Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 629 477 544
Rank change year-on-year -152 +67 -68
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 422 902 845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.60% 0.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.56% 2.61% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 346 777 739
UK median annual salary £45,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £28,700
90th Percentile £78,750 £83,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -17.84% +2.78% +4.65%

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 27,048 34,534 42,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.04% 23.15% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21,720 27,767 34,819
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +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 24 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Ubuntu in the UK

Ubuntu
Top 15 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 24 February 2020. 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 -156 374 £50,000 -4.76% 129
UK excluding London -87 237 £38,000 -17.84% 93
London -130 172 £55,000 -8.33% 43
South East +10 74 £40,000 -23.81% 35
South West -22 60 £47,500 +5.56% 13
Midlands +41 33 £45,000 - 7
Northern Ireland +35 23 £32,000 - 2
North of England -17 22 £37,500 +15.38% 17
East Midlands +39 20 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East of England -15 14 £55,000 +4.76% 14
West Midlands +21 13 £45,000 -5.26% 6
North West +11 11 £37,500 +15.38% 5
Yorkshire +1 11 £37,750 +25.83% 7
Scotland +33 9 £35,000 +89.19% 2
Wales -21 4 £47,500 +18.75% 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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.

1 422 (100.00%) Linux
2 203 (48.10%) CentOS
3 194 (45.97%) Windows
4 189 (44.79%) Python
5 164 (38.86%) AWS
6 155 (36.73%) Bash Shell
7 150 (35.55%) Red Hat
8 141 (33.41%) DevOps
9 123 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
10 122 (28.91%) Puppet
11 113 (26.78%) VMware
12 110 (26.07%) Ansible
13 103 (24.41%) Docker
14 96 (22.75%) Git (software)
15 89 (21.09%) Azure
16 86 (20.38%) Debian
17 85 (20.14%) Windows Server
18 83 (19.67%) TCP/IP
19 82 (19.43%) JavaScript
19 82 (19.43%) Firewall
20 81 (19.19%) Microsoft
21 79 (18.72%) MySQL
22 78 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
22 78 (18.48%) Kubernetes
23 76 (18.01%) DNS
24 75 (17.77%) PowerShell
25 72 (17.06%) Configuration Management
26 71 (16.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 65 (15.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 61 (14.45%) Degree

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 53 (12.56%) Apache
2 38 (9.00%) nginx
3 32 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 23 (5.45%) Confluence
5 22 (5.21%) Tomcat
6 20 (4.74%) OpenStack
7 17 (4.03%) WordPress
8 15 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.61%) IIS
10 7 (1.66%) CMS
11 6 (1.42%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.71%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.24%) Headless CMS
15 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
2 2 (0.47%) Avid Media Composer
2 2 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 164 (38.86%) AWS
2 89 (21.09%) Azure
3 35 (8.29%) GCP
4 32 (7.58%) SaaS
5 25 (5.92%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (4.98%) Office 365
7 17 (4.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (4.03%) GitHub
7 17 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (2.84%) Amazon S3
10 11 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (2.37%) npm
12 9 (2.13%) IaaS
13 7 (1.66%) PaaS
13 7 (1.66%) Serverless
14 6 (1.42%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 6 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.95%) DigitalOcean
15 4 (0.95%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 83 (19.67%) TCP/IP
2 82 (19.43%) Firewall
3 76 (18.01%) DNS
4 61 (14.45%) DHCP
5 54 (12.80%) SAN
6 41 (9.72%) WAN
7 39 (9.24%) LAN
7 39 (9.24%) VPN
8 36 (8.53%) SMTP
9 35 (8.29%) HTTP
10 27 (6.40%) SSH
10 27 (6.40%) VLAN
11 26 (6.16%) NAS
11 26 (6.16%) SNMP
12 18 (4.27%) Wireless
13 16 (3.79%) WLAN
14 15 (3.55%) DMZ
15 14 (3.32%) Multicast
16 13 (3.08%) IPsec
16 13 (3.08%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (18.72%) MySQL
2 30 (7.11%) Big Data
3 20 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.55%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.08%) MariaDB
6 12 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.84%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.18%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.18%) InfluxDB
11 5 (1.18%) Ingres
11 5 (1.18%) Redis
12 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.47%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon Aurora
14 1 (0.24%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 96 (22.75%) Git (software)
2 55 (13.03%) JIRA
3 48 (11.37%) Jenkins
4 25 (5.92%) Subversion
5 20 (4.74%) Bitbucket
6 17 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (4.03%) GitLab
7 15 (3.55%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.37%) NetBeans
9 9 (2.13%) Vagrant
10 8 (1.90%) gulp
10 8 (1.90%) Selenium
11 7 (1.66%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.66%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.42%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.42%) Postman
13 5 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.95%) Gradle
14 4 (0.95%) Maven
14 4 (0.95%) Travis CI
General
1 52 (12.32%) Finance
2 35 (8.29%) Retail
3 24 (5.69%) Public Sector
4 23 (5.45%) Legal
5 17 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.55%) Automotive
7 11 (2.61%) Marketing
8 9 (2.13%) Banking
9 7 (1.66%) Electronics
10 6 (1.42%) Law
10 6 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.42%) Police
11 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (18.25%) Developer
2 59 (13.98%) Administrator
2 59 (13.98%) Systems Administrator
3 52 (12.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (9.95%) Linux Engineer
5 39 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 36 (8.53%) Junior
7 32 (7.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 22 (5.21%) Unix Engineer
9 21 (4.98%) Junior Unix Engineer
9 21 (4.98%) PHP Developer
9 21 (4.98%) Platform Engineer
10 20 (4.74%) Analyst
10 20 (4.74%) IT Engineer
11 19 (4.50%) Software Engineer
11 19 (4.50%) Support Engineer
12 18 (4.27%) Architect
13 15 (3.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.32%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.32%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.56%) HTML
1 53 (12.56%) LAMP
2 48 (11.37%) CSS
3 34 (8.06%) React
4 33 (7.82%) Web Services
5 29 (6.87%) REST
6 28 (6.64%) jQuery
7 27 (6.40%) HTML5
7 27 (6.40%) Node.js
8 23 (5.45%) SOAP
9 21 (4.98%) Sass
10 20 (4.74%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (4.50%) AngularJS
11 19 (4.50%) Laravel
11 19 (4.50%) LDAP
12 15 (3.55%) RESTful
12 15 (3.55%) Vue.js
13 12 (2.84%) .NET
13 12 (2.84%) Spring
14 11 (2.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.90%) Public Cloud
2 39 (9.24%) Data Centre
3 34 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (7.35%) Linux Command Line
4 31 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (4.98%) Clustering
6 20 (4.74%) Replication
7 18 (4.27%) User Experience
8 15 (3.55%) Video\Live Streaming
9 14 (3.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 13 (3.08%) IPTV
10 13 (3.08%) MPEG
11 10 (2.37%) Eurex
12 8 (1.90%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.66%) Reinsurance
14 6 (1.42%) BBC
15 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.95%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 422 (100.00%) Linux
2 203 (48.10%) CentOS
3 194 (45.97%) Windows
4 86 (20.38%) Debian
5 85 (20.14%) Windows Server
6 71 (16.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 53 (12.56%) Unix
8 40 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (9.00%) Solaris
10 26 (6.16%) Fedora
11 14 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (2.37%) FreeBSD
13 9 (2.13%) SUSE
13 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.66%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.18%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.95%) Amazon Linux
16 4 (0.95%) Android
16 4 (0.95%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (33.41%) DevOps
2 123 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (17.06%) Configuration Management
4 65 (15.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 45 (10.66%) Software Engineering
6 44 (10.43%) Open Source
7 41 (9.72%) Test Automation
8 38 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
9 37 (8.77%) Computer Science
9 37 (8.77%) Cybersecurity
10 32 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (7.35%) Scrum
12 28 (6.64%) MVC
12 28 (6.64%) OO
12 28 (6.64%) Project Delivery
13 26 (6.16%) Fintech
13 26 (6.16%) Patch Management
14 25 (5.92%) Task Automation
15 24 (5.69%) ITIL
16 23 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 189 (44.79%) Python
2 155 (36.73%) Bash Shell
3 82 (19.43%) JavaScript
4 75 (17.77%) PowerShell
5 58 (13.74%) PHP
6 56 (13.27%) SQL
7 53 (12.56%) Java
8 52 (12.32%) Perl
9 42 (9.95%) C
10 40 (9.48%) Ruby
11 35 (8.29%) C++
12 34 (8.06%) Go
13 30 (7.11%) Shell Script
14 21 (4.98%) C#
15 9 (2.13%) PHP 7
16 7 (1.66%) Scala
17 5 (1.18%) Groovy
17 5 (1.18%) Java 8
17 5 (1.18%) Korn
17 5 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (14.45%) Degree
2 54 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.64%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (6.16%) SC Cleared
5 21 (4.98%) CCNA
5 21 (4.98%) MCSE
6 18 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.79%) CompTIA Security+
7 16 (3.79%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.79%) RHCE
8 14 (3.32%) CISSP
8 14 (3.32%) GIAC
8 14 (3.32%) Linux+ Certification
8 14 (3.32%) Network+ Certification
8 14 (3.32%) SANS
8 14 (3.32%) SSCP
9 10 (2.37%) CCNP
10 7 (1.66%) MCSA
11 4 (0.95%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.79%) QA
2 6 (1.42%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (1.42%) NCSC
3 4 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.71%) GDPR
4 3 (0.71%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.24%) JTAG
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 103 (24.41%) Docker
2 78 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (14.45%) Active Directory
4 42 (9.95%) NFS
5 29 (6.87%) Xen
6 27 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (5.21%) Hyper-V
7 22 (5.21%) KVM
8 17 (4.03%) Samba
9 14 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (3.32%) VirtualBox
10 13 (3.08%) vSphere
11 7 (1.66%) iptables
11 7 (1.66%) XenApp
12 5 (1.18%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.18%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.71%) Btrfs
13 3 (0.71%) Ceph
13 3 (0.71%) DRBD
13 3 (0.71%) LXC
Systems Management
1 122 (28.91%) Puppet
2 110 (26.07%) Ansible
3 78 (18.48%) Kubernetes
4 53 (12.56%) Nagios
5 49 (11.61%) ZABBIX
6 48 (11.37%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (10.66%) Terraform
8 31 (7.35%) WSUS
9 16 (3.79%) OpenNMS
9 16 (3.79%) SCOM
10 15 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
10 15 (3.55%) Grafana
10 15 (3.55%) SCCM
10 15 (3.55%) yum
11 14 (3.32%) vCenter Server
12 13 (3.08%) Red Hat Satellite
12 13 (3.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 12 (2.84%) Packer
14 10 (2.37%) cPanel
14 10 (2.37%) Plesk
Vendors
1 150 (35.55%) Red Hat
2 113 (26.78%) VMware
3 81 (19.19%) Microsoft
4 58 (13.74%) Cisco
5 43 (10.19%) Google
6 37 (8.77%) Dell
7 29 (6.87%) NetApp
8 19 (4.50%) SolarWinds
9 17 (4.03%) HP
10 16 (3.79%) SonicWALL
11 15 (3.55%) EMC
12 14 (3.32%) Cloudera
12 14 (3.32%) Hortonworks
13 13 (3.08%) Oracle
13 13 (3.08%) SaltStack
14 12 (2.84%) Citrix
15 11 (2.61%) Atlassian
16 10 (2.37%) Fidessa
16 10 (2.37%) ION Trading
16 10 (2.37%) Juniper