Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1168 1180 1223
Rank change year-on-year +12 +43 +94
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 38 63 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.033% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 37 40 77
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -19.23% +30.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,300 £41,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £67,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38% +30.00%

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 43463 49497 59652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.02% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33413 39737 47653
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux+ Certification in the UK

Linux+ Certification
Top 5 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 November 2017. 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 -2 37 £45,000 -14.29% 1
London +46 25 £42,500 +6.25%
UK excluding London -24 12 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South West -34 11 £45,000 -18.18%
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Linux+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Linux+ Certification.

1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (78.95%) Windows
3 28 (73.68%) TCP/IP
4 25 (65.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (60.53%) Bash Shell
6 22 (57.89%) SANS
6 22 (57.89%) CISSP
6 22 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (57.89%) CCNA
6 22 (57.89%) Nagios
6 22 (57.89%) Firewall
6 22 (57.89%) GIAC
6 22 (57.89%) VMware
7 20 (52.63%) MCSE
8 19 (50.00%) JIRA
8 19 (50.00%) Puppet
9 17 (44.74%) Network+ Certification
9 17 (44.74%) Python
9 17 (44.74%) C
9 17 (44.74%) SSCP
10 16 (42.11%) Java
10 16 (42.11%) Security+ Certification
10 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
10 16 (42.11%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (42.11%) User Stories
10 16 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (39.47%) Korn
11 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
12 14 (36.84%) Software Engineering
12 14 (36.84%) VMware ESXi

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 10 (26.32%) Apache
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Pig
2 7 (18.42%) IIS
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.16%) nginx
3 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.89%) Confluence
5 2 (5.26%) lighttpd
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Office 365
2 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.26%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 28 (73.68%) TCP/IP
2 22 (57.89%) Firewall
3 13 (34.21%) HTTP
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (26.32%) FCoE
5 10 (26.32%) SNMP
6 7 (18.42%) SAN
7 6 (15.79%) SSL
8 5 (13.16%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (13.16%) HTTPS
8 5 (13.16%) IPsec
8 5 (13.16%) NetScaler
8 5 (13.16%) Network Security
8 5 (13.16%) VPN
8 5 (13.16%) Wireless
9 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
10 2 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Hive
2 7 (18.42%) Big Data
2 7 (18.42%) Hadoop
3 6 (15.79%) MySQL
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (50.00%) JIRA
2 10 (26.32%) Redmine
3 9 (23.68%) Bitbucket
4 6 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (15.79%) CodeSonar
4 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.79%) git-flow
4 6 (15.79%) Robot Framework
4 6 (15.79%) Selenium
General
1 5 (13.16%) Games
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Software Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Platform Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) IT Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Java EE
1 11 (28.95%) STL
2 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 6 (15.79%) Django
2 6 (15.79%) LAMP
2 6 (15.79%) Node.js
2 6 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (15.79%) REST
2 6 (15.79%) SOAP
2 6 (15.79%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (13.16%) PKI
3 4 (10.53%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.63%) Cybercrime
6 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (78.95%) Windows
3 9 (23.68%) CentOS
3 9 (23.68%) Unix
4 8 (21.05%) Debian
4 8 (21.05%) Ubuntu
5 7 (18.42%) Android
5 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
6 6 (15.79%) Mac OS X
7 5 (13.16%) Kali Linux
7 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
1 16 (42.11%) User Stories
2 14 (36.84%) Software Engineering
3 11 (28.95%) Multithreading
4 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) High Availability
4 10 (26.32%) ITIL
5 9 (23.68%) Service Management
6 7 (18.42%) Coaching
6 7 (18.42%) Ethical Hacking
6 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Reverse Engineering
6 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
7 6 (15.79%) API Design
7 6 (15.79%) Kanban
7 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
7 6 (15.79%) Scrum
7 6 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 5 (13.16%) Cryptography
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Bash Shell
2 17 (44.74%) C
2 17 (44.74%) Python
3 16 (42.11%) Java
4 15 (39.47%) Korn
5 11 (28.95%) C#
5 11 (28.95%) C++
5 11 (28.95%) Objective-C
6 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 10 (26.32%) PHP
6 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
7 5 (13.16%) C-shell
7 5 (13.16%) Ruby
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
8 2 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (57.89%) CCNA
2 22 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (57.89%) CISSP
2 22 (57.89%) GIAC
2 22 (57.89%) SANS
3 20 (52.63%) MCSE
4 17 (44.74%) Network+ Certification
4 17 (44.74%) SSCP
5 16 (42.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 16 (42.11%) Security+ Certification
6 12 (31.58%) RHCSA
7 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) MCSA
9 5 (13.16%) CEH
9 5 (13.16%) LPIC
9 5 (13.16%) RHCA
9 5 (13.16%) RHCE
9 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
2 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (26.32%) NFS
3 10 (26.32%) Samba
3 10 (26.32%) VMware NSX
4 9 (23.68%) vSphere
5 6 (15.79%) Docker
6 5 (13.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (13.16%) pfSense
6 5 (13.16%) XenApp
6 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (57.89%) Nagios
2 19 (50.00%) Puppet
3 10 (26.32%) Ansible
3 10 (26.32%) vCenter Server
4 9 (23.68%) Backup Exec
5 6 (15.79%) Salt
6 5 (13.16%) FortiGate
6 5 (13.16%) NetBackup
6 5 (13.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (13.16%) SCCM
6 5 (13.16%) SCOM
7 3 (7.89%) Cacti
7 3 (7.89%) Graylog
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) VMware
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (36.84%) SolarWinds
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco
5 10 (26.32%) EMC
5 10 (26.32%) NetApp
6 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
6 9 (23.68%) Symantec
7 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
7 8 (21.05%) Juniper
7 8 (21.05%) Palo Alto
7 8 (21.05%) SonicWALL
8 7 (18.42%) HP
9 5 (13.16%) Citrix
9 5 (13.16%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (13.16%) Fortinet
9 5 (13.16%) IBM
9 5 (13.16%) McAfee
9 5 (13.16%) Sophos
9 5 (13.16%) Veritas