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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 15 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.68% 9.40% 5.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.46% 52.38% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 12
Average salary £37,000 £55,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.72% +120.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,925
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.76%
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
39 42 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.16% 17.95% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23 33 60
Average salary £37,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.81% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 23 January 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
3 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 15 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (34.48%) EMC
4 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 9 (31.03%) C#
5 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
6 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
6 8 (27.59%) SQL
7 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 6 (20.69%) Data Management
8 6 (20.69%) Fedora
8 6 (20.69%) Ubuntu
9 5 (17.24%) Service Management
9 5 (17.24%) Migration
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) UNIX
10 4 (13.79%) CommVault
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.34%) Degree
12 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (6.90%) Time Management
12 2 (6.90%) Oracle BI EE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Administrator
2 10 (34.48%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (31.03%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (24.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (20.69%) Technical Manager
5 6 (20.69%) Data Manager
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Developer
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
8 1 (3.45%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Linux Server Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Linux Specialist
8 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Fedora
3 6 (20.69%) Ubuntu
4 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
2 6 (20.69%) Data Management
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 5 (17.24%) Service Management
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Nagios
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
2 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) EMC
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) CommVault
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas