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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 351 307 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.52% 9.61% 10.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.31% 37.21% 34.60%
Number of salaries quoted 211 189 222
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £60,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
893 825 951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.77% 25.83% 30.18%
Number of salaries quoted 539 487 608
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 October 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 31 October 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 -1 169 £37,250 -6.87% 19
Glasgow +15 123 £40,250 +15.00% 9
Aberdeen +1 17 £37,000 -35.65% 1
Fife +2 8 £47,500 +21.79% 2
West Lothian +3 7 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Dundee +2 7 £33,000 +1.53% 1
Stirling -18 5 £73,500 +102.75%
Inverclyde - 3 £35,000 -
Highlands - 3 £60,000 -
North Lanarkshire -2 2 £22,500 -35.71%
Midlothian +1 1 £34,000 -2.85%
Renfrewshire -7 1 £37,500 +25.00%
East Lothian - 1 £20,500 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £32,500 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 282 (39.39%) Java
2 263 (36.73%) UNIX
3 234 (32.68%) Windows
4 212 (29.61%) SQL
5 186 (25.98%) Finance
6 168 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
7 165 (23.04%) HTML
8 164 (22.91%) Oracle
9 159 (22.21%) Degree
10 142 (19.83%) JavaScript
11 140 (19.55%) OO
12 129 (18.02%) CSS
13 125 (17.46%) Perl
14 123 (17.18%) XML
15 112 (15.64%) Python
16 108 (15.08%) Computer Science
17 107 (14.94%) C++
17 107 (14.94%) Software Engineering
18 100 (13.97%) Red Hat
18 100 (13.97%) Relational Database
19 95 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 94 (13.13%) MySQL
20 94 (13.13%) Apache
21 87 (12.15%) Web Services
22 86 (12.01%) PHP
23 85 (11.87%) Banking
23 85 (11.87%) Spring
23 85 (11.87%) Tomcat
24 81 (11.31%) Microsoft
25 80 (11.17%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 94 (13.13%) Apache
2 85 (11.87%) Tomcat
3 44 (6.15%) WebLogic
4 35 (4.89%) WebSphere
5 32 (4.47%) IIS
6 24 (3.35%) JBoss
7 19 (2.65%) Drupal
8 15 (2.09%) nginx
8 15 (2.09%) MS Exchange
9 14 (1.96%) CMS
9 14 (1.96%) Node.js
10 12 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (1.54%) Lync
11 11 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
12 10 (1.40%) Jetty
12 10 (1.40%) MQSeries
12 10 (1.40%) SharePoint
13 9 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (1.12%) Mule
15 7 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.68%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (1.82%) Oracle 11i
2 13 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.42%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.26%) SaaS
4 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.70%) GitHub
6 4 (0.56%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.28%) Office 365
8 2 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.84%) TCP/IP
2 42 (5.87%) DNS
3 41 (5.73%) Firewall
4 35 (4.89%) Internet
5 29 (4.05%) HTTP
6 21 (2.93%) SAN
7 19 (2.65%) VPN
7 19 (2.65%) LDAP
8 18 (2.51%) DHCP
9 15 (2.09%) VoIP
10 13 (1.82%) IPsec
10 13 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (1.68%) SSL
12 11 (1.54%) FTP
13 10 (1.40%) Network Security
14 9 (1.26%) SSH
15 8 (1.12%) VLAN
15 8 (1.12%) Wireshark
15 8 (1.12%) tcpdump
15 8 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (13.97%) Relational Database
2 94 (13.13%) MySQL
3 76 (10.61%) SQL Server
4 67 (9.36%) RDBMS
5 52 (7.26%) Oracle Database
6 31 (4.33%) NoSQL
7 26 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
8 25 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.51%) Oracle Database 12c
11 17 (2.37%) Big Data
12 12 (1.68%) MongoDB
13 11 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (1.40%) Pentaho
14 10 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (1.26%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
16 7 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 80 (11.17%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.31%) Subversion
3 32 (4.47%) JUnit
4 30 (4.19%) Maven
5 20 (2.79%) Jenkins
6 16 (2.23%) Oracle Forms
7 15 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.82%) Ant
9 10 (1.40%) Selenium
10 7 (0.98%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (0.84%) Hudson
12 5 (0.70%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.70%) JIRA
13 4 (0.56%) LLVM
13 4 (0.56%) GCC
13 4 (0.56%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.42%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
General
1 186 (25.98%) Finance
2 85 (11.87%) Banking
3 43 (6.01%) Games
4 35 (4.89%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.61%) Retail
6 25 (3.49%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.21%) Marketing
8 21 (2.93%) Electronics
9 15 (2.09%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.82%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.12%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.98%) International Banking
12 7 (0.98%) German Language
13 6 (0.84%) Legal
14 5 (0.70%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.56%) Turkish Language
15 4 (0.56%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.56%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 248 (34.64%) Developer
2 91 (12.71%) Analyst
3 86 (12.01%) Java Developer
4 77 (10.75%) Software Engineer
5 63 (8.80%) Senior Developer
6 49 (6.84%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (6.42%) Administrator
8 40 (5.59%) Support Engineer
9 35 (4.89%) Applications Support
10 33 (4.61%) DBA
11 31 (4.33%) Support Analyst
12 28 (3.91%) Software Developer
13 25 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
14 22 (3.07%) Oracle DBA
15 19 (2.65%) Programmer
15 19 (2.65%) Technical Specialist
16 18 (2.51%) Junior
16 18 (2.51%) Web Developer
17 16 (2.23%) Applications Support Analyst
17 16 (2.23%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (23.04%) HTML
2 129 (18.02%) CSS
3 123 (17.18%) XML
4 87 (12.15%) Web Services
5 85 (11.87%) Spring
6 62 (8.66%) .NET
7 55 (7.68%) jQuery
8 49 (6.84%) Hibernate
9 47 (6.56%) J2EE
10 46 (6.42%) SOAP
11 45 (6.28%) REST
12 38 (5.31%) Ruby on Rails
13 37 (5.17%) HTML5
14 30 (4.19%) ASP.NET
15 29 (4.05%) Middleware
16 27 (3.77%) Servlets
16 27 (3.77%) CSS3
17 26 (3.63%) JMS
18 19 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
19 18 (2.51%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 108 (15.08%) Computer Science
2 78 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (7.54%) Open Source
4 28 (3.91%) Mathematics
5 24 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.07%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.79%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.37%) SWIFT
8 17 (2.37%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.96%) DTV
10 12 (1.68%) Physics
11 11 (1.54%) Equities
12 10 (1.40%) Replication
13 9 (1.26%) Clustering
14 8 (1.12%) Digital Media
14 8 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (1.12%) User Experience
14 8 (1.12%) Visualisation
14 8 (1.12%) Graphic Design
14 8 (1.12%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 263 (36.73%) UNIX
2 234 (32.68%) Windows
3 95 (13.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (8.52%) Solaris
5 42 (5.87%) AIX
6 39 (5.45%) Android
7 32 (4.47%) Ubuntu
8 26 (3.63%) CentOS
9 24 (3.35%) Apple iOS
10 22 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (2.79%) Mac OS X
11 20 (2.79%) Debian
12 16 (2.23%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (1.96%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (1.68%) Fedora
16 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (1.12%) Windows CE
17 8 (1.12%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (19.55%) OO
3 107 (14.94%) Software Engineering
4 71 (9.92%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (9.64%) Web Development
6 62 (8.66%) ITIL
7 58 (8.10%) Project Management
8 45 (6.28%) Mentoring
9 44 (6.15%) TDD
10 43 (6.01%) Automated Testing
10 43 (6.01%) MVC
11 36 (5.03%) OOP
12 33 (4.61%) Dependency Injection
13 32 (4.47%) Unit Testing
13 32 (4.47%) DevOps
14 29 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
14 29 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (4.05%) Configuration Management
15 28 (3.91%) SOA
16 27 (3.77%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 282 (39.39%) Java
2 212 (29.61%) SQL
3 142 (19.83%) JavaScript
4 125 (17.46%) Perl
5 112 (15.64%) Python
6 107 (14.94%) C++
7 86 (12.01%) PHP
8 79 (11.03%) Ruby
9 74 (10.34%) C#
10 71 (9.92%) Shell Script
11 61 (8.52%) C
12 56 (7.82%) PL/SQL
13 42 (5.87%) Bash Shell
14 24 (3.35%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.65%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.68%) Jython
17 11 (1.54%) VB
18 7 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.98%) ActionScript
18 7 (0.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 159 (22.21%) Degree
2 12 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (1.40%) GIAC
4 9 (1.26%) HND
4 9 (1.26%) CCNA
5 8 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.98%) CISSP
6 7 (0.98%) SSCP
6 7 (0.98%) Postgraduate
6 7 (0.98%) CEH
7 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.56%) RHCE
8 4 (0.56%) JNCIA
8 4 (0.56%) GCIA
8 4 (0.56%) GSEC
8 4 (0.56%) GCIH
8 4 (0.56%) GWAPT
8 4 (0.56%) GPEN
8 4 (0.56%) OSCP
8 4 (0.56%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (9.08%) QA
2 36 (5.03%) SLA
3 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (5.59%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (2.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (1.54%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.12%) vSphere
7 7 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.70%) XenApp
8 5 (0.70%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.56%) Snort
9 4 (0.56%) Xen
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.42%) NFS
10 3 (0.42%) Firmware
10 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.42%) Docker
11 2 (0.28%) KVM
11 2 (0.28%) RACF
11 2 (0.28%) Samba
12 1 (0.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 41 (5.73%) Puppet
2 32 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (3.63%) Nagios
4 18 (2.51%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.54%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.26%) Ansible
7 7 (0.98%) Cacti
7 7 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.84%) Munin
9 5 (0.70%) Salt
9 5 (0.70%) Ganglia
10 4 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.42%) SCCM
11 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.28%) CA Endevor
12 2 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 164 (22.91%) Oracle
2 100 (13.97%) Red Hat
3 81 (11.31%) Microsoft
4 78 (10.89%) VMware
5 39 (5.45%) Sybase
6 37 (5.17%) Cisco
7 25 (3.49%) Informatica
8 18 (2.51%) Dell
9 17 (2.37%) SAP
10 14 (1.96%) EMC
11 13 (1.82%) IBM
11 13 (1.82%) Adobe
12 12 (1.68%) Google
13 11 (1.54%) HP
14 9 (1.26%) NetApp
14 9 (1.26%) Juniper
14 9 (1.26%) Citrix
14 9 (1.26%) Twitter
15 7 (0.98%) Xamarin
15 7 (0.98%) New Relic
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hunt 4 Staff
Salary: £18k - 32k per year
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cupar, Fife
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £22000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension, holidays
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary - Best on market with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + contributory pension, other benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £22,172 - £30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Natural Environment Research Council
Salary: From £19,937 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Aridhia
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24k-£39k dependent on experience + pension scheme + bonuses
Posted: 10 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 14 days ago