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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 323 388 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.32% 9.68% 11.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.75% 40.89% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 191 232 220
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £57,500 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
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
706 949 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 22.56% 23.68% 28.05%
Number of salaries quoted 428 612 488
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +5 159 £44,750 +16.99% 19
Glasgow -6 109 £45,000 -4.25% 21
Stirling +13 17 £50,000 -
Dundee 0 12 £45,000 +18.42% 1
West Lothian -7 8 £70,000 +86.66% 4
Fife -4 5 £28,000 -20.00% 3
Aberdeen +6 2 £37,000 -8.64% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £36,500 -
Highlands +1 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £37,500 - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £29,500 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 248 (40.26%) Java
2 208 (33.77%) UNIX
3 203 (32.95%) Finance
4 175 (28.41%) Windows
5 150 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (22.73%) Python
6 140 (22.73%) SQL
7 124 (20.13%) Degree
8 123 (19.97%) Oracle
9 118 (19.16%) Banking
10 102 (16.56%) TDD
11 95 (15.42%) Perl
12 93 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
12 93 (15.10%) Relational Database
13 85 (13.80%) JavaScript
14 83 (13.47%) Software Engineering
15 81 (13.15%) PHP
16 78 (12.66%) MySQL
17 77 (12.50%) Puppet
18 70 (11.36%) Apache
18 70 (11.36%) Red Hat
19 69 (11.20%) HTML
20 66 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
21 65 (10.55%) C++
21 65 (10.55%) Web Services
22 64 (10.39%) Shell Script
22 64 (10.39%) Computer Science
22 64 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 63 (10.23%) Spring
23 63 (10.23%) OO

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 70 (11.36%) Apache
2 43 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 42 (6.82%) JBoss
4 20 (3.25%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.30%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.97%) IIS
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 6 (0.97%) SAS
6 6 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.97%) CMS
6 6 (0.97%) Drupal
7 5 (0.81%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.65%) Joomla!
8 4 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.65%) Moodle
9 3 (0.49%) nginx
9 3 (0.49%) Liferay
9 3 (0.49%) Node.js
9 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.95%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.16%) InDesign
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle Utilities
2 5 (0.81%) Global One
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.47%) Amazon EC2
2 43 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.65%) SaaS
5 3 (0.49%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) Office 365
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.63%) TCP/IP
2 41 (6.66%) DNS
3 30 (4.87%) Firewall
4 26 (4.22%) SAN
5 22 (3.57%) Internet
6 17 (2.76%) HTTP
7 16 (2.60%) LAN
8 15 (2.44%) LDAP
9 13 (2.11%) SMTP
10 12 (1.95%) SSL
11 11 (1.79%) DHCP
12 10 (1.62%) WAN
13 9 (1.46%) NAS
13 9 (1.46%) SNMP
14 8 (1.30%) VPN
14 8 (1.30%) Wireless
14 8 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (1.14%) WLAN
15 7 (1.14%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (15.10%) Relational Database
2 78 (12.66%) MySQL
3 53 (8.60%) SQL Server
4 52 (8.44%) RDBMS
5 38 (6.17%) Oracle Database
6 23 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (3.57%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (3.08%) Hadoop
9 19 (3.08%) Big Data
10 18 (2.92%) MongoDB
11 16 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (2.11%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.62%) DataStage
15 9 (1.46%) Datomic
16 8 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
16 8 (1.30%) JasperReports
17 7 (1.14%) Pentaho
17 7 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 41 (6.66%) Maven
2 39 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.22%) JUnit
4 19 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.60%) Subversion
6 14 (2.27%) Ant
7 12 (1.95%) JIRA
7 12 (1.95%) Selenium
7 12 (1.95%) Gradle
8 11 (1.79%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.30%) Mockito
9 8 (1.30%) TestNG
10 7 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (1.14%) Flash Builder
10 7 (1.14%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.97%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.65%) Log4j
13 4 (0.65%) Hudson
14 3 (0.49%) Clang
General
1 203 (32.95%) Finance
2 118 (19.16%) Banking
3 58 (9.42%) Telecoms
4 53 (8.60%) Games
5 21 (3.41%) Retail
6 17 (2.76%) Investment Banking
7 16 (2.60%) Legal
8 7 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.97%) Front Office
9 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.81%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Marketing
10 5 (0.81%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.81%) Electronics
11 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Thai Language
13 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 211 (34.25%) Developer
2 86 (13.96%) Java Developer
3 79 (12.82%) Analyst
4 45 (7.31%) Senior Developer
5 41 (6.66%) Administrator
6 40 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 35 (5.68%) Support Analyst
8 33 (5.36%) DBA
9 32 (5.19%) Python Developer
10 28 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
11 26 (4.22%) Senior Java Developer
12 25 (4.06%) Applications Support
13 24 (3.90%) Support Engineer
13 24 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (3.41%) Software Developer
15 20 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
16 17 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
17 16 (2.60%) Security Analyst
18 15 (2.44%) Technical Specialist
19 13 (2.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (11.20%) HTML
2 65 (10.55%) Web Services
3 63 (10.23%) Spring
4 53 (8.60%) CSS
5 48 (7.79%) XML
6 43 (6.98%) HTML5
7 38 (6.17%) Hibernate
8 33 (5.36%) J2EE
9 25 (4.06%) .NET
10 24 (3.90%) Middleware
10 24 (3.90%) WebSockets
11 18 (2.92%) jQuery
12 17 (2.76%) SOAP
13 16 (2.60%) JMS
13 16 (2.60%) CSS3
14 15 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (2.27%) Ext JS
16 13 (2.11%) REST
16 13 (2.11%) Java EE
16 13 (2.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.39%) Computer Science
2 41 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.84%) Open Source
4 23 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (1.95%) Physics
7 11 (1.79%) Equities
8 10 (1.62%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.46%) Semantic Web
9 9 (1.46%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.46%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.46%) User Experience
9 9 (1.46%) Derivative
9 9 (1.46%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.14%) Clustering
10 7 (1.14%) SCADA
11 6 (0.97%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.97%) Replication
11 6 (0.97%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 208 (33.77%) UNIX
2 175 (28.41%) Windows
3 64 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (7.79%) Solaris
5 36 (5.84%) AIX
6 31 (5.03%) Android
7 16 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 15 (2.44%) Mac OS X
9 14 (2.27%) Debian
10 12 (1.95%) CentOS
11 10 (1.62%) Ubuntu
11 10 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.30%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (1.14%) zOS
15 4 (0.65%) Windows CE
15 4 (0.65%) Fedora
16 3 (0.49%) OpenWrt
16 3 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (16.56%) TDD
3 93 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
4 83 (13.47%) Software Engineering
5 63 (10.23%) OO
6 54 (8.77%) ITIL
7 51 (8.28%) DevOps
8 49 (7.95%) Configuration Management
9 35 (5.68%) Mentoring
9 35 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (4.87%) Scrum
11 27 (4.38%) Multithreading
12 25 (4.06%) Change Management
13 24 (3.90%) Unit Testing
14 23 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
16 20 (3.25%) Project Management
17 19 (3.08%) MVC
17 19 (3.08%) OOD
18 18 (2.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 248 (40.26%) Java
2 140 (22.73%) Python
2 140 (22.73%) SQL
3 95 (15.42%) Perl
4 85 (13.80%) JavaScript
5 81 (13.15%) PHP
6 65 (10.55%) C++
7 64 (10.39%) Shell Script
8 60 (9.74%) C
9 57 (9.25%) Ruby
10 54 (8.77%) C#
11 34 (5.52%) Bash Shell
12 29 (4.71%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.62%) Assembly Language
15 9 (1.46%) sed
15 9 (1.46%) Clojure
15 9 (1.46%) Korn
16 6 (0.97%) AWK
16 6 (0.97%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 124 (20.13%) Degree
2 14 (2.27%) CISSP
2 14 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.95%) CCNA
5 11 (1.79%) HND
6 7 (1.14%) CEH
6 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.97%) MBA
7 6 (0.97%) CISA
7 6 (0.97%) CISM
7 6 (0.97%) SSCP
7 6 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.81%) GIAC
8 5 (0.81%) MCSE
9 4 (0.65%) CWNA
9 4 (0.65%) EnCE
10 3 (0.49%) VTSP
10 3 (0.49%) MOS
10 3 (0.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.90%) QA
2 11 (1.79%) COBIT
3 9 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.46%) SLA
4 7 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 18 (2.92%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 12 (1.95%) Firmware
6 9 (1.46%) vSphere
7 6 (0.97%) NFS
8 4 (0.65%) Xen
8 4 (0.65%) Docker
8 4 (0.65%) PowerHA
9 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.49%) LXC
9 3 (0.49%) RACF
10 2 (0.32%) KVM
10 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.16%) pfSense
11 1 (0.16%) iptables
11 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 77 (12.50%) Puppet
2 66 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.90%) Nagios
4 22 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 18 (2.92%) Control-M
6 16 (2.60%) Munin
6 16 (2.60%) Graphite
7 11 (1.79%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.62%) Ansible
8 10 (1.62%) HP SIM
8 10 (1.62%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.46%) Capistrano
10 7 (1.14%) Vagrant
10 7 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.81%) SCOM
13 4 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
13 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
14 3 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 123 (19.97%) Oracle
2 70 (11.36%) Red Hat
3 58 (9.42%) VMware
4 49 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 29 (4.71%) Cisco
6 26 (4.22%) HP
7 22 (3.57%) Sybase
8 21 (3.41%) IBM
9 16 (2.60%) Sun
10 15 (2.44%) Veritas
11 14 (2.27%) Informatica
12 9 (1.46%) Google
12 9 (1.46%) EMC
13 8 (1.30%) Symantec
13 8 (1.30%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.14%) Talend
14 7 (1.14%) BMC
15 6 (0.97%) Vertica
15 6 (0.97%) MapR
16 5 (0.81%) LogRhythm
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