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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 2 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 33 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 51.56% 9.68% 23.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 18.75% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 33 6 12
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +2.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £38,750 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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 32 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Torfaen 68.75% 51.61% 47.06%
Number of salaries quoted 44 31 24
Average salary £31,500 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.35% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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
Salary Histogram in Torfaen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Torfaen region over the 3 months to 27 August 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 27 August 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 +14 33 £32,500 -4.41%
Linux
South Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Torfaen

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (59.21%) Perl
2 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (40.79%) UNIX
4 30 (39.47%) Java
5 29 (38.16%) Bash Shell
6 26 (34.21%) Python
7 24 (31.58%) Telecoms
8 22 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 21 (27.63%) Oracle
9 21 (27.63%) Marketing
10 19 (25.00%) SaaS
10 19 (25.00%) PaaS
10 19 (25.00%) E-Commerce
10 19 (25.00%) Solaris
10 19 (25.00%) Data Mining
10 19 (25.00%) Advertising
10 19 (25.00%) DTV
10 19 (25.00%) Big Data
10 19 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
11 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (23.68%) Test Automation
11 18 (23.68%) Korn
12 17 (22.37%) Web Services
12 17 (22.37%) Cucumber
13 16 (21.05%) SQL
13 16 (21.05%) Client/Server
13 16 (21.05%) Scrum
14 15 (19.74%) Degree
14 15 (19.74%) Perforce
14 15 (19.74%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Torfaen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (14.47%) Node.js
2 9 (11.84%) Confluence
3 6 (7.89%) Apache
4 5 (6.58%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.26%) JBoss
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (25.00%) SaaS
1 19 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) VoIP
2 9 (11.84%) DVB
2 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.21%) IGMP
3 7 (9.21%) RTSP
3 7 (9.21%) Multicast
3 7 (9.21%) Unicast
3 7 (9.21%) SNMP
4 2 (2.63%) LAN
4 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 19 (25.00%) Big Data
2 8 (10.53%) VoltDB
2 8 (10.53%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Cucumber
2 15 (19.74%) Jenkins
3 12 (15.79%) Selenium
4 11 (14.47%) Subversion
4 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
5 10 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (11.84%) JUnit
6 9 (11.84%) TestLink
6 9 (11.84%) JIRA
7 4 (5.26%) FitNesse
General
1 24 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 21 (27.63%) Marketing
3 19 (25.00%) Advertising
4 4 (5.26%) Finance
5 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.63%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (40.79%) Analyst
2 19 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 16 (21.05%) Test Analyst
4 15 (19.74%) Support Analyst
5 13 (17.11%) Technical Support Analyst
5 13 (17.11%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 10 (13.16%) Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (9.21%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.58%) Database Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.26%) Software Tester
9 4 (5.26%) Tester
10 3 (3.95%) AWS Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Graduate
11 2 (2.63%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Support Technician
11 2 (2.63%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.37%) Web Services
2 13 (17.11%) AngularJS
3 11 (14.47%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) DTV
2 18 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (21.05%) Client/Server
4 11 (14.47%) Digital Media
4 11 (14.47%) User Experience
5 9 (11.84%) Statistics
6 4 (5.26%) IPTV
7 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.79%) UNIX
2 19 (25.00%) Solaris
3 13 (17.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (14.47%) Windows
5 9 (11.84%) CentOS
6 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 19 (25.00%) Mobile Marketing
3 18 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 16 (21.05%) Scrum
5 14 (18.42%) Test Management
6 11 (14.47%) API Testing
7 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.84%) Product Management
7 9 (11.84%) BDD
7 9 (11.84%) SDLC
7 9 (11.84%) TDD
7 9 (11.84%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.53%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.53%) ETL
8 8 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (6.58%) Cyber Security
9 5 (6.58%) Automation Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 45 (59.21%) Perl
2 30 (39.47%) Java
3 29 (38.16%) Bash Shell
4 26 (34.21%) Python
5 22 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 18 (23.68%) Korn
7 16 (21.05%) SQL
8 9 (11.84%) C++
8 9 (11.84%) Shell Script
8 9 (11.84%) Objective-C
9 8 (10.53%) Ruby
9 8 (10.53%) C
10 6 (7.89%) Groovy
10 6 (7.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Degree
2 4 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Oracle
2 15 (19.74%) Perforce
3 13 (17.11%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.26%) Borland
5 2 (2.63%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) Apple
5 2 (2.63%) SAP