The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Fife region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 18.18% 12.50% 24.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.45% 66.67% 51.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 16
Average salary £30,000 £36,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.24% +34.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Fife region.

Operating Systems Category
Fife
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
22 9 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 40.00% 18.75% 46.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 29
Average salary £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,600 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Fife

Linux
Salary Trend in Fife

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

Linux Salary Trend in Fife

Linux
Salary Histogram in Fife

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Fife region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Fife

Linux
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Fife region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cupar - 1 £28,500 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Fife 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) C
2 7 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (42.86%) Windows CE
3 6 (42.86%) Android
3 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) HND
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) VLAN
6 3 (21.43%) SLA
6 3 (21.43%) CCNA
6 3 (21.43%) BGP
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Nagios
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) DNS
7 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (14.29%) UNIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Fife 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) BGP
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) SSH
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Applications Support
2 5 (35.71%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Operations Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) Network Operations Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows CE
2 6 (42.86%) Android
2 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Research
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C
1 7 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) HND
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) CommVault
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco