Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 24 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 468 212 620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.72% 8.50% 8.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.38% 39.55% 39.24%
Number of salaries quoted 320 161 441
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +30.95% -1.18%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £77,750 £69,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -

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 1,252 536 1,580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.97% 21.49% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 967 430 1,231
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,000 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,500 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £52,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +1 157 £57,500 - 44
Coventry +10 78 £37,500 -34.78% 6
Worcestershire -4 61 £45,000 +33.33% 6
Warwickshire -17 48 £52,500 -16.00% 10
Solihull +4 47 £60,000 +50.00% 4
Staffordshire -26 22 £35,000 -22.22% 11
Shropshire -5 16 £41,535 -38.47% 7
West Bromwich -1 7 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Herefordshire -7 4 £38,750 -32.61% 1
Willenhall - 3 £37,500 -
Wednesbury -2 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 173 (36.97%) AWS
2 160 (34.19%) DevOps
3 159 (33.97%) Azure
4 156 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (31.84%) Windows
6 144 (30.77%) Social Skills
7 135 (28.85%) Docker
8 130 (27.78%) Kubernetes
9 126 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (24.15%) Python
11 112 (23.93%) Terraform
12 99 (21.15%) Ansible
13 97 (20.73%) Microsoft
14 90 (19.23%) Unix
15 85 (18.16%) Degree
16 79 (16.88%) Configuration Management
17 78 (16.67%) VMware
18 76 (16.24%) PHP
19 72 (15.38%) SQL
20 71 (15.17%) PowerShell
21 69 (14.74%) Security Cleared
21 69 (14.74%) JavaScript
22 68 (14.53%) Software Engineering
23 65 (13.89%) Bash Shell
24 64 (13.68%) Git (software)
24 64 (13.68%) SC Cleared
24 64 (13.68%) MySQL
25 63 (13.46%) Jenkins
25 63 (13.46%) Windows Server
26 61 (13.03%) Analytical Skills

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 20 (4.27%) Apache
2 18 (3.85%) Confluence
3 16 (3.42%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.35%) JBoss
6 10 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (2.14%) nginx
7 8 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 8 (1.71%) SAS
8 7 (1.50%) IIS
8 7 (1.50%) WordPress
9 4 (0.85%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.64%) CMS
10 3 (0.64%) Gunicorn
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.21%) FileNet
Applications
1 9 (1.92%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.64%) Magento
2 3 (0.64%) Workfront
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 173 (36.97%) AWS
2 159 (33.97%) Azure
3 39 (8.33%) GCP
4 30 (6.41%) GitHub
5 28 (5.98%) Microsoft 365
6 20 (4.27%) IaaS
7 19 (4.06%) SaaS
8 16 (3.42%) PaaS
9 14 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 13 (2.78%) Amazon EKS
10 13 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (1.92%) Serverless
13 7 (1.50%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (1.07%) Azure App Service
15 5 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
17 3 (0.64%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.12%) Firewall
2 35 (7.48%) TCP/IP
3 26 (5.56%) Broadband
4 25 (5.34%) HTTP
4 25 (5.34%) NAS
5 24 (5.13%) DNS
6 20 (4.27%) SAN
7 19 (4.06%) Network Security
8 15 (3.21%) VPN
9 12 (2.56%) DHCP
10 10 (2.14%) VLAN
11 9 (1.92%) DMZ
12 8 (1.71%) 802.11
12 8 (1.71%) BIG-IP
12 8 (1.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 8 (1.71%) LAN
12 8 (1.71%) MQTT
12 8 (1.71%) SNMP
12 8 (1.71%) WAN
13 5 (1.07%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.68%) MySQL
2 49 (10.47%) PostgreSQL
3 46 (9.83%) SQL Server
4 34 (7.26%) Relational Database
5 32 (6.84%) NoSQL
6 25 (5.34%) Oracle Database
7 24 (5.13%) RDBMS
8 15 (3.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (3.21%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.92%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.92%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.71%) Big Data
13 7 (1.50%) Ingres
13 7 (1.50%) VoltDB
14 4 (0.85%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.85%) InfluxDB
14 4 (0.85%) Metadata
14 4 (0.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 64 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 63 (13.46%) Jenkins
3 56 (11.97%) JIRA
4 28 (5.98%) Bitbucket
5 27 (5.77%) Subversion
6 25 (5.34%) GitLab
7 23 (4.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (2.56%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.71%) Burp Suite
9 8 (1.71%) ERwin
9 8 (1.71%) Metasploit
10 5 (1.07%) Gerrit
10 5 (1.07%) JUnit
10 5 (1.07%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.85%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.85%) GoogleTest
11 4 (0.85%) JMeter
11 4 (0.85%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.85%) TestRail
General
1 144 (30.77%) Social Skills
2 61 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (8.76%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.91%) Finance
5 17 (3.63%) Retail
6 11 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
6 11 (2.35%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.14%) Marketing
8 9 (1.92%) Documentation Skills
8 9 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.50%) Games
10 6 (1.28%) Electronics
11 5 (1.07%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (0.85%) Automotive
12 4 (0.85%) Law
13 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.64%) Banking
13 3 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.43%) Billing
14 2 (0.43%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 108 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (18.38%) Developer
3 50 (10.68%) Software Engineer
4 35 (7.48%) Platform Engineer
5 34 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 34 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
6 33 (7.05%) C++ Software Engineer
7 30 (6.41%) Embedded Engineer
7 30 (6.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 28 (5.98%) PHP Developer
9 27 (5.77%) Administrator
9 27 (5.77%) C Software Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Analyst
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded C Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 26 (5.56%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.19%) CSS
2 42 (8.97%) HTML
3 28 (5.98%) REST
4 26 (5.56%) Laravel
5 22 (4.70%) Spring
6 20 (4.27%) .NET
7 19 (4.06%) Elastic Stack
7 19 (4.06%) Web Services
8 17 (3.63%) JSON
8 17 (3.63%) React
9 16 (3.42%) HTML5
10 12 (2.56%) Spring Boot
11 11 (2.35%) Hibernate
11 11 (2.35%) SOAP
11 11 (2.35%) XML
12 10 (2.14%) .NET Core
12 10 (2.14%) 802.1X
12 10 (2.14%) Node.js
13 9 (1.92%) GraphQL
13 9 (1.92%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.19%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (6.20%) Public Cloud
3 23 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.49%) Linux Command Line
5 17 (3.63%) Algorithms
6 16 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.99%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (2.35%) Clustering
9 11 (2.35%) Replication
10 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.92%) HP Storage
12 8 (1.71%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.50%) Cloud Native
14 6 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.28%) Legacy Code
15 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 5 (1.07%) SCADA
15 5 (1.07%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 149 (31.84%) Windows
2 90 (19.23%) Unix
3 63 (13.46%) Windows Server
4 39 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 31 (6.62%) CentOS
6 29 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
8 16 (3.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (2.14%) Android
9 10 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (1.71%) Debian
11 8 (1.71%) Kali Linux
11 8 (1.71%) Solaris
11 8 (1.71%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.64%) SUSE
15 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (34.19%) DevOps
2 156 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
4 79 (16.88%) Configuration Management
5 68 (14.53%) Software Engineering
6 57 (12.18%) Infrastructure as Code
7 50 (10.68%) Scrum
8 45 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (7.26%) Load Balancing
12 33 (7.05%) Microservices
12 33 (7.05%) SDLC
13 31 (6.62%) Open Source
14 28 (5.98%) Cybersecurity
14 28 (5.98%) Validation
15 26 (5.56%) Software Architecture
16 25 (5.34%) E-Commerce
17 24 (5.13%) ITIL
17 24 (5.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 113 (24.15%) Python
2 76 (16.24%) PHP
3 72 (15.38%) SQL
4 71 (15.17%) PowerShell
5 69 (14.74%) JavaScript
6 65 (13.89%) Bash Shell
7 59 (12.61%) Java
8 47 (10.04%) C++
9 39 (8.33%) C
10 29 (6.20%) Ruby
11 27 (5.77%) Embedded C
12 26 (5.56%) Embedded C++
13 22 (4.70%) Perl
14 21 (4.49%) C#
15 16 (3.42%) PL/SQL
16 14 (2.99%) Go
17 11 (2.35%) TypeScript
18 9 (1.92%) PHP 7
19 8 (1.71%) ES6
19 8 (1.71%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 85 (18.16%) Degree
2 69 (14.74%) Security Cleared
3 64 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.85%) CCNA
5 18 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (3.21%) MCSE
7 14 (2.99%) CCNP
8 9 (1.92%) AWS Certification
8 9 (1.92%) NCSIE
9 7 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.50%) CREST Certified
10 6 (1.28%) MCSA
11 5 (1.07%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (1.07%) GXPN
11 5 (1.07%) Master's Degree
11 5 (1.07%) MCP
11 5 (1.07%) RHCE
11 5 (1.07%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.21%) QA
2 8 (1.71%) Accessibility
3 6 (1.28%) GDPR
3 6 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) SLA
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) GMP
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
7 1 (0.21%) NIST
System Software
1 135 (28.85%) Docker
2 57 (12.18%) Active Directory
3 45 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (7.05%) Firmware
5 29 (6.20%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.07%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.43%) iptables
11 2 (0.43%) NFS
12 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.21%) Snort
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.21%) vSphere
12 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (27.78%) Kubernetes
2 112 (23.93%) Terraform
3 99 (21.15%) Ansible
4 55 (11.75%) Puppet
5 36 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (5.13%) Grafana
7 20 (4.27%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (3.85%) Prometheus
8 18 (3.85%) Rancher
9 16 (3.42%) Packer
10 15 (3.21%) Consul
11 12 (2.56%) Graphite
11 12 (2.56%) Rundeck
12 10 (2.14%) Nagios
12 10 (2.14%) Nessus
13 8 (1.71%) CFEngine
13 8 (1.71%) Nmap
14 7 (1.50%) Data Guard
14 7 (1.50%) Opsview
14 7 (1.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 78 (16.67%) VMware
3 57 (12.18%) Oracle
4 47 (10.04%) Red Hat
5 46 (9.83%) EMC
6 34 (7.26%) Cisco
7 30 (6.41%) Google
8 14 (2.99%) NetApp
9 12 (2.56%) Dell
10 11 (2.35%) Atlassian
10 11 (2.35%) Isilon
10 11 (2.35%) Meraki
11 10 (2.14%) CommVault
11 10 (2.14%) Veeam
11 10 (2.14%) Zend
12 9 (1.92%) Aruba
12 9 (1.92%) Citrix
12 9 (1.92%) HP
12 9 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
13 8 (1.71%) Dell Compellent