Period
to 24 January 2021

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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 24 19
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 318 353 541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 12.21% 8.56% 10.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.96% 41.97% 51.43%
Number of salaries quoted 285 188 355
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £34,250 £26,775 £26,450
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -0.94% +6.00%

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 612 841 1,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.49% 20.39% 20.55%
Number of salaries quoted 449 517 698
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,418 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £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 24 January 2021.

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 24 January 2021. 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 +7 155 £47,500 +5.56% 35
Glasgow +31 130 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Dundee 0 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
West Lothian -5 6 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Scottish Borders - 3 £31,500 - 1
Aberdeen +2 2 £61,500 +36.67% 2
Fife -8 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £45,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Ayrshire - 1 £65,000 -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, 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.

1 135 (42.45%) DevOps
2 131 (41.19%) AWS
3 129 (40.57%) Python
4 127 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (33.33%) Docker
6 92 (28.93%) Kubernetes
7 88 (27.67%) Java
8 86 (27.04%) Terraform
9 83 (26.10%) Software Engineering
10 82 (25.79%) Git (software)
11 76 (23.90%) Scrum
12 75 (23.58%) SQL
13 73 (22.96%) Windows
14 67 (21.07%) JavaScript
15 66 (20.75%) C++
16 57 (17.92%) Ansible
17 56 (17.61%) Puppet
17 56 (17.61%) C
18 55 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (16.67%) Azure
20 51 (16.04%) HTML
21 50 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
22 43 (13.52%) C#
23 42 (13.21%) Analytics
23 42 (13.21%) Jenkins
23 42 (13.21%) Deployment Automation
24 41 (12.89%) Unix
24 41 (12.89%) Finance
24 41 (12.89%) Migration
25 40 (12.58%) AWS CloudFormation

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 17 (5.35%) Apache
2 12 (3.77%) Confluence
3 6 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.57%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.26%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.63%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.31%) Luigi
7 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 131 (41.19%) AWS
2 53 (16.67%) Azure
3 40 (12.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (9.75%) SaaS
5 16 (5.03%) PaaS
6 15 (4.72%) Amazon EKS
7 14 (4.40%) Office 365
8 12 (3.77%) Serverless
9 7 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.89%) GCP
10 6 (1.89%) Logic Apps
10 6 (1.89%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (1.57%) GitHub
12 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.26%) IaaS
13 3 (0.94%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.97%) Firewall
2 17 (5.35%) VPN
3 13 (4.09%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.20%) Internet
5 5 (1.57%) DNS
5 5 (1.57%) WAN
6 4 (1.26%) Skype
6 4 (1.26%) Wireless
7 3 (0.94%) LAN
7 3 (0.94%) Network Security
7 3 (0.94%) SSL
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.63%) DHCP
8 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.63%) WLAN
9 1 (0.31%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.31%) Multicast
9 1 (0.31%) OpenVPN
9 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.38%) MySQL
2 22 (6.92%) SQL Server
3 21 (6.60%) Big Data
4 18 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.14%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (1.89%) Power BI
8 6 (1.89%) Redis
9 4 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.63%) GIS
11 2 (0.63%) Ingres
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.63%) QGIS
11 2 (0.63%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 82 (25.79%) Git (software)
2 42 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.66%) JIRA
4 15 (4.72%) GitLab
5 12 (3.77%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.52%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.57%) FishEye
8 5 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.26%) Subversion
10 3 (0.94%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.94%) Maven
10 3 (0.94%) Selenium
11 2 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.63%) JUnit
11 2 (0.63%) Mockito
11 2 (0.63%) Protractor
11 2 (0.63%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (12.89%) Finance
2 18 (5.66%) Banking
3 12 (3.77%) Marketing
3 12 (3.77%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.14%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Games
6 4 (1.26%) Electronics
6 4 (1.26%) Law
7 3 (0.94%) Advertising
7 3 (0.94%) Back Office
7 3 (0.94%) Front Office
7 3 (0.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Local Government
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Police
8 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (27.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (16.98%) Software Engineer
3 48 (15.09%) Developer
4 43 (13.52%) AWS Engineer
5 40 (12.58%) AWS DevOps
6 39 (12.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 18 (5.66%) Senior DevOps
7 18 (5.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (4.09%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.09%) Lead Developer
8 13 (4.09%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (3.77%) Embedded Engineer
10 11 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.46%) Python Developer
11 10 (3.14%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.83%) Administrator
12 9 (2.83%) Site Engineer
12 9 (2.83%) Site Reliability Engineer
12 9 (2.83%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (16.04%) HTML
2 37 (11.64%) HTML5
3 23 (7.23%) RESTful
4 22 (6.92%) CSS
5 21 (6.60%) J2EE
6 17 (5.35%) Web Services
7 16 (5.03%) React
8 15 (4.72%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.40%) Django
9 14 (4.40%) Spring
10 13 (4.09%) .NET
11 11 (3.46%) Vue.js
12 10 (3.14%) JSON
13 9 (2.83%) SOAP
14 8 (2.52%) REST
15 7 (2.20%) Node.js
16 6 (1.89%) LAMP
16 6 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
17 5 (1.57%) Java SE
17 5 (1.57%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.32%) Algorithms
2 32 (10.06%) Data Structures
3 29 (9.12%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.60%) Public Cloud
6 17 (5.35%) Data Centre
6 17 (5.35%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (4.09%) Mobile App
9 12 (3.77%) EPoS
10 8 (2.52%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.94%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.96%) Windows
2 41 (12.89%) Unix
3 21 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (5.35%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.14%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.20%) CentOS
7 5 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (1.26%) Solaris
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.94%) VMS
10 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.63%) SUSE
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.31%) AIX
11 1 (0.31%) Debian
11 1 (0.31%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (42.45%) DevOps
2 127 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (26.10%) Software Engineering
4 76 (23.90%) Scrum
5 55 (17.30%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (13.21%) Analytics
6 42 (13.21%) Deployment Automation
7 41 (12.89%) Migration
8 35 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (11.01%) TDD
9 32 (10.06%) OO
10 30 (9.43%) Multithreading
11 25 (7.86%) BDD
12 23 (7.23%) Configuration Management
12 23 (7.23%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.60%) Machine Learning
13 21 (6.60%) Microservices
14 19 (5.97%) Data Analytics
14 19 (5.97%) Infrastructure as Code
14 19 (5.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 129 (40.57%) Python
2 88 (27.67%) Java
3 75 (23.58%) SQL
4 67 (21.07%) JavaScript
5 66 (20.75%) C++
6 56 (17.61%) C
7 43 (13.52%) C#
8 34 (10.69%) PowerShell
9 29 (9.12%) Bash Shell
10 27 (8.49%) Java 8
11 21 (6.60%) Shell Script
12 20 (6.29%) Perl
13 18 (5.66%) Ruby
14 17 (5.35%) PHP
15 12 (3.77%) Scala
16 9 (2.83%) T-SQL
17 8 (2.52%) Go
18 7 (2.20%) Embedded C
19 3 (0.94%) Groovy
20 2 (0.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (4.09%) Degree
2 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.89%) Linux+ Certification
3 6 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (1.57%) CCNA
4 5 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.26%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (1.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.26%) Server+ Certification
6 3 (0.94%) CCNP
6 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.63%) HNC
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.63%) LPIC
7 2 (0.63%) MCP
7 2 (0.63%) MCSE
7 2 (0.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.66%) QA
2 12 (3.77%) SLA
3 4 (1.26%) GDPR
3 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.26%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (33.33%) Docker
2 18 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.09%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.14%) Firmware
5 4 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.31%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 92 (28.93%) Kubernetes
2 86 (27.04%) Terraform
3 57 (17.92%) Ansible
4 56 (17.61%) Puppet
5 50 (15.72%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.40%) ZABBIX
7 6 (1.89%) Graylog
7 6 (1.89%) Nagios
8 5 (1.57%) Prometheus
9 4 (1.26%) Grafana
9 4 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.94%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.94%) SCOM
11 2 (0.63%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.63%) SnapMirror
11 2 (0.63%) WSUS
12 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (10.38%) Atlassian
2 29 (9.12%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.55%) Oracle
4 21 (6.60%) VMware
5 19 (5.97%) Red Hat
6 16 (5.03%) Cisco
7 7 (2.20%) Splunk
7 7 (2.20%) Veeam
8 6 (1.89%) CommVault
9 4 (1.26%) NetApp
9 4 (1.26%) SAP
10 3 (0.94%) 3PAR
10 3 (0.94%) Blue Coat
10 3 (0.94%) BMC
10 3 (0.94%) Dell
10 3 (0.94%) EMC
10 3 (0.94%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.63%) Google
11 2 (0.63%) Logi
11 2 (0.63%) Meraki