The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SUSE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SUSE Linux
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 223 226
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 2 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.19% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.95% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median salary £22,500 £37,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £43,321 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.59% +1.93%  

SUSE 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 1008 1261 1266
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 20.59% 20.12% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1056 1096
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,000 £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

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in the West Midlands

SUSE
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SUSE in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for SUSE in the West Midlands

SUSE
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 SUSE within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Solihull - 1 £22,500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
SUSE
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT jobs citing SUSE 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 SUSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (33.33%) Logistics
6 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) SAN
7 2 (22.22%) XML
7 2 (22.22%) MySQL
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (22.22%) CentOS
7 2 (22.22%) Service Management
8 1 (11.11%) Subversion
8 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
8 1 (11.11%) Fedora
8 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec

SUSE
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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Unix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Qt
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Debian
5 1 (11.11%) Fedora
5 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Logistics
1 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) KYC
3 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) arcserve
4 1 (11.11%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas