The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Livingston region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 2 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 35 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 19.30% 28.00% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 47.30% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 5
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,625 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.55% -3.43%
Operating Systems Category
Livingston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 74 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Livingston 57.89% 59.20% 23.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29 23 20
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,150
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
West Lothian

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 17 April 2014, 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 9 (47.37%) C++
2 8 (42.11%) Electronics
2 8 (42.11%) Android
2 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) SystemC
3 7 (36.84%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) C
4 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 4 (21.05%) J2EE
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) CRM
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
4 4 (21.05%) QA
4 4 (21.05%) Selenium
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Debian
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.53%) POSIX
6 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Xen
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX
6 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Open Source

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Livingston by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) LoadRunner
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (42.11%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) Software Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) QA Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Test Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior C Developer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) J2EE
2 2 (10.53%) POSIX
3 1 (5.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) SystemC
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Android
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Debian
4 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 4 (21.05%) Project Planning
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
2 4 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C++
2 7 (36.84%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Xen
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) KVM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco