Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Fife 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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Scotland > Fife
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 19 14 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Fife 25.00% 18.18% 16.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.72% 66.67% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 18 13 13
Fife median annual salary £40,000 £29,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.59% -9.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £18,750 £23,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £48,250 £45,700 £36,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,116
% change year-on-year -5.88% +0.91% +5.29%

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 Fife with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Fife
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 39 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Fife 51.32% 27.27% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 30
Fife median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% +2.86%
10th Percentile £18,750 £25,250 £26,350
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,300 £38,750
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Fife

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Fife.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Fife

Linux
Salary Trend in Fife

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in Fife.

Salary trend for Linux in Fife

Linux
Salary Histogram in Fife

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Fife over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in Fife

Linux
Job Locations in Fife

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Fife region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunfermline +5 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Kirkcaldy - 5 £40,000 -
Linux
Scotland

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Fife region with a requirement for Linux.

1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Python
3 7 (36.84%) C
3 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) C++
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) SAN
5 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 5 (26.32%) Unix
5 5 (26.32%) Xen
5 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
5 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) RESTful
6 4 (21.05%) WPF
6 4 (21.05%) XAML
6 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) Dell
7 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (15.79%) Office 365

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Fife 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) LAN
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) RS-232
2 1 (5.26%) RS-485
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) IT Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) IT Systems Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) Team Leader
1 5 (26.32%) Virtualisation Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) IT Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) IT Support
2 3 (15.79%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) RESTful
2 4 (21.05%) WPF
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) APACS
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
4 1 (5.26%) QA Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) C
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) XAML
5 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.53%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (26.32%) Xen
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Dell
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft