Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 21 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 287 601 613
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.59% 7.79% 6.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.70% 37.97% 35.97%
Number of salaries quoted 234 446 550
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,375 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 782 1,583 1,704
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.41% 20.52% 18.69%
Number of salaries quoted 625 1,201 1,375
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +8 61 £47,500 - 18
Coventry +13 50 £45,000 +8.43% 7
Staffordshire +6 43 £47,500 +30.14% 8
Warwickshire -2 33 £62,500 +42.05% 3
Worcestershire 0 24 £37,500 -2.60% 6
Solihull +8 18 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Herefordshire +11 10 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Shropshire -8 10 - - 4
Wednesbury -4 5 £40,000 -7.51%
West Bromwich -3 2 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Walsall -2 1 £30,000 -18.92%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 159 (55.40%) Windows
2 128 (44.60%) Python
3 78 (27.18%) Unix
4 73 (25.44%) AWS
5 68 (23.69%) Java
5 68 (23.69%) Azure
6 62 (21.60%) C++
7 58 (20.21%) Cybersecurity
8 52 (18.12%) DevOps
9 48 (16.72%) Git (software)
9 48 (16.72%) Security Cleared
10 47 (16.38%) Bash Shell
11 46 (16.03%) Open Source
12 45 (15.68%) Jenkins
12 45 (15.68%) VMware
12 45 (15.68%) Windows Server
13 44 (15.33%) SQL
13 44 (15.33%) SIEM
13 44 (15.33%) PowerShell
14 43 (14.98%) Docker
14 43 (14.98%) Red Hat
15 41 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 40 (13.94%) MySQL
16 40 (13.94%) PHP
17 39 (13.59%) JavaScript
17 39 (13.59%) Microsoft
17 39 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 36 (12.54%) Ansible
20 35 (12.20%) Kubernetes

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 8 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.09%) Apache
4 5 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.39%) Confluence
5 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.05%) IIS
6 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.05%) SAS
7 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.70%) WordPress
8 1 (0.35%) CMS
8 1 (0.35%) Drupal
8 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Magento
2 6 (2.09%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.35%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 73 (25.44%) AWS
2 68 (23.69%) Azure
3 27 (9.41%) GCP
4 14 (4.88%) GitHub
5 11 (3.83%) PaaS
5 11 (3.83%) Serverless
6 8 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.79%) Amazon S3
6 8 (2.79%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (2.79%) IaaS
6 8 (2.79%) SaaS
7 6 (2.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.74%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.39%) Office 365
10 3 (1.05%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
10 3 (1.05%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.88%) Firewall
2 13 (4.53%) SAN
3 7 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.74%) VPN
4 5 (1.74%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.39%) HTTP
5 4 (1.39%) Internet
5 4 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.05%) DNS
6 3 (1.05%) SMS
6 3 (1.05%) SSL
6 3 (1.05%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.70%) HSRP
7 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.70%) Network Security
7 2 (0.70%) VLAN
7 2 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.94%) MySQL
2 21 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.23%) Big Data
4 13 (4.53%) Data Lake
5 12 (4.18%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (3.14%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.09%) Redis
8 4 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.05%) Power BI
10 2 (0.70%) DB2
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 48 (16.72%) Git (software)
2 45 (15.68%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.88%) GitLab
4 11 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (3.14%) Selenium
6 8 (2.79%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (2.44%) JIRA
8 6 (2.09%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.74%) Subversion
10 3 (1.05%) Postman
10 3 (1.05%) RStudio
10 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.70%) Maven
11 2 (0.70%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.70%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.70%) Xdebug
General
1 15 (5.23%) Finance
1 15 (5.23%) Law
2 12 (4.18%) Digital Economy
3 10 (3.48%) Retail
4 9 (3.14%) Advertising
4 9 (3.14%) Electronics
5 4 (1.39%) Back Office
5 4 (1.39%) Public Sector
5 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.05%) Games
6 3 (1.05%) Legal
6 3 (1.05%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Marketing
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (24.04%) Developer
2 27 (9.41%) Analyst
2 27 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (7.67%) Software Engineer
4 21 (7.32%) Administrator
5 20 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.62%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (6.62%) Python Developer
7 15 (5.23%) Consultant
8 14 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
8 14 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 14 (4.88%) Web Developer
9 13 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.18%) C++ Developer
10 12 (4.18%) PHP Developer
11 11 (3.83%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (3.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 11 (3.83%) Python Engineer
11 11 (3.83%) SAP Basis Consultant
11 11 (3.83%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.50%) HTML
2 25 (8.71%) CSS
3 14 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (4.53%) Middleware
5 12 (4.18%) jQuery
5 12 (4.18%) SAP Basis
6 10 (3.48%) Apache Flex
7 9 (3.14%) LAMP
8 8 (2.79%) .NET
8 8 (2.79%) Kafka
8 8 (2.79%) SOAP
8 8 (2.79%) Vue.js
8 8 (2.79%) Web Services
9 7 (2.44%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.44%) XML
9 7 (2.44%) YAML
10 6 (2.09%) Laravel
10 6 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.09%) React
10 6 (2.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.67%) Cyberthreat
3 15 (5.23%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.18%) Cyberattack
5 11 (3.83%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (3.14%) Algorithms
6 9 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.79%) Driving Licence
7 8 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.79%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.79%) VHDL
8 5 (1.74%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.05%) Derivative
10 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.05%) Replication
11 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 159 (55.40%) Windows
2 78 (27.18%) Unix
3 45 (15.68%) Windows Server
4 38 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (7.67%) Mac OS
6 17 (5.92%) AIX
7 12 (4.18%) CentOS
8 5 (1.74%) HPUX
9 4 (1.39%) Kali Linux
9 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.05%) Solaris
10 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.35%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (20.21%) Cybersecurity
2 52 (18.12%) DevOps
3 46 (16.03%) Open Source
4 44 (15.33%) SIEM
5 39 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (10.80%) Software Engineering
7 30 (10.45%) ITIL
8 24 (8.36%) Mentoring
8 24 (8.36%) Penetration Testing
9 23 (8.01%) Configuration Management
9 23 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (7.67%) Digital Forensics
10 22 (7.67%) E-Commerce
10 22 (7.67%) Network Architecture
11 21 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (7.32%) Information Security
12 20 (6.97%) Analytics
13 18 (6.27%) Architectural Design
13 18 (6.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (44.60%) Python
2 68 (23.69%) Java
3 62 (21.60%) C++
4 47 (16.38%) Bash Shell
5 44 (15.33%) PowerShell
5 44 (15.33%) SQL
6 40 (13.94%) PHP
7 39 (13.59%) JavaScript
8 29 (10.10%) C#
9 25 (8.71%) Perl
10 23 (8.01%) C
11 18 (6.27%) Go
12 16 (5.57%) R
13 12 (4.18%) ABAP
13 12 (4.18%) Ruby
14 9 (3.14%) Shell Script
15 6 (2.09%) Embedded C
16 3 (1.05%) ES6
17 2 (0.70%) Pascal
17 2 (0.70%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 48 (16.72%) Security Cleared
2 41 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.50%) Degree
4 22 (7.67%) CREST Certified
5 10 (3.48%) MCSA
5 10 (3.48%) MCSE
5 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.79%) RHCE
6 8 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.44%) AWS Certification
8 6 (2.09%) GCIA
8 6 (2.09%) GCIH
9 4 (1.39%) CISSP
9 4 (1.39%) OSCP
10 3 (1.05%) GCFA
10 3 (1.05%) GIAC
10 3 (1.05%) GREM
10 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.05%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.53%) ISO 9001
2 13 (4.53%) NIST
3 12 (4.18%) GDPR
4 8 (2.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) QA
6 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (14.98%) Docker
2 33 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.83%) Active Directory
5 9 (3.14%) Squid
5 9 (3.14%) vSphere
6 5 (1.74%) Firmware
6 5 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.39%) XenApp
7 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.70%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.35%) Snort
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (12.54%) Ansible
2 35 (12.20%) Kubernetes
3 32 (11.15%) Terraform
4 29 (10.10%) Puppet
5 12 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.48%) Data Guard
6 10 (3.48%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (3.14%) Grafana
7 9 (3.14%) Graphite
7 9 (3.14%) Prometheus
8 8 (2.79%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (2.79%) SELinux
9 6 (2.09%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 6 (2.09%) QRadar
10 5 (1.74%) Consul
10 5 (1.74%) Packer
10 5 (1.74%) SCCM
11 4 (1.39%) CSIRT
12 3 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 45 (15.68%) VMware
2 43 (14.98%) Red Hat
3 39 (13.59%) Microsoft
4 33 (11.50%) Oracle
5 26 (9.06%) Splunk
6 18 (6.27%) LogRhythm
7 14 (4.88%) Google
8 12 (4.18%) AlienVault
8 12 (4.18%) SAP
9 10 (3.48%) NetApp
10 8 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.74%) Citrix
11 5 (1.74%) HP
12 4 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.39%) Juniper
12 4 (1.39%) Remedy
12 4 (1.39%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.05%) BMC
13 3 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
13 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow