Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 17 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 151 230 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 10.58% 10.60% 12.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.84% 44.57% 45.70%
Number of salaries quoted 141 189 284
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,798 £25,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £51,250
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -1.37%

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 399 516 674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.96% 23.79% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 362 451 607
South Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +4.48%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +2 80 £38,000 -2.56% 4
Newport +14 39 £35,875 -15.59% 1
Bridgend +12 11 £37,500 +13.64%
Caerphilly +6 10 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Torfaen -5 7 £47,500 +11.76%
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 58 (38.41%) Windows
2 51 (33.77%) DevOps
3 48 (31.79%) Unix
4 46 (30.46%) VMware
5 44 (29.14%) Microsoft
6 39 (25.83%) Python
7 38 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 37 (24.50%) Cisco
9 36 (23.84%) Red Hat
9 36 (23.84%) Amazon AWS
10 35 (23.18%) Firewall
11 34 (22.52%) Windows Server
12 33 (21.85%) Bash Shell
12 33 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (21.85%) Java
13 29 (19.21%) ITIL
14 28 (18.54%) Active Directory
15 26 (17.22%) Ubuntu
16 25 (16.56%) SAN
17 23 (15.23%) PHP
17 23 (15.23%) Splunk
17 23 (15.23%) CentOS
17 23 (15.23%) Ansible
18 22 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
18 22 (14.57%) Puppet
18 22 (14.57%) DNS
18 22 (14.57%) DHCP
19 21 (13.91%) VPN
20 20 (13.25%) HTTP
20 20 (13.25%) Finance

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 (8.61%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.62%) IBM HTTP Server
3 9 (5.96%) Apache
3 9 (5.96%) JBoss
4 8 (5.30%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.64%) IIS
6 6 (3.97%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.65%) nginx
8 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.99%) CMS
9 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.32%) Confluence
10 2 (1.32%) MTS
11 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.84%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.62%) PaaS
3 10 (6.62%) SaaS
4 9 (5.96%) IaaS
5 8 (5.30%) Office 365
6 6 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.31%) Bluemix
7 5 (3.31%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.99%) G Suite
9 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.18%) Firewall
2 25 (16.56%) SAN
3 22 (14.57%) DHCP
3 22 (14.57%) DNS
4 21 (13.91%) VPN
5 20 (13.25%) HTTP
6 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
7 15 (9.93%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (8.61%) VoIP
9 12 (7.95%) LAN
9 12 (7.95%) NAS
10 9 (5.96%) WAN
11 8 (5.30%) Ethernet
11 8 (5.30%) Wireshark
12 7 (4.64%) Internet
13 6 (3.97%) NetScaler
13 6 (3.97%) SSH
14 5 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (3.31%) Network Security
14 5 (3.31%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.60%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.93%) MySQL
2 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.97%) Ingres
6 5 (3.31%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.99%) Couchbase
7 3 (1.99%) Redis
8 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.66%) Big Data
9 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.66%) HPCC
9 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (13.25%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.61%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.95%) Maven
4 4 (2.65%) Ant
5 3 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.32%) JMeter
6 2 (1.32%) Selenium
6 2 (1.32%) Subversion
6 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.32%) Xdebug
7 1 (0.66%) GitLab
7 1 (0.66%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.66%) JUnit
7 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.66%) OllyDbg
7 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.66%) TestLink
7 1 (0.66%) VersionOne
7 1 (0.66%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (13.25%) Finance
2 15 (9.93%) Advertising
3 9 (5.96%) Games
4 8 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.65%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.66%) Publishing
7 1 (0.66%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 30 (19.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (12.58%) Developer
3 18 (11.92%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (8.61%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.95%) Administrator
6 11 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 9 (5.96%) Consultant
8 9 (5.96%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.96%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) DBA
10 6 (3.97%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (3.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.97%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.97%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) REST
2 14 (9.27%) Web Services
3 11 (7.28%) HTML
3 11 (7.28%) Middleware
4 10 (6.62%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (4.64%) CSS
5 7 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (2.65%) .NET
6 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.65%) HTML5
6 4 (2.65%) JSON
7 3 (1.99%) J2EE
7 3 (1.99%) jQuery
7 3 (1.99%) Laravel
7 3 (1.99%) RESTful
7 3 (1.99%) Spring
7 3 (1.99%) XML
8 2 (1.32%) CSS3
8 2 (1.32%) Sass
8 2 (1.32%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) iSeries
2 13 (8.61%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.30%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.64%) Fintech
4 7 (4.64%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.97%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (3.97%) Replication
6 5 (3.31%) Clustering
7 4 (2.65%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.65%) EMC Centera
8 3 (1.99%) AS400
8 3 (1.99%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.99%) LPAR
8 3 (1.99%) PKI
8 3 (1.99%) Xbox
9 2 (1.32%) Digital TV
9 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (38.41%) Windows
2 48 (31.79%) Unix
3 34 (22.52%) Windows Server
4 26 (17.22%) Ubuntu
5 23 (15.23%) CentOS
6 15 (9.93%) Debian
7 13 (8.61%) OS/400
8 10 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (5.30%) AIX
10 8 (5.30%) Solaris
11 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (3.31%) Android
12 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.32%) VMS
15 1 (0.66%) HPUX
15 1 (0.66%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.66%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.77%) DevOps
2 33 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.21%) ITIL
4 20 (13.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 19 (12.58%) Configuration Management
6 14 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (8.61%) OO
8 12 (7.95%) Open Source
8 12 (7.95%) Scrum
9 11 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (5.96%) Change Management
11 9 (5.96%) Problem Management
12 8 (5.30%) Migration
13 7 (4.64%) High Availability
13 7 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (4.64%) Performance Management
13 7 (4.64%) Test Automation
14 6 (3.97%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (3.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.83%) Python
2 33 (21.85%) Bash Shell
2 33 (21.85%) Java
3 23 (15.23%) PHP
4 18 (11.92%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.26%) Perl
6 16 (10.60%) Shell Script
7 15 (9.93%) SQL
8 13 (8.61%) C++
9 8 (5.30%) C
9 8 (5.30%) C#
9 8 (5.30%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.97%) Groovy
11 4 (2.65%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.99%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.99%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.99%) RPG
13 2 (1.32%) Korn
13 2 (1.32%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.66%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 10 (6.62%) Degree
2 9 (5.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (5.30%) VCP5
4 6 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.65%) GNVQ
6 4 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.99%) CCENT
7 3 (1.99%) CCNA
7 3 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.99%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.32%) CCNP
8 2 (1.32%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.66%) CISSP
9 1 (0.66%) OSCP
9 1 (0.66%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.66%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.66%) GDPR
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (25.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (18.54%) Active Directory
3 17 (11.26%) Docker
4 10 (6.62%) vSphere
5 9 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.97%) Firmware
8 4 (2.65%) NFS
9 3 (1.99%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.66%) KVM
10 1 (0.66%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (15.23%) Ansible
2 22 (14.57%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (14.57%) Puppet
3 6 (3.97%) Nagios
3 6 (3.97%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.97%) Terraform
4 5 (3.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.65%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.99%) SCOM
7 2 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.66%) Cuckoo Sandbox
8 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.66%) Nessus
8 1 (0.66%) Nmap
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.66%) Packer
8 1 (0.66%) SCCM
8 1 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 46 (30.46%) VMware
2 44 (29.14%) Microsoft
3 37 (24.50%) Cisco
4 36 (23.84%) Red Hat
5 23 (15.23%) Splunk
6 18 (11.92%) IBM
7 12 (7.95%) Oracle
8 10 (6.62%) Avaya
8 10 (6.62%) Citrix
9 8 (5.30%) EMC
10 7 (4.64%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.64%) F5
11 6 (3.97%) Actian
11 6 (3.97%) Brocade
11 6 (3.97%) Juniper
11 6 (3.97%) Vyatta
12 5 (3.31%) AppDynamics
12 5 (3.31%) Google
13 4 (2.65%) Hitachi
13 4 (2.65%) SolidFire