Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 20 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 675 864 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.91% 8.45% 7.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.30% 40.68% 36.18%
Number of salaries quoted 584 822 735
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,025 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,625 £66,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2,027 2,124 2,239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.75% 20.78% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,683 1,834 1,900
West Midlands median annual salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.43% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,421 £21,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +1 262 £41,500 -13.54% 45
Warwickshire -11 83 £32,750 -0.76% 15
Coventry -27 76 £42,000 -1.18% 23
Staffordshire -9 60 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Worcestershire +16 51 £37,000 -1.33% 11
Halesowen - 34 £45,000 - 3
Solihull -7 29 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Shropshire -7 20 £55,000 +37.50% 6
Herefordshire -6 5 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Walsall -1 4 £45,000 +53.85% 1
Wolverhampton -21 4 £45,000 +91.49% 1
West Bromwich +2 3 £50,000 - 2
Sutton Coldfield 0 3 £39,500 +75.56% 2
Dudley +4 2 £29,500 -26.25%
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 268 (39.70%) Windows
2 202 (29.93%) JavaScript
3 194 (28.74%) MySQL
4 191 (28.30%) HTML
5 167 (24.74%) PHP
6 159 (23.56%) CSS
6 159 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
7 154 (22.81%) Java
8 152 (22.52%) SQL
9 135 (20.00%) Git (software)
10 134 (19.85%) Python
11 131 (19.41%) Apache
12 108 (16.00%) Unix
13 106 (15.70%) Microsoft
14 100 (14.81%) Web Development
15 98 (14.52%) MVC
16 97 (14.37%) C++
17 94 (13.93%) VMware
17 94 (13.93%) Red Hat
18 90 (13.33%) DevOps
19 85 (12.59%) ITIL
20 83 (12.30%) Windows Server
21 78 (11.56%) Firewall
22 76 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
23 69 (10.22%) Finance
23 69 (10.22%) Bash Shell
24 68 (10.07%) Degree
25 65 (9.63%) CentOS
26 64 (9.48%) AngularJS
26 64 (9.48%) Docker

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
1 131 (19.41%) Apache
2 37 (5.48%) WordPress
3 33 (4.89%) nginx
4 32 (4.74%) Tomcat
5 30 (4.44%) CMS
6 19 (2.81%) IIS
7 17 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.22%) Drupal
9 10 (1.48%) Confluence
9 10 (1.48%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.33%) JBoss
11 8 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.74%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.59%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Simulink
5 1 (0.15%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.15%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 16 (2.37%) Magento
2 6 (0.89%) Shopify
3 4 (0.59%) assyst
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 76 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.85%) Office 365
4 22 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (2.37%) Amazon S3
6 16 (2.37%) GitHub
7 8 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 8 (1.19%) SaaS
8 6 (0.89%) IaaS
8 6 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.74%) npm
10 4 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) PaaS
11 3 (0.44%) Serverless
11 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 78 (11.56%) Firewall
2 49 (7.26%) DNS
3 35 (5.19%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.89%) Internet
5 26 (3.85%) DHCP
6 25 (3.70%) VPN
7 24 (3.56%) HTTP
8 23 (3.41%) SMS
9 21 (3.11%) SAN
10 19 (2.81%) SSH
11 13 (1.93%) Network Security
12 9 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
12 9 (1.33%) SSL
13 8 (1.19%) LAN
13 8 (1.19%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.19%) WAN
14 7 (1.04%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.04%) NAS
15 4 (0.59%) Skype
15 4 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (28.74%) MySQL
2 62 (9.19%) NoSQL
3 58 (8.59%) SQL Server
4 55 (8.15%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.56%) Redis
6 23 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
7 15 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.78%) Data Mining
9 12 (1.78%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.48%) DB2
12 9 (1.33%) Big Data
12 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 135 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 62 (9.19%) Jenkins
3 57 (8.44%) Subversion
4 29 (4.30%) Eclipse
5 22 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 19 (2.81%) JIRA
6 19 (2.81%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (2.37%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.93%) gulp
10 12 (1.78%) Vagrant
11 11 (1.63%) Maven
12 10 (1.48%) GoCD
13 9 (1.33%) Mocha
13 9 (1.33%) NuGet
13 9 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.33%) Selenium
14 8 (1.19%) CMake
14 8 (1.19%) JBehave
15 7 (1.04%) Hudson
General
1 69 (10.22%) Finance
2 59 (8.74%) Games
3 45 (6.67%) Marketing
4 33 (4.89%) Retail
5 28 (4.15%) Banking
6 25 (3.70%) Back Office
7 21 (3.11%) Billing
8 19 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.52%) Telecoms
10 14 (2.07%) Automotive
10 14 (2.07%) International Banking
11 9 (1.33%) Advertising
11 9 (1.33%) Electronics
12 8 (1.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Law
14 1 (0.15%) Legal
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 261 (38.67%) Developer
2 95 (14.07%) PHP Developer
3 72 (10.67%) Java Developer
4 66 (9.78%) Web Developer
5 61 (9.04%) Senior Developer
6 51 (7.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 46 (6.81%) Analyst
8 40 (5.93%) Lead Developer
8 40 (5.93%) Linux Engineer
8 40 (5.93%) PHP Web Developer
8 40 (5.93%) Software Engineer
9 36 (5.33%) Administrator
10 32 (4.74%) HTML CSS Developer
10 32 (4.74%) HTML Developer
10 32 (4.74%) JavaScript Developer
11 28 (4.15%) Consultant
12 26 (3.85%) Senior PHP Developer
13 25 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
14 24 (3.56%) Architect
15 23 (3.41%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (28.30%) HTML
2 159 (23.56%) CSS
3 64 (9.48%) AngularJS
4 61 (9.04%) HTML5
5 57 (8.44%) jQuery
6 52 (7.70%) LAMP
7 51 (7.56%) XML
8 42 (6.22%) Node.js
9 37 (5.48%) J2EE
9 37 (5.48%) Sass
10 36 (5.33%) Laravel
11 33 (4.89%) .NET
12 28 (4.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 26 (3.85%) Django
13 26 (3.85%) LESS
13 26 (3.85%) REST
13 26 (3.85%) Symfony
14 24 (3.56%) LEMP Stack
15 23 (3.41%) RESTful
15 23 (3.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.33%) Linux Command Line
2 39 (5.78%) Computer Science
3 38 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 33 (4.89%) Data Centre
5 30 (4.44%) BBC
6 28 (4.15%) User Experience
7 26 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (3.85%) Private Cloud
8 21 (3.11%) Fintech
9 20 (2.96%) Clustering
10 17 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
11 15 (2.22%) Social Media
12 13 (1.93%) Mobile Games
13 12 (1.78%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.63%) Algorithms
15 10 (1.48%) Management Information System
16 9 (1.33%) Graphic Design
17 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (1.19%) Fat Client
17 8 (1.19%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 268 (39.70%) Windows
2 108 (16.00%) Unix
3 83 (12.30%) Windows Server
4 65 (9.63%) CentOS
5 51 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (5.48%) Ubuntu
7 32 (4.74%) Debian
8 25 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (3.56%) Android
9 24 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (2.96%) Apple iOS
11 15 (2.22%) AIX
11 15 (2.22%) Windows 10
12 14 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.78%) Mac OS
14 10 (1.48%) Solaris
15 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.44%) HPUX
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (14.81%) Web Development
3 98 (14.52%) MVC
4 90 (13.33%) DevOps
5 85 (12.59%) ITIL
6 62 (9.19%) Open Source
7 61 (9.04%) Front End Development
8 59 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (8.59%) Software Engineering
10 56 (8.30%) OOP
10 56 (8.30%) Project Management
11 55 (8.15%) SOA
11 55 (8.15%) Test Automation
12 54 (8.00%) Scrum
13 53 (7.85%) Mentoring
14 49 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (6.22%) Configuration Management
16 40 (5.93%) Microservices
17 39 (5.78%) TDD
18 36 (5.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (29.93%) JavaScript
2 167 (24.74%) PHP
3 154 (22.81%) Java
4 152 (22.52%) SQL
5 134 (19.85%) Python
6 97 (14.37%) C++
7 69 (10.22%) Bash Shell
8 63 (9.33%) PowerShell
9 46 (6.81%) C#
10 42 (6.22%) C
11 38 (5.63%) Perl
12 33 (4.89%) Ruby
13 27 (4.00%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.19%) VB
15 7 (1.04%) Go
15 7 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.89%) PHP 7
17 5 (0.74%) R
17 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (10.07%) Degree
2 42 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.33%) CISSP
6 8 (1.19%) CCNA
7 7 (1.04%) MCSA
7 7 (1.04%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.89%) CCNP
9 5 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.59%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.59%) GCIA
10 4 (0.59%) GCIH
10 4 (0.59%) SANS
11 3 (0.44%) CISM
11 3 (0.44%) GIAC
11 3 (0.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.93%) SLA
2 12 (1.78%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.78%) QA
3 9 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.74%) GPG13
4 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.44%) COBIT
5 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.30%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) GCP
7 1 (0.15%) GDPR
7 1 (0.15%) HAZOP
System Software
1 64 (9.48%) Docker
2 53 (7.85%) Active Directory
3 52 (7.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.96%) vSphere
6 14 (2.07%) Squid
7 13 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.33%) Samba
9 6 (0.89%) iptables
9 6 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.74%) KVM
10 5 (0.74%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.44%) Firmware
11 3 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.30%) NFS
12 2 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (8.74%) Puppet
2 52 (7.70%) Ansible
3 43 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (3.11%) Terraform
5 17 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 15 (2.22%) SCCM
7 14 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (2.07%) Marathon
8 13 (1.93%) SCOM
9 12 (1.78%) Nagios
10 11 (1.63%) Backup Exec
11 10 (1.48%) Packer
12 7 (1.04%) PowerCLI
12 7 (1.04%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.74%) logstash
13 5 (0.74%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.59%) Kibana
14 4 (0.59%) Salt
14 4 (0.59%) SCVMM
14 4 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 106 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 94 (13.93%) Red Hat
2 94 (13.93%) VMware
3 40 (5.93%) Google
4 39 (5.78%) Oracle
5 36 (5.33%) Cisco
6 24 (3.56%) Apple
7 22 (3.26%) Twitter
8 16 (2.37%) Atlassian
8 16 (2.37%) NetApp
9 14 (2.07%) HP
9 14 (2.07%) Veeam
10 13 (1.93%) IBM
11 11 (1.63%) Citrix
11 11 (1.63%) SolarWinds
12 10 (1.48%) Intel
13 9 (1.33%) Juniper
14 8 (1.19%) Dell
14 8 (1.19%) F5
14 8 (1.19%) WooCommerce