The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 3 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 11 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 21.15% 5.77% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.83% 25.00% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 13
Average salary £31,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 12 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 44.23% 23.08% 47.62%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 35
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Linux
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the West Lothian region.

Linux Salary Trend in West Lothian

Linux
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in West Lothian

Linux
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
Livingston - 6 £31,500 - 1
Linlithgow - 2 £38,500 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
1 8 (42.11%) Electronics
1 8 (42.11%) C++
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
1 8 (42.11%) SystemC
1 8 (42.11%) Android
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) User Experience
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) SAN
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) Solaris
6 2 (10.53%) MS Office
6 2 (10.53%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) Data Management
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
6 2 (10.53%) Symantec
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 8 (42.11%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Software Developer
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Project Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) SystemC
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) UNIX
1 8 (42.11%) Android
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (10.53%) Data Management
2 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Database Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C++
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas
Livingston, West Lothian
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Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 12 days ago