Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1048 1133 1179
Rank change year-on-year +85 +46 +7
Permanent jobs citing LPIC 21 38 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.097% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 14 35 13
UK median annual salary £52,750 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.88% +3.90% -20.62%
10th Percentile £34,000 £31,250 £30,850
90th Percentile £80,375 £83,000 £56,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +31.25% +9.59% -32.09%

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 31,793 39,075 42,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.14% 23.73% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 23,197 28,941 32,922
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

LPIC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 October 2019.

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 6 months to 16 October 2019. 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 +57 20 £52,500 +31.25% 5
England +65 17 £53,000 +32.50% 5
East of England +71 8 £36,000 -17.24%
South East +19 4 £70,000 +115.38% 3
North of England - 4 £67,750 - 2
Wales - 3 £49,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £82,500 -
London +81 1 £53,000 -11.67%
North West - 1 £28,500 - 2
Scotland - 1 £53,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 12 (57.14%) DNS
4 10 (47.62%) RHCE
4 10 (47.62%) SAN
5 9 (42.86%) Debian
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) Perl
6 8 (38.10%) Python
6 8 (38.10%) Puppet
6 8 (38.10%) DevOps
7 7 (33.33%) LDAP
7 7 (33.33%) MCSE
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (28.57%) MySQL
8 6 (28.57%) SMTP
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
8 6 (28.57%) Ubuntu
8 6 (28.57%) Replication
8 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
9 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (23.81%) CentOS
9 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (23.81%) MariaDB
9 5 (23.81%) IaaS
9 5 (23.81%) SaaS

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) IaaS
1 5 (23.81%) SaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Azure
3 2 (9.52%) AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) DNS
2 10 (47.62%) SAN
3 6 (28.57%) SMTP
4 5 (23.81%) DHCP
4 5 (23.81%) HTTP
4 5 (23.81%) SNMP
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (4.76%) FTP
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MySQL
2 5 (23.81%) MariaDB
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (14.29%) Publishing
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Linux Support
3 4 (19.05%) Linux Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Replication
2 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Debian
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Ubuntu
5 5 (23.81%) CentOS
5 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (23.81%) Records Management
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Change Control
6 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) DoDAF
6 3 (14.29%) MODAF
6 3 (14.29%) Open Source
6 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Server Management
6 3 (14.29%) Task Automation
6 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 3 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (9.52%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Perl
1 8 (38.10%) Python
2 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 3 (14.29%) Go
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) RHCE
2 7 (33.33%) MCSE
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (23.81%) RHCT
4 4 (19.05%) CCDP
4 4 (19.05%) CCIE
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) OSCP
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) CEH
5 3 (14.29%) CISSP
5 3 (14.29%) CREST Certified
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (14.29%) MCSA
6 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) RMADS
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
3 1 (4.76%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
2 3 (14.29%) NFS
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) iptables
4 1 (4.76%) Postfix
4 1 (4.76%) Samba
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
2 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 3 (14.29%) vCenter Server
3 2 (9.52%) Juju
4 1 (4.76%) cPanel
4 1 (4.76%) Munin
4 1 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (4.76%) Nessus
4 1 (4.76%) Plesk
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) F5
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Clearswift