Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 531 481 493
Rank change year-on-year -50 +12 +28
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 842 1,024 1,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 2.31% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 762 911 977
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +6.06%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%

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 38,428 44,262 48,421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 24.91% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31,018 35,704 41,298
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,070 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,257 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.64% - +2.56%

Ubuntu
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Ubuntu over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Top 16 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 26 September 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 -62 771 £52,500 +5.00% 167
UK excluding London -29 440 £45,000 +3.45% 112
London -34 365 £62,500 - 70
South East -6 166 £50,000 +11.11% 25
North of England +21 90 £36,250 -3.33% 23
South West +2 69 £40,000 -15.79% 20
East of England +17 47 £70,000 +40.00% 20
Yorkshire +40 41 £33,750 -13.46% 7
North West -2 37 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Midlands -11 28 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Wales +7 22 £50,000 +33.33% 9
West Midlands -16 19 £40,000 +14.29% 6
Scotland -16 17 £31,250 -55.36% 5
North East -6 12 £41,250 +5.77% 1
East Midlands +9 9 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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.

1 842 (100.00%) Linux
2 432 (51.31%) Python
3 388 (46.08%) CentOS
4 354 (42.04%) DevOps
5 344 (40.86%) Amazon AWS
6 329 (39.07%) Ansible
7 303 (35.99%) Puppet
8 297 (35.27%) Red Hat
9 283 (33.61%) Windows
10 255 (30.29%) Bash Shell
11 250 (29.69%) Docker
12 235 (27.91%) Jenkins
13 225 (26.72%) VMware
14 208 (24.70%) Git (software)
15 202 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
16 201 (23.87%) Opscode Chef
17 197 (23.40%) Debian
18 189 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 172 (20.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 169 (20.07%) MySQL
21 159 (18.88%) SQL
22 157 (18.65%) Firewall
23 155 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
24 150 (17.81%) Configuration Management
24 150 (17.81%) Java
24 150 (17.81%) Perl
25 143 (16.98%) Ruby
26 142 (16.86%) PostgreSQL
26 142 (16.86%) Terraform
27 141 (16.75%) PHP

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
1 128 (15.20%) Apache
2 72 (8.55%) nginx
3 71 (8.43%) Tomcat
4 70 (8.31%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (4.87%) OpenStack
6 33 (3.92%) Confluence
6 33 (3.92%) MS Exchange
7 27 (3.21%) IIS
8 22 (2.61%) WordPress
9 19 (2.26%) WildFly
10 17 (2.02%) Apache Spark
11 16 (1.90%) Skype for Business
12 13 (1.54%) JBoss
12 13 (1.54%) SharePoint
13 9 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.83%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.59%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.59%) CMS
16 4 (0.48%) Drupal
16 4 (0.48%) Jupyter
Applications
1 25 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Odoo
2 7 (0.83%) Magento
3 4 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 344 (40.86%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (10.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 64 (7.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 57 (6.77%) SaaS
6 47 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
7 46 (5.46%) GitHub
8 40 (4.75%) Office 365
9 31 (3.68%) Amazon ELB
10 29 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 26 (3.09%) IaaS
12 25 (2.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 23 (2.73%) Amazon S3
13 23 (2.73%) Route 53
14 20 (2.38%) npm
15 12 (1.43%) Serverless
16 11 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
17 10 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (1.07%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 157 (18.65%) Firewall
2 100 (11.88%) DNS
3 67 (7.96%) TCP/IP
4 50 (5.94%) VPN
5 41 (4.87%) Internet
6 36 (4.28%) Network Security
7 35 (4.16%) DHCP
7 35 (4.16%) VoIP
8 32 (3.80%) SSH
9 31 (3.68%) SAN
10 29 (3.44%) HTTP
11 25 (2.97%) VLAN
12 24 (2.85%) LAN
13 20 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (2.26%) SNMP
14 19 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
15 18 (2.14%) OpenVPN
16 17 (2.02%) Wireshark
17 16 (1.90%) Skype
18 14 (1.66%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (20.07%) MySQL
2 142 (16.86%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (11.64%) SQL Server
4 62 (7.36%) Redis
5 57 (6.77%) NoSQL
6 54 (6.41%) Big Data
7 40 (4.75%) MongoDB
8 33 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 33 (3.92%) Relational Database
9 31 (3.68%) Amazon RDS
10 22 (2.61%) Hadoop
11 17 (2.02%) Event Store
12 15 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (1.31%) Neo4j
14 10 (1.19%) RDBMS
15 9 (1.07%) Blockchain
15 9 (1.07%) HBase
15 9 (1.07%) MariaDB
16 8 (0.95%) InfluxDB
16 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 235 (27.91%) Jenkins
2 208 (24.70%) Git (software)
3 79 (9.38%) JIRA
4 57 (6.77%) Subversion
5 53 (6.29%) Vagrant
6 46 (5.46%) TeamCity
7 42 (4.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 42 (4.99%) Octopus Deploy
8 33 (3.92%) Maven
9 29 (3.44%) Bitbucket
10 22 (2.61%) Gradle
10 22 (2.61%) Selenium
11 19 (2.26%) Cucumber
11 19 (2.26%) gulp
12 18 (2.14%) Bower
12 18 (2.14%) Mocha
13 17 (2.02%) Travis CI
14 16 (1.90%) JUnit
15 15 (1.78%) Log4j
15 15 (1.78%) TestNG
General
1 131 (15.56%) Finance
2 40 (4.75%) Banking
3 24 (2.85%) Games
4 22 (2.61%) Marketing
5 18 (2.14%) Retail
5 18 (2.14%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.54%) Front Office
7 9 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.95%) Electronics
9 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.59%) Arabic Language
10 5 (0.59%) French Language
10 5 (0.59%) Law
11 3 (0.36%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.36%) Military
11 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 196 (23.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 145 (17.22%) Linux Engineer
3 141 (16.75%) Developer
4 135 (16.03%) Administrator
5 115 (13.66%) Systems Administrator
6 101 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
7 91 (10.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 75 (8.91%) Systems Engineer
9 69 (8.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 63 (7.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 54 (6.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 50 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 49 (5.82%) Python Developer
14 48 (5.70%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 42 (4.99%) AWS DevOps
16 38 (4.51%) Support Engineer
17 37 (4.39%) DevOps Administrator
18 33 (3.92%) Senior Developer
19 32 (3.80%) Linux DevOps Administrator
20 30 (3.56%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.21%) HTML
1 86 (10.21%) Web Services
2 73 (8.67%) LAMP
3 62 (7.36%) CSS
4 59 (7.01%) Elastic Stack
5 50 (5.94%) jQuery
6 46 (5.46%) .NET
7 43 (5.11%) REST
8 42 (4.99%) RabbitMQ
9 41 (4.87%) Node.js
10 40 (4.75%) Spring
11 38 (4.51%) Ajax
12 37 (4.39%) LDAP
13 34 (4.04%) LEMP Stack
14 29 (3.44%) AngularJS
14 29 (3.44%) LAPP Stack
14 29 (3.44%) Ruby on Rails
15 26 (3.09%) Django
15 26 (3.09%) HTML5
16 25 (2.97%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 74 (8.79%) Linux Command Line
2 44 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.51%) Replication
4 34 (4.04%) Clustering
5 31 (3.68%) Data Centre
6 27 (3.21%) Computer Science
7 23 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.49%) Fintech
8 21 (2.49%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.26%) Robotics
10 18 (2.14%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.90%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.66%) Derivative
12 14 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.66%) User Experience
13 13 (1.54%) Equities
13 13 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.31%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 842 (100.00%) Linux
2 388 (46.08%) CentOS
3 283 (33.61%) Windows
4 197 (23.40%) Debian
5 172 (20.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 123 (14.61%) Windows Server
7 89 (10.57%) Unix
8 55 (6.53%) Fedora
9 53 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (5.82%) SUSE
12 43 (5.11%) Windows 10
13 33 (3.92%) Android
14 26 (3.09%) Solaris
15 25 (2.97%) Windows 7
16 21 (2.49%) FreeBSD
16 21 (2.49%) Windows 8
17 19 (2.26%) AIX
18 17 (2.02%) openSUSE
19 14 (1.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (42.04%) DevOps
2 202 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (17.81%) Configuration Management
4 134 (15.91%) Open Source
5 111 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
7 88 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 87 (10.33%) Software Engineering
9 66 (7.84%) Deployment Automation
10 59 (7.01%) Test Automation
11 58 (6.89%) ITIL
12 56 (6.65%) Microservices
13 55 (6.53%) Scrum
14 49 (5.82%) High Availability
15 47 (5.58%) SDLC
16 41 (4.87%) Load Balancing
16 41 (4.87%) Mentoring
17 37 (4.39%) E-Commerce
18 36 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
18 36 (4.28%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 432 (51.31%) Python
2 255 (30.29%) Bash Shell
3 159 (18.88%) SQL
4 150 (17.81%) Java
4 150 (17.81%) Perl
5 143 (16.98%) Ruby
6 141 (16.75%) PHP
7 121 (14.37%) JavaScript
8 80 (9.50%) PowerShell
9 68 (8.08%) C#
10 58 (6.89%) C++
11 52 (6.18%) Shell Script
12 49 (5.82%) C
13 28 (3.33%) Go
14 23 (2.73%) Bourne shell
14 23 (2.73%) Korn
15 21 (2.49%) Groovy
16 18 (2.14%) ES6
17 17 (2.02%) T-SQL
18 11 (1.31%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (5.94%) Degree
2 37 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.38%) CISSP
5 19 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.14%) CCNA
7 15 (1.78%) LPIC
8 14 (1.66%) SSCP
9 11 (1.31%) SC Cleared
10 10 (1.19%) ISEB
11 9 (1.07%) AWS Certification
11 9 (1.07%) MCSE
11 9 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.95%) Linux+ Certification
12 8 (0.95%) RHCE
13 7 (0.83%) GIAC
13 7 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.75%) QA
2 20 (2.38%) SLA
3 17 (2.02%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.59%) GDPR
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) GAMP
7 1 (0.12%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 250 (29.69%) Docker
2 155 (18.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (10.57%) Active Directory
4 58 (6.89%) Hyper-V
5 41 (4.87%) vSphere
6 40 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (4.28%) iptables
8 34 (4.04%) KVM
9 33 (3.92%) VirtualBox
10 28 (3.33%) Xen
11 27 (3.21%) NFS
11 27 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
12 26 (3.09%) pfSense
13 25 (2.97%) Samba
14 10 (1.19%) LXC
14 10 (1.19%) QEMU
15 9 (1.07%) Postfix
16 8 (0.95%) Ceph
16 8 (0.95%) HDFS
17 6 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 329 (39.07%) Ansible
2 303 (35.99%) Puppet
3 201 (23.87%) Opscode Chef
4 142 (16.86%) Terraform
5 110 (13.06%) ZABBIX
6 102 (12.11%) Kubernetes
7 74 (8.79%) Nagios
8 50 (5.94%) Packer
9 39 (4.63%) Docker Swarm
10 38 (4.51%) Salt
11 37 (4.39%) Kibana
12 33 (3.92%) logstash
13 23 (2.73%) HAProxy
13 23 (2.73%) Xymon
14 18 (2.14%) SCCM
15 17 (2.02%) Cacti
16 16 (1.90%) vCenter Server
17 14 (1.66%) Grafana
18 13 (1.54%) Icinga
19 12 (1.43%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 297 (35.27%) Red Hat
2 225 (26.72%) VMware
3 115 (13.66%) Microsoft
4 82 (9.74%) Google
5 78 (9.26%) Cisco
6 66 (7.84%) Oracle
7 38 (4.51%) SolarWinds
8 31 (3.68%) Splunk
9 29 (3.44%) SaltStack
10 28 (3.33%) NetApp
11 23 (2.73%) New Relic
12 22 (2.61%) IBM
13 16 (1.90%) Citrix
14 15 (1.78%) PagerDuty
15 14 (1.66%) Cloudera
15 14 (1.66%) Dell
15 14 (1.66%) EMC
15 14 (1.66%) Hortonworks
16 13 (1.54%) Juniper
17 12 (1.43%) Blue Prism