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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 278 281 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.33% 9.83% 11.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.85% 41.14% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 166 131 220
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £44,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% -4.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 526 683 754
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.54% 23.90% 24.07%
Number of salaries quoted 326 380 441
Median salary £39,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +11 145 £39,000 +4.00% 28
Glasgow -11 92 £43,500 -10.76% 31
Dundee +4 17 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Fife +5 6 £33,000 +16.81%
Aberdeen -4 3 £40,000 +5.26% 1
West Lothian -2 2 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
South Lanarkshire -2 1 £33,000 +1.53%
Highlands - 1 £34,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £60,000 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 170 (34.69%) Windows
2 129 (26.33%) Python
3 123 (25.10%) Java
4 118 (24.08%) SQL
5 112 (22.86%) Unix
6 106 (21.63%) Software Engineering
7 103 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (16.94%) C
8 83 (16.94%) C++
9 78 (15.92%) Degree
10 72 (14.69%) Finance
11 68 (13.88%) JavaScript
12 64 (13.06%) Configuration Management
13 63 (12.86%) Puppet
14 62 (12.65%) Oracle
15 61 (12.45%) Opscode Chef
16 57 (11.63%) Relational Database
17 55 (11.22%) MySQL
17 55 (11.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 53 (10.82%) Red Hat
18 53 (10.82%) DevOps
18 53 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
19 50 (10.20%) Bash Shell
20 49 (10.00%) VMware
21 48 (9.80%) PHP
22 47 (9.59%) Data Centre
23 46 (9.39%) Perl
23 46 (9.39%) C#
24 45 (9.18%) PowerShell
24 45 (9.18%) SDLC

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 37 (7.55%) Apache
2 24 (4.90%) Tomcat
3 20 (4.08%) JBoss
4 15 (3.06%) IIS
5 12 (2.45%) CMS
5 12 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.24%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.04%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.02%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.02%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.82%) Confluence
10 4 (0.82%) Drupal
10 4 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.82%) InDesign
3 4 (0.82%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.20%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.65%) Office 365
4 11 (2.24%) SaaS
5 7 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.43%) IaaS
6 6 (1.22%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.02%) PaaS
8 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.92%) Firewall
1 29 (5.92%) SAN
2 24 (4.90%) WAN
3 22 (4.49%) DNS
4 16 (3.27%) DHCP
5 15 (3.06%) LAN
6 13 (2.65%) LDAP
7 11 (2.24%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.04%) HTTP
8 10 (2.04%) NAS
8 10 (2.04%) SSL
9 9 (1.84%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.63%) Internet
10 8 (1.63%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.63%) Network Security
10 8 (1.63%) SMTP
11 7 (1.43%) VoIP
12 6 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.22%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 55 (11.22%) MySQL
3 33 (6.73%) SQL Server
4 29 (5.92%) NoSQL
4 29 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
5 27 (5.51%) RDBMS
6 21 (4.29%) MongoDB
7 19 (3.88%) Big Data
8 17 (3.47%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.65%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.24%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.84%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (1.43%) DB2
14 7 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.82%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
17 3 (0.61%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 37 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 30 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (5.31%) Subversion
4 18 (3.67%) Maven
5 10 (2.04%) Ant
6 7 (1.43%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.43%) JUnit
6 7 (1.43%) SonarQube
7 6 (1.22%) Artifactory
7 6 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.22%) Bugzilla
7 6 (1.22%) CMake
7 6 (1.22%) HttpUnit
7 6 (1.22%) JIRA
7 6 (1.22%) JMeter
7 6 (1.22%) MSBuild
7 6 (1.22%) NuGet
7 6 (1.22%) Phabricator
7 6 (1.22%) Ranorex
8 5 (1.02%) Bitbucket
General
1 72 (14.69%) Finance
2 34 (6.94%) Banking
3 25 (5.10%) Electronics
4 21 (4.29%) Law
5 16 (3.27%) Games
6 8 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.02%) Retail
8 4 (0.82%) Marketing
9 3 (0.61%) Legal
9 3 (0.61%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.61%) Publishing
10 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 111 (22.65%) Developer
2 86 (17.55%) Software Engineer
3 54 (11.02%) Linux Engineer
4 38 (7.76%) Consultant
5 36 (7.35%) Administrator
5 36 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 32 (6.53%) Analyst
7 31 (6.33%) Embedded Engineer
7 31 (6.33%) Security Consultant
8 28 (5.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 27 (5.51%) C++ Software Engineer
9 27 (5.51%) Senior Developer
9 27 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
10 26 (5.31%) Linux Consultant
11 22 (4.49%) C Software Engineer
12 21 (4.29%) Associate Consultant
12 21 (4.29%) Linux Administrator
13 19 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.88%) Embedded C Engineer
13 19 (3.88%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.57%) HTML
2 39 (7.96%) LAMP
2 39 (7.96%) Web Services
3 37 (7.55%) Spring
3 37 (7.55%) XML
4 32 (6.53%) CSS
5 28 (5.71%) jQuery
6 25 (5.10%) JSON
7 22 (4.49%) AngularJS
7 22 (4.49%) Hibernate
7 22 (4.49%) RESTful
8 20 (4.08%) HTML5
9 19 (3.88%) SOAP
10 18 (3.67%) .NET
10 18 (3.67%) J2EE
11 14 (2.86%) Java EE
12 13 (2.65%) CSS3
12 13 (2.65%) Middleware
13 11 (2.24%) REST
14 10 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.47%) Device Driver
5 15 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (2.24%) Replication
7 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.84%) Arduino
8 9 (1.84%) Clustering
8 9 (1.84%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.84%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.84%) Raspberry Pi
9 8 (1.63%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.43%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.43%) Robotics
11 6 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.22%) User Experience
12 5 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 170 (34.69%) Windows
2 112 (22.86%) Unix
3 55 (11.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (7.96%) Android
5 35 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 26 (5.31%) Embedded Linux
7 25 (5.10%) AIX
8 22 (4.49%) Solaris
8 22 (4.49%) Ubuntu
9 17 (3.47%) CentOS
10 16 (3.27%) Debian
11 13 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.45%) Apple iOS
13 10 (2.04%) VxWorks
14 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (1.02%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.61%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.61%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (21.63%) Software Engineering
2 103 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (13.06%) Configuration Management
4 53 (10.82%) DevOps
5 45 (9.18%) Open Source
5 45 (9.18%) SDLC
6 44 (8.98%) OO
7 38 (7.76%) Web Development
8 32 (6.53%) ITIL
8 32 (6.53%) Security Monitoring
9 31 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
10 29 (5.92%) Analytics
11 27 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (4.69%) Mathematics
12 23 (4.69%) Scrum
13 18 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.27%) Information Security
14 16 (3.27%) OOD
14 16 (3.27%) Service Delivery
14 16 (3.27%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 129 (26.33%) Python
2 123 (25.10%) Java
3 118 (24.08%) SQL
4 83 (16.94%) C
4 83 (16.94%) C++
5 68 (13.88%) JavaScript
6 50 (10.20%) Bash Shell
7 48 (9.80%) PHP
8 46 (9.39%) C#
8 46 (9.39%) Perl
9 45 (9.18%) PowerShell
10 31 (6.33%) Shell Script
11 26 (5.31%) Ruby
12 24 (4.90%) VB
13 14 (2.86%) Embedded C
14 8 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.43%) VBScript
16 6 (1.22%) Korn
17 4 (0.82%) Groovy
17 4 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (15.92%) Degree
2 10 (2.04%) CISSP
3 9 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.22%) CCNP
5 6 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.82%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.82%) HND
6 4 (0.82%) MCSA
6 4 (0.82%) MCSE
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.61%) ISEB
8 2 (0.41%) CCNA
8 2 (0.41%) CISM
8 2 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.20%) CEH
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.67%) SLA
2 10 (2.04%) QA
3 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.10%) Firmware
4 22 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.86%) Docker
5 14 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (2.24%) XenApp
7 10 (2.04%) RHEV
7 10 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.02%) KVM
9 5 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.82%) Xen
11 3 (0.61%) HDFS
11 3 (0.61%) NFS
11 3 (0.61%) Samba
11 3 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.41%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 63 (12.86%) Puppet
2 61 (12.45%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (6.94%) Ansible
4 25 (5.10%) Nagios
5 11 (2.24%) SCCM
6 9 (1.84%) Rundeck
6 9 (1.84%) SCOM
7 8 (1.63%) Control-M
7 8 (1.63%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (1.43%) Check_MK
8 7 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.02%) Packer
10 4 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.61%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.61%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.61%) Terraform
12 2 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 62 (12.65%) Oracle
2 53 (10.82%) Red Hat
3 49 (10.00%) VMware
4 42 (8.57%) Splunk
5 40 (8.16%) Cisco
5 40 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 24 (4.90%) Citrix
7 20 (4.08%) IBM
8 18 (3.67%) F5
9 17 (3.47%) EMC
9 17 (3.47%) Symantec
10 11 (2.24%) Brocade
10 11 (2.24%) Google
11 10 (2.04%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.84%) CA
12 9 (1.84%) Percona
12 9 (1.84%) Perforce
12 9 (1.84%) Riverbed
12 9 (1.84%) Varonis
13 8 (1.63%) CyberArk
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience. Includes Pension and bonuses.
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + on call allowance & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: Addtional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits + Personal Development
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits + Personal Development
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
IT Connections
Salary: Attractive Salary
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: bonus, share scheme, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago