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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 6 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 8.33% 24.24% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 38.10% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 3
Average salary £70,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% +6.06%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Linux
West Lothian

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

Operating Systems Category
Livingston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 21 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 22.92% 63.64% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10 19 16
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £36,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Livingston

Linux
Salary Trend in Livingston

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

Linux Salary Trend in Livingston

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Livingston

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 5 (71.43%) HND
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) VTSP
2 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
2 4 (57.14%) HNC
2 4 (57.14%) Replication
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) MOS
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Intel
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Livingston 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
1 4 (57.14%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) HND
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) VTSP
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MOS
2 4 (57.14%) HNC
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Intel
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) VMware