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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 337 384 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.12% 10.13% 11.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.42% 43.49% 43.34%
Number of salaries quoted 192 222 242
Average salary £44,875 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.18% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
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
696 883 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.96% 23.29% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 409 554 504
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

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 2 June 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 June 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
Edinburgh +7 178 £43,500 +8.75% 39
Glasgow -3 102 £48,750 +2.63% 11
Stirling +10 16 £32,500 -
Dundee +2 13 £45,000 +19.20% 2
West Lothian -4 9 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Fife -6 4 £28,000 -11.11% 2
Aberdeen +6 2 £37,000 -11.90%
Highlands -1 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £37,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £29,500 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £29,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £36,500 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 257 (41.79%) Java
2 228 (37.07%) UNIX
3 209 (33.98%) Finance
4 161 (26.18%) Windows
5 152 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (24.23%) SQL
7 133 (21.63%) Python
8 129 (20.98%) Oracle
9 122 (19.84%) Banking
10 116 (18.86%) Degree
11 107 (17.40%) TDD
12 105 (17.07%) Relational Database
13 100 (16.26%) Perl
14 94 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (14.31%) JavaScript
15 88 (14.31%) MySQL
16 87 (14.15%) Software Engineering
17 83 (13.50%) HTML
18 80 (13.01%) PHP
19 76 (12.36%) Puppet
20 72 (11.71%) Spring
21 69 (11.22%) Apache
22 67 (10.89%) Red Hat
23 65 (10.57%) XML
23 65 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
24 64 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 63 (10.24%) OO
26 61 (9.92%) Telecoms
26 61 (9.92%) VMware
27 59 (9.59%) Computer Science

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 69 (11.22%) Apache
2 44 (7.15%) Tomcat
3 42 (6.83%) JBoss
4 19 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.14%) CMS
6 7 (1.14%) Drupal
7 5 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (0.81%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.81%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.65%) Moodle
8 4 (0.65%) Mule
8 4 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (0.65%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.49%) SAS
9 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.81%) MS Office
3 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.16%) InDesign
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.98%) Oracle Utilities
3 6 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.81%) Global One
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.33%) AquaLogic BPM
5 2 (0.33%) PRMS
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.49%) SaaS
4 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.15%) TCP/IP
2 42 (6.83%) DNS
3 30 (4.88%) Internet
3 30 (4.88%) Firewall
4 28 (4.55%) SAN
5 20 (3.25%) LDAP
6 18 (2.93%) HTTP
6 18 (2.93%) LAN
7 15 (2.44%) SMTP
8 13 (2.11%) SSL
9 12 (1.95%) NAS
10 11 (1.79%) DHCP
10 11 (1.79%) SNMP
10 11 (1.79%) WAN
11 10 (1.63%) VPN
12 9 (1.46%) WLAN
12 9 (1.46%) Network Security
13 8 (1.30%) Wireless
14 7 (1.14%) IMAP
14 7 (1.14%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 88 (14.31%) MySQL
3 56 (9.11%) SQL Server
3 56 (9.11%) RDBMS
4 41 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 29 (4.72%) NoSQL
6 25 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.58%) Big Data
8 19 (3.09%) MongoDB
9 18 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 18 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (2.11%) DB2
12 10 (1.63%) DataStage
13 9 (1.46%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (1.30%) JasperReports
15 7 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
15 7 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
16 6 (0.98%) Datomic
Development Applications
1 54 (8.78%) Maven
2 40 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.04%) JUnit
4 24 (3.90%) Ant
5 18 (2.93%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.93%) Eclipse
6 15 (2.44%) Subversion
6 15 (2.44%) Selenium
7 14 (2.28%) JIRA
8 13 (2.11%) Gradle
9 12 (1.95%) Mockito
10 11 (1.79%) Flash Builder
10 11 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.46%) TestNG
12 5 (0.81%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.65%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.65%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.49%) FitNesse
14 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 209 (33.98%) Finance
2 122 (19.84%) Banking
3 61 (9.92%) Telecoms
4 56 (9.11%) Games
5 20 (3.25%) Legal
6 18 (2.93%) Retail
7 14 (2.28%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.98%) Front Office
9 6 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.98%) Electronics
10 5 (0.81%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.65%) Marketing
11 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.49%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.33%) Automotive
13 2 (0.33%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Thai Language
14 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 213 (34.63%) Developer
2 96 (15.61%) Java Developer
3 76 (12.36%) Analyst
4 50 (8.13%) Senior Developer
5 44 (7.15%) Administrator
6 41 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 34 (5.53%) DBA
8 32 (5.20%) Python Developer
9 31 (5.04%) Senior Java Developer
10 28 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.07%) Oracle DBA
12 23 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (3.58%) Applications Support
13 22 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.93%) Security Analyst
15 17 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (2.76%) Support Engineer
16 15 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
17 14 (2.28%) Software Developer
17 14 (2.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.50%) HTML
2 72 (11.71%) Spring
3 65 (10.57%) XML
4 57 (9.27%) Web Services
5 55 (8.94%) CSS
6 46 (7.48%) J2EE
7 45 (7.32%) HTML5
8 42 (6.83%) Hibernate
9 29 (4.72%) Middleware
10 26 (4.23%) .NET
11 24 (3.90%) WebSockets
12 21 (3.41%) JMS
13 20 (3.25%) SOAP
14 19 (3.09%) JSP
15 18 (2.93%) Java EE
16 17 (2.76%) Ext JS
17 16 (2.60%) jQuery
17 16 (2.60%) CSS3
17 16 (2.60%) Servlets
18 14 (2.28%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.59%) Computer Science
2 55 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.11%) Replication
7 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.46%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.30%) Equities
8 8 (1.30%) Clustering
8 8 (1.30%) Derivative
9 7 (1.14%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.14%) SCADA
9 7 (1.14%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.14%) User Experience
10 6 (0.98%) iSeries
10 6 (0.98%) Social Media
10 6 (0.98%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.98%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 228 (37.07%) UNIX
2 161 (26.18%) Windows
3 64 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (8.78%) Solaris
5 34 (5.53%) AIX
6 23 (3.74%) Android
7 18 (2.93%) Debian
8 12 (1.95%) Mac OS X
9 11 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.79%) CentOS
10 10 (1.63%) zOS
11 8 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.33%) OpenWrt
16 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (17.40%) TDD
3 94 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (14.15%) Software Engineering
5 63 (10.24%) OO
6 54 (8.78%) DevOps
7 52 (8.46%) Configuration Management
8 49 (7.97%) SDLC
9 48 (7.80%) ITIL
10 43 (6.99%) Mentoring
11 34 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
12 31 (5.04%) Open Source
13 30 (4.88%) Unit Testing
14 29 (4.72%) Scrum
15 27 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (4.39%) Multithreading
16 24 (3.90%) Content Management
16 24 (3.90%) Change Management
17 22 (3.58%) MVC
18 21 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 257 (41.79%) Java
2 149 (24.23%) SQL
3 133 (21.63%) Python
4 100 (16.26%) Perl
5 88 (14.31%) JavaScript
6 80 (13.01%) PHP
7 59 (9.59%) Shell Script
8 57 (9.27%) C++
8 57 (9.27%) C
9 52 (8.46%) Ruby
10 45 (7.32%) C#
11 30 (4.88%) Bash Shell
12 29 (4.72%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.95%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.63%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.46%) Korn
15 9 (1.46%) sed
16 6 (0.98%) Bourne shell
16 6 (0.98%) Clojure
16 6 (0.98%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 116 (18.86%) Degree
2 16 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (2.11%) CCNA
5 12 (1.95%) CISSP
6 9 (1.46%) HND
6 9 (1.46%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.98%) MBA
7 6 (0.98%) CISA
7 6 (0.98%) CISM
7 6 (0.98%) CEH
8 4 (0.65%) EnCE
8 4 (0.65%) VTSP
8 4 (0.65%) MCSE
8 4 (0.65%) HNC
8 4 (0.65%) CWNA
8 4 (0.65%) SSCP
8 4 (0.65%) MOS
8 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.88%) QA
2 10 (1.63%) SLA
2 10 (1.63%) COBIT
3 9 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 14 (2.28%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.63%) Firmware
6 8 (1.30%) vSphere
7 5 (0.81%) NFS
8 4 (0.65%) Docker
8 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.65%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.49%) Xen
9 3 (0.49%) LXC
10 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.33%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) RACF
10 2 (0.33%) Samba
11 1 (0.16%) Squid
11 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.16%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 76 (12.36%) Puppet
2 65 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.90%) Nagios
4 22 (3.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (2.93%) Control-M
6 17 (2.76%) Munin
6 17 (2.76%) Graphite
7 13 (2.11%) Data Guard
8 12 (1.95%) NetBackup
9 11 (1.79%) Ansible
10 10 (1.63%) Capistrano
11 9 (1.46%) HP SIM
12 7 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (1.14%) Vagrant
12 7 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.81%) SCOM
14 4 (0.65%) logstash
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
14 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 129 (20.98%) Oracle
2 67 (10.89%) Red Hat
3 61 (9.92%) VMware
4 35 (5.69%) Microsoft
5 26 (4.23%) HP
5 26 (4.23%) Cisco
6 25 (4.07%) Sybase
6 25 (4.07%) IBM
7 17 (2.76%) Sun
8 16 (2.60%) Veritas
9 13 (2.11%) Informatica
9 13 (2.11%) EMC
10 9 (1.46%) Google
10 9 (1.46%) Symantec
11 8 (1.30%) SolarWinds
12 7 (1.14%) BMC
13 6 (0.98%) Vertica
13 6 (0.98%) MapR
13 6 (0.98%) Splunk
14 5 (0.81%) Juniper
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
JP Morgan Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £48,000 to £53,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Bright Purple Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network - FanDuel
Salary: + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network - FanDuel
Salary: + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum excellent bens, International Compan
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum £30-50k depending on experience plus
Posted: 3 days ago