The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 135 110 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 10.06% 8.58% 13.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.14% 32.45% 44.84%
Number of salaries quoted 122 103 113
Average salary £34,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
354 339 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 26.38% 26.44% 29.33%
Number of salaries quoted 317 312 248
Average salary £33,000 £34,750 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.03% +2.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
UK

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 August 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 August 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 +3 125 £34,000 -12.82% 13
West Wales +6 2 £52,500 +191.66% 3
North Wales -4 2 £62,500 +98.41% 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 90 (40.91%) Windows
2 77 (35.00%) VMware
3 66 (30.00%) UNIX
4 54 (24.55%) Firewall
5 52 (23.64%) Red Hat
6 49 (22.27%) Microsoft
7 46 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 45 (20.45%) Perl
9 44 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 43 (19.55%) Java
11 42 (19.09%) SQL
11 42 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 37 (16.82%) Finance
12 37 (16.82%) Python
13 36 (16.36%) ITIL
14 35 (15.91%) SaaS
15 33 (15.00%) MySQL
15 33 (15.00%) Apache
16 32 (14.55%) HP
17 31 (14.09%) Cisco
18 30 (13.64%) Oracle
19 29 (13.18%) SAN
20 28 (12.73%) JavaScript
20 28 (12.73%) Solaris
21 27 (12.27%) SQL Server
22 26 (11.82%) Degree
23 25 (11.36%) Welsh Language
24 24 (10.91%) C++
24 24 (10.91%) LAMP
25 23 (10.45%) AIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 33 (15.00%) Apache
2 21 (9.55%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.18%) IIS
4 6 (2.73%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.36%) nginx
5 3 (1.36%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.91%) Lync
6 2 (0.91%) Node.js
6 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.64%) MS Office
3 5 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.36%) Lawson
3 1 (0.45%) Shopify
3 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.91%) SaaS
2 7 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (24.55%) Firewall
2 44 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 29 (13.18%) SAN
4 18 (8.18%) HTTP
5 16 (7.27%) VLAN
5 16 (7.27%) tcpdump
6 15 (6.82%) LAN
6 15 (6.82%) WAN
7 14 (6.36%) Wireshark
8 12 (5.45%) DNS
8 12 (5.45%) BGP
8 12 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
9 11 (5.00%) Internet
10 10 (4.55%) OSPF
11 9 (4.09%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (3.64%) iSCSI
13 7 (3.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (3.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (3.18%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.00%) MySQL
2 27 (12.27%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.73%) Big Data
5 4 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.91%) OLTP
7 2 (0.91%) OLAP
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.91%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.91%) Riak
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.55%) JUnit
3 7 (3.18%) Selenium
3 7 (3.18%) Subversion
4 6 (2.73%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.27%) Ant
6 3 (1.36%) Maven
7 2 (0.91%) JIRA
7 2 (0.91%) Mockito
7 2 (0.91%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.91%) Gradle
7 2 (0.91%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.45%) Grunt
8 1 (0.45%) Hudson
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.45%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 37 (16.82%) Finance
2 25 (11.36%) Welsh Language
3 10 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.18%) Legal
5 6 (2.73%) Electronics
5 6 (2.73%) Back Office
5 6 (2.73%) French Language
5 6 (2.73%) German Language
5 6 (2.73%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.73%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.82%) Advertising
7 3 (1.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (17.27%) Systems Engineer
2 37 (16.82%) Developer
3 23 (10.45%) Analyst
4 22 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 19 (8.64%) Administrator
6 18 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (7.73%) Java Developer
8 16 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (5.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 13 (5.91%) Test Engineer
10 13 (5.91%) Support Engineer
11 12 (5.45%) Security Analyst
12 10 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (4.09%) Escalation Engineer
13 9 (4.09%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (4.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (3.64%) PHP Developer
14 8 (3.64%) Web Developer
14 8 (3.64%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.91%) LAMP
2 17 (7.73%) HTML
3 16 (7.27%) Spring
4 15 (6.82%) CSS
5 14 (6.36%) Web Services
6 13 (5.91%) jQuery
7 12 (5.45%) XML
8 10 (4.55%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.64%) Java EE
10 7 (3.18%) J2EE
11 6 (2.73%) SVG
11 6 (2.73%) JPA
12 5 (2.27%) Ajax
13 4 (1.82%) JSON
13 4 (1.82%) JAX-WS
14 3 (1.36%) Android SDK
14 3 (1.36%) REST
14 3 (1.36%) GWT
14 3 (1.36%) Ext JS
14 3 (1.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 18 (8.18%) Clustering
3 6 (2.73%) HACMP
3 6 (2.73%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.27%) Arduino
4 5 (2.27%) Firmware
4 5 (2.27%) DTV
5 4 (1.82%) iSeries
5 4 (1.82%) iPad
5 4 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.36%) STB
7 2 (0.91%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.91%) PKI
7 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.45%) RIA
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 90 (40.91%) Windows
2 66 (30.00%) UNIX
3 42 (19.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (12.73%) Solaris
5 23 (10.45%) AIX
6 21 (9.55%) CentOS
7 19 (8.64%) Debian
8 16 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (4.55%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.64%) HPUX
11 8 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (3.18%) Android
12 7 (3.18%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.27%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.27%) SUSE
14 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
15 3 (1.36%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.36%) ITIL
2 20 (9.09%) OO
3 18 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.27%) Project Management
4 16 (7.27%) Software Engineering
5 13 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (5.45%) TDD
7 11 (5.00%) Network Design
7 11 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 11 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 11 (5.00%) Scrum
8 10 (4.55%) Product Management
9 9 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.09%) UML
10 8 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (3.64%) Automation Testing
11 7 (3.18%) DevOps
11 7 (3.18%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (3.18%) Competitive Intelligence
11 7 (3.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.45%) Perl
2 43 (19.55%) Java
3 42 (19.09%) SQL
4 37 (16.82%) Python
5 28 (12.73%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.91%) C++
7 18 (8.18%) PHP
8 11 (5.00%) Ruby
9 10 (4.55%) C
9 10 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.09%) C#
11 6 (2.73%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.73%) Korn
12 4 (1.82%) Erlang
12 4 (1.82%) Groovy
13 3 (1.36%) PHP5
14 2 (0.91%) AWK
14 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.91%) VC++
14 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.82%) Degree
2 18 (8.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (7.73%) RHCE
3 17 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.45%) CCNP
5 11 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.09%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.09%) JNCIS
6 9 (4.09%) CCSE
7 8 (3.64%) CCNA
8 5 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (2.27%) CISSP
8 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.82%) MCITP
10 3 (1.36%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.91%) GCIA
11 2 (0.91%) GCFW
11 2 (0.91%) GCWN
11 2 (0.91%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) QA
2 6 (2.73%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (20.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.91%) Nmap
2 13 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.64%) Xen
4 4 (1.82%) XenServer
5 3 (1.36%) NFS
5 3 (1.36%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.45%) KVM
7 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (6.82%) Nagios
2 13 (5.91%) Nessus
3 12 (5.45%) Puppet
4 11 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (2.27%) SCOM
5 5 (2.27%) BMC Performance Manager
5 5 (2.27%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.36%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.91%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.45%) YUM
9 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.45%) SCCM
9 1 (0.45%) WSUS
9 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (35.00%) VMware
2 52 (23.64%) Red Hat
3 49 (22.27%) Microsoft
4 32 (14.55%) HP
5 31 (14.09%) Cisco
6 30 (13.64%) Oracle
7 14 (6.36%) CheckPoint
8 13 (5.91%) NetApp
8 13 (5.91%) IBM
8 13 (5.91%) Blue Coat
9 12 (5.45%) Juniper
10 11 (5.00%) BMC
11 10 (4.55%) Dell
12 9 (4.09%) F5
12 9 (4.09%) Websense
13 8 (3.64%) Sybase
14 7 (3.18%) Lumension
14 7 (3.18%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.18%) Aruba
14 7 (3.18%) SonicWALL
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Wales
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Private Health Ins.
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: To £40K + Excellent Benefits
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