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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 351 377 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 10.61% 10.25% 11.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.54% 39.56% 45.89%
Number of salaries quoted 197 234 238
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
845 953 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.55% 25.90% 25.67%
Number of salaries quoted 478 573 494
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 171 £40,000 +11.11% 29
Glasgow -1 132 £45,000 +4.65% 16
Fife +7 10 £35,500 +12.69%
Dundee -12 10 £43,750 +9.37% 2
Stirling +11 9 £30,250 -58.84%
West Lothian -5 9 £60,000 +90.47% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £43,000 -
Aberdeen +7 2 £37,750 +2.02%
Renfrewshire -4 1 £29,500 -21.33%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 274 (40.29%) Java
2 261 (38.38%) UNIX
3 213 (31.32%) Finance
4 203 (29.85%) Windows
5 182 (26.76%) SQL
6 174 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (23.82%) Oracle
8 149 (21.91%) Relational Database
9 146 (21.47%) Degree
10 137 (20.15%) Banking
11 132 (19.41%) Python
12 126 (18.53%) MySQL
13 122 (17.94%) Software Engineering
14 120 (17.65%) Apache
15 116 (17.06%) Perl
16 112 (16.47%) TDD
17 103 (15.15%) OO
18 98 (14.41%) JavaScript
19 95 (13.97%) Spring
20 94 (13.82%) HTML
21 89 (13.09%) RDBMS
22 88 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
23 87 (12.79%) Tomcat
24 86 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
25 84 (12.35%) PHP
26 79 (11.62%) XML
27 78 (11.47%) Web Services
28 76 (11.18%) Computer Science
29 75 (11.03%) C++
30 72 (10.59%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 120 (17.65%) Apache
2 87 (12.79%) Tomcat
3 47 (6.91%) JBoss
4 33 (4.85%) WebSphere
5 26 (3.82%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.76%) Mule
8 10 (1.47%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.47%) SAS
8 10 (1.47%) CMS
9 7 (1.03%) MQSeries
9 7 (1.03%) Apache Pig
9 7 (1.03%) Mule ESB
10 6 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.74%) FileNet
11 5 (0.74%) Lync
11 5 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.74%) Captiva
12 4 (0.59%) Node.js
12 4 (0.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.74%) SPSS
3 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) MS Office
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) InDesign
4 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.65%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (2.35%) Oracle 11i
4 13 (1.91%) Magento
5 6 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.44%) Global One
7 3 (0.44%) PRMS
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.44%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (0.59%) SaaS
8 2 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.21%) Internet
2 39 (5.74%) SAN
3 34 (5.00%) DNS
4 28 (4.12%) LDAP
5 26 (3.82%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.09%) Firewall
7 18 (2.65%) LAN
8 17 (2.50%) WAN
8 17 (2.50%) DHCP
8 17 (2.50%) HTTP
9 16 (2.35%) SNMP
10 15 (2.21%) NAS
11 12 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (1.76%) Ethernet
12 11 (1.62%) SMTP
12 11 (1.62%) Network Security
13 10 (1.47%) WLAN
14 9 (1.32%) VPN
15 8 (1.18%) SSL
15 8 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (21.91%) Relational Database
2 126 (18.53%) MySQL
3 89 (13.09%) RDBMS
4 72 (10.59%) SQL Server
5 55 (8.09%) Oracle Database
6 39 (5.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 37 (5.44%) NoSQL
8 30 (4.41%) Big Data
9 28 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (3.09%) DB2
11 20 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (2.79%) MongoDB
12 19 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
13 17 (2.50%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.47%) DataStage
15 9 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
16 8 (1.18%) JasperReports
17 7 (1.03%) Pentaho
18 6 (0.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 68 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 67 (9.85%) Maven
3 40 (5.88%) Subversion
4 36 (5.29%) JUnit
5 32 (4.71%) Ant
6 23 (3.38%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.65%) Eclipse
8 15 (2.21%) JIRA
8 15 (2.21%) Selenium
9 14 (2.06%) Mockito
10 12 (1.76%) Flash Builder
10 12 (1.76%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.62%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.47%) IntelliJ
13 7 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
13 7 (1.03%) TestNG
13 7 (1.03%) Gradle
14 6 (0.88%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.74%) FitNesse
16 4 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 213 (31.32%) Finance
2 137 (20.15%) Banking
3 58 (8.53%) Telecoms
4 49 (7.21%) Games
5 28 (4.12%) Retail
6 21 (3.09%) Legal
7 17 (2.50%) Electronics
8 14 (2.06%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.76%) Marketing
10 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.32%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.88%) Front Office
13 5 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.44%) Russian Language
14 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 240 (35.29%) Developer
2 105 (15.44%) Java Developer
3 70 (10.29%) Analyst
4 58 (8.53%) Software Engineer
5 53 (7.79%) Administrator
6 42 (6.18%) Senior Developer
7 41 (6.03%) DBA
8 36 (5.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 31 (4.56%) Systems Engineer
10 30 (4.41%) Oracle DBA
10 30 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (4.12%) Python Developer
13 19 (2.79%) Applications Support
14 17 (2.50%) Lead Developer
14 17 (2.50%) C++ Developer
14 17 (2.50%) Security Analyst
15 16 (2.35%) Software Developer
16 15 (2.21%) Applications Developer
16 15 (2.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (13.97%) Spring
2 94 (13.82%) HTML
3 79 (11.62%) XML
4 78 (11.47%) Web Services
5 61 (8.97%) CSS
6 58 (8.53%) J2EE
7 53 (7.79%) Hibernate
8 41 (6.03%) HTML5
9 38 (5.59%) JSP
10 37 (5.44%) SOAP
11 34 (5.00%) Middleware
12 32 (4.71%) .NET
13 30 (4.41%) Servlets
13 30 (4.41%) JMS
14 28 (4.12%) Java EE
15 27 (3.97%) jQuery
16 23 (3.38%) CGI
17 20 (2.94%) Ext JS
17 20 (2.94%) CSS3
18 17 (2.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 88 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (11.18%) Computer Science
3 29 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
4 27 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.97%) Replication
5 23 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.09%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.50%) Visualisation
8 15 (2.21%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.62%) Clustering
10 10 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.18%) User Experience
11 8 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.03%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.03%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.88%) DTV
14 5 (0.74%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.74%) HACMP
14 5 (0.74%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 261 (38.38%) UNIX
2 203 (29.85%) Windows
3 65 (9.56%) Solaris
4 61 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (7.35%) AIX
6 30 (4.41%) Debian
7 23 (3.38%) Android
8 13 (1.91%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
9 11 (1.62%) zOS
10 10 (1.47%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
11 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.74%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.59%) CentOS
13 4 (0.59%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.44%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (25.59%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (17.94%) Software Engineering
3 112 (16.47%) TDD
4 103 (15.15%) OO
5 86 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (9.56%) SDLC
7 60 (8.82%) Mentoring
8 59 (8.68%) Configuration Management
9 56 (8.24%) DevOps
10 55 (8.09%) ITIL
11 47 (6.91%) Unit Testing
12 46 (6.76%) Open Source
12 46 (6.76%) OOD
13 39 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (5.29%) Scrum
15 34 (5.00%) Content Management
16 33 (4.85%) Multithreading
17 32 (4.71%) Automated Testing
17 32 (4.71%) Change Management
18 30 (4.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 274 (40.29%) Java
2 182 (26.76%) SQL
3 132 (19.41%) Python
4 116 (17.06%) Perl
5 98 (14.41%) JavaScript
6 84 (12.35%) PHP
7 75 (11.03%) C++
8 64 (9.41%) Shell Script
9 51 (7.50%) Ruby
10 49 (7.21%) C
11 48 (7.06%) Bash Shell
12 37 (5.44%) C#
13 27 (3.97%) PL/SQL
14 26 (3.82%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.76%) Korn
16 10 (1.47%) VC++
17 9 (1.32%) Assembly Language
17 9 (1.32%) Scala
18 7 (1.03%) R
19 6 (0.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 146 (21.47%) Degree
2 14 (2.06%) HND
3 13 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.62%) CCNA
4 11 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.03%) HNC
8 6 (0.88%) CISSP
9 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.74%) MCSE
10 4 (0.59%) MOS
10 4 (0.59%) EnCE
10 4 (0.59%) NCDA
10 4 (0.59%) VTSP
11 3 (0.44%) CEH
11 3 (0.44%) CISA
11 3 (0.44%) CISM
11 3 (0.44%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.18%) QA
2 16 (2.35%) SLA
3 10 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.32%) COBIT
5 7 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) Section 508
6 3 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 39 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.18%) Docker
6 7 (1.03%) vSphere
6 7 (1.03%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.88%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.74%) Xen
8 5 (0.74%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.59%) NFS
9 4 (0.59%) Firmware
10 3 (0.44%) zsh
11 2 (0.29%) vCloud
12 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.15%) RACF
12 1 (0.15%) Samba
12 1 (0.15%) Squid
12 1 (0.15%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 67 (9.85%) Puppet
2 58 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.09%) Nagios
4 19 (2.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (1.91%) Data Guard
6 12 (1.76%) Graphite
7 10 (1.47%) Ansible
7 10 (1.47%) Control-M
8 9 (1.32%) Capistrano
8 9 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (1.03%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.88%) Munin
10 6 (0.88%) Opsview
11 5 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.74%) SCCM
11 5 (0.74%) SCOM
12 4 (0.59%) logstash
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Statspack
12 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 162 (23.82%) Oracle
2 69 (10.15%) VMware
3 53 (7.79%) Microsoft
4 51 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 39 (5.74%) IBM
6 35 (5.15%) Cisco
7 30 (4.41%) Sybase
8 26 (3.82%) HP
9 21 (3.09%) EMC
10 19 (2.79%) Sun
11 17 (2.50%) NetApp
12 15 (2.21%) Informatica
13 13 (1.91%) Perforce
14 12 (1.76%) F5
15 11 (1.62%) Rackspace
16 10 (1.47%) Symantec
17 9 (1.32%) Brocade
18 8 (1.18%) Google
18 8 (1.18%) DigitalOcean
19 7 (1.03%) Talend
Edinburgh, Midlothian
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £39,000 per annum Dependent on Experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The People Network
Salary: superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60k - £90K + Bonus + Health + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-100k+
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Salary: £3000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £30 - £50 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000- £90,000 plus attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Unspecified £Highly Competitive, plus excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus on call, bonus and bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Edgar Stewart
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Edgar Stewart
Salary: £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago