Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 6 months to 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 496 497 454
Rank change year-on-year +1 -43 +104
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 361 443 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.46% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.95% 2.08% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 315 388 482
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.19% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £27,800 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £78,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -

Ubuntu 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18,534 21,256 24,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.87% 23.54% 24.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14,522 16,820 20,525
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Ubuntu as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in the UK excluding London

Ubuntu
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Ubuntu in the UK excluding London

Ubuntu
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Ubuntu in the UK excluding London

Ubuntu
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. 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
South East +30 130 £45,000 -14.29% 33
South West +3 83 £50,000 +17.65% 11
East of England +44 46 £38,500 -40.77% 10
North of England -14 46 £35,000 - 21
North West +37 36 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Midlands +37 35 £42,000 -1.18% 15
West Midlands +30 25 £41,500 +3.75% 11
Northern Ireland +11 11 £32,000 -
East Midlands +27 10 £46,250 -5.13% 4
Scotland +18 6 £29,500 -5.60% 3
Wales -8 6 £47,500 - 5
North East +21 5 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -21 5 £33,500 +3.08% 4
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT jobs citing Ubuntu 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Ubuntu.

1 360 (99.72%) Linux
2 195 (54.02%) CentOS
3 153 (42.38%) Python
4 130 (36.01%) Windows
5 124 (34.35%) AWS
6 122 (33.80%) Red Hat
7 110 (30.47%) Bash Shell
8 105 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 99 (27.42%) DevOps
10 98 (27.15%) Debian
11 95 (26.32%) Ansible
12 94 (26.04%) MySQL
13 88 (24.38%) Git (software)
14 86 (23.82%) VMware
15 84 (23.27%) Firewall
15 84 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
16 83 (22.99%) JavaScript
16 83 (22.99%) Puppet
17 81 (22.44%) Docker
18 78 (21.61%) Microsoft
19 77 (21.33%) DNS
20 76 (21.05%) PowerShell
20 76 (21.05%) Degree
21 74 (20.50%) Azure
22 70 (19.39%) VPN
22 70 (19.39%) Windows Server
23 64 (17.73%) PHP
24 60 (16.62%) Software Engineering
25 58 (16.07%) HTML
25 58 (16.07%) Java

Ubuntu
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 46 (12.74%) Apache
2 31 (8.59%) nginx
3 28 (7.76%) MS Exchange
4 25 (6.93%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (6.09%) Tomcat
6 18 (4.99%) SharePoint
7 16 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.43%) WordPress
8 13 (3.60%) OpenStack
9 12 (3.32%) Confluence
10 10 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (1.94%) CloudStack
11 7 (1.94%) IIS
12 5 (1.39%) CMS
13 3 (0.83%) Drupal
14 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.28%) JBoss
15 1 (0.28%) Liferay
15 1 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 124 (34.35%) AWS
2 74 (20.50%) Azure
3 51 (14.13%) GCP
4 43 (11.91%) Office 365
5 25 (6.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (4.43%) Amazon S3
8 14 (3.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (3.05%) Heroku
9 11 (3.05%) SaaS
10 9 (2.49%) npm
11 8 (2.22%) DigitalOcean
11 8 (2.22%) Serverless
12 7 (1.94%) IaaS
12 7 (1.94%) PaaS
13 6 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.66%) OpenShift
14 5 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
14 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 84 (23.27%) Firewall
2 77 (21.33%) DNS
3 70 (19.39%) VPN
4 46 (12.74%) DHCP
4 46 (12.74%) TCP/IP
5 29 (8.03%) SAN
5 29 (8.03%) VLAN
6 28 (7.76%) SSH
7 20 (5.54%) NAS
8 19 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (4.71%) HTTP
9 17 (4.71%) WAN
10 16 (4.43%) VoIP
11 15 (4.16%) 4G
11 15 (4.16%) SMTP
12 13 (3.60%) LAN
13 12 (3.32%) DMZ
13 12 (3.32%) Internet
13 12 (3.32%) SNMP
14 11 (3.05%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (26.04%) MySQL
2 31 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (5.54%) SQL Server
4 18 (4.99%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.43%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (4.43%) Big Data
6 13 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.49%) MariaDB
8 7 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.39%) InfluxDB
9 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.11%) Redis
11 3 (0.83%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.55%) Ingres
12 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 88 (24.38%) Git (software)
2 46 (12.74%) JIRA
3 40 (11.08%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (3.60%) Bitbucket
5 13 (3.60%) Gerrit
6 10 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.49%) GitLab
8 8 (2.22%) NetBeans
9 7 (1.94%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.66%) gulp
11 5 (1.39%) Selenium
12 4 (1.11%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.11%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.11%) Subversion
13 3 (0.83%) Grunt
14 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.55%) RSpec
14 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (9.70%) Finance
2 21 (5.82%) Retail
3 16 (4.43%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.32%) Automotive
5 11 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.77%) Marketing
7 9 (2.49%) Games
8 8 (2.22%) Electronics
9 7 (1.94%) Legal
10 6 (1.66%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.11%) Publishing
12 3 (0.83%) Police
13 2 (0.55%) Back Office
13 2 (0.55%) Local Government
14 1 (0.28%) Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (18.28%) Developer
2 54 (14.96%) Linux Engineer
3 48 (13.30%) Administrator
4 45 (12.47%) Systems Administrator
5 38 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 37 (10.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 28 (7.76%) Linux Administrator
8 26 (7.20%) PHP Developer
9 25 (6.93%) Full Stack Developer
9 25 (6.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 20 (5.54%) Software Engineer
11 17 (4.71%) Platform Engineer
11 17 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (4.43%) Analyst
12 16 (4.43%) Consultant
12 16 (4.43%) Junior
12 16 (4.43%) Unix Engineer
13 14 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (3.88%) Linux Support
13 14 (3.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (16.07%) HTML
2 48 (13.30%) CSS
3 39 (10.80%) jQuery
4 37 (10.25%) LAMP
5 25 (6.93%) HTML5
5 25 (6.93%) Node.js
6 23 (6.37%) JSON
6 23 (6.37%) REST
7 21 (5.82%) XML
8 20 (5.54%) AngularJS
8 20 (5.54%) Sass
9 19 (5.26%) Web Services
10 17 (4.71%) SOAP
11 16 (4.43%) React
12 14 (3.88%) Laravel
12 14 (3.88%) RESTful
12 14 (3.88%) Vue.js
13 13 (3.60%) OpenJDK
14 12 (3.32%) LEMP Stack
15 10 (2.77%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.14%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (8.31%) Linux Command Line
3 21 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.82%) Public Cloud
3 21 (5.82%) Smartphone
4 14 (3.88%) Clustering
5 13 (3.60%) Virtual Team
6 12 (3.32%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 11 (3.05%) User Experience
8 9 (2.49%) PlayStation
9 8 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.94%) Renewable Energy
10 7 (1.94%) Replication
11 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.11%) Blog
13 4 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.11%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 360 (99.72%) Linux
2 195 (54.02%) CentOS
3 130 (36.01%) Windows
4 105 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (27.15%) Debian
6 70 (19.39%) Windows Server
7 47 (13.02%) Unix
8 46 (12.74%) Windows 10
9 30 (8.31%) SUSE
10 28 (7.76%) Fedora
11 24 (6.65%) Solaris
11 24 (6.65%) Windows 7
12 17 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (2.49%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.66%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.11%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.83%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
17 2 (0.55%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (27.42%) DevOps
2 84 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (16.62%) Software Engineering
4 57 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 55 (15.24%) Computer Science
6 53 (14.68%) Configuration Management
7 50 (13.85%) Test Automation
8 44 (12.19%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (11.91%) Open Source
10 35 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
12 28 (7.76%) Web Development
13 27 (7.48%) High Availability
14 26 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (7.20%) ITIL
15 24 (6.65%) Performance Tuning
15 24 (6.65%) Project Delivery
15 24 (6.65%) SDLC
16 21 (5.82%) Infrastructure as Code
16 21 (5.82%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 153 (42.38%) Python
2 110 (30.47%) Bash Shell
3 83 (22.99%) JavaScript
4 76 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 64 (17.73%) PHP
6 58 (16.07%) Java
7 49 (13.57%) Perl
8 46 (12.74%) SQL
9 36 (9.97%) Ruby
10 28 (7.76%) C++
11 26 (7.20%) C
12 20 (5.54%) Shell Script
13 19 (5.26%) Go
14 9 (2.49%) C#
15 7 (1.94%) PHP 7
16 4 (1.11%) PHP 5
17 3 (0.83%) Java 8
17 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.55%) Embedded C
18 2 (0.55%) JSX
Qualifications
1 76 (21.05%) Degree
2 37 (10.25%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.43%) CCNP
7 14 (3.88%) RHCE
8 11 (3.05%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.77%) MCSA
10 9 (2.49%) RHCA
11 7 (1.94%) CCNA
12 3 (0.83%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.83%) MCITP
12 3 (0.83%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.55%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.55%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.28%) LPIC
14 1 (0.28%) MBA
14 1 (0.28%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.60%) QA
2 11 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.39%) SLA
4 3 (0.83%) GDPR
5 2 (0.55%) HL7
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (22.44%) Docker
2 58 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (15.51%) Active Directory
4 32 (8.86%) Hyper-V
5 26 (7.20%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (6.65%) Xen
7 21 (5.82%) NFS
7 21 (5.82%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (4.99%) KVM
9 17 (4.71%) vSphere
10 16 (4.43%) Samba
11 9 (2.49%) pfSense
11 9 (2.49%) VirtualBox
12 7 (1.94%) DRBD
13 6 (1.66%) Btrfs
14 5 (1.39%) Ceph
15 3 (0.83%) iptables
16 2 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 95 (26.32%) Ansible
2 83 (22.99%) Puppet
3 49 (13.57%) Kubernetes
4 38 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (9.70%) Terraform
6 24 (6.65%) WSUS
7 21 (5.82%) Nagios
7 21 (5.82%) ZABBIX
8 15 (4.16%) Red Hat Satellite
9 14 (3.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 14 (3.88%) SCCM
10 13 (3.60%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (3.32%) vCenter Server
11 12 (3.32%) yum
12 11 (3.05%) OpenNMS
13 9 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (2.22%) cPanel
14 8 (2.22%) HAProxy
14 8 (2.22%) Packer
14 8 (2.22%) Plesk
Vendors
1 122 (33.80%) Red Hat
2 86 (23.82%) VMware
3 78 (21.61%) Microsoft
4 56 (15.51%) Cisco
5 37 (10.25%) Dell
6 35 (9.70%) Google
7 23 (6.37%) HP
8 17 (4.71%) SolarWinds
9 14 (3.88%) Veeam
10 13 (3.60%) Meraki
11 11 (3.05%) EMC
11 11 (3.05%) Intel
11 11 (3.05%) NetApp
12 10 (2.77%) Apple
12 10 (2.77%) CommVault
12 10 (2.77%) Oracle
13 9 (2.49%) Aruba
13 9 (2.49%) WatchGuard
14 8 (2.22%) Cloudera
14 8 (2.22%) Hortonworks