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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 218 294 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.35% 9.46% 10.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.19% 39.46% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 156 183 231
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £28,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,800 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
722 745 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.34% 23.98% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 429 444 590
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Glasgow -14 88 £42,500 -5.55% 13
Edinburgh -9 81 £45,000 - 14
Dundee -5 13 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Fife +5 7 £32,500 +14.03%
West Lothian +1 5 £45,000 +31.38%
Stirling -2 4 £47,500 -5.00%
East Lothian - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 £45,000 -
Inverclyde - 2 £44,500 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 209 (37.52%) Java
2 200 (35.91%) Windows
3 181 (32.50%) Unix
4 156 (28.01%) SQL
5 141 (25.31%) Finance
6 139 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
7 136 (24.42%) Degree
8 131 (23.52%) Oracle
9 126 (22.62%) Python
10 108 (19.39%) Perl
11 87 (15.62%) DevOps
12 85 (15.26%) Microsoft
13 82 (14.72%) Apache
14 80 (14.36%) MySQL
15 77 (13.82%) Git (software)
16 75 (13.46%) Relational Database
17 74 (13.29%) Puppet
18 73 (13.11%) Web Services
18 73 (13.11%) Computer Science
19 72 (12.93%) Shell Script
19 72 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
20 69 (12.39%) Bash Shell
20 69 (12.39%) Tomcat
21 68 (12.21%) Configuration Management
22 65 (11.67%) Banking
23 63 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 62 (11.13%) Solaris
24 62 (11.13%) RDBMS
25 61 (10.95%) SQL Server
25 61 (10.95%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 82 (14.72%) Apache
2 69 (12.39%) Tomcat
3 41 (7.36%) JBoss
4 37 (6.64%) WebSphere
5 20 (3.59%) IIS
6 19 (3.41%) Oracle Application Server
7 13 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.97%) MQSeries
8 11 (1.97%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.80%) Apache ServiceMix
9 10 (1.80%) Drupal
10 8 (1.44%) SharePoint
11 7 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (1.26%) Node.js
12 6 (1.08%) CMS
13 5 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.72%) GemFire
14 4 (0.72%) nginx
14 4 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (1.08%) Infor SunSystems
3 5 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.54%) Primavera
6 2 (0.36%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.36%) RMDS
7 1 (0.18%) Magento
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (1.97%) IaaS
4 11 (1.97%) PaaS
5 10 (1.80%) DigitalOcean
6 7 (1.26%) SaaS
7 4 (0.72%) GitHub
7 4 (0.72%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.18%) Engine Yard
10 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.18%) Office 365
10 1 (0.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.64%) DNS
2 34 (6.10%) Internet
3 31 (5.57%) TCP/IP
4 30 (5.39%) SAN
5 25 (4.49%) Firewall
6 20 (3.59%) DHCP
7 16 (2.87%) VoIP
8 14 (2.51%) VPN
9 13 (2.33%) LAN
9 13 (2.33%) Wireless
10 12 (2.15%) WAN
11 10 (1.80%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.80%) Network Security
11 10 (1.80%) SSL
12 9 (1.62%) HTTP
13 8 (1.44%) ADSL
13 8 (1.44%) SNMP
14 7 (1.26%) LLU
15 6 (1.08%) LDAP
15 6 (1.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (14.36%) MySQL
2 75 (13.46%) Relational Database
3 62 (11.13%) RDBMS
4 61 (10.95%) SQL Server
5 55 (9.87%) Oracle Database
6 43 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (7.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (5.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (2.87%) Big Data
9 16 (2.87%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.51%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.62%) DB2
13 9 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.44%) Oracle9i Database
14 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
16 6 (1.08%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 77 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.54%) Jenkins
3 37 (6.64%) Subversion
4 33 (5.92%) Maven
5 14 (2.51%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.15%) JUnit
7 11 (1.97%) JIRA
8 8 (1.44%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.44%) Xcode
9 7 (1.26%) Gradle
9 7 (1.26%) Hudson
10 6 (1.08%) gulp
11 5 (0.90%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.90%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.90%) Selenium
11 5 (0.90%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.90%) Xdebug
12 4 (0.72%) JBehave
12 4 (0.72%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 141 (25.31%) Finance
2 65 (11.67%) Banking
3 38 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 28 (5.03%) Games
5 11 (1.97%) Legal
5 11 (1.97%) Marketing
6 9 (1.62%) Front Office
7 7 (1.26%) Electronics
7 7 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.90%) Retail
10 4 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 3 (0.54%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (25.49%) Developer
2 58 (10.41%) Administrator
3 54 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 49 (8.80%) DBA
6 47 (8.44%) Analyst
7 39 (7.00%) Oracle DBA
7 39 (7.00%) Systems Administrator
8 37 (6.64%) Java Developer
9 35 (6.28%) Linux Engineer
10 24 (4.31%) Linux Administrator
11 23 (4.13%) Python Developer
12 22 (3.95%) Applications Support
12 22 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 22 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (3.77%) Java Engineer
14 20 (3.59%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.59%) Technical Specialist
15 19 (3.41%) Senior Developer
16 18 (3.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (13.11%) Web Services
2 59 (10.59%) Spring
3 45 (8.08%) HTML
4 39 (7.00%) LAMP
4 39 (7.00%) Middleware
4 39 (7.00%) XML
5 38 (6.82%) .NET
6 32 (5.75%) CSS
7 30 (5.39%) JSON
8 29 (5.21%) Hibernate
8 29 (5.21%) JSP
9 27 (4.85%) Servlets
10 26 (4.67%) jQuery
11 23 (4.13%) RESTful
12 22 (3.95%) HTML5
13 21 (3.77%) ELK Stack
13 21 (3.77%) SOAP
14 20 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
15 19 (3.41%) J2EE
16 18 (3.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 72 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.23%) Replication
5 15 (2.69%) Derivative
5 15 (2.69%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.51%) Data Integration
7 13 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (1.80%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.80%) Equities
9 10 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.80%) Physics
10 9 (1.62%) Grid Computing
11 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.26%) Visualisation
13 6 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.08%) Online Banking
13 6 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 200 (35.91%) Windows
2 181 (32.50%) Unix
3 63 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 62 (11.13%) Solaris
5 31 (5.57%) Windows Server
6 26 (4.67%) Debian
7 25 (4.49%) AIX
8 17 (3.05%) Android
9 16 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (2.15%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.15%) Ubuntu
12 11 (1.97%) CentOS
13 10 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.44%) zOS
15 6 (1.08%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.72%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.72%) VMS
17 3 (0.54%) OpenVMS
17 3 (0.54%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (15.62%) DevOps
3 68 (12.21%) Configuration Management
4 61 (10.95%) Software Engineering
5 60 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (10.59%) High Availability
7 56 (10.05%) OO
8 55 (9.87%) TDD
9 52 (9.34%) Open Source
10 47 (8.44%) ITIL
11 45 (8.08%) Multithreading
12 42 (7.54%) Project Management
13 38 (6.82%) Scrum
13 38 (6.82%) SDLC
14 37 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 30 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
16 28 (5.03%) Network Design
17 24 (4.31%) OOD
18 20 (3.59%) Data Modelling
18 20 (3.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 209 (37.52%) Java
2 156 (28.01%) SQL
3 126 (22.62%) Python
4 108 (19.39%) Perl
5 72 (12.93%) Shell Script
6 69 (12.39%) Bash Shell
7 54 (9.69%) JavaScript
7 54 (9.69%) Ruby
8 52 (9.34%) PHP
9 41 (7.36%) C++
10 38 (6.82%) PL/SQL
11 36 (6.46%) C#
12 23 (4.13%) C
13 21 (3.77%) Korn
14 18 (3.23%) Scala
15 17 (3.05%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.62%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.62%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.44%) VB
18 6 (1.08%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 136 (24.42%) Degree
2 9 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.08%) CCNA
4 6 (1.08%) ISEB
4 6 (1.08%) RHCE
5 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.72%) CISSP
6 4 (0.72%) HND
6 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.54%) CCNP
7 3 (0.54%) MCSE
7 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.36%) CEH
8 2 (0.36%) LPIC
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.36%) SANS
8 2 (0.36%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.13%) QA
2 17 (3.05%) SLA
3 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 32 (5.75%) Docker
2 28 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.26%) Squid
4 7 (1.26%) VMware ESX
4 7 (1.26%) vSphere
5 6 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (0.90%) NFS
6 5 (0.90%) Varnish
6 5 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.54%) Firmware
7 3 (0.54%) GPFS
7 3 (0.54%) LXC
7 3 (0.54%) Xen
7 3 (0.54%) zsh
8 2 (0.36%) KVM
8 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.36%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 74 (13.29%) Puppet
2 48 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (5.57%) Nagios
4 22 (3.95%) Ansible
5 17 (3.05%) Graphite
6 16 (2.87%) Opsview
7 12 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (1.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 7 (1.26%) Capistrano
10 6 (1.08%) HP UCMDB
11 5 (0.90%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.72%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.72%) Packer
13 3 (0.54%) Control-M
13 3 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.54%) SCCM
13 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
14 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 131 (23.52%) Oracle
2 85 (15.26%) Microsoft
3 61 (10.95%) Red Hat
4 49 (8.80%) VMware
5 48 (8.62%) Cisco
6 36 (6.46%) Sybase
7 29 (5.21%) IBM
8 26 (4.67%) HP
9 21 (3.77%) Informatica
10 19 (3.41%) F5
11 17 (3.05%) Sun
12 16 (2.87%) Dell
12 16 (2.87%) EMC
12 16 (2.87%) Google
13 14 (2.51%) Atlassian
13 14 (2.51%) Juniper
14 12 (2.15%) Rackspace
15 10 (1.80%) Cegedim Rx
15 10 (1.80%) DevExpress
16 8 (1.44%) New Relic
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