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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 299 344 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 9.72% 10.52% 9.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.58% 36.79% 37.13%
Number of salaries quoted 190 226 181
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,100 £66,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
775 935 808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.20% 28.58% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 472 552 520
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -2 151 £40,000 - 17
Glasgow -10 78 £42,500 -10.52% 5
Aberdeen +6 24 £37,000 -35.65% 2
West Lothian +3 9 £35,000 -30.69% 2
Highlands - 8 £60,000 -
Fife +7 7 £47,500 +31.03% 1
Stirling -11 7 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Dundee +8 3 £35,000 -9.09% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £27,000 -
Midlothian -2 1 £45,000 +28.57%
East Lothian - 1 £20,500 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 £35,000 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £50,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 266 (38.78%) Java
2 237 (34.55%) Windows
3 231 (33.67%) UNIX
4 194 (28.28%) Finance
5 183 (26.68%) SQL
6 168 (24.49%) Oracle
7 167 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
7 167 (24.34%) Degree
8 125 (18.22%) OO
9 119 (17.35%) Perl
10 116 (16.91%) HTML
11 115 (16.76%) Python
12 110 (16.03%) JavaScript
12 110 (16.03%) Red Hat
13 103 (15.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 99 (14.43%) CSS
14 99 (14.43%) Relational Database
15 98 (14.29%) C++
16 97 (14.14%) Banking
17 96 (13.99%) Computer Science
18 91 (13.27%) XML
18 91 (13.27%) Microsoft
19 86 (12.54%) Web Services
19 86 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
20 83 (12.10%) Spring
21 81 (11.81%) C#
22 79 (11.52%) Apache
22 79 (11.52%) Software Engineering
23 78 (11.37%) SQL Server
24 76 (11.08%) PHP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 79 (11.52%) Apache
2 75 (10.93%) Tomcat
3 39 (5.69%) WebLogic
4 34 (4.96%) WebSphere
5 32 (4.66%) IIS
6 26 (3.79%) JBoss
7 16 (2.33%) Drupal
8 13 (1.90%) nginx
9 12 (1.75%) MS Exchange
10 11 (1.60%) CMS
10 11 (1.60%) Node.js
10 11 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (1.17%) Mule
11 8 (1.17%) WordPress
11 8 (1.17%) Jetty
11 8 (1.17%) SharePoint
12 7 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
13 6 (0.87%) Lync
Applications
1 34 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.90%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.44%) Magento
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.15%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.02%) SaaS
6 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.58%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.29%) Office 365
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.00%) TCP/IP
2 42 (6.12%) DNS
3 39 (5.69%) Firewall
4 31 (4.52%) HTTP
5 19 (2.77%) SAN
6 18 (2.62%) Internet
7 17 (2.48%) LDAP
7 17 (2.48%) DHCP
8 16 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (1.75%) VoIP
10 11 (1.60%) VPN
11 10 (1.46%) Network Security
11 10 (1.46%) FTP
12 9 (1.31%) IPsec
12 9 (1.31%) SSL
12 9 (1.31%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.17%) SSH
13 8 (1.17%) Wireshark
13 8 (1.17%) NAS
13 8 (1.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (14.43%) Relational Database
2 78 (11.37%) SQL Server
3 75 (10.93%) MySQL
4 62 (9.04%) RDBMS
5 51 (7.43%) Oracle Database
6 24 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
7 21 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 19 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (2.62%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.90%) Big Data
10 13 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (1.17%) Pentaho
12 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
14 6 (0.87%) PowerCenter
14 6 (0.87%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 65 (9.48%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.69%) Subversion
3 38 (5.54%) JUnit
4 31 (4.52%) Maven
5 25 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (1.75%) Selenium
8 10 (1.46%) Ant
8 10 (1.46%) Hudson
9 6 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.87%) JIRA
10 5 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.73%) Clang
11 4 (0.58%) Log4j
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.58%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.58%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.44%) LLVM
General
1 194 (28.28%) Finance
2 97 (14.14%) Banking
3 43 (6.27%) Games
4 40 (5.83%) Investment Banking
5 35 (5.10%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.64%) Retail
7 16 (2.33%) Marketing
8 12 (1.75%) Electronics
9 11 (1.60%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.31%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.17%) Spanish Language
11 8 (1.17%) German Language
12 6 (0.87%) International Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.58%) Legal
13 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.58%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.58%) French Language
13 4 (0.58%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 227 (33.09%) Developer
2 92 (13.41%) Analyst
2 92 (13.41%) Java Developer
3 61 (8.89%) Senior Developer
4 51 (7.43%) Software Engineer
5 47 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
6 41 (5.98%) Administrator
7 38 (5.54%) Support Analyst
8 35 (5.10%) Software Developer
9 34 (4.96%) DBA
10 32 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
11 31 (4.52%) Support Engineer
11 31 (4.52%) Applications Support
12 27 (3.94%) Oracle DBA
13 20 (2.92%) Python Developer
14 19 (2.77%) Linux Administrator
15 18 (2.62%) Junior
15 18 (2.62%) Technical Specialist
16 17 (2.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 17 (2.48%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (16.91%) HTML
2 99 (14.43%) CSS
3 91 (13.27%) XML
4 86 (12.54%) Web Services
5 83 (12.10%) Spring
6 55 (8.02%) .NET
7 50 (7.29%) jQuery
8 45 (6.56%) REST
9 40 (5.83%) Hibernate
10 36 (5.25%) J2EE
11 27 (3.94%) ASP.NET
11 27 (3.94%) Middleware
11 27 (3.94%) HTML5
12 23 (3.35%) Ruby on Rails
12 23 (3.35%) SOAP
13 19 (2.77%) JMS
13 19 (2.77%) JAX-RS
14 18 (2.62%) CSS3
14 18 (2.62%) Lucene
14 18 (2.62%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.99%) Computer Science
2 49 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (6.85%) Open Source
4 32 (4.66%) Mathematics
5 24 (3.50%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.77%) Physics
7 17 (2.48%) SWIFT
8 16 (2.33%) Mobile App
9 13 (1.90%) Equities
10 11 (1.60%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.46%) User Experience
11 10 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (1.46%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.46%) Visualisation
12 8 (1.17%) DTV
13 7 (1.02%) GIS
13 7 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.87%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 237 (34.55%) Windows
2 231 (33.67%) UNIX
3 103 (15.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (8.89%) Solaris
5 42 (6.12%) AIX
6 30 (4.37%) Ubuntu
7 29 (4.23%) Android
8 25 (3.64%) CentOS
8 25 (3.64%) Mac OS X
9 22 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (2.77%) Debian
11 18 (2.62%) Apple iOS
12 16 (2.33%) Fedora
13 14 (2.04%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.87%) Windows CE
18 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.73%) OpenSolaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (18.22%) OO
3 86 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (11.52%) Software Engineering
5 67 (9.77%) TDD
6 64 (9.33%) ITIL
7 53 (7.73%) Project Management
8 38 (5.54%) Dependency Injection
9 37 (5.39%) Unit Testing
9 37 (5.39%) Configuration Management
9 37 (5.39%) Web Development
10 36 (5.25%) DevOps
11 34 (4.96%) Mentoring
12 33 (4.81%) OOD
13 31 (4.52%) Data Modelling
13 31 (4.52%) MVC
14 29 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (4.23%) Automated Testing
15 27 (3.94%) Scrum
15 27 (3.94%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 266 (38.78%) Java
2 183 (26.68%) SQL
3 119 (17.35%) Perl
4 115 (16.76%) Python
5 110 (16.03%) JavaScript
6 98 (14.29%) C++
7 81 (11.81%) C#
8 76 (11.08%) PHP
8 76 (11.08%) Shell Script
9 58 (8.45%) Ruby
10 55 (8.02%) C
11 49 (7.14%) Bash Shell
12 47 (6.85%) PL/SQL
13 24 (3.50%) PowerShell
14 16 (2.33%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.60%) VB
16 7 (1.02%) ActionScript
16 7 (1.02%) Korn
16 7 (1.02%) PHP5
17 6 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (24.34%) Degree
2 14 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (1.90%) GIAC
4 11 (1.60%) CISSP
4 11 (1.60%) CEH
4 11 (1.60%) SSCP
5 10 (1.46%) HND
5 10 (1.46%) CCNA
6 8 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.58%) GCIA
7 4 (0.58%) GSEC
7 4 (0.58%) GCIH
7 4 (0.58%) GWAPT
7 4 (0.58%) GPEN
7 4 (0.58%) OSCP
7 4 (0.58%) OSCE
7 4 (0.58%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) CWNA
8 3 (0.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.14%) QA
2 36 (5.25%) SLA
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (6.27%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.94%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.90%) vSphere
6 9 (1.31%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.02%) Firmware
8 6 (0.87%) Xen
9 5 (0.73%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.58%) NFS
10 4 (0.58%) Snort
10 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.58%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.44%) KVM
11 3 (0.44%) Docker
11 3 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.44%) RACF
12 2 (0.29%) Samba
13 1 (0.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 49 (7.14%) Puppet
2 39 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (3.94%) Nagios
4 18 (2.62%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.60%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.17%) Munin
7 8 (1.17%) Ansible
8 7 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (0.87%) Graphite
10 5 (0.73%) Salt
11 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.58%) Cacti
11 4 (0.58%) Ganglia
11 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 3 (0.44%) Control-M
12 3 (0.44%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 168 (24.49%) Oracle
2 110 (16.03%) Red Hat
3 91 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 75 (10.93%) VMware
5 40 (5.83%) Cisco
6 33 (4.81%) Sybase
7 24 (3.50%) Informatica
8 22 (3.21%) Dell
9 17 (2.48%) HP
10 15 (2.19%) EMC
11 12 (1.75%) Adobe
12 11 (1.60%) SAP
12 11 (1.60%) Google
13 10 (1.46%) IBM
13 10 (1.46%) Sun
14 8 (1.17%) NetApp
14 8 (1.17%) Xamarin
15 7 (1.02%) Twitter
15 7 (1.02%) New Relic
15 7 (1.02%) CommVault
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scope AT Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Salary: Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Livingston
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Dundee, Angus
brightsolid
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Galashiels
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cloudreach
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Aberdeen
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago