Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North 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 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North of England
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,757 2,034 2,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.17% 9.18% 9.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.81% 43.05% 40.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,077 1,655 1,806
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £69,952 £66,250 £60,000
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 North of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4,104 4,725 5,551
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 21.41% 21.34% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,963 3,877 4,569
North of England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,900 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the North of England

Linux
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in the North of England.

Salary trend for Linux in the North of England

Linux
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux in the North of England

Linux
Job Locations in the North 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 19 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
North West -5 862 £43,000 -4.44% 215
Yorkshire +1 764 £47,500 +5.56% 112
North East +5 132 £45,000 - 39
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 728 (41.43%) Python
2 594 (33.81%) Unix
3 551 (31.36%) Windows
4 487 (27.72%) Cisco
5 486 (27.66%) Bash Shell
6 472 (26.86%) Firewall
7 471 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
8 439 (24.99%) DevOps
9 426 (24.25%) AWS
10 425 (24.19%) Perl
11 405 (23.05%) DNS
12 396 (22.54%) WAN
13 387 (22.03%) Cisco Certification
14 363 (20.66%) Management Information System
15 358 (20.38%) Azure
16 354 (20.15%) Network Security
16 354 (20.15%) VPN
17 351 (19.98%) OSPF
17 351 (19.98%) Service Delivery
18 348 (19.81%) CCNP
19 347 (19.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 345 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
21 342 (19.46%) Nagios
22 340 (19.35%) BGP
23 339 (19.29%) Fortinet
24 334 (19.01%) MPLS
25 327 (18.61%) CCNA
26 323 (18.38%) Change Control
27 322 (18.33%) Broadband
27 322 (18.33%) IPsec

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North 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 63 (3.59%) Apache
2 61 (3.47%) IIS
3 50 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (1.94%) nginx
4 34 (1.94%) WordPress
5 33 (1.88%) OpenStack
5 33 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 24 (1.37%) Confluence
8 23 (1.31%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.08%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.97%) JBoss
11 16 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.85%) CMS
12 15 (0.85%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (0.57%) OpenEdge
14 10 (0.57%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.46%) Drupal
16 7 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 53 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.68%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.23%) Sketch
4 3 (0.17%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.11%) FileZilla
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Magento
2 5 (0.28%) Odoo
3 4 (0.23%) CiviCRM
3 4 (0.23%) Shopify
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.057%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 426 (24.25%) AWS
2 358 (20.38%) Azure
3 126 (7.17%) GCP
4 98 (5.58%) Office 365
5 80 (4.55%) GitHub
6 54 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (2.79%) IaaS
8 48 (2.73%) PaaS
9 47 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
10 45 (2.56%) Serverless
11 42 (2.39%) Amazon S3
12 35 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (1.71%) SaaS
15 27 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
16 24 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
17 23 (1.31%) Datadog
18 22 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 21 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 472 (26.86%) Firewall
2 405 (23.05%) DNS
3 396 (22.54%) WAN
4 354 (20.15%) Network Security
4 354 (20.15%) VPN
5 351 (19.98%) OSPF
6 345 (19.64%) Cisco ASA
7 340 (19.35%) BGP
8 334 (19.01%) MPLS
9 322 (18.33%) Broadband
9 322 (18.33%) IPsec
10 319 (18.16%) SMTP
11 315 (17.93%) NetScaler
12 313 (17.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 309 (17.59%) ADSL
13 309 (17.59%) RIP
14 93 (5.29%) SAN
15 71 (4.04%) LAN
16 67 (3.81%) TCP/IP
17 65 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (9.50%) MySQL
2 134 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 67 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 56 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (2.90%) Big Data
6 40 (2.28%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
8 31 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.71%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
13 19 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (1.08%) Redis
14 17 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
15 15 (0.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.85%) BigQuery
15 15 (0.85%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 275 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 187 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 100 (5.69%) JIRA
4 60 (3.41%) Subversion
5 48 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 47 (2.68%) GitLab
7 37 (2.11%) TeamCity
8 35 (1.99%) Bitbucket
9 23 (1.31%) Gerrit
10 22 (1.25%) Selenium
11 21 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 19 (1.08%) SoapUI
13 17 (0.97%) CircleCI
13 17 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 16 (0.91%) Mercurial
15 15 (0.85%) HP UFT
16 14 (0.80%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.80%) JUnit
16 14 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
16 14 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (7.46%) Finance
2 114 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 84 (4.78%) Public Sector
4 62 (3.53%) Retail
5 53 (3.02%) Marketing
6 47 (2.68%) Automotive
6 47 (2.68%) Banking
7 37 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.31%) Legal
9 21 (1.20%) Electronics
10 16 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 16 (0.91%) Games
11 14 (0.80%) Law
12 11 (0.63%) Back Office
13 7 (0.40%) Military
14 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Local Government
15 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 329 (18.73%) Network Engineer
2 307 (17.47%) Developer
3 251 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 227 (12.92%) Network Security Engineer
5 218 (12.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 154 (8.76%) Software Engineer
7 146 (8.31%) Cisco Engineer
8 138 (7.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 135 (7.68%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 111 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
11 105 (5.98%) Cloud Engineer
12 101 (5.75%) Analyst
13 97 (5.52%) PHP Developer
14 76 (4.33%) Administrator
15 74 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 60 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
17 59 (3.36%) Support Engineer
18 51 (2.90%) Python Developer
19 50 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
20 49 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (8.25%) HTML
2 133 (7.57%) CSS
3 74 (4.21%) Web Services
4 61 (3.47%) Node.js
5 55 (3.13%) .NET
6 54 (3.07%) JSON
7 53 (3.02%) jQuery
8 51 (2.90%) Laravel
8 51 (2.90%) RESTful
9 50 (2.85%) LAMP
10 48 (2.73%) XML
11 42 (2.39%) Vulkan
12 40 (2.28%) HTML5
13 39 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 38 (2.16%) AngularJS
15 36 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
16 34 (1.94%) Spring
17 29 (1.65%) Middleware
17 29 (1.65%) REST
18 25 (1.42%) React
Miscellaneous
1 363 (20.66%) Management Information System
2 145 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (5.01%) Public Cloud
4 82 (4.67%) Data Centre
5 77 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
6 71 (4.04%) Smartphone
7 54 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
8 53 (3.02%) Algorithms
9 47 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
10 42 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 36 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
12 29 (1.65%) User Experience
13 28 (1.59%) Clustering
14 25 (1.42%) Virtual Team
15 22 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (1.25%) Private Cloud
16 18 (1.02%) Mainframe
17 16 (0.91%) Mobile App
17 16 (0.91%) PKI
18 14 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 594 (33.81%) Unix
2 551 (31.36%) Windows
3 191 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 147 (8.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (6.55%) CentOS
6 85 (4.84%) Android
7 68 (3.87%) AIX
8 63 (3.59%) Ubuntu
9 54 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (2.73%) Solaris
11 40 (2.28%) Tizen
12 35 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (1.94%) SUSE
14 29 (1.65%) Windows 10
15 26 (1.48%) Windows 7
16 23 (1.31%) Debian
17 18 (1.02%) Apple iOS
17 18 (1.02%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.91%) HPUX
19 14 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (26.81%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (24.99%) DevOps
3 351 (19.98%) Service Delivery
4 323 (18.38%) Change Control
5 318 (18.10%) Network Design
6 316 (17.99%) Product Management
7 309 (17.59%) Network Management
8 224 (12.75%) Software Engineering
9 191 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
10 176 (10.02%) Open Source
11 154 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
12 152 (8.65%) Mentoring
13 136 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 128 (7.29%) Test Automation
15 127 (7.23%) Configuration Management
16 113 (6.43%) ITIL
17 103 (5.86%) Computer Science
18 94 (5.35%) Scrum
19 91 (5.18%) OO
20 86 (4.89%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 728 (41.43%) Python
2 486 (27.66%) Bash Shell
3 425 (24.19%) Perl
4 299 (17.02%) SQL
5 217 (12.35%) Java
6 214 (12.18%) JavaScript
7 197 (11.21%) C++
8 173 (9.85%) C
9 162 (9.22%) PHP
10 149 (8.48%) Ruby
11 134 (7.63%) PowerShell
12 69 (3.93%) Shell Script
13 61 (3.47%) Go
14 56 (3.19%) C#
15 29 (1.65%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.48%) Groovy
17 20 (1.14%) MATLAB
17 20 (1.14%) TypeScript
18 17 (0.97%) COBOL
18 17 (0.97%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 387 (22.03%) Cisco Certification
2 348 (19.81%) CCNP
3 327 (18.61%) CCNA
4 153 (8.71%) Degree
5 48 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 45 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.76%) MCSA
8 30 (1.71%) Security Cleared
9 24 (1.37%) AWS Certification
9 24 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 19 (1.08%) CCSA
10 19 (1.08%) CCSE
11 13 (0.74%) CISSP
12 12 (0.68%) RHCA
13 11 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
14 10 (0.57%) MCSE
15 9 (0.51%) GIAC
15 9 (0.51%) MCTS
15 9 (0.51%) RHCE
16 8 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (19.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 319 (18.16%) ISO 9001
3 93 (5.29%) QA
4 42 (2.39%) SLA
5 15 (0.85%) GDPR
6 13 (0.74%) ISO 26262
7 11 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.46%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.46%) NIST
9 3 (0.17%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.17%) MISRA
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.11%) NCSC
11 1 (0.057%) GPG13
11 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.057%) PMO
11 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 270 (15.37%) Docker
2 175 (9.96%) Active Directory
3 98 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 54 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
6 49 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (1.48%) vSphere
8 13 (0.74%) Firmware
8 13 (0.74%) XenApp
9 12 (0.68%) pfSense
10 10 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (0.46%) Varnish
12 6 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (0.34%) KVM
12 6 (0.34%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.28%) Squid
14 4 (0.23%) NFS
14 4 (0.23%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 342 (19.46%) Nagios
2 316 (17.99%) FortiGate
3 249 (14.17%) Ansible
4 200 (11.38%) Puppet
5 176 (10.02%) Kubernetes
6 159 (9.05%) Terraform
7 145 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (1.99%) SCCM
9 31 (1.76%) Kibana
10 25 (1.42%) Grafana
11 23 (1.31%) Prometheus
12 20 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
14 16 (0.91%) Graphite
15 15 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
15 15 (0.85%) WSUS
16 14 (0.80%) Cacti
16 14 (0.80%) logstash
16 14 (0.80%) Opsview
17 13 (0.74%) Packer
Vendors
1 487 (27.72%) Cisco
2 339 (19.29%) Fortinet
3 281 (15.99%) Microsoft
4 250 (14.23%) Palo Alto
5 209 (11.90%) VMware
6 154 (8.76%) Oracle
7 129 (7.34%) Red Hat
8 83 (4.72%) Google
9 62 (3.53%) CheckPoint
10 56 (3.19%) IBM
11 43 (2.45%) Citrix
12 42 (2.39%) HP
13 41 (2.33%) Juniper
14 40 (2.28%) QNX
15 36 (2.05%) Atlassian
16 32 (1.82%) Meraki
17 28 (1.59%) Dell
17 28 (1.59%) EMC
18 24 (1.37%) SolarWinds
19 23 (1.31%) Veeam