Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 28 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 577 697 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.26% 7.15% 8.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.84% 35.60% 38.91%
Number of salaries quoted 443 578 760
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.89% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,675 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £67,500 £60,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 1,656 1,958 2,051
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.84% 20.09% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,279 1,565 1,771
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £59,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +1.12%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 -16 173 £45,000 +1.29% 27
Worcestershire -6 84 £43,250 +16.89% 5
Warwickshire +1 73 £44,000 +0.57% 1
Coventry +8 65 £42,500 -10.53% 2
Shropshire +10 51 £50,625 -7.95% 10
Solihull -7 38 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Staffordshire -7 37 £33,500 -25.56% 10
Sutton Coldfield +6 12 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Herefordshire -6 10 £45,000 - 2
Wolverhampton +33 5 £35,000 -22.22%
Dudley +4 4 £25,000 -15.25% 1
Wednesbury +1 4 £41,250 +10.00%
Walsall +3 1 £27,500 -38.89%
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 284 (49.22%) Windows
2 168 (29.12%) SQL
3 160 (27.73%) Microsoft
4 147 (25.48%) Unix
5 138 (23.92%) Amazon AWS
6 116 (20.10%) Python
7 108 (18.72%) Windows Server
8 105 (18.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 105 (18.20%) MySQL
9 104 (18.02%) VMware
10 103 (17.85%) Degree
11 101 (17.50%) Configuration Management
12 100 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
13 99 (17.16%) ITIL
14 96 (16.64%) DevOps
15 94 (16.29%) Java
16 93 (16.12%) Firewall
17 87 (15.08%) Docker
18 86 (14.90%) Active Directory
19 81 (14.04%) PHP
20 77 (13.34%) SQL Server
21 73 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
22 72 (12.48%) Cisco
22 72 (12.48%) Software Engineering
23 69 (11.96%) Oracle
23 69 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 68 (11.79%) Puppet
25 67 (11.61%) Citrix
26 66 (11.44%) PowerShell
27 64 (11.09%) Ansible

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 35 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.51%) Apache
3 23 (3.99%) IIS
4 14 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.73%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.21%) nginx
7 7 (1.21%) WordPress
8 6 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.87%) CMS
9 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.87%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.87%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.69%) Drupal
10 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 27 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.52%) Simulink
4 3 (0.52%) Stateflow
4 3 (0.52%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.73%) Magento
3 5 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 138 (23.92%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (18.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (7.63%) Office 365
4 24 (4.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 22 (3.81%) SaaS
6 19 (3.29%) PaaS
7 17 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (2.77%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.77%) IaaS
9 15 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 14 (2.43%) GitHub
11 12 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (1.39%) CloudFront
12 8 (1.39%) Serverless
13 7 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (1.21%) Route 53
14 6 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (16.12%) Firewall
2 55 (9.53%) DNS
3 43 (7.45%) TCP/IP
4 36 (6.24%) LAN
4 36 (6.24%) WAN
5 31 (5.37%) DHCP
6 28 (4.85%) Internet
7 26 (4.51%) SAN
8 23 (3.99%) Network Security
8 23 (3.99%) VLAN
9 21 (3.64%) LTE
10 20 (3.47%) Wireless
11 19 (3.29%) HTTP
11 19 (3.29%) VoIP
12 16 (2.77%) Skype
12 16 (2.77%) VPN
13 13 (2.25%) SSH
14 12 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (1.91%) 3GPP
15 11 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.20%) MySQL
2 77 (13.34%) SQL Server
3 46 (7.97%) NoSQL
4 28 (4.85%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.47%) Redis
6 18 (3.12%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (2.43%) DB2
7 14 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.25%) Couchbase
9 12 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
10 11 (1.91%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.21%) Big Data
13 6 (1.04%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 60 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 57 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.85%) Rational DOORS
4 26 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (3.47%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.43%) Vagrant
7 13 (2.25%) gulp
8 12 (2.08%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.56%) CircleCI
9 9 (1.56%) Codeship
9 9 (1.56%) GitLab
10 7 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.21%) JIRA
10 7 (1.21%) Selenium
11 6 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.04%) Subversion
11 6 (1.04%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.87%) HP UFT
12 5 (0.87%) JSUnit
General
1 32 (5.55%) Retail
2 31 (5.37%) Marketing
3 25 (4.33%) Electronics
3 25 (4.33%) Finance
4 24 (4.16%) Telecoms
5 18 (3.12%) Games
6 8 (1.39%) Banking
6 8 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.04%) Automotive
8 4 (0.69%) Legal
8 4 (0.69%) Military
9 3 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.52%) Billing
9 3 (0.52%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (18.20%) Developer
2 53 (9.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 53 (9.19%) Software Engineer
3 49 (8.49%) Analyst
4 48 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 42 (7.28%) Administrator
6 38 (6.59%) PHP Developer
7 32 (5.55%) Embedded Engineer
7 32 (5.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 32 (5.55%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.20%) Linux Engineer
9 28 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (4.51%) Web Developer
11 25 (4.33%) Architect
12 24 (4.16%) IT Engineer
13 22 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
13 22 (3.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 20 (3.47%) Junior
14 20 (3.47%) Senior Developer
15 19 (3.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.88%) CSS
2 56 (9.71%) HTML
2 56 (9.71%) jQuery
3 41 (7.11%) Web Services
4 38 (6.59%) .NET
5 34 (5.89%) Node.js
6 32 (5.55%) Laravel
7 31 (5.37%) LAMP
8 30 (5.20%) AngularJS
9 29 (5.03%) Spring
10 28 (4.85%) HTML5
11 27 (4.68%) React
12 24 (4.16%) CSS3
13 19 (3.29%) Middleware
14 18 (3.12%) XML
15 17 (2.95%) JSON
15 17 (2.95%) JSP
15 17 (2.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (2.25%) Handlebars
17 11 (1.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.57%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.32%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.89%) Clustering
4 27 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (4.51%) Algorithms
5 26 (4.51%) Public Cloud
5 26 (4.51%) VHDL
6 24 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.29%) Enterprise Storage
8 18 (3.12%) Cyberattack
9 17 (2.95%) Social Media
10 16 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (2.60%) Mobile App
12 13 (2.25%) Mobile Games
13 12 (2.08%) Driving Licence
13 12 (2.08%) EPoS
14 11 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.56%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.56%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 284 (49.22%) Windows
2 147 (25.48%) Unix
3 108 (18.72%) Windows Server
4 48 (8.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (7.80%) CentOS
6 25 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (4.16%) Ubuntu
8 18 (3.12%) Solaris
9 17 (2.95%) Mac OS
9 17 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (2.77%) Windows 10
11 13 (2.25%) Windows 7
11 13 (2.25%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.91%) Embedded Linux
13 10 (1.73%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.39%) AIX
14 8 (1.39%) SUSE
15 7 (1.21%) Debian
16 6 (1.04%) HPUX
17 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (17.50%) Configuration Management
2 100 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (17.16%) ITIL
4 96 (16.64%) DevOps
5 73 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
6 72 (12.48%) Software Engineering
7 69 (11.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 58 (10.05%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (9.88%) Load Balancing
10 45 (7.80%) Open Source
11 44 (7.63%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (7.45%) High Availability
12 43 (7.45%) Web Development
13 39 (6.76%) Change Management
14 35 (6.07%) IT Strategy
15 32 (5.55%) Migration
15 32 (5.55%) UML
16 31 (5.37%) Computer Science
16 31 (5.37%) Service Management
17 30 (5.20%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 168 (29.12%) SQL
2 116 (20.10%) Python
3 94 (16.29%) Java
4 81 (14.04%) PHP
5 66 (11.44%) PowerShell
6 60 (10.40%) Bash Shell
6 60 (10.40%) C#
7 59 (10.23%) JavaScript
8 57 (9.88%) C++
9 46 (7.97%) C
10 39 (6.76%) Shell Script
11 30 (5.20%) Perl
12 23 (3.99%) Ruby
13 16 (2.77%) Go
14 7 (1.21%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.04%) Scala
15 6 (1.04%) VBScript
16 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.87%) VB
17 4 (0.69%) F#
Qualifications
1 103 (17.85%) Degree
2 54 (9.36%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.97%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (6.41%) CCNP
7 25 (4.33%) CCNA
8 24 (4.16%) MCSE
8 24 (4.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
10 16 (2.77%) AWS Certification
11 12 (2.08%) CCA
11 12 (2.08%) CCAA
11 12 (2.08%) MCSA
11 12 (2.08%) RHCE
11 12 (2.08%) VCAP
12 10 (1.73%) HNC
13 9 (1.56%) CCSE
13 9 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (9.19%) SLA
2 32 (5.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.56%) GDPR
4 7 (1.21%) QA
5 6 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.52%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (15.08%) Docker
2 86 (14.90%) Active Directory
3 58 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (5.20%) Hyper-V
6 18 (3.12%) XenApp
7 17 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (2.77%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.56%) vSphere
11 8 (1.39%) VirtualBox
12 7 (1.21%) KVM
13 6 (1.04%) NFS
14 5 (0.87%) Firmware
14 5 (0.87%) Squid
14 5 (0.87%) Varnish
15 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.52%) PowerHA
16 2 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (11.79%) Puppet
2 64 (11.09%) Ansible
3 50 (8.67%) Kubernetes
3 50 (8.67%) Terraform
4 34 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (4.68%) SELinux
6 23 (3.99%) Packer
7 21 (3.64%) OpenView
8 20 (3.47%) Docker Swarm
8 20 (3.47%) NetBackup
8 20 (3.47%) Netcool
9 17 (2.95%) SCCM
10 16 (2.77%) Linux-HA
10 16 (2.77%) Opsview
11 13 (2.25%) WSUS
12 10 (1.73%) CFEngine
12 10 (1.73%) Consul
13 9 (1.56%) Nagios
13 9 (1.56%) SCOM
14 8 (1.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 160 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 104 (18.02%) VMware
3 72 (12.48%) Cisco
4 69 (11.96%) Oracle
5 67 (11.61%) Citrix
6 63 (10.92%) Red Hat
7 61 (10.57%) HP
8 31 (5.37%) Remedy
9 28 (4.85%) IBM
10 27 (4.68%) Google
11 22 (3.81%) Meraki
12 21 (3.64%) Veeam
13 16 (2.77%) Atlassian
13 16 (2.77%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.77%) Comptel
14 15 (2.60%) Apple
14 15 (2.60%) Fortinet
15 14 (2.43%) Cerillion
16 13 (2.25%) EMC
17 12 (2.08%) Ivanti