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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 10 12 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 16.95% 16.22% 19.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.62% 52.17% 48.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 3
Average salary £34,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.37% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 23 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 35.59% 31.08% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 13
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,150 £52,500 £41,250
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
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 6 March 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 £32,500 -18.75%
Linlithgow - 2 - -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) C
2 9 (56.25%) C++
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) HTML
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (25.00%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Veritas
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (18.75%) Perl
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
8 2 (12.50%) UML
8 2 (12.50%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) Python
8 2 (12.50%) STL
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) PHP
8 2 (12.50%) HND
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 2 (12.50%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
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%) RDBMS
1 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
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 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Real Time Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) HTML5
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) STL
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
3 2 (12.50%) Ext JS
3 2 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Physics
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Embedded Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (12.50%) MVVM
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (12.50%) UML
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) Online Security
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C
1 9 (56.25%) C++
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) PHP
7 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Veritas
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP