The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgend region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 9.30% 4.04% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 11.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Average salary £39,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Linux
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bridgend region.

Operating Systems Category
Bridgend
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 35 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgend 18.60% 35.35% -
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 0
Average salary £39,000 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Bridgend region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgend

Linux
Salary Trend in Bridgend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Bridgend region.

Linux Salary Trend in Bridgend

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgend

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
2 6 (66.67%) McAfee
2 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) Websense
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 6 (66.67%) LAN
2 6 (66.67%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) RIP
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 6 (66.67%) CCSE
2 6 (66.67%) Network Design
2 6 (66.67%) JNCIS
2 6 (66.67%) SonicWALL
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (66.67%) Aruba
2 6 (66.67%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Lumension
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgend by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bridgend region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) LAN
1 6 (66.67%) WAN
1 6 (66.67%) RIP
1 6 (66.67%) OSPF
1 6 (66.67%) BGP
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 6 (66.67%) Escalation Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) STL
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) Qt
1 1 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) OOP
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (66.67%) CCSE
1 6 (66.67%) JNCIS
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
1 1 (11.11%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (66.67%) Juniper
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 6 (66.67%) McAfee
1 6 (66.67%) Websense
1 6 (66.67%) SonicWALL
1 6 (66.67%) Aruba
1 6 (66.67%) F5
1 6 (66.67%) Lumension
1 6 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard
2 1 (11.11%) Sony
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) BMC