Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 184 147 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.68% 10.76% 11.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.94% 43.36% 46.40%
Number of salaries quoted 155 139 208
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.66% +10.42%
10th Percentile £28,200 £27,350 £24,450
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £40,210 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +5.00% +11.11%

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 376 339 541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.86% 24.82% 24.38%
Number of salaries quoted 323 310 469
South Wales median annual salary £37,500 £34,625 £35,510
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.30% -2.49% +1.46%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,925 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £49,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,255
% change year-on-year -2.60% +9.20% +0.73%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +1 125 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Torfaen +13 22 £52,500 +10.53%
Newport +4 22 £40,000 +26.98% 15
Bridgend -7 7 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Monmouthshire +8 2 £42,500 +34.92%
Caerphilly -7 1 £45,000 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £37,500 -
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 61 (33.15%) DevOps
2 58 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (29.35%) Python
4 51 (27.72%) Red Hat
5 45 (24.46%) Windows
6 44 (23.91%) VMware
7 40 (21.74%) Ansible
8 38 (20.65%) Unix
9 37 (20.11%) Jenkins
10 36 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (19.57%) Java
11 35 (19.02%) SQL
11 35 (19.02%) Docker
11 35 (19.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (16.85%) CentOS
13 30 (16.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 30 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (14.67%) HTML
15 26 (14.13%) DNS
15 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
16 25 (13.59%) Git (software)
16 25 (13.59%) Firewall
16 25 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (13.04%) JavaScript
17 24 (13.04%) CSS
18 22 (11.96%) MySQL
18 22 (11.96%) Ubuntu
18 22 (11.96%) Kubernetes
19 21 (11.41%) Bash Shell

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 (7.07%) Apache
1 13 (7.07%) JBoss
2 11 (5.98%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.43%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (4.89%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.89%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.35%) CMS
6 7 (3.80%) IIS
7 6 (3.26%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (2.17%) Drupal
9 4 (2.17%) nginx
9 4 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.63%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.63%) CICS
10 3 (1.63%) Skype for Business
11 2 (1.09%) Confluence
11 2 (1.09%) WordPress
12 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.54%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.17%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Staffware
2 2 (1.09%) Magento
2 2 (1.09%) Shopify
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 58 (31.52%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 10 (5.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.35%) Stackdriver
6 6 (3.26%) Office 365
7 4 (2.17%) GitHub
8 3 (1.63%) PaaS
8 3 (1.63%) SaaS
9 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.54%) G Suite
10 1 (0.54%) IaaS
10 1 (0.54%) Route 53
10 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.13%) DNS
2 25 (13.59%) Firewall
3 16 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.61%) DHCP
4 14 (7.61%) HTTP
4 14 (7.61%) Wireshark
5 9 (4.89%) VoIP
6 7 (3.80%) Internet
6 7 (3.80%) VPN
7 6 (3.26%) SAN
7 6 (3.26%) SMS
8 5 (2.72%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.17%) DVB
9 4 (2.17%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.17%) IPsec
9 4 (2.17%) RTP
9 4 (2.17%) VLAN
10 3 (1.63%) LAN
10 3 (1.63%) SSL
10 3 (1.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.96%) MySQL
2 16 (8.70%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.89%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.89%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (2.72%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.17%) GIS
6 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.63%) Redis
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.09%) Big Data
8 2 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.09%) HBase
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.54%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 37 (20.11%) Jenkins
2 25 (13.59%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.24%) Maven
4 11 (5.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (4.35%) CF BOSH
7 7 (3.80%) webpack
8 6 (3.26%) JMeter
9 5 (2.72%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.72%) Gatling
9 5 (2.72%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (2.72%) Rational Quality Manager
9 5 (2.72%) Rational Team Concert
9 5 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.17%) Android Studio
10 4 (2.17%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.17%) Gradle
10 4 (2.17%) JIRA
10 4 (2.17%) Xcode
11 3 (1.63%) Subversion
General
1 15 (8.15%) Finance
2 5 (2.72%) Games
2 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.09%) Advertising
3 2 (1.09%) Billing
3 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.54%) Electronics
4 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (20.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 32 (17.39%) Developer
3 26 (14.13%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
6 19 (10.33%) Administrator
7 18 (9.78%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (9.24%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (8.70%) Support Engineer
10 11 (5.98%) Senior Developer
11 10 (5.43%) Web Developer
12 9 (4.89%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 8 (4.35%) DevOps Administrator
13 8 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) Java Developer
14 7 (3.80%) Junior
14 7 (3.80%) Systems Support
14 7 (3.80%) Systems Support Engineer
14 7 (3.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.67%) HTML
2 24 (13.04%) CSS
3 19 (10.33%) REST
4 17 (9.24%) Web Services
5 15 (8.15%) JSON
6 14 (7.61%) React
7 13 (7.07%) SOAP
8 11 (5.98%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.98%) Node.js
9 10 (5.43%) Laravel
9 10 (5.43%) Spring
10 9 (4.89%) HTML5
10 9 (4.89%) Java EE
10 9 (4.89%) jQuery
10 9 (4.89%) XML
11 8 (4.35%) LAMP
12 7 (3.80%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.26%) CSS3
13 6 (3.26%) Middleware
14 4 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) User Experience
2 8 (4.35%) Cloud Native
3 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.17%) CMDB
5 4 (2.17%) Fintech
5 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.17%) MPEG
6 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.63%) Replication
7 2 (1.09%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.09%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) CESG
8 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.54%) PKI
8 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (24.46%) Windows
2 38 (20.65%) Unix
3 31 (16.85%) CentOS
4 30 (16.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
6 22 (11.96%) Ubuntu
7 15 (8.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (7.61%) Solaris
8 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.43%) Android
10 8 (4.35%) Debian
11 4 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.17%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.17%) SUSE
12 3 (1.63%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.54%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.15%) DevOps
2 35 (19.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.24%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.70%) Scrum
8 15 (8.15%) Software Engineering
9 14 (7.61%) Configuration Management
9 14 (7.61%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (7.07%) TDD
11 11 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (5.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 10 (5.43%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (5.43%) Web Development
13 9 (4.89%) Microservices
14 8 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
15 7 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (3.26%) Load Balancing
16 6 (3.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.35%) Python
2 36 (19.57%) Java
3 35 (19.02%) SQL
4 24 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.41%) Bash Shell
6 20 (10.87%) PHP
7 18 (9.78%) Shell Script
8 17 (9.24%) PowerShell
9 12 (6.52%) Groovy
10 10 (5.43%) C#
11 7 (3.80%) C
11 7 (3.80%) C++
12 6 (3.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.72%) Perl
14 4 (2.17%) Go
14 4 (2.17%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.63%) Embedded C
16 2 (1.09%) Scala
17 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.54%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (5.98%) Degree
2 10 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.09%) HND
5 2 (1.09%) MCSA
6 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CCNA
6 1 (0.54%) CISA
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) GDPR
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 35 (19.02%) Docker
2 25 (13.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.43%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.72%) XenApp
5 4 (2.17%) KVM
5 4 (2.17%) vSphere
6 3 (1.63%) Xen
7 2 (1.09%) iptables
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.54%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.54%) DRBD
8 1 (0.54%) Firmware
8 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.54%) Postfix
8 1 (0.54%) QEMU
8 1 (0.54%) Varnish
8 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (21.74%) Ansible
2 22 (11.96%) Kubernetes
3 20 (10.87%) Puppet
4 15 (8.15%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.52%) Terraform
6 5 (2.72%) Nagios
7 4 (2.17%) Salt
8 3 (1.63%) Packer
9 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.09%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.09%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.54%) Graphite
10 1 (0.54%) Icinga
10 1 (0.54%) Munin
10 1 (0.54%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.54%) QRadar
10 1 (0.54%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.54%) SCCM
10 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (27.72%) Red Hat
2 44 (23.91%) VMware
3 20 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.61%) Google
5 12 (6.52%) Citrix
6 10 (5.43%) EMC
7 9 (4.89%) Cisco
7 9 (4.89%) Splunk
8 8 (4.35%) Oracle
9 7 (3.80%) NetApp
10 6 (3.26%) IBM
11 5 (2.72%) Apple
11 5 (2.72%) Avaya
12 4 (2.17%) Dell
12 4 (2.17%) Dell Compellent
12 4 (2.17%) EqualLogic
12 4 (2.17%) ESRI
12 4 (2.17%) Freshdesk
12 4 (2.17%) Nexenta
12 4 (2.17%) TIBCO