Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 113 149 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.70% 9.32% 12.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.65% 40.82% 46.58%
Number of salaries quoted 91 133 285
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £22,900 £22,200
90th Percentile £56,000 £62,500 £57,500
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 278 365 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 21.40% 22.83% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 242 328 574
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,340 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,550 £53,750
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £36,116 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.22% +0.32% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 71 £39,750 -0.63% 18
Torfaen +17 18 £45,000 +25.00% 4
Newport -6 8 £38,500 +10.00% 7
Caerphilly +1 6 £50,000 +63.93%
Monmouthshire +4 3 £42,500 +34.92%
Bridgend -4 1 £52,500 +31.25% 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £37,500 - 2
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 37 (32.74%) DevOps
2 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.32%) Unix
3 32 (28.32%) Python
3 32 (28.32%) Ansible
4 31 (27.43%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (26.55%) Java
6 29 (25.66%) Red Hat
7 25 (22.12%) Git (software)
7 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
8 23 (20.35%) Oracle
8 23 (20.35%) Windows
8 23 (20.35%) Docker
9 22 (19.47%) Jenkins
9 22 (19.47%) PHP
10 21 (18.58%) MySQL
11 19 (16.81%) SQL
11 19 (16.81%) VMware
11 19 (16.81%) CentOS
11 19 (16.81%) Bash Shell
12 18 (15.93%) HTML
13 17 (15.04%) Scrum
13 17 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
14 16 (14.16%) Firewall
15 14 (12.39%) CSS
15 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (11.50%) Test Automation
16 13 (11.50%) Terraform
16 13 (11.50%) Microsoft

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.50%) Apache
2 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.08%) JBoss
4 6 (5.31%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (5.31%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.31%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.65%) Confluence
5 3 (2.65%) nginx
6 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.88%) CICS
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.54%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.54%) Route 53
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.88%) G Suite
7 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) Firewall
1 16 (14.16%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.85%) DNS
3 8 (7.08%) Internet
4 7 (6.19%) SAN
5 5 (4.42%) LAN
5 5 (4.42%) VPN
5 5 (4.42%) Wireshark
6 4 (3.54%) VLAN
6 4 (3.54%) WAN
7 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.77%) DHCP
8 2 (1.77%) HTTP
8 2 (1.77%) IPsec
8 2 (1.77%) SNMP
8 2 (1.77%) VoIP
8 2 (1.77%) Wireless
9 1 (0.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) MySQL
2 7 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Big Data
5 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.77%) HPCC
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (22.12%) Git (software)
2 22 (19.47%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.85%) Maven
4 6 (5.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.42%) Ant
5 5 (4.42%) JUnit
6 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.54%) JIRA
7 3 (2.65%) Selenium
7 3 (2.65%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.77%) Gradle
8 2 (1.77%) JMeter
8 2 (1.77%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (1.77%) Xdebug
9 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.88%) NUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.88%) Subversion
9 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.65%) Marketing
4 2 (1.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
5 1 (0.88%) Back Office
5 1 (0.88%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (23.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (22.12%) Developer
3 17 (15.04%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (10.62%) PHP Developer
5 8 (7.08%) Analyst
5 8 (7.08%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (6.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.42%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Administrator
8 4 (3.54%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.93%) HTML
2 14 (12.39%) CSS
3 11 (9.73%) jQuery
4 10 (8.85%) Web Services
5 9 (7.96%) LAMP
5 9 (7.96%) Spring
6 7 (6.19%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.19%) HTML5
6 7 (6.19%) RESTful
7 5 (4.42%) Hibernate
7 5 (4.42%) JSON
7 5 (4.42%) Laravel
7 5 (4.42%) REST
8 4 (3.54%) .NET
8 4 (3.54%) CakePHP
8 4 (3.54%) J2EE
8 4 (3.54%) Middleware
8 4 (3.54%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (3.54%) SOAP
9 3 (2.65%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.65%) Fintech
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.77%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.32%) Unix
2 23 (20.35%) Windows
3 19 (16.81%) CentOS
4 17 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (8.85%) Solaris
6 7 (6.19%) Windows Server
7 6 (5.31%) Ubuntu
8 5 (4.42%) Android
8 5 (4.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.54%) Debian
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) SUSE
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) DevOps
2 35 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.04%) Scrum
4 14 (12.39%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.50%) Test Automation
6 11 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (7.96%) ITIL
7 9 (7.96%) MVC
7 9 (7.96%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.08%) SIEM
9 7 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.31%) Mentoring
11 5 (4.42%) BDD
11 5 (4.42%) OOP
11 5 (4.42%) OWASP
11 5 (4.42%) SDLC
11 5 (4.42%) Software Delivery
11 5 (4.42%) TDD
11 5 (4.42%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.32%) Python
2 30 (26.55%) Java
3 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 22 (19.47%) PHP
5 19 (16.81%) Bash Shell
5 19 (16.81%) SQL
6 11 (9.73%) Ruby
7 9 (7.96%) Perl
8 7 (6.19%) C#
8 7 (6.19%) C++
8 7 (6.19%) Groovy
9 4 (3.54%) C
9 4 (3.54%) Java 8
9 4 (3.54%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.77%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.77%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.88%) AWK
11 1 (0.88%) C-shell
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 6 (5.31%) CCNA
2 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.54%) CCNP
3 4 (3.54%) CEH
3 4 (3.54%) CISSP
3 4 (3.54%) OSCP
4 3 (2.65%) CISA
4 3 (2.65%) CISM
4 3 (2.65%) CREST Certified
4 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.77%) CCIE
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.77%) GIAC
5 2 (1.77%) GISP
5 2 (1.77%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.65%) QA
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (20.35%) Docker
2 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) vSphere
4 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.54%) KVM
6 3 (2.65%) iptables
7 2 (1.77%) DRBD
7 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.88%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.88%) Postfix
8 1 (0.88%) QEMU
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (28.32%) Ansible
2 13 (11.50%) Terraform
3 12 (10.62%) Kubernetes
3 12 (10.62%) Puppet
4 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.42%) Rundeck
5 3 (2.65%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.65%) Grafana
5 3 (2.65%) Kibana
5 3 (2.65%) Marathon
5 3 (2.65%) Mesos
5 3 (2.65%) Nessus
5 3 (2.65%) Nmap
5 3 (2.65%) Packer
5 3 (2.65%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.65%) QRadar
6 2 (1.77%) PTC Integrity
6 2 (1.77%) Salt
7 1 (0.88%) Icinga
7 1 (0.88%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 29 (25.66%) Red Hat
2 23 (20.35%) Oracle
3 19 (16.81%) VMware
4 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.96%) Cisco
6 5 (4.42%) Dell
7 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.54%) EMC
7 4 (3.54%) Google
8 3 (2.65%) AlienVault
8 3 (2.65%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.65%) IBM
8 3 (2.65%) Juniper
8 3 (2.65%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.65%) Qualys
8 3 (2.65%) Sophos
8 3 (2.65%) Splunk
8 3 (2.65%) Sybase
8 3 (2.65%) Symantec
8 3 (2.65%) Veeam