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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 22 20
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 771 716 547
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.26% 7.74% 8.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.54% 41.34% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 408 524 440
10th Percentile £33,350 £31,023 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £47,500 £46,484
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.19% +5.65%
75th Percentile £64,063 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 2,110 1,732 1,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.13% 18.71% 23.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 1,338 1,170
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £30,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £56,128 £53,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -19 449 £52,500 +5.00% 74
East Midlands -6 321 £55,000 +22.22% 47
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 250 (32.43%) AWS
2 242 (31.39%) Agile
3 237 (30.74%) Azure
4 210 (27.24%) DevOps
5 206 (26.72%) Python
6 195 (25.29%) SQL
7 187 (24.25%) Software Engineering
8 172 (22.31%) Windows
9 160 (20.75%) Cisco
10 152 (19.71%) Unix
11 148 (19.20%) Degree
12 141 (18.29%) Git (software)
12 141 (18.29%) Java
12 141 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
13 139 (18.03%) Docker
14 135 (17.51%) CCNA
14 135 (17.51%) Kubernetes
15 123 (15.95%) JavaScript
15 123 (15.95%) Social Skills
16 118 (15.30%) Network+ Certification
17 117 (15.18%) Wireless
18 113 (14.66%) Microsoft
19 112 (14.53%) A+ Certification
19 112 (14.53%) Linux+ Certification
20 109 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
21 103 (13.36%) JIRA
22 95 (12.32%) Terraform
22 95 (12.32%) CI/CD
23 94 (12.19%) Mentoring
24 89 (11.54%) Ansible

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 23 (2.98%) OpenStack
2 19 (2.46%) Confluence
3 16 (2.08%) Apache
4 14 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.69%) GeoServer
6 12 (1.56%) IIS
7 11 (1.43%) nginx
8 10 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.17%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.78%) JBoss
10 6 (0.78%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.52%) WordPress
12 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.26%) OpenROAD
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Pulsar
13 1 (0.13%) Appian
Applications
1 22 (2.85%) InVision
1 22 (2.85%) OmniGraffle
1 22 (2.85%) Sketch
2 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.65%) Magento
3 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 250 (32.43%) AWS
2 237 (30.74%) Azure
3 49 (6.36%) Microsoft 365
4 35 (4.54%) SaaS
5 32 (4.15%) Azure DevOps
6 27 (3.50%) Serverless
7 25 (3.24%) OpenShift
8 24 (3.11%) GCP
9 23 (2.98%) GitHub
10 16 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (2.08%) PaaS
11 13 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (1.56%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.43%) IaaS
14 9 (1.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.04%) Matillion
15 8 (1.04%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 117 (15.18%) Wireless
2 88 (11.41%) TCP/IP
3 80 (10.38%) HTTP
4 73 (9.47%) DNS
5 56 (7.26%) Firewall
6 36 (4.67%) DHCP
7 34 (4.41%) WAN
8 32 (4.15%) Internet
9 23 (2.98%) LAN
10 22 (2.85%) Network Security
11 21 (2.72%) SSL
12 20 (2.59%) SSH
13 19 (2.46%) VPN
14 16 (2.08%) SD-WAN
15 12 (1.56%) VoIP
16 11 (1.43%) SMTP
17 10 (1.30%) FTP
18 9 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
19 8 (1.04%) Ethernet
19 8 (1.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.47%) MySQL
2 56 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 54 (7.00%) Relational Database
4 50 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 23 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (2.46%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 15 (1.95%) GIS
10 15 (1.95%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.82%) Big Data
12 13 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.69%) QGIS
13 10 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
15 8 (1.04%) Data Lake
15 8 (1.04%) Star Schema
16 7 (0.91%) Redis
Development Applications
1 141 (18.29%) Git (software)
2 103 (13.36%) JIRA
3 89 (11.54%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.67%) GitLab
5 31 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (3.11%) Subversion
7 17 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.43%) Gerrit
9 10 (1.30%) Artifactory
9 10 (1.30%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.17%) Polyspace
11 7 (0.91%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.91%) JUnit
12 6 (0.78%) git-flow
13 5 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.65%) Selenium
13 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.52%) Maven
14 4 (0.52%) PHPUnit
15 3 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 123 (15.95%) Social Skills
2 88 (11.41%) Finance
3 80 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (8.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 37 (4.80%) Law
6 29 (3.76%) Banking
7 28 (3.63%) Marketing
8 26 (3.37%) Automotive
9 24 (3.11%) Retail
10 23 (2.98%) Electronics
11 13 (1.69%) Aerospace
11 13 (1.69%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.69%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.56%) Public Sector
13 11 (1.43%) Games
13 11 (1.43%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.30%) Aviation
14 10 (1.30%) Legal
15 7 (0.91%) Advertising
16 5 (0.65%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 136 (17.64%) Developer
2 129 (16.73%) Software Engineer
3 117 (15.18%) IT Technician
4 112 (14.53%) Network Technician
4 112 (14.53%) Trainee
4 112 (14.53%) Trainee IT Technician
4 112 (14.53%) Trainee Technician
5 97 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 59 (7.65%) Analyst
7 44 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
8 41 (5.32%) Senior Developer
8 41 (5.32%) Software Developer
9 40 (5.19%) Embedded Engineer
10 39 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 38 (4.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 32 (4.15%) Architect
13 30 (3.89%) Web Developer
14 29 (3.76%) Junior
15 26 (3.37%) C# Developer
16 23 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (11.15%) CSS
2 80 (10.38%) .NET
3 76 (9.86%) HTML
4 52 (6.74%) RESTful
5 48 (6.23%) AngularJS
6 39 (5.06%) Laravel
6 39 (5.06%) Spring Boot
7 38 (4.93%) Spring
8 37 (4.80%) Protocol Buffers
9 32 (4.15%) REST
10 31 (4.02%) HTML5
11 30 (3.89%) CSS3
12 27 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
12 27 (3.50%) XML
13 25 (3.24%) Web Services
14 23 (2.98%) React
14 23 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (2.72%) JSON
15 21 (2.72%) LAMP
16 20 (2.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.04%) Management Information System
2 33 (4.28%) Data Centre
3 32 (4.15%) User Experience
4 31 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (3.50%) Public Cloud
7 26 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
8 20 (2.59%) Data Structures
9 19 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
10 18 (2.33%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.43%) AS400
12 11 (1.43%) iSeries
13 10 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.17%) e-Health
15 8 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
16 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 6 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 172 (22.31%) Windows
2 152 (19.71%) Unix
3 57 (7.39%) Windows Server
4 40 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (3.76%) CentOS
6 25 (3.24%) Ubuntu
7 17 (2.20%) Solaris
8 15 (1.95%) SUSE
9 12 (1.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 12 (1.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.04%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.78%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.39%) Debian
16 3 (0.39%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (31.39%) Agile
2 210 (27.24%) DevOps
3 187 (24.25%) Software Engineering
4 109 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (12.32%) CI/CD
6 94 (12.19%) Mentoring
7 84 (10.89%) Computer Science
8 67 (8.69%) Software Testing
9 62 (8.04%) Microservices
10 61 (7.91%) Infrastructure as Code
11 60 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 57 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (7.39%) ITIL
13 51 (6.61%) Configuration Management
14 49 (6.36%) Information Security
15 47 (6.10%) Open Source
15 47 (6.10%) Test Automation
15 47 (6.10%) Web Development
16 46 (5.97%) Scrum
17 41 (5.32%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (26.72%) Python
2 195 (25.29%) SQL
3 141 (18.29%) Java
4 123 (15.95%) JavaScript
5 87 (11.28%) Bash
6 85 (11.02%) C
6 85 (11.02%) C++
7 79 (10.25%) PHP
8 76 (9.86%) PowerShell
9 59 (7.65%) C#
9 59 (7.65%) Perl
10 43 (5.58%) Shell Script
11 38 (4.93%) Go
12 27 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.46%) Ruby
14 9 (1.17%) C-shell
14 9 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.91%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 148 (19.20%) Degree
2 141 (18.29%) Cisco Certification
3 135 (17.51%) CCNA
4 118 (15.30%) Network+ Certification
5 112 (14.53%) A+ Certification
5 112 (14.53%) Linux+ Certification
6 51 (6.61%) Security Cleared
7 46 (5.97%) SC Cleared
8 29 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (2.33%) Master's Degree
10 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.30%) AWS Certification
12 8 (1.04%) MCSE
12 8 (1.04%) SSCP
13 7 (0.91%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (0.91%) MCP
14 6 (0.78%) CCNP
15 5 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.39%) CCA
16 3 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.50%) SLA
2 17 (2.20%) QA
3 13 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.17%) Automotive SPICE
4 9 (1.17%) MISRA
5 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.52%) GDPR
6 4 (0.52%) NIST
7 3 (0.39%) PMO
8 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.13%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.13%) ECSS
9 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 139 (18.03%) Docker
2 77 (9.99%) Active Directory
3 52 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (3.11%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.17%) vSphere
7 8 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.91%) iptables
9 6 (0.78%) Snort
10 5 (0.65%) NFS
10 5 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.52%) Firmware
12 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.26%) Lustre
12 2 (0.26%) Postfix
12 2 (0.26%) Samba
12 2 (0.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 135 (17.51%) Kubernetes
2 95 (12.32%) Terraform
3 89 (11.54%) Ansible
4 31 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.76%) Prometheus
6 26 (3.37%) Kibana
7 22 (2.85%) Puppet
8 11 (1.43%) Grafana
8 11 (1.43%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.30%) Istio
9 10 (1.30%) Rancher
10 9 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (1.17%) Packer
11 8 (1.04%) SCCM
11 8 (1.04%) vCenter Server
12 7 (0.91%) Argo
13 6 (0.78%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 160 (20.75%) Cisco
2 113 (14.66%) Microsoft
3 75 (9.73%) VMware
4 65 (8.43%) Oracle
5 45 (5.84%) Red Hat
6 36 (4.67%) Google
7 24 (3.11%) Splunk
8 22 (2.85%) Apple
9 19 (2.46%) Sun
10 18 (2.33%) Veritas
11 16 (2.08%) Palo Alto
12 14 (1.82%) HP
12 14 (1.82%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.82%) WSO2
13 12 (1.56%) LexisNexis
14 11 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.17%) Ivanti
15 9 (1.17%) Remedy
16 7 (0.91%) FireEye
16 7 (0.91%) Veeam