The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Lothian region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 4 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 17 36 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 20.24% 24.32% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.50% 45.57% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 13 8 7
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,850 £33,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 79 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 47.62% 53.38% 24.35%
Number of salaries quoted 32 24 24
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
Scotland

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Livingston +3 12 £37,500 +13.63% 1
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (44.44%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
3 10 (37.04%) SystemC
4 9 (33.33%) Android
4 9 (33.33%) Electronics
5 7 (25.93%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) C
6 6 (22.22%) UNIX
6 6 (22.22%) Windows
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 4 (14.81%) CRM
8 4 (14.81%) .NET
8 4 (14.81%) J2EE
8 4 (14.81%) HP
8 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
8 4 (14.81%) QA
8 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
8 4 (14.81%) Selenium
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (14.81%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle RAC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Informix
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) LoadRunner
1 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Software Engineer
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) QA Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Performance Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (11.11%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) C Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior C Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) J2EE
2 2 (7.41%) POSIX
3 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) SystemC
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Android
2 6 (22.22%) UNIX
2 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Debian
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
2 4 (14.81%) CRM
2 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) OOP
5 1 (3.70%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C++
2 7 (25.93%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) C
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Assembly Language
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.41%) Xen
2 2 (7.41%) KVM
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.11%) Sun
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco