Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 23 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 393 484 579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.13% 8.15% 7.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.81% 36.97% 34.67%
Number of salaries quoted 291 404 445
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,300 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £47,125 £43,250
Median % change year-on-year +9.28% +8.96% -3.89%
75th Percentile £67,500 £56,938 £52,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 940 1,309 1,670
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.45% 22.04% 20.88%
Number of salaries quoted 738 1,060 1,312
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,750 £24,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £30,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £58,750 £52,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +5 165 £57,500 +21.05% 53
Coventry -4 58 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Worcestershire +13 49 £36,250 -29.27% 9
Warwickshire +19 44 £70,000 +40.00% 6
Solihull +29 22 £72,500 +70.59% 2
Staffordshire -7 16 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Shropshire -9 9 £45,000 - 6
Wednesbury -6 8 £52,500 +31.25%
Herefordshire +5 6 £57,500 +31.43% 2
Willenhall - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 165 (41.98%) Windows
2 147 (37.40%) DevOps
3 135 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (32.82%) Python
5 117 (29.77%) Azure
6 108 (27.48%) Ansible
7 105 (26.72%) Docker
8 101 (25.70%) Microsoft
9 97 (24.68%) AWS
9 97 (24.68%) Terraform
10 88 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
11 86 (21.88%) VMware
12 84 (21.37%) Unix
13 82 (20.87%) PowerShell
14 76 (19.34%) Puppet
15 68 (17.30%) Windows Server
16 67 (17.05%) Kubernetes
17 65 (16.54%) GitHub
17 65 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (16.54%) Active Directory
17 65 (16.54%) Configuration Management
18 64 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
19 60 (15.27%) SQL
20 58 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
21 57 (14.50%) Security Cleared
22 56 (14.25%) Degree
23 55 (13.99%) Firewall
24 54 (13.74%) Git (software)
25 52 (13.23%) Java
26 49 (12.47%) Information Security

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 (3.05%) Confluence
2 7 (1.78%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.53%) Camunda
4 5 (1.27%) nginx
4 5 (1.27%) SAS
5 4 (1.02%) Apache
5 4 (1.02%) CMS
5 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.76%) JBoss
6 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 1 (0.25%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) Figma
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (2.54%) Magento
2 7 (1.78%) Workfront
3 5 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.51%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (29.77%) Azure
2 97 (24.68%) AWS
3 65 (16.54%) GitHub
4 29 (7.38%) SaaS
5 27 (6.87%) IaaS
5 27 (6.87%) PaaS
6 21 (5.34%) Microsoft 365
7 20 (5.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (4.58%) GCP
9 15 (3.82%) Serverless
10 10 (2.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (2.54%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (1.53%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (1.53%) Logic Apps
13 5 (1.27%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.51%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.99%) Firewall
2 44 (11.20%) TCP/IP
3 36 (9.16%) DNS
4 23 (5.85%) NAS
5 19 (4.83%) SAN
6 18 (4.58%) LAN
6 18 (4.58%) VoIP
6 18 (4.58%) WAN
7 16 (4.07%) BIG-IP
7 16 (4.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 15 (3.82%) HTTP
9 14 (3.56%) VPN
10 13 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (2.80%) Network Security
12 10 (2.54%) DHCP
12 10 (2.54%) Wireless
13 9 (2.29%) OpenVPN
14 6 (1.53%) Broadband
14 6 (1.53%) RTP
14 6 (1.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.41%) MySQL
2 24 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.82%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.54%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (1.27%) DB2
7 5 (1.27%) InfluxDB
7 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.51%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.25%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.25%) Redis
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 38 (9.67%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.87%) TeamCity
4 26 (6.62%) GitLab
4 26 (6.62%) Octopus Deploy
5 19 (4.83%) JIRA
6 14 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 13 (3.31%) Bitbucket
8 12 (3.05%) Artifactory
9 6 (1.53%) Robot Framework
9 6 (1.53%) Subversion
10 5 (1.27%) Spinnaker
11 4 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (0.76%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.51%) PHPUnit
14 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
14 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.25%) FishEye
14 1 (0.25%) Hudson
14 1 (0.25%) NeoLoad
General
1 23 (5.85%) Telecoms
2 19 (4.83%) Retail
3 18 (4.58%) Public Sector
3 18 (4.58%) Publishing
4 17 (4.33%) Aerospace
5 14 (3.56%) Law
6 12 (3.05%) Electronics
7 7 (1.78%) Finance
8 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.27%) Digital Economy
10 4 (1.02%) Legal
11 3 (0.76%) Games
12 2 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.51%) Marketing
13 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 90 (22.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (12.98%) Developer
3 36 (9.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (8.65%) Linux Engineer
5 30 (7.63%) Software Engineer
6 25 (6.36%) Analyst
6 25 (6.36%) AWS Engineer
7 24 (6.11%) IT Engineer
8 21 (5.34%) Administrator
8 21 (5.34%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (5.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.34%) Platform Engineer
9 18 (4.58%) Azure Engineer
9 18 (4.58%) Embedded Engineer
9 18 (4.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
11 16 (4.07%) Support Engineer
11 16 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
12 15 (3.82%) Applications Support
13 14 (3.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.34%) CSS
1 21 (5.34%) HTML
2 19 (4.83%) .NET
3 17 (4.33%) Flask
4 14 (3.56%) RESTful
5 12 (3.05%) .NET Core
6 11 (2.80%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (2.80%) WML
7 10 (2.54%) REST
7 10 (2.54%) Web Services
8 9 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.29%) Django
8 9 (2.29%) Kafka
8 9 (2.29%) React
9 8 (2.04%) Laravel
9 8 (2.04%) Spring
10 7 (1.78%) HTML5
11 6 (1.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.53%) Node.js
11 6 (1.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.82%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.04%) PKI
7 7 (1.78%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.53%) CESG
8 6 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.02%) VHDL
11 3 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 165 (41.98%) Windows
2 84 (21.37%) Unix
3 68 (17.30%) Windows Server
4 37 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (6.87%) CentOS
6 23 (5.85%) Ubuntu
7 11 (2.80%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.78%) Alpine Linux
10 6 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (1.53%) Solaris
11 5 (1.27%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.27%) SUSE
11 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.76%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.51%) AIX
13 2 (0.51%) Android
13 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (37.40%) DevOps
2 135 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (22.39%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (16.54%) Configuration Management
5 58 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (12.47%) Information Security
6 49 (12.47%) Infrastructure as Code
7 48 (12.21%) Scrum
8 43 (10.94%) Software Engineering
9 41 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 38 (9.67%) ITIL
11 37 (9.41%) SDLC
12 36 (9.16%) Cybersecurity
13 35 (8.91%) Analytics
13 35 (8.91%) Computer Science
13 35 (8.91%) Open Source
14 32 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (7.38%) Identity Access Management
15 29 (7.38%) Infrastructure Automation
16 25 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 129 (32.82%) Python
2 82 (20.87%) PowerShell
3 60 (15.27%) SQL
4 52 (13.23%) Java
5 48 (12.21%) Bash Shell
6 46 (11.70%) C++
7 39 (9.92%) PHP
8 37 (9.41%) Perl
9 31 (7.89%) JavaScript
10 27 (6.87%) C
11 19 (4.83%) C#
12 14 (3.56%) Embedded C
13 13 (3.31%) Go
14 10 (2.54%) Embedded C++
15 7 (1.78%) Ruby
15 7 (1.78%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.76%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.76%) VBA
18 2 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 57 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.25%) Degree
3 43 (10.94%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.07%) Linux+ Certification
4 16 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.07%) Network+ Certification
5 14 (3.56%) MCSE
6 12 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.80%) CompTIA Security+
7 11 (2.80%) MCSA
8 10 (2.54%) CCNA
8 10 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.04%) A+ Certification
9 8 (2.04%) AWS Certification
9 8 (2.04%) CISSP
9 8 (2.04%) Server+ Certification
10 7 (1.78%) CISM
10 7 (1.78%) RHCE
11 6 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.05%) SLA
2 10 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.78%) MISRA
3 7 (1.78%) MISRA C
4 6 (1.53%) GDPR
4 6 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 6 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.02%) COBIT
5 4 (1.02%) NIST
6 3 (0.76%) QA
7 2 (0.51%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.25%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 105 (26.72%) Docker
2 65 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 65 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.87%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.36%) Firmware
5 17 (4.33%) vSphere
6 12 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.54%) BitLocker
8 9 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.02%) KVM
13 3 (0.76%) Kamailio
13 3 (0.76%) LXC
13 3 (0.76%) pfSense
14 1 (0.25%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.25%) NFS
14 1 (0.25%) Samba
14 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 108 (27.48%) Ansible
2 97 (24.68%) Terraform
3 76 (19.34%) Puppet
4 67 (17.05%) Kubernetes
5 64 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (6.11%) SCCM
7 21 (5.34%) Rancher
8 20 (5.09%) Prometheus
9 13 (3.31%) SCOM
10 11 (2.80%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (2.80%) Grafana
11 10 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (2.54%) WSUS
12 9 (2.29%) Consul
12 9 (2.29%) Packer
12 9 (2.29%) Rundeck
13 8 (2.04%) Backup Exec
13 8 (2.04%) Graphite
14 7 (1.78%) CFEngine
14 7 (1.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 101 (25.70%) Microsoft
2 86 (21.88%) VMware
3 44 (11.20%) Red Hat
4 33 (8.40%) Cisco
5 30 (7.63%) Oracle
6 29 (7.38%) EMC
7 21 (5.34%) Dell
8 20 (5.09%) CommVault
8 20 (5.09%) Veeam
9 18 (4.58%) NetApp
10 16 (4.07%) DataCore
10 16 (4.07%) Dell Compellent
10 16 (4.07%) F5
10 16 (4.07%) IBM
10 16 (4.07%) Isilon
11 15 (3.82%) TOWER Software
12 14 (3.56%) Google
13 13 (3.31%) McAfee
14 10 (2.54%) FireEye
14 10 (2.54%) Symantec