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 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
Linux
Rank 11 6 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 11.43% 15.09% 2.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 50.00% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 0
Average salary £70,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
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
14 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 20.00% 30.19% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 11
Average salary £52,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.89% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £36,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 31 July 2015.

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 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
Livingston -8 3 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Linlithgow +5 1 - - 1
Bathgate - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Sun
5 5 (31.25%) Solaris
5 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 4 (25.00%) IBM
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (25.00%) Replication
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) MOS
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) HNC
6 4 (25.00%) HND
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) EMC
6 4 (25.00%) Intel
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) MCSE

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) VoIP
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) FileMaker
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
1 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
1 1 (6.25%) JBehave
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Trac
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Software Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (18.75%) Administrator
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Release Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) C
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) VTSP
3 4 (25.00%) HNC
3 4 (25.00%) HND
3 4 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (25.00%) MOS
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Sun
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) EMC
3 4 (25.00%) Intel
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Veritas
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Cognizant
Linlithgow (Near Edinburgh)
Oracle
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago