Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 17 20
Rank change year-on-year -21 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 62 206 176
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 5.28% 11.37% 9.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.84% 56.44% 41.90%
Number of salaries quoted 51 190 154
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,785 £25,250
25th Percentile £31,875 £35,891 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,361 £41,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.75% -3.03%
75th Percentile £56,250 £48,750 £49,875
90th Percentile £58,750 £52,625 £60,875
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +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 231 365 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.68% 20.15% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 196 331 368
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,375 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% -1.32%
75th Percentile £52,546 £45,000 £48,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Wales.

Salary trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Wales over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -19 48 £47,500 +14.46% 29
West Wales +8 8 £32,500 -10.96% 2
Mid Wales - 5 £36,250 -
North Wales +1 1 £32,500 - 3
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 37 (59.68%) Windows
2 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
3 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
3 27 (43.55%) Azure
4 24 (38.71%) AWS
4 24 (38.71%) DevOps
5 22 (35.48%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (35.48%) VMware
6 21 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
7 19 (30.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (29.03%) Docker
8 18 (29.03%) Kubernetes
8 18 (29.03%) Terraform
8 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
9 16 (25.81%) Scrum
10 15 (24.19%) Migration
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (22.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
12 13 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (20.97%) Puppet
13 12 (19.35%) ITIL
14 11 (17.74%) Cisco
14 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
15 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (14.52%) PaaS
15 9 (14.52%) 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 5 (8.06%) IIS
2 4 (6.45%) Confluence
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) nginx
3 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) NetSuite
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (43.55%) Azure
2 24 (38.71%) AWS
3 22 (35.48%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (22.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (14.52%) IaaS
5 9 (14.52%) PaaS
6 5 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (6.45%) SaaS
8 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
9 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
9 2 (3.23%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (3.23%) Mimecast
9 2 (3.23%) Serverless
10 1 (1.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) DNS
2 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 8 (12.90%) SAN
3 7 (11.29%) DHCP
4 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.68%) VoIP
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.84%) LAN
7 3 (4.84%) VPN
7 3 (4.84%) WAN
8 2 (3.23%) IPsec
8 2 (3.23%) Skype
8 2 (3.23%) SMTP
8 2 (3.23%) SSH
8 2 (3.23%) SSL
9 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) MySQL
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.68%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.23%) git-flow
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.68%) Advertising
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) AWS DevOps
2 13 (20.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) AWS Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Azure Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Junior
5 5 (8.06%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Research Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) JSON
1 4 (6.45%) LAMP
1 4 (6.45%) WAMP
2 3 (4.84%) HTML
3 2 (3.23%) CGI
3 2 (3.23%) CSS
3 2 (3.23%) Django
3 2 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.23%) LDAP
3 2 (3.23%) Pyramid
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.61%) HTML5
4 1 (1.61%) Laravel
4 1 (1.61%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.61%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.61%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) AS400
1 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.45%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (59.68%) Windows
2 18 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.68%) CentOS
3 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.06%) VMS
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (6.45%) AIX
5 4 (6.45%) HPUX
5 4 (6.45%) Solaris
5 4 (6.45%) Unix
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE
8 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) DevOps
3 19 (30.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (25.81%) Scrum
5 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (24.19%) Migration
6 14 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
7 12 (19.35%) ITIL
8 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.29%) Service Management
10 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.68%) SIEM
11 5 (8.06%) Proactive Maintenance
11 5 (8.06%) Proactive Management
12 4 (6.45%) Backlog Prioritisation
12 4 (6.45%) Decision-Making
12 4 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (6.45%) Product Backlog
12 4 (6.45%) Product Roadmap
12 4 (6.45%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.52%) SQL
3 7 (11.29%) Python
4 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.45%) Java
7 1 (1.61%) C#
7 1 (1.61%) Java 8
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) MCSA
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.06%) Degree
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (1.61%) CEH
6 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
6 1 (1.61%) MCP
6 1 (1.61%) MCTS
6 1 (1.61%) OSCP
6 1 (1.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (33.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (29.03%) Docker
4 7 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (9.68%) vSphere
6 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.61%) XenApp
8 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (29.03%) Kubernetes
1 18 (29.03%) Terraform
2 13 (20.97%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (20.97%) Puppet
3 9 (14.52%) Ansible
4 2 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.23%) Galera Cluster
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.23%) Opsgenie
4 2 (3.23%) QRadar
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.61%) Cacti
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
5 1 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.61%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco
4 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
5 7 (11.29%) Clearswift
5 7 (11.29%) Sophos
6 5 (8.06%) Veeam
7 4 (6.45%) Darktrace
7 4 (6.45%) FalconStor
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle
8 3 (4.84%) Avaya
8 3 (4.84%) HP
9 2 (3.23%) Aruba
9 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.23%) Remedy
10 1 (1.61%) Acme Packet
10 1 (1.61%) Atmel
10 1 (1.61%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.61%) GENBAND
10 1 (1.61%) Sonus