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 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 26 18
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 234 220 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.82% 7.85% 10.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.21% 35.54% 46.98%
Number of salaries quoted 140 116 196
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 466 619 696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.55% 22.08% 22.88%
Number of salaries quoted 280 350 420
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +1.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,250 £58,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +18 136 £38,500 -2.53% 31
Glasgow -14 72 £45,000 - 9
Dundee +4 10 £37,750 +0.66%
West Lothian - 5 £42,500 - 3
Fife +4 3 £30,000 +11.11% 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £31,500 -
Stirling +17 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £60,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 137 (32.08%) Windows
2 112 (26.23%) Python
3 108 (25.29%) Java
4 107 (25.06%) SQL
5 104 (24.36%) Unix
6 102 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (20.84%) Software Engineering
8 74 (17.33%) Finance
9 62 (14.52%) JavaScript
10 58 (13.58%) C++
11 57 (13.35%) C
12 56 (13.11%) Puppet
13 53 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
14 52 (12.18%) Oracle
15 51 (11.94%) Degree
15 51 (11.94%) DevOps
16 50 (11.71%) Opscode Chef
16 50 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 50 (11.71%) MySQL
17 49 (11.48%) Configuration Management
17 49 (11.48%) Relational Database
18 48 (11.24%) VMware
18 48 (11.24%) Red Hat
19 46 (10.77%) XML
20 45 (10.54%) Open Source
21 42 (9.84%) Web Services
22 41 (9.60%) Spring
23 40 (9.37%) HTML
23 40 (9.37%) Perl
23 40 (9.37%) Splunk

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 32 (7.49%) Apache
2 23 (5.39%) Tomcat
3 21 (4.92%) JBoss
4 15 (3.51%) IIS
4 15 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.11%) MQSeries
5 9 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.64%) CMS
8 6 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.17%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.94%) Confluence
10 4 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.94%) nginx
10 4 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.70%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.47%) InDesign
4 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.23%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.23%) HFM
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.87%) Office 365
3 8 (1.87%) SaaS
4 6 (1.41%) Amazon S3
4 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.17%) IaaS
5 5 (1.17%) PaaS
6 4 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.03%) Firewall
2 23 (5.39%) WAN
3 22 (5.15%) SAN
4 20 (4.68%) DNS
5 13 (3.04%) LAN
6 12 (2.81%) DHCP
6 12 (2.81%) Network Security
6 12 (2.81%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.34%) NAS
7 10 (2.34%) SSL
8 9 (2.11%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.11%) LDAP
9 8 (1.87%) HTTP
9 8 (1.87%) VPN
10 7 (1.64%) Internet
11 6 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (1.17%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (0.94%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.71%) MySQL
2 49 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 30 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (6.79%) SQL Server
5 25 (5.85%) NoSQL
6 23 (5.39%) Big Data
6 23 (5.39%) RDBMS
7 22 (5.15%) MongoDB
8 19 (4.45%) Hadoop
8 19 (4.45%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (2.11%) Neo4j
10 9 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
10 9 (2.11%) Pentaho
11 7 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.41%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.41%) DB2
12 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.39%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.68%) Subversion
4 9 (2.11%) Maven
4 9 (2.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (1.87%) Ant
6 6 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.41%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.17%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.17%) JIRA
8 4 (0.94%) HttpUnit
8 4 (0.94%) Hudson
8 4 (0.94%) JMeter
8 4 (0.94%) JUnit
9 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.47%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.47%) Gradle
10 2 (0.47%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.47%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 74 (17.33%) Finance
2 28 (6.56%) Banking
3 19 (4.45%) Law
4 16 (3.75%) Electronics
4 16 (3.75%) Games
5 9 (2.11%) Retail
6 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.70%) Marketing
7 3 (0.70%) Music Industry
7 3 (0.70%) Publishing
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 102 (23.89%) Developer
2 61 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 38 (8.90%) Linux Engineer
4 33 (7.73%) Administrator
4 33 (7.73%) Consultant
5 32 (7.49%) Analyst
5 32 (7.49%) Java Developer
6 29 (6.79%) Security Consultant
7 26 (6.09%) Embedded Engineer
8 24 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (5.39%) Senior Developer
10 22 (5.15%) Associate Consultant
10 22 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (5.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 20 (4.68%) Linux Consultant
12 18 (4.22%) Linux Administrator
12 18 (4.22%) Web Developer
13 17 (3.98%) C++ Software Engineer
13 17 (3.98%) Systems Engineer
14 16 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.77%) XML
2 42 (9.84%) Web Services
3 41 (9.60%) Spring
4 40 (9.37%) HTML
5 28 (6.56%) LAMP
6 27 (6.32%) CSS
7 26 (6.09%) JSON
8 23 (5.39%) HTML5
8 23 (5.39%) jQuery
8 23 (5.39%) RESTful
9 20 (4.68%) Java EE
9 20 (4.68%) Middleware
10 18 (4.22%) Hibernate
10 18 (4.22%) SOAP
11 17 (3.98%) AngularJS
11 17 (3.98%) J2EE
12 15 (3.51%) .NET
12 15 (3.51%) CSS3
13 13 (3.04%) Elastic Stack
14 11 (2.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (2.81%) Device Driver
6 11 (2.58%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.87%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.64%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.41%) PKI
9 6 (1.41%) Replication
10 5 (1.17%) Arduino
10 5 (1.17%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.17%) Clustering
10 5 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) Raspberry Pi
10 5 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 137 (32.08%) Windows
2 104 (24.36%) Unix
3 50 (11.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (8.43%) Windows Server
5 27 (6.32%) Android
6 22 (5.15%) Solaris
7 21 (4.92%) AIX
7 21 (4.92%) Ubuntu
8 20 (4.68%) Embedded Linux
9 15 (3.51%) CentOS
10 13 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.34%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.87%) Debian
13 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (1.17%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.17%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.94%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.47%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (20.84%) Software Engineering
3 51 (11.94%) DevOps
4 49 (11.48%) Configuration Management
5 45 (10.54%) Open Source
6 39 (9.13%) SDLC
7 35 (8.20%) Web Development
8 32 (7.49%) Security Monitoring
9 31 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (7.26%) OO
10 30 (7.03%) Analytics
11 27 (6.32%) Scrum
12 26 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
13 24 (5.62%) ITIL
13 24 (5.62%) SOA
14 21 (4.92%) TDD
15 19 (4.45%) Information Security
15 19 (4.45%) Service Delivery
16 17 (3.98%) Microservices
17 16 (3.75%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 112 (26.23%) Python
2 108 (25.29%) Java
3 107 (25.06%) SQL
4 62 (14.52%) JavaScript
5 58 (13.58%) C++
6 57 (13.35%) C
7 40 (9.37%) Perl
8 39 (9.13%) PHP
9 38 (8.90%) Bash Shell
9 38 (8.90%) PowerShell
10 35 (8.20%) C#
11 30 (7.03%) Shell Script
12 24 (5.62%) Ruby
13 14 (3.28%) VB
14 13 (3.04%) Embedded C
15 12 (2.81%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.41%) VBScript
17 4 (0.94%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.94%) Embedded C++
18 3 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (11.94%) Degree
2 6 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.17%) CCNP
3 5 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.17%) CISSP
4 4 (0.94%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.94%) CCNA
4 4 (0.94%) HND
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.47%) ISEB
6 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.47%) MCSA
6 2 (0.47%) MCSE
6 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) CEH
7 1 (0.23%) CISM
7 1 (0.23%) MBA
7 1 (0.23%) PhD
7 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.51%) SLA
2 12 (2.81%) QA
3 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.98%) Firmware
4 15 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.87%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.64%) XenApp
9 6 (1.41%) Docker
9 6 (1.41%) NFS
9 6 (1.41%) RHEV
9 6 (1.41%) Samba
10 4 (0.94%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.94%) KVM
10 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.70%) HDFS
11 3 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.70%) Xen
12 2 (0.47%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 56 (13.11%) Puppet
2 50 (11.71%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (6.79%) Ansible
4 18 (4.22%) Nagios
5 9 (2.11%) SCCM
6 8 (1.87%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.64%) Check_MK
7 7 (1.64%) SCOM
8 5 (1.17%) Packer
8 5 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (0.94%) Control-M
9 4 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.94%) Rundeck
9 4 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.70%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.70%) Mesos
10 3 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (12.18%) Oracle
2 48 (11.24%) Red Hat
2 48 (11.24%) VMware
3 40 (9.37%) Splunk
4 35 (8.20%) Microsoft
5 34 (7.96%) Cisco
6 19 (4.45%) Citrix
7 18 (4.22%) IBM
8 15 (3.51%) F5
9 13 (3.04%) Symantec
10 12 (2.81%) EMC
10 12 (2.81%) Palo Alto
11 11 (2.58%) Brocade
12 9 (2.11%) Percona
12 9 (2.11%) Riverbed
12 9 (2.11%) Talend
13 8 (1.87%) CyberArk
13 8 (1.87%) Google
13 8 (1.87%) Juniper
13 8 (1.87%) Perforce
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: Highly Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary - Best on market with Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh
Streamline Connections Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Empiric.com
Salary: Unspecified - Salary dependent on experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Unrivaled Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum, 10% bonus and bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: £27000 - £44000 per annum, excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Varied role, progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Streamline Connections
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago