Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North East
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 33 21
Rank change year-on-year +24 -12 +15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 194 75 140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 17.31% 6.22% 10.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.38% 34.25% 45.90%
Number of salaries quoted 166 60 93
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,100 £32,667
25th Percentile £35,813 £33,500 £37,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £37,500 £48,463
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.62% +29.23%
75th Percentile £63,750 £51,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £71,560
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 311 219 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 27.74% 18.17% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 267 197 203
10th Percentile £25,400 £22,000 £22,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £26,750 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £57,500 £43,750 £51,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £57,450
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +37 175 £50,000 +17.65% 18
Durham +8 16 £29,500 -19.18% 9
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 115 (59.28%) AWS
2 94 (48.45%) DevOps
3 82 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (40.72%) Azure
5 78 (40.21%) Java
6 77 (39.69%) SQL
7 67 (34.54%) Jenkins
8 66 (34.02%) Microservices
9 60 (30.93%) OOP
9 60 (30.93%) Software Engineering
10 58 (29.90%) Spring
11 56 (28.87%) NoSQL
11 56 (28.87%) Oracle
11 56 (28.87%) Spring Boot
12 55 (28.35%) RESTful
13 54 (27.84%) Maven
13 54 (27.84%) OO
14 53 (27.32%) Microsoft
15 52 (26.80%) JUnit
16 45 (23.20%) Windows
17 39 (20.10%) Git (software)
18 33 (17.01%) Web Services
19 30 (15.46%) Kubernetes
19 30 (15.46%) Terraform
20 29 (14.95%) Hybrid Cloud
21 26 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
22 21 (10.82%) Ansible
23 20 (10.31%) Network+ Certification
23 20 (10.31%) Linux+ Certification
23 20 (10.31%) Cisco

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 7 (3.61%) Apache
2 6 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.55%) nginx
4 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 115 (59.28%) AWS
2 79 (40.72%) Azure
3 13 (6.70%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (4.12%) GCP
5 6 (3.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.55%) Azure Sentinel
7 3 (1.55%) IaaS
7 3 (1.55%) PaaS
7 3 (1.55%) Slack
8 2 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (1.03%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.03%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.03%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.52%) Cohesity
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.73%) Firewall
2 14 (7.22%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.15%) VPN
4 9 (4.64%) DNS
5 8 (4.12%) Wireless
6 7 (3.61%) HTTP
7 4 (2.06%) LAN
7 4 (2.06%) SMTP
7 4 (2.06%) SSL
7 4 (2.06%) WAN
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.55%) H.323
9 2 (1.03%) DHCP
9 2 (1.03%) SAN
9 2 (1.03%) Skype
10 1 (0.52%) BGP
10 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.52%) Internet
10 1 (0.52%) IPv4
10 1 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (28.87%) NoSQL
2 14 (7.22%) MySQL
3 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.52%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 67 (34.54%) Jenkins
2 54 (27.84%) Maven
3 52 (26.80%) JUnit
4 39 (20.10%) Git (software)
5 18 (9.28%) GitLab
6 3 (1.55%) JIRA
7 2 (1.03%) Gradle
8 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (9.28%) Social Skills
2 7 (3.61%) Games
3 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.09%) Marketing
4 4 (2.06%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Banking
6 2 (1.03%) Finance
6 2 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Local Government
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 37 (19.07%) Software Engineer
2 34 (17.53%) Developer
3 31 (15.98%) Java Engineer
3 31 (15.98%) Java Software Engineer
4 26 (13.40%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (12.89%) Java Developer
6 21 (10.82%) IT Engineer
7 19 (9.79%) Support Engineer
8 18 (9.28%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (9.28%) Senior Developer
