Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for LPIC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 856 1076 1172
Rank change year-on-year +220 +96 -27
Permanent jobs citing LPIC 11 29 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.082% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 35
Median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% +38.16% -5.59%
10th Percentile £29,700 £41,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £83,750 £60,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -23.81% +31.25% -11.11%

LPIC 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 18,685 35,308 40,673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 24.71% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 13,631 25,223 30,693
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £28,772 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,898
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.23% +6.90%

LPIC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LPIC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LPIC.

Salary trend for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LPIC over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LPIC within the UK over the 6 months to 5 June 2020. 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 +206 11 £40,000 -23.81% 1
UK excluding London +178 11 £40,000 -23.81% 1
South East +131 10 £45,000 -18.18%
East of England +64 1 £35,000 -17.65%

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, IT jobs citing LPIC 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 LPIC.

1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) CCDP
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) OSCP
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) People Management
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (45.45%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (27.27%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
5 3 (27.27%) DoDAF
5 3 (27.27%) MODAF
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) AIX
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) EMC
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
6 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
6 2 (18.18%) Information Management
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) SUSE

LPIC
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) AIX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) LPAR
1 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) AIX
2 2 (18.18%) CentOS
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) SUSE
2 2 (18.18%) Ubuntu
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) People Management
2 5 (45.45%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) DoDAF
3 3 (27.27%) MODAF
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (18.18%) High Availability
4 2 (18.18%) Information Management
4 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Storage Management
5 1 (9.09%) Architectural Design
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Project Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) CCDP
2 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 7 (63.64%) OSCP
3 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) BICSI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CCNP
5 1 (9.09%) CEH
5 1 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (9.09%) CREST Certified
5 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
5 1 (9.09%) JNCIS
5 1 (9.09%) MCP
5 1 (9.09%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 1 (9.09%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) PowerHA
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (18.18%) Linux-HA
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) EMC
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Meraki
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) VMware