Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 23 27
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 726 886 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.12% 7.77% 6.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.82% 38.69% 32.95%
Number of salaries quoted 650 783 704
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,323 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.72% -1.69% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,000 £23,663
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%

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 2085 2290 2200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.45% 20.09% 20.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1829 1911 1912
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £54,200 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +9 301 £41,500 -7.78% 20
Warwickshire -29 89 £32,500 -1.52% 6
Coventry -6 85 £36,500 +1.39% 17
Staffordshire -21 50 £40,000 - 9
Shropshire -4 46 £45,000 +0.29% 6
Worcestershire +18 44 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Halesowen - 38 £45,000 - 4
Wolverhampton +7 11 £45,000 +91.49% 1
Herefordshire -8 8 £42,500 +6.25%
Walsall +10 7 £45,000 +93.55%
Solihull -13 4 £36,250 -22.04% 5
West Bromwich +2 3 £50,000 -4.76%
Willenhall +1 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 - 1
Dudley -3 1 £25,000 -3.85%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 280 (38.57%) Windows
2 222 (30.58%) MySQL
3 204 (28.10%) HTML
4 203 (27.96%) JavaScript
5 194 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
6 189 (26.03%) PHP
7 180 (24.79%) Java
8 177 (24.38%) CSS
9 143 (19.70%) Apache
10 139 (19.15%) Git (software)
11 127 (17.49%) Unix
12 126 (17.36%) MVC
13 121 (16.67%) ITIL
13 121 (16.67%) SQL
14 118 (16.25%) Python
14 118 (16.25%) Microsoft
15 104 (14.33%) C++
16 102 (14.05%) DevOps
17 96 (13.22%) Red Hat
18 94 (12.95%) Web Development
18 94 (12.95%) Puppet
19 92 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
19 92 (12.67%) VMware
20 81 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
21 78 (10.74%) Windows Server
22 77 (10.61%) AngularJS
22 77 (10.61%) Configuration Management
23 76 (10.47%) Ansible
23 76 (10.47%) jQuery
24 75 (10.33%) PowerShell

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
1 143 (19.70%) Apache
2 42 (5.79%) CMS
3 34 (4.68%) nginx
4 32 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 32 (4.41%) WordPress
5 21 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (2.48%) Confluence
7 14 (1.93%) Drupal
8 13 (1.79%) IIS
8 13 (1.79%) JBoss
9 10 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.83%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.69%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.55%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.55%) Orchard CMS
13 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.52%) assyst
2 9 (1.24%) Magento
3 7 (0.96%) Workfront
4 3 (0.41%) Shopify
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 92 (12.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (3.03%) GitHub
5 17 (2.34%) Amazon S3
6 15 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.65%) Office 365
8 11 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 10 (1.38%) npm
10 9 (1.24%) IaaS
10 9 (1.24%) SaaS
11 7 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.28%) Datadog
13 2 (0.28%) Linode
13 2 (0.28%) PaaS
14 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
14 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.23%) Firewall
2 56 (7.71%) DNS
3 51 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 37 (5.10%) SAN
5 34 (4.68%) Internet
6 31 (4.27%) SMS
7 29 (3.99%) VPN
8 22 (3.03%) DHCP
9 21 (2.89%) NetScaler
10 15 (2.07%) LAN
11 14 (1.93%) SSH
11 14 (1.93%) WAN
12 12 (1.65%) Ethernet
12 12 (1.65%) HTTP
13 11 (1.52%) NAS
13 11 (1.52%) Network Security
13 11 (1.52%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.24%) SMTP
15 7 (0.96%) OSPF
15 7 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (30.58%) MySQL
2 71 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 64 (8.82%) NoSQL
4 62 (8.54%) MongoDB
5 32 (4.41%) Redis
6 19 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.79%) DB2
10 12 (1.65%) MariaDB
11 11 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.24%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.96%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.96%) InfluxDB
14 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 139 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 65 (8.95%) Subversion
3 53 (7.30%) Jenkins
4 38 (5.23%) Eclipse
5 33 (4.55%) TeamCity
6 25 (3.44%) JIRA
7 21 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (2.75%) NuGet
9 18 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 18 (2.48%) gulp
10 14 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 14 (1.93%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.65%) ClearQuest
11 12 (1.65%) Mocha
11 12 (1.65%) webpack
12 10 (1.38%) GitLab
12 10 (1.38%) JBehave
12 10 (1.38%) Maven
12 10 (1.38%) PhantomJS
General
1 75 (10.33%) Marketing
2 61 (8.40%) Games
3 59 (8.13%) Retail
4 56 (7.71%) Finance
5 32 (4.41%) Billing
6 31 (4.27%) Manufacturing
7 27 (3.72%) Automotive
8 22 (3.03%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.48%) Electronics
10 16 (2.20%) Advertising
11 12 (1.65%) Banking
12 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.96%) Back Office
14 5 (0.69%) Music Industry
15 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.28%) International Banking
16 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.28%) Publishing
17 1 (0.14%) Legal
17 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 278 (38.29%) Developer
2 122 (16.80%) PHP Developer
3 79 (10.88%) HTML Developer
4 76 (10.47%) HTML CSS Developer
5 72 (9.92%) Java Developer
6 65 (8.95%) JavaScript Developer
7 58 (7.99%) Web Developer
8 53 (7.30%) Analyst
9 52 (7.16%) Senior Developer
10 50 (6.89%) DevOps Engineer
11 49 (6.75%) PHP Web Developer
12 45 (6.20%) Administrator
13 42 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
14 39 (5.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 39 (5.37%) Software Engineer
15 35 (4.82%) Lead Developer
16 34 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
17 32 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
18 30 (4.13%) Python Developer
19 28 (3.86%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (28.10%) HTML
2 177 (24.38%) CSS
3 77 (10.61%) AngularJS
4 76 (10.47%) jQuery
5 75 (10.33%) LAMP
6 74 (10.19%) HTML5
7 44 (6.06%) .NET
8 43 (5.92%) J2EE
8 43 (5.92%) REST
9 41 (5.65%) Laravel
9 41 (5.65%) Node.js
10 40 (5.51%) LEMP Stack
10 40 (5.51%) XML
11 37 (5.10%) Sass
12 36 (4.96%) Symfony
13 34 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (3.99%) Backbone.js
14 29 (3.99%) Spring
15 28 (3.86%) Web Services
16 27 (3.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.96%) Linux Command Line
2 36 (4.96%) Social Media
3 35 (4.82%) BBC
4 34 (4.68%) Mobile App
5 30 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.86%) Mobile Payment
7 26 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (2.89%) Public Cloud
9 18 (2.48%) Robotics
10 15 (2.07%) Clustering
11 14 (1.93%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.79%) Fintech
12 13 (1.79%) Graphic Design
13 12 (1.65%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.65%) Mobile Games
14 11 (1.52%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.52%) Smart Meter
15 9 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
16 8 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 280 (38.57%) Windows
2 127 (17.49%) Unix
3 78 (10.74%) Windows Server
4 67 (9.23%) CentOS
5 61 (8.40%) Ubuntu
6 45 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (5.51%) Debian
8 27 (3.72%) Android
9 24 (3.31%) Apple iOS
10 15 (2.07%) AIX
11 14 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (1.79%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (1.24%) HPUX
14 9 (1.24%) Solaris
15 7 (0.96%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.96%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.69%) Kali Linux
16 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (17.36%) MVC
3 121 (16.67%) ITIL
4 102 (14.05%) DevOps
5 94 (12.95%) Web Development
6 77 (10.61%) Configuration Management
7 66 (9.09%) Scrum
8 63 (8.68%) Project Management
9 58 (7.99%) Software Engineering
10 55 (7.58%) Front End Development
10 55 (7.58%) SDLC
11 54 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (7.30%) Test Automation
13 52 (7.16%) Open Source
14 50 (6.89%) Change Management
15 47 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
16 43 (5.92%) Service Management
16 43 (5.92%) TDD
17 41 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (5.65%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 203 (27.96%) JavaScript
2 189 (26.03%) PHP
3 180 (24.79%) Java
4 121 (16.67%) SQL
5 118 (16.25%) Python
6 104 (14.33%) C++
7 75 (10.33%) Bash Shell
7 75 (10.33%) PowerShell
8 64 (8.82%) C#
9 57 (7.85%) C
10 47 (6.47%) Perl
11 43 (5.92%) Ruby
12 41 (5.65%) Shell Script
13 23 (3.17%) VBScript
14 12 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.52%) PHP 7
16 10 (1.38%) XPath
17 9 (1.24%) VB
18 7 (0.96%) Scala
19 6 (0.83%) Go
Qualifications
1 60 (8.26%) Degree
2 23 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (2.89%) MCSA
5 18 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.34%) CISSP
6 17 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.20%) MCSE
8 14 (1.93%) CCNA
8 14 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.52%) CCNP
11 9 (1.24%) CREST Certified
12 8 (1.10%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.96%) GCIA
13 7 (0.96%) GCIH
14 6 (0.83%) SSCP
15 5 (0.69%) GIAC
15 5 (0.69%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.13%) SLA
2 13 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.79%) QA
3 12 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 11 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.69%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.41%) GPG13
7 2 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.28%) GCP
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.14%) MISRA
8 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.82%) Docker
3 56 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.07%) vSphere
8 14 (1.93%) Samba
9 13 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.52%) Firmware
11 9 (1.24%) VirtualBox
12 8 (1.10%) KVM
12 8 (1.10%) Squid
13 6 (0.83%) pfSense
14 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.55%) Postfix
15 4 (0.55%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.41%) XenApp
16 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
17 2 (0.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 94 (12.95%) Puppet
2 76 (10.47%) Ansible
3 50 (6.89%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (4.13%) SCOM
5 29 (3.99%) SCCM
6 23 (3.17%) Terraform
7 20 (2.75%) Nagios
8 13 (1.79%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.52%) Salt
9 11 (1.52%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.38%) Grafana
10 10 (1.38%) Icinga
10 10 (1.38%) Kubernetes
10 10 (1.38%) NetBackup
11 9 (1.24%) Packer
11 9 (1.24%) vCenter Server
12 8 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (1.10%) Nessus
13 7 (0.96%) Consul
14 6 (0.83%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 118 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 96 (13.22%) Red Hat
3 92 (12.67%) VMware
4 60 (8.26%) Oracle
5 39 (5.37%) NetApp
6 35 (4.82%) Cisco
6 35 (4.82%) Google
7 22 (3.03%) HP
8 20 (2.75%) BMC
9 19 (2.62%) Citrix
10 18 (2.48%) IBM
11 14 (1.93%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.93%) F5
11 14 (1.93%) Twitter
12 12 (1.65%) CollabNet
12 12 (1.65%) Serena
12 12 (1.65%) Sonatype
12 12 (1.65%) Veeam
13 11 (1.52%) Splunk
14 10 (1.38%) Juniper