Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North of England
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 26 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1,172 1,115 1,750
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.09% 7.55% 9.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.15% 37.42% 42.85%
Number of salaries quoted 992 917 1,304
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,575
25th Percentile £38,625 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £69,875 £69,000 £70,000
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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,434 2,980 4,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.96% 20.18% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,148 2,472 3,191
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £22,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 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
North West +5 568 £48,500 -3.00% 135
Yorkshire +6 437 £52,500 +5.00% 94
North East +21 167 £52,500 +41.89% 33
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 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 of England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 566 (48.29%) AWS
2 494 (42.15%) DevOps
3 389 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (31.06%) Git (software)
5 363 (30.97%) Docker
6 361 (30.80%) Terraform
7 306 (26.11%) Kubernetes
8 293 (25.00%) Windows
9 284 (24.23%) Azure
10 237 (20.22%) Python
11 234 (19.97%) Puppet
12 228 (19.45%) SQL
13 206 (17.58%) Opscode Chef
14 195 (16.64%) Software Engineering
15 193 (16.47%) JavaScript
16 180 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
17 173 (14.76%) AWS CloudFormation
17 173 (14.76%) Ansible
18 166 (14.16%) PHP
19 165 (14.08%) Microsoft
20 162 (13.82%) Jenkins
21 160 (13.65%) MySQL
22 156 (13.31%) Infrastructure as Code
23 155 (13.23%) Configuration Management
24 154 (13.14%) Deployment Automation
25 152 (12.97%) Go
26 151 (12.88%) Java
27 148 (12.63%) Unix
28 144 (12.29%) Bash Shell
29 141 (12.03%) HTML

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 66 (5.63%) Apache
2 63 (5.38%) Confluence
3 26 (2.22%) IIS
4 21 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 18 (1.54%) nginx
6 16 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.11%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.94%) CMS
8 11 (0.94%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.77%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.68%) WordPress
11 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.26%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.17%) JBoss
15 1 (0.085%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.26%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.085%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.60%) Magento
2 5 (0.43%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.17%) BambooHR
3 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 566 (48.29%) AWS
2 284 (24.23%) Azure
3 173 (14.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 74 (6.31%) Amazon EKS
5 60 (5.12%) Pulumi
6 59 (5.03%) Microsoft 365
7 43 (3.67%) GCP
8 37 (3.16%) SaaS
9 31 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 31 (2.65%) PaaS
10 30 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (2.47%) Serverless
12 27 (2.30%) GitHub
12 27 (2.30%) IaaS
13 20 (1.71%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
14 16 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.28%) Amazon S3
15 15 (1.28%) AWS IoT
16 13 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 113 (9.64%) Firewall
2 78 (6.66%) TCP/IP
3 68 (5.80%) VPN
4 63 (5.38%) DNS
5 54 (4.61%) Wireless
6 53 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
7 49 (4.18%) WAN
8 47 (4.01%) LAN
9 41 (3.50%) VLAN
10 34 (2.90%) MPLS
11 28 (2.39%) OSPF
12 27 (2.30%) SSL
13 24 (2.05%) Ethernet
13 24 (2.05%) SAN
14 22 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (1.88%) VoIP
15 21 (1.79%) DHCP
15 21 (1.79%) Internet
16 19 (1.62%) Network Security
17 17 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (13.65%) MySQL
2 105 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 78 (6.66%) NoSQL
4 58 (4.95%) MongoDB
5 45 (3.84%) Oracle Database
6 38 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.62%) Big Data
9 16 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.19%) MariaDB
12 13 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.02%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.94%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
15 10 (0.85%) Redis
16 9 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.60%) HBase
17 7 (0.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 364 (31.06%) Git (software)
2 162 (13.82%) Jenkins
3 107 (9.13%) GitLab
4 77 (6.57%) JIRA
5 50 (4.27%) Maven
6 49 (4.18%) JUnit
7 26 (2.22%) Subversion
8 22 (1.88%) Bitbucket
9 20 (1.71%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.02%) webpack
11 10 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (0.77%) Postman
13 7 (0.60%) Gradle
13 7 (0.60%) Selenium
14 5 (0.43%) gulp
14 5 (0.43%) JMeter
14 5 (0.43%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.43%) NeoLoad
General
1 79 (6.74%) Finance
2 52 (4.44%) Games
3 42 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.99%) Public Sector
5 30 (2.56%) Retail
6 23 (1.96%) Electronics
7 20 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.71%) Marketing
8 18 (1.54%) Law
9 7 (0.60%) Legal
10 6 (0.51%) Back Office
10 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.43%) Advertising
12 4 (0.34%) Automotive
13 3 (0.26%) Front Office
13 3 (0.26%) Local Government
13 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.17%) Banking
15 1 (0.085%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.085%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 323 (27.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 256 (21.84%) Developer
3 198 (16.89%) AWS Engineer
4 170 (14.51%) AWS DevOps
4 170 (14.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 116 (9.90%) Software Engineer
6 96 (8.19%) PHP Developer
7 94 (8.02%) Linux Engineer
8 65 (5.55%) IT Engineer
9 61 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 58 (4.95%) Administrator
10 58 (4.95%) Software Developer
11 53 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 51 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
12 51 (4.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 49 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
14 42 (3.58%) Platform Engineer
15 39 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
16 38 (3.24%) Java Developer
17 37 (3.16%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (12.03%) HTML
2 127 (10.84%) CSS
3 109 (9.30%) Node.js
4 95 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 93 (7.94%) React
6 79 (6.74%) Kafka
6 79 (6.74%) Web Services
7 77 (6.57%) jQuery
8 69 (5.89%) Spring
9 66 (5.63%) RESTful
10 62 (5.29%) Spring Boot
11 56 (4.78%) REST
12 44 (3.75%) Symfony
13 42 (3.58%) .NET
14 37 (3.16%) HTML5
15 36 (3.07%) Laravel
16 32 (2.73%) JSON
17 25 (2.13%) CSS3
18 24 (2.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 22 (1.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.74%) Hybrid Cloud
2 58 (4.95%) Enterprise Cloud
3 52 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 50 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
5 49 (4.18%) Linux Command Line
6 44 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
9 28 (2.39%) Cloud Native
10 25 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (2.05%) Data Centre
12 23 (1.96%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.88%) Device Driver
14 17 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 16 (1.37%) Private Cloud
16 13 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 11 (0.94%) Clustering
18 10 (0.85%) Fixed Income
18 10 (0.85%) FMCG
18 10 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 293 (25.00%) Windows
2 148 (12.63%) Unix
3 111 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (7.42%) Windows Server
5 58 (4.95%) CentOS
6 42 (3.58%) Ubuntu
7 32 (2.73%) Android
8 21 (1.79%) Solaris
9 19 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.54%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
12 14 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
13 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
14 12 (1.02%) Debian
15 11 (0.94%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.51%) AIX
16 6 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (42.15%) DevOps
2 389 (33.19%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (16.64%) Software Engineering
4 180 (15.36%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (13.31%) Infrastructure as Code
6 155 (13.23%) Configuration Management
7 154 (13.14%) Deployment Automation
8 141 (12.03%) Scrum
9 123 (10.49%) Continuous Integration
10 110 (9.39%) OOP
11 106 (9.04%) Microservices
12 101 (8.62%) Migration
13 100 (8.53%) MVC
14 89 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 88 (7.51%) Mentoring
16 84 (7.17%) Coaching
17 83 (7.08%) OO
18 69 (5.89%) Decision-Making
19 61 (5.20%) Computer Science
20 56 (4.78%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 237 (20.22%) Python
2 228 (19.45%) SQL
3 193 (16.47%) JavaScript
4 166 (14.16%) PHP
5 152 (12.97%) Go
6 151 (12.88%) Java
7 144 (12.29%) Bash Shell
8 117 (9.98%) PowerShell
9 74 (6.31%) Ruby
10 55 (4.69%) C#
11 52 (4.44%) C++
12 45 (3.84%) C
13 37 (3.16%) TypeScript
14 33 (2.82%) Perl
15 29 (2.47%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.62%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.37%) Kotlin
17 16 (1.37%) Scala
18 12 (1.02%) ES6
19 11 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 95 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.63%) AWS Certification
4 57 (4.86%) Degree
5 47 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (3.07%) Linux+ Certification
6 36 (3.07%) Network+ Certification
7 34 (2.90%) CCNA
8 31 (2.65%) RHCE
9 19 (1.62%) GIAC
10 18 (1.54%) A+ Certification
10 18 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (1.54%) Server+ Certification
11 17 (1.45%) CCNP
12 16 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (1.19%) JNCIP
15 13 (1.11%) MCSE
16 11 (0.94%) MCSA
17 7 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.96%) SLA
2 21 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.94%) GDPR
5 11 (0.94%) QA
6 6 (0.51%) OpenSCAP
7 4 (0.34%) WCAG
8 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.085%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.085%) HL7
9 1 (0.085%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.085%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 363 (30.97%) Docker
2 89 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.48%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.65%) Hyper-V
5 27 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.02%) Firmware
8 10 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.77%) vSphere
10 8 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
10 8 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.60%) HDFS
11 7 (0.60%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.34%) Microcode
12 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.26%) Xen
14 2 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.17%) NFS
14 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 361 (30.80%) Terraform
2 306 (26.11%) Kubernetes
3 234 (19.97%) Puppet
4 206 (17.58%) Opscode Chef
5 173 (14.76%) Ansible
6 62 (5.29%) Istio
7 34 (2.90%) Prometheus
8 28 (2.39%) Graphite
9 21 (1.79%) SCCM
10 20 (1.71%) Grafana
10 20 (1.71%) Nagios
11 19 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
12 16 (1.37%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.02%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.85%) Opsview
15 9 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
15 9 (0.77%) Packer
15 9 (0.77%) WSUS
16 8 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 165 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 132 (11.26%) Oracle
3 123 (10.49%) Red Hat
4 116 (9.90%) VMware
5 94 (8.02%) Cisco
6 57 (4.86%) SaltStack
7 40 (3.41%) Google
8 39 (3.33%) Zend
9 35 (2.99%) Atlassian
10 26 (2.22%) HP
10 26 (2.22%) IBM
11 20 (1.71%) Citrix
11 20 (1.71%) EMC
11 20 (1.71%) Juniper
12 17 (1.45%) Fortinet
13 14 (1.19%) Palo Alto
13 14 (1.19%) SAP
14 13 (1.11%) Avaya
14 13 (1.11%) Splunk
15 12 (1.02%) Telerik