Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 614 472 577
Rank change year-on-year -142 +105 -64
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 478 233 611
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.19% 2.22% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 269 204 498
10th Percentile £26,850 £32,500 £29,375
25th Percentile £33,750 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -9.52%
75th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £83,350 £73,375 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.96% -5.00%

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 21,805 10,498 31,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.35% 21.48% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15,455 8,802 25,165
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,525 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,594
% change year-on-year - +10.85% -0.99%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -151 437 £50,000 -6.10% 104
UK excluding London -83 322 £40,000 -20.00% 78
South West -12 123 £40,000 -15.79% 14
London -230 110 £70,000 +7.69% 28
South East -119 84 £38,625 -29.77% 18
Work from Home -240 63 £55,000 -8.33% 21
Midlands -92 50 £50,000 -9.09% 15
North of England -98 50 £47,500 +7.95% 16
West Midlands -80 35 £55,000 - 11
North West -67 24 £54,000 -8.09% 6
East Midlands -72 15 £46,000 -14.42% 4
North East -25 14 £33,500 -20.24% 5
Yorkshire -95 12 £50,000 +25.00% 5
East of England -109 12 £37,500 - 10
Wales -53 1 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland -82 1 £25,000 +28.21% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £88,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 478 (100.00%) Linux
2 251 (52.51%) Python
3 249 (52.09%) AWS
4 210 (43.93%) DevOps
5 194 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
6 184 (38.49%) JavaScript
7 168 (35.15%) Azure
8 152 (31.80%) CentOS
9 132 (27.62%) Security Cleared
9 132 (27.62%) Docker
10 130 (27.20%) PostgreSQL
11 126 (26.36%) CSS
12 119 (24.90%) Software Engineering
13 118 (24.69%) Git (software)
13 118 (24.69%) MySQL
13 118 (24.69%) React
14 115 (24.06%) Ansible
14 115 (24.06%) Windows
15 97 (20.29%) QGIS
16 90 (18.83%) PHP
16 90 (18.83%) Red Hat
17 89 (18.62%) GIS
17 89 (18.62%) GeoServer
17 89 (18.62%) OpenLayers
17 89 (18.62%) Kubernetes
18 88 (18.41%) Leaflet
19 85 (17.78%) Bash Shell
19 85 (17.78%) Firewall
19 85 (17.78%) HTTP
20 77 (16.11%) PowerShell

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 89 (18.62%) GeoServer
2 42 (8.79%) nginx
3 34 (7.11%) Apache
4 25 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (5.23%) MS Exchange
5 22 (4.60%) Confluence
6 20 (4.18%) ArcGIS
7 18 (3.77%) Tomcat
8 17 (3.56%) CMS
8 17 (3.56%) WordPress
9 14 (2.93%) OpenStack
10 10 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.46%) IIS
12 7 (1.46%) JBoss
13 3 (0.63%) Jetty
14 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.21%) Drupal
15 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) 1Password
Business Applications
1 24 (5.02%) Magento
2 11 (2.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 249 (52.09%) AWS
2 168 (35.15%) Azure
3 44 (9.21%) GCP
4 34 (7.11%) Amazon S3
5 29 (6.07%) Amazon EC2
5 29 (6.07%) GitHub
6 25 (5.23%) Microsoft 365
7 20 (4.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 19 (3.97%) SaaS
9 13 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 12 (2.51%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.88%) CloudFront
13 8 (1.67%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (1.67%) Slack
14 7 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.46%) Datadog
14 7 (1.46%) PaaS
14 7 (1.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 85 (17.78%) Firewall
1 85 (17.78%) HTTP
2 60 (12.55%) DNS
3 48 (10.04%) DHCP
4 45 (9.41%) VPN
5 28 (5.86%) SSH
6 20 (4.18%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.77%) VLAN
8 16 (3.35%) OSPF
9 15 (3.14%) IPv4
10 13 (2.72%) SAN
11 12 (2.51%) Network Security
12 11 (2.30%) FIX Connectivity
12 11 (2.30%) LAN
12 11 (2.30%) WAN
13 10 (2.09%) SSL
14 7 (1.46%) Broadband
15 6 (1.26%) DMZ
15 6 (1.26%) NAS
16 5 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (27.20%) PostgreSQL
2 118 (24.69%) MySQL
3 97 (20.29%) QGIS
4 89 (18.62%) GIS
5 20 (4.18%) Amazon RDS
6 18 (3.77%) SQL Server
7 15 (3.14%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.30%) Geospatial Data
8 11 (2.30%) Redis
9 7 (1.46%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.63%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.63%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.42%) OpenStack Swift
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.21%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.21%) Scylla
13 1 (0.21%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 118 (24.69%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.16%) JIRA
3 37 (7.74%) Jenkins
4 36 (7.53%) Bitbucket
5 12 (2.51%) GitLab
5 12 (2.51%) Subversion
6 7 (1.46%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.84%) Maven
8 3 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.63%) PhpStorm
8 3 (0.63%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.63%) Xdebug
9 2 (0.42%) Emacs
9 2 (0.42%) Postman
9 2 (0.42%) Spinnaker
9 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.42%) webpack
10 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 63 (13.18%) Social Skills
2 58 (12.13%) Finance
3 38 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.23%) Public Sector
5 21 (4.39%) Banking
5 21 (4.39%) Legal
6 17 (3.56%) Marketing
7 16 (3.35%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.26%) Law
10 5 (1.05%) Advertising
10 5 (1.05%) Retail
11 4 (0.84%) Electronics
11 4 (0.84%) Fire and Rescue
11 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.63%) Games
12 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.42%) International Banking
13 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (25.52%) Developer
2 78 (16.32%) Software Engineer
3 53 (11.09%) PHP Developer
4 47 (9.83%) Administrator
5 42 (8.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (7.95%) Analyst
6 38 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
7 37 (7.74%) Support Analyst
8 32 (6.69%) Applications Support
8 32 (6.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 32 (6.69%) Architect
9 29 (6.07%) Linux Engineer
10 28 (5.86%) Python Developer
11 25 (5.23%) Senior Software Engineer
12 21 (4.39%) GIS Analyst
12 21 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (4.39%) Senior Applications Support
12 21 (4.39%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 21 (4.39%) Senior GIS Analyst
12 21 (4.39%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (26.36%) CSS
2 118 (24.69%) React
3 89 (18.62%) OpenLayers
4 88 (18.41%) Leaflet
5 63 (13.18%) HTML
6 56 (11.72%) Django
7 41 (8.58%) Web Services
8 39 (8.16%) Laravel
9 34 (7.11%) Node.js
10 33 (6.90%) LAMP
11 31 (6.49%) REST
12 29 (6.07%) RESTful
13 28 (5.86%) jQuery
13 28 (5.86%) LEMP Stack
14 25 (5.23%) Vue.js
15 24 (5.02%) AngularJS
15 24 (5.02%) Flask
15 24 (5.02%) Symfony
15 24 (5.02%) Zend Framework
16 21 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (6.07%) Linux Command Line
3 25 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.97%) User Experience
5 14 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.93%) NHS
5 14 (2.93%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.30%) Eurex
7 11 (2.30%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.09%) Smart City
9 9 (1.88%) Clustering
10 8 (1.67%) Legacy Code
11 7 (1.46%) Social Media
12 6 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.05%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.05%) Fibre Optics
13 5 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 478 (100.00%) Linux
2 152 (31.80%) CentOS
3 115 (24.06%) Windows
4 75 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (12.76%) Debian
6 60 (12.55%) Windows Server
7 49 (10.25%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (6.69%) Unix
9 32 (6.69%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (3.56%) Solaris
11 14 (2.93%) SUSE
12 12 (2.51%) CoreOS
13 10 (2.09%) Windows 10
14 7 (1.46%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.63%) Kali Linux
16 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.42%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (43.93%) DevOps
2 194 (40.59%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (24.90%) Software Engineering
4 57 (11.92%) Configuration Management
5 45 (9.41%) ITIL
6 43 (9.00%) Full Stack Development
7 42 (8.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 41 (8.58%) Infrastructure as Code
8 41 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (8.37%) Scrum
10 39 (8.16%) Computer Science
11 38 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (7.32%) Machine Learning
13 34 (7.11%) Web Development
14 32 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (6.07%) Open Source
16 28 (5.86%) Migration
16 28 (5.86%) MVC
17 27 (5.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 251 (52.51%) Python
2 184 (38.49%) JavaScript
3 90 (18.83%) PHP
4 85 (17.78%) Bash Shell
5 77 (16.11%) PowerShell
6 57 (11.92%) Java
7 49 (10.25%) SQL
8 30 (6.28%) Perl
9 29 (6.07%) C++
10 20 (4.18%) Ruby
11 13 (2.72%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.51%) Go
13 10 (2.09%) C#
14 9 (1.88%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.67%) Groovy
16 7 (1.46%) CFML
17 6 (1.26%) Apple Swift
18 5 (1.05%) C
19 3 (0.63%) Scala
20 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (27.62%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.07%) Degree
3 19 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.93%) AWS Certification
6 12 (2.51%) MCSA
7 9 (1.88%) MCSE
8 5 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.05%) HNC
8 5 (1.05%) MCITP
9 4 (0.84%) MCDST
9 4 (0.84%) MCP
10 3 (0.63%) CCNA
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.42%) IISP
11 2 (0.42%) OCP
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.14%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.63%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.42%) NCSC
5 2 (0.42%) NIST
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 132 (27.62%) Docker
2 51 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 41 (8.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.05%) iptables
7 5 (1.05%) KVM
8 3 (0.63%) NFS
8 3 (0.63%) vSphere
9 2 (0.42%) Ceph
9 2 (0.42%) Firmware
9 2 (0.42%) GPFS
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.42%) Samba
9 2 (0.42%) vCloud
9 2 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.21%) pfSense
10 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 115 (24.06%) Ansible
2 89 (18.62%) Kubernetes
3 73 (15.27%) Terraform
4 70 (14.64%) Puppet
5 32 (6.69%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.72%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (2.72%) Nagios
7 11 (2.30%) HAProxy
8 10 (2.09%) Icinga
8 10 (2.09%) Prometheus
9 8 (1.67%) Jamf Pro
9 8 (1.67%) Rancher
9 8 (1.67%) SCCM
10 6 (1.26%) logstash
10 6 (1.26%) Rundeck
11 5 (1.05%) SCOM
12 4 (0.84%) Bacula
12 4 (0.84%) Bareos
12 4 (0.84%) Packer
12 4 (0.84%) yum
Vendors
1 90 (18.83%) Red Hat
2 68 (14.23%) Microsoft
3 54 (11.30%) VMware
4 40 (8.37%) Cisco
5 37 (7.74%) Google
6 29 (6.07%) Oracle
7 26 (5.44%) Zend
8 17 (3.56%) New Relic
8 17 (3.56%) WooCommerce
9 15 (3.14%) Bloomberg
9 15 (3.14%) Reuters
10 11 (2.30%) CQG
10 11 (2.30%) Fidessa
10 11 (2.30%) ION Trading
10 11 (2.30%) Patsystems
10 11 (2.30%) Trayport
11 10 (2.09%) Mapbox
12 8 (1.67%) Apple
13 7 (1.46%) SaltStack
14 6 (1.26%) Juniper