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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 5 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.20% 18.97% 18.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 47.83% 70.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 6
Average salary £45,000 £34,250 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.38% -21.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,050 £31,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £36,175 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
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
8 23 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 13.11% 39.66% 26.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 11
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £47,500 £36,250
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
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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +2 4 £48,750 -
Livingston -2 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (55.56%) Unix
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 7 (38.89%) Open Source
3 7 (38.89%) DevOps
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) ERP
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (27.78%) Ruby
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) SAN
5 5 (27.78%) Sun
5 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
5 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (22.22%) Puppet
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) Solaris
6 4 (22.22%) Apache
7 3 (16.67%) Spring
7 3 (16.67%) Korn
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management
7 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (16.67%) Nagios

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (22.22%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (22.22%) Infor SunSystems
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (11.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Trac
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Environment Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Lead Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) ELK Stack
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
1 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) WebCenter
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Unix
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Solaris
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps
1 7 (38.89%) Open Source
2 6 (33.33%) ERP
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Network Management
5 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Test Management
6 1 (5.56%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Perl
3 5 (27.78%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) Korn
4 3 (16.67%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) Graphite
2 3 (16.67%) Nagios
2 3 (16.67%) Opsview
3 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Sun
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
6 1 (5.56%) CA
6 1 (5.56%) HP