Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 371 454 389
Rank change year-on-year +83 -65 -10
Permanent jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 644 685 1,203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.61% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.95% 2.83% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 458 498 933
10th Percentile £36,413 £35,000 £37,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,875 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 16,287 24,193 34,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.39% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13,189 19,726 27,788
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,821
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +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 14 April 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 14 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 +68 563 £60,000 +4.35% 111
UK excluding London +59 379 £52,500 - 83
London +101 220 £71,250 +5.56% 38
North of England +46 110 £52,750 +0.07% 15
Work from Home -50 102 £55,000 -12.00% 13
South West +35 76 £52,000 +4.00% 15
South East +21 67 £60,000 - 29
North West +54 53 £53,750 -14.49% 8
Midlands -22 48 £43,750 -7.89% 10
Yorkshire 0 47 £50,000 - 6
West Midlands -18 37 £47,250 -0.53% 6
East of England +76 34 £55,500 +0.91% 4
Scotland +26 31 £59,500 +48.75% 3
East Midlands +4 11 £42,500 -10.53% 4
North East +13 10 £36,750 -18.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 8 £35,000 - 1
Wales +38 6 £36,250 -7.05% 6

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 644 (100.00%) Linux
2 420 (65.22%) Red Hat
3 289 (44.88%) DevOps
4 277 (43.01%) Ansible
5 247 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
6 234 (36.34%) Python
7 233 (36.18%) Windows
7 233 (36.18%) Docker
8 222 (34.47%) AWS
9 191 (29.66%) Jenkins
10 189 (29.35%) SQL
11 184 (28.57%) Azure
12 180 (27.95%) CentOS
13 178 (27.64%) Kubernetes
13 178 (27.64%) Terraform
14 161 (25.00%) VMware
15 147 (22.83%) Microsoft
16 145 (22.52%) Puppet
17 140 (21.74%) Configuration Management
18 135 (20.96%) Java
19 131 (20.34%) Oracle
20 128 (19.88%) Active Directory
21 126 (19.57%) Bash Shell
22 122 (18.94%) Finance
23 120 (18.63%) Git (software)
24 115 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 111 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
26 110 (17.08%) Open Source
27 109 (16.93%) Security Cleared
28 107 (16.61%) Unix

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 56 (8.70%) Confluence
2 34 (5.28%) OpenStack
3 16 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.48%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.02%) Apache
5 12 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.71%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.40%) IIS
7 9 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.24%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.93%) OpenEdge
11 5 (0.78%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.62%) JBoss
13 3 (0.47%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.47%) nginx
14 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.16%) Commerce Server
15 1 (0.16%) Traefik
Applications
1 16 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Houdini
3 3 (0.47%) Maya
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.47%) NUKE
3 3 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Workfront
2 2 (0.31%) Quorum
2 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 222 (34.47%) AWS
2 184 (28.57%) Azure
3 83 (12.89%) PaaS
4 66 (10.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 65 (10.09%) OpenShift
6 62 (9.63%) IaaS
7 53 (8.23%) GitHub
8 40 (6.21%) Serverless
9 36 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (5.59%) Microsoft 365
10 34 (5.28%) GCP
11 30 (4.66%) Logic Apps
12 24 (3.73%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
14 21 (3.26%) Amazon S3
15 19 (2.95%) Amazon ELB
15 19 (2.95%) Route 53
16 16 (2.48%) SaaS
17 10 (1.55%) Amazon ECS
18 9 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.54%) Firewall
2 51 (7.92%) DNS
2 51 (7.92%) SAN
3 45 (6.99%) TCP/IP
4 27 (4.19%) SSH
5 24 (3.73%) FTP
5 24 (3.73%) Network Security
6 23 (3.57%) Internet
7 22 (3.42%) DHCP
8 21 (3.26%) NAS
9 18 (2.80%) WAN
10 17 (2.64%) VPN
11 15 (2.33%) HTTP
11 15 (2.33%) LAN
12 11 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.71%) VoIP
13 9 (1.40%) IMAP
13 9 (1.40%) SMTP
14 8 (1.24%) MPLS
14 8 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.09%) Big Data
2 58 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
3 55 (8.54%) Oracle Database
4 54 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (5.90%) SQL Server
7 35 (5.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 33 (5.12%) MySQL
8 33 (5.12%) NoSQL
9 30 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (4.50%) MongoDB
11 28 (4.35%) Hadoop
12 20 (3.11%) Amazon RDS
13 15 (2.33%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.71%) Blockchain
15 10 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.55%) Oracle Exadata
15 10 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (1.09%) HBase
Development Applications
1 191 (29.66%) Jenkins
2 120 (18.63%) Git (software)
3 70 (10.87%) JIRA
4 45 (6.99%) GitLab
5 30 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (3.42%) TeamCity
7 17 (2.64%) Maven
8 11 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.55%) Gerrit
9 10 (1.55%) Vagrant
10 9 (1.40%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.62%) Toad
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.47%) Subversion
13 2 (0.31%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.31%) Rational Team Concert
13 2 (0.31%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 122 (18.94%) Finance
2 56 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 47 (7.30%) Back Office
4 41 (6.37%) Banking
5 39 (6.06%) Legal
6 28 (4.35%) Law
7 19 (2.95%) Marketing
8 11 (1.71%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.40%) Retail
10 8 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.09%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.93%) Front Office
13 4 (0.62%) Electronics
13 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.47%) Advertising
15 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
16 1 (0.16%) Military
16 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (24.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 89 (13.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 77 (11.96%) Linux Engineer
4 61 (9.47%) Senior DevOps
5 56 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 55 (8.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 50 (7.76%) Analyst
8 48 (7.45%) Software Engineer
9 46 (7.14%) Applications Support
10 45 (6.99%) Administrator
11 42 (6.52%) Developer
12 40 (6.21%) Azure Engineer
13 38 (5.90%) Platform Engineer
14 37 (5.75%) Support Analyst
15 36 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
16 35 (5.43%) Systems Engineer
17 32 (4.97%) Architect
17 32 (4.97%) AWS Engineer
18 31 (4.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 31 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (9.01%) Elastic Stack
2 42 (6.52%) Web Services
3 41 (6.37%) Kafka
4 39 (6.06%) Apache NiFi
5 38 (5.90%) .NET
6 34 (5.28%) Middleware
7 28 (4.35%) Spring
8 27 (4.19%) YAML
9 19 (2.95%) XML
10 18 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (2.17%) J2EE
11 14 (2.17%) Spring Boot
12 13 (2.02%) Spring Batch
12 13 (2.02%) Spring Security
13 12 (1.86%) Apache Camel
13 12 (1.86%) COM
13 12 (1.86%) Node.js
14 11 (1.71%) LDAP
15 9 (1.40%) LAMP
15 9 (1.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 71 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.37%) Cloud Native
4 32 (4.97%) Cyberattack
5 20 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (2.95%) SWIFT
7 17 (2.64%) Clustering
8 16 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.33%) Private Cloud
10 13 (2.02%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.86%) Replication
11 12 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.55%) FMCG
12 10 (1.55%) PKI
13 9 (1.40%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
15 7 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.09%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 644 (100.00%) Linux
2 233 (36.18%) Windows
3 180 (27.95%) CentOS
4 107 (16.61%) Unix
5 100 (15.53%) Windows Server
6 65 (10.09%) Ubuntu
7 31 (4.81%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (4.66%) Alpine Linux
9 21 (3.26%) SUSE
10 18 (2.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 17 (2.64%) Debian
11 17 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (2.17%) Solaris
13 13 (2.02%) Windows 10
14 11 (1.71%) AIX
14 11 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.40%) VMS
16 6 (0.93%) Fedora
17 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (44.88%) DevOps
2 247 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 115 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 110 (17.08%) Open Source
6 91 (14.13%) ITIL
7 80 (12.42%) Software Engineering
8 75 (11.65%) Migration
9 73 (11.34%) Mentoring
10 70 (10.87%) Analytics
10 70 (10.87%) Scrum
11 67 (10.40%) Project Management
12 63 (9.78%) Deployment Automation
12 63 (9.78%) Microservices
13 59 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (9.16%) Test Automation
14 58 (9.01%) Collaborative Working
15 48 (7.45%) High Availability
15 48 (7.45%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 47 (7.30%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.34%) Python
2 189 (29.35%) SQL
3 135 (20.96%) Java
4 126 (19.57%) Bash Shell
5 101 (15.68%) PowerShell
6 76 (11.80%) Shell Script
7 68 (10.56%) Perl
8 65 (10.09%) Ruby
9 41 (6.37%) C
10 40 (6.21%) C++
11 28 (4.35%) PHP
12 27 (4.19%) Go
13 20 (3.11%) JavaScript
14 14 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.02%) C#
16 11 (1.71%) Clojure
16 11 (1.71%) Korn
17 10 (1.55%) Groovy
18 7 (1.09%) Lua
19 5 (0.78%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 109 (16.93%) Security Cleared
2 91 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (4.04%) AWS Certification
4 26 (4.04%) Degree
5 23 (3.57%) RHCE
6 18 (2.80%) MCSE
7 17 (2.64%) RHCSA
8 10 (1.55%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.24%) CISSP
9 8 (1.24%) MCSA
10 5 (0.78%) CISA
10 5 (0.78%) CISM
10 5 (0.78%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.78%) ISSEP
10 5 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.47%) GIAC
12 3 (0.47%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.95%) SLA
2 17 (2.64%) PMBOK
3 11 (1.71%) GDPR
3 11 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 9 (1.40%) NIST
5 8 (1.24%) QA
6 5 (0.78%) COBIT
7 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) SOC 2
System Software
1 233 (36.18%) Docker
2 128 (19.88%) Active Directory
3 111 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (5.12%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.64%) vSphere
7 14 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (1.40%) NFS
10 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.24%) Shibboleth
11 7 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.09%) HDFS
11 7 (1.09%) Kamailio
11 7 (1.09%) OpenSIPS
12 6 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.93%) Samba
13 5 (0.78%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 277 (43.01%) Ansible
2 178 (27.64%) Kubernetes
2 178 (27.64%) Terraform
3 145 (22.52%) Puppet
4 63 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (8.54%) Prometheus
6 47 (7.30%) Graphite
7 43 (6.68%) Grafana
8 39 (6.06%) Packer
8 39 (6.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 32 (4.97%) Consul
10 23 (3.57%) Nagios
11 22 (3.42%) Opsview
12 21 (3.26%) NetBackup
13 20 (3.11%) Data Guard
14 19 (2.95%) Docker Swarm
15 16 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 11 (1.71%) SCCM
18 9 (1.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 420 (65.22%) Red Hat
2 161 (25.00%) VMware
3 147 (22.83%) Microsoft
4 131 (20.34%) Oracle
5 48 (7.45%) Cisco
6 34 (5.28%) EMC
7 33 (5.12%) IBM
8 30 (4.66%) Google
9 21 (3.26%) Atlassian
10 20 (3.11%) Citrix
10 20 (3.11%) ServiceNow
11 17 (2.64%) HP
11 17 (2.64%) Juniper
12 16 (2.48%) F5
13 15 (2.33%) Splunk
14 14 (2.17%) Veeam
15 12 (1.86%) NetApp
16 11 (1.71%) Dell
16 11 (1.71%) SolarWinds
16 11 (1.71%) Sophos