Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 14 13
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 402 398 929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 8.46% 12.39% 12.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.63% 44.17% 45.56%
Number of salaries quoted 247 334 657
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,750 £79,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 943 901 2,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.85% 28.04% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 619 752 1,534
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £30,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £77,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the East of England.

Salary trend for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux in the East of England

Linux
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Cambridgeshire -10 178 £47,500 +5.56% 91
Hertfordshire -5 134 £57,500 +15.00% 52
Essex +5 49 £47,500 +26.67% 11
Bedfordshire +5 31 £43,000 -39.65% 6
Suffolk -17 5 £53,000 +6.00% 8
Norfolk -11 4 £39,000 -13.33% 5
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 162 (40.30%) Windows
2 103 (25.62%) Social Skills
3 102 (25.37%) Python
4 79 (19.65%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (18.91%) Degree
6 74 (18.41%) AWS
7 72 (17.91%) C++
8 71 (17.66%) Azure
9 69 (17.16%) Git (software)
9 69 (17.16%) JavaScript
10 67 (16.67%) SQL
11 64 (15.92%) VMware
12 62 (15.42%) C
13 61 (15.17%) Finance
14 59 (14.68%) Software Engineering
15 57 (14.18%) DevOps
16 56 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (13.93%) Microsoft
17 55 (13.68%) Docker
18 53 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 51 (12.69%) Java
19 51 (12.69%) Computer Science
20 49 (12.19%) OO
20 49 (12.19%) Red Hat
21 48 (11.94%) Jenkins
22 47 (11.69%) PHP
23 44 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 43 (10.70%) Bash Shell
24 43 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
25 40 (9.95%) JIRA

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 25 (6.22%) Apache
2 16 (3.98%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.48%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.24%) nginx
5 7 (1.74%) CMS
5 7 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.74%) WordPress
6 6 (1.49%) OpenEdge
7 5 (1.24%) Confluence
8 4 (1.00%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
10 1 (0.25%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.25%) Liferay
10 1 (0.25%) Mule
10 1 (0.25%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (5.97%) Simulink
2 17 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.50%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 74 (18.41%) AWS
2 71 (17.66%) Azure
3 37 (9.20%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (7.71%) SaaS
5 25 (6.22%) GCP
6 20 (4.98%) PaaS
7 15 (3.73%) OneDrive
8 13 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (3.23%) IaaS
9 9 (2.24%) GitHub
10 8 (1.99%) Serverless
11 7 (1.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.49%) OpenShift
13 5 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (1.24%) Azure Logic Apps
13 5 (1.24%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.24%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.95%) Firewall
2 35 (8.71%) DNS
2 35 (8.71%) TCP/IP
3 32 (7.96%) VPN
4 20 (4.98%) HTTP
5 14 (3.48%) WAN
6 11 (2.74%) IPsec
6 11 (2.74%) LAN
7 10 (2.49%) NetScaler
7 10 (2.49%) Skype
8 7 (1.74%) Wireless
9 6 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.24%) SAN
10 5 (1.24%) SMTP
11 4 (1.00%) 802.11
11 4 (1.00%) DHCP
11 4 (1.00%) IPv4
11 4 (1.00%) IPv6
11 4 (1.00%) RFID
11 4 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.21%) MySQL
2 24 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 16 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.49%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.24%) Redis
8 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.74%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.74%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.24%) Power BI
12 4 (1.00%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.50%) Big Data
14 2 (0.50%) Impala
14 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 69 (17.16%) Git (software)
2 48 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.95%) JIRA
4 26 (6.47%) Rational Rhapsody
5 17 (4.23%) GitLab
6 14 (3.48%) Rational Team Concert
7 6 (1.49%) Selenium
8 4 (1.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.00%) Postman
8 4 (1.00%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.00%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.00%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.75%) Subversion
10 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (0.50%) git-flow
10 2 (0.50%) Gradle
10 2 (0.50%) Maven
10 2 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.50%) TestNG
General
1 103 (25.62%) Social Skills
2 61 (15.17%) Finance
3 34 (8.46%) Electronics
4 31 (7.71%) Law
5 26 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.47%) Presentation Skills
7 17 (4.23%) Retail
8 11 (2.74%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (2.74%) Public Sector
8 11 (2.74%) Wearables
9 7 (1.74%) Games
9 7 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.49%) German Language
11 5 (1.24%) Legal
11 5 (1.24%) Marketing
12 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
12 4 (1.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 3 (0.75%) Back Office
14 2 (0.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 102 (25.37%) Developer
2 45 (11.19%) IT Engineer
3 42 (10.45%) Linux Engineer
4 35 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (7.96%) Architect
6 30 (7.46%) Embedded Engineer
7 28 (6.97%) PHP Developer
8 27 (6.72%) Support Engineer
9 26 (6.47%) Software Developer
10 25 (6.22%) C++ Developer
10 25 (6.22%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (5.97%) Design Engineer
11 24 (5.97%) Development Engineer
11 24 (5.97%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
11 24 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (5.97%) Software Design Engineer
11 24 (5.97%) Software Development Engineer
12 22 (5.47%) Administrator
12 22 (5.47%) DevOps Engineer
13 21 (5.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.21%) CSS
2 31 (7.71%) HTML
3 30 (7.46%) Laravel
4 26 (6.47%) .NET
5 24 (5.97%) SOAP
6 23 (5.72%) Vue.js
7 22 (5.47%) LAMP
7 22 (5.47%) Node.js
7 22 (5.47%) RESTful
8 19 (4.73%) Web Services
9 18 (4.48%) React
10 17 (4.23%) REST
11 14 (3.48%) AngularJS
11 14 (3.48%) Middleware
12 13 (3.23%) XML
13 11 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (2.74%) WSDL
13 11 (2.74%) XSD
14 10 (2.49%) Spring
15 9 (2.24%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.21%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.22%) Linux Command Line
3 17 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.73%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.73%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (1.99%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.99%) Spread Betting
8 7 (1.74%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.49%) Animation
9 6 (1.49%) BBC
9 6 (1.49%) STB
10 5 (1.24%) Biotechnology
10 5 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.24%) iPad
10 5 (1.24%) Life Science
11 4 (1.00%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 162 (40.30%) Windows
2 40 (9.95%) Windows Server
3 38 (9.45%) Unix
4 29 (7.21%) CentOS
5 28 (6.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (6.47%) Ubuntu
7 15 (3.73%) Mac OS
8 12 (2.99%) Windows 10
9 11 (2.74%) Debian
10 8 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.24%) SUSE
13 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.50%) Android
15 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.65%) Problem-Solving
2 59 (14.68%) Software Engineering
3 57 (14.18%) DevOps
4 56 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (12.69%) Computer Science
7 49 (12.19%) OO
8 43 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (9.45%) TDD
10 28 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
11 27 (6.72%) UML
12 25 (6.22%) Information Security
12 25 (6.22%) Microservices
12 25 (6.22%) Open Source
13 24 (5.97%) Machine Learning
13 24 (5.97%) SysML
14 23 (5.72%) Migration
14 23 (5.72%) OOP
15 22 (5.47%) Mathematics
16 21 (5.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.37%) Python
2 72 (17.91%) C++
3 69 (17.16%) JavaScript
4 67 (16.67%) SQL
5 62 (15.42%) C
6 51 (12.69%) Java
7 47 (11.69%) PHP
8 43 (10.70%) Bash Shell
9 28 (6.97%) C#
10 27 (6.72%) MATLAB
11 26 (6.47%) PowerShell
12 24 (5.97%) Perl
13 20 (4.98%) PHP 7
14 15 (3.73%) TypeScript
15 14 (3.48%) Ada
15 14 (3.48%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.99%) Embedded C++
17 11 (2.74%) Embedded C
17 11 (2.74%) VB.NET
18 8 (1.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (18.91%) Degree
2 39 (9.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (4.98%) CompTIA Security+
4 17 (4.23%) Linux+ Certification
4 17 (4.23%) Network+ Certification
5 15 (3.73%) A+ Certification
5 15 (3.73%) Server+ Certification
6 12 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.74%) CISSP
8 10 (2.49%) PhD
9 8 (1.99%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.24%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.24%) SSCP
11 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.00%) ISSAP
11 4 (1.00%) ISSEP
11 4 (1.00%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.97%) Def Stans
1 24 (5.97%) MISRA
2 12 (2.99%) QA
3 9 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (2.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.49%) NIST
5 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.49%) SLA
6 4 (1.00%) GRC
7 3 (0.75%) GDPR
7 3 (0.75%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.75%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 55 (13.68%) Docker
2 44 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (9.70%) Firmware
4 31 (7.71%) Active Directory
5 14 (3.48%) vSphere
6 13 (3.23%) NFS
7 12 (2.99%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.24%) iptables
8 5 (1.24%) Postfix
8 5 (1.24%) Samba
8 5 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.50%) Xen
10 1 (0.25%) KVM
10 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (9.20%) Kubernetes
2 33 (8.21%) Ansible
3 32 (7.96%) Terraform
4 20 (4.98%) Puppet
5 14 (3.48%) HAProxy
6 12 (2.99%) SCCM
7 11 (2.74%) CASB
7 11 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (2.24%) Salt
10 6 (1.49%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 6 (1.49%) Grafana
11 5 (1.24%) Icinga
12 4 (1.00%) Graylog
12 4 (1.00%) Nagios
13 3 (0.75%) Kibana
13 3 (0.75%) Packer
13 3 (0.75%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.75%) Rancher
13 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (15.92%) VMware
2 56 (13.93%) Microsoft
3 49 (12.19%) Red Hat
4 30 (7.46%) IBM
5 25 (6.22%) Oracle
6 24 (5.97%) Instagram
7 23 (5.72%) Zend
8 14 (3.48%) Bloomberg
9 13 (3.23%) HP
10 12 (2.99%) Citrix
11 11 (2.74%) ANSYS
12 10 (2.49%) Google
12 10 (2.49%) Ivanti
13 8 (1.99%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.74%) Cisco
15 5 (1.24%) Ab Initio
15 5 (1.24%) arcserve
15 5 (1.24%) Clearswift
15 5 (1.24%) Symantec
15 5 (1.24%) Veeam