Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 216 242 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.40% 9.15% 11.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.56% 39.48% 44.73%
Number of salaries quoted 198 200 295
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,625 £51,250
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 546 613 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 26.29% 23.18% 26.66%
Number of salaries quoted 493 530 651
Wales median annual salary £38,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% +4.48%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £54,844 £48,750 £48,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 24 November 2017.

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 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
South Wales +1 152 £40,000 - 8
West Wales +26 56 £49,039 +8.97%
Mid Wales +6 5 - -
North Wales -2 2 £40,000 -1.23% 2
Linux
UK

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

1 83 (38.43%) VMware
2 79 (36.57%) Windows
3 76 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 60 (27.78%) Puppet
5 60 (27.78%) DevOps
6 57 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 56 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 55 (25.46%) Ansible
9 54 (25.00%) Firewall
10 52 (24.07%) Cisco
11 50 (23.15%) Windows Server
12 49 (22.69%) Unix
12 49 (22.69%) Jenkins
13 45 (20.83%) Red Hat
14 44 (20.37%) Python
15 37 (17.13%) Service Delivery
16 36 (16.67%) Active Directory
16 36 (16.67%) Bash Shell
17 35 (16.20%) Java
18 34 (15.74%) SAN
19 33 (15.28%) ITIL
19 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
20 31 (14.35%) VPN
20 31 (14.35%) DNS
20 31 (14.35%) Server Virtualisation
21 29 (13.43%) CentOS
22 28 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
23 27 (12.50%) DHCP
24 26 (12.04%) Ubuntu

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 13 (6.02%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.09%) IIS
3 10 (4.63%) Apache
3 10 (4.63%) IBM HTTP Server
4 9 (4.17%) JBoss
5 8 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.78%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.31%) nginx
8 5 (2.31%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.85%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.39%) CMS
10 3 (1.39%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.93%) Confluence
11 2 (0.93%) MTS
12 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 76 (35.19%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.48%) AWS CloudFormation
3 14 (6.48%) IaaS
4 12 (5.56%) SaaS
5 10 (4.63%) PaaS
6 8 (3.70%) Office 365
7 6 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (2.31%) AWS OpsWorks
8 5 (2.31%) Bluemix
8 5 (2.31%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (2.31%) Route 53
8 5 (2.31%) Serverless
9 3 (1.39%) G Suite
10 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (25.00%) Firewall
2 34 (15.74%) SAN
3 31 (14.35%) DNS
3 31 (14.35%) VPN
4 27 (12.50%) DHCP
5 22 (10.19%) VoIP
6 20 (9.26%) HTTP
7 19 (8.80%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (6.02%) VLAN
10 12 (5.56%) LAN
10 12 (5.56%) NAS
11 11 (5.09%) Network Security
12 10 (4.63%) iSCSI
13 9 (4.17%) Ethernet
13 9 (4.17%) WAN
14 8 (3.70%) Wireshark
15 7 (3.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (3.24%) SSH
16 6 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 15 (6.94%) MySQL
4 8 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.24%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.78%) Ingres
6 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (2.31%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.39%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.39%) Redis
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.46%) HPCC
10 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (22.69%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.87%) Maven
4 9 (4.17%) Ant
5 7 (3.24%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.85%) Subversion
7 3 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.93%) JIRA
8 2 (0.93%) JMeter
8 2 (0.93%) Selenium
8 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.93%) Xdebug
9 1 (0.46%) GitLab
9 1 (0.46%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.46%) JUnit
9 1 (0.46%) OllyDbg
9 1 (0.46%) TestLink
9 1 (0.46%) VersionOne
General
1 21 (9.72%) Finance
2 16 (7.41%) Advertising
3 9 (4.17%) Games
4 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.24%) Retail
6 3 (1.39%) Automotive
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 51 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (19.91%) Cloud Engineer
3 33 (15.28%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 27 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (12.04%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 22 (10.19%) Developer
8 20 (9.26%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (7.41%) Administrator
10 13 (6.02%) Support Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Consultant
11 10 (4.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (4.17%) Analyst
12 9 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (4.17%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.87%) REST
1 17 (7.87%) Web Services
2 13 (6.02%) HTML
3 11 (5.09%) Middleware
4 10 (4.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (3.24%) CSS
5 7 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (3.24%) JSON
5 7 (3.24%) RESTful
6 6 (2.78%) XML
7 4 (1.85%) .NET
7 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.85%) HTML5
8 3 (1.39%) J2EE
8 3 (1.39%) jQuery
8 3 (1.39%) Laravel
8 3 (1.39%) Spring
9 2 (0.93%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.93%) LAMP
9 2 (0.93%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.48%) iSeries
2 14 (6.48%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.70%) Fintech
4 6 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (2.78%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.78%) Replication
5 5 (2.31%) Clustering
5 5 (2.31%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.85%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.85%) EMC Centera
6 4 (1.85%) Wiki
7 3 (1.39%) AS400
7 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.39%) LPAR
7 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.39%) PKI
7 3 (1.39%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 79 (36.57%) Windows
2 50 (23.15%) Windows Server
3 49 (22.69%) Unix
4 29 (13.43%) CentOS
5 26 (12.04%) Ubuntu
6 15 (6.94%) Debian
6 15 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.02%) OS/400
9 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (3.70%) AIX
10 8 (3.70%) Solaris
11 5 (2.31%) Android
12 4 (1.85%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.85%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.93%) VMS
15 1 (0.46%) HPUX
15 1 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.78%) DevOps
2 37 (17.13%) Service Delivery
3 33 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (15.28%) ITIL
4 31 (14.35%) Server Virtualisation
5 23 (10.65%) SEO
6 22 (10.19%) Business Transformation
7 21 (9.72%) Configuration Management
8 20 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (7.41%) Migration
10 15 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (6.02%) OO
11 13 (6.02%) Problem Management
12 12 (5.56%) Open Source
12 12 (5.56%) Scrum
13 11 (5.09%) Load Balancing
14 10 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
15 9 (4.17%) Change Management
15 9 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.37%) Python
2 36 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 35 (16.20%) Java
4 24 (11.11%) SQL
5 23 (10.65%) PHP
6 19 (8.80%) JavaScript
6 19 (8.80%) Perl
7 17 (7.87%) PowerShell
7 17 (7.87%) Shell Script
8 14 (6.48%) C++
9 11 (5.09%) C
10 8 (3.70%) C#
11 6 (2.78%) Groovy
12 5 (2.31%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.85%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.85%) Ruby
14 3 (1.39%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.39%) RPG
15 2 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (4.63%) Degree
2 9 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (3.70%) VCP5
4 6 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.39%) CCENT
7 3 (1.39%) CCNA
7 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.39%) CREST Certified
7 3 (1.39%) GNVQ
7 3 (1.39%) MCSA
7 3 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) CEH
8 2 (0.93%) OSCP
8 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.46%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.33%) Docker
4 12 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.63%) vSphere
6 7 (3.24%) Firmware
7 6 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.78%) Snort
8 4 (1.85%) NFS
9 2 (0.93%) XenApp
9 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.46%) KVM
10 1 (0.46%) pfSense
10 1 (0.46%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 60 (27.78%) Puppet
2 55 (25.46%) Ansible
3 28 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.41%) Terraform
5 10 (4.63%) SCCM
6 7 (3.24%) Nagios
7 6 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.85%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.39%) SCOM
11 2 (0.93%) Graylog
11 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.93%) Kibana
11 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.93%) logstash
11 2 (0.93%) Nessus
11 2 (0.93%) Nmap
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 83 (38.43%) VMware
2 56 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 52 (24.07%) Cisco
4 45 (20.83%) Red Hat
5 25 (11.57%) Splunk
6 19 (8.80%) Oracle
7 18 (8.33%) IBM
8 12 (5.56%) Avaya
8 12 (5.56%) Citrix
9 9 (4.17%) F5
10 8 (3.70%) EMC
10 8 (3.70%) Vyatta
11 7 (3.24%) AppDynamics
11 7 (3.24%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.78%) Actian
12 6 (2.78%) Brocade
12 6 (2.78%) Google
12 6 (2.78%) HP
12 6 (2.78%) Juniper
13 4 (1.85%) Hitachi