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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 280 365 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.91% 10.48% 10.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.41% 38.02% 39.87%
Number of salaries quoted 172 230 168
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
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
729 960 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.21% 27.55% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 429 610 438
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +5.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Glasgow -5 113 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Edinburgh -6 110 £45,000 +20.00% 17
Stirling -4 18 £50,000 +11.11%
West Lothian -4 10 £34,250 -14.37% 3
Dundee +2 7 £35,000 -9.09% 5
South Ayrshire - 4 £27,000 -
Fife -2 3 £34,500 -1.43% 1
Scottish Borders - 3 £24,208 -
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £43,250 -18.39%
Aberdeen +4 1 - - 2
Highlands - 1 £60,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £45,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 242 (39.61%) Java
2 207 (33.88%) Finance
3 191 (31.26%) Windows
4 185 (30.28%) UNIX
5 155 (25.37%) SQL
5 155 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
6 141 (23.08%) Degree
7 139 (22.75%) Python
8 110 (18.00%) Oracle
9 109 (17.84%) Banking
9 109 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
10 102 (16.69%) Relational Database
10 102 (16.69%) TDD
11 100 (16.37%) JavaScript
12 98 (16.04%) Perl
12 98 (16.04%) OO
13 97 (15.88%) Red Hat
14 89 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 82 (13.42%) PHP
16 80 (13.09%) HTML
17 79 (12.93%) Web Services
18 78 (12.77%) C++
19 74 (12.11%) C#
20 73 (11.95%) Microsoft
21 70 (11.46%) Software Engineering
22 69 (11.29%) MySQL
22 69 (11.29%) CSS
23 67 (10.97%) Computer Science
24 63 (10.31%) SQL Server
24 63 (10.31%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 57 (9.33%) Apache
2 43 (7.04%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.09%) JBoss
4 18 (2.95%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.62%) IIS
6 15 (2.45%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.80%) Drupal
8 10 (1.64%) CMS
8 10 (1.64%) WordPress
9 9 (1.47%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.98%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.98%) Node.js
10 6 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.82%) nginx
11 5 (0.82%) SAS
11 5 (0.82%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.65%) Moodle
12 4 (0.65%) Mule
12 4 (0.65%) Joomla!
Applications
1 30 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle Utilities
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) Global One
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.16%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.53%) Amazon EC2
2 41 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.65%) SaaS
5 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 35 (5.73%) DNS
2 35 (5.73%) Firewall
3 22 (3.60%) SAN
4 19 (3.11%) HTTP
5 18 (2.95%) Internet
6 15 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (2.29%) SSL
8 12 (1.96%) VPN
9 10 (1.64%) DHCP
10 9 (1.47%) LDAP
10 9 (1.47%) LAN
10 9 (1.47%) NAS
11 8 (1.31%) VoIP
11 8 (1.31%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.15%) VLAN
12 7 (1.15%) SMTP
13 6 (0.98%) WAN
14 5 (0.82%) Wireless
14 5 (0.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (16.69%) Relational Database
2 69 (11.29%) MySQL
3 63 (10.31%) SQL Server
4 60 (9.82%) RDBMS
5 38 (6.22%) Oracle Database
6 24 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (3.44%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.95%) Oracle Database 12c
9 16 (2.62%) Big Data
10 14 (2.29%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.64%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.47%) Pentaho
12 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.47%) Datomic
13 8 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.98%) DB2
15 6 (0.98%) TimesTen
Development Applications
1 51 (8.35%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.91%) JUnit
3 28 (4.58%) Subversion
4 24 (3.93%) Maven
5 23 (3.76%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.29%) Selenium
7 9 (1.47%) Gradle
8 8 (1.31%) Talend Open Studio
8 8 (1.31%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.15%) JIRA
10 6 (0.98%) TestNG
10 6 (0.98%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.98%) Hudson
11 5 (0.82%) Clang
11 5 (0.82%) Ant
12 4 (0.65%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.65%) Mockito
12 4 (0.65%) Log4j
12 4 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
General
1 207 (33.88%) Finance
2 109 (17.84%) Banking
3 59 (9.66%) Telecoms
4 56 (9.17%) Games
5 31 (5.07%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.29%) Retail
7 11 (1.80%) Marketing
8 9 (1.47%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.31%) Electronics
10 7 (1.15%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.82%) Front Office
12 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.33%) Billing
15 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Advertising
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 219 (35.84%) Developer
2 94 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 78 (12.77%) Analyst
4 58 (9.49%) Senior Developer
5 43 (7.04%) Software Engineer
6 42 (6.87%) Support Analyst
7 39 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 36 (5.89%) Administrator
9 32 (5.24%) Software Developer
10 31 (5.07%) DBA
11 30 (4.91%) Python Developer
12 26 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (3.93%) Applications Support
13 24 (3.93%) Oracle DBA
14 21 (3.44%) Support Engineer
15 17 (2.78%) Web Developer
16 15 (2.45%) Junior
16 15 (2.45%) Applications Support Analyst
16 15 (2.45%) Linux Administrator
17 14 (2.29%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.09%) HTML
2 79 (12.93%) Web Services
3 69 (11.29%) CSS
4 61 (9.98%) Spring
5 50 (8.18%) XML
6 36 (5.89%) .NET
7 35 (5.73%) jQuery
8 28 (4.58%) WebSockets
9 27 (4.42%) HTML5
10 24 (3.93%) REST
10 24 (3.93%) ASP.NET
10 24 (3.93%) Hibernate
11 19 (3.11%) Middleware
12 17 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (2.45%) Regular Expression
13 15 (2.45%) Ruby on Rails
13 15 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (2.45%) JAX-RS
14 14 (2.29%) SOAP
15 13 (2.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.97%) Computer Science
2 45 (7.36%) Open Source
3 38 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.60%) Physics
5 18 (2.95%) Mathematics
6 15 (2.45%) Equities
7 14 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.13%) SWIFT
9 12 (1.96%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.64%) Derivative
12 9 (1.47%) Semantic Web
12 9 (1.47%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.47%) Xbox
12 9 (1.47%) User Experience
13 8 (1.31%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.31%) GIS
14 7 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 191 (31.26%) Windows
2 185 (30.28%) UNIX
3 89 (14.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (8.18%) Solaris
5 40 (6.55%) AIX
6 25 (4.09%) Mac OS X
7 23 (3.76%) Android
8 19 (3.11%) Debian
8 19 (3.11%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.78%) CentOS
10 16 (2.62%) Apple iOS
11 13 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (1.80%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (1.15%) Fedora
16 5 (0.82%) zOS
16 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.49%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (17.84%) Continuous Integration
3 102 (16.69%) TDD
4 98 (16.04%) OO
5 70 (11.46%) Software Engineering
6 56 (9.17%) ITIL
7 48 (7.86%) Configuration Management
8 41 (6.71%) DevOps
9 34 (5.56%) Multithreading
10 30 (4.91%) Project Management
11 29 (4.75%) MVC
11 29 (4.75%) Analytics
12 28 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (4.42%) Unit Testing
14 26 (4.26%) Scrum
15 25 (4.09%) Dependency Injection
15 25 (4.09%) Mentoring
16 24 (3.93%) OOD
17 22 (3.60%) Validation
18 20 (3.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 242 (39.61%) Java
2 155 (25.37%) SQL
3 139 (22.75%) Python
4 100 (16.37%) JavaScript
5 98 (16.04%) Perl
6 82 (13.42%) PHP
7 78 (12.77%) C++
8 74 (12.11%) C#
9 58 (9.49%) Shell Script
10 55 (9.00%) Ruby
11 53 (8.67%) C
12 37 (6.06%) PL/SQL
13 35 (5.73%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.64%) VB
14 10 (1.64%) sed
15 9 (1.47%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.47%) Clojure
16 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.15%) Korn
17 6 (0.98%) AWK
Qualifications
1 141 (23.08%) Degree
2 17 (2.78%) CISSP
2 17 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.29%) CCNA
3 14 (2.29%) CEH
4 13 (2.13%) SSCP
5 11 (1.80%) HND
5 11 (1.80%) GIAC
6 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.47%) VCP4
8 7 (1.15%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.65%) CWNA
10 3 (0.49%) MBA
10 3 (0.49%) CISA
10 3 (0.49%) CISM
10 3 (0.49%) MCSE
10 3 (0.49%) MCP
10 3 (0.49%) CCNP
10 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.42%) QA
2 10 (1.64%) SLA
3 8 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.82%) COBIT
5 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (2.13%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (1.80%) Firmware
7 9 (1.47%) vSphere
8 8 (1.31%) NFS
9 5 (0.82%) Docker
10 4 (0.65%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.65%) RACF
11 3 (0.49%) Samba
11 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.49%) LXC
12 2 (0.33%) KVM
12 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.33%) Xen
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.16%) Squid
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (10.31%) Puppet
2 51 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (4.09%) Nagios
4 16 (2.62%) Graphite
4 16 (2.62%) Munin
5 12 (1.96%) NetBackup
5 12 (1.96%) Control-M
6 10 (1.64%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.15%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.65%) Ansible
10 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.49%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.33%) Cacti
11 2 (0.33%) SCOM
11 2 (0.33%) CA Endevor
11 2 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 110 (18.00%) Oracle
2 97 (15.88%) Red Hat
3 73 (11.95%) Microsoft
4 58 (9.49%) VMware
5 36 (5.89%) Cisco
6 24 (3.93%) Sybase
6 24 (3.93%) HP
7 15 (2.45%) Informatica
8 14 (2.29%) Veritas
9 12 (1.96%) EMC
10 10 (1.64%) Sun
10 10 (1.64%) IBM
11 9 (1.47%) BMC
11 9 (1.47%) Google
12 8 (1.31%) Talend
12 8 (1.31%) Xamarin
13 7 (1.15%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.98%) CommVault
14 6 (0.98%) Symantec
14 6 (0.98%) Dell
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