8 18 (9.28%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (8.25%) Administrator
9 16 (8.25%) AWS Engineer
10 14 (7.22%) IT Support
10 14 (7.22%) IT Support Engineer
10 14 (7.22%) Scala Engineer
10 14 (7.22%) Scala Software Engineer
11 11 (5.67%) Java Scala Software Engineer
11 11 (5.67%) Technical Leader
12 10 (5.15%) Trainee Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.90%) Spring
2 56 (28.87%) Spring Boot
3 55 (28.35%) RESTful
4 33 (17.01%) Web Services
5 13 (6.70%) Node.js
6 12 (6.19%) Kafka
7 10 (5.15%) React
7 10 (5.15%) REST
8 9 (4.64%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.12%) jQuery
9 8 (4.12%) Symfony
10 6 (3.09%) YAML
11 4 (2.06%) Apache Flex
12 3 (1.55%) .NET
12 3 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
13 2 (1.03%) Apache Camel
13 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
13 2 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
13 2 (1.03%) Next.js
13 2 (1.03%) Vert.x
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 14 (7.22%) Cloud Native
3 10 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.03%) iPad
6 2 (1.03%) IVR
6 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.20%) Windows
2 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (4.64%) Ubuntu
3 9 (4.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.09%) CentOS
4 6 (3.09%) Debian
5 5 (2.58%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Unix
6 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.52%) Solaris
8 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (48.45%) DevOps
2 82 (42.27%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (34.02%) Microservices
4 60 (30.93%) OOP
4 60 (30.93%) Software Engineering
5 54 (27.84%) OO
6 26 (13.40%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (7.22%) Machine Learning
7 14 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.70%) Decision-Making
8 13 (6.70%) Technical Architecture
9 11 (5.67%) Technical Leadership
10 10 (5.15%) Coaching
10 10 (5.15%) MVC
11 8 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (4.12%) Scrum
12 7 (3.61%) Data Protection
12 7 (3.61%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 78 (40.21%) Java
2 77 (39.69%) SQL
3 19 (9.79%) Python
4 18 (9.28%) PHP
5 15 (7.73%) Bash Shell
5 15 (7.73%) Go
6 14 (7.22%) Scala
7 13 (6.70%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.70%) PowerShell
8 10 (5.15%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.09%) C
9 6 (3.09%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.06%) C++
10 4 (2.06%) Jython
11 2 (1.03%) Groovy
11 2 (1.03%) Java 8
11 2 (1.03%) Ruby
12 1 (0.52%) ABAP
12 1 (0.52%) C#
12 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (10.31%) Linux+ Certification
1 20 (10.31%) Network+ Certification
2 18 (9.28%) SC Cleared
2 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.70%) CCNA
3 13 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.15%) A+ Certification
4 10 (5.15%) CompTIA Security+
4 10 (5.15%) Degree
4 10 (5.15%) Server+ Certification
5 2 (1.03%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.03%) CISSP
5 2 (1.03%) GIAC
5 2 (1.03%) SANS
6 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.76%) Docker
3 14 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (2.58%) vSphere
5 4 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 30 (15.46%) Kubernetes
1 30 (15.46%) Terraform
2 21 (10.82%) Ansible
3 15 (7.73%) Puppet
4 13 (6.70%) Istio
5 10 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.09%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.58%) ZABBIX
8 4 (2.06%) Graphite
8 4 (2.06%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.55%) Salt
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.52%) Nagios
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.52%) Packer
10 1 (0.52%) Proxmox
10 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (28.87%) Oracle
2 53 (27.32%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.31%) Cisco
4 18 (9.28%) VMware
5 15 (7.73%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.12%) Zend
7 6 (3.09%) Citrix
8 4 (2.06%) HP
8 4 (2.06%) SonicWALL
8 4 (2.06%) Veeam
9 3 (1.55%) Avaya
10 2 (1.03%) Asigra
10 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.03%) IBM
10 2 (1.03%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (1.03%) Pega
11 1 (0.52%) New Relic
11 1 (0.52%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.52%) SAP
11 1 (0.52%) SolarWinds