Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 471 526 578
Rank change year-on-year +55 +52 -43
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 735 163 648
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 0.95% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 342 135 492
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £30,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,375 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.71% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,375 £71,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £82,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%

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 49,063 17,108 49,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.19% 35.90% 35.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29,569 13,947 37,714
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £53,371
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.74% +1.66%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,001 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Linux Command Line
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux Command Line.

Salary trend for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux Command Line in the UK

Linux Command Line
Top 14 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 27 September 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 +60 700 £55,000 +15.79% 88
UK excluding London +58 454 £50,000 +5.26% 46
South East +50 274 £40,000 -33.33% 15
London -88 246 £65,000 +31.31% 45
North of England -50 112 £60,000 +23.08% 11
Work from Home -222 83 £62,500 +4.17% 10
Yorkshire -41 70 £60,000 - 6
North West -71 42 £60,000 +33.33% 4
South West -87 31 £40,000 +1.91% 4
Midlands -115 24 £32,500 +8.33% 9
West Midlands -92 21 £32,500 -45.83% 5
East of England -87 12 £62,500 +78.57% 4
East Midlands -79 3 £30,000 - 4
Scotland -103 1 £52,500 +5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 575 (78.23%) Linux
2 411 (55.92%) DevOps
3 394 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
4 370 (50.34%) Python
5 347 (47.21%) Git (software)
6 341 (46.39%) Java
7 304 (41.36%) Finance
8 301 (40.95%) Azure
8 301 (40.95%) Software Engineering
9 292 (39.73%) Ansible
9 292 (39.73%) React
10 288 (39.18%) Unix
11 282 (38.37%) PostgreSQL
12 280 (38.10%) Jenkins
13 279 (37.96%) CSS
14 278 (37.82%) AWS
14 278 (37.82%) Node.js
15 273 (37.14%) Redis
16 255 (34.69%) Groovy
17 253 (34.42%) Docker
18 251 (34.15%) Shell Script
19 250 (34.01%) Computer Science
20 242 (32.93%) MariaDB
20 242 (32.93%) AngularJS
21 240 (32.65%) Degree
22 232 (31.56%) Apache
23 230 (31.29%) JavaScript
24 228 (31.02%) Spring
25 226 (30.75%) Full Stack Development
26 216 (29.39%) Microservices

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
1 232 (31.56%) Apache
2 205 (27.89%) Apache Spark
3 185 (25.17%) GemFire
4 37 (5.03%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (4.35%) nginx
6 29 (3.95%) IIS
6 29 (3.95%) MS Exchange
7 28 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.90%) Apache Airflow
9 12 (1.63%) WordPress
10 7 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.95%) Confluence
11 5 (0.68%) CMS
11 5 (0.68%) Drupal
11 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.14%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) Sketch
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.27%) Figma
5 2 (0.27%) Houdini
5 2 (0.27%) Maya
5 2 (0.27%) NUKE
5 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Shopify
2 5 (0.68%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 301 (40.95%) Azure
2 278 (37.82%) AWS
3 212 (28.84%) GitHub
4 181 (24.63%) GCP
5 124 (16.87%) Amazon Kinesis
6 91 (12.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 79 (10.75%) Datadog
8 67 (9.12%) OpenShift
9 61 (8.30%) Pulumi
10 30 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (4.08%) npm
11 29 (3.95%) Yarn
12 28 (3.81%) Serverless
13 26 (3.54%) SaaS
14 22 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (2.86%) Amazon S3
15 21 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
16 19 (2.59%) Amazon ELB
17 18 (2.45%) Fastly
