Period
to 15 September 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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 551 517 550
Rank change year-on-year -34 +33 +79
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 663 900 893
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.22% 1.37% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 496 712 578
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,375 £29,250 £27,790
90th Percentile £91,875 £78,750 £66,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -8.42% +18.75% -11.11%

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 54,367 65,721 71,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.40% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40,776 50,282 53,354
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,361 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.27% +4.72% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,651 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
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 15 September 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 15 September 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 -22 620 £55,000 +3.77% 112
UK excluding London -12 366 £43,500 -8.42% 85
London +6 288 £62,500 +8.70% 31
South East -25 123 £45,000 -21.74% 30
North of England +15 77 £47,500 +5.56% 18
South West +1 70 £40,000 +28.00% 14
North West +31 47 £57,500 +76.92% 11
East of England +44 34 £50,000 -16.67% 12
Scotland +36 28 £42,500 -26.09% 4
Yorkshire -12 28 £34,500 -27.37% 6
Midlands +31 26 £40,000 +33.33% 7
East Midlands +26 15 £40,000 +35.59% 2
West Midlands +19 11 £41,000 +36.67% 5
Wales +16 7 £21,750 -62.17%
North East +13 2 £35,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 535 (80.69%) Linux
2 276 (41.63%) Python
3 238 (35.90%) AWS
4 223 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
5 222 (33.48%) SQL
6 217 (32.73%) Java
7 210 (31.67%) Git (software)
8 198 (29.86%) Unix
9 197 (29.71%) DevOps
10 183 (27.60%) Docker
11 160 (24.13%) Bash Shell
12 151 (22.78%) Windows
13 135 (20.36%) Jenkins
14 132 (19.91%) Kubernetes
14 132 (19.91%) JavaScript
15 129 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
16 121 (18.25%) Ansible
17 118 (17.80%) PHP
18 113 (17.04%) Test Automation
19 112 (16.89%) Software Engineering
20 106 (15.99%) Finance
21 105 (15.84%) MySQL
22 101 (15.23%) Terraform
23 97 (14.63%) Azure
24 88 (13.27%) Configuration Management
25 77 (11.61%) Degree
25 77 (11.61%) PowerShell
26 76 (11.46%) Puppet
27 73 (11.01%) Opscode Chef
27 73 (11.01%) Ruby

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 40 (6.03%) Apache
2 34 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.68%) Apache Spark
4 29 (4.37%) Confluence
5 27 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
6 25 (3.77%) CMS
7 24 (3.62%) WebLogic
8 22 (3.32%) IIS
9 21 (3.17%) OpenStack
10 17 (2.56%) nginx
11 16 (2.41%) SharePoint
11 16 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (2.26%) Drupal
12 15 (2.26%) MS Exchange
13 13 (1.96%) WordPress
14 12 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (1.21%) Ethereum
15 8 (1.21%) Hyperledger
16 7 (1.06%) JBoss
17 4 (0.60%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.36%) Magento
2 8 (1.21%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (1.21%) R3 Corda
3 3 (0.45%) CiviCRM
Cloud Services
1 238 (35.90%) AWS
2 97 (14.63%) Azure
3 67 (10.11%) Amazon EC2
4 61 (9.20%) Amazon S3
5 39 (5.88%) GitHub
6 36 (5.43%) Serverless
7 35 (5.28%) GCP
8 30 (4.52%) Amazon ELB
8 30 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
9 29 (4.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (3.77%) Slack
11 24 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (3.32%) SaaS
13 20 (3.02%) Datadog
13 20 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (2.71%) Amazon EMR
14 18 (2.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 17 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
16 13 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.56%) Firewall
2 54 (8.14%) TCP/IP
2 54 (8.14%) VPN
3 49 (7.39%) DNS
4 41 (6.18%) SSH
5 38 (5.73%) Internet
6 28 (4.22%) DHCP
7 24 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (3.17%) HTTP
9 17 (2.56%) LAN
10 15 (2.26%) SMTP
11 13 (1.96%) SAN
11 13 (1.96%) Wireshark
12 12 (1.81%) Network Security
12 12 (1.81%) WAN
13 11 (1.66%) Cisco Firepower
13 11 (1.66%) WLAN
14 9 (1.36%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.36%) SSL
15 8 (1.21%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (15.84%) MySQL
2 65 (9.80%) Amazon RDS
3 61 (9.20%) Big Data
4 53 (7.99%) Hadoop
5 49 (7.39%) SQL Server
6 45 (6.79%) Redis
7 43 (6.49%) MongoDB
7 43 (6.49%) NoSQL
8 37 (5.58%) MariaDB
9 35 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
10 31 (4.68%) Relational Database
11 28 (4.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 19 (2.87%) Oracle Database
13 18 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
14 16 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (1.96%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.66%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 210 (31.67%) Git (software)
2 135 (20.36%) Jenkins
3 61 (9.20%) JIRA
4 32 (4.83%) Subversion
5 30 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (4.07%) Cucumber
6 27 (4.07%) Selenium
7 22 (3.32%) Appium
8 20 (3.02%) Maven
9 16 (2.41%) Bitbucket
9 16 (2.41%) GoCD
9 16 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 16 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (2.26%) SoapUI
11 13 (1.96%) PHPUnit
11 13 (1.96%) RSpec
12 12 (1.81%) JUnit
13 11 (1.66%) TeamCity
14 10 (1.51%) GitLab
General
1 106 (15.99%) Finance
2 53 (7.99%) Games
3 47 (7.09%) Public Sector
4 35 (5.28%) Retail
5 25 (3.77%) Marketing
6 19 (2.87%) Banking
7 15 (2.26%) Law
7 15 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.11%) Front Office
8 14 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.81%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.81%) Legal
10 11 (1.66%) French Language
11 10 (1.51%) Electronics
11 10 (1.51%) Telecoms
12 9 (1.36%) Billing
13 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.30%) Military
15 1 (0.15%) Local Government
15 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 222 (33.48%) Developer
2 96 (14.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 63 (9.50%) Java Developer
4 54 (8.14%) Linux Engineer
5 46 (6.94%) Analyst
5 46 (6.94%) PHP Developer
5 46 (6.94%) Software Engineer
6 44 (6.64%) Java Engineer
7 43 (6.49%) Cloud Engineer
8 42 (6.33%) Support Engineer
9 41 (6.18%) Java Programmer
9 41 (6.18%) Programmer
10 38 (5.73%) Administrator
11 36 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
12 33 (4.98%) Applications Support
13 27 (4.07%) Junior
14 25 (3.77%) Linux Developer
15 24 (3.62%) Python Developer
16 23 (3.47%) Java Software Developer
16 23 (3.47%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.35%) HTML
2 58 (8.75%) CSS
3 55 (8.30%) JSON
4 54 (8.14%) REST
5 52 (7.84%) Node.js
6 48 (7.24%) .NET
7 47 (7.09%) Web Services
8 43 (6.49%) RESTful
9 41 (6.18%) XML
10 36 (5.43%) LAMP
10 36 (5.43%) Symfony
11 35 (5.28%) HTML5
12 33 (4.98%) AngularJS
13 31 (4.68%) Kafka
13 31 (4.68%) Laravel
14 26 (3.92%) jQuery
15 23 (3.47%) CSS3
15 23 (3.47%) Pandas
15 23 (3.47%) Sass
16 21 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (10.71%) Algorithms
3 64 (9.65%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (4.52%) Mobile App
6 29 (4.37%) Public Cloud
7 28 (4.22%) Data Structures
7 28 (4.22%) Replication
8 24 (3.62%) Data Centre
9 22 (3.32%) Clustering
10 21 (3.17%) Equities
11 18 (2.71%) User Experience
12 17 (2.56%) Fixed Income
12 17 (2.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 15 (2.26%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
16 11 (1.66%) Bitcoin
16 11 (1.66%) Management Information System
16 11 (1.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 535 (80.69%) Linux
2 198 (29.86%) Unix
3 151 (22.78%) Windows
4 51 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 47 (7.09%) Ubuntu
