Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 548 293 735
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 9.34% 12.15% 11.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.51% 47.64% 47.33%
Number of salaries quoted 211 214 470
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £39,625 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -9.52%
75th Percentile £70,000 £69,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 1,289 615 1,553
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.97% 25.51% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 693 483 1,124
10th Percentile £21,750 £25,550 £25,000
25th Percentile £26,750 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 23 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -3 263 £60,000 +10.09% 106
Hertfordshire -15 151 £55,000 - 46
Essex 0 68 £47,500 -20.83% 16
Suffolk 0 39 £57,500 -20.69% 6
Bedfordshire -2 38 £60,000 +30.90% 11
Norfolk -6 12 £37,616 -9.36% 7
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 235 (42.88%) Software Engineering
2 228 (41.61%) C++
3 209 (38.14%) Python
4 173 (31.57%) Windows
5 171 (31.20%) Social Skills
6 169 (30.84%) C
7 157 (28.65%) Degree
8 150 (27.37%) Problem-Solving
9 145 (26.46%) DevOps
10 129 (23.54%) AWS
11 125 (22.81%) Computer Science
11 125 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
12 111 (20.26%) CI/CD
13 100 (18.25%) Jenkins
14 93 (16.97%) Docker
15 84 (15.33%) Azure
16 83 (15.15%) Terraform
17 80 (14.60%) Git (software)
18 78 (14.23%) QA
19 77 (14.05%) Mathematics
20 73 (13.32%) Kubernetes
21 72 (13.14%) Java
21 72 (13.14%) JavaScript
22 71 (12.96%) Self-Motivation
23 70 (12.77%) Machine Learning
23 70 (12.77%) Test Automation
24 69 (12.59%) Open Source
25 67 (12.23%) Ansible
26 66 (12.04%) TCP/IP
26 66 (12.04%) 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 28 (5.11%) Apache
2 21 (3.83%) Confluence
3 19 (3.47%) OpenStack
4 13 (2.37%) CMS
5 11 (2.01%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.64%) nginx
6 9 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.46%) WordPress
8 7 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.28%) Jupyter
9 6 (1.09%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.91%) JBoss
11 4 (0.73%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.36%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (3.65%) Simulink
2 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.73%) InVision
3 4 (0.73%) Sketch
4 2 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.36%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.36%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 129 (23.54%) AWS
2 84 (15.33%) Azure
3 48 (8.76%) Serverless
4 35 (6.39%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (6.20%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (4.74%) Amazon S3
7 24 (4.38%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (4.20%) Microsoft 365
9 22 (4.01%) GCP
10 21 (3.83%) SaaS
11 19 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (3.47%) GitHub
12 16 (2.92%) Amazon ECS
13 15 (2.74%) AWS CodePipeline
14 13 (2.37%) OpenShift
14 13 (2.37%) PaaS
15 12 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (2.01%) AWS CodeBuild
16 11 (2.01%) IaaS
17 8 (1.46%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 66 (12.04%) TCP/IP
2 48 (8.76%) Firewall
3 38 (6.93%) DNS
4 23 (4.20%) LAN
5 21 (3.83%) WAN
6 19 (3.47%) VPN
7 17 (3.10%) Network Security
8 16 (2.92%) HTTP
9 12 (2.19%) SAN
10 10 (1.82%) Internet
11 9 (1.64%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.46%) VoIP
13 6 (1.09%) Wireless
14 5 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
14 5 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.91%) WLAN
15 4 (0.73%) Bluetooth
15 4 (0.73%) IPv4
15 4 (0.73%) IPv6
15 4 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 24 (4.38%) MySQL
4 23 (4.20%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.65%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.82%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.64%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.09%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.73%) Redis
12 3 (0.55%) Big Data
12 3 (0.55%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.36%) OLTP
14 1 (0.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 100 (18.25%) Jenkins
2 80 (14.60%) Git (software)
3 59 (10.77%) JIRA
4 20 (3.65%) Rational Rhapsody
5 16 (2.92%) GitLab
6 13 (2.37%) Rational Team Concert
7 9 (1.64%) CMake
8 8 (1.46%) webpack
9 7 (1.28%) Gerrit
9 7 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 7 (1.28%) TestRail
10 6 (1.09%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.73%) Babel
11 4 (0.73%) Postman
12 3 (0.55%) Buildbot
12 3 (0.55%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.55%) Subversion
13 2 (0.36%) Maven
General
1 171 (31.20%) Social Skills
2 57 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.93%) Automotive
4 35 (6.39%) Finance
5 34 (6.20%) Electronics
6 29 (5.29%) Games
7 16 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.74%) Publishing
9 9 (1.64%) Law
10 8 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
11 7 (1.28%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 7 (1.28%) Marketing
12 6 (1.09%) German Language
12 6 (1.09%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (0.91%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
14 3 (0.55%) Legal
14 3 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 160 (29.20%) Software Engineer
2 89 (16.24%) Developer
3 77 (14.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (9.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 35 (6.39%) Embedded Engineer
6 33 (6.02%) Architect
6 33 (6.02%) Junior
7 29 (5.29%) C++ Software Engineer
8 27 (4.93%) Principal Engineer
9 26 (4.74%) Principal Architect
10 24 (4.38%) Junior Software Engineer
11 22 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
11 22 (4.01%) Development Engineer
11 22 (4.01%) Software Development Engineer
12 21 (3.83%) Analyst
13 20 (3.65%) Design Engineer
13 20 (3.65%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
13 20 (3.65%) Software Design Engineer
14 18 (3.28%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 18 (3.28%) Technology Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.85%) React
2 37 (6.75%) REST
3 27 (4.93%) Node.js
4 26 (4.74%) Yocto
5 23 (4.20%) CSS
6 21 (3.83%) HTML
6 21 (3.83%) Spring
7 20 (3.65%) RESTful
8 18 (3.28%) Web Services
9 17 (3.10%) Dask
9 17 (3.10%) Java EE
9 17 (3.10%) NumPy
10 16 (2.92%) Spring Boot
11 15 (2.74%) AngularJS
11 15 (2.74%) Vue.js
12 13 (2.37%) Apache Flex
12 13 (2.37%) Laravel
13 12 (2.19%) HTML5
13 12 (2.19%) TensorFlow
14 11 (2.01%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 71 (12.96%) Self-Motivation
2 43 (7.85%) Device Driver
3 34 (6.20%) Linux Command Line
4 32 (5.84%) Embedded Systems
5 30 (5.47%) Data Centre
6 29 (5.29%) Algorithms
6 29 (5.29%) SystemC
7 25 (4.56%) Virtual Team
8 21 (3.83%) Smartphone
9 18 (3.28%) User Experience
10 16 (2.92%) Data Structures
10 16 (2.92%) Management Information System
11 15 (2.74%) NHS
12 14 (2.55%) Public Cloud
13 13 (2.37%) PlayStation
14 12 (2.19%) Private Cloud
15 11 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (2.01%) Mali
15 11 (2.01%) Robotics
16 8 (1.46%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 173 (31.57%) Windows
2 65 (11.86%) Android
3 56 (10.22%) Unix
4 23 (4.20%) Ubuntu
4 23 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 22 (4.01%) Mac OS
5 22 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.55%) CentOS
7 11 (2.01%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.46%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.09%) Debian
11 5 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.91%) Robot Operating System
12 4 (0.73%) Fedora
13 3 (0.55%) AIX
13 3 (0.55%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (42.88%) Software Engineering
2 150 (27.37%) Problem-Solving
3 145 (26.46%) DevOps
4 125 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (22.81%) Computer Science
5 111 (20.26%) CI/CD
6 77 (14.05%) Mathematics
7 70 (12.77%) Machine Learning
7 70 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 69 (12.59%) Open Source
9 47 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 45 (8.21%) Infrastructure as Code
11 44 (8.03%) Multithreading
12 41 (7.48%) Performance Analysis
13 40 (7.30%) TDD
14 39 (7.12%) OO
14 39 (7.12%) Scrum
15 38 (6.93%) Mentoring
16 34 (6.20%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 228 (41.61%) C++
2 209 (38.14%) Python
3 169 (30.84%) C
4 72 (13.14%) Java
4 72 (13.14%) JavaScript
5 46 (8.39%) SQL
6 45 (8.21%) Bash
7 39 (7.12%) MATLAB
7 39 (7.12%) Shell Script
8 29 (5.29%) Perl
9 25 (4.56%) PHP
10 23 (4.20%) C#
10 23 (4.20%) Embedded C++
11 21 (3.83%) Ruby
12 18 (3.28%) Embedded C
12 18 (3.28%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.74%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.37%) Ada
15 11 (2.01%) Julia
16 9 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 157 (28.65%) Degree
2 52 (9.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.55%) PhD
5 11 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.28%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.91%) CCNP
8 5 (0.91%) GCFA
8 5 (0.91%) GCFE
8 5 (0.91%) GCIA
8 5 (0.91%) GCIH
8 5 (0.91%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.91%) SANS
9 4 (0.73%) HNC
9 4 (0.73%) MCSA
9 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CCA
10 2 (0.36%) OCP
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (14.23%) QA
2 20 (3.65%) Def Stans
2 20 (3.65%) MISRA
3 9 (1.64%) SLA
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.55%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.36%) DICOM
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) GDPR
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 93 (16.97%) Docker
2 66 (12.04%) Firmware
3 32 (5.84%) Active Directory
4 28 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (3.28%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.92%) LXC
7 12 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.09%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 4 (0.73%) vSphere
10 3 (0.55%) NFS
10 3 (0.55%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.36%) iptables
11 2 (0.36%) KVM
11 2 (0.36%) Postfix
11 2 (0.36%) Samba
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 83 (15.15%) Terraform
2 73 (13.32%) Kubernetes
3 67 (12.23%) Ansible
4 34 (6.20%) Puppet
5 17 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (2.01%) Cisco IPCC
7 9 (1.64%) SCCM
8 7 (1.28%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.91%) Icinga
11 4 (0.73%) Grafana
12 3 (0.55%) Kibana
12 3 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.55%) WSUS
12 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.36%) Data Guard
13 2 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
13 2 (0.36%) Nagios
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
13 2 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (8.58%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.21%) VMware
3 35 (6.39%) Oracle
4 23 (4.20%) Red Hat
5 22 (4.01%) IBM
6 15 (2.74%) Google
7 12 (2.19%) Cisco
7 12 (2.19%) HP
8 9 (1.64%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.46%) Citrix
10 6 (1.09%) Adobe
10 6 (1.09%) Splunk
10 6 (1.09%) Sun
10 6 (1.09%) YouTube
11 5 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.73%) TOWER Software
12 4 (0.73%) Zend
13 3 (0.55%) Intel
13 3 (0.55%) Sophos
13 3 (0.55%) Veeam