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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
UK
Rank 844 942 941
Rank change year-on-year +98 -1  
Permanent jobs citing LPIC 16 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.014% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.049% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 8
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £23,500 £29,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £51,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20788 28689 29284
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.75% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16377 22981 22971
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,800 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

LPIC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing LPIC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LPIC.

Salary trend for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LPIC over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for LPIC in the UK

LPIC
Top 10 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +110 16 £40,000 +6.66%
London +82 5 £38,500 +63.82%
East of England +24 4 £45,000 +46.34%
Cambridge +17 4 £45,000 +46.34%
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £45,000 +46.34%
City of London - 4 £38,500 -
West Midlands - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 - -
South West +23 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Bristol +7 3 £40,000 -30.43%

LPIC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing LPIC 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 LPIC.

1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (84.09%) Red Hat
3 34 (77.27%) Firewall
4 33 (75.00%) DNS
5 31 (70.45%) VMware
6 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
6 30 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (68.18%) Data Centre
7 29 (65.91%) Line Management
7 29 (65.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 29 (65.91%) Active Directory
7 29 (65.91%) MS Excel
7 29 (65.91%) SQL
7 29 (65.91%) IIS
8 27 (61.36%) Firmware
8 27 (61.36%) CMDB
9 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
9 26 (59.09%) SCCM
9 26 (59.09%) SCOM
9 26 (59.09%) Citrix
9 26 (59.09%) NetBackup
9 26 (59.09%) Backup Exec
9 26 (59.09%) Publishing
9 26 (59.09%) Service Delivery
9 26 (59.09%) SSL
9 26 (59.09%) IBM
9 26 (59.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (59.09%) Disclosure Scotland
9 26 (59.09%) Presales
9 26 (59.09%) IT Strategy

LPIC
Top Related 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 29 (65.91%) IIS
2 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (65.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (77.27%) Firewall
2 33 (75.00%) DNS
3 26 (59.09%) SSL
4 8 (18.18%) Network Security
5 7 (15.91%) DHCP
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (11.36%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (11.36%) Wireless
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (9.09%) LAN
7 4 (9.09%) VPN
8 3 (6.82%) LDAP
8 3 (6.82%) SAN
8 3 (6.82%) WAN
9 2 (4.55%) BGP
9 2 (4.55%) OSPF
10 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
10 1 (2.27%) TACACS
10 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (59.09%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Linux Support
4 3 (6.82%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) AIX Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.27%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) LAMP
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (68.18%) Data Centre
2 27 (61.36%) CMDB
3 5 (11.36%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (6.82%) LPAR
4 3 (6.82%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.27%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
5 4 (9.09%) CentOS
5 4 (9.09%) Unix
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (6.82%) AIX
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Continuous Improvement
1 29 (65.91%) Line Management
2 26 (59.09%) IT Strategy
2 26 (59.09%) Presales
2 26 (59.09%) Service Delivery
3 10 (22.73%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) High Availability
4 3 (6.82%) ISMS
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (6.82%) Security Operations
4 3 (6.82%) Service Management
4 3 (6.82%) SIEM
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) Python
4 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 26 (59.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) CCNA
2 10 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (18.18%) RHCE
4 7 (15.91%) MCSE
4 7 (15.91%) RHCSA
5 6 (13.64%) JNCIS
6 5 (11.36%) CCNP
6 5 (11.36%) JNCIA
7 4 (9.09%) Linux+ Certification
7 4 (9.09%) MCSA
7 4 (9.09%) RHCA
8 3 (6.82%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (6.82%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (6.82%) Server+ Certification
9 1 (2.27%) CCSE
9 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (59.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (68.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (65.91%) Active Directory
3 27 (61.36%) Firmware
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) PowerHA
4 3 (6.82%) Snort
5 1 (2.27%) KVM
5 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (59.09%) Backup Exec
1 26 (59.09%) NetBackup
1 26 (59.09%) SCCM
1 26 (59.09%) SCOM
2 4 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 4 (9.09%) Puppet
3 3 (6.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 3 (6.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (6.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (84.09%) Red Hat
2 31 (70.45%) VMware
3 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 26 (59.09%) Citrix
4 26 (59.09%) IBM
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) Juniper
6 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.36%) F5
7 4 (9.09%) Aruba
7 4 (9.09%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 4 (9.09%) SonicWALL
7 4 (9.09%) WatchGuard
8 3 (6.82%) Pegasus
9 1 (2.27%) Dell
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Sun
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec