Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 533 461 506
Rank change year-on-year -72 +45 -26
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 241 472 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.35% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% 2.33% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 199 400 429
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,500 £72,025 £65,200
UK median annual salary £46,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.38% +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 16,209 20,249 24,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.37% 23.90% 24.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12,949 15,893 20,516
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 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
South East +24 73 £40,000 -23.81% 41
South West -22 61 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Midlands +41 34 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Northern Ireland +35 23 £32,000 - 2
North of England -19 23 £37,500 +15.38% 17
East Midlands +43 20 £47,500 -20.83% 1
East of England -9 16 £52,500 - 14
West Midlands +30 14 £43,750 -7.89% 6
Yorkshire +11 12 £35,500 +18.33% 7
North West +24 11 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Scotland +31 9 £35,000 +89.19% 2
Wales -16 4 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 241 (100.00%) Linux
2 114 (47.30%) Python
3 103 (42.74%) CentOS
4 101 (41.91%) Windows
5 85 (35.27%) AWS
6 81 (33.61%) Red Hat
7 76 (31.54%) Bash Shell
8 73 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (28.63%) JavaScript
10 63 (26.14%) Git (software)
11 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
12 60 (24.90%) Ansible
12 60 (24.90%) Docker
13 59 (24.48%) DevOps
13 59 (24.48%) Windows Server
14 58 (24.07%) Puppet
15 57 (23.65%) MySQL
16 56 (23.24%) VMware
17 53 (21.99%) Azure
18 52 (21.58%) PowerShell
18 52 (21.58%) Debian
18 52 (21.58%) HTML
19 51 (21.16%) PHP
20 45 (18.67%) CSS
20 45 (18.67%) Configuration Management
21 44 (18.26%) TCP/IP
21 44 (18.26%) DNS
21 44 (18.26%) Firewall
21 44 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
22 42 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 34 (14.11%) Apache
2 22 (9.13%) nginx
3 17 (7.05%) MS Exchange
4 16 (6.64%) WordPress
5 15 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (5.39%) Confluence
7 12 (4.98%) Tomcat
8 7 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.90%) IIS
9 6 (2.49%) CMS
9 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.07%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.41%) Headless CMS
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.83%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.83%) Avid Media Composer
2 2 (0.83%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 85 (35.27%) AWS
2 53 (21.99%) Azure
3 27 (11.20%) GCP
4 20 (8.30%) SaaS
5 16 (6.64%) Office 365
6 14 (5.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (4.15%) npm
9 9 (3.73%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (2.49%) GitHub
12 4 (1.66%) IaaS
13 3 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.24%) Serverless
14 2 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.83%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.26%) DNS
1 44 (18.26%) Firewall
1 44 (18.26%) TCP/IP
2 41 (17.01%) SAN
3 39 (16.18%) DHCP
4 29 (12.03%) VPN
5 28 (11.62%) SSH
6 26 (10.79%) NAS
7 24 (9.96%) WAN
8 22 (9.13%) SMTP
9 21 (8.71%) LAN
10 14 (5.81%) DMZ
11 11 (4.56%) HTTP
12 8 (3.32%) VLAN
13 6 (2.49%) Network Security
14 5 (2.07%) SSL
14 5 (2.07%) VoIP
15 4 (1.66%) BGP
15 4 (1.66%) OSPF
15 4 (1.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (23.65%) MySQL
2 16 (6.64%) Big Data
3 15 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.98%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (4.15%) MariaDB
6 9 (3.73%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.49%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.07%) CouchDB
8 5 (2.07%) InfluxDB
8 5 (2.07%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.66%) Ingres
9 4 (1.66%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.24%) Redis
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.41%) QlikView
11 1 (0.41%) Riak
Development Applications
1 63 (26.14%) Git (software)
2 34 (14.11%) JIRA
3 19 (7.88%) Jenkins
4 17 (7.05%) Bitbucket
5 15 (6.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (4.98%) Visual Studio
7 10 (4.15%) NetBeans
8 7 (2.90%) GitLab
8 7 (2.90%) gulp
9 6 (2.49%) Selenium
10 4 (1.66%) Gradle
10 4 (1.66%) Maven
10 4 (1.66%) Subversion
11 3 (1.24%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.24%) Robot Framework
11 3 (1.24%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.83%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.83%) Bundler
12 2 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 35 (14.52%) Retail
2 28 (11.62%) Finance
3 18 (7.47%) Legal
3 18 (7.47%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.39%) Automotive
5 11 (4.56%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.73%) Marketing
7 6 (2.49%) Electronics
7 6 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.49%) Police
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 60 (24.90%) Developer
2 32 (13.28%) Full Stack Developer
3 25 (10.37%) Junior
4 22 (9.13%) Administrator
4 22 (9.13%) Systems Administrator
4 22 (9.13%) Unix Engineer
5 21 (8.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (8.71%) Junior Unix Engineer
5 21 (8.71%) PHP Developer
6 20 (8.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.05%) Analyst
8 16 (6.64%) Platform Engineer
9 14 (5.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 13 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.73%) IT Engineer
12 8 (3.32%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.32%) Linux Support
13 7 (2.90%) Linux Administrator
13 7 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.58%) HTML
2 45 (18.67%) CSS
3 36 (14.94%) LAMP
4 28 (11.62%) HTML5
5 27 (11.20%) jQuery
6 24 (9.96%) React
7 20 (8.30%) Sass
8 18 (7.47%) Laravel
9 17 (7.05%) Node.js
10 15 (6.22%) AngularJS
10 15 (6.22%) REST
11 14 (5.81%) SOAP
12 13 (5.39%) Vue.js
13 12 (4.98%) Web Services
14 11 (4.56%) .NET
14 11 (4.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (4.15%) Django
15 10 (4.15%) JSON
15 10 (4.15%) RESTful
16 9 (3.73%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.03%) Public Cloud
2 28 (11.62%) Data Centre
3 26 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.71%) Linux Command Line
4 21 (8.71%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.73%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (3.32%) User Experience
7 7 (2.90%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.66%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.66%) BBC
9 4 (1.66%) Clustering
9 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.66%) Replication
10 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.24%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 241 (100.00%) Linux
2 103 (42.74%) CentOS
3 101 (41.91%) Windows
4 59 (24.48%) Windows Server
5 52 (21.58%) Debian
6 42 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (16.60%) Unix
8 27 (11.20%) Solaris
9 23 (9.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (5.39%) Fedora
11 7 (2.90%) Windows 10
12 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (2.07%) SUSE
13 5 (2.07%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.66%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.66%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.24%) CoreOS
15 3 (1.24%) FreeNAS
15 3 (1.24%) Gentoo
16 2 (0.83%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (24.48%) DevOps
3 45 (18.67%) Configuration Management
4 37 (15.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (12.03%) Test Automation
6 27 (11.20%) Project Delivery
7 26 (10.79%) Computer Science
7 26 (10.79%) Scrum
7 26 (10.79%) Software Engineering
8 25 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (9.96%) MVC
9 24 (9.96%) OO
10 23 (9.54%) Open Source
11 22 (9.13%) Capacity Planning
11 22 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (7.47%) ITIL
13 16 (6.64%) Patch Management
14 15 (6.22%) Change Control
14 15 (6.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 15 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (47.30%) Python
2 76 (31.54%) Bash Shell
3 69 (28.63%) JavaScript
4 52 (21.58%) PowerShell
5 51 (21.16%) PHP
6 41 (17.01%) SQL
7 36 (14.94%) Perl
8 25 (10.37%) Java
9 19 (7.88%) Shell Script
10 16 (6.64%) Ruby
11 15 (6.22%) Go
12 14 (5.81%) C#
13 10 (4.15%) C
14 8 (3.32%) C++
14 8 (3.32%) PHP 7
15 3 (1.24%) Java 8
15 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.83%) JSX
16 2 (0.83%) Scala
17 1 (0.41%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 34 (14.11%) Degree
2 33 (13.69%) Security Cleared
3 15 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.81%) RHCE
5 12 (4.98%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.56%) CCNA
6 11 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 11 (4.56%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.73%) CISSP
7 9 (3.73%) GIAC
7 9 (3.73%) Linux+ Certification
7 9 (3.73%) MCSE
7 9 (3.73%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (3.73%) SANS
7 9 (3.73%) SSCP
8 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.83%) MCITP
8 2 (0.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.49%) QA
2 4 (1.66%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.66%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) NCSC
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (24.90%) Docker
2 44 (18.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (17.01%) Active Directory
4 34 (14.11%) NFS
5 21 (8.71%) Xen
6 17 (7.05%) Hyper-V
7 16 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (5.39%) KVM
9 12 (4.98%) Samba
10 9 (3.73%) VirtualBox
11 6 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.66%) vSphere
13 3 (1.24%) Btrfs
13 3 (1.24%) Ceph
13 3 (1.24%) DRBD
14 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.83%) XenApp
15 1 (0.41%) Corosync
15 1 (0.41%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 60 (24.90%) Ansible
2 58 (24.07%) Puppet
3 41 (17.01%) Kubernetes
4 32 (13.28%) WSUS
5 22 (9.13%) Nagios
5 22 (9.13%) ZABBIX
6 19 (7.88%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (6.64%) SCOM
8 15 (6.22%) SCCM
8 15 (6.22%) Terraform
9 14 (5.81%) Red Hat Satellite
10 13 (5.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 12 (4.98%) yum
12 11 (4.56%) OpenNMS
13 10 (4.15%) cPanel
13 10 (4.15%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (4.15%) Grafana
13 10 (4.15%) Plesk
14 9 (3.73%) vCenter Server
15 5 (2.07%) Icinga
Vendors
1 81 (33.61%) Red Hat
2 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
3 56 (23.24%) VMware
4 40 (16.60%) Google
5 23 (9.54%) NetApp
6 21 (8.71%) Cisco
7 15 (6.22%) HP
8 14 (5.81%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.98%) Dell
10 9 (3.73%) Atlassian
10 9 (3.73%) Cloudera
10 9 (3.73%) EMC
10 9 (3.73%) Hortonworks
11 8 (3.32%) Juniper
11 8 (3.32%) Oracle
12 7 (2.90%) Veeam
13 6 (2.49%) SAP
14 5 (2.07%) Apple
14 5 (2.07%) Citrix
14 5 (2.07%) SaltStack