The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Scotland
Rank 21 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 185 232 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.27% 7.96% 8.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.29% 34.17% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 113 167 176
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £30,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.19%

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
448 679 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 23.30% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 283 404 435
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 March 2017.

Linux Salary Histogram in Scotland

Linux
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 121 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Glasgow -11 51 £40,000 - 12
West Lothian 0 6 £46,250 +2.77%
Fife +2 4 £26,500 -18.46%
Dundee +10 1 - - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £53,000 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 125 (32.81%) Java
2 117 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (30.45%) Windows
4 99 (25.98%) Finance
4 99 (25.98%) Python
5 92 (24.15%) SQL
6 81 (21.26%) Unix
7 68 (17.85%) Software Engineering
8 60 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
9 56 (14.70%) Web Services
10 55 (14.44%) C++
11 54 (14.17%) Open Source
12 52 (13.65%) JavaScript
12 52 (13.65%) Oracle
12 52 (13.65%) Red Hat
12 52 (13.65%) Spring
12 52 (13.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 50 (13.12%) XML
13 50 (13.12%) DevOps
14 48 (12.60%) VMware
15 47 (12.34%) HTML
16 45 (11.81%) Puppet
17 43 (11.29%) Git (software)
18 42 (11.02%) SDLC
18 42 (11.02%) Degree
19 41 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
19 41 (10.76%) SOA
20 40 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
21 39 (10.24%) Microservices
21 39 (10.24%) MySQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (8.14%) Apache
2 28 (7.35%) JBoss
3 22 (5.77%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (3.41%) IIS
6 12 (3.15%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.36%) MQSeries
8 8 (2.10%) nginx
9 6 (1.57%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.31%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.31%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.05%) Confluence
11 4 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.79%) CMS
12 3 (0.79%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.26%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.26%) GIMP
3 1 (0.26%) Houdini
3 1 (0.26%) Maya
3 1 (0.26%) NUKE
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.05%) HFM
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.05%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.75%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.15%) SaaS
4 10 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.36%) IaaS
6 7 (1.84%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.57%) Office 365
8 5 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.31%) PaaS
9 4 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.26%) GitHub
11 1 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.61%) Firewall
2 25 (6.56%) DNS
3 19 (4.99%) SAN
4 18 (4.72%) WAN
5 15 (3.94%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.15%) HTTP
7 10 (2.62%) LAN
7 10 (2.62%) Network Security
8 9 (2.36%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.36%) VPN
9 8 (2.10%) DHCP
9 8 (2.10%) Internet
9 8 (2.10%) NAS
10 7 (1.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (1.84%) LDAP
10 7 (1.84%) SSL
11 6 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.57%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.31%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (1.05%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.24%) MySQL
2 37 (9.71%) Relational Database
3 25 (6.56%) Hadoop
3 25 (6.56%) Oracle Database
4 24 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.51%) SQL Server
6 18 (4.72%) Big Data
6 18 (4.72%) MongoDB
7 16 (4.20%) RDBMS
8 15 (3.94%) Neo4j
8 15 (3.94%) Pentaho
9 11 (2.89%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.36%) DB2
11 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.57%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.31%) Flink
14 4 (1.05%) KDB
14 4 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 43 (11.29%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.46%) Subversion
4 15 (3.94%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (2.10%) Maven
5 8 (2.10%) Selenium
6 6 (1.57%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.57%) JIRA
7 5 (1.31%) Ant
7 5 (1.31%) JUnit
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.79%) Gradle
8 3 (0.79%) Grunt
8 3 (0.79%) Hudson
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.52%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.52%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 99 (25.98%) Finance
2 32 (8.40%) Banking
3 25 (6.56%) Games
4 14 (3.67%) Law
5 10 (2.62%) Electronics
5 10 (2.62%) Retail
6 7 (1.84%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.31%) Legal
8 4 (1.05%) Advertising
8 4 (1.05%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Marketing
9 3 (0.79%) Publishing
10 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (29.66%) Developer
2 50 (13.12%) Java Developer
3 37 (9.71%) Software Engineer
4 30 (7.87%) Analyst
5 27 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 23 (6.04%) Consultant
7 21 (5.51%) Linux Engineer
8 20 (5.25%) Security Consultant
9 19 (4.99%) Senior Developer
10 18 (4.72%) Administrator
10 18 (4.72%) Embedded Engineer
11 16 (4.20%) Associate Consultant
12 15 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.67%) C++ Developer
13 14 (3.67%) Linux Consultant
13 14 (3.67%) Python Developer
13 14 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
13 14 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
14 13 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
14 13 (3.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (14.70%) Web Services
2 52 (13.65%) Spring
3 50 (13.12%) XML
4 47 (12.34%) HTML
5 30 (7.87%) Java EE
6 26 (6.82%) CSS
7 25 (6.56%) Elastic Stack
7 25 (6.56%) JSON
7 25 (6.56%) Middleware
8 21 (5.51%) Hibernate
8 21 (5.51%) HTML5
9 20 (5.25%) Apache Camel
10 19 (4.99%) RESTful
11 18 (4.72%) .NET
12 17 (4.46%) jQuery
12 17 (4.46%) LAMP
13 16 (4.20%) ActiveMQ
13 16 (4.20%) Drools
13 16 (4.20%) jBPM
14 14 (3.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.62%) Algorithms
5 10 (2.62%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.10%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.10%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.84%) PKI
8 7 (1.84%) Replication
8 7 (1.84%) User Experience
9 6 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.31%) Augmented Reality
11 4 (1.05%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.05%) Social Media
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.79%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 116 (30.45%) Windows
2 81 (21.26%) Unix
3 52 (13.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (7.09%) Windows Server
5 22 (5.77%) Ubuntu
6 18 (4.72%) CentOS
7 16 (4.20%) Android
7 16 (4.20%) Solaris
8 13 (3.41%) AIX
9 10 (2.62%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.36%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.79%) Debian
12 3 (0.79%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.52%) VMS
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (17.85%) Software Engineering
3 54 (14.17%) Open Source
4 50 (13.12%) DevOps
5 42 (11.02%) SDLC
6 41 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (10.76%) SOA
7 39 (10.24%) Microservices
8 35 (9.19%) TDD
9 34 (8.92%) Scrum
10 31 (8.14%) Configuration Management
11 28 (7.35%) Web Development
12 24 (6.30%) Analytics
13 23 (6.04%) Security Monitoring
14 22 (5.77%) High Availability
15 21 (5.51%) ITIL
15 21 (5.51%) OO
16 20 (5.25%) Mentoring
17 19 (4.99%) Service Delivery
18 18 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 125 (32.81%) Java
2 99 (25.98%) Python
3 92 (24.15%) SQL
4 55 (14.44%) C++
5 52 (13.65%) JavaScript
6 36 (9.45%) Perl
7 34 (8.92%) C
7 34 (8.92%) C#
8 30 (7.87%) Bash Shell
9 29 (7.61%) PowerShell
10 25 (6.56%) PL/SQL
11 22 (5.77%) PHP
12 20 (5.25%) Ruby
12 20 (5.25%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.62%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.05%) CoffeeScript
14 4 (1.05%) VB
15 3 (0.79%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.79%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (11.02%) Degree
2 12 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (2.89%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.10%) CCNA
4 8 (2.10%) CCNP
5 6 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.31%) HND
7 4 (1.05%) CISSP
7 4 (1.05%) ISEB
7 4 (1.05%) RHCE
7 4 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCMSE
10 1 (0.26%) CCSM
10 1 (0.26%) EnCE
10 1 (0.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.89%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) SLA
3 3 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.41%) Docker
4 12 (3.15%) Firmware
5 11 (2.89%) NFS
5 11 (2.89%) Samba
6 9 (2.36%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.31%) Apache Flume
8 5 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.31%) Varnish
9 4 (1.05%) KVM
9 4 (1.05%) Xen
9 4 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.79%) RHEV
10 3 (0.79%) vSphere
10 3 (0.79%) XenApp
11 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.52%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 45 (11.81%) Puppet
2 40 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (6.56%) Ansible
4 9 (2.36%) Nagios
5 7 (1.84%) SCCM
6 6 (1.57%) Mesos
7 5 (1.31%) Check_MK
7 5 (1.31%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (1.31%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.79%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.79%) SCOM
8 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.52%) Cacti
9 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.52%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 2 (0.52%) Packer
9 2 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 52 (13.65%) Oracle
1 52 (13.65%) Red Hat
2 48 (12.60%) VMware
3 37 (9.71%) Cisco
4 34 (8.92%) Microsoft
5 26 (6.82%) Splunk
6 16 (4.20%) Juniper
7 15 (3.94%) Talend
8 13 (3.41%) Citrix
9 12 (3.15%) F5
10 10 (2.62%) Palo Alto
11 9 (2.36%) Brocade
11 9 (2.36%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.36%) Google
11 9 (2.36%) HP
11 9 (2.36%) Perforce
12 8 (2.10%) IBM
12 8 (2.10%) Symantec
13 7 (1.84%) Percona
13 7 (1.84%) Riverbed
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