Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 50 37
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 50 49 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.20% 4.65% 6.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.88% 26.20% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 45 51 100
Staffordshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,500 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 132 187 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 16.36% 17.76% 23.57%
Number of salaries quoted 108 169 284
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.76% -1.45%
10th Percentile £22,500 £19,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,950 £55,250 £56,250
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -5.41%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +10 32 £41,250 -25.00% 16
Lichfield +19 10 £50,000 +42.86%
Stafford +13 2 £42,000 +29.23% 1
Tamworth +11 1 £26,500 -24.29% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £25,000 - 3
Linux
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Project Management
3 11 (22.00%) Firewall
3 11 (22.00%) LAN
3 11 (22.00%) VMware
4 10 (20.00%) WAN
4 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (18.00%) VoIP
5 9 (18.00%) HP
5 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
6 8 (16.00%) High Availability
7 7 (14.00%) DO-178B
7 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (14.00%) MISRA C
7 7 (14.00%) MISRA
7 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (14.00%) Electronics
7 7 (14.00%) Embedded C
7 7 (14.00%) Bluetooth
7 7 (14.00%) C
7 7 (14.00%) C#
7 7 (14.00%) SQL
7 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (12.00%) Unix
8 6 (12.00%) Microsoft

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 3 (6.00%) MediaWiki
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
1 11 (22.00%) LAN
2 10 (20.00%) WAN
3 9 (18.00%) VoIP
4 7 (14.00%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.00%) Internet
6 2 (4.00%) DNS
6 2 (4.00%) SMS
7 1 (2.00%) DHCP
7 1 (2.00%) SAN
7 1 (2.00%) Skype
7 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.00%) MariaDB
2 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
2 5 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (14.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Electronics Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) IT Support
3 7 (14.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Support Technician
4 6 (12.00%) Network Support
4 6 (12.00%) Server Support
5 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 5 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (10.00%) IT Technician
5 5 (10.00%) Linux Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Support Technician
6 4 (8.00%) Network Technician
6 4 (8.00%) Server Support Technician
6 4 (8.00%) Server Technician
7 3 (6.00%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) XML
1 4 (8.00%) XSD
2 3 (6.00%) Esper
2 3 (6.00%) Kafka
3 1 (2.00%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) HTML5
3 1 (2.00%) jQuery
3 1 (2.00%) Laravel
3 1 (2.00%) Symfony
3 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.00%) Clustering
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Unix
4 4 (8.00%) CentOS
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Project Management
2 9 (18.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (16.00%) High Availability
4 7 (14.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (12.00%) Network Architecture
6 5 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.00%) Functional Programming
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.00%) Cryptography
7 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.00%) ETL
7 4 (8.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (8.00%) Multithreading
7 4 (8.00%) Open Source
7 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Java
2 7 (14.00%) C
2 7 (14.00%) C#
2 7 (14.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (14.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.00%) Go
5 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) DO-178B
1 7 (14.00%) MISRA
1 7 (14.00%) MISRA C
2 3 (6.00%) P3O
2 3 (6.00%) PMO
3 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Galera Cluster
1 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.00%) Google
5 3 (6.00%) Greenplum
5 3 (6.00%) Netezza
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.00%) Teradata
5 3 (6.00%) Vertica
6 2 (4.00%) Facebook
7 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix
7 1 (2.00%) EqualLogic
7 1 (2.00%) Genesys
7 1 (2.00%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.00%) Kaspersky