Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Linux/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 522 557 529
Rank change year-on-year +35 -28 +27
Permanent jobs citing Linux Command Line 166 640 883
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 1.18% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 148 539 723
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.77% +17.78%
10th Percentile £32,125 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +18.75%

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 18,675 54,167 65,658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.89% 38.86% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 14,823 40,686 50,314
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 +45 156 £52,500 -4.55% 46
UK excluding London +84 87 £50,000 +11.11% 41
London +84 75 £55,000 -10.20% 12
North of England +133 31 £48,750 -2.50% 7
North West +104 21 £45,000 -24.37% 5
Work from Home +18 20 £60,000 - 5
South West +87 18 £40,000 -5.88% 7
South East +121 16 £60,000 +33.33% 11
Midlands +133 13 £30,000 -33.33% 4
West Midlands +105 10 £60,000 +21.55% 4
Yorkshire +125 9 £60,000 +73.91% 2
Scotland +85 6 £50,000 +17.65% 5
East of England +114 4 £35,000 -41.67% 5
East Midlands +91 3 £30,000 -21.57%
North East +24 1 £32,500 -7.14%

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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.

1 140 (84.34%) Linux
2 70 (42.17%) Python
3 66 (39.76%) Git (software)
3 66 (39.76%) DevOps
4 64 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (32.53%) AWS
6 51 (30.72%) Azure
7 50 (30.12%) Unix
8 49 (29.52%) JavaScript
8 49 (29.52%) PHP
9 48 (28.92%) Windows
10 43 (25.90%) SQL
11 41 (24.70%) Bash Shell
12 39 (23.49%) Jenkins
13 36 (21.69%) Docker
13 36 (21.69%) Terraform
14 35 (21.08%) PowerShell
14 35 (21.08%) HTML
15 33 (19.88%) Java
16 32 (19.28%) Microsoft
17 31 (18.67%) Kubernetes
18 29 (17.47%) MySQL
19 27 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (15.66%) CSS
21 25 (15.06%) OO
21 25 (15.06%) Active Directory
21 25 (15.06%) Test Automation
22 24 (14.46%) Configuration Management
22 24 (14.46%) VMware
23 22 (13.25%) Software Engineering

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 13 (7.83%) Apache
2 5 (3.01%) Liferay
3 4 (2.41%) Drupal
3 4 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.41%) nginx
3 4 (2.41%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.41%) WordPress
4 3 (1.81%) IIS
4 3 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.20%) CMS
5 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) GemFire
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.20%) Fireworks
2 2 (1.20%) Inkscape
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe XD
Cloud Services
1 54 (32.53%) AWS
2 51 (30.72%) Azure
3 18 (10.84%) IaaS
4 12 (7.23%) GCP
4 12 (7.23%) Office 365
5 11 (6.63%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (6.63%) Serverless
6 10 (6.02%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (6.02%) PaaS
7 9 (5.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (4.22%) npm
9 6 (3.61%) Datadog
9 6 (3.61%) GitHub
10 4 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.20%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.60%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.60%) AWS CodePipeline
13 1 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 1 (0.60%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.45%) HTTP
2 15 (9.04%) SSH
3 14 (8.43%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.63%) Firewall
5 9 (5.42%) DNS
6 8 (4.82%) VPN
7 7 (4.22%) Network Security
7 7 (4.22%) SSL
8 6 (3.61%) DHCP
9 3 (1.81%) FTP
9 3 (1.81%) LAN
10 2 (1.20%) DSL
10 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.20%) SMTP
10 2 (1.20%) SNMP
11 1 (0.60%) DMZ
11 1 (0.60%) ICMP
11 1 (0.60%) Internet
11 1 (0.60%) OSPF
11 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.47%) MySQL
2 20 (12.05%) Big Data
3 18 (10.84%) MongoDB
3 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
4 15 (9.04%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (7.83%) Redis
6 9 (5.42%) Cosmos DB
7 8 (4.82%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.22%) MariaDB
9 5 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (3.01%) NoSQL
9 5 (3.01%) RavenDB
10 4 (2.41%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.81%) BigQuery
12 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.20%) Power BI
12 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (39.76%) Git (software)
2 39 (23.49%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.45%) Selenium
4 11 (6.63%) Subversion
5 9 (5.42%) GitLab
5 9 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.61%) PHPUnit
6 6 (3.61%) TeamCity
6 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.01%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (3.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (3.01%) webpack
8 4 (2.41%) CircleCI
8 4 (2.41%) GDB
8 4 (2.41%) JUnit
8 4 (2.41%) Maven
8 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.81%) JIRA
9 3 (1.81%) Katalon Studio
9 3 (1.81%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (9.64%) Finance
2 11 (6.63%) Games
3 8 (4.82%) Law
4 7 (4.22%) Advertising
4 7 (4.22%) Banking
4 7 (4.22%) Digital Economy
5 4 (2.41%) Legal
6 3 (1.81%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.81%) Retail
6 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (30.72%) Developer
2 35 (21.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (12.65%) Administrator
3 21 (12.65%) PHP Developer
4 20 (12.05%) Systems Administrator
5 19 (11.45%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (8.43%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.43%) Linux Administrator
6 14 (8.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.02%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (4.22%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Windows Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.08%) HTML
2 26 (15.66%) CSS
3 22 (13.25%) .NET
4 21 (12.65%) REST
5 20 (12.05%) Web Services
6 18 (10.84%) Node.js
7 15 (9.04%) LAMP
8 14 (8.43%) HTML5
8 14 (8.43%) JSON
9 13 (7.83%) RESTful
10 12 (7.23%) YAML
11 11 (6.63%) Laravel
12 10 (6.02%) LEMP Stack
12 10 (6.02%) React
13 9 (5.42%) AngularJS
13 9 (5.42%) XML
14 8 (4.82%) CSS3
14 8 (4.82%) jQuery
15 7 (4.22%) Sass
15 7 (4.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.64%) Mobile App
1 16 (9.64%) Public Cloud
2 12 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.23%) User Experience
3 7 (4.22%) Cybercrime
4 6 (3.61%) Clustering
5 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.41%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.41%) PKI
7 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.81%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.20%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) PMI
9 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 140 (84.34%) Linux
2 50 (30.12%) Unix
3 48 (28.92%) Windows
4 22 (13.25%) Windows Server
5 17 (10.24%) CentOS
6 9 (5.42%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.61%) Amazon Linux
7 6 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.01%) Solaris
9 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.20%) Android
10 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.60%) Debian
11 1 (0.60%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE
11 1 (0.60%) VyOS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.76%) DevOps
2 64 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (15.06%) OO
4 25 (15.06%) Test Automation
5 24 (14.46%) Configuration Management
6 22 (13.25%) Software Engineering
7 19 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (10.84%) OOP
9 17 (10.24%) Infrastructure as Code
10 16 (9.64%) Storage Management
11 15 (9.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (8.43%) Data Management
12 14 (8.43%) Problem Management
12 14 (8.43%) Web Development
13 12 (7.23%) Scrum
14 11 (6.63%) Computer Science
14 11 (6.63%) Front End Development
14 11 (6.63%) ITIL
14 11 (6.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.17%) Python
2 49 (29.52%) JavaScript
2 49 (29.52%) PHP
3 43 (25.90%) SQL
4 41 (24.70%) Bash Shell
5 35 (21.08%) PowerShell
6 33 (19.88%) Java
7 18 (10.84%) C
8 17 (10.24%) C#
9 14 (8.43%) Go
9 14 (8.43%) Shell Script
9 14 (8.43%) TypeScript
10 12 (7.23%) Ruby
11 9 (5.42%) Perl
12 8 (4.82%) C++
13 6 (3.61%) Groovy
14 5 (3.01%) ES6
15 4 (2.41%) SystemTap
16 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
16 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.23%) Degree
1 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.20%) CCNP
5 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CCIE
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.60%) GCIA
6 1 (0.60%) GCIH
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PhD
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) RHCE
6 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.04%) QA
2 12 (7.23%) GDPR
3 6 (3.61%) ISO 9001
3 6 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) FedRAMP
5 1 (0.60%) NIST
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (21.69%) Docker
2 25 (15.06%) Active Directory
3 21 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.22%) vSphere
6 5 (3.01%) zsh
7 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.20%) LXC
9 1 (0.60%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (21.69%) Terraform
2 31 (18.67%) Kubernetes
3 20 (12.05%) Ansible
4 9 (5.42%) Puppet
5 6 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.01%) Prometheus
6 5 (3.01%) SCCM
6 5 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.41%) Grafana
7 4 (2.41%) SCOM
7 4 (2.41%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.20%) Nagios
9 1 (0.60%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.60%) Icinga
9 1 (0.60%) Kibana
9 1 (0.60%) Nessus
9 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.60%) Packer
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 32 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.46%) VMware
3 12 (7.23%) Google
3 12 (7.23%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.82%) New Relic
5 7 (4.22%) LogicMonitor
6 6 (3.61%) Cisco
7 5 (3.01%) Oracle
7 5 (3.01%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.41%) Tableau
9 3 (1.81%) IBM
9 3 (1.81%) Splunk
10 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.60%) CyberArk
11 1 (0.60%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.60%) Meraki
11 1 (0.60%) RedGate
11 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.60%) Synology
11 1 (0.60%) Trayport