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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Scotland
Rank 20 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 216 209 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.31% 7.15% 9.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.47% 32.91% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125 145 175
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,700 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 475 635 693
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.48% 21.72% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 273 382 414
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £24,125
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +19 135 £40,000 -5.88% 30
Glasgow -4 60 £40,000 -5.88% 12
West Lothian 0 9 £42,500 -22.72%
Dundee +8 4 £40,000 - 6
Fife +4 3 £33,250 +14.65%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £31,500 - 5
Stirling +15 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £53,000 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 126 (31.27%) Windows
2 119 (29.53%) Java
3 115 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (27.30%) Python
5 98 (24.32%) SQL
6 88 (21.84%) Finance
7 85 (21.09%) Unix
8 76 (18.86%) Software Engineering
9 62 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 58 (14.39%) Open Source
11 54 (13.40%) DevOps
11 54 (13.40%) JavaScript
12 53 (13.15%) Red Hat
12 53 (13.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (13.15%) Puppet
13 52 (12.90%) C++
14 51 (12.66%) Spring
15 50 (12.41%) Web Services
16 49 (12.16%) Oracle
16 49 (12.16%) VMware
17 48 (11.91%) XML
18 46 (11.41%) Opscode Chef
19 45 (11.17%) MySQL
20 43 (10.67%) HTML
21 42 (10.42%) Cisco
21 42 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (10.17%) Degree
22 41 (10.17%) SDLC
23 40 (9.93%) Bash Shell
23 40 (9.93%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related 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 33 (8.19%) Apache
2 31 (7.69%) JBoss
3 24 (5.96%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.22%) IIS
5 13 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (2.98%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.23%) MQSeries
7 9 (2.23%) nginx
8 7 (1.74%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.49%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.49%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.24%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.99%) Confluence
11 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.25%) GIMP
4 1 (0.25%) Houdini
4 1 (0.25%) Maya
4 1 (0.25%) NUKE
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) HFM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.23%) SaaS
4 10 (2.48%) IaaS
5 9 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.74%) Office 365
7 6 (1.49%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.49%) PaaS
8 5 (1.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.69%) Firewall
2 26 (6.45%) DNS
3 21 (5.21%) WAN
4 17 (4.22%) SAN
5 14 (3.47%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.98%) HTTP
7 11 (2.73%) iSCSI
7 11 (2.73%) LAN
7 11 (2.73%) Network Security
8 10 (2.48%) Internet
8 10 (2.48%) LDAP
8 10 (2.48%) NAS
9 9 (2.23%) DHCP
10 8 (1.99%) VPN
11 7 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (1.74%) SSL
12 6 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.49%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.24%) Cisco ISE
14 4 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.17%) MySQL
2 38 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 28 (6.95%) Hadoop
3 28 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (6.20%) Oracle Database
5 23 (5.71%) Big Data
6 22 (5.46%) MongoDB
7 21 (5.21%) SQL Server
8 17 (4.22%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.72%) Neo4j
9 15 (3.72%) Pentaho
10 14 (3.47%) RDBMS
11 11 (2.73%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.99%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.24%) DB2
14 5 (1.24%) Flink
14 5 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
14 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (9.93%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.47%) Subversion
4 15 (3.72%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (2.48%) Maven
6 8 (1.99%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.74%) Ant
7 7 (1.74%) Selenium
8 6 (1.49%) JIRA
9 4 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.99%) Hudson
10 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.74%) Gradle
10 3 (0.74%) Grunt
10 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.50%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.50%) JUnit
11 2 (0.50%) MSI
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (21.84%) Finance
2 26 (6.45%) Banking
3 22 (5.46%) Games
4 14 (3.47%) Law
5 10 (2.48%) Electronics
5 10 (2.48%) Retail
6 4 (0.99%) Marketing
6 4 (0.99%) Publishing
6 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.74%) Legal
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (26.80%) Developer
2 47 (11.66%) Java Developer
3 43 (10.67%) Software Engineer
4 33 (8.19%) Analyst
5 27 (6.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (6.45%) Consultant
6 26 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (5.96%) Security Consultant
8 21 (5.21%) Administrator
8 21 (5.21%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (4.71%) Senior Developer
10 18 (4.47%) Systems Engineer
11 17 (4.22%) Associate Consultant
12 16 (3.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 16 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
13 14 (3.47%) Linux Consultant
14 13 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
14 13 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
15 12 (2.98%) C++ Software Engineer
15 12 (2.98%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.66%) Spring
2 50 (12.41%) Web Services
3 48 (11.91%) XML
4 43 (10.67%) HTML
5 31 (7.69%) Java EE
6 25 (6.20%) Elastic Stack
6 25 (6.20%) Middleware
7 23 (5.71%) CSS
8 22 (5.46%) Hibernate
9 21 (5.21%) HTML5
9 21 (5.21%) JSON
10 20 (4.96%) Apache Camel
10 20 (4.96%) LAMP
11 17 (4.22%) .NET
11 17 (4.22%) jQuery
11 17 (4.22%) SOAP
12 16 (3.97%) ActiveMQ
12 16 (3.97%) Drools
12 16 (3.97%) jBPM
12 16 (3.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.96%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.73%) Data Structures
4 11 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.99%) PKI
6 8 (1.99%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.99%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.74%) Replication
8 5 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.24%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.24%) User Experience
8 5 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.99%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 126 (31.27%) Windows
2 85 (21.09%) Unix
3 53 (13.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 25 (6.20%) Ubuntu
6 19 (4.71%) CentOS
6 19 (4.71%) Solaris
7 16 (3.97%) Android
8 13 (3.23%) AIX
9 11 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (2.23%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.23%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.24%) Debian
13 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.50%) ThreadX
15 2 (0.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (18.86%) Software Engineering
3 58 (14.39%) Open Source
4 54 (13.40%) DevOps
5 42 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (10.17%) SDLC
7 39 (9.68%) SOA
8 38 (9.43%) Microservices
9 36 (8.93%) Scrum
10 35 (8.68%) Configuration Management
11 32 (7.94%) TDD
12 28 (6.95%) Analytics
13 27 (6.70%) Security Monitoring
14 26 (6.45%) Web Development
15 24 (5.96%) Cybersecurity
16 22 (5.46%) Service Delivery
17 20 (4.96%) ITIL
18 18 (4.47%) OO
19 17 (4.22%) High Availability
19 17 (4.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 119 (29.53%) Java
2 110 (27.30%) Python
3 98 (24.32%) SQL
4 54 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 52 (12.90%) C++
6 40 (9.93%) Bash Shell
7 39 (9.68%) C
8 38 (9.43%) Perl
9 36 (8.93%) PowerShell
10 32 (7.94%) C#
11 26 (6.45%) PHP
12 23 (5.71%) Ruby
13 22 (5.46%) PL/SQL
13 22 (5.46%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.98%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.74%) VB
16 6 (1.49%) VBScript
17 4 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
18 3 (0.74%) Delphi
18 3 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (10.17%) Degree
2 11 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.74%) CCNA
4 7 (1.74%) CCNP
5 6 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.24%) CISSP
7 4 (0.99%) HND
7 4 (0.99%) ISEB
7 4 (0.99%) RHCE
7 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.74%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.50%) MCSA
9 2 (0.50%) MCSE
9 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) CCSE
10 1 (0.25%) EnCE
10 1 (0.25%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.73%) SLA
2 10 (2.48%) QA
3 3 (0.74%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.47%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.98%) Docker
4 12 (2.98%) Firmware
4 12 (2.98%) NFS
4 12 (2.98%) Samba
5 9 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.99%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.74%) XenApp
8 5 (1.24%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.99%) KVM
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.99%) Varnish
10 3 (0.74%) RHEV
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.74%) vSphere
10 3 (0.74%) Xen
11 2 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (13.15%) Puppet
2 46 (11.41%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (6.95%) Ansible
4 12 (2.98%) Nagios
5 9 (2.23%) SCCM
6 7 (1.74%) Check_MK
7 6 (1.49%) Mesos
8 5 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.24%) Kubernetes
8 5 (1.24%) SCOM
8 5 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.74%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.74%) Packer
10 3 (0.74%) Terraform
11 2 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 53 (13.15%) Red Hat
2 49 (12.16%) Oracle
2 49 (12.16%) VMware
3 42 (10.42%) Cisco
4 36 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 31 (7.69%) Splunk
6 17 (4.22%) Citrix
7 15 (3.72%) Juniper
7 15 (3.72%) Talend
8 14 (3.47%) F5
9 12 (2.98%) Palo Alto
10 11 (2.73%) Brocade
10 11 (2.73%) IBM
10 11 (2.73%) Symantec
11 10 (2.48%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.48%) Perforce
12 9 (2.23%) Percona
12 9 (2.23%) Riverbed
13 8 (1.99%) Google
14 7 (1.74%) HP
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