Linux Jobs with Work from Home Options

Linux
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 32 32 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2,227 3,119 6,476
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.54% 7.81% 9.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.34% 50.67% 50.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,438 2,117 3,476
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.00% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £77,500 £82,548 £76,250
90th Percentile £91,934 £100,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

All Operating Systems
Work from Home

Linux 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 WFH option and a requirement for operating system skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4,607 6,156 12,852
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 13.53% 15.42% 17.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,549 4,506 7,466
10th Percentile £30,463 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £41,250 £40,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £67,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%

Linux
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Linux trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Linux.

Linux salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Linux over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Linux salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 132 (5.93%) Apache
2 68 (3.05%) IIS
3 57 (2.56%) nginx
4 56 (2.51%) Microsoft Exchange
5 53 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 49 (2.20%) ArcGIS
7 48 (2.16%) GeoServer
8 33 (1.48%) OpenStack
8 33 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 29 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 17 (0.76%) Confluence
11 6 (0.27%) WordPress
12 5 (0.22%) CMS
12 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.13%) CloudStack
14 3 (0.13%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.13%) JBoss
15 2 (0.090%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.090%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 36 (1.62%) Simulink
2 25 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.36%) GNU Octave
5 5 (0.22%) OrCAD
5 5 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (0.22%) Trello
6 4 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.090%) CATIA
7 2 (0.090%) NASTRAN
8 1 (0.045%) 1Password
8 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 48 (2.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 27 (1.21%) NEC Housing
3 13 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.090%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.045%) Endur
7 1 (0.045%) Findur
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.045%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.045%) Shopify
7 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 790 (35.47%) Azure
2 689 (30.94%) AWS
3 266 (11.94%) Entra ID
4 122 (5.48%) Microsoft 365
5 102 (4.58%) Amazon S3
5 102 (4.58%) GCP
6 91 (4.09%) GitHub
7 83 (3.73%) Amazon EKS
7 83 (3.73%) SaaS
8 49 (2.20%) Serverless
9 48 (2.16%) Amazon SQS
9 48 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
10 43 (1.93%) OpenShift
11 42 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (1.71%) Azure DevOps
13 33 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
14 31 (1.39%) Power Platform
15 30 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 25 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (1.12%) Azure Monitor
Communications & Networking
1 326 (14.64%) Firewall
2 238 (10.69%) 5G
3 221 (9.92%) Broadband
4 210 (9.43%) DNS
5 165 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 159 (7.14%) VPN
7 124 (5.57%) Internet
8 112 (5.03%) DHCP
9 87 (3.91%) WAN
10 81 (3.64%) SAN
11 73 (3.28%) LAN
12 68 (3.05%) SNMP
13 65 (2.92%) IPsec
14 62 (2.78%) BGP
15 60 (2.69%) SSL
16 58 (2.60%) Wireless
17 56 (2.51%) Network Security
18 43 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
19 39 (1.75%) RS-232
20 38 (1.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 148 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
3 139 (6.24%) MongoDB
4 119 (5.34%) MySQL
5 108 (4.85%) Oracle Database
6 100 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 98 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
8 76 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
9 64 (2.87%) RDBMS
10 58 (2.60%) GIS
11 57 (2.56%) NoSQL
12 48 (2.16%) QGIS
13 41 (1.84%) DB2
14 32 (1.44%) Redis
15 25 (1.12%) Power BI
16 18 (0.81%) BigQuery
17 15 (0.67%) Amazon Aurora
18 13 (0.58%) Data Hub
18 13 (0.58%) Tableau
19 12 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 186 (8.35%) Git
2 137 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 134 (6.02%) JIRA
4 78 (3.50%) GitLab
5 41 (1.84%) Subversion
6 25 (1.12%) Vagrant
7 24 (1.08%) IBM UrbanCode
8 23 (1.03%) Artifactory
9 17 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.72%) CMake
11 15 (0.67%) TeamCity
12 14 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 12 (0.54%) webpack
14 10 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.45%) Trac
15 8 (0.36%) IntelliJ
16 7 (0.31%) CircleCI
16 7 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
17 6 (0.27%) git-flow
17 6 (0.27%) Snyk
General
1 546 (24.52%) Social Skills
2 414 (18.59%) Finance
3 365 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
4 303 (13.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 125 (5.61%) Public Sector
6 111 (4.98%) Aerospace
7 99 (4.45%) Banking
8 95 (4.27%) Telecoms
9 76 (3.41%) Electronics
10 68 (3.05%) Manufacturing
11 59 (2.65%) Retail
12 55 (2.47%) Presentation Skills
13 43 (1.93%) Automotive
14 39 (1.75%) Law
14 39 (1.75%) Marketing
14 39 (1.75%) Military
15 29 (1.30%) Financial Institution
15 29 (1.30%) Police
16 27 (1.21%) Local Government
17 20 (0.90%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 573 (25.73%) Senior
2 395 (17.74%) Software Engineer
3 235 (10.55%) Developer
4 214 (9.61%) Linux Specialist
5 213 (9.56%) Technical Specialist
6 201 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
7 194 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 178 (7.99%) Senior Software Engineer
9 156 (7.00%) Lead
10 149 (6.69%) Embedded Engineer
11 137 (6.15%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 132 (5.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 129 (5.79%) Senior Linux Specialist
14 128 (5.75%) Senior Technical Specialist
14 128 (5.75%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
15 120 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
16 119 (5.34%) Architect
17 103 (4.63%) Consultant
18 87 (3.91%) Support Engineer
19 84 (3.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
2 116 (5.21%) React
3 80 (3.59%) HTML
4 76 (3.41%) REST
5 71 (3.19%) .NET
6 69 (3.10%) YAML
7 68 (3.05%) Web Services
8 67 (3.01%) Django
9 59 (2.65%) CSS
10 50 (2.25%) Middleware
11 49 (2.20%) Leaflet
11 49 (2.20%) OpenLayers
11 49 (2.20%) PostGIS
11 49 (2.20%) Spring Boot
12 46 (2.07%) Node.js
13 42 (1.89%) SOAP
14 38 (1.71%) Yocto
15 34 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
15 34 (1.53%) Kafka
15 34 (1.53%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.47%) Social Media
2 175 (7.86%) Data Centre
3 164 (7.36%) Public Cloud
4 85 (3.82%) IoT
5 82 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 73 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
7 53 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 52 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
9 45 (2.02%) FPGA
10 44 (1.98%) Client/Server
11 43 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
12 41 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
13 38 (1.71%) Algorithms
14 37 (1.66%) PKI
15 36 (1.62%) Device Driver
16 34 (1.53%) Distributed Systems
17 30 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
18 28 (1.26%) Clustering
19 27 (1.21%) Cyberattack
20 26 (1.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 833 (37.40%) Windows
2 398 (17.87%) Ubuntu
3 237 (10.64%) Unix
4 225 (10.10%) Windows Server
5 187 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 147 (6.60%) Embedded Linux
7 89 (4.00%) CentOS
8 61 (2.74%) Windows Server 2016
9 59 (2.65%) Solaris
10 54 (2.42%) Data ONTAP
11 49 (2.20%) Android
12 47 (2.11%) VMS
13 43 (1.93%) AIX
14 40 (1.80%) Debian
15 33 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
16 25 (1.12%) zOS
17 24 (1.08%) Apple iOS
18 22 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (0.94%) Mac OS X
19 21 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (24.29%) Software Engineering
2 538 (24.16%) DevOps
3 521 (23.39%) Agile
4 367 (16.48%) Cybersecurity
5 364 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
6 319 (14.32%) Artificial Intelligence
7 316 (14.19%) CI/CD
8 278 (12.48%) Actionable Insight
9 275 (12.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 225 (10.10%) CRM
11 224 (10.06%) IT Strategy
12 215 (9.65%) Technology Strategy
13 210 (9.43%) Infrastructure as Code
14 200 (8.98%) Computer Science
15 194 (8.71%) Mentoring
16 185 (8.31%) Project Management
17 168 (7.54%) Scrum
18 160 (7.18%) Open Source
19 151 (6.78%) Collaborative Working
20 150 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 683 (30.67%) Python
2 446 (20.03%) Bash
3 338 (15.18%) C
4 292 (13.11%) SQL
5 247 (11.09%) Java
6 219 (9.83%) C++
7 200 (8.98%) PowerShell
8 190 (8.53%) JavaScript
9 128 (5.75%) C#
10 123 (5.52%) Embedded C
11 83 (3.73%) Shell Script
12 77 (3.46%) PHP
13 76 (3.41%) Rust
14 57 (2.56%) Perl
15 52 (2.33%) TypeScript
16 40 (1.80%) VB
17 39 (1.75%) Ruby
18 37 (1.66%) Go
19 31 (1.39%) Groovy
20 28 (1.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 559 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 395 (17.74%) Degree
3 281 (12.62%) SC Cleared
4 150 (6.74%) DV Cleared
5 138 (6.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 89 (4.00%) AWS Certification
7 78 (3.50%) Azure Certification
8 56 (2.51%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 38 (1.71%) Master's Degree
10 33 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (1.35%) CISSP
12 29 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 28 (1.26%) CCNA
13 28 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
15 23 (1.03%) CISM
16 18 (0.81%) CISA
17 17 (0.76%) MCSE
17 17 (0.76%) PMI Certification
18 16 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (1.93%) QA
2 29 (1.30%) Accessibility
2 29 (1.30%) SLA
3 22 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.72%) NIST
5 13 (0.58%) ITGC
5 13 (0.58%) MISRA
5 13 (0.58%) PMO
6 10 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.27%) Def Stans
8 6 (0.27%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.22%) SOC 2
10 4 (0.18%) GDPR
11 3 (0.13%) GRC
11 3 (0.13%) NCSC
12 2 (0.090%) NIST 800
System Software
1 463 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 424 (19.04%) Docker
3 221 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (5.07%) Hyper-V
5 64 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (2.33%) Firmware
7 46 (2.07%) vSphere
8 30 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.76%) Embedded Firmware
10 17 (0.76%) pfSense
10 17 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.72%) NFS
12 12 (0.54%) KVM
13 11 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.22%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.18%) Ceph
18 3 (0.13%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 450 (20.21%) Ansible
2 404 (18.14%) Kubernetes
3 328 (14.73%) Terraform
4 257 (11.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 210 (9.43%) Jamf Pro
6 88 (3.95%) Prometheus
7 87 (3.91%) vCenter Server
8 83 (3.73%) Puppet
9 73 (3.28%) Grafana
10 66 (2.96%) Progress Chef
11 45 (2.02%) ZABBIX
12 43 (1.93%) SCCM
13 40 (1.80%) WSUS
14 39 (1.75%) SCOM
15 32 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 32 (1.44%) Nagios
16 24 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
17 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
18 15 (0.67%) FortiGate
19 13 (0.58%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 557 (25.01%) Microsoft
2 329 (14.77%) VMware
3 251 (11.27%) Oracle
4 210 (9.43%) CyberArk
4 210 (9.43%) Tanium
5 168 (7.54%) Red Hat
6 92 (4.13%) NetApp
7 73 (3.28%) Cisco
8 61 (2.74%) IBM
9 59 (2.65%) Palo Alto
10 54 (2.42%) SolidFire
11 49 (2.20%) ESRI
12 48 (2.16%) Sparx
13 44 (1.98%) Google
14 43 (1.93%) Dell
14 43 (1.93%) Juniper
15 40 (1.80%) SAP
16 37 (1.66%) Veeam
17 33 (1.48%) Citrix
18 32 (1.44%) SolarWinds