Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 567 594 538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.46% 10.75% 10.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.88% 50.81% 43.46%
Number of salaries quoted 348 354 285
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -1.46%
10th Percentile £27,275 £27,000 £27,200
90th Percentile £66,625 £59,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 1,160 1,169 1,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.39% 21.15% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 748 755 750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,600
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +6 272 £39,500 +5.33% 52
Glasgow +5 237 £47,500 +5.56% 38
West Lothian +10 29 £42,500 +28.79% 5
Stirling +3 6 £38,000 - 2
Renfrewshire - 5 £25,000 -
South Lanarkshire -2 4 £43,250 +1.17%
Aberdeen -2 4 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Dundee -10 3 £38,750 -8.82%
Scottish Borders - 3 - -
Perth and Kinross +1 2 £46,250 -13.95%
West Dunbartonshire -3 2 £43,000 +32.31%
Fife -12 2 £24,000 -40.00% 2
South Ayrshire - 2 £26,750 -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 £32,000 -52.59%
Falkirk +1 1 £65,000 +100.00%
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 200 (35.27%) Windows
2 197 (34.74%) Java
3 173 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (27.51%) DevOps
5 155 (27.34%) Python
6 153 (26.98%) Unix
7 136 (23.99%) SQL
8 133 (23.46%) Software Engineering
9 127 (22.40%) Amazon AWS
10 117 (20.63%) Degree
11 114 (20.11%) Finance
12 109 (19.22%) Jenkins
13 107 (18.87%) Git (software)
14 102 (17.99%) Ansible
15 93 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
16 92 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
17 90 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
18 89 (15.70%) C++
19 86 (15.17%) Puppet
20 80 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
21 79 (13.93%) Oracle
22 78 (13.76%) Microservices
23 75 (13.23%) Computer Science
24 68 (11.99%) Subversion
25 65 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 62 (10.93%) Terraform
27 60 (10.58%) Relational Database
27 60 (10.58%) Big Data
27 60 (10.58%) Test Automation
28 59 (10.41%) C#

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 44 (7.76%) Apache
2 30 (5.29%) Tomcat
3 25 (4.41%) JBoss
4 13 (2.29%) IIS
5 12 (2.12%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.76%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.23%) nginx
10 6 (1.06%) CloudStack
10 6 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.88%) Apache Pig
11 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.71%) WildFly
13 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.35%) CMS
14 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 8 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) LongView
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 127 (22.40%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (7.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 24 (4.23%) IaaS
5 23 (4.06%) SaaS
6 9 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.59%) Office 365
6 9 (1.59%) PaaS
7 6 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.06%) Datadog
7 6 (1.06%) GitHub
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.71%) Akamai
9 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 58 (10.23%) Firewall
2 29 (5.11%) DNS
3 27 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 22 (3.88%) HTTP
5 19 (3.35%) SAN
6 15 (2.65%) SSH
6 15 (2.65%) Wireshark
7 13 (2.29%) Network Security
8 12 (2.12%) Kerberos
8 12 (2.12%) VPN
9 11 (1.94%) VLAN
10 9 (1.59%) Ethernet
10 9 (1.59%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.23%) LAN
11 7 (1.23%) WAN
12 6 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
13 5 (0.88%) PBX
13 5 (0.88%) SSL
13 5 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.58%) Big Data
1 60 (10.58%) Relational Database
2 56 (9.88%) SQL Server
3 31 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 29 (5.11%) Data Mining
5 25 (4.41%) MongoDB
6 23 (4.06%) MySQL
7 22 (3.88%) RDBMS
8 20 (3.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 19 (3.35%) NoSQL
10 17 (3.00%) DB2
10 17 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (1.06%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.88%) KDB
Development Applications
1 109 (19.22%) Jenkins
2 107 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 68 (11.99%) Subversion
4 46 (8.11%) JIRA
5 40 (7.05%) GoCD
6 37 (6.53%) Maven
7 31 (5.47%) TeamCity
8 28 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (4.59%) IBM UrbanCode
11 25 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (4.23%) JUnit
13 21 (3.70%) Vagrant
14 19 (3.35%) GitLab
14 19 (3.35%) Sonatype Nexus
15 18 (3.17%) Artifactory
16 17 (3.00%) Visual Studio
17 15 (2.65%) Selenium
18 10 (1.76%) Cucumber
19 8 (1.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 114 (20.11%) Finance
2 47 (8.29%) Banking
3 30 (5.29%) Military
4 28 (4.94%) Games
5 21 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.00%) Law
7 12 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.88%) Automotive
8 5 (0.88%) Retail
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) Front Office
9 2 (0.35%) German Language
9 2 (0.35%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Local Government
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (17.11%) Software Engineer
2 92 (16.23%) Developer
3 90 (15.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (8.29%) Java Developer
5 43 (7.58%) Administrator
6 42 (7.41%) Java Engineer
7 41 (7.23%) Senior DevOps
8 33 (5.82%) Java Software Engineer
9 31 (5.47%) Consultant
10 29 (5.11%) Analyst
11 27 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
12 26 (4.59%) Linux Administrator
12 26 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
13 25 (4.41%) DevOps Consultant
13 25 (4.41%) Senior DevOps Consultant
14 24 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
15 23 (4.06%) DBA
16 22 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (3.88%) Support Analyst
17 21 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.82%) Web Services
2 45 (7.94%) Elastic Stack
3 41 (7.23%) Spring
4 34 (6.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 33 (5.82%) XML
6 31 (5.47%) Hibernate
7 28 (4.94%) OpenCV
8 27 (4.76%) Middleware
9 18 (3.17%) Java EE
10 17 (3.00%) LAMP
11 16 (2.82%) HTML
12 15 (2.65%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.65%) JSON
12 15 (2.65%) Kafka
13 14 (2.47%) SOAP
14 12 (2.12%) Spring Boot
15 11 (1.94%) Drools
15 11 (1.94%) RESTful
16 10 (1.76%) .NET
16 10 (1.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.23%) Computer Science
2 42 (7.41%) Robotics
3 36 (6.35%) Algorithms
4 35 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 18 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (2.47%) Data Structures
8 14 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.29%) Fintech
9 13 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (2.12%) Replication
11 9 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.06%) Clustering
13 6 (1.06%) Derivative
13 6 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 200 (35.27%) Windows
2 153 (26.98%) Unix
3 65 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 53 (9.35%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.59%) AIX
6 23 (4.06%) CentOS
7 20 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 15 (2.65%) Solaris
10 13 (2.29%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.94%) Debian
12 5 (0.88%) Android
12 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.71%) HPUX
13 4 (0.71%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.35%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.35%) Tru64
15 2 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (27.51%) DevOps
3 133 (23.46%) Software Engineering
4 92 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
5 80 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
6 78 (13.76%) Microservices
7 60 (10.58%) Test Automation
8 49 (8.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 49 (8.64%) Open Source
9 47 (8.29%) SDLC
10 46 (8.11%) Configuration Management
10 46 (8.11%) High Availability
11 41 (7.23%) Multithreading
12 39 (6.88%) ITIL
12 39 (6.88%) Mathematics
13 38 (6.70%) OO
14 33 (5.82%) Analytics
14 33 (5.82%) Data Analysis
15 30 (5.29%) Machine Learning
16 29 (5.11%) Deep Learning
Programming Languages
1 197 (34.74%) Java
2 155 (27.34%) Python
3 136 (23.99%) SQL
4 89 (15.70%) C++
5 59 (10.41%) C#
6 58 (10.23%) Bash Shell
7 46 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 46 (8.11%) Perl
8 42 (7.41%) Ruby
9 40 (7.05%) Shell Script
10 35 (6.17%) PL/SQL
11 31 (5.47%) PowerShell
12 23 (4.06%) C
13 13 (2.29%) Java 8
14 11 (1.94%) PHP
15 10 (1.76%) Scala
16 7 (1.23%) Go
17 6 (1.06%) Groovy
18 4 (0.71%) Embedded C
18 4 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 117 (20.63%) Degree
2 47 (8.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (4.94%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.71%) PhD
6 3 (0.53%) AWS Certification
6 3 (0.53%) CEH
6 3 (0.53%) CISSP
6 3 (0.53%) HND
6 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.53%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.35%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) MCSA
7 2 (0.35%) MCSE
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.35%) SANS
7 2 (0.35%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.29%) SLA
2 10 (1.76%) QA
3 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) IEC 61131
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (10.23%) Docker
2 35 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.88%) NFS
4 21 (3.70%) Active Directory
5 20 (3.53%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.65%) Samba
7 14 (2.47%) vSphere
8 12 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.94%) Xen
10 9 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.23%) Firmware
12 7 (1.23%) VMware NSX
13 6 (1.06%) iptables
13 6 (1.06%) Postfix
13 6 (1.06%) VirtualBox
13 6 (1.06%) XenServer
14 5 (0.88%) Dovecot
14 5 (0.88%) QEMU
15 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 102 (17.99%) Ansible
2 90 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (15.17%) Puppet
4 62 (10.93%) Terraform
5 33 (5.82%) Kubernetes
6 26 (4.59%) Consul
7 25 (4.41%) Rundeck
8 15 (2.65%) Packer
9 12 (2.12%) Icinga
10 11 (1.94%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.76%) Graphite
11 10 (1.76%) HAProxy
12 9 (1.59%) Nagios
12 9 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.41%) Rancher
13 8 (1.41%) Tivoli
14 7 (1.23%) vMotion
15 6 (1.06%) Cobbler
16 5 (0.88%) Oozie
Vendors
1 79 (13.93%) Oracle
2 59 (10.41%) VMware
3 58 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 41 (7.23%) Red Hat
5 32 (5.64%) Splunk
6 25 (4.41%) Delphix
6 25 (4.41%) RedGate
6 25 (4.41%) ServiceNow
7 18 (3.17%) Sybase
8 16 (2.82%) Cisco
8 16 (2.82%) IBM
9 11 (1.94%) Dell
9 11 (1.94%) HP
10 10 (1.76%) New Relic
10 10 (1.76%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.59%) Google
12 8 (1.41%) Perforce
13 7 (1.23%) Solace
13 7 (1.23%) Symantec
14 6 (1.06%) Talarian