Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 520 399 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.41% 8.56% 9.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.19% 40.26% 38.45%
Number of salaries quoted 329 255 380
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,450 £27,200 £27,950
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,102 991 1,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.95% 21.27% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 740 673 895
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,998 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -4 257 £32,000 -22.89% 47
Glasgow +9 200 £47,500 +11.76% 34
Fife -1 15 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Dundee -1 15 £35,750 -28.50% 2
South Lanarkshire -7 7 £43,000 +13.16%
West Lothian -13 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £46,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 3 £67,500 - 1
Lanarkshire - 3 £32,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 £40,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 220 (42.31%) Windows
2 154 (29.62%) Unix
3 149 (28.65%) Python
3 149 (28.65%) Java
4 135 (25.96%) C++
5 129 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (24.81%) DevOps
6 110 (21.15%) Software Engineering
7 104 (20.00%) Degree
8 102 (19.62%) SQL
9 94 (18.08%) Amazon AWS
10 77 (14.81%) Jenkins
11 73 (14.04%) Ansible
11 73 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
12 71 (13.65%) Puppet
13 68 (13.08%) C#
14 66 (12.69%) Oracle
15 65 (12.50%) Ruby
15 65 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
16 63 (12.12%) Git (software)
17 61 (11.73%) Innovative Thinking
18 60 (11.54%) Finance
19 59 (11.35%) Firewall
19 59 (11.35%) Computer Science
20 57 (10.96%) Robotics
21 54 (10.38%) Red Hat
22 53 (10.19%) Microsoft
22 53 (10.19%) C
23 52 (10.00%) Web Services
23 52 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (3.85%) Apache
2 18 (3.46%) WebLogic
3 17 (3.27%) IIS
3 17 (3.27%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (2.88%) Apache Spark
5 12 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (2.31%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.73%) Oracle Application Server
6 9 (1.73%) Oracle UPK
6 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.73%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.54%) JBoss
8 7 (1.35%) Drupal
9 5 (0.96%) CMS
9 5 (0.96%) Confluence
9 5 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (0.96%) nginx
9 5 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) EngageOne
2 2 (0.38%) Houdini
2 2 (0.38%) Maya
2 2 (0.38%) NUKE
2 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.50%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 11 (2.12%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.58%) Magento
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 94 (18.08%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (2.88%) Office 365
5 13 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.31%) SaaS
7 9 (1.73%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.15%) IaaS
9 6 (1.15%) PaaS
10 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.38%) Heroku
11 2 (0.38%) Serverless
12 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 59 (11.35%) Firewall
2 27 (5.19%) VPN
3 25 (4.81%) LAN
4 23 (4.42%) DNS
5 20 (3.85%) WAN
6 18 (3.46%) DHCP
6 18 (3.46%) Wireless
7 15 (2.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (2.88%) HTTP
7 15 (2.88%) SSL
7 15 (2.88%) TCP/IP
8 14 (2.69%) MPLS
8 14 (2.69%) Network Security
9 12 (2.31%) Cisco IPT
9 12 (2.31%) IP Telephony
10 11 (2.12%) SAN
11 10 (1.92%) VLAN
12 8 (1.54%) Internet
13 7 (1.35%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.46%) Big Data
2 42 (8.08%) SQL Server
3 39 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 33 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.77%) MongoDB
6 25 (4.81%) RDBMS
7 23 (4.42%) DB2
8 21 (4.04%) MySQL
9 20 (3.85%) Oracle Database
9 20 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (3.65%) Data Mining
11 14 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (1.73%) DB2 UDB
13 9 (1.73%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 77 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 63 (12.12%) Git (software)
3 34 (6.54%) Maven
4 31 (5.96%) Selenium
5 29 (5.58%) JIRA
5 29 (5.58%) SonarQube
6 26 (5.00%) CMake
7 25 (4.81%) Artifactory
7 25 (4.81%) Bugzilla
7 25 (4.81%) MSBuild
7 25 (4.81%) NuGet
7 25 (4.81%) Phabricator
7 25 (4.81%) Ranorex
8 22 (4.23%) Subversion
9 20 (3.85%) Vagrant
10 17 (3.27%) GoCD
10 17 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (3.08%) JUnit
12 13 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (11.54%) Finance
2 26 (5.00%) Banking
3 17 (3.27%) Games
4 12 (2.31%) Electronics
5 9 (1.73%) Military
6 8 (1.54%) Law
7 6 (1.15%) Advertising
7 6 (1.15%) Arabic Language
8 5 (0.96%) Retail
9 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.38%) French Language
10 2 (0.38%) German Language
10 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Legal
10 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (22.50%) Software Engineer
2 65 (12.50%) Developer
3 58 (11.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 48 (9.23%) Linux Engineer
5 47 (9.04%) C++ Software Engineer
6 43 (8.27%) Consultant
7 36 (6.92%) Senior DevOps
8 33 (6.35%) Analyst
9 30 (5.77%) Administrator
10 27 (5.19%) Development Engineer
11 25 (4.81%) Software Development Engineer
11 25 (4.81%) Software Test Engineer
11 25 (4.81%) Test Development Engineer
11 25 (4.81%) Test Engineer
12 23 (4.42%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.23%) Architect
13 22 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (4.04%) Support Engineer
15 20 (3.85%) Java Developer
16 19 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.00%) Web Services
2 50 (9.62%) .NET
3 33 (6.35%) HTML
4 32 (6.15%) XML
5 26 (5.00%) Spring
6 23 (4.42%) Elastic Stack
6 23 (4.42%) Hibernate
7 22 (4.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (4.23%) Middleware
8 19 (3.65%) CSS
8 19 (3.65%) OpenCV
9 18 (3.46%) HTML5
10 17 (3.27%) JSON
11 16 (3.08%) REST
12 14 (2.69%) Ruby on Rails
13 13 (2.50%) Node.js
13 13 (2.50%) RESTful
13 13 (2.50%) SOAP
14 12 (2.31%) AngularJS
14 12 (2.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.35%) Computer Science
2 57 (10.96%) Robotics
3 34 (6.54%) Algorithms
4 21 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.46%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (2.31%) Blackberry
8 11 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
8 11 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.73%) AS400
10 7 (1.35%) DataPower
10 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.15%) iPhone
11 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.15%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.96%) Replication
13 4 (0.77%) CUDA
13 4 (0.77%) iSeries
14 3 (0.58%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 220 (42.31%) Windows
2 154 (29.62%) Unix
3 52 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (7.88%) Ubuntu
5 39 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 38 (7.31%) CentOS
7 33 (6.35%) Debian
8 25 (4.81%) Solaris
9 21 (4.04%) AIX
10 15 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (2.12%) Robot Operating System
11 11 (2.12%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.73%) Android
12 9 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
13 8 (1.54%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.15%) Windows Phone
15 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.77%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
1 129 (24.81%) DevOps
2 110 (21.15%) Software Engineering
3 61 (11.73%) Innovative Thinking
4 50 (9.62%) ITIL
5 47 (9.04%) Mathematics
6 44 (8.46%) Configuration Management
6 44 (8.46%) Continuous Delivery
7 42 (8.08%) Open Source
7 42 (8.08%) Scrum
8 41 (7.88%) Mentoring
8 41 (7.88%) Unit Testing
9 40 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (7.69%) TDD
9 40 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 38 (7.31%) Data Analysis
11 33 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
11 33 (6.35%) Machine Learning
12 31 (5.96%) Software Testing
13 30 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 149 (28.65%) Java
1 149 (28.65%) Python
2 135 (25.96%) C++
3 102 (19.62%) SQL
4 68 (13.08%) C#
5 65 (12.50%) Ruby
6 53 (10.19%) C
7 43 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 40 (7.69%) Perl
9 39 (7.50%) PowerShell
10 37 (7.12%) Bash Shell
11 36 (6.92%) Shell Script
12 29 (5.58%) PHP
13 15 (2.88%) PL/SQL
14 14 (2.69%) Scala
15 4 (0.77%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.77%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.77%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.58%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.58%) Smalltalk
Qualifications
1 104 (20.00%) Degree
2 30 (5.77%) Numerate Degree
3 24 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.23%) CISSP
5 21 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.31%) CCIE
8 10 (1.92%) CEH
9 9 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (1.73%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (1.73%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.96%) PhD
11 3 (0.58%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.58%) RHCE
12 2 (0.38%) CCNP
12 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.38%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.38%) MCSE
13 1 (0.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.46%) SLA
2 13 (2.50%) GCP
3 5 (0.96%) QA
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) BS7666
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) JTAG
6 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 51 (9.81%) Docker
2 27 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.50%) Firmware
4 10 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.92%) vSphere
5 9 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.73%) Xen
6 8 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.96%) Apache Flume
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.77%) NFS
8 4 (0.77%) XenServer
9 2 (0.38%) Samba
9 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) vCloud
10 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (14.04%) Ansible
2 71 (13.65%) Puppet
3 65 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (4.23%) Packer
5 21 (4.04%) Terraform
6 20 (3.85%) Nagios
7 14 (2.69%) Rundeck
8 13 (2.50%) Consul
9 12 (2.31%) Kubernetes
10 8 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 8 (1.54%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.35%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.15%) Cacti
12 6 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.15%) Malwarebytes
12 6 (1.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (1.15%) SCOM
12 6 (1.15%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.96%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 66 (12.69%) Oracle
2 54 (10.38%) Red Hat
3 53 (10.19%) Microsoft
4 37 (7.12%) VMware
5 30 (5.77%) Cisco
5 30 (5.77%) Splunk
6 25 (4.81%) IBM
7 19 (3.65%) ServiceNow
8 15 (2.88%) Google
9 14 (2.69%) CyberArk
9 14 (2.69%) JD Edwards
9 14 (2.69%) Sybase
10 13 (2.50%) CheckPoint
10 13 (2.50%) Citrix
10 13 (2.50%) RedGate
11 12 (2.31%) Varonis
12 11 (2.12%) Charles River
12 11 (2.12%) Dell
13 10 (1.92%) Symantec
14 9 (1.73%) AppDynamics