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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Linux 6 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.45% 14.06% 10.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 39.13% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 3
Average salary £70,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% +6.06%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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 23 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 19.72% 35.94% 45.78%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 18
Average salary £52,500 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.83% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £35,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £36,000 £40,000
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -7 4 £70,000 +100.00%
Bathgate - 1 £35,000 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) UNIX
4 6 (37.50%) HND
4 6 (37.50%) C
4 6 (37.50%) Sun
4 6 (37.50%) SAN
4 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (25.00%) High Availability
5 4 (25.00%) VTSP
5 4 (25.00%) Private Cloud
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) MOS
5 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (25.00%) Replication
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) EMC
5 4 (25.00%) Intel
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) VoIP
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) FileMaker
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Physics
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) OOP
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
2 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) 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%) VTSP
3 4 (25.00%) HNC
3 4 (25.00%) MOS
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Xen
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) 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