Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 572 518 677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.83% 8.93% 10.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.91% 39.21% 45.19%
Number of salaries quoted 330 280 401
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,450 £26,975 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,050 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 1081 1321 1498
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.47% 22.78% 23.80%
Number of salaries quoted 643 775 885
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +15 296 £38,500 -8.33% 28
Glasgow -6 201 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Dundee +10 26 £44,250 +10.63% 1
Fife +4 10 £36,750 +24.58% 2
West Lothian -4 9 £42,500 +11.84%
Aberdeen +6 8 £40,000 +5.26%
South Lanarkshire +1 3 £31,500 -10.64%
Perth and Kinross - 3 £53,000 -
Stirling +11 2 - -
Midlothian - 2 £26,500 -
Highlands - 1 £34,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 218 (38.11%) Windows
2 160 (27.97%) Python
3 146 (25.52%) Java
4 141 (24.65%) Unix
5 132 (23.08%) SQL
6 127 (22.20%) Software Engineering
7 106 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
8 100 (17.48%) C
9 99 (17.31%) C++
10 91 (15.91%) Degree
11 86 (15.03%) DevOps
12 83 (14.51%) Puppet
13 79 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
13 79 (13.81%) Finance
14 78 (13.64%) Configuration Management
15 75 (13.11%) Oracle
16 71 (12.41%) Red Hat
17 70 (12.24%) Relational Database
17 70 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
18 69 (12.06%) JavaScript
19 67 (11.71%) MySQL
20 64 (11.19%) Perl
20 64 (11.19%) PHP
21 60 (10.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 60 (10.49%) Bash Shell
22 58 (10.14%) PowerShell
22 58 (10.14%) Data Centre
23 56 (9.79%) VMware
24 55 (9.62%) C#
25 49 (8.57%) SQL Server

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 39 (6.82%) Apache
2 29 (5.07%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.55%) JBoss
4 17 (2.97%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 14 (2.45%) IIS
7 13 (2.27%) MS Exchange
7 13 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (2.10%) CMS
8 12 (2.10%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (1.22%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
13 5 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (0.87%) nginx
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle UPK
14 4 (0.70%) Confluence
14 4 (0.70%) Drupal
15 3 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.22%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.05%) InDesign
5 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.17%) GIMP
6 1 (0.17%) Houdini
6 1 (0.17%) Maya
6 1 (0.17%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 8 (1.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.62%) Office 365
4 14 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.92%) IaaS
5 11 (1.92%) SaaS
6 10 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.22%) PaaS
8 3 (0.52%) GitHub
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
9 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.94%) Firewall
2 31 (5.42%) SAN
3 30 (5.24%) DNS
4 27 (4.72%) WAN
5 21 (3.67%) LAN
6 20 (3.50%) DHCP
7 19 (3.32%) SSL
7 19 (3.32%) TCP/IP
8 18 (3.15%) HTTP
9 15 (2.62%) SMTP
10 13 (2.27%) LDAP
11 10 (1.75%) Internet
11 10 (1.75%) Network Security
12 8 (1.40%) HTTPS
12 8 (1.40%) IPsec
12 8 (1.40%) Kerberos
12 8 (1.40%) NAS
12 8 (1.40%) VoIP
13 7 (1.22%) VPN
14 6 (1.05%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 67 (11.71%) MySQL
3 49 (8.57%) SQL Server
4 43 (7.52%) NoSQL
5 31 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (5.24%) RDBMS
7 24 (4.20%) Big Data
7 24 (4.20%) MongoDB
8 21 (3.67%) Oracle Database
9 14 (2.45%) DB2
9 14 (2.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 12 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
12 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (1.57%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (1.05%) Redis
15 5 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.87%) DB2 UDB
15 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.20%) Subversion
4 23 (4.02%) Maven
5 12 (2.10%) JUnit
5 12 (2.10%) SonarQube
6 11 (1.92%) Artifactory
6 11 (1.92%) Bugzilla
6 11 (1.92%) CMake
6 11 (1.92%) MSBuild
6 11 (1.92%) NuGet
6 11 (1.92%) Phabricator
6 11 (1.92%) Ranorex
7 9 (1.57%) Ant
7 9 (1.57%) JIRA
7 9 (1.57%) Selenium
8 7 (1.22%) JMeter
9 6 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
9 6 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (13.81%) Finance
2 36 (6.29%) Banking
3 25 (4.37%) Law
4 23 (4.02%) Electronics
5 18 (3.15%) Games
6 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.05%) Military
8 5 (0.87%) Retail
9 3 (0.52%) Legal
9 3 (0.52%) Marketing
9 3 (0.52%) Music Industry
9 3 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (19.58%) Developer
2 108 (18.88%) Software Engineer
3 65 (11.36%) Linux Engineer
4 47 (8.22%) Consultant
5 41 (7.17%) Administrator
6 36 (6.29%) Analyst
7 35 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (5.94%) Java Developer
9 32 (5.59%) Embedded Engineer
10 31 (5.42%) C++ Software Engineer
11 30 (5.24%) Linux Consultant
12 29 (5.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 29 (5.07%) Security Consultant
12 29 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (4.55%) Senior Developer
14 25 (4.37%) Linux Administrator
15 23 (4.02%) C Software Engineer
16 22 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (3.67%) Embedded C Engineer
18 20 (3.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.82%) LAMP
1 39 (6.82%) Web Services
2 38 (6.64%) Spring
3 35 (6.12%) HTML
4 31 (5.42%) CSS
5 30 (5.24%) XML
6 28 (4.90%) .NET
7 27 (4.72%) JSON
8 26 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 26 (4.55%) RESTful
9 25 (4.37%) jQuery
10 23 (4.02%) Hibernate
11 19 (3.32%) SOAP
12 17 (2.97%) HTML5
12 17 (2.97%) REST
13 16 (2.80%) J2EE
14 15 (2.62%) Node.js
15 12 (2.10%) CSS3
15 12 (2.10%) Java EE
16 11 (1.92%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 44 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.85%) Device Driver
5 20 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
6 17 (2.97%) Replication
6 17 (2.97%) Robotics
7 14 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.27%) Clustering
9 12 (2.10%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.57%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.40%) Arduino
11 8 (1.40%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.40%) Raspberry Pi
12 7 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.05%) AS400
14 5 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 218 (38.11%) Windows
2 141 (24.65%) Unix
3 60 (10.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (7.52%) Android
5 33 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 32 (5.59%) AIX
7 31 (5.42%) Embedded Linux
8 28 (4.90%) Ubuntu
9 24 (4.20%) Solaris
10 23 (4.02%) Debian
11 21 (3.67%) CentOS
12 15 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (2.45%) VxWorks
14 12 (2.10%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.52%) Tru64
17 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (22.20%) Software Engineering
2 106 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (15.03%) DevOps
4 78 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 48 (8.39%) ITIL
5 48 (8.39%) Open Source
6 45 (7.87%) OO
7 42 (7.34%) Web Development
8 40 (6.99%) SDLC
9 33 (5.77%) Analytics
10 30 (5.24%) Security Monitoring
11 28 (4.90%) Cybersecurity
12 27 (4.72%) Mathematics
13 26 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (4.37%) Test Automation
15 24 (4.20%) High Availability
15 24 (4.20%) Scrum
16 22 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (3.50%) Software Testing
17 20 (3.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (27.97%) Python
2 146 (25.52%) Java
3 132 (23.08%) SQL
4 100 (17.48%) C
5 99 (17.31%) C++
6 69 (12.06%) JavaScript
7 64 (11.19%) Perl
7 64 (11.19%) PHP
8 60 (10.49%) Bash Shell
9 58 (10.14%) PowerShell
10 55 (9.62%) C#
11 45 (7.87%) Shell Script
12 33 (5.77%) Ruby
13 26 (4.55%) VB
14 10 (1.75%) Embedded C
15 8 (1.40%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.22%) Korn
16 7 (1.22%) VBScript
17 6 (1.05%) Groovy
17 6 (1.05%) Scala
Qualifications
1 91 (15.91%) Degree
2 13 (2.27%) CISSP
3 12 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.10%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.22%) CCNP
6 6 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.87%) MCSA
7 5 (0.87%) MCSE
7 5 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.87%) RHCE
8 3 (0.52%) CCNA
8 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.35%) CCIE
9 2 (0.35%) CISM
9 2 (0.35%) HND
9 2 (0.35%) ISEB
9 2 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.85%) SLA
2 9 (1.57%) QA
3 4 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 49 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.37%) Firmware
5 20 (3.50%) Docker
6 16 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.27%) XenApp
7 13 (2.27%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.10%) RHEV
9 11 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.05%) KVM
12 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.70%) Xen
14 3 (0.52%) HDFS
14 3 (0.52%) NFS
14 3 (0.52%) Samba
15 2 (0.35%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
15 2 (0.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 83 (14.51%) Puppet
2 79 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (8.39%) Ansible
4 38 (6.64%) Nagios
5 13 (2.27%) Control-M
5 13 (2.27%) Rundeck
5 13 (2.27%) SCOM
6 12 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
7 11 (1.92%) SCCM
8 10 (1.75%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (1.57%) ZABBIX
10 8 (1.40%) Grafana
11 6 (1.05%) CFEngine
11 6 (1.05%) Check_MK
11 6 (1.05%) Packer
12 5 (0.87%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 75 (13.11%) Oracle
2 71 (12.41%) Red Hat
3 56 (9.79%) VMware
4 47 (8.22%) Microsoft
5 42 (7.34%) Cisco
6 41 (7.17%) Splunk
7 28 (4.90%) IBM
8 26 (4.55%) Citrix
8 26 (4.55%) EMC
9 22 (3.85%) Symantec
10 16 (2.80%) F5
11 13 (2.27%) Varonis
12 12 (2.10%) CA
13 11 (1.92%) Google
14 10 (1.75%) JD Edwards
15 9 (1.57%) Brocade
15 9 (1.57%) CyberArk
16 8 (1.40%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.40%) Dell
17 7 (1.22%) Adobe
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Flexi + O/T!
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kirkcaldy, Fife
PayWizard Group plc
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Net Talent
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kirkcaldy, Fife
PayWizard Group plc
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35k - £45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience. Includes Pension and bonuses.
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Generous benefit's package
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum + Generous benefit's package
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago