Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 20 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 598 1,742 2,049
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 8.38% 9.20% 9.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.23% 42.93% 43.11%
Number of salaries quoted 558 1,126 1,759
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,012 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.86% +0.03% +5.88%
10th Percentile £34,250 £26,961 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
% change year-on-year - +0.92% +9.00%

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 1,416 4,058 4,753
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.83% 21.43% 21.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,216 2,942 3,906
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,125 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,354 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +3 343 £49,000 +8.89% 110
Yorkshire -8 210 £47,500 -1.04% 64
North East -10 45 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 239 (39.97%) Windows
2 218 (36.45%) AWS
3 189 (31.61%) DevOps
4 183 (30.60%) Python
5 159 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (25.75%) SQL
6 154 (25.75%) Docker
7 133 (22.24%) Terraform
8 131 (21.91%) Git (software)
9 114 (19.06%) Puppet
10 106 (17.73%) Bash Shell
11 105 (17.56%) Kubernetes
12 92 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 86 (14.38%) VMware
13 86 (14.38%) PowerShell
14 85 (14.21%) Finance
14 85 (14.21%) MySQL
15 84 (14.05%) Software Engineering
16 81 (13.55%) JavaScript
16 81 (13.55%) PHP
16 81 (13.55%) Configuration Management
16 81 (13.55%) Jenkins
17 78 (13.04%) Azure
18 76 (12.71%) Ansible
18 76 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 74 (12.37%) Oracle
20 72 (12.04%) Unix
21 71 (11.87%) SQL Server
21 71 (11.87%) Red Hat
21 71 (11.87%) Windows Server

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 39 (6.52%) Apache
2 21 (3.51%) Confluence
2 21 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.18%) nginx
4 17 (2.84%) IIS
5 15 (2.51%) OpenStack
6 12 (2.01%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (1.34%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.00%) ExpressionEngine
10 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.84%) Liferay
12 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.50%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.50%) WordPress
14 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.17%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.33%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 6 (1.00%) FLEXCUBE
2 4 (0.67%) Magento
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 218 (36.45%) AWS
2 78 (13.04%) Azure
3 60 (10.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 41 (6.86%) GCP
5 39 (6.52%) Serverless
6 37 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (5.52%) Amazon S3
7 33 (5.52%) AWS Lambda
8 28 (4.68%) GitHub
8 28 (4.68%) Office 365
9 22 (3.68%) PaaS
10 21 (3.51%) SaaS
11 17 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (2.68%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (1.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 11 (1.84%) IaaS
14 9 (1.51%) Route 53
15 7 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
16 6 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.02%) Firewall
2 32 (5.35%) DNS
2 32 (5.35%) SSL
3 23 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.68%) HTTP
4 16 (2.68%) VPN
5 14 (2.34%) LAN
5 14 (2.34%) Network Security
6 13 (2.17%) Internet
6 13 (2.17%) SAN
7 11 (1.84%) WAN
8 10 (1.67%) DHCP
9 7 (1.17%) Wireless
10 6 (1.00%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.00%) VLAN
10 6 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.67%) NAS
11 4 (0.67%) RTP
11 4 (0.67%) VoIP
12 3 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (14.21%) MySQL
2 71 (11.87%) SQL Server
3 57 (9.53%) NoSQL
4 37 (6.19%) MongoDB
4 37 (6.19%) Oracle Reports
5 21 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (3.18%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.01%) Big Data
7 12 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.01%) Redis
8 11 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.51%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.33%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.33%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 131 (21.91%) Git (software)
2 81 (13.55%) Jenkins
3 39 (6.52%) Oracle APEX
4 38 (6.35%) Subversion
5 33 (5.52%) GitLab
6 30 (5.02%) JIRA
7 23 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 22 (3.68%) TeamCity
9 20 (3.34%) Bitbucket
10 19 (3.18%) PHPUnit
11 13 (2.17%) Selenium
12 11 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.17%) JUnit
14 7 (1.17%) Maven
14 7 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (1.00%) Vagrant
15 6 (1.00%) Xcode
16 5 (0.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
16 5 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (14.21%) Finance
2 35 (5.85%) Games
3 27 (4.52%) Public Sector
4 25 (4.18%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.51%) Legal
6 17 (2.84%) Law
7 16 (2.68%) Retail
8 15 (2.51%) Banking
9 11 (1.84%) Electronics
9 11 (1.84%) Marketing
10 8 (1.34%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.84%) Automotive
11 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.67%) Back Office
13 3 (0.50%) Local Government
14 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.17%) French Language
15 1 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (21.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (17.89%) Developer
3 64 (10.70%) AWS Engineer
4 63 (10.54%) Linux Engineer
5 62 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (8.19%) AWS DevOps
6 49 (8.19%) PHP Developer
7 47 (7.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 34 (5.69%) Platform Engineer
9 30 (5.02%) Software Engineer
10 23 (3.85%) Analyst
10 23 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
11 21 (3.51%) Administrator
11 21 (3.51%) Lead DevOps
11 21 (3.51%) Senior Developer
12 19 (3.18%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (2.84%) Development Manager
13 17 (2.84%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 17 (2.84%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (2.84%) Oracle Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.37%) HTML
2 56 (9.36%) CSS
3 46 (7.69%) Web Services
4 39 (6.52%) .NET
5 32 (5.35%) Elastic Stack
5 32 (5.35%) Node.js
6 28 (4.68%) LAMP
7 21 (3.51%) HTML5
7 21 (3.51%) Laravel
7 21 (3.51%) RESTful
8 19 (3.18%) .NET Core
8 19 (3.18%) jQuery
8 19 (3.18%) XML
9 16 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.68%) YAML
10 13 (2.17%) Vue.js
11 11 (1.84%) ASP.NET
11 11 (1.84%) Gherkin
11 11 (1.84%) Middleware
11 11 (1.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.01%) Mobile App
4 23 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 21 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (3.18%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.68%) Clustering
7 16 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.68%) PKI
8 15 (2.51%) Private Cloud
9 14 (2.34%) User Experience
10 13 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.84%) Xbox
12 10 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.67%) Replication
13 8 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.34%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.17%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 239 (39.97%) Windows
2 72 (12.04%) Unix
3 71 (11.87%) Windows Server
4 67 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (10.03%) CentOS
6 33 (5.52%) Solaris
7 25 (4.18%) Ubuntu
8 18 (3.01%) Apple iOS
9 15 (2.51%) Debian
10 14 (2.34%) Android
11 11 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
12 9 (1.51%) AIX
13 7 (1.17%) SUSE
14 6 (1.00%) FreeBSD
14 6 (1.00%) FreeNAS
14 6 (1.00%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.84%) Robot Operating System
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (31.61%) DevOps
2 159 (26.59%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (14.05%) Software Engineering
4 81 (13.55%) Configuration Management
5 76 (12.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 68 (11.37%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (9.03%) High Availability
9 51 (8.53%) ITIL
10 50 (8.36%) Scrum
11 44 (7.36%) Change Management
11 44 (7.36%) Test Automation
12 43 (7.19%) Open Source
13 42 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
14 41 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 40 (6.69%) Microservices
16 38 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (6.02%) Infrastructure as Code
17 36 (6.02%) OOP
18 34 (5.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 183 (30.60%) Python
2 154 (25.75%) SQL
3 106 (17.73%) Bash Shell
4 86 (14.38%) PowerShell
5 81 (13.55%) JavaScript
5 81 (13.55%) PHP
6 67 (11.20%) Java
7 65 (10.87%) Ruby
8 51 (8.53%) C#
9 49 (8.19%) C++
10 42 (7.02%) Go
11 41 (6.86%) PL/SQL
12 27 (4.52%) C
13 26 (4.35%) Perl
14 20 (3.34%) T-SQL
15 14 (2.34%) Shell Script
15 14 (2.34%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.84%) Scala
17 6 (1.00%) Groovy
18 5 (0.84%) F#
Qualifications
1 40 (6.69%) Degree
2 24 (4.01%) AWS Certification
3 15 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.17%) MCSA
4 13 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (2.01%) RHCE
6 11 (1.84%) MCSE
6 11 (1.84%) Security Cleared
7 10 (1.67%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.00%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.84%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.67%) CCNA
10 4 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.17%) CRISC
12 1 (0.17%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.35%) QA
2 18 (3.01%) GDPR
2 18 (3.01%) SLA
3 6 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) COBIT
5 2 (0.33%) HL7
5 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 154 (25.75%) Docker
2 66 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.02%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.34%) Firmware
7 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.17%) vSphere
9 6 (1.00%) KVM
10 5 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (0.84%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.67%) Gluster
11 4 (0.67%) GlusterFS
11 4 (0.67%) XenApp
12 3 (0.50%) NFS
12 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.50%) zsh
13 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 133 (22.24%) Terraform
2 114 (19.06%) Puppet
3 105 (17.56%) Kubernetes
4 76 (12.71%) Ansible
5 69 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (4.01%) Grafana
6 24 (4.01%) Prometheus
6 24 (4.01%) SCCM
7 17 (2.84%) Graphite
8 12 (2.01%) SCOM
9 11 (1.84%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.34%) Packer
11 7 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (1.17%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (1.00%) Nagios
12 6 (1.00%) Proxmox
13 5 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.67%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
15 3 (0.50%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 92 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 86 (14.38%) VMware
3 74 (12.37%) Oracle
4 71 (11.87%) Red Hat
5 19 (3.18%) Citrix
5 19 (3.18%) Splunk
6 18 (3.01%) Google
7 16 (2.68%) Cisco
8 15 (2.51%) Atlassian
9 13 (2.17%) IBM
10 12 (2.01%) Apple
10 12 (2.01%) SAP
10 12 (2.01%) Zend
11 11 (1.84%) SaltStack
12 10 (1.67%) NVIDIA
12 10 (1.67%) Veeam
13 6 (1.00%) HP
13 6 (1.00%) Percona
13 6 (1.00%) Sun
14 5 (0.84%) Dell