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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / West Midlands
Rank 26 24 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 366 440 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.88% 7.24% 7.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.93% 36.76% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 326 374 342
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 965 1197 1206
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.77% 19.69% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 838 1014 1024
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,775 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +3 114 £36,773 -3.86% 18
Coventry 0 58 £42,500 +4.93% 8
Warwickshire +3 50 £37,000 -7.50% 7
Worcestershire 0 32 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Shropshire +24 31 £36,250 -27.50% 5
Solihull -4 30 £36,000 +5.88% 5
Staffordshire +6 26 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Herefordshire -7 15 £40,000 -
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,750 - 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £50,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
Walsall - 1 £37,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 308 (37.84%) Windows
2 247 (30.34%) JavaScript
3 208 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (25.43%) Unix
5 189 (23.22%) MySQL
6 182 (22.36%) Java
7 177 (21.74%) PHP
8 171 (21.01%) HTML
9 164 (20.15%) SQL
10 153 (18.80%) CSS
11 149 (18.30%) Python
12 137 (16.83%) VMware
13 136 (16.71%) Git (software)
14 126 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
14 126 (15.48%) Microsoft
15 111 (13.64%) jQuery
16 110 (13.51%) Windows Server
17 108 (13.27%) Red Hat
18 103 (12.65%) Data Centre
19 97 (11.92%) MS Excel
20 96 (11.79%) MVC
21 95 (11.67%) TCP/IP
22 94 (11.55%) Web Services
22 94 (11.55%) Docker
23 92 (11.30%) DevOps
24 88 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 88 (10.81%) Software Engineering
25 87 (10.69%) Firewall
26 86 (10.57%) HTML5
27 83 (10.20%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Top Related 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 80 (9.83%) Apache
2 55 (6.76%) nginx
3 45 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 29 (3.56%) WebSphere
6 25 (3.07%) JBoss
7 24 (2.95%) IIS
8 21 (2.58%) WebLogic
9 18 (2.21%) Tomcat
10 17 (2.09%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (1.35%) Apache Spark
12 11 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (1.23%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.98%) lighttpd
15 7 (0.86%) CMS
15 7 (0.86%) WordPress
16 6 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
17 5 (0.61%) Drupal
18 4 (0.49%) GlassFish
Applications
1 97 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.11%) MS Office
3 4 (0.49%) 3ds Max
3 4 (0.49%) Maya
4 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Maple
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (3.07%) Magento
2 14 (1.72%) assyst
3 12 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.98%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.49%) Shopify
6 3 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.25%) Workfront
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 126 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 35 (4.30%) Office 365
5 24 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (2.95%) GitHub
6 22 (2.70%) Amazon S3
7 20 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (2.33%) IaaS
9 15 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.84%) Google Compute Engine
9 15 (1.84%) Heroku
10 14 (1.72%) SaaS
11 12 (1.47%) PaaS
12 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 95 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 87 (10.69%) Firewall
3 81 (9.95%) DNS
4 50 (6.14%) DHCP
5 37 (4.55%) HTTP
6 36 (4.42%) SAN
7 35 (4.30%) SSL
8 34 (4.18%) Network Security
9 33 (4.05%) VPN
10 32 (3.93%) Internet
11 31 (3.81%) SNMP
12 29 (3.56%) WAN
13 26 (3.19%) OSPF
14 23 (2.83%) BGP
15 18 (2.21%) LAN
15 18 (2.21%) VoIP
16 17 (2.09%) Ethernet
16 17 (2.09%) MPLS
17 16 (1.97%) IPv4
17 16 (1.97%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (23.22%) MySQL
2 77 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 59 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 56 (6.88%) NoSQL
5 50 (6.14%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 33 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (4.05%) Redis
8 24 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (2.83%) Big Data
9 23 (2.83%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.83%) RDBMS
10 18 (2.21%) DB2
11 14 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (1.35%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.23%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 136 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 63 (7.74%) Jenkins
3 40 (4.91%) JIRA
4 37 (4.55%) Subversion
5 34 (4.18%) Selenium
6 25 (3.07%) Vagrant
7 24 (2.95%) gulp
8 22 (2.70%) webpack
9 21 (2.58%) PhantomJS
10 19 (2.33%) PHPUnit
11 18 (2.21%) GitLab
12 14 (1.72%) Hudson
13 13 (1.60%) Mercurial
14 12 (1.47%) JUnit
15 10 (1.23%) Robot Framework
16 9 (1.11%) Eclipse
17 8 (0.98%) GoCD
17 8 (0.98%) Xdebug
18 7 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 7 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 66 (8.11%) Marketing
2 65 (7.99%) Finance
3 54 (6.63%) Retail
4 33 (4.05%) Electronics
5 32 (3.93%) Publishing
6 22 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.46%) Games
8 19 (2.33%) Banking
8 19 (2.33%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.84%) Billing
10 14 (1.72%) Back Office
11 11 (1.35%) Music Industry
12 8 (0.98%) Advertising
12 8 (0.98%) Automotive
12 8 (0.98%) International Banking
13 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.12%) German Language
15 1 (0.12%) Law
15 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 232 (28.50%) Developer
2 117 (14.37%) PHP Developer
3 70 (8.60%) Analyst
4 57 (7.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 57 (7.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 54 (6.63%) HTML Developer
6 53 (6.51%) HTML CSS Developer
7 51 (6.27%) Senior Developer
8 44 (5.41%) Administrator
8 44 (5.41%) Consultant
8 44 (5.41%) MySQL Developer
8 44 (5.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 42 (5.16%) Java Developer
10 41 (5.04%) Software Engineer
11 37 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
12 34 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (3.93%) Junior
14 29 (3.56%) Python Developer
14 29 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
15 27 (3.32%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (21.01%) HTML
2 153 (18.80%) CSS
3 111 (13.64%) jQuery
4 94 (11.55%) Web Services
5 86 (10.57%) HTML5
6 83 (10.20%) LAMP
7 69 (8.48%) RESTful
8 66 (8.11%) XML
9 54 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 53 (6.51%) .NET
10 53 (6.51%) LEMP Stack
10 53 (6.51%) SOAP
11 45 (5.53%) JSON
12 43 (5.28%) Ajax
13 42 (5.16%) AngularJS
14 35 (4.30%) J2EE
14 35 (4.30%) REST
15 34 (4.18%) ASP.NET
15 34 (4.18%) Node.js
15 34 (4.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.65%) Data Centre
2 83 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (5.77%) Linux Command Line
4 36 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 28 (3.44%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.84%) CMDB
7 15 (1.84%) Fintech
7 15 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (1.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 13 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 13 (1.60%) Smart Meter
8 13 (1.60%) Verilog
8 13 (1.60%) VHDL
9 12 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.35%) Device Driver
10 11 (1.35%) User Experience
11 10 (1.23%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 308 (37.84%) Windows
2 207 (25.43%) Unix
3 110 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 63 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (6.63%) CentOS
6 50 (6.14%) Ubuntu
7 24 (2.95%) AIX
8 23 (2.83%) Solaris
9 19 (2.33%) Android
10 18 (2.21%) Apple iOS
10 18 (2.21%) Mac OS X
10 18 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.84%) Debian
12 13 (1.60%) SUSE
12 13 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.47%) HPUX
13 12 (1.47%) VyOS
14 8 (0.98%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.86%) ThreadX
16 6 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (25.55%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (11.79%) MVC
3 92 (11.30%) DevOps
4 88 (10.81%) Software Engineering
5 81 (9.95%) ITIL
6 73 (8.97%) OOP
7 70 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
8 68 (8.35%) Scrum
9 65 (7.99%) E-Commerce
10 58 (7.13%) TDD
11 55 (6.76%) Configuration Management
11 55 (6.76%) OO
12 52 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 52 (6.39%) Web Development
13 51 (6.27%) Microservices
14 49 (6.02%) Mentoring
14 49 (6.02%) Open Source
15 45 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 42 (5.16%) High Availability
16 42 (5.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 247 (30.34%) JavaScript
2 182 (22.36%) Java
3 177 (21.74%) PHP
4 164 (20.15%) SQL
5 149 (18.30%) Python
6 81 (9.95%) Bash Shell
7 79 (9.71%) C#
8 78 (9.58%) C++
9 58 (7.13%) Ruby
10 50 (6.14%) C
11 37 (4.55%) Perl
12 33 (4.05%) Shell Script
13 27 (3.32%) PowerShell
14 22 (2.70%) PHP 7
15 21 (2.58%) XPath
16 19 (2.33%) Scala
17 18 (2.21%) Groovy
18 15 (1.84%) VB.NET
19 13 (1.60%) Go
20 10 (1.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 82 (10.07%) Degree
2 35 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (2.21%) CCNP
6 15 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.84%) CISSP
6 15 (1.84%) GCIH
6 15 (1.84%) LPIC
7 14 (1.72%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.60%) CCNA
8 13 (1.60%) MCSE
8 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.47%) AWS Certification
9 12 (1.47%) SANS
10 11 (1.35%) GIAC
10 11 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.23%) GCIA
12 8 (0.98%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.46%) SLA
2 15 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.35%) QA
4 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) GAMP
7 1 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.12%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.12%) JTAG
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 94 (11.55%) Docker
2 88 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.60%) Active Directory
4 48 (5.90%) Firmware
5 33 (4.05%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.84%) VirtualBox
7 13 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (1.35%) Snort
9 10 (1.23%) HDFS
10 9 (1.11%) Samba
10 9 (1.11%) Squid
11 8 (0.98%) vSphere
12 7 (0.86%) NFS
13 6 (0.74%) Kamailio
13 6 (0.74%) Oracle Clusterware
13 6 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.61%) XenServer
15 4 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (8.72%) Opscode Chef
2 70 (8.60%) Puppet
3 47 (5.77%) Ansible
4 44 (5.41%) SCOM
5 42 (5.16%) SCCM
6 40 (4.91%) Nagios
7 33 (4.05%) Terraform
8 21 (2.58%) Tivoli
9 19 (2.33%) Kubernetes
10 16 (1.97%) Backup Exec
10 16 (1.97%) NetBackup
11 15 (1.84%) Consul
11 15 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (1.84%) Mesos
11 15 (1.84%) StatsD
12 10 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
12 10 (1.23%) Oozie
13 9 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 8 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 7 (0.86%) Icinga
Vendors
1 137 (16.83%) VMware
2 126 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 108 (13.27%) Red Hat
4 80 (9.83%) Cisco
5 76 (9.34%) Oracle
6 37 (4.55%) Citrix
7 34 (4.18%) Google
7 34 (4.18%) IBM
8 25 (3.07%) HP
9 24 (2.95%) SolarWinds
10 22 (2.70%) New Relic
11 20 (2.46%) Sybase
11 20 (2.46%) Zend
12 19 (2.33%) NetApp
13 17 (2.09%) EMC
14 15 (1.84%) ProCurve
15 12 (1.47%) Juniper
15 12 (1.47%) Twitter
16 11 (1.35%) Brocade
16 11 (1.35%) ServiceNow
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Crunchposter
Salary: Market related
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £44000.00 - £54000.00 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + package
Posted: 6 days ago