Period
to 12 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for linkerd skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited linkerd over the 6 months to 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

linkerd
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 864 920 1105
Rank change year-on-year +56 +185 +108
Permanent jobs citing linkerd 21 8 14
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.060% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 8
10th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £75,575
25th Percentile £85,000 £69,688 £80,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £105,000 £81,250 £87,500
Median % change year-on-year +29.23% -7.14% +16.67%
75th Percentile £125,000 £95,000 £93,750
90th Percentile " " "
UK excluding London median annual salary - £72,500 -

linkerd is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 14,558 13,224 17,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.42% 13.42% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,228 10,517 13,756
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £58,627
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.34% +6.59%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

linkerd
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for linkerd in the UK

linkerd
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for linkerd in the UK

linkerd
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing linkerd over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for linkerd in the UK

linkerd
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing linkerd within the UK over the 6 months to 12 May 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 +76 19 £110,000 +35.38% 1
London +70 19 £110,000 +22.22% 1
Work from Home - 2 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, IT jobs citing linkerd 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 linkerd.

1 21 (100.00%) DevOps
1 21 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 20 (95.24%) Docker
3 17 (80.95%) GCP
4 13 (61.90%) Istio
5 11 (52.38%) Terraform
5 11 (52.38%) Google
6 10 (47.62%) Marketing
6 10 (47.62%) Programme Management
6 10 (47.62%) SAP
6 10 (47.62%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (47.62%) Electronics
6 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
6 10 (47.62%) Finance
6 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
6 10 (47.62%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (47.62%) AWS
6 10 (47.62%) Go
6 10 (47.62%) Knative
6 10 (47.62%) Kong
6 10 (47.62%) Argo
6 10 (47.62%) Public Sector
7 9 (42.86%) Azure
8 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
8 8 (38.10%) Linux
8 8 (38.10%) Python
8 8 (38.10%) Java
8 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (38.10%) TDD
8 8 (38.10%) DevSecOps

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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 6 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (9.52%) nginx
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.52%) Traefik
Cloud Services
1 17 (80.95%) GCP
2 10 (47.62%) AWS
2 10 (47.62%) Kong
3 9 (42.86%) Azure
4 2 (9.52%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (9.52%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (9.52%) MinIO
4 2 (9.52%) OpenShift
4 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Calico
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (28.57%) Redis
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Travis CI
2 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (9.52%) CircleCI
4 2 (9.52%) Spinnaker
5 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (47.62%) Electronics
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
1 10 (47.62%) Manufacturing
1 10 (47.62%) Marketing
1 10 (47.62%) Public Sector
1 10 (47.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 10 (47.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) AWS Software Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Java Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Python Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Python Software Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) GraphQL
1 2 (9.52%) gRPC
1 2 (9.52%) Node.js
1 2 (9.52%) Protocol Buffers
1 2 (9.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Native
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.52%) SUSE
2 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) DevOps
2 10 (47.62%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (47.62%) Digital Marketing
2 10 (47.62%) Programme Management
3 8 (38.10%) DevSecOps
3 8 (38.10%) TDD
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) Fintech
4 6 (28.57%) Information Security
4 6 (28.57%) OWASP
4 6 (28.57%) Pair Programming
4 6 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Lean Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Go
2 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
2 8 (38.10%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) OSCE
1 6 (28.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) GDPR
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (28.57%) NIST
1 6 (28.57%) PCI DSS
1 6 (28.57%) SOC 1
1 6 (28.57%) SOC 2
System Software
1 20 (95.24%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) Ceph
2 2 (9.52%) Gluster
2 2 (9.52%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (100.00%) Kubernetes
2 13 (61.90%) Istio
3 11 (52.38%) Terraform
4 10 (47.62%) Argo
4 10 (47.62%) Knative
5 8 (38.10%) Consul
6 6 (28.57%) Prometheus
7 2 (9.52%) Ansible
7 2 (9.52%) HAProxy
7 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (9.52%) Packer
7 2 (9.52%) Puppet
7 2 (9.52%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Google
2 10 (47.62%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) F5
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.52%) SaltStack
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) TOWER Software