The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 32 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 198 316 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 6.89% 10.06% 9.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.46% 45.21% 39.70%
Number of salaries quoted 122 182 225
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,950 £59,450 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Linux
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
650 699 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.62% 22.25% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 381 415 614
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Salary Trend in Scotland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in Scotland

Linux
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Glasgow 0 109 £45,000 - 19
Edinburgh -13 75 £41,500 -7.77% 18
Fife +1 3 £28,000 -1.75%
Dundee -3 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Stirling -15 3 £47,500 -5.00% 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 196 (44.24%) Windows
2 185 (41.76%) Java
3 155 (34.99%) Unix
4 117 (26.41%) SQL
5 113 (25.51%) Oracle
6 110 (24.83%) Degree
7 103 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (22.57%) Finance
9 84 (18.96%) Python
10 72 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
11 70 (15.80%) Perl
12 63 (14.22%) Microsoft
13 60 (13.54%) Git (software)
14 57 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 56 (12.64%) Red Hat
16 55 (12.42%) Shell Script
16 55 (12.42%) Computer Science
17 54 (12.19%) DevOps
18 53 (11.96%) VMware
19 52 (11.74%) Relational Database
20 50 (11.29%) Software Engineering
21 49 (11.06%) Web Services
22 47 (10.61%) Bash Shell
23 45 (10.16%) Configuration Management
23 45 (10.16%) MySQL
23 45 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
24 44 (9.93%) C#
24 44 (9.93%) Apache
25 43 (9.71%) OO
25 43 (9.71%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 44 (9.93%) Apache
2 39 (8.80%) JBoss
3 38 (8.58%) Tomcat
4 26 (5.87%) WebSphere
5 17 (3.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.26%) Apache ServiceMix
7 10 (2.26%) IIS
8 9 (2.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (1.81%) MQSeries
9 8 (1.81%) Oracle Application Server
9 8 (1.81%) SAS
10 6 (1.35%) MS Exchange
11 5 (1.13%) CMS
11 5 (1.13%) Drupal
11 5 (1.13%) Node.js
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.90%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 31 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.90%) MS Project
3 3 (0.68%) MS Office
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (2.03%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.35%) Infor SunSystems
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.68%) Primavera
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.42%) IaaS
2 24 (5.42%) PaaS
3 20 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.81%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.68%) SaaS
8 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.23%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.23%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.22%) SAN
2 31 (7.00%) TCP/IP
3 24 (5.42%) Firewall
4 19 (4.29%) DNS
5 14 (3.16%) DHCP
5 14 (3.16%) Internet
6 11 (2.48%) Network Security
6 11 (2.48%) VoIP
7 9 (2.03%) WAN
8 8 (1.81%) HTTP
8 8 (1.81%) LAN
9 5 (1.13%) BGP
9 5 (1.13%) Wireless
10 4 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.90%) LDAP
10 4 (0.90%) VPN
11 3 (0.68%) CTI
11 3 (0.68%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.68%) FTP
11 3 (0.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.74%) Relational Database
2 45 (10.16%) MySQL
3 42 (9.48%) RDBMS
4 40 (9.03%) SQL Server
5 34 (7.67%) Oracle Database
6 26 (5.87%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (4.51%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (4.06%) NoSQL
10 13 (2.93%) Big Data
11 11 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (2.26%) OLAP
12 10 (2.26%) Oracle OLAP
13 9 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (2.03%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.00%) Subversion
3 29 (6.55%) Maven
4 21 (4.74%) Jenkins
5 15 (3.39%) JIRA
6 14 (3.16%) Eclipse
7 12 (2.71%) JUnit
8 10 (2.26%) Selenium
9 9 (2.03%) gulp
10 8 (1.81%) Xcode
11 7 (1.58%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (1.13%) Ant
13 5 (1.13%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.13%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.13%) Xdebug
14 4 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.90%) TestComplete
General
1 100 (22.57%) Finance
2 38 (8.58%) Banking
3 15 (3.39%) Games
4 14 (3.16%) Legal
5 10 (2.26%) Retail
5 10 (2.26%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.35%) Marketing
7 6 (1.35%) Publishing
8 4 (0.90%) Back Office
8 4 (0.90%) Front Office
9 3 (0.68%) Advertising
9 3 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Automotive
10 2 (0.45%) French Language
10 2 (0.45%) German Language
10 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (21.90%) Developer
2 46 (10.38%) Software Engineer
3 37 (8.35%) Administrator
4 32 (7.22%) Analyst
5 31 (7.00%) Linux Engineer
6 30 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
7 26 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
8 25 (5.64%) Java Developer
9 24 (5.42%) DBA
9 24 (5.42%) Senior Developer
10 22 (4.97%) Oracle DBA
11 20 (4.51%) Applications Support
12 18 (4.06%) Architect
12 18 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (3.84%) Technical Specialist
14 15 (3.39%) Senior Software Engineer
14 15 (3.39%) Support Analyst
15 14 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
16 13 (2.93%) C# Developer
16 13 (2.93%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.06%) Web Services
2 42 (9.48%) HTML
3 41 (9.26%) XML
4 39 (8.80%) .NET
5 38 (8.58%) Middleware
6 36 (8.13%) JSON
6 36 (8.13%) Spring
7 33 (7.45%) CSS
8 29 (6.55%) HTML5
9 25 (5.64%) jQuery
9 25 (5.64%) JSP
10 24 (5.42%) LAMP
10 24 (5.42%) Servlets
11 23 (5.19%) CSS3
12 21 (4.74%) AngularJS
12 21 (4.74%) J2EE
13 20 (4.51%) RESTful
14 19 (4.29%) REST
15 17 (3.84%) Hibernate
16 16 (3.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (12.42%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.64%) Derivative
4 16 (3.61%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.61%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.48%) Visualisation
7 9 (2.03%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.81%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.35%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.35%) Equities
10 5 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.90%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.90%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.90%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 196 (44.24%) Windows
2 155 (34.99%) Unix
3 57 (12.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (8.58%) Solaris
5 37 (8.35%) Windows Server
6 25 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (4.97%) AIX
8 20 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (3.39%) Debian
10 13 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.48%) Android
11 11 (2.48%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.58%) CentOS
13 5 (1.13%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.90%) VMS
14 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.68%) HPUX
15 3 (0.68%) zOS
16 2 (0.45%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.19%) DevOps
3 50 (11.29%) Software Engineering
4 45 (10.16%) Configuration Management
4 45 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (9.71%) OO
6 42 (9.48%) TDD
7 41 (9.26%) SDLC
8 40 (9.03%) Project Management
9 35 (7.90%) High Availability
10 33 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (7.00%) SOA
12 30 (6.77%) Mentoring
12 30 (6.77%) Web Development
13 29 (6.55%) Network Design
14 28 (6.32%) Open Source
15 27 (6.09%) Scrum
16 25 (5.64%) Analytics
16 25 (5.64%) ITIL
17 24 (5.42%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 185 (41.76%) Java
2 117 (26.41%) SQL
3 84 (18.96%) Python
4 70 (15.80%) Perl
5 55 (12.42%) Shell Script
6 47 (10.61%) Bash Shell
7 44 (9.93%) C#
8 41 (9.26%) JavaScript
9 39 (8.80%) C++
10 29 (6.55%) PHP
11 25 (5.64%) PL/SQL
12 23 (5.19%) Ruby
13 22 (4.97%) PowerShell
14 20 (4.51%) C
15 14 (3.16%) T-SQL
16 9 (2.03%) Korn
17 8 (1.81%) Apple Swift
17 8 (1.81%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.81%) VBScript
18 6 (1.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 110 (24.83%) Degree
2 9 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.58%) CISSP
4 7 (1.58%) ISEB
4 7 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.35%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.68%) CCNA
8 3 (0.68%) CCNP
8 3 (0.68%) RHCE
9 2 (0.45%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (0.45%) CCSE
9 2 (0.45%) CEH
9 2 (0.45%) GCIA
9 2 (0.45%) HND
9 2 (0.45%) LPIC
9 2 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.77%) QA
2 10 (2.26%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
System Software
1 36 (8.13%) Docker
2 34 (7.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.19%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.81%) Squid
5 7 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.35%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.13%) Varnish
8 4 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.90%) Veritas File System
8 4 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.45%) KVM
10 2 (0.45%) vSphere
10 2 (0.45%) Xen
11 1 (0.23%) Firmware
11 1 (0.23%) iptables
11 1 (0.23%) LXC
11 1 (0.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 43 (9.71%) Puppet
2 37 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (6.32%) Ansible
4 14 (3.16%) Nagios
5 8 (1.81%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.81%) Mesos
6 7 (1.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 5 (1.13%) HAProxy
7 5 (1.13%) SCCM
8 4 (0.90%) Control-M
8 4 (0.90%) Graphite
8 4 (0.90%) Opsview
9 3 (0.68%) Fluentd
9 3 (0.68%) HP UCMDB
9 3 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.68%) Nessus
9 3 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.68%) QRadar
9 3 (0.68%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 113 (25.51%) Oracle
2 63 (14.22%) Microsoft
3 56 (12.64%) Red Hat
4 53 (11.96%) VMware
5 38 (8.58%) Sybase
6 30 (6.77%) Cisco
6 30 (6.77%) IBM
7 24 (5.42%) HP
8 19 (4.29%) EMC
8 19 (4.29%) Sun
9 14 (3.16%) Atlassian
10 13 (2.93%) Informatica
11 11 (2.48%) Dell
12 10 (2.26%) Cegedim Rx
12 10 (2.26%) DevExpress
12 10 (2.26%) F5
13 9 (2.03%) Adobe
13 9 (2.03%) Citrix
13 9 (2.03%) Juniper
14 7 (1.58%) CheckPoint
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent training, certificates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glasgow, Scotland
JP Morgan Glasgow
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: Negotiable salary + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent progression, training
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
O'Connell Resourcing
Salary: Unspecified : Excellent Compensation and Benefits package on offer
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary - Best on market with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £37000 per annum + excellent progression, training
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
TDA Group
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Cognizant
Posted: 9 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Red61 Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bishopton, Renfrewshire
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh
TDA Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + +Bonus +On-call
Posted: 20 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £17500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow City Centre
JP Morgan Glasgow
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Private Medical + 36 days holiday
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow City Centre
JP Morgan Glasgow
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Private Medical + 36 days holiday
Posted: 23 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago