Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 16 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 164 80 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 10.79% 10.55% 9.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.09% 44.94% 43.99%
Number of salaries quoted 148 57 139
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,330 £26,900
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £49,700 £56,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,360
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.07% +1.64%

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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 321 178 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.12% 23.48% 20.58%
Number of salaries quoted 278 144 326
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,300 £22,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.30% +2.67%
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £60,865 £50,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Wales.

Salary trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Wales over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Linux in Wales

Linux
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 September 2021. 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
South Wales +3 124 £42,500 - 20
West Wales -22 26 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Mid Wales -6 3 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North Wales - 3 £45,000 - 2
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 88 (53.66%) Windows
2 78 (47.56%) Azure
3 70 (42.68%) VMware
4 66 (40.24%) Microsoft
5 61 (37.20%) Finance
6 59 (35.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 53 (32.32%) Advertising
7 53 (32.32%) Active Directory
8 52 (31.71%) DevOps
9 45 (27.44%) AWS
10 41 (25.00%) WAN
11 40 (24.39%) Windows Server
12 38 (23.17%) VPN
12 38 (23.17%) PowerShell
13 37 (22.56%) Cisco
14 35 (21.34%) LAN
14 35 (21.34%) Docker
15 33 (20.12%) SQL
15 33 (20.12%) Red Hat
15 33 (20.12%) Brocade
16 32 (19.51%) High Availability
16 32 (19.51%) Firewall
17 31 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 30 (18.29%) CentOS
19 28 (17.07%) Ansible
20 26 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
21 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (15.24%) Terraform
22 24 (14.63%) Kubernetes
22 24 (14.63%) F5

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (6.71%) IIS
1 11 (6.71%) nginx
1 11 (6.71%) Tomcat
2 9 (5.49%) Apache
2 9 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.88%) Apache Spark
4 7 (4.27%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.66%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.22%) Confluence
7 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (12.20%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.83%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.83%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 78 (47.56%) Azure
2 45 (27.44%) AWS
3 24 (14.63%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (10.37%) OpenShift
5 12 (7.32%) IaaS
5 12 (7.32%) PaaS
6 11 (6.71%) SaaS
7 8 (4.88%) GitHub
8 6 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.83%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.22%) Heroku
11 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.00%) WAN
2 38 (23.17%) VPN
3 35 (21.34%) LAN
4 32 (19.51%) Firewall
5 22 (13.41%) VoIP
6 18 (10.98%) BGP
7 16 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 16 (9.76%) OSPF
8 11 (6.71%) iSCSI
9 10 (6.10%) DNS
10 8 (4.88%) NetScaler
11 7 (4.27%) DHCP
12 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
13 4 (2.44%) IPsec
13 4 (2.44%) SMTP
13 4 (2.44%) SSH
13 4 (2.44%) SSL
14 3 (1.83%) Network Security
14 3 (1.83%) SAN
14 3 (1.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) Hadoop
2 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.10%) SQL Server 2017
4 6 (3.66%) Big Data
4 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.44%) MySQL
6 3 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.76%) Selenium
3 14 (8.54%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.10%) Visual Studio
5 9 (5.49%) JIRA
6 5 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.44%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.22%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.22%) Maven
General
1 61 (37.20%) Finance
2 53 (32.32%) Advertising
3 25 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (12.20%) Social Skills
5 13 (7.93%) Public Sector
6 11 (6.71%) Back Office
7 9 (5.49%) Retail
8 5 (3.05%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.22%) Electronics
10 2 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.61%) Billing
11 1 (0.61%) Games
11 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (23.17%) Consultant
2 33 (20.12%) Developer
3 32 (19.51%) Technical Consultant
4 26 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (9.15%) Cloud Engineer
5 15 (9.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 13 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (7.93%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Support
6 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 13 (7.93%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (7.93%) Support Consultant
6 13 (7.93%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
6 13 (7.93%) Technical Support
6 13 (7.93%) Technical Support Consultant
7 12 (7.32%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (6.71%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.20%) .NET
2 14 (8.54%) HTML
3 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET
3 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET Core
4 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (6.10%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.10%) Entity Framework
5 10 (6.10%) HTML5
5 10 (6.10%) REST
5 10 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (4.88%) Java EE
6 8 (4.88%) JMS
7 7 (4.27%) Middleware
7 7 (4.27%) Spring
8 6 (3.66%) Node.js
8 6 (3.66%) Web Services
9 5 (3.05%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.05%) JPA
9 5 (3.05%) LDAP
9 5 (3.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.98%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (6.71%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.27%) IBM Storwize
4 7 (4.27%) iSeries
4 7 (4.27%) LPAR
5 4 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.22%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 88 (53.66%) Windows
2 40 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 30 (18.29%) CentOS
4 16 (9.76%) Unix
4 16 (9.76%) VyOS
5 10 (6.10%) Mac OS
6 9 (5.49%) Android
6 9 (5.49%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.27%) OS/400
8 5 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.05%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
9 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) VMS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.71%) DevOps
2 32 (19.51%) High Availability
3 31 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (12.20%) ITIL
5 20 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (11.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.76%) Network Design
9 15 (9.15%) Infrastructure as Code
10 14 (8.54%) Server Management
11 13 (7.93%) Project Delivery
11 13 (7.93%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.32%) Migration
12 12 (7.32%) Service Delivery
13 11 (6.71%) CRM
13 11 (6.71%) MVC
13 11 (6.71%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (6.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 10 (6.10%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.17%) PowerShell
2 33 (20.12%) SQL
3 19 (11.59%) C#
4 18 (10.98%) Java
5 13 (7.93%) Bash Shell
6 12 (7.32%) Python
7 11 (6.71%) VB.NET
8 10 (6.10%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.49%) C
10 7 (4.27%) C++
10 7 (4.27%) RPG
11 5 (3.05%) Java 8
11 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.83%) Perl
13 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.22%) Groovy
15 1 (0.61%) Go
15 1 (0.61%) Korn
15 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.59%) CCNA
1 19 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.88%) RHCE
5 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.44%) MCSA
6 4 (2.44%) MCSE
7 3 (1.83%) CCNP
8 2 (1.22%) Degree
8 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.22%) MCITP
8 2 (1.22%) MCP
8 2 (1.22%) MCTS
9 1 (0.61%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.61%) CCSE
9 1 (0.61%) NCDA
9 1 (0.61%) NCIE
9 1 (0.61%) PMP
9 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (6.71%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (3.66%) SLA
4 2 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 59 (35.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (32.32%) Active Directory
3 35 (21.34%) Docker
4 11 (6.71%) vSphere
5 8 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.88%) XenApp
5 8 (4.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (17.07%) Ansible
2 25 (15.24%) Terraform
3 24 (14.63%) Kubernetes
4 20 (12.20%) SCCM
5 9 (5.49%) Puppet
6 7 (4.27%) Nagios
7 4 (2.44%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.22%) CloudForms
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.22%) SCOM
8 2 (1.22%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.22%) WSUS
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (42.68%) VMware
2 66 (40.24%) Microsoft
3 37 (22.56%) Cisco
4 33 (20.12%) Brocade
4 33 (20.12%) Red Hat
5 24 (14.63%) F5
6 18 (10.98%) Juniper
7 16 (9.76%) Avaya
7 16 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 16 (9.76%) Extreme Networks
7 16 (9.76%) SolarWinds
7 16 (9.76%) Vyatta
8 7 (4.27%) Aruba
8 7 (4.27%) IBM
9 6 (3.66%) Oracle
10 3 (1.83%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.83%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.22%) Acme Packet
11 2 (1.22%) GENBAND
11 2 (1.22%) Nimble Storage