Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 609 590 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.04% 6.70% 7.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.81% 36.09% 36.47%
Number of salaries quoted 430 498 715
West Midlands median annual salary £41,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £56,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,241 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.40% +8.48% -

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 1,569 1,635 2,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.70% 18.56% 21.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,198 1,328 1,874
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,949 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.40% +5.41% +2.86%
10th Percentile £22,925 £21,750 £23,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +10 152 £47,500 +11.76% 28
Coventry -2 89 £39,764 -16.29% 19
Warwickshire +16 79 £44,000 +7.32% 14
Staffordshire +17 64 £36,500 -18.89% 14
Shropshire +3 46 £35,000 -39.13% 7
Worcestershire -3 44 £40,000 +3.23% 22
Dudley -5 29 £25,000 -3.85% 1
Herefordshire -1 28 £40,000 -42.86% 5
Solihull -21 24 £45,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +25 14 £40,000 - 2
Wednesbury - 5 £44,000 -
Wolverhampton +22 4 £40,500 +8.00% 1
Walsall - 2 £38,250 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £57,500 -
Stourbridge - 1 £47,500 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 (42.86%) Windows
2 149 (24.47%) AWS
3 144 (23.65%) Unix
4 135 (22.17%) Microsoft
5 132 (21.67%) DevOps
6 129 (21.18%) Python
7 122 (20.03%) SQL
8 107 (17.57%) VMware
9 106 (17.41%) Azure
10 105 (17.24%) Firewall
11 104 (17.08%) Problem-Solving
12 100 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
13 99 (16.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 89 (14.61%) Red Hat
15 84 (13.79%) Windows Server
16 83 (13.63%) Degree
17 81 (13.30%) Docker
18 80 (13.14%) Java
19 78 (12.81%) Git (software)
20 76 (12.48%) Bash Shell
21 75 (12.32%) Jenkins
21 75 (12.32%) Cybersecurity
22 74 (12.15%) Cisco
23 73 (11.99%) Software Engineering
24 72 (11.82%) ITIL
25 71 (11.66%) Active Directory
26 66 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
26 66 (10.84%) PowerShell
27 65 (10.67%) Puppet
28 64 (10.51%) DNS

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 49 (8.05%) Apache
2 20 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.81%) Drupal
5 10 (1.64%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.64%) IIS
5 10 (1.64%) WordPress
6 9 (1.48%) IBM Notes
6 9 (1.48%) nginx
6 9 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.31%) CMS
7 8 (1.31%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.82%) Confluence
10 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Magento
2 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.49%) Workfront
4 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 149 (24.47%) AWS
2 106 (17.41%) Azure
3 62 (10.18%) Office 365
4 30 (4.93%) IaaS
4 30 (4.93%) PaaS
5 26 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (4.11%) Amazon S3
7 24 (3.94%) Serverless
8 18 (2.96%) GCP
9 17 (2.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 15 (2.46%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (2.30%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (2.30%) SaaS
12 12 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
13 11 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (1.81%) Route 53
14 9 (1.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (17.24%) Firewall
2 64 (10.51%) DNS
3 55 (9.03%) TCP/IP
4 49 (8.05%) WAN
5 44 (7.22%) LAN
6 32 (5.25%) DHCP
7 30 (4.93%) Internet
7 30 (4.93%) Wireless
8 28 (4.60%) SAN
8 28 (4.60%) VPN
9 22 (3.61%) Network Security
10 21 (3.45%) MPLS
10 21 (3.45%) VLAN
11 19 (3.12%) OSPF
12 18 (2.96%) BGP
13 16 (2.63%) Skype
14 13 (2.13%) VoIP
15 12 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (1.81%) RSVP
17 10 (1.64%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.51%) MySQL
1 64 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.69%) MongoDB
3 37 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (1.81%) Big Data
7 10 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
7 10 (1.64%) Redis
7 10 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.99%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.99%) DB2
9 6 (0.99%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.82%) Apache Accumulo
10 5 (0.82%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.82%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 78 (12.81%) Git (software)
2 75 (12.32%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.61%) Maven
4 20 (3.28%) JUnit
5 19 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 19 (3.12%) GitLab
6 13 (2.13%) Subversion
6 13 (2.13%) Vagrant
7 12 (1.97%) Rational DOORS
8 10 (1.64%) GDB
9 9 (1.48%) JIRA
10 8 (1.31%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.15%) JSUnit
11 7 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.82%) CircleCI
12 5 (0.82%) Codeship
12 5 (0.82%) IDA Disassembler
12 5 (0.82%) JMeter
12 5 (0.82%) OllyDbg
13 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (8.87%) Telecoms
2 34 (5.58%) Finance
3 31 (5.09%) Public Sector
4 23 (3.78%) Electronics
5 19 (3.12%) Marketing
6 16 (2.63%) Retail
7 10 (1.64%) Automotive
7 10 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.48%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.31%) Games
10 7 (1.15%) Back Office
10 7 (1.15%) Law
11 6 (0.99%) Billing
11 6 (0.99%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.66%) French Language
12 4 (0.66%) German Language
12 4 (0.66%) Legal
13 3 (0.49%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (15.27%) Developer
2 91 (14.94%) Analyst
3 54 (8.87%) Software Engineer
4 51 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 48 (7.88%) Linux Engineer
6 42 (6.90%) Administrator
7 39 (6.40%) Architect
7 39 (6.40%) Support Engineer
8 35 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (5.42%) Support Analyst
10 31 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (4.93%) Java Developer
12 26 (4.27%) Embedded Engineer
13 25 (4.11%) Linux Administrator
13 25 (4.11%) Security Analyst
14 23 (3.78%) PHP Developer
15 20 (3.28%) C++ Software Engineer
15 20 (3.28%) GUI Software Engineer
15 20 (3.28%) IT Support
16 18 (2.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.88%) Web Services
2 41 (6.73%) .NET
2 41 (6.73%) HTML
3 40 (6.57%) Spring
4 33 (5.42%) CSS
5 31 (5.09%) JSON
5 31 (5.09%) RESTful
6 27 (4.43%) AngularJS
6 27 (4.43%) jQuery
7 26 (4.27%) React
8 23 (3.78%) J2EE
8 23 (3.78%) Kafka
9 22 (3.61%) XML
10 21 (3.45%) Spring Boot
11 20 (3.28%) HTML5
11 20 (3.28%) Laravel
11 20 (3.28%) SOAP
12 19 (3.12%) Elastic Stack
12 19 (3.12%) LAMP
13 18 (2.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.22%) Data Centre
3 32 (5.25%) Public Cloud
4 27 (4.43%) User Experience
5 22 (3.61%) CCTV
6 21 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 19 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (3.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 18 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.97%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.97%) VHDL
10 11 (1.81%) Clustering
11 10 (1.64%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.64%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.48%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.48%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.48%) EPoS
12 9 (1.48%) iPad
12 9 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 261 (42.86%) Windows
2 144 (23.65%) Unix
3 99 (16.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (13.79%) Windows Server
5 41 (6.73%) CentOS
6 38 (6.24%) Solaris
7 34 (5.58%) Ubuntu
8 18 (2.96%) SUSE
8 18 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (2.46%) Windows 10
11 14 (2.30%) Kali Linux
12 12 (1.97%) Debian
13 11 (1.81%) Apple iOS
13 11 (1.81%) HPUX
14 8 (1.31%) Fedora
14 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
15 7 (1.15%) AIX
15 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (21.67%) DevOps
2 104 (17.08%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (16.42%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (12.32%) Cybersecurity
5 73 (11.99%) Software Engineering
6 72 (11.82%) ITIL
7 54 (8.87%) Configuration Management
8 51 (8.37%) Mentoring
8 51 (8.37%) Security Operations
9 50 (8.21%) Open Source
9 50 (8.21%) SIEM
10 49 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 48 (7.88%) Information Security
11 48 (7.88%) Migration
12 44 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (6.57%) OO
14 38 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 37 (6.08%) Microservices
16 33 (5.42%) Coaching
16 33 (5.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (21.18%) Python
2 122 (20.03%) SQL
3 80 (13.14%) Java
4 76 (12.48%) Bash Shell
5 66 (10.84%) PowerShell
6 64 (10.51%) C++
7 58 (9.52%) PHP
8 44 (7.22%) C
9 42 (6.90%) JavaScript
10 35 (5.75%) Perl
11 27 (4.43%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.61%) C#
13 18 (2.96%) Ruby
14 10 (1.64%) R
14 10 (1.64%) Rust
14 10 (1.64%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.15%) Go
15 7 (1.15%) Scala
16 6 (0.99%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.66%) Korn
Qualifications
1 83 (13.63%) Degree
2 60 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 48 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.42%) MCSE
6 30 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (4.27%) MCSA
8 21 (3.45%) CCNA
9 20 (3.28%) MCP
10 16 (2.63%) HNC
10 16 (2.63%) HND
11 13 (2.13%) CCNP
12 9 (1.48%) CREST Certified
12 9 (1.48%) RHCE
13 8 (1.31%) CISSP
13 8 (1.31%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.15%) CHECK Team Leader
14 7 (1.15%) CHECK Team Member
14 7 (1.15%) OSCP
14 7 (1.15%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.08%) SLA
2 23 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.81%) GDPR
4 7 (1.15%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.66%) NIST
6 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.66%) QA
7 3 (0.49%) GPG13
7 3 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
7 3 (0.49%) ISO 31000
7 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA
8 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 81 (13.30%) Docker
2 71 (11.66%) Active Directory
3 66 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (6.57%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (3.61%) XenApp
7 21 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 19 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.30%) Firmware
10 13 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.82%) NFS
11 5 (0.82%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (0.66%) KVM
12 4 (0.66%) Postfix
12 4 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (10.67%) Puppet
2 55 (9.03%) Kubernetes
3 47 (7.72%) Ansible
4 42 (6.90%) Terraform
5 34 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (5.25%) SCCM
7 15 (2.46%) Nagios
7 15 (2.46%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.13%) Packer
9 12 (1.97%) QRadar
9 12 (1.97%) SELinux
10 11 (1.81%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (1.81%) Grafana
10 11 (1.81%) logstash
11 10 (1.64%) Kibana
11 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.48%) Prometheus
13 8 (1.31%) EnCase
13 8 (1.31%) FTK
13 8 (1.31%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 135 (22.17%) Microsoft
2 107 (17.57%) VMware
3 89 (14.61%) Red Hat
4 74 (12.15%) Cisco
5 63 (10.34%) Oracle
6 58 (9.52%) Citrix
7 35 (5.75%) IBM
8 31 (5.09%) Splunk
9 26 (4.27%) Veeam
10 22 (3.61%) HP
11 20 (3.28%) NetApp
12 18 (2.96%) ArcSight
13 15 (2.46%) Juniper
14 13 (2.13%) Google
14 13 (2.13%) Ivanti
15 12 (1.97%) CheckPoint
15 12 (1.97%) Fujitsu
15 12 (1.97%) Meraki
15 12 (1.97%) SAP
16 11 (1.81%) CommVault