Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 215 567 589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 12.46% 11.88% 11.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.88% 52.11% 49.83%
Number of salaries quoted 183 303 372
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,100 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

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 431 1,088 1,182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 24.99% 22.79% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 314 645 765
Median annual salary £47,500 £43,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.47% -1.15% +8.75%
10th Percentile £31,550 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Scotland.

Salary trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Scotland over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020. 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 0 102 £52,500 +23.53% 34
Glasgow +2 86 £47,500 +5.56% 31
Dundee +3 7 £42,500 +3.03% 3
Stirling +1 4 £52,500 +50.00%
West Lothian +1 4 £42,500 - 1
Inverclyde - 2 £45,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £54,750 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £31,500 -
Fife -7 1 - - 1
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 96 (44.65%) Python
2 81 (37.67%) DevOps
3 77 (35.81%) AWS
4 72 (33.49%) Java
4 72 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (26.98%) Software Engineering
6 51 (23.72%) SQL
7 46 (21.40%) Docker
7 46 (21.40%) Windows
7 46 (21.40%) Git (software)
8 45 (20.93%) JavaScript
8 45 (20.93%) C++
9 44 (20.47%) Terraform
10 42 (19.53%) Kubernetes
11 40 (18.60%) Scrum
12 38 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
13 37 (17.21%) Azure
14 36 (16.74%) C
15 35 (16.28%) HTML
15 35 (16.28%) Ansible
15 35 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
16 34 (15.81%) Puppet
17 33 (15.35%) Unix
18 32 (14.88%) C#
19 30 (13.95%) Bash Shell
20 28 (13.02%) MySQL
20 28 (13.02%) OO
21 27 (12.56%) Finance
22 26 (12.09%) TDD
23 24 (11.16%) PowerShell

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 16 (7.44%) Apache
2 5 (2.33%) Confluence
3 4 (1.86%) CMS
3 4 (1.86%) nginx
3 4 (1.86%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.86%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.40%) IIS
4 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) Drupal
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 77 (35.81%) AWS
2 37 (17.21%) Azure
3 24 (11.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (6.05%) SaaS
5 11 (5.12%) GCP
5 11 (5.12%) Office 365
6 7 (3.26%) Amazon EKS
7 6 (2.79%) PaaS
8 4 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.86%) IaaS
8 4 (1.86%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.86%) Serverless
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.93%) Route 53
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.91%) VPN
2 14 (6.51%) Firewall
2 14 (6.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.26%) Internet
4 5 (2.33%) LAN
4 5 (2.33%) WAN
5 4 (1.86%) DNS
5 4 (1.86%) Skype
5 4 (1.86%) VLAN
5 4 (1.86%) Wireless
6 3 (1.40%) SSH
6 3 (1.40%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.93%) BGP
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.93%) DHCP
7 2 (0.93%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.93%) Network Security
7 2 (0.93%) SSL
7 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.02%) MySQL
2 17 (7.91%) NoSQL
3 16 (7.44%) Big Data
4 13 (6.05%) SQL Server
5 11 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.19%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.86%) Power BI
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.40%) Redis
10 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.47%) DB2
11 1 (0.47%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (21.40%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.23%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.98%) GitLab
4 10 (4.65%) JIRA
5 8 (3.72%) IBM UrbanCode
5 8 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.72%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.72%) Travis CI
6 5 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.33%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.33%) FishEye
6 5 (2.33%) Subversion
7 3 (1.40%) Bugzilla
7 3 (1.40%) TestLink
8 2 (0.93%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.93%) Maven
8 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.47%) JUnit
9 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 27 (12.56%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Banking
3 5 (2.33%) Games
3 5 (2.33%) Retail
4 4 (1.86%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
5 3 (1.40%) Front Office
6 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.93%) Automotive
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (22.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (18.14%) Developer
2 39 (18.14%) Software Engineer
3 16 (7.44%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (6.98%) AWS DevOps
4 15 (6.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 11 (5.12%) Java Developer
6 10 (4.65%) Consultant
7 9 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.19%) Technical Leader
8 8 (3.72%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (3.26%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.26%) Monitoring Engineer
9 7 (3.26%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.26%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.79%) DevOps Consultant
10 6 (2.79%) Java Engineer
10 6 (2.79%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (16.28%) HTML
2 24 (11.16%) HTML5
3 18 (8.37%) CSS
4 17 (7.91%) RESTful
4 17 (7.91%) Web Services
5 13 (6.05%) J2EE
5 13 (6.05%) React
6 12 (5.58%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.72%) .NET
7 8 (3.72%) Django
7 8 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (3.72%) LAMP
7 8 (3.72%) SOAP
7 8 (3.72%) Vue.js
8 7 (3.26%) JSON
8 7 (3.26%) Qt
8 7 (3.26%) Spring
9 6 (2.79%) REST
10 5 (2.33%) Node.js
11 4 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.77%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (8.84%) Algorithms
3 17 (7.91%) Data Structures
4 15 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (4.19%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.86%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 2 (0.93%) Clustering
9 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.47%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.47%) Life Science
10 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.40%) Windows
2 33 (15.35%) Unix
3 14 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (3.72%) Mesosphere
5 5 (2.33%) CentOS
5 5 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.40%) Solaris
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.47%) Android
8 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.47%) Debian
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (37.67%) DevOps
2 72 (33.49%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (26.98%) Software Engineering
4 40 (18.60%) Scrum
5 38 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (13.02%) OO
7 26 (12.09%) TDD
8 22 (10.23%) Configuration Management
8 22 (10.23%) Test Automation
9 21 (9.77%) Multithreading
10 18 (8.37%) BDD
11 15 (6.98%) Analytics
12 14 (6.51%) Continuous Deployment
12 14 (6.51%) Deployment Automation
12 14 (6.51%) Infrastructure as Code
13 13 (6.05%) Data Analytics
13 13 (6.05%) Migration
13 13 (6.05%) Visualisation
14 12 (5.58%) Machine Learning
14 12 (5.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 96 (44.65%) Python
2 72 (33.49%) Java
3 51 (23.72%) SQL
4 45 (20.93%) C++
4 45 (20.93%) JavaScript
5 36 (16.74%) C
6 32 (14.88%) C#
7 30 (13.95%) Bash Shell
8 24 (11.16%) PowerShell
9 21 (9.77%) Perl
10 20 (9.30%) PHP
11 17 (7.91%) Java 8
12 15 (6.98%) Shell Script
13 11 (5.12%) Go
14 9 (4.19%) Ruby
15 8 (3.72%) Embedded C
16 6 (2.79%) Scala
17 5 (2.33%) PHP 7
18 3 (1.40%) Groovy
19 2 (0.93%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (6.51%) Degree
2 6 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.86%) CCNA
3 4 (1.86%) CCNP
3 4 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.93%) LPIC
4 2 (0.93%) MCP
4 2 (0.93%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) CISM
5 1 (0.47%) CISSP
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.47%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.91%) QA
2 4 (1.86%) SLA
3 2 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (21.40%) Docker
2 13 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.79%) Firmware
4 5 (2.33%) vSphere
5 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.40%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (20.47%) Terraform
2 42 (19.53%) Kubernetes
3 35 (16.28%) Ansible
3 35 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (15.81%) Puppet
5 8 (3.72%) Automic
5 8 (3.72%) Consul
5 8 (3.72%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.86%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.86%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.86%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.40%) Nagios
8 2 (0.93%) Rancher
8 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.93%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.93%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.93%) WSUS
9 1 (0.47%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 23 (10.70%) Atlassian
2 17 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.44%) VMware
4 14 (6.51%) Splunk
5 13 (6.05%) Red Hat
6 12 (5.58%) Oracle
7 8 (3.72%) Cisco
8 7 (3.26%) AppDynamics
8 7 (3.26%) Dynatrace
8 7 (3.26%) Veeam
9 4 (1.86%) CommVault
9 4 (1.86%) SAP
10 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.47%) Apple
11 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.47%) NetApp
11 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.47%) Solace
11 1 (0.47%) Talarian
11 1 (0.47%) Veritas