Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 514 361 472
Rank change year-on-year -153 +111 -125
Permanent jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 701 497 780
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.95% 3.82% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 470 359 566
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,330 £32,875
25th Percentile £47,500 £42,000 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,234
90th Percentile £95,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 23,726 13,012 28,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.46% 20.60% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 16,046 10,752 22,960
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -2.38%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -118 624 £60,000 - 131
UK excluding London -133 379 £50,000 - 79
London -152 252 £70,000 - 58
Work from Home -150 127 £65,000 +44.44% 16
South East -41 107 £45,000 -30.77% 27
South West -32 92 £45,000 -5.76% 6
North of England -137 88 £53,750 +4.88% 19
Midlands -92 56 £43,750 +6.06% 16
Yorkshire -85 43 £55,000 +20.77% 5
North West -78 38 £52,500 -2.33% 14
West Midlands -81 30 £52,500 +23.53% 12
East Midlands -39 26 £34,000 -15.00% 4
East of England -86 23 £63,500 -12.41% 3
North East -35 7 £37,060 +8.20%
Scotland -80 7 £72,500 +81.25% 4
Wales -43 6 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Northern Ireland -34 2 £67,500 +92.86%

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 701 (100.00%) Linux
2 447 (63.77%) Red Hat
3 303 (43.22%) Ansible
4 277 (39.51%) Azure
5 276 (39.37%) Python
6 258 (36.80%) DevOps
7 257 (36.66%) Windows
8 236 (33.67%) CentOS
9 235 (33.52%) AWS
10 218 (31.10%) VMware
11 190 (27.10%) Docker
12 182 (25.96%) Microsoft
13 175 (24.96%) Finance
14 174 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
15 169 (24.11%) Jenkins
16 158 (22.54%) Kubernetes
17 153 (21.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 147 (20.97%) Puppet
19 146 (20.83%) Terraform
20 136 (19.40%) Oracle
21 132 (18.83%) Unix
22 127 (18.12%) SQL
23 126 (17.97%) Java
24 125 (17.83%) Bash
25 123 (17.55%) Active Directory
26 120 (17.12%) Social Skills
27 117 (16.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 111 (15.83%) Perl
29 110 (15.69%) Windows Server
30 108 (15.41%) Git (software)

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 45 (6.42%) Tomcat
2 40 (5.71%) Apache
3 32 (4.56%) JBoss
4 30 (4.28%) MS Exchange
5 28 (3.99%) Confluence
6 21 (3.00%) WebSphere
7 19 (2.71%) IIS
8 15 (2.14%) WebLogic
9 14 (2.00%) nginx
10 13 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.71%) SharePoint
12 11 (1.57%) Apache Spark
13 10 (1.43%) OpenStack
14 9 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
16 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
16 2 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
16 2 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (2.28%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.43%) Workfront
3 2 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 277 (39.51%) Azure
2 235 (33.52%) AWS
3 100 (14.27%) Microsoft 365
4 76 (10.84%) SaaS
5 70 (9.99%) OpenShift
6 52 (7.42%) PaaS
7 46 (6.56%) GCP
8 45 (6.42%) IaaS
9 41 (5.85%) GitHub
10 37 (5.28%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (3.57%) Azure Stack
12 22 (3.14%) Serverless
12 22 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (2.71%) Amazon S3
15 17 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (1.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 82 (11.70%) DNS
1 82 (11.70%) Firewall
2 74 (10.56%) SAN
3 65 (9.27%) WAN
4 57 (8.13%) LAN
5 41 (5.85%) TCP/IP
6 39 (5.56%) SSL
7 36 (5.14%) HTTP
8 34 (4.85%) VPN
9 22 (3.14%) DHCP
10 16 (2.28%) BGP
10 16 (2.28%) OSPF
10 16 (2.28%) VoIP
11 14 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (2.00%) WLAN
12 12 (1.71%) iSCSI
13 11 (1.57%) NAS
13 11 (1.57%) VLAN
14 10 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.42%) MySQL
3 53 (7.56%) NoSQL
4 44 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (4.99%) MariaDB
6 34 (4.85%) InfluxDB
7 32 (4.56%) MongoDB
8 25 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 22 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (3.00%) RDBMS
10 21 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 18 (2.57%) Oracle Database
12 17 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (2.14%) Big Data
14 13 (1.85%) DB2
15 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (0.86%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 169 (24.11%) Jenkins
2 108 (15.41%) Git (software)
3 39 (5.56%) JIRA
4 22 (3.14%) GitLab
5 20 (2.85%) Subversion
6 17 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (1.43%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.43%) Maven
8 10 (1.43%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.28%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.14%) ProC
11 7 (1.00%) Selenium
11 7 (1.00%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.86%) CircleCI
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.71%) GoCD
13 5 (0.71%) Travis CI
13 5 (0.71%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
General
1 175 (24.96%) Finance
2 120 (17.12%) Social Skills
3 55 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.99%) Banking
4 35 (4.99%) Organisational Skills
5 23 (3.28%) Law
6 22 (3.14%) Retail
7 20 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 18 (2.57%) Back Office
9 17 (2.43%) Documentation Skills
10 16 (2.28%) Public Sector
11 14 (2.00%) Legal
12 10 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
13 9 (1.28%) Advertising
14 8 (1.14%) Games
15 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
17 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (17.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 90 (12.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 87 (12.41%) Linux Engineer
4 77 (10.98%) Administrator
5 65 (9.27%) Systems Administrator
6 60 (8.56%) Architect
7 53 (7.56%) Linux Administrator
8 51 (7.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 48 (6.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 48 (6.85%) Systems Engineer
10 37 (5.28%) AWS Engineer
11 35 (4.99%) Platform Engineer
12 33 (4.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (4.56%) Analyst
13 32 (4.56%) Software Engineer
14 30 (4.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 29 (4.14%) Junior
15 29 (4.14%) Support Analyst
16 27 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
16 27 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.42%) Kafka
2 47 (6.70%) Elastic Stack
3 34 (4.85%) Middleware
4 29 (4.14%) React
5 26 (3.71%) HTML
6 25 (3.57%) Apache NiFi
7 24 (3.42%) CSS
8 19 (2.71%) Node.js
9 18 (2.57%) LDAP
10 17 (2.43%) LAMP
11 15 (2.14%) Spring
12 13 (1.85%) AngularJS
12 13 (1.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 12 (1.71%) IBM Integration Bus
13 12 (1.71%) Java EE
13 12 (1.71%) Spring Boot
13 12 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (1.43%) .NET
15 9 (1.28%) Ember.js
15 9 (1.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.27%) Clustering
1 65 (9.27%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.99%) Public Cloud
3 39 (5.56%) PKI
4 30 (4.28%) Enterprise Storage
5 21 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 20 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (2.43%) Cyberattack
9 15 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (2.14%) User Experience
10 14 (2.00%) Cloud Native
11 13 (1.85%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (1.43%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.28%) iPhone
13 9 (1.28%) Replication
14 7 (1.00%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 701 (100.00%) Linux
2 257 (36.66%) Windows
3 236 (33.67%) CentOS
4 132 (18.83%) Unix
5 110 (15.69%) Windows Server
6 78 (11.13%) Ubuntu
7 63 (8.99%) Windows Server 2016
8 58 (8.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 52 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (6.28%) Solaris
11 42 (5.99%) Windows 10
12 35 (4.99%) Debian
13 31 (4.42%) AIX
14 17 (2.43%) SUSE
15 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
19 3 (0.43%) CoreOS
19 3 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (36.80%) DevOps
2 174 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (16.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 96 (13.69%) CI/CD
5 92 (13.12%) Infrastructure as Code
6 88 (12.55%) Open Source
7 87 (12.41%) Migration
8 86 (12.27%) Configuration Management
9 77 (10.98%) Problem-Solving
10 72 (10.27%) Mentoring
11 70 (9.99%) ITIL
12 63 (8.99%) Computer Science
13 58 (8.27%) Software Engineering
14 48 (6.85%) Microservices
15 44 (6.28%) Change Control
15 44 (6.28%) Test Automation
16 43 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
16 43 (6.13%) Performance Tuning
17 40 (5.71%) Scrum
18 38 (5.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (39.37%) Python
2 127 (18.12%) SQL
3 126 (17.97%) Java
4 125 (17.83%) Bash
5 111 (15.83%) Perl
6 86 (12.27%) PowerShell
7 82 (11.70%) Shell Script
8 41 (5.85%) PHP
9 40 (5.71%) C++
10 37 (5.28%) C
10 37 (5.28%) JavaScript
11 26 (3.71%) Ruby
12 20 (2.85%) Go
13 15 (2.14%) C#
14 12 (1.71%) AWK
15 11 (1.57%) Korn
16 10 (1.43%) Java 8
16 10 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.28%) Bourne shell
18 5 (0.71%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 98 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 64 (9.13%) Degree
3 60 (8.56%) SC Cleared
4 42 (5.99%) DV Cleared
5 37 (5.28%) RHCE
6 25 (3.57%) AWS Certification
7 21 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (2.85%) RHCSA
9 15 (2.14%) CCNA
9 15 (2.14%) JNCIA
10 12 (1.71%) OCP
10 12 (1.71%) Oracle Certification
11 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.43%) OCA
11 10 (1.43%) RHCA
11 10 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (1.14%) MCSE
13 7 (1.00%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.43%) QA
2 15 (2.14%) SLA
3 7 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.57%) GDPR
5 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) DICOM
6 1 (0.14%) NCSC
6 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 190 (27.10%) Docker
2 153 (21.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (17.55%) Active Directory
4 77 (10.98%) vSphere
5 28 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (3.42%) Firmware
7 21 (3.00%) Hyper-V
8 15 (2.14%) NFS
9 13 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 12 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.43%) iptables
11 10 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.00%) XenApp
13 7 (1.00%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.71%) Samba
15 4 (0.57%) KVM
15 4 (0.57%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 303 (43.22%) Ansible
2 158 (22.54%) Kubernetes
3 147 (20.97%) Puppet
4 146 (20.83%) Terraform
5 70 (9.99%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (4.99%) SCCM
7 33 (4.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 25 (3.57%) Nagios
8 25 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
9 24 (3.42%) Packer
9 24 (3.42%) Salt
10 21 (3.00%) Grafana
11 20 (2.85%) Prometheus
12 14 (2.00%) Consul
13 13 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
14 12 (1.71%) Data Guard
14 12 (1.71%) Graphite
14 12 (1.71%) Icinga
14 12 (1.71%) NetBackup
14 12 (1.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 447 (63.77%) Red Hat
2 218 (31.10%) VMware
3 182 (25.96%) Microsoft
4 136 (19.40%) Oracle
5 90 (12.84%) Cisco
6 50 (7.13%) Juniper
7 45 (6.42%) IBM
8 35 (4.99%) Citrix
9 32 (4.56%) Splunk
10 31 (4.42%) Fortinet
11 29 (4.14%) 3PAR
12 25 (3.57%) Apple
12 25 (3.57%) EMC
12 25 (3.57%) Scality
13 24 (3.42%) Veritas
14 23 (3.28%) SaltStack
15 22 (3.14%) Sun
16 20 (2.85%) HP
17 19 (2.71%) Atlassian
18 18 (2.57%) Brocade