Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 22 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 322 878 895
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.99% 7.83% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.44% 36.63% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 296 690 762
Median annual salary £51,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.91% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £35,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £68,975
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 860 2,397 2,589
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.35% 21.38% 19.30%
Number of salaries quoted 681 1,888 2,099
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £21,700
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 October 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 24 October 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 0 234 £52,500 +23.53% 69
East Midlands -2 85 £47,500 +5.56% 39
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 130 (40.37%) Windows
2 127 (39.44%) Python
3 105 (32.61%) AWS
4 89 (27.64%) DevOps
5 85 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (24.22%) Azure
7 75 (23.29%) Unix
8 71 (22.05%) C++
9 69 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 66 (20.50%) Security Cleared
10 66 (20.50%) Docker
11 62 (19.25%) MySQL
12 60 (18.63%) Cybersecurity
13 59 (18.32%) Java
14 56 (17.39%) VMware
15 55 (17.08%) SQL
15 55 (17.08%) SC Cleared
16 54 (16.77%) Bash Shell
17 51 (15.84%) PowerShell
18 50 (15.53%) PHP
18 50 (15.53%) Ansible
18 50 (15.53%) Kubernetes
18 50 (15.53%) Terraform
19 48 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
20 47 (14.60%) Microsoft
20 47 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (14.29%) Puppet
22 44 (13.66%) Degree
22 44 (13.66%) Perl
23 43 (13.35%) HTML

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 12 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.86%) Confluence
3 4 (1.24%) Apache
3 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.93%) WordPress
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.62%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.31%) CMS
6 1 (0.31%) Drupal
6 1 (0.31%) Mule
6 1 (0.31%) nginx
6 1 (0.31%) PrestaShop
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Magento
2 5 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.62%) Shopify
3 2 (0.62%) Workfront
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 105 (32.61%) AWS
2 78 (24.22%) Azure
3 25 (7.76%) GCP
4 21 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (6.21%) GitHub
6 17 (5.28%) SaaS
7 13 (4.04%) PaaS
8 11 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (2.48%) IaaS
10 7 (2.17%) Office 365
11 6 (1.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.55%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.24%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (1.24%) Serverless
14 3 (0.93%) Amazon EKS
14 3 (0.93%) Loggly
15 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.62%) Cloudflare
15 2 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.76%) Firewall
2 20 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 15 (4.66%) HTTP
4 11 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (3.42%) SAN
5 10 (3.11%) DNS
5 10 (3.11%) Internet
5 10 (3.11%) VoIP
6 9 (2.80%) VPN
7 8 (2.48%) Network Security
8 7 (2.17%) Asterisk PBX
9 6 (1.86%) BGP
9 6 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.86%) OSPF
10 5 (1.55%) SMTP
10 5 (1.55%) SNMP
10 5 (1.55%) VLAN
11 4 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.24%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (19.25%) MySQL
2 20 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 17 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (4.66%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.04%) Data Lake
6 11 (3.42%) Big Data
7 9 (2.80%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.86%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.55%) Geospatial Data
10 5 (1.55%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.93%) Informix
11 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 69 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.42%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.52%) JIRA
4 20 (6.21%) GitLab
5 10 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.80%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.48%) Metasploit
8 7 (2.17%) Selenium
8 7 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (1.55%) Subversion
9 5 (1.55%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.24%) Maven
11 3 (0.93%) C++Builder
12 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.62%) MSI
12 2 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (5.59%) Law
2 11 (3.42%) Retail
3 10 (3.11%) Digital Economy
3 10 (3.11%) Finance
4 9 (2.80%) Public Sector
5 8 (2.48%) Back Office
6 7 (2.17%) Advertising
7 6 (1.86%) Electronics
8 4 (1.24%) Banking
9 3 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.93%) French Language
9 3 (0.93%) German Language
9 3 (0.93%) Legal
9 3 (0.93%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.62%) Automotive
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.62%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (18.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (14.60%) Developer
3 25 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (7.76%) Software Engineer
4 22 (6.83%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (5.90%) Analyst
5 19 (5.90%) Platform Engineer
6 18 (5.59%) AWS Engineer
7 16 (4.97%) PHP Developer
8 15 (4.66%) Administrator
8 15 (4.66%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (4.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (4.66%) Senior Software Engineer
9 14 (4.35%) Consultant
9 14 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.04%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (4.04%) Embedded Engineer
10 13 (4.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 13 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.04%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.35%) HTML
2 32 (9.94%) CSS
3 20 (6.21%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (4.97%) Node.js
5 13 (4.04%) HTML5
6 11 (3.42%) jQuery
7 10 (3.11%) Apache Flex
7 10 (3.11%) LAMP
7 10 (3.11%) SAP Basis
8 9 (2.80%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.80%) Vue.js
9 7 (2.17%) FreeSWITCH
9 7 (2.17%) Kafka
9 7 (2.17%) React
9 7 (2.17%) WebRTC
10 6 (1.86%) .NET
10 6 (1.86%) SOAP
10 6 (1.86%) SQLAlchemy
10 6 (1.86%) YAML
11 5 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.59%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.04%) Cyberattack
5 13 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.48%) Cybercrime
7 8 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.17%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.86%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.55%) VHDL
11 4 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 130 (40.37%) Windows
2 75 (23.29%) Unix
3 36 (11.18%) Windows Server
4 30 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 18 (5.59%) Ubuntu
7 17 (5.28%) AIX
8 15 (4.66%) CentOS
9 10 (3.11%) Solaris
10 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.93%) SUSE
13 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.31%) Debian
14 1 (0.31%) HPUX
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.64%) DevOps
2 85 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (18.63%) Cybersecurity
4 48 (14.91%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (11.80%) Configuration Management
6 37 (11.49%) Software Engineering
7 35 (10.87%) SIEM
8 33 (10.25%) Open Source
9 32 (9.94%) Analytics
9 32 (9.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 29 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (9.01%) ITIL
11 26 (8.07%) Scrum
12 24 (7.45%) Change Management
13 23 (7.14%) Data Science
14 22 (6.83%) Digital Forensics
14 22 (6.83%) Information Security
14 22 (6.83%) Network Architecture
15 21 (6.52%) Migration
16 18 (5.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 127 (39.44%) Python
2 71 (22.05%) C++
3 59 (18.32%) Java
4 55 (17.08%) SQL
5 54 (16.77%) Bash Shell
6 51 (15.84%) PowerShell
7 50 (15.53%) PHP
8 44 (13.66%) Perl
9 34 (10.56%) JavaScript
10 22 (6.83%) C
11 21 (6.52%) Go
12 15 (4.66%) R
13 14 (4.35%) Shell Script
14 11 (3.42%) Ruby
15 10 (3.11%) ABAP
16 9 (2.80%) ES6
16 9 (2.80%) PL/SQL
17 7 (2.17%) C#
17 7 (2.17%) TypeScript
18 6 (1.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (20.50%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.08%) SC Cleared
3 44 (13.66%) Degree
4 18 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (5.59%) CREST Certified
5 17 (5.28%) CCNA
5 17 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.97%) MCSE
7 15 (4.66%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.35%) AWS Certification
9 13 (4.04%) MCSA
10 10 (3.11%) CCNP
11 9 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.17%) RHCE
13 5 (1.55%) PhD
14 4 (1.24%) GCIA
14 4 (1.24%) GCIH
14 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.28%) ISO 9001
3 15 (4.66%) NIST
4 10 (3.11%) GDPR
5 9 (2.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.93%) PMO
7 2 (0.62%) SLA
8 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 66 (20.50%) Docker
2 47 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.97%) Active Directory
4 15 (4.66%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.73%) vSphere
6 8 (2.48%) Firmware
7 7 (2.17%) Kamailio
8 5 (1.55%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.55%) Squid
9 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.93%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.62%) GPFS
11 2 (0.62%) Lustre
11 2 (0.62%) LXC
11 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.31%) Gluster
12 1 (0.31%) HDFS
12 1 (0.31%) Snort
Systems Management
1 50 (15.53%) Ansible
1 50 (15.53%) Kubernetes
1 50 (15.53%) Terraform
2 46 (14.29%) Puppet
3 26 (8.07%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.04%) Data Guard
4 13 (4.04%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (3.11%) Grafana
5 10 (3.11%) SCCM
6 9 (2.80%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.80%) Prometheus
7 8 (2.48%) Graphite
8 6 (1.86%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 6 (1.86%) Nagios
9 5 (1.55%) SELinux
10 4 (1.24%) CSIRT
10 4 (1.24%) Fluentd
10 4 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (1.24%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 56 (17.39%) VMware
2 47 (14.60%) Microsoft
3 39 (12.11%) Oracle
4 36 (11.18%) Red Hat
5 24 (7.45%) Cisco
6 23 (7.14%) Splunk
7 19 (5.90%) Google
8 13 (4.04%) LogRhythm
9 12 (3.73%) AlienVault
10 11 (3.42%) SAP
11 10 (3.11%) McAfee
12 9 (2.80%) Atlassian
12 9 (2.80%) FireEye
12 9 (2.80%) IBM
12 9 (2.80%) Symantec
12 9 (2.80%) Tanium
13 7 (2.17%) NetApp
13 7 (2.17%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.86%) Juniper
14 6 (1.86%) TOWER Software