Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 602 517 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.67% 9.87% 10.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.59% 44.38% 42.65%
Number of salaries quoted 372 295 419
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +6.41%
10th Percentile £26,525 £27,200 £26,950
90th Percentile £59,750 £61,000 £61,250
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 1214 1165 1646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.52% 22.24% 25.51%
Number of salaries quoted 803 757 936
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,250 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -2 295 £32,500 -20.73% 7
Glasgow -2 215 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Dundee +9 24 £35,500 -21.11% 2
Fife +4 19 £40,000 +35.59%
Aberdeen +3 8 £40,000 +5.26%
South Lanarkshire -9 7 £43,000 +13.16%
West Lothian -10 4 £40,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £67,500 +141.07%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £39,250 -
Lanarkshire - 2 £32,750 -
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Stirling -7 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Highlands - 1 £34,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £47,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 259 (43.02%) Windows
2 180 (29.90%) Java
3 170 (28.24%) Python
4 154 (25.58%) C++
5 151 (25.08%) Unix
6 143 (23.75%) Software Engineering
7 125 (20.76%) Degree
8 122 (20.27%) DevOps
9 117 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 107 (17.77%) SQL
11 84 (13.95%) C
12 82 (13.62%) Puppet
13 81 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
13 81 (13.46%) Red Hat
14 80 (13.29%) C#
15 78 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
16 77 (12.79%) Ansible
17 74 (12.29%) Computer Science
18 71 (11.79%) Oracle
18 71 (11.79%) Jenkins
19 67 (11.13%) Finance
20 65 (10.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 65 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
21 64 (10.63%) Innovative Thinking
21 64 (10.63%) Firewall
21 64 (10.63%) Configuration Management
22 63 (10.47%) Perl
23 62 (10.30%) Git (software)
24 59 (9.80%) PowerShell
24 59 (9.80%) ITIL

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 30 (4.98%) Apache
2 24 (3.99%) WebSphere
3 23 (3.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (3.16%) JBoss
5 18 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (2.49%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
9 13 (2.16%) Apache Spark
9 13 (2.16%) Oracle UPK
10 12 (1.99%) IIS
11 9 (1.50%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.33%) MS Exchange
13 7 (1.16%) CMS
14 6 (1.00%) Confluence
14 6 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (0.83%) Drupal
16 4 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.66%) InDesign
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.33%) EngageOne
4 2 (0.33%) Houdini
4 2 (0.33%) Maya
4 2 (0.33%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 17 (2.82%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 11 (1.83%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 78 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (3.32%) Office 365
5 18 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.33%) SaaS
7 11 (1.83%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.66%) IaaS
9 7 (1.16%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (1.00%) PaaS
11 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.50%) Serverless
12 2 (0.33%) GitHub
12 2 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.33%) Heroku
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 64 (10.63%) Firewall
2 36 (5.98%) DNS
3 31 (5.15%) LAN
4 29 (4.82%) VPN
5 26 (4.32%) WAN
6 25 (4.15%) DHCP
6 25 (4.15%) SAN
7 24 (3.99%) SSL
8 22 (3.65%) TCP/IP
9 19 (3.16%) Wireless
10 16 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (2.66%) HTTP
11 14 (2.33%) MPLS
11 14 (2.33%) SMTP
11 14 (2.33%) VoIP
12 12 (1.99%) Cisco IPT
12 12 (1.99%) IP Telephony
12 12 (1.99%) Network Security
12 12 (1.99%) VLAN
13 10 (1.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.47%) Relational Database
2 47 (7.81%) Big Data
3 46 (7.64%) SQL Server
4 39 (6.48%) NoSQL
5 35 (5.81%) MySQL
6 33 (5.48%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.15%) RDBMS
8 24 (3.99%) DB2
9 23 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.82%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.16%) Data Mining
11 13 (2.16%) DB2 UDB
11 13 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.50%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.16%) Redis
16 6 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 71 (11.79%) Jenkins
2 62 (10.30%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.64%) Maven
4 31 (5.15%) Selenium
5 29 (4.82%) CMake
5 29 (4.82%) SonarQube
6 28 (4.65%) Artifactory
6 28 (4.65%) Bugzilla
6 28 (4.65%) MSBuild
6 28 (4.65%) NuGet
6 28 (4.65%) Phabricator
6 28 (4.65%) Ranorex
7 23 (3.82%) JIRA
8 20 (3.32%) Subversion
9 18 (2.99%) Vagrant
10 15 (2.49%) JUnit
11 14 (2.33%) Gradle
11 14 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (1.66%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.66%) GoCD
General
1 67 (11.13%) Finance
2 33 (5.48%) Banking
3 23 (3.82%) Electronics
4 19 (3.16%) Games
5 18 (2.99%) Law
6 10 (1.66%) Military
7 4 (0.66%) Arabic Language
7 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.50%) German Language
8 3 (0.50%) Legal
8 3 (0.50%) Marketing
9 2 (0.33%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.33%) French Language
9 2 (0.33%) Retail
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 144 (23.92%) Software Engineer
2 85 (14.12%) Developer
3 64 (10.63%) Linux Engineer
4 54 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 53 (8.80%) C++ Software Engineer
6 52 (8.64%) Consultant
7 36 (5.98%) Administrator
8 33 (5.48%) Analyst
9 31 (5.15%) Test Engineer
10 30 (4.98%) Java Developer
11 28 (4.65%) Senior DevOps
12 26 (4.32%) Architect
13 25 (4.15%) Embedded Engineer
13 25 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
14 24 (3.99%) Development Engineer
15 23 (3.82%) Senior Developer
15 23 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 23 (3.82%) Software Development Engineer
15 23 (3.82%) Software Test Engineer
15 23 (3.82%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.31%) .NET
2 43 (7.14%) Web Services
3 33 (5.48%) HTML
3 33 (5.48%) Spring
4 25 (4.15%) Hibernate
5 23 (3.82%) CSS
5 23 (3.82%) LAMP
6 22 (3.65%) AngularJS
6 22 (3.65%) XML
7 19 (3.16%) HTML5
7 19 (3.16%) RESTful
8 17 (2.82%) J2EE
8 17 (2.82%) JSON
8 17 (2.82%) SOAP
9 16 (2.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 16 (2.66%) jQuery
10 15 (2.49%) REST
11 14 (2.33%) Node.js
12 13 (2.16%) OpenCV
12 13 (2.16%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.29%) Computer Science
2 59 (9.80%) Robotics
3 49 (8.14%) Data Centre
4 34 (5.65%) Algorithms
5 31 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.82%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (2.33%) AS400
8 14 (2.33%) Replication
9 13 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.99%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (1.66%) Clustering
12 10 (1.66%) Video\Live Streaming
13 8 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 6 (1.00%) iPhone
16 5 (0.83%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 259 (43.02%) Windows
2 151 (25.08%) Unix
3 65 (10.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (7.31%) Ubuntu
5 40 (6.64%) Debian
6 37 (6.15%) CentOS
7 32 (5.32%) Windows Server
8 28 (4.65%) Android
9 27 (4.49%) AIX
10 26 (4.32%) Solaris
11 20 (3.32%) Embedded Linux
12 16 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (1.99%) VxWorks
14 11 (1.83%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (1.33%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.33%) Mac OS
17 7 (1.16%) Windows Phone
18 6 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (23.75%) Software Engineering
2 122 (20.27%) DevOps
3 117 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (10.63%) Configuration Management
4 64 (10.63%) Innovative Thinking
5 59 (9.80%) ITIL
6 50 (8.31%) Mathematics
7 48 (7.97%) Open Source
8 45 (7.48%) Test Automation
9 41 (6.81%) Scrum
10 40 (6.64%) Software Testing
11 38 (6.31%) Unit Testing
12 36 (5.98%) Continuous Delivery
12 36 (5.98%) OO
12 36 (5.98%) Requirements Analysis
13 35 (5.81%) Machine Learning
13 35 (5.81%) Mentoring
14 33 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (5.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 180 (29.90%) Java
2 170 (28.24%) Python
3 154 (25.58%) C++
4 107 (17.77%) SQL
5 84 (13.95%) C
6 80 (13.29%) C#
7 63 (10.47%) Perl
8 59 (9.80%) PowerShell
9 55 (9.14%) Bash Shell
10 52 (8.64%) Ruby
11 51 (8.47%) PHP
12 50 (8.31%) JavaScript
13 39 (6.48%) Shell Script
14 15 (2.49%) VB
15 12 (1.99%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.99%) Scala
16 5 (0.83%) Korn
16 5 (0.83%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.83%) R
17 4 (0.66%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 125 (20.76%) Degree
2 30 (4.98%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (3.82%) CISSP
4 21 (3.49%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.16%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (1.99%) CCIE
8 10 (1.66%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.16%) CCNP
9 7 (1.16%) RHCE
10 6 (1.00%) PhD
11 5 (0.83%) CEH
11 5 (0.83%) CompTIA Security+
11 5 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
12 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.50%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.50%) MCSA
13 3 (0.50%) MCSE
14 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.16%) SLA
2 9 (1.50%) QA
3 5 (0.83%) GCP
4 3 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) JTAG
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 46 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.31%) Docker
3 34 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (4.15%) Firmware
5 18 (2.99%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.50%) RHEV
8 8 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.00%) vSphere
9 6 (1.00%) Xen
9 6 (1.00%) XenApp
9 6 (1.00%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.66%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.33%) KVM
12 2 (0.33%) NFS
12 2 (0.33%) Samba
13 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 82 (13.62%) Puppet
2 81 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (12.79%) Ansible
4 34 (5.65%) Nagios
5 18 (2.99%) Packer
6 16 (2.66%) Rundeck
7 13 (2.16%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.16%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.83%) Terraform
9 10 (1.66%) Control-M
9 10 (1.66%) Grafana
9 10 (1.66%) SCOM
10 9 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.33%) Cacti
11 8 (1.33%) CFEngine
11 8 (1.33%) SmokePing
12 7 (1.16%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 6 (1.00%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 81 (13.46%) Red Hat
2 71 (11.79%) Oracle
3 58 (9.63%) Microsoft
4 51 (8.47%) VMware
5 44 (7.31%) Cisco
6 33 (5.48%) IBM
7 26 (4.32%) Splunk
8 19 (3.16%) Citrix
8 19 (3.16%) Google
8 19 (3.16%) JD Edwards
9 18 (2.99%) Symantec
9 18 (2.99%) Varonis
10 17 (2.82%) CheckPoint
10 17 (2.82%) EMC
11 15 (2.49%) CyberArk
11 15 (2.49%) Dell
12 11 (1.83%) Charles River
12 11 (1.83%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.50%) Sybase
14 8 (1.33%) F5