Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 759 988 1099
Rank change year-on-year +229 +111 +62
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 60 36 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 11 36 21
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £34,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,125 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -

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 14,959 26,646 36,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 21.71% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 10,600 20,101 26,874
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,127 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.65% +3.33% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +184 48 £55,000 +4.76%
England +219 44 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Scotland - 14 - -
East of England +87 12 £55,000 -
London +176 10 £52,500 -2.33% 1
South West +37 10 £55,000 -
North of England - 8 - -
North East - 6 - -
South East +115 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 57 (95.00%) Network+ Certification
3 55 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (66.67%) CompTIA Security+
5 32 (53.33%) Server+ Certification
5 32 (53.33%) A+ Certification
6 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (41.67%) CCNA
7 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
8 17 (28.33%) Cisco
9 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (18.33%) MCSE
9 11 (18.33%) Wireless
10 8 (13.33%) Legal
10 8 (13.33%) GIAC
10 8 (13.33%) SSCP
10 8 (13.33%) CISSP
10 8 (13.33%) Python
10 8 (13.33%) C
10 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (13.33%) SANS
10 8 (13.33%) Big Data
10 8 (13.33%) JIRA
10 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
10 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
11 6 (10.00%) Firewall
11 6 (10.00%) Security Management
11 6 (10.00%) BT
11 6 (10.00%) 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 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.00%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Gephi
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Azure
1 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) Wireless
2 6 (10.00%) DNS
2 6 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 6 (10.00%) Firewall
2 6 (10.00%) HTTP
2 6 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (10.00%) MPLS
2 6 (10.00%) SSL
2 6 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Big Data
2 6 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 6 (10.00%) Impala
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) JIRA
2 6 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (10.00%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.00%) git-flow
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (13.33%) Legal
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (53.33%) IT Engineer
1 32 (53.33%) IT Support
1 32 (53.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 32 (53.33%) Support Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) Administrator
3 17 (28.33%) Network Administrator
3 17 (28.33%) Trainee
3 17 (28.33%) Trainee Administrator
3 17 (28.33%) Trainee Network Administrator
4 11 (18.33%) IT Administrator
5 7 (11.67%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Data Science Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Salesforce Administrator
8 1 (1.67%) Applications Support
8 1 (1.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Salesforce Analyst
8 1 (1.67%) Salesforce Support
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (10.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (10.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) CentOS
2 2 (3.33%) Fedora
2 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (91.67%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (10.00%) Cryptography
2 6 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (10.00%) Data Science
2 6 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (10.00%) Kanban
2 6 (10.00%) Machine Learning
2 6 (10.00%) MapReduce
2 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (10.00%) OSINT
2 6 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (10.00%) Scrum
2 6 (10.00%) Security Management
2 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 5 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
1 8 (13.33%) C
1 8 (13.33%) Python
2 6 (10.00%) Perl
2 6 (10.00%) R
3 3 (5.00%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (95.00%) Network+ Certification
2 40 (66.67%) CompTIA Security+
3 32 (53.33%) A+ Certification
3 32 (53.33%) Server+ Certification
4 25 (41.67%) CCNA
4 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (18.33%) MCSE
5 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (13.33%) CISSP
6 8 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 8 (13.33%) GIAC
6 8 (13.33%) SANS
6 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.33%) SSCP
7 6 (10.00%) CEH
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Apache Flume
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) Docker
3 2 (3.33%) NFS
3 2 (3.33%) Samba
3 2 (3.33%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Kibana
1 6 (10.00%) Oozie
2 3 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.33%) Ansible
3 2 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.33%) Nagios
3 2 (3.33%) OpenNMS
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.33%) Cisco
3 6 (10.00%) BT
3 6 (10.00%) Splunk
4 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.33%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.33%) Dell
6 2 (3.33%) EMC
6 2 (3.33%) Hortonworks
6 2 (3.33%) NetApp
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.33%) VMware