Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 21 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 319 571 549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.10% 8.48% 7.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.11% 39.41% 35.72%
Number of salaries quoted 365 494 509
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +9.83% +8.13%
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,807 £69,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 740 1,449 1,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.10% 21.53% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 562 1,150 1,269
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,525 £22,488 £22,700
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Linux in the West Midlands

Linux
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +12 127 £57,500 +21.05% 32
Warwickshire +2 49 £70,000 +40.00% 6
Worcestershire +16 43 £52,500 +31.25% 8
Staffordshire +13 24 £40,000 +5.26% 10
Coventry -20 23 £42,500 -6.59% 8
Solihull +17 15 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Herefordshire +13 10 £57,500 +43.75% 1
Wednesbury - 8 £52,500 -
Shropshire -14 7 £40,000 +6.67% 7
West Bromwich +2 2 £40,000 +6.67%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 131 (41.07%) Python
2 123 (38.56%) Windows
3 121 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 118 (36.99%) DevOps
5 98 (30.72%) Docker
6 95 (29.78%) AWS
7 89 (27.90%) Terraform
8 88 (27.59%) Azure
9 83 (26.02%) Ansible
10 73 (22.88%) Problem-Solving
11 68 (21.32%) VMware
12 67 (21.00%) Git (software)
13 64 (20.06%) Unix
14 62 (19.44%) SQL
14 62 (19.44%) Configuration Management
15 60 (18.81%) Kubernetes
16 58 (18.18%) Microsoft
17 57 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 57 (17.87%) PowerShell
18 56 (17.55%) Puppet
19 53 (16.61%) GitHub
19 53 (16.61%) C++
20 52 (16.30%) Degree
21 51 (15.99%) Security Cleared
21 51 (15.99%) Java
21 51 (15.99%) MySQL
22 50 (15.67%) Information Security
23 47 (14.73%) Perl
23 47 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
24 46 (14.42%) Firewall

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 13 (4.08%) Confluence
2 9 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.88%) Camunda
3 6 (1.88%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.25%) nginx
5 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) Apache
6 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Drupal
7 1 (0.31%) Mule
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.82%) Workfront
2 8 (2.51%) Magento
3 4 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 95 (29.78%) AWS
2 88 (27.59%) Azure
3 53 (16.61%) GitHub
4 32 (10.03%) SaaS
5 22 (6.90%) GCP
6 17 (5.33%) IaaS
6 17 (5.33%) Office 365
7 16 (5.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (5.02%) PaaS
8 14 (4.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 14 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.82%) Serverless
11 7 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (2.19%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (1.57%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (1.57%) Logic Apps
13 4 (1.25%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.42%) Firewall
2 38 (11.91%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.90%) DNS
3 22 (6.90%) VoIP
4 19 (5.96%) HTTP
5 18 (5.64%) SAN
6 14 (4.39%) LAN
6 14 (4.39%) WAN
7 13 (4.08%) NAS
8 12 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (3.76%) VPN
9 10 (3.13%) Asterisk PBX
10 9 (2.82%) OpenVPN
11 8 (2.51%) DHCP
11 8 (2.51%) Network Security
12 6 (1.88%) Internet
12 6 (1.88%) RTP
13 5 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.57%) OSPF
13 5 (1.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.99%) MySQL
2 26 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (5.64%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.70%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (3.76%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.19%) Geospatial Data
6 7 (2.19%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.57%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.94%) DB2
8 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.63%) Informix
9 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.63%) Redis
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (21.00%) Git (software)
2 39 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.52%) JIRA
4 22 (6.90%) GitLab
5 18 (5.64%) Bitbucket
6 17 (5.33%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (3.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (1.88%) Robot Framework
9 6 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.57%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.25%) Maven
11 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.63%) C++Builder
12 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.63%) MSI
12 2 (0.63%) Vagrant
12 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.31%) Grunt
General
1 16 (5.02%) Aerospace
1 16 (5.02%) Retail
2 13 (4.08%) Finance
3 12 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 12 (3.76%) Publishing
4 9 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.19%) Electronics
6 5 (1.57%) Law
7 4 (1.25%) Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.94%) Digital Economy
8 3 (0.94%) Games
9 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.63%) French Language
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
9 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 78 (24.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 53 (16.61%) Developer
3 25 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
4 24 (7.52%) Platform Engineer
5 23 (7.21%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (5.96%) AWS DevOps
7 19 (5.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 19 (5.96%) Azure Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) Software Engineer
9 17 (5.33%) IT Engineer
10 15 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (4.70%) Security Engineer
11 14 (4.39%) Web Developer
12 13 (4.08%) Embedded Engineer
12 13 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 13 (4.08%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.08%) Storage Engineer
13 12 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (3.76%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.78%) CSS
1 28 (8.78%) HTML
2 18 (5.64%) Flask
3 14 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (4.08%) HTML5
4 13 (4.08%) Kafka
5 11 (3.45%) Node.js
6 10 (3.13%) Django
6 10 (3.13%) FreeSWITCH
6 10 (3.13%) WebRTC
7 9 (2.82%) RESTful
8 8 (2.51%) Laravel
9 7 (2.19%) .NET
9 7 (2.19%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.19%) REST
10 6 (1.88%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.88%) OpenDaylight
10 6 (1.88%) Spring
10 6 (1.88%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 32 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.21%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.13%) Virtual Team
5 8 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.88%) PKI
7 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.25%) VHDL
8 3 (0.94%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.63%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.31%) Fibre Optics
10 1 (0.31%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 123 (38.56%) Windows
2 64 (20.06%) Unix
3 45 (14.11%) Windows Server
4 34 (10.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (7.21%) CentOS
6 20 (6.27%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.82%) Solaris
8 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.94%) AIX
9 3 (0.94%) SUSE
9 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.63%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) HPUX
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (36.99%) DevOps
3 73 (22.88%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (19.44%) Configuration Management
5 50 (15.67%) Information Security
6 47 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (13.48%) Cybersecurity
8 40 (12.54%) Scrum
9 38 (11.91%) Analytics
10 36 (11.29%) Open Source
11 35 (10.97%) Computer Science
12 34 (10.66%) Software Engineering
13 31 (9.72%) Infrastructure as Code
14 28 (8.78%) Migration
15 27 (8.46%) ITIL
16 25 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
16 25 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 24 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
17 24 (7.52%) SDLC
18 23 (7.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 131 (41.07%) Python
2 62 (19.44%) SQL
3 57 (17.87%) PowerShell
4 53 (16.61%) C++
5 51 (15.99%) Java
6 47 (14.73%) Perl
7 44 (13.79%) Bash Shell
8 42 (13.17%) PHP
9 32 (10.03%) JavaScript
10 23 (7.21%) Go
11 18 (5.64%) C
12 14 (4.39%) C#
12 14 (4.39%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.45%) T-SQL
14 9 (2.82%) Embedded C
15 8 (2.51%) Ruby
16 7 (2.19%) Embedded C++
16 7 (2.19%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.88%) ES6
17 6 (1.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (16.30%) Degree
2 51 (15.99%) Security Cleared
3 43 (13.48%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (5.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (5.64%) MCSE
6 14 (4.39%) MCSA
7 13 (4.08%) AWS Certification
8 8 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.88%) CCNA
10 6 (1.88%) CCNP
10 6 (1.88%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.25%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (1.25%) VCP5
11 4 (1.25%) VCP6
12 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.63%) CCDA
13 2 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
13 2 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.94%) GDPR
1 3 (0.94%) ISO 9001
1 3 (0.94%) MISRA
1 3 (0.94%) MISRA C
1 3 (0.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (30.72%) Docker
2 57 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (14.11%) Active Directory
4 22 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 19 (5.96%) vSphere
6 18 (5.64%) Firmware
7 13 (4.08%) BitLocker
8 11 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.13%) Kamailio
10 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.25%) LXC
12 3 (0.94%) pfSense
13 2 (0.63%) KVM
14 1 (0.31%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.31%) HDFS
14 1 (0.31%) NFS
14 1 (0.31%) Samba
14 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 89 (27.90%) Terraform
2 83 (26.02%) Ansible
3 60 (18.81%) Kubernetes
4 56 (17.55%) Puppet
5 43 (13.48%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (8.78%) SCCM
7 17 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (4.70%) Prometheus
9 13 (4.08%) Rancher
9 13 (4.08%) SCOM
9 13 (4.08%) WSUS
10 9 (2.82%) Backup Exec
10 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.82%) NetBackup
11 8 (2.51%) Grafana
12 7 (2.19%) Opsgenie
12 7 (2.19%) Salt
12 7 (2.19%) vCenter Server
13 6 (1.88%) Graphite
13 6 (1.88%) Graylog
Vendors
1 68 (21.32%) VMware
2 58 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 33 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 30 (9.40%) Oracle
5 23 (7.21%) Cisco
6 21 (6.58%) McAfee
7 20 (6.27%) Google
7 20 (6.27%) NetApp
8 17 (5.33%) FireEye
8 17 (5.33%) IBM
8 17 (5.33%) Symantec
8 17 (5.33%) Tanium
8 17 (5.33%) TOWER Software
9 15 (4.70%) EMC
10 11 (3.45%) Atlassian
11 10 (3.13%) Dell
12 9 (2.82%) Ivanti
12 9 (2.82%) Remedy
12 9 (2.82%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.82%) SolarWinds