Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 477 642 493
Rank change year-on-year +165 -149 +40
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 319 444 868
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.43% 1.57% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 300 405 846
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.18% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +11.11%

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 13,129 28,284 35,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.59% 22.40% 23.26%
Number of salaries quoted 10,748 22,951 28,531
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +5.00%

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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 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 +141 274 £52,500 +10.53% 111
UK excluding London +137 203 £50,000 +25.00% 95
London +137 83 £57,250 -0.43% 23
South East +130 60 £55,000 +27.91% 27
South West +55 57 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Work from Home -60 42 £53,250 +41.06% 25
North of England +86 29 £43,250 +15.33% 20
Midlands +90 26 £55,000 +30.95% 11
West Midlands +72 20 £55,000 +30.95% 9
East of England +109 16 £52,000 +15.56% 15
North West +78 12 £48,500 +29.33% 11
Yorkshire +41 12 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Scotland +53 10 £45,000 +45.16% 7
East Midlands +56 6 £48,750 +8.33% 2
North East +24 5 £44,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +5 5 £52,500 +64.06%

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Linux
2 160 (50.16%) AWS
3 145 (45.45%) CentOS
4 125 (39.18%) DevOps
5 118 (36.99%) Ansible
6 113 (35.42%) Python
7 112 (35.11%) Docker
8 99 (31.03%) Azure
9 95 (29.78%) Windows
10 92 (28.84%) Git (software)
11 90 (28.21%) Bash Shell
12 81 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
13 80 (25.08%) Red Hat
13 80 (25.08%) Kubernetes
13 80 (25.08%) Terraform
14 79 (24.76%) PowerShell
15 76 (23.82%) Firewall
15 76 (23.82%) VMware
16 72 (22.57%) JavaScript
17 71 (22.26%) Jenkins
17 71 (22.26%) Puppet
18 65 (20.38%) MySQL
19 63 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 59 (18.50%) Apache
21 58 (18.18%) Microsoft
22 55 (17.24%) Configuration Management
23 54 (16.93%) SQL
24 52 (16.30%) JIRA
25 51 (15.99%) Windows Server
26 49 (15.36%) Active Directory

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 59 (18.50%) Apache
2 34 (10.66%) nginx
3 29 (9.09%) Confluence
3 29 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (5.64%) Apache Spark
5 12 (3.76%) IIS
6 10 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.82%) CMS
8 7 (2.19%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.25%) Apache Pulsar
10 4 (1.25%) EPiServer
10 4 (1.25%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Fuse
11 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.63%) WordPress
13 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.31%) Drupal
13 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.31%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 12 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 160 (50.16%) AWS
2 99 (31.03%) Azure
3 31 (9.72%) Serverless
4 27 (8.46%) GCP
5 24 (7.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (7.52%) Logic Apps
5 24 (7.52%) PaaS
6 23 (7.21%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 14 (4.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 14 (4.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (4.39%) IaaS
9 13 (4.08%) Amazon S3
10 11 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (3.13%) GitHub
12 9 (2.82%) Office 365
12 9 (2.82%) SaaS
13 8 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (2.19%) G Suite
14 7 (2.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 76 (23.82%) Firewall
2 47 (14.73%) VPN
3 46 (14.42%) TCP/IP
4 45 (14.11%) DNS
5 42 (13.17%) HTTP
6 34 (10.66%) DHCP
7 25 (7.84%) Internet
8 24 (7.52%) VLAN
9 19 (5.96%) OSPF
9 19 (5.96%) SAN
10 13 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (4.08%) SSL
11 12 (3.76%) IPv4
12 10 (3.13%) LAN
12 10 (3.13%) WAN
13 8 (2.51%) BGP
13 8 (2.51%) Ethernet
13 8 (2.51%) MPLS
13 8 (2.51%) Network Security
13 8 (2.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (20.38%) MySQL
2 38 (11.91%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (7.52%) Azure SQL Database
4 20 (6.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (4.39%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.08%) SQL Server
7 12 (3.76%) CouchDB
8 9 (2.82%) Big Data
8 9 (2.82%) Geospatial Data
8 9 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.19%) Redis
10 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.88%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.57%) Impala
11 5 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.94%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.94%) HBase
13 3 (0.94%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (28.84%) Git (software)
2 71 (22.26%) Jenkins
3 52 (16.30%) JIRA
4 25 (7.84%) GitLab
5 13 (4.08%) Subversion
5 13 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 11 (3.45%) Travis CI
7 9 (2.82%) Bitbucket
7 9 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (2.19%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.25%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.25%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.25%) GoCD
12 2 (0.63%) Maven
12 2 (0.63%) RSpec
12 2 (0.63%) Selenium
13 1 (0.31%) JMeter
13 1 (0.31%) PHPUnit
General
1 39 (12.23%) Finance
2 18 (5.64%) Law
2 18 (5.64%) Marketing
3 10 (3.13%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.13%) Retail
4 8 (2.51%) Publishing
4 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.57%) Games
6 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.94%) Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 74 (23.20%) Developer
2 72 (22.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 58 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
4 35 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (9.40%) Senior DevOps
6 29 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 26 (8.15%) Administrator
8 21 (6.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 20 (6.27%) Consultant
10 19 (5.96%) Architect
10 19 (5.96%) PHP Developer
10 19 (5.96%) Python Developer
11 18 (5.64%) Senior Developer
12 17 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (5.33%) Full Stack Developer
12 17 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (5.02%) Linux Administrator
13 16 (5.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 16 (5.02%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.23%) HTML
2 38 (11.91%) Web Services
3 32 (10.03%) CSS
4 28 (8.78%) LAMP
5 25 (7.84%) Laravel
6 23 (7.21%) Kafka
7 22 (6.90%) Node.js
8 21 (6.58%) jQuery
9 20 (6.27%) Vue.js
10 19 (5.96%) JSON
11 16 (5.02%) REST
12 15 (4.70%) AngularJS
12 15 (4.70%) Elastic Stack
12 15 (4.70%) LEMP Stack
12 15 (4.70%) React
12 15 (4.70%) RESTful
13 14 (4.39%) Django
13 14 (4.39%) XML
14 13 (4.08%) .NET
14 13 (4.08%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.27%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (4.39%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.45%) Clustering
4 10 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.13%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.19%) NHS
6 6 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.57%) Replication
7 5 (1.57%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) Eurex
9 2 (0.63%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.63%) RIA
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
10 1 (0.31%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 319 (100.00%) Linux
2 145 (45.45%) CentOS
3 95 (29.78%) Windows
4 51 (15.99%) Windows Server
5 44 (13.79%) Debian
6 42 (13.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (7.52%) Unix
8 21 (6.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (4.39%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.08%) Fedora
11 10 (3.13%) Mac OS
11 10 (3.13%) Mac OS X
12 9 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.88%) Windows 7
15 5 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (0.94%) SUSE
16 3 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (39.18%) DevOps
2 81 (25.39%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 45 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
5 43 (13.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 40 (12.54%) Web Development
7 39 (12.23%) Analytics
8 37 (11.60%) Deployment Automation
8 37 (11.60%) Migration
9 33 (10.34%) Infrastructure as Code
9 33 (10.34%) Open Source
9 33 (10.34%) Project Delivery
10 31 (9.72%) Project Management
11 30 (9.40%) Data Science
12 28 (8.78%) Machine Learning
13 24 (7.52%) B2C
13 24 (7.52%) Identity Access Management
14 23 (7.21%) High Availability
15 21 (6.58%) Cybersecurity
16 19 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 113 (35.42%) Python
2 90 (28.21%) Bash Shell
3 79 (24.76%) PowerShell
4 72 (22.57%) JavaScript
5 54 (16.93%) SQL
6 42 (13.17%) PHP
7 32 (10.03%) Java
8 29 (9.09%) Ruby
9 25 (7.84%) Perl
9 25 (7.84%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.39%) C#
11 11 (3.45%) C
12 8 (2.51%) C++
12 8 (2.51%) PHP 5
13 6 (1.88%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.88%) PHP 7
14 4 (1.25%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.63%) Go
15 2 (0.63%) Tcl
16 1 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 27 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.90%) Degree
3 20 (6.27%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.39%) CCNA
6 12 (3.76%) AWS Certification
7 10 (3.13%) CCNP
8 7 (2.19%) JNCIP
9 5 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.25%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.94%) CISSP
11 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.63%) CISA
12 2 (0.63%) CRISC
12 2 (0.63%) GCFE
12 2 (0.63%) GCIH
12 2 (0.63%) GIAC
12 2 (0.63%) GSEC
12 2 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.40%) QA
2 14 (4.39%) SLA
3 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.31%) NCSC
5 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 112 (35.11%) Docker
2 63 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (15.36%) Active Directory
4 29 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 23 (7.21%) Xen
6 20 (6.27%) KVM
7 15 (4.70%) Ceph
8 10 (3.13%) Samba
9 8 (2.51%) Btrfs
9 8 (2.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 8 (2.51%) DRBD
9 8 (2.51%) LXC
9 8 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.19%) NFS
11 6 (1.88%) Postfix
12 4 (1.25%) vSphere
13 3 (0.94%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.94%) StorNext
13 3 (0.94%) Xsan
14 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 118 (36.99%) Ansible
2 80 (25.08%) Kubernetes
2 80 (25.08%) Terraform
3 71 (22.26%) Puppet
4 25 (7.84%) Nagios
5 18 (5.64%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
6 11 (3.45%) Oracle ZFS
7 9 (2.82%) Capistrano
7 9 (2.82%) ZABBIX
8 8 (2.51%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.19%) Grafana
9 7 (2.19%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.88%) Check_MK
10 6 (1.88%) Kibana
10 6 (1.88%) Proxmox
11 5 (1.57%) Icinga
12 4 (1.25%) Cacti
12 4 (1.25%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 80 (25.08%) Red Hat
2 76 (23.82%) VMware
3 58 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 42 (13.17%) Oracle
5 29 (9.09%) Cisco
6 28 (8.78%) Google
7 11 (3.45%) Juniper
8 9 (2.82%) HP
9 6 (1.88%) Citrix
9 6 (1.88%) Dell
9 6 (1.88%) Fortinet
9 6 (1.88%) New Relic
9 6 (1.88%) Sophos
10 5 (1.57%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.57%) SonicWALL
10 5 (1.57%) Zend
11 4 (1.25%) Apple
11 4 (1.25%) D-Link
11 4 (1.25%) Draytek
11 4 (1.25%) Lets Encrypt