Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 590 522 496
Rank change year-on-year -68 -26 +13
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 528 865 1,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.75% 2.34% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 431 763 891
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -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 30,164 36,961 43,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.66% 23.17% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24,073 29,677 35,535
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,250 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.01% +3.75% -

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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 -84 485 £47,500 -9.52% 119
UK excluding London -29 314 £40,000 -11.11% 91
London -62 194 £60,000 -4.00% 41
South East +56 120 £42,750 -14.50% 33
South West -15 66 £50,000 +17.65% 7
North of England -17 38 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Midlands +50 33 £42,000 -1.18% 12
East of England +22 32 £39,000 -27.44% 7
North West +1 27 £37,500 -6.25% 6
West Midlands +34 21 £42,000 +6.33% 9
Northern Ireland +19 15 £32,000 - 1
East Midlands +21 12 £46,250 -19.57% 3
Yorkshire -16 7 £35,000 +11.55% 7
Scotland +17 6 £29,500 -32.57% 6
Wales -12 6 £47,500 - 6
North East +15 4 £48,750 - 6

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 528 (100.00%) Linux
2 293 (55.49%) CentOS
3 224 (42.42%) Windows
4 206 (39.02%) Python
5 200 (37.88%) AWS
6 187 (35.42%) Red Hat
7 169 (32.01%) Bash Shell
8 165 (31.25%) DevOps
9 158 (29.92%) Puppet
10 136 (25.76%) Docker
11 130 (24.62%) Ansible
12 128 (24.24%) VMware
13 125 (23.67%) MySQL
14 124 (23.48%) Git (software)
15 119 (22.54%) Azure
15 119 (22.54%) Debian
16 114 (21.59%) Firewall
16 114 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 110 (20.83%) Windows Server
18 108 (20.45%) DNS
19 105 (19.89%) TCP/IP
19 105 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
20 103 (19.51%) JavaScript
21 100 (18.94%) Microsoft
22 96 (18.18%) Cisco
23 90 (17.05%) Degree
24 87 (16.48%) PowerShell
25 85 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
25 85 (16.10%) Active Directory
26 80 (15.15%) Configuration Management

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 66 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 60 (11.36%) Apache
3 46 (8.71%) nginx
4 38 (7.20%) Elasticsearch
5 28 (5.30%) Tomcat
6 19 (3.60%) Confluence
6 19 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.60%) OpenStack
7 18 (3.41%) SharePoint
7 18 (3.41%) WordPress
8 16 (3.03%) IIS
9 10 (1.89%) CMS
9 10 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.57%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.19%) Drupal
12 1 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.19%) Avid Media Composer
3 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 200 (37.88%) AWS
2 119 (22.54%) Azure
3 63 (11.93%) GCP
4 53 (10.04%) Office 365
5 29 (5.49%) SaaS
6 23 (4.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
8 21 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.98%) GitHub
9 18 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 15 (2.84%) Amazon S3
10 15 (2.84%) Serverless
11 12 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (1.89%) IaaS
13 9 (1.70%) Amazon ECS
13 9 (1.70%) npm
13 9 (1.70%) PaaS
14 7 (1.33%) NuGet
14 7 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 114 (21.59%) Firewall
2 108 (20.45%) DNS
3 105 (19.89%) TCP/IP
4 75 (14.20%) VPN
5 73 (13.83%) DHCP
6 55 (10.42%) HTTP
7 53 (10.04%) WAN
8 51 (9.66%) LAN
9 49 (9.28%) SNMP
10 48 (9.09%) SAN
11 47 (8.90%) SMTP
12 36 (6.82%) VLAN
12 36 (6.82%) Wireless
13 30 (5.68%) SSH
14 29 (5.49%) Multicast
15 28 (5.30%) WLAN
16 27 (5.11%) IGMP
16 27 (5.11%) Structured Cabling
17 26 (4.92%) BGP
17 26 (4.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (23.67%) MySQL
2 42 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (5.68%) SQL Server
4 28 (5.30%) Big Data
5 18 (3.41%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (3.22%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.08%) MariaDB
8 11 (2.08%) Redis
8 11 (2.08%) Relational Database
9 9 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.70%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.14%) InfluxDB
11 6 (1.14%) Ingres
12 5 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.57%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.38%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 124 (23.48%) Git (software)
2 69 (13.07%) Jenkins
3 66 (12.50%) JIRA
4 44 (8.33%) Subversion
5 27 (5.11%) Bitbucket
6 18 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (3.22%) GitLab
8 12 (2.27%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.89%) Vagrant
10 9 (1.70%) Gerrit
11 8 (1.52%) gulp
11 8 (1.52%) NetBeans
11 8 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (1.52%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.33%) CircleCI
13 6 (1.14%) Selenium
14 5 (0.95%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.95%) Postman
15 4 (0.76%) Robot Framework
15 4 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 63 (11.93%) Finance
2 24 (4.55%) Retail
3 23 (4.36%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.65%) Marketing
6 13 (2.46%) Legal
7 12 (2.27%) Automotive
8 10 (1.89%) Law
8 10 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (1.70%) Banking
10 7 (1.33%) Back Office
10 7 (1.33%) Electronics
10 7 (1.33%) Games
11 6 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.76%) Police
12 4 (0.76%) Publishing
13 2 (0.38%) Local Government
14 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 97 (18.37%) Administrator
2 91 (17.23%) Systems Administrator
3 88 (16.67%) Developer
4 74 (14.02%) Linux Engineer
5 68 (12.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (6.63%) Junior
8 30 (5.68%) Linux Administrator
9 29 (5.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 27 (5.11%) Support Engineer
11 26 (4.92%) Full Stack Developer
11 26 (4.92%) Network Administrator
11 26 (4.92%) PHP Developer
12 25 (4.73%) Linux Support
13 22 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 22 (4.17%) Software Engineer
14 21 (3.98%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (3.79%) IT Engineer
16 19 (3.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 19 (3.60%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.69%) LAMP
2 65 (12.31%) HTML
3 54 (10.23%) CSS
4 43 (8.14%) jQuery
5 40 (7.58%) Node.js
6 35 (6.63%) LDAP
7 33 (6.25%) Web Services
8 27 (5.11%) REST
9 26 (4.92%) Elastic Stack
10 25 (4.73%) HTML5
10 25 (4.73%) XML
11 22 (4.17%) Sass
12 21 (3.98%) React
12 21 (3.98%) SOAP
13 20 (3.79%) AngularJS
14 19 (3.60%) JSON
15 18 (3.41%) 802.1X
16 17 (3.22%) RESTful
16 17 (3.22%) Vue.js
17 16 (3.03%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (7.77%) Public Cloud
3 40 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
4 38 (7.20%) Clustering
5 35 (6.63%) Replication
6 27 (5.11%) Data Centre
6 27 (5.11%) IPTV
6 27 (5.11%) MPEG
6 27 (5.11%) Video\Live Streaming
7 23 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (3.22%) Smartphone
9 15 (2.84%) User Experience
10 14 (2.65%) Mobile App
10 14 (2.65%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.70%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.70%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.70%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.33%) Eurex
13 6 (1.14%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 528 (100.00%) Linux
2 293 (55.49%) CentOS
3 224 (42.42%) Windows
4 119 (22.54%) Debian
5 114 (21.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 110 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 56 (10.61%) Unix
8 44 (8.33%) Solaris
9 41 (7.77%) Windows 10
10 35 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (6.06%) Fedora
12 27 (5.11%) SUSE
12 27 (5.11%) Windows 7
13 17 (3.22%) Mac OS
14 12 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (1.89%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.95%) Android
16 5 (0.95%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.76%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.25%) DevOps
2 105 (19.89%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (15.15%) Configuration Management
4 64 (12.12%) Computer Science
5 61 (11.55%) Cybersecurity
5 61 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 58 (10.98%) Open Source
7 55 (10.42%) Software Engineering
8 51 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (7.95%) Test Automation
11 40 (7.58%) High Availability
12 34 (6.44%) Project Delivery
13 33 (6.25%) ITIL
14 31 (5.87%) Infrastructure as Code
14 31 (5.87%) Web Development
15 30 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
16 27 (5.11%) Scrum
16 27 (5.11%) TDD
16 27 (5.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (39.02%) Python
2 169 (32.01%) Bash Shell
3 103 (19.51%) JavaScript
4 87 (16.48%) PowerShell
5 72 (13.64%) PHP
6 67 (12.69%) Java
6 67 (12.69%) SQL
7 61 (11.55%) Perl
8 49 (9.28%) Ruby
9 36 (6.82%) C++
10 33 (6.25%) C
11 32 (6.06%) Go
12 26 (4.92%) Shell Script
13 18 (3.41%) C#
14 7 (1.33%) Scala
15 6 (1.14%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.95%) Groovy
16 5 (0.95%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.76%) Apple Swift
17 4 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 90 (17.05%) Degree
2 51 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 44 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (6.06%) CCNP
4 32 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 30 (5.68%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (3.79%) CCNA
8 17 (3.22%) RHCE
9 12 (2.27%) MCSA
10 11 (2.08%) DV Cleared
10 11 (2.08%) MCSE
11 10 (1.89%) CCDP
12 7 (1.33%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.76%) Linux+ Certification
14 4 (0.76%) RHCA
15 3 (0.57%) GIAC
15 3 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.46%) QA
2 12 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.70%) SLA
4 7 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.76%) GDPR
6 2 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.38%) NCSC
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) JTAG
System Software
1 136 (25.76%) Docker
2 85 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 85 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.25%) KVM
4 30 (5.68%) Hyper-V
5 29 (5.49%) Xen
6 28 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (5.11%) NFS
7 27 (5.11%) vSphere
8 23 (4.36%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (3.03%) DRBD
10 12 (2.27%) Samba
11 10 (1.89%) GlusterFS
12 8 (1.52%) iptables
12 8 (1.52%) VirtualBox
13 7 (1.33%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.33%) XenApp
14 6 (1.14%) pfSense
15 5 (0.95%) Btrfs
15 5 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 158 (29.92%) Puppet
2 130 (24.62%) Ansible
3 78 (14.77%) Kubernetes
4 65 (12.31%) Opscode Chef
5 61 (11.55%) Nagios
6 58 (10.98%) Terraform
7 52 (9.85%) ZABBIX
8 26 (4.92%) WSUS
9 16 (3.03%) Salt
10 15 (2.84%) Grafana
10 15 (2.84%) Red Hat Satellite
11 14 (2.65%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (2.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 14 (2.65%) yum
12 13 (2.46%) Icinga
12 13 (2.46%) Packer
12 13 (2.46%) SCCM
13 12 (2.27%) Prometheus
14 11 (2.08%) vCenter Server
15 10 (1.89%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 187 (35.42%) Red Hat
2 128 (24.24%) VMware
3 100 (18.94%) Microsoft
4 96 (18.18%) Cisco
5 53 (10.04%) Google
6 44 (8.33%) Dell
7 22 (4.17%) HP
8 17 (3.22%) Citrix
8 17 (3.22%) SolarWinds
9 14 (2.65%) SonicWALL
10 13 (2.46%) Oracle
11 12 (2.27%) NetApp
11 12 (2.27%) Percona
11 12 (2.27%) SaltStack
12 11 (2.08%) Apple
12 11 (2.08%) EMC
12 11 (2.08%) Juniper
12 11 (2.08%) Veeam
13 10 (1.89%) EqualLogic
13 10 (1.89%) Extreme Networks