6 38 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (4.83%) Android
8 31 (4.68%) CentOS
9 30 (4.52%) Debian
10 22 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 20 (3.02%) Windows 10
11 20 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (2.41%) Windows 7
12 16 (2.41%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (1.21%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.90%) Solaris
16 5 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.60%) AIX
18 2 (0.30%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (33.63%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (29.71%) DevOps
3 129 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (17.04%) Test Automation
5 112 (16.89%) Software Engineering
6 88 (13.27%) Configuration Management
7 66 (9.95%) Scrum
8 60 (9.05%) Analytics
9 59 (8.90%) Computer Science
10 58 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (8.75%) Open Source
11 51 (7.69%) Unit Testing
12 50 (7.54%) Multithreading
13 46 (6.94%) OO
14 45 (6.79%) Infrastructure as Code
14 45 (6.79%) TDD
15 39 (5.88%) Microservices
16 38 (5.73%) Machine Learning
17 35 (5.28%) Statistics
18 34 (5.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 276 (41.63%) Python
2 222 (33.48%) SQL
3 217 (32.73%) Java
4 160 (24.13%) Bash Shell
5 132 (19.91%) JavaScript
6 118 (17.80%) PHP
7 77 (11.61%) PowerShell
8 73 (11.01%) Ruby
9 65 (9.80%) C++
10 58 (8.75%) Shell Script
11 40 (6.03%) Perl
12 37 (5.58%) C#
13 33 (4.98%) Go
13 33 (4.98%) TypeScript
14 26 (3.92%) Scala
15 23 (3.47%) C
16 11 (1.66%) PHP 7
17 10 (1.51%) Kotlin
18 9 (1.36%) VB
19 8 (1.21%) JSX
Qualifications
1 77 (11.61%) Degree
2 52 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 19 (2.87%) Master's Degree
6 16 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (2.41%) PhD
7 14 (2.11%) ISEB
8 13 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.21%) CCSA
10 8 (1.21%) CCSE
10 8 (1.21%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.90%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.75%) RHCE
13 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.60%) MCSE
13 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.60%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (10.41%) QA
2 18 (2.71%) SLA
3 3 (0.45%) NCSC
3 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 183 (27.60%) Docker
2 51 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 35 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 29 (4.37%) vSphere
6 21 (3.17%) vCloud
7 19 (2.87%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 17 (2.56%) LXC
8 17 (2.56%) VMware NSX
9 10 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.36%) Varnish
11 8 (1.21%) iptables
12 7 (1.06%) NFS
13 4 (0.60%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.45%) HDFS
14 3 (0.45%) KVM
15 1 (0.15%) pfSense
15 1 (0.15%) QEMU
15 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 132 (19.91%) Kubernetes
2 121 (18.25%) Ansible
3 101 (15.23%) Terraform
4 76 (11.46%) Puppet
5 73 (11.01%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (4.37%) Nagios
7 28 (4.22%) Prometheus
8 23 (3.47%) Docker Swarm
9 22 (3.32%) ZABBIX
10 18 (2.71%) Consul
11 17 (2.56%) Kibana
12 13 (1.96%) Packer
13 12 (1.81%) Grafana
14 8 (1.21%) cPanel
14 8 (1.21%) Plesk
15 7 (1.06%) logstash
16 6 (0.90%) Automic
17 5 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
17 5 (0.75%) Opsgenie
17 5 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 71 (10.71%) Oracle
2 60 (9.05%) VMware
3 45 (6.79%) Cisco
4 43 (6.49%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.43%) Google
6 32 (4.83%) Red Hat
7 19 (2.87%) Splunk
8 15 (2.26%) Palo Alto
9 13 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.81%) Bloomberg
10 12 (1.81%) Fidessa
11 11 (1.66%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.66%) Juniper
11 11 (1.66%) New Relic
11 11 (1.66%) Veeam
12 9 (1.36%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.36%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 8 (1.21%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.21%) Fortinet
13 8 (1.21%) Zend