Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 26 54
Rank change year-on-year -24 +28 -14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 47 98 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.28% 8.89% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.38% 35.00% 21.90%
Number of salaries quoted 39 110 43
Staffordshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,313 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 210 280 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 19.13% 25.41% 18.07%
Number of salaries quoted 180 262 180
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% - -
10th Percentile £18,750 £21,000 £18,975
90th Percentile £52,075 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% +7.14%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in Staffordshire

Linux
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +8 28 £48,750 +30.00% 7
Stafford -3 5 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Lichfield -17 5 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Tamworth -4 2 £35,000 +37.25% 1
Burntwood - 1 £31,000 -
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Open Source
3 11 (23.40%) DevOps
4 10 (21.28%) Puppet
4 10 (21.28%) SQL
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
6 8 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (17.02%) Java
6 8 (17.02%) Oracle
6 8 (17.02%) Python
7 7 (14.89%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (14.89%) ETL
7 7 (14.89%) Bash Shell
7 7 (14.89%) Kimball Methodology
7 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
8 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
8 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.77%) Unix
8 6 (12.77%) OO
9 5 (10.64%) DB2
9 5 (10.64%) MySQL
9 5 (10.64%) PHP
9 5 (10.64%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (10.64%) Netezza
9 5 (10.64%) Greenplum
9 5 (10.64%) Teradata
9 5 (10.64%) Spring
9 5 (10.64%) Parallel Processing
9 5 (10.64%) Vertica
9 5 (10.64%) Ansible

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
1 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) SSH
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.64%) DB2
2 5 (10.64%) MySQL
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
6 1 (2.13%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) Maven
2 3 (6.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.13%) Hudson
3 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Automotive
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) Administrator
2 7 (14.89%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Lead Architect
4 4 (8.51%) IT Support
4 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior IT Support
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Spring
2 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) LAMP
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) JSON
5 1 (2.13%) MooTools
5 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.13%) Spring Security
5 1 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.13%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Fintech
3 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.77%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) CentOS
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Open Source
2 11 (23.40%) DevOps
3 7 (14.89%) ETL
3 7 (14.89%) Kimball Methodology
4 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.77%) OO
5 5 (10.64%) Dimensional Modelling
5 5 (10.64%) Parallel Processing
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL
7 3 (6.38%) OOD
7 3 (6.38%) OOP
7 3 (6.38%) Web Development
8 2 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Functional Programming
8 2 (4.26%) Microservices
8 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.26%) MVC
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) Python
3 7 (14.89%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.64%) PHP
6 4 (8.51%) C#
7 3 (6.38%) C++
8 2 (4.26%) Go
8 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) Erlang
9 1 (2.13%) Haskell
9 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.13%) PHP 5
9 1 (2.13%) PHP 7
9 1 (2.13%) Ruby
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) CCNA
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
1 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Ceph
1 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Squid
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Puppet
2 8 (17.02%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.64%) Ansible
4 1 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.13%) Galera Cluster
4 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.13%) Packer
4 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Greenplum
2 5 (10.64%) Netezza
2 5 (10.64%) Teradata
2 5 (10.64%) Vertica
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.51%) Twitter
4 3 (6.38%) Google
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.26%) BT
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.13%) NetApp
6 1 (2.13%) VMware