Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 6 months to 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 469 399 409
Rank change year-on-year -70 +10 -54
Permanent jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 674 496 1,112
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.70% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 3.32% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 427 359 897
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% +2.04% -1.01%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20,553 14,939 33,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.26% 21.13% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 14,959 12,322 26,627
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,846 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median % change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Salary trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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 -81 610 £60,000 +9.09% 138
UK excluding London -56 415 £54,000 +8.00% 96
London -75 219 £70,000 - 45
South East -23 123 £60,000 +6.19% 24
South West -36 110 £55,000 +10.00% 29
North of England -55 76 £47,500 -5.00% 18
Work from Home -215 72 £67,500 -3.57% 12
North West -25 45 £46,500 +3.33% 12
Midlands -86 44 £45,000 -5.26% 13
East of England -20 28 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Yorkshire -55 26 £42,500 -19.05% 5
West Midlands -80 25 £55,000 +15.79% 9
Scotland -50 24 £66,250 +21.00% 4
East Midlands -42 19 £42,500 -5.56% 4
Wales -17 9 £40,930 +27.91% 2
North East -13 5 £54,000 +109.71% 1
Northern Ireland -33 2 £35,000 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 674 (100.00%) Linux
2 426 (63.20%) Red Hat
3 305 (45.25%) Ansible
4 273 (40.50%) DevOps
5 261 (38.72%) Python
6 236 (35.01%) Docker
7 231 (34.27%) AWS
8 226 (33.53%) Windows
9 223 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
10 212 (31.45%) Azure
11 195 (28.93%) Java
12 190 (28.19%) CentOS
13 178 (26.41%) Kubernetes
14 176 (26.11%) Jenkins
15 163 (24.18%) Security Cleared
15 163 (24.18%) Finance
15 163 (24.18%) VMware
16 148 (21.96%) SQL
17 145 (21.51%) Oracle
18 144 (21.36%) Terraform
19 140 (20.77%) Microsoft
20 128 (18.99%) Configuration Management
21 127 (18.84%) Software Engineering
22 126 (18.69%) Bash Shell
22 126 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 120 (17.80%) Puppet
24 113 (16.77%) SC Cleared
24 113 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
24 113 (16.77%) Social Skills
25 110 (16.32%) Open Source

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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 47 (6.97%) Confluence
2 25 (3.71%) Apache
3 20 (2.97%) WebLogic
4 18 (2.67%) OpenStack
5 15 (2.23%) IIS
5 15 (2.23%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.08%) Apache Spark
7 12 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.19%) JBoss
10 8 (1.19%) nginx
10 8 (1.19%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.89%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.30%) CMS
13 2 (0.30%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.30%) Traefik
Applications
1 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.45%) Houdini
3 3 (0.45%) Maya
3 3 (0.45%) NUKE
3 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) SAP GTS
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 231 (34.27%) AWS
2 212 (31.45%) Azure
3 104 (15.43%) OpenShift
4 67 (9.94%) IaaS
5 65 (9.64%) PaaS
6 51 (7.57%) Cloud Computing
7 44 (6.53%) Microsoft 365
8 41 (6.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 37 (5.49%) GitHub
10 35 (5.19%) GCP
11 27 (4.01%) SaaS
12 22 (3.26%) Serverless
13 21 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (2.52%) Amazon S3
16 11 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (1.48%) Amazon EKS
17 10 (1.48%) Azure Stack
18 9 (1.34%) Datadog
19 6 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.83%) Firewall
2 49 (7.27%) DNS
3 45 (6.68%) SAN
4 35 (5.19%) Network Security
5 34 (5.04%) Internet
6 33 (4.90%) SSH
7 32 (4.75%) TCP/IP
8 25 (3.71%) VPN
9 21 (3.12%) DHCP
10 18 (2.67%) IPsec
10 18 (2.67%) LAN
11 17 (2.52%) WAN
12 15 (2.23%) BGP
12 15 (2.23%) SSL
13 13 (1.93%) FTP
13 13 (1.93%) NAS
13 13 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.78%) HTTP
15 10 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.39%) Big Data
2 62 (9.20%) MongoDB
3 59 (8.75%) Oracle Database
4 57 (8.46%) MySQL
5 52 (7.72%) NoSQL
6 49 (7.27%) SQL Server
7 37 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (4.60%) Hadoop
9 29 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (3.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.93%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 10 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.48%) Relational Database
15 9 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
17 7 (1.04%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 176 (26.11%) Jenkins
2 73 (10.83%) Git (software)
3 60 (8.90%) JIRA
4 36 (5.34%) GitLab
5 26 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (3.12%) Eclipse
7 20 (2.97%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.97%) JMeter
7 20 (2.97%) Robot Framework
7 20 (2.97%) Selenium
8 19 (2.82%) TeamCity
9 17 (2.52%) Maven
10 8 (1.19%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.89%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.45%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.45%) Spinnaker
14 2 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 163 (24.18%) Finance
2 113 (16.77%) Social Skills
3 62 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (7.12%) Legal
5 43 (6.38%) Public Sector
6 32 (4.75%) Back Office
6 32 (4.75%) Banking
7 29 (4.30%) Law
8 18 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.63%) Retail
10 10 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.74%) Electronics
13 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.74%) Marketing
14 4 (0.59%) Front Office
14 4 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
15 3 (0.45%) Advertising
15 3 (0.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 129 (19.14%) DevOps Engineer
2 93 (13.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 68 (10.09%) Developer
3 68 (10.09%) Linux Engineer
4 51 (7.57%) Software Engineer
5 49 (7.27%) Architect
6 48 (7.12%) Senior Software Engineer
7 45 (6.68%) Administrator
8 37 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
9 34 (5.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 30 (4.45%) Platform Engineer
11 29 (4.30%) Applications Support
11 29 (4.30%) Linux Administrator
11 29 (4.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 28 (4.15%) Analyst
12 28 (4.15%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 27 (4.01%) Senior DevOps
14 26 (3.86%) AWS Engineer
15 25 (3.71%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 24 (3.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (12.46%) Elastic Stack
2 77 (11.42%) Kafka
3 62 (9.20%) Apache NiFi
4 53 (7.86%) Web Services
5 48 (7.12%) HTML
6 42 (6.23%) CSS
7 36 (5.34%) React
8 35 (5.19%) LAMP
9 32 (4.75%) Middleware
9 32 (4.75%) Spring Boot
10 31 (4.60%) Spring
11 27 (4.01%) .NET
11 27 (4.01%) Node.js
12 24 (3.56%) ActiveMQ
12 24 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (3.12%) Java EE
14 20 (2.97%) CSS3
14 20 (2.97%) Gherkin
14 20 (2.97%) HTML5
15 17 (2.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 59 (8.75%) Cyberattack
3 32 (4.75%) Cloud Native
4 28 (4.15%) Clustering
4 28 (4.15%) SWIFT
5 25 (3.71%) Public Cloud
6 19 (2.82%) User Experience
7 18 (2.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 16 (2.37%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (2.08%) iPhone
10 13 (1.93%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 12 (1.78%) PKI
11 12 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.19%) FMCG
14 5 (0.74%) Grid Computing
14 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 674 (100.00%) Linux
2 226 (33.53%) Windows
3 190 (28.19%) CentOS
4 106 (15.73%) Unix
5 89 (13.20%) Windows Server
6 71 (10.53%) Ubuntu
7 44 (6.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 31 (4.60%) SUSE
9 28 (4.15%) Debian
10 26 (3.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (3.41%) Windows 10
12 21 (3.12%) Solaris
12 21 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (2.97%) Fedora
13 20 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (2.23%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.34%) AIX
16 7 (1.04%) Windows 7
17 6 (0.89%) Alpine Linux
17 6 (0.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (40.50%) DevOps
2 223 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (18.99%) Configuration Management
4 127 (18.84%) Software Engineering
5 126 (18.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 110 (16.32%) Open Source
7 95 (14.09%) Mentoring
8 76 (11.28%) Cybersecurity
8 76 (11.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 76 (11.28%) Test Automation
9 73 (10.83%) Collaborative Working
9 73 (10.83%) Microservices
10 72 (10.68%) Scrum
11 69 (10.24%) Migration
12 64 (9.50%) ITIL
13 59 (8.75%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (8.01%) Infrastructure as Code
15 50 (7.42%) Artificial Intelligence
16 48 (7.12%) Analytics
17 46 (6.82%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 261 (38.72%) Python
2 195 (28.93%) Java
3 148 (21.96%) SQL
4 126 (18.69%) Bash Shell
5 74 (10.98%) PowerShell
6 69 (10.24%) C++
6 69 (10.24%) JavaScript
7 57 (8.46%) Perl
8 53 (7.86%) C
8 53 (7.86%) Go
9 48 (7.12%) Ruby
10 40 (5.93%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.08%) Java 8
12 13 (1.93%) C#
13 12 (1.78%) PHP
14 11 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.04%) Clojure
16 5 (0.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 4 (0.59%) Lua
17 4 (0.59%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 163 (24.18%) Security Cleared
2 113 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 45 (6.68%) DV Cleared
4 44 (6.53%) Degree
5 29 (4.30%) RHCSA
6 22 (3.26%) AWS Certification
6 22 (3.26%) RHCE
7 18 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.04%) CISSP
10 5 (0.74%) CCNA
10 5 (0.74%) CISA
10 5 (0.74%) CISM
10 5 (0.74%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.74%) ISSEP
11 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.45%) MCSE
12 3 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 22 (3.26%) QA
2 12 (1.78%) SLA
3 9 (1.34%) NIST
4 5 (0.74%) COBIT
4 5 (0.74%) GDPR
4 5 (0.74%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.30%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 236 (35.01%) Docker
2 113 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (13.20%) Active Directory
4 40 (5.93%) vSphere
5 35 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (3.26%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.63%) iptables
8 11 (1.63%) NFS
9 10 (1.48%) Samba
10 9 (1.34%) Postfix
11 8 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 7 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.89%) Gluster
14 5 (0.74%) KVM
14 5 (0.74%) Xen
15 4 (0.59%) Kamailio
15 4 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 305 (45.25%) Ansible
2 178 (26.41%) Kubernetes
3 144 (21.36%) Terraform
4 120 (17.80%) Puppet
5 51 (7.57%) Prometheus
6 49 (7.27%) Packer
7 43 (6.38%) Grafana
7 43 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (5.79%) Graphite
9 36 (5.34%) Consul
10 30 (4.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 20 (2.97%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (2.37%) Nagios
12 16 (2.37%) Opsview
12 16 (2.37%) SCCM
13 13 (1.93%) Data Guard
13 13 (1.93%) NetBackup
13 13 (1.93%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.34%) vRealize
15 8 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 426 (63.20%) Red Hat
2 163 (24.18%) VMware
3 145 (21.51%) Oracle
4 140 (20.77%) Microsoft
5 57 (8.46%) Cisco
6 30 (4.45%) Atlassian
7 28 (4.15%) IBM
8 26 (3.86%) Google
9 25 (3.71%) EMC
10 21 (3.12%) Citrix
10 21 (3.12%) HP
11 20 (2.97%) SAP
12 16 (2.37%) F5
12 16 (2.37%) Splunk
13 14 (2.08%) Juniper
14 13 (1.93%) Symantec
15 12 (1.78%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.48%) Apple
16 10 (1.48%) Scality
16 10 (1.48%) Veeam