Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 18 16
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 73 167 229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 9.93% 9.00% 11.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.95% 44.18% 45.62%
Number of salaries quoted 60 129 210
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.59% +2.42%
10th Percentile £27,400 £31,000 £27,950
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +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 174 378 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.67% 20.38% 24.75%
Number of salaries quoted 145 296 422
Median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,054 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -9 48 £45,000 +7.14% 13
West Wales +10 21 £40,000 -23.81%
Mid Wales +2 4 £55,000 - 1
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 41 (56.16%) Windows
2 38 (52.05%) VMware
3 36 (49.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (49.32%) Kubernetes
4 31 (42.47%) Azure
5 29 (39.73%) AWS
6 27 (36.99%) Ansible
7 26 (35.62%) Docker
8 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
9 24 (32.88%) DevOps
10 21 (28.77%) PowerShell
11 18 (24.66%) Red Hat
11 18 (24.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (21.92%) ITIL
12 16 (21.92%) Finance
12 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (21.92%) OpenShift
12 16 (21.92%) Hadoop
12 16 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 15 (20.55%) CentOS
14 14 (19.18%) Puppet
14 14 (19.18%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (19.18%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (19.18%) Patch Management
15 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
15 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (17.81%) SQL
15 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
15 13 (17.81%) Firewall
16 12 (16.44%) Service Management

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 9 (12.33%) Apache
1 9 (12.33%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (10.96%) Apache Spark
2 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.22%) Confluence
3 6 (8.22%) OpenStack
3 6 (8.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (42.47%) Azure
2 29 (39.73%) AWS
3 16 (21.92%) OpenShift
4 10 (13.70%) Office 365
4 10 (13.70%) PaaS
5 9 (12.33%) Logic Apps
6 5 (6.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (5.48%) Slack
8 3 (4.11%) IaaS
9 1 (1.37%) GCP
9 1 (1.37%) Monitis
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) Firewall
2 11 (15.07%) DNS
3 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.33%) DKIM
4 9 (12.33%) DMARC
4 9 (12.33%) Wireshark
5 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
6 6 (8.22%) LAN
6 6 (8.22%) VoIP
6 6 (8.22%) VSAN
7 4 (5.48%) BGP
7 4 (5.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (5.48%) OSPF
7 4 (5.48%) SAN
7 4 (5.48%) VPN
7 4 (5.48%) WAN
8 1 (1.37%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) Hadoop
2 9 (12.33%) MySQL
2 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (10.96%) DB2
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (12.33%) Metasploit
2 8 (10.96%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.22%) JIRA
3 6 (8.22%) Selenium
4 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (21.92%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Advertising
3 11 (15.07%) Manufacturing
4 7 (9.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 15 (20.55%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (13.70%) Administrator
3 10 (13.70%) Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (6.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.48%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Network Consultant
8 4 (5.48%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) Web Services
2 8 (10.96%) JMS
3 4 (5.48%) JSON
4 3 (4.11%) CSS
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.74%) jQuery
6 1 (1.37%) LAMP
6 1 (1.37%) React
6 1 (1.37%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.33%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (12.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.22%) Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.16%) Windows
2 15 (20.55%) CentOS
3 11 (15.07%) Windows Server
4 10 (13.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (12.33%) Kali Linux
6 6 (8.22%) VyOS
7 3 (4.11%) Unix
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.37%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) DevOps
2 18 (24.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (21.92%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (21.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (21.92%) ITIL
4 14 (19.18%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (19.18%) Patch Management
4 14 (19.18%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (16.44%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (16.44%) Service Management
7 9 (12.33%) Capacity Management
7 9 (12.33%) Cyber Intelligence
7 9 (12.33%) Ethical Hacking
7 9 (12.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 9 (12.33%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (12.33%) Purple Team
7 9 (12.33%) Reverse Engineering
7 9 (12.33%) SIEM
7 9 (12.33%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.11%) PHP
3 3 (4.11%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) CREST Certified
1 9 (12.33%) GCIA
1 9 (12.33%) GCIH
1 9 (12.33%) SANS
2 8 (10.96%) RHCE
3 4 (5.48%) CCNA
3 4 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 3 (4.11%) MCSA
4 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 7 (9.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.48%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (49.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (35.62%) Docker
3 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
4 9 (12.33%) Snort
4 9 (12.33%) XenApp
5 8 (10.96%) vSphere
5 8 (10.96%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.74%) KVM
8 2 (2.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (49.32%) Kubernetes
2 27 (36.99%) Ansible
3 14 (19.18%) Puppet
4 12 (16.44%) Terraform
5 11 (15.07%) SCCM
6 6 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (8.22%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.74%) Proxmox
8 1 (1.37%) Grafana
8 1 (1.37%) Nagios
8 1 (1.37%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.37%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 38 (52.05%) VMware
2 18 (24.66%) Red Hat
3 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.44%) F5
5 7 (9.59%) SolarWinds
6 6 (8.22%) Brocade
6 6 (8.22%) Extreme Networks
6 6 (8.22%) Juniper
6 6 (8.22%) Vyatta
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco
8 4 (5.48%) Avaya
8 4 (5.48%) CA
8 4 (5.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.74%) Veeam
10 1 (1.37%) Citrix
10 1 (1.37%) Dynatrace
10 1 (1.37%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.37%) Samsung