Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 26 24
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 575 734 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.71% 7.48% 7.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.52% 35.05% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 488 665 766
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £56,375 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 1,619 2,094 2,347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.88% 21.33% 20.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,321 1,836 1,959
West Midlands median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% -5.41%
10th Percentile £21,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,813 £56,450
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -29 174 £42,500 +6.25% 44
Coventry +12 137 £46,500 +24.00% 12
Staffordshire +15 49 £42,000 +5.00% 22
Shropshire +6 44 £57,500 +27.78% 24
Dudley - 37 £26,000 -
Solihull +30 36 £47,500 +35.71% 6
Worcestershire +4 35 £47,500 +46.15% 15
Warwickshire -5 34 £45,000 +38.46% 13
Herefordshire +8 12 £70,000 +133.33% 2
Wolverhampton -2 3 £37,500 -16.67%
Sutton Coldfield - 2 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 214 (37.22%) Windows
2 174 (30.26%) Java
3 156 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (26.61%) SQL
5 143 (24.87%) JavaScript
6 141 (24.52%) MySQL
7 130 (22.61%) Python
7 130 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
8 129 (22.43%) Unix
9 119 (20.70%) HTML
10 106 (18.43%) VMware
11 101 (17.57%) Windows Server
12 99 (17.22%) PHP
12 99 (17.22%) Microsoft
13 97 (16.87%) CSS
14 93 (16.17%) DevOps
15 91 (15.83%) Firewall
16 87 (15.13%) Degree
17 80 (13.91%) Cisco
18 79 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 76 (13.22%) Red Hat
19 76 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
20 74 (12.87%) Git (software)
20 74 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
21 73 (12.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 72 (12.52%) SQL Server
23 70 (12.17%) NoSQL
24 68 (11.83%) Software Engineering
25 67 (11.65%) Docker
26 64 (11.13%) Apache

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 64 (11.13%) Apache
2 33 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 22 (3.83%) nginx
4 19 (3.30%) Confluence
5 15 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.43%) IIS
7 13 (2.26%) WordPress
8 12 (2.09%) MS Exchange
8 12 (2.09%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.39%) CMS
10 8 (1.39%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.22%) JBoss
11 7 (1.22%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.70%) Moodle
14 3 (0.52%) MediaWiki
14 3 (0.52%) SAS
14 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.22%) Simulink
5 7 (1.22%) Stateflow
5 7 (1.22%) TargetLink
6 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.09%) Magento
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Shopify
4 1 (0.17%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 130 (22.61%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.74%) SaaS
4 30 (5.22%) Office 365
5 25 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (4.35%) PaaS
6 23 (4.00%) IaaS
7 18 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (3.13%) Amazon S3
7 18 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.22%) GitHub
10 6 (1.04%) Heroku
10 6 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.87%) Route 53
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.70%) Yammer
13 3 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.83%) Firewall
2 60 (10.43%) DNS
3 52 (9.04%) TCP/IP
4 51 (8.87%) LAN
5 49 (8.52%) WAN
6 29 (5.04%) VPN
7 28 (4.87%) Internet
8 25 (4.35%) HTTP
8 25 (4.35%) SSL
9 21 (3.65%) DHCP
10 18 (3.13%) OSPF
11 16 (2.78%) Network Security
11 16 (2.78%) VoIP
12 15 (2.61%) MPLS
13 14 (2.43%) DSL
14 13 (2.26%) VLAN
14 13 (2.26%) Wireless
15 11 (1.91%) BGP
15 11 (1.91%) SAN
16 10 (1.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (24.52%) MySQL
2 76 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
3 72 (12.52%) SQL Server
4 70 (12.17%) NoSQL
5 56 (9.74%) DB2
6 46 (8.00%) MongoDB
7 37 (6.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 35 (6.09%) Relational Database
9 30 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (2.78%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.09%) Big Data
13 6 (1.04%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.87%) Redis
14 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (0.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
15 4 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 74 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 48 (8.35%) Jenkins
3 26 (4.52%) Subversion
4 25 (4.35%) JIRA
5 23 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (3.83%) JUnit
7 19 (3.30%) Visual Studio
8 17 (2.96%) Bitbucket
8 17 (2.96%) Vagrant
9 16 (2.78%) Maven
10 15 (2.61%) GoCD
11 11 (1.91%) CircleCI
11 11 (1.91%) Cucumber
11 11 (1.91%) Eclipse
12 10 (1.74%) Selenium
13 9 (1.57%) JBehave
13 9 (1.57%) TeamCity
14 7 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
15 6 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
16 5 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (8.87%) Finance
2 31 (5.39%) Automotive
3 30 (5.22%) Retail
4 23 (4.00%) Electronics
5 21 (3.65%) Marketing
6 17 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.09%) Games
8 11 (1.91%) Banking
9 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.70%) Advertising
10 4 (0.70%) Publishing
11 3 (0.52%) International Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 153 (26.61%) Developer
2 83 (14.43%) Analyst
3 72 (12.52%) Architect
4 58 (10.09%) Java Developer
5 50 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 36 (6.26%) PHP Developer
7 35 (6.09%) Administrator
