Period
to 19 February 2018

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

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 21 16
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 182 196 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.55% 8.45% 12.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.24% 36.64% 46.32%
Number of salaries quoted 129 167 328
Wales median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £28,950 £27,000 £22,675
90th Percentile £54,844 £53,750 £55,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 476 535 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.99% 23.06% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 389 470 662
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,950 £20,275
90th Percentile £53,969 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +1.18%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in Wales.

Salary trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Wales over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 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
South Wales -1 117 £40,000 +1.27% 32
Mid Wales +3 28 - - 1
West Wales +25 24 £49,039 +22.60% 4
North Wales +1 10 £40,000 -1.23% 7
Linux
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 64 (35.16%) VMware
2 63 (34.62%) Windows
3 50 (27.47%) Microsoft
4 49 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (26.37%) Python
6 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 43 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (23.63%) DevOps
8 42 (23.08%) Windows Server
8 42 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (22.53%) Service Delivery
10 39 (21.43%) ITIL
11 38 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (20.33%) Oracle
12 37 (20.33%) Ansible
13 35 (19.23%) SLA
13 35 (19.23%) Degree
14 34 (18.68%) SQL
15 33 (18.13%) Java
15 33 (18.13%) Service Management
16 31 (17.03%) Bash Shell
17 30 (16.48%) Puppet
17 30 (16.48%) Red Hat
18 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (15.93%) Unix
18 29 (15.93%) Incident Management
19 28 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 28 (15.38%) User Experience
19 28 (15.38%) Jenkins
20 27 (14.84%) IaaS

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 17 (9.34%) Apache
2 13 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 12 (6.59%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (6.04%) nginx
5 10 (5.49%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.85%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.30%) JBoss
7 6 (3.30%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.65%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.65%) NetWeaver
10 2 (1.10%) MTS
11 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.55%) Confluence
11 1 (0.55%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (23.63%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (14.84%) IaaS
4 10 (5.49%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 8 (4.40%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (4.40%) Amazon S3
6 8 (4.40%) Route 53
7 7 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (3.85%) SaaS
8 6 (3.30%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (3.30%) PaaS
8 6 (3.30%) Serverless
9 5 (2.75%) AWS OpsWorks
10 4 (2.20%) Bluemix
10 4 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (2.20%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (1.65%) Office 365
11 3 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.29%) DNS
2 25 (13.74%) Firewall
3 15 (8.24%) DHCP
4 13 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.59%) HTTP
6 10 (5.49%) SAN
7 8 (4.40%) LAN
8 7 (3.85%) Wireshark
9 6 (3.30%) NetScaler
9 6 (3.30%) Network Security
9 6 (3.30%) VLAN
9 6 (3.30%) VPN
10 5 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.20%) VoIP
11 4 (2.20%) WAN
12 3 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (1.65%) FTP
12 3 (1.65%) IPsec
12 3 (1.65%) SMTP
12 3 (1.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.64%) MySQL
1 23 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 12 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.49%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.95%) NoSQL
6 8 (4.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (4.40%) Power BI
6 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (2.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.65%) Ingres
9 3 (1.65%) Redis
10 2 (1.10%) Big Data
10 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 28 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 24 (13.19%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.89%) JIRA
4 10 (5.49%) Maven
5 9 (4.95%) Ant
6 6 (3.30%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.30%) JUnit
7 4 (2.20%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.20%) JMeter
7 4 (2.20%) Selenium
7 4 (2.20%) Xdebug
8 3 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.65%) Subversion
9 2 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.55%) Gatling
10 1 (0.55%) Gradle
10 1 (0.55%) TestLink
10 1 (0.55%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.55%) VersionOne
General
1 17 (9.34%) Finance
2 15 (8.24%) Advertising
3 3 (1.65%) Retail
3 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.10%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 31 (17.03%) Developer
2 23 (12.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (10.99%) Cloud Engineer
4 16 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.24%) Administrator
5 15 (8.24%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) Consultant
7 12 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.04%) Analyst
8 11 (6.04%) PHP Developer
9 10 (5.49%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (4.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (4.40%) Database Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (4.40%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.34%) HTML
2 11 (6.04%) Middleware
2 11 (6.04%) RESTful
2 11 (6.04%) Web Services
3 10 (5.49%) CSS
3 10 (5.49%) JSON
3 10 (5.49%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (4.95%) jQuery
4 9 (4.95%) LAMP
5 8 (4.40%) Spring
6 6 (3.30%) Django
6 6 (3.30%) Laravel
6 6 (3.30%) REST
6 6 (3.30%) SOAP
6 6 (3.30%) XML
7 5 (2.75%) HTML5
8 4 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.20%) J2EE
8 4 (2.20%) Sass
9 3 (1.65%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.38%) User Experience
2 27 (14.84%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (7.69%) iSeries
4 8 (4.40%) Fintech
4 8 (4.40%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.75%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.75%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.20%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.65%) AS400
8 3 (1.65%) Clustering
8 3 (1.65%) LPAR
9 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.62%) Windows
2 42 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.93%) Unix
4 22 (12.09%) CentOS
5 21 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (7.14%) OS/400
7 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.49%) Solaris
8 10 (5.49%) Ubuntu
9 8 (4.40%) Debian
10 7 (3.85%) Android
10 7 (3.85%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.10%) AIX
11 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.55%) Fedora
12 1 (0.55%) HPUX
12 1 (0.55%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.55%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (23.63%) DevOps
2 42 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 41 (22.53%) Service Delivery
4 39 (21.43%) ITIL
5 38 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (18.13%) Service Management
7 29 (15.93%) Incident Management
8 28 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (14.84%) ITSM
9 27 (14.84%) Proactive Management
10 15 (8.24%) Scrum
11 13 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
12 12 (6.59%) Load Balancing
12 12 (6.59%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.04%) Business Transformation
13 11 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.04%) Mentoring
14 10 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (5.49%) SEO
14 10 (5.49%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.37%) Python
2 34 (18.68%) SQL
3 33 (18.13%) Java
4 31 (17.03%) Bash Shell
5 26 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 24 (13.19%) PHP
7 20 (10.99%) PowerShell
7 20 (10.99%) Shell Script
8 13 (7.14%) Ruby
8 13 (7.14%) VB
9 12 (6.59%) C++
10 11 (6.04%) Perl
11 9 (4.95%) C
12 5 (2.75%) Groovy
13 4 (2.20%) C#
13 4 (2.20%) PHP 5
14 3 (1.65%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.65%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.65%) RPG
Qualifications
1 35 (19.23%) Degree
2 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (8.24%) MCSE
4 10 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (4.95%) MCSA
6 8 (4.40%) VCP5
7 6 (3.30%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.75%) CREST Certified
8 5 (2.75%) MCITP
9 4 (2.20%) CEH
9 4 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.20%) OSCP
10 3 (1.65%) CCENT
10 3 (1.65%) CCNA
10 3 (1.65%) CCNP
10 3 (1.65%) CISM
10 3 (1.65%) CISSP
10 3 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.23%) SLA
2 5 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) GDPR
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 18 (9.89%) Docker
4 17 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (8.79%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.30%) vSphere
7 5 (2.75%) Firmware
8 3 (1.65%) Snort
9 2 (1.10%) KVM
10 1 (0.55%) pfSense
10 1 (0.55%) Varnish
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 37 (20.33%) Ansible
2 30 (16.48%) Puppet
3 15 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (6.04%) Terraform
5 8 (4.40%) Nagios
6 6 (3.30%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (2.75%) Kibana
7 5 (2.75%) Kubernetes
7 5 (2.75%) Rundeck
8 4 (2.20%) Nessus
8 4 (2.20%) Nmap
9 3 (1.65%) Grafana
9 3 (1.65%) Graylog
9 3 (1.65%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.65%) logstash
9 3 (1.65%) Marathon
9 3 (1.65%) Mesos
9 3 (1.65%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.65%) Salt
10 2 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 64 (35.16%) VMware
2 50 (27.47%) Microsoft
3 37 (20.33%) Oracle
4 30 (16.48%) Red Hat
5 20 (10.99%) Splunk
6 17 (9.34%) Cisco
7 15 (8.24%) IBM
8 10 (5.49%) Citrix
9 6 (3.30%) Dell
9 6 (3.30%) EMC
9 6 (3.30%) Vyatta
10 5 (2.75%) Google
10 5 (2.75%) Veeam
11 4 (2.20%) AppDynamics
11 4 (2.20%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.20%) F5
11 4 (2.20%) Juniper
11 4 (2.20%) Qualys
12 3 (1.65%) Actian
12 3 (1.65%) Talend