7.54%) Telecoms
4 48 (6.70%) Finance
5 38 (5.31%) Retail
6 22 (3.07%) Law
6 22 (3.07%) Marketing
7 13 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
7 13 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.82%) Public Sector
8 12 (1.68%) Automotive
8 12 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (1.54%) Electronics
10 7 (0.98%) Back Office
10 7 (0.98%) Banking
10 7 (0.98%) Games
11 6 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (0.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 139 (19.41%) Developer
2 130 (18.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 66 (9.22%) Software Engineer
4 59 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 49 (6.84%) PHP Developer
6 43 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
7 38 (5.31%) C++ Software Engineer
7 38 (5.31%) Embedded Engineer
8 36 (5.03%) Platform Engineer
9 31 (4.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 30 (4.19%) Analyst
10 30 (4.19%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 30 (4.19%) Senior DevOps
11 29 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
11 29 (4.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 28 (3.91%) Administrator
12 28 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
12 28 (3.91%) Embedded C Engineer
12 28 (3.91%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 28 (3.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.61%) HTML
2 72 (10.06%) CSS
3 42 (5.87%) Web Services
4 41 (5.73%) REST
5 30 (4.19%) JSON
5 30 (4.19%) Laravel
6 27 (3.77%) .NET
7 26 (3.63%) Elastic Stack
7 26 (3.63%) HTML5
8 25 (3.49%) Spring
9 24 (3.35%) Node.js
10 23 (3.21%) LAMP
11 22 (3.07%) AngularJS
11 22 (3.07%) RESTful
11 22 (3.07%) XML
12 21 (2.93%) React
13 19 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
14 18 (2.51%) Kafka
15 17 (2.37%) .NET Core
16 14 (1.96%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 48 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (5.17%) Public Cloud
4 24 (3.35%) Algorithms
4 24 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
5 19 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.09%) Cyberthreat
8 14 (1.96%) Replication
9 13 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.68%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.54%) Clustering
11 11 (1.54%) Driving Licence
11 11 (1.54%) EFT
12 10 (1.40%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.26%) HP Storage
13 9 (1.26%) Legacy Applications
13 9 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 253 (35.34%) Windows
2 127 (17.74%) Unix
3 102 (14.25%) Windows Server
4 54 (7.54%) Ubuntu
5 49 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (6.15%) CentOS
7 27 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
8 26 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
10 23 (3.21%) Windows 10
11 16 (2.23%) AIX
11 16 (2.23%) Windows Server 2019
12 15 (2.09%) Android
13 12 (1.68%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.40%) Solaris
14 10 (1.40%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.26%) Debian
16 8 (1.12%) Kali Linux
17 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.84%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (30.17%) DevOps
3 148 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (13.27%) Configuration Management
4 95 (13.27%) Software Engineering
5 83 (11.59%) Infrastructure as Code
6 75 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 61 (8.52%) Scrum
8 54 (7.54%) SDLC
9 51 (7.12%) ITIL
10 50 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (6.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (6.42%) Waterfall
13 43 (6.01%) Microservices
14 42 (5.87%) Open Source
15 41 (5.73%) Validation
16 39 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
17 36 (5.03%) Load Balancing
17 36 (5.03%) Unit Testing
17 36 (5.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 164 (22.91%) Python
2 127 (17.74%) SQL
3 120 (16.76%) PHP
4 116 (16.20%) Bash Shell
4 116 (16.20%) PowerShell
5 105 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 78 (10.89%) C++
7 77 (10.75%) Java
8 63 (8.80%) C
9 46 (6.42%) C#
10 44 (6.15%) Ruby
11 36 (5.03%) Perl
12 30 (4.19%) Embedded C
13 29 (4.05%) Embedded C++
13 29 (4.05%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.65%) Shell Script
15 15 (2.09%) Go
16 13 (1.82%) TypeScript
17 11 (1.54%) PHP 7
18 9 (1.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 89 (12.43%) Degree
2 78 (10.89%) Security Cleared
3 70 (9.78%) SC Cleared
4 35 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (2.93%) CCNA
7 20 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (2.51%) MCSE
9 17 (2.37%) MCSA
10 14 (1.96%) CCNP
11 13 (1.82%) AWS Certification
12 11 (1.54%) VCAP
13 9 (1.26%) MCP
13 9 (1.26%) NCSIE
14 7 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.98%) CREST Certified
15 5 (0.70%) CHECK Team Member
15 5 (0.70%) GXPN
15 5 (0.70%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.79%) QA
2 16 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.40%) SLA
4 8 (1.12%) Accessibility
4 8 (1.12%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.84%) GDPR
6 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.42%) JTAG
7 3 (0.42%) PMO
8 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.14%) GMP
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 188 (26.26%) Docker
2 110 (15.36%) Active Directory
3 96 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (6.42%) Hyper-V
5 38 (5.31%) Firmware
6 26 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.96%) vSphere
9 9 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.12%) NFS
11 6 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.70%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.56%) Gluster
14 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.28%) iptables
16 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
16 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 177 (24.72%) Kubernetes
2 154 (21.51%) Terraform
3 153 (21.37%) Ansible
4 71 (9.92%) Puppet
5 53 (7.40%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.63%) SCCM
7 24 (3.35%) Grafana
8 21 (2.93%) Rancher
9 20 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (2.51%) Prometheus
11 16 (2.23%) Nagios
11 16 (2.23%) Packer
11 16 (2.23%) SCOM
12 15 (2.09%) Consul
13 12 (1.68%) Graphite
13 12 (1.68%) Rundeck
14 10 (1.40%) HAProxy
14 10 (1.40%) Nessus
15 9 (1.26%) Data Guard
16 8 (1.12%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 152 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 148 (20.67%) VMware
3 91 (12.71%) Oracle
4 66 (9.22%) Red Hat
5 56 (7.82%) Cisco
6 47 (6.56%) EMC
7 31 (4.33%) Google
8 21 (2.93%) IBM
9 17 (2.37%) Citrix
10 16 (2.23%) NetApp
10 16 (2.23%) Veeam
11 14 (1.96%) Dell
12 13 (1.82%) Aruba
12 13 (1.82%) HP
12 13 (1.82%) Meraki
13 12 (1.68%) Isilon
14 11 (1.54%) Atlassian
14 11 (1.54%) CommVault
14 11 (1.54%) Informatica
14 11 (1.54%) New Relic