8 34 (5.91%) DBA
9 32 (5.57%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.87%) IT Support
11 25 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
12 24 (4.17%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.48%) Database Architect
14 20 (3.48%) Lead Developer
14 20 (3.48%) Software Developer
14 20 (3.48%) Software Engineer
15 19 (3.30%) Applications Support
15 19 (3.30%) IT Analyst
16 18 (3.13%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (20.70%) HTML
2 97 (16.87%) CSS
3 41 (7.13%) Spring
4 38 (6.61%) LAMP
5 31 (5.39%) Java EE
5 31 (5.39%) Node.js
6 30 (5.22%) jQuery
7 27 (4.70%) HTML5
8 25 (4.35%) REST
9 24 (4.17%) JMS
9 24 (4.17%) XML
10 23 (4.00%) Web Services
11 21 (3.65%) Kafka
11 21 (3.65%) Laravel
12 20 (3.48%) React
13 18 (3.13%) AngularJS
13 18 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
13 18 (3.13%) J2EE
14 17 (2.96%) Hibernate
14 17 (2.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.87%) Enterprise Software
2 45 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.57%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (2.09%) Driving Licence
8 12 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
9 11 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.91%) User Experience
10 9 (1.57%) Clustering
10 9 (1.57%) CPLD
10 9 (1.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (1.57%) Smart Meter
10 9 (1.57%) Verilog
10 9 (1.57%) VHDL
11 8 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.22%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.22%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 214 (37.22%) Windows
2 129 (22.43%) Unix
3 101 (17.57%) Windows Server
4 73 (12.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.83%) CentOS
7 19 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 18 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 16 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (2.43%) Solaris
11 14 (2.43%) SUSE
11 14 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.91%) Windows 10
13 10 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (1.57%) AIX
15 8 (1.39%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.70%) HPUX
17 3 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (16.17%) DevOps
3 74 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (11.83%) Software Engineering
5 58 (10.09%) Microservices
6 51 (8.87%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 48 (8.35%) Scrum
9 45 (7.83%) Open Source
10 41 (7.13%) ITIL
11 39 (6.78%) Test Automation
12 38 (6.61%) High Availability
13 37 (6.43%) Incident Management
13 37 (6.43%) TDD
14 36 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 32 (5.57%) BDD
15 32 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (5.57%) MVC
16 30 (5.22%) ITSM
16 30 (5.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 174 (30.26%) Java
2 153 (26.61%) SQL
3 143 (24.87%) JavaScript
4 130 (22.61%) Python
5 99 (17.22%) PHP
6 62 (10.78%) Bash Shell
7 49 (8.52%) C
8 47 (8.17%) Ruby
9 44 (7.65%) Perl
10 40 (6.96%) PowerShell
11 36 (6.26%) C#
12 34 (5.91%) C++
13 26 (4.52%) Embedded C
14 22 (3.83%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.09%) Go
16 11 (1.91%) Groovy
16 11 (1.91%) Scala
17 10 (1.74%) Java 8
18 6 (1.04%) Apex Code
18 6 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (15.13%) Degree
2 33 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.22%) MCSA
4 28 (4.87%) MCP
5 27 (4.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (4.17%) MCSE
7 19 (3.30%) HNC
8 14 (2.43%) Security Cleared
9 13 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.26%) HND
9 13 (2.26%) Master's Degree
10 12 (2.09%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.91%) CCNA
12 9 (1.57%) CISSP
12 9 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.39%) GIAC
14 7 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.04%) CCNP
15 6 (1.04%) RHCE
15 6 (1.04%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.17%) SLA
2 22 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.74%) QA
4 7 (1.22%) DO-178B
4 7 (1.22%) HAZOP
4 7 (1.22%) MISRA
4 7 (1.22%) MISRA C
5 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.70%) PMO
7 3 (0.52%) P3O
8 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.17%) GDPR
8 1 (0.17%) IASME
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 79 (13.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (11.65%) Docker
3 55 (9.57%) Active Directory
4 25 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.74%) XenApp
7 9 (1.57%) vSphere
7 9 (1.57%) XenServer
8 7 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.70%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.70%) Snort
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.35%) GFS2
11 2 (0.35%) HDFS
11 2 (0.35%) iptables
11 2 (0.35%) Squid
11 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (10.96%) Ansible
2 60 (10.43%) Puppet
3 48 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (4.70%) Terraform
5 18 (3.13%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.91%) Nagios
7 9 (1.57%) Marathon
7 9 (1.57%) Packer
7 9 (1.57%) SCCM
8 8 (1.39%) WSUS
9 7 (1.22%) Graphite
10 6 (1.04%) Opsview
10 6 (1.04%) QRadar
11 5 (0.87%) CFEngine
11 5 (0.87%) Salt
11 5 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
12 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 106 (18.43%) VMware
2 99 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 80 (13.91%) Cisco
4 76 (13.22%) Red Hat
5 58 (10.09%) Oracle
6 39 (6.78%) Citrix
7 36 (6.26%) HP
7 36 (6.26%) NetApp
8 25 (4.35%) Google
9 18 (3.13%) Atlassian
10 15 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 15 (2.61%) IBM
11 13 (2.26%) SolarWinds
12 12 (2.09%) Splunk
13 11 (1.91%) Adobe
14 10 (1.74%) Juniper
14 10 (1.74%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 8 (1.39%) Nokia
15 8 (1.39%) Sun