Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North of England
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 25 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 877 1,250 1,862
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 9.06% 7.80% 9.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.74% 37.20% 43.01%
Number of salaries quoted 932 1,095 1,577
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 1,960 3,360 4,329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 20.24% 20.96% 22.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,703 2,763 3,524
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,414 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.10% -4.39% +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 25 January 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 25 January 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 +3 458 £47,500 -5.00% 142
Yorkshire +6 331 £47,500 -5.00% 85
North East +15 88 £55,000 +46.67% 27
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 400 (45.61%) AWS
2 365 (41.62%) DevOps
3 299 (34.09%) Docker
4 281 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
5 272 (31.01%) Windows
6 257 (29.30%) Terraform
7 232 (26.45%) Git (software)
8 213 (24.29%) Kubernetes
9 210 (23.95%) Puppet
9 210 (23.95%) Python
10 172 (19.61%) Opscode Chef
11 170 (19.38%) SQL
12 149 (16.99%) Azure
13 143 (16.31%) Configuration Management
14 138 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
15 136 (15.51%) Bash Shell
16 130 (14.82%) Deployment Automation
17 129 (14.71%) JavaScript
18 126 (14.37%) PHP
19 124 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
20 123 (14.03%) Ansible
21 121 (13.80%) Software Engineering
22 120 (13.68%) Go
23 118 (13.45%) Infrastructure as Code
24 115 (13.11%) Jenkins
24 115 (13.11%) MySQL
25 114 (13.00%) Microsoft
26 107 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
26 107 (12.20%) PowerShell
27 105 (11.97%) Scrum

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 62 (7.07%) Apache
2 49 (5.59%) Confluence
3 32 (3.65%) IIS
4 21 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.94%) nginx
5 17 (1.94%) OpenStack
6 12 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 11 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.68%) CMS
8 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.68%) WordPress
9 5 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.23%) DNN
10 2 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
Applications
1 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.23%) Adobe XD
2 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.80%) Magento
2 5 (0.57%) OpenCart
3 2 (0.23%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.11%) BambooHR
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 400 (45.61%) AWS
2 149 (16.99%) Azure
3 138 (15.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 58 (6.61%) Amazon EKS
5 47 (5.36%) Pulumi
6 46 (5.25%) GCP
7 36 (4.10%) Office 365
8 30 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
9 29 (3.31%) Serverless
10 26 (2.96%) PaaS
11 25 (2.85%) SaaS
12 21 (2.39%) GitHub
13 20 (2.28%) IaaS
14 19 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 18 (2.05%) Amazon S3
15 18 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
16 15 (1.71%) Amazon ECS
17 14 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (1.37%) Mimecast
18 12 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 72 (8.21%) Firewall
2 62 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 54 (6.16%) DNS
4 49 (5.59%) VPN
5 45 (5.13%) WAN
6 44 (5.02%) LAN
7 39 (4.45%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (3.76%) SSL
9 32 (3.65%) VLAN
10 24 (2.74%) Wireless
11 22 (2.51%) DHCP
11 22 (2.51%) Ethernet
12 19 (2.17%) MPLS
13 17 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.94%) HTTP
14 16 (1.82%) Network Security
15 15 (1.71%) VoIP
16 13 (1.48%) Internet
16 13 (1.48%) OSPF
16 13 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (13.11%) MySQL
2 94 (10.72%) SQL Server
3 51 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 37 (4.22%) MongoDB
5 27 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.05%) Big Data
8 17 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.48%) Redis
9 13 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.37%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (1.03%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (0.91%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.80%) BigQuery
15 7 (0.80%) HBase
15 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.80%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 232 (26.45%) Git (software)
2 115 (13.11%) Jenkins
3 65 (7.41%) JIRA
4 40 (4.56%) GitLab
5 34 (3.88%) Bitbucket
6 33 (3.76%) TeamCity
7 23 (2.62%) Maven
7 23 (2.62%) Oracle APEX
8 21 (2.39%) Subversion
9 20 (2.28%) JUnit
10 13 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.80%) Postman
12 7 (0.80%) webpack
13 6 (0.68%) Gradle
14 5 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.46%) Fiddler
15 4 (0.46%) Selenium
16 3 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 88 (10.03%) Finance
2 55 (6.27%) Games
3 34 (3.88%) Public Sector
4 32 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.08%) Retail
6 20 (2.28%) Marketing
7 19 (2.17%) Electronics
8 17 (1.94%) Law
9 15 (1.71%) Legal
10 14 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.48%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.03%) Automotive
13 8 (0.91%) Back Office
13 8 (0.91%) Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Advertising
15 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.23%) Front Office
17 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
17 1 (0.11%) French Language
17 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 231 (26.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 179 (20.41%) Developer
3 172 (19.61%) AWS Engineer
4 139 (15.85%) AWS DevOps
4 139 (15.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 88 (10.03%) Linux Engineer
6 80 (9.12%) PHP Developer
7 61 (6.96%) Software Engineer
8 49 (5.59%) Platform Engineer
9 47 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (4.10%) IT Engineer
11 35 (3.99%) Software Developer
12 34 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
13 32 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
14 31 (3.53%) Administrator
15 29 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
16 28 (3.19%) Senior Linux Engineer
17 25 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
18 24 (2.74%) Azure Engineer
18 24 (2.74%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (10.95%) HTML
2 91 (10.38%) CSS
3 82 (9.35%) Node.js
4 56 (6.39%) jQuery
5 53 (6.04%) AngularJS
6 51 (5.82%) Kafka
7 49 (5.59%) React
7 49 (5.59%) Web Services
8 47 (5.36%) .NET
9 39 (4.45%) REST
10 33 (3.76%) RESTful
11 28 (3.19%) Symfony
12 27 (3.08%) HTML5
13 24 (2.74%) .NET Core
13 24 (2.74%) Laravel
14 23 (2.62%) ASP.NET
14 23 (2.62%) JSON
14 23 (2.62%) Spring
15 21 (2.39%) XML
16 19 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.50%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.25%) Enterprise Cloud
3 42 (4.79%) Linux Command Line
4 41 (4.68%) Public Cloud
5 25 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (2.05%) Cloud Native
9 18 (2.05%) PKI
10 17 (1.94%) Device Driver
11 16 (1.82%) Mobile App
12 13 (1.48%) Clustering
12 13 (1.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 13 (1.48%) Xbox
13 10 (1.14%) Blog
13 10 (1.14%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 272 (31.01%) Windows
2 100 (11.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 97 (11.06%) Unix
4 73 (8.32%) Windows Server
5 63 (7.18%) CentOS
6 31 (3.53%) Ubuntu
7 28 (3.19%) Solaris
8 19 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.05%) Debian
10 16 (1.82%) Android
11 15 (1.71%) Apple iOS
12 14 (1.60%) Windows 10
12 14 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (1.37%) Windows 7
14 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
15 7 (0.80%) AIX
16 6 (0.68%) SUSE
17 4 (0.46%) Fedora
17 4 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (41.62%) DevOps
2 281 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (16.31%) Configuration Management
4 130 (14.82%) Deployment Automation
5 124 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
6 121 (13.80%) Software Engineering
7 118 (13.45%) Infrastructure as Code
8 107 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
9 105 (11.97%) Scrum
10 76 (8.67%) Migration
11 75 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 72 (8.21%) MVC
13 60 (6.84%) Microservices
14 57 (6.50%) E-Commerce
15 54 (6.16%) OOP
16 46 (5.25%) ITIL
17 45 (5.13%) High Availability
18 43 (4.90%) OO
19 41 (4.68%) Mentoring
20 39 (4.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 210 (23.95%) Python
2 170 (19.38%) SQL
3 136 (15.51%) Bash Shell
4 129 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 126 (14.37%) PHP
6 120 (13.68%) Go
7 107 (12.20%) PowerShell
8 83 (9.46%) Java
9 72 (8.21%) Ruby
10 59 (6.73%) C#
11 42 (4.79%) Perl
12 31 (3.53%) C++
12 31 (3.53%) T-SQL
13 27 (3.08%) PL/SQL
14 24 (2.74%) TypeScript
15 22 (2.51%) Shell Script
16 20 (2.28%) C
17 15 (1.71%) Kotlin
18 7 (0.80%) Scala
19 6 (0.68%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 57 (6.50%) AWS Certification
2 32 (3.65%) Degree
3 25 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.28%) RHCE
5 18 (2.05%) CCNA
5 18 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.71%) Security Cleared
7 14 (1.60%) MCSA
8 13 (1.48%) MCSE
9 12 (1.37%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.25%) CCNP
11 8 (0.91%) JNCIP
11 8 (0.91%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
12 7 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.80%) MCITP
13 6 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.57%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.57%) GIAC
14 5 (0.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.96%) SLA
2 22 (2.51%) GDPR
3 16 (1.82%) QA
4 14 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 10 (1.14%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.46%) OpenSCAP
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
7 2 (0.23%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.23%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.23%) WCAG
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) NIST
System Software
1 299 (34.09%) Docker
2 79 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.93%) Active Directory
4 28 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.03%) vSphere
9 8 (0.91%) Firmware
10 7 (0.80%) HDFS
10 7 (0.80%) Microcode
11 6 (0.68%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.34%) NFS
13 3 (0.34%) Xen
13 3 (0.34%) zsh
14 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 257 (29.30%) Terraform
2 213 (24.29%) Kubernetes
3 210 (23.95%) Puppet
4 172 (19.61%) Opscode Chef
5 123 (14.03%) Ansible
6 33 (3.76%) Prometheus
7 31 (3.53%) Graphite
8 30 (3.42%) SCCM
9 19 (2.17%) Grafana
9 19 (2.17%) Nagios
10 17 (1.94%) ZABBIX
11 16 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.14%) SCOM
12 10 (1.14%) WSUS
13 8 (0.91%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
14 7 (0.80%) Opsview
14 7 (0.80%) Packer
15 5 (0.57%) Rancher
Vendors
1 114 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 104 (11.86%) VMware
3 93 (10.60%) Red Hat
4 83 (9.46%) Oracle
5 60 (6.84%) Cisco
6 46 (5.25%) SaltStack
7 36 (4.10%) Atlassian
8 30 (3.42%) Google
9 25 (2.85%) Zend
10 21 (2.39%) IBM
11 18 (2.05%) Splunk
12 14 (1.60%) SAP
13 13 (1.48%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.25%) HP
14 11 (1.25%) Veeam
15 9 (1.03%) Citrix
15 9 (1.03%) EMC
15 9 (1.03%) Sophos
16 8 (0.91%) SonicWALL
17 7 (0.80%) ZyXEL