Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > Midlands
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 23 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 545 883 1,051
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.92% 7.28% 7.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.60% 35.03% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 458 682 919
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £66,300
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 1,412 2,521 3,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 23.12% 20.79% 20.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,143 1,892 2,497
Median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 382 £47,500 +11.76% 57
East Midlands +2 156 £45,000 -2.70% 26
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 298 (54.68%) Windows
2 196 (35.96%) Python
3 143 (26.24%) AWS
4 119 (21.83%) Azure
5 109 (20.00%) Unix
6 108 (19.82%) DevOps
7 103 (18.90%) Microsoft
8 101 (18.53%) Java
9 92 (16.88%) SQL
10 90 (16.51%) PowerShell
11 89 (16.33%) Bash Shell
12 87 (15.96%) JavaScript
13 82 (15.05%) Git (software)
14 81 (14.86%) VMware
15 80 (14.68%) C++
16 79 (14.50%) Windows Server
17 78 (14.31%) Docker
18 75 (13.76%) C#
18 75 (13.76%) MySQL
19 74 (13.58%) Security Cleared
20 71 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
21 69 (12.66%) ITIL
21 69 (12.66%) Red Hat
22 67 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 64 (11.74%) Oracle
23 64 (11.74%) Jenkins
23 64 (11.74%) Kubernetes
23 64 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
24 61 (11.19%) PHP
24 61 (11.19%) SC Cleared

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 19 (3.49%) Apache
2 14 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.10%) IIS
4 6 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.73%) SAS
6 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.73%) WordPress
7 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.55%) Confluence
7 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.37%) CMS
8 2 (0.37%) Drupal
8 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Synapse
Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.83%) Magento
2 6 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Shopify
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 143 (26.24%) AWS
2 119 (21.83%) Azure
3 35 (6.42%) GCP
4 27 (4.95%) SaaS
5 18 (3.30%) GitHub
5 18 (3.30%) PaaS
6 14 (2.57%) IaaS
6 14 (2.57%) Serverless
7 12 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (2.20%) Amazon S3
8 11 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 9 (1.65%) Office 365
10 8 (1.47%) Power Platform
11 7 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
12 6 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.92%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.34%) Firewall
2 38 (6.97%) SAN
3 26 (4.77%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.57%) DNS
5 12 (2.20%) Internet
6 10 (1.83%) Wireless
7 9 (1.65%) DHCP
7 9 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (1.65%) VPN
8 8 (1.47%) HTTP
8 8 (1.47%) NAS
9 7 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (1.28%) NetScaler
9 7 (1.28%) Network Security
9 7 (1.28%) SMS
9 7 (1.28%) VoIP
10 6 (1.10%) WAN
11 5 (0.92%) LAN
11 5 (0.92%) MPLS
11 5 (0.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (13.76%) MySQL
2 40 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.85%) Big Data
4 18 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 17 (3.12%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (2.02%) Data Lake
6 11 (2.02%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.47%) InterSystems Cache
8 8 (1.47%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.28%) Redis
10 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 7
11 5 (0.92%) DB2
11 5 (0.92%) EDMS
11 5 (0.92%) Power BI
12 4 (0.73%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.73%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 82 (15.05%) Git (software)
2 64 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.04%) GitLab
4 18 (3.30%) Selenium
5 13 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (2.20%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.02%) JIRA
8 10 (1.83%) Subversion
9 9 (1.65%) Metasploit
9 9 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (1.28%) JUnit
11 6 (1.10%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.10%) JMeter
11 6 (1.10%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.92%) Maven
12 5 (0.92%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.73%) Bazaar
13 4 (0.73%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.73%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.73%) Xdebug
General
1 33 (6.06%) Retail
2 31 (5.69%) Finance
3 30 (5.50%) Law
4 19 (3.49%) Back Office
5 12 (2.20%) Advertising
5 12 (2.20%) Digital Economy
6 10 (1.83%) Electronics
7 9 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.28%) Automotive
9 6 (1.10%) Games
10 5 (0.92%) Legal
10 5 (0.92%) Public Sector
11 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.55%) Billing
12 3 (0.55%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (23.30%) Developer
2 64 (11.74%) Analyst
3 53 (9.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (6.97%) Linux Engineer
6 32 (5.87%) Administrator
7 28 (5.14%) PHP Developer
8 27 (4.95%) Software Engineer
9 26 (4.77%) Web Developer
10 25 (4.59%) Consultant
11 24 (4.40%) Support Engineer
12 21 (3.85%) Python Developer
12 21 (3.85%) Senior Developer
13 20 (3.67%) Security Analyst
14 19 (3.49%) C++ Developer
15 18 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
16 17 (3.12%) Automation Engineer
16 17 (3.12%) DBA
16 17 (3.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 16 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.81%) HTML
2 31 (5.69%) CSS
3 26 (4.77%) Web Services
4 20 (3.67%) .NET
4 20 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
5 19 (3.49%) LAMP
5 19 (3.49%) Middleware
6 18 (3.30%) AngularJS
7 16 (2.94%) RESTful
8 15 (2.75%) Laravel
9 14 (2.57%) SAP Basis
10 13 (2.39%) Node.js
10 13 (2.39%) XML
11 12 (2.20%) SOAP
11 12 (2.20%) Vue.js
12 11 (2.02%) jQuery
12 11 (2.02%) REST
13 10 (1.83%) Kafka
13 10 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (6.42%) Public Cloud
3 30 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 24 (4.40%) Cyberthreat
5 23 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (2.57%) Algorithms
7 14 (2.57%) Cybercrime
8 13 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.20%) Cyberattack
10 10 (1.83%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.83%) User Experience
11 9 (1.65%) Replication
11 9 (1.65%) VHDL
12 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.92%) CCTV
14 5 (0.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 298 (54.68%) Windows
2 109 (20.00%) Unix
3 79 (14.50%) Windows Server
4 67 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (4.22%) Ubuntu
6 22 (4.04%) CentOS
6 22 (4.04%) Mac OS
7 20 (3.67%) AIX
8 15 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.02%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.83%) Kali Linux
11 9 (1.65%) Solaris
12 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.92%) HPUX
13 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.55%) Android
15 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (19.82%) DevOps
2 71 (13.03%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (12.66%) ITIL
4 64 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 57 (10.46%) SIEM
7 54 (9.91%) Open Source
8 51 (9.36%) Software Engineering
9 47 (8.62%) Mentoring
10 43 (7.89%) Test Automation
11 38 (6.97%) Configuration Management
12 36 (6.61%) Information Security
13 33 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
14 29 (5.32%) Change Management
14 29 (5.32%) E-Commerce
14 29 (5.32%) Microservices
15 28 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (5.14%) Web Development
16 27 (4.95%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 196 (35.96%) Python
2 101 (18.53%) Java
3 92 (16.88%) SQL
4 90 (16.51%) PowerShell
5 89 (16.33%) Bash Shell
6 87 (15.96%) JavaScript
7 80 (14.68%) C++
8 75 (13.76%) C#
9 61 (11.19%) PHP
10 34 (6.24%) C
11 33 (6.06%) Perl
12 22 (4.04%) Go
13 16 (2.94%) R
13 16 (2.94%) Ruby
14 14 (2.57%) ABAP
15 13 (2.39%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.65%) PHP 7
17 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
18 7 (1.28%) Embedded C
19 3 (0.55%) ES6
Qualifications
1 74 (13.58%) Security Cleared
2 61 (11.19%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.61%) Degree
4 26 (4.77%) CREST Certified
5 20 (3.67%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.75%) CCNA
6 15 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.39%) MCSE
8 12 (2.20%) MCSA
9 9 (1.65%) AWS Certification
10 8 (1.47%) CISSP
10 8 (1.47%) OSCP
11 7 (1.28%) OCP
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (1.28%) RHCE
11 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.10%) GCIA
12 6 (1.10%) GCIH
12 6 (1.10%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (3.30%) GDPR
3 17 (3.12%) ISO 9001
4 12 (2.20%) NIST
5 11 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (2.02%) QA
6 8 (1.47%) SLA
7 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (14.31%) Docker
2 57 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.52%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.20%) vSphere
7 9 (1.65%) Firmware
7 9 (1.65%) XenApp
8 8 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.47%) Squid
9 7 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.55%) GPFS
12 3 (0.55%) Lustre
13 2 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.37%) HDFS
13 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 64 (11.74%) Kubernetes
2 60 (11.01%) Ansible
3 54 (9.91%) Puppet
4 40 (7.34%) Terraform
5 29 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (3.49%) Data Guard
7 18 (3.30%) SCCM
8 17 (3.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 15 (2.75%) WSUS
10 13 (2.39%) SCOM
11 12 (2.20%) Grafana
12 11 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (2.02%) QRadar
13 9 (1.65%) Prometheus
13 9 (1.65%) SELinux
14 8 (1.47%) Graphite
14 8 (1.47%) Packer
15 7 (1.28%) Consul
16 6 (1.10%) Computer Incident Response Team
16 6 (1.10%) Kibana
Vendors
1 103 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 81 (14.86%) VMware
3 69 (12.66%) Red Hat
4 64 (11.74%) Oracle
5 36 (6.61%) Cisco
5 36 (6.61%) Splunk
6 31 (5.69%) Google
7 25 (4.59%) NetApp
8 23 (4.22%) LogRhythm
9 22 (4.04%) HP
10 15 (2.75%) Citrix
11 14 (2.57%) SAP
12 12 (2.20%) AlienVault
13 8 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.47%) Veeam
14 7 (1.28%) Dell
14 7 (1.28%) SaltStack
15 6 (1.10%) IBM
15 6 (1.10%) Palo Alto
15 6 (1.10%) Remedy