Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 25 19
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 392 315 536
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 11.23% 8.42% 10.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.20% 40.08% 51.89%
Number of salaries quoted 258 184 365
10th Percentile £30,523 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,581 £51,250
90th Percentile £72,800 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,931 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.98% +2.73% +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 751 786 1,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.51% 21.00% 19.31%
Number of salaries quoted 521 499 712
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £30,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +10.39%
75th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £52,813
90th Percentile £66,250 £64,070 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Scotland over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +8 202 £47,500 -9.52% 28
Glasgow +25 149 £47,500 +5.56% 14
Dundee +7 16 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Fife -6 4 - -
West Lothian -3 3 £42,500 -19.05%
Aberdeen +7 2 £61,500 +17.14% 6
Scottish Borders - 2 £31,500 -
Ayrshire 0 1 £65,000 +57.58%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 136 (34.69%) Python
2 135 (34.44%) DevOps
3 128 (32.65%) Windows
4 125 (31.89%) AWS
5 118 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (29.08%) Docker
7 101 (25.77%) Kubernetes
8 99 (25.26%) Problem-Solving
9 98 (25.00%) Terraform
10 89 (22.70%) Software Engineering
11 86 (21.94%) Git (software)
12 79 (20.15%) SQL
13 74 (18.88%) Java
14 71 (18.11%) Azure
15 66 (16.84%) Scrum
16 60 (15.31%) Unix
17 59 (15.05%) Jenkins
18 58 (14.80%) Ansible
19 55 (14.03%) C
20 50 (12.76%) C++
21 48 (12.24%) Analytics
22 47 (11.99%) Puppet
22 47 (11.99%) JavaScript
23 45 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
24 43 (10.97%) SaaS
24 43 (10.97%) Microsoft
25 42 (10.71%) Public Cloud
25 42 (10.71%) Network+ Certification
25 42 (10.71%) Linux+ Certification
26 41 (10.46%) Migration

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 20 (5.10%) Apache
2 11 (2.81%) Confluence
3 8 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.53%) IIS
4 6 (1.53%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.28%) JBoss
5 5 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.51%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.26%) Luigi
9 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.26%) StreamWeaver
9 1 (0.26%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 125 (31.89%) AWS
2 71 (18.11%) Azure
3 43 (10.97%) SaaS
4 36 (9.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 22 (5.61%) PaaS
6 16 (4.08%) Serverless
7 12 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.81%) GCP
8 11 (2.81%) GitHub
9 10 (2.55%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (2.55%) Microsoft 365
10 8 (2.04%) Logic Apps
11 7 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.28%) Datadog
13 4 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (0.77%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.59%) TCP/IP
2 16 (4.08%) Firewall
2 16 (4.08%) Wireless
3 11 (2.81%) WAN
4 10 (2.55%) LAN
5 7 (1.79%) Cisco Firepower
5 7 (1.79%) Network Security
5 7 (1.79%) VPN
6 6 (1.53%) DNS
7 5 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.28%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.02%) OpenVPN
8 4 (1.02%) SSL
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.51%) HTTP
9 2 (0.51%) SAN
9 2 (0.51%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.26%) Internet
10 1 (0.26%) Modbus
10 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.44%) MySQL
2 29 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.06%) Big Data
4 12 (3.06%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.30%) Redis
7 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.02%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.02%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.51%) GIS
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.51%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 86 (21.94%) Git (software)
2 59 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.36%) JIRA
4 17 (4.34%) GitLab
5 12 (3.06%) Subversion
6 11 (2.81%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.81%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.79%) Selenium
8 6 (1.53%) Maven
9 5 (1.28%) Gradle
9 5 (1.28%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.28%) JMeter
9 5 (1.28%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.28%) NeoLoad
9 5 (1.28%) SilkPerformer
9 5 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.77%) AppScan
10 3 (0.77%) Gerrit
10 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (9.95%) Finance
2 24 (6.12%) Marketing
3 19 (4.85%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.08%) Banking
5 10 (2.55%) Law
6 7 (1.79%) Police
6 7 (1.79%) Retail
7 4 (1.02%) Electronics
7 4 (1.02%) Games
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (20.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 49 (12.50%) Developer
3 45 (11.48%) Software Engineer
4 43 (10.97%) AWS Engineer
5 33 (8.42%) AWS DevOps
6 32 (8.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 29 (7.40%) IT Engineer
8 28 (7.14%) Support Engineer
9 26 (6.63%) IT Support
9 26 (6.63%) IT Support Engineer
10 24 (6.12%) Embedded Engineer
11 23 (5.87%) Administrator
12 20 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
12 20 (5.10%) Senior DevOps
12 20 (5.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 17 (4.34%) IT Administrator
14 16 (4.08%) Network Administrator
14 16 (4.08%) Trainee
14 16 (4.08%) Trainee Administrator
14 16 (4.08%) Trainee Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.67%) HTML
2 28 (7.14%) HTML5
3 17 (4.34%) React
4 15 (3.83%) Spring
5 14 (3.57%) J2EE
6 13 (3.32%) Django
7 12 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.06%) Web Services
8 11 (2.81%) CSS
8 11 (2.81%) Vue.js
9 10 (2.55%) JSON
9 10 (2.55%) RESTful
10 9 (2.30%) .NET
10 9 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (2.30%) REST
11 8 (2.04%) LAMP
12 7 (1.79%) Node.js
12 7 (1.79%) SOAP
13 5 (1.28%) Middleware
13 5 (1.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 35 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 24 (6.12%) EPoS
6 23 (5.87%) Algorithms
7 20 (5.10%) Data Structures
8 16 (4.08%) Cloud Native
9 14 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (2.30%) EMC VNX
12 9 (2.30%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (1.28%) Mainframe
13 5 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 4 (1.02%) e-Health
14 4 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
15 3 (0.77%) Robotics
16 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 128 (32.65%) Windows
2 60 (15.31%) Unix
3 36 (9.18%) Windows Server
4 31 (7.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.59%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.55%) Oracle Linux
7 9 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (2.30%) VMS
8 8 (2.04%) Alpine Linux
9 4 (1.02%) Solaris
10 3 (0.77%) CentOS
10 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.51%) SUSE
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.26%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (34.44%) DevOps
2 118 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (25.26%) Problem-Solving
4 89 (22.70%) Software Engineering
5 66 (16.84%) Scrum
6 48 (12.24%) Analytics
7 45 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (10.46%) Migration
9 38 (9.69%) Deployment Automation
9 38 (9.69%) Microservices
10 34 (8.67%) Infrastructure as Code
10 34 (8.67%) Mentoring
11 30 (7.65%) Incident Management
12 29 (7.40%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (6.89%) Configuration Management
13 27 (6.89%) Test Automation
14 25 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
14 25 (6.38%) TDD
15 24 (6.12%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 23 (5.87%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 136 (34.69%) Python
2 79 (20.15%) SQL
3 74 (18.88%) Java
4 55 (14.03%) C
5 50 (12.76%) C++
6 47 (11.99%) JavaScript
7 40 (10.20%) PowerShell
8 39 (9.95%) Bash Shell
9 29 (7.40%) C#
10 23 (5.87%) Perl
11 19 (4.85%) Ruby
12 17 (4.34%) Java 8
13 13 (3.32%) T-SQL
14 10 (2.55%) PHP
15 9 (2.30%) Shell Script
16 8 (2.04%) Embedded C
16 8 (2.04%) Scala
17 6 (1.53%) Go
18 5 (1.28%) PL/SQL
19 4 (1.02%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (10.71%) Linux+ Certification
1 42 (10.71%) Network+ Certification
2 26 (6.63%) A+ Certification
2 26 (6.63%) CompTIA Security+
2 26 (6.63%) Server+ Certification
3 22 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.34%) CCNA
4 17 (4.34%) Degree
4 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.83%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.53%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.53%) CCNP
8 5 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.51%) HNC
11 1 (0.26%) CISSP
11 1 (0.26%) HND
11 1 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.36%) SLA
2 14 (3.57%) QA
3 8 (2.04%) PMBOK
4 4 (1.02%) NIST
5 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.77%) GDPR
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (29.08%) Docker
2 29 (7.40%) Active Directory
3 26 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.83%) Firmware
6 10 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 101 (25.77%) Kubernetes
2 98 (25.00%) Terraform
3 58 (14.80%) Ansible
4 47 (11.99%) Puppet
5 41 (10.46%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (7.40%) ZABBIX
7 15 (3.83%) Nagios
8 10 (2.55%) Graylog
9 9 (2.30%) BladeLogic
9 9 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (2.30%) SCOM
10 7 (1.79%) Grafana
11 6 (1.53%) Prometheus
11 6 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (1.02%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.77%) Packer
14 3 (0.77%) Rundeck
15 2 (0.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 43 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.69%) Oracle
2 38 (9.69%) VMware
3 34 (8.67%) Cisco
4 28 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 17 (4.34%) Atlassian
6 15 (3.83%) EMC
7 14 (3.57%) Veeam
8 10 (2.55%) Dell
8 10 (2.55%) Splunk
9 9 (2.30%) 3PAR
9 9 (2.30%) Blue Coat
9 9 (2.30%) BMC
10 7 (1.79%) Google
11 5 (1.28%) Citrix
11 5 (1.28%) CyberArk
12 4 (1.02%) IBM
12 4 (1.02%) NetApp
13 3 (0.77%) CommVault
13 3 (0.77%) TIBCO