Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LXC (LinuX Containers)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1049 1167 1230
Rank change year-on-year +118 +63 +80
Permanent jobs citing LXC 115 68 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.035% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 100 57 43
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £38,400 £30,650 £48,750
90th Percentile £85,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -28.57% +64.71%

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 22542 23972 25181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.93% 12.44% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 18981 20288 20935
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +7.14%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 +89 112 £57,500 +4.55% 2
London +66 77 £57,500 -14.81% 2
UK excluding London +63 38 £45,000 -10.00%
South East +67 23 £45,000 -18.18%
East of England +25 11 £70,000 +40.00%
Scotland - 3 £40,000 -
South West - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing LXC 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 LXC.

1 112 (97.39%) Linux
2 78 (67.83%) DevOps
3 70 (60.87%) Ansible
4 52 (45.22%) Docker
5 50 (43.48%) Kubernetes
6 47 (40.87%) Python
7 45 (39.13%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (36.52%) Terraform
9 40 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
10 34 (29.57%) Configuration Management
11 32 (27.83%) Bash Shell
11 32 (27.83%) Jenkins
12 31 (26.96%) Perl
13 30 (26.09%) VMware
14 29 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 28 (24.35%) Opscode Chef
16 25 (21.74%) Puppet
17 24 (20.87%) Git (software)
17 24 (20.87%) Grafana
18 23 (20.00%) CentOS
18 23 (20.00%) HTTP
19 22 (19.13%) Games
19 22 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (16.52%) Kibana
20 19 (16.52%) Ubuntu
20 19 (16.52%) CoreOS
21 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
21 17 (14.78%) LAMP
21 17 (14.78%) Debian
21 17 (14.78%) Vagrant

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 45 (39.13%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.22%) Apache
2 6 (5.22%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.35%) nginx
4 4 (3.48%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.87%) Confluence
6 1 (0.87%) Drupal
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (10.43%) IaaS
4 11 (9.57%) GitHub
5 8 (6.96%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (5.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.74%) SaaS
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.87%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (0.87%) G Suite
8 1 (0.87%) Linode
8 1 (0.87%) Office 365
8 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.00%) HTTP
2 15 (13.04%) DNS
3 11 (9.57%) SSH
4 10 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.96%) BGP
5 8 (6.96%) Internet
6 7 (6.09%) Kerberos
7 6 (5.22%) DHCP
7 6 (5.22%) HTTPS
7 6 (5.22%) SSL
8 5 (4.35%) OpenVPN
8 5 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (4.35%) SMS
9 4 (3.48%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.48%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.48%) NX-OS
10 2 (1.74%) SMTP
11 1 (0.87%) IMAP
11 1 (0.87%) Network Security
11 1 (0.87%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.04%) MySQL
2 11 (9.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.22%) InfluxDB
4 6 (5.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.22%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.22%) SQLite
5 4 (3.48%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.87%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 32 (27.83%) Jenkins
2 24 (20.87%) Git (software)
3 17 (14.78%) Vagrant
4 13 (11.30%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.22%) Ant
5 6 (5.22%) Gerrit
5 6 (5.22%) Maven
6 3 (2.61%) JIRA
6 3 (2.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.61%) Selenium
6 3 (2.61%) Subversion
6 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (19.13%) Games
2 15 (13.04%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Marketing
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (53.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (36.52%) Linux Engineer
3 37 (32.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 28 (24.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 24 (20.87%) Elasticsearch Engineer
6 22 (19.13%) Operations Engineer
7 19 (16.52%) Administrator
7 19 (16.52%) Linux Administrator
7 19 (16.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 17 (14.78%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (12.17%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (9.57%) DevOps Administrator
10 11 (9.57%) Linux DevOps Administrator
11 9 (7.83%) Senior DevOps
11 9 (7.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (6.96%) AWS DevOps
12 8 (6.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 8 (6.96%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.78%) LAMP
2 7 (6.09%) Kafka
2 7 (6.09%) Node.js
2 7 (6.09%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (6.09%) Web Services
3 6 (5.22%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (5.22%) ZeroMQ
4 5 (4.35%) React
5 4 (3.48%) CPAN
5 4 (3.48%) DBIx::Class
5 4 (3.48%) Express
5 4 (3.48%) Moose
6 3 (2.61%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.61%) Symfony
7 2 (1.74%) jQuery
7 2 (1.74%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (1.74%) OpenVZ
7 2 (1.74%) Sensu
7 2 (1.74%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.43%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) Device Driver
3 8 (6.96%) Hedge funds
4 7 (6.09%) Public Cloud
5 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.22%) User Experience
6 5 (4.35%) Clustering
7 3 (2.61%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.87%) Fintech
9 1 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 112 (97.39%) Linux
2 23 (20.00%) CentOS
3 19 (16.52%) CoreOS
3 19 (16.52%) Ubuntu
4 17 (14.78%) Debian
5 15 (13.04%) Unix
6 9 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (7.83%) Windows
7 4 (3.48%) VMS
8 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (67.83%) DevOps
2 34 (29.57%) Configuration Management
3 22 (19.13%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (13.91%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (9.57%) Dashboard Development
8 8 (6.96%) Actionable Insight
8 8 (6.96%) Build Automation
8 8 (6.96%) Load Balancing
9 7 (6.09%) Front End Development
9 7 (6.09%) Low Latency
10 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (5.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (5.22%) Multithreading
10 6 (5.22%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (4.35%) Algorithmic Trading
11 5 (4.35%) Open Source
11 5 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 5 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (40.87%) Python
2 32 (27.83%) Bash Shell
3 31 (26.96%) Perl
4 14 (12.17%) Java
4 14 (12.17%) Ruby
5 13 (11.30%) Groovy
6 12 (10.43%) Go
7 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.22%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.22%) SQL
9 5 (4.35%) PHP
10 4 (3.48%) C#
11 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.74%) C
12 2 (1.74%) C++
12 2 (1.74%) GraphQL
13 1 (0.87%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) Degree
2 11 (9.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.22%) CCNA
4 6 (5.22%) Master's Degree
5 4 (3.48%) Postgraduate
6 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.09%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) GCP
3 1 (0.87%) FIPS 140-2
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (45.22%) Docker
2 29 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.17%) vSphere
4 11 (9.57%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (7.83%) KVM
6 8 (6.96%) iptables
7 6 (5.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 5 (4.35%) GPFS
8 5 (4.35%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.48%) Active Directory
10 3 (2.61%) VirtualBox
11 2 (1.74%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.87%) Firmware
12 1 (0.87%) NFS
12 1 (0.87%) Samba
12 1 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (60.87%) Ansible
2 50 (43.48%) Kubernetes
3 42 (36.52%) Terraform
4 28 (24.35%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (21.74%) Puppet
6 24 (20.87%) Grafana
7 19 (16.52%) Kibana
8 14 (12.17%) Graphite
8 14 (12.17%) Nagios
8 14 (12.17%) rkt
9 11 (9.57%) Prometheus
9 11 (9.57%) ZABBIX
10 8 (6.96%) Icinga
10 8 (6.96%) logstash
10 8 (6.96%) SELinux
11 6 (5.22%) CFEngine
11 6 (5.22%) Cobbler
11 6 (5.22%) collectd
11 6 (5.22%) Graylog
11 6 (5.22%) Mesos
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) VMware
2 11 (9.57%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.70%) Splunk
4 8 (6.96%) F5
5 6 (5.22%) Dell
5 6 (5.22%) Google
5 6 (5.22%) HP
5 6 (5.22%) New Relic
5 6 (5.22%) Rackspace
5 6 (5.22%) SaltStack
5 6 (5.22%) Solace
5 6 (5.22%) SolarWinds
5 6 (5.22%) TIBCO
6 4 (3.48%) Cisco
6 4 (3.48%) SevOne
7 1 (0.87%) Acronis
7 1 (0.87%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.87%) Thales
7 1 (0.87%) Veeam