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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 414 386 416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.04% 6.18% 7.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.87% 32.60% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 337 312 394
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 1123 1184 1236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.81% 18.97% 21.54%
Number of salaries quoted 970 977 1101
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 22 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 22 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 +12 137 £40,000 +2.56% 21
Coventry +2 90 £40,000 -1.23% 10
Warwickshire -12 47 £32,500 +13.04% 4
Shropshire +30 40 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Worcestershire +4 28 £38,000 -10.58% 7
Staffordshire +9 26 £45,000 +42.85% 8
Solihull -1 16 £36,000 +10.76% 2
Herefordshire -5 12 £40,000 +6.66% 2
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 22 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.

1 286 (36.20%) Windows
2 205 (25.95%) MySQL
3 200 (25.32%) JavaScript
4 198 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
5 182 (23.04%) PHP
6 174 (22.03%) Unix
7 170 (21.52%) SQL
8 163 (20.63%) HTML
9 162 (20.51%) Git (software)
10 152 (19.24%) CSS
11 148 (18.73%) Java
12 130 (16.46%) Red Hat
13 122 (15.44%) VMware
14 118 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
15 109 (13.80%) ITIL
16 102 (12.91%) LAMP
17 101 (12.78%) Microsoft
17 101 (12.78%) Docker
18 100 (12.66%) Software Engineering
19 97 (12.28%) MVC
19 97 (12.28%) jQuery
20 95 (12.03%) Data Centre
21 92 (11.65%) MongoDB
21 92 (11.65%) Firewall
21 92 (11.65%) Python
22 91 (11.52%) Degree
22 91 (11.52%) Windows Server
23 87 (11.01%) Apache
24 86 (10.89%) Scrum
25 84 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure

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 87 (11.01%) Apache
2 63 (7.97%) Elasticsearch
3 60 (7.59%) nginx
4 26 (3.29%) IIS
5 17 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.90%) CMS
7 15 (1.90%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.27%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.01%) JBoss
10 7 (0.89%) Drupal
11 6 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
12 4 (0.51%) WordPress
13 3 (0.38%) Confluence
14 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.25%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 15 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.14%) 3ds Max
2 9 (1.14%) Maya
3 7 (0.89%) Maple
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.65%) assyst
2 11 (1.39%) Magento
3 10 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.89%) Workfront
5 3 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.38%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 118 (14.94%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.82%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (5.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 35 (4.43%) Amazon S3
5 35 (4.43%) GitHub
6 21 (2.66%) Office 365
7 18 (2.28%) PaaS
8 15 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.77%) IaaS
9 14 (1.77%) SaaS
10 13 (1.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.89%) Google Compute Engine
12 7 (0.89%) Heroku
12 7 (0.89%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.13%) Apcera
Communications & Networking
1 92 (11.65%) Firewall
2 82 (10.38%) DNS
3 74 (9.37%) TCP/IP
4 63 (7.97%) SAN
5 38 (4.81%) VPN
6 37 (4.68%) Internet
7 33 (4.18%) WAN
8 29 (3.67%) Network Security
9 25 (3.16%) DHCP
10 22 (2.78%) OSPF
11 21 (2.66%) SNMP
12 20 (2.53%) LAN
13 19 (2.41%) BGP
13 19 (2.41%) SSL
14 18 (2.28%) Ethernet
14 18 (2.28%) NAS
15 17 (2.15%) VLAN
16 16 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (1.65%) SMS
17 13 (1.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (25.95%) MySQL
2 92 (11.65%) MongoDB
3 68 (8.61%) NoSQL
4 61 (7.72%) SQL Server
5 46 (5.82%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (3.54%) Redis
8 24 (3.04%) DB2
8 24 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.78%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.65%) Big Data
11 12 (1.52%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.27%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.27%) MariaDB
13 9 (1.14%) InfluxDB
14 8 (1.01%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 162 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 50 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.68%) gulp
4 35 (4.43%) webpack
5 34 (4.30%) PhantomJS
5 34 (4.30%) Subversion
6 30 (3.80%) GitLab
7 27 (3.42%) Vagrant
8 19 (2.41%) PHPUnit
9 16 (2.03%) Eclipse
9 16 (2.03%) JIRA
10 13 (1.65%) JSUnit
10 13 (1.65%) Selenium
11 12 (1.52%) Mocha
12 10 (1.27%) JUnit
13 8 (1.01%) LabVIEW
13 8 (1.01%) Xdebug
14 7 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.89%) GoCD
15 6 (0.76%) Mercurial
General
1 77 (9.75%) Marketing
2 64 (8.10%) Finance
3 49 (6.20%) Retail
4 36 (4.56%) Electronics
5 29 (3.67%) Games
6 26 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 24 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.53%) Publishing
9 14 (1.77%) Billing
10 13 (1.65%) Music Industry
11 12 (1.52%) Automotive
11 12 (1.52%) 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
1 259 (32.78%) Developer
2 116 (14.68%) PHP Developer
3 71 (8.99%) HTML Developer
4 70 (8.86%) Administrator
5 68 (8.61%) HTML CSS Developer
6 63 (7.97%) Senior Developer
7 60 (7.59%) Analyst
8 56 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
9 48 (6.08%) Java Developer
10 47 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
11 46 (5.82%) Linux Administrator
12 40 (5.06%) MySQL Developer
12 40 (5.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 37 (4.68%) Software Engineer
14 36 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 35 (4.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 34 (4.30%) Senior PHP Developer
17 32 (4.05%) Software Developer
18 31 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
19 29 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (20.63%) HTML
2 152 (19.24%) CSS
3 102 (12.91%) LAMP
4 97 (12.28%) jQuery
5 81 (10.25%) HTML5
6 72 (9.11%) LEMP Stack
7 63 (7.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 59 (7.47%) Web Services
9 55 (6.96%) AngularJS
10 49 (6.20%) .NET
10 49 (6.20%) Laravel
11 48 (6.08%) Backbone.js
12 47 (5.95%) XML
13 42 (5.32%) REST
14 39 (4.94%) Middleware
15 38 (4.81%) SOAP
16 37 (4.68%) Node.js
16 37 (4.68%) React
17 36 (4.56%) CodeIgniter
17 36 (4.56%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 60 (7.59%) Linux Command Line
3 58 (7.34%) Computer Science
4 49 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (4.94%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.66%) Algorithms
6 21 (2.66%) Social Media
7 16 (2.03%) Fintech
8 14 (1.77%) CMDB
8 14 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.65%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.65%) Mobile Payment
9 13 (1.65%) NHS
10 10 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (1.27%) EPoS
10 10 (1.27%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 286 (36.20%) Windows
2 174 (22.03%) Unix
3 91 (11.52%) Windows Server
4 61 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (7.22%) CentOS
6 55 (6.96%) Ubuntu
7 33 (4.18%) Apple iOS
8 32 (4.05%) Android
9 24 (3.04%) Debian
10 23 (2.91%) Mac OS X
11 22 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (2.66%) Solaris
13 19 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (1.90%) HPUX
15 12 (1.52%) VyOS
16 11 (1.39%) AIX
16 11 (1.39%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.80%) ITIL
3 100 (12.66%) Software Engineering
4 97 (12.28%) MVC
5 86 (10.89%) Scrum
6 77 (9.75%) OOP
7 72 (9.11%) DevOps
8 69 (8.73%) Web Development
9 65 (8.23%) Configuration Management
10 61 (7.72%) TDD
11 60 (7.59%) E-Commerce
12 58 (7.34%) OO
13 48 (6.08%) Continuous Delivery
14 47 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (5.82%) Capacity Planning
16 45 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 41 (5.19%) Service Delivery
18 40 (5.06%) Kanban
18 40 (5.06%) Microservices
19 39 (4.94%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (25.32%) JavaScript
2 182 (23.04%) PHP
3 170 (21.52%) SQL
4 148 (18.73%) Java
5 92 (11.65%) Python
6 79 (10.00%) C#
6 79 (10.00%) C++
7 68 (8.61%) Bash Shell
8 46 (5.82%) C
9 39 (4.94%) Ruby
10 36 (4.56%) PHP 7
10 36 (4.56%) PowerShell
11 34 (4.30%) XPath
12 33 (4.18%) Shell Script
13 31 (3.92%) Perl
14 17 (2.15%) MATLAB
15 14 (1.77%) VBScript
16 13 (1.65%) Scala
17 11 (1.39%) Groovy
17 11 (1.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 91 (11.52%) Degree
2 36 (4.56%) Security Cleared
3 23 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (2.66%) MCSE
5 21 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (2.53%) PhD
7 17 (2.15%) CCNP
8 16 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (1.90%) CCNA
9 15 (1.90%) SC Cleared
10 14 (1.77%) MCSA
11 13 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.65%) CREST Certified
11 13 (1.65%) LPIC
11 13 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (1.39%) GCIH
13 10 (1.27%) CISSP
13 10 (1.27%) GIAC
13 10 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.54%) SLA
2 13 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 12 (1.52%) QA
4 9 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.51%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
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
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (12.78%) Docker
2 84 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (9.62%) Active Directory
4 42 (5.32%) Firmware
5 37 (4.68%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.03%) VirtualBox
8 14 (1.77%) Snort
9 13 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.27%) NFS
11 8 (1.01%) pfSense
12 7 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.76%) Postfix
14 5 (0.63%) KVM
14 5 (0.63%) Samba
15 3 (0.38%) iptables
15 3 (0.38%) Kamailio
15 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 2 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (7.85%) Opscode Chef
1 62 (7.85%) Puppet
2 52 (6.58%) Nagios
3 48 (6.08%) SCCM
4 45 (5.70%) Ansible
5 44 (5.57%) SCOM
6 25 (3.16%) Terraform
7 22 (2.78%) Consul
8 21 (2.66%) Backup Exec
8 21 (2.66%) NetBackup
9 16 (2.03%) Kubernetes
10 15 (1.90%) Icinga
11 14 (1.77%) Tivoli
12 11 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (1.39%) Mesos
12 11 (1.39%) StatsD
13 8 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 7 (0.89%) Grafana
14 7 (0.89%) Nessus
14 7 (0.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (16.46%) Red Hat
2 122 (15.44%) VMware
3 101 (12.78%) Microsoft
4 68 (8.61%) Oracle
5 58 (7.34%) Cisco
6 38 (4.81%) NetApp
7 32 (4.05%) HP
8 31 (3.92%) IBM
9 27 (3.42%) Citrix
9 27 (3.42%) New Relic
10 22 (2.78%) SolarWinds
11 19 (2.41%) ProCurve
11 19 (2.41%) Sybase
12 17 (2.15%) Zend
13 16 (2.03%) Google
14 14 (1.77%) Juniper
14 14 (1.77%) LogRhythm
15 13 (1.65%) Brocade
16 12 (1.52%) ArcSight
16 12 (1.52%) Palo Alto
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Networkers
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £39000 per annum + Great benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 60000 per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Willenhall, West Midlands (County)
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum basic + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coded People
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Performance related Annual Bonus a
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum , good benefits inc. share scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: To £25,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 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: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago