Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 536 584 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.42% 10.94% 10.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.57% 50.52% 49.45%
Number of salaries quoted 275 363 357
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -3.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £66,350 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,060 1,156 1,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.59% 21.66% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 618 752 780
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.75% -
10th Percentile £26,675 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,881 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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
Edinburgh 0 309 £43,000 +11.69% 48
Glasgow -6 163 £45,500 -2.67% 28
Fife +9 15 £32,500 - 4
Aberdeen +2 15 £45,000 +38.46% 4
West Lothian +3 14 £47,500 -5.00%
Renfrewshire +5 9 £28,750 +15.00% 4
Dundee -7 3 £41,250 +7.14% 2
Falkirk +2 2 £28,500 -56.15%
Dumfries and Galloway - 2 £60,000 -
South Ayrshire +4 1 £35,000 +30.84%
Stirling -1 1 - - 5
North Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 197 (36.75%) Windows
2 189 (35.26%) Python
3 171 (31.90%) AWS
4 166 (30.97%) DevOps
5 165 (30.78%) Java
6 142 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (24.44%) Unix
7 131 (24.44%) Azure
8 127 (23.69%) JavaScript
9 109 (20.34%) Software Engineering
9 109 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
10 108 (20.15%) Ansible
11 107 (19.96%) C++
12 100 (18.66%) Jenkins
13 98 (18.28%) Degree
14 93 (17.35%) Finance
14 93 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
15 88 (16.42%) SQL
16 86 (16.04%) Docker
17 81 (15.11%) Puppet
18 77 (14.37%) Terraform
19 76 (14.18%) Bash Shell
20 73 (13.62%) Microsoft
21 72 (13.43%) Kubernetes
22 69 (12.87%) GCP
22 69 (12.87%) Git (software)
23 67 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
24 63 (11.75%) Computer Science
25 61 (11.38%) Red Hat
26 57 (10.63%) PowerShell

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 23 (4.29%) Apache
2 19 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.61%) OpenStack
4 10 (1.87%) nginx
4 10 (1.87%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.68%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.12%) IIS
7 6 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.93%) CloudStack
8 5 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (0.93%) JBoss
8 5 (0.93%) Jetty
9 4 (0.75%) Confluence
10 2 (0.37%) CMS
10 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Drupal
11 1 (0.19%) Tornado
Applications
1 8 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.19%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 171 (31.90%) AWS
2 131 (24.44%) Azure
3 69 (12.87%) GCP
4 20 (3.73%) Office 365
5 17 (3.17%) GitHub
6 15 (2.80%) IaaS
6 15 (2.80%) Serverless
7 14 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (2.43%) SaaS
9 12 (2.24%) Azure Stack
9 12 (2.24%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (0.93%) PaaS
11 4 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.37%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.37%) npm
13 2 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.90%) Firewall
2 19 (3.54%) HTTP
2 19 (3.54%) Internet
3 17 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.80%) DNS
5 10 (1.87%) DHCP
5 10 (1.87%) LAN
6 9 (1.68%) Network Security
6 9 (1.68%) WAN
7 8 (1.49%) SAN
8 6 (1.12%) SSL
8 6 (1.12%) VoIP
9 5 (0.93%) 2G
9 5 (0.93%) 3G
9 5 (0.93%) 4G
9 5 (0.93%) Broadband
9 5 (0.93%) OpenFlow
9 5 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
9 5 (0.93%) VPN
9 5 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.72%) Big Data
1 36 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.34%) MySQL
3 32 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.73%) Data Mining
5 18 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.99%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.80%) Hadoop
7 15 (2.80%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.68%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.12%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.12%) DB2
9 6 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.93%) Data Lake
10 5 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.93%) HBase
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 100 (18.66%) Jenkins
2 69 (12.87%) Git (software)
3 33 (6.16%) JIRA
4 31 (5.78%) Subversion
5 29 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (5.04%) IBM UrbanCode
7 20 (3.73%) GoCD
7 20 (3.73%) PhantomJS
8 19 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (3.17%) Selenium
10 11 (2.05%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.05%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.68%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.68%) JUnit
12 7 (1.31%) Maven
12 7 (1.31%) WebDriver
13 5 (0.93%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.75%) FitNesse
14 4 (0.75%) Gradle
General
1 93 (17.35%) Finance
2 39 (7.28%) Banking
3 20 (3.73%) Public Sector
4 17 (3.17%) Retail
5 15 (2.80%) Law
6 11 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.87%) Electronics
8 9 (1.68%) Legal
9 8 (1.49%) Games
10 7 (1.31%) French Language
11 5 (0.93%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.75%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.56%) Military
14 2 (0.37%) Automotive
14 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.37%) Front Office
14 2 (0.37%) German Language
14 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.37%) Marketing
14 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (18.66%) Developer
2 76 (14.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 72 (13.43%) Software Engineer
4 47 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
5 37 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
6 35 (6.53%) Consultant
7 32 (5.97%) Security Engineer
7 32 (5.97%) Senior DevOps
8 30 (5.60%) Support Engineer
9 27 (5.04%) Java Developer
10 26 (4.85%) DevOps Consultant
11 22 (4.10%) Graduate
11 22 (4.10%) Senior Consultant
11 22 (4.10%) Senior DevOps Consultant
12 19 (3.54%) Administrator
12 19 (3.54%) Senior Software Engineer
12 19 (3.54%) Software Developer
13 17 (3.17%) Python Engineer
13 17 (3.17%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.14%) HTML
2 48 (8.96%) Web Services
3 44 (8.21%) Node.js
4 43 (8.02%) CSS
5 32 (5.97%) REST
6 27 (5.04%) Elastic Stack
7 25 (4.66%) HTML5
7 25 (4.66%) Spring
8 22 (4.10%) .NET
8 22 (4.10%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.54%) jQuery
10 17 (3.17%) JSON
10 17 (3.17%) RESTful
11 14 (2.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 14 (2.61%) OpenCV
11 14 (2.61%) React
12 13 (2.43%) LAMP
12 13 (2.43%) SOAP
13 12 (2.24%) JMS
13 12 (2.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.78%) Public Cloud
3 26 (4.85%) Algorithms
4 22 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (3.73%) Robotics
6 17 (3.17%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.80%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (2.43%) User Experience
10 10 (1.87%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.49%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.31%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.12%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 197 (36.75%) Windows
2 131 (24.44%) Unix
3 57 (10.63%) Windows Server
4 47 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (4.10%) CentOS
6 18 (3.36%) Mac OS X
7 16 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (2.43%) Android
8 13 (2.43%) Solaris
9 10 (1.87%) Debian
10 9 (1.68%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.12%) AIX
12 6 (1.12%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.93%) SUSE
14 3 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.37%) HPUX
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (30.97%) DevOps
2 142 (26.49%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (20.34%) Software Engineering
4 93 (17.35%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (11.75%) Computer Science
7 51 (9.51%) Test Automation
8 50 (9.33%) Microservices
9 48 (8.96%) OO
10 47 (8.77%) SDLC
11 46 (8.58%) Infrastructure as Code
12 45 (8.40%) Configuration Management
12 45 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
13 43 (8.02%) Open Source
14 42 (7.84%) Analytics
15 40 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (7.46%) Scrum
16 36 (6.72%) Machine Learning
17 34 (6.34%) Mathematics
17 34 (6.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 189 (35.26%) Python
2 165 (30.78%) Java
3 127 (23.69%) JavaScript
4 107 (19.96%) C++
5 88 (16.42%) SQL
6 76 (14.18%) Bash Shell
7 57 (10.63%) PowerShell
8 52 (9.70%) Ruby
9 48 (8.96%) C#
10 46 (8.58%) Perl
11 36 (6.72%) C
12 31 (5.78%) Go
13 29 (5.41%) PHP
14 25 (4.66%) Groovy
15 15 (2.80%) Scala
16 14 (2.61%) TypeScript
17 11 (2.05%) Shell Script
18 10 (1.87%) PL/SQL
19 6 (1.12%) MATLAB
19 6 (1.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (18.28%) Degree
2 23 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.73%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (2.43%) PhD
5 9 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.68%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.49%) CCNA
7 7 (1.31%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.12%) MCSA
9 5 (0.93%) CCNP
9 5 (0.93%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.93%) MCSE
9 5 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.75%) RHCT
11 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.37%) OCA
12 2 (0.37%) OCP
12 2 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.05%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) GDPR
2 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.19%) NCSC
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 86 (16.04%) Docker
2 32 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.48%) Active Directory
4 20 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.31%) KVM
5 7 (1.31%) Xen
6 6 (1.12%) vSphere
7 5 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.37%) vCloud
10 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) Dovecot
11 1 (0.19%) HDFS
11 1 (0.19%) NFS
11 1 (0.19%) Postfix
11 1 (0.19%) Snort
11 1 (0.19%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 109 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
2 108 (20.15%) Ansible
3 81 (15.11%) Puppet
4 77 (14.37%) Terraform
5 72 (13.43%) Kubernetes
6 18 (3.36%) Consul
7 17 (3.17%) Rundeck
8 6 (1.12%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.93%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.75%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.75%) HP Fortify
10 4 (0.75%) Nagios
10 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.56%) CFEngine
11 3 (0.56%) Grafana
11 3 (0.56%) Packer
11 3 (0.56%) Salt
12 2 (0.37%) Icinga
12 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 73 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 61 (11.38%) Red Hat
3 53 (9.89%) Splunk
4 46 (8.58%) VMware
5 44 (8.21%) Oracle
6 42 (7.84%) Google
7 40 (7.46%) ServiceNow
8 23 (4.29%) Cisco
9 20 (3.73%) CyberArk
9 20 (3.73%) Symantec
10 18 (3.36%) IBM
11 17 (3.17%) Delphix
11 17 (3.17%) RedGate
12 10 (1.87%) Veeam
13 9 (1.68%) Dell
14 8 (1.49%) Sybase
15 6 (1.12%) AppDynamics
15 6 (1.12%) EMC
16 5 (0.93%) Citrix
16 5 (0.93%) Intel