Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 592 538 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.81% 10.00% 11.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.21% 43.21% 44.08%
Number of salaries quoted 352 285 419
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% -1.73% +5.58%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,200 £27,400
90th Percentile £59,750 £65,000 £65,000
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 1156 1245 1631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.11% 23.13% 25.26%
Number of salaries quoted 743 755 933
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,400 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +1 291 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Glasgow -5 210 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Dundee +8 28 £42,500 +8.28%
Fife +10 18 £40,000 +35.59%
Aberdeen +2 8 £40,000 +5.26%
South Lanarkshire -5 6 £42,750 +12.50%
West Lothian -6 4 £33,000 -13.16%
Perth and Kinross - 2 £53,750 -
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Stirling +3 1 - -
North Lanarkshire -5 1 £67,500 +136.84%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Highlands - 1 £34,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 250 (42.23%) Windows
2 171 (28.89%) Java
3 165 (27.87%) Python
4 143 (24.16%) Unix
5 140 (23.65%) Software Engineering
6 135 (22.80%) C++
7 120 (20.27%) SQL
8 117 (19.76%) Degree
9 110 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
10 102 (17.23%) DevOps
11 95 (16.05%) C
12 84 (14.19%) Red Hat
13 78 (13.18%) Oracle
14 77 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
15 76 (12.84%) Finance
16 75 (12.67%) Puppet
17 73 (12.33%) C#
18 70 (11.82%) Configuration Management
19 68 (11.49%) Computer Science
20 67 (11.32%) Relational Database
21 65 (10.98%) Perl
22 61 (10.30%) JavaScript
22 61 (10.30%) Data Centre
23 60 (10.14%) PHP
23 60 (10.14%) ITIL
24 59 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
24 59 (9.97%) Bash Shell
24 59 (9.97%) PowerShell
24 59 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 58 (9.80%) Ansible

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 35 (5.91%) Apache
2 25 (4.22%) Tomcat
2 25 (4.22%) WebSphere
3 24 (4.05%) JBoss
4 23 (3.89%) WebLogic
4 23 (3.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
6 13 (2.20%) Oracle UPK
7 12 (2.03%) IIS
8 11 (1.86%) CMS
9 10 (1.69%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.52%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.01%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.84%) Confluence
12 5 (0.84%) Drupal
13 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.01%) InDesign
5 2 (0.34%) Houdini
5 2 (0.34%) Maya
5 2 (0.34%) NUKE
6 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.87%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 9 (1.52%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (2.36%) SaaS
5 12 (2.03%) Office 365
6 11 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.69%) IaaS
8 9 (1.52%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.01%) PaaS
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.51%) GitHub
12 2 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.17%) Heroku
13 1 (0.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.77%) Firewall
2 32 (5.41%) LAN
3 29 (4.90%) DNS
3 29 (4.90%) SAN
3 29 (4.90%) WAN
4 25 (4.22%) SSL
5 23 (3.89%) TCP/IP
6 20 (3.38%) DHCP
7 18 (3.04%) HTTP
7 18 (3.04%) VPN
8 16 (2.70%) Network Security
8 16 (2.70%) SMTP
9 15 (2.53%) VoIP
10 13 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (2.03%) MPLS
11 12 (2.03%) Wireless
12 11 (1.86%) HTTPS
13 10 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
13 10 (1.69%) IP Telephony
13 10 (1.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.32%) Relational Database
2 50 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 48 (8.11%) MySQL
3 48 (8.11%) NoSQL
4 37 (6.25%) Big Data
5 35 (5.91%) MongoDB
6 32 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 32 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 23 (3.89%) DB2
8 19 (3.21%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.20%) DB2 UDB
10 13 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.35%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.35%) Oracle9i Database
13 7 (1.18%) Redis
14 6 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (1.01%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (8.61%) Jenkins
2 46 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.41%) Maven
4 22 (3.72%) CMake
4 22 (3.72%) SonarQube
5 21 (3.55%) Artifactory
5 21 (3.55%) Bugzilla
5 21 (3.55%) MSBuild
5 21 (3.55%) NuGet
5 21 (3.55%) Phabricator
5 21 (3.55%) Ranorex
5 21 (3.55%) Selenium
6 17 (2.87%) Subversion
7 16 (2.70%) JUnit
8 14 (2.36%) JIRA
9 11 (1.86%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.18%) Gradle
11 6 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.01%) JMeter
11 6 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 76 (12.84%) Finance
2 36 (6.08%) Banking
3 25 (4.22%) Electronics
3 25 (4.22%) Law
4 19 (3.21%) Games
5 10 (1.69%) Military
6 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.84%) Legal
8 4 (0.68%) Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.51%) German Language
9 3 (0.51%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.34%) Arabic Language
10 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 139 (23.48%) Software Engineer
2 97 (16.39%) Developer
3 72 (12.16%) Linux Engineer
4 50 (8.45%) Consultant
5 48 (8.11%) C++ Software Engineer
6 44 (7.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 40 (6.76%) Administrator
8 33 (5.57%) Java Developer
9 31 (5.24%) Analyst
10 28 (4.73%) Embedded Engineer
10 28 (4.73%) Linux Consultant
11 27 (4.56%) Systems Administrator
12 25 (4.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 24 (4.05%) Senior Developer
13 24 (4.05%) Test Engineer
14 23 (3.89%) C Software Engineer
15 21 (3.55%) Security Consultant
16 20 (3.38%) Embedded C Engineer
17 19 (3.21%) Embedded C Software Engineer
17 19 (3.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.26%) .NET
2 38 (6.42%) Spring
3 35 (5.91%) Web Services
4 33 (5.57%) HTML
5 29 (4.90%) LAMP
6 28 (4.73%) CSS
6 28 (4.73%) Hibernate
7 26 (4.39%) AngularJS
8 24 (4.05%) RESTful
8 24 (4.05%) XML
9 23 (3.89%) JSON
10 21 (3.55%) jQuery
11 20 (3.38%) SOAP
12 19 (3.21%) HTML5
12 19 (3.21%) J2EE
13 18 (3.04%) REST
14 15 (2.53%) Middleware
14 15 (2.53%) Node.js
15 13 (2.20%) EDI
15 13 (2.20%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 61 (10.30%) Data Centre
3 43 (7.26%) Robotics
4 34 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.38%) Algorithms
5 20 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (3.04%) Device Driver
7 17 (2.87%) Replication
8 15 (2.53%) Blackberry
8 15 (2.53%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.36%) AS400
10 12 (2.03%) Clustering
11 11 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.52%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.18%) Arduino
13 7 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.18%) Raspberry Pi
14 5 (0.84%) User Experience
15 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 250 (42.23%) Windows
2 143 (24.16%) Unix
3 59 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 38 (6.42%) Android
5 35 (5.91%) Debian
6 32 (5.41%) Ubuntu
7 30 (5.07%) AIX
7 30 (5.07%) Windows Server
8 29 (4.90%) Embedded Linux
9 26 (4.39%) CentOS
10 23 (3.89%) Solaris
11 14 (2.36%) VxWorks
12 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.01%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.01%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.01%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.51%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (23.65%) Software Engineering
2 110 (18.58%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (17.23%) DevOps
4 70 (11.82%) Configuration Management
5 60 (10.14%) ITIL
6 47 (7.94%) OO
7 45 (7.60%) Open Source
8 42 (7.09%) Mathematics
9 37 (6.25%) SDLC
10 36 (6.08%) Software Testing
11 35 (5.91%) Test Automation
11 35 (5.91%) Web Development
12 33 (5.57%) Scrum
13 32 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
14 31 (5.24%) Analytics
15 29 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (4.90%) Unit Testing
16 28 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
17 27 (4.56%) Mentoring
18 25 (4.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 171 (28.89%) Java
2 165 (27.87%) Python
3 135 (22.80%) C++
4 120 (20.27%) SQL
5 95 (16.05%) C
6 73 (12.33%) C#
7 65 (10.98%) Perl
8 61 (10.30%) JavaScript
9 60 (10.14%) PHP
10 59 (9.97%) Bash Shell
10 59 (9.97%) PowerShell
11 48 (8.11%) Shell Script
12 39 (6.59%) Ruby
13 23 (3.89%) VB
14 8 (1.35%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.01%) Korn
15 6 (1.01%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.01%) Scala
16 4 (0.68%) Groovy
16 4 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 117 (19.76%) Degree
2 24 (4.05%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (3.04%) CISSP
3 18 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.69%) CCIE
6 8 (1.35%) Security Cleared
7 7 (1.18%) CCNP
7 7 (1.18%) RHCE
8 6 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.68%) MCSA
10 4 (0.68%) MCSE
11 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.34%) CISM
12 2 (0.34%) HND
12 2 (0.34%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.87%) SLA
2 11 (1.86%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.73%) Docker
3 28 (4.73%) Firmware
4 17 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.03%) RHEV
6 10 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.01%) Xen
9 6 (1.01%) XenApp
9 6 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.51%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.51%) KVM
13 2 (0.34%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
13 2 (0.34%) NFS
13 2 (0.34%) Samba
13 2 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 77 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
2 75 (12.67%) Puppet
3 58 (9.80%) Ansible
4 38 (6.42%) Nagios
5 13 (2.20%) Control-M
5 13 (2.20%) Rundeck
6 12 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (2.03%) ZABBIX
7 10 (1.69%) Grafana
8 9 (1.52%) Cacti
8 9 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (1.35%) CFEngine
9 8 (1.35%) Data Guard
9 8 (1.35%) SCOM
9 8 (1.35%) SmokePing
10 7 (1.18%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.18%) SCCM
11 6 (1.01%) Packer
12 5 (0.84%) Graphite
12 5 (0.84%) Icinga
Vendors
1 84 (14.19%) Red Hat
2 78 (13.18%) Oracle
3 53 (8.95%) VMware
4 44 (7.43%) Microsoft
5 37 (6.25%) Cisco
6 35 (5.91%) IBM
7 31 (5.24%) Splunk
8 23 (3.89%) Citrix
8 23 (3.89%) EMC
9 19 (3.21%) JD Edwards
10 16 (2.70%) CyberArk
10 16 (2.70%) Symantec
10 16 (2.70%) Varonis
11 15 (2.53%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.36%) Google
13 13 (2.20%) F5
14 9 (1.52%) Charles River
14 9 (1.52%) Sybase
15 7 (1.18%) CA
15 7 (1.18%) Dell