Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 593 517 536
Rank change year-on-year -76 +19 +18
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 559 272 591
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.21% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 264 198 453
10th Percentile £35,750 £28,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £74,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -

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 52,614 22,465 44,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.83% 35.40% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,428 17,697 34,433
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.38% +3.33%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -47 506 £55,000 +4.76% 98
UK excluding London -100 300 £50,000 -4.76% 59
London -97 199 £70,000 +27.27% 43
South East -15 140 £47,500 +11.76% 22
Work from Home -153 94 £57,500 +4.55% 15
North of England -143 65 £47,500 -20.83% 10
Yorkshire -85 41 £47,500 -20.83% 4
East of England -67 37 £60,000 +45.45% 8
South West -44 26 £50,000 +8.11% 8
North West -81 24 £57,500 -2.13% 5
Midlands -84 22 £51,250 +86.36% 5
West Midlands -62 18 £47,500 +72.73% 4
Wales - 8 £50,000 - 1
East Midlands -54 4 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Scotland -80 2 £85,000 +49.12% 4

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 470 (84.08%) Linux
2 256 (45.80%) AWS
2 256 (45.80%) DevOps
3 251 (44.90%) Python
4 245 (43.83%) Git (software)
5 240 (42.93%) CI/CD
6 232 (41.50%) Azure
7 210 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
8 193 (34.53%) Docker
9 186 (33.27%) Java
10 181 (32.38%) Finance
11 171 (30.59%) JavaScript
12 167 (29.87%) Software Engineering
13 160 (28.62%) Jenkins
14 154 (27.55%) Ansible
14 154 (27.55%) SQL
15 151 (27.01%) Degree
16 149 (26.65%) Unix
17 141 (25.22%) CSS
18 132 (23.61%) Node.js
19 130 (23.26%) GCP
19 130 (23.26%) Social Skills
20 124 (22.18%) Problem-Solving
20 124 (22.18%) React
21 121 (21.65%) Computer Science
22 120 (21.47%) Kubernetes
23 119 (21.29%) AngularJS
23 119 (21.29%) Bash
24 115 (20.57%) Windows
25 107 (19.14%) Terraform

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 94 (16.82%) Apache
2 60 (10.73%) IIS
3 59 (10.55%) Apache Spark
4 50 (8.94%) GemFire
5 34 (6.08%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (5.37%) nginx
7 26 (4.65%) JBoss
8 24 (4.29%) WebLogic
9 15 (2.68%) WordPress
10 13 (2.33%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.43%) Confluence
12 7 (1.25%) Drupal
13 4 (0.72%) CMS
13 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.36%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (1.97%) Shopify
3 5 (0.89%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 256 (45.80%) AWS
2 232 (41.50%) Azure
3 130 (23.26%) GCP
4 76 (13.60%) GitHub
5 40 (7.16%) OpenShift
6 37 (6.62%) Amazon Kinesis
7 31 (5.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 28 (5.01%) Azure Monitor
9 24 (4.29%) npm
10 23 (4.11%) Datadog
10 23 (4.11%) Serverless
10 23 (4.11%) Yarn
11 22 (3.94%) Pulumi
11 22 (3.94%) SaaS
12 19 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
13 18 (3.22%) Amazon S3
14 16 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
15 14 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
16 13 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
17 11 (1.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.62%) Firewall
2 32 (5.72%) HTTP
3 26 (4.65%) DNS
4 24 (4.29%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.11%) SSH
6 18 (3.22%) VPN
7 14 (2.50%) DHCP
8 13 (2.33%) SAN
9 11 (1.97%) Internet
9 11 (1.97%) Wireshark
10 9 (1.61%) VLAN
11 8 (1.43%) VoIP
12 7 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.25%) NAS
12 7 (1.25%) tcpdump
12 7 (1.25%) WAN
12 7 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.07%) ADSL
13 6 (1.07%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (18.43%) PostgreSQL
2 74 (13.24%) Redis
3 73 (13.06%) MariaDB
3 73 (13.06%) NoSQL
4 62 (11.09%) Relational Database
5 56 (10.02%) HBase
5 56 (10.02%) MySQL
6 42 (7.51%) Big Data
7 32 (5.72%) SQL Server
8 28 (5.01%) MongoDB
8 28 (5.01%) Oracle Database
9 23 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
10 19 (3.40%) Metadata
11 12 (2.15%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.97%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.61%) InfluxDB
14 8 (1.43%) SQLite
15 5 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 245 (43.83%) Git (software)
2 160 (28.62%) Jenkins
3 59 (10.55%) Cucumber
3 59 (10.55%) JUnit
4 57 (10.20%) webpack
5 54 (9.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 52 (9.30%) IntelliJ
7 51 (9.12%) Eclipse
8 50 (8.94%) Gradle
9 48 (8.59%) Cypress.io
9 48 (8.59%) Protractor
9 48 (8.59%) Storybook
10 47 (8.41%) Mockito
11 36 (6.44%) gulp
12 35 (6.26%) Artifactory
13 32 (5.72%) JIRA
14 31 (5.55%) SonarQube
15 20 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
16 15 (2.68%) GitLab
17 14 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 181 (32.38%) Finance
2 130 (23.26%) Social Skills
3 92 (16.46%) Law
4 86 (15.38%) Banking
4 86 (15.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 34 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (4.29%) Marketing
7 23 (4.11%) Public Sector
8 16 (2.86%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.68%) Investment Banking
10 14 (2.50%) Financial Institution
10 14 (2.50%) Presentation Skills
11 12 (2.15%) Advertising
12 10 (1.79%) Legal
13 9 (1.61%) Manufacturing
14 8 (1.43%) Retail
15 6 (1.07%) Front Office
16 5 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.72%) Electronics
18 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 145 (25.94%) Developer
2 96 (17.17%) Software Engineer
3 78 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (7.16%) Principal Engineer
5 34 (6.08%) Administrator
6 33 (5.90%) Software Developer
7 31 (5.55%) Azure Engineer
8 28 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (5.01%) Lead Developer
9 26 (4.65%) Support Engineer
10 25 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.47%) Lead Software Developer
10 25 (4.47%) UI Developer
11 24 (4.29%) DBA
12 23 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
13 22 (3.94%) Java Engineer
13 22 (3.94%) Senior Software Engineer
14 21 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
15 20 (3.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 20 (3.58%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (25.22%) CSS
2 132 (23.61%) Node.js
3 124 (22.18%) React
4 119 (21.29%) AngularJS
5 98 (17.53%) REST
6 96 (17.17%) Spring
7 89 (15.92%) JSON
8 80 (14.31%) Kafka
9 69 (12.34%) RESTful
10 63 (11.27%) HTML
11 60 (10.73%) Vue.js
12 54 (9.66%) Express
12 54 (9.66%) Redux
13 50 (8.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 49 (8.77%) Spark Streaming
15 48 (8.59%) Play Framework
15 48 (8.59%) RabbitMQ
15 48 (8.59%) Tailwind CSS
16 47 (8.41%) AssertJ
16 47 (8.41%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.99%) User Experience
2 59 (10.55%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (6.44%) Public Cloud
4 28 (5.01%) Data Centre
5 26 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 17 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.86%) Equities
8 15 (2.68%) Cyber Defence
8 15 (2.68%) Replication
9 14 (2.50%) Cyberattack
9 14 (2.50%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.33%) Algorithms
10 13 (2.33%) Blog
11 10 (1.79%) Cybercrime
12 9 (1.61%) Smartphone
12 9 (1.61%) Social Media
13 8 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.07%) Derivative
14 6 (1.07%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 470 (84.08%) Linux
2 149 (26.65%) Unix
3 115 (20.57%) Windows
4 39 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 23 (4.11%) CentOS
6 19 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (3.04%) Mac OS
8 9 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.89%) Debian
10 5 (0.89%) VMS
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.54%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.54%) Robot Operating System
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (45.80%) DevOps
2 240 (42.93%) CI/CD
3 210 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
4 167 (29.87%) Software Engineering
5 124 (22.18%) Problem-Solving
6 121 (21.65%) Computer Science
7 96 (17.17%) Test Automation
8 92 (16.46%) Open Source
9 85 (15.21%) Full Stack Development
10 84 (15.03%) Microservices
11 70 (12.52%) Software Testing
12 68 (12.16%) Infrastructure as Code
13 66 (11.81%) Configuration Management
14 65 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
14 65 (11.63%) Scrum
15 63 (11.27%) Digital Banking
16 60 (10.73%) Continuous Delivery
17 58 (10.38%) Validation
18 56 (10.02%) OO
18 56 (10.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 251 (44.90%) Python
2 186 (33.27%) Java
3 171 (30.59%) JavaScript
4 154 (27.55%) SQL
5 119 (21.29%) Bash
6 98 (17.53%) PHP
7 96 (17.17%) PowerShell
8 92 (16.46%) Shell Script
9 89 (15.92%) Groovy
10 60 (10.73%) ES6
11 52 (9.30%) C++
12 46 (8.23%) Perl
13 44 (7.87%) TypeScript
14 43 (7.69%) C#
15 39 (6.98%) Go
16 38 (6.80%) Ruby
17 18 (3.22%) Scala
18 17 (3.04%) R
19 13 (2.33%) MATLAB
20 11 (1.97%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 151 (27.01%) Degree
2 52 (9.30%) OCP
2 52 (9.30%) Oracle Certification
3 50 (8.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (4.47%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.22%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.72%) CCNA
7 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.72%) CISSP
7 4 (0.72%) ISEB
7 4 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.54%) CCNP
8 3 (0.54%) CISA
8 3 (0.54%) CISM
8 3 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.54%) OSCE
8 3 (0.54%) OSCP
9 2 (0.36%) SANS
10 1 (0.18%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.37%) QA
2 9 (1.61%) GRC
3 7 (1.25%) Accessibility
4 3 (0.54%) GDPR
4 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.54%) NIST
4 3 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.54%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) NCSC
System Software
1 193 (34.53%) Docker
2 67 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (10.02%) HDFS
4 39 (6.98%) Active Directory
5 24 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
6 19 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.79%) vSphere
9 9 (1.61%) KVM
9 9 (1.61%) Xen
10 6 (1.07%) XenApp
10 6 (1.07%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.72%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.18%) pfSense
14 1 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 154 (27.55%) Ansible
2 120 (21.47%) Kubernetes
3 107 (19.14%) Terraform
4 62 (11.09%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (7.51%) Grafana
6 41 (7.33%) Puppet
7 31 (5.55%) Prometheus
8 24 (4.29%) Data Guard
8 24 (4.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 23 (4.11%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (2.68%) logstash
11 13 (2.33%) Istio
12 8 (1.43%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 8 (1.43%) Packer
13 7 (1.25%) Salt
14 6 (1.07%) Kibana
15 4 (0.72%) Consul
15 4 (0.72%) Podman
15 4 (0.72%) SCCM
15 4 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 104 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 81 (14.49%) VMware
3 58 (10.38%) Oracle
4 48 (8.59%) Okta
5 29 (5.19%) Cisco
6 28 (5.01%) New Relic
7 20 (3.58%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.58%) SaltStack
8 19 (3.40%) Sybase
9 15 (2.68%) Google
10 13 (2.33%) Intel
11 11 (1.97%) Splunk
12 9 (1.61%) Dell
12 9 (1.61%) F5
12 9 (1.61%) Perforce
12 9 (1.61%) SAP
13 8 (1.43%) Brocade
13 8 (1.43%) MuleSoft
14 7 (1.25%) Zend
15 6 (1.07%) Apple