Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 499 533 537
Rank change year-on-year +34 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 258 590 773
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 1.21% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 221 496 659
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -2.17% +15.00%

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 23,995 48,642 59,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.48% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,769 37,741 46,188
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,405
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 15 January 2021.

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 January 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 +15 233 £50,000 -9.09% 58
UK excluding London +101 184 £52,500 +16.67% 49
North of England +103 75 £60,000 +29.73% 11
London -4 68 £52,500 -17.32% 17
Yorkshire +78 47 £60,000 +73.91% 6
South East +105 46 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Work from Home -59 33 £55,000 -8.33% 11
North West +65 26 £55,000 +4.76% 5
South West +40 24 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland +62 16 £57,000 +30.29% 5
East of England +102 10 £40,000 -33.33% 7
Midlands +57 8 £27,500 -44.29% 4
West Midlands +57 7 £27,500 -44.29% 2
Northern Ireland +22 5 £52,500 +40.00% 2
North East - 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands +50 1 £35,000 -17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 210 (81.40%) Linux
2 139 (53.88%) Python
3 132 (51.16%) DevOps
4 107 (41.47%) Terraform
5 98 (37.98%) Docker
6 94 (36.43%) AWS
7 93 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (34.50%) Bash Shell
8 89 (34.50%) Kubernetes
9 88 (34.11%) JavaScript
10 83 (32.17%) PHP
10 83 (32.17%) Azure
11 82 (31.78%) SQL
12 81 (31.40%) Jenkins
13 80 (31.01%) Git (software)
13 80 (31.01%) PowerShell
14 77 (29.84%) Ansible
15 76 (29.46%) MySQL
16 69 (26.74%) Problem-Solving
17 65 (25.19%) Infrastructure as Code
18 64 (24.81%) Analytics
19 59 (22.87%) Java
20 58 (22.48%) Configuration Management
20 58 (22.48%) PostgreSQL
21 53 (20.54%) Unix
22 52 (20.16%) Ruby
23 51 (19.77%) Windows
24 48 (18.60%) Puppet
25 45 (17.44%) Redis
25 45 (17.44%) C#

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 25 (9.69%) Apache
2 15 (5.81%) Apache Airflow
3 13 (5.04%) Confluence
4 11 (4.26%) IIS
4 11 (4.26%) nginx
5 7 (2.71%) CMS
6 4 (1.55%) Apache Pulsar
6 4 (1.55%) EPiServer
6 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.55%) WordPress
7 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.94%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.78%) Adobe XD
2 2 (0.78%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.78%) Inkscape
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 94 (36.43%) AWS
2 83 (32.17%) Azure
3 37 (14.34%) Pulumi
4 34 (13.18%) Datadog
5 27 (10.47%) GCP
6 22 (8.53%) Amazon EKS
7 15 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (5.43%) Amazon S3
9 13 (5.04%) Serverless
9 13 (5.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (4.26%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (4.26%) IaaS
11 10 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (3.49%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (3.10%) Office 365
13 8 (3.10%) Route 53
14 7 (2.71%) npm
15 6 (2.33%) AWS CodePipeline
15 6 (2.33%) GitHub
16 5 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.08%) Firewall
2 17 (6.59%) SSH
3 16 (6.20%) DNS
4 15 (5.81%) DHCP
4 15 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.26%) HTTP
6 6 (2.33%) SSL
7 5 (1.94%) OpenVPN
7 5 (1.94%) VPN
8 4 (1.55%) FTP
8 4 (1.55%) Network Security
9 3 (1.16%) NAS
9 3 (1.16%) SAN
9 3 (1.16%) SNMP
9 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.16%) Wireless
10 2 (0.78%) DSL
10 2 (0.78%) TACACS
10 2 (0.78%) VoIP
11 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (29.46%) MySQL
2 58 (22.48%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (17.44%) Redis
4 40 (15.50%) MongoDB
5 37 (14.34%) Big Data
6 36 (13.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 34 (13.18%) Cosmos DB
7 34 (13.18%) MariaDB
8 29 (11.24%) SQL Server
9 23 (8.91%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (3.10%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (3.10%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.94%) NoSQL
14 3 (1.16%) BigQuery
14 3 (1.16%) DB2
14 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (1.16%) UniData
Development Applications
1 81 (31.40%) Jenkins
2 80 (31.01%) Git (software)
3 40 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (8.53%) JIRA
5 16 (6.20%) GitLab
6 13 (5.04%) Selenium
7 9 (3.49%) Postman
7 9 (3.49%) Subversion
8 8 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (2.71%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.33%) SonarQube
11 5 (1.94%) JUnit
11 5 (1.94%) Maven
11 5 (1.94%) Metasploit
11 5 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.94%) Travis CI
12 4 (1.55%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.55%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (5.81%) Law
2 14 (5.43%) Finance
3 13 (5.04%) Banking
4 12 (4.65%) Games
4 12 (4.65%) Retail
5 5 (1.94%) Advertising
6 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.16%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.78%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (31.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (25.97%) Developer
3 50 (19.38%) Azure Engineer
4 45 (17.44%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 41 (15.89%) Azure DevOps
6 20 (7.75%) PHP Developer
7 15 (5.81%) Administrator
7 15 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (4.65%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 12 (4.65%) Software Developer
8 12 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.26%) Junior
9 11 (4.26%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.88%) Graduate
10 10 (3.88%) Lead Developer
10 10 (3.88%) Operations Engineer
11 9 (3.49%) Analyst
11 9 (3.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.28%) HTML
2 35 (13.57%) CSS
3 34 (13.18%) Node.js
4 29 (11.24%) REST
4 29 (11.24%) RESTful
5 27 (10.47%) HTML5
6 20 (7.75%) .NET
7 19 (7.36%) AngularJS
7 19 (7.36%) LEMP Stack
8 17 (6.59%) Vue.js
8 17 (6.59%) Web Services
9 16 (6.20%) Laravel
9 16 (6.20%) React
9 16 (6.20%) Sass
10 15 (5.81%) JSON
10 15 (5.81%) SOAP
10 15 (5.81%) Velocity
11 14 (5.43%) jQuery
11 14 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (3.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.81%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.43%) Public Cloud
3 10 (3.88%) LIMS
4 8 (3.10%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.94%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.55%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.55%) User Experience
8 3 (1.16%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.16%) PKI
9 2 (0.78%) Clustering
9 2 (0.78%) Derivative
9 2 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.78%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 210 (81.40%) Linux
2 53 (20.54%) Unix
3 51 (19.77%) Windows
4 23 (8.91%) CentOS
5 20 (7.75%) Ubuntu
6 18 (6.98%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.49%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (1.94%) Kali Linux
9 4 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.55%) Solaris
10 3 (1.16%) AIX
10 3 (1.16%) Debian
10 3 (1.16%) VMS
10 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.39%) VyOS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (51.16%) DevOps
2 93 (36.05%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (26.74%) Problem-Solving
4 65 (25.19%) Infrastructure as Code
5 64 (24.81%) Analytics
6 58 (22.48%) Configuration Management
7 40 (15.50%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (14.73%) Machine Learning
9 34 (13.18%) Web Application Development
10 28 (10.85%) Software Engineering
11 26 (10.08%) Computer Science
12 24 (9.30%) Microservices
13 22 (8.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 22 (8.53%) Scrum
13 22 (8.53%) Workflow
14 17 (6.59%) Web Development
15 16 (6.20%) Data Science
16 15 (5.81%) MVC
17 14 (5.43%) Time Management
18 13 (5.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (53.88%) Python
2 89 (34.50%) Bash Shell
3 88 (34.11%) JavaScript
4 83 (32.17%) PHP
5 82 (31.78%) SQL
6 80 (31.01%) PowerShell
7 59 (22.87%) Java
8 52 (20.16%) Ruby
9 45 (17.44%) C#
10 41 (15.89%) Go
11 40 (15.50%) TypeScript
12 36 (13.95%) Groovy
13 17 (6.59%) Perl
14 14 (5.43%) Shell Script
15 13 (5.04%) C
16 9 (3.49%) PHP 7
17 8 (3.10%) R
18 5 (1.94%) ES6
19 4 (1.55%) C++
20 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (13.18%) Degree
2 19 (7.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.71%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.16%) RHCE
5 3 (1.16%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.78%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CCNP
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) GCIA
7 1 (0.39%) GCIH
7 1 (0.39%) PhD
7 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.14%) QA
2 11 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.88%) ISO 9001
4 9 (3.49%) GDPR
5 3 (1.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (37.98%) Docker
2 17 (6.59%) Hyper-V
3 16 (6.20%) Active Directory
4 11 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.71%) Postfix
6 5 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.16%) Firmware
7 3 (1.16%) KVM
7 3 (1.16%) OCFS2
7 3 (1.16%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.16%) qmail
7 3 (1.16%) Samba
7 3 (1.16%) Sendmail
7 3 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.16%) Xen
7 3 (1.16%) zsh
8 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 107 (41.47%) Terraform
2 89 (34.50%) Kubernetes
3 77 (29.84%) Ansible
4 48 (18.60%) Puppet
5 39 (15.12%) Grafana
5 39 (15.12%) Prometheus
6 37 (14.34%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.71%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (2.71%) Nessus
8 6 (2.33%) SCCM
9 5 (1.94%) Nmap
10 4 (1.55%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.55%) Munin
10 4 (1.55%) Nagios
11 3 (1.16%) SCOM
11 3 (1.16%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.16%) SELinux
12 2 (0.78%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 37 (14.34%) SaltStack
2 34 (13.18%) New Relic
3 27 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 24 (9.30%) Google
5 17 (6.59%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.81%) VMware
7 11 (4.26%) Oracle
8 8 (3.10%) Cisco
9 6 (2.33%) IBM
10 5 (1.94%) LogicMonitor
10 5 (1.94%) Qualys
11 4 (1.55%) Lets Encrypt
12 3 (1.16%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.16%) HP
12 3 (1.16%) NetApp
12 3 (1.16%) Splunk
13 2 (0.78%) Adobe
13 2 (0.78%) Apple
13 2 (0.78%) EMC
13 2 (0.78%) Sophos