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

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 26 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 777 817 796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.80% 6.84% 7.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.56% 34.40% 33.76%
Number of salaries quoted 706 684 789
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,125 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2125 2375 2358
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.32% 19.87% 21.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1840 1972 2081
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £56,225 £56,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 August 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 August 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 +12 274 £40,000 - 8
Coventry -3 127 £39,000 +4.70% 9
Warwickshire -17 98 £32,500 - 7
Shropshire +32 73 £45,000 - 2
Worcestershire +14 50 £35,000 -9.68% 1
Staffordshire -7 43 £40,000 - 5
Solihull -5 30 £36,000 +10.77% 2
Halesowen - 20 £45,000 - 2
Herefordshire -13 16 £37,500 - 1
Wolverhampton +15 9 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Walsall - 5 £45,000 -
Willenhall +2 3 £45,000 +20.00%
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 - 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 297 (38.22%) Windows
2 203 (26.13%) MySQL
3 192 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (23.29%) PHP
5 180 (23.17%) Git (software)
6 178 (22.91%) JavaScript
7 174 (22.39%) Unix
8 163 (20.98%) Java
9 162 (20.85%) HTML
10 151 (19.43%) CSS
11 139 (17.89%) SQL
12 137 (17.63%) ITIL
13 121 (15.57%) Apache
13 121 (15.57%) Microsoft
14 115 (14.80%) Red Hat
15 108 (13.90%) MVC
16 107 (13.77%) MongoDB
17 104 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
18 101 (13.00%) VMware
19 99 (12.74%) LAMP
19 99 (12.74%) Data Centre
20 90 (11.58%) Docker
20 90 (11.58%) Degree
21 89 (11.45%) jQuery
22 88 (11.33%) C++
23 86 (11.07%) Python
24 84 (10.81%) DevOps
25 83 (10.68%) Marketing
25 83 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
25 83 (10.68%) Active Directory

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
1 121 (15.57%) Apache
2 48 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
2 48 (6.18%) nginx
3 22 (2.83%) IIS
4 21 (2.70%) CMS
5 20 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.45%) Confluence
6 19 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.80%) WordPress
8 13 (1.67%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.29%) Drupal
10 10 (1.29%) JBoss
11 6 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.64%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.51%) Orchard CMS
14 2 (0.26%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.90%) 3ds Max
2 7 (0.90%) Maple
2 7 (0.90%) Maya
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.93%) assyst
2 10 (1.29%) Magento
2 10 (1.29%) Workfront
3 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (4.50%) GitHub
5 29 (3.73%) Amazon S3
5 29 (3.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 16 (2.06%) IaaS
7 14 (1.80%) Office 365
7 14 (1.80%) PaaS
8 13 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.54%) SaaS
10 7 (0.90%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.26%) Linode
14 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.13%) Apcera
14 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
14 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.65%) DNS
2 74 (9.52%) Firewall
3 62 (7.98%) SAN
4 60 (7.72%) TCP/IP
5 39 (5.02%) Internet
6 36 (4.63%) VPN
7 31 (3.99%) SMS
8 23 (2.96%) Network Security
8 23 (2.96%) WAN
9 21 (2.70%) LAN
10 19 (2.45%) NAS
11 18 (2.32%) DHCP
12 17 (2.19%) SSH
13 16 (2.06%) Ethernet
13 16 (2.06%) VLAN
14 13 (1.67%) SSL
14 13 (1.67%) WLAN
15 12 (1.54%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.54%) OSPF
16 11 (1.42%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (26.13%) MySQL
2 107 (13.77%) MongoDB
3 74 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 65 (8.37%) SQL Server
5 39 (5.02%) Amazon RDS
6 32 (4.12%) Redis
7 28 (3.60%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (3.09%) DB2
9 19 (2.45%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.54%) MariaDB
13 9 (1.16%) InfluxDB
14 8 (1.03%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.77%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.77%) Looker
16 5 (0.64%) QlikView
16 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 180 (23.17%) Git (software)
2 57 (7.34%) Subversion
3 43 (5.53%) Jenkins
4 36 (4.63%) Eclipse
5 33 (4.25%) gulp
6 31 (3.99%) webpack
7 29 (3.73%) PhantomJS
8 27 (3.47%) GitLab
9 22 (2.83%) JIRA
10 17 (2.19%) JSUnit
10 17 (2.19%) Mocha
11 16 (2.06%) TeamCity
12 14 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (1.80%) JUnit
12 14 (1.80%) Vagrant
13 12 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
14 11 (1.42%) ClearQuest
14 11 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (1.29%) NuGet
16 8 (1.03%) Cucumber
General
1 83 (10.68%) Marketing
2 68 (8.75%) Finance
3 55 (7.08%) Retail
4 44 (5.66%) Games
5 32 (4.12%) Billing
6 28 (3.60%) Electronics
7 24 (3.09%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.70%) Automotive
8 21 (2.70%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.42%) Advertising
10 10 (1.29%) Music Industry
10 10 (1.29%) Publishing
11 9 (1.16%) Back Office
12 6 (0.77%) Banking
13 5 (0.64%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 264 (33.98%) Developer
2 108 (13.90%) PHP Developer
3 79 (10.17%) HTML Developer
4 76 (9.78%) HTML CSS Developer
5 68 (8.75%) Administrator
6 57 (7.34%) Analyst
7 56 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 56 (7.21%) Senior Developer
8 54 (6.95%) JavaScript Developer
9 45 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 44 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
11 42 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
12 39 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 35 (4.50%) Software Engineer
14 33 (4.25%) Linux Engineer
15 32 (4.12%) Software Developer
16 31 (3.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 30 (3.86%) Senior PHP Developer
18 28 (3.60%) MySQL Developer
18 28 (3.60%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (20.85%) HTML
2 151 (19.43%) CSS
3 99 (12.74%) LAMP
4 89 (11.45%) jQuery
5 74 (9.52%) HTML5
6 68 (8.75%) AngularJS
7 59 (7.59%) LEMP Stack
8 54 (6.95%) REST
9 52 (6.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 49 (6.31%) Laravel
10 49 (6.31%) XML
11 41 (5.28%) Backbone.js
12 39 (5.02%) .NET
12 39 (5.02%) SOAP
13 38 (4.89%) Web Services
14 37 (4.76%) Symfony
15 36 (4.63%) CodeIgniter
15 36 (4.63%) Node.js
15 36 (4.63%) Spring
16 33 (4.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.74%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 45 (5.79%) Linux Command Line
4 36 (4.63%) Social Media
5 34 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.25%) Mobile App
7 31 (3.99%) Mobile Payment
8 21 (2.70%) BBC
9 19 (2.45%) Algorithms
9 19 (2.45%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.32%) Fintech
11 17 (2.19%) NHS
12 14 (1.80%) Smart Meter
13 11 (1.42%) CMDB
14 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.29%) Replication
15 9 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (1.16%) EPoS
15 9 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 297 (38.22%) Windows
2 174 (22.39%) Unix
3 74 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 60 (7.72%) CentOS
5 57 (7.34%) Ubuntu
6 52 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (4.38%) Debian
8 30 (3.86%) Apple iOS
9 28 (3.60%) Android
10 23 (2.96%) Mac OS X
11 17 (2.19%) Solaris
12 16 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (1.80%) HPUX
15 11 (1.42%) AIX
16 10 (1.29%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.77%) Fedora
17 6 (0.77%) SUSE
17 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (17.63%) ITIL
3 108 (13.90%) MVC
4 84 (10.81%) DevOps
5 79 (10.17%) Configuration Management
5 79 (10.17%) Scrum
6 77 (9.91%) Software Engineering
7 68 (8.75%) Web Development
8 60 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 59 (7.59%) OOP
10 55 (7.08%) TDD
11 50 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
11 50 (6.44%) SDLC
12 47 (6.05%) OO
13 45 (5.79%) Service Management
14 44 (5.66%) Project Management
15 43 (5.53%) Change Management
16 42 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
17 41 (5.28%) Business Intelligence
18 40 (5.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 181 (23.29%) PHP
2 178 (22.91%) JavaScript
3 163 (20.98%) Java
4 139 (17.89%) SQL
5 88 (11.33%) C++
6 86 (11.07%) Python
7 68 (8.75%) PowerShell
8 67 (8.62%) Bash Shell
9 61 (7.85%) C#
10 46 (5.92%) C
11 42 (5.41%) Shell Script
12 35 (4.50%) Ruby
13 33 (4.25%) Perl
13 33 (4.25%) PHP 7
14 29 (3.73%) XPath
15 27 (3.47%) VBScript
16 18 (2.32%) MATLAB
17 11 (1.42%) Korn
18 8 (1.03%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 90 (11.58%) Degree
2 35 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (3.09%) MCSE
3 24 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (2.83%) MCSA
4 22 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.57%) CCNP
5 20 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
5 20 (2.57%) PhD
6 19 (2.45%) CCNA
7 18 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.54%) CISSP
10 11 (1.42%) CREST Certified
11 10 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.29%) LPIC
11 10 (1.29%) Master's Degree
12 8 (1.03%) GCIH
12 8 (1.03%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.38%) SLA
2 15 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 12 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.29%) QA
5 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.64%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.26%) GCP
7 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.13%) MISRA
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 90 (11.58%) Docker
2 83 (10.68%) Active Directory
3 74 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (4.50%) Firmware
5 31 (3.99%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.03%) NFS
8 8 (1.03%) Snort
9 7 (0.90%) Postfix
10 6 (0.77%) KVM
10 6 (0.77%) pfSense
10 6 (0.77%) Samba
10 6 (0.77%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.51%) vSphere
12 3 (0.39%) iptables
12 3 (0.39%) XenApp
12 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (10.42%) Puppet
2 62 (7.98%) Ansible
3 61 (7.85%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (6.31%) SCCM
5 43 (5.53%) SCOM
6 31 (3.99%) Nagios
7 24 (3.09%) Backup Exec
7 24 (3.09%) NetBackup
8 17 (2.19%) Terraform
9 15 (1.93%) Tivoli
10 13 (1.67%) Icinga
11 12 (1.54%) Grafana
12 11 (1.42%) Consul
13 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 10 (1.29%) Salt
14 8 (1.03%) Nessus
15 7 (0.90%) WSUS
16 6 (0.77%) HP Fortify
16 6 (0.77%) vCenter Server
17 5 (0.64%) Marathon
Vendors
1 121 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 115 (14.80%) Red Hat
3 101 (13.00%) VMware
4 78 (10.04%) Oracle
5 51 (6.56%) NetApp
6 43 (5.53%) Cisco
7 36 (4.63%) IBM
8 34 (4.38%) HP
9 27 (3.47%) Citrix
10 21 (2.70%) Sybase
11 15 (1.93%) BMC
12 14 (1.80%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.80%) Splunk
13 13 (1.67%) F5
14 11 (1.42%) CollabNet
14 11 (1.42%) Remedy
14 11 (1.42%) Serena
14 11 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 11 (1.42%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.42%) Sonatype