The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 165 91 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 12.33% 7.03% 9.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.54% 28.62% 39.20%
Number of salaries quoted 149 81 113
Average salary £37,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.12% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
Linux
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
407 318 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.42% 24.56% 24.02%
Number of salaries quoted 358 292 284
Average salary £36,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £48,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Linux
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Linux Salary Trend in Wales

Linux
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Wales

Linux
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
South Wales +14 162 £37,000 +12.12% 15
North Wales -2 2 £45,750 +40.76%
West Wales +19 1 - - 4
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

1 110 (37.67%) Windows
2 89 (30.48%) Java
3 88 (30.14%) Perl
3 88 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 64 (21.92%) UNIX
6 62 (21.23%) Python
7 59 (20.21%) VMware
8 52 (17.81%) TCP/IP
9 50 (17.12%) C++
9 50 (17.12%) Bash Shell
10 48 (16.44%) Apache
11 46 (15.75%) MySQL
11 46 (15.75%) Microsoft
12 45 (15.41%) SQL
13 44 (15.07%) HTML
14 43 (14.73%) Finance
15 42 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
16 41 (14.04%) Scrum
16 41 (14.04%) Red Hat
17 39 (13.36%) Jenkins
18 38 (13.01%) Software Engineering
18 38 (13.01%) Client/Server
19 36 (12.33%) Big Data
20 35 (11.99%) C
20 35 (11.99%) Web Services
20 35 (11.99%) HTTP
21 34 (11.64%) SQL Server
21 34 (11.64%) Advertising
22 33 (11.30%) E-Commerce

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Wales 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 48 (16.44%) Apache
2 18 (6.16%) Confluence
3 17 (5.82%) IIS
4 16 (5.48%) IBM HTTP Server
4 16 (5.48%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.11%) Node.js
7 7 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.40%) JBoss
8 6 (2.05%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.05%) nginx
9 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.34%) Lync
11 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.40%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.96%) SaaS
1 32 (10.96%) PaaS
2 20 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.77%) GitHub
4 7 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.68%) Office 365
6 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Route 53
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 52 (17.81%) TCP/IP
2 35 (11.99%) HTTP
3 27 (9.25%) Firewall
4 21 (7.19%) VoIP
5 16 (5.48%) SNMP
6 12 (4.11%) SAN
7 11 (3.77%) RTSP
7 11 (3.77%) Multicast
7 11 (3.77%) IGMP
7 11 (3.77%) DVB
7 11 (3.77%) Unicast
8 10 (3.42%) Internet
8 10 (3.42%) Ethernet
9 9 (3.08%) SSH
9 9 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (3.08%) RFID
10 8 (2.74%) BGP
11 7 (2.40%) DNS
12 6 (2.05%) MPLS
12 6 (2.05%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.75%) MySQL
2 36 (12.33%) Big Data
3 34 (11.64%) SQL Server
4 32 (10.96%) Data Mining
5 23 (7.88%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.48%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.11%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.42%) VoltDB
9 8 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.37%) SQLite
13 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.03%) CouchDB
13 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.03%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.03%) HPCC
14 2 (0.68%) OLAP
15 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
15 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (13.36%) Jenkins
2 29 (9.93%) JUnit
3 27 (9.25%) Cucumber
4 24 (8.22%) Git (software)
5 18 (6.16%) JIRA
6 14 (4.79%) Subversion
7 11 (3.77%) Selenium
7 11 (3.77%) TestLink
8 9 (3.08%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.74%) Maven
10 5 (1.71%) Hudson
10 5 (1.71%) WiX
10 5 (1.71%) JMeter
10 5 (1.71%) MSI
11 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.37%) Xcode
11 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.03%) NetBeans
General
1 43 (14.73%) Finance
2 34 (11.64%) Advertising
3 33 (11.30%) Marketing
4 17 (5.82%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.77%) Electronics
6 6 (2.05%) Welsh Language
7 5 (1.71%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (0.68%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (17.12%) Developer
2 32 (10.96%) Software Engineer
3 26 (8.90%) Analyst
4 23 (7.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (6.51%) Team Leader
6 17 (5.82%) Administrator
7 14 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (4.79%) Technical Support
7 14 (4.79%) Test Engineer
7 14 (4.79%) PHP Developer
8 13 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.11%) Development Manager
9 12 (4.11%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.77%) Test Team Leader
11 10 (3.42%) Java Developer
11 10 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (3.42%) Software Development Manager
11 10 (3.42%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.42%) Software Manager
12 9 (3.08%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.07%) HTML
2 35 (11.99%) Web Services
3 32 (10.96%) CSS
4 22 (7.53%) .NET
5 20 (6.85%) REST
6 17 (5.82%) HTML5
7 15 (5.14%) jQuery
8 11 (3.77%) Zend Framework
9 10 (3.42%) JSON
9 10 (3.42%) Spring
10 9 (3.08%) Ajax
10 9 (3.08%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.74%) LAMP
11 8 (2.74%) RESTful
12 7 (2.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 7 (2.40%) XML
13 6 (2.05%) Java EE
14 5 (1.71%) Qt
14 5 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
14 5 (1.71%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (13.01%) Client/Server
3 30 (10.27%) Computer Science
4 28 (9.59%) User Experience
5 27 (9.25%) DTV
6 23 (7.88%) AS400
7 12 (4.11%) Clustering
8 11 (3.77%) Statistics
9 9 (3.08%) Web 2.0
9 9 (3.08%) Public Cloud
10 8 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.74%) Algorithms
11 6 (2.05%) Life Science
12 5 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (1.37%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 3 (1.03%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
15 2 (0.68%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 110 (37.67%) Windows
2 64 (21.92%) UNIX
3 32 (10.96%) CentOS
3 32 (10.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (8.56%) Solaris
6 23 (7.88%) OS/400
7 13 (4.45%) Apple iOS
8 12 (4.11%) Mac OS
9 10 (3.42%) Android
10 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.40%) AIX
12 5 (1.71%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.71%) Debian
13 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.03%) HPUX
14 2 (0.68%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.04%) Scrum
3 38 (13.01%) Software Engineering
4 33 (11.30%) E-Commerce
5 32 (10.96%) Mobile Marketing
6 30 (10.27%) TDD
7 29 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (9.59%) Product Management
9 26 (8.90%) Test Automation
10 25 (8.56%) BDD
10 25 (8.56%) OO
11 23 (7.88%) Test Management
12 21 (7.19%) Regression Testing
13 20 (6.85%) ETL
14 18 (6.16%) Software Testing
15 17 (5.82%) Automation Testing
15 17 (5.82%) MVC
16 16 (5.48%) ITIL
17 14 (4.79%) Build Automation
18 13 (4.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.48%) Java
2 88 (30.14%) Perl
3 73 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 62 (21.23%) Python
5 50 (17.12%) C++
5 50 (17.12%) Bash Shell
6 45 (15.41%) SQL
7 35 (11.99%) C
8 32 (10.96%) Korn
9 27 (9.25%) PHP
10 25 (8.56%) C#
11 20 (6.85%) Objective-C
12 17 (5.82%) Ruby
13 14 (4.79%) Shell Script
14 10 (3.42%) PHP5
15 9 (3.08%) Groovy
15 9 (3.08%) Embedded C
15 9 (3.08%) Embedded C++
16 6 (2.05%) Erlang
16 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (9.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 23 (7.88%) Degree
2 23 (7.88%) VCP5
3 14 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.08%) RHCE
4 9 (3.08%) CCNA
5 6 (2.05%) CCNP
6 5 (1.71%) CCIE
7 4 (1.37%) ISEB
7 4 (1.37%) SAP Certification
8 3 (1.03%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.03%) CISSP
9 2 (0.68%) CEH
9 2 (0.68%) Security+ Certification
9 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) CISMP
10 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) GCIA
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.56%) QA
2 8 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.05%) SLA
4 5 (1.71%) GAMP
5 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.45%) Firmware
4 4 (1.37%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.03%) Snort
6 2 (0.68%) iptables
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.68%) XenServer
7 1 (0.34%) Xen
7 1 (0.34%) Squid
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (5.82%) Puppet
2 8 (2.74%) Ansible
3 7 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.40%) Nagios
4 3 (1.03%) Zenoss
4 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.03%) Nessus
4 3 (1.03%) Nmap
5 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.68%) yum
5 2 (0.68%) SCCM
5 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.34%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.34%) Graphite
6 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.34%) logstash
6 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 59 (20.21%) VMware
2 46 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 41 (14.04%) Red Hat
4 32 (10.96%) Oracle
5 29 (9.93%) IBM
6 21 (7.19%) Cisco
7 12 (4.11%) Perforce
7 12 (4.11%) Zend
8 9 (3.08%) HP
9 7 (2.40%) Dell
9 7 (2.40%) Veritas
10 5 (1.71%) Apple
10 5 (1.71%) SAP
10 5 (1.71%) Sybase
11 4 (1.37%) NetApp
11 4 (1.37%) Citrix
11 4 (1.37%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.03%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.03%) Talend
12 3 (1.03%) Ab Initio
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