Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North of England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 20 20
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 914 1,815 2,075
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.59% 9.61% 8.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.75% 43.85% 42.76%
Number of salaries quoted 806 1,275 1,802
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 2,359 4,139 4,853
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.59% 21.92% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,960 3,075 4,014
Median annual salary £43,587 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,212 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in the North of England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +3 539 £50,000 +11.11% 100
Yorkshire -13 308 £50,000 +5.26% 35
North East -16 67 £40,000 -16.63% 22
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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.

1 353 (38.62%) Windows
2 306 (33.48%) AWS
3 284 (31.07%) DevOps
4 267 (29.21%) Docker
5 256 (28.01%) Python
6 253 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
7 212 (23.19%) SQL
8 208 (22.76%) Azure
9 193 (21.12%) Git (software)
10 182 (19.91%) Kubernetes
11 153 (16.74%) Terraform
12 152 (16.63%) Java
13 151 (16.52%) Unix
14 147 (16.08%) Ansible
14 147 (16.08%) Bash Shell
15 135 (14.77%) Microsoft
16 132 (14.44%) VMware
17 131 (14.33%) Puppet
18 126 (13.79%) JavaScript
18 126 (13.79%) Windows Server
19 122 (13.35%) PHP
20 121 (13.24%) MySQL
21 120 (13.13%) Configuration Management
22 119 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 118 (12.91%) Finance
24 113 (12.36%) PowerShell
25 112 (12.25%) Software Engineering
25 112 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
26 110 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
27 103 (11.27%) C++

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 54 (5.91%) Apache
2 39 (4.27%) OpenStack
3 33 (3.61%) Confluence
4 19 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.97%) IIS
6 15 (1.64%) MS Exchange
7 14 (1.53%) nginx
7 14 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.09%) ExpressionEngine
11 8 (0.88%) Apache Spark
11 8 (0.88%) Drupal
11 8 (0.88%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.88%) WordPress
12 6 (0.66%) JBoss
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.44%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.20%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.11%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
2 1 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 306 (33.48%) AWS
2 208 (22.76%) Azure
3 75 (8.21%) Office 365
4 73 (7.99%) GCP
5 60 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 36 (3.94%) AWS Lambda
6 36 (3.94%) Serverless
7 35 (3.83%) IaaS
8 30 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (3.28%) Amazon S3
9 28 (3.06%) GitHub
10 27 (2.95%) Amazon ECS
10 27 (2.95%) PaaS
11 25 (2.74%) SaaS
12 18 (1.97%) OpenShift
13 16 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
13 16 (1.75%) AWS CodePipeline
13 16 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 15 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.77%) TCP/IP
2 68 (7.44%) Firewall
3 46 (5.03%) DNS
4 42 (4.60%) SSL
5 36 (3.94%) SAN
6 30 (3.28%) VPN
6 30 (3.28%) WAN
7 29 (3.17%) LAN
8 28 (3.06%) Network Security
9 26 (2.84%) DHCP
10 24 (2.63%) VLAN
11 21 (2.30%) Wireless
12 20 (2.19%) HTTP
13 18 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (1.86%) VoIP
15 16 (1.75%) OSPF
16 14 (1.53%) BGP
16 14 (1.53%) MPLS
17 13 (1.42%) IPv6
17 13 (1.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.24%) MySQL
2 99 (10.83%) SQL Server
3 82 (8.97%) NoSQL
4 49 (5.36%) MongoDB
5 33 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
6 30 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.95%) Oracle Database
8 23 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 22 (2.41%) Redis
10 21 (2.30%) Big Data
11 20 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
11 20 (2.19%) Relational Database
12 19 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.53%) MariaDB
15 13 (1.42%) Amazon Aurora
16 11 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.88%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.88%) Power BI
18 7 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 193 (21.12%) Git (software)
2 99 (10.83%) Jenkins
3 77 (8.42%) JIRA
4 33 (3.61%) Subversion
5 30 (3.28%) Oracle APEX
6 27 (2.95%) GitLab
7 24 (2.63%) Bitbucket
8 20 (2.19%) PHPUnit
9 15 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.31%) Selenium
10 12 (1.31%) TeamCity
11 11 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.09%) Maven
12 10 (1.09%) Vagrant
13 9 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.88%) SonarQube
14 8 (0.88%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
16 6 (0.66%) Gradle
General
1 118 (12.91%) Finance
2 30 (3.28%) Public Sector
3 25 (2.74%) Retail
4 24 (2.63%) Games
5 22 (2.41%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.86%) Law
6 17 (1.86%) Marketing
6 17 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.31%) Electronics
8 11 (1.20%) Banking
8 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.09%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.09%) Automotive
10 8 (0.88%) Legal
11 4 (0.44%) Local Government
11 4 (0.44%) Military
12 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 161 (17.61%) Developer
2 147 (16.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 67 (7.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 65 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
6 64 (7.00%) PHP Developer
7 63 (6.89%) Platform Engineer
8 59 (6.46%) AWS Engineer
9 55 (6.02%) Software Engineer
10 52 (5.69%) Senior Developer
11 47 (5.14%) Administrator
12 43 (4.70%) Analyst
13 37 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
14 28 (3.06%) Senior PHP Developer
15 26 (2.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (2.74%) Linux Administrator
16 25 (2.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 25 (2.74%) Software Developer
17 24 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
18 21 (2.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.55%) HTML
2 60 (6.56%) Web Services
3 59 (6.46%) CSS
4 45 (4.92%) Node.js
5 44 (4.81%) .NET
6 43 (4.70%) LAMP
7 29 (3.17%) Middleware
8 28 (3.06%) RESTful
9 27 (2.95%) HTML5
9 27 (2.95%) Laravel
10 25 (2.74%) AngularJS
10 25 (2.74%) XML
11 23 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
12 22 (2.41%) jQuery
13 21 (2.30%) Vue.js
14 17 (1.86%) CSS3
14 17 (1.86%) REST
15 16 (1.75%) JSON
15 16 (1.75%) React
16 15 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.91%) Data Centre
3 34 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.06%) User Experience
5 25 (2.74%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.52%) Clustering
8 22 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 20 (2.19%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.75%) Device Driver
11 15 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.20%) PKI
14 10 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (0.98%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.98%) Blog
15 9 (0.98%) Social Media
16 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 353 (38.62%) Windows
2 151 (16.52%) Unix
3 126 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 82 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (6.56%) CentOS
6 31 (3.39%) Solaris
6 31 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 28 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (2.84%) Debian
9 22 (2.41%) Mac OS
10 20 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (1.97%) Apple iOS
12 16 (1.75%) SUSE
13 15 (1.64%) Android
13 15 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (1.42%) HPUX
14 13 (1.42%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.20%) FreeBSD
15 11 (1.20%) FreeNAS
16 10 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (31.07%) DevOps
2 253 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (13.13%) Configuration Management
4 119 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 112 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
5 112 (12.25%) Software Engineering
6 94 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
7 81 (8.86%) ITIL
8 80 (8.75%) Open Source
9 75 (8.21%) Scrum
10 67 (7.33%) Mentoring
11 65 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 62 (6.78%) Change Management
12 62 (6.78%) MVC
13 60 (6.56%) Microservices
13 60 (6.56%) OOP
14 58 (6.35%) TDD
15 56 (6.13%) SDLC
16 53 (5.80%) Deployment Automation
17 52 (5.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 256 (28.01%) Python
2 212 (23.19%) SQL
3 152 (16.63%) Java
4 147 (16.08%) Bash Shell
5 126 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 122 (13.35%) PHP
7 113 (12.36%) PowerShell
8 103 (11.27%) C++
9 77 (8.42%) C#
10 75 (8.21%) Ruby
11 74 (8.10%) C
12 52 (5.69%) Go
13 43 (4.70%) Shell Script
14 33 (3.61%) Perl
14 33 (3.61%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.86%) Java 8
16 15 (1.64%) Scala
16 15 (1.64%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.98%) COBOL
18 8 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 76 (8.32%) Degree
2 24 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.19%) MCSE
5 19 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.75%) RHCE
8 14 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.31%) AWS Certification
10 12 (1.31%) CISSP
11 11 (1.20%) CCNA
12 10 (1.09%) MCSA
12 10 (1.09%) SC Cleared
13 7 (0.77%) CISM
13 7 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (0.66%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.66%) MCP
15 5 (0.55%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.60%) SLA
2 41 (4.49%) QA
3 19 (2.08%) GDPR
4 7 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.11%) NCSC
7 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 267 (29.21%) Docker
2 93 (10.18%) Active Directory
3 91 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.53%) KVM
7 12 (1.31%) vSphere
8 10 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.77%) Varnish
9 7 (0.77%) XenApp
10 6 (0.66%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.55%) vCloud
12 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.33%) GPFS
14 2 (0.22%) HDFS
14 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 182 (19.91%) Kubernetes
2 153 (16.74%) Terraform
3 147 (16.08%) Ansible
4 131 (14.33%) Puppet
5 110 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.30%) Grafana
7 17 (1.86%) SCCM
8 14 (1.53%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (1.31%) Kibana
9 12 (1.31%) Prometheus
9 12 (1.31%) Proxmox
10 11 (1.20%) WSUS
11 9 (0.98%) Nagios
11 9 (0.98%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.88%) Cobbler
12 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.88%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.77%) Packer
13 7 (0.77%) SCOM
14 6 (0.66%) Rancher
Vendors
1 135 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 132 (14.44%) VMware
3 102 (11.16%) Oracle
4 95 (10.39%) Red Hat
5 47 (5.14%) Cisco
6 31 (3.39%) Google
7 29 (3.17%) Atlassian
8 21 (2.30%) HP
9 20 (2.19%) SaltStack
10 18 (1.97%) Zend
11 16 (1.75%) Citrix
11 16 (1.75%) IBM
11 16 (1.75%) Splunk
12 15 (1.64%) Fortinet
12 15 (1.64%) SAP
13 13 (1.42%) F5
13 13 (1.42%) NetApp
13 13 (1.42%) Sun
14 12 (1.31%) Juniper
14 12 (1.31%) Percona