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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 39 19
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs citing Linux 90 82 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 7.11% 5.95% 10.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.10% 24.05% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 80 78 109
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £27,500 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
299 341 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 23.62% 24.73% 27.29%
Number of salaries quoted 278 312 294
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 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
South Wales +13 80 £37,500 +15.38% 18
West Wales +2 6 £45,000 +55.44% 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 87 (38.50%) Windows
2 68 (30.09%) UNIX
3 62 (27.43%) VMware
3 62 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (26.55%) Java
5 56 (24.78%) TCP/IP
6 49 (21.68%) Firewall
7 47 (20.80%) Red Hat
8 46 (20.35%) Perl
9 45 (19.91%) Python
10 44 (19.47%) MySQL
11 42 (18.58%) Microsoft
12 41 (18.14%) SaaS
13 39 (17.26%) Apache
14 38 (16.81%) ITIL
15 37 (16.37%) Finance
15 37 (16.37%) SAN
16 36 (15.93%) Cisco
17 35 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (14.16%) Degree
18 32 (14.16%) SQL
19 31 (13.72%) HTTP
20 30 (13.27%) Jenkins
21 29 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 28 (12.39%) HP
23 27 (11.95%) JavaScript
23 27 (11.95%) HTML
23 27 (11.95%) Clustering
24 26 (11.50%) Software Engineering
24 26 (11.50%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 39 (17.26%) Apache
2 22 (9.73%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.42%) IIS
4 9 (3.98%) Confluence
4 9 (3.98%) Node.js
5 8 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (3.10%) JBoss
7 6 (2.65%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.77%) nginx
9 3 (1.33%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.44%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.44%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 22 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.77%) MS Project
3 4 (1.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Lawson
1 3 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.14%) SaaS
2 14 (6.19%) PaaS
3 11 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.21%) IaaS
6 4 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.78%) TCP/IP
2 49 (21.68%) Firewall
3 37 (16.37%) SAN
4 31 (13.72%) HTTP
5 26 (11.50%) Internet
6 21 (9.29%) Wireshark
7 16 (7.08%) tcpdump
8 15 (6.64%) VLAN
8 15 (6.64%) NAS
9 14 (6.19%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (6.19%) LAN
9 14 (6.19%) WAN
10 13 (5.75%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (5.31%) OSPF
11 12 (5.31%) BGP
12 11 (4.87%) DNS
13 9 (3.98%) RIP
13 9 (3.98%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (3.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 9 (3.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (19.47%) MySQL
2 24 (10.62%) SQL Server
3 21 (9.29%) Relational Database
4 18 (7.96%) Big Data
5 16 (7.08%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.42%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.54%) CouchDB
7 8 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.10%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.88%) Riak
9 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.88%) Informix
9 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.44%) DB2
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.44%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (13.27%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.41%) JUnit
3 13 (5.75%) JIRA
4 11 (4.87%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.54%) Gradle
5 8 (3.54%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (3.54%) Spock
5 8 (3.54%) TestLink
5 8 (3.54%) Mockito
5 8 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.10%) Selenium
6 7 (3.10%) Fiddler
6 7 (3.10%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.65%) Subversion
8 5 (2.21%) RSpec
9 4 (1.77%) GCC
10 3 (1.33%) GDB
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.33%) Automake
11 2 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (16.37%) Finance
2 24 (10.62%) Welsh Language
3 15 (6.64%) Advertising
4 12 (5.31%) Marketing
5 7 (3.10%) Legal
6 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.77%) French Language
6 4 (1.77%) German Language
6 4 (1.77%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.77%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.33%) Back Office
7 3 (1.33%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.44%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Billing
9 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (16.81%) Developer
2 29 (12.83%) Systems Engineer
3 24 (10.62%) Software Engineer
4 20 (8.85%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.41%) Test Engineer
5 19 (8.41%) Analyst
6 17 (7.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 17 (7.52%) Administrator
6 17 (7.52%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (7.08%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (6.64%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.19%) Support Engineer
9 14 (6.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 13 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.87%) Escalation Engineer
12 10 (4.42%) Architect
13 9 (3.98%) Security Analyst
14 8 (3.54%) Storage Architect
15 7 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (3.10%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.95%) HTML
2 26 (11.50%) Web Services
3 24 (10.62%) LAMP
4 23 (10.18%) Spring
5 18 (7.96%) Hibernate
6 13 (5.75%) jQuery
6 13 (5.75%) HTML5
7 12 (5.31%) .NET
7 12 (5.31%) REST
8 11 (4.87%) Java EE
9 10 (4.42%) JPA
10 9 (3.98%) CSS
10 9 (3.98%) XML
11 8 (3.54%) Yii
11 8 (3.54%) Grails
11 8 (3.54%) D3.js
11 8 (3.54%) Apache Cordova
12 7 (3.10%) JAX-WS
13 6 (2.65%) JSP
14 5 (2.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.95%) Clustering
2 21 (9.29%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.98%) HACMP
4 9 (3.98%) Performance Metrics
5 7 (3.10%) DTV
5 7 (3.10%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.65%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.77%) User Experience
7 4 (1.77%) iPad
8 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.88%) RIA
9 2 (0.88%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.88%) iSeries
9 2 (0.88%) Arduino
9 2 (0.88%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 87 (38.50%) Windows
2 68 (30.09%) UNIX
3 29 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (11.50%) CentOS
5 18 (7.96%) Solaris
6 17 (7.52%) Debian
7 15 (6.64%) AIX
8 10 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.98%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.98%) Windows 7
10 8 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.65%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.65%) Android
12 5 (2.21%) HPUX
13 4 (1.77%) SUSE
13 4 (1.77%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.44%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.43%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.81%) ITIL
3 26 (11.50%) Software Engineering
3 26 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (9.73%) TDD
5 21 (9.29%) OO
6 18 (7.96%) Configuration Management
6 18 (7.96%) Scrum
7 17 (7.52%) Regression Testing
8 16 (7.08%) Product Management
9 15 (6.64%) Project Management
10 14 (6.19%) Web Development
11 13 (5.75%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.75%) BDD
12 12 (5.31%) Mobile Marketing
12 12 (5.31%) Network Monitoring
13 11 (4.87%) DevOps
13 11 (4.87%) Network Design
14 10 (4.42%) Incident Management
15 9 (3.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (26.55%) Java
2 46 (20.35%) Perl
3 45 (19.91%) Python
4 32 (14.16%) SQL
5 27 (11.95%) JavaScript
6 26 (11.50%) C++
7 24 (10.62%) Ruby
7 24 (10.62%) C
8 23 (10.18%) PHP
9 20 (8.85%) Bash Shell
10 19 (8.41%) C#
11 13 (5.75%) Korn
12 12 (5.31%) Groovy
13 5 (2.21%) Erlang
13 5 (2.21%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.88%) Scala
15 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.88%) AWK
15 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (14.16%) Degree
2 19 (8.41%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (7.52%) RHCE
4 15 (6.64%) CCNP
5 13 (5.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (4.87%) JNCIS
6 11 (4.87%) CCSE
7 8 (3.54%) CCNA
8 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.65%) MCITP
8 6 (2.65%) IBM AIX Certification
8 6 (2.65%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.77%) CEH
9 4 (1.77%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.77%) SAP Certification
9 4 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.33%) ISEB
10 3 (1.33%) CISSP
11 2 (0.88%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) QA
2 7 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.77%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.75%) Nmap
3 9 (3.98%) Xen
4 8 (3.54%) XenServer
5 6 (2.65%) PowerHA
5 6 (2.65%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.77%) NFS
7 2 (0.88%) KVM
7 2 (0.88%) Firmware
8 1 (0.44%) Samba
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.44%) Squid
8 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (7.52%) Puppet
2 15 (6.64%) Nessus
3 12 (5.31%) Nagios
4 10 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.98%) NetBackup
6 8 (3.54%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (2.21%) BladeLogic
7 5 (2.21%) BMC Performance Manager
7 5 (2.21%) SCOM
8 2 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.44%) WSUS
9 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 62 (27.43%) VMware
2 47 (20.80%) Red Hat
3 42 (18.58%) Microsoft
4 36 (15.93%) Cisco
5 28 (12.39%) HP
6 14 (6.19%) Oracle
6 14 (6.19%) CheckPoint
7 13 (5.75%) Juniper
7 13 (5.75%) Blue Coat
8 11 (4.87%) Websense
8 11 (4.87%) 3PAR
8 11 (4.87%) F5
9 10 (4.42%) IBM
9 10 (4.42%) Dell
10 9 (3.98%) McAfee
10 9 (3.98%) SonicWALL
10 9 (3.98%) Lumension
10 9 (3.98%) Aruba
11 8 (3.54%) BMC
11 8 (3.54%) Citrix
South Wales
Streamline Connections
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £30 - £40 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Mid Glamorgan
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £37000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Kainos
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Cardiff University
Posted: 15 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Newport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago