Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 23 26
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 672 803 815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.10% 8.23% 6.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.96% 38.49% 34.50%
Number of salaries quoted 555 787 691
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,050 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 1,922 2,086 2,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.31% 21.38% 19.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,523 1,806 1,976
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,563 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -2 266 £42,500 +3.66% 33
Coventry -18 89 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Warwickshire -4 75 £41,250 +26.92% 11
Staffordshire +18 74 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Solihull +1 46 £41,250 +14.58% 4
Worcestershire +14 43 £45,000 +20.00% 18
Shropshire -4 29 £57,500 +27.78% 9
Halesowen +6 15 £45,000 - 3
Herefordshire -2 6 £45,000 +20.00%
Sutton Coldfield +3 3 £39,500 -36.29%
Wolverhampton -20 3 £37,500 +59.57% 2
Dudley -4 2 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Walsall -2 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 261 (38.84%) Windows
2 199 (29.61%) JavaScript
3 193 (28.72%) Java
4 192 (28.57%) SQL
5 161 (23.96%) MySQL
6 148 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
7 145 (21.58%) HTML
8 144 (21.43%) Git (software)
9 137 (20.39%) Apache
10 135 (20.09%) Python
11 133 (19.79%) Unix
12 124 (18.45%) PHP
13 115 (17.11%) CSS
14 107 (15.92%) VMware
15 105 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
16 97 (14.43%) Microsoft
17 95 (14.14%) Docker
17 95 (14.14%) DevOps
18 91 (13.54%) Windows Server
19 90 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
20 89 (13.24%) Degree
21 83 (12.35%) ITIL
22 82 (12.20%) Red Hat
23 81 (12.05%) Software Engineering
24 80 (11.90%) Finance
24 80 (11.90%) Jenkins
25 76 (11.31%) Firewall
25 76 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
26 71 (10.57%) Mentoring
27 69 (10.27%) Web Development

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
1 137 (20.39%) Apache
2 38 (5.65%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.36%) nginx
4 27 (4.02%) WordPress
5 25 (3.72%) Confluence
6 22 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.38%) IIS
8 11 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.34%) OpenStack
9 9 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.19%) CMS
10 8 (1.19%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.04%) Drupal
12 6 (0.89%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.60%) JBoss
14 3 (0.45%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.30%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 20 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.89%) Simulink
4 6 (0.89%) Stateflow
4 6 (0.89%) TargetLink
5 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.68%) Magento
2 4 (0.60%) Shopify
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 105 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (5.95%) Office 365
4 22 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.83%) SaaS
6 12 (1.79%) CloudFront
7 11 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.49%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.19%) IaaS
11 7 (1.04%) PaaS
12 6 (0.89%) GitHub
12 6 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (0.74%) Heroku
13 5 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.74%) SoftLayer
14 4 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 76 (11.31%) Firewall
2 59 (8.78%) DNS
3 34 (5.06%) Internet
4 29 (4.32%) HTTP
5 28 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 27 (4.02%) DHCP
7 23 (3.42%) VPN
8 20 (2.98%) Network Security
9 18 (2.68%) SMS
9 18 (2.68%) SSH
9 18 (2.68%) SSL
10 15 (2.23%) SAN
10 15 (2.23%) WAN
11 14 (2.08%) LAN
12 13 (1.93%) Wireless
13 12 (1.79%) VLAN
14 10 (1.49%) Cisco Wireless
14 10 (1.49%) MPLS
14 10 (1.49%) OSPF
14 10 (1.49%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (23.96%) MySQL
2 61 (9.08%) MongoDB
2 61 (9.08%) NoSQL
3 55 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 21 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
5 21 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.68%) DB2
6 18 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.68%) Redis
7 16 (2.38%) Data Mining
8 13 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.64%) Big Data
10 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.60%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 144 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 80 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 57 (8.48%) Subversion
4 30 (4.46%) GoCD
4 30 (4.46%) JIRA
5 28 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 26 (3.87%) Cucumber
7 25 (3.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 23 (3.42%) Eclipse
9 22 (3.27%) Vagrant
10 20 (2.98%) JUnit
11 15 (2.23%) Maven
12 14 (2.08%) JBehave
13 13 (1.93%) Visual Studio
14 9 (1.34%) Selenium
15 8 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
16 7 (1.04%) Mocha
17 6 (0.89%) TeamCity
18 5 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
18 5 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (11.90%) Finance
2 42 (6.25%) Retail
3 40 (5.95%) Banking
3 40 (5.95%) Games
4 28 (4.17%) Marketing
5 23 (3.42%) Back Office
6 22 (3.27%) International Banking
7 19 (2.83%) Electronics
8 15 (2.23%) Advertising
9 13 (1.93%) Billing
10 12 (1.79%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.49%) Telecoms
12 8 (1.19%) Automotive
13 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.74%) Legal
15 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Front Office
16 1 (0.15%) Law
16 1 (0.15%) Local Government
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 226 (33.63%) Developer
2 81 (12.05%) Java Developer
3 63 (9.38%) PHP Developer
4 50 (7.44%) Analyst
5 46 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 45 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
7 42 (6.25%) Architect
8 41 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (5.95%) Consultant
10 38 (5.65%) Web Developer
11 37 (5.51%) Administrator
12 35 (5.21%) Software Engineer
13 34 (5.06%) Lead Developer
14 26 (3.87%) Lead Java Developer
15 25 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (3.13%) Junior
17 20 (2.98%) IT Engineer
17 20 (2.98%) Linux Administrator
17 20 (2.98%) PHP Web Developer
17 20 (2.98%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (21.58%) HTML
2 115 (17.11%) CSS
3 52 (7.74%) Node.js
4 46 (6.85%) Spring
5 45 (6.70%) LAMP
6 42 (6.25%) HTML5
6 42 (6.25%) RESTful
7 41 (6.10%) jQuery
8 40 (5.95%) XML
9 37 (5.51%) J2EE
10 33 (4.91%) AngularJS
11 32 (4.76%) Web Services
12 26 (3.87%) Laravel
13 25 (3.72%) .NET
13 25 (3.72%) React
13 25 (3.72%) REST
14 24 (3.57%) Django
15 23 (3.42%) Hibernate
16 22 (3.27%) JMS
17 21 (3.13%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.44%) Computer Science
2 47 (6.99%) Linux Command Line
3 40 (5.95%) User Experience
4 38 (5.65%) Data Centre
5 30 (4.46%) Fintech
6 24 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.98%) Private Cloud
8 19 (2.83%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (2.23%) BBC
11 13 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.79%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.79%) Smart Meter
13 10 (1.49%) Clustering
14 9 (1.34%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.34%) Public Cloud
15 8 (1.19%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.19%) Thin Client
16 7 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 261 (38.84%) Windows
2 133 (19.79%) Unix
3 91 (13.54%) Windows Server
4 55 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (7.29%) CentOS
6 28 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (3.87%) Ubuntu
8 20 (2.98%) Debian
9 17 (2.53%) Windows 10
9 17 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.08%) AIX
11 13 (1.93%) Mac OS
12 12 (1.79%) Solaris
13 9 (1.34%) Android
14 7 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
15 6 (0.89%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (14.14%) DevOps
3 90 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (12.35%) ITIL
5 81 (12.05%) Software Engineering
6 76 (11.31%) Problem-Solving
7 71 (10.57%) Mentoring
8 69 (10.27%) Web Development
9 67 (9.97%) Microservices
10 65 (9.67%) SOA
11 62 (9.23%) Open Source
11 62 (9.23%) Scrum
12 59 (8.78%) Test Automation
13 51 (7.59%) MVC
14 47 (6.99%) Configuration Management
14 47 (6.99%) TDD
15 45 (6.70%) Project Management
16 41 (6.10%) OOP
17 34 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
18 32 (4.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 199 (29.61%) JavaScript
2 193 (28.72%) Java
3 192 (28.57%) SQL
4 135 (20.09%) Python
5 124 (18.45%) PHP
6 67 (9.97%) Bash Shell
7 66 (9.82%) PowerShell
8 59 (8.78%) C++
9 47 (6.99%) Ruby
10 39 (5.80%) C#
10 39 (5.80%) Perl
11 37 (5.51%) C
12 33 (4.91%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.23%) Java 8
13 15 (2.23%) Scala
14 13 (1.93%) VB
15 12 (1.79%) Groovy
15 12 (1.79%) Jython
16 10 (1.49%) Erlang
17 8 (1.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 89 (13.24%) Degree
2 47 (6.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.79%) CCNA
5 12 (1.79%) Master's Degree
5 12 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.49%) CCNP
7 9 (1.34%) CISSP
8 8 (1.19%) CISA
9 7 (1.04%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.89%) MCSA
10 6 (0.89%) RHCE
10 6 (0.89%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.74%) CISM
11 5 (0.74%) MCSE
12 4 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.60%) ISEB
12 4 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.38%) SLA
3 11 (1.64%) QA
4 7 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.89%) HAZOP
6 5 (0.74%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.74%) MISRA
6 5 (0.74%) MISRA C
7 4 (0.60%) PMO
8 2 (0.30%) GCP
8 2 (0.30%) GPG13
8 2 (0.30%) P3O
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) GDPR
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 95 (14.14%) Docker
2 65 (9.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.85%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.08%) Squid
5 14 (2.08%) vSphere
6 12 (1.79%) Xen
7 8 (1.19%) iptables
8 6 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.89%) KVM
9 5 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.60%) Samba
11 3 (0.45%) Firmware
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.45%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.30%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.30%) Postfix
12 2 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 57 (8.48%) Puppet
2 53 (7.89%) Ansible
3 33 (4.91%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (4.61%) Nagios
5 29 (4.32%) Terraform
6 28 (4.17%) Kubernetes
6 28 (4.17%) Marathon
7 19 (2.83%) logstash
8 16 (2.38%) Kibana
9 13 (1.93%) Backup Exec
10 12 (1.79%) Graphite
11 11 (1.64%) QRadar
12 10 (1.49%) SELinux
12 10 (1.49%) Stealthwatch
12 10 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
13 9 (1.34%) SCCM
14 8 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (1.19%) PowerCLI
15 6 (0.89%) Ambari
16 5 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 107 (15.92%) VMware
2 97 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 82 (12.20%) Red Hat
4 60 (8.93%) Oracle
5 35 (5.21%) Cisco
6 31 (4.61%) Atlassian
7 26 (3.87%) IBM
8 23 (3.42%) HP
8 23 (3.42%) SolarWinds
9 22 (3.27%) Apple
10 20 (2.98%) Google
11 18 (2.68%) NetApp
12 17 (2.53%) Citrix
13 12 (1.79%) Twitter
14 11 (1.64%) ArcSight
14 11 (1.64%) Veeam
15 10 (1.49%) F5
15 10 (1.49%) Lancope
15 10 (1.49%) Meraki
15 10 (1.49%) Tripwire