Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 232 214 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.61% 11.10% 9.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.06% 43.85% 41.40%
Number of salaries quoted 204 199 211
Wales median annual salary £40,210 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.52% +3.13% +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,738 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,875 £57,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 493 488 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.66% 25.31% 23.37%
Number of salaries quoted 417 446 527
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £38,250 £35,510
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.72% +1.46%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £20,900
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,625 £48,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +2 184 £42,500 +13.33% 36
West Wales +3 40 £40,210 -18.00% 7
North Wales 0 4 £41,000 +2.50% 5
Mid Wales -9 2 £36,000 - 1
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 83 (35.78%) DevOps
2 79 (34.05%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (27.59%) Windows
4 59 (25.43%) Python
4 59 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (25.00%) Docker
6 55 (23.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 53 (22.84%) VMware
7 53 (22.84%) Red Hat
8 52 (22.41%) Ansible
9 46 (19.83%) Git (software)
9 46 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 42 (18.10%) Unix
11 40 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (17.24%) Jenkins
12 39 (16.81%) JavaScript
13 38 (16.38%) Java
13 38 (16.38%) Microsoft
14 37 (15.95%) SQL
15 33 (14.22%) Firewall
15 33 (14.22%) CentOS
16 32 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 32 (13.79%) Kubernetes
17 31 (13.36%) HTML
18 30 (12.93%) Windows Server
19 29 (12.50%) Web Services
19 29 (12.50%) DNS
19 29 (12.50%) MongoDB
20 28 (12.07%) CSS

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 22 (9.48%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (8.19%) nginx
3 13 (5.60%) Apache
3 13 (5.60%) JBoss
4 11 (4.74%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.31%) Confluence
5 10 (4.31%) MS Exchange
6 9 (3.88%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.45%) CMS
7 8 (3.45%) IIS
8 6 (2.59%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.72%) Drupal
10 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.29%) Apache Solr
11 3 (1.29%) CICS
11 3 (1.29%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.86%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.86%) WordPress
13 1 (0.43%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.72%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Staffware
2 2 (0.86%) Magento
2 2 (0.86%) Shopify
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 79 (34.05%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (23.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.33%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (4.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 10 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (3.45%) Office 365
6 8 (3.45%) Stackdriver
7 4 (1.72%) GitHub
7 4 (1.72%) PaaS
7 4 (1.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.86%) IaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.43%) G Suite
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) Route 53
9 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.22%) Firewall
2 29 (12.50%) DNS
3 17 (7.33%) DHCP
3 17 (7.33%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.03%) HTTP
4 14 (6.03%) Wireshark
5 11 (4.74%) VoIP
6 9 (3.88%) SAN
6 9 (3.88%) VPN
6 9 (3.88%) WAN
7 7 (3.02%) Internet
8 6 (2.59%) LAN
8 6 (2.59%) NetScaler
8 6 (2.59%) SMS
9 5 (2.16%) BGP
9 5 (2.16%) OSPF
9 5 (2.16%) VLAN
9 5 (2.16%) Wireless
10 4 (1.72%) IPsec
10 4 (1.72%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 26 (11.21%) MySQL
3 25 (10.78%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (2.16%) MariaDB
6 5 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.72%) GIS
7 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.29%) Redis
8 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.86%) Aerospike
9 2 (0.86%) Big Data
9 2 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.86%) HBase
9 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 46 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 40 (17.24%) Jenkins
3 18 (7.76%) Maven
4 15 (6.47%) TeamCity
5 12 (5.17%) JIRA
6 11 (4.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 11 (4.74%) Bitbucket
7 10 (4.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (3.45%) CF BOSH
8 8 (3.45%) Spinnaker
9 7 (3.02%) webpack
10 6 (2.59%) JMeter
11 5 (2.16%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.16%) Gatling
11 5 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (2.16%) Rational Quality Manager
11 5 (2.16%) Rational Team Concert
11 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.72%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.72%) Gradle
General
1 18 (7.76%) Finance
2 7 (3.02%) Games
2 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.72%) Advertising
4 2 (0.86%) Billing
4 2 (0.86%) Electronics
4 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (20.69%) Developer
2 37 (15.95%) Cloud Engineer
2 37 (15.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 35 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.48%) Administrator
5 21 (9.05%) Systems Engineer
6 20 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (7.33%) Support Engineer
8 16 (6.90%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.74%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.74%) Web Developer
10 10 (4.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.45%) DevOps Administrator
12 8 (3.45%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.45%) Junior
13 7 (3.02%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.36%) HTML
2 29 (12.50%) Web Services
3 28 (12.07%) CSS
4 24 (10.34%) Node.js
5 19 (8.19%) REST
6 16 (6.90%) JSON
6 16 (6.90%) React
7 14 (6.03%) .NET
8 13 (5.60%) AngularJS
8 13 (5.60%) SOAP
9 12 (5.17%) ASP.NET
9 12 (5.17%) Spring
10 11 (4.74%) jQuery
11 10 (4.31%) HTML5
11 10 (4.31%) Laravel
12 9 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (3.88%) Java EE
12 9 (3.88%) XML
13 8 (3.45%) Hibernate
13 8 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.64%) User Experience
2 12 (5.17%) e-Learning
2 12 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.45%) Cloud Native
5 6 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.59%) Replication
6 5 (2.16%) Clustering
6 5 (2.16%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.72%) CMDB
7 4 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.72%) Fintech
7 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.72%) MPEG
8 3 (1.29%) PKI
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.86%) Animation
9 2 (0.86%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (27.59%) Windows
2 42 (18.10%) Unix
3 33 (14.22%) CentOS
4 32 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (12.93%) Windows Server
6 25 (10.78%) Ubuntu
7 15 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (6.03%) Solaris
8 14 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.31%) Android
10 8 (3.45%) Debian
11 4 (1.72%) AIX
11 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.72%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.72%) SUSE
12 3 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.43%) CatOS
14 1 (0.43%) HPUX
14 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (35.78%) DevOps
2 59 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 40 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (7.76%) Deployment Automation
8 17 (7.33%) Software Engineering
9 16 (6.90%) Scrum
9 16 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 15 (6.47%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.47%) MVC
10 15 (6.47%) TDD
11 14 (6.03%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (6.03%) Server Management
12 13 (5.60%) Load Balancing
12 13 (5.60%) Unit Testing
13 11 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (4.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 11 (4.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.43%) Python
2 39 (16.81%) JavaScript
3 38 (16.38%) Java
4 37 (15.95%) SQL
5 27 (11.64%) Bash Shell
6 24 (10.34%) PHP
6 24 (10.34%) PowerShell
7 22 (9.48%) C#
8 20 (8.62%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.60%) Groovy
9 13 (5.60%) Ruby
10 12 (5.17%) C
10 12 (5.17%) CoffeeScript
11 10 (4.31%) Perl
12 7 (3.02%) C++
13 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.72%) Go
14 4 (1.72%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.29%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (6.47%) Degree
2 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.72%) CCNP
6 3 (1.29%) CCNA
6 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.86%) CCIE
7 2 (0.86%) HND
7 2 (0.86%) JNCIE
7 2 (0.86%) JNCIP
7 2 (0.86%) MCSA
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CISA
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) OCP
8 1 (0.43%) RHCE
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.60%) QA
2 7 (3.02%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
System Software
1 58 (25.00%) Docker
2 32 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.47%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.60%) Varnish
5 6 (2.59%) XenApp
6 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.72%) KVM
6 4 (1.72%) vSphere
7 3 (1.29%) LXC
7 3 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.29%) Xen
8 2 (0.86%) iptables
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.43%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.43%) Firmware
9 1 (0.43%) Postfix
9 1 (0.43%) QEMU
9 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (22.41%) Ansible
2 32 (13.79%) Kubernetes
3 27 (11.64%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (10.78%) Puppet
5 22 (9.48%) Terraform
6 11 (4.74%) Packer
7 8 (3.45%) Prometheus
8 5 (2.16%) Nagios
8 5 (2.16%) Salt
9 2 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.86%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.86%) SCCM
10 1 (0.43%) Graphite
10 1 (0.43%) Icinga
10 1 (0.43%) Munin
10 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.43%) Pingdom
10 1 (0.43%) SCOM
10 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (22.84%) Red Hat
1 53 (22.84%) VMware
2 38 (16.38%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.33%) Cisco
4 15 (6.47%) Google
5 14 (6.03%) Citrix
6 11 (4.74%) Oracle
7 10 (4.31%) Atlassian
7 10 (4.31%) EMC
8 9 (3.88%) Avaya
8 9 (3.88%) Splunk
9 8 (3.45%) IBM
9 8 (3.45%) ServiceNow
10 7 (3.02%) F5
10 7 (3.02%) NetApp
11 6 (2.59%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.16%) Apple
12 5 (2.16%) Juniper
12 5 (2.16%) LogRhythm
13 4 (1.72%) Nexenta