Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Ubuntu skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Ubuntu over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 521 477 503
Rank change year-on-year -44 +26 +87
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 563 336 820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.49% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.73% 2.30% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 336 277 651
10th Percentile £28,625 £27,664 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,375 £36,250 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +6.06% -1.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,625
90th Percentile £84,375 £83,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Ubuntu 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 20,660 14,636 32,976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.30% 21.21% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 15,047 12,075 26,419
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +2.47%

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Ubuntu over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ubuntu within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 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 -17 524 £50,000 -9.09% 104
UK excluding London +48 385 £45,000 - 76
South West +32 157 £40,000 +14.29% 12
London -140 141 £75,000 +20.00% 31
South East -26 99 £42,500 -15.00% 23
Work from Home -193 76 £55,000 -8.33% 21
Midlands -49 57 £60,000 +20.00% 14
North of England -50 42 £43,750 -2.78% 14
West Midlands -32 39 £50,000 -11.11% 13
East of England -34 20 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North West -39 18 £52,000 -13.33% 6
East Midlands -47 18 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -72 15 £42,500 -5.56% 4
North East -19 9 £32,500 -38.10% 4
Scotland -78 9 £56,250 +60.71% 3
Wales -30 1 £36,250 -19.44%
Northern Ireland -47 1 £55,000 +83.33%

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing Ubuntu 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 Ubuntu.

1 563 (100.00%) Linux
2 298 (52.93%) AWS
3 274 (48.67%) Python
4 254 (45.12%) DevOps
5 221 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
6 217 (38.54%) CentOS
7 216 (38.37%) Azure
8 198 (35.17%) Docker
9 190 (33.75%) JavaScript
10 167 (29.66%) Windows
11 158 (28.06%) Git (software)
12 153 (27.18%) Bash Shell
13 146 (25.93%) Ansible
14 135 (23.98%) Microsoft
15 132 (23.45%) Security Cleared
16 129 (22.91%) CSS
17 127 (22.56%) Puppet
18 125 (22.20%) PowerShell
19 124 (22.02%) Firewall
20 123 (21.85%) PostgreSQL
20 123 (21.85%) Kubernetes
21 119 (21.14%) Windows Server
22 116 (20.60%) MySQL
23 107 (19.01%) VMware
23 107 (19.01%) Red Hat
24 106 (18.83%) Configuration Management
25 104 (18.47%) HTTP
26 102 (18.12%) React
27 95 (16.87%) Terraform
28 94 (16.70%) Java

Ubuntu
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 74 (13.14%) GeoServer
2 61 (10.83%) Confluence
3 53 (9.41%) nginx
4 46 (8.17%) Apache
5 30 (5.33%) Tomcat
6 29 (5.15%) MS Exchange
7 26 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (4.09%) WordPress
9 22 (3.91%) CMS
10 19 (3.37%) OpenStack
11 17 (3.02%) ArcGIS
12 13 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (2.13%) JBoss
14 10 (1.78%) SharePoint
15 8 (1.42%) IIS
16 7 (1.24%) Red Hat Fuse
17 5 (0.89%) Jetty
18 3 (0.53%) Drupal
18 3 (0.53%) Facebook Platform
19 2 (0.36%) Traefik
Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (3.91%) Magento
2 6 (1.07%) Shopify
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 298 (52.93%) AWS
2 216 (38.37%) Azure
3 58 (10.30%) GCP
4 48 (8.53%) Amazon S3
5 41 (7.28%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (5.86%) Microsoft 365
7 32 (5.68%) SaaS
8 27 (4.80%) GitHub
9 26 (4.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 23 (4.09%) Serverless
11 22 (3.91%) Amazon EKS
12 20 (3.55%) Amazon ECS
13 18 (3.20%) Amazon SQS
14 14 (2.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (2.31%) CloudFront
16 12 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (2.13%) PaaS
17 11 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
18 10 (1.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 124 (22.02%) Firewall
2 104 (18.47%) HTTP
3 75 (13.32%) VPN
4 68 (12.08%) DNS
5 49 (8.70%) DHCP
6 46 (8.17%) IPv4
7 44 (7.82%) VLAN
8 43 (7.64%) OSPF
9 25 (4.44%) SSH
10 18 (3.20%) SAN
10 18 (3.20%) SSL
11 14 (2.49%) Network Security
11 14 (2.49%) TCP/IP
12 12 (2.13%) FIX Connectivity
13 10 (1.78%) DMZ
14 9 (1.60%) BGP
14 9 (1.60%) WAN
15 8 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (1.42%) MPLS
16 7 (1.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (21.85%) PostgreSQL
2 116 (20.60%) MySQL
3 77 (13.68%) QGIS
4 75 (13.32%) GIS
5 26 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (3.91%) SQL Server
7 20 (3.55%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.66%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.60%) Redis
11 7 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.24%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (1.07%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.89%) Big Data
13 5 (0.89%) FileMaker
13 5 (0.89%) InfluxDB
14 4 (0.71%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 158 (28.06%) Git (software)
2 82 (14.56%) JIRA
3 50 (8.88%) Jenkins
4 40 (7.10%) Subversion
5 31 (5.51%) Bitbucket
6 19 (3.37%) GitLab
7 16 (2.84%) Maven
8 12 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.60%) IntelliJ
10 8 (1.42%) Spinnaker
10 8 (1.42%) Travis CI
11 7 (1.24%) git-flow
11 7 (1.24%) Postman
12 6 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.07%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.89%) GoCD
13 5 (0.89%) Mockito
13 5 (0.89%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.89%) TestNG
13 5 (0.89%) WebStorm
General
1 72 (12.79%) Social Skills
2 67 (11.90%) Finance
3 41 (7.28%) Public Sector
4 28 (4.97%) Legal
5 27 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.91%) Banking
7 20 (3.55%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.95%) Influencing Skills
8 11 (1.95%) Marketing
9 9 (1.60%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (1.60%) Retail
10 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.24%) Law
12 5 (0.89%) Games
13 4 (0.71%) Advertising
13 4 (0.71%) Electronics
13 4 (0.71%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 2 (0.36%) Fire and Rescue
15 2 (0.36%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 113 (20.07%) Developer
2 61 (10.83%) Administrator
2 61 (10.83%) Software Engineer
3 59 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (9.41%) Systems Administrator
5 49 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
6 48 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 46 (8.17%) Architect
7 46 (8.17%) PHP Developer
8 37 (6.57%) Analyst
9 35 (6.22%) Support Analyst
10 30 (5.33%) Applications Support
10 30 (5.33%) Applications Support Analyst
11 29 (5.15%) Senior Developer
12 27 (4.80%) Cloud Engineer
13 26 (4.62%) Python Developer
14 23 (4.09%) Linux Administrator
14 23 (4.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 19 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
16 18 (3.20%) GIS Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (22.91%) CSS
2 102 (18.12%) React
3 75 (13.32%) Leaflet
4 74 (13.14%) OpenLayers
5 72 (12.79%) HTML
6 68 (12.08%) Web Services
7 52 (9.24%) REST
8 44 (7.82%) Laravel
9 43 (7.64%) LAMP
10 40 (7.10%) Node.js
11 38 (6.75%) Django
12 33 (5.86%) LEMP Stack
13 29 (5.15%) Vue.js
14 26 (4.62%) Symfony
15 23 (4.09%) Flask
16 21 (3.73%) JSON
16 21 (3.73%) RESTful
17 20 (3.55%) Ajax
17 20 (3.55%) AngularJS
17 20 (3.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.59%) Linux Command Line
2 40 (7.10%) Public Cloud
3 36 (6.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 31 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.73%) NHS
6 20 (3.55%) Mobile App
7 14 (2.49%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.13%) Eurex
9 11 (1.95%) User Experience
10 10 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.78%) Smartphone
11 9 (1.60%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.60%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.42%) Clustering
12 8 (1.42%) Social Media
13 6 (1.07%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 563 (100.00%) Linux
2 217 (38.54%) CentOS
3 167 (29.66%) Windows
4 119 (21.14%) Windows Server
5 78 (13.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 74 (13.14%) Debian
7 70 (12.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (8.70%) Unix
9 37 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (6.57%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (3.02%) Solaris
10 17 (3.02%) SUSE
11 16 (2.84%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.42%) CoreOS
13 7 (1.24%) Alpine Linux
13 7 (1.24%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.07%) Android
14 6 (1.07%) Fedora
15 5 (0.89%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (45.12%) DevOps
2 221 (39.25%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (18.83%) Configuration Management
4 91 (16.16%) Software Engineering
5 81 (14.39%) Infrastructure as Code
6 77 (13.68%) Scrum
7 70 (12.43%) ITIL
7 70 (12.43%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 59 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
9 56 (9.95%) Machine Learning
10 53 (9.41%) Computer Science
10 53 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 52 (9.24%) Data Science
12 51 (9.06%) Service Management
12 51 (9.06%) Task Automation
13 50 (8.88%) Full Stack Development
14 49 (8.70%) DevSecOps
15 46 (8.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 46 (8.17%) SDLC
16 45 (7.99%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 274 (48.67%) Python
2 190 (33.75%) JavaScript
3 153 (27.18%) Bash Shell
4 125 (22.20%) PowerShell
5 94 (16.70%) Java
6 88 (15.63%) PHP
6 88 (15.63%) SQL
7 32 (5.68%) Perl
8 23 (4.09%) C++
9 22 (3.91%) Shell Script
10 21 (3.73%) Ruby
11 14 (2.49%) TypeScript
12 13 (2.31%) Go
13 10 (1.78%) C#
13 10 (1.78%) Java 8
14 8 (1.42%) C
14 8 (1.42%) Groovy
14 8 (1.42%) PHP 7
15 6 (1.07%) Apple Swift
15 6 (1.07%) ES6
Qualifications
1 132 (23.45%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.82%) Degree
3 25 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.66%) AWS Certification
5 14 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.60%) CCNA
9 8 (1.42%) MCSE
10 7 (1.24%) MCSA
11 6 (1.07%) CCNP
11 6 (1.07%) JNCIP
12 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.89%) MCITP
12 5 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.71%) MCDST
13 4 (0.71%) MCP
14 3 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (0.53%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.26%) QA
2 17 (3.02%) SLA
3 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.71%) NIST
4 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.36%) GDPR
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.18%) NCSC
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 198 (35.17%) Docker
2 89 (15.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (12.26%) Active Directory
4 41 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (2.84%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.60%) vSphere
7 7 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (0.89%) KVM
9 4 (0.71%) NFS
9 4 (0.71%) Samba
9 4 (0.71%) vCloud
10 3 (0.53%) Ceph
10 3 (0.53%) Firmware
10 3 (0.53%) iptables
10 3 (0.53%) Postfix
10 3 (0.53%) StorNext
10 3 (0.53%) Xen
10 3 (0.53%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 146 (25.93%) Ansible
2 127 (22.56%) Puppet
3 123 (21.85%) Kubernetes
4 95 (16.87%) Terraform
5 38 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.73%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (2.31%) Prometheus
8 12 (2.13%) ZABBIX
9 10 (1.78%) HAProxy
9 10 (1.78%) Packer
9 10 (1.78%) Rundeck
10 9 (1.60%) Nagios
11 8 (1.42%) Rancher
12 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (1.07%) Salt
13 5 (0.89%) Bacula
13 5 (0.89%) Bareos
13 5 (0.89%) Consul
13 5 (0.89%) FortiGate
13 5 (0.89%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 135 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 107 (19.01%) Red Hat
2 107 (19.01%) VMware
3 61 (10.83%) Cisco
4 51 (9.06%) Google
5 34 (6.04%) Oracle
6 19 (3.37%) WooCommerce
7 18 (3.20%) Juniper
8 17 (3.02%) Zend
9 16 (2.84%) Bloomberg
9 16 (2.84%) Reuters
10 15 (2.66%) HP
11 13 (2.31%) Citrix
12 12 (2.13%) CQG
12 12 (2.13%) Fidessa
12 12 (2.13%) ION Trading
12 12 (2.13%) Patsystems
12 12 (2.13%) Trayport
13 11 (1.95%) Dell
13 11 (1.95%) Veeam