Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 408 570 662
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.20% 7.40% 7.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.34% 35.98% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 360 446 585
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £69,600
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,037 1,584 1,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.37% 20.56% 20.50%
Number of salaries quoted 843 1,212 1,516
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +24 116 £47,500 - 19
Coventry +17 86 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Staffordshire +10 50 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Warwickshire -11 38 £62,500 +42.05% 4
Worcestershire -2 27 £55,000 +40.13% 7
Solihull -3 15 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Shropshire +1 10 £45,000 -12.20% 5
West Bromwich +4 9 £37,500 -34.78%
Herefordshire +2 7 £47,500 - 2
Wednesbury -2 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Wolverhampton -2 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Walsall -6 1 £30,000 -6.98%
Smethwick - 1 £25,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 240 (58.82%) Windows
2 180 (44.12%) Python
3 99 (24.26%) AWS
4 90 (22.06%) Unix
5 81 (19.85%) Java
6 80 (19.61%) JavaScript
7 79 (19.36%) Azure
8 74 (18.14%) Windows Server
9 72 (17.65%) Bash Shell
9 72 (17.65%) C#
10 71 (17.40%) Git (software)
11 69 (16.91%) Docker
11 69 (16.91%) DevOps
12 68 (16.67%) C++
13 64 (15.69%) Cybersecurity
14 63 (15.44%) VMware
15 60 (14.71%) Red Hat
15 60 (14.71%) PowerShell
15 60 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 59 (14.46%) SQL
17 58 (14.22%) Microsoft
17 58 (14.22%) Open Source
18 55 (13.48%) ITIL
19 52 (12.75%) Security Cleared
19 52 (12.75%) Jenkins
20 51 (12.50%) SIEM
21 47 (11.52%) PHP
22 46 (11.27%) MySQL
22 46 (11.27%) Ansible
23 45 (11.03%) Kubernetes

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 12 (2.94%) Apache
2 11 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.45%) IIS
3 10 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.98%) Confluence
5 4 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.98%) SAS
6 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.49%) CMS
7 2 (0.49%) Drupal
7 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.49%) WordPress
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.96%) Magento
2 6 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 99 (24.26%) AWS
2 79 (19.36%) Azure
3 31 (7.60%) GCP
4 11 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 11 (2.70%) GitHub
4 11 (2.70%) Serverless
5 10 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (2.45%) Office 365
6 9 (2.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 9 (2.21%) PaaS
7 8 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (1.96%) IaaS
7 8 (1.96%) SaaS
8 7 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.98%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.84%) Firewall
2 31 (7.60%) SAN
3 14 (3.43%) Internet
3 14 (3.43%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.45%) HTTP
4 10 (2.45%) SNMP
5 8 (1.96%) SMS
5 8 (1.96%) VPN
6 7 (1.72%) 802.11
6 7 (1.72%) Wireless
7 6 (1.47%) DNS
8 5 (1.23%) DHCP
8 5 (1.23%) LAN
8 5 (1.23%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.98%) WAN
10 3 (0.74%) FTP
10 3 (0.74%) SMTP
10 3 (0.74%) SSL
10 3 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.27%) MySQL
2 36 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.68%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.43%) Big Data
5 11 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.45%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.72%) InterSystems Cache
7 7 (1.72%) Redis
8 6 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.98%) Power BI
11 3 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.74%) DB2
11 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.49%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 71 (17.40%) Git (software)
2 52 (12.75%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.39%) GitLab
4 13 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (2.45%) Subversion
6 9 (2.21%) Metasploit
6 9 (2.21%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.72%) Burp Suite
7 7 (1.72%) Selenium
8 5 (1.23%) JIRA
8 5 (1.23%) JMeter
8 5 (1.23%) JUnit
8 5 (1.23%) Maven
8 5 (1.23%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.98%) Postman
9 4 (0.98%) RStudio
9 4 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.98%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.74%) Xdebug
General
1 29 (7.11%) Finance
2 14 (3.43%) Retail
3 13 (3.19%) Law
4 11 (2.70%) Digital Economy
5 10 (2.45%) Electronics
5 10 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.21%) Advertising
7 7 (1.72%) Games
8 5 (1.23%) Legal
9 4 (0.98%) Military
9 4 (0.98%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.74%) Back Office
10 3 (0.74%) Marketing
10 3 (0.74%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (27.70%) Developer
2 55 (13.48%) Analyst
3 36 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.35%) Software Engineer
5 28 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (6.37%) Web Developer
7 25 (6.13%) Senior Developer
8 22 (5.39%) Python Developer
9 21 (5.15%) Administrator
10 20 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
10 20 (4.90%) Security Analyst
11 18 (4.41%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (4.41%) C++ Developer
11 18 (4.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 18 (4.41%) Penetration Tester
11 18 (4.41%) Tester
12 16 (3.92%) PHP Developer
12 16 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (3.68%) Applications Support
13 15 (3.68%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.86%) HTML
2 23 (5.64%) CSS
3 20 (4.90%) Web Services
4 16 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (3.92%) Middleware
5 13 (3.19%) Laravel
6 10 (2.45%) Spring
7 9 (2.21%) jQuery
7 9 (2.21%) LAMP
7 9 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (2.21%) REST
7 9 (2.21%) SOAP
8 8 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
8 8 (1.96%) Kafka
8 8 (1.96%) OpenCV
8 8 (1.96%) XML
9 7 (1.72%) .NET
9 7 (1.72%) 802.1X
9 7 (1.72%) RESTful
10 6 (1.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.64%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (5.15%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.19%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.45%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (2.21%) User Experience
9 9 (2.21%) VHDL
10 6 (1.47%) Cyberattack
11 5 (1.23%) CCTV
11 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.23%) Derivative
11 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.23%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 240 (58.82%) Windows
2 90 (22.06%) Unix
3 74 (18.14%) Windows Server
4 60 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.41%) Kali Linux
6 13 (3.19%) Mac OS
7 12 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (2.70%) AIX
8 11 (2.70%) CentOS
9 9 (2.21%) Solaris
9 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (1.23%) HPUX
11 3 (0.74%) Android
11 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.74%) VMS
11 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.91%) DevOps
2 64 (15.69%) Cybersecurity
3 58 (14.22%) Open Source
4 55 (13.48%) ITIL
5 51 (12.50%) SIEM
6 44 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (10.05%) Mentoring
8 38 (9.31%) Penetration Testing
9 37 (9.07%) Software Engineering
10 36 (8.82%) Information Security
11 35 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (8.58%) Test Automation
12 34 (8.33%) Security Operations
13 32 (7.84%) Configuration Management
14 29 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (6.37%) E-Commerce
17 24 (5.88%) Web Development
18 23 (5.64%) Architectural Design
19 21 (5.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 180 (44.12%) Python
2 81 (19.85%) Java
3 80 (19.61%) JavaScript
4 72 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 72 (17.65%) C#
5 68 (16.67%) C++
6 60 (14.71%) PowerShell
7 59 (14.46%) SQL
8 47 (11.52%) PHP
9 43 (10.54%) C
10 20 (4.90%) Go
10 20 (4.90%) Ruby
11 19 (4.66%) Perl
12 14 (3.43%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.72%) Embedded C
13 7 (1.72%) Lua
14 6 (1.47%) R
15 4 (0.98%) ABAP
15 4 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.74%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 52 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.09%) Degree
4 27 (6.62%) CREST Certified
5 15 (3.68%) OSCP
6 13 (3.19%) CHECK Team Leader
6 13 (3.19%) CHECK Team Member
6 13 (3.19%) Tigerscheme
7 10 (2.45%) CISSP
7 10 (2.45%) MCSA
7 10 (2.45%) MCSE
7 10 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.72%) SANS
9 6 (1.47%) GCIA
9 6 (1.47%) GCIH
10 5 (1.23%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.23%) RHCE
10 5 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.98%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.19%) GDPR
2 12 (2.94%) QA
3 11 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.96%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (1.47%) SLA
7 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.49%) NIST
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 69 (16.91%) Docker
2 45 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.11%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.45%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.45%) XenApp
5 9 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.21%) vSphere
6 7 (1.72%) Squid
6 7 (1.72%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.98%) Firmware
8 4 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.49%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 46 (11.27%) Ansible
2 45 (11.03%) Kubernetes
3 40 (9.80%) Puppet
4 36 (8.82%) Terraform
5 22 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (3.68%) QRadar
7 12 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (2.21%) Grafana
8 9 (2.21%) Nessus
8 9 (2.21%) Nmap
8 9 (2.21%) Packer
8 9 (2.21%) Prometheus
8 9 (2.21%) SELinux
9 8 (1.96%) Consul
9 8 (1.96%) Graphite
10 7 (1.72%) Kibana
10 7 (1.72%) logstash
11 6 (1.47%) SCCM
12 5 (1.23%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 63 (15.44%) VMware
2 60 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 58 (14.22%) Microsoft
4 42 (10.29%) Oracle
5 29 (7.11%) Splunk
6 24 (5.88%) NetApp
7 23 (5.64%) LogRhythm
8 18 (4.41%) Google
9 12 (2.94%) Citrix
10 11 (2.70%) Cisco
11 10 (2.45%) HP
12 9 (2.21%) Dell
12 9 (2.21%) IBM
13 8 (1.96%) AlienVault
14 6 (1.47%) ArcSight
14 6 (1.47%) Qualys
14 6 (1.47%) Remedy
14 6 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (1.23%) Fujitsu
15 5 (1.23%) Veritas