Period
to 19 September 2019

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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 30 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 903 883 1,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.74% 6.47% 7.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.65% 33.97% 34.17%
Number of salaries quoted 661 733 977
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,323
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.08% -1.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £56,300
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 2,464 2,599 3,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 21.11% 19.05% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,913 2,125 2,815
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Linux in the Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

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 19 September 2019. 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 +6 613 £41,000 -3.53% 119
East Midlands +9 288 £45,000 +5.88% 70
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, 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.

1 380 (42.08%) Windows
2 261 (28.90%) AWS
3 218 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 211 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (22.92%) Unix
6 193 (21.37%) DevOps
7 183 (20.27%) Azure
8 182 (20.16%) Python
9 173 (19.16%) SQL
10 163 (18.05%) VMware
11 145 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
12 141 (15.61%) Java
13 135 (14.95%) Docker
14 133 (14.73%) Degree
15 127 (14.06%) Firewall
16 123 (13.62%) Git (software)
17 122 (13.51%) JavaScript
18 120 (13.29%) MySQL
19 118 (13.07%) Red Hat
19 118 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 118 (13.07%) Windows Server
20 115 (12.74%) Bash Shell
21 114 (12.62%) ITIL
22 109 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
23 107 (11.85%) Software Engineering
24 106 (11.74%) Jenkins
24 106 (11.74%) Cybersecurity
25 104 (11.52%) Active Directory
26 102 (11.30%) Oracle
27 101 (11.18%) Kubernetes

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 73 (8.08%) Apache
2 30 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 20 (2.21%) nginx
4 20 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.66%) WordPress
6 13 (1.44%) Confluence
6 13 (1.44%) Drupal
6 13 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.33%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.11%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.11%) Apache Spark
8 10 (1.11%) IIS
8 10 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.00%) CMS
9 9 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.89%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.66%) JBoss
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.55%) CATIA
5 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.22%) Abaqus
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Magento
2 5 (0.55%) ENOVIA
2 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.33%) Workfront
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 261 (28.90%) AWS
2 183 (20.27%) Azure
3 86 (9.52%) Office 365
4 48 (5.32%) IaaS
5 41 (4.54%) PaaS
6 33 (3.65%) GCP
7 31 (3.43%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (3.10%) Serverless
9 27 (2.99%) SaaS
10 26 (2.88%) Amazon S3
11 20 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (2.10%) IBM Cloud
13 18 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
14 17 (1.88%) GitHub
15 16 (1.77%) Amazon EKS
15 16 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
17 13 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
18 11 (1.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 127 (14.06%) Firewall
2 74 (8.19%) DNS
3 73 (8.08%) TCP/IP
4 72 (7.97%) WAN
5 67 (7.42%) LAN
6 50 (5.54%) VPN
7 47 (5.20%) SAN
8 38 (4.21%) DHCP
8 38 (4.21%) Network Security
9 34 (3.77%) Internet
9 34 (3.77%) Wireless
10 25 (2.77%) VLAN
11 23 (2.55%) VoIP
12 22 (2.44%) MPLS
13 20 (2.21%) OSPF
14 19 (2.10%) BGP
15 17 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
16 16 (1.77%) Skype
17 13 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (1.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (13.29%) MySQL
2 85 (9.41%) SQL Server
3 64 (7.09%) MongoDB
4 44 (4.87%) NoSQL
5 38 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (2.77%) Amazon Aurora
7 24 (2.66%) Amazon RDS
8 20 (2.21%) Big Data
8 20 (2.21%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.55%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.22%) MariaDB
11 11 (1.22%) Redis
12 10 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.00%) DB2
14 7 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.66%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.55%) Apache Accumulo
Development Applications
1 123 (13.62%) Git (software)
2 106 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 39 (4.32%) JIRA
4 37 (4.10%) Maven
5 26 (2.88%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.66%) JUnit
7 20 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (2.21%) GitLab
8 19 (2.10%) Subversion
9 16 (1.77%) Cucumber
10 15 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 15 (1.66%) Vagrant
11 13 (1.44%) SonarQube
12 12 (1.33%) GDB
12 12 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
12 12 (1.33%) Selenium
13 10 (1.11%) PHPUnit
14 9 (1.00%) JMeter
15 7 (0.78%) JSUnit
15 7 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (8.31%) Finance
2 69 (7.64%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.65%) Retail
4 37 (4.10%) Public Sector
5 25 (2.77%) Electronics
6 24 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.55%) Marketing
8 17 (1.88%) Automotive
9 16 (1.77%) Aerospace
10 14 (1.55%) Games
11 10 (1.11%) Back Office
11 10 (1.11%) Law
12 6 (0.66%) Billing
12 6 (0.66%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.44%) French Language
13 4 (0.44%) German Language
13 4 (0.44%) Legal
13 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 178 (19.71%) Developer
2 125 (13.84%) Analyst
3 84 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 77 (8.53%) Software Engineer
5 58 (6.42%) Linux Engineer
6 52 (5.76%) Administrator
7 50 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 48 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (5.20%) Architect
10 43 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 43 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 41 (4.54%) PHP Developer
12 35 (3.88%) Embedded Engineer
13 34 (3.77%) Senior Developer
13 34 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
14 32 (3.54%) C# Developer
14 32 (3.54%) Security Analyst
15 28 (3.10%) .NET Developer
15 28 (3.10%) Linux Administrator
16 27 (2.99%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.96%) Web Services
2 84 (9.30%) .NET
3 76 (8.42%) HTML
4 69 (7.64%) RESTful
5 66 (7.31%) CSS
6 65 (7.20%) Spring
7 60 (6.64%) AngularJS
8 47 (5.20%) J2EE
8 47 (5.20%) Node.js
9 42 (4.65%) HTML5
9 42 (4.65%) LAMP
10 35 (3.88%) jQuery
11 32 (3.54%) JSON
12 30 (3.32%) React
13 29 (3.21%) Laravel
14 28 (3.10%) SAML
15 27 (2.99%) SOAP
15 27 (2.99%) XML
16 26 (2.88%) .NET Core
16 26 (2.88%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 66 (7.31%) Public Cloud
4 49 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (5.20%) Virtual Team
6 32 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 30 (3.32%) User Experience
8 28 (3.10%) Algorithms
8 28 (3.10%) Private Cloud
9 23 (2.55%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (2.44%) CCTV
11 20 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (2.10%) NHS
12 19 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
13 15 (1.66%) Mobile App
14 12 (1.33%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.33%) Clustering
14 12 (1.33%) VHDL
15 11 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 380 (42.08%) Windows
2 207 (22.92%) Unix
3 118 (13.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 118 (13.07%) Windows Server
4 57 (6.31%) CentOS
5 43 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 40 (4.43%) Solaris
7 29 (3.21%) AIX
8 26 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.55%) SUSE
10 21 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (1.99%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.88%) Windows 10
13 14 (1.55%) Kali Linux
14 13 (1.44%) HPUX
15 12 (1.33%) Debian
16 11 (1.22%) Mac OS
17 9 (1.00%) Android
17 9 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (21.37%) DevOps
3 145 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
4 114 (12.62%) ITIL
5 107 (11.85%) Software Engineering
6 106 (11.74%) Cybersecurity
7 75 (8.31%) Configuration Management
8 73 (8.08%) Mentoring
9 72 (7.97%) Microservices
10 64 (7.09%) SIEM
11 61 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 60 (6.64%) Migration
13 59 (6.53%) Open Source
14 57 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (6.31%) Information Security
15 53 (5.87%) Unit Testing
16 52 (5.76%) OO
17 51 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (5.65%) Security Operations
18 48 (5.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 182 (20.16%) Python
2 173 (19.16%) SQL
3 141 (15.61%) Java
4 122 (13.51%) JavaScript
5 115 (12.74%) Bash Shell
6 100 (11.07%) PowerShell
7 93 (10.30%) C++
8 89 (9.86%) PHP
9 81 (8.97%) C#
10 66 (7.31%) C
11 46 (5.09%) Perl
12 35 (3.88%) Shell Script
13 27 (2.99%) Ruby
14 13 (1.44%) R
15 12 (1.33%) Go
15 12 (1.33%) Rust
16 11 (1.22%) VBScript
17 10 (1.11%) Scala
17 10 (1.11%) TypeScript
18 9 (1.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 133 (14.73%) Degree
2 72 (7.97%) Security Cleared
3 57 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (5.20%) SC Cleared
5 42 (4.65%) MCSE
6 35 (3.88%) MCSA
7 33 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (2.55%) CCNA
9 22 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
10 20 (2.21%) Master's Degree
10 20 (2.21%) MCP
11 17 (1.88%) HNC
11 17 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (1.77%) HND
13 15 (1.66%) CCNP
14 14 (1.55%) CISSP
15 9 (1.00%) CREST Certified
15 9 (1.00%) RHCE
16 8 (0.89%) AWS Certification
16 8 (0.89%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.76%) SLA
2 35 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.22%) GDPR
4 9 (1.00%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.66%) QA
6 5 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.44%) NIST
7 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.33%) GPG13
8 3 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.22%) NCSC
10 1 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.11%) MISRA
10 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
System Software
1 135 (14.95%) Docker
2 109 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (11.52%) Active Directory
4 70 (7.75%) Hyper-V
5 38 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.66%) XenApp
7 22 (2.44%) Firmware
7 22 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 13 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (1.44%) vSphere
10 5 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.55%) NFS
10 5 (0.55%) PowerHA
10 5 (0.55%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.44%) Postfix
11 4 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 101 (11.18%) Kubernetes
2 89 (9.86%) Ansible
3 87 (9.63%) Puppet
4 58 (6.42%) Terraform
5 54 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (4.54%) SCCM
7 25 (2.77%) Nagios
8 18 (1.99%) Packer
9 16 (1.77%) Grafana
10 15 (1.66%) NetBackup
10 15 (1.66%) Prometheus
11 13 (1.44%) QRadar
11 13 (1.44%) SELinux
12 12 (1.33%) logstash
13 11 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
13 11 (1.22%) Kibana
14 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (1.11%) SCOM
15 8 (0.89%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 218 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 163 (18.05%) VMware
3 118 (13.07%) Red Hat
4 102 (11.30%) Oracle
5 86 (9.52%) Cisco
6 77 (8.53%) Citrix
7 57 (6.31%) IBM
8 40 (4.43%) Splunk
9 31 (3.43%) HP
10 27 (2.99%) NetApp
11 25 (2.77%) Veeam
12 23 (2.55%) SAP
13 21 (2.33%) Google
14 20 (2.21%) ForgeRock
15 18 (1.99%) ArcSight
16 16 (1.77%) Juniper
17 13 (1.44%) Ivanti
17 13 (1.44%) Meraki
18 12 (1.33%) CheckPoint
18 12 (1.33%) Fujitsu