Period
to 11 July 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 11 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
England > North of England
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 23 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 803 1,885 2,155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.67% 9.62% 8.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.63% 44.12% 43.77%
Number of salaries quoted 714 1,222 1,853
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £27,800
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £66,250
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 2,026 4,272 4,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 19.36% 21.80% 20.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,687 3,071 4,061
Median annual salary £43,674 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.19% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,650 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +1 471 £50,000 +16.28% 114
Yorkshire -13 273 £50,000 +5.26% 51
North East -11 59 £40,000 -14.42% 15
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 308 (38.36%) Windows
2 270 (33.62%) AWS
3 261 (32.50%) Python
4 240 (29.89%) DevOps
5 223 (27.77%) Docker
6 215 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (22.54%) SQL
8 168 (20.92%) Git (software)
9 162 (20.17%) Azure
10 159 (19.80%) Terraform
11 149 (18.56%) Kubernetes
12 136 (16.94%) Bash Shell
13 135 (16.81%) Ansible
14 130 (16.19%) Unix
15 129 (16.06%) Puppet
16 126 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 125 (15.57%) VMware
18 121 (15.07%) JavaScript
19 120 (14.94%) Java
20 119 (14.82%) Microsoft
21 115 (14.32%) PowerShell
22 113 (14.07%) PHP
22 113 (14.07%) Configuration Management
23 108 (13.45%) Software Engineering
23 108 (13.45%) Opscode Chef
24 107 (13.33%) MySQL
25 104 (12.95%) Finance
26 103 (12.83%) Windows Server
27 99 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
28 96 (11.96%) Jenkins

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 45 (5.60%) Apache
2 34 (4.23%) OpenStack
3 32 (3.99%) Confluence
4 21 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.87%) MS Exchange
5 15 (1.87%) nginx
6 12 (1.49%) IIS
7 11 (1.37%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.25%) ExpressionEngine
9 9 (1.12%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 8 (1.00%) WordPress
11 6 (0.75%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.62%) Drupal
12 5 (0.62%) Liferay
13 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.50%) SilverStripe
14 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Abaqus
Business Applications
1 11 (1.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 270 (33.62%) AWS
2 162 (20.17%) Azure
3 66 (8.22%) GCP
3 66 (8.22%) Office 365
4 58 (7.22%) AWS CloudFormation
5 31 (3.86%) AWS Lambda
5 31 (3.86%) Serverless
6 30 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (3.61%) Amazon S3
7 29 (3.61%) GitHub
8 27 (3.36%) IaaS
8 27 (3.36%) PaaS
8 27 (3.36%) SaaS
9 20 (2.49%) Amazon ECS
10 15 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 14 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.74%) OpenShift
12 13 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.22%) Firewall
2 54 (6.72%) TCP/IP
3 43 (5.35%) DNS
4 34 (4.23%) SSL
5 29 (3.61%) WAN
6 28 (3.49%) LAN
6 28 (3.49%) VPN
7 27 (3.36%) Network Security
7 27 (3.36%) SAN
8 23 (2.86%) Wireless
9 20 (2.49%) DHCP
9 20 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (2.37%) HTTP
11 18 (2.24%) VoIP
12 17 (2.12%) VLAN
13 14 (1.74%) Ethernet
14 13 (1.62%) Unified Communications
15 12 (1.49%) OSPF
16 10 (1.25%) BGP
16 10 (1.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (13.33%) MySQL
2 92 (11.46%) SQL Server
3 74 (9.22%) NoSQL
4 43 (5.35%) MongoDB
5 31 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
6 23 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (2.62%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 19 (2.37%) Redis
9 18 (2.24%) Big Data
10 15 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.62%) MariaDB
12 11 (1.37%) Amazon Aurora
13 10 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (1.00%) Power BI
16 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (0.75%) GIS
17 6 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 168 (20.92%) Git (software)
2 96 (11.96%) Jenkins
3 58 (7.22%) JIRA
4 37 (4.61%) Subversion
5 30 (3.74%) GitLab
6 26 (3.24%) Oracle APEX
7 24 (2.99%) Bitbucket
7 24 (2.99%) PHPUnit
8 21 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (1.99%) Selenium
10 15 (1.87%) TeamCity
11 14 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (1.12%) Vagrant
14 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.87%) Maven
16 6 (0.75%) Gradle
16 6 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
16 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
17 5 (0.62%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 104 (12.95%) Finance
2 24 (2.99%) Retail
3 22 (2.74%) Games
4 20 (2.49%) Law
5 19 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.99%) Marketing
6 16 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.74%) Public Sector
8 12 (1.49%) Electronics
9 11 (1.37%) Legal
10 10 (1.25%) Aerospace
10 10 (1.25%) Automotive
10 10 (1.25%) Banking
10 10 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.62%) Local Government
11 5 (0.62%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (16.69%) Developer
1 134 (16.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 67 (8.34%) Linux Engineer
4 63 (7.85%) Platform Engineer
5 62 (7.72%) AWS Engineer
6 57 (7.10%) PHP Developer
7 55 (6.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 50 (6.23%) Software Engineer
9 41 (5.11%) Administrator
10 40 (4.98%) Senior Developer
11 34 (4.23%) Analyst
12 32 (3.99%) Systems Administrator
13 28 (3.49%) AWS DevOps
14 26 (3.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 26 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (2.99%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (2.62%) Linux Administrator
16 21 (2.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 18 (2.24%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (8.84%) HTML
2 66 (8.22%) CSS
3 58 (7.22%) Web Services
4 47 (5.85%) .NET
5 46 (5.73%) LAMP
6 36 (4.48%) Node.js
7 28 (3.49%) HTML5
8 27 (3.36%) Elastic Stack
8 27 (3.36%) Laravel
9 26 (3.24%) AngularJS
9 26 (3.24%) Middleware
10 23 (2.86%) jQuery
11 21 (2.62%) XML
12 19 (2.37%) RESTful
13 18 (2.24%) CSS3
14 16 (1.99%) JSON
14 16 (1.99%) Vue.js
15 15 (1.87%) React
16 14 (1.74%) REST
16 14 (1.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.10%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (3.61%) User Experience
4 28 (3.49%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 23 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.74%) Public Cloud
8 19 (2.37%) Clustering
9 17 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.62%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.37%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.37%) PKI
12 10 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.25%) Replication
13 9 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 308 (38.36%) Windows
2 130 (16.19%) Unix
3 103 (12.83%) Windows Server
4 76 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (7.47%) CentOS
6 34 (4.23%) Ubuntu
7 32 (3.99%) Solaris
8 21 (2.62%) Apple iOS
9 20 (2.49%) Mac OS
10 19 (2.37%) Debian
11 18 (2.24%) Android
12 15 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.49%) HPUX
13 12 (1.49%) SUSE
13 12 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
14 11 (1.37%) FreeBSD
14 11 (1.37%) FreeNAS
15 9 (1.12%) Windows 10
16 8 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.87%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (29.89%) DevOps
2 215 (26.77%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 113 (14.07%) Configuration Management
5 108 (13.45%) Software Engineering
6 99 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
8 76 (9.46%) ITIL
9 73 (9.09%) Open Source
10 72 (8.97%) Scrum
11 54 (6.72%) High Availability
11 54 (6.72%) MVC
12 53 (6.60%) Deployment Automation
13 52 (6.48%) Test Automation
14 51 (6.35%) Change Management
14 51 (6.35%) Mentoring
15 50 (6.23%) OOP
16 49 (6.10%) SDLC
17 46 (5.73%) Microservices
18 43 (5.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 261 (32.50%) Python
2 181 (22.54%) SQL
3 136 (16.94%) Bash Shell
4 121 (15.07%) JavaScript
5 120 (14.94%) Java
6 115 (14.32%) PowerShell
7 113 (14.07%) PHP
8 91 (11.33%) C++
9 73 (9.09%) Ruby
10 66 (8.22%) C
10 66 (8.22%) C#
11 54 (6.72%) Go
12 31 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 31 (3.86%) Shell Script
13 27 (3.36%) Perl
14 16 (1.99%) TypeScript
15 12 (1.49%) Java 8
15 12 (1.49%) Scala
16 10 (1.25%) Embedded C
17 9 (1.12%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 77 (9.59%) Degree
2 23 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (2.37%) MCSE
4 18 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (2.24%) RHCE
5 17 (2.12%) Security Cleared
6 16 (1.99%) AWS Certification
7 15 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (1.62%) MCSA
9 10 (1.25%) CCNA
10 9 (1.12%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.75%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.62%) CEH
13 5 (0.62%) CISSP
13 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.50%) CISA
14 4 (0.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.61%) QA
2 35 (4.36%) SLA
3 20 (2.49%) GDPR
4 6 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.25%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 223 (27.77%) Docker
2 90 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (9.59%) Active Directory
4 30 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.62%) KVM
7 7 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.75%) Firmware
8 6 (0.75%) Varnish
8 6 (0.75%) VMware NSX
8 6 (0.75%) vSphere
8 6 (0.75%) XenApp
9 5 (0.62%) vCloud
10 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.50%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.37%) Gluster
11 3 (0.37%) GlusterFS
12 2 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 159 (19.80%) Terraform
2 149 (18.56%) Kubernetes
3 135 (16.81%) Ansible
4 129 (16.06%) Puppet
5 108 (13.45%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (3.74%) Grafana
7 18 (2.24%) Prometheus
8 15 (1.87%) SCCM
9 12 (1.49%) Graphite
9 12 (1.49%) Kibana
9 12 (1.49%) Proxmox
10 9 (1.12%) ZABBIX
11 8 (1.00%) Cobbler
11 8 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.00%) Nagios
11 8 (1.00%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.75%) Istio
12 6 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.75%) Rancher
12 6 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (15.57%) VMware
2 119 (14.82%) Microsoft
3 85 (10.59%) Oracle
4 84 (10.46%) Red Hat
5 41 (5.11%) Cisco
6 26 (3.24%) Google
7 23 (2.86%) Atlassian
8 18 (2.24%) SaltStack
8 18 (2.24%) Zend
9 16 (1.99%) Citrix
10 15 (1.87%) Splunk
11 14 (1.74%) HP
12 13 (1.62%) Fortinet
12 13 (1.62%) Sun
13 12 (1.49%) NetApp
13 12 (1.49%) Percona
14 11 (1.37%) F5
14 11 (1.37%) IBM
14 11 (1.37%) Veeam
15 10 (1.25%) SAP