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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 15 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 15.38% 18.99% 18.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.82% 42.86% 32.79%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 7
Average salary £70,000 £36,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+93.10% +9.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +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
17 35 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 26.15% 44.30% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 23
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -6 5 £70,000 +100.00% 1
Linlithgow - 2 - -
Bathgate - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) SAN
4 8 (38.10%) C
4 8 (38.10%) UNIX
4 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
5 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Solaris
6 6 (28.57%) HND
6 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 6 (28.57%) Sun
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) HP
7 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) C++
7 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) Replication
8 4 (19.05%) MOS
8 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
8 4 (19.05%) HTML5
8 4 (19.05%) High Availability
8 4 (19.05%) VTSP
8 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
8 4 (19.05%) HTML
8 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
8 4 (19.05%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 4 (19.05%) VoIP
2 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 2 (9.52%) LDAP
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) FileMaker
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML5
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) CSS3
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Replication
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Physics
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) UNIX
2 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) Windows
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) OOD
4 1 (4.76%) ERP
4 1 (4.76%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) TDD
4 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C
2 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
2 5 (23.81%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) C++
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) HND
3 4 (19.05%) MOS
3 4 (19.05%) VTSP
3 4 (19.05%) HNC
3 4 (19.05%) MCSE
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Xen
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Firmware
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) Sun
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Veritas
4 4 (19.05%) EMC
4 4 (19.05%) Intel
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
Livingston
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago