Linux Command Line Jobs

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK

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 cited Linux Command Line over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 678 692 515
Rank change year-on-year +14 -177 -50
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 177 198 1,193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.24% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.59% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 140 172 362
10th Percentile £30,900 £34,100 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,688 £43,500 £41,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £56,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.19% +2.73%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £79,688
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,375 £107,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +5.00% -

All Generic Skills
UK

Linux Command Line falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,766 33,614 84,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.45% 41.18% 48.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,666 20,934 36,258
10th Percentile £29,750 £35,375 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £64,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.06% +2.40% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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 +12 168 £55,000 -8.33% 46
UK excluding London +1 110 £48,750 -7.14% 34
Work from Home +48 63 £67,500 +12.50% 21
London +39 62 £67,500 +8.00% 11
South East +15 41 £42,500 - 7
South West +5 31 £75,000 +100.00% 4
North of England +7 18 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Yorkshire +41 15 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Midlands -16 8 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East of England -11 7 £54,000 -25.77% 16
West Midlands -9 6 £50,000 +19.76% 2
Scotland -47 5 £52,500 +59.09% 2
North West -3 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £40,000 -
North East - 1 - - 1

Linux Command Line
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.39%) IIS
1 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
1 6 (3.39%) WordPress
2 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Exchange
3 3 (1.69%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) nginx
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.82%) GNU Octave
1 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.26%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.26%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (2.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.56%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 59 (33.33%) Azure
2 50 (28.25%) AWS
3 22 (12.43%) OpenShift
4 18 (10.17%) Entra ID
4 18 (10.17%) Microsoft 365
5 16 (9.04%) Azure Monitor
5 16 (9.04%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (6.78%) Azure DevOps
6 12 (6.78%) Azure Storage
7 9 (5.08%) IaaS
7 9 (5.08%) PaaS
8 7 (3.95%) Serverless
9 6 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (3.39%) Amazon S3
9 6 (3.39%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.39%) GitHub
10 5 (2.82%) GCP
10 5 (2.82%) OneDrive
11 4 (2.26%) OCI
11 4 (2.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.34%) Firewall
2 23 (12.99%) DNS
3 12 (6.78%) DHCP
3 12 (6.78%) Network Security
4 11 (6.21%) VPN
5 10 (5.65%) Internet
5 10 (5.65%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.65%) Wireless
6 9 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (4.52%) SAN
7 8 (4.52%) VLAN
7 8 (4.52%) VoIP
8 5 (2.82%) AMQP
8 5 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.82%) IPsec
8 5 (2.82%) iSCSI
8 5 (2.82%) NAS
9 4 (2.26%) SSH
10 2 (1.13%) HTTP
11 1 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) MySQL
2 6 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (3.39%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.82%) InfluxDB
4 3 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (18.08%) Jenkins
2 30 (16.95%) Git
3 24 (13.56%) JIRA
4 13 (7.34%) Robot Framework
5 7 (3.95%) GitLab
6 5 (2.82%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.82%) JMeter
6 5 (2.82%) Maven
6 5 (2.82%) Zephyr
7 4 (2.26%) JUnit
8 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.13%) DTrace
9 2 (1.13%) GDB
9 2 (1.13%) GNU Toolchain
9 2 (1.13%) Subversion
10 1 (0.56%) CMake
10 1 (0.56%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.56%) Postman
10 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.56%) TestDirector
General
1 48 (27.12%) Social Skills
2 26 (14.69%) Finance
3 19 (10.73%) Aerospace
3 19 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.34%) Games
4 13 (7.34%) Law
4 13 (7.34%) Retail
4 13 (7.34%) Tech for Good
5 8 (4.52%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.95%) Banking
6 7 (3.95%) Legal
7 6 (3.39%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.82%) Aviation
8 5 (2.82%) Billing
9 4 (2.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.69%) Electronics
11 1 (0.56%) Advertising
11 1 (0.56%) Front Office
11 1 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (20.90%) Cloud Engineer
2 27 (15.25%) Azure Engineer
3 25 (14.12%) Platform Engineer
4 20 (11.30%) Senior
4 20 (11.30%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 18 (10.17%) Operations Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Automation Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Consultant
6 17 (9.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (9.04%) Administrator
7 16 (9.04%) Developer
7 16 (9.04%) Support Engineer
8 15 (8.47%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (7.91%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Cloud Automation Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Cloud Platform Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Software Consultant
11 11 (6.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.04%) HTML
1 16 (9.04%) XML
2 10 (5.65%) JSON
2 10 (5.65%) Node.js
3 9 (5.08%) React
3 9 (5.08%) RESTful
4 7 (3.95%) ARM Templates
5 5 (2.82%) LAMP
5 5 (2.82%) NumPy
5 5 (2.82%) OpenAPI
5 5 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.82%) Swagger
6 4 (2.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.69%) .NET
7 3 (1.69%) CSS
7 3 (1.69%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.69%) J2EE
7 3 (1.69%) JPA
7 3 (1.69%) SOAP
7 3 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.73%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (6.78%) Public Cloud
3 11 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.82%) PKI
5 5 (2.82%) Replication
6 4 (2.26%) Distributed Systems
6 4 (2.26%) Onboarding
7 3 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.13%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.13%) Security Posture
9 1 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 160 (90.40%) Linux
2 46 (25.99%) Windows
3 29 (16.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (16.38%) Unix
4 24 (13.56%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.78%) Ubuntu
6 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (3.95%) CentOS
8 6 (3.39%) CoreOS
8 6 (3.39%) VMS
8 6 (3.39%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (2.82%) Debian
9 5 (2.82%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.69%) Rocky
12 2 (1.13%) Android
12 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Fedora
13 1 (0.56%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (40.11%) CI/CD
2 59 (33.33%) DevOps
3 50 (28.25%) Agile
4 44 (24.86%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (21.47%) Software Testing
6 37 (20.90%) Configuration Management
6 37 (20.90%) Infrastructure as Code
7 35 (19.77%) Change Management
7 35 (19.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (17.51%) Software Engineering
9 27 (15.25%) Analytics
10 26 (14.69%) Customer Service
10 26 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 24 (13.56%) Time Management
12 21 (11.86%) Containerisation
12 21 (11.86%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 21 (11.86%) Test Automation
13 17 (9.60%) Incident Management
14 16 (9.04%) Log Analytics
15 15 (8.47%) RBAC
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.41%) Python
2 68 (38.42%) Bash
3 45 (25.42%) SQL
4 39 (22.03%) Java
5 38 (21.47%) PowerShell
6 20 (11.30%) Perl
7 11 (6.21%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.08%) C
8 9 (5.08%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.52%) C++
9 8 (4.52%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.39%) Go
10 6 (3.39%) PHP
10 6 (3.39%) Tcl
11 5 (2.82%) Groovy
11 5 (2.82%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.69%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.13%) OCaml
13 2 (1.13%) SystemTap
14 1 (0.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 28 (15.82%) Degree
2 21 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (11.30%) Azure Certification
4 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.69%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) CEH
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CISSP
8 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) MCSA
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.56%) OSCP
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) GDPR
2 6 (3.39%) HIPAA
3 4 (2.26%) QA
3 4 (2.26%) SOC 2
4 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.56%) JTAG
5 1 (0.56%) NIST
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (21.47%) Docker
2 25 (14.12%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.39%) vSphere
5 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Firmware
7 1 (0.56%) Samba
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 51 (28.81%) Kubernetes
2 45 (25.42%) Terraform
3 40 (22.60%) Ansible
4 31 (17.51%) Puppet
5 28 (15.82%) Progress Chef
6 17 (9.60%) Salt
7 6 (3.39%) Grafana
7 6 (3.39%) Prometheus
8 5 (2.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 5 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.82%) SCCM
8 5 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.26%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.56%) Kibana
10 1 (0.56%) logstash
10 1 (0.56%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.56%) Rancher
10 1 (0.56%) systemd
10 1 (0.56%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (17.51%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.30%) Oracle
3 19 (10.73%) ServiceNow
4 16 (9.04%) Remedy
5 13 (7.34%) Cisco
6 12 (6.78%) BMC
7 11 (6.21%) VMware
8 10 (5.65%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.08%) Palo Alto
9 9 (5.08%) Progress
10 5 (2.82%) Aruba
10 5 (2.82%) ProCurve
10 5 (2.82%) Salesforce
10 5 (2.82%) Synology
10 5 (2.82%) Veeam
10 5 (2.82%) Zerto
11 4 (2.26%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.26%) JD Edwards
11 4 (2.26%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (2.26%) SolarWinds