The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 64 83 107
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 114 96 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.60% 2.61% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 3.11% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 87 58 41
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £49,200 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region.

Open Source Salary Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Scotland

Open Source
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 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 +13 60 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Glasgow +12 56 £42,500 - 9
Dundee -3 2 £27,974 -30.06% 1
West Lothian - 2 £37,500 - 1
Stirling - 1 £36,500 -
Fife - 1 £37,500 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 121 (55.00%) Java
2 117 (53.18%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 96 (43.64%) HTML
5 82 (37.27%) TDD
6 74 (33.64%) Hibernate
7 69 (31.36%) Spring
8 66 (30.00%) MVC
8 66 (30.00%) .NET
9 64 (29.09%) SQL Server
9 64 (29.09%) Finance
10 62 (28.18%) Relational Database
11 56 (25.45%) C#
12 53 (24.09%) Microsoft
13 51 (23.18%) PHP
14 48 (21.82%) ASP.NET
14 48 (21.82%) Web Services
14 48 (21.82%) AngularJS
15 46 (20.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 44 (20.00%) User Experience
17 43 (19.55%) Castle Windsor
17 43 (19.55%) Spring.NET
17 43 (19.55%) CSS
18 42 (19.09%) Linux
19 39 (17.73%) Python
20 37 (16.82%) Degree
21 34 (15.45%) Oracle
21 34 (15.45%) NHibernate
22 33 (15.00%) Ruby
23 32 (14.55%) SQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (14.09%) Apache
2 23 (10.45%) Tomcat
3 19 (8.64%) CMS
3 19 (8.64%) JBoss
4 17 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.45%) Node.js
6 11 (5.00%) Alfresco
7 10 (4.55%) Mule
8 9 (4.09%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (3.64%) MS Exchange
10 6 (2.73%) SAS
11 5 (2.27%) Lync
11 5 (2.27%) Apache Pig
12 4 (1.82%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.82%) SugarCRM
12 4 (1.82%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (1.82%) Drupal
13 2 (0.91%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.91%) WordPress
14 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.27%) SPSS
3 3 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.36%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.36%) Magento
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.00%) Office 365
3 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.82%) SaaS
5 4 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.91%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.55%) Firewall
2 9 (4.09%) DNS
3 8 (3.64%) SAN
3 8 (3.64%) LDAP
3 8 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (2.27%) IPsec
4 5 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (2.27%) WAN
4 5 (2.27%) DHCP
4 5 (2.27%) HTTP
5 4 (1.82%) Internet
6 3 (1.36%) SSL
7 2 (0.91%) Intranet
7 2 (0.91%) UPnP
8 1 (0.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 62 (28.18%) Relational Database
3 27 (12.27%) MySQL
4 26 (11.82%) MongoDB
5 23 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (7.73%) NoSQL
7 17 (7.73%) RDBMS
8 15 (6.82%) Pentaho
8 15 (6.82%) Big Data
9 13 (5.91%) Hadoop
10 9 (4.09%) Apache Hive
11 6 (2.73%) Sybase ASE
12 5 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (2.27%) DB2
12 5 (2.27%) HBase
12 5 (2.27%) Mahout
12 5 (2.27%) Sqoop
12 5 (2.27%) Triplestore
13 4 (1.82%) KDB
Development Applications
1 28 (12.73%) Jenkins
2 27 (12.27%) Maven
3 23 (10.45%) JUnit
4 19 (8.64%) Selenium
5 18 (8.18%) Git (software)
6 15 (6.82%) Talend Open Studio
7 14 (6.36%) Mockito
8 13 (5.91%) TestNG
9 11 (5.00%) Gradle
9 11 (5.00%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.09%) JMeter
10 9 (4.09%) Cucumber
11 8 (3.64%) WebDriver
11 8 (3.64%) FitNesse
11 8 (3.64%) HttpUnit
12 7 (3.18%) Subversion
12 7 (3.18%) Artifactory
13 4 (1.82%) Hudson
13 4 (1.82%) JIRA
14 3 (1.36%) Dreamweaver
General
1 64 (29.09%) Finance
2 22 (10.00%) Banking
3 11 (5.00%) Marketing
4 8 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.18%) Games
6 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.82%) Front Office
8 4 (1.82%) Electronics
8 4 (1.82%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.91%) Advertising
9 2 (0.91%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.91%) French Language
9 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 119 (54.09%) Developer
2 40 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 36 (16.36%) Senior Developer
4 35 (15.91%) Architect
5 20 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (7.27%) .NET Developer
7 15 (6.82%) Web Developer
8 11 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (4.55%) Open Source Developer
10 9 (4.09%) Software Developer
10 9 (4.09%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (3.64%) Development Manager
11 8 (3.64%) Test Specialist
11 8 (3.64%) Java Technical Architect
11 8 (3.64%) Java Architect
11 8 (3.64%) Automation Specialist
11 8 (3.64%) Test Automation Specialist
12 6 (2.73%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (43.64%) HTML
2 74 (33.64%) Hibernate
3 69 (31.36%) Spring
4 66 (30.00%) .NET
5 48 (21.82%) ASP.NET
5 48 (21.82%) Web Services
5 48 (21.82%) AngularJS
6 46 (20.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 43 (19.55%) Spring.NET
7 43 (19.55%) Castle Windsor
7 43 (19.55%) CSS
8 34 (15.45%) NHibernate
9 31 (14.09%) Middleware
9 31 (14.09%) J2EE
10 28 (12.73%) XML
10 28 (12.73%) RESTful
11 27 (12.27%) SOAP
12 22 (10.00%) JPA
13 19 (8.64%) HTML5
14 15 (6.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.00%) User Experience
2 21 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.91%) Mathematics
5 11 (5.00%) Physics
6 10 (4.55%) Data Integration
7 8 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (3.64%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.64%) Equities
7 8 (3.64%) Derivative
8 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.73%) W3C
9 4 (1.82%) DTV
9 4 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.82%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.82%) Wiki
9 4 (1.82%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.82%) Graphic Design
9 4 (1.82%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.09%) Linux
2 20 (9.09%) Windows
3 14 (6.36%) UNIX
4 8 (3.64%) Android
4 8 (3.64%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.64%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (0.91%) CentOS
5 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (53.18%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (37.27%) TDD
3 66 (30.00%) MVC
4 32 (14.55%) UX Design
5 29 (13.18%) Web Development
6 24 (10.91%) Scrum
7 22 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 21 (9.55%) OO
9 20 (9.09%) BDD
9 20 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (8.64%) SOA
11 17 (7.73%) CRM
12 15 (6.82%) Project Management
12 15 (6.82%) Content Management
13 14 (6.36%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (6.36%) SDLC
14 13 (5.91%) MapReduce
14 13 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (5.91%) Software Architecture
15 12 (5.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (55.00%) Java
2 99 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 56 (25.45%) C#
4 51 (23.18%) PHP
5 39 (17.73%) Python
6 33 (15.00%) Ruby
7 32 (14.55%) SQL
8 25 (11.36%) Perl
9 20 (9.09%) Bash Shell
10 16 (7.27%) C++
11 14 (6.36%) Shell Script
12 8 (3.64%) PowerShell
13 7 (3.18%) C
14 5 (2.27%) R
15 4 (1.82%) XQuery
16 3 (1.36%) Lua
16 3 (1.36%) Clojure
17 1 (0.45%) Scala
17 1 (0.45%) PHP5
17 1 (0.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (16.82%) Degree
2 7 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.82%) CISSP
4 3 (1.36%) SSCP
4 3 (1.36%) GIAC
4 3 (1.36%) CEH
5 1 (0.45%) CISA
5 1 (0.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.73%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) WAI
3 1 (0.45%) HL7
3 1 (0.45%) Section 508
System Software
1 8 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.27%) DFS Replication
3 5 (2.27%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.82%) Docker
5 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.91%) LXC
Systems Management
1 8 (3.64%) SCCM
2 6 (2.73%) Puppet
2 6 (2.73%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.82%) Ansible
5 3 (1.36%) SCOM
6 2 (0.91%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 53 (24.09%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.45%) Oracle
3 15 (6.82%) Talend
4 11 (5.00%) VMware
4 11 (5.00%) Cisco
5 9 (4.09%) Cognos
5 9 (4.09%) Alterian
6 8 (3.64%) Brocade
6 8 (3.64%) Perforce
6 8 (3.64%) NetApp
7 6 (2.73%) Sybase
7 6 (2.73%) SAP
8 5 (2.27%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.27%) Informatica
8 5 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (2.27%) Teradata
8 5 (2.27%) Netezza
8 5 (2.27%) Greenplum
8 5 (2.27%) Vertica
9 4 (1.82%) Sourcefire
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