Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 19 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 647 554 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.88% 9.57% 10.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.38% 47.84% 51.48%
Number of salaries quoted 387 322 312
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £25,215 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £59,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.17%

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 1,212 1,158 1,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.26% 20.01% 20.24%
Number of salaries quoted 783 717 622
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.05% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +3 389 £40,000 - 41
Glasgow +5 178 £43,055 -9.36% 27
West Lothian +3 16 £40,250 -5.29% 2
Fife 0 12 £32,500 +35.42% 10
Dundee -2 12 £34,000 -12.26% 3
Renfrewshire +3 7 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Dumfries and Galloway - 7 £60,000 -
South Lanarkshire +6 2 - -
Stirling +1 2 £35,000 -7.89%
West Dunbartonshire -1 2 £38,225 -12.13%
Falkirk - 2 £28,500 -
South Ayrshire +3 1 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Aberdeen 0 1 £75,000 +172.73% 2
Scottish Borders -1 1 £21,750 -20.91%
Midlothian - 1 £25,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 241 (37.25%) Windows
2 238 (36.79%) Java
3 212 (32.77%) Python
4 187 (28.90%) Amazon AWS
5 185 (28.59%) DevOps
6 165 (25.50%) Software Engineering
7 158 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
8 156 (24.11%) Degree
9 150 (23.18%) Unix
10 148 (22.87%) C++
11 135 (20.87%) Opscode Chef
12 131 (20.25%) JavaScript
13 122 (18.86%) Ansible
14 117 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
15 107 (16.54%) Jenkins
16 104 (16.07%) Puppet
17 100 (15.46%) Git (software)
18 97 (14.99%) Terraform
19 96 (14.84%) Computer Science
20 95 (14.68%) SQL
21 92 (14.22%) C#
22 89 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
23 88 (13.60%) Finance
24 84 (12.98%) Docker
25 80 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
26 75 (11.59%) Microsoft
27 73 (11.28%) OO
28 72 (11.13%) Bash Shell
29 71 (10.97%) Kubernetes
29 71 (10.97%) Test Automation

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 40 (6.18%) Tomcat
2 39 (6.03%) Apache
3 17 (2.63%) JBoss
3 17 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.16%) OpenStack
5 12 (1.85%) nginx
6 11 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.55%) IIS
8 9 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.24%) CloudStack
9 8 (1.24%) Jetty
10 7 (1.08%) Confluence
11 6 (0.93%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.62%) FrameMaker
3 4 (0.62%) RoboHelp
4 3 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 187 (28.90%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (18.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 65 (10.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (3.86%) SaaS
5 24 (3.71%) Office 365
6 18 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
7 17 (2.63%) Azure Stack
8 14 (2.16%) IaaS
9 12 (1.85%) GitHub
9 12 (1.85%) npm
10 10 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.55%) Serverless
11 9 (1.39%) PaaS
12 8 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
12 8 (1.24%) Datadog
13 6 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.77%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.46%) Trello
16 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.11%) Firewall
2 25 (3.86%) Internet
3 23 (3.55%) HTTP
4 19 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 18 (2.78%) Network Security
6 15 (2.32%) SAN
7 10 (1.55%) DNS
7 10 (1.55%) VLAN
8 9 (1.39%) LAN
8 9 (1.39%) SSL
8 9 (1.39%) WAN
9 8 (1.24%) DHCP
9 8 (1.24%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.08%) VPN
11 6 (0.93%) Broadband
11 6 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.77%) 2G
12 5 (0.77%) 4G
12 5 (0.77%) NAS
12 5 (0.77%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.96%) MySQL
2 46 (7.11%) Data Mining
3 45 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 44 (6.80%) Big Data
5 43 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.40%) MariaDB
8 17 (2.63%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.01%) Redis
10 11 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.70%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.39%) Couchbase
11 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.24%) Mixpanel
12 8 (1.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 107 (16.54%) Jenkins
2 100 (15.46%) Git (software)
3 51 (7.88%) Subversion
4 46 (7.11%) JIRA
5 36 (5.56%) GoCD
5 36 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (4.64%) IBM UrbanCode
7 27 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 25 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (3.25%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.63%) Selenium
11 14 (2.16%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.16%) Maven
12 11 (1.70%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.55%) PhantomJS
13 10 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (1.24%) CA Release Automation
14 8 (1.24%) gulp
14 8 (1.24%) webpack
15 7 (1.08%) GitLab
General
1 88 (13.60%) Finance
2 41 (6.34%) Banking
3 25 (3.86%) Retail
4 21 (3.25%) Electronics
5 10 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.08%) Legal
7 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.46%) French Language
8 3 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.31%) Front Office
9 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (18.55%) Developer
2 115 (17.77%) Software Engineer
3 75 (11.59%) C++ Software Engineer
4 62 (9.58%) DevOps Engineer
5 48 (7.42%) Cloud Engineer
6 38 (5.87%) Consultant
7 35 (5.41%) Analyst
8 33 (5.10%) DevOps Consultant
8 33 (5.10%) Graduate
8 33 (5.10%) Java Developer
8 33 (5.10%) Senior DevOps
9 32 (4.95%) Administrator
10 31 (4.79%) Support Engineer
11 29 (4.48%) Senior Consultant
11 29 (4.48%) Senior DevOps Consultant
11 29 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
12 26 (4.02%) Security Engineer
13 25 (3.86%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 24 (3.71%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
15 23 (3.55%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.27%) Web Services
2 49 (7.57%) Elastic Stack
2 49 (7.57%) HTML
3 47 (7.26%) CSS
4 45 (6.96%) Spring
5 29 (4.48%) Node.js
6 28 (4.33%) .NET
7 27 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 27 (4.17%) RESTful
8 25 (3.86%) OpenCV
9 23 (3.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 21 (3.25%) JSON
10 21 (3.25%) REST
11 20 (3.09%) jQuery
12 19 (2.94%) LAMP
13 18 (2.78%) Java EE
14 16 (2.47%) Middleware
14 16 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
15 15 (2.32%) Servlets
15 15 (2.32%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.12%) Algorithms
2 58 (8.96%) Robotics
3 37 (5.72%) User Experience
4 34 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 23 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.01%) Internet of Things
10 12 (1.85%) Smartphone
11 11 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.08%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 241 (37.25%) Windows
2 150 (23.18%) Unix
3 62 (9.58%) Windows Server
4 53 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 20 (3.09%) Android
7 18 (2.78%) CentOS
8 17 (2.63%) Solaris
8 17 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.47%) Ubuntu
9 16 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.55%) AIX
10 10 (1.55%) Mac OS X
11 8 (1.24%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.93%) Debian
13 5 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.46%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.46%) SUSE
16 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (28.59%) DevOps
2 165 (25.50%) Software Engineering
3 158 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (14.84%) Computer Science
5 89 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
6 80 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (11.28%) OO
8 71 (10.97%) Test Automation
9 62 (9.58%) Mathematics
10 60 (9.27%) Infrastructure as Code
11 58 (8.96%) Innovative Thinking
12 55 (8.50%) Configuration Management
13 54 (8.35%) Machine Learning
14 53 (8.19%) Microservices
15 51 (7.88%) Mentoring
16 50 (7.73%) Continuous Delivery
17 48 (7.42%) Open Source
18 47 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (7.11%) Deep Learning
20 44 (6.80%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 238 (36.79%) Java
2 212 (32.77%) Python
3 148 (22.87%) C++
4 131 (20.25%) JavaScript
5 95 (14.68%) SQL
6 92 (14.22%) C#
7 72 (11.13%) Bash Shell
8 54 (8.35%) PHP
9 50 (7.73%) PowerShell
10 48 (7.42%) Ruby
11 39 (6.03%) Shell Script
12 36 (5.56%) Perl
13 35 (5.41%) C
14 32 (4.95%) TypeScript
15 27 (4.17%) Go
16 24 (3.71%) Groovy
17 20 (3.09%) Scala
18 9 (1.39%) ES6
19 7 (1.08%) VB
20 6 (0.93%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 156 (24.11%) Degree
2 48 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (7.11%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (2.16%) PhD
5 12 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.85%) OCA
5 12 (1.85%) OCP
5 12 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (1.39%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.39%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.93%) CCNP
9 5 (0.77%) MCSE
10 4 (0.62%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) HND
11 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.46%) MCSA
12 2 (0.31%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.31%) OSCP
12 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.16%) QA
2 12 (1.85%) SLA
3 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.46%) GDPR
5 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) NCSC
System Software
1 84 (12.98%) Docker
2 25 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.40%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.32%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.39%) vSphere
6 9 (1.39%) Xen
7 8 (1.24%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.15%) HDFS
13 1 (0.15%) KVM
13 1 (0.15%) NFS
13 1 (0.15%) Snort
13 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 135 (20.87%) Opscode Chef
2 122 (18.86%) Ansible
3 104 (16.07%) Puppet
4 97 (14.99%) Terraform
5 71 (10.97%) Kubernetes
6 33 (5.10%) Consul
7 25 (3.86%) Rundeck
8 8 (1.24%) Cobbler
8 8 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (1.08%) Graphite
9 7 (1.08%) Packer
10 6 (0.93%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.93%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.93%) Icinga
11 5 (0.77%) Kibana
11 5 (0.77%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.77%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 4 (0.62%) logstash
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 75 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 70 (10.82%) Red Hat
3 54 (8.35%) Splunk
4 48 (7.42%) Oracle
5 44 (6.80%) VMware
6 39 (6.03%) Google
6 39 (6.03%) ServiceNow
7 34 (5.26%) IBM
8 31 (4.79%) Cisco
9 25 (3.86%) Delphix
9 25 (3.86%) RedGate
10 11 (1.70%) AppDynamics
11 10 (1.55%) CyberArk
11 10 (1.55%) Symantec
12 8 (1.24%) Dell
12 8 (1.24%) SAP
13 7 (1.08%) F5
14 6 (0.93%) NetApp
14 6 (0.93%) Sybase
14 6 (0.93%) Veeam