Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 369 455 339
Rank change year-on-year +86 -116 +44
Permanent jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 497 781 1,450
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.62% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.79% 2.77% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 444 597 1,107
Median annual salary £55,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.77% +2.73% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,200 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% - +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 13,119 28,229 35,356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.49% 22.39% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10,730 22,907 28,758
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +5.00%

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 22 January 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 22 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 +69 443 £57,500 - 97
UK excluding London +86 307 £46,000 -8.00% 63
London +96 165 £70,000 +7.69% 41
North of England +78 100 £50,000 -12.36% 10
Work from Home +5 84 £42,500 -29.17% 15
South West +73 76 £46,000 -8.00% 9
Yorkshire +52 51 £45,500 -9.00% 3
Midlands +1 42 £40,000 -15.79% 12
North West +69 41 £53,750 -10.42% 6
South East +61 37 £65,000 +8.33% 20
West Midlands -6 34 £41,250 -13.16% 10
East of England +104 20 £72,500 +61.11% 4
Scotland +50 20 £40,000 - 8
East Midlands +44 8 £40,000 -8.57% 2
North East +19 8 £33,500 -47.40% 1
Wales +50 6 £42,500 +24.09%
Northern Ireland - 6 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 497 (100.00%) Linux
2 303 (60.97%) Red Hat
3 234 (47.08%) DevOps
4 218 (43.86%) Ansible
5 208 (41.85%) Python
6 205 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
7 186 (37.42%) AWS
8 163 (32.80%) CentOS
8 163 (32.80%) Docker
9 160 (32.19%) Terraform
10 153 (30.78%) Windows
11 152 (30.58%) Puppet
12 142 (28.57%) Jenkins
13 134 (26.96%) Bash Shell
14 132 (26.56%) VMware
15 124 (24.95%) Configuration Management
16 123 (24.75%) SQL
17 119 (23.94%) Azure
18 116 (23.34%) Kubernetes
19 103 (20.72%) Git (software)
20 101 (20.32%) Oracle
21 94 (18.91%) Java
21 94 (18.91%) Finance
21 94 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
22 88 (17.71%) Active Directory
23 81 (16.30%) Microsoft
23 81 (16.30%) Unix
23 81 (16.30%) Open Source
24 80 (16.10%) PowerShell
24 80 (16.10%) Ruby

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 41 (8.25%) Confluence
2 25 (5.03%) OpenStack
3 16 (3.22%) Apache
4 15 (3.02%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.81%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.61%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.21%) Site Server
9 5 (1.01%) Ethereum
9 5 (1.01%) OpenEdge
9 5 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.80%) nginx
10 4 (0.80%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.20%) IIS
11 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Workfront
2 4 (0.80%) Quorum
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 186 (37.42%) AWS
2 119 (23.94%) Azure
3 48 (9.66%) GitHub
3 48 (9.66%) OpenShift
4 46 (9.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 37 (7.44%) PaaS
6 32 (6.44%) Serverless
7 31 (6.24%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (6.04%) IaaS
9 26 (5.23%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (5.23%) Amazon S3
10 25 (5.03%) Route 53
11 24 (4.83%) Logic Apps
12 22 (4.43%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (3.82%) Office 365
14 17 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (1.81%) AWS Fargate
16 8 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.61%) G Suite
16 8 (1.61%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 47 (9.46%) DNS
2 44 (8.85%) TCP/IP
3 36 (7.24%) SAN
4 30 (6.04%) Firewall
5 24 (4.83%) HTTP
6 22 (4.43%) FTP
7 18 (3.62%) SSH
8 17 (3.42%) DHCP
9 15 (3.02%) SMTP
10 14 (2.82%) VPN
10 14 (2.82%) WAN
11 13 (2.62%) IMAP
11 13 (2.62%) Internet
11 13 (2.62%) NAS
12 10 (2.01%) LAN
13 9 (1.81%) Multicast
14 8 (1.61%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.41%) SNMP
16 6 (1.21%) IPsec
16 6 (1.21%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.05%) Big Data
2 37 (7.44%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (6.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (5.23%) Amazon RDS
5 25 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (5.03%) MySQL
6 24 (4.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 24 (4.83%) NoSQL
7 22 (4.43%) Oracle Database
7 22 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (4.23%) MongoDB
9 19 (3.82%) Hadoop
9 19 (3.82%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.41%) Blockchain
11 9 (1.81%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.41%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.41%) HBase
12 7 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 142 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 103 (20.72%) Git (software)
3 51 (10.26%) JIRA
4 44 (8.85%) GitLab
5 31 (6.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (2.82%) Gerrit
7 13 (2.62%) Artifactory
8 10 (2.01%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.01%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.80%) Subversion
11 3 (0.60%) Maven
11 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.60%) Toad
12 2 (0.40%) Selenium
13 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.20%) JMeter
13 1 (0.20%) JUnit
General
1 94 (18.91%) Finance
2 54 (10.87%) Public Sector
3 33 (6.64%) Banking
4 28 (5.63%) Back Office
5 19 (3.82%) Law
6 18 (3.62%) Marketing
7 15 (3.02%) Legal
8 13 (2.62%) Retail
9 11 (2.21%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.81%) Front Office
11 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
12 7 (1.41%) Games
13 3 (0.60%) Electronics
13 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.40%) Police
15 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.20%) Brand Awareness
15 1 (0.20%) Local Government
15 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 156 (31.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 103 (20.72%) Linux Engineer
3 55 (11.07%) Senior DevOps
4 50 (10.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (10.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 47 (9.46%) Administrator
6 41 (8.25%) Platform Engineer
7 37 (7.44%) Systems Engineer
8 36 (7.24%) Systems Administrator
9 35 (7.04%) Azure Engineer
10 34 (6.84%) Analyst
11 33 (6.64%) Cloud Engineer
12 32 (6.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 31 (6.24%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 28 (5.63%) Linux Administrator
15 26 (5.23%) Applications Support
15 26 (5.23%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 25 (5.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 24 (4.83%) Senior Linux Engineer
17 24 (4.83%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (8.85%) Elastic Stack
2 26 (5.23%) YAML
3 24 (4.83%) Kafka
4 23 (4.63%) LDAP
5 22 (4.43%) Web Services
6 20 (4.02%) Middleware
7 19 (3.82%) .NET
7 19 (3.82%) Apache NiFi
8 17 (3.42%) Node.js
8 17 (3.42%) XML
9 12 (2.41%) Spring
10 9 (1.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 9 (1.81%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.01%) REST
11 5 (1.01%) Sensu
12 4 (0.80%) FreeSWITCH
12 4 (0.80%) jQuery
12 4 (0.80%) JSON
12 4 (0.80%) WebRTC
12 4 (0.80%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 32 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (4.02%) Clustering
5 15 (3.02%) Cyberattack
6 13 (2.62%) SWIFT
7 12 (2.41%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.41%) Replication
8 10 (2.01%) PKI
9 9 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.21%) Xbox
11 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.80%) Media Streaming
13 3 (0.60%) Derivative
13 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 497 (100.00%) Linux
2 163 (32.80%) CentOS
3 153 (30.78%) Windows
4 81 (16.30%) Unix
5 71 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 43 (8.65%) Ubuntu
7 19 (3.82%) Debian
8 18 (3.62%) Solaris
9 13 (2.62%) AIX
10 12 (2.41%) SUSE
10 12 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (1.81%) Fedora
11 9 (1.81%) VMS
11 9 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.60%) Android
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (47.08%) DevOps
2 205 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (24.95%) Configuration Management
4 81 (16.30%) Open Source
5 77 (15.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 68 (13.68%) ITIL
7 65 (13.08%) Project Management
8 57 (11.47%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (11.27%) Migration
10 54 (10.87%) Scrum
11 52 (10.46%) High Availability
12 49 (9.86%) Analytics
13 45 (9.05%) Microservices
14 44 (8.85%) Software Engineering
15 41 (8.25%) Deployment Automation
16 39 (7.85%) Project Delivery
17 38 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
18 37 (7.44%) Continuous Deployment
18 37 (7.44%) Load Balancing
19 36 (7.24%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 208 (41.85%) Python
2 134 (26.96%) Bash Shell
3 123 (24.75%) SQL
4 94 (18.91%) Java
5 80 (16.10%) PowerShell
5 80 (16.10%) Ruby
6 73 (14.69%) Shell Script
7 51 (10.26%) Perl
8 30 (6.04%) Go
9 28 (5.63%) PHP
10 21 (4.23%) C
11 20 (4.02%) C++
12 15 (3.02%) JavaScript
12 15 (3.02%) PL/SQL
13 13 (2.62%) Clojure
13 13 (2.62%) Groovy
14 12 (2.41%) Korn
15 11 (2.21%) C#
16 4 (0.80%) Lua
17 3 (0.60%) ES6
Qualifications
1 63 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.66%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.04%) AWS Certification
4 34 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (4.63%) Degree
6 21 (4.23%) MCSE
7 15 (3.02%) RHCE
8 13 (2.62%) MCSA
9 6 (1.21%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.60%) IBM AIX Certification
10 3 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.60%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.20%) CISSP
12 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.20%) LFCE
12 1 (0.20%) LFCS
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.02%) GDPR
2 18 (3.62%) SLA
3 9 (1.81%) PMBOK
4 8 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.80%) QA
7 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 163 (32.80%) Docker
2 94 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (17.71%) Active Directory
4 33 (6.64%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (3.22%) Hyper-V
7 12 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (1.61%) NFS
9 8 (1.61%) Shibboleth
10 7 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (1.41%) Firmware
10 7 (1.41%) HDFS
11 4 (0.80%) Kamailio
11 4 (0.80%) OpenSIPS
11 4 (0.80%) PowerHA
11 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.60%) vSphere
13 2 (0.40%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 218 (43.86%) Ansible
2 160 (32.19%) Terraform
3 152 (30.58%) Puppet
4 116 (23.34%) Kubernetes
5 53 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (6.64%) Graphite
7 32 (6.44%) Prometheus
8 28 (5.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 27 (5.43%) Grafana
10 19 (3.82%) Nagios
10 19 (3.82%) SCCM
11 15 (3.02%) NetBackup
12 14 (2.82%) SCOM
13 12 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 10 (2.01%) WSUS
15 9 (1.81%) Backup Exec
15 9 (1.81%) Data Guard
15 9 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 303 (60.97%) Red Hat
2 132 (26.56%) VMware
3 101 (20.32%) Oracle
4 81 (16.30%) Microsoft
5 28 (5.63%) Atlassian
6 24 (4.83%) ServiceNow
7 22 (4.43%) Cisco
8 20 (4.02%) EMC
9 16 (3.22%) IBM
10 15 (3.02%) Splunk
11 12 (2.41%) NetApp
11 12 (2.41%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.01%) Juniper
12 10 (2.01%) Sophos
13 9 (1.81%) Dell
13 9 (1.81%) Google
13 9 (1.81%) Ivanti
13 9 (1.81%) McAfee
13 9 (1.81%) Remedy
14 7 (1.41%) F5