Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 987 1066 1184
Rank change year-on-year +79 +118 -24
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 36 33 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.022% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.090% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 40
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £34,750 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £58,125 £69,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -10.00%

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 26,872 36,846 42,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.34% 23.89%
Number of salaries quoted 19,890 26,845 32,736
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

Linux+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux+ Certification.

Salary trend for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux+ Certification over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Top 6 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 20 February 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 +127 36 £52,500 +16.67% 1
UK excluding London +82 26 £52,500 +16.67% 1
London +80 10 £53,750 +19.44%
South West +25 10 £55,000 +22.22%
South East +57 8 £45,500 -13.33% 1
East of England - 8 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 36 (100.00%) Linux
2 35 (97.22%) MCSE
2 35 (97.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (75.00%) CISSP
3 27 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (75.00%) CCNA
3 27 (75.00%) Windows
3 27 (75.00%) C
3 27 (75.00%) SSCP
3 27 (75.00%) Network+ Certification
3 27 (75.00%) GIAC
3 27 (75.00%) Big Data
3 27 (75.00%) SANS
3 27 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 24 (66.67%) Kubernetes
4 24 (66.67%) Docker
5 21 (58.33%) Firewall
5 21 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (55.56%) Test Automation
6 20 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (55.56%) VMware
6 20 (55.56%) Red Hat
7 18 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 17 (47.22%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (47.22%) Python
8 17 (47.22%) Bash Shell
9 16 (44.44%) Degree
9 16 (44.44%) DV Cleared
9 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
9 16 (44.44%) Microsoft

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 13 (36.11%) Apache Spark
2 10 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (27.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 13 (36.11%) Azure
2 10 (27.78%) AWS
2 10 (27.78%) GCP
2 10 (27.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) Firewall
2 11 (30.56%) DNS
2 11 (30.56%) TCP/IP
3 10 (27.78%) HTTPS
4 6 (16.67%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.33%) HTTP
5 3 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (8.33%) MPLS
5 3 (8.33%) SSL
5 3 (8.33%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) Skype
7 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (75.00%) Big Data
2 3 (8.33%) Apache Hive
2 3 (8.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Bitbucket
1 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
1 13 (36.11%) git-flow
1 13 (36.11%) JIRA
2 3 (8.33%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 15 (41.67%) Legal
2 4 (11.11%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) Consultant
4 7 (19.44%) Administrator
4 7 (19.44%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Test Consultant
5 6 (16.67%) Test Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
6 4 (11.11%) C++ Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Server Support
6 4 (11.11%) Software Consultant
6 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Support
7 3 (8.33%) Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) Kafka
2 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) AngularJS
2 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 10 (27.78%) GraphQL
2 10 (27.78%) Node.js
2 10 (27.78%) React
2 10 (27.78%) REST
2 10 (27.78%) Spring
2 10 (27.78%) Spring MVC
2 10 (27.78%) Vue.js
3 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (38.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 4 (11.11%) Cyberattack
4 4 (11.11%) Cybercrime
5 3 (8.33%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (8.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (75.00%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) CentOS
3 14 (38.89%) Fedora
3 14 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (38.89%) Ubuntu
4 10 (27.78%) Android
4 10 (27.78%) Apple iOS
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (16.67%) Debian
7 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 18 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
3 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (38.89%) Configuration Management
3 14 (38.89%) High Availability
3 14 (38.89%) ITIL
3 14 (38.89%) Service Delivery
3 14 (38.89%) Service Management
3 14 (38.89%) Task Automation
3 14 (38.89%) V-Model
3 14 (38.89%) Waterfall
4 13 (36.11%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (36.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 13 (36.11%) Kanban
4 13 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Reverse Engineering
4 13 (36.11%) Scrum
5 12 (33.33%) SDLC
6 10 (27.78%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) C
2 17 (47.22%) Bash Shell
2 17 (47.22%) Python
3 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (97.22%) MCSE
1 35 (97.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (75.00%) CCNA
2 27 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (75.00%) CISSP
2 27 (75.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 27 (75.00%) GIAC
2 27 (75.00%) Network+ Certification
2 27 (75.00%) SANS
2 27 (75.00%) SSCP
3 16 (44.44%) Degree
3 16 (44.44%) DV Cleared
3 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) LFCE
4 8 (22.22%) LFCS
4 8 (22.22%) MCSA
4 8 (22.22%) RHCE
4 8 (22.22%) RHCSA
4 8 (22.22%) VCAP
5 6 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Docker
2 21 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (38.89%) NFS
4 14 (38.89%) Samba
4 14 (38.89%) VirtualBox
4 14 (38.89%) Xen
5 8 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (8.33%) Apache Flume
7 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
7 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.78%) Firmware
8 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 14 (38.89%) Ansible
2 14 (38.89%) Docker Swarm
2 14 (38.89%) Nagios
2 14 (38.89%) OpenNMS
2 14 (38.89%) Puppet
2 14 (38.89%) vCenter Server
2 14 (38.89%) ZABBIX
3 3 (8.33%) Oozie
4 2 (5.56%) Kibana
4 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Red Hat
1 20 (55.56%) VMware
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 14 (38.89%) Cloudera
3 14 (38.89%) Dell
3 14 (38.89%) EMC
3 14 (38.89%) Hortonworks
3 14 (38.89%) NetApp
3 14 (38.89%) SolarWinds
4 10 (27.78%) Google
5 3 (8.33%) Splunk
6 2 (5.56%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) Supermicro