Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 518 488 527
Rank change year-on-year -30 +39 +71
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 751 1,029 882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.34% 1.54% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 559 785 682
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -5.88%

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 56,225 66,920 67,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.20% 38.93% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42,064 51,642 53,362
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -3.06%
10th Percentile £29,252 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 16 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 18 June 2019. 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 -34 702 £55,000 +10.00% 26
UK excluding London -51 395 £45,000 +12.50% 20
London -3 338 £60,000 - 7
South East +2 127 £50,000 -4.76% 5
North of England +50 96 £47,500 +18.75% 4
South West -18 69 £42,500 +21.43% 3
North West +37 52 £47,500 +17.28% 3
Yorkshire -1 42 £43,750 +16.67% 1
East of England +39 39 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Midlands +6 30 £38,250 +9.29% 2
Scotland +20 28 £42,500 +49.12% 1
West Midlands -2 16 £60,000 +60.00%
East Midlands +27 14 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Wales +15 5 £21,750 -45.63%
North East +14 2 £35,000 +13.82%
Northern Ireland - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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.

1 650 (86.55%) Linux
2 341 (45.41%) Python
3 287 (38.22%) Amazon AWS
4 259 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
5 240 (31.96%) SQL
6 233 (31.03%) Java
7 228 (30.36%) DevOps
8 208 (27.70%) Git (software)
9 201 (26.76%) Windows
10 199 (26.50%) Bash Shell
11 190 (25.30%) Docker
12 183 (24.37%) Unix
13 169 (22.50%) Jenkins
14 152 (20.24%) Ansible
15 135 (17.98%) Test Automation
16 133 (17.71%) JavaScript
17 125 (16.64%) Terraform
18 124 (16.51%) Kubernetes
19 123 (16.38%) PHP
20 121 (16.11%) MySQL
20 121 (16.11%) Configuration Management
20 121 (16.11%) Puppet
21 116 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
22 114 (15.18%) Software Engineering
22 114 (15.18%) Finance
23 104 (13.85%) Degree
24 102 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
25 100 (13.32%) Ruby
26 98 (13.05%) QA
27 96 (12.78%) PowerShell

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 (7.06%) Apache
2 42 (5.59%) Tomcat
3 33 (4.39%) WebLogic
4 29 (3.86%) Confluence
4 29 (3.86%) nginx
5 25 (3.33%) IIS
6 20 (2.66%) CMS
7 18 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.26%) SharePoint
8 17 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (2.00%) MS Exchange
10 13 (1.73%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.60%) JBoss
11 12 (1.60%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.20%) Drupal
13 7 (0.93%) WordPress
14 6 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
16 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.60%) Magento
2 3 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.40%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 287 (38.22%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (11.19%) Amazon S3
4 74 (9.85%) Amazon EC2
5 73 (9.72%) GitHub
6 65 (8.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 43 (5.73%) Datadog
7 43 (5.73%) Serverless
8 37 (4.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 37 (4.93%) Amazon ELB
8 37 (4.93%) AWS Lambda
9 33 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (3.86%) SaaS
10 29 (3.86%) Slack
11 28 (3.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 28 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (3.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (2.93%) Amazon Glacier
13 22 (2.93%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (9.85%) Firewall
2 60 (7.99%) VPN
3 56 (7.46%) SSH
4 53 (7.06%) DNS
5 51 (6.79%) TCP/IP
6 47 (6.26%) Internet
7 27 (3.60%) DHCP
8 25 (3.33%) HTTP
9 23 (3.06%) LAN
10 21 (2.80%) WAN
11 20 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (1.86%) Network Security
13 13 (1.73%) Skype
14 12 (1.60%) SMTP
14 12 (1.60%) VLAN
14 12 (1.60%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.60%) WLAN
15 11 (1.46%) VoIP
16 10 (1.33%) Ethernet
17 8 (1.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (16.11%) MySQL
2 82 (10.92%) Amazon RDS
3 60 (7.99%) SQL Server
4 57 (7.59%) NoSQL
5 55 (7.32%) Big Data
6 48 (6.39%) Hadoop
6 48 (6.39%) Redis
7 46 (6.13%) Relational Database
8 43 (5.73%) MongoDB
9 42 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (5.19%) MariaDB
11 35 (4.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 29 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 23 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
14 21 (2.80%) Oracle Database
15 19 (2.53%) RDBMS
16 17 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 17 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (1.73%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 208 (27.70%) Git (software)
2 169 (22.50%) Jenkins
3 57 (7.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 46 (6.13%) JIRA
5 36 (4.79%) Selenium
6 34 (4.53%) Cucumber
7 24 (3.20%) Appium
8 23 (3.06%) Subversion
8 23 (3.06%) Visual Studio
9 21 (2.80%) Vagrant
10 20 (2.66%) Bitbucket
10 20 (2.66%) GitLab
11 18 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (2.26%) JMeter
12 17 (2.26%) Travis CI
12 17 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (2.00%) Calabash
13 15 (2.00%) CircleCI
13 15 (2.00%) IntelliJ
13 15 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 114 (15.18%) Finance
2 51 (6.79%) Games
3 33 (4.39%) Retail
4 26 (3.46%) Banking
5 24 (3.20%) Front Office
5 24 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.06%) Marketing
7 22 (2.93%) Billing
8 18 (2.40%) Law
9 16 (2.13%) Legal
10 11 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.07%) Electronics
11 8 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.80%) Back Office
12 6 (0.80%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.27%) Greek Language
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (34.49%) Developer
2 108 (14.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (9.85%) Linux Engineer
4 72 (9.59%) Java Developer
5 55 (7.32%) Java Engineer
6 49 (6.52%) Analyst
6 49 (6.52%) Software Engineer
7 48 (6.39%) Applications Support
7 48 (6.39%) Java Programmer
7 48 (6.39%) Programmer
8 47 (6.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 45 (5.99%) Support Engineer
9 45 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
10 43 (5.73%) Administrator
11 41 (5.46%) Junior
12 40 (5.33%) PHP Developer
13 34 (4.53%) Java Software Developer
13 34 (4.53%) Senior DevOps
13 34 (4.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 32 (4.26%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.32%) Web Services
2 76 (10.12%) HTML
3 74 (9.85%) Node.js
4 73 (9.72%) CSS
5 61 (8.12%) REST
6 51 (6.79%) JSON
7 50 (6.66%) .NET
8 49 (6.52%) RESTful
9 46 (6.13%) XML
10 41 (5.46%) LAMP
11 36 (4.79%) HTML5
12 35 (4.66%) AngularJS
13 34 (4.53%) jQuery
14 33 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
15 30 (3.99%) Laravel
15 30 (3.99%) SOAP
16 26 (3.46%) CSS3
17 22 (2.93%) Kafka
18 21 (2.80%) Gherkin
18 21 (2.80%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 78 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (8.79%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (8.26%) Algorithms
4 46 (6.13%) Public Cloud
5 28 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.33%) Equities
7 24 (3.20%) Data Centre
8 23 (3.06%) Fixed Income
9 22 (2.93%) Replication
10 21 (2.80%) Mobile App
10 21 (2.80%) Virtual Team
11 18 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (2.40%) User Experience
12 16 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 15 (2.00%) Clustering
14 13 (1.73%) Management Information System
15 10 (1.33%) Bitcoin
15 10 (1.33%) Cloud Native
15 10 (1.33%) Social Media
16 6 (0.80%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 650 (86.55%) Linux
2 201 (26.76%) Windows
3 183 (24.37%) Unix
4 74 (9.85%) CentOS
5 73 (9.72%) Windows Server
6 71 (9.45%) Ubuntu
7 49 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (5.19%) Debian
9 34 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (3.06%) Apple iOS
11 21 (2.80%) Windows 10
12 19 (2.53%) Android
12 19 (2.53%) Windows 7
13 17 (2.26%) Windows 8
14 12 (1.60%) DC/OS
15 10 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.80%) Solaris
16 6 (0.80%) SUSE
17 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (30.36%) DevOps
3 135 (17.98%) Test Automation
4 121 (16.11%) Configuration Management
5 114 (15.18%) Software Engineering
6 84 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (10.65%) Computer Science
9 66 (8.79%) Open Source
10 61 (8.12%) Scrum
11 56 (7.46%) TDD
12 53 (7.06%) Multithreading
13 52 (6.92%) Microservices
13 52 (6.92%) OO
14 49 (6.52%) SDLC
15 48 (6.39%) Unit Testing
16 46 (6.13%) Infrastructure as Code
17 44 (5.86%) Performance Testing
18 41 (5.46%) Task Automation
19 37 (4.93%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 341 (45.41%) Python
2 240 (31.96%) SQL
3 233 (31.03%) Java
4 199 (26.50%) Bash Shell
5 133 (17.71%) JavaScript
6 123 (16.38%) PHP
7 100 (13.32%) Ruby
8 96 (12.78%) PowerShell
9 92 (12.25%) Shell Script
10 53 (7.06%) Perl
11 52 (6.92%) C++
12 34 (4.53%) C#
13 28 (3.73%) Go
14 20 (2.66%) TypeScript
15 19 (2.53%) C
16 15 (2.00%) ES6
17 11 (1.46%) Apple Swift
18 9 (1.20%) Scala
19 8 (1.07%) Kotlin
20 7 (0.93%) AWK
Qualifications
1 104 (13.85%) Degree
2 88 (11.72%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.73%) ISEB
6 13 (1.73%) PhD
6 13 (1.73%) Postgraduate
7 11 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.07%) CCSA
8 8 (1.07%) CCSE
8 8 (1.07%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.67%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.67%) MCSE
10 5 (0.67%) RHCE
10 5 (0.67%) VCP5
10 5 (0.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (13.05%) QA
2 12 (1.60%) SLA
3 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.93%) NCSC
4 6 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 190 (25.30%) Docker
2 65 (8.66%) Active Directory
3 61 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 27 (3.60%) vSphere
6 25 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 23 (3.06%) vCloud
8 21 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (2.40%) LXC
10 16 (2.13%) VMware NSX
11 14 (1.86%) Varnish
12 12 (1.60%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.93%) NFS
14 6 (0.80%) iptables
15 3 (0.40%) KVM
16 2 (0.27%) Firmware
16 2 (0.27%) pfSense
16 2 (0.27%) Samba
16 2 (0.27%) zsh
Systems Management
1 152 (20.24%) Ansible
2 125 (16.64%) Terraform
3 124 (16.51%) Kubernetes
4 121 (16.11%) Puppet
5 102 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (5.06%) Nagios
7 37 (4.93%) Docker Swarm
8 35 (4.66%) Prometheus
9 25 (3.33%) Packer
10 19 (2.53%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.73%) Consul
12 9 (1.20%) Capistrano
12 9 (1.20%) Grafana
13 8 (1.07%) cPanel
13 8 (1.07%) HAProxy
13 8 (1.07%) Plesk
13 8 (1.07%) SELinux
14 7 (0.93%) Ambari
14 7 (0.93%) Automic
14 7 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 88 (11.72%) Oracle
1 88 (11.72%) VMware
2 69 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 50 (6.66%) Red Hat
4 45 (5.99%) Cisco
5 41 (5.46%) New Relic
6 34 (4.53%) Google
7 19 (2.53%) Citrix
8 18 (2.40%) Splunk
9 16 (2.13%) Bloomberg
9 16 (2.13%) Fidessa
9 16 (2.13%) SolarWinds
10 14 (1.86%) Juniper
11 13 (1.73%) Palo Alto
12 11 (1.46%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.33%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.33%) SAP
13 10 (1.33%) Veeam
14 9 (1.20%) Apple
15 8 (1.07%) Brocade