The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Torfaen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 49 13 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 38.58% 34.21% 40.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.69% 56.52% 93.10%
Number of salaries quoted 41 13 27
Average salary £47,500 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.70% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £35,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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 Torfaen region.

Operating Systems Category
Torfaen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
93 23 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 73.23% 60.53% 43.28%
Number of salaries quoted 69 23 29
Average salary £43,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.47% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Torfaen

Linux
Salary Trend in Torfaen

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

Linux Salary Trend in Torfaen

Linux
Salary Histogram in Torfaen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Torfaen

Linux
Job Locations in Torfaen

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Cwmbran +2 49 £47,500 +39.70%
Linux
South Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 37 (50.68%) E-Commerce
1 37 (50.68%) Advertising
1 37 (50.68%) Marketing
1 37 (50.68%) PaaS
1 37 (50.68%) Big Data
1 37 (50.68%) Mobile Marketing
2 30 (41.10%) Data Mining
2 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
3 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (35.62%) Perl
5 24 (32.88%) UNIX
6 21 (28.77%) Apache
7 20 (27.40%) Red Hat
8 19 (26.03%) Java
8 19 (26.03%) Korn
9 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
10 17 (23.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (21.92%) Bash Shell
11 16 (21.92%) DTV
11 16 (21.92%) C
12 15 (20.55%) HTML
12 15 (20.55%) Client/Server
12 15 (20.55%) Windows
13 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
14 13 (17.81%) CentOS
14 13 (17.81%) Test Management
14 13 (17.81%) HTTP
14 13 (17.81%) Scrum
15 12 (16.44%) Python

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Torfaen 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 21 (28.77%) Apache
2 9 (12.33%) Confluence
3 2 (2.74%) Node.js
3 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.37%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (50.68%) PaaS
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) TCP/IP
2 13 (17.81%) HTTP
3 8 (10.96%) SNMP
4 7 (9.59%) DVB
4 7 (9.59%) IGMP
4 7 (9.59%) RTSP
4 7 (9.59%) Multicast
5 6 (8.22%) VPLS
5 6 (8.22%) BGP
5 6 (8.22%) Internet
5 6 (8.22%) MPLS
5 6 (8.22%) IPv4
5 6 (8.22%) IPv6
6 5 (6.85%) SAN
6 5 (6.85%) NAS
7 4 (5.48%) SSL
7 4 (5.48%) VPN
7 4 (5.48%) Ethernet
8 3 (4.11%) VoIP
8 3 (4.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (50.68%) Big Data
2 30 (41.10%) Data Mining
3 12 (16.44%) MySQL
4 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.48%) VoltDB
5 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.48%) Informix
6 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) JIRA
1 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
2 9 (12.33%) TestLink
3 8 (10.96%) JUnit
3 8 (10.96%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.48%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.48%) Xcode
5 2 (2.74%) Subversion
5 2 (2.74%) GCC
5 2 (2.74%) GDB
5 2 (2.74%) Automake
5 2 (2.74%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.37%) Zephyr
General
1 37 (50.68%) Advertising
1 37 (50.68%) Marketing
2 5 (6.85%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.74%) Finance
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Software Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Team Leader
3 8 (10.96%) Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) Network Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Test Team Leader
4 7 (9.59%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Operations Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (5.48%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) IT Operations Manager
7 4 (5.48%) IT Support
7 4 (5.48%) Development Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) HTML
2 9 (12.33%) Web Services
3 6 (8.22%) Pthreads
3 6 (8.22%) POSIX
4 5 (6.85%) HTML5
5 4 (5.48%) XML
5 4 (5.48%) PCRE
6 3 (4.11%) CSS
7 2 (2.74%) jQuery
7 2 (2.74%) REST
7 2 (2.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.74%) SOAP
8 1 (1.37%) JAX-WS
8 1 (1.37%) JPA
8 1 (1.37%) DOM
8 1 (1.37%) JSP
8 1 (1.37%) .NET
8 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.37%) Spring
8 1 (1.37%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (21.92%) DTV
3 15 (20.55%) Client/Server
4 11 (15.07%) User Experience
5 8 (10.96%) Algorithms
6 7 (9.59%) Statistics
7 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
8 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
9 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
11 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) UNIX
2 17 (23.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (20.55%) Windows
4 13 (17.81%) CentOS
5 7 (9.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.11%) Android
6 3 (4.11%) Solaris
7 1 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) E-Commerce
1 37 (50.68%) Mobile Marketing
2 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
4 13 (17.81%) Test Management
4 13 (17.81%) Scrum
5 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (13.70%) BDD
6 10 (13.70%) TDD
7 9 (12.33%) Regression Testing
7 9 (12.33%) Product Management
8 8 (10.96%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.96%) Low Latency
9 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.59%) Line Management
9 7 (9.59%) Operations Management
9 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Migration
9 7 (9.59%) OO
10 6 (8.22%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) Perl
2 19 (26.03%) Java
2 19 (26.03%) Korn
3 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.92%) C
4 16 (21.92%) Bash Shell
5 12 (16.44%) C++
5 12 (16.44%) Python
6 9 (12.33%) Objective-C
7 7 (9.59%) SQL
8 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.11%) PHP
10 2 (2.74%) Ruby
11 1 (1.37%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 7 (9.59%) ISEB
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.85%) CCIE
4 4 (5.48%) CCNP
5 2 (2.74%) CCNA
5 2 (2.74%) RHCE
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.07%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Squid
2 3 (4.11%) Xen
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) NFS
4 1 (1.37%) Samba
4 1 (1.37%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Red Hat
2 9 (12.33%) IBM
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco
3 7 (9.59%) Perforce
4 5 (6.85%) Apple
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.74%) EMC
8 1 (1.37%) Zend