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

Linux
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 117 181 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.57% 9.65% 13.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.14% 41.23% 47.32%
Number of salaries quoted 95 154 309
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £23,550
90th Percentile £54,500 £54,625 £55,050
Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -3.85%

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 364 439 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.65% 23.40% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 316 387 615
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 February 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 February 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 71 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Newport +3 28 £41,875 +4.69% 1
Torfaen -1 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Caerphilly -2 2 £40,750 +31.45%
Bridgend +2 1 £34,000 -15.00% 4
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 36 (30.77%) VMware
1 36 (30.77%) DevOps
2 34 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.35%) Python
4 31 (26.50%) Windows
5 30 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 29 (24.79%) Unix
6 29 (24.79%) Java
7 27 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 27 (23.08%) Ansible
8 26 (22.22%) Bash Shell
9 24 (20.51%) Red Hat
10 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
10 23 (19.66%) PHP
10 23 (19.66%) Oracle
11 21 (17.95%) Firewall
12 20 (17.09%) Git (software)
13 19 (16.24%) Windows Server
14 18 (15.38%) CentOS
14 18 (15.38%) Shell Script
14 18 (15.38%) SQL
15 17 (14.53%) MySQL
15 17 (14.53%) Finance
15 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (14.53%) Docker
15 17 (14.53%) Splunk
16 15 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (12.82%) Advertising
16 15 (12.82%) HTML

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 (11.11%) Apache
1 13 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.55%) IBM HTTP Server
3 9 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (5.98%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.98%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.13%) JBoss
5 6 (5.13%) nginx
6 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.71%) MTS
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.85%) Confluence
9 1 (0.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 27 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.98%) IaaS
4 6 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.13%) PaaS
5 4 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.42%) Bluemix
5 4 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.42%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (3.42%) SaaS
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.56%) Route 53
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.71%) Office 365
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.95%) Firewall
2 15 (12.82%) DNS
3 13 (11.11%) DHCP
4 12 (10.26%) HTTP
5 10 (8.55%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.84%) LAN
6 8 (6.84%) SAN
7 7 (5.98%) Wireshark
8 6 (5.13%) NetScaler
9 5 (4.27%) Network Security
9 5 (4.27%) VPN
9 5 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (3.42%) WAN
11 3 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.56%) FTP
11 3 (2.56%) IPsec
11 3 (2.56%) SMTP
11 3 (2.56%) SSH
11 3 (2.56%) VLAN
11 3 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.53%) MySQL
2 14 (11.97%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.55%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.56%) Ingres
7 2 (1.71%) Big Data
7 2 (1.71%) Couchbase
7 2 (1.71%) HPCC
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.71%) Redis
8 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (17.09%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.13%) JUnit
4 5 (4.27%) Maven
5 4 (3.42%) Ant
5 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.42%) JMeter
5 4 (3.42%) Selenium
5 4 (3.42%) Xdebug
6 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.71%) JIRA
7 2 (1.71%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.85%) Gradle
8 1 (0.85%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.85%) NUnit
8 1 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.85%) TestLink
8 1 (0.85%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.85%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.85%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (14.53%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Advertising
3 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.71%) Games
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 23 (19.66%) Developer
2 22 (18.80%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (9.40%) PHP Developer
5 10 (8.55%) Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Consultant
6 9 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (6.84%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Technical Support
7 8 (6.84%) Technical Support Analyst
8 7 (5.98%) Administrator
9 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.13%) WebSphere Consultant
9 6 (5.13%) WebSphere Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) HTML
2 10 (8.55%) CSS
2 10 (8.55%) Middleware
2 10 (8.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (7.69%) jQuery
3 9 (7.69%) RESTful
3 9 (7.69%) Web Services
4 8 (6.84%) Spring
5 6 (5.13%) LAMP
5 6 (5.13%) Laravel
5 6 (5.13%) REST
5 6 (5.13%) SOAP
6 5 (4.27%) HTML5
6 5 (4.27%) JSON
7 4 (3.42%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.42%) J2EE
7 4 (3.42%) Sass
7 4 (3.42%) XML
8 3 (2.56%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) iSeries
2 8 (6.84%) Fintech
3 6 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.56%) AS400
6 3 (2.56%) Clustering
6 3 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.56%) LPAR
7 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.85%) PKI
8 1 (0.85%) Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Social Media
8 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.50%) Windows
2 29 (24.79%) Unix
3 19 (16.24%) Windows Server
4 18 (15.38%) CentOS
5 13 (11.11%) OS/400
5 13 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.55%) Solaris
8 9 (7.69%) Ubuntu
9 8 (6.84%) Debian
10 4 (3.42%) Android
10 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.71%) AIX
11 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.85%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.85%) HPUX
12 1 (0.85%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.85%) VyOS
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.77%) DevOps
2 34 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (10.26%) Scrum
4 12 (10.26%) Test Automation
5 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (9.40%) ITIL
6 10 (8.55%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (8.55%) SIEM
7 9 (7.69%) MVC
8 7 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.98%) OWASP
9 6 (5.13%) Cryptography
9 6 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (5.13%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.27%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.27%) Project Management
10 5 (4.27%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.27%) Service Management
11 4 (3.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.35%) Python
2 29 (24.79%) Java
3 26 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 23 (19.66%) JavaScript
4 23 (19.66%) PHP
5 18 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 18 (15.38%) SQL
6 11 (9.40%) C++
7 9 (7.69%) Ruby
8 8 (6.84%) C
9 7 (5.98%) Perl
9 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.42%) Groovy
10 4 (3.42%) PHP 5
11 3 (2.56%) C#
11 3 (2.56%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.56%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.56%) RPG
12 2 (1.71%) AWK
12 2 (1.71%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (6.84%) VCP5
3 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.27%) CREST Certified
4 4 (3.42%) CEH
4 4 (3.42%) Degree
4 4 (3.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (3.42%) OSCP
5 3 (2.56%) CCENT
5 3 (2.56%) CCNA
5 3 (2.56%) CCNP
5 3 (2.56%) CISM
5 3 (2.56%) CISSP
5 3 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.71%) CCIE
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.71%) GDPR
3 2 (1.71%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (14.53%) Docker
3 15 (12.82%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.13%) vSphere
5 5 (4.27%) Firmware
6 3 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.71%) KVM
8 1 (0.85%) Varnish
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (23.08%) Ansible
2 12 (10.26%) Puppet
3 8 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.84%) Terraform
4 6 (5.13%) Nagios
5 5 (4.27%) Rundeck
6 4 (3.42%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.42%) Nessus
6 4 (3.42%) Nmap
7 3 (2.56%) Grafana
7 3 (2.56%) Kibana
7 3 (2.56%) Marathon
7 3 (2.56%) Mesos
7 3 (2.56%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.71%) SCCM
9 1 (0.85%) Cuckoo Sandbox
9 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.85%) Packer
9 1 (0.85%) Salt
9 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (30.77%) VMware
2 30 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 24 (20.51%) Red Hat
4 23 (19.66%) Oracle
5 17 (14.53%) Splunk
6 15 (12.82%) Cisco
6 15 (12.82%) IBM
7 10 (8.55%) Citrix
8 6 (5.13%) Dell
8 6 (5.13%) EMC
9 5 (4.27%) Google
9 5 (4.27%) Vyatta
10 4 (3.42%) AppDynamics
10 4 (3.42%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.42%) F5
10 4 (3.42%) Juniper
10 4 (3.42%) Qualys
11 3 (2.56%) Actian
11 3 (2.56%) NetApp
11 3 (2.56%) Sybase