Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 533 525 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.52% 9.45% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.75% 47.34% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 335 331 255
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £27,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1,030 1,109 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.34% 19.95% 21.29%
Number of salaries quoted 676 744 674
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,983 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,170
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.88% +1.54%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +3 263 £40,000 +25.00% 50
Glasgow +3 207 £45,500 -4.21% 26
West Lothian +2 24 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Fife -8 6 £27,500 -31.25% 4
Dundee +6 5 £42,500 +18.88% 5
South Lanarkshire +1 5 £43,250 +0.58%
South Ayrshire - 4 £31,250 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £25,000 -
Scottish Borders - 3 - -
Aberdeen +1 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
West Dunbartonshire 0 2 £42,750 -7.07%
Stirling - 2 £55,000 -
Falkirk +1 1 £65,000 +100.00%
Midlothian - 1 £24,000 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 £45,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 198 (37.15%) Windows
2 169 (31.71%) Java
3 160 (30.02%) Python
4 135 (25.33%) Unix
4 135 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (24.95%) SQL
6 119 (22.33%) DevOps
7 113 (21.20%) Finance
7 113 (21.20%) Software Engineering
8 104 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
9 101 (18.95%) Oracle
10 98 (18.39%) Git (software)
11 96 (18.01%) Degree
12 94 (17.64%) C++
13 93 (17.45%) Jenkins
14 91 (17.07%) Ansible
15 90 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (15.01%) Opscode Chef
17 79 (14.82%) JavaScript
18 77 (14.45%) Terraform
19 67 (12.57%) Subversion
20 65 (12.20%) Test Automation
21 64 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
21 64 (12.01%) Puppet
22 63 (11.82%) Computer Science
23 62 (11.63%) Multithreading
24 61 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
25 60 (11.26%) Microservices
26 59 (11.07%) Continuous Delivery
26 59 (11.07%) Docker

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 47 (8.82%) Apache
2 37 (6.94%) JBoss
3 19 (3.56%) Tomcat
4 14 (2.63%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (1.13%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.94%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.75%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.75%) nginx
9 4 (0.75%) WildFly
10 3 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.56%) IIS
10 3 (0.56%) WordPress
11 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.38%) Moodle
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 104 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.00%) Office 365
5 15 (2.81%) GitHub
6 12 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.13%) Serverless
10 5 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.75%) Datadog
12 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.56%) PaaS
12 3 (0.56%) SaaS
13 2 (0.38%) Apigee
13 2 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.38%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.00%) Firewall
2 28 (5.25%) TCP/IP
3 24 (4.50%) SAN
4 21 (3.94%) DNS
5 15 (2.81%) HTTP
6 14 (2.63%) Network Security
7 10 (1.88%) DHCP
7 10 (1.88%) Internet
7 10 (1.88%) VPN
8 9 (1.69%) SSL
9 6 (1.13%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.94%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.94%) SMTP
10 5 (0.94%) SSH
10 5 (0.94%) VLAN
11 3 (0.56%) Modbus
11 3 (0.56%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.56%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.51%) Big Data
2 55 (10.32%) SQL Server
3 50 (9.38%) MySQL
4 39 (7.32%) Oracle Database
5 30 (5.63%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 25 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (4.69%) MongoDB
8 20 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (3.56%) RDBMS
10 18 (3.38%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.25%) Data Mining
12 11 (2.06%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.31%) Neo4j
15 6 (1.13%) DB2
16 5 (0.94%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (18.39%) Git (software)
2 93 (17.45%) Jenkins
3 67 (12.57%) Subversion
4 51 (9.57%) JIRA
5 40 (7.50%) GoCD
6 32 (6.00%) Visual Studio
7 31 (5.82%) TeamCity
8 30 (5.63%) Maven
9 29 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (5.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (4.88%) IBM UrbanCode
11 26 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
12 22 (4.13%) Artifactory
13 21 (3.94%) JUnit
14 20 (3.75%) Eclipse
15 17 (3.19%) IntelliJ
16 14 (2.63%) GitLab
17 13 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
18 12 (2.25%) Toad
19 11 (2.06%) Vagrant
General
1 113 (21.20%) Finance
2 41 (7.69%) Banking
3 17 (3.19%) Financial Institution
4 14 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 14 (2.63%) Law
4 14 (2.63%) Military
5 4 (0.75%) Retail
6 3 (0.56%) Billing
6 3 (0.56%) Games
7 2 (0.38%) Automotive
7 2 (0.38%) Electronics
7 2 (0.38%) French Language
7 2 (0.38%) Front Office
7 2 (0.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.38%) Local Government
7 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.19%) Advertising
8 1 (0.19%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (23.26%) Developer
2 85 (15.95%) Software Engineer
3 62 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 49 (9.19%) Java Developer
5 42 (7.88%) Junior
6 34 (6.38%) C++ Developer
7 33 (6.19%) Administrator
8 29 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
8 29 (5.44%) Senior DevOps
9 27 (5.07%) Consultant
10 26 (4.88%) DevOps Consultant
10 26 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
10 26 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Consultant
11 25 (4.69%) Analyst
11 25 (4.69%) Python Engineer
12 24 (4.50%) DBA
13 21 (3.94%) Applications Support
14 19 (3.56%) Linux Administrator
15 18 (3.38%) C++ Software Engineer
15 18 (3.38%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.32%) XML
2 49 (9.19%) Elastic Stack
3 41 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 41 (7.69%) Spring
4 35 (6.57%) CSS
4 35 (6.57%) Web Services
5 31 (5.82%) AngularJS
6 28 (5.25%) HTML
7 27 (5.07%) Middleware
8 26 (4.88%) RESTful
9 24 (4.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 23 (4.32%) Java EE
11 22 (4.13%) jQuery
12 20 (3.75%) Kafka
13 17 (3.19%) JSON
14 16 (3.00%) SOAP
14 16 (3.00%) XSLT
15 15 (2.81%) REST
15 15 (2.81%) XSD
16 14 (2.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.19%) Algorithms
2 24 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.75%) Data Structures
5 19 (3.56%) Robotics
6 17 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 16 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
8 13 (2.44%) Fintech
8 13 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.25%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.06%) Clustering
11 9 (1.69%) Derivative
11 9 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.69%) User Experience
12 8 (1.50%) Replication
13 5 (0.94%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
14 4 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 198 (37.15%) Windows
2 135 (25.33%) Unix
3 53 (9.94%) Windows Server
4 41 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.19%) Mac OS X
6 16 (3.00%) AIX
6 16 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.63%) CentOS
8 14 (2.63%) Solaris
9 9 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.50%) Debian
11 5 (0.94%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.75%) Android
13 3 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.38%) SUSE
14 2 (0.38%) VMS
14 2 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (22.33%) DevOps
3 113 (21.20%) Software Engineering
4 90 (16.89%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (12.20%) Test Automation
6 63 (11.82%) Computer Science
7 62 (11.63%) Multithreading
8 61 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
9 60 (11.26%) Microservices
10 59 (11.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 53 (9.94%) Analytics
12 50 (9.38%) Open Source
13 48 (9.01%) OO
14 43 (8.07%) Performance Tuning
15 41 (7.69%) TDD
15 41 (7.69%) Unit Testing
16 39 (7.32%) High Availability
17 31 (5.82%) SDLC
18 29 (5.44%) Configuration Management
19 26 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 169 (31.71%) Java
2 160 (30.02%) Python
3 133 (24.95%) SQL
4 94 (17.64%) C++
5 79 (14.82%) JavaScript
6 55 (10.32%) Perl
7 46 (8.63%) Bash Shell
7 46 (8.63%) PL/SQL
8 45 (8.44%) C#
9 35 (6.57%) Shell Script
10 33 (6.19%) Ruby
11 31 (5.82%) C
12 24 (4.50%) PHP
13 18 (3.38%) PowerShell
14 17 (3.19%) Scala
15 8 (1.50%) Java 8
16 6 (1.13%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.13%) Go
16 6 (1.13%) Jython
16 6 (1.13%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (18.01%) Degree
2 33 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.25%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (1.13%) CCNP
4 6 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.13%) CISSP
4 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.94%) MCSA
5 5 (0.94%) MCSE
6 4 (0.75%) CEH
6 4 (0.75%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (0.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.56%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.56%) HND
7 3 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.38%) ISEB
8 2 (0.38%) PhD
8 2 (0.38%) SANS
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.81%) QA
2 12 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.88%) SLA
4 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.56%) PMO
6 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.38%) GDPR
6 2 (0.38%) IEC 61131
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 59 (11.07%) Docker
2 29 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.94%) Active Directory
4 17 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
5 16 (3.00%) Oracle Clusterware
6 15 (2.81%) NFS
7 8 (1.50%) Samba
8 7 (1.31%) Firmware
8 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.13%) vSphere
10 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.38%) KVM
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.19%) HDFS
13 1 (0.19%) iptables
13 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 91 (17.07%) Ansible
2 80 (15.01%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (14.45%) Terraform
4 64 (12.01%) Puppet
5 38 (7.13%) Kubernetes
6 29 (5.44%) Consul
7 26 (4.88%) Rundeck
8 16 (3.00%) Data Guard
9 13 (2.44%) Packer
10 10 (1.88%) Failover Clustering
11 9 (1.69%) Graphite
11 9 (1.69%) HAProxy
11 9 (1.69%) Icinga
11 9 (1.69%) Salt
12 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 7 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (1.31%) Prometheus
12 7 (1.31%) vMotion
13 6 (1.13%) BladeLogic
13 6 (1.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 101 (18.95%) Oracle
2 46 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 45 (8.44%) VMware
4 33 (6.19%) Red Hat
4 33 (6.19%) Splunk
5 27 (5.07%) ServiceNow
6 26 (4.88%) Delphix
6 26 (4.88%) RedGate
7 19 (3.56%) Cisco
8 13 (2.44%) Google
8 13 (2.44%) Solace
8 13 (2.44%) TIBCO
9 11 (2.06%) Talarian
10 10 (1.88%) IBM
11 9 (1.69%) Dell
12 8 (1.50%) HP
13 7 (1.31%) Sybase
14 5 (0.94%) Citrix
14 5 (0.94%) Perforce
15 4 (0.75%) Juniper