Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 14 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 897 1,258 1,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 12.71% 11.44% 11.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.65% 45.03% 42.83%
Number of salaries quoted 587 877 1,094
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +11.70% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £76,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 1,965 2,794 2,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.85% 25.42% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,399 2,001 2,462
East of England median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,772 £24,230 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +3 417 £50,000 -3.85% 228
Hertfordshire +4 270 £50,000 -13.04% 71
Bedfordshire -5 82 £45,000 -18.18% 8
Suffolk +12 60 £50,000 - 15
Essex +9 56 £41,500 +3.75% 18
Norfolk -9 13 £40,000 +6.67% 14
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 362 (40.36%) Python
2 326 (36.34%) Windows
3 232 (25.86%) Java
4 230 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 227 (25.31%) DevOps
6 213 (23.75%) AWS
7 209 (23.30%) Software Engineering
8 164 (18.28%) Ansible
9 160 (17.84%) SQL
10 159 (17.73%) Degree
11 156 (17.39%) Git (software)
12 148 (16.50%) C
13 142 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
14 141 (15.72%) C++
15 138 (15.38%) Bash Shell
15 138 (15.38%) Puppet
16 132 (14.72%) VMware
17 128 (14.27%) Microsoft
18 123 (13.71%) Azure
19 120 (13.38%) Unix
20 117 (13.04%) Docker
21 112 (12.49%) Computer Science
21 112 (12.49%) MySQL
22 111 (12.37%) Kubernetes
23 107 (11.93%) Test Automation
24 103 (11.48%) CentOS
24 103 (11.48%) PHP
25 102 (11.37%) TCP/IP
26 99 (11.04%) Firewall
27 98 (10.93%) ITIL

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 57 (6.35%) nginx
2 50 (5.57%) Elasticsearch
3 49 (5.46%) Apache
4 32 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 28 (3.12%) SharePoint
6 27 (3.01%) Apache Spark
7 23 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.45%) CloudStack
9 12 (1.34%) Confluence
10 11 (1.23%) IIS
11 10 (1.11%) MS Exchange
11 10 (1.11%) WordPress
12 8 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.67%) JBoss
14 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
17 2 (0.22%) Apache Solr
17 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.45%) GNU Octave
3 4 (0.45%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 19 (2.12%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (1.00%) Magento
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Odoo
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 213 (23.75%) AWS
2 123 (13.71%) Azure
3 73 (8.14%) GCP
4 72 (8.03%) SaaS
5 52 (5.80%) Office 365
6 49 (5.46%) IaaS
7 32 (3.57%) PaaS
8 26 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (2.23%) OpenShift
10 15 (1.67%) GitHub
10 15 (1.67%) OneDrive
11 13 (1.45%) DigitalOcean
11 13 (1.45%) Heroku
12 12 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.78%) Stackdriver
14 6 (0.67%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.56%) Akamai
16 4 (0.45%) npm
16 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (11.37%) TCP/IP
2 99 (11.04%) Firewall
3 90 (10.03%) DNS
4 42 (4.68%) HTTP
5 39 (4.35%) DHCP
5 39 (4.35%) Internet
6 31 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
7 30 (3.34%) VPN
8 29 (3.23%) WAN
9 28 (3.12%) LAN
9 28 (3.12%) SSL
10 26 (2.90%) SNMP
11 24 (2.68%) SAN
12 20 (2.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (2.23%) SMTP
13 16 (1.78%) VLAN
14 15 (1.67%) BIG-IP
14 15 (1.67%) Network Security
15 14 (1.56%) 4G
15 14 (1.56%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (12.49%) MySQL
2 74 (8.25%) SQL Server
3 67 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
4 57 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 45 (5.02%) Big Data
6 40 (4.46%) MongoDB
7 27 (3.01%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (2.23%) Apache Hive
9 20 (2.23%) Impala
10 17 (1.90%) OLTP
11 16 (1.78%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (1.67%) MariaDB
13 14 (1.56%) OLAP
14 13 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 12 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (1.23%) Redis
17 9 (1.00%) NoSQL
18 8 (0.89%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 156 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 98 (10.93%) Jenkins
3 88 (9.81%) JIRA
4 41 (4.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 39 (4.35%) Selenium
6 35 (3.90%) Cucumber
7 32 (3.57%) Artifactory
8 24 (2.68%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.56%) JUnit
10 22 (2.45%) git-flow
10 22 (2.45%) WebDriver
11 20 (2.23%) Gradle
11 20 (2.23%) JBehave
12 15 (1.67%) Bitbucket Server
12 15 (1.67%) GitLab
12 15 (1.67%) Maven
12 15 (1.67%) Subversion
13 14 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (1.45%) TestNG
14 13 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (5.35%) Finance
2 36 (4.01%) Retail
3 31 (3.46%) Banking
4 28 (3.12%) Games
5 24 (2.68%) Automotive
6 23 (2.56%) Electronics
7 18 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.78%) Marketing
9 11 (1.23%) Public Sector
10 10 (1.11%) Military
11 6 (0.67%) Advertising
11 6 (0.67%) Publishing
12 5 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.45%) Billing
13 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.22%) Legal
15 1 (0.11%) Law
15 1 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 147 (16.39%) Developer
2 124 (13.82%) Software Engineer
3 113 (12.60%) Linux Engineer
4 94 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 55 (6.13%) Senior Software Engineer
6 49 (5.46%) Analyst
7 47 (5.24%) Administrator
8 46 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 40 (4.46%) Consultant
9 40 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 40 (4.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 39 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 38 (4.24%) Java Engineer
12 34 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
13 32 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
14 31 (3.46%) C++ Software Engineer
14 31 (3.46%) Cloud Engineer
14 31 (3.46%) Security Engineer
15 29 (3.23%) IT Support
16 26 (2.90%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.69%) HTML
2 57 (6.35%) Web Services
3 54 (6.02%) .NET
4 53 (5.91%) Kafka
5 52 (5.80%) CSS
6 45 (5.02%) OpenGL
7 44 (4.91%) Elastic Stack
8 36 (4.01%) Spring
9 32 (3.57%) LAMP
10 30 (3.34%) JSON
11 27 (3.01%) React
12 26 (2.90%) LDAP
12 26 (2.90%) XML
13 24 (2.68%) AngularJS
14 23 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
14 23 (2.56%) Vulkan
15 20 (2.23%) Vue.js
16 19 (2.12%) Qt
16 19 (2.12%) RESTful
17 18 (2.01%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.91%) Replication
3 40 (4.46%) Client/Server
4 31 (3.46%) Renewable Energy
5 27 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.90%) Algorithms
7 24 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 24 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (2.45%) PKI
9 20 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 20 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (2.12%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.90%) Smartphone
12 16 (1.78%) Analytical Mindset
13 15 (1.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 14 (1.56%) Internet of Things
15 13 (1.45%) Private Cloud
16 12 (1.34%) CCTV
16 12 (1.34%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 326 (36.34%) Windows
2 120 (13.38%) Unix
3 103 (11.48%) CentOS
4 76 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (8.14%) Ubuntu
6 64 (7.13%) Windows Server
7 59 (6.58%) Android
8 37 (4.12%) Debian
9 35 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (3.23%) Windows 7
11 28 (3.12%) Windows 10
12 22 (2.45%) Mac OS
13 20 (2.23%) Embedded Linux
13 20 (2.23%) Solaris
14 18 (2.01%) AIX
15 15 (1.67%) Apple iOS
16 14 (1.56%) SUSE
16 14 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (1.00%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (25.31%) DevOps
3 209 (23.30%) Software Engineering
4 142 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
5 112 (12.49%) Computer Science
6 107 (11.93%) Test Automation
7 98 (10.93%) ITIL
8 93 (10.37%) Scrum
9 82 (9.14%) Cybersecurity
10 78 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 77 (8.58%) TDD
12 72 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 55 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 51 (5.69%) Mathematics
16 50 (5.57%) Machine Learning
16 50 (5.57%) SDLC
17 48 (5.35%) Infrastructure as Code
17 48 (5.35%) Kanban
18 47 (5.24%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 362 (40.36%) Python
2 232 (25.86%) Java
3 160 (17.84%) SQL
4 148 (16.50%) C
5 141 (15.72%) C++
6 138 (15.38%) Bash Shell
7 103 (11.48%) PHP
8 93 (10.37%) JavaScript
9 88 (9.81%) Perl
10 77 (8.58%) PowerShell
11 72 (8.03%) Ruby
12 57 (6.35%) C#
13 47 (5.24%) Shell Script
14 28 (3.12%) R
15 24 (2.68%) Go
16 22 (2.45%) PHP 5
16 22 (2.45%) PHP 7
17 13 (1.45%) Embedded C
18 12 (1.34%) Groovy
19 7 (0.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 159 (17.73%) Degree
2 68 (7.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 33 (3.68%) CISSP
6 30 (3.34%) SC Cleared
7 25 (2.79%) CCNA
8 21 (2.34%) CEH
9 20 (2.23%) CCNP
10 18 (2.01%) RHCE
11 17 (1.90%) PhD
12 15 (1.67%) LPIC
13 14 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (1.23%) RHCT
15 9 (1.00%) MCSE
16 8 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
16 8 (0.89%) SSCP
17 7 (0.78%) CompTIA Security+
17 7 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
17 7 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (5.02%) SLA
3 35 (3.90%) QA
4 24 (2.68%) PCI DSS
5 18 (2.01%) PSD2
6 15 (1.67%) COBIT
7 11 (1.23%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.33%) GDPR
8 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 117 (13.04%) Docker
2 95 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (9.59%) Active Directory
4 40 (4.46%) Hyper-V
5 26 (2.90%) vSphere
6 22 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (2.12%) Apache Flume
9 14 (1.56%) KVM
9 14 (1.56%) VMware NSX
10 11 (1.23%) Samba
10 11 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.78%) NFS
11 7 (0.78%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.45%) HDFS
12 4 (0.45%) iptables
12 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.45%) Postfix
12 4 (0.45%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 164 (18.28%) Ansible
2 138 (15.38%) Puppet
3 111 (12.37%) Kubernetes
4 69 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (6.47%) Terraform
6 33 (3.68%) Nagios
7 32 (3.57%) SCCM
8 28 (3.12%) HAProxy
8 28 (3.12%) SCOM
9 26 (2.90%) Kibana
10 25 (2.79%) logstash
11 22 (2.45%) Prometheus
12 20 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
13 19 (2.12%) Oozie
14 18 (2.01%) yum
15 15 (1.67%) Packer
16 13 (1.45%) Foglight
16 13 (1.45%) LiteSpeed
17 12 (1.34%) SCOrch
17 12 (1.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (14.72%) VMware
2 128 (14.27%) Microsoft
3 97 (10.81%) Oracle
4 75 (8.36%) WorldPay
5 69 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 67 (7.47%) Cisco
7 52 (5.80%) Google
8 26 (2.90%) Qualys
8 26 (2.90%) Splunk
9 23 (2.56%) F5
10 18 (2.01%) Dell
11 16 (1.78%) Intel
11 16 (1.78%) SolarWinds
12 15 (1.67%) Juniper
12 15 (1.67%) Rackspace
12 15 (1.67%) Veracode
13 14 (1.56%) Percona
13 14 (1.56%) Symantec
14 13 (1.45%) HP
14 13 (1.45%) Sybase