Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing Linux 316 543 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 8.31% 10.17% 8.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.80% 52.62% 48.66%
Number of salaries quoted 206 371 295
Median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £54,486 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.00% -

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 794 1,032 1,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.87% 19.33% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 498 704 640
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,178 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.69% +9.55% -7.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 -9 171 £52,500 +31.25% 33
Glasgow -15 90 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Renfrewshire +4 15 £27,500 - 3
West Lothian +26 9 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Dundee -16 6 £72,500 +88.31%
Fife +9 4 - - 1
Aberdeen - 4 £60,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 4 £47,500 -
Highlands - 4 - -
Stirling - 3 £53,500 - 1
South Ayrshire +10 2 £37,500 +10.29%
Midlothian +4 2 £35,500 +43.43%
Ayrshire - 2 £41,250 -
East Lothian - 1 £35,000 -
Strathclyde - 1 £40,000 -
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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.

1 144 (45.57%) Python
2 124 (39.24%) Windows
3 93 (29.43%) AWS
4 89 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (24.68%) DevOps
6 75 (23.73%) Azure
7 65 (20.57%) Software Engineering
8 62 (19.62%) Microsoft
9 59 (18.67%) JavaScript
10 58 (18.35%) Java
11 57 (18.04%) Bash Shell
11 57 (18.04%) Docker
12 56 (17.72%) Unix
13 55 (17.41%) SQL
14 51 (16.14%) Finance
14 51 (16.14%) Git (software)
15 49 (15.51%) VMware
16 48 (15.19%) Degree
16 48 (15.19%) Jenkins
17 44 (13.92%) Ansible
17 44 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (12.97%) Ruby
19 40 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
20 38 (12.03%) Kubernetes
20 38 (12.03%) C
20 38 (12.03%) C++
21 37 (11.71%) Terraform
22 36 (11.39%) MySQL
22 36 (11.39%) PowerShell
23 35 (11.08%) Windows 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 16 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 13 (4.11%) Apache
3 10 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.58%) nginx
6 3 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.95%) Gluu
6 3 (0.95%) JBoss
6 3 (0.95%) Luigi
7 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.63%) Confluence
7 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.32%) Drupal
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 93 (29.43%) AWS
2 75 (23.73%) Azure
3 22 (6.96%) SaaS
4 18 (5.70%) Serverless
5 16 (5.06%) GCP
5 16 (5.06%) PaaS
6 15 (4.75%) GitHub
7 13 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (4.11%) IaaS
8 11 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.48%) Office 365
9 8 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (2.53%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.27%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.95%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.95%) AWS Fargate
13 3 (0.95%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.38%) Firewall
1 17 (5.38%) Network Security
2 11 (3.48%) DNS
2 11 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.16%) DHCP
4 9 (2.85%) LAN
4 9 (2.85%) VPN
5 7 (2.22%) SAN
6 6 (1.90%) Internet
6 6 (1.90%) WAN
7 5 (1.58%) 802.11
7 5 (1.58%) SSL
7 5 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.58%) Wireless
7 5 (1.58%) WPA
8 4 (1.27%) HTTP
8 4 (1.27%) SNA
8 4 (1.27%) tcpdump
8 4 (1.27%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.95%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.39%) MySQL
2 28 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (6.01%) Big Data
4 16 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 16 (5.06%) SQL Server
5 14 (4.43%) Hadoop
6 13 (4.11%) NoSQL
6 13 (4.11%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.53%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (1.90%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.27%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.27%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.95%) HBase
11 3 (0.95%) Redis
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 51 (16.14%) Git (software)
2 48 (15.19%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.01%) GitLab
4 15 (4.75%) Subversion
5 12 (3.80%) JIRA
6 8 (2.53%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.53%) Selenium
6 8 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.22%) Maven
7 7 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.90%) Ant
8 6 (1.90%) Apache Ivy
8 6 (1.90%) Gradle
8 6 (1.90%) RubyMine
9 4 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.27%) PhantomJS
9 4 (1.27%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.95%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.95%) TestLink
General
1 51 (16.14%) Finance
2 15 (4.75%) French Language
3 14 (4.43%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.11%) German Language
5 12 (3.80%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.48%) Spanish Language
7 10 (3.16%) Italian Language
8 8 (2.53%) Retail
9 6 (1.90%) Games
9 6 (1.90%) Law
10 5 (1.58%) Electronics
10 5 (1.58%) Marketing
11 4 (1.27%) Billing
12 3 (0.95%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.95%) Automotive
12 3 (0.95%) Banking
13 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (17.72%) Software Engineer
2 55 (17.41%) Developer
3 42 (13.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 18 (5.70%) Administrator
5 18 (5.70%) Support Engineer
6 15 (4.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 15 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (4.43%) Full Stack Developer
7 14 (4.43%) Security Engineer
8 13 (4.11%) C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
8 13 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
9 12 (3.80%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 12 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 12 (3.80%) Software Developer
10 11 (3.48%) Embedded Engineer
10 11 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.76%) CSS
2 33 (10.44%) HTML
3 28 (8.86%) .NET
4 26 (8.23%) AngularJS
5 22 (6.96%) Node.js
6 21 (6.65%) Elastic Stack
7 20 (6.33%) React
8 16 (5.06%) RESTful
9 15 (4.75%) Vue.js
9 15 (4.75%) Web Services
10 14 (4.43%) jQuery
10 14 (4.43%) Laravel
11 13 (4.11%) Spring
12 11 (3.48%) ASP.NET
12 11 (3.48%) Django
12 11 (3.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (3.16%) Kafka
13 10 (3.16%) Symfony
14 9 (2.85%) CSS3
14 9 (2.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.91%) Public Cloud
3 23 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.11%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.80%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.48%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.90%) User Experience
10 5 (1.58%) ASIC
10 5 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.27%) Replication
11 4 (1.27%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.95%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 124 (39.24%) Windows
2 56 (17.72%) Unix
3 35 (11.08%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.01%) CentOS
4 19 (6.01%) Ubuntu
5 15 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (2.85%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (1.90%) Debian
9 5 (1.58%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.58%) OpenWrt
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.27%) HPUX
10 4 (1.27%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.27%) Solaris
11 2 (0.63%) Mesosphere
11 2 (0.63%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (24.68%) DevOps
3 65 (20.57%) Software Engineering
4 44 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (10.44%) Analytics
6 33 (10.44%) Computer Science
7 28 (8.86%) Test Automation
8 27 (8.54%) Configuration Management
9 26 (8.23%) SDLC
10 22 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
11 21 (6.65%) SIEM
12 20 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
12 20 (6.33%) Scrum
13 19 (6.01%) Infrastructure as Code
14 18 (5.70%) OO
15 17 (5.38%) Case Management
15 17 (5.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 17 (5.38%) TDD
15 17 (5.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 144 (45.57%) Python
2 59 (18.67%) JavaScript
3 58 (18.35%) Java
4 57 (18.04%) Bash Shell
5 55 (17.41%) SQL
6 41 (12.97%) Ruby
7 38 (12.03%) C
7 38 (12.03%) C++
8 36 (11.39%) PowerShell
9 29 (9.18%) Perl
10 27 (8.54%) PHP
11 20 (6.33%) C#
12 17 (5.38%) Go
12 17 (5.38%) Shell Script
13 11 (3.48%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.85%) Scala
15 8 (2.53%) Groovy
15 8 (2.53%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.58%) R
17 4 (1.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 48 (15.19%) Degree
2 15 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.27%) CCNA
5 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.63%) CCNP
7 2 (0.63%) HND
7 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.32%) SANS
8 1 (0.32%) VCAP
8 1 (0.32%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.90%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) IEC 61508
3 3 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.95%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (18.04%) Docker
2 32 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.28%) Active Directory
4 8 (2.53%) KVM
4 8 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.22%) Firmware
5 7 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.27%) vSphere
7 3 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.95%) iptables
8 2 (0.63%) vCloud
8 2 (0.63%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.32%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.32%) HDFS
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.32%) Postfix
9 1 (0.32%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (13.92%) Ansible
2 38 (12.03%) Kubernetes
3 37 (11.71%) Terraform
4 30 (9.49%) Puppet
5 26 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.22%) Kibana
6 7 (2.22%) Nagios
6 7 (2.22%) Prometheus
6 7 (2.22%) WSUS
7 6 (1.90%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.90%) Packer
8 5 (1.58%) Consul
8 5 (1.58%) Grafana
9 4 (1.27%) logstash
9 4 (1.27%) Oozie
9 4 (1.27%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.95%) Munin
10 3 (0.95%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.51%) VMware
3 18 (5.70%) Splunk
4 14 (4.43%) Oracle
5 11 (3.48%) Cisco
6 9 (2.85%) Veeam
7 8 (2.53%) Dell
7 8 (2.53%) Veritas
8 7 (2.22%) Google
8 7 (2.22%) Juniper
8 7 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.22%) Zerto
9 6 (1.90%) LogRhythm
9 6 (1.90%) Micro Focus
10 5 (1.58%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.58%) Symantec
11 4 (1.27%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.27%) Ingenico
11 4 (1.27%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.95%) Dynatrace