Period
to 21 June 2018

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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1161 1175 1254
Rank change year-on-year +14 +79 +29
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 35 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.012% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.086% 0.047% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 31 17 14
UK median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -48.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,750 £53,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £48,750 £75,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% -35.00% +130.77%

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 40,923 42,921 55,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.88% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 30,813 33,598 44,434
UK median annual salary £49,552 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.12% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Top 7 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 21 June 2018. 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 +23 35 £45,000 +16.88% 6
UK excluding London +9 21 £45,000 -7.69% 4
South West +5 14 £45,000 - 1
London -3 14 £45,000 +16.88% 2
North of England +22 5 £45,000 -14.29% 1
North West +6 5 £45,000 -14.29% 1
East of England - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 35 (100.00%) Linux
1 35 (100.00%) CISSP
1 35 (100.00%) GIAC
1 35 (100.00%) SANS
2 32 (91.43%) Network+ Certification
2 32 (91.43%) SSCP
2 32 (91.43%) Firewall
2 32 (91.43%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (91.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) CCNA
2 32 (91.43%) MCSE
2 32 (91.43%) C
2 32 (91.43%) Security Cleared
3 31 (88.57%) Software Engineering
3 31 (88.57%) Windows
3 31 (88.57%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (85.71%) CompTIA Security+
5 29 (82.86%) TCP/IP
6 28 (80.00%) Bash Shell
6 28 (80.00%) Puppet
6 28 (80.00%) User Stories
7 27 (77.14%) DV Cleared
7 27 (77.14%) JIRA
8 22 (62.86%) Java EE
8 22 (62.86%) Multithreading
8 22 (62.86%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (62.86%) Ethical Hacking
8 22 (62.86%) Reverse Engineering
8 22 (62.86%) C++
8 22 (62.86%) Java

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 20 (57.14%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) Firewall
2 29 (82.86%) TCP/IP
3 18 (51.43%) HTTP
3 18 (51.43%) SSL
4 9 (25.71%) FCoE
4 9 (25.71%) SNMP
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (8.57%) IPsec
5 3 (8.57%) OpenVPN
5 3 (8.57%) Sourcefire
5 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 3 (8.57%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (60.00%) Big Data
2 20 (57.14%) Apache Hive
2 20 (57.14%) Hadoop
3 18 (51.43%) MySQL
3 18 (51.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (77.14%) JIRA
2 18 (51.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (51.43%) Bitbucket
2 18 (51.43%) CodeSonar
2 18 (51.43%) Git (software)
2 18 (51.43%) git-flow
2 18 (51.43%) Robot Framework
2 18 (51.43%) Selenium
3 9 (25.71%) Redmine
General
1 11 (31.43%) Games
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Software Engineer
2 15 (42.86%) C++ Software Engineer
2 15 (42.86%) Java Engineer
2 15 (42.86%) Java Software Engineer
3 14 (40.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (28.57%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (25.71%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (25.71%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) SIEM Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (62.86%) Java EE
2 20 (57.14%) STL
3 18 (51.43%) .NET
3 18 (51.43%) .NET Framework
3 18 (51.43%) ASP.NET
3 18 (51.43%) Django
3 18 (51.43%) LAMP
3 18 (51.43%) Node.js
3 18 (51.43%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (51.43%) REST
3 18 (51.43%) SOAP
3 18 (51.43%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
1 3 (8.57%) PKI
2 2 (5.71%) Cybercrime
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (88.57%) Windows
3 20 (57.14%) Android
3 20 (57.14%) Apple iOS
4 18 (51.43%) Mac OS X
5 4 (11.43%) CentOS
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
6 3 (8.57%) Debian
6 3 (8.57%) Kali Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Unix
8 1 (2.86%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Cybersecurity
1 31 (88.57%) Software Engineering
2 28 (80.00%) User Stories
3 22 (62.86%) Ethical Hacking
3 22 (62.86%) Multithreading
3 22 (62.86%) Penetration Testing
3 22 (62.86%) Reverse Engineering
4 21 (60.00%) Test Automation
5 18 (51.43%) API Design
5 18 (51.43%) Kanban
5 18 (51.43%) Scrum
6 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (31.43%) Coaching
7 11 (31.43%) Mentoring
8 10 (28.57%) High Availability
9 3 (8.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (8.57%) SIEM
9 3 (8.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (5.71%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (91.43%) C
2 28 (80.00%) Bash Shell
3 22 (62.86%) C++
3 22 (62.86%) Java
4 21 (60.00%) Python
5 20 (57.14%) C#
5 20 (57.14%) Objective-C
6 19 (54.29%) PowerShell
7 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
7 18 (51.43%) PHP
8 9 (25.71%) Korn
9 2 (5.71%) Perl
9 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) CISSP
1 35 (100.00%) GIAC
1 35 (100.00%) SANS
2 32 (91.43%) CCNA
2 32 (91.43%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (91.43%) MCSE
2 32 (91.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (91.43%) Network+ Certification
2 32 (91.43%) Security Cleared
2 32 (91.43%) SSCP
3 30 (85.71%) CompTIA Security+
4 27 (77.14%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) CEH
5 3 (8.57%) CREST Certified
5 3 (8.57%) LPIC
5 3 (8.57%) RHCA
5 3 (8.57%) RHCE
5 3 (8.57%) RHCSA
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Docker
2 18 (51.43%) vSphere
3 10 (28.57%) NFS
3 10 (28.57%) Samba
3 10 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (25.71%) VMware NSX
5 3 (8.57%) pfSense
5 3 (8.57%) Snort
6 1 (2.86%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (80.00%) Puppet
2 18 (51.43%) Salt
3 10 (28.57%) Ansible
3 10 (28.57%) Nagios
3 10 (28.57%) vCenter Server
4 3 (8.57%) FortiGate
4 3 (8.57%) Nessus
4 3 (8.57%) OpenVAS
4 3 (8.57%) OSSEC
5 1 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.86%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (28.57%) EMC
2 10 (28.57%) NetApp
2 10 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 10 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.57%) AlienVault
4 3 (8.57%) Aruba
4 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) Extreme Networks
4 3 (8.57%) F5
4 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Juniper
4 3 (8.57%) LogRhythm
4 3 (8.57%) McAfee
4 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
4 3 (8.57%) SonicWALL
4 3 (8.57%) WatchGuard