Period
to 20 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 997 1039 1107
Rank change year-on-year +42 +68 +41
Permanent jobs citing RHCE 180 228 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 153 197 176
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -4.52%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +2.27%

RHCE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 42913 52851 59740
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.43% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32997 42707 47419
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RHCE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RHCE.

Salary trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Salary histogram for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2017. 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 +33 171 £55,000 +10.00% 4
UK excluding London -11 99 £55,000 +15.79% 3
London +66 79 £55,000 -4.35% 1
South East +21 54 £61,500 +17.14% 3
South West +17 23 £55,000 +22.22%
Scotland +11 7 - -
North of England -25 7 £36,000 +20.00%
Midlands - 6 £40,750 -
Yorkshire +14 4 £36,000 +22.03%
West Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
North West -25 3 £26,000 -61.48%
East of England -8 2 £40,500 -12.90%
East Midlands - 2 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2017, IT jobs citing RHCE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for RHCE.

1 175 (97.22%) Linux
2 125 (69.44%) Red Hat
3 111 (61.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 84 (46.67%) RHCSA
5 77 (42.78%) VMware
6 71 (39.44%) Python
7 69 (38.33%) Unix
8 56 (31.11%) Puppet
9 53 (29.44%) ITIL
10 49 (27.22%) Windows
11 45 (25.00%) RHCA
12 41 (22.78%) CentOS
13 40 (22.22%) CCNA
13 40 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
14 39 (21.67%) Java
15 37 (20.56%) Bash Shell
16 35 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (18.33%) CISSP
18 32 (17.78%) Perl
18 32 (17.78%) Oracle
19 31 (17.22%) SAN
19 31 (17.22%) Banking
20 30 (16.67%) DevOps
20 30 (16.67%) Finance
20 30 (16.67%) MySQL
21 29 (16.11%) Firewall
21 29 (16.11%) PowerShell
21 29 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
22 28 (15.56%) Telecoms
22 28 (15.56%) Configuration Management

RHCE
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 18 (10.00%) Apache
2 11 (6.11%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 8 (4.44%) Confluence
4 8 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.44%) nginx
5 6 (3.33%) IIS
6 3 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Magento
1 3 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.78%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.67%) Datadog
3 3 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.22%) SAN
2 29 (16.11%) Firewall
3 27 (15.00%) DNS
4 24 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 17 (9.44%) VPN
6 15 (8.33%) IPsec
7 13 (7.22%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (7.22%) Network Security
8 12 (6.67%) HTTP
9 11 (6.11%) Cisco Wireless
9 11 (6.11%) SSL
9 11 (6.11%) Wireless
10 10 (5.56%) SMTP
11 9 (5.00%) iSCSI
11 9 (5.00%) NAS
12 8 (4.44%) IPv4
12 8 (4.44%) SNMP
13 7 (3.89%) Software-Defined Networking
13 7 (3.89%) SSH
14 6 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.67%) MySQL
2 18 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (8.89%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.67%) Redis
5 9 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.89%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.78%) MariaDB
9 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.67%) DB2
11 2 (1.11%) Infinispan
11 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 31 (17.22%) Banking
2 30 (16.67%) Finance
3 28 (15.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.67%) French Language
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Law
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Marketing
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (32.22%) Linux Engineer
2 47 (26.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (23.33%) Systems Engineer
4 38 (21.11%) Administrator
5 31 (17.22%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 28 (15.56%) Linux Administrator
7 25 (13.89%) Security Engineer
8 23 (12.78%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (11.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 20 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 17 (9.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 17 (9.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 15 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (7.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 13 (7.22%) Support Engineer
14 12 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
15 11 (6.11%) Unix Engineer
16 10 (5.56%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
16 10 (5.56%) Linux Support
16 10 (5.56%) Senior Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.44%) LAMP
2 5 (2.78%) Kafka
3 4 (2.22%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (1.67%) Middleware
4 3 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.11%) HornetQ
5 2 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.11%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) Memcached
6 1 (0.56%) POSIX
6 1 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Linux Command Line
2 20 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 15 (8.33%) Clustering
5 9 (5.00%) EMC VNX
6 8 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (4.44%) Smart Meter
7 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.89%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.89%) PKI
8 4 (2.22%) Replication
8 4 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.67%) Derivative
9 3 (1.67%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.67%) Social Media
9 3 (1.67%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.56%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 175 (97.22%) Linux
2 111 (61.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (38.33%) Unix
4 49 (27.22%) Windows
5 41 (22.78%) CentOS
6 20 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 19 (10.56%) Ubuntu
8 17 (9.44%) Solaris
9 12 (6.67%) Debian
10 9 (5.00%) AIX
11 5 (2.78%) Kali Linux
11 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.22%) Fedora
12 4 (2.22%) HPUX
13 3 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.44%) ITIL
2 30 (16.67%) DevOps
3 28 (15.56%) Configuration Management
4 27 (15.00%) SIEM
5 24 (13.33%) Change Management
5 24 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (10.00%) Open Source
8 11 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.56%) ITIL V3
10 8 (4.44%) Business Continuity
10 8 (4.44%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (3.89%) Data Management
11 7 (3.89%) Mathematics
11 7 (3.89%) Service Management
11 7 (3.89%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (3.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (39.44%) Python
2 39 (21.67%) Java
3 37 (20.56%) Bash Shell
4 32 (17.78%) Perl
5 29 (16.11%) PowerShell
6 27 (15.00%) SQL
7 25 (13.89%) Ruby
8 20 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 18 (10.00%) PHP
10 16 (8.89%) Shell Script
11 15 (8.33%) Korn
12 9 (5.00%) Bourne shell
13 8 (4.44%) C
13 8 (4.44%) C++
14 5 (2.78%) C-shell
15 4 (2.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 84 (46.67%) RHCSA
2 45 (25.00%) RHCA
3 40 (22.22%) CCNA
3 40 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (18.33%) CISSP
5 25 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (12.22%) SC Cleared
7 22 (12.22%) Security Cleared
8 20 (11.11%) CISM
9 19 (10.56%) MCSE
10 16 (8.89%) Degree
11 15 (8.33%) VCP5
12 14 (7.78%) LPIC
13 11 (6.11%) Linux+ Certification
14 6 (3.33%) JNCIA
15 5 (2.78%) CEH
15 5 (2.78%) CREST Certified
15 5 (2.78%) GIAC
15 5 (2.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.44%) PCI DSS
2 15 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.00%) SLA
4 3 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 35 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (11.11%) Snort
3 19 (10.56%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (7.78%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.78%) KVM
5 13 (7.22%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (7.22%) vSphere
6 12 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 9 (5.00%) XenServer
8 8 (4.44%) Docker
8 8 (4.44%) vCloud
9 7 (3.89%) iptables
9 7 (3.89%) pfSense
9 7 (3.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (3.33%) Postfix
11 4 (2.22%) GlusterFS
11 4 (2.22%) NFS
11 4 (2.22%) Varnish
12 3 (1.67%) Sendmail
13 2 (1.11%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 56 (31.11%) Puppet
2 24 (13.33%) Nagios
2 24 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (12.22%) Nessus
4 13 (7.22%) Ansible
4 13 (7.22%) NetBackup
5 12 (6.67%) Grafana
5 12 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
5 12 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 11 (6.11%) FortiGate
7 9 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (5.00%) SCCM
7 9 (5.00%) ZABBIX
8 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (4.44%) PowerCLI
8 8 (4.44%) SCOM
8 8 (4.44%) SCVMM
8 8 (4.44%) vCenter Server
8 8 (4.44%) WMI
9 7 (3.89%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 125 (69.44%) Red Hat
2 77 (42.78%) VMware
3 32 (17.78%) Oracle
4 27 (15.00%) Cisco
5 22 (12.22%) AlienVault
5 22 (12.22%) LogRhythm
5 22 (12.22%) Splunk
6 20 (11.11%) Acunetix
6 20 (11.11%) Rapid7
7 18 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (8.89%) HP
8 16 (8.89%) NetApp
9 15 (8.33%) EMC
9 15 (8.33%) F5
10 13 (7.22%) CheckPoint
11 11 (6.11%) Aruba
11 11 (6.11%) EqualLogic
11 11 (6.11%) Fortinet
11 11 (6.11%) Juniper
11 11 (6.11%) WatchGuard