Period
to 23 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Linux Command Line in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 529 531 540
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +62
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 585 780 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.30% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 439 623 638
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,950 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -

Linux Command Line is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 48,410 60,057 67,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.49% 39.56% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 37,176 45,565 52,364
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,387 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

Linux Command Line
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linux Command Line as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Command Line.

Salary trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Command Line within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England -9 572 £52,500 - 141
UK excluding London +9 309 £45,000 -5.26% 109
London -3 270 £65,000 +18.18% 48
South East -8 107 £45,000 -5.26% 31
North of England +55 69 £38,750 -18.42% 21
South West +31 65 £40,000 +6.67% 25
North West +64 45 £40,000 +37.93% 15
Midlands +58 41 £49,362 +64.54% 6
West Midlands +39 31 £49,362 +64.54% 5
Yorkshire +17 24 £34,500 -31.00% 5
East of England +52 19 £60,000 -22.58% 10
East Midlands +29 10 £42,500 - 1
Wales -3 4 £46,250 -19.57% 4
Scotland +16 3 £43,750 -12.50% 12
Northern Ireland +10 1 £37,500 -44.44%

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT jobs citing Linux Command Line 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 Linux Command Line.

1 464 (79.32%) Linux
2 299 (51.11%) Python
3 218 (37.26%) AWS
4 193 (32.99%) Git (software)
5 184 (31.45%) Windows
6 178 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 173 (29.57%) Java
8 168 (28.72%) SQL
9 165 (28.21%) DevOps
10 164 (28.03%) Unix
11 163 (27.86%) Bash Shell
12 146 (24.96%) Docker
12 146 (24.96%) JavaScript
13 134 (22.91%) MySQL
14 120 (20.51%) Ansible
15 115 (19.66%) Problem-Solving
16 110 (18.80%) PHP
17 106 (18.12%) PowerShell
17 106 (18.12%) Terraform
18 101 (17.26%) Azure
18 101 (17.26%) HTML
18 101 (17.26%) CSS
19 98 (16.75%) Jenkins
20 97 (16.58%) Degree
21 91 (15.56%) Kubernetes
22 90 (15.38%) Finance
23 89 (15.21%) Computer Science
24 84 (14.36%) Software Engineering
25 82 (14.02%) OO
26 80 (13.68%) SQL Server

Linux Command Line
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 53 (9.06%) IIS
2 49 (8.38%) Apache
3 32 (5.47%) Confluence
4 30 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 28 (4.79%) WordPress
6 24 (4.10%) CMS
7 21 (3.59%) Apache Spark
8 20 (3.42%) MS Exchange
9 18 (3.08%) SharePoint
10 17 (2.91%) Drupal
11 15 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (2.56%) WebSphere
12 13 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (2.22%) OpenStack
13 12 (2.05%) CICS
13 12 (2.05%) JBoss
13 12 (2.05%) nginx
14 9 (1.54%) WebLogic
15 6 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.34%) Avid Media Composer
3 2 (0.34%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.34%) Mozilla Thunderbird
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.88%) Magento
2 10 (1.71%) CiviCRM
3 9 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 218 (37.26%) AWS
2 101 (17.26%) Azure
3 60 (10.26%) Amazon EC2
3 60 (10.26%) Amazon S3
4 37 (6.32%) GitHub
4 37 (6.32%) Serverless
5 35 (5.98%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (5.64%) AWS Lambda
7 32 (5.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 29 (4.96%) OpenShift
9 25 (4.27%) Amazon ELB
9 25 (4.27%) Datadog
9 25 (4.27%) GCP
9 25 (4.27%) IaaS
10 23 (3.93%) Office 365
10 23 (3.93%) SaaS
11 21 (3.59%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (3.42%) npm
13 19 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (3.08%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (11.45%) TCP/IP
2 65 (11.11%) Firewall
3 53 (9.06%) DNS
4 47 (8.03%) VPN
5 42 (7.18%) Internet
6 37 (6.32%) DHCP
7 22 (3.76%) SAN
7 22 (3.76%) SSH
8 19 (3.25%) HTTP
9 18 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (2.91%) Network Security
11 12 (2.05%) VoIP
11 12 (2.05%) WAN
12 11 (1.88%) LAN
13 10 (1.71%) RFID
13 10 (1.71%) SSL
13 10 (1.71%) Wireshark
14 9 (1.54%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.37%) BIG-IP
15 8 (1.37%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (22.91%) MySQL
2 80 (13.68%) SQL Server
3 54 (9.23%) Big Data
4 47 (8.03%) Amazon RDS
5 39 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 35 (5.98%) Relational Database
7 33 (5.64%) Redis
8 31 (5.30%) NoSQL
8 31 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (4.79%) MariaDB
10 27 (4.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (3.25%) DB2
12 18 (3.08%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (2.22%) MongoDB
15 12 (2.05%) Amazon Aurora
16 9 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (1.20%) Data Mining
17 7 (1.20%) Flink
17 7 (1.20%) Looker
Development Applications
1 193 (32.99%) Git (software)
2 98 (16.75%) Jenkins
3 67 (11.45%) JIRA
4 24 (4.10%) Selenium
5 20 (3.42%) JMeter
6 18 (3.08%) Subversion
7 17 (2.91%) Bitbucket
8 15 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 14 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.39%) JUnit
10 13 (2.22%) Maven
10 13 (2.22%) Mercurial
10 13 (2.22%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.05%) Artifactory
11 12 (2.05%) GitLab
11 12 (2.05%) Grunt
11 12 (2.05%) gulp
11 12 (2.05%) HP UFT
11 12 (2.05%) LoadRunner
11 12 (2.05%) SonarQube
General
1 90 (15.38%) Finance
2 38 (6.50%) Retail
3 30 (5.13%) Games
4 29 (4.96%) Public Sector
5 22 (3.76%) Marketing
6 12 (2.05%) Electronics
6 12 (2.05%) French Language
6 12 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.71%) Legal
9 9 (1.54%) Banking
10 8 (1.37%) Automotive
10 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.20%) Front Office
12 6 (1.03%) Local Government
13 5 (0.85%) Billing
14 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.51%) Law
16 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 172 (29.40%) Developer
2 74 (12.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (9.23%) PHP Developer
4 43 (7.35%) AWS Engineer
4 43 (7.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 42 (7.18%) Linux Engineer
6 40 (6.84%) Senior Developer
7 35 (5.98%) Java Developer
8 33 (5.64%) Software Engineer
9 32 (5.47%) Analyst
10 30 (5.13%) Administrator
11 28 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (4.10%) AWS DevOps
14 23 (3.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 22 (3.76%) Support Engineer
16 21 (3.59%) Technical Support
17 19 (3.25%) Consultant
17 19 (3.25%) Python Developer
18 18 (3.08%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (17.26%) CSS
1 101 (17.26%) HTML
2 58 (9.91%) JSON
3 57 (9.74%) REST
4 55 (9.40%) LAMP
5 48 (8.21%) Symfony
6 47 (8.03%) HTML5
6 47 (8.03%) XML
7 45 (7.69%) jQuery
7 45 (7.69%) Node.js
8 43 (7.35%) Laravel
9 40 (6.84%) RESTful
10 38 (6.50%) AngularJS
11 32 (5.47%) Sass
12 28 (4.79%) Web Services
13 25 (4.27%) .NET
14 24 (4.10%) CSS3
15 23 (3.93%) Django
16 21 (3.59%) SOAP
17 18 (3.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.84%) Algorithms
4 29 (4.96%) User Experience
5 28 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (4.44%) Public Cloud
7 23 (3.93%) Data Structures
7 23 (3.93%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.91%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.74%) Replication
10 15 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 15 (2.56%) Mainframe
11 12 (2.05%) Life Science
12 11 (1.88%) Clustering
12 11 (1.88%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 10 (1.71%) IBM Mainframe
14 8 (1.37%) Fixed Income
14 8 (1.37%) Private Cloud
15 7 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 464 (79.32%) Linux
2 184 (31.45%) Windows
3 164 (28.03%) Unix
4 60 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 52 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (5.47%) Ubuntu
7 30 (5.13%) Android
8 20 (3.42%) CentOS
9 17 (2.91%) Windows 10
10 16 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 16 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (2.56%) Debian
11 15 (2.56%) Mac OS X
11 15 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (2.22%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.37%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.34%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (28.21%) DevOps
3 115 (19.66%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (15.21%) Computer Science
5 84 (14.36%) Software Engineering
6 82 (14.02%) OO
7 80 (13.68%) Infrastructure as Code
8 79 (13.50%) Test Automation
9 75 (12.82%) Configuration Management
10 60 (10.26%) Scrum
11 58 (9.91%) Analytics
12 57 (9.74%) Open Source
13 45 (7.69%) OO PHP
14 42 (7.18%) SDLC
15 41 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (6.84%) Mentoring
16 40 (6.84%) Unit Testing
17 35 (5.98%) OOP
18 34 (5.81%) Fintech
19 33 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 299 (51.11%) Python
2 173 (29.57%) Java
3 168 (28.72%) SQL
4 163 (27.86%) Bash Shell
5 146 (24.96%) JavaScript
6 110 (18.80%) PHP
7 106 (18.12%) PowerShell
8 63 (10.77%) Perl
9 53 (9.06%) C++
10 51 (8.72%) Ruby
11 45 (7.69%) Shell Script
12 44 (7.52%) C#
13 34 (5.81%) C
14 29 (4.96%) TypeScript
15 26 (4.44%) Scala
16 20 (3.42%) PHP 5
17 19 (3.25%) Go
17 19 (3.25%) VB
18 18 (3.08%) PHP 7
19 11 (1.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 97 (16.58%) Degree
2 61 (10.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.42%) Master's Degree
5 15 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.56%) ISEB
5 15 (2.56%) PhD
6 14 (2.39%) ISTQB
7 13 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.88%) CCNA
8 11 (1.88%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.88%) PMP
9 9 (1.54%) CCNP
10 8 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.37%) SC Cleared
11 7 (1.20%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.20%) GIAC
12 6 (1.03%) MCSE
12 6 (1.03%) SANS
13 5 (0.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.50%) QA
2 8 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.20%) SLA
4 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.34%) NCSC
5 2 (0.34%) NIST
5 2 (0.34%) RMADS
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 146 (24.96%) Docker
2 76 (12.99%) Active Directory
3 41 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.74%) vSphere
6 11 (1.88%) ACF2
6 11 (1.88%) RACF
6 11 (1.88%) vCloud
6 11 (1.88%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.71%) LXC
7 10 (1.71%) NFS
8 8 (1.37%) Varnish
9 7 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (1.20%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.68%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.51%) Postfix
11 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 120 (20.51%) Ansible
2 106 (18.12%) Terraform
3 91 (15.56%) Kubernetes
4 49 (8.38%) Puppet
5 43 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.93%) Packer
7 17 (2.91%) Nagios
8 14 (2.39%) Consul
9 9 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (1.54%) Kibana
10 8 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 8 (1.37%) Prometheus
10 8 (1.37%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (1.20%) Avamar
11 7 (1.20%) Salt
11 7 (1.20%) vCenter Server
12 6 (1.03%) Istio
12 6 (1.03%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.85%) logstash
Vendors
1 74 (12.65%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.28%) Cisco
3 57 (9.74%) VMware
4 43 (7.35%) Oracle
5 42 (7.18%) Red Hat
6 36 (6.15%) IBM
7 29 (4.96%) Google
8 22 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (3.42%) Zend
10 16 (2.74%) Splunk
11 15 (2.56%) Cognos
12 11 (1.88%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.88%) F5
13 10 (1.71%) HP
13 10 (1.71%) LogicMonitor
13 10 (1.71%) Palo Alto
14 9 (1.54%) Apple
15 8 (1.37%) SAP
15 8 (1.37%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.20%) Tableau