Period
to 1 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North East
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 27 17
Rank change year-on-year +19 -10 +14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 215 55 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 18.49% 7.01% 11.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.37% 32.16% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 186 45 84
10th Percentile £31,125 £31,250 £32,400
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,000 £42,500 £45,012
Median % change year-on-year +15.29% -5.58% +2.59%
75th Percentile £60,688 £55,000 £53,131
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,600 £59,250
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 North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 334 171 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 28.72% 21.78% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 291 151 177
10th Percentile £24,625 £22,125 £21,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £28,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £35,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -11.39% +5.33%
75th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £56,650
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the North East

Linux
Salary Trend in the North East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in the North East.

Salary trend for Linux in the North East

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the North East over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux in the North East

Linux
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North East region over the 6 months to 1 August 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
Tyne and Wear +22 204 £49,500 +4.21% 26
Durham +4 9 £30,500 -16.44% 3
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 North East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 128 (59.53%) AWS
2 121 (56.28%) DevOps
3 111 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (46.98%) Azure
5 82 (38.14%) SQL
6 81 (37.67%) Java
7 79 (36.74%) Microservices
8 75 (34.88%) Jenkins
9 70 (32.56%) OOP
10 69 (32.09%) Software Engineering
11 65 (30.23%) Oracle
12 63 (29.30%) Spring
12 63 (29.30%) Spring Boot
13 62 (28.84%) NoSQL
14 61 (28.37%) RESTful
14 61 (28.37%) OO
15 60 (27.91%) Maven
16 59 (27.44%) JUnit
17 58 (26.98%) Microsoft
18 57 (26.51%) Git (software)
19 50 (23.26%) Kubernetes
20 48 (22.33%) Windows
21 46 (21.40%) Terraform
22 37 (17.21%) Web Services
23 35 (16.28%) Docker
24 29 (13.49%) Puppet
25 28 (13.02%) Hybrid Cloud
26 25 (11.63%) Scrum
27 23 (10.70%) GitLab
27 23 (10.70%) Opscode Chef

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 6 (2.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.40%) Apache
2 3 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.93%) nginx
3 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 128 (59.53%) AWS
2 101 (46.98%) Azure
3 20 (9.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (6.98%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (4.65%) GCP
6 6 (2.79%) IaaS
6 6 (2.79%) PaaS
7 5 (2.33%) SaaS
8 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.40%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (1.40%) Serverless
8 3 (1.40%) Slack
9 2 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.93%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.93%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.93%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.93%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.47%) Cohesity
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.58%) Firewall
3 11 (5.12%) DNS
4 7 (3.26%) HTTP
4 7 (3.26%) Wireless
5 6 (2.79%) DHCP
5 6 (2.79%) VPN
6 4 (1.86%) Internet
6 4 (1.86%) SMTP
6 4 (1.86%) SSL
6 4 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.40%) BGP
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.40%) H.323
7 3 (1.40%) IPv4
7 3 (1.40%) IPv6
7 3 (1.40%) OSPF
7 3 (1.40%) SAN
8 2 (0.93%) Skype
9 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (28.84%) NoSQL
2 21 (9.77%) MySQL
3 14 (6.51%) SQL Server
4 13 (6.05%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.47%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 75 (34.88%) Jenkins
2 60 (27.91%) Maven
3 59 (27.44%) JUnit
4 57 (26.51%) Git (software)
5 23 (10.70%) GitLab
6 4 (1.86%) JIRA
7 3 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.40%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.93%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.47%) Gradle
9 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.47%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (9.30%) Social Skills
2 9 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.72%) Organisational Skills
4 6 (2.79%) Games
5 5 (2.33%) Banking
5 5 (2.33%) Finance
5 5 (2.33%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (2.33%) Legal
6 4 (1.86%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.93%) Local Government
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 51 (23.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (19.07%) Developer
3 38 (17.67%) Software Engineer
4 31 (14.42%) Java Engineer
4 31 (14.42%) Java Software Engineer
5 28 (13.02%) Java Developer
6 25 (11.63%) Senior Developer
6 25 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
7 24 (11.16%) AWS Engineer
8 21 (9.77%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (9.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 19 (8.84%) Support Engineer
11 13 (6.05%) IT Engineer
11 13 (6.05%) IT Support
11 13 (6.05%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (6.05%) PHP Developer
12 11 (5.12%) Administrator
12 11 (5.12%) Software Developer
13 10 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
14 9 (4.19%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (29.30%) Spring
1 63 (29.30%) Spring Boot
2 61 (28.37%) RESTful
3 37 (17.21%) Web Services
4 16 (7.44%) REST
5 13 (6.05%) jQuery
5 13 (6.05%) React
5 13 (6.05%) Symfony
6 12 (5.58%) Node.js
7 11 (5.12%) AngularJS
7 11 (5.12%) Kafka
8 5 (2.33%) Middleware
8 5 (2.33%) SOAP
9 4 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.93%) Apache Camel
10 2 (0.93%) Doctrine
10 2 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.93%) Next.js
10 2 (0.93%) XML
10 2 (0.93%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.02%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (5.58%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.40%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.93%) iPad
7 2 (0.93%) IVR
8 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.33%) Windows
2 10 (4.65%) CentOS
2 10 (4.65%) Unix
3 9 (4.19%) Debian
3 9 (4.19%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.33%) Android
5 5 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (56.28%) DevOps
2 111 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (36.74%) Microservices
4 70 (32.56%) OOP
5 69 (32.09%) Software Engineering
6 61 (28.37%) OO
7 25 (11.63%) Scrum
8 23 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (8.37%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (7.44%) Decision-Making
12 14 (6.51%) Migration
12 14 (6.51%) Technical Architecture
13 13 (6.05%) Cost Management
13 13 (6.05%) Infrastructure as Code
13 13 (6.05%) Machine Learning
13 13 (6.05%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.05%) MVC
14 12 (5.58%) Configuration Management
14 12 (5.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 82 (38.14%) SQL
2 81 (37.67%) Java
3 21 (9.77%) Python
4 18 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.91%) Bash Shell
5 17 (7.91%) PHP
5 17 (7.91%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.98%) Go
7 9 (4.19%) Scala
8 7 (3.26%) C
9 6 (2.79%) C++
10 5 (2.33%) Java 8
10 5 (2.33%) Perl
11 4 (1.86%) Jython
11 4 (1.86%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.93%) Groovy
12 2 (0.93%) Java 11
12 2 (0.93%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.93%) Ruby
13 1 (0.47%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (10.70%) SC Cleared
1 23 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.51%) Linux+ Certification
2 14 (6.51%) Network+ Certification
3 10 (4.65%) CCNA
3 10 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.19%) Degree
5 7 (3.26%) A+ Certification
5 7 (3.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 7 (3.26%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) CISSP
6 1 (0.47%) GIAC
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.47%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.33%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (16.28%) Docker
2 20 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.33%) vSphere
5 4 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.93%) Postfix
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) LXC
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (23.26%) Kubernetes
2 46 (21.40%) Terraform
3 29 (13.49%) Puppet
4 23 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (8.84%) Ansible
6 14 (6.51%) Istio
7 4 (1.86%) Nagios
8 3 (1.40%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.40%) Proxmox
8 3 (1.40%) Salt
8 3 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.93%) Packer
10 1 (0.47%) EnCase
10 1 (0.47%) FTK
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.47%) SCCM
10 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (30.23%) Oracle
2 58 (26.98%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.37%) VMware
4 17 (7.91%) Cisco
5 13 (6.05%) Zend
6 10 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.79%) Citrix
8 5 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.33%) IBM
8 5 (2.33%) Pega
9 4 (1.86%) HP
9 4 (1.86%) Veeam
10 3 (1.40%) Avaya
10 3 (1.40%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.40%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.93%) Asigra
11 2 (0.93%) New Relic
11 2 (0.93%) Nimble Storage
12 1 (0.47%) SAP