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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 352 438 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.27% 7.01% 8.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.34% 35.55% 36.14%
Number of salaries quoted 306 364 413
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £56,000 £59,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 996 1232 1284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.57% 19.73% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 864 1035 1109
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £52,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -11 86 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Coventry 0 78 £40,000 -5.88% 15
Warwickshire 0 49 £31,000 -13.88% 8
Shropshire +32 36 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Worcestershire +11 35 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Solihull -8 34 £36,000 +4.34% 2
Staffordshire -6 12 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Herefordshire -7 10 £37,500 - 5
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £31,750 - 2
Brierley Hill - 1 £50,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £62,000 -
Walsall - 1 £37,500 -
West Bromwich - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 304 (38.78%) Windows
2 246 (31.38%) JavaScript
3 204 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (24.62%) MySQL
5 180 (22.96%) PHP
6 179 (22.83%) Unix
7 166 (21.17%) HTML
8 165 (21.05%) Java
9 156 (19.90%) SQL
10 154 (19.64%) CSS
11 138 (17.60%) Git (software)
12 133 (16.96%) Python
13 126 (16.07%) VMware
14 117 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
15 107 (13.65%) jQuery
16 106 (13.52%) Red Hat
17 105 (13.39%) Microsoft
18 102 (13.01%) MVC
19 101 (12.88%) Windows Server
20 98 (12.50%) Docker
21 96 (12.24%) LAMP
22 89 (11.35%) HTML5
23 88 (11.22%) Firewall
23 88 (11.22%) Data Centre
24 86 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
25 84 (10.71%) Degree
25 84 (10.71%) C++
26 83 (10.59%) Software Engineering
27 81 (10.33%) Apache
27 81 (10.33%) OOP

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 81 (10.33%) Apache
2 55 (7.02%) nginx
3 54 (6.89%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (3.44%) WebSphere
5 25 (3.19%) IIS
6 23 (2.93%) MS Exchange
7 19 (2.42%) JBoss
7 19 (2.42%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.04%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.91%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.89%) CMS
12 6 (0.77%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.77%) Drupal
12 6 (0.77%) WordPress
13 5 (0.64%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.64%) Confluence
14 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.51%) lighttpd
Applications
1 11 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.77%) 3ds Max
3 6 (0.77%) Maya
4 5 (0.64%) Maple
5 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (2.68%) Magento
2 13 (1.66%) assyst
3 11 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.02%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.64%) Workfront
6 3 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.38%) Shopify
7 2 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 117 (14.92%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (5.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 37 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (4.34%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (4.08%) Amazon S3
6 31 (3.95%) GitHub
7 26 (3.32%) Office 365
8 19 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.91%) Google Compute Engine
9 15 (1.91%) Heroku
9 15 (1.91%) IaaS
9 15 (1.91%) SaaS
10 14 (1.79%) PaaS
11 7 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.26%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 88 (11.22%) Firewall
2 80 (10.20%) DNS
3 73 (9.31%) TCP/IP
4 43 (5.48%) SAN
5 35 (4.46%) Internet
5 35 (4.46%) Network Security
6 32 (4.08%) VPN
7 31 (3.95%) DHCP
8 30 (3.83%) WAN
9 28 (3.57%) SNMP
10 26 (3.32%) HTTP
10 26 (3.32%) OSPF
11 23 (2.93%) BGP
11 23 (2.93%) SSL
12 17 (2.17%) LAN
13 16 (2.04%) IPv4
13 16 (2.04%) IPv6
14 15 (1.91%) Ethernet
15 14 (1.79%) NAS
15 14 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (24.62%) MySQL
2 75 (9.57%) SQL Server
3 68 (8.67%) MongoDB
4 61 (7.78%) NoSQL
5 48 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 35 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (4.34%) Amazon RDS
9 28 (3.57%) Redis
10 23 (2.93%) Oracle Database
11 21 (2.68%) Big Data
11 21 (2.68%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.79%) DB2
13 12 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.53%) Data Mining
14 11 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (1.28%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.77%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
17 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 138 (17.60%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 40 (5.10%) JIRA
4 34 (4.34%) gulp
4 34 (4.34%) Selenium
5 32 (4.08%) webpack
6 31 (3.95%) PhantomJS
7 27 (3.44%) GitLab
7 27 (3.44%) Subversion
8 23 (2.93%) Vagrant
9 17 (2.17%) PHPUnit
10 12 (1.53%) Hudson
10 12 (1.53%) JUnit
11 10 (1.28%) Mercurial
11 10 (1.28%) Robot Framework
12 8 (1.02%) GoCD
12 8 (1.02%) Maven
12 8 (1.02%) Xdebug
13 7 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.77%) LabVIEW
General
1 70 (8.93%) Marketing
2 69 (8.80%) Finance
3 50 (6.38%) Retail
4 35 (4.46%) Electronics
5 29 (3.70%) Publishing
6 21 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.30%) Games
8 16 (2.04%) Banking
8 16 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.66%) Back Office
9 13 (1.66%) Billing
10 10 (1.28%) Music Industry
11 9 (1.15%) Automotive
12 8 (1.02%) International Banking
13 7 (0.89%) Advertising
14 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.13%) German Language
15 1 (0.13%) Legal
15 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 239 (30.48%) Developer
2 120 (15.31%) PHP Developer
3 68 (8.67%) Analyst
4 58 (7.40%) Senior Developer
5 54 (6.89%) JavaScript Developer
6 53 (6.76%) HTML Developer
7 52 (6.63%) HTML CSS Developer
8 50 (6.38%) Administrator
9 41 (5.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 41 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 41 (5.23%) MySQL Developer
9 41 (5.23%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 36 (4.59%) Consultant
10 36 (4.59%) Linux Engineer
11 34 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (4.08%) Software Engineer
14 29 (3.70%) Junior
15 28 (3.57%) Senior PHP Developer
15 28 (3.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (21.17%) HTML
2 154 (19.64%) CSS
3 107 (13.65%) jQuery
4 96 (12.24%) LAMP
5 89 (11.35%) HTML5
6 78 (9.95%) Web Services
7 66 (8.42%) LEMP Stack
7 66 (8.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 57 (7.27%) RESTful
9 56 (7.14%) XML
10 52 (6.63%) .NET
11 49 (6.25%) AngularJS
12 43 (5.48%) SOAP
13 40 (5.10%) Backbone.js
13 40 (5.10%) Laravel
14 39 (4.97%) JSON
15 37 (4.72%) React
15 37 (4.72%) REST
16 36 (4.59%) Symfony
17 35 (4.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 70 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
4 45 (5.74%) Computer Science
5 32 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.42%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.66%) CMDB
9 13 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 13 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
9 13 (1.66%) Verilog
9 13 (1.66%) VHDL
10 12 (1.53%) Fintech
11 10 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.28%) Smart Meter
11 10 (1.28%) Social Media
12 9 (1.15%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.15%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 304 (38.78%) Windows
2 179 (22.83%) Unix
3 101 (12.88%) Windows Server
4 58 (7.40%) CentOS
5 54 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (5.87%) Ubuntu
7 26 (3.32%) Android
7 26 (3.32%) Apple iOS
8 25 (3.19%) Solaris
9 23 (2.93%) Mac OS X
10 20 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (2.30%) AIX
12 16 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (1.79%) HPUX
14 13 (1.66%) Debian
15 12 (1.53%) VyOS
16 9 (1.15%) SUSE
17 8 (1.02%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.89%) ThreadX
19 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.01%) MVC
3 83 (10.59%) Software Engineering
4 81 (10.33%) OOP
5 76 (9.69%) Scrum
6 75 (9.57%) ITIL
7 72 (9.18%) DevOps
8 67 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
10 59 (7.53%) TDD
11 58 (7.40%) E-Commerce
11 58 (7.40%) Web Development
12 57 (7.27%) OO
13 51 (6.51%) Configuration Management
13 51 (6.51%) Microservices
14 43 (5.48%) Mentoring
15 41 (5.23%) SOA
16 40 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
17 37 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
18 36 (4.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 246 (31.38%) JavaScript
2 180 (22.96%) PHP
3 165 (21.05%) Java
4 156 (19.90%) SQL
5 133 (16.96%) Python
6 84 (10.71%) C++
7 81 (10.33%) Bash Shell
8 80 (10.20%) C#
9 53 (6.76%) Ruby
10 52 (6.63%) C
11 33 (4.21%) PHP 7
12 31 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 31 (3.95%) XPath
13 28 (3.57%) Perl
14 25 (3.19%) PowerShell
15 17 (2.17%) Groovy
15 17 (2.17%) Scala
16 12 (1.53%) MATLAB
17 11 (1.40%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 84 (10.71%) Degree
2 34 (4.34%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (2.81%) CCNP
5 17 (2.17%) MCSE
5 17 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.04%) CCNA
6 16 (2.04%) GCIH
6 16 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.79%) CISSP
7 14 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.79%) PhD
8 13 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.66%) GIAC
8 13 (1.66%) LPIC
8 13 (1.66%) SANS
9 11 (1.40%) GCIA
9 11 (1.40%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.42%) SLA
2 14 (1.79%) QA
3 13 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) GAMP
6 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.13%) ISO13485
6 1 (0.13%) JTAG
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (12.50%) Docker
2 86 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (8.16%) Active Directory
4 43 (5.48%) Firmware
5 35 (4.46%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.91%) VirtualBox
7 12 (1.53%) Snort
8 11 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.89%) NFS
9 7 (0.89%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.77%) Kamailio
10 6 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.64%) HDFS
11 5 (0.64%) XenServer
12 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.38%) Postfix
12 3 (0.38%) Squid
12 3 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.38%) XenApp
12 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 68 (8.67%) Opscode Chef
2 60 (7.65%) Puppet
3 42 (5.36%) SCCM
3 42 (5.36%) SCOM
4 40 (5.10%) Nagios
5 39 (4.97%) Ansible
6 29 (3.70%) Terraform
7 20 (2.55%) Tivoli
8 19 (2.42%) Kubernetes
8 19 (2.42%) NetBackup
9 17 (2.17%) Backup Exec
10 15 (1.91%) Consul
10 15 (1.91%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (1.91%) Mesos
10 15 (1.91%) StatsD
11 8 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 8 (1.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (0.77%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.64%) Oozie
13 5 (0.64%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 126 (16.07%) VMware
2 106 (13.52%) Red Hat
3 105 (13.39%) Microsoft
4 75 (9.57%) Cisco
5 74 (9.44%) Oracle
6 35 (4.46%) IBM
7 32 (4.08%) Google
8 31 (3.95%) HP
9 29 (3.70%) Citrix
10 22 (2.81%) New Relic
10 22 (2.81%) SolarWinds
11 21 (2.68%) Zend
12 20 (2.55%) EMC
12 20 (2.55%) Sybase
13 19 (2.42%) NetApp
14 18 (2.30%) ProCurve
15 15 (1.91%) Juniper
16 13 (1.66%) Brocade
17 12 (1.53%) LogRhythm
18 11 (1.40%) ServiceNow
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Company + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £44454.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: Excellent Salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £44,999 per annum £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £39,489 - 59,235 per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £0 - 55k per year + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago