Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 28 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 366 243 865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 6.70% 13.57% 12.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.47% 45.34% 45.96%
Number of salaries quoted 206 199 566
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -9.52%
75th Percentile £68,750 £66,875 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £79,000 £68,125
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 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 1,032 536 1,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.88% 29.93% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 662 463 1,361
10th Percentile £21,750 £26,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £26,813 £32,750 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £90,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -22 147 £58,750 +12.44% 96
Hertfordshire -15 138 £55,000 +10.00% 48
Essex -5 53 £47,500 +11.76% 14
Bedfordshire -11 13 £58,000 +28.89% 9
Suffolk -19 11 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Norfolk -21 10 £39,000 -13.33% 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 141 (38.52%) Windows
2 118 (32.24%) Python
3 101 (27.60%) Social Skills
4 87 (23.77%) C
5 85 (23.22%) Jenkins
6 83 (22.68%) Degree
7 82 (22.40%) C++
8 81 (22.13%) AWS
8 81 (22.13%) Problem-Solving
9 78 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
10 73 (19.95%) DevOps
11 67 (18.31%) Software Engineering
12 66 (18.03%) Git (software)
13 63 (17.21%) JavaScript
14 62 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
15 61 (16.67%) Azure
15 61 (16.67%) Computer Science
16 59 (16.12%) TDD
17 56 (15.30%) Java
17 56 (15.30%) Docker
18 54 (14.75%) SQL
19 53 (14.48%) VMware
20 52 (14.21%) Unix
20 52 (14.21%) JIRA
21 51 (13.93%) Electronics
22 48 (13.11%) MATLAB
22 48 (13.11%) OO
22 48 (13.11%) DNS
23 47 (12.84%) Computer Science Degree
24 46 (12.57%) Firmware

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 32 (8.74%) Apache
2 18 (4.92%) Confluence
3 17 (4.64%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.10%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.73%) nginx
6 9 (2.46%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.19%) CMS
7 8 (2.19%) WordPress
8 7 (1.91%) Jupyter
8 7 (1.91%) OpenEdge
9 6 (1.64%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.37%) JBoss
11 3 (0.82%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.55%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.27%) Anypoint
13 1 (0.27%) IIS
13 1 (0.27%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 37 (10.11%) Simulink
2 9 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 81 (22.13%) AWS
2 61 (16.67%) Azure
3 24 (6.56%) Serverless
4 22 (6.01%) GCP
5 21 (5.74%) SaaS
6 19 (5.19%) PaaS
7 14 (3.83%) IaaS
7 14 (3.83%) Microsoft 365
8 10 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.73%) GitHub
9 9 (2.46%) OpenShift
10 8 (2.19%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.37%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (1.09%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 4 (1.09%) AWS CodePipeline
13 4 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (1.09%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.11%) DNS
2 40 (10.93%) Firewall
3 31 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 27 (7.38%) VPN
5 21 (5.74%) WAN
6 18 (4.92%) LAN
7 15 (4.10%) HTTP
8 9 (2.46%) IPsec
8 9 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.19%) Internet
9 8 (2.19%) VoIP
10 7 (1.91%) SMTP
11 6 (1.64%) Network Security
11 6 (1.64%) SAN
11 6 (1.64%) Wireless
12 5 (1.37%) DHCP
12 5 (1.37%) IPv4
12 5 (1.37%) IPv6
12 5 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.09%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
2 31 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 25 (6.83%) MySQL
4 18 (4.92%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.10%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.55%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (2.46%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.91%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.64%) Redis
11 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.55%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.55%) Informix
13 1 (0.27%) Big Data
13 1 (0.27%) InfluxDB
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (23.22%) Jenkins
2 66 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 52 (14.21%) JIRA
4 39 (10.66%) Rational Rhapsody
5 22 (6.01%) GitLab
6 20 (5.46%) Rational Team Concert
7 8 (2.19%) CMake
8 7 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (1.64%) TestRail
10 5 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.09%) Subversion
12 3 (0.82%) Postman
12 3 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.55%) Gradle
13 2 (0.55%) Maven
13 2 (0.55%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.55%) PyCharm
13 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.55%) TestNG
General
1 101 (27.60%) Social Skills
2 51 (13.93%) Electronics
3 46 (12.57%) Finance
4 38 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.83%) Law
6 13 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (2.19%) Retail
9 7 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (1.64%) German Language
10 6 (1.64%) Marketing
11 5 (1.37%) Games
11 5 (1.37%) Public Sector
12 4 (1.09%) Back Office
12 4 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.82%) Automotive
13 3 (0.82%) Front Office
13 3 (0.82%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 97 (26.50%) Developer
2 44 (12.02%) Embedded Engineer
3 37 (10.11%) Design Engineer
3 37 (10.11%) Development Engineer
3 37 (10.11%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
3 37 (10.11%) Software Design Engineer
3 37 (10.11%) Software Development Engineer
4 33 (9.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (6.83%) Architect
5 25 (6.83%) Software Engineer
6 24 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (6.28%) Analyst
7 23 (6.28%) IT Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) Linux Engineer
8 20 (5.46%) PHP Developer
8 20 (5.46%) Software Developer
9 19 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (4.92%) Embedded C++ Engineer
11 17 (4.64%) C++ Developer
12 14 (3.83%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.38%) React
2 24 (6.56%) REST
3 20 (5.46%) HTML
3 20 (5.46%) LAMP
3 20 (5.46%) RESTful
4 19 (5.19%) CSS
5 18 (4.92%) NumPy
5 18 (4.92%) Web Services
6 17 (4.64%) Spring
7 16 (4.37%) Laravel
8 15 (4.10%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.83%) .NET
9 14 (3.83%) Node.js
9 14 (3.83%) Spring Boot
10 13 (3.55%) Middleware
11 12 (3.28%) LAPP Stack
11 12 (3.28%) SOAP
12 11 (3.01%) XML
13 10 (2.73%) Vue.js
14 9 (2.46%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.56%) Management Information System
1 24 (6.56%) Public Cloud
2 20 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.64%) Algorithms
4 14 (3.83%) NHS
4 14 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.01%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.46%) Life Science
7 9 (2.46%) User Experience
8 8 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.64%) Animation
10 6 (1.64%) BBC
10 6 (1.64%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.64%) Robotics
10 6 (1.64%) STB
11 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 141 (38.52%) Windows
2 52 (14.21%) Unix
3 27 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (7.38%) Windows Server
4 24 (6.56%) CentOS
5 21 (5.74%) Mac OS
6 13 (3.55%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.91%) Android
9 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.37%) Fedora
12 3 (0.82%) AIX
12 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.82%) Robot Operating System
12 3 (0.82%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.13%) Problem-Solving
2 78 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (19.95%) DevOps
4 67 (18.31%) Software Engineering
5 62 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 59 (16.12%) TDD
8 48 (13.11%) OO
9 44 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 39 (10.66%) UML
11 37 (10.11%) SysML
12 36 (9.84%) Scrum
13 32 (8.74%) Microservices
14 27 (7.38%) Mathematics
15 23 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
16 22 (6.01%) Configuration Management
16 22 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (6.01%) Machine Learning
17 21 (5.74%) Migration
18 20 (5.46%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.24%) Python
2 87 (23.77%) C
3 82 (22.40%) C++
4 63 (17.21%) JavaScript
5 56 (15.30%) Java
6 54 (14.75%) SQL
7 48 (13.11%) MATLAB
8 37 (10.11%) Bash Shell
9 35 (9.56%) PHP
10 34 (9.29%) Perl
11 27 (7.38%) C#
11 27 (7.38%) Shell Script
12 23 (6.28%) PowerShell
13 20 (5.46%) Ada
14 19 (5.19%) Embedded C
15 18 (4.92%) Embedded C++
16 16 (4.37%) Ruby
17 15 (4.10%) PL/SQL
18 10 (2.73%) PHP 7
19 9 (2.46%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (22.68%) Degree
2 47 (12.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 6 (1.64%) PhD
5 3 (0.82%) CISSP
5 3 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (0.82%) GCFA
5 3 (0.82%) GCFE
5 3 (0.82%) GCIA
5 3 (0.82%) GCIH
5 3 (0.82%) HNC
5 3 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.82%) SANS
5 3 (0.82%) SSCP
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.55%) OCP
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.11%) Def Stans
1 37 (10.11%) MISRA
2 19 (5.19%) QA
3 10 (2.73%) SLA
4 7 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.82%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.82%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.55%) DICOM
9 1 (0.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (15.30%) Docker
2 46 (12.57%) Firmware
3 34 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (5.19%) Active Directory
5 16 (4.37%) NFS
6 14 (3.83%) Hyper-V
7 12 (3.28%) vSphere
8 7 (1.91%) iptables
8 7 (1.91%) Postfix
8 7 (1.91%) Samba
9 5 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.27%) vCloud
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (11.20%) Ansible
2 40 (10.93%) Kubernetes
3 38 (10.38%) Terraform
4 26 (7.10%) Puppet
5 16 (4.37%) HAProxy
6 13 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.46%) Salt
8 7 (1.91%) CASB
9 6 (1.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 6 (1.64%) Icinga
10 5 (1.37%) Nagios
11 3 (0.82%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.55%) Grafana
12 2 (0.55%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.55%) Packer
12 2 (0.55%) SCCM
13 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (14.48%) VMware
2 38 (10.38%) IBM
3 35 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.56%) Red Hat
4 30 (8.20%) Oracle
5 14 (3.83%) HP
6 11 (3.01%) Cisco
7 10 (2.73%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.19%) Atlassian
8 8 (2.19%) Google
8 8 (2.19%) Zend
9 7 (1.91%) Clearswift
9 7 (1.91%) Symantec
10 6 (1.64%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.64%) YouTube
11 5 (1.37%) Citrix
12 4 (1.09%) Juniper
12 4 (1.09%) Veeam
13 3 (0.82%) ANSYS
13 3 (0.82%) Aruba