Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 30 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 575 703 909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.12% 7.03% 8.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.05% 34.51% 39.80%
Number of salaries quoted 477 629 815
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 1,552 2,037 2,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.23% 20.38% 20.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,274 1,758 1,931
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,675 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,375 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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
Birmingham -28 170 £42,500 - 28
Coventry +23 122 £42,500 +16.44% 4
Shropshire +15 69 £48,625 +2.37% 11
Worcestershire +7 53 £43,250 +23.57% 15
Warwickshire +6 40 £44,000 +35.38% 7
Solihull +25 31 £50,000 +38.89% 7
Dudley +6 30 £26,000 +4.00%
Staffordshire +7 28 £37,500 -11.76% 20
Herefordshire +3 13 £67,500 +58.82% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +6 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Wednesbury +2 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 266 (46.26%) Windows
2 174 (30.26%) SQL
3 147 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (24.87%) Java
5 139 (24.17%) Microsoft
6 132 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
7 131 (22.78%) MySQL
8 122 (21.22%) Unix
8 122 (21.22%) Windows Server
9 121 (21.04%) Python
10 114 (19.83%) VMware
11 103 (17.91%) DevOps
12 100 (17.39%) JavaScript
13 96 (16.70%) Firewall
14 86 (14.96%) SQL Server
15 81 (14.09%) HTML
15 81 (14.09%) NoSQL
16 80 (13.91%) PHP
17 78 (13.57%) CSS
17 78 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 77 (13.39%) Degree
19 76 (13.22%) Cisco
20 74 (12.87%) Ansible
20 74 (12.87%) Docker
21 72 (12.52%) Red Hat
22 68 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
22 68 (11.83%) Puppet
23 67 (11.65%) Active Directory
24 66 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 66 (11.48%) Git (software)

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 32 (5.57%) Apache
2 30 (5.22%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.22%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.52%) IIS
4 22 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (3.83%) nginx
5 13 (2.26%) Confluence
6 11 (1.91%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.39%) CMS
8 8 (1.39%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.22%) JBoss
10 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.87%) WordPress
12 4 (0.70%) Moodle
12 4 (0.70%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.52%) SAS
13 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.35%) Simulink
5 2 (0.35%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.35%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.91%) Magento
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.35%) Workfront
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 132 (22.96%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (11.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.04%) PaaS
4 27 (4.70%) Google Cloud Platform
5 26 (4.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 24 (4.17%) SaaS
7 22 (3.83%) IaaS
7 22 (3.83%) Office 365
8 19 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (3.30%) Amazon S3
9 17 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (2.43%) GitHub
11 8 (1.39%) OpenShift
11 8 (1.39%) Route 53
12 7 (1.22%) iPaaS
13 6 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.87%) Yammer
15 4 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 96 (16.70%) Firewall
2 61 (10.61%) DNS
3 55 (9.57%) LAN
3 55 (9.57%) TCP/IP
4 54 (9.39%) WAN
5 28 (4.87%) VPN
6 26 (4.52%) VoIP
7 23 (4.00%) Internet
8 22 (3.83%) DHCP
8 22 (3.83%) SSL
9 20 (3.48%) VLAN
10 19 (3.30%) Network Security
11 17 (2.96%) SAN
12 15 (2.61%) DSL
12 15 (2.61%) HTTP
12 15 (2.61%) SSH
13 14 (2.43%) OSPF
14 13 (2.26%) FTP
15 12 (2.09%) BGP
15 12 (2.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (22.78%) MySQL
2 86 (14.96%) SQL Server
3 81 (14.09%) NoSQL
4 62 (10.78%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (9.04%) DB2
6 51 (8.87%) MongoDB
7 36 (6.26%) Amazon RDS
8 34 (5.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 32 (5.57%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.96%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.26%) Big Data
12 11 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.22%) Redis
14 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.52%) Neo4j
16 3 (0.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
16 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 53 (9.22%) Jenkins
3 25 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 19 (3.30%) Vagrant
5 16 (2.78%) JIRA
5 16 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.26%) Subversion
7 12 (2.09%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.91%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.91%) CircleCI
9 10 (1.74%) GoCD
10 9 (1.57%) JUnit
11 8 (1.39%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.22%) Codeship
12 7 (1.22%) GitLab
12 7 (1.22%) Selenium
13 6 (1.04%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.04%) JBehave
14 5 (0.87%) Maven
14 5 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (5.57%) Retail
2 31 (5.39%) Finance
3 24 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.65%) Automotive
5 19 (3.30%) Marketing
6 11 (1.91%) Banking
7 9 (1.57%) Electronics
8 8 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.87%) Publishing
10 4 (0.70%) Games
11 3 (0.52%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (17.57%) Developer
2 79 (13.74%) Analyst
3 60 (10.43%) Architect
4 58 (10.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 42 (7.30%) Administrator
6 39 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (6.43%) Java Developer
8 35 (6.09%) Support Engineer
9 34 (5.91%) Support Analyst
10 31 (5.39%) DBA
11 30 (5.22%) Software Engineer
12 29 (5.04%) IT Support
13 23 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
13 23 (4.00%) PHP Developer
14 22 (3.83%) Database Architect
14 22 (3.83%) Technical Support
15 20 (3.48%) Applications Support
16 19 (3.30%) IT Analyst
16 19 (3.30%) Linux Engineer
16 19 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.09%) HTML
2 78 (13.57%) CSS
3 39 (6.78%) Spring
4 35 (6.09%) jQuery
5 30 (5.22%) Node.js
5 30 (5.22%) React
6 26 (4.52%) Kafka
6 26 (4.52%) Middleware
6 26 (4.52%) Web Services
7 25 (4.35%) XML
8 24 (4.17%) LAMP
9 23 (4.00%) Java EE
10 22 (3.83%) Laravel
11 21 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
12 20 (3.48%) REST
13 17 (2.96%) AngularJS
13 17 (2.96%) SOAP
14 16 (2.78%) JMS
14 16 (2.78%) Vue.js
15 15 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.04%) Enterprise Software
2 50 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 36 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.04%) Clustering
5 20 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 15 (2.61%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
9 12 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.57%) Fintech
11 8 (1.39%) CPLD
11 8 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (1.39%) Verilog
11 8 (1.39%) VHDL
12 6 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.04%) Replication
12 6 (1.04%) Smart Meter
12 6 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 266 (46.26%) Windows
2 122 (21.22%) Unix
2 122 (21.22%) Windows Server
3 66 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.87%) CentOS
6 22 (3.83%) Windows 7
7 21 (3.65%) Windows 8
8 20 (3.48%) Solaris
9 18 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (2.78%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (2.43%) Ubuntu
12 13 (2.26%) SUSE
13 12 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (1.57%) HPUX
15 8 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 7 (1.22%) AIX
17 5 (0.87%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (25.57%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (17.91%) DevOps
3 65 (11.30%) Software Engineering
4 62 (10.78%) ITIL
4 62 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (9.91%) Configuration Management
6 56 (9.74%) High Availability
7 55 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 55 (9.57%) Open Source
8 49 (8.52%) Microservices
9 45 (7.83%) Scrum
10 43 (7.48%) Computer Science
11 42 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (7.30%) Load Balancing
12 39 (6.78%) Incident Management
13 36 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (5.57%) Analytics
15 29 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (4.87%) Service Management
16 28 (4.87%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 174 (30.26%) SQL
2 143 (24.87%) Java
3 121 (21.04%) Python
4 100 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 80 (13.91%) PHP
6 58 (10.09%) Bash Shell
7 45 (7.83%) PowerShell
8 44 (7.65%) Ruby
9 40 (6.96%) C
10 36 (6.26%) Shell Script
11 30 (5.22%) C#
12 28 (4.87%) Perl
13 27 (4.70%) C++
14 18 (3.13%) Go
15 16 (2.78%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.39%) Groovy
16 8 (1.39%) Scala
17 7 (1.22%) Java 8
17 7 (1.22%) T-SQL
18 6 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (13.39%) Degree
2 41 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (4.87%) MCSA
4 24 (4.17%) HNC
4 24 (4.17%) MCSE
5 23 (4.00%) MCP
6 21 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (3.30%) Security Cleared
7 19 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
8 16 (2.78%) SC Cleared
9 13 (2.26%) CCNA
9 13 (2.26%) CCNP
9 13 (2.26%) HND
9 13 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.09%) AWS Certification
11 10 (1.74%) CCA
11 10 (1.74%) GIAC
11 10 (1.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.43%) SLA
2 21 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.57%) QA
4 3 (0.52%) GDPR
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.35%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.17%) IASME
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) MISRA
6 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (12.87%) Docker
3 67 (11.65%) Active Directory
4 33 (5.74%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.09%) vSphere
7 11 (1.91%) XenServer
8 9 (1.57%) XenApp
9 8 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.04%) Firmware
10 6 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.87%) NFS
11 5 (0.87%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.87%) Snort
12 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.70%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.52%) Squid
14 2 (0.35%) HDFS
14 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 74 (12.87%) Ansible
2 68 (11.83%) Puppet
3 42 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (7.13%) Terraform
5 33 (5.74%) Kubernetes
6 23 (4.00%) Packer
7 14 (2.43%) Consul
7 14 (2.43%) Opsview
8 13 (2.26%) Linux-HA
9 12 (2.09%) SCCM
10 11 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.91%) WSUS
11 10 (1.74%) Graphite
11 10 (1.74%) Prometheus
12 9 (1.57%) NetBackup
13 8 (1.39%) Nagios
14 7 (1.22%) CFEngine
14 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (1.22%) Netcool
14 7 (1.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 139 (24.17%) Microsoft
2 114 (19.83%) VMware
3 76 (13.22%) Cisco
4 72 (12.52%) Red Hat
5 58 (10.09%) Citrix
6 57 (9.91%) Oracle
7 52 (9.04%) HP
8 31 (5.39%) Google
9 29 (5.04%) NetApp
10 25 (4.35%) Atlassian
11 16 (2.78%) Splunk
12 13 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 13 (2.26%) IBM
13 12 (2.09%) Juniper
14 10 (1.74%) Remedy
15 9 (1.57%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 8 (1.39%) Nokia
16 8 (1.39%) Sun
16 8 (1.39%) Telindus