Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
UK
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 871 997 1060
Rank change year-on-year +126 +63 +109
Permanent jobs citing RHCE 272 209 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.49% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 195 187 141
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% +11.76%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 37,775 42,812 48,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.81% 23.96% 26.07%
Number of salaries quoted 27,662 32,936 38,517
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.98%

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 19 December 2018.

Salary histogram for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Top 12 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 19 December 2018. 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 +129 260 £62,500 +13.64% 25
UK excluding London +64 154 £55,000 - 17
London +82 103 £70,000 +11.55% 12
East of England +61 41 £65,000 +0.78% 2
South East -41 38 £62,500 +13.64% 6
North of England +60 31 £55,000 +62.96% 2
South West +26 29 £55,000 +37.50% 1
Yorkshire +53 22 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Midlands - 15 £39,250 - 2
West Midlands - 15 £39,250 - 1
North West +34 9 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT jobs citing RHCE 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 RHCE.

1 213 (78.31%) Red Hat
2 208 (76.47%) Linux
3 175 (64.34%) VMware
4 146 (53.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 116 (42.65%) Puppet
6 115 (42.28%) Microsoft
7 114 (41.91%) Python
8 109 (40.07%) RHCSA
9 103 (37.87%) Ansible
10 100 (36.76%) DevOps
11 86 (31.62%) Docker
11 86 (31.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 85 (31.25%) MCSE
12 85 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 81 (29.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 80 (29.41%) RHCA
15 78 (28.68%) Jenkins
16 77 (28.31%) Configuration Management
17 74 (27.21%) Amazon AWS
18 72 (26.47%) Mentoring
19 71 (26.10%) Cisco
20 70 (25.74%) Unix
21 69 (25.37%) Cisco Certification
22 66 (24.26%) Finance
23 62 (22.79%) Firewall
23 62 (22.79%) Open Source
24 59 (21.69%) CentOS
24 59 (21.69%) Ruby
25 57 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
25 57 (20.96%) Data Centre

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 40 (14.71%) OpenStack
2 31 (11.40%) Apache
3 16 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
4 15 (5.51%) JBoss
5 14 (5.15%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.57%) nginx
7 5 (1.84%) IIS
7 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.74%) Confluence
10 1 (0.37%) lighttpd
Applications
1 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.37%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 74 (27.21%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (20.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (16.91%) GitHub
4 32 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (8.82%) OpenShift
6 18 (6.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.21%) SaaS
8 5 (1.84%) PaaS
9 3 (1.10%) IaaS
10 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 62 (22.79%) Firewall
2 36 (13.24%) DNS
3 29 (10.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 25 (9.19%) SAN
5 24 (8.82%) Wireshark
6 20 (7.35%) LAN
6 20 (7.35%) WAN
7 19 (6.99%) TCP/IP
8 18 (6.62%) SMTP
9 16 (5.88%) HTTP
10 12 (4.41%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (4.04%) DHCP
11 11 (4.04%) VPN
12 10 (3.68%) Multicast
12 10 (3.68%) Wireless
13 9 (3.31%) BGP
13 9 (3.31%) EIGRP
13 9 (3.31%) OSPF
14 8 (2.94%) Internet
15 7 (2.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 17 (6.25%) MySQL
3 16 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.21%) DB2
6 5 (1.84%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.47%) Couchbase
7 4 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.37%) OLTP
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 78 (28.68%) Jenkins
2 41 (15.07%) Git (software)
3 37 (13.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (11.03%) GitLab
5 11 (4.04%) Hudson
6 7 (2.57%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.47%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.47%) JIRA
7 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.47%) Subversion
8 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
General
1 66 (24.26%) Finance
2 43 (15.81%) Retail
3 15 (5.51%) Advertising
4 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.10%) Games
5 3 (1.10%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Billing
6 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (29.04%) Linux Engineer
2 59 (21.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (20.22%) Architect
4 35 (12.87%) Platform Engineer
5 33 (12.13%) Administrator
6 28 (10.29%) Systems Administrator
7 27 (9.93%) Systems Engineer
8 24 (8.82%) Analyst
9 22 (8.09%) Linux Administrator
9 22 (8.09%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 21 (7.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 21 (7.72%) SOC Engineer
11 19 (6.99%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 18 (6.62%) Cloud Architect
12 18 (6.62%) SIEM Analyst
12 18 (6.62%) SIEM Engineer
12 18 (6.62%) SOC Analyst
13 17 (6.25%) IT Architect
13 17 (6.25%) IT Security Architect
13 17 (6.25%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.87%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (6.62%) Middleware
3 9 (3.31%) LDAP
4 8 (2.94%) .NET
5 5 (1.84%) LAMP
6 4 (1.47%) Kafka
7 2 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.74%) libvirt
7 2 (0.74%) Node.js
7 2 (0.74%) Web Services
8 1 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.37%) MDX
8 1 (0.37%) Spring
8 1 (0.37%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.96%) Data Centre
2 38 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (11.76%) Public Cloud
4 29 (10.66%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (8.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 24 (8.82%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (7.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (6.25%) Clustering
8 11 (4.04%) Fintech
9 10 (3.68%) Wiki
10 9 (3.31%) Private Cloud
11 8 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (2.94%) Management Information System
12 7 (2.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (1.84%) NHS
14 4 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (1.10%) iSeries
15 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 208 (76.47%) Linux
2 146 (53.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (25.74%) Unix
4 59 (21.69%) CentOS
5 44 (16.18%) Windows
6 34 (12.50%) Solaris
7 21 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.41%) SUSE
9 10 (3.68%) Windows Server
10 9 (3.31%) Fedora
11 8 (2.94%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.10%) Debian
13 3 (1.10%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (36.76%) DevOps
2 77 (28.31%) Configuration Management
3 72 (26.47%) Mentoring
4 62 (22.79%) Open Source
5 55 (20.22%) ITIL
6 50 (18.38%) Load Balancing
7 49 (18.01%) SIEM
8 48 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (16.91%) High Availability
10 44 (16.18%) Security Operations
11 41 (15.07%) Data Loss Prevention
11 41 (15.07%) Event Correlation
11 41 (15.07%) Risk Management
12 38 (13.97%) Microservices
12 38 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (12.13%) IT Strategy
14 31 (11.40%) Continuous Delivery
14 31 (11.40%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 30 (11.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 114 (41.91%) Python
2 59 (21.69%) Ruby
3 56 (20.59%) Bash Shell
4 48 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 47 (17.28%) Perl
6 36 (13.24%) SQL
7 35 (12.87%) Java
8 14 (5.15%) Bourne shell
8 14 (5.15%) Go
8 14 (5.15%) Korn
9 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.84%) AWK
11 4 (1.47%) PHP
12 2 (0.74%) C#
12 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.37%) C
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (40.07%) RHCSA
2 86 (31.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 85 (31.25%) MCSE
4 81 (29.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 80 (29.41%) RHCA
6 69 (25.37%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (20.59%) CCNP
8 44 (16.18%) CISSP
9 43 (15.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 43 (15.81%) CCIE
9 43 (15.81%) CCSP
10 42 (15.44%) VCAP
11 41 (15.07%) AWS Certification
11 41 (15.07%) CCIE Security
11 41 (15.07%) CSSLP
11 41 (15.07%) GCWN
11 41 (15.07%) ISSAP
11 41 (15.07%) ISSEP
11 41 (15.07%) SANS
11 41 (15.07%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.84%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.47%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) COBIT
3 2 (0.74%) PMO
4 1 (0.37%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (31.62%) Docker
2 85 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (10.66%) vSphere
4 28 (10.29%) Active Directory
5 21 (7.72%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (6.99%) GlusterFS
7 17 (6.25%) Postfix
8 12 (4.41%) Gluster
8 12 (4.41%) NFS
9 6 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (1.84%) Hyper-V
11 4 (1.47%) etcd
11 4 (1.47%) KVM
11 4 (1.47%) LXC
11 4 (1.47%) SkyDNS
11 4 (1.47%) vCloud
12 3 (1.10%) Ceph
12 3 (1.10%) Snort
12 3 (1.10%) Squid
12 3 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 116 (42.65%) Puppet
2 103 (37.87%) Ansible
3 51 (18.75%) Kubernetes
4 38 (13.97%) Terraform
5 35 (12.87%) Graphite
6 34 (12.50%) Nagios
7 33 (12.13%) Consul
8 32 (11.76%) Grafana
9 31 (11.40%) Packer
10 28 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (10.29%) Prometheus
10 28 (10.29%) vRealize
11 27 (9.93%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (8.82%) RSA Security Analytics
13 20 (7.35%) vCenter Server
14 17 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
15 12 (4.41%) rkt
15 12 (4.41%) Salt
16 11 (4.04%) Opsview
17 9 (3.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 213 (78.31%) Red Hat
2 175 (64.34%) VMware
3 115 (42.28%) Microsoft
4 71 (26.10%) Cisco
5 53 (19.49%) Oracle
6 34 (12.50%) HP
7 33 (12.13%) Splunk
8 32 (11.76%) Symantec
9 19 (6.99%) EMC
10 16 (5.88%) Dell
10 16 (5.88%) Infoblox
11 15 (5.51%) Google
11 15 (5.51%) Veritas
12 13 (4.78%) Citrix
12 13 (4.78%) SolarWinds
13 10 (3.68%) Brocade
13 10 (3.68%) NetApp
14 8 (2.94%) BMC
14 8 (2.94%) CyberArk
14 8 (2.94%) Remedy