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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 149 84 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 12.52% 8.32% 10.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.05% 32.18% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 132 73 104
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,900 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
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
363 261 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 30.50% 25.84% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 316 236 240
Average salary £37,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.12% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,800 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 +7 65 £35,500 +7.57% 7
Torfaen +5 37 £45,500 +46.77%
Newport +1 18 £35,000 +2.94% 4
Caerphilly 0 9 £40,000 -9.09%
Bridgend +4 4 £37,000 +21.31%
Glamorgan - 3 £31,250 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £26,000 -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (38.21%) Windows
2 66 (26.83%) Java
2 66 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (26.42%) Perl
4 62 (25.20%) VMware
5 57 (23.17%) UNIX
6 53 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 53 (21.54%) TCP/IP
7 48 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 46 (18.70%) Apache
9 45 (18.29%) Python
10 44 (17.89%) MySQL
11 42 (17.07%) Red Hat
12 41 (16.67%) Finance
13 37 (15.04%) Bash Shell
14 35 (14.23%) Big Data
14 35 (14.23%) HTTP
15 34 (13.82%) Advertising
16 33 (13.41%) E-Commerce
16 33 (13.41%) SQL
16 33 (13.41%) C++
17 32 (13.01%) HTML
17 32 (13.01%) Data Mining
17 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (13.01%) PaaS
17 32 (13.01%) Mobile Marketing
17 32 (13.01%) Marketing
17 32 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 31 (12.60%) SaaS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 46 (18.70%) Apache
2 16 (6.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 16 (6.50%) WebSphere
3 15 (6.10%) IIS
4 13 (5.28%) Tomcat
4 13 (5.28%) Confluence
5 11 (4.47%) Node.js
5 11 (4.47%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.44%) JBoss
7 6 (2.44%) nginx
8 5 (2.03%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.81%) Lync
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.41%) CMS
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.01%) PaaS
2 31 (12.60%) SaaS
3 20 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.07%) GitHub
5 6 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.22%) Office 365
7 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.54%) TCP/IP
2 35 (14.23%) HTTP
3 31 (12.60%) Firewall
4 19 (7.72%) VoIP
5 16 (6.50%) SAN
6 11 (4.47%) SNMP
7 9 (3.66%) Internet
7 9 (3.66%) WAN
7 9 (3.66%) Ethernet
8 8 (3.25%) DVB
8 8 (3.25%) BGP
8 8 (3.25%) RTSP
8 8 (3.25%) IGMP
8 8 (3.25%) Multicast
8 8 (3.25%) Unicast
9 7 (2.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.85%) VLAN
9 7 (2.85%) VPLS
9 7 (2.85%) MPLS
9 7 (2.85%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.89%) MySQL
2 35 (14.23%) Big Data
3 32 (13.01%) Data Mining
4 30 (12.20%) SQL Server
5 16 (6.50%) MongoDB
6 13 (5.28%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.25%) VoltDB
8 6 (2.44%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.63%) SQLite
11 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.22%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.22%) CouchDB
12 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.81%) HPCC
12 2 (0.81%) Informix
12 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.41%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (10.57%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.35%) JUnit
3 20 (8.13%) Cucumber
4 17 (6.91%) Git (software)
5 13 (5.28%) JIRA
6 10 (4.07%) Subversion
7 8 (3.25%) TestLink
8 7 (2.85%) Selenium
8 7 (2.85%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.63%) Xcode
9 4 (1.63%) Maven
10 3 (1.22%) JMeter
10 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.22%) Hudson
11 2 (0.81%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.81%) Mockito
11 2 (0.81%) jMock
12 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.41%) Ant
12 1 (0.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 41 (16.67%) Finance
2 34 (13.82%) Advertising
3 32 (13.01%) Marketing
4 11 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.85%) Welsh Language
6 5 (2.03%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.81%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (15.85%) Developer
2 27 (10.98%) Software Engineer
3 24 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 23 (9.35%) Analyst
5 18 (7.32%) Administrator
6 15 (6.10%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (5.69%) Team Leader
8 13 (5.28%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Network Engineer
10 10 (4.07%) Technical Support
10 10 (4.07%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.66%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) PHP Developer
11 9 (3.66%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.66%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.25%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (3.25%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.25%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.01%) HTML
2 27 (10.98%) Web Services
3 22 (8.94%) CSS
4 15 (6.10%) .NET
5 13 (5.28%) REST
5 13 (5.28%) HTML5
6 11 (4.47%) jQuery
7 9 (3.66%) LAMP
7 9 (3.66%) JSON
8 8 (3.25%) Spring
8 8 (3.25%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.85%) Zend Framework
10 5 (2.03%) RESTful
10 5 (2.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 5 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (2.03%) CSS3
10 5 (2.03%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (2.03%) Ember.js
10 5 (2.03%) Java EE
11 4 (1.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.79%) Client/Server
1 29 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.35%) User Experience
3 21 (8.54%) AS400
4 20 (8.13%) DTV
5 15 (6.10%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.88%) Clustering
7 9 (3.66%) Public Cloud
8 8 (3.25%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.25%) Statistics
9 5 (2.03%) Life Science
9 5 (2.03%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.63%) Web 2.0
11 3 (1.22%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.81%) iSeries
12 2 (0.81%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 94 (38.21%) Windows
2 57 (23.17%) UNIX
3 32 (13.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (12.20%) CentOS
5 23 (9.35%) Solaris
6 21 (8.54%) OS/400
7 11 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.47%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.66%) Android
9 7 (2.85%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.44%) Debian
10 6 (2.44%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.03%) AIX
12 4 (1.63%) HPUX
13 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.41%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.41%) E-Commerce
3 32 (13.01%) Mobile Marketing
4 29 (11.79%) Scrum
5 28 (11.38%) Software Engineering
6 22 (8.94%) TDD
6 22 (8.94%) Product Management
7 21 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (7.72%) BDD
8 19 (7.72%) OO
9 18 (7.32%) Regression Testing
10 17 (6.91%) Test Automation
10 17 (6.91%) Test Management
11 13 (5.28%) ETL
11 13 (5.28%) ITIL
12 12 (4.88%) MVC
13 11 (4.47%) Configuration Management
14 10 (4.07%) Automated Testing
14 10 (4.07%) Load Balancing
14 10 (4.07%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.83%) Java
2 65 (26.42%) Perl
3 53 (21.54%) JavaScript
4 45 (18.29%) Python
5 37 (15.04%) Bash Shell
6 33 (13.41%) C++
6 33 (13.41%) SQL
7 24 (9.76%) Korn
8 22 (8.94%) C
9 19 (7.72%) PHP
10 15 (6.10%) C#
10 15 (6.10%) Objective-C
11 9 (3.66%) Shell Script
11 9 (3.66%) Ruby
12 7 (2.85%) Groovy
13 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.44%) PHP5
14 4 (1.63%) Erlang
14 4 (1.63%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (10.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 21 (8.54%) VCP5
3 16 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.28%) Degree
5 11 (4.47%) RHCE
5 11 (4.47%) CCNA
6 7 (2.85%) CCNP
7 5 (2.03%) CCIE
7 5 (2.03%) ISEB
7 5 (2.03%) SAP Certification
7 5 (2.03%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.22%) CEH
8 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.22%) CISSP
9 2 (0.81%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (0.41%) GCIA
10 1 (0.41%) CISMP
10 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.91%) QA
2 8 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.03%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.03%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (11.38%) Active Directory
1 28 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.25%) Firmware
3 4 (1.63%) VMware Server
3 4 (1.63%) XenServer
4 3 (1.22%) vSphere
4 3 (1.22%) iptables
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.81%) Snort
5 2 (0.81%) Squid
5 2 (0.81%) Xen
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) NFS
6 1 (0.41%) KVM
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (5.69%) Puppet
2 8 (3.25%) Nagios
3 6 (2.44%) Ansible
4 5 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.03%) Nessus
5 4 (1.63%) Nmap
6 3 (1.22%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.22%) Zenoss
7 2 (0.81%) yum
7 2 (0.81%) SCCM
8 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.41%) BMC Performance Manager
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.41%) logstash
8 1 (0.41%) Graphite
Vendors
1 62 (25.20%) VMware
2 48 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 42 (17.07%) Red Hat
4 30 (12.20%) IBM
5 26 (10.57%) Oracle
6 23 (9.35%) Cisco
7 10 (4.07%) HP
8 8 (3.25%) Dell
8 8 (3.25%) Perforce
8 8 (3.25%) Zend
9 7 (2.85%) Veritas
10 5 (2.03%) Sybase
10 5 (2.03%) SAP
10 5 (2.03%) Apple
10 5 (2.03%) Citrix
11 4 (1.63%) NetApp
11 4 (1.63%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.63%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.63%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.22%) Juniper
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