Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 25 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 604 777 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.67% 7.75% 6.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.93% 36.29% 34.37%
Number of salaries quoted 509 712 684
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,500 £56,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1,681 2,141 2,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.55% 21.36% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,355 1,854 1,974
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.85% +4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,600 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -11 228 £42,500 +6.25% 30
Coventry +2 107 £47,500 +21.79% 13
Staffordshire +18 57 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Shropshire 0 48 £57,500 +27.78% 6
Worcestershire +9 42 £41,000 +13.10% 16
Warwickshire -9 42 £37,400 +15.08% 7
Solihull +10 36 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Dudley - 24 £26,000 - 1
Herefordshire +15 7 £67,500 +80.00% 4
Wolverhampton -15 3 £37,500 -16.67%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 218 (36.09%) Windows
2 205 (33.94%) Java
3 172 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 162 (26.82%) SQL
5 154 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (23.34%) Python
7 139 (23.01%) MySQL
8 126 (20.86%) HTML
9 125 (20.70%) Unix
10 114 (18.87%) VMware
10 114 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
11 113 (18.71%) Apache
12 110 (18.21%) Git (software)
13 101 (16.72%) Windows Server
14 98 (16.23%) CSS
15 97 (16.06%) DevOps
16 96 (15.89%) PHP
17 94 (15.56%) Microsoft
18 89 (14.74%) Degree
19 88 (14.57%) Docker
20 86 (14.24%) Firewall
21 81 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
22 79 (13.08%) Software Engineering
23 78 (12.91%) Bash Shell
24 76 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
24 76 (12.58%) Jenkins
25 74 (12.25%) Oracle
26 72 (11.92%) Red Hat
27 69 (11.42%) Ruby
27 69 (11.42%) Microservices

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
1 113 (18.71%) Apache
2 53 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.96%) nginx
4 29 (4.80%) Confluence
5 18 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.65%) WordPress
7 15 (2.48%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.82%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.49%) IIS
10 8 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.16%) JBoss
11 7 (1.16%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.99%) CMS
12 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.66%) Drupal
14 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.50%) MediaWiki
15 3 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
16 2 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 17 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.16%) Simulink
5 7 (1.16%) Stateflow
5 7 (1.16%) TargetLink
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.17%) Shopify
2 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 114 (18.87%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.13%) Office 365
4 24 (3.97%) SaaS
5 22 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (1.99%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.99%) CloudFront
7 12 (1.99%) IaaS
7 12 (1.99%) PaaS
8 10 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.99%) GitHub
9 6 (0.99%) Heroku
10 5 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.50%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.50%) Serverless
13 2 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 86 (14.24%) Firewall
2 68 (11.26%) DNS
3 40 (6.62%) LAN
3 40 (6.62%) WAN
4 39 (6.46%) TCP/IP
5 33 (5.46%) SSL
6 26 (4.30%) HTTP
7 25 (4.14%) Internet
8 23 (3.81%) VPN
9 21 (3.48%) DHCP
10 17 (2.81%) OSPF
11 16 (2.65%) MPLS
12 15 (2.48%) Network Security
13 14 (2.32%) VLAN
13 14 (2.32%) VoIP
13 14 (2.32%) Wireless
14 13 (2.15%) SAN
15 10 (1.66%) DSL
16 9 (1.49%) BGP
16 9 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (23.01%) MySQL
2 64 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
3 60 (9.93%) SQL Server
4 51 (8.44%) NoSQL
5 37 (6.13%) Relational Database
6 35 (5.79%) MongoDB
7 28 (4.64%) DB2
8 22 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 20 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (2.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.99%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.83%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.83%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 4 (0.66%) Big Data
15 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 110 (18.21%) Git (software)
2 76 (12.58%) Jenkins
3 44 (7.28%) Subversion
4 36 (5.96%) GoCD
5 35 (5.79%) JIRA
6 33 (5.46%) Bitbucket
6 33 (5.46%) JUnit
7 30 (4.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (4.14%) Vagrant
9 22 (3.64%) Cucumber
10 21 (3.48%) JBehave
11 20 (3.31%) Maven
12 18 (2.98%) Visual Studio
13 11 (1.82%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (1.49%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.32%) CircleCI
15 8 (1.32%) Selenium
16 6 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
17 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (10.60%) Finance
2 37 (6.13%) Retail
3 25 (4.14%) Banking
3 25 (4.14%) Electronics
4 21 (3.48%) Automotive
4 21 (3.48%) Marketing
5 17 (2.81%) Games
6 12 (1.99%) Advertising
6 12 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.66%) International Banking
8 9 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.99%) Legal
10 5 (0.83%) Back Office
10 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 181 (29.97%) Developer
2 74 (12.25%) Java Developer
3 66 (10.93%) Analyst
4 55 (9.11%) PHP Developer
5 45 (7.45%) Architect
6 44 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (6.13%) Administrator
7 37 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
8 30 (4.97%) Lead Developer
8 30 (4.97%) Senior Developer
9 26 (4.30%) Consultant
9 26 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 24 (3.97%) IT Support
11 22 (3.64%) DBA
11 22 (3.64%) Software Engineer
12 20 (3.31%) Lead Java Developer
12 20 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
13 19 (3.15%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.15%) Support Analyst
13 19 (3.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (20.86%) HTML
2 98 (16.23%) CSS
3 45 (7.45%) Spring
4 44 (7.28%) LAMP
4 44 (7.28%) Node.js
5 35 (5.79%) HTML5
6 34 (5.63%) RESTful
7 33 (5.46%) J2EE
8 31 (5.13%) JMS
9 30 (4.97%) REST
10 29 (4.80%) Web Services
11 28 (4.64%) Hibernate
12 27 (4.47%) Laravel
13 26 (4.30%) jQuery
14 24 (3.97%) Kafka
15 21 (3.48%) Java EE
16 20 (3.31%) ActiveMQ
16 20 (3.31%) HornetQ
17 18 (2.98%) Elastic Stack
17 18 (2.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.44%) Computer Science
2 36 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.80%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.81%) Linux Command Line
6 20 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.31%) Smart Meter
7 19 (3.15%) User Experience
8 17 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (2.15%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.82%) Fintech
11 10 (1.66%) Clustering
11 10 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (1.32%) Private Cloud
14 7 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (1.16%) VHDL
15 6 (0.99%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 218 (36.09%) Windows
2 125 (20.70%) Unix
3 101 (16.72%) Windows Server
4 66 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (4.64%) CentOS
6 27 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.48%) Ubuntu
8 15 (2.48%) Solaris
8 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.32%) AIX
9 14 (2.32%) SUSE
9 14 (2.32%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.99%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.83%) Android
14 3 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (16.06%) DevOps
3 81 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (13.08%) Software Engineering
5 69 (11.42%) Microservices
6 65 (10.76%) Scrum
7 60 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (9.27%) Configuration Management
9 54 (8.94%) ITIL
10 52 (8.61%) Mentoring
11 50 (8.28%) Open Source
12 49 (8.11%) TDD
13 48 (7.95%) Test Automation
14 45 (7.45%) BDD
15 41 (6.79%) High Availability
16 39 (6.46%) SOA
16 39 (6.46%) Web Development
17 37 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 37 (6.13%) MVC
18 36 (5.96%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 205 (33.94%) Java
2 172 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 162 (26.82%) SQL
4 141 (23.34%) Python
5 96 (15.89%) PHP
6 78 (12.91%) Bash Shell
7 69 (11.42%) Ruby
8 56 (9.27%) Perl
9 52 (8.61%) PowerShell
10 47 (7.78%) C
11 42 (6.95%) C++
12 40 (6.62%) C#
13 37 (6.13%) Shell Script
14 23 (3.81%) Scala
15 22 (3.64%) Java 8
16 20 (3.31%) Groovy
17 17 (2.81%) Embedded C
18 13 (2.15%) Go
19 11 (1.82%) Jython
20 9 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (14.74%) Degree
2 33 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (3.81%) MCSA
5 20 (3.31%) MCP
6 16 (2.65%) MCSE
7 15 (2.48%) Master's Degree
8 13 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.15%) HNC
9 12 (1.99%) CCNA
10 9 (1.49%) CCNP
10 9 (1.49%) HND
10 9 (1.49%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.32%) CISA
11 8 (1.32%) CISSP
12 7 (1.16%) RHCE
13 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
14 5 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.66%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.64%) SLA
2 21 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.99%) QA
4 11 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.16%) DO-178B
5 7 (1.16%) GCP
5 7 (1.16%) HAZOP
5 7 (1.16%) MISRA
5 7 (1.16%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.83%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.83%) PMO
7 3 (0.50%) P3O
8 1 (0.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 88 (14.57%) Docker
2 76 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (8.61%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.82%) Xen
6 10 (1.66%) vSphere
7 8 (1.32%) Squid
8 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.16%) XenApp
9 5 (0.83%) iptables
10 4 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.66%) KVM
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.66%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.33%) GFS2
12 2 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (11.26%) Puppet
2 65 (10.76%) Ansible
3 38 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (5.30%) Terraform
5 31 (5.13%) Nagios
6 28 (4.64%) Kubernetes
7 25 (4.14%) Marathon
8 15 (2.48%) Graphite
8 15 (2.48%) logstash
9 13 (2.15%) Kibana
10 10 (1.66%) QRadar
10 10 (1.66%) SCCM
11 9 (1.49%) SELinux
12 8 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
12 8 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
12 8 (1.32%) WSUS
13 6 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 114 (18.87%) VMware
2 94 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 74 (12.25%) Oracle
4 72 (11.92%) Red Hat
5 68 (11.26%) Cisco
6 37 (6.13%) HP
7 32 (5.30%) Citrix
8 30 (4.97%) Atlassian
8 30 (4.97%) NetApp
9 25 (4.14%) Google
10 21 (3.48%) IBM
11 19 (3.15%) SolarWinds
12 12 (1.99%) Adobe
12 12 (1.99%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.49%) Capita
14 8 (1.32%) F5
14 8 (1.32%) Juniper
14 8 (1.32%) Sun
14 8 (1.32%) Tripwire
14 8 (1.32%) Twitter