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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 21 11 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 28.77% 21.57% 17.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.73% 84.62% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 7
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
44 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 60.27% 25.49% 31.91%
Number of salaries quoted 40 13 13
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £38,500
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Cwmbran +6 21 £42,500 +10.38%
Linux
South Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 20 (74.07%) TCP/IP
2 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (66.67%) UNIX
4 17 (62.96%) Advertising
5 16 (59.26%) Marketing
5 16 (59.26%) E-Commerce
5 16 (59.26%) HTTP
5 16 (59.26%) Mobile Marketing
6 14 (51.85%) Big Data
6 14 (51.85%) Python
6 14 (51.85%) C
6 14 (51.85%) MySQL
7 13 (48.15%) PaaS
8 12 (44.44%) Java
8 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
9 11 (40.74%) Perl
9 11 (40.74%) HTML
9 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
9 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
10 10 (37.04%) Apache
10 10 (37.04%) C++
11 9 (33.33%) Internet
11 9 (33.33%) Scrum
11 9 (33.33%) Bash Shell
12 8 (29.63%) CentOS
12 8 (29.63%) Degree
12 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
13 7 (25.93%) JIRA
13 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
13 7 (25.93%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) Apache
2 6 (22.22%) Confluence
3 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (48.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) TCP/IP
2 16 (59.26%) HTTP
3 9 (33.33%) Internet
4 7 (25.93%) Wireshark
5 5 (18.52%) SSL
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
7 3 (11.11%) DNS
7 3 (11.11%) LAN
7 3 (11.11%) WAN
7 3 (11.11%) Firewall
8 2 (7.41%) VLAN
8 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (7.41%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (7.41%) NAS
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (7.41%) SAN
8 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
8 2 (7.41%) SNMP
8 2 (7.41%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) MySQL
1 14 (51.85%) Big Data
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 6 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 4 (14.81%) RDBMS
5 3 (11.11%) Informix
6 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) JIRA
2 6 (22.22%) Fiddler
2 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (22.22%) TestLink
3 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 3 (11.11%) GCC
3 3 (11.11%) GDB
3 3 (11.11%) Automake
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (62.96%) Advertising
2 16 (59.26%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Software Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) C Software Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 6 (22.22%) XML
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) POSIX
4 5 (18.52%) Pthreads
4 5 (18.52%) HTML5
5 3 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (7.41%) .NET
6 2 (7.41%) JPA
6 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
6 2 (7.41%) Spring
6 2 (7.41%) Java EE
7 1 (3.70%) JAX-WS
7 1 (3.70%) J2EE
7 1 (3.70%) SVG
7 1 (3.70%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) DTV
3 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
4 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Arduino
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) UNIX
2 8 (29.63%) CentOS
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.70%) SUSE
5 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) E-Commerce
2 16 (59.26%) Mobile Marketing
3 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 6 (22.22%) Product Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Management
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) Bug Management
5 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 5 (18.52%) Web Development
7 4 (14.81%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) Web Application Development
7 4 (14.81%) Time Management
8 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.11%) OOD
8 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) C
1 14 (51.85%) Python
2 12 (44.44%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) Perl
4 10 (37.04%) C++
5 9 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 6 (22.22%) Ruby
6 6 (22.22%) Korn
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) PHP
9 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (3.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) RHCE
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) NFS
1 2 (7.41%) Squid
1 2 (7.41%) Xen
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) EMC
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) Zend
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft