Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 22 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 512 409 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.84% 8.86% 8.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.37% 43.05% 34.89%
Number of salaries quoted 288 250 313
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,450 £28,250
90th Percentile £60,750 £57,500 £58,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 1,037 950 1,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 17.89% 20.57% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 627 586 815
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% -2.44% +6.49%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,050 £56,875 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -3 276 £37,750 -6.21% 33
Glasgow +10 208 £48,000 +17.79% 32
Dundee -1 9 £40,000 -
Fife -7 5 £23,500 -14.55% 5
Lanarkshire - 5 £25,000 -
West Lothian -8 4 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Stirling -6 2 £38,000 - 2
Aberdeen - 2 £27,500 - 3
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £50,500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £27,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 211 (41.21%) Windows
2 186 (36.33%) Unix
3 158 (30.86%) DevOps
4 143 (27.93%) Python
5 141 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (26.95%) Amazon AWS
7 135 (26.37%) Java
8 111 (21.68%) SQL
9 100 (19.53%) Jenkins
10 99 (19.34%) Ansible
11 95 (18.55%) C++
12 93 (18.16%) Oracle
13 92 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
14 85 (16.60%) Puppet
14 85 (16.60%) Degree
15 79 (15.43%) Software Engineering
15 79 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
16 72 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
17 71 (13.87%) Finance
18 69 (13.48%) Git (software)
19 66 (12.89%) VMware
20 64 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 64 (12.50%) Docker
21 63 (12.30%) Continuous Delivery
21 63 (12.30%) Ruby
22 58 (11.33%) Windows Server
23 57 (11.13%) Web Services
24 55 (10.74%) Microsoft
25 51 (9.96%) Firewall
26 50 (9.77%) Configuration Management

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 31 (6.05%) Tomcat
2 27 (5.27%) Apache
3 23 (4.49%) WebLogic
4 19 (3.71%) JBoss
5 14 (2.73%) IIS
6 13 (2.54%) OpenStack
7 12 (2.34%) iPlanet
7 12 (2.34%) Oracle Application Server
8 11 (2.15%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.95%) MS Exchange
9 10 (1.95%) SAS
10 9 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (1.76%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.37%) CMS
12 7 (1.37%) nginx
13 6 (1.17%) Confluence
13 6 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.98%) Drupal
15 4 (0.78%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (2.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.59%) LongView
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Eikon
4 1 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 138 (26.95%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (17.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (8.01%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (6.84%) SaaS
5 27 (5.27%) PaaS
6 24 (4.69%) IaaS
7 15 (2.93%) NuGet
8 9 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.56%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.56%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.37%) GitHub
11 6 (1.17%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.98%) Office 365
13 4 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
16 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.96%) Firewall
2 26 (5.08%) HTTP
3 23 (4.49%) Network Security
4 21 (4.10%) TCP/IP
5 16 (3.13%) DNS
6 14 (2.73%) SAN
7 13 (2.54%) VPN
8 9 (1.76%) SSL
9 8 (1.56%) DHCP
9 8 (1.56%) Internet
10 6 (1.17%) HTTPS
10 6 (1.17%) LAN
11 4 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.78%) VLAN
11 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.59%) SSH
12 3 (0.59%) WAN
13 2 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.39%) FTP
13 2 (0.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.01%) Relational Database
3 27 (5.27%) DB2
3 27 (5.27%) Oracle Database
4 24 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 23 (4.49%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 22 (4.30%) MongoDB
6 22 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (4.10%) MySQL
8 19 (3.71%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (3.13%) Big Data
11 11 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.95%) Data Mining
13 9 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.56%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 100 (19.53%) Jenkins
2 69 (13.48%) Git (software)
3 47 (9.18%) JIRA
4 34 (6.64%) GoCD
4 34 (6.64%) Subversion
5 33 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 30 (5.86%) Octopus Deploy
7 29 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 29 (5.66%) Maven
8 26 (5.08%) IBM UrbanCode
9 22 (4.30%) Selenium
10 21 (4.10%) SonarQube
11 19 (3.71%) Artifactory
12 18 (3.52%) Vagrant
13 17 (3.32%) TeamCity
14 16 (3.13%) JUnit
15 15 (2.93%) Bugzilla
15 15 (2.93%) CMake
15 15 (2.93%) MSBuild
15 15 (2.93%) Ranorex
General
1 71 (13.87%) Finance
2 29 (5.66%) Banking
3 14 (2.73%) Games
4 9 (1.76%) Advertising
5 7 (1.37%) Electronics
5 7 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.17%) Arabic Language
7 5 (0.98%) Military
7 5 (0.98%) Retail
8 4 (0.78%) Publishing
9 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) Front Office
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (16.41%) Software Engineer
2 63 (12.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (11.72%) Developer
4 41 (8.01%) Linux Engineer
5 40 (7.81%) Cloud Engineer
6 39 (7.62%) Consultant
7 38 (7.42%) Analyst
7 38 (7.42%) Senior DevOps
8 35 (6.84%) Administrator
9 30 (5.86%) C++ Software Engineer
10 27 (5.27%) DevOps Consultant
10 27 (5.27%) Senior Consultant
11 26 (5.08%) Senior DevOps Consultant
11 26 (5.08%) Support Engineer
12 25 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
13 23 (4.49%) Java Developer
13 23 (4.49%) Java Engineer
13 23 (4.49%) Systems Engineer
14 22 (4.30%) Unix Engineer
15 20 (3.91%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (11.13%) Web Services
2 40 (7.81%) Elastic Stack
3 36 (7.03%) XML
4 32 (6.25%) .NET
5 28 (5.47%) HTML
5 28 (5.47%) Middleware
6 27 (5.27%) Spring
7 22 (4.30%) JSON
8 20 (3.91%) Hibernate
9 19 (3.71%) J2EE
10 18 (3.52%) CSS
11 17 (3.32%) RESTful
11 17 (3.32%) SOAP
12 15 (2.93%) AngularJS
13 14 (2.73%) REST
14 13 (2.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 12 (2.34%) HTML5
15 12 (2.34%) React
16 11 (2.15%) Qt
16 11 (2.15%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.01%) Computer Science
2 28 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.47%) Robotics
3 23 (4.49%) Public Cloud
4 22 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 22 (4.30%) Linux Command Line
5 20 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (3.52%) Algorithms
6 18 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.73%) Clustering
7 14 (2.73%) DataPower
8 9 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.56%) Replication
9 8 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (1.37%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 211 (41.21%) Windows
2 186 (36.33%) Unix
3 64 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (11.33%) Windows Server
5 40 (7.81%) AIX
6 32 (6.25%) Solaris
7 28 (5.47%) CentOS
8 24 (4.69%) HPUX
9 21 (4.10%) Ubuntu
10 18 (3.52%) Debian
11 16 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (2.73%) Mac OS X
13 13 (2.54%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.95%) Robot Operating System
15 9 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (1.17%) Android
18 5 (0.98%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
20 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (30.86%) DevOps
2 141 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (15.43%) Software Engineering
4 72 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (12.30%) Continuous Delivery
6 50 (9.77%) Configuration Management
7 46 (8.98%) Open Source
8 40 (7.81%) ITIL
8 40 (7.81%) Load Balancing
9 38 (7.42%) Microservices
10 35 (6.84%) OO
10 35 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
10 35 (6.84%) SDLC
11 34 (6.64%) Migration
11 34 (6.64%) Unit Testing
12 33 (6.45%) Mathematics
12 33 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
12 33 (6.45%) TDD
12 33 (6.45%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.25%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 143 (27.93%) Python
2 135 (26.37%) Java
3 111 (21.68%) SQL
4 95 (18.55%) C++
5 63 (12.30%) Ruby
6 42 (8.20%) JavaScript
7 40 (7.81%) C
8 38 (7.42%) C#
8 38 (7.42%) Perl
9 36 (7.03%) Bash Shell
10 32 (6.25%) Shell Script
11 28 (5.47%) PowerShell
12 20 (3.91%) PL/SQL
13 18 (3.52%) PHP
14 12 (2.34%) Java 8
15 11 (2.15%) Scala
16 7 (1.37%) Objective-C
17 5 (0.98%) Go
18 3 (0.59%) Embedded C
18 3 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 85 (16.60%) Degree
2 18 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.95%) CEH
4 10 (1.95%) CISSP
5 8 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (1.56%) PhD
6 5 (0.98%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.59%) CCNA
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.59%) MCSE
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.39%) MCSA
9 2 (0.39%) VCAP
9 2 (0.39%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.45%) GCP
2 17 (3.32%) QA
3 14 (2.73%) SLA
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) GDPR
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.20%) BS7666
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (12.50%) Docker
2 48 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.54%) KVM
5 13 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (2.15%) vSphere
8 4 (0.78%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.78%) Xen
8 4 (0.78%) XenServer
9 3 (0.59%) NFS
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.59%) vCloud
10 2 (0.39%) Firmware
10 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 99 (19.34%) Ansible
2 85 (16.60%) Puppet
3 79 (15.43%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (8.59%) Terraform
5 28 (5.47%) Rundeck
6 26 (5.08%) Consul
7 22 (4.30%) Kubernetes
8 19 (3.71%) vCenter Server
9 16 (3.13%) Packer
10 15 (2.93%) Tivoli
11 14 (2.73%) Nagios
12 11 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
13 10 (1.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 6 (1.17%) Cobbler
14 6 (1.17%) HAProxy
14 6 (1.17%) Rancher
14 6 (1.17%) SCOM
14 6 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.98%) ZABBIX
16 4 (0.78%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 93 (18.16%) Oracle
2 66 (12.89%) VMware
3 55 (10.74%) Microsoft
4 46 (8.98%) Splunk
5 30 (5.86%) Cisco
6 29 (5.66%) IBM
6 29 (5.66%) ServiceNow
7 26 (5.08%) Delphix
7 26 (5.08%) RedGate
8 25 (4.88%) Red Hat
9 24 (4.69%) Sybase
10 13 (2.54%) AppDynamics
11 12 (2.34%) Cognizant
11 12 (2.34%) PlateSpin
11 12 (2.34%) Sun
11 12 (2.34%) Veritas
12 10 (1.95%) Google
12 10 (1.95%) Hitachi
12 10 (1.95%) HP
12 10 (1.95%) TIBCO