The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swansea region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 5 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 7.25% 2.78% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 4.76% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 2
Average salary £45,000 £38,699 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.28% +0.51%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Linux
West 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 Swansea region.

Operating Systems Category
Swansea
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 42 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 23.19% 58.33% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 14
Average salary £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

Linux
Salary Trend in Swansea

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

Linux Salary Trend in Swansea

Linux
Salary Histogram in Swansea

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Swansea region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Swansea

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 8 (80.00%) Ruby
2 8 (80.00%) MongoDB
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 8 (80.00%) RSpec
2 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (80.00%) Puppet
2 8 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (80.00%) SaaS
2 8 (80.00%) PaaS
2 8 (80.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Brocade
3 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
3 1 (10.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (10.00%) IPv4
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Swansea 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) SaaS
1 8 (80.00%) PaaS
1 8 (80.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
1 1 (10.00%) IPv4
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) RSpec
1 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 8 (80.00%) SOA
2 8 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) Puppet
1 8 (80.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Brocade
1 1 (10.00%) ProCurve