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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 15.09% 12.50% 26.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.81% 38.46% 84.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 9
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -23.52%
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
31 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 58.49% 32.50% 31.71%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 11
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
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 1 October 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 0 8 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Linux
South Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (58.33%) HTTP
3 7 (58.33%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) C
4 6 (50.00%) C++
4 6 (50.00%) UNIX
4 6 (50.00%) Python
4 6 (50.00%) Scrum
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
5 5 (41.67%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) MySQL
5 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (41.67%) Perl
5 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Advertising
6 4 (33.33%) DTV
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) CSS
6 4 (33.33%) Confluence
6 4 (33.33%) CentOS
6 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) Product Management
6 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (33.33%) Bug Management
6 4 (33.33%) TestLink
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (33.33%) Korn

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (33.33%) Confluence
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) HTTP
3 4 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) ISDN
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) OSPF
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data
4 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) TestLink
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Fiddler
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) GCC
2 1 (8.33%) GDB
2 1 (8.33%) Automake
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Advertising
2 3 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) SVG
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) Java EE
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) JPA
4 1 (8.33%) JAX-WS
4 1 (8.33%) Pthreads
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) DTV
2 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (16.67%) Arduino
4 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
2 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) Product Management
3 4 (33.33%) Bug Management
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Time Management
4 3 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) C
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) Korn
5 1 (8.33%) AWK
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Nokia
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
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