Period
to 17 May 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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > East of England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 17 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 397 477 1,060
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 10.22% 10.58% 13.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.01% 42.21% 46.53%
Number of salaries quoted 262 359 737
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,250 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.21% -5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £79,750 £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 810 1,130 2,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.86% 25.06% 28.08%
Number of salaries quoted 554 879 1,721
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,750 £23,500
25th Percentile £34,625 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% -

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 17 May 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 17 May 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 -8 179 £50,000 +11.11% 103
Hertfordshire +8 118 £57,500 +15.00% 36
Essex +30 61 £60,000 +60.00% 15
Bedfordshire +9 32 £43,000 -42.67% 4
Suffolk +8 15 £72,500 +31.82% 2
Norfolk +8 2 £40,000 +10.34% 2
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 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.

1 152 (38.29%) Windows
2 114 (28.72%) Social Skills
3 104 (26.20%) Python
4 93 (23.43%) DevOps
5 90 (22.67%) Git (software)
6 84 (21.16%) AWS
6 84 (21.16%) Problem-Solving
7 83 (20.91%) Degree
8 73 (18.39%) JavaScript
9 69 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (16.62%) Azure
11 60 (15.11%) Java
11 60 (15.11%) Microsoft
12 59 (14.86%) SQL
13 58 (14.61%) Software Engineering
14 54 (13.60%) C++
14 54 (13.60%) Terraform
15 52 (13.10%) Docker
15 52 (13.10%) Jenkins
16 51 (12.85%) Bash Shell
16 51 (12.85%) Ansible
17 48 (12.09%) Kubernetes
17 48 (12.09%) Finance
18 47 (11.84%) VMware
18 47 (11.84%) Red Hat
18 47 (11.84%) JIRA
19 42 (10.58%) PHP
20 41 (10.33%) Computer Science
21 40 (10.08%) C
22 39 (9.82%) CSS

