Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 18 15
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 60 204 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 6.31% 10.78% 11.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.03% 51.26% 44.87%
Number of salaries quoted 66 180 225
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £30,625 £29,990 £28,990
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,375 £62,300
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,175
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.27% +6.35%

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 222 398 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.34% 21.04% 25.82%
Number of salaries quoted 182 336 434
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -18 43 £47,500 +11.76% 16
West Wales +6 10 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Mid Wales +4 6 - - 1
North Wales - 1 £32,500 - 5
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 35 (58.33%) Docker
1 35 (58.33%) Kubernetes
2 32 (53.33%) DevOps
3 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (46.67%) Windows
5 27 (45.00%) VMware
6 26 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (43.33%) AWS
7 25 (41.67%) Puppet
8 24 (40.00%) Terraform
8 24 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (35.00%) Git (software)
9 21 (35.00%) Ansible
10 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 18 (30.00%) Azure
11 18 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (28.33%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (28.33%) ITIL
12 17 (28.33%) Service Management
13 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
13 16 (26.67%) Scrum
13 16 (26.67%) Migration
13 16 (26.67%) CentOS
13 16 (26.67%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (26.67%) Deployment Automation
14 14 (23.33%) Patch Management
14 14 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
15 13 (21.67%) PowerShell
16 12 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 8 (13.33%) Apache
1 8 (13.33%) Apache Spark
1 8 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 6 (10.00%) Site Server
3 4 (6.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) NetSuite
1 2 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (43.33%) AWS
2 18 (30.00%) Azure
3 16 (26.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (13.33%) OpenShift
5 6 (10.00%) IaaS
5 6 (10.00%) PaaS
6 4 (6.67%) Office 365
7 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (3.33%) Serverless
8 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.67%) Monitis
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) NetScaler
2 6 (10.00%) SAN
2 6 (10.00%) VSAN
3 5 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (1.67%) DHCP
5 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) RFID
5 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.33%) git-flow
4 2 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 8 (13.33%) Advertising
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (28.33%) AWS Engineer
3 16 (26.67%) AWS DevOps
3 16 (26.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 16 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (20.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
6 5 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Research Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Junior
8 3 (5.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Head of Operations
9 2 (3.33%) MySQL DBA
9 2 (3.33%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Python Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) JMS
2 6 (10.00%) JSON
3 4 (6.67%) LAMP
3 4 (6.67%) WAMP
4 3 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (3.33%) CGI
5 2 (3.33%) Django
5 2 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.33%) jQuery
5 2 (3.33%) Pyramid
6 1 (1.67%) Laravel
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
6 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.67%) Spring Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.33%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.00%) User Experience
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) AS400
6 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (46.67%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) CentOS
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (3.33%) AIX
5 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.33%) HPUX
5 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.33%) Solaris
5 2 (3.33%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) VMS
6 1 (1.67%) Android
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (53.33%) DevOps
2 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (28.33%) ITIL
5 17 (28.33%) Service Management
6 16 (26.67%) Deployment Automation
6 16 (26.67%) Migration
6 16 (26.67%) Scrum
7 14 (23.33%) Patch Management
7 14 (23.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 8 (13.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 8 (13.33%) Business Continuity
10 8 (13.33%) Capacity Management
10 8 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (13.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.00%) Java
5 3 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) Java 8
6 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) RHCE
2 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 6 (10.00%) MCSA
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (58.33%) Docker
2 24 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (15.00%) vSphere
4 9 (15.00%) XenApp
4 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 8 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (58.33%) Kubernetes
2 25 (41.67%) Puppet
3 24 (40.00%) Terraform
4 21 (35.00%) Ansible
5 17 (28.33%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (10.00%) vCenter Server
7 2 (3.33%) Galera Cluster
7 2 (3.33%) Opsgenie
8 1 (1.67%) Nagios
8 1 (1.67%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.67%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) VMware
2 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.33%) F5
5 5 (8.33%) Veeam
6 4 (6.67%) FalconStor
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
8 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.33%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) Remedy
9 1 (1.67%) Atmel
9 1 (1.67%) Citrix
9 1 (1.67%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds