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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 9 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 3 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 7.14% 30.00% 15.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 83.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 7
Average salary £31,500 £42,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.88% +57.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,100 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £42,500 £30,500
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
10 18 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 23.81% 36.00% 30.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 12
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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
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 29 August 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
Dunfermline +3 2 £35,750 +74.39%
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) C++
3 8 (50.00%) Android
3 8 (50.00%) C
3 8 (50.00%) Windows CE
3 8 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (37.50%) SLA
5 5 (31.25%) DHCP
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) PKI
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 2 (12.50%) PHP
8 2 (12.50%) VBScript
8 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
8 2 (12.50%) HND
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 2 (12.50%) NetWare
8 2 (12.50%) Python
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Electronics
8 2 (12.50%) WinForms

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Applications Support
2 5 (31.25%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Applications Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) WinForms
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows CE
2 8 (50.00%) Android
2 8 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (12.50%) NetWare
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) OOP
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C++
2 8 (50.00%) C
3 5 (31.25%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Novell
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter
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