Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Debian skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Debian over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Debian Linux
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 889 611 762
Rank change year-on-year -278 +151 +12
Permanent jobs citing Debian 156 94 319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.71% 0.89% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 110 82 287
10th Percentile £33,250 £36,250 £31,800
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +19.44% -14.29%
75th Percentile £68,438 £67,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,375 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £42,000
% change year-on-year -2.56% +16.07% -8.70%

Debian is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21,907 10,511 31,309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.40% 21.50% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15,498 8,806 25,117
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,750 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -

Debian
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Debian as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Debian.

Salary trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Debian over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Debian in the UK

Debian
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Debian within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England -248 144 £50,000 -9.09% 49
UK excluding London -183 92 £47,500 -2.56% 29
London -249 49 £65,000 - 20
Work from Home -246 41 £47,500 -13.64% 12
North of England -110 39 £47,500 +26.67% 14
South East -134 33 £65,000 +18.18% 6
North East -17 19 £34,500 -25.41% 3
Yorkshire -96 18 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Midlands -115 11 £50,000 -25.93% 1
West Midlands -97 10 £50,000 -25.93% 1
South West -98 8 £62,500 +56.25% 3
North West -102 2 £45,000 +5.88% 9
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT jobs citing Debian 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 with a requirement for Debian.

1 156 (100.00%) Linux
2 80 (51.28%) DevOps
3 64 (41.03%) Ansible
4 63 (40.38%) Python
5 62 (39.74%) Bash Shell
6 61 (39.10%) Ubuntu
7 57 (36.54%) Docker
8 56 (35.90%) AWS
8 56 (35.90%) Firewall
9 55 (35.26%) CentOS
10 54 (34.62%) MySQL
11 49 (31.41%) Git (software)
12 46 (29.49%) PHP
12 46 (29.49%) Configuration Management
13 44 (28.21%) Java
14 43 (27.56%) JavaScript
14 43 (27.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 40 (25.64%) Puppet
16 39 (25.00%) Finance
16 39 (25.00%) KVM
17 37 (23.72%) Windows
18 36 (23.08%) Open Source
19 31 (19.87%) Azure
19 31 (19.87%) VPN
20 30 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (19.23%) Kubernetes
21 29 (18.59%) Management Information System
22 27 (17.31%) Scrum
23 25 (16.03%) Software Engineering
23 25 (16.03%) C++

Debian
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (5.77%) Apache
2 6 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.21%) nginx
3 5 (3.21%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.28%) JBoss
6 1 (0.64%) ejabberd
6 1 (0.64%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 56 (35.90%) AWS
2 31 (19.87%) Azure
3 18 (11.54%) GCP
4 16 (10.26%) SaaS
5 5 (3.21%) Datadog
6 4 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.56%) Route 53
7 3 (1.92%) npm
7 3 (1.92%) PaaS
7 3 (1.92%) Yarn
8 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.28%) IaaS
8 2 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.28%) Serverless
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 56 (35.90%) Firewall
2 31 (19.87%) VPN
3 24 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 20 (12.82%) SSH
5 13 (8.33%) BGP
5 13 (8.33%) WAN
6 12 (7.69%) VLAN
7 11 (7.05%) LAN
8 10 (6.41%) Internet
8 10 (6.41%) OSPF
9 9 (5.77%) DNS
10 8 (5.13%) HTTP
10 8 (5.13%) Network Security
11 6 (3.85%) IPv4
11 6 (3.85%) IPv6
11 6 (3.85%) PPP
12 5 (3.21%) MQTT
12 5 (3.21%) NFC
13 4 (2.56%) NAS
13 4 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (34.62%) MySQL
2 11 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.77%) MariaDB
4 5 (3.21%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.56%) Redis
5 4 (2.56%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.28%) OpenStack Swift
6 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (31.41%) Git (software)
2 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.82%) JIRA
4 5 (3.21%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.21%) GoogleTest
4 5 (3.21%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (3.21%) Subversion
4 5 (3.21%) TestRail
4 5 (3.21%) Valgrind
5 4 (2.56%) Maven
6 3 (1.92%) Ant
6 3 (1.92%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.92%) GitLab
7 2 (1.28%) Emacs
8 1 (0.64%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.64%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.64%) GoCD
8 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (25.00%) Finance
2 23 (14.74%) Social Skills
3 10 (6.41%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.21%) iGaming
5 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.56%) Marketing
6 3 (1.92%) Banking
6 3 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Games
7 2 (1.28%) Local Government
7 2 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.28%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
8 1 (0.64%) Law
8 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (25.00%) Architect
2 36 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
4 22 (14.10%) Developer
5 17 (10.90%) Data Architect
5 17 (10.90%) PHP Architect
5 17 (10.90%) Systems Engineer
6 16 (10.26%) AWS Engineer
6 16 (10.26%) PHP Developer
7 14 (8.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Junior
9 7 (4.49%) Junior Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Junior DevOps
10 6 (3.85%) Junior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.90%) jQuery
1 17 (10.90%) Laravel
2 16 (10.26%) Symfony
3 14 (8.97%) Doctrine
3 14 (8.97%) Zend Framework
4 8 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (3.21%) JSON
5 5 (3.21%) LAMP
5 5 (3.21%) Web Services
5 5 (3.21%) XML
6 4 (2.56%) Kafka
6 4 (2.56%) Node.js
6 4 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.92%) CSS
7 3 (1.92%) Django
7 3 (1.92%) HTML
7 3 (1.92%) React
8 2 (1.28%) CakePHP
8 2 (1.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.59%) Management Information System
2 21 (13.46%) Data Centre
3 13 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 8 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.49%) User Experience
6 6 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.21%) CESG
7 5 (3.21%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.21%) Smartcard
8 4 (2.56%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.56%) NHS
9 3 (1.92%) Clustering
10 2 (1.28%) Derivative
10 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 156 (100.00%) Linux
2 61 (39.10%) Ubuntu
3 55 (35.26%) CentOS
4 43 (27.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (23.72%) Windows
6 24 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.13%) Unix
10 4 (2.56%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.92%) Solaris
11 3 (1.92%) SUSE
11 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.64%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (51.28%) DevOps
2 46 (29.49%) Configuration Management
3 36 (23.08%) Open Source
4 30 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (17.31%) Scrum
6 25 (16.03%) Software Engineering
7 21 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (13.46%) Project Management
8 19 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (12.18%) E-Commerce
9 18 (11.54%) Business Continuity
9 18 (11.54%) ERP
9 18 (11.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 17 (10.90%) Coaching
10 17 (10.90%) Integration Testing
10 17 (10.90%) Prototyping
10 17 (10.90%) Rapid Prototyping
10 17 (10.90%) Software Architecture
11 14 (8.97%) Microservices
11 14 (8.97%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.38%) Python
2 62 (39.74%) Bash Shell
3 46 (29.49%) PHP
4 44 (28.21%) Java
5 43 (27.56%) JavaScript
6 25 (16.03%) C++
7 20 (12.82%) Shell Script
8 15 (9.62%) Go
9 14 (8.97%) C
10 10 (6.41%) C#
11 9 (5.77%) SQL
12 8 (5.13%) Ruby
13 7 (4.49%) Perl
14 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.64%) ES6
15 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.64%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.64%) Rust
15 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.13%) Degree
4 6 (3.85%) CCNP
4 6 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.21%) CCIE
5 5 (3.21%) CISSP
5 5 (3.21%) CLAS
5 5 (3.21%) CREST Certified
5 5 (3.21%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.28%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 57 (36.54%) Docker
2 39 (25.00%) KVM
3 11 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.49%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.85%) Firmware
5 6 (3.85%) iptables
6 4 (2.56%) vSphere
7 3 (1.92%) Postfix
7 3 (1.92%) QEMU
7 3 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.28%) Kamailio
8 2 (1.28%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.64%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 64 (41.03%) Ansible
2 40 (25.64%) Puppet
3 30 (19.23%) Kubernetes
4 22 (14.10%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (11.54%) Rancher
6 15 (9.62%) Nagios
7 14 (8.97%) Proxmox
8 13 (8.33%) Terraform
8 13 (8.33%) ZABBIX
9 6 (3.85%) Galera Cluster
9 6 (3.85%) Grafana
9 6 (3.85%) Prometheus
10 5 (3.21%) QRadar
11 4 (2.56%) HAProxy
11 4 (2.56%) Istio
11 4 (2.56%) logstash
12 3 (1.92%) Salt
13 2 (1.28%) Graphite
13 2 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Cisco
2 18 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 16 (10.26%) VMware
3 16 (10.26%) Zend
4 14 (8.97%) Percona
5 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 11 (7.05%) Fortinet
6 11 (7.05%) Google
7 6 (3.85%) Juniper
7 6 (3.85%) New Relic
8 5 (3.21%) AlienVault
8 5 (3.21%) HP
8 5 (3.21%) LogRhythm
8 5 (3.21%) SaltStack
8 5 (3.21%) Sophos
8 5 (3.21%) Splunk
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle
10 3 (1.92%) GENBAND
10 3 (1.92%) Mitel
10 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds