Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 23 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 741 883 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.51% 7.49% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.45% 37.12% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 666 780 712
West Midlands median annual salary £39,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,000 £22,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £65,000 £61,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 2090 2379 2246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.18% 20.18% 20.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1827 1982 1991
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +5.29%

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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 +13 306 £40,500 -1.22% 13
Coventry -9 102 £37,500 +4.17% 14
Warwickshire -24 92 £32,500 - 4
Shropshire +6 57 £45,000 +0.59% 1
Staffordshire -14 49 £40,000 - 5
Worcestershire +10 39 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Halesowen - 31 £40,000 - 3
Herefordshire -5 13 £37,500 -
Wolverhampton +11 10 £45,000 +91.49% 2
Walsall +10 6 £45,000 +93.55%
Solihull -16 5 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Willenhall +2 3 £45,000 +20.00%
West Bromwich 0 3 £50,000 -16.67%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 285 (38.46%) Windows
2 197 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (26.05%) MySQL
4 184 (24.83%) JavaScript
5 179 (24.16%) HTML
6 176 (23.75%) PHP
7 158 (21.32%) Java
8 155 (20.92%) CSS
9 151 (20.38%) Git (software)
10 147 (19.84%) Unix
11 135 (18.22%) ITIL
12 129 (17.41%) Apache
12 129 (17.41%) Microsoft
13 118 (15.92%) SQL
14 115 (15.52%) Python
15 113 (15.25%) Red Hat
15 113 (15.25%) MVC
16 102 (13.77%) DevOps
17 100 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
18 95 (12.82%) VMware
19 93 (12.55%) C++
19 93 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
20 92 (12.42%) Puppet
21 83 (11.20%) Configuration Management
21 83 (11.20%) Data Centre
22 82 (11.07%) Windows Server
23 81 (10.93%) PowerShell
24 80 (10.80%) MongoDB
24 80 (10.80%) Active Directory
25 79 (10.66%) Marketing

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
1 129 (17.41%) Apache
2 35 (4.72%) CMS
3 32 (4.32%) nginx
4 31 (4.18%) Tomcat
5 23 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.97%) WordPress
7 18 (2.43%) Confluence
8 16 (2.16%) IIS
9 15 (2.02%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.75%) Drupal
10 13 (1.75%) JBoss
11 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.54%) Orchard CMS
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.40%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.40%) 3ds Max
4 3 (0.40%) Maya
5 2 (0.27%) Maple
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.75%) assyst
2 8 (1.08%) Workfront
3 7 (0.94%) Magento
4 3 (0.40%) Shopify
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 100 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (12.55%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (3.24%) GitHub
5 14 (1.89%) Office 365
6 12 (1.62%) Amazon S3
6 12 (1.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 11 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (1.48%) IaaS
7 11 (1.48%) npm
8 10 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.08%) PaaS
9 8 (1.08%) SaaS
10 6 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.81%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.27%) Datadog
11 2 (0.27%) Linode
12 1 (0.13%) Apcera
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.91%) DNS
1 66 (8.91%) Firewall
2 56 (7.56%) SAN
3 52 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 36 (4.86%) Internet
5 33 (4.45%) SMS
6 28 (3.78%) VPN
7 25 (3.37%) DHCP
8 20 (2.70%) LAN
9 19 (2.56%) NetScaler
9 19 (2.56%) WAN
10 15 (2.02%) Ethernet
11 13 (1.75%) SSH
12 12 (1.62%) NAS
13 11 (1.48%) Network Security
13 11 (1.48%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.35%) SSL
15 9 (1.21%) RS-485
16 8 (1.08%) VLAN
16 8 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (26.05%) MySQL
2 80 (10.80%) MongoDB
3 73 (9.85%) SQL Server
4 60 (8.10%) NoSQL
5 34 (4.59%) Redis
6 23 (3.10%) DB2
7 21 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (2.43%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.89%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.48%) MariaDB
14 10 (1.35%) InfluxDB
14 10 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.21%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.94%) Hadoop
17 6 (0.81%) Looker
17 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 151 (20.38%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.23%) Subversion
3 51 (6.88%) Jenkins
4 40 (5.40%) Eclipse
5 30 (4.05%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.10%) JIRA
7 19 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 18 (2.43%) NuGet
9 17 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 16 (2.16%) Mocha
11 15 (2.02%) gulp
12 14 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (1.89%) Vagrant
13 13 (1.75%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.75%) webpack
14 12 (1.62%) ClearQuest
14 12 (1.62%) JSUnit
14 12 (1.62%) JUnit
15 11 (1.48%) GitLab
15 11 (1.48%) PhantomJS
General
1 79 (10.66%) Marketing
2 63 (8.50%) Finance
3 62 (8.37%) Retail
4 49 (6.61%) Games
5 34 (4.59%) Billing
6 30 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 28 (3.78%) Automotive
8 27 (3.64%) Telecoms
9 25 (3.37%) Electronics
10 16 (2.16%) Advertising
11 10 (1.35%) Banking
12 8 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.81%) Publishing
14 5 (0.67%) Back Office
14 5 (0.67%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 260 (35.09%) Developer
2 113 (15.25%) PHP Developer
3 84 (11.34%) HTML Developer
4 81 (10.93%) HTML CSS Developer
5 67 (9.04%) JavaScript Developer
6 59 (7.96%) Analyst
7 57 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 51 (6.88%) Administrator
9 44 (5.94%) Web Developer
10 43 (5.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 42 (5.67%) Senior Developer
12 41 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
12 41 (5.53%) Linux Engineer
12 41 (5.53%) Software Engineer
13 38 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
14 37 (4.99%) PHP Web Developer
15 35 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
16 29 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 28 (3.78%) Python Developer
17 28 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (24.16%) HTML
2 155 (20.92%) CSS
3 79 (10.66%) jQuery
4 77 (10.39%) LAMP
5 73 (9.85%) AngularJS
6 68 (9.18%) HTML5
7 47 (6.34%) REST
8 44 (5.94%) Node.js
9 43 (5.80%) XML
10 41 (5.53%) .NET
11 39 (5.26%) Laravel
12 37 (4.99%) LEMP Stack
13 34 (4.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 33 (4.45%) Spring
15 32 (4.32%) Web Services
16 31 (4.18%) Symfony
17 30 (4.05%) Backbone.js
17 30 (4.05%) J2EE
18 25 (3.37%) CodeIgniter
18 25 (3.37%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.67%) Social Media
3 41 (5.53%) Computer Science
4 33 (4.45%) Linux Command Line
5 32 (4.32%) BBC
5 32 (4.32%) Mobile Payment
6 30 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (3.37%) Mobile App
8 22 (2.97%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.56%) Fintech
10 16 (2.16%) Algorithms
10 16 (2.16%) Robotics
11 14 (1.89%) Smart Meter
12 13 (1.75%) Graphic Design
13 12 (1.62%) NHS
14 11 (1.48%) Clustering
15 10 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
17 8 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 285 (38.46%) Windows
2 147 (19.84%) Unix
3 82 (11.07%) Windows Server
4 67 (9.04%) CentOS
5 66 (8.91%) Ubuntu
6 52 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (5.40%) Debian
8 23 (3.10%) Android
8 23 (3.10%) Apple iOS
9 17 (2.29%) Mac OS X
10 16 (2.16%) AIX
10 16 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (1.62%) Solaris
13 8 (1.08%) HPUX
13 8 (1.08%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.94%) Fedora
15 6 (0.81%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.67%) SUSE
17 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (18.22%) ITIL
3 113 (15.25%) MVC
4 102 (13.77%) DevOps
5 83 (11.20%) Configuration Management
6 76 (10.26%) Web Development
7 72 (9.72%) Scrum
7 72 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 60 (8.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 57 (7.69%) Project Management
10 56 (7.56%) SDLC
11 52 (7.02%) Change Management
12 51 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (6.88%) Open Source
13 47 (6.34%) TDD
14 46 (6.21%) Service Management
14 46 (6.21%) Test Automation
15 41 (5.53%) Front End Development
16 39 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
16 39 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 184 (24.83%) JavaScript
2 176 (23.75%) PHP
3 158 (21.32%) Java
4 118 (15.92%) SQL
5 115 (15.52%) Python
6 93 (12.55%) C++
7 81 (10.93%) PowerShell
8 75 (10.12%) Bash Shell
9 56 (7.56%) C#
10 50 (6.75%) Perl
11 49 (6.61%) C
12 43 (5.80%) Ruby
12 43 (5.80%) Shell Script
13 26 (3.51%) VBScript
14 12 (1.62%) PHP 7
15 11 (1.48%) Korn
15 11 (1.48%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.48%) XPath
16 9 (1.21%) VB
17 7 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (9.72%) Degree
2 32 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (3.24%) MCSA
5 22 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 22 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 21 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.56%) MCSE
8 16 (2.16%) CCNA
8 16 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.89%) CCNP
9 14 (1.89%) CISSP
10 10 (1.35%) CREST Certified
11 8 (1.08%) GCIA
11 8 (1.08%) GCIH
11 8 (1.08%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.94%) PhD
13 6 (0.81%) GIAC
13 6 (0.81%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.45%) SLA
2 14 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 11 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.48%) QA
4 6 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.67%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.27%) GCP
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 72 (9.72%) Docker
3 63 (8.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.10%) Firmware
5 23 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (1.89%) Samba
9 13 (1.75%) vSphere
10 9 (1.21%) VirtualBox
11 8 (1.08%) Squid
12 7 (0.94%) KVM
12 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.81%) NFS
13 6 (0.81%) pfSense
13 6 (0.81%) Postfix
14 3 (0.40%) Snort
14 3 (0.40%) XenApp
14 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (12.42%) Puppet
2 72 (9.72%) Ansible
3 45 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (5.67%) SCCM
5 40 (5.40%) SCOM
6 27 (3.64%) Nagios
7 22 (2.97%) Terraform
8 18 (2.43%) Backup Exec
9 15 (2.02%) NetBackup
10 13 (1.75%) Grafana
10 13 (1.75%) Icinga
10 13 (1.75%) Salt
10 13 (1.75%) Tivoli
11 12 (1.62%) Consul
12 11 (1.48%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.81%) HP Fortify
14 6 (0.81%) Nessus
14 6 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 129 (17.41%) Microsoft
2 113 (15.25%) Red Hat
3 95 (12.82%) VMware
4 62 (8.37%) Oracle
5 54 (7.29%) NetApp
6 42 (5.67%) Cisco
7 28 (3.78%) IBM
8 25 (3.37%) Citrix
9 23 (3.10%) HP
10 20 (2.70%) BMC
11 19 (2.56%) Sybase
12 17 (2.29%) Google
13 15 (2.02%) F5
14 14 (1.89%) Atlassian
14 14 (1.89%) Splunk
15 12 (1.62%) CollabNet
15 12 (1.62%) Juniper
15 12 (1.62%) Serena
15 12 (1.62%) Sonatype
16 11 (1.48%) New Relic