Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 25 14
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 195 178 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.80% 8.66% 11.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 38.95% 44.73%
Number of salaries quoted 137 160 296
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.90% +1.32%
10th Percentile £27,950 £22,725 £22,000
90th Percentile £54,906 £60,000 £58,125
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 429 457 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.77% 22.24% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 342 412 612
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,058 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.16% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £54,844 £52,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +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 21 May 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 21 May 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 0 112 £40,000 +2.56% 36
West Wales +18 41 £40,210 -6.49% 1
Mid Wales +7 31 - - 1
North Wales - 8 £42,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 63 (32.31%) Windows
2 55 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (26.67%) Python
4 49 (25.13%) Service Delivery
4 49 (25.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 48 (24.62%) VMware
6 46 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (23.59%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (23.08%) ITIL
8 44 (22.56%) Degree
8 44 (22.56%) Ansible
9 41 (21.03%) DevOps
10 39 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
11 38 (19.49%) Oracle
11 38 (19.49%) Microsoft
12 36 (18.46%) Unix
12 36 (18.46%) ITSM
13 35 (17.95%) SLA
14 34 (17.44%) Red Hat
14 34 (17.44%) Service Management
14 34 (17.44%) Bash Shell
14 34 (17.44%) Jenkins
15 33 (16.92%) User Experience
15 33 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (16.92%) Windows Server
16 32 (16.41%) Java
16 32 (16.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (16.41%) Incident Management
17 31 (15.90%) Enterprise Software

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 16 (8.21%) Apache
2 10 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.10%) JBoss
4 7 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.59%) nginx
5 6 (3.08%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.56%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.56%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.54%) Confluence
7 3 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) CICS
8 1 (0.51%) IIS
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) EngageOne
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 46 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (19.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.21%) IaaS
4 9 (4.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 4 (2.05%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.05%) Route 53
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (1.54%) Office 365
7 3 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.51%) G Suite
9 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.87%) Firewall
2 18 (9.23%) DNS
2 18 (9.23%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.15%) WAN
4 11 (5.64%) SAN
5 8 (4.10%) VLAN
6 7 (3.59%) BGP
6 7 (3.59%) Internet
6 7 (3.59%) OSPF
6 7 (3.59%) VPN
7 6 (3.08%) LAN
7 6 (3.08%) MPLS
7 6 (3.08%) RIP
7 6 (3.08%) Wireless
8 5 (2.56%) DHCP
8 5 (2.56%) Network Security
8 5 (2.56%) VoIP
8 5 (2.56%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.85%) MySQL
2 20 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.18%) Oracle Database
5 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (5.13%) Power BI
5 10 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (4.62%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.54%) Big Data
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.03%) HPCC
10 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.51%) HBase
11 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (17.44%) Jenkins
2 29 (14.87%) Git (software)
3 21 (10.77%) JIRA
4 10 (5.13%) Maven
5 6 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.56%) Ant
6 5 (2.56%) JUnit
7 4 (2.05%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.54%) Selenium
8 3 (1.54%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.03%) Gradle
9 2 (1.03%) JMeter
9 2 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.03%) Subversion
9 2 (1.03%) Xdebug
10 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.51%) NUnit
10 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.51%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (5.13%) Finance
2 6 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.05%) Marketing
4 2 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
5 1 (0.51%) Games
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (15.90%) Developer
2 28 (14.36%) DevOps Engineer
3 27 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.72%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (7.18%) Administrator
6 12 (6.15%) PHP Developer
6 12 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.13%) Database Engineer