18 13 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (11.43%) Firewall
2 50 (6.80%) DNS
3 46 (6.26%) VPN
4 37 (5.03%) DHCP
5 34 (4.63%) HTTP
6 20 (2.72%) SSH
7 17 (2.31%) tcpdump
8 15 (2.04%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.90%) Wireshark
10 12 (1.63%) Internet
11 8 (1.09%) Sourcefire
12 7 (0.95%) BIG-IP
12 7 (0.95%) IPv6
13 6 (0.82%) 5G
13 6 (0.82%) Broadband
13 6 (0.82%) IPv4
13 6 (0.82%) LAN
13 6 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (0.82%) SNMP
14 5 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (38.37%) PostgreSQL
2 273 (37.14%) Redis
3 242 (32.93%) MariaDB
4 212 (28.84%) NoSQL
5 193 (26.26%) HBase
6 158 (21.50%) Relational Database
7 150 (20.41%) Big Data
8 90 (12.24%) MySQL
9 88 (11.97%) MongoDB
10 60 (8.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 23 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
12 19 (2.59%) SQL Server
13 18 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (2.45%) Metadata
14 17 (2.31%) Hadoop
15 11 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 11 (1.50%) Apache Hive
16 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.95%) OLTP
18 5 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 347 (47.21%) Git (software)
2 280 (38.10%) Jenkins
3 196 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 191 (25.99%) JUnit
5 190 (25.85%) IntelliJ
6 189 (25.71%) Cypress.io
7 188 (25.58%) Eclipse
8 186 (25.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 185 (25.17%) Gradle
9 185 (25.17%) Protractor
9 185 (25.17%) Storybook
10 178 (24.22%) Mockito
11 124 (16.87%) Artifactory
12 85 (11.56%) SonarQube
13 60 (8.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 56 (7.62%) webpack
15 46 (6.26%) gulp
16 32 (4.35%) JIRA
17 13 (1.77%) Bitbucket
18 8 (1.09%) GitLab
General
1 304 (41.36%) Finance
2 216 (29.39%) Banking
3 213 (28.98%) Law
4 193 (26.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 111 (15.10%) Social Skills
6 74 (10.07%) Public Sector
7 54 (7.35%) Marketing
8 28 (3.81%) Legal
9 27 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
10 20 (2.72%) Retail
10 20 (2.72%) Telecoms
11 16 (2.18%) Investment Banking
12 15 (2.04%) Manufacturing
13 11 (1.50%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (1.36%) Local Government
15 9 (1.22%) Electronics
16 6 (0.82%) Billing
16 6 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
17 2 (0.27%) Advertising
17 2 (0.27%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 208 (28.30%) Software Engineer
2 181 (24.63%) Developer
3 104 (14.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 83 (11.29%) Azure Engineer
5 77 (10.48%) Principal Engineer
5 77 (10.48%) Principal Software Engineer
6 64 (8.71%) Azure DevOps
6 64 (8.71%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 58 (7.89%) Lead Software Engineer
8 49 (6.67%) Lead Developer
9 47 (6.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 45 (6.12%) Software Developer
11 42 (5.71%) Lead Software Developer
12 34 (4.63%) Senior Software Engineer
13 33 (4.49%) Administrator
13 33 (4.49%) Python Engineer
13 33 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
14 32 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
15 30 (4.08%) Cloud Engineer
15 30 (4.08%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (39.73%) React
2 279 (37.96%) CSS
3 278 (37.82%) Node.js
4 242 (32.93%) AngularJS
5 228 (31.02%) Spring
6 215 (29.25%) Kafka
7 214 (29.12%) JSON
8 210 (28.57%) Redux
9 208 (28.30%) Express
10 196 (26.67%) RESTful
11 189 (25.71%) Spark Streaming
11 189 (25.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 187 (25.44%) Tailwind CSS
13 178 (24.22%) WireMock
14 175 (23.81%) Play Framework
15 142 (19.32%) LAMP
16 138 (18.78%) RabbitMQ
17 130 (17.69%) LAPP Stack
18 91 (12.38%) ARM Templates
19 85 (11.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 127 (17.28%) User Experience
2 91 (12.38%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (5.99%) Data Centre
4 37 (5.03%) Public Cloud
5 26 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (2.72%) Private Cloud
7 19 (2.59%) Blog
8 16 (2.18%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.90%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.90%) Equities
10 13 (1.77%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.36%) NHS
12 9 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.09%) Internet of Things
14 7 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 575 (78.23%) Linux
2 288 (39.18%) Unix
3 144 (19.59%) Windows
4 61 (8.30%) Windows Server
5 35 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 33 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (3.81%) Windows Server 2019
9 15 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.90%) CentOS
11 8 (1.09%) Windows 10
11 8 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.27%) Alpine Linux
16 1 (0.14%) Android
16 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (55.92%) DevOps
2 394 (53.61%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (40.95%) Software Engineering
4 250 (34.01%) Computer Science
5 226 (30.75%) Full Stack Development
6 216 (29.39%) Microservices
7 194 (26.39%) Validation
8 190 (25.85%) Digital Banking
9 185 (25.17%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 165 (22.45%) Open Source
11 154 (20.95%) OO
12 149 (20.27%) Business Continuity
13 145 (19.73%) Software Testing
14 138 (18.78%) TDD
15 131 (17.82%) High Availability
15 131 (17.82%) Performance Monitoring
15 131 (17.82%) Problem-Solving
16 127 (17.28%) BDD
17 126 (17.14%) Clean Code
18 121 (16.46%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 370 (50.34%) Python
2 341 (46.39%) Java
3 255 (34.69%) Groovy
4 251 (34.15%) Shell Script
5 230 (31.29%) JavaScript
6 190 (25.85%) SQL
7 174 (23.67%) Bash Shell
8 173 (23.54%) PowerShell
9 138 (18.78%) PHP
10 116 (15.78%) TypeScript
11 103 (14.01%) Go
12 78 (10.61%) Ruby
13 70 (9.52%) ES6
14 67 (9.12%) C#
15 48 (6.53%) Perl
16 21 (2.86%) C++
17 20 (2.72%) T-SQL
18 18 (2.45%) Scala
19 13 (1.77%) R
20 11 (1.50%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 240 (32.65%) Degree
2 180 (24.49%) OCP
2 180 (24.49%) Oracle Certification
3 42 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 41 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.77%) CCNP
5 13 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (0.95%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.68%) CCNA
9 4 (0.54%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.41%) CISSP
10 3 (0.41%) ISEB
11 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.14%) CEH
12 1 (0.14%) GIAC
12 1 (0.14%) OSCP
12 1 (0.14%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.59%) QA
2 15 (2.04%) GRC
3 4 (0.54%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) NCSC
5 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 253 (34.42%) Docker
2 193 (26.26%) HDFS
3 152 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (6.80%) Active Directory
5 23 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.18%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.09%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.82%) NFS
11 4 (0.54%) Ceph
12 2 (0.27%) pfSense
12 2 (0.27%) Samba
13 1 (0.14%) iptables
13 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 292 (39.73%) Ansible
2 188 (25.58%) Kubernetes
3 145 (19.73%) Terraform
4 125 (17.01%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (11.43%) Puppet
6 78 (10.61%) Prometheus
7 66 (8.98%) Grafana
8 29 (3.95%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (2.31%) Failover Clustering
9 17 (2.31%) SCCM
10 7 (0.95%) Packer
11 6 (0.82%) Nmap
11 6 (0.82%) OpenNMS
11 6 (0.82%) Salt
12 5 (0.68%) Nagios
12 5 (0.68%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.54%) Graylog
13 4 (0.54%) Icinga
14 3 (0.41%) Consul
15 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 213 (28.98%) VMware
2 187 (25.44%) Okta
3 116 (15.78%) Microsoft
4 64 (8.71%) Cisco
5 60 (8.16%) New Relic
5 60 (8.16%) SaltStack
6 39 (5.31%) Oracle
7 29 (3.95%) Google
8 28 (3.81%) Splunk
9 23 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 20 (2.72%) EMC
10 20 (2.72%) NetApp
11 18 (2.45%) Sybase
12 14 (1.90%) Zend
13 10 (1.36%) Xamarin
14 9 (1.22%) Dell
14 9 (1.22%) SAP
15 6 (0.82%) Apple
15 6 (0.82%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.82%) HP