The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 125 98 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 11.27% 8.40% 12.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.94% 31.92% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 113 94 93
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £53,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
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 South Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
313 307 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.22% 26.33% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 289 285 233
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Linux
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Linux Salary Trend in South Wales

Linux
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in South Wales

Linux
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +23 80 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Bridgend +16 8 £36,500 +4.28%
Caerphilly -1 7 £34,000 -34.14%
Newport -2 7 £34,000 -11.11% 2
Torfaen -11 6 £34,000 - 1
Glamorgan - 3 - -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 94 (44.55%) Windows
2 80 (37.91%) VMware
3 66 (31.28%) UNIX
4 54 (25.59%) Firewall
5 52 (24.64%) Perl
5 52 (24.64%) Red Hat
6 49 (23.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 47 (22.27%) TCP/IP
8 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
9 41 (19.43%) Python
10 40 (18.96%) Java
10 40 (18.96%) Finance
10 40 (18.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (18.48%) SaaS
11 39 (18.48%) ITIL
12 37 (17.54%) SQL
13 34 (16.11%) Cisco
14 32 (15.17%) SAN
14 32 (15.17%) Apache
15 31 (14.69%) MySQL
16 30 (14.22%) HP
17 28 (13.27%) Welsh Language
18 27 (12.80%) Oracle
19 26 (12.32%) CentOS
20 25 (11.85%) SQL Server
21 24 (11.37%) Solaris
21 24 (11.37%) Degree
22 23 (10.90%) C++
22 23 (10.90%) LAMP
23 21 (9.95%) Tomcat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 32 (15.17%) Apache
2 21 (9.95%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.79%) IIS
4 4 (1.90%) nginx
4 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.42%) ColdFusion
5 3 (1.42%) Confluence
5 3 (1.42%) Node.js
5 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.79%) MS Office
3 5 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.48%) SaaS
2 8 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.59%) Firewall
2 47 (22.27%) TCP/IP
3 32 (15.17%) SAN
4 20 (9.48%) HTTP
5 17 (8.06%) VLAN
6 16 (7.58%) Wireshark
6 16 (7.58%) tcpdump
7 15 (7.11%) WAN
7 15 (7.11%) LAN
8 12 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (5.69%) BGP
9 11 (5.21%) DNS
9 11 (5.21%) Internet
9 11 (5.21%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (4.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (4.74%) OSPF
11 9 (4.27%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.79%) NAS
12 8 (3.79%) iSCSI
13 7 (3.32%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.69%) MySQL
2 25 (11.85%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.69%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.32%) Big Data
5 5 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.42%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.95%) Riak
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (0.95%) OLTP
8 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.95%) OLAP
9 1 (0.47%) DB2
9 1 (0.47%) Jackrabbit
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 15 (7.11%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.74%) JUnit
3 7 (3.32%) Selenium
4 6 (2.84%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.37%) Subversion
5 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.90%) JIRA
7 3 (1.42%) Ant
7 3 (1.42%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.42%) Gradle
7 3 (1.42%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (1.42%) Mockito
8 2 (0.95%) Maven
9 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.47%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.47%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.47%) JMeter
9 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (18.96%) Finance
2 28 (13.27%) Welsh Language
3 10 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.32%) Legal
5 6 (2.84%) French Language
5 6 (2.84%) German Language
5 6 (2.84%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.84%) Spanish Language
6 5 (2.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.90%) Advertising
8 3 (1.42%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (18.01%) Systems Engineer
2 33 (15.64%) Developer
3 23 (10.90%) Analyst
4 22 (10.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 18 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (8.06%) Administrator
7 15 (7.11%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.11%) Test Engineer
7 15 (7.11%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (6.64%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (6.16%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 11 (5.21%) Security Analyst
11 10 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
11 10 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (4.27%) Escalation Engineer
13 8 (3.79%) Software Engineer
14 7 (3.32%) Network Engineer
14 7 (3.32%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.90%) LAMP
2 17 (8.06%) Spring
3 15 (7.11%) HTML
3 15 (7.11%) Web Services
4 12 (5.69%) XML
5 11 (5.21%) Hibernate
6 9 (4.27%) CSS
6 9 (4.27%) jQuery
7 8 (3.79%) Java EE
8 6 (2.84%) JPA
8 6 (2.84%) .NET
9 5 (2.37%) JAX-WS
10 4 (1.90%) JSON
10 4 (1.90%) SVG
10 4 (1.90%) J2EE
11 3 (1.42%) Ajax
11 3 (1.42%) Grails
11 3 (1.42%) D3.js
11 3 (1.42%) Apache Cordova
11 3 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.53%) Clustering
3 7 (3.32%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.32%) DTV
4 5 (2.37%) iPad
5 4 (1.90%) HACMP
5 4 (1.90%) Firmware
5 4 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.42%) STB
6 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.42%) Arduino
7 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.95%) RIA
7 2 (0.95%) PKI
7 2 (0.95%) iSeries
7 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.95%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Wiki
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 94 (44.55%) Windows
2 66 (31.28%) UNIX
3 40 (18.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (12.32%) CentOS
5 24 (11.37%) Solaris
6 20 (9.48%) AIX
7 19 (9.00%) Debian
8 16 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (4.27%) Windows 7
12 8 (3.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (3.32%) Windows XP
14 6 (2.84%) Android
15 5 (2.37%) HPUX
15 5 (2.37%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.90%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.90%) SUSE
17 1 (0.47%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.48%) ITIL
2 18 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (8.06%) OO
4 16 (7.58%) Project Management
5 15 (7.11%) Software Engineering
6 14 (6.64%) Product Management
7 13 (6.16%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.16%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (5.69%) Incident Management
8 12 (5.69%) TDD
8 12 (5.69%) Scrum
8 12 (5.69%) Regression Testing
9 11 (5.21%) Network Design
10 10 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (3.79%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (3.79%) Change Management
12 7 (3.32%) UML
12 7 (3.32%) Service Management
12 7 (3.32%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (3.32%) Competitive Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 52 (24.64%) Perl
2 41 (19.43%) Python
3 40 (18.96%) Java
4 37 (17.54%) SQL
5 23 (10.90%) C++
6 19 (9.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (8.06%) Ruby
8 16 (7.58%) PHP
9 14 (6.64%) Bash Shell
10 12 (5.69%) C
11 11 (5.21%) C#
12 7 (3.32%) Korn
13 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.37%) Erlang
15 4 (1.90%) Groovy
16 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.95%) PHP5
17 2 (0.95%) AWK
17 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.95%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (11.37%) Degree
2 20 (9.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 18 (8.53%) RHCE
4 16 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (5.69%) CCNP
6 9 (4.27%) CCSE
6 9 (4.27%) JNCIS
7 8 (3.79%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.32%) CCNA
9 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.37%) MCITP
11 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.42%) CISSP
12 3 (1.42%) SAP Certification
12 3 (1.42%) CEH
13 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.95%) CISA
13 2 (0.95%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.74%) QA
2 5 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.90%) SLA
4 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (23.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.16%) Nmap
3 9 (4.27%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.79%) Xen
5 6 (2.84%) XenServer
6 4 (1.90%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.42%) NFS
7 3 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.95%) KVM
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.47%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 15 (7.11%) Nagios
2 14 (6.64%) Nessus
3 12 (5.69%) Puppet
4 8 (3.79%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.37%) SCOM
6 5 (2.37%) BMC Performance Manager
6 5 (2.37%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.47%) YUM
9 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.47%) SCCM
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
9 1 (0.47%) Ansible
9 1 (0.47%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 80 (37.91%) VMware
2 52 (24.64%) Red Hat
3 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 34 (16.11%) Cisco
5 30 (14.22%) HP
6 27 (12.80%) Oracle
7 15 (7.11%) IBM
8 14 (6.64%) NetApp
8 14 (6.64%) CheckPoint
9 12 (5.69%) Juniper
10 11 (5.21%) Blue Coat
11 9 (4.27%) Websense
11 9 (4.27%) Dell
11 9 (4.27%) 3PAR
11 9 (4.27%) F5
12 8 (3.79%) BMC
12 8 (3.79%) Sybase
13 7 (3.32%) JBoss
13 7 (3.32%) McAfee
13 7 (3.32%) SonicWALL
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