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

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1148 1145 1200
Rank change year-on-year -3 +55 +83
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 40 42 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.024% 0.037%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.096% 0.094% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 76
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £37,000 £39,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -28.57% +166.67%

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 41,729 44,688 57,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.67% 25.41% 27.68%
Number of salaries quoted 32,367 35,383 45,949
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 February 2018.

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 21 February 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 +10 40 £45,000 -10.00%
London +34 21 £43,500 +5.45%
UK excluding London -25 19 £45,000 -10.00%
South West -15 16 £45,000 -10.00%
North West - 3 £35,000 -
North of England - 3 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (92.50%) Windows
3 29 (72.50%) CISSP
3 29 (72.50%) Firewall
3 29 (72.50%) GIAC
3 29 (72.50%) SANS
4 27 (67.50%) TCP/IP
5 26 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (62.50%) MCSE
7 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (60.00%) CCNA
8 23 (57.50%) SSCP
8 23 (57.50%) C
8 23 (57.50%) Network+ Certification
8 23 (57.50%) Bash Shell
8 23 (57.50%) Cybersecurity
9 22 (55.00%) User Stories
9 22 (55.00%) Puppet
9 22 (55.00%) CompTIA Security+
9 22 (55.00%) JIRA
10 21 (52.50%) Nagios
10 21 (52.50%) VMware
10 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
10 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
11 20 (50.00%) Software Engineering
12 17 (42.50%) SolarWinds
12 17 (42.50%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
14 14 (35.00%) NFS
14 14 (35.00%) SNMP

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 9 (22.50%) Apache Pig
2 8 (20.00%) IIS
3 5 (12.50%) Apache
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.00%) nginx
4 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.50%) lighttpd
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) Firewall
2 27 (67.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (35.00%) FCoE
3 14 (35.00%) SNMP
4 9 (22.50%) HTTP
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (20.00%) SSL
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 6 (15.00%) IPsec
6 6 (15.00%) OpenVPN
6 6 (15.00%) VPN
6 6 (15.00%) Wireless
7 5 (12.50%) SAN
8 4 (10.00%) NetScaler
9 3 (7.50%) Asterisk PBX
9 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
9 3 (7.50%) ISDN
9 3 (7.50%) PBX
9 3 (7.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (27.50%) MySQL
3 9 (22.50%) Apache Hive
3 9 (22.50%) Big Data
3 9 (22.50%) Hadoop
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) JIRA
2 14 (35.00%) Redmine
3 8 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 8 (20.00%) CodeSonar
3 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (20.00%) git-flow
3 8 (20.00%) Robot Framework
3 8 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 10 (25.00%) Games
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Firewall Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) SIEM Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) IT Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) IT Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Customer Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Java EE
1 13 (32.50%) STL
2 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (20.00%) Django
2 8 (20.00%) LAMP
2 8 (20.00%) Node.js
2 8 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (20.00%) REST
2 8 (20.00%) SOAP
2 8 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (15.00%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Cybercrime
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (92.50%) Windows
3 12 (30.00%) CentOS
4 9 (22.50%) Android
4 9 (22.50%) Apple iOS
5 8 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 6 (15.00%) Debian
6 6 (15.00%) Kali Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Ubuntu
7 5 (12.50%) Unix
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (55.00%) User Stories
3 20 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 14 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.00%) High Availability
5 13 (32.50%) Multithreading
6 10 (25.00%) Coaching
6 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 9 (22.50%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (22.50%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Reverse Engineering
8 8 (20.00%) API Design
8 8 (20.00%) Kanban
8 8 (20.00%) Scrum
8 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 6 (15.00%) Service Management
9 6 (15.00%) SIEM
9 6 (15.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) Bash Shell
1 23 (57.50%) C
2 14 (35.00%) Korn
3 13 (32.50%) C#
3 13 (32.50%) C++
3 13 (32.50%) Java
3 13 (32.50%) Objective-C
3 13 (32.50%) Python
4 12 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (30.00%) PHP
4 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (72.50%) CISSP
1 29 (72.50%) GIAC
1 29 (72.50%) SANS
2 26 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (62.50%) MCSE
4 24 (60.00%) CCNA
4 24 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (57.50%) Network+ Certification
5 23 (57.50%) SSCP
6 22 (55.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 21 (52.50%) Security Cleared
8 14 (35.00%) DV Cleared
9 9 (22.50%) LPIC
9 9 (22.50%) RHCE
9 9 (22.50%) RHCSA
10 6 (15.00%) CEH
10 6 (15.00%) CREST Certified
10 6 (15.00%) RHCA
10 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) VMware ESXi
2 14 (35.00%) NFS
2 14 (35.00%) Samba
2 14 (35.00%) VMware NSX
3 8 (20.00%) Docker
3 8 (20.00%) vSphere
4 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (15.00%) pfSense
5 6 (15.00%) Snort
6 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (10.00%) XenApp
6 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (55.00%) Puppet
2 21 (52.50%) Nagios
3 14 (35.00%) Ansible
3 14 (35.00%) vCenter Server
4 8 (20.00%) Salt
5 7 (17.50%) Backup Exec
6 6 (15.00%) FortiGate
6 6 (15.00%) Nessus
6 6 (15.00%) OpenVAS
6 6 (15.00%) OSSEC
7 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
7 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (10.00%) SCCM
7 4 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
1 21 (52.50%) VMware
2 17 (42.50%) SolarWinds
3 14 (35.00%) EMC
3 14 (35.00%) NetApp
4 11 (27.50%) HP
5 10 (25.00%) McAfee
6 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
7 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (20.00%) Cisco
7 8 (20.00%) Juniper
7 8 (20.00%) SonicWALL
8 7 (17.50%) Symantec
9 6 (15.00%) AlienVault
9 6 (15.00%) F5
9 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
9 6 (15.00%) LogRhythm
9 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
9 6 (15.00%) Sourcefire
9 6 (15.00%) WatchGuard