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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 360 367 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.37% 9.98% 12.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.61% 40.46% 47.26%
Number of salaries quoted 212 235 290
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
807 907 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.49% 24.66% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 473 557 572
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Edinburgh +1 175 £40,000 +6.66% 26
Glasgow +6 135 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Stirling +4 12 £32,500 - 2
Fife +4 11 £35,000 +11.11%
Dundee -7 11 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Lothian -5 8 £70,000 +100.00% 4
Aberdeen +11 2 £37,750 +2.02%
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Scottish Borders - 1 £37,500 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £29,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 293 (43.02%) Java
2 269 (39.50%) UNIX
3 222 (32.60%) Finance
4 195 (28.63%) Windows
5 190 (27.90%) SQL
6 176 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (24.38%) Oracle
8 161 (23.64%) Relational Database
9 142 (20.85%) Banking
9 142 (20.85%) Degree
10 141 (20.70%) Python
11 125 (18.36%) MySQL
12 124 (18.21%) TDD
13 119 (17.47%) Software Engineering
14 107 (15.71%) JavaScript
15 106 (15.57%) Perl
16 105 (15.42%) Apache
17 100 (14.68%) HTML
18 99 (14.54%) OO
19 97 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
20 94 (13.80%) Spring
21 92 (13.51%) RDBMS
22 87 (12.78%) PHP
23 85 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
24 82 (12.04%) XML
25 78 (11.45%) Web Services
26 75 (11.01%) Computer Science
27 73 (10.72%) SQL Server
28 70 (10.28%) Tomcat
29 68 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 105 (15.42%) Apache
2 70 (10.28%) Tomcat
3 50 (7.34%) JBoss
4 25 (3.67%) WebSphere
5 24 (3.52%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.62%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.47%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.47%) Mule
8 9 (1.32%) SAS
9 8 (1.17%) CMS
9 8 (1.17%) Apache Pig
10 7 (1.03%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.73%) FileNet
11 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.73%) Mule ESB
11 5 (0.73%) Lync
11 5 (0.73%) Captiva
12 4 (0.59%) WordPress
12 4 (0.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.73%) MS Office
2 5 (0.73%) SPSS
3 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) InDesign
4 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 15 (2.20%) Oracle 11i
4 11 (1.62%) Magento
5 6 (0.88%) Oracle Utilities
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.73%) Global One
7 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.44%) AquaLogic BPM
8 3 (0.44%) PRMS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.29%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.44%) SaaS
7 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.15%) Office 365
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.61%) Internet
2 37 (5.43%) SAN
3 35 (5.14%) DNS
4 30 (4.41%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.26%) LDAP
6 26 (3.82%) Firewall
7 20 (2.94%) LAN
8 19 (2.79%) HTTP
9 17 (2.50%) WAN
10 15 (2.20%) DHCP
11 13 (1.91%) SMTP
11 13 (1.91%) SNMP
12 11 (1.62%) WLAN
12 11 (1.62%) Network Security
13 10 (1.47%) SSL
13 10 (1.47%) NAS
14 9 (1.32%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (1.17%) VPN
16 7 (1.03%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (23.64%) Relational Database
2 125 (18.36%) MySQL
3 92 (13.51%) RDBMS
4 73 (10.72%) SQL Server
5 58 (8.52%) Oracle Database
6 41 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 37 (5.43%) NoSQL
8 32 (4.70%) Big Data
9 27 (3.96%) MongoDB
10 26 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 22 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (3.08%) DB2
14 20 (2.94%) Hadoop
15 12 (1.76%) Oracle Database 12c
16 10 (1.47%) DataStage
17 9 (1.32%) Pentaho
18 8 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
18 8 (1.17%) JasperReports
19 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 67 (9.84%) Maven
2 58 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 37 (5.43%) JUnit
4 32 (4.70%) Ant
5 29 (4.26%) Subversion
6 22 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 18 (2.64%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.20%) Selenium
8 15 (2.20%) Mockito
9 13 (1.91%) JIRA
10 12 (1.76%) Flash Builder
10 12 (1.76%) Gradle
11 11 (1.62%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.47%) TestNG
12 10 (1.47%) IntelliJ
13 9 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
14 8 (1.17%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
15 6 (0.88%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.73%) FitNesse
General
1 222 (32.60%) Finance
2 142 (20.85%) Banking
3 66 (9.69%) Telecoms
4 59 (8.66%) Games
5 27 (3.96%) Retail
6 21 (3.08%) Legal
7 16 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 14 (2.06%) Electronics
9 9 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.32%) Marketing
10 8 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.88%) Front Office
11 6 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 1 (0.15%) Advertising
15 1 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 246 (36.12%) Developer
2 110 (16.15%) Java Developer
3 72 (10.57%) Analyst
4 58 (8.52%) Software Engineer
5 54 (7.93%) Senior Developer
6 47 (6.90%) Administrator
7 44 (6.46%) DBA
8 35 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 34 (4.99%) Oracle DBA
10 30 (4.41%) Python Developer
10 30 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (3.23%) Applications Support
14 21 (3.08%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.79%) Software Developer
16 18 (2.64%) Security Analyst
17 14 (2.06%) Lead Developer
17 14 (2.06%) Consultant
18 13 (1.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.68%) HTML
2 94 (13.80%) Spring
3 82 (12.04%) XML
4 78 (11.45%) Web Services
5 66 (9.69%) CSS
6 56 (8.22%) J2EE
7 53 (7.78%) Hibernate
8 48 (7.05%) HTML5
9 37 (5.43%) JSP
10 36 (5.29%) SOAP
11 32 (4.70%) Middleware
12 29 (4.26%) JMS
12 29 (4.26%) Servlets
12 29 (4.26%) .NET
13 28 (4.11%) jQuery
14 27 (3.96%) Java EE
15 22 (3.23%) WebSockets
15 22 (3.23%) CGI
16 19 (2.79%) CSS3
16 19 (2.79%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (11.01%) Computer Science
3 29 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
5 21 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.94%) Replication
7 16 (2.35%) Visualisation
8 15 (2.20%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.76%) Clustering
9 12 (1.76%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.03%) SCADA
12 6 (0.88%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.88%) Social Media
12 6 (0.88%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (0.88%) User Experience
13 5 (0.73%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 269 (39.50%) UNIX
2 195 (28.63%) Windows
3 68 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 60 (8.81%) Solaris
5 45 (6.61%) AIX
6 30 (4.41%) Debian
7 19 (2.79%) Android
8 12 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
9 10 (1.47%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.32%) zOS
11 7 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.03%) CentOS
12 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.73%) OpenWrt
13 5 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.59%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (25.84%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (18.21%) TDD
3 119 (17.47%) Software Engineering
4 99 (14.54%) OO
5 97 (14.24%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (9.69%) SDLC
7 57 (8.37%) Mentoring
8 54 (7.93%) Configuration Management
9 50 (7.34%) ITIL
9 50 (7.34%) DevOps
10 46 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
11 44 (6.46%) Unit Testing
12 43 (6.31%) OOD
13 42 (6.17%) Open Source
14 39 (5.73%) Scrum
15 32 (4.70%) Change Management
16 31 (4.55%) Automated Testing
16 31 (4.55%) Content Management
17 30 (4.41%) UML
17 30 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 293 (43.02%) Java
2 190 (27.90%) SQL
3 141 (20.70%) Python
4 107 (15.71%) JavaScript
5 106 (15.57%) Perl
6 87 (12.78%) PHP
7 67 (9.84%) C++
8 57 (8.37%) Shell Script
9 53 (7.78%) C
10 48 (7.05%) Ruby
11 43 (6.31%) C#
12 37 (5.43%) Bash Shell
13 36 (5.29%) PL/SQL
14 24 (3.52%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.47%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.17%) VC++
16 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.17%) R
16 8 (1.17%) sed
17 7 (1.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 142 (20.85%) Degree
2 17 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.91%) HND
4 11 (1.62%) CCNA
4 11 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.47%) CISSP
5 10 (1.47%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.03%) HNC
7 7 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.88%) CISA
8 6 (0.88%) CISM
8 6 (0.88%) MBA
8 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.59%) MCSE
9 4 (0.59%) MOS
9 4 (0.59%) CEH
9 4 (0.59%) EnCE
9 4 (0.59%) VTSP
10 3 (0.44%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.02%) QA
2 12 (1.76%) COBIT
3 11 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.47%) SLA
4 10 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.44%) Section 508
5 3 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 37 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.96%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.03%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.03%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.88%) Firmware
6 5 (0.73%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.59%) NFS
7 4 (0.59%) Docker
8 3 (0.44%) Xen
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.29%) RACF
9 2 (0.29%) LXC
10 1 (0.15%) iptables
10 1 (0.15%) Samba
10 1 (0.15%) Squid
10 1 (0.15%) pfSense
10 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 58 (8.52%) Puppet
1 58 (8.52%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (3.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 18 (2.64%) Data Guard
4 16 (2.35%) Nagios
5 14 (2.06%) Control-M
6 10 (1.47%) Munin
6 10 (1.47%) Capistrano
6 10 (1.47%) Ansible
6 10 (1.47%) Graphite
7 9 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.88%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.73%) SCCM
10 5 (0.73%) SCOM
10 5 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.73%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle Statspack
11 4 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 166 (24.38%) Oracle
2 59 (8.66%) VMware
3 57 (8.37%) Red Hat
4 47 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.29%) Sybase
6 27 (3.96%) Cisco
6 27 (3.96%) IBM
7 21 (3.08%) HP
8 18 (2.64%) Informatica
9 15 (2.20%) Sun
10 14 (2.06%) EMC
10 14 (2.06%) NetApp
11 11 (1.62%) Perforce
11 11 (1.62%) Vertica
12 10 (1.47%) Google
13 9 (1.32%) Talend
14 8 (1.17%) Brocade
14 8 (1.17%) Symantec
14 8 (1.17%) Veritas
15 7 (1.03%) Rackspace
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