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

Linux
England > East of England
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 16 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 354 663 1,109
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 12.00% 11.17% 12.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.79% 44.80% 45.49%
Number of salaries quoted 339 507 865
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,300
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £71,800
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.91% - +10.00%

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 711 1,480 2,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.11% 24.94% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 531 1,124 1,883
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -4 182 £55,000 +25.00% 116
Hertfordshire +7 71 £62,500 +25.00% 34
Essex +23 56 £67,500 +82.14% 15
Bedfordshire +4 36 £45,837 -38.88% 7
Suffolk +11 14 £72,500 +31.82% 4
Norfolk +14 5 £43,000 +22.86%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 113 (31.92%) Windows
2 110 (31.07%) Python
3 99 (27.97%) DevOps
4 85 (24.01%) Degree
4 85 (24.01%) AWS
5 84 (23.73%) Git (software)
6 82 (23.16%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (17.51%) JavaScript
9 58 (16.38%) Java
10 53 (14.97%) Software Engineering
10 53 (14.97%) Azure
10 53 (14.97%) Terraform
11 51 (14.41%) Ansible
11 51 (14.41%) C++
11 51 (14.41%) SQL
12 50 (14.12%) Microsoft
13 43 (12.15%) Jenkins
14 42 (11.86%) VMware
15 40 (11.30%) Red Hat
15 40 (11.30%) Unix
15 40 (11.30%) Computer Science
16 39 (11.02%) Bash Shell
16 39 (11.02%) Law
17 38 (10.73%) CSS
17 38 (10.73%) Machine Learning
18 37 (10.45%) JIRA
18 37 (10.45%) MySQL
19 35 (9.89%) HTML
20 34 (9.60%) PHP

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 17 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.67%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.11%) Apache
4 8 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.26%) WordPress
5 6 (1.69%) Camunda
5 6 (1.69%) OpenEdge
5 6 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.41%) Confluence
6 5 (1.41%) Drupal
7 3 (0.85%) nginx
7 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.41%) Simulink
3 2 (0.56%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 85 (24.01%) AWS
2 53 (14.97%) Azure
3 31 (8.76%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (6.50%) SaaS
5 17 (4.80%) OneDrive
6 16 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (4.52%) OpenShift
6 16 (4.52%) Serverless
7 14 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (3.95%) Amazon S3
7 14 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (3.39%) GitHub
10 11 (3.11%) PaaS
11 10 (2.82%) GCP
12 9 (2.54%) IaaS
13 7 (1.98%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (1.69%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (1.41%) Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.91%) Firewall
2 24 (6.78%) TCP/IP
3 16 (4.52%) IPv4
3 16 (4.52%) IPv6
4 12 (3.39%) NetScaler
4 12 (3.39%) Skype
5 10 (2.82%) HTTP
6 7 (1.98%) RFID
6 7 (1.98%) VPN
7 6 (1.69%) Wireless
8 4 (1.13%) DHCP
8 4 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.13%) LAN
8 4 (1.13%) WAN
8 4 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.85%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.85%) DNS
9 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.85%) SAN
9 3 (0.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.45%) MySQL
2 22 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (5.93%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.80%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 11 (3.11%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.82%) GIS
8 6 (1.69%) MariaDB
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2017
8 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.41%) Power BI
10 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.56%) Big Data
12 2 (0.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 84 (23.73%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.15%) Jenkins
3 37 (10.45%) JIRA
4 11 (3.11%) Selenium
4 11 (3.11%) TeamCity
5 10 (2.82%) GoCD
6 9 (2.54%) GitLab
7 8 (2.26%) Bitbucket
8 7 (1.98%) Gradle
9 6 (1.69%) Robot Framework
9 6 (1.69%) Subversion
10 5 (1.41%) Maven
11 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.85%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.85%) Postman
12 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket Server
12 2 (0.56%) DbUnit
12 2 (0.56%) git-flow
12 2 (0.56%) Protractor
12 2 (0.56%) Travis CI
General
1 39 (11.02%) Law
2 22 (6.21%) Finance
3 17 (4.80%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.11%) Games
4 11 (3.11%) German Language
5 8 (2.26%) Electronics
6 7 (1.98%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.69%) Legal
8 5 (1.41%) Advertising
8 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.41%) Retail
9 4 (1.13%) Dutch Language
9 4 (1.13%) French Language
9 4 (1.13%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.85%) Automotive
10 3 (0.85%) Marketing
11 2 (0.56%) Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Military
11 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (18.08%) Developer
2 53 (14.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (12.71%) Linux Engineer
4 32 (9.04%) Cloud Engineer
5 30 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 26 (7.34%) PHP Developer
7 23 (6.50%) Architect
7 23 (6.50%) Python Engineer
8 21 (5.93%) IT Engineer
8 21 (5.93%) Support Engineer
9 20 (5.65%) Network Engineer
10 18 (5.08%) Junior
10 18 (5.08%) Senior DevOps
10 18 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 18 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.80%) IT Support
12 16 (4.52%) C++ Developer
13 15 (4.24%) Graduate
13 15 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
13 15 (4.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.73%) CSS
2 35 (9.89%) HTML
3 26 (7.34%) Node.js
4 22 (6.21%) RESTful
5 21 (5.93%) Laravel
6 20 (5.65%) Vue.js
7 18 (5.08%) Web Services
8 15 (4.24%) REST
9 14 (3.95%) LAMP
10 13 (3.67%) jQuery
11 12 (3.39%) Middleware
12 11 (3.11%) AngularJS
12 11 (3.11%) SOAP
13 10 (2.82%) HTML5
13 10 (2.82%) React
13 10 (2.82%) Symfony
14 9 (2.54%) J2EE
14 9 (2.54%) Spring
15 8 (2.26%) Flask
15 8 (2.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.65%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.26%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
6 8 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.26%) Replication
7 7 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (1.98%) Animation
7 7 (1.98%) BBC
7 7 (1.98%) Clustering
7 7 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.98%) NHS
7 7 (1.98%) STB
8 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.41%) Verilog
8 5 (1.41%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 113 (31.92%) Windows
2 40 (11.30%) Unix
3 31 (8.76%) Ubuntu
4 28 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (7.91%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.37%) CentOS
5 19 (5.37%) Mac OS
6 12 (3.39%) Windows 10
7 9 (2.54%) Android
7 9 (2.54%) Debian
8 6 (1.69%) SUSE
9 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.13%) Fedora
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
10 1 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.28%) VMS
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (27.97%) DevOps
2 82 (23.16%) Problem-Solving
3 70 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (14.97%) Software Engineering
5 40 (11.30%) Computer Science
6 38 (10.73%) Machine Learning
7 30 (8.47%) Mathematics
8 29 (8.19%) Configuration Management
8 29 (8.19%) Test Automation
9 27 (7.63%) Artificial Intelligence
10 24 (6.78%) Scrum
11 23 (6.50%) Mentoring
11 23 (6.50%) Microservices
12 22 (6.21%) Open Source
13 21 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (5.08%) SIEM
16 17 (4.80%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 110 (31.07%) Python
2 62 (17.51%) JavaScript
3 58 (16.38%) Java
4 51 (14.41%) C++
4 51 (14.41%) SQL
5 39 (11.02%) Bash Shell
6 34 (9.60%) PHP
7 33 (9.32%) C
8 27 (7.63%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.80%) C#
10 15 (4.24%) Perl
11 11 (3.11%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.26%) Go
13 5 (1.41%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.13%) Ruby
14 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.85%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.85%) PHP 7
16 2 (0.56%) Java 8
16 2 (0.56%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (24.01%) Degree
2 22 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 17 (4.80%) CompTIA Security+
5 17 (4.80%) Linux+ Certification
5 17 (4.80%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (4.24%) PhD
7 14 (3.95%) A+ Certification
7 14 (3.95%) Server+ Certification
8 10 (2.82%) CISSP
9 7 (1.98%) ISSAP
9 7 (1.98%) ISSEP
9 7 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.13%) GIAC
10 4 (1.13%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.85%) GCIA
11 3 (0.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.82%) HIPAA
1 10 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.54%) NIST
2 9 (2.54%) QA
3 6 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (0.85%) SLA
5 2 (0.56%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.28%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.28%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 29 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (7.91%) Docker
3 27 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.69%) vSphere
6 5 (1.41%) Xen
7 2 (0.56%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (14.97%) Terraform
2 51 (14.41%) Ansible
3 31 (8.76%) Kubernetes
4 22 (6.21%) Puppet
5 17 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (4.24%) SCCM
7 12 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (3.11%) Salt
9 10 (2.82%) Rancher
9 10 (2.82%) Rundeck
10 6 (1.69%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.69%) Icinga
10 6 (1.69%) Nagios
10 6 (1.69%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.41%) Istio
12 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.56%) Kibana
13 2 (0.56%) Oozie
14 1 (0.28%) Graylog
Vendors
1 50 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.86%) VMware
3 40 (11.30%) Red Hat
4 19 (5.37%) Oracle
5 17 (4.80%) Zend
6 14 (3.95%) Citrix
6 14 (3.95%) Splunk
7 13 (3.67%) Cisco
8 12 (3.39%) Ivanti
9 11 (3.11%) Google
9 11 (3.11%) IBM
10 10 (2.82%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.26%) HP
12 6 (1.69%) Arista
13 5 (1.41%) Ab Initio
13 5 (1.41%) arcserve
13 5 (1.41%) Cadence
13 5 (1.41%) Dynatrace
14 4 (1.13%) Veeam
15 3 (0.85%) ANSYS