Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 139 176 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 9.59% 11.57% 10.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.55% 48.75% 43.41%
Number of salaries quoted 122 160 214
South Wales median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £24,125 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,500 £60,000 £53,750
Wales median annual salary £40,210 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.72% +1.25% +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 312 361 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 21.53% 23.73% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 279 331 494
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £52,500
Wales median annual salary £37,750 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -0.66% +5.56% +2.86%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -6 83 £40,000 +3.23% 23
Torfaen +9 22 £47,500 +14.46% 2
Newport -3 15 £40,000 +26.33% 7
Caerphilly -4 5 £50,000 +11.11%
Bridgend -10 4 £56,250 +50.00% 2
Monmouthshire +7 3 £42,500 +34.92%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £37,500 -
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 48 (34.53%) Python
2 44 (31.65%) DevOps
3 38 (27.34%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (25.18%) Windows
5 31 (22.30%) Red Hat
6 30 (21.58%) Unix
6 30 (21.58%) Docker
7 29 (20.86%) Jenkins
7 29 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (19.42%) Ansible
10 26 (18.71%) Java
11 25 (17.99%) VMware
12 24 (17.27%) JavaScript
13 23 (16.55%) Firewall
13 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
14 22 (15.83%) CentOS
14 22 (15.83%) HTML
14 22 (15.83%) MySQL
14 22 (15.83%) SQL
15 21 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 20 (14.39%) Kubernetes
16 20 (14.39%) CSS
16 20 (14.39%) DNS
16 20 (14.39%) Scrum
17 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
17 19 (13.67%) Test Automation
18 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (12.95%) Bash Shell
19 17 (12.23%) Windows Server

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 10 (7.19%) Apache
2 8 (5.76%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.04%) JBoss
4 6 (4.32%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.60%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.88%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.16%) CMS
7 3 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.16%) IIS
7 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.44%) Confluence
9 1 (0.72%) CICS
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.72%) Jetty
9 1 (0.72%) nginx
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.44%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Staffware
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (27.34%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.88%) Stackdriver
6 3 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.16%) GitHub
6 3 (2.16%) PaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.72%) G Suite
7 1 (0.72%) IaaS
7 1 (0.72%) Office 365
7 1 (0.72%) Route 53
7 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.55%) Firewall
2 20 (14.39%) DNS
3 15 (10.79%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.63%) Wireshark
5 10 (7.19%) HTTP
6 9 (6.47%) Internet
7 7 (5.04%) DHCP
8 6 (4.32%) VPN
9 5 (3.60%) SAN
9 5 (3.60%) SMS
9 5 (3.60%) VoIP
10 4 (2.88%) DVB
10 4 (2.88%) RTP
11 3 (2.16%) HTTPS
11 3 (2.16%) LAN
11 3 (2.16%) SSH
11 3 (2.16%) SSL
11 3 (2.16%) VLAN
11 3 (2.16%) WAN
12 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.83%) MySQL
2 10 (7.19%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.04%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.88%) GIS
7 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.16%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.44%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.44%) Redis
8 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.72%) Big Data
9 1 (0.72%) HBase
9 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (20.86%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.55%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (7.91%) Maven
5 5 (3.60%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.60%) Gatling
5 5 (3.60%) JMeter
5 5 (3.60%) Rational DOORS
5 5 (3.60%) Rational Quality Manager
5 5 (3.60%) Rational Team Concert
5 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.88%) Android Studio
6 4 (2.88%) CF BOSH
6 4 (2.88%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.88%) JIRA
6 4 (2.88%) Xcode
7 3 (2.16%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.16%) Gradle
7 3 (2.16%) webpack
8 2 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (7.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.16%) Games
3 3 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.44%) Advertising
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (21.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (20.14%) Developer
3 16 (11.51%) Linux Engineer
3 16 (11.51%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (8.63%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Software Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) PHP Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Administrator
9 7 (5.04%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Junior
9 7 (5.04%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.04%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Embedded Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (4.32%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 5 (3.60%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.83%) HTML
2 20 (14.39%) CSS
3 15 (10.79%) JSON
4 13 (9.35%) REST
5 12 (8.63%) React
5 12 (8.63%) Web Services
6 10 (7.19%) jQuery
6 10 (7.19%) Node.js
7 9 (6.47%) AngularJS
7 9 (6.47%) Laravel
7 9 (6.47%) SOAP
8 8 (5.76%) Middleware
9 7 (5.04%) HTML5
9 7 (5.04%) LAMP
9 7 (5.04%) Spring
10 6 (4.32%) XML
11 5 (3.60%) CSS3
11 5 (3.60%) Java EE
12 4 (2.88%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) User Experience
2 8 (5.76%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.88%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.88%) MPEG
6 3 (2.16%) Fintech
7 2 (1.44%) CAN bus
7 2 (1.44%) CMDB
7 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.72%) CESG
8 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.72%) PKI
8 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (25.18%) Windows
2 30 (21.58%) Unix
3 22 (15.83%) CentOS
4 17 (12.23%) Windows Server
5 16 (11.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (10.07%) Ubuntu
7 10 (7.19%) Android
8 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (5.76%) Solaris
9 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.32%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.88%) Debian
11 4 (2.88%) SUSE
12 3 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (2.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.72%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.65%) DevOps
2 29 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (15.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 20 (14.39%) Scrum
6 19 (13.67%) Software Engineering
6 19 (13.67%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.51%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (7.19%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.19%) TDD
9 9 (6.47%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (6.47%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.04%) Microservices
11 6 (4.32%) Change Management
11 6 (4.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 6 (4.32%) Software Delivery
12 5 (3.60%) Mentoring
12 5 (3.60%) Open Source
12 5 (3.60%) Threat Intelligence
12 5 (3.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.53%) Python
2 26 (18.71%) Java
3 24 (17.27%) JavaScript
4 22 (15.83%) SQL
5 18 (12.95%) Bash Shell
6 17 (12.23%) PHP
7 13 (9.35%) C#
7 13 (9.35%) PowerShell
8 11 (7.91%) Groovy
9 10 (7.19%) C++
9 10 (7.19%) Perl
10 7 (5.04%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.32%) C
12 4 (2.88%) Embedded C
12 4 (2.88%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.16%) Go
13 3 (2.16%) Ruby
14 2 (1.44%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.72%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (9.35%) Degree
2 11 (7.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) CCNA
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.16%) CISA
5 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.44%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.44%) CISSP
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.44%) GIAC
6 2 (1.44%) GISP
6 2 (1.44%) HND
6 2 (1.44%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) CEH
7 1 (0.72%) CISM
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.72%) OSCP
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) GDPR
1 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 30 (21.58%) Docker
2 14 (10.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.88%) KVM
5 3 (2.16%) iptables
5 3 (2.16%) vSphere
5 3 (2.16%) Xen
6 2 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.72%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.72%) DRBD
7 1 (0.72%) Firmware
7 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.72%) Postfix
7 1 (0.72%) QEMU
7 1 (0.72%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (19.42%) Ansible
2 20 (14.39%) Kubernetes
3 14 (10.07%) Puppet
3 14 (10.07%) Terraform
4 11 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.88%) Packer
5 4 (2.88%) Salt
6 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.16%) QRadar
7 2 (1.44%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.44%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.72%) Graphite
8 1 (0.72%) Icinga
8 1 (0.72%) Munin
8 1 (0.72%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.72%) SCCM
8 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (22.30%) Red Hat
2 25 (17.99%) VMware
3 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.47%) Google
4 9 (6.47%) Oracle
5 7 (5.04%) Cisco
5 7 (5.04%) IBM
5 7 (5.04%) Splunk
6 4 (2.88%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.88%) ESRI
7 3 (2.16%) AlienVault
7 3 (2.16%) Brocade
7 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.16%) EMC
7 3 (2.16%) Juniper
7 3 (2.16%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.16%) NetApp
7 3 (2.16%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.16%) Rackspace
7 3 (2.16%) Veeam