Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LXC (LinuX Containers)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 832 919 1096
Rank change year-on-year +87 +177 +41
Permanent jobs citing LXC 20 36 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.033% 0.022%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 23
10th Percentile " £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £30,000 £48,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.81% +12.50% -7.69%
75th Percentile £66,875 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £73,250 £76,250 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £72,500 £37,500 £59,000
% change year-on-year +93.33% -36.44% +47.50%

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 15,697 18,880 24,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.59% 17.17% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12,760 15,553 19,689
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,975
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for LXC in the UK

LXC
Top 10 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 20 April 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 +125 17 £57,500 -14.81% 4
London +97 12 £43,750 -37.50% 1
UK excluding London +90 5 £72,500 +93.33% 3
Work from Home - 4 £58,750 -
South East +67 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £72,500 - 1
Midlands - 2 £72,500 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (60.00%) AWS
3 12 (60.00%) DevOps
4 11 (55.00%) Kubernetes
4 11 (55.00%) Terraform
5 10 (50.00%) Docker
5 10 (50.00%) Windows
6 9 (45.00%) MSBuild
6 9 (45.00%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (40.00%) C#
7 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (35.00%) Degree
8 7 (35.00%) JIRA
8 7 (35.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
8 7 (35.00%) ServiceNow
8 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
8 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (35.00%) Atlassian
8 7 (35.00%) Open Source
8 7 (35.00%) Splunk
8 7 (35.00%) Grafana
8 7 (35.00%) Prometheus
8 7 (35.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 7 (35.00%) Architectural Design
8 7 (35.00%) GitOps
9 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (30.00%) MongoDB

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 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (60.00%) AWS
2 4 (20.00%) Azure
2 4 (20.00%) SaaS
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (10.00%) NuGet
3 2 (10.00%) Pulumi
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) DMZ
3 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (25.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (45.00%) MSBuild
3 7 (35.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (35.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Site Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Core
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) GraphQL
4 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (5.00%) React
4 1 (5.00%) React Native
4 1 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) DevOps
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Architectural Design
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (35.00%) GitOps
3 7 (35.00%) Open Source
3 7 (35.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 7 (35.00%) Software Delivery
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (25.00%) Data Management
5 5 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (25.00%) Project Delivery
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Service Management
5 5 (25.00%) User Stories
5 5 (25.00%) Web Development
6 4 (20.00%) Decision-Making
6 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) PHP
4 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) Go
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) SQL
6 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
2 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) NFS
3 1 (5.00%) SRDF
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Kubernetes
1 11 (55.00%) Terraform
2 7 (35.00%) Grafana
2 7 (35.00%) Prometheus
3 4 (20.00%) Ansible
4 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (15.00%) Puppet
5 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (5.00%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Atlassian
1 7 (35.00%) ServiceNow
1 7 (35.00%) Splunk
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Cadence
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) New Relic
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp
4 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Zerto