Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Linux+ Certification
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 866 792 1081
Rank change year-on-year -74 +289 +70
Permanent jobs citing Linux+ Certification 134 10 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.015% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.067% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 32
10th Percentile " £26,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £32,625 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +22.22%
75th Percentile £62,500 £56,875 £65,000
90th Percentile " £59,125 "
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £39,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +39.24% -28.18% +22.22%

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 24,201 14,975 34,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 22.03% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13,978 11,203 25,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,056 £38,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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
Top 11 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 1 August 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 -30 110 £55,000 +39.24% 3
England -91 97 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Scotland - 30 - -
North of England - 28 - - 1
South West -46 27 £55,000 +10.00%
London -118 17 £55,000 +4.76%
Midlands - 14 - -
North East - 14 - -
North West - 14 - -
West Midlands - 14 - -
East of England -31 11 £55,000 +4.76%

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Linux
1 134 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
2 132 (98.51%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (61.94%) CompTIA Security+
4 75 (55.97%) Server+ Certification
4 75 (55.97%) A+ Certification
5 59 (44.03%) CCNA
5 59 (44.03%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (39.55%) Microsoft
7 51 (38.06%) Cisco
7 51 (38.06%) Wireless
8 8 (5.97%) SANS
8 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.97%) Big Data
8 8 (5.97%) CISSP
8 8 (5.97%) Legal
8 8 (5.97%) GIAC
8 8 (5.97%) DV Cleared
8 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
8 8 (5.97%) SSCP
8 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (5.97%) MCSE
8 8 (5.97%) Python
8 8 (5.97%) C
9 6 (4.48%) Perl
9 6 (4.48%) Ethernet
9 6 (4.48%) HTTP
9 6 (4.48%) VPN
9 6 (4.48%) DNS

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 (4.48%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Gephi
Communications & Networking
1 51 (38.06%) Wireless
2 6 (4.48%) DNS
2 6 (4.48%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.48%) Firewall
2 6 (4.48%) HTTP
2 6 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (4.48%) MPLS
2 6 (4.48%) SSL
2 6 (4.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Big Data
2 6 (4.48%) Apache Hive
2 6 (4.48%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Bitbucket
1 6 (4.48%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.48%) git-flow
1 6 (4.48%) JIRA
General
1 8 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.97%) Legal
Job Titles
1 75 (55.97%) IT Engineer
1 75 (55.97%) IT Support
1 75 (55.97%) IT Support Engineer
1 75 (55.97%) Support Engineer
2 51 (38.06%) Administrator
2 51 (38.06%) IT Administrator
2 51 (38.06%) Network Administrator
2 51 (38.06%) Trainee
2 51 (38.06%) Trainee Administrator
2 51 (38.06%) Trainee Network Administrator
3 6 (4.48%) Analyst
3 6 (4.48%) Data Analyst
3 6 (4.48%) Data Science Analyst
4 2 (1.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (4.48%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.48%) Analytical Mindset
1 6 (4.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (1.49%) CentOS
2 2 (1.49%) Fedora
2 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (98.51%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (4.48%) Cryptography
2 6 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (4.48%) Data Science
2 6 (4.48%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (4.48%) Kanban
2 6 (4.48%) Machine Learning
2 6 (4.48%) MapReduce
2 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
2 6 (4.48%) OSINT
2 6 (4.48%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (4.48%) Reverse Engineering
2 6 (4.48%) Scrum
2 6 (4.48%) Security Management
2 6 (4.48%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.49%) Configuration Management
3 2 (1.49%) ITIL
3 2 (1.49%) Service Delivery
3 2 (1.49%) Service Management
3 2 (1.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
1 8 (5.97%) C
1 8 (5.97%) Python
2 6 (4.48%) Perl
2 6 (4.48%) R
3 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 134 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
2 83 (61.94%) CompTIA Security+
3 75 (55.97%) A+ Certification
3 75 (55.97%) Server+ Certification
4 59 (44.03%) CCNA
4 59 (44.03%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.97%) CISSP
5 8 (5.97%) DV Cleared
5 8 (5.97%) GIAC
5 8 (5.97%) MCSE
5 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.97%) SANS
5 8 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.97%) SSCP
6 6 (4.48%) CEH
System Software
1 6 (4.48%) Apache Flume
2 2 (1.49%) Docker
2 2 (1.49%) NFS
2 2 (1.49%) Samba
2 2 (1.49%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Kibana
1 6 (4.48%) Oozie
2 2 (1.49%) Ansible
2 2 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.49%) Nagios
2 2 (1.49%) OpenNMS
2 2 (1.49%) Puppet
2 2 (1.49%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (39.55%) Microsoft
2 51 (38.06%) Cisco
3 6 (4.48%) BT
3 6 (4.48%) Splunk
4 2 (1.49%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.49%) Dell
4 2 (1.49%) EMC
4 2 (1.49%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.49%) NetApp
4 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.49%) SolarWinds
4 2 (1.49%) VMware