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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 368 364 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 11.71% 9.92% 12.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.70% 41.18% 46.39%
Number of salaries quoted 223 229 276
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
788 884 873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.07% 24.09% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 475 556 571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +7 185 £40,000 +10.34% 37
Glasgow +3 133 £45,000 -5.26% 24
Stirling +7 15 £32,500 -
Dundee -3 15 £45,000 +18.42% 1
Fife +2 6 £34,000 +7.93% 2
West Lothian -9 6 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Aberdeen +13 2 £39,250 -11.79% 1
South Lanarkshire 0 1 £55,000 -8.33%
Scottish Borders - 1 £37,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £29,500 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 300 (43.42%) Java
2 266 (38.49%) UNIX
3 221 (31.98%) Finance
4 186 (26.92%) Windows
4 186 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (26.05%) SQL
6 152 (22.00%) Oracle
6 152 (22.00%) Python
6 152 (22.00%) Relational Database
7 144 (20.84%) Banking
8 140 (20.26%) Degree
9 132 (19.10%) TDD
10 122 (17.66%) MySQL
11 108 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 106 (15.34%) Software Engineering
12 106 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
13 104 (15.05%) Perl
14 99 (14.33%) HTML
15 92 (13.31%) Apache
16 91 (13.17%) Spring
17 89 (12.88%) OO
18 88 (12.74%) PHP
19 83 (12.01%) RDBMS
20 80 (11.58%) XML
21 78 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
22 73 (10.56%) Web Services
23 71 (10.27%) SQL Server
24 70 (10.13%) Puppet
25 69 (9.99%) Computer Science
25 69 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 92 (13.31%) Apache
2 62 (8.97%) Tomcat
3 49 (7.09%) JBoss
4 23 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 19 (2.75%) WebLogic
6 10 (1.45%) Mule
7 8 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.16%) CMS
8 7 (1.01%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.01%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.87%) Drupal
10 5 (0.72%) WordPress
10 5 (0.72%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.72%) Mule ESB
11 4 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.58%) FileNet
11 4 (0.58%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.58%) Captiva
11 4 (0.58%) IIS
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.14%) InDesign
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.74%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (1.30%) Magento
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Utilities
6 5 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.72%) Global One
7 3 (0.43%) PRMS
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.43%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.24%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (6.66%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.14%) Office 365
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.08%) Internet
2 37 (5.35%) DNS
3 35 (5.07%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.92%) SAN
5 32 (4.63%) Firewall
6 25 (3.62%) LDAP
7 20 (2.89%) HTTP
8 19 (2.75%) LAN
9 15 (2.17%) SMTP
9 15 (2.17%) SNMP
10 14 (2.03%) WAN
11 13 (1.88%) DHCP
11 13 (1.88%) SSL
12 12 (1.74%) VPN
12 12 (1.74%) NAS
13 11 (1.59%) WLAN
14 10 (1.45%) Network Security
15 7 (1.01%) POP3
15 7 (1.01%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.01%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (22.00%) Relational Database
2 122 (17.66%) MySQL
3 83 (12.01%) RDBMS
4 71 (10.27%) SQL Server
5 51 (7.38%) Oracle Database
6 35 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 33 (4.78%) NoSQL
8 31 (4.49%) Big Data
9 24 (3.47%) MongoDB
9 24 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (3.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 20 (2.89%) Hadoop
12 19 (2.75%) DB2
13 18 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
15 10 (1.45%) DataStage
16 8 (1.16%) JasperReports
17 7 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
18 6 (0.87%) Apache Hive
18 6 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 66 (9.55%) Maven
2 58 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.21%) JUnit
4 32 (4.63%) Ant
5 28 (4.05%) Subversion
6 23 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 20 (2.89%) Jenkins
8 17 (2.46%) Selenium
9 15 (2.17%) Mockito
9 15 (2.17%) JIRA
10 14 (2.03%) Gradle
11 12 (1.74%) Flash Builder
11 12 (1.74%) WebDriver
12 10 (1.45%) TestNG
12 10 (1.45%) IntelliJ
13 6 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
13 6 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.72%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.58%) FitNesse
General
1 221 (31.98%) Finance
2 144 (20.84%) Banking
3 68 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 64 (9.26%) Games
5 26 (3.76%) Retail
6 21 (3.04%) Legal
7 15 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.45%) Electronics
9 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.87%) Front Office
10 6 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.87%) Marketing
11 5 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.43%) Russian Language
12 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.29%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 251 (36.32%) Developer
2 114 (16.50%) Java Developer
3 82 (11.87%) Analyst
4 57 (8.25%) Senior Developer
5 52 (7.53%) Software Engineer
6 49 (7.09%) Administrator
7 40 (5.79%) DBA
8 36 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
9 34 (4.92%) Python Developer
10 29 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 29 (4.20%) Oracle DBA
11 26 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 24 (3.47%) Applications Support
13 21 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (2.60%) Software Developer
16 17 (2.46%) Security Analyst
17 16 (2.32%) Support Engineer
18 15 (2.17%) Lead Developer
18 15 (2.17%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (14.33%) HTML
2 91 (13.17%) Spring
3 80 (11.58%) XML
4 73 (10.56%) Web Services
5 66 (9.55%) CSS
6 55 (7.96%) J2EE
7 52 (7.53%) Hibernate
8 49 (7.09%) HTML5
9 34 (4.92%) Middleware
10 33 (4.78%) JSP
11 30 (4.34%) SOAP
12 28 (4.05%) .NET
13 26 (3.76%) JMS
13 26 (3.76%) WebSockets
14 25 (3.62%) Java EE
14 25 (3.62%) jQuery
14 25 (3.62%) Servlets
15 19 (2.75%) CGI
15 19 (2.75%) Ext JS
16 18 (2.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (9.99%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.32%) Replication
7 13 (1.88%) Visualisation
8 12 (1.74%) Clustering
9 11 (1.59%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.45%) User Experience
11 8 (1.16%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.01%) Derivative
12 7 (1.01%) SCADA
12 7 (1.01%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.01%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.87%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.87%) Social Media
13 6 (0.87%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 266 (38.49%) UNIX
2 186 (26.92%) Windows
3 69 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (8.25%) Solaris
5 43 (6.22%) AIX
6 27 (3.91%) Debian
7 24 (3.47%) Android
8 12 (1.74%) zOS
9 10 (1.45%) CentOS
9 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (1.30%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (19.10%) TDD
3 106 (15.34%) Software Engineering
3 106 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
4 89 (12.88%) OO
5 68 (9.84%) SDLC
6 56 (8.10%) DevOps
7 55 (7.96%) Configuration Management
8 52 (7.53%) Mentoring
9 49 (7.09%) ITIL
10 41 (5.93%) Unit Testing
10 41 (5.93%) Open Source
11 39 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
11 39 (5.64%) Scrum
12 37 (5.35%) OOD
13 33 (4.78%) Change Management
14 32 (4.63%) Content Management
14 32 (4.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (4.49%) Multithreading
16 30 (4.34%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 300 (43.42%) Java
2 180 (26.05%) SQL
3 152 (22.00%) Python
4 108 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 104 (15.05%) Perl
6 88 (12.74%) PHP
7 67 (9.70%) C++
8 58 (8.39%) Shell Script
9 55 (7.96%) C
10 53 (7.67%) Ruby
11 47 (6.80%) C#
12 36 (5.21%) PL/SQL
13 32 (4.63%) Bash Shell
14 17 (2.46%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.45%) Assembly Language
16 9 (1.30%) sed
17 8 (1.16%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.87%) Embedded C
18 6 (0.87%) Bourne shell
18 6 (0.87%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 140 (20.26%) Degree
2 17 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.74%) HND
4 12 (1.74%) CCNA
4 12 (1.74%) CISSP
5 10 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.87%) CEH
7 6 (0.87%) HNC
7 6 (0.87%) CISA
7 6 (0.87%) CISM
7 6 (0.87%) MBA
7 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.58%) MCSE
8 4 (0.58%) GIAC
8 4 (0.58%) SSCP
8 4 (0.58%) MOS
8 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.58%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.35%) QA
2 11 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.59%) COBIT
3 9 (1.30%) SLA
3 9 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) Section 508
4 2 (0.29%) WAI
System Software
1 41 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.47%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (2.32%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.03%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.87%) Firmware
6 5 (0.72%) NFS
7 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.58%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.58%) Docker
8 3 (0.43%) LXC
8 3 (0.43%) vSphere
9 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.29%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.29%) Xen
9 2 (0.29%) RACF
9 2 (0.29%) Samba
10 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.14%) Squid
10 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 70 (10.13%) Puppet
2 64 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 22 (3.18%) Nagios
5 18 (2.60%) Control-M
6 16 (2.32%) Data Guard
7 15 (2.17%) Munin
7 15 (2.17%) Graphite
8 10 (1.45%) Ansible
8 10 (1.45%) Capistrano
9 9 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (1.16%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (1.01%) Vagrant
11 7 (1.01%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.72%) SCOM
13 4 (0.58%) Oracle Statspack
13 4 (0.58%) logstash
14 3 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 152 (22.00%) Oracle
2 62 (8.97%) Red Hat
3 60 (8.68%) VMware
4 48 (6.95%) Microsoft
5 32 (4.63%) Sybase
6 28 (4.05%) Cisco
7 25 (3.62%) IBM
8 24 (3.47%) HP
9 15 (2.17%) Informatica
10 14 (2.03%) Veritas
11 12 (1.74%) Sun
12 10 (1.45%) EMC
13 9 (1.30%) Google
14 8 (1.16%) Perforce
14 8 (1.16%) Vertica
14 8 (1.16%) NetApp
15 7 (1.01%) Symantec
15 7 (1.01%) SolarWinds
15 7 (1.01%) Splunk
16 6 (0.87%) Talend
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