Period
to 10 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Linux+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 699 904 1107
Rank change year-on-year +205 +203 +69
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 181 28 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.028% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.13% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 11 28 6
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,075 "
25th Percentile £47,500 £44,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,750 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +16.22% +2.78%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £63,500
90th Percentile " " £67,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -

Linux+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,292 21,457 36,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 21.44% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12,100 16,134 26,396
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

Linux+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linux+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux+ Certification.

Salary trend for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux+ Certification over the 6 months to 10 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux+ Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 10 May 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
UK excluding London +187 148 £55,000 +10.00% 1
England +184 130 £55,000 +2.33% 1
Scotland - 42 - -
North of England - 36 - - 1
South West +10 33 £55,000 -
London +88 24 £52,500 -4.55%
North East - 20 - -
East of England +43 19 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 16 - -
North West - 16 - -
Midlands - 16 - -
South East +48 2 - -

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, IT jobs citing Linux+ Certification 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+ Certification.

1 181 (100.00%) Linux
2 178 (98.34%) Network+ Certification
3 176 (97.24%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (60.77%) CompTIA Security+
5 102 (56.35%) Server+ Certification
5 102 (56.35%) A+ Certification
6 76 (41.99%) Cisco Certification
6 76 (41.99%) CCNA
7 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
8 68 (37.57%) Cisco
9 62 (34.25%) Wireless
10 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (6.08%) MCSE
11 8 (4.42%) Python
11 8 (4.42%) C
11 8 (4.42%) Legal
11 8 (4.42%) GIAC
11 8 (4.42%) SSCP
11 8 (4.42%) CISSP
11 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (4.42%) SANS
11 8 (4.42%) Big Data
11 8 (4.42%) JIRA
11 8 (4.42%) DV Cleared
11 8 (4.42%) Security Cleared
11 8 (4.42%) Bash Shell
12 6 (3.31%) Firewall
12 6 (3.31%) Security Management
12 6 (3.31%) BT
12 6 (3.31%) Scrum

Linux+ Certification
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 6 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.66%) Apache
2 3 (1.66%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Gephi
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Azure
1 3 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (34.25%) Wireless
2 6 (3.31%) DNS
2 6 (3.31%) Ethernet
2 6 (3.31%) Firewall
2 6 (3.31%) HTTP
2 6 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (3.31%) MPLS
2 6 (3.31%) SSL
2 6 (3.31%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) Big Data
2 6 (3.31%) Apache Hive
2 6 (3.31%) Impala
3 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.42%) JIRA
2 6 (3.31%) Bitbucket
2 6 (3.31%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.31%) git-flow
3 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (4.42%) Legal
2 3 (1.66%) Finance
Job Titles
1 102 (56.35%) IT Engineer
1 102 (56.35%) IT Support
1 102 (56.35%) IT Support Engineer
1 102 (56.35%) Support Engineer
2 70 (38.67%) Administrator
3 68 (37.57%) Network Administrator
3 68 (37.57%) Trainee
3 68 (37.57%) Trainee Administrator
3 68 (37.57%) Trainee Network Administrator
4 62 (34.25%) IT Administrator
5 7 (3.87%) Analyst
6 6 (3.31%) Data Analyst
6 6 (3.31%) Data Science Analyst
7 2 (1.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (1.10%) Salesforce Administrator
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Analyst
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce Support
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Analyst
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Support
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.31%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (3.31%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.31%) Analytical Mindset
1 6 (3.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (1.10%) CentOS
2 2 (1.10%) Fedora
2 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (97.24%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (3.31%) Cryptography
2 6 (3.31%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (3.31%) Data Science
2 6 (3.31%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (3.31%) Kanban
2 6 (3.31%) Machine Learning
2 6 (3.31%) MapReduce
2 6 (3.31%) Mathematics
2 6 (3.31%) OSINT
2 6 (3.31%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (3.31%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (3.31%) Scrum
2 6 (3.31%) Security Management
2 6 (3.31%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.76%) ITIL
4 2 (1.10%) Business Transformation
4 2 (1.10%) Configuration Management
4 2 (1.10%) Service Delivery
4 2 (1.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.42%) Bash Shell
1 8 (4.42%) C
1 8 (4.42%) Python
2 6 (3.31%) Perl
2 6 (3.31%) R
3 3 (1.66%) Java
3 3 (1.66%) SQL
4 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 178 (98.34%) Network+ Certification
2 110 (60.77%) CompTIA Security+
3 102 (56.35%) A+ Certification
3 102 (56.35%) Server+ Certification
4 76 (41.99%) CCNA
4 76 (41.99%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.08%) MCSE
5 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.42%) CISSP
6 8 (4.42%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.42%) GIAC
6 8 (4.42%) SANS
6 8 (4.42%) Security Cleared
6 8 (4.42%) SSCP
7 6 (3.31%) CEH
System Software
1 6 (3.31%) Apache Flume
2 3 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) Docker
3 2 (1.10%) NFS
3 2 (1.10%) Samba
3 2 (1.10%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.31%) Kibana
1 6 (3.31%) Oozie
2 3 (1.66%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.10%) Nagios
3 2 (1.10%) OpenNMS
3 2 (1.10%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
2 68 (37.57%) Cisco
3 6 (3.31%) BT
3 6 (3.31%) Splunk
4 5 (2.76%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle
5 3 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.66%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.10%) Cloudera
6 2 (1.10%) Dell
6 2 (1.10%) EMC
6 2 (1.10%) Hortonworks
6 2 (1.10%) NetApp
6 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.10%) VMware