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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 416 390 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.04% 6.27% 7.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.81% 32.91% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 339 314 392
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1130 1185 1233
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.84% 19.04% 21.55%
Number of salaries quoted 977 976 1099
Median salary £36,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.76% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +16 138 £40,000 +2.14% 19
Coventry +3 91 £40,000 -1.23% 8
Warwickshire -14 47 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Shropshire +29 41 £45,000 +28.57% 10
Worcestershire +5 29 £38,000 -10.58% 5
Staffordshire +8 26 £45,000 +42.85% 8
Solihull -4 14 £36,000 +10.76% 2
Herefordshire -6 12 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Halesowen - 5 £45,000 - 2
Walsall - 3 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £39,500 - 1
Willenhall +2 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Linux.

1 284 (36.32%) Windows
2 204 (26.09%) MySQL
3 196 (25.06%) JavaScript
4 193 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (23.40%) PHP
6 171 (21.87%) Unix
7 167 (21.36%) SQL
8 164 (20.97%) HTML
9 161 (20.59%) Git (software)
10 154 (19.69%) CSS
11 142 (18.16%) Java
12 128 (16.37%) Red Hat
13 119 (15.22%) VMware
14 115 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
15 111 (14.19%) ITIL
16 103 (13.17%) LAMP
17 101 (12.92%) Microsoft
18 98 (12.53%) MVC
18 98 (12.53%) Docker
19 96 (12.28%) jQuery
19 96 (12.28%) Software Engineering
20 95 (12.15%) Data Centre
21 91 (11.64%) MongoDB
21 91 (11.64%) Firewall
22 90 (11.51%) Degree
22 90 (11.51%) Windows Server
23 88 (11.25%) Apache
24 86 (11.00%) Python
25 84 (10.74%) Scrum
26 83 (10.61%) DNS

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 88 (11.25%) Apache
2 62 (7.93%) Elasticsearch
3 59 (7.54%) nginx
4 26 (3.32%) IIS
5 17 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.05%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.92%) CMS
7 15 (1.92%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.15%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.02%) JBoss
10 7 (0.90%) Drupal
11 6 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
12 4 (0.51%) WordPress
13 3 (0.38%) Confluence
14 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.26%) Joomla!
Applications
1 15 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.15%) 3ds Max
2 9 (1.15%) Maya
3 7 (0.90%) Maple
4 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.66%) assyst
2 10 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.28%) Magento
3 7 (0.90%) Workfront
4 3 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 115 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (5.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 35 (4.48%) Amazon S3
5 35 (4.48%) GitHub
6 21 (2.69%) Office 365
7 18 (2.30%) PaaS
8 15 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.79%) IaaS
10 13 (1.66%) SaaS
11 11 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
13 7 (0.90%) Google Compute Engine
13 7 (0.90%) Heroku
13 7 (0.90%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.26%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 1 (0.13%) Apcera
Communications & Networking
1 91 (11.64%) Firewall
2 83 (10.61%) DNS
3 73 (9.34%) TCP/IP
4 63 (8.06%) SAN
5 38 (4.86%) VPN
6 36 (4.60%) Internet
7 33 (4.22%) WAN
8 28 (3.58%) Network Security
9 25 (3.20%) DHCP
10 21 (2.69%) OSPF
10 21 (2.69%) SNMP
11 20 (2.56%) LAN
12 19 (2.43%) SSL
13 18 (2.30%) BGP
13 18 (2.30%) Ethernet
13 18 (2.30%) NAS
14 17 (2.17%) VLAN
15 15 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (1.66%) SMS
16 13 (1.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (26.09%) MySQL
2 91 (11.64%) MongoDB
3 65 (8.31%) NoSQL
4 60 (7.67%) SQL Server
5 46 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
6 29 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 27 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (3.45%) Redis
8 24 (3.07%) DB2
9 22 (2.81%) Oracle Database
9 22 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.53%) Big Data
10 12 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.28%) MariaDB
12 9 (1.15%) Data Mining
12 9 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.15%) InfluxDB
13 8 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 161 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.73%) gulp
4 35 (4.48%) webpack
5 34 (4.35%) PhantomJS
6 33 (4.22%) Subversion
7 30 (3.84%) GitLab
8 25 (3.20%) Vagrant
9 18 (2.30%) PHPUnit
10 16 (2.05%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.79%) JIRA
11 14 (1.79%) JSUnit
12 13 (1.66%) Mocha
13 10 (1.28%) JUnit
13 10 (1.28%) Selenium
14 8 (1.02%) LabVIEW
15 7 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.90%) GoCD
15 7 (0.90%) Xdebug
16 6 (0.77%) Hudson
General
1 77 (9.85%) Marketing
2 63 (8.06%) Finance
3 50 (6.39%) Retail
4 36 (4.60%) Electronics
5 28 (3.58%) Games
6 26 (3.32%) Manufacturing
7 25 (3.20%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.56%) Publishing
9 13 (1.66%) Billing
9 13 (1.66%) Music Industry
10 12 (1.53%) Automotive
11 11 (1.41%) Back Office
12 4 (0.51%) Advertising
12 4 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.51%) Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Legal
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 260 (33.25%) Developer
2 116 (14.83%) PHP Developer
3 72 (9.21%) HTML Developer
4 70 (8.95%) Administrator
5 69 (8.82%) HTML CSS Developer
6 64 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 60 (7.67%) Analyst
8 55 (7.03%) JavaScript Developer
9 48 (6.14%) Java Developer
10 47 (6.01%) Systems Administrator
11 46 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
12 38 (4.86%) MySQL Developer
12 38 (4.86%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 35 (4.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 35 (4.48%) Senior PHP Developer
14 34 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (4.35%) Software Engineer
15 32 (4.09%) Software Developer
16 31 (3.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 31 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (20.97%) HTML
2 154 (19.69%) CSS
3 103 (13.17%) LAMP
4 96 (12.28%) jQuery
5 82 (10.49%) HTML5
6 71 (9.08%) LEMP Stack
7 64 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 56 (7.16%) AngularJS
8 56 (7.16%) Web Services
9 50 (6.39%) Laravel
10 49 (6.27%) .NET
11 47 (6.01%) Backbone.js
11 47 (6.01%) XML
12 43 (5.50%) REST
13 39 (4.99%) Middleware
14 38 (4.86%) SOAP
15 36 (4.60%) CodeIgniter
15 36 (4.60%) React
15 36 (4.60%) Symfony
16 35 (4.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.15%) Data Centre
2 59 (7.54%) Linux Command Line
3 57 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 47 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.99%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.81%) Social Media
7 21 (2.69%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.05%) Fintech
9 15 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.79%) CMDB
10 14 (1.79%) NHS
11 13 (1.66%) Mobile Payment
12 12 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.53%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
13 10 (1.28%) EPoS
14 9 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.15%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 284 (36.32%) Windows
2 171 (21.87%) Unix
3 90 (11.51%) Windows Server
4 60 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (7.03%) CentOS
6 53 (6.78%) Ubuntu
7 33 (4.22%) Apple iOS
8 30 (3.84%) Android
9 23 (2.94%) Debian
9 23 (2.94%) Mac OS X
10 21 (2.69%) Solaris
10 21 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.92%) HPUX
13 12 (1.53%) VyOS
14 11 (1.41%) AIX
15 10 (1.28%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.77%) SUSE
18 5 (0.64%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (14.19%) ITIL
3 98 (12.53%) MVC
4 96 (12.28%) Software Engineering
5 84 (10.74%) Scrum
6 76 (9.72%) OOP
7 70 (8.95%) DevOps
8 69 (8.82%) Web Development
9 63 (8.06%) Configuration Management
10 60 (7.67%) TDD
11 58 (7.42%) E-Commerce
12 57 (7.29%) OO
13 46 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 45 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
14 45 (5.75%) Continuous Delivery
15 43 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (5.37%) Service Delivery
17 39 (4.99%) Kanban
17 39 (4.99%) Line Management
18 38 (4.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (25.06%) JavaScript
2 183 (23.40%) PHP
3 167 (21.36%) SQL
4 142 (18.16%) Java
5 86 (11.00%) Python
6 79 (10.10%) C#
7 76 (9.72%) C++
8 66 (8.44%) Bash Shell
9 46 (5.88%) C
10 38 (4.86%) Ruby
11 36 (4.60%) PHP 7
11 36 (4.60%) PowerShell
12 34 (4.35%) XPath
13 33 (4.22%) Shell Script
14 31 (3.96%) Perl
15 17 (2.17%) MATLAB
16 14 (1.79%) VBScript
17 11 (1.41%) Korn
17 11 (1.41%) Scala
18 9 (1.15%) Lua
Qualifications
1 90 (11.51%) Degree
2 37 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.69%) MCSE
4 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.56%) PhD
6 17 (2.17%) CCNP
7 16 (2.05%) SC Cleared
8 15 (1.92%) CCNA
8 15 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.79%) MCSA
10 13 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.66%) CREST Certified
10 13 (1.66%) LPIC
10 13 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.41%) GCIH
12 10 (1.28%) CISSP
12 10 (1.28%) GIAC
12 10 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.58%) SLA
2 13 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 11 (1.41%) QA
4 9 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.51%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) GAMP
7 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA
7 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (12.53%) Docker
2 81 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (9.85%) Active Directory
4 42 (5.37%) Firmware
5 37 (4.73%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.79%) Snort
7 14 (1.79%) VirtualBox
8 13 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.28%) NFS
10 8 (1.02%) pfSense
11 7 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.77%) Postfix
13 5 (0.64%) KVM
13 5 (0.64%) Samba
14 3 (0.38%) iptables
14 3 (0.38%) Kamailio
14 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (7.93%) Opscode Chef
2 61 (7.80%) Puppet
3 50 (6.39%) Nagios
4 48 (6.14%) SCCM
5 46 (5.88%) Ansible
6 44 (5.63%) SCOM
7 24 (3.07%) Terraform
8 21 (2.69%) Backup Exec
8 21 (2.69%) NetBackup
9 20 (2.56%) Consul
10 15 (1.92%) Icinga
11 14 (1.79%) Kubernetes
11 14 (1.79%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
12 9 (1.15%) Mesos
12 9 (1.15%) StatsD
13 8 (1.02%) Grafana
13 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 7 (0.90%) Nessus
14 7 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 128 (16.37%) Red Hat
2 119 (15.22%) VMware
3 101 (12.92%) Microsoft
4 69 (8.82%) Oracle
5 56 (7.16%) Cisco
6 38 (4.86%) NetApp
7 32 (4.09%) HP
8 31 (3.96%) IBM
9 27 (3.45%) Citrix
10 25 (3.20%) New Relic
11 22 (2.81%) SolarWinds
12 19 (2.43%) ProCurve
12 19 (2.43%) Sybase
13 17 (2.17%) Google
13 17 (2.17%) Zend
14 14 (1.79%) LogRhythm
15 13 (1.66%) Brocade
15 13 (1.66%) Juniper
16 12 (1.53%) ArcSight
16 12 (1.53%) Palo Alto
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum + Great benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coded People
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Performance related Annual Bonus a
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: To £25,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 6 days ago