The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 2 8 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.99% 3.11% 10.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 25.00% 37.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 19
Average salary £37,750 £37,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.02% -32.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,150 £30,750 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £38,350 £41,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Linux
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 32 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 23.88% 12.45% 28.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6 19 58
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £26,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £60,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Linux
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Aberdeen region.

Linux Salary Trend in Aberdeen

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) R
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Fortran
1 1 (25.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PhD
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat