The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX 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 UNIX over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 16 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing UNIX 5 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 9.80% 3.51% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 18.18% 82.35%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 7
Average salary - - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UNIX
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
20 11 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Lothian 39.22% 19.30% 18.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 8
Average salary £35,000 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.07% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £24,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £40,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing UNIX across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

UNIX
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UNIX across the West Lothian region.

UNIX Salary Trend in West Lothian

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Lothian region citing UNIX 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 UNIX.

1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
5 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Ab Initio
5 3 (25.00%) Veritas
5 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) VB
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
6 2 (16.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (16.67%) User Experience
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (8.33%) IBM XIV

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Lothian region citing UNIX 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 UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) IBM XIV
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (8.33%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Shell Script
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (16.67%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) Jython
6 1 (8.33%) C++
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Ab Initio
2 3 (25.00%) Veritas
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) EMC