Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for LXC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LXC over the 6 months to 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LXC (LinuX Containers)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1050 1085 1114
Rank change year-on-year +35 +29 +108
Permanent jobs citing LXC 60 89 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.052% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.40% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 51 81 65
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -16.98%
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £87,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% -28.57%

LXC is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23,422 22,485 21,528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.50% 13.05% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,068 18,746 17,878
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

LXC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LXC over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LXC within the UK over the 6 months to 15 January 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
England +30 56 £57,500 -11.54% 15
UK excluding London +65 47 £57,500 +21.05% 5
South East +66 39 £57,500 +21.05% 3
London -8 11 £68,375 +5.19% 10
North of England +35 3 £46,250 +15.63% 1
Wales - 3 £40,000 -
East of England +17 2 £40,000 -44.83%
Yorkshire - 2 £46,250 -
North West +28 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT jobs citing LXC 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 LXC.

1 59 (98.33%) Linux
2 30 (50.00%) Docker
3 29 (48.33%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (46.67%) Configuration Management
5 21 (35.00%) VMware
5 21 (35.00%) Git (software)
6 20 (33.33%) Public Cloud
6 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 20 (33.33%) Windows
6 20 (33.33%) C#
7 19 (31.67%) PowerShell
7 19 (31.67%) Windows Server
8 18 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (28.33%) DevOps
9 17 (28.33%) Hyper-V
10 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
10 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (26.67%) .NET
10 16 (26.67%) IIS
10 16 (26.67%) Visual Studio
10 16 (26.67%) SharePoint
11 15 (25.00%) SQL
11 15 (25.00%) Internet
11 15 (25.00%) X-Windows
11 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

LXC
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 16 (26.67%) IIS
1 16 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (20.00%) nginx
4 8 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (8.33%) Apache
6 3 (5.00%) Apache Solr
7 2 (3.33%) CMS
7 2 (3.33%) Drupal
7 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.33%) WordPress
8 1 (1.67%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) GIMP
1 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (48.33%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (46.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (6.67%) Serverless
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.00%) Datadog
5 3 (5.00%) IaaS
6 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.33%) PaaS
7 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.67%) Office 365
7 1 (1.67%) Quay.io
7 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) Internet
2 11 (18.33%) DNS
3 10 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (16.67%) Wireless
4 6 (10.00%) SAN
5 5 (8.33%) SSL
6 4 (6.67%) DHCP
6 4 (6.67%) HTTP
6 4 (6.67%) SSH
6 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.33%) AMQP
7 2 (3.33%) LAN
8 1 (1.67%) BGP
8 1 (1.67%) Firewall
8 1 (1.67%) IPsec
8 1 (1.67%) Plixer Scrutinizer
8 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (18.33%) MySQL
3 7 (11.67%) Redis
4 5 (8.33%) Big Data
4 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (5.00%) MariaDB
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.33%) Aerospike
6 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.67%) DataStax
7 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) RethinkDB
7 1 (1.67%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 21 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (26.67%) Visual Studio
3 15 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (21.67%) Chocolatey
5 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.00%) Selenium
7 2 (3.33%) JMeter
7 2 (3.33%) Mercurial
7 2 (3.33%) Xdebug
8 1 (1.67%) Scrutinizer-CI
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Developer
5 5 (8.33%) CloudOps Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) .NET
2 15 (25.00%) JSON
2 15 (25.00%) X-Windows
3 12 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
3 12 (20.00%) RESTful
4 8 (13.33%) CSS
4 8 (13.33%) HTML
4 8 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (6.67%) LAMP
6 3 (5.00%) Laravel
6 3 (5.00%) PHP-FPM
6 3 (5.00%) Symfony
7 2 (3.33%) beanstalkd
7 2 (3.33%) Behat
7 2 (3.33%) Gearman
7 2 (3.33%) Memcached
7 2 (3.33%) XML
8 1 (1.67%) LDAP
8 1 (1.67%) Middleware
8 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 18 (30.00%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
4 13 (21.67%) Management Information System
5 6 (10.00%) Clustering
5 6 (10.00%) Replication
6 3 (5.00%) Reinsurance
7 2 (3.33%) Fintech
7 2 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (98.33%) Linux
2 20 (33.33%) Windows
3 19 (31.67%) Windows Server
4 15 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 15 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (18.33%) Unix
6 10 (16.67%) Debian
7 5 (8.33%) CentOS
8 4 (6.67%) VMS
9 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 3 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.33%) AIX
10 2 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Configuration Management
2 17 (28.33%) DevOps
3 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (20.00%) Software Architecture
6 11 (18.33%) Cloud Operations
6 11 (18.33%) SDLC
7 10 (16.67%) Systems Engineering
8 6 (10.00%) SOA
8 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (8.33%) Microservices
9 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 4 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 4 (6.67%) Open Source
11 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
11 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
11 3 (5.00%) Runbook
11 3 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) C#
2 19 (31.67%) PowerShell
3 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 10 (16.67%) PHP
4 10 (16.67%) Python
5 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) Java 8
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) Rust
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) RHCE
3 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (50.00%) Docker
2 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 18 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (28.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.00%) iptables
5 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.33%) NFS
7 1 (1.67%) Gluster
7 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) Puppet
2 11 (18.33%) Kubernetes
3 6 (10.00%) Terraform
4 4 (6.67%) Grafana
4 4 (6.67%) Packer
4 4 (6.67%) Prometheus
5 3 (5.00%) Fail2ban
5 3 (5.00%) HAProxy
5 3 (5.00%) Nagios
5 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.33%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (3.33%) yum
7 1 (1.67%) Ansible
7 1 (1.67%) Graphite
7 1 (1.67%) Graylog
7 1 (1.67%) logstash
7 1 (1.67%) Rancher
7 1 (1.67%) Salt
7 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) VMware
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Lets Encrypt
3 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Zend
5 1 (1.67%) Adobe
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Veritas