Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SUSE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SUSE over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SUSE Linux
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 810 915 1011
Rank change year-on-year +105 +96 +110
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 42 40 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.036% 0.079%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.26% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40 31 85
10th Percentile £26,989 £31,250 £37,050
25th Percentile £29,640 £39,375 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - -28.00% +32.98%
75th Percentile £71,563 £82,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £101,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

SUSE 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 16,444 23,436 34,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.48% 21.31% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13,316 19,146 27,655
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £32,750 £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%

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SUSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SUSE.

Salary trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SUSE over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SUSE within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +137 26 £45,000 - 9
UK excluding London +86 21 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Work from Home -115 16 £70,000 +123.64% 5
Midlands +31 8 £53,750 - 3
London +110 7 £52,606 -38.11% 3
East of England +67 6 £27,767 -20.67%
West Midlands +15 5 £70,000 - 2
North West +29 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
North of England +20 4 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East Midlands - 3 £45,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 £30,523 -
Wales +32 1 £36,250 - 1
South West - 1 £36,250 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT jobs citing SUSE 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 SUSE.

1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
3 23 (54.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (50.00%) Azure
5 20 (47.62%) PaaS
6 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
7 15 (35.71%) Red Hat
7 15 (35.71%) ITIL
7 15 (35.71%) SQL
7 15 (35.71%) SaaS
8 13 (30.95%) IaaS
8 13 (30.95%) AWS
8 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
8 13 (30.95%) Firewall
8 13 (30.95%) VMware
9 12 (28.57%) Unix
9 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 12 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (26.19%) Change Management
11 10 (23.81%) Finance
11 10 (23.81%) Ubuntu
11 10 (23.81%) Oracle
11 10 (23.81%) CRM
11 10 (23.81%) Power Platform
11 10 (23.81%) PowerApps
11 10 (23.81%) vSphere
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (21.43%) DevOps

SUSE
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 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) nginx
3 2 (4.76%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) Traefik
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (50.00%) Azure
2 20 (47.62%) PaaS
3 15 (35.71%) SaaS
4 13 (30.95%) AWS
4 13 (30.95%) IaaS
5 10 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (23.81%) Power Platform
5 10 (23.81%) PowerApps
6 8 (19.05%) Azure Logic Apps
6 8 (19.05%) OneDrive
7 7 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (11.90%) Azure Service Bus
8 5 (11.90%) Serverless
9 2 (4.76%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (4.76%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (4.76%) Azure Key Vault
9 2 (4.76%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (4.76%) GCP
9 2 (4.76%) MinIO
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.90%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) Network Security
3 3 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 3 (7.14%) VLAN
4 2 (4.76%) BGP
4 2 (4.76%) Calico
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
4 2 (4.76%) MPLS
4 2 (4.76%) OSPF
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.38%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) Power BI
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (11.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) CircleCI
1 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.76%) Spinnaker
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Legal
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Electronics
3 2 (4.76%) Local Government
3 2 (4.76%) Police
4 1 (2.38%) Military
4 1 (2.38%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Architect
2 8 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Administrator
3 6 (14.29%) AWS Architect
3 6 (14.29%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (14.29%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
3 6 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.90%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) .NET Core
2 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
2 5 (11.90%) RESTful
2 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Client/Server
3 4 (9.52%) Cloud Native
4 3 (7.14%) Clustering
4 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.14%) Replication
5 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
3 23 (54.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (28.57%) Unix
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 10 (23.81%) Ubuntu
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (14.29%) Solaris
8 5 (11.90%) AIX
9 3 (7.14%) CentOS
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (4.76%) Debian
11 1 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 12 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (26.19%) Change Management
4 10 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (23.81%) CRM
5 9 (21.43%) DevOps
5 9 (21.43%) Migration
6 8 (19.05%) ETL
6 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Automation
7 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 6 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
8 6 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
9 5 (11.90%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (11.90%) OWASP
9 5 (11.90%) Security Architecture
10 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) Python
3 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) Go
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) CISA
1 5 (11.90%) CISM
1 5 (11.90%) CISSP
1 5 (11.90%) ISSAP
1 5 (11.90%) ISSEP
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) HNC
3 2 (4.76%) MCDST
3 2 (4.76%) MCITP
3 2 (4.76%) MCP
3 2 (4.76%) MCSA
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.38%) LPIC
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) COBIT
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (11.90%) NIST
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SOC 2
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) vSphere
2 8 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (11.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.14%) Ceph
6 2 (4.76%) Docker
6 2 (4.76%) Firmware
6 2 (4.76%) Gluster
6 2 (4.76%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.38%) GlusterFS
7 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.38%) KVM
7 1 (2.38%) Lustre
7 1 (2.38%) NFS
7 1 (2.38%) PowerHA
7 1 (2.38%) Samba
7 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Ansible
1 5 (11.90%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Data Guard
2 3 (7.14%) HAProxy
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Consul
3 2 (4.76%) Istio
3 2 (4.76%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.76%) linkerd
3 2 (4.76%) Packer
3 2 (4.76%) Rancher
3 2 (4.76%) Terraform
4 1 (2.38%) Cacti
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 13 (30.95%) VMware
4 10 (23.81%) Oracle
5 8 (19.05%) Ab Initio
5 8 (19.05%) arcserve
5 8 (19.05%) HP
6 7 (16.67%) SAP
7 3 (7.14%) IBM
7 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 3 (7.14%) Sun
8 2 (4.76%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.76%) Brocade
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 2 (4.76%) F5
8 2 (4.76%) Google
8 2 (4.76%) Juniper
8 2 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.76%) Reuters
8 2 (4.76%) SaltStack