Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 171 308 277
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.94% 11.82% 10.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.11% 57.57% 54.10%
Number of salaries quoted 88 206 158
Median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% +11.89% -15.88%
10th Percentile £32,250 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,875 £61,250 £55,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.44% -3.53%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 363 535 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.09% 20.54% 19.22%
Number of salaries quoted 199 373 303
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +13.70% -12.05%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £69,000 £62,500 £52,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,178 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.69% +9.55% -7.23%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Linux.

1 86 (50.29%) Python
2 71 (41.52%) Windows
3 56 (32.75%) Azure
4 55 (32.16%) AWS
5 42 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (24.56%) Software Engineering
5 42 (24.56%) DevOps
6 40 (23.39%) Bash Shell
7 36 (21.05%) Finance
8 35 (20.47%) Docker
9 33 (19.30%) Java
10 32 (18.71%) Microsoft
11 30 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 30 (17.54%) Unix
11 30 (17.54%) PowerShell
12 29 (16.96%) Ruby
13 26 (15.20%) Jenkins
13 26 (15.20%) Analytics
14 25 (14.62%) VMware
15 24 (14.04%) C++
15 24 (14.04%) Degree
15 24 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (14.04%) Ansible
15 24 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (13.45%) C
16 23 (13.45%) SQL
16 23 (13.45%) MySQL
17 22 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (12.87%) Terraform
18 21 (12.28%) Kubernetes

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.26%) Apache
1 9 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.92%) nginx
3 3 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (1.75%) Luigi
3 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 56 (32.75%) Azure
2 55 (32.16%) AWS
3 16 (9.36%) SaaS
4 14 (8.19%) PaaS
5 13 (7.60%) GCP
5 13 (7.60%) Serverless
6 11 (6.43%) IaaS
7 10 (5.85%) Office 365
8 4 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.34%) GitHub
9 3 (1.75%) Azure Functions
10 2 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.58%) Apigee
11 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.58%) Datadog
11 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Kong
11 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.58%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.43%) Network Security
2 8 (4.68%) Firewall
3 7 (4.09%) DHCP
3 7 (4.09%) DNS
4 5 (2.92%) 802.11
4 5 (2.92%) SAN
4 5 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (2.92%) WPA
5 4 (2.34%) SNA
6 2 (1.17%) VPN
6 2 (1.17%) WAN
6 2 (1.17%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.58%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.58%) HTTP
7 1 (0.58%) LAN
7 1 (0.58%) PPTP
7 1 (0.58%) RTSP
7 1 (0.58%) SSH
7 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.45%) MySQL
2 12 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.85%) Big Data
3 10 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.85%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.68%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.75%) Redis
8 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.17%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.58%) Aerospike
10 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.58%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.58%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 26 (15.20%) Jenkins
2 18 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.85%) Subversion
4 8 (4.68%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.51%) JIRA
7 5 (2.92%) Ant
7 5 (2.92%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (2.92%) GitLab
8 4 (2.34%) PhantomJS
9 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.75%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.75%) RubyMine
9 3 (1.75%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.17%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.17%) Maven
10 2 (1.17%) Selenium
10 2 (1.17%) TestLink
10 2 (1.17%) Travis CI
General
1 36 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.51%) Law
4 5 (2.92%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.34%) Billing
6 3 (1.75%) Games
6 3 (1.75%) Retail
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (21.64%) Software Engineer
2 24 (14.04%) Developer
3 22 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (9.94%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.43%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 10 (5.85%) Graduate
6 10 (5.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.68%) Administrator
8 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.68%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.09%) DBA
9 7 (4.09%) Python Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.51%) Consultant
10 6 (3.51%) Senior DevOps
10 6 (3.51%) Senior Software Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.94%) Node.js
2 15 (8.77%) CSS
3 14 (8.19%) HTML
4 12 (7.02%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (7.02%) React
5 11 (6.43%) .NET
5 11 (6.43%) RESTful
5 11 (6.43%) Web Services
6 9 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 9 (5.26%) Spring
7 7 (4.09%) Akka
8 6 (3.51%) CSS3
8 6 (3.51%) REST
9 5 (2.92%) 802.1X
9 5 (2.92%) HTML5
10 4 (2.34%) ServiceStack
10 4 (2.34%) Vue.js
11 3 (1.75%) Kafka
11 3 (1.75%) Lambda Expressions
11 3 (1.75%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 8 (4.68%) Algorithms
3 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.68%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.09%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.92%) ASIC
6 5 (2.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.92%) User Experience
7 3 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.58%) PKI
9 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (41.52%) Windows
2 30 (17.54%) Unix
3 15 (8.77%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.92%) CentOS
5 5 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (2.92%) OpenWrt
6 4 (2.34%) HPUX
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.75%) Debian
7 3 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.17%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.58%) SUSE
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (24.56%) DevOps
1 42 (24.56%) Software Engineering
2 26 (15.20%) Analytics
3 24 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (10.53%) SIEM
5 16 (9.36%) Computer Science
5 16 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (8.77%) Use Case
7 14 (8.19%) Configuration Management
7 14 (8.19%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.60%) Data Science
9 12 (7.02%) Security Operations
9 12 (7.02%) TDD
10 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure as Code
10 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (5.26%) Sprint Planning
11 9 (5.26%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 86 (50.29%) Python
2 40 (23.39%) Bash Shell
3 33 (19.30%) Java
4 30 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 30 (17.54%) PowerShell
5 29 (16.96%) Ruby
6 24 (14.04%) C++
7 23 (13.45%) C
7 23 (13.45%) SQL
8 17 (9.94%) Perl
9 12 (7.02%) Go
10 8 (4.68%) C#
11 7 (4.09%) PHP
12 5 (2.92%) Groovy
12 5 (2.92%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.75%) Scala
13 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (14.04%) Degree
2 7 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.58%) CCNA
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.58%) PhD
5 1 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (20.47%) Docker
2 22 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.19%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (4.09%) KVM
6 6 (3.51%) Firmware
7 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.17%) vCloud
8 2 (1.17%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.17%) vSphere
9 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.58%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.58%) Postfix
9 1 (0.58%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (14.04%) Ansible
2 22 (12.87%) Terraform
3 21 (12.28%) Kubernetes
4 18 (10.53%) Puppet
5 13 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.51%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.51%) WSUS
7 5 (2.92%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.34%) Kibana
8 4 (2.34%) ZABBIX
9 3 (1.75%) Consul
9 3 (1.75%) Oozie
10 2 (1.17%) Automic
10 2 (1.17%) Grafana
10 2 (1.17%) Nagios
10 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.58%) SCCM
11 1 (0.58%) SCOM
11 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.62%) VMware
3 15 (8.77%) Splunk
4 7 (4.09%) Dell
5 6 (3.51%) Google
5 6 (3.51%) LogRhythm
5 6 (3.51%) Micro Focus
5 6 (3.51%) Oracle
5 6 (3.51%) Veeam
5 6 (3.51%) Veritas
5 6 (3.51%) Zerto
6 5 (2.92%) Cisco
7 4 (2.34%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.34%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.34%) Ingenico
7 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.34%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.34%) Symantec
8 2 (1.17%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.17%) Juniper