8 9 (4.62%) Analyst
8 9 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
8 9 (4.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (4.10%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.10%) Junior
10 7 (3.59%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) Consultant
10 7 (3.59%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (3.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.23%) HTML
2 14 (7.18%) CSS
3 12 (6.15%) LAMP
4 11 (5.64%) jQuery
5 10 (5.13%) Web Services
6 9 (4.62%) Spring
7 8 (4.10%) JSON
8 7 (3.59%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.59%) HTML5
8 7 (3.59%) RESTful
9 6 (3.08%) Django
10 5 (2.56%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.56%) Laravel
10 5 (2.56%) Middleware
10 5 (2.56%) REST
10 5 (2.56%) SAP Basis
11 4 (2.05%) .NET
11 4 (2.05%) J2EE
11 4 (2.05%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (2.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.92%) User Experience
2 31 (15.90%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.54%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.54%) Fintech
7 3 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.03%) Clustering
8 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) PKI
9 1 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.31%) Windows
2 36 (18.46%) Unix
3 33 (16.92%) Windows Server
4 24 (12.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (11.28%) CentOS
6 10 (5.13%) Solaris
7 8 (4.10%) Android
7 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.59%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.05%) AIX
9 4 (2.05%) Debian
9 4 (2.05%) HPUX
10 3 (1.54%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.03%) SUSE
12 1 (0.51%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.51%) CatOS
12 1 (0.51%) Fedora
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.13%) Continuous Improvement
2 49 (25.13%) Service Delivery
3 46 (23.59%) Problem-Solving
4 45 (23.08%) ITIL
5 41 (21.03%) DevOps
6 36 (18.46%) ITSM
7 34 (17.44%) Service Management
8 32 (16.41%) Incident Management
8 32 (16.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (15.90%) Decision-Making
9 31 (15.90%) Proactive Management
10 20 (10.26%) Scrum
11 16 (8.21%) Collaborative Working
11 16 (8.21%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.21%) Load Balancing
12 14 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.67%) Test Automation
14 11 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 52 (26.67%) Python
2 34 (17.44%) Bash Shell
3 32 (16.41%) Java
4 31 (15.90%) SQL
5 28 (14.36%) JavaScript
6 26 (13.33%) PowerShell
7 23 (11.79%) PHP
8 16 (8.21%) VB
9 15 (7.69%) Perl
10 13 (6.67%) Ruby
11 10 (5.13%) Shell Script
12 8 (4.10%) C
12 8 (4.10%) C#
12 8 (4.10%) C++
12 8 (4.10%) Groovy
13 4 (2.05%) Java 8
14 2 (1.03%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.03%) PHP 5
15 1 (0.51%) AWK
15 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (22.56%) Degree
2 33 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.21%) MCSE
4 12 (6.15%) MCSA
5 11 (5.64%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.59%) CCNA
8 6 (3.08%) MCITP
9 5 (2.56%) CCNP
10 4 (2.05%) CEH
10 4 (2.05%) CISSP
10 4 (2.05%) OSCP
11 3 (1.54%) CISA
11 3 (1.54%) CISM
11 3 (1.54%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.54%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.03%) CCIE
12 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.03%) GIAC
12 2 (1.03%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.54%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 39 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (12.31%) Docker
3 18 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.21%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.15%) Active Directory
6 6 (3.08%) vSphere
7 4 (2.05%) KVM
8 3 (1.54%) iptables
8 3 (1.54%) Snort
9 2 (1.03%) DRBD
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.03%) pfSense
9 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.51%) Dovecot
10 1 (0.51%) Postfix
10 1 (0.51%) QEMU
10 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.51%) Xen
10 1 (0.51%) XenApp
10 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (22.56%) Ansible
2 27 (13.85%) Puppet
3 20 (10.26%) Terraform
4 13 (6.67%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.56%) Rundeck
7 4 (2.05%) Salt
7 4 (2.05%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.54%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.54%) Grafana
8 3 (1.54%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.54%) Kibana
8 3 (1.54%) Marathon
8 3 (1.54%) Mesos
8 3 (1.54%) Nessus
8 3 (1.54%) Nmap
8 3 (1.54%) Packer
8 3 (1.54%) Prometheus
8 3 (1.54%) QRadar
Vendors
1 48 (24.62%) VMware
2 38 (19.49%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.49%) Oracle
3 34 (17.44%) Red Hat
4 21 (10.77%) Cisco
5 16 (8.21%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 10 (5.13%) Juniper
6 10 (5.13%) LogRhythm
7 9 (4.62%) F5
7 9 (4.62%) Veeam
8 8 (4.10%) HP
9 7 (3.59%) Avaya
9 7 (3.59%) Clearswift
9 7 (3.59%) IBM
9 7 (3.59%) McAfee
9 7 (3.59%) Nortel
10 6 (3.08%) SAP
11 5 (2.56%) Dell
11 5 (2.56%) Sophos