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 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 4 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 25.64% 12.82% 27.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.62% 45.45% 82.35%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 11
Average salary £35,500 £31,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.60% -26.47%
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 Fife region.

Operating Systems Category
Fife
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Fife 53.85% 28.21% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 14
Average salary £36,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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
Salary Histogram in Fife

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Fife region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 +2 5 £32,000 -10.48%
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Fife

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 4 (28.57%) Ajax
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) C
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 4 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) Android
5 2 (14.29%) Qt
5 2 (14.29%) Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) Windows CE
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Fife by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Multicast
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) PHP Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Verification Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) Ajax
2 3 (21.43%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) Qt
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Streaming Video
1 1 (7.14%) PKI
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 2 (14.29%) Windows CE
3 2 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) People Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA