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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 31 26
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 377 376 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.64% 6.21% 8.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.80% 31.33% 35.44%
Number of salaries quoted 317 305 402
Median salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.63% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,600
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1053 1200 1202
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.35% 19.82% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 898 1006 1070
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 117 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Coventry -2 83 £40,000 -2.43% 12
Warwickshire 0 51 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Shropshire +36 34 £47,500 +18.75% 10
Worcestershire +9 30 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Solihull -2 25 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Staffordshire -1 15 £50,000 +5.26% 5
Herefordshire -7 8 £37,500 - 4
Halesowen - 1 - - 2
Stourbridge - 1 £45,000 - 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 296 (37.14%) Windows
2 234 (29.36%) JavaScript
3 206 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (25.09%) MySQL
5 183 (22.96%) PHP
6 179 (22.46%) Unix
7 164 (20.58%) SQL
8 163 (20.45%) Java
9 161 (20.20%) HTML
10 153 (19.20%) Git (software)
11 152 (19.07%) CSS
12 128 (16.06%) VMware
13 121 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
14 119 (14.93%) Red Hat
15 117 (14.68%) Python
16 104 (13.05%) jQuery
17 101 (12.67%) Docker
18 100 (12.55%) Microsoft
18 100 (12.55%) Windows Server
19 97 (12.17%) LAMP
19 97 (12.17%) Software Engineering
20 96 (12.05%) MVC
21 95 (11.92%) Degree
22 94 (11.79%) ITIL
23 93 (11.67%) Firewall
24 89 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 88 (11.04%) Data Centre
26 87 (10.92%) C++
27 85 (10.66%) Scrum
28 84 (10.54%) 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 84 (10.54%) Apache
2 57 (7.15%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (6.90%) nginx
4 27 (3.39%) IIS
5 19 (2.38%) MS Exchange
6 18 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.13%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.13%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.01%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.63%) JBoss
10 8 (1.00%) CMS
11 7 (0.88%) Drupal
12 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (0.63%) Confluence
14 3 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.38%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.38%) WordPress
15 2 (0.25%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.13%) 3ds Max
2 9 (1.13%) Maya
3 7 (0.88%) Maple
4 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (2.01%) Magento
2 12 (1.51%) assyst
3 10 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.00%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.75%) Workfront
6 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.38%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 121 (15.18%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 46 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.89%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (4.14%) Amazon S3
4 33 (4.14%) GitHub
5 20 (2.51%) Office 365
6 18 (2.26%) PaaS
7 17 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (2.01%) IaaS
9 13 (1.63%) Google Compute Engine
9 13 (1.63%) Heroku
10 12 (1.51%) SaaS
11 11 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.75%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.25%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.13%) Apcera
Communications & Networking
1 93 (11.67%) Firewall
2 77 (9.66%) DNS
3 72 (9.03%) TCP/IP
4 57 (7.15%) SAN
5 36 (4.52%) VPN
6 33 (4.14%) WAN
7 32 (4.02%) Internet
7 32 (4.02%) Network Security
8 26 (3.26%) OSPF
9 24 (3.01%) SNMP
10 23 (2.89%) BGP
10 23 (2.89%) DHCP
11 20 (2.51%) LAN
12 19 (2.38%) SSL
13 17 (2.13%) HTTP
14 16 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (2.01%) Ethernet
14 16 (2.01%) VLAN
15 15 (1.88%) NAS
16 14 (1.76%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (25.09%) MySQL
2 84 (10.54%) MongoDB
3 66 (8.28%) SQL Server
4 64 (8.03%) NoSQL
5 39 (4.89%) Amazon RDS
6 38 (4.77%) Relational Database
7 35 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (3.76%) Redis
10 23 (2.89%) Oracle Database
11 20 (2.51%) DB2
12 16 (2.01%) Big Data
12 16 (2.01%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.76%) Data Mining
14 11 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
18 4 (0.50%) InfluxDB
18 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 153 (19.20%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.27%) gulp
4 33 (4.14%) webpack
5 32 (4.02%) PhantomJS
6 31 (3.89%) Subversion
7 30 (3.76%) JIRA
8 28 (3.51%) GitLab
9 27 (3.39%) Selenium
10 23 (2.89%) Vagrant
11 17 (2.13%) PHPUnit
12 13 (1.63%) JUnit
13 11 (1.38%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.25%) Hudson
15 9 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.13%) JSUnit
16 8 (1.00%) LabVIEW
16 8 (1.00%) Mercurial
16 8 (1.00%) Mocha
16 8 (1.00%) Xdebug
General
1 72 (9.03%) Marketing
2 69 (8.66%) Finance
3 46 (5.77%) Retail
4 39 (4.89%) Electronics
5 26 (3.26%) Publishing
6 21 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.51%) Games
8 18 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.88%) Back Office
10 13 (1.63%) Billing
11 10 (1.25%) Automotive
11 10 (1.25%) Music Industry
12 7 (0.88%) Banking
13 6 (0.75%) Advertising
14 4 (0.50%) International Banking
15 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Legal
16 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 248 (31.12%) Developer
2 124 (15.56%) PHP Developer
3 68 (8.53%) Analyst
4 57 (7.15%) Senior Developer
5 56 (7.03%) Administrator
6 55 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
6 55 (6.90%) HTML Developer
7 51 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
8 43 (5.40%) Java Developer
9 38 (4.77%) MySQL Developer
9 38 (4.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 37 (4.64%) Software Engineer
11 36 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
11 36 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
12 34 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 30 (3.76%) Senior PHP Developer
14 29 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.51%) Junior
15 28 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
15 28 (3.51%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (20.20%) HTML
2 152 (19.07%) CSS
3 104 (13.05%) jQuery
4 97 (12.17%) LAMP
5 81 (10.16%) HTML5
6 68 (8.53%) LEMP Stack
7 67 (8.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 64 (8.03%) Web Services
9 56 (7.03%) XML
10 47 (5.90%) AngularJS
11 45 (5.65%) Laravel
12 44 (5.52%) .NET
13 43 (5.40%) RESTful
14 40 (5.02%) Backbone.js
15 38 (4.77%) React
16 37 (4.64%) JSON
16 37 (4.64%) Middleware
17 36 (4.52%) REST
18 35 (4.39%) Node.js
19 34 (4.27%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.04%) Data Centre
2 67 (8.41%) Linux Command Line
3 63 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (7.03%) Computer Science
5 35 (4.39%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.63%) Algorithms
7 19 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.88%) Fintech
9 15 (1.88%) Social Media
10 14 (1.76%) CMDB
11 13 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 13 (1.63%) VHDL
12 12 (1.51%) Verilog
13 11 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
14 10 (1.25%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (37.14%) Windows
2 179 (22.46%) Unix
3 100 (12.55%) Windows Server
4 57 (7.15%) CentOS
5 56 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (6.15%) Ubuntu
7 32 (4.02%) Apple iOS
8 31 (3.89%) Android
9 26 (3.26%) Solaris
10 25 (3.14%) Mac OS X
11 23 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (2.13%) Debian
14 15 (1.88%) AIX
15 14 (1.76%) HPUX
16 12 (1.51%) VyOS
17 8 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 8 (1.00%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.88%) ThreadX
19 6 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (12.17%) Software Engineering
3 96 (12.05%) MVC
4 94 (11.79%) ITIL
5 85 (10.66%) Scrum
6 76 (9.54%) OOP
7 66 (8.28%) DevOps
8 64 (8.03%) TDD
8 64 (8.03%) Web Development
9 62 (7.78%) Configuration Management
10 60 (7.53%) Test Automation
11 59 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (7.40%) OO
12 57 (7.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 57 (7.15%) E-Commerce
13 48 (6.02%) Microservices
14 44 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
15 37 (4.64%) Kanban
15 37 (4.64%) Line Management
15 37 (4.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 234 (29.36%) JavaScript
2 183 (22.96%) PHP
3 164 (20.58%) SQL
4 163 (20.45%) Java
5 117 (14.68%) Python
6 87 (10.92%) C++
7 76 (9.54%) Bash Shell
7 76 (9.54%) C#
8 53 (6.65%) C
9 51 (6.40%) Ruby
10 34 (4.27%) PHP 7
10 34 (4.27%) Shell Script
11 32 (4.02%) PowerShell
11 32 (4.02%) XPath
12 29 (3.64%) Perl
13 17 (2.13%) MATLAB
13 17 (2.13%) Scala
14 16 (2.01%) Groovy
15 13 (1.63%) Korn
16 10 (1.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 95 (11.92%) Degree
2 37 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.63%) CCNP
5 19 (2.38%) PhD
6 18 (2.26%) MCSE
6 18 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.01%) CCNA
7 16 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.88%) GIAC
9 14 (1.76%) GCIH
10 13 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.63%) CREST Certified
10 13 (1.63%) LPIC
10 13 (1.63%) SC Cleared
11 11 (1.38%) ISTQB
12 10 (1.25%) CISSP
12 10 (1.25%) SANS
13 9 (1.13%) GCIA
13 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.01%) SLA
2 14 (1.76%) QA
3 13 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.25%) MISRA
6 1 (0.13%) GAMP
6 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.13%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
System Software
1 101 (12.67%) Docker
2 89 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (8.66%) Active Directory
4 47 (5.90%) Firmware
5 40 (5.02%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.88%) VirtualBox
8 14 (1.76%) Snort
9 9 (1.13%) NFS
9 9 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.75%) Kamailio
10 6 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.63%) Postfix
11 5 (0.63%) XenServer
12 3 (0.38%) etcd
12 3 (0.38%) flannel
12 3 (0.38%) pfSense
12 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (7.90%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (7.40%) Puppet
3 46 (5.77%) SCCM
4 45 (5.65%) Nagios
5 43 (5.40%) SCOM
6 38 (4.77%) Ansible
7 28 (3.51%) Terraform
8 21 (2.63%) Consul
8 21 (2.63%) Kubernetes
9 20 (2.51%) Backup Exec
9 20 (2.51%) NetBackup
10 17 (2.13%) Tivoli
11 15 (1.88%) Docker Swarm
11 15 (1.88%) Mesos
11 15 (1.88%) StatsD
12 7 (0.88%) Icinga
13 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.75%) ZABBIX
14 5 (0.63%) RSA enVision
14 5 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 128 (16.06%) VMware
2 119 (14.93%) Red Hat
3 100 (12.55%) Microsoft
4 73 (9.16%) Cisco
5 66 (8.28%) Oracle
6 36 (4.52%) IBM
7 31 (3.89%) HP
8 29 (3.64%) NetApp
9 28 (3.51%) Citrix
10 26 (3.26%) Google
10 26 (3.26%) New Relic
11 24 (3.01%) Sybase
12 21 (2.63%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.51%) ProCurve
13 20 (2.51%) Zend
14 19 (2.38%) EMC
15 17 (2.13%) Juniper
16 14 (1.76%) Brocade
16 14 (1.76%) LogRhythm
17 13 (1.63%) ArcSight
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
CloudThing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £175 to £200 per day circa 200 per day depending on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ARM Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £28k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Code Red Associates
Salary: two year fixed-term salaried contract
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £31,000 to £46,000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent Salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
University of Worcester
Salary: From £25,298 to £31,076 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago