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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 2.27% 1.72% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 7.14% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 2
Average salary - £37,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
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
6 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 13.64% 24.14% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 13
Average salary £20,000 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,055 £35,250 £37,500
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
1 4 (66.67%) RSpec
1 4 (66.67%) SaaS
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (66.67%) IaaS
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) SaaS
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
1 4 (66.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) RSpec
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) SOA
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Brocade
2 1 (16.67%) ProCurve