Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Ubuntu Linux
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 478 512 577
Rank change year-on-year +34 +65 -75
Permanent jobs citing Ubuntu 319 777 799
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 2.39% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 273 645 771
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 13,872 32,573 39,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.34% 22.81% 23.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11,272 25,728 31,704
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £41,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.61% +2.50%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 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 +24 285 £55,000 +10.00% 58
UK excluding London +42 171 £45,000 - 41
London +89 142 £65,000 - 20
South East +84 43 £55,000 +15.79% 15
South West +29 31 £35,000 -26.32% 8
North of England +126 28 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Work from Home +60 24 £60,000 -17.24% 8
East of England +39 20 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Midlands +89 19 £50,000 +19.05% 5
Yorkshire +121 16 £45,000 -
East Midlands +91 16 £50,000 +5.26%
Scotland +98 14 £35,000 -21.79% 3
Northern Ireland +25 10 £30,000 -
North West +86 6 £60,000 +84.62% 4
Wales +31 6 £45,000 -8.16%
North East +24 6 £52,500 +5.00% 1
West Midlands +65 3 £50,000 +25.00% 5

For the 6 months to 8 August 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Linux
2 156 (48.90%) Python
3 129 (40.44%) Windows
4 121 (37.93%) CentOS
5 114 (35.74%) DevOps
6 112 (35.11%) AWS
7 107 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
8 104 (32.60%) Bash Shell
9 98 (30.72%) Red Hat
10 91 (28.53%) Docker
11 86 (26.96%) JavaScript
12 82 (25.71%) Git (software)
13 76 (23.82%) MySQL
14 75 (23.51%) Ansible
15 70 (21.94%) PowerShell
16 65 (20.38%) PHP
17 64 (20.06%) Kubernetes
18 63 (19.75%) Azure
19 61 (19.12%) VMware
20 59 (18.50%) Firewall
21 58 (18.18%) Debian
22 55 (17.24%) Java
23 53 (16.61%) JIRA
24 52 (16.30%) Terraform
25 49 (15.36%) Puppet
25 49 (15.36%) Jenkins
25 49 (15.36%) DNS
26 47 (14.73%) Active Directory
26 47 (14.73%) Windows Server
27 46 (14.42%) Apache

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 46 (14.42%) Apache
2 41 (12.85%) Confluence
3 27 (8.46%) OpenStack
4 24 (7.52%) Tomcat
5 16 (5.02%) nginx
6 14 (4.39%) CloudStack
7 11 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.19%) CMS
10 5 (1.57%) WordPress
11 4 (1.25%) Drupal
11 4 (1.25%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Fuse
11 4 (1.25%) SilverStripe
12 3 (0.94%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.94%) Gluu
13 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Magento
2 4 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 112 (35.11%) AWS
2 63 (19.75%) Azure
3 26 (8.15%) SaaS
4 24 (7.52%) PaaS
5 19 (5.96%) IaaS
6 16 (5.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 16 (5.02%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (4.39%) Serverless
8 13 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (4.08%) GitHub
9 12 (3.76%) GCP
10 11 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 10 (3.13%) DigitalOcean
11 10 (3.13%) Heroku
12 9 (2.82%) Datadog
12 9 (2.82%) npm
13 7 (2.19%) Slack
14 6 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (1.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (18.50%) Firewall
2 49 (15.36%) DNS
3 43 (13.48%) TCP/IP
4 30 (9.40%) DHCP
5 23 (7.21%) HTTP
5 23 (7.21%) SAN
6 22 (6.90%) VPN
7 15 (4.70%) SSH
8 13 (4.08%) SMTP
9 11 (3.45%) LAN
9 11 (3.45%) WAN
10 10 (3.13%) FIX Connectivity
10 10 (3.13%) NAS
10 10 (3.13%) Network Security
11 9 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 9 (2.82%) VLAN
12 7 (2.19%) SSL
13 5 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
13 5 (1.57%) OpenVPN
13 5 (1.57%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (23.82%) MySQL
2 31 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (5.96%) SQL Server
4 17 (5.33%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.08%) CouchDB
6 11 (3.45%) MariaDB
6 11 (3.45%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.82%) Redis
7 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (2.19%) Big Data
9 6 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
12 2 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
12 2 (0.63%) QGIS
13 1 (0.31%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 82 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 53 (16.61%) JIRA
3 49 (15.36%) Jenkins
4 27 (8.46%) GitLab
5 20 (6.27%) Bitbucket
6 17 (5.33%) Selenium
7 16 (5.02%) Vagrant
8 15 (4.70%) Visual Studio
9 14 (4.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.82%) Maven
11 7 (2.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (1.88%) Appium
12 6 (1.88%) Bitbucket Server
12 6 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.88%) eggPlant
12 6 (1.88%) JUnit
12 6 (1.88%) LoadRunner
12 6 (1.88%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.88%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.88%) TestRail
General
1 40 (12.54%) Finance
2 19 (5.96%) Retail
3 13 (4.08%) Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Automotive
4 10 (3.13%) Marketing
5 9 (2.82%) Legal
5 9 (2.82%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.51%) Law
6 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.25%) Games
9 3 (0.94%) Electronics
9 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 75 (23.51%) Developer
2 44 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (12.54%) Administrator
4 38 (11.91%) Linux Engineer
5 34 (10.66%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (6.58%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.96%) Platform Engineer
8 18 (5.64%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (5.64%) Linux Administrator
9 17 (5.33%) Analyst
9 17 (5.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 16 (5.02%) Python Developer
11 14 (4.39%) Junior
11 14 (4.39%) PHP Developer
11 14 (4.39%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
13 12 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
13 12 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.76%) Java Engineer
13 12 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.85%) HTML
2 33 (10.34%) LAMP
3 31 (9.72%) CSS
4 28 (8.78%) Laravel
5 27 (8.46%) .NET
6 26 (8.15%) Node.js
7 24 (7.52%) AngularJS
7 24 (7.52%) Web Services
8 22 (6.90%) REST
9 21 (6.58%) React
10 19 (5.96%) jQuery
10 19 (5.96%) JSON
11 17 (5.33%) Symfony
12 16 (5.02%) CSS3
12 16 (5.02%) Elastic Stack
12 16 (5.02%) J2EE
12 16 (5.02%) XML
13 14 (4.39%) HTML5
14 13 (4.08%) Ajax
14 13 (4.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.52%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.96%) Linux Command Line
4 16 (5.02%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.70%) Cloud Native
6 13 (4.08%) Clustering
6 13 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (3.45%) NHS
7 11 (3.45%) User Experience
8 10 (3.13%) Eurex
8 10 (3.13%) Smartphone
9 7 (2.19%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.57%) Replication
11 4 (1.25%) Blog
11 4 (1.25%) Cyberattack
11 4 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 319 (100.00%) Linux
2 129 (40.44%) Windows
3 121 (37.93%) CentOS
4 58 (18.18%) Debian
5 47 (14.73%) Windows Server
6 42 (13.17%) Unix
7 36 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (7.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (5.64%) Solaris
10 17 (5.33%) SUSE
11 14 (4.39%) FreeBSD
12 9 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (2.51%) FreeNAS
13 8 (2.51%) Mac OS X
14 7 (2.19%) Android
14 7 (2.19%) Apple iOS
14 7 (2.19%) Fedora
15 6 (1.88%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (35.74%) DevOps
2 107 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (14.11%) Configuration Management
4 42 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (12.23%) Test Automation
6 38 (11.91%) Open Source
7 35 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (10.97%) Fintech
8 31 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 29 (9.09%) Infrastructure Automation
9 29 (9.09%) OOP
9 29 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 28 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (8.78%) High Availability
11 27 (8.46%) OO
12 24 (7.52%) Decision-Making
13 22 (6.90%) Project Delivery
14 21 (6.58%) Infrastructure as Code
14 21 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
15 20 (6.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 156 (48.90%) Python
2 104 (32.60%) Bash Shell
3 86 (26.96%) JavaScript
4 70 (21.94%) PowerShell
5 65 (20.38%) PHP
6 55 (17.24%) Java
7 45 (14.11%) SQL
8 43 (13.48%) Perl
9 36 (11.29%) Shell Script
10 32 (10.03%) C
11 30 (9.40%) Ruby
12 25 (7.84%) C++
13 23 (7.21%) C#
14 18 (5.64%) Go
15 9 (2.82%) PHP 7
16 7 (2.19%) ES6
16 7 (2.19%) R
16 7 (2.19%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.88%) VB
18 5 (1.57%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 36 (11.29%) Degree
1 36 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.13%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.88%) CCNA
6 6 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.88%) CISSP
6 6 (1.88%) GIAC
6 6 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.88%) RHCE
6 6 (1.88%) SANS
7 5 (1.57%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (1.25%) Linux+ Certification
8 4 (1.25%) MCSE
8 4 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (1.25%) SSCP
9 3 (0.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.39%) QA
2 7 (2.19%) SLA
3 4 (1.25%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (1.25%) NCSC
4 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (28.53%) Docker
2 47 (14.73%) Active Directory
3 45 (14.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (5.96%) KVM
4 19 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (5.02%) NFS
6 15 (4.70%) Xen
7 12 (3.76%) Hyper-V
8 10 (3.13%) Ceph
9 8 (2.51%) LXC
10 6 (1.88%) Btrfs
10 6 (1.88%) DRBD
11 5 (1.57%) iptables
12 4 (1.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (1.25%) Gluster
12 4 (1.25%) GlusterFS
12 4 (1.25%) GPFS
12 4 (1.25%) Lustre
12 4 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (23.51%) Ansible
2 64 (20.06%) Kubernetes
3 52 (16.30%) Terraform
4 49 (15.36%) Puppet
5 22 (6.90%) Packer
6 20 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (6.27%) ZABBIX
7 18 (5.64%) Nagios
8 12 (3.76%) Grafana
8 12 (3.76%) Rundeck
9 11 (3.45%) Proxmox
10 10 (3.13%) WSUS
11 7 (2.19%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.19%) SCCM
11 7 (2.19%) SCOM
12 6 (1.88%) Check_MK
12 6 (1.88%) HP ALM
13 5 (1.57%) Icinga
14 4 (1.25%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (1.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 98 (30.72%) Red Hat
2 61 (19.12%) VMware
3 38 (11.91%) Microsoft
4 21 (6.58%) Atlassian
5 19 (5.96%) Dell
5 19 (5.96%) Google
6 18 (5.64%) Oracle
7 15 (4.70%) NetApp
7 15 (4.70%) Percona
7 15 (4.70%) SaltStack
8 12 (3.76%) HP
8 12 (3.76%) Juniper
8 12 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (3.45%) Splunk
10 10 (3.13%) Bloomberg
10 10 (3.13%) CQG
10 10 (3.13%) Fidessa
10 10 (3.13%) Rackspace
10 10 (3.13%) Reuters
10 10 (3.13%) Trayport