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

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 455 525 535
Rank change year-on-year +70 +10 -34
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 464 500 782
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 1.15% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 313 390 598
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,175 £30,600
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,813 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £77,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,362 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.36% +9.69% +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 33,107 43,442 58,652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.64% 39.40%
Number of salaries quoted 23,456 33,855 44,741
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 April 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 April 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 +68 424 £55,000 +4.76% 89
UK excluding London +134 294 £52,500 +6.36% 58
London +5 144 £61,000 +1.67% 35
North of England +111 111 £60,000 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire +75 89 £60,000 +20.00% 7
South East +91 88 £42,500 -24.11% 23
Work from Home -119 66 £56,750 -5.42% 20
South West -6 34 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East of England +62 26 £50,000 +66.67% 7
North West +34 21 £60,000 +41.18% 5
Midlands +19 17 £27,500 -44.29% 7
Scotland +24 12 £62,500 -7.41% 3
West Midlands +17 11 £27,500 -44.29% 4
East Midlands +23 6 £35,000 -17.65% 3
Northern Ireland - 6 £52,500 -
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 376 (81.03%) Linux
2 238 (51.29%) Python
3 208 (44.83%) Docker
4 207 (44.61%) DevOps
5 179 (38.58%) JavaScript
6 177 (38.15%) Terraform
7 171 (36.85%) Kubernetes
8 162 (34.91%) AWS
9 156 (33.62%) Git (software)
10 148 (31.90%) PHP
10 148 (31.90%) MySQL
11 143 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
12 142 (30.60%) Bash Shell
13 131 (28.23%) Ansible
14 129 (27.80%) SQL
15 126 (27.16%) Azure
16 123 (26.51%) Jenkins
17 120 (25.86%) Infrastructure as Code
17 120 (25.86%) Java
17 120 (25.86%) PostgreSQL
18 111 (23.92%) PowerShell
18 111 (23.92%) Analytics
19 94 (20.26%) Unix
20 93 (20.04%) HTML
20 93 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
21 91 (19.61%) Node.js
22 84 (18.10%) CSS
23 80 (17.24%) Configuration Management
23 80 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
24 75 (16.16%) Puppet

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 54 (11.64%) Apache
2 48 (10.34%) Apache Airflow
3 23 (4.96%) nginx
4 16 (3.45%) Confluence
4 16 (3.45%) IIS
5 14 (3.02%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.80%) GemFire
7 10 (2.16%) Drupal
7 10 (2.16%) WordPress
8 6 (1.29%) CMS
9 5 (1.08%) Apache Pulsar
9 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.08%) Facebook Platform
9 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.08%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.86%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.80%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.94%) Sketch
3 7 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.29%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.08%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (1.08%) Adobe XD
5 5 (1.08%) Figma
6 4 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.65%) Houdini
7 3 (0.65%) Maya
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.65%) NUKE
8 2 (0.43%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.22%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 162 (34.91%) AWS
2 126 (27.16%) Azure
3 65 (14.01%) GCP
4 53 (11.42%) Pulumi
5 50 (10.78%) Datadog
6 33 (7.11%) Amazon EKS
7 25 (5.39%) Amazon S3
8 23 (4.96%) GitHub
9 21 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (4.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
11 15 (3.23%) Serverless
12 13 (2.80%) Route 53
13 12 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (2.59%) Microsoft 365
13 12 (2.59%) SaaS
13 12 (2.59%) Yarn
14 11 (2.37%) npm
15 8 (1.72%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 73 (15.73%) Firewall
2 27 (5.82%) DNS
3 22 (4.74%) DHCP
4 21 (4.53%) SSH
5 13 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.94%) SSL
6 9 (1.94%) VPN
7 8 (1.72%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.51%) NAS
8 7 (1.51%) SAN
9 6 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.29%) VLAN
10 5 (1.08%) Broadband
10 5 (1.08%) HTTP
10 5 (1.08%) OpenVPN
10 5 (1.08%) Wireless
11 4 (0.86%) FTP
11 4 (0.86%) Internet
11 4 (0.86%) Intranet
11 4 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (31.90%) MySQL
2 120 (25.86%) PostgreSQL
3 70 (15.09%) MongoDB
4 69 (14.87%) Redis
5 63 (13.58%) MariaDB
6 61 (13.15%) Big Data
7 52 (11.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 51 (10.99%) SQL Server
9 50 (10.78%) Cosmos DB
10 31 (6.68%) Relational Database
11 14 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (2.80%) HBase
12 13 (2.80%) NoSQL
13 12 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.29%) Hazelcast
16 5 (1.08%) ObjectStore
17 4 (0.86%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 156 (33.62%) Git (software)
2 123 (26.51%) Jenkins
3 54 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (9.05%) JIRA
5 29 (6.25%) GitLab
6 27 (5.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 25 (5.39%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.96%) JUnit
9 19 (4.09%) Mockito
10 17 (3.66%) Postman
11 15 (3.23%) Storybook
12 14 (3.02%) Cypress.io
13 13 (2.80%) Eclipse
13 13 (2.80%) Gradle
13 13 (2.80%) IntelliJ
13 13 (2.80%) Protractor
14 12 (2.59%) Selenium
14 12 (2.59%) Visual Studio
14 12 (2.59%) webpack
15 9 (1.94%) gulp
General
1 75 (16.16%) Finance
2 35 (7.54%) Banking
3 29 (6.25%) Law
4 27 (5.82%) Games
5 26 (5.60%) Public Sector
6 18 (3.88%) Retail
7 16 (3.45%) Marketing
8 8 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.08%) Electronics
9 5 (1.08%) Local Government
10 4 (0.86%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.86%) Automotive
11 3 (0.65%) Legal
12 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Front Office
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 150 (32.33%) Developer
2 105 (22.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (14.87%) Azure Engineer
4 63 (13.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 59 (12.72%) Azure DevOps
6 43 (9.27%) PHP Developer
6 43 (9.27%) Senior Developer
7 28 (6.03%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (6.03%) Operations Engineer
7 28 (6.03%) Software Developer
8 27 (5.82%) Machine Learning Engineer
8 27 (5.82%) Web Developer
9 26 (5.60%) JavaScript Developer
10 23 (4.96%) Full Stack Developer
11 22 (4.74%) Lead Developer
12 18 (3.88%) Administrator
12 18 (3.88%) Python Engineer
12 18 (3.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 16 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (20.04%) HTML
2 91 (19.61%) Node.js
3 84 (18.10%) CSS
4 59 (12.72%) React
5 53 (11.42%) Laravel
6 52 (11.21%) RESTful
7 51 (10.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 48 (10.34%) AngularJS
9 45 (9.70%) HTML5
10 43 (9.27%) REST
10 43 (9.27%) Velocity
11 42 (9.05%) Vue.js
12 41 (8.84%) LAMP
13 40 (8.62%) Sass
14 36 (7.76%) JSON
15 32 (6.90%) .NET
16 31 (6.68%) Kafka
16 31 (6.68%) Web Services
17 28 (6.03%) SOAP
18 27 (5.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.53%) Mobile App
2 20 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.80%) LIMS
6 13 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.16%) NHS
8 10 (2.16%) Social Media
8 10 (2.16%) User Experience
9 8 (1.72%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.51%) Derivative
11 6 (1.29%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.29%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.08%) Clustering
12 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 376 (81.03%) Linux
2 94 (20.26%) Unix
3 74 (15.95%) Windows
4 44 (9.48%) Ubuntu
5 28 (6.03%) CentOS
6 24 (5.17%) Debian
6 24 (5.17%) Windows Server
7 17 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.51%) VMS
9 7 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.08%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.86%) AIX
12 4 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.65%) Fedora
13 3 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (44.61%) DevOps
2 143 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (25.86%) Infrastructure as Code
4 111 (23.92%) Analytics
5 93 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 80 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 63 (13.58%) Machine Learning
8 60 (12.93%) Continuous Delivery
9 56 (12.07%) Web Development
10 54 (11.64%) Computer Science
11 52 (11.21%) Data Science
11 52 (11.21%) Workflow
12 50 (10.78%) Web Application Development
13 48 (10.34%) Microservices
13 48 (10.34%) Scrum
14 43 (9.27%) MVC
14 43 (9.27%) Software Engineering
15 30 (6.47%) Kanban
16 28 (6.03%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 238 (51.29%) Python
2 179 (38.58%) JavaScript
3 148 (31.90%) PHP
4 142 (30.60%) Bash Shell
5 129 (27.80%) SQL
6 120 (25.86%) Java
7 111 (23.92%) PowerShell
8 74 (15.95%) Ruby
9 73 (15.73%) Groovy
10 69 (14.87%) C#
11 66 (14.22%) TypeScript
12 56 (12.07%) Go
13 42 (9.05%) Shell Script
14 31 (6.68%) Perl
15 27 (5.82%) ES6
16 23 (4.96%) PHP 7
17 12 (2.59%) C
18 11 (2.37%) C++
18 11 (2.37%) R
19 10 (2.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (14.01%) Degree
2 29 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (2.80%) OCP
3 13 (2.80%) Oracle Certification
3 13 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.37%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.08%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.86%) ISEB
7 3 (0.65%) CSPO
7 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.65%) RHCE
7 3 (0.65%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.43%) CCNA
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.43%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.17%) QA
2 9 (1.94%) GDPR
2 9 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.72%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.86%) SLA
4 4 (0.86%) WAI
4 4 (0.86%) WCAG
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 208 (44.83%) Docker
2 27 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.02%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.80%) HDFS
6 8 (1.72%) Postfix
7 6 (1.29%) Samba
7 6 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.08%) LXC
8 5 (1.08%) NFS
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.86%) KVM
9 4 (0.86%) PowerHA
9 4 (0.86%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.86%) vSphere
9 4 (0.86%) Xen
10 3 (0.65%) Firmware
10 3 (0.65%) qmail
10 3 (0.65%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 177 (38.15%) Terraform
2 171 (36.85%) Kubernetes
3 131 (28.23%) Ansible
4 75 (16.16%) Puppet
5 61 (13.15%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (12.93%) Grafana
6 60 (12.93%) Prometheus
7 12 (2.59%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (2.37%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (1.94%) Nagios
10 6 (1.29%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.29%) Munin
10 6 (1.29%) Nessus
10 6 (1.29%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.29%) SCCM
11 5 (1.08%) Nmap
12 4 (0.86%) Argo
12 4 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.65%) SELinux
13 3 (0.65%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (13.79%) Google
2 53 (11.42%) SaltStack
3 50 (10.78%) New Relic
4 42 (9.05%) Microsoft
5 37 (7.97%) VMware
6 29 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 22 (4.74%) Oracle
8 20 (4.31%) Cisco
8 20 (4.31%) Splunk
9 17 (3.66%) Zend
10 14 (3.02%) Okta
11 13 (2.80%) IBM
12 10 (2.16%) EMC
12 10 (2.16%) NetApp
13 9 (1.94%) Adobe
14 8 (1.72%) HP
15 7 (1.51%) Brocade
16 6 (1.29%) Atlassian
16 6 (1.29%) Facebook
16 6 (1.29%) Lets Encrypt