Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 17 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 212 211 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.47% 11.52% 9.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.36% 43.78% 38.80%
Number of salaries quoted 190 186 132
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +6.41%
10th Percentile £31,125 £28,000 £29,075
90th Percentile £60,125 £60,000 £54,844
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 390 482 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.10% 26.32% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 335 410 393
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,450 £21,050
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +4 196 £42,500 +6.25% 42
West Wales -11 13 £36,500 -14.12% 6
Mid Wales -8 2 - - 3
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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.

1 125 (58.96%) Windows
2 86 (40.57%) Microsoft
3 83 (39.15%) Python
4 79 (37.26%) Bash Shell
5 75 (35.38%) VMware
6 71 (33.49%) ITIL
7 68 (32.08%) Windows Server
8 63 (29.72%) Shell Script
8 63 (29.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 59 (27.83%) Degree
10 55 (25.94%) Finance
11 53 (25.00%) Perl
12 52 (24.53%) Advertising
13 51 (24.06%) IBM
13 51 (24.06%) OS/400
14 49 (23.11%) PowerShell
15 48 (22.64%) DevOps
16 47 (22.17%) WebSphere
17 45 (21.23%) Middleware
18 43 (20.28%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (19.34%) Project Management
20 40 (18.87%) IBM Certification
21 39 (18.40%) HTTP
21 39 (18.40%) AWS
22 35 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
23 34 (16.04%) Active Directory
24 32 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
24 32 (15.09%) Jenkins
25 30 (14.15%) Azure
26 29 (13.68%) iSeries

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 47 (22.17%) WebSphere
2 29 (13.68%) IBM HTTP Server
3 19 (8.96%) Apache
4 17 (8.02%) MS Exchange
5 16 (7.55%) Tomcat
6 15 (7.08%) Confluence
7 13 (6.13%) JBoss
8 4 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.89%) WordPress
9 3 (1.42%) CMS
9 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.42%) IIS
9 3 (1.42%) SAS
10 2 (0.94%) lighttpd
11 1 (0.47%) Drupal
11 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.47%) Site Server
11 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) assyst
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
1 1 (0.47%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 39 (18.40%) AWS
2 30 (14.15%) Azure
3 13 (6.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (5.66%) GCP
5 7 (3.30%) Office 365
6 6 (2.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 6 (2.83%) Amazon S3
6 6 (2.83%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (2.83%) Serverless
7 5 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.36%) Amazon ECS
8 3 (1.42%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (1.42%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.42%) CloudFront
8 3 (1.42%) IaaS
8 3 (1.42%) PaaS
8 3 (1.42%) SaaS
9 2 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.94%) GitHub
10 1 (0.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 39 (18.40%) HTTP
2 26 (12.26%) DNS
2 26 (12.26%) WAN
3 21 (9.91%) DHCP
4 19 (8.96%) VPN
5 18 (8.49%) VoIP
6 17 (8.02%) LAN
7 10 (4.72%) Wireless
8 9 (4.25%) Firewall
8 9 (4.25%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.83%) Internet
10 4 (1.89%) SAN
11 2 (0.94%) Network Security
11 2 (0.94%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.47%) MQTT
12 1 (0.47%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
12 1 (0.47%) SSH
12 1 (0.47%) VLAN
12 1 (0.47%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.38%) MySQL
2 7 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.42%) Big Data
4 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.42%) SQLite
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.94%) GIS
5 2 (0.94%) Riak
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 25 (11.79%) JIRA
3 18 (8.49%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.89%) Selenium
6 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.42%) Subversion
7 2 (0.94%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.94%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.94%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.94%) GitLab
7 2 (0.94%) Maven
7 2 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 55 (25.94%) Finance
2 52 (24.53%) Advertising
3 11 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.36%) Welsh Language
5 3 (1.42%) Games
6 2 (0.94%) Electronics
6 2 (0.94%) Environmental Health
6 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (22.64%) Consultant
2 47 (22.17%) Technical Consultant
3 26 (12.26%) Developer
3 26 (12.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (10.85%) IBM Technical Consultant
4 23 (10.85%) Technical Support
5 21 (9.91%) Administrator
6 19 (8.96%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (8.49%) Middleware Consultant
8 17 (8.02%) Release Engineer
8 17 (8.02%) Support Consultant
8 17 (8.02%) Technical Support Consultant
9 15 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 15 (7.08%) Linux Engineer
10 14 (6.60%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 13 (6.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 12 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (5.19%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (5.19%) Wintel Consultant
14 9 (4.25%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.23%) Middleware
2 16 (7.55%) Web Services
3 11 (5.19%) Laravel
4 9 (4.25%) LAMP
5 7 (3.30%) HTML
5 7 (3.30%) Node.js
5 7 (3.30%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (2.83%) CSS
6 6 (2.83%) JSON
7 5 (2.36%) LDAP
7 5 (2.36%) OAuth
7 5 (2.36%) OAuth2
8 4 (1.89%) jQuery
8 4 (1.89%) REST
8 4 (1.89%) Vue.js
9 3 (1.42%) CSS3
9 3 (1.42%) HTML5
9 3 (1.42%) RESTful
9 3 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.68%) iSeries
3 16 (7.55%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.19%) User Experience
5 8 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.30%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.30%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.36%) AS400
7 5 (2.36%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Replication
10 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.94%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.47%) Arduino
11 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.47%) Life Science
11 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 125 (58.96%) Windows
2 68 (32.08%) Windows Server
3 51 (24.06%) OS/400
4 25 (11.79%) Unix
5 9 (4.25%) Android
5 9 (4.25%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.83%) CentOS
7 5 (2.36%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.47%) AIX
10 1 (0.47%) Debian
10 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (33.49%) ITIL
2 48 (22.64%) DevOps
3 43 (20.28%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (19.34%) Project Management
5 35 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (8.49%) High Availability
7 16 (7.55%) Software Engineering
7 16 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (7.08%) Mentoring
8 15 (7.08%) Scrum
8 15 (7.08%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.60%) Kanban
10 11 (5.19%) OO
11 10 (4.72%) Change Management
11 10 (4.72%) Computer Science
11 10 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (4.25%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (39.15%) Python
2 79 (37.26%) Bash Shell
3 63 (29.72%) Shell Script
4 53 (25.00%) Perl
5 49 (23.11%) PowerShell
6 29 (13.68%) PHP
7 23 (10.85%) SQL
8 12 (5.66%) C++
9 10 (4.72%) C
10 7 (3.30%) C#
11 6 (2.83%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.36%) Go
12 5 (2.36%) Java
13 3 (1.42%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 59 (27.83%) Degree
2 40 (18.87%) IBM Certification
3 11 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (2.83%) Master's Degree
6 5 (2.36%) CISSP
6 5 (2.36%) RHCE
7 4 (1.89%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CEH
9 1 (0.47%) GCIA
9 1 (0.47%) GCIH
9 1 (0.47%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.47%) MBA
9 1 (0.47%) MCSA
9 1 (0.47%) MCSE
9 1 (0.47%) PhD
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.49%) SLA
2 8 (3.77%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (29.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (16.04%) Active Directory
3 24 (11.32%) Docker
4 6 (2.83%) Firmware
5 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.89%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.89%) vSphere
7 3 (1.42%) XenApp
8 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.47%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (11.32%) Ansible
2 19 (8.96%) Kubernetes
3 16 (7.55%) SCCM
4 15 (7.08%) Terraform
5 12 (5.66%) SCOM
6 10 (4.72%) Puppet
7 7 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.89%) Mesos
8 4 (1.89%) Nagios
9 2 (0.94%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.94%) Grafana
9 2 (0.94%) Nmap
9 2 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.94%) WSUS
10 1 (0.47%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.47%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.47%) QRadar
10 1 (0.47%) Rancher
10 1 (0.47%) Salt
10 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 86 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 75 (35.38%) VMware
3 51 (24.06%) IBM
4 26 (12.26%) Red Hat
5 17 (8.02%) Cisco
6 9 (4.25%) Google
7 6 (2.83%) NetApp
7 6 (2.83%) SAP
8 5 (2.36%) Citrix
8 5 (2.36%) F5
8 5 (2.36%) Veeam
9 4 (1.89%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.89%) Dell
9 4 (1.89%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (1.89%) Splunk
10 3 (1.42%) AlienVault
10 3 (1.42%) Remedy
11 2 (0.94%) Avaya
11 2 (0.94%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (0.94%) Scality