Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LXC (LinuX Containers)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 738 1004 1066
Rank change year-on-year +266 +62 +52
Permanent jobs citing LXC 12 36 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.029% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 28 51
Median annual salary £72,500 £68,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.45% +19.57% -4.17%
10th Percentile £47,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £76,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +31.82% -4.35% +24.32%

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 11,443 21,513 23,433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.38% 17.06% 15.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,605 17,800 19,270
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%

LXC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for LXC in the UK

LXC
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LXC over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 7 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 16 January 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
England +266 12 £72,500 +3.57% 5
UK excluding London +205 7 £72,500 +31.82% 4
London +199 5 £82,500 +10.00% 1
Midlands - 4 £72,500 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £72,500 - 1
South West +82 2 £55,000 -31.25% 1
South East +153 1 £47,500 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) AWS
3 8 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) Node.js
4 7 (58.33%) Ansible
4 7 (58.33%) Docker
5 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 6 (50.00%) Terraform
5 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (50.00%) CentOS
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
6 5 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (41.67%) Scrum
6 5 (41.67%) DevOps
6 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (41.67%) High Availability
7 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (33.33%) New Relic
7 4 (33.33%) Microservices
7 4 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (33.33%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (33.33%) Tech Ops
7 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
7 4 (33.33%) Migration

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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon EKS
2 4 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (33.33%) SaaS
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Azure
3 1 (8.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (16.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) GitLab
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Principal Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Operations Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Principal Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Node.js
2 4 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Core
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) React
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
5 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (8.33%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cyberattack
1 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Ubuntu
3 6 (50.00%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Debian
5 1 (8.33%) VyOS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
2 5 (41.67%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Microservices
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Tech Ops
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Kanban
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Rust
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
2 2 (16.67%) Ceph
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Xen
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Ansible
2 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (50.00%) Terraform
3 4 (33.33%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (16.67%) Proxmox
5 1 (8.33%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) New Relic
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Google