Period
to 31 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West 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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 21 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 249 576 574
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.25% 7.93% 6.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.71% 38.04% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 243 440 502
Median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £37,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £69,150 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 583 1,514 1,630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.66% 20.84% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 455 1,165 1,329
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,399
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +4.17% +8.16%
10th Percentile £24,700 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,100 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.86% -5.05% +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 31 October 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
Birmingham +1 58 £55,000 +15.79% 32
Warwickshire -3 50 £62,500 +35.14% 9
Staffordshire +11 32 £46,250 +26.71% 8
Worcestershire +29 28 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Solihull +21 15 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Coventry -9 15 £57,500 +34.50% 12
Shropshire -10 14 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Herefordshire +19 13 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Wednesbury -9 3 £47,500 - 2
West Bromwich - 2 £40,000 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 113 (45.38%) Python
2 107 (42.97%) Windows
3 82 (32.93%) AWS
4 72 (28.92%) DevOps
5 66 (26.51%) Azure
6 64 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (25.30%) C++
8 62 (24.90%) Cybersecurity
9 61 (24.50%) Docker
10 57 (22.89%) Unix
11 56 (22.49%) Java
12 55 (22.09%) Git (software)
13 52 (20.88%) Security Cleared
14 51 (20.48%) Terraform
15 50 (20.08%) Ansible
16 48 (19.28%) SC Cleared
17 47 (18.88%) VMware
18 45 (18.07%) MySQL
18 45 (18.07%) Kubernetes
19 44 (17.67%) PowerShell
19 44 (17.67%) Bash Shell
20 42 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (16.87%) SQL
20 42 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (16.47%) PHP
21 41 (16.47%) Puppet
21 41 (16.47%) Jenkins
22 40 (16.06%) Perl
23 38 (15.26%) Degree
24 36 (14.46%) Configuration Management

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 9 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.41%) Confluence
3 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.80%) WordPress
5 1 (0.40%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Drupal
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) Mule
5 1 (0.40%) nginx
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.01%) Magento
2 4 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.20%) Workfront
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.40%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.40%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 82 (32.93%) AWS
2 66 (26.51%) Azure
3 26 (10.44%) GCP
4 21 (8.43%) SaaS
5 18 (7.23%) GitHub
6 14 (5.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (4.42%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (4.42%) PaaS
8 9 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 9 (3.61%) IaaS
9 8 (3.21%) Office 365
10 5 (2.01%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.61%) Serverless
12 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.84%) Firewall
2 12 (4.82%) HTTP
3 11 (4.42%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.02%) SAN
4 10 (4.02%) VoIP
5 9 (3.61%) VPN
6 8 (3.21%) Asterisk PBX
7 7 (2.81%) Network Security
8 6 (2.41%) BGP
8 6 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (2.41%) OSPF
9 5 (2.01%) DNS
9 5 (2.01%) SMTP
9 5 (2.01%) SNMP
10 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.61%) HSRP
10 4 (1.61%) Internet
10 4 (1.61%) VLAN
11 3 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.07%) MySQL
2 20 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (7.23%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.22%) Data Lake
5 12 (4.82%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (3.61%) Big Data
7 7 (2.81%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.41%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.80%) Informix
12 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.40%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 55 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 41 (16.47%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.83%) JIRA
4 14 (5.62%) GitLab
5 10 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.61%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (2.01%) Selenium
8 5 (2.01%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.61%) Maven
10 3 (1.20%) Subversion
11 2 (0.80%) C++Builder
11 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.80%) MSI
11 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.40%) Grunt
12 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (4.82%) Retail
2 10 (4.02%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.61%) Digital Economy
3 9 (3.61%) Law
4 6 (2.41%) Advertising
4 6 (2.41%) Finance
5 5 (2.01%) Electronics
6 4 (1.61%) Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.20%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.80%) French Language
8 2 (0.80%) German Language
8 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Military
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (19.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (15.66%) Developer
3 20 (8.03%) Software Engineer
4 17 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (6.43%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (6.02%) Platform Engineer
7 14 (5.62%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (5.22%) Azure Engineer
8 13 (5.22%) Embedded Engineer
8 13 (5.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (5.22%) Web Developer
9 12 (4.82%) Administrator
9 12 (4.82%) Analyst
10 11 (4.42%) Automation Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) AWS DevOps
10 11 (4.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) Consultant
10 11 (4.42%) PHP Developer
10 11 (4.42%) Python Developer
10 11 (4.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.65%) HTML
2 27 (10.84%) CSS
3 16 (6.43%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (5.22%) HTML5
4 13 (5.22%) Node.js
5 9 (3.61%) Apache Flex
5 9 (3.61%) jQuery
5 9 (3.61%) Kafka
5 9 (3.61%) SAP Basis
6 8 (3.21%) FreeSWITCH
6 8 (3.21%) LAMP
6 8 (3.21%) WebRTC
7 7 (2.81%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.81%) SQLAlchemy
7 7 (2.81%) Vue.js
8 6 (2.41%) .NET
8 6 (2.41%) Flask
8 6 (2.41%) React
8 6 (2.41%) YAML
9 5 (2.01%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.23%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (6.43%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.02%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.22%) Cyberattack
6 12 (4.82%) Public Cloud
7 11 (4.42%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (2.81%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.81%) Private Cloud
10 5 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.01%) VHDL
11 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.61%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.80%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 107 (42.97%) Windows
2 57 (22.89%) Unix
3 33 (13.25%) Windows Server
4 25 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (9.24%) Mac OS
6 15 (6.02%) CentOS
7 12 (4.82%) Ubuntu
8 11 (4.42%) AIX
9 6 (2.41%) Solaris
10 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.20%) SUSE
12 2 (0.80%) HPUX
12 2 (0.80%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (28.92%) DevOps
2 64 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (24.90%) Cybersecurity
4 42 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (14.46%) Configuration Management
6 35 (14.06%) Open Source
7 32 (12.85%) Software Engineering
8 30 (12.05%) Analytics
9 29 (11.65%) SIEM
10 24 (9.64%) Network Architecture
11 23 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (8.84%) Data Science
12 22 (8.84%) Digital Forensics
12 22 (8.84%) ITIL
13 21 (8.43%) Change Management
14 18 (7.23%) Information Security
14 18 (7.23%) Migration
14 18 (7.23%) UML
15 16 (6.43%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (45.38%) Python
2 63 (25.30%) C++
3 56 (22.49%) Java
4 44 (17.67%) Bash Shell
4 44 (17.67%) PowerShell
5 42 (16.87%) SQL
6 41 (16.47%) PHP
7 40 (16.06%) Perl
8 27 (10.84%) JavaScript
9 22 (8.84%) Go
10 15 (6.02%) Shell Script
11 14 (5.62%) C
12 13 (5.22%) R
13 9 (3.61%) ABAP
13 9 (3.61%) ES6
13 9 (3.61%) Ruby
14 7 (2.81%) TypeScript
15 6 (2.41%) Embedded C
15 6 (2.41%) Embedded C++
15 6 (2.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 48 (19.28%) SC Cleared
3 38 (15.26%) Degree
4 18 (7.23%) CREST Certified
5 15 (6.02%) AWS Certification
5 15 (6.02%) MCSE
5 15 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (5.22%) MCSA
7 10 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.61%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.81%) CCNP
10 7 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.81%) RHCE
11 6 (2.41%) CCNA
12 4 (1.61%) GCIA
12 4 (1.61%) GCIH
12 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (1.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.22%) ISO 9001
1 13 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (5.22%) NIST
2 9 (3.61%) GDPR
3 8 (3.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 61 (24.50%) Docker
2 42 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.42%) vSphere
5 9 (3.61%) Firmware
6 8 (3.21%) Kamailio
7 6 (2.41%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.61%) Squid
8 4 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.20%) LXC
9 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.40%) HDFS
11 1 (0.40%) Snort
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (20.48%) Terraform
2 50 (20.08%) Ansible
3 45 (18.07%) Kubernetes
4 41 (16.47%) Puppet
5 19 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (5.22%) SCCM
7 10 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (4.02%) Prometheus
8 9 (3.61%) Data Guard
8 9 (3.61%) Grafana
8 9 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (3.21%) Graphite
10 6 (2.41%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 5 (2.01%) Nagios
11 5 (2.01%) SCOM
11 5 (2.01%) SELinux
11 5 (2.01%) WSUS
12 4 (1.61%) CSIRT
12 4 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 47 (18.88%) VMware
2 29 (11.65%) Red Hat
3 28 (11.24%) Oracle
4 21 (8.43%) Microsoft
5 20 (8.03%) Splunk
6 18 (7.23%) Google
7 13 (5.22%) LogRhythm
8 12 (4.82%) AlienVault
8 12 (4.82%) McAfee
9 10 (4.02%) Cisco
9 10 (4.02%) FireEye
9 10 (4.02%) SAP
9 10 (4.02%) Symantec
9 10 (4.02%) Tanium
10 9 (3.61%) NetApp
11 8 (3.21%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.81%) TOWER Software
13 6 (2.41%) IBM
13 6 (2.41%) Juniper
13 6 (2.41%) ServiceNow