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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 389 323 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.72% 10.44% 10.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.10% 42.44% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 244 213 229
Average salary £39,625 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.93% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
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
970 761 963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.74% 24.60% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 591 469 576
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 174 £36,500 -8.75% 14
Glasgow +9 156 £42,500 +21.42% 9
Dundee +2 16 £40,000 +33.33% 1
West Lothian +11 11 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Aberdeen -9 7 £37,000 -32.72% 1
Stirling -20 7 £73,500 +126.15%
Fife -5 6 £31,000 -27.05% 2
North Lanarkshire +3 2 £30,000 -14.28%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £60,000 - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £35,000 -
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 300 (39.27%) UNIX
2 297 (38.87%) Java
3 237 (31.02%) SQL
4 225 (29.45%) Windows
5 206 (26.96%) HTML
6 193 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
7 181 (23.69%) JavaScript
8 172 (22.51%) Finance
9 165 (21.60%) CSS
10 163 (21.34%) Oracle
11 152 (19.90%) Degree
12 150 (19.63%) Perl
13 140 (18.32%) Python
14 134 (17.54%) OO
15 123 (16.10%) Ruby
16 119 (15.58%) XML
17 117 (15.31%) Computer Science
18 116 (15.18%) Software Engineering
19 115 (15.05%) MySQL
20 110 (14.40%) C++
21 108 (14.14%) Apache
22 104 (13.61%) PHP
23 103 (13.48%) Relational Database
24 96 (12.57%) Red Hat
25 91 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 90 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
27 88 (11.52%) Web Development
28 83 (10.86%) jQuery
29 82 (10.73%) Spring
29 82 (10.73%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 108 (14.14%) Apache
2 81 (10.60%) Tomcat
3 40 (5.24%) WebLogic
4 38 (4.97%) WebSphere
5 31 (4.06%) Drupal
6 29 (3.80%) IIS
7 18 (2.36%) nginx
7 18 (2.36%) Node.js
8 17 (2.23%) MS Exchange
9 13 (1.70%) Lync
10 12 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
10 12 (1.57%) NetWeaver
11 11 (1.44%) SharePoint
11 11 (1.44%) CMS
11 11 (1.44%) Jetty
12 10 (1.31%) SAP Portal
12 10 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.18%) Mule
13 9 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (1.05%) Joomla!
Applications
1 23 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.09%) MS Office
3 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (2.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.70%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.05%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.39%) Magento
8 2 (0.26%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.13%) OpenWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.31%) SaaS
4 5 (0.65%) GitHub
5 4 (0.52%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.26%) Route 53
7 2 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.33%) TCP/IP
2 49 (6.41%) DNS
3 40 (5.24%) Firewall
4 37 (4.84%) Internet
5 27 (3.53%) SAN
6 25 (3.27%) HTTP
7 20 (2.62%) VPN
7 20 (2.62%) DHCP
8 17 (2.23%) LDAP
9 13 (1.70%) VoIP
9 13 (1.70%) IPsec
10 12 (1.57%) FTP
11 10 (1.31%) SSL
11 10 (1.31%) Network Security
12 9 (1.18%) Wireshark
12 9 (1.18%) tcpdump
12 9 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (1.18%) SMTP
13 7 (0.92%) WAN
13 7 (0.92%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (15.05%) MySQL
2 103 (13.48%) Relational Database
3 69 (9.03%) RDBMS
4 61 (7.98%) SQL Server
5 49 (6.41%) Oracle Database
6 42 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
7 33 (4.32%) NoSQL
8 26 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
10 21 (2.75%) Big Data
11 19 (2.49%) MongoDB
12 18 (2.36%) Pentaho
13 15 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
16 12 (1.57%) SAP BW
16 12 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (1.18%) OLTP
17 9 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
18 7 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 81 (10.60%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.76%) Subversion
3 37 (4.84%) Maven
4 28 (3.66%) JUnit
5 23 (3.01%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.36%) Ant
7 15 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
8 12 (1.57%) Jasmine
9 9 (1.18%) NWDI
9 9 (1.18%) Cucumber
10 8 (1.05%) Selenium
10 8 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.92%) JIRA
11 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.79%) Hudson
12 6 (0.79%) RSpec
13 4 (0.52%) GCC
13 4 (0.52%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 172 (22.51%) Finance
2 75 (9.82%) Banking
3 36 (4.71%) Games
4 31 (4.06%) Retail
5 26 (3.40%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.40%) Electronics
6 23 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.49%) Marketing
8 14 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.70%) Retail Banking
10 11 (1.44%) Front Office
11 7 (0.92%) International Banking
11 7 (0.92%) German Language
11 7 (0.92%) Legal
12 4 (0.52%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.52%) Turkish Language
12 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.52%) Advertising
13 3 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (37.17%) Developer
2 93 (12.17%) Software Engineer
3 88 (11.52%) Analyst
4 76 (9.95%) Java Developer
5 64 (8.38%) Senior Developer
6 58 (7.59%) Administrator
7 44 (5.76%) Support Engineer
8 38 (4.97%) Senior Java Developer
9 36 (4.71%) Software Developer
10 32 (4.19%) DBA
11 31 (4.06%) Ruby Developer
12 29 (3.80%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.80%) Applications Support
13 27 (3.53%) Programmer
14 26 (3.40%) PHP Developer
15 25 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
16 23 (3.01%) Oracle DBA
17 21 (2.75%) Development Engineer
18 18 (2.36%) Senior Software Engineer
19 17 (2.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (26.96%) HTML
2 165 (21.60%) CSS
3 119 (15.58%) XML
4 83 (10.86%) jQuery
5 82 (10.73%) Spring
6 74 (9.69%) Web Services
7 67 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
8 61 (7.98%) HTML5
9 54 (7.07%) Hibernate
10 51 (6.68%) SOAP
10 51 (6.68%) .NET
11 49 (6.41%) REST
12 48 (6.28%) J2EE
13 36 (4.71%) CSS3
14 28 (3.66%) Middleware
15 26 (3.40%) Servlets
16 24 (3.14%) JMS
17 23 (3.01%) Sinatra
18 22 (2.88%) Backbone.js
18 22 (2.88%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 117 (15.31%) Computer Science
2 90 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (7.33%) Open Source
4 28 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 26 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 22 (2.88%) Mathematics
7 13 (1.70%) Graphic Design
7 13 (1.70%) DTV
7 13 (1.70%) Digital Media
8 12 (1.57%) Equities
9 11 (1.44%) Clustering
10 10 (1.31%) SWIFT
10 10 (1.31%) Data Integration
11 9 (1.18%) Replication
12 8 (1.05%) Reference Data
12 8 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.05%) SystemC
12 8 (1.05%) User Experience
13 7 (0.92%) Oracle Exalogic
13 7 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 300 (39.27%) UNIX
2 225 (29.45%) Windows
3 91 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (7.59%) Solaris
5 55 (7.20%) AIX
6 51 (6.68%) Android
7 35 (4.58%) Ubuntu
8 32 (4.19%) CentOS
9 30 (3.93%) Apple iOS
10 24 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.36%) Debian
12 17 (2.23%) Mac OS X
13 16 (2.09%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (1.31%) Windows CE
18 9 (1.18%) Fedora
18 9 (1.18%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (25.26%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (17.54%) OO
3 116 (15.18%) Software Engineering
4 88 (11.52%) Web Development
5 64 (8.38%) ITIL
6 57 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (6.94%) Automated Testing
8 50 (6.54%) Project Management
9 44 (5.76%) Mentoring
10 42 (5.50%) OOP
11 41 (5.37%) MVC
11 41 (5.37%) TDD
12 33 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
13 31 (4.06%) DevOps
14 28 (3.66%) E-Commerce
15 26 (3.40%) SOA
15 26 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (3.40%) Incident Management
16 25 (3.27%) OOD
17 23 (3.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 297 (38.87%) Java
2 237 (31.02%) SQL
3 181 (23.69%) JavaScript
4 150 (19.63%) Perl
5 140 (18.32%) Python
6 123 (16.10%) Ruby
7 110 (14.40%) C++
8 104 (13.61%) PHP
9 74 (9.69%) Shell Script
10 69 (9.03%) C#
11 59 (7.72%) C
12 58 (7.59%) PL/SQL
13 43 (5.63%) Bash Shell
14 24 (3.14%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.49%) Jython
16 17 (2.23%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.83%) CoffeeScript
17 14 (1.83%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.57%) ABAP
19 8 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (19.90%) Degree
2 14 (1.83%) Postgraduate
3 9 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (1.18%) HND
4 7 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (0.92%) CCNA
5 6 (0.79%) GIAC
6 5 (0.65%) JNCIA
6 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.52%) RHCE
7 4 (0.52%) GCIA
7 4 (0.52%) GSEC
7 4 (0.52%) GCIH
7 4 (0.52%) GWAPT
7 4 (0.52%) GPEN
7 4 (0.52%) OSCP
7 4 (0.52%) OSCE
8 3 (0.39%) CEH
8 3 (0.39%) SSCP
8 3 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.72%) QA
2 46 (6.02%) SLA
3 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.19%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 17 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.44%) vSphere
6 7 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.65%) XenApp
8 4 (0.52%) Snort
8 4 (0.52%) Xen
8 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.26%) NFS
10 2 (0.26%) KVM
10 2 (0.26%) Docker
11 1 (0.13%) RHEV
11 1 (0.13%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 41 (5.37%) Puppet
2 35 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (2.49%) Nagios
4 18 (2.36%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.44%) ZABBIX
6 9 (1.18%) Ansible
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 6 (0.79%) Cacti
8 6 (0.79%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.65%) Salt
9 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.65%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.65%) Ganglia
10 4 (0.52%) Munin
10 4 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.52%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.52%) SCCM
11 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 163 (21.34%) Oracle
2 96 (12.57%) Red Hat
3 82 (10.73%) VMware
4 70 (9.16%) Microsoft
5 40 (5.24%) Sybase
6 36 (4.71%) Cisco
7 32 (4.19%) JBoss
8 26 (3.40%) SAP
9 23 (3.01%) Informatica
10 19 (2.49%) Dell
11 15 (1.96%) Citrix
12 14 (1.83%) IBM
13 13 (1.70%) Adobe
13 13 (1.70%) Google
14 12 (1.57%) Juniper
15 11 (1.44%) NetApp
16 10 (1.31%) EMC
16 10 (1.31%) Veritas
17 9 (1.18%) Twitter
17 9 (1.18%) HP
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Fife
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum £38-50k plus bens
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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