Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 366 511 475
Rank change year-on-year +145 -36 +88
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 318 223 453
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.68% 0.37% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.17% 1.64% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 233 177 352
10th Percentile £31,050 £26,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,000 £32,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +5.56%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £60,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +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 10,027 13,621 20,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.37% 22.61% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 8,067 11,082 15,718
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Ubuntu as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ubuntu in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 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
South West +38 93 £37,500 +7.14% 8
South East +120 85 £45,000 - 25
North of England +45 43 £42,500 -10.53% 6
East of England +75 37 £45,000 -14.29% 6
Midlands +39 36 £60,000 +33.33% 13
West Midlands +20 23 £62,500 +47.06% 7
Yorkshire +7 22 £43,750 -2.78% 2
Scotland +3 18 £55,000 +57.14% 3
East Midlands +13 13 £60,000 +26.32% 6
North West +45 11 £43,000 -25.22% 2
North East +19 10 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Northern Ireland -12 6 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Wales +31 1 £36,250 -23.68%
Ubuntu
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (49.06%) CentOS
3 153 (48.11%) AWS
4 134 (42.14%) Azure
5 130 (40.88%) DevOps
6 123 (38.68%) Bash Shell
6 123 (38.68%) Git (software)
6 123 (38.68%) Python
7 119 (37.42%) Ansible
8 117 (36.79%) Docker
9 115 (36.16%) Windows
10 111 (34.91%) PowerShell
11 102 (32.08%) VMware
12 101 (31.76%) Microsoft
13 94 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
14 91 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 89 (27.99%) Windows Server
16 83 (26.10%) Puppet
17 80 (25.16%) JavaScript
17 80 (25.16%) Firewall
18 77 (24.21%) Configuration Management
19 70 (22.01%) Red Hat
19 70 (22.01%) Infrastructure as Code
20 66 (20.75%) Web Services
20 66 (20.75%) JIRA
21 64 (20.13%) MySQL
22 61 (19.18%) Terraform
23 60 (18.87%) PHP
23 60 (18.87%) VPN
24 57 (17.92%) Kubernetes

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 54 (16.98%) Confluence
2 50 (15.72%) Apache
3 34 (10.69%) nginx
4 17 (5.35%) CMS
5 15 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.72%) WordPress
6 13 (4.09%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.83%) IIS
8 7 (2.20%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.89%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Fuse
10 5 (1.57%) Apache Pulsar
11 4 (1.26%) EPiServer
11 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.26%) JBoss
12 2 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.94%) Adobe XD
2 3 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.14%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 153 (48.11%) AWS
2 134 (42.14%) Azure
3 38 (11.95%) GCP
4 27 (8.49%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (8.49%) Serverless
5 24 (7.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (7.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 23 (7.23%) Amazon S3
6 23 (7.23%) Microsoft 365
7 20 (6.29%) PaaS
7 20 (6.29%) SaaS
8 18 (5.66%) Azure Logic Apps
9 13 (4.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (4.09%) GitHub
10 12 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (3.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (3.14%) CloudFront
12 7 (2.20%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 7 (2.20%) Route 53
13 6 (1.89%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (25.16%) Firewall
2 60 (18.87%) VPN
3 47 (14.78%) IPv4
3 47 (14.78%) OSPF
4 44 (13.84%) VLAN
5 43 (13.52%) DNS
6 41 (12.89%) HTTP
7 24 (7.55%) DHCP
8 18 (5.66%) TCP/IP
9 14 (4.40%) BGP
9 14 (4.40%) MPLS
10 11 (3.46%) SSL
11 10 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (2.83%) Internet
13 8 (2.52%) Broadband
13 8 (2.52%) DSL
13 8 (2.52%) IPsec
13 8 (2.52%) VXLAN
14 7 (2.20%) SAN
15 6 (1.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.13%) MySQL
2 31 (9.75%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (5.66%) Azure SQL Database
4 16 (5.03%) NoSQL
5 14 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
5 14 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.77%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.83%) Big Data
8 6 (1.89%) CouchDB
9 5 (1.57%) InfluxDB
9 5 (1.57%) Redis
9 5 (1.57%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.26%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (1.26%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.63%) Tableau
11 2 (0.63%) Tableau Server
12 1 (0.31%) BigQuery
12 1 (0.31%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 123 (38.68%) Git (software)
2 66 (20.75%) JIRA
3 44 (13.84%) Subversion
4 43 (13.52%) Jenkins
5 21 (6.60%) GitLab
6 15 (4.72%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.89%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.89%) Travis CI
9 5 (1.57%) Artifactory
9 5 (1.57%) Spinnaker
9 5 (1.57%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.31%) Ant
10 1 (0.31%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.31%) GCC
10 1 (0.31%) Maven
10 1 (0.31%) RSpec
10 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.31%) webpack
General
1 17 (5.35%) Law
1 17 (5.35%) Public Sector
2 16 (5.03%) Marketing
3 14 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.83%) Finance
4 9 (2.83%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Legal
5 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.26%) Games
6 4 (1.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (18.24%) Developer
2 51 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (14.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 43 (13.52%) Linux Engineer
5 32 (10.06%) Administrator
6 29 (9.12%) PHP Developer
6 29 (9.12%) Systems Administrator
7 26 (8.18%) Linux Administrator
7 26 (8.18%) Senior Developer
8 23 (7.23%) Cloud Engineer
8 23 (7.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 21 (6.60%) Network Engineer
10 18 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
10 18 (5.66%) Senior PHP Developer
11 17 (5.35%) Java Engineer
12 16 (5.03%) Architect
12 16 (5.03%) Senior DevOps
12 16 (5.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 16 (5.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.40%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (20.75%) Web Services
2 45 (14.15%) CSS
2 45 (14.15%) HTML
3 37 (11.64%) Laravel
4 36 (11.32%) REST
5 33 (10.38%) LAMP
6 27 (8.49%) Ajax
7 24 (7.55%) Vue.js
8 19 (5.97%) LEMP Stack
9 18 (5.66%) Node.js
9 18 (5.66%) React
10 17 (5.35%) jQuery
10 17 (5.35%) Symfony
11 14 (4.40%) Sass
12 11 (3.46%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (3.14%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.14%) CakePHP
13 10 (3.14%) Yii
14 9 (2.83%) RESTful
14 9 (2.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.75%) Linux Command Line
1 31 (9.75%) Public Cloud
2 24 (7.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 17 (5.35%) Mobile App
3 17 (5.35%) Smartphone
4 14 (4.40%) NHS
5 9 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.89%) Clustering
7 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.26%) Replication
10 3 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) CCTV
11 1 (0.31%) e-Health
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.31%) RIA
11 1 (0.31%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 318 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (49.06%) CentOS
3 115 (36.16%) Windows
4 89 (27.99%) Windows Server
5 56 (17.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 41 (12.89%) Debian
7 40 (12.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.97%) Alpine Linux
9 17 (5.35%) Unix
10 14 (4.40%) Windows 10
10 14 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (4.09%) Fedora
12 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.26%) Amazon Linux
14 4 (1.26%) SUSE
15 3 (0.94%) AIX
15 3 (0.94%) Android
15 3 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (40.88%) DevOps
2 94 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (24.21%) Configuration Management
4 70 (22.01%) Infrastructure as Code
5 55 (17.30%) Machine Learning
6 53 (16.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 52 (16.35%) Web Development
8 51 (16.04%) Data Science
8 51 (16.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 50 (15.72%) Task Automation
10 49 (15.41%) Scrum
10 49 (15.41%) Service Management
11 48 (15.09%) ITIL
12 47 (14.78%) DevSecOps
12 47 (14.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 47 (14.78%) Software Testing
13 46 (14.47%) Cyber Intelligence
13 46 (14.47%) SDLC
14 42 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (12.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 123 (38.68%) Bash Shell
1 123 (38.68%) Python
2 111 (34.91%) PowerShell
3 80 (25.16%) JavaScript
4 60 (18.87%) PHP
5 52 (16.35%) SQL
6 45 (14.15%) Java
7 23 (7.23%) Perl
7 23 (7.23%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.97%) Ruby
9 9 (2.83%) PHP 7
10 7 (2.20%) PHP 5
10 7 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.89%) C#
12 4 (1.26%) C
13 3 (0.94%) C++
14 2 (0.63%) Go
14 2 (0.63%) Tcl
15 1 (0.31%) Korn
Qualifications
1 37 (11.64%) Degree
2 20 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.40%) CCNP
4 14 (4.40%) JNCIP
5 11 (3.46%) AWS Certification
5 11 (3.46%) CCNA
6 7 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.89%) JNCIA
8 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.31%) CISSP
10 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) GIAC
10 1 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (0.31%) LPIC
10 1 (0.31%) MCSE
10 1 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.72%) QA
2 10 (3.14%) SLA
3 4 (1.26%) NIST
4 3 (0.94%) WCAG
5 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 117 (36.79%) Docker
2 91 (28.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (12.58%) VMware ESXi
4 39 (12.26%) Active Directory
5 22 (6.92%) Hyper-V
6 14 (4.40%) KVM
7 13 (4.09%) Xen
8 10 (3.14%) Samba
9 8 (2.52%) FreeRADIUS
10 7 (2.20%) Postfix
11 6 (1.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 5 (1.57%) Btrfs
12 5 (1.57%) Ceph
12 5 (1.57%) DRBD
12 5 (1.57%) NFS
13 4 (1.26%) vSphere
14 3 (0.94%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.63%) Firmware
15 2 (0.63%) LXC
15 2 (0.63%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 119 (37.42%) Ansible
2 83 (26.10%) Puppet
3 61 (19.18%) Terraform
4 57 (17.92%) Kubernetes
5 20 (6.29%) Nagios
6 12 (3.77%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.46%) Prometheus
7 11 (3.46%) ZABBIX
8 10 (3.14%) Oracle ZFS
9 9 (2.83%) FortiGate
10 7 (2.20%) Cacti
10 7 (2.20%) HAProxy
11 6 (1.89%) Check_MK
11 6 (1.89%) Grafana
11 6 (1.89%) Kibana
11 6 (1.89%) Nmap
11 6 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.57%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.57%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 102 (32.08%) VMware
2 101 (31.76%) Microsoft
3 70 (22.01%) Red Hat
4 37 (11.64%) Google
5 30 (9.43%) Cisco
6 27 (8.49%) Oracle
7 17 (5.35%) Juniper
8 10 (3.14%) Veeam
8 10 (3.14%) WooCommerce
9 9 (2.83%) IBM
10 7 (2.20%) EMC
11 6 (1.89%) Citrix
11 6 (1.89%) D-Link
11 6 (1.89%) Draytek
11 6 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.89%) Splunk
12 5 (1.57%) CyberArk
12 5 (1.57%) Lets Encrypt
12 5 (1.57%) SaltStack
12 5 (1.57%) Zend