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 21 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.79%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.77%) Apache
5 10 (2.52%) nginx
6 8 (2.02%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.76%) Confluence
8 6 (1.51%) Camunda
8 6 (1.51%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.51%) WordPress
9 5 (1.26%) Drupal
10 4 (1.01%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (0.76%) CMS
11 3 (0.76%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.27%) Simulink
3 2 (0.50%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.16%) AWS
2 66 (16.62%) Azure
3 39 (9.82%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (6.05%) SaaS
5 21 (5.29%) OneDrive
6 20 (5.04%) Serverless
7 18 (4.53%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (4.53%) OpenShift
8 16 (4.03%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (4.03%) Amazon S3
8 16 (4.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (4.03%) GCP
9 13 (3.27%) PaaS
10 12 (3.02%) GitHub
11 11 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (2.77%) IaaS
12 7 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (1.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.32%) Firewall
2 33 (8.31%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.04%) VPN
4 16 (4.03%) NetScaler
4 16 (4.03%) Skype
5 13 (3.27%) HTTP
6 10 (2.52%) IPv4
6 10 (2.52%) IPv6
6 10 (2.52%) Wireless
7 6 (1.51%) LAN
7 6 (1.51%) SAN
7 6 (1.51%) WAN
8 5 (1.26%) DNS
8 5 (1.26%) IPsec
8 5 (1.26%) RFID
9 4 (1.01%) 802.11
9 4 (1.01%) DHCP
9 4 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.76%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.31%) MySQL
2 20 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
2 20 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 18 (4.53%) SQL Server
4 15 (3.78%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 11 (2.77%) GIS
5 11 (2.77%) Redis
6 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.26%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.26%) Power BI
8 4 (1.01%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.50%) Impala
10 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 90 (22.67%) Git (software)
2 52 (13.10%) Jenkins
3 47 (11.84%) JIRA
4 16 (4.03%) GitLab
5 11 (2.77%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.52%) GoCD
7 9 (2.27%) Rational Rhapsody
8 8 (2.02%) Rational Team Concert
8 8 (2.02%) Selenium
9 7 (1.76%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.76%) Subversion
10 6 (1.51%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.51%) Gradle
10 6 (1.51%) Postman
10 6 (1.51%) Robot Framework
11 4 (1.01%) Maven
11 4 (1.01%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.01%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.01%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.76%) Gerrit
General
1 114 (28.72%) Social Skills
2 48 (12.09%) Finance
3 35 (8.82%) Law
4 28 (7.05%) Presentation Skills
5 19 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.53%) Public Sector
7 17 (4.28%) Documentation Skills
8 14 (3.53%) Electronics
8 14 (3.53%) Retail
9 13 (3.27%) Wearables
10 12 (3.02%) Games
11 11 (2.77%) German Language
12 8 (2.02%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.51%) Legal
14 3 (0.76%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.76%) French Language
14 3 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 98 (24.69%) Developer
2 45 (11.34%) Linux Engineer
3 44 (11.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (8.56%) IT Engineer
5 30 (7.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 29 (7.30%) Architect
6 29 (7.30%) PHP Developer
7 26 (6.55%) Software Developer
8 25 (6.30%) C++ Developer
8 25 (6.30%) Support Engineer
9 24 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (5.54%) Software Engineer
11 21 (5.29%) Administrator
11 21 (5.29%) Full Stack Developer
12 20 (5.04%) IT Support
12 20 (5.04%) Senior Developer
13 19 (4.79%) IT Support Engineer
14 18 (4.53%) Java Developer
14 18 (4.53%) Linux Administrator
15 17 (4.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.82%) CSS
2 37 (9.32%) HTML
3 29 (7.30%) Node.js
4 27 (6.80%) Laravel
4 27 (6.80%) RESTful
5 26 (6.55%) Web Services
6 23 (5.79%) .NET
6 23 (5.79%) Vue.js
7 22 (5.54%) SOAP
8 21 (5.29%) REST
9 20 (5.04%) AngularJS
9 20 (5.04%) React
10 18 (4.53%) LAMP
11 14 (3.53%) Spring
12 12 (3.02%) HTML5
13 11 (2.77%) J2EE
13 11 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (2.77%) WSDL
13 11 (2.77%) XML
13 11 (2.77%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.05%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 17 (4.28%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.27%) Algorithms
5 11 (2.77%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.02%) Animation
7 8 (2.02%) BBC
7 8 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.02%) Spread Betting
7 8 (2.02%) STB
8 7 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.51%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.26%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.26%) iPad
10 5 (1.26%) Replication
11 4 (1.01%) Clustering
11 4 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.01%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 152 (38.29%) Windows
2 38 (9.57%) Windows Server
3 36 (9.07%) Ubuntu
4 31 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (7.05%) Unix
6 23 (5.79%) CentOS
7 18 (4.53%) Windows 10
8 13 (3.27%) Debian
8 13 (3.27%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.51%) Android
9 6 (1.51%) SUSE
10 5 (1.26%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.76%) VMS
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.50%) Fedora
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.43%) DevOps
2 84 (21.16%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (14.61%) Software Engineering
5 41 (10.33%) Computer Science
6 34 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (8.31%) Open Source
8 32 (8.06%) Microservices
9 31 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 29 (7.30%) OO
11 27 (6.80%) Configuration Management
11 27 (6.80%) Machine Learning
12 26 (6.55%) Mathematics
13 24 (6.05%) Cybersecurity
14 23 (5.79%) TDD
15 22 (5.54%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.54%) Mentoring
16 21 (5.29%) Artificial Intelligence
16 21 (5.29%) Technology Roadmap
16 21 (5.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.20%) Python
2 73 (18.39%) JavaScript
3 60 (15.11%) Java
4 59 (14.86%) SQL
5 54 (13.60%) C++
6 51 (12.85%) Bash Shell
7 42 (10.58%) PHP
8 40 (10.08%) C
9 31 (7.81%) C#
9 31 (7.81%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.03%) Perl
10 16 (4.03%) TypeScript
11 15 (3.78%) PHP 7
12 13 (3.27%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.77%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.52%) Shell Script
15 8 (2.02%) Ada
16 7 (1.76%) Java 8
16 7 (1.76%) R
17 5 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 83 (20.91%) Degree
2 26 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (5.54%) CompTIA Security+
4 22 (5.54%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.79%) Linux+ Certification
5 19 (4.79%) Network+ Certification
6 16 (4.03%) A+ Certification
6 16 (4.03%) Server+ Certification
7 15 (3.78%) CISSP
8 11 (2.77%) PhD
9 7 (1.76%) ISSAP
9 7 (1.76%) ISSEP
9 7 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.51%) SSCP
11 5 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.01%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.53%) QA
2 10 (2.52%) HIPAA
2 10 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.27%) Def Stans
3 9 (2.27%) MISRA
3 9 (2.27%) NIST
4 7 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 6 (1.51%) GRC
5 6 (1.51%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.76%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.76%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.76%) SLA
8 2 (0.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 52 (13.10%) Docker
2 38 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (9.07%) Active Directory
4 22 (5.54%) Firmware
5 13 (3.27%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.51%) Xen
7 5 (1.26%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
9 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (13.60%) Terraform
2 51 (12.85%) Ansible
3 48 (12.09%) Kubernetes
4 19 (4.79%) SCCM
5 17 (4.28%) Puppet
6 16 (4.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (3.02%) Rancher
9 11 (2.77%) Salt
10 10 (2.52%) Rundeck
11 5 (1.26%) CASB
11 5 (1.26%) Grafana
11 5 (1.26%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.26%) Nagios
11 5 (1.26%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.01%) Graylog
12 4 (1.01%) Icinga
13 3 (0.76%) Kibana
13 3 (0.76%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 60 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.84%) Red Hat
2 47 (11.84%) VMware
3 21 (5.29%) IBM
3 21 (5.29%) Oracle
3 21 (5.29%) Zend
4 16 (4.03%) Citrix
4 16 (4.03%) Ivanti
5 14 (3.53%) Bloomberg
5 14 (3.53%) Splunk
6 12 (3.02%) HP
7 11 (2.77%) ANSYS
8 10 (2.52%) Cisco
8 10 (2.52%) Google
9 9 (2.27%) Atlassian
9 9 (2.27%) Instagram
10 6 (1.51%) Arista
11 5 (1.26%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.26%) arcserve
12 3 (0.76%) NetApp