Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 23 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 738 934 1,128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.76% 7.71% 7.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.41% 36.01% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 622 756 998
Median annual salary £46,484 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.65% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,063 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,875 £67,875
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,180
% change year-on-year - +5.40% +4.36%

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 2,084 2,594 3,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.92% 21.41% 20.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1,680 1,909 2,571
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +7 502 £47,500 +9.83% 91
East Midlands -8 232 £45,000 - 71
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 395 (53.52%) Windows
2 225 (30.49%) Python
3 189 (25.61%) AWS
4 148 (20.05%) SQL
5 146 (19.78%) Unix
6 140 (18.97%) Java
7 134 (18.16%) JavaScript
7 134 (18.16%) Azure
8 130 (17.62%) Microsoft
9 126 (17.07%) DevOps
10 113 (15.31%) Docker
11 112 (15.18%) Git (software)
11 112 (15.18%) C#
12 106 (14.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 106 (14.36%) Windows Server
13 98 (13.28%) PowerShell
14 97 (13.14%) Bash Shell
15 95 (12.87%) Red Hat
16 91 (12.33%) VMware
17 88 (11.92%) MySQL
17 88 (11.92%) Oracle
18 86 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
19 85 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
20 84 (11.38%) ITIL
21 83 (11.25%) Software Engineering
22 82 (11.11%) Test Automation
23 80 (10.84%) Kubernetes
24 78 (10.57%) C++
25 77 (10.43%) PHP
25 77 (10.43%) Problem-Solving

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 (5.28%) Apache
2 17 (2.30%) IIS
3 15 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.49%) SAS
6 10 (1.36%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.08%) Confluence
8 7 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.95%) WordPress
9 6 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.68%) PrestaShop
11 4 (0.54%) JBoss
11 4 (0.54%) nginx
11 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.41%) Liferay
13 2 (0.27%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (0.27%) LightWave 3D
2 2 (0.27%) Maya
2 2 (0.27%) MODO
2 2 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Magento
2 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 189 (25.61%) AWS
2 134 (18.16%) Azure
3 38 (5.15%) GCP
4 36 (4.88%) GitHub
5 31 (4.20%) SaaS
6 23 (3.12%) Office 365
7 17 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (2.30%) Serverless
8 15 (2.03%) Amazon S3
8 15 (2.03%) IaaS
9 14 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
9 14 (1.90%) PaaS
10 12 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.95%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.62%) Firewall
2 56 (7.59%) SAN
3 44 (5.96%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.34%) Internet
5 23 (3.12%) Wireless
6 22 (2.98%) DNS
7 21 (2.85%) LAN
7 21 (2.85%) WAN
8 20 (2.71%) DHCP
9 18 (2.44%) VPN
10 16 (2.17%) HTTP
10 16 (2.17%) VoIP
11 14 (1.90%) Network Security
12 11 (1.49%) SMS
13 10 (1.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (1.36%) NAS
13 10 (1.36%) SNMP
14 8 (1.08%) VLAN
15 7 (0.95%) 802.11
15 7 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (11.92%) MySQL
2 66 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.15%) Oracle Database
4 28 (3.79%) NoSQL
5 27 (3.66%) Big Data
6 20 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (2.57%) SAP HANA
8 18 (2.44%) SAP BW
9 16 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (2.03%) MongoDB
11 14 (1.90%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.49%) Apache Hive
13 10 (1.36%) Redis
14 9 (1.22%) MariaDB
14 9 (1.22%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.95%) DB2
15 7 (0.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 6 (0.81%) Impala
16 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 112 (15.18%) Git (software)
2 76 (10.30%) Jenkins
3 37 (5.01%) GitLab
4 26 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (2.98%) Selenium
6 21 (2.85%) JIRA
7 16 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 16 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.90%) Metasploit
9 13 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (1.63%) SonarQube
11 11 (1.49%) Postman
12 10 (1.36%) JUnit
12 10 (1.36%) Subversion
13 9 (1.22%) JMeter
13 9 (1.22%) Maven
14 7 (0.95%) Burp Suite
15 6 (0.81%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.81%) Gradle
15 6 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 72 (9.76%) Finance
2 58 (7.86%) Retail
3 26 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.44%) Electronics
4 18 (2.44%) Public Sector
5 14 (1.90%) Law
6 12 (1.63%) Games
7 11 (1.49%) Automotive
8 10 (1.36%) Marketing
9 8 (1.08%) Advertising
10 7 (0.95%) Back Office
11 6 (0.81%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.68%) Military
13 4 (0.54%) Legal
13 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.41%) Banking
14 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (23.44%) Developer
2 117 (15.85%) Analyst
3 69 (9.35%) DevOps Engineer
4 52 (7.05%) PHP Developer
5 48 (6.50%) Administrator
5 48 (6.50%) Software Engineer
6 41 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 34 (4.61%) Security Analyst
8 33 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (3.93%) Senior Developer
10 28 (3.79%) Web Developer
11 25 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
11 25 (3.39%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 25 (3.39%) Tester
12 24 (3.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 24 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
12 24 (3.25%) Penetration Tester
12 24 (3.25%) Support Analyst
13 23 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
13 23 (3.12%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.64%) HTML
2 44 (5.96%) Web Services
3 40 (5.42%) CSS
4 31 (4.20%) AngularJS
5 30 (4.07%) .NET
5 30 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
5 30 (4.07%) LAMP
6 29 (3.93%) Middleware
7 24 (3.25%) Laravel
8 22 (2.98%) RESTful
9 19 (2.57%) Kafka
9 19 (2.57%) SAP Basis
9 19 (2.57%) Spring
10 18 (2.44%) XML
11 15 (2.03%) REST
12 14 (1.90%) Node.js
12 14 (1.90%) Vue.js
13 12 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
14 11 (1.49%) jQuery
14 11 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.03%) Data Centre
3 46 (6.23%) Public Cloud
4 32 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.79%) Algorithms
6 27 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (3.25%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (2.85%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.44%) User Experience
10 13 (1.76%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.76%) VHDL
11 12 (1.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 12 (1.63%) Replication
12 11 (1.49%) CCTV
12 11 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (1.36%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.22%) Clustering
15 8 (1.08%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.95%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 395 (53.52%) Windows
2 146 (19.78%) Unix
3 106 (14.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 106 (14.36%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.47%) CentOS
4 33 (4.47%) Ubuntu
5 29 (3.93%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.39%) Kali Linux
8 18 (2.44%) AIX
8 18 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.30%) Solaris
10 13 (1.76%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.49%) HPUX
12 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (17.07%) DevOps
2 85 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (11.38%) ITIL
4 83 (11.25%) Software Engineering
5 82 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 77 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
7 74 (10.03%) Cybersecurity
8 70 (9.49%) Mentoring
9 63 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (8.27%) Open Source
11 59 (7.99%) SIEM
12 55 (7.45%) Information Security
13 53 (7.18%) Configuration Management
13 53 (7.18%) Security Operations
14 52 (7.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 48 (6.50%) Penetration Testing
16 44 (5.96%) Microservices
17 42 (5.69%) Incident Management
18 39 (5.28%) Change Management
19 38 (5.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 225 (30.49%) Python
2 148 (20.05%) SQL
3 140 (18.97%) Java
4 134 (18.16%) JavaScript
5 112 (15.18%) C#
6 98 (13.28%) PowerShell
7 97 (13.14%) Bash Shell
8 78 (10.57%) C++
9 77 (10.43%) PHP
10 60 (8.13%) C
11 30 (4.07%) Ruby
12 25 (3.39%) Perl
13 24 (3.25%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.98%) Go
15 20 (2.71%) PL/SQL
16 18 (2.44%) ABAP
16 18 (2.44%) PHP 7
17 10 (1.36%) Scala
18 9 (1.22%) Embedded C
19 7 (0.95%) Lua
Qualifications
1 61 (8.27%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.83%) Degree
3 37 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.98%) CREST Certified
5 20 (2.71%) CISSP
5 20 (2.71%) OSCP
6 18 (2.44%) CHECK Team Leader
6 18 (2.44%) CHECK Team Member
6 18 (2.44%) Tigerscheme
7 15 (2.03%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
9 13 (1.76%) CEH
9 13 (1.76%) GSEC
9 13 (1.76%) OCP
10 12 (1.63%) SSCP
11 11 (1.49%) MCSA
11 11 (1.49%) MCSE
12 7 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.39%) QA
2 15 (2.03%) SLA
3 13 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.49%) GDPR
5 7 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
8 1 (0.14%) PSD2
System Software
1 113 (15.31%) Docker
2 75 (10.16%) Active Directory
3 66 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.61%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (3.52%) XenApp
8 15 (2.03%) vSphere
9 14 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.95%) Firmware
10 7 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.68%) HDFS
12 3 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.41%) GPFS
12 3 (0.41%) Lustre
12 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.27%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 80 (10.84%) Kubernetes
2 68 (9.21%) Puppet
3 65 (8.81%) Ansible
4 50 (6.78%) Terraform
5 40 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (4.61%) SCCM
7 26 (3.52%) SCOM
8 22 (2.98%) QRadar
9 21 (2.85%) WSUS
10 17 (2.30%) Data Guard
10 17 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (2.30%) Grafana
10 17 (2.30%) Packer
11 14 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
11 14 (1.90%) Prometheus
11 14 (1.90%) SCVMM
12 13 (1.76%) SELinux
12 13 (1.76%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.63%) Consul
13 12 (1.63%) Graphite
Vendors
1 130 (17.62%) Microsoft
2 95 (12.87%) Red Hat
3 91 (12.33%) VMware
4 88 (11.92%) Oracle
5 51 (6.91%) NetApp
6 45 (6.10%) Cisco
6 45 (6.10%) Google
7 36 (4.88%) HP
8 34 (4.61%) Citrix
8 34 (4.61%) Splunk
9 26 (3.52%) SAP
10 24 (3.25%) LogRhythm
11 22 (2.98%) IBM
12 15 (2.03%) Darktrace
13 14 (1.90%) Qualys
14 13 (1.76%) ArcSight
14 13 (1.76%) Veeam
15 12 (1.63%) Cognos
16 11 (1.49%) Dell
17 10 (1.36%) SolarWinds