Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 540 527 501
Rank change year-on-year -13 -26 +44
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 322 768 1,033
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.52% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.34% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 302 626 838
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -

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 30,847 57,510 69,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.09% 39.17% 39.04%
Number of salaries quoted 23,854 43,184 53,359
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +7 306 £55,000 - 48
London +11 161 £55,000 -8.33% 14
UK excluding London +29 154 £50,000 +11.11% 46
South East +54 49 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Work from Home +36 45 £60,000 - 8
South West +74 32 £45,000 +5.88% 7
North of England +76 31 £50,000 +5.26% 9
North West +66 21 £60,000 +26.32% 4
Midlands +94 17 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East of England +84 17 £30,000 -40.00% 2
West Midlands +85 12 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Yorkshire +87 10 £50,000 - 4
Wales +23 7 - - 1
East Midlands +48 5 £30,000 -17.81% 2
Scotland +64 2 £67,500 +58.82% 11

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 276 (85.71%) Linux
2 130 (40.37%) Python
3 109 (33.85%) Git (software)
4 108 (33.54%) Java
5 99 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (29.19%) Bash Shell
7 92 (28.57%) SQL
8 91 (28.26%) JavaScript
9 83 (25.78%) Docker
10 81 (25.16%) PHP
11 80 (24.84%) AWS
12 79 (24.53%) Windows
13 77 (23.91%) HTML
14 76 (23.60%) DevOps
15 69 (21.43%) Software Engineering
16 66 (20.50%) Azure
16 66 (20.50%) Test Automation
16 66 (20.50%) MySQL
17 65 (20.19%) CSS
18 61 (18.94%) Unix
19 54 (16.77%) Kubernetes
20 52 (16.15%) Jenkins
21 50 (15.53%) REST
22 49 (15.22%) PowerShell
23 48 (14.91%) Node.js
24 46 (14.29%) OO
24 46 (14.29%) C
25 44 (13.66%) Finance
26 42 (13.04%) Degree
27 40 (12.42%) Web Development

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 32 (9.94%) Apache
2 16 (4.97%) Drupal
2 16 (4.97%) WordPress
3 15 (4.66%) Tomcat
4 13 (4.04%) CMS
4 13 (4.04%) IIS
5 11 (3.42%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.11%) CICS
7 7 (2.17%) JBoss
7 7 (2.17%) nginx
8 6 (1.86%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.55%) WildFly
10 4 (1.24%) Liferay
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.31%) GemFire
12 1 (0.31%) Jetty
12 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.31%) Avid Media Composer
2 1 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.93%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Eikon
4 1 (0.31%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.31%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 80 (24.84%) AWS
2 66 (20.50%) Azure
3 27 (8.39%) IaaS
4 25 (7.76%) PaaS
5 21 (6.52%) npm
6 18 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (5.59%) Serverless
7 17 (5.28%) GitHub
7 17 (5.28%) Office 365
7 17 (5.28%) SaaS
8 14 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (4.35%) Amazon S3
9 13 (4.04%) GCP
10 11 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 6 (1.86%) AWS IoT
13 5 (1.55%) Datadog
14 4 (1.24%) DigitalOcean
14 4 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.56%) Firewall
2 25 (7.76%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.21%) VoIP
4 19 (5.90%) DNS
4 19 (5.90%) Internet
5 17 (5.28%) Network Security
6 16 (4.97%) VPN
7 12 (3.73%) DHCP
7 12 (3.73%) SSH
8 10 (3.11%) HTTP
9 9 (2.80%) LAN
9 9 (2.80%) SAN
9 9 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (2.48%) Asterisk PBX
10 8 (2.48%) MQTT
10 8 (2.48%) Wireshark
11 7 (2.17%) Broadband
11 7 (2.17%) VLAN
12 6 (1.86%) RFID
12 6 (1.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.50%) MySQL
2 38 (11.80%) PostgreSQL
3 35 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 29 (9.01%) Relational Database
5 27 (8.39%) Redis
6 25 (7.76%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.35%) MongoDB
8 13 (4.04%) Hadoop
9 12 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.73%) Big Data
10 10 (3.11%) DB2
11 9 (2.80%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (1.86%) Blockchain
13 6 (1.86%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.86%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.86%) Neo4j
13 6 (1.86%) RavenDB
14 5 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
15 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 109 (33.85%) Git (software)
2 52 (16.15%) Jenkins
3 29 (9.01%) Selenium
4 16 (4.97%) JIRA
5 14 (4.35%) GitLab
5 14 (4.35%) PHPUnit
6 12 (3.73%) JUnit
6 12 (3.73%) Visual Studio
6 12 (3.73%) webpack
7 11 (3.42%) Subversion
8 9 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.80%) Xdebug
9 7 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.17%) JMeter
10 6 (1.86%) Ant
10 6 (1.86%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.86%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.86%) IntelliJ
10 6 (1.86%) Maven
10 6 (1.86%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (13.66%) Finance
2 29 (9.01%) Retail
3 20 (6.21%) Games
4 10 (3.11%) Law
5 9 (2.80%) Automotive
6 8 (2.48%) Public Sector
7 7 (2.17%) Digital Economy
7 7 (2.17%) Electronics
8 5 (1.55%) Banking
8 5 (1.55%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.93%) Front Office
11 2 (0.62%) Advertising
11 2 (0.62%) Billing
11 2 (0.62%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 136 (42.24%) Developer
2 49 (15.22%) PHP Developer
3 45 (13.98%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (10.25%) Senior Developer
5 30 (9.32%) Java Developer
6 23 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (6.83%) Web Developer
8 20 (6.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 19 (5.90%) Software Engineer
10 18 (5.59%) Azure Engineer
10 18 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (4.66%) Administrator
11 15 (4.66%) Senior PHP Developer
12 14 (4.35%) Senior Web Developer
13 13 (4.04%) PHP Web Developer
13 13 (4.04%) QA Engineer
13 13 (4.04%) Technical Leader
14 12 (3.73%) Software Developer
14 12 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
15 11 (3.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (23.91%) HTML
2 65 (20.19%) CSS
3 50 (15.53%) REST
4 48 (14.91%) Node.js
5 35 (10.87%) LAMP
6 34 (10.56%) HTML5
6 34 (10.56%) Web Services
7 30 (9.32%) AngularJS
8 28 (8.70%) Laravel
9 24 (7.45%) RESTful
10 23 (7.14%) .NET
11 22 (6.83%) jQuery
11 22 (6.83%) Symfony
12 21 (6.52%) React
12 21 (6.52%) Sass
13 17 (5.28%) SOAP
13 17 (5.28%) Vue.js
14 15 (4.66%) XML
15 14 (4.35%) CSS3
16 13 (4.04%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.49%) User Experience
2 19 (5.90%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.90%) Public Cloud
3 17 (5.28%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.66%) Algorithms
5 15 (4.66%) Clustering
6 14 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (4.04%) Cloud Native
8 10 (3.11%) Mainframe
9 9 (2.80%) Data Structures
9 9 (2.80%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (1.86%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.86%) Handset
12 5 (1.55%) Cybercrime
12 5 (1.55%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (1.24%) Fixed Income
13 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 276 (85.71%) Linux
2 79 (24.53%) Windows
3 61 (18.94%) Unix
4 34 (10.56%) Android
5 27 (8.39%) Apple iOS
6 25 (7.76%) Windows Server
7 24 (7.45%) CentOS
8 19 (5.90%) Ubuntu
9 13 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.17%) SUSE
11 4 (1.24%) Amazon Linux
11 4 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.62%) Debian
12 2 (0.62%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.62%) VyOS
13 1 (0.31%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.60%) DevOps
3 69 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 66 (20.50%) Test Automation
5 46 (14.29%) OO
6 40 (12.42%) Web Development
7 39 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (10.56%) Scrum
9 32 (9.94%) Unit Testing
10 31 (9.63%) Microservices
10 31 (9.63%) TDD
11 29 (9.01%) Computer Science
11 29 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (7.76%) Android Development
13 24 (7.45%) Artificial Intelligence
14 23 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (6.83%) Infrastructure as Code
15 22 (6.83%) Mentoring
16 21 (6.52%) Configuration Management
17 19 (5.90%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 130 (40.37%) Python
2 108 (33.54%) Java
3 94 (29.19%) Bash Shell
4 92 (28.57%) SQL
5 91 (28.26%) JavaScript
6 81 (25.16%) PHP
7 49 (15.22%) PowerShell
8 46 (14.29%) C
9 31 (9.63%) C#
10 30 (9.32%) C++
11 21 (6.52%) Perl
12 20 (6.21%) PHP 7
13 17 (5.28%) Ruby
13 17 (5.28%) Shell Script
14 16 (4.97%) ES6
15 14 (4.35%) TypeScript
16 9 (2.80%) Go
16 9 (2.80%) PHP 5
16 9 (2.80%) VB
17 7 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 42 (13.04%) Degree
2 19 (5.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.48%) CCNA
4 8 (2.48%) ISEB
4 8 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.86%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.86%) PMP
5 6 (1.86%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.93%) CCNP
6 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.93%) HND
7 2 (0.62%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.62%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) CCIE
8 1 (0.31%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
8 1 (0.31%) RHCE
8 1 (0.31%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.76%) QA
2 10 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.48%) GDPR
4 7 (2.17%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.24%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
System Software
1 83 (25.78%) Docker
2 26 (8.07%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (2.48%) Firmware
6 8 (2.48%) Kamailio
6 8 (2.48%) vSphere
7 7 (2.17%) RACF
8 6 (1.86%) ACF2
8 6 (1.86%) Varnish
9 3 (0.93%) LXC
10 2 (0.62%) zsh
11 1 (0.31%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.31%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 1 (0.31%) NFS
11 1 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 54 (16.77%) Kubernetes
2 28 (8.70%) Ansible
3 25 (7.76%) Terraform
4 12 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.80%) Puppet
6 7 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.24%) Grafana
7 4 (1.24%) Nagios
7 4 (1.24%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.93%) Packer
8 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.62%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.62%) Kibana
10 1 (0.31%) Ambari
10 1 (0.31%) Icinga
10 1 (0.31%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.31%) Salt
10 1 (0.31%) SELinux
10 1 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 37 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.07%) VMware
3 19 (5.90%) Cisco
3 19 (5.90%) Red Hat
4 17 (5.28%) Oracle
5 15 (4.66%) Google
6 12 (3.73%) IBM
7 6 (1.86%) Draytek
7 6 (1.86%) HP
7 6 (1.86%) NETGEAR
8 5 (1.55%) Zend
9 4 (1.24%) Adobe
9 4 (1.24%) Dell
9 4 (1.24%) New Relic
9 4 (1.24%) Rollbar
9 4 (1.24%) Splunk
10 3 (0.93%) Apple
10 3 (0.93%) Centrify
10 3 (0.93%) SaltStack
10 3 (0.93%) Tableau