Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SUSE Linux
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 985 1020 1133
Rank change year-on-year +35 +113 -70
Permanent jobs citing SUSE 91 145 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.089% 0.047%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.39% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 46 117 62
UK median annual salary £42,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% -24.91%
10th Percentile £28,375 £32,650 £21,950
90th Percentile £60,938 £68,000 £80,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +1.19% -11.58%

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 31,429 37,471 43,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 22.91% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24,873 30,230 34,911
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50% -

SUSE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SUSE in the UK

SUSE
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SUSE over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 +73 86 £45,000 - 10
UK excluding London +66 80 £42,000 -1.18% 11
North of England +24 32 £37,000 -12.94% 1
North West +60 29 £29,000 -40.51%
Midlands +25 22 £42,000 -1.18% 1
West Midlands +30 17 £35,000 -12.50%
East of England +68 10 £41,500 -4.60%
London +41 10 £57,500 -8.00%
South West +20 8 £52,500 +54.41% 6
East Midlands +27 5 £58,750 +30.56% 1
Scotland +17 5 £30,000 -29.41% 1
South East +14 3 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire -6 3 £45,000 +41.73%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (48.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (46.15%) CentOS
3 42 (46.15%) Ubuntu
4 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (36.26%) VMware
6 29 (31.87%) Red Hat
7 27 (29.67%) Microsoft
7 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (28.57%) DevOps
8 26 (28.57%) Unix
8 26 (28.57%) Windows
8 26 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (25.27%) Solaris
10 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
10 22 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (23.08%) Java
12 19 (20.88%) C++
12 19 (20.88%) SDLC
13 18 (19.78%) C
13 18 (19.78%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (19.78%) Jenkins
13 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
13 18 (19.78%) Azure
13 18 (19.78%) Open Source
13 18 (19.78%) Degree
13 18 (19.78%) JIRA
13 18 (19.78%) Time Management
14 17 (18.68%) Computer Science
14 17 (18.68%) Smartphone

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 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.20%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.20%) Abaqus
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.78%) Azure
2 14 (15.38%) Office 365
3 11 (12.09%) AWS
4 9 (9.89%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (9.89%) OpenShift
5 7 (7.69%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.20%) IaaS
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.10%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.10%) Route 53
7 1 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (1.10%) Serverless
7 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.48%) SAN
2 13 (14.29%) DHCP
2 13 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (12.09%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.89%) Firewall
5 7 (7.69%) BIG-IP
5 7 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (7.69%) FabricPath
5 7 (7.69%) VLAN
6 6 (6.59%) HTTP
6 6 (6.59%) VPN
7 5 (5.49%) Ethernet
7 5 (5.49%) LAN
7 5 (5.49%) WAN
8 4 (4.40%) Internet
9 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.10%) Broadband
10 1 (1.10%) DSL
10 1 (1.10%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) DB2
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.10%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Git (software)
1 18 (19.78%) Jenkins
1 18 (19.78%) JIRA
2 17 (18.68%) Gerrit
3 7 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.30%) Automotive
4 2 (2.20%) French Language
4 2 (2.20%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Software Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Compiler Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Senior Compiler Engineer
2 12 (13.19%) Senior Software Engineer
3 11 (12.09%) Administrator
3 11 (12.09%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (9.89%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (9.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 9 (9.89%) Unix Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) Technical Leader
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Pensions Administrator
8 5 (5.49%) Principal Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Principal Network Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Solaris Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) OpenJDK
2 4 (4.40%) Middleware
3 3 (3.30%) Spring
4 2 (2.20%) JSON
4 2 (2.20%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.20%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.10%) jQuery
5 1 (1.10%) Node.js
5 1 (1.10%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Self-Motivation
1 17 (18.68%) Smartphone
1 17 (18.68%) Virtual Team
2 14 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 13 (14.29%) Clustering
4 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
7 5 (5.49%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 1 (1.10%) Derivative
10 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Linux
2 44 (48.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (46.15%) CentOS
3 42 (46.15%) Ubuntu
4 26 (28.57%) Unix
4 26 (28.57%) Windows
5 23 (25.27%) Solaris
6 22 (24.18%) Windows Server
7 16 (17.58%) Debian
8 14 (15.38%) Fedora
9 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (3.30%) AIX
13 2 (2.20%) Gentoo
13 2 (2.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (1.10%) CoreOS
14 1 (1.10%) Mandriva Linux
14 1 (1.10%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.57%) DevOps
3 22 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (20.88%) SDLC
5 18 (19.78%) Open Source
5 18 (19.78%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (19.78%) Time Management
6 17 (18.68%) Computer Science
6 17 (18.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (18.68%) Open Source Development
6 17 (18.68%) Performance Analysis
6 17 (18.68%) Software Engineering
6 17 (18.68%) Test Automation
7 14 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 13 (14.29%) ITIL
9 12 (13.19%) Change Management
10 11 (12.09%) Problem Management
10 11 (12.09%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.89%) Incident Management
12 7 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) Java
2 19 (20.88%) C++
3 18 (19.78%) C
4 13 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 13 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 13 (14.29%) Python
5 9 (9.89%) Ruby
6 8 (8.79%) SQL
7 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.40%) Perl
9 3 (3.30%) PHP
10 2 (2.20%) Java 8
10 2 (2.20%) Java 9
11 1 (1.10%) AWK
11 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.10%) Jython
11 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Degree
2 17 (18.68%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (13.19%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.59%) CCNA
4 6 (6.59%) CCNP
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.49%) CCDA
5 5 (5.49%) JNCIA
5 5 (5.49%) JNCIP
5 5 (5.49%) JNCIS
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.20%) MCP
7 2 (2.20%) MCSA
7 2 (2.20%) MCSE
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.10%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) SLA
2 5 (5.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 15 (16.48%) Active Directory
3 15 (16.48%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.09%) KVM
5 9 (9.89%) Docker
5 9 (9.89%) vSphere
6 8 (8.79%) VMware NSX
7 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (5.49%) Xen
9 2 (2.20%) DRBD
10 1 (1.10%) Btrfs
10 1 (1.10%) Ceph
10 1 (1.10%) Samba
10 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.10%) zsh
Systems Management
1 12 (13.19%) Ansible
2 11 (12.09%) Puppet
2 11 (12.09%) SCCM
3 10 (10.99%) Kubernetes
3 10 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.99%) SCOM
4 9 (9.89%) Terraform
5 7 (7.69%) Docker Swarm
5 7 (7.69%) SCOrch
5 7 (7.69%) vRealize
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.10%) Check_MK
7 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.10%) Graylog
7 1 (1.10%) Kibana
7 1 (1.10%) Nagios
7 1 (1.10%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.10%) Salt
7 1 (1.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 33 (36.26%) VMware
2 29 (31.87%) Red Hat
3 27 (29.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.19%) Oracle
5 9 (9.89%) Cisco
5 9 (9.89%) Sun
6 7 (7.69%) F5
7 5 (5.49%) Dell
7 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.49%) Juniper
7 5 (5.49%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.30%) Citrix
8 3 (3.30%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.20%) BMC
9 2 (2.20%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.10%) HP
10 1 (1.10%) LogRhythm
10 1 (1.10%) NetApp
10 1 (1.10%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.10%) SonicWALL