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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 7 16 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 12.96% 19.28% 23.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 41.03% 44.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 8
Average salary - £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
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
21 39 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 38.89% 46.99% 52.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 31 25
Average salary £26,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
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 17 April 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
Linlithgow - 3 - - 2
Livingston -10 2 - - 1
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 17 April 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%) C
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 6 (37.50%) C++
3 6 (37.50%) Degree
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) Solaris
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) HTML5
6 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 3 (18.75%) Veritas
6 3 (18.75%) UNIX
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) Sun
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) HND
7 2 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Electronics

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C
2 6 (37.50%) C++
3 5 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Xen
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Veritas
4 2 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago