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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 136 107 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.43% 8.22% 11.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.99% 30.31% 40.74%
Number of salaries quoted 122 103 106
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,900 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £70,000
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
358 353 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 27.45% 27.11% 29.29%
Number of salaries quoted 325 327 266
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -8.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +9 124 £35,000 -6.66% 12
West Wales +7 4 £45,000 +150.00% 2
North Wales -1 2 £62,500 +104.91%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 102 (43.97%) Windows
2 80 (34.48%) VMware
3 67 (28.88%) UNIX
4 56 (24.14%) Firewall
5 54 (23.28%) Perl
6 53 (22.84%) Red Hat
7 52 (22.41%) TCP/IP
8 50 (21.55%) Java
9 49 (21.12%) Microsoft
9 49 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (19.83%) Python
11 42 (18.10%) SaaS
12 41 (17.67%) SQL
13 40 (17.24%) ITIL
13 40 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (16.81%) Finance
15 37 (15.95%) MySQL
15 37 (15.95%) SAN
16 35 (15.09%) Cisco
16 35 (15.09%) Apache
17 34 (14.66%) Degree
18 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
19 30 (12.93%) HP
20 28 (12.07%) Welsh Language
21 27 (11.64%) CentOS
21 27 (11.64%) Oracle
22 25 (10.78%) JavaScript
22 25 (10.78%) HTTP
23 24 (10.34%) C++
23 24 (10.34%) LAMP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 35 (15.09%) Apache
2 21 (9.05%) Tomcat
3 9 (3.88%) IIS
4 5 (2.16%) Node.js
4 5 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.72%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.72%) nginx
5 4 (1.72%) Confluence
6 3 (1.29%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.86%) Lync
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.45%) MS Office
3 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) Lawson
1 3 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 42 (18.10%) SaaS
2 10 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.29%) PaaS
6 3 (1.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.14%) Firewall
2 52 (22.41%) TCP/IP
3 37 (15.95%) SAN
4 25 (10.78%) HTTP
5 19 (8.19%) Internet
6 17 (7.33%) VLAN
6 17 (7.33%) Wireshark
7 16 (6.90%) tcpdump
8 15 (6.47%) WAN
8 15 (6.47%) LAN
9 13 (5.60%) DNS
10 12 (5.17%) BGP
10 12 (5.17%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (4.74%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (4.31%) OSPF
12 10 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (3.88%) NAS
13 9 (3.88%) iSCSI
13 9 (3.88%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (3.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.95%) MySQL
2 31 (13.36%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.45%) Big Data
6 6 (2.59%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.16%) CouchDB
7 5 (2.16%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.86%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.86%) OLAP
10 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.86%) OLTP
10 2 (0.86%) Riak
11 1 (0.43%) DB2
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 22 (9.48%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.03%) JUnit
3 10 (4.31%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.45%) Selenium
5 7 (3.02%) JIRA
6 6 (2.59%) Subversion
6 6 (2.59%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.59%) Cucumber
7 5 (2.16%) Mockito
7 5 (2.16%) Gradle
7 5 (2.16%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (1.72%) Ant
8 4 (1.72%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.29%) RSpec
10 2 (0.86%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.86%) Maven
11 1 (0.43%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
11 1 (0.43%) ClearQuest
General
1 39 (16.81%) Finance
2 28 (12.07%) Welsh Language
3 9 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.59%) French Language
4 6 (2.59%) German Language
4 6 (2.59%) Italian Language
4 6 (2.59%) Spanish Language
4 6 (2.59%) Legal
4 6 (2.59%) Advertising
5 3 (1.29%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.29%) Back Office
5 3 (1.29%) Electronics
5 3 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (16.38%) Systems Engineer
2 37 (15.95%) Developer
3 23 (9.91%) Analyst
4 21 (9.05%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 19 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.33%) Administrator
6 17 (7.33%) Java Developer
6 17 (7.33%) Test Engineer
7 15 (6.47%) Linux Administrator
8 14 (6.03%) Software Engineer
8 14 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.17%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.74%) Security Analyst
12 10 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (4.31%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (3.88%) Escalation Engineer
13 9 (3.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (3.02%) Network Engineer
14 7 (3.02%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.34%) LAMP
2 20 (8.62%) HTML
3 19 (8.19%) Web Services
3 19 (8.19%) Spring
4 14 (6.03%) Hibernate
5 13 (5.60%) XML
5 13 (5.60%) jQuery
6 11 (4.74%) CSS
7 9 (3.88%) Java EE
8 8 (3.45%) JPA
9 7 (3.02%) HTML5
9 7 (3.02%) .NET
9 7 (3.02%) REST
10 5 (2.16%) D3.js
10 5 (2.16%) Yii
10 5 (2.16%) Apache Cordova
10 5 (2.16%) Grails
10 5 (2.16%) JAX-WS
11 4 (1.72%) JSON
11 4 (1.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.48%) Clustering
2 21 (9.05%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.45%) DTV
4 7 (3.02%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.16%) iPad
5 5 (2.16%) HACMP
6 4 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.29%) STB
7 3 (1.29%) Arduino
7 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.86%) RIA
8 2 (0.86%) iSeries
8 2 (0.86%) PKI
8 2 (0.86%) Firmware
8 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.86%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Wiki
9 1 (0.43%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 102 (43.97%) Windows
2 67 (28.88%) UNIX
3 40 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (11.64%) CentOS
5 23 (9.91%) Solaris
6 20 (8.62%) AIX
7 19 (8.19%) Debian
8 16 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.31%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (3.02%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.59%) Android
14 5 (2.16%) HPUX
14 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.29%) SUSE
17 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.43%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.24%) ITIL
2 23 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.62%) Software Engineering
4 19 (8.19%) OO
5 18 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (7.33%) Project Management
7 16 (6.90%) Configuration Management
8 15 (6.47%) TDD
8 15 (6.47%) Product Management
9 14 (6.03%) Scrum
10 13 (5.60%) Regression Testing
10 13 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (5.17%) DevOps
11 12 (5.17%) Incident Management
12 11 (4.74%) Network Design
13 9 (3.88%) Time Management
14 8 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (3.45%) Web Development
14 8 (3.45%) Change Management
15 7 (3.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.28%) Perl
2 50 (21.55%) Java
3 46 (19.83%) Python
4 41 (17.67%) SQL
5 25 (10.78%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.34%) C++
7 21 (9.05%) Ruby
7 21 (9.05%) PHP
8 16 (6.90%) C
8 16 (6.90%) Bash Shell
9 14 (6.03%) C#
10 9 (3.88%) Korn
11 7 (3.02%) Groovy
12 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.16%) Erlang
14 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.86%) AWK
15 2 (0.86%) PHP5
15 2 (0.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (14.66%) Degree
2 20 (8.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (8.19%) RHCE
4 16 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (5.17%) CCNP
6 9 (3.88%) CCSE
6 9 (3.88%) JNCIS
7 8 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.02%) CCNA
9 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.59%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.16%) MCITP
11 4 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.72%) CISSP
11 4 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.29%) SAP Certification
12 3 (1.29%) CEH
13 2 (0.86%) IBM AIX Certification
13 2 (0.86%) CISA
13 2 (0.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.88%) QA
2 6 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (21.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.60%) Nmap
3 10 (4.31%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.45%) Xen
5 6 (2.59%) XenServer
6 4 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.29%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.29%) NFS
8 2 (0.86%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.86%) KVM
8 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (6.90%) Puppet
2 15 (6.47%) Nagios
3 14 (6.03%) Nessus
4 10 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (2.16%) SCOM
6 5 (2.16%) BladeLogic
6 5 (2.16%) BMC Performance Manager
6 5 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.43%) YUM
8 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.43%) Ansible
8 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.43%) SCCM
8 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (34.48%) VMware
2 53 (22.84%) Red Hat
3 49 (21.12%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.09%) Cisco
5 30 (12.93%) HP
6 27 (11.64%) Oracle
7 16 (6.90%) IBM
8 14 (6.03%) CheckPoint
8 14 (6.03%) NetApp
9 12 (5.17%) Juniper
10 11 (4.74%) Blue Coat
11 9 (3.88%) Websense
11 9 (3.88%) Dell
11 9 (3.88%) 3PAR
11 9 (3.88%) F5
12 8 (3.45%) Sybase
12 8 (3.45%) BMC
12 8 (3.45%) JBoss
13 7 (3.02%) McAfee
13 7 (3.02%) SonicWALL
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000-36,000 + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swansea
Kainos
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Private Health Ins.
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South Wales
Centric Resource
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Swansea
Kainos
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago