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 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 27 21
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 238 215 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.02% 7.29% 9.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.42% 33.23% 44.76%
Number of salaries quoted 137 133 183
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £58,400 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 472 647 706
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.87% 21.93% 22.12%
Number of salaries quoted 274 383 420
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,878
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +8.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +20 149 £37,500 -11.76% 18
Glasgow -6 70 £45,250 +0.55% 15
West Lothian - 7 £42,500 -
Dundee +3 5 £40,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £31,500 -
Perth and Kinross - 2 £56,500 -
Stirling +16 1 - - 1
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 140 (34.48%) Windows
2 106 (26.11%) SQL
3 105 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (25.62%) Java
5 100 (24.63%) Python
6 91 (22.41%) Unix
7 82 (20.20%) Software Engineering
8 80 (19.70%) Finance
9 61 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
10 57 (14.04%) JavaScript
11 55 (13.55%) Open Source
12 54 (13.30%) Puppet
13 52 (12.81%) DevOps
14 51 (12.56%) Oracle
14 51 (12.56%) VMware
14 51 (12.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 49 (12.07%) C++
15 49 (12.07%) MySQL
15 49 (12.07%) XML
16 48 (11.82%) Web Services
17 47 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
18 45 (11.08%) Bash Shell
18 45 (11.08%) Red Hat
19 44 (10.84%) Relational Database
20 43 (10.59%) Spring
21 42 (10.34%) C
22 41 (10.10%) Configuration Management
22 41 (10.10%) Git (software)
22 41 (10.10%) SDLC
23 40 (9.85%) PowerShell

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 34 (8.37%) Apache
2 26 (6.40%) JBoss
3 24 (5.91%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.93%) IIS
5 15 (3.69%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.22%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.97%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.97%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.72%) Apache Spark
9 6 (1.48%) CMS
9 6 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.48%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.23%) Apache Pig
10 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.23%) Confluence
10 5 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.99%) nginx
11 4 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.25%) GIMP
5 1 (0.25%) Houdini
5 1 (0.25%) InDesign
5 1 (0.25%) Maya
5 1 (0.25%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) HFM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 61 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.22%) SaaS
5 8 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.97%) IaaS
5 8 (1.97%) Office 365
6 7 (1.72%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.48%) PaaS
8 5 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.49%) GitHub
10 2 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.13%) Firewall
2 26 (6.40%) DNS
3 25 (6.16%) WAN
4 19 (4.68%) SAN
5 17 (4.19%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.20%) iSCSI
6 13 (3.20%) LAN
7 12 (2.96%) DHCP
7 12 (2.96%) NAS
8 11 (2.71%) LDAP
8 11 (2.71%) Network Security
9 10 (2.46%) Internet
10 9 (2.22%) HTTP
10 9 (2.22%) SSL
10 9 (2.22%) VPN
11 6 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (1.23%) Bluetooth
12 5 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.07%) MySQL
2 44 (10.84%) Relational Database
3 29 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (6.40%) Hadoop
4 26 (6.40%) SQL Server
5 24 (5.91%) Big Data
5 24 (5.91%) MongoDB
5 24 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 22 (5.42%) Oracle Database
7 19 (4.68%) RDBMS
8 15 (3.69%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (3.45%) Neo4j
9 14 (3.45%) Pentaho
10 9 (2.22%) Oracle9i Database
11 8 (1.97%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.48%) DB2
12 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.23%) Flink
13 5 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.91%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.42%) Subversion
4 14 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
5 11 (2.71%) Maven
6 9 (2.22%) Ant
7 6 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.48%) JIRA
8 5 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.99%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.99%) HttpUnit
9 4 (0.99%) Hudson
9 4 (0.99%) JMeter
9 4 (0.99%) JUnit
9 4 (0.99%) Selenium
10 3 (0.74%) Grunt
11 2 (0.49%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.49%) Gradle
11 2 (0.49%) Robot Framework
11 2 (0.49%) Travis CI
General
1 80 (19.70%) Finance
2 24 (5.91%) Banking
3 16 (3.94%) Games
4 14 (3.45%) Law
5 9 (2.22%) Electronics
6 8 (1.97%) Retail
7 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.99%) Publishing
9 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 3 (0.74%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (25.37%) Developer
2 49 (12.07%) Software Engineer
3 36 (8.87%) Java Developer
4 34 (8.37%) Analyst
5 29 (7.14%) Consultant
5 29 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 27 (6.65%) Administrator
6 27 (6.65%) Embedded Engineer
6 27 (6.65%) Security Consultant
7 25 (6.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (5.67%) Senior Developer
9 22 (5.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 20 (4.93%) Associate Consultant
10 20 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (4.93%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (3.94%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
12 15 (3.69%) C++ Software Engineer
13 14 (3.45%) Embedded C Engineer
13 14 (3.45%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.07%) XML
2 48 (11.82%) Web Services
3 43 (10.59%) Spring
4 39 (9.61%) HTML
5 25 (6.16%) CSS
5 25 (6.16%) JSON
5 25 (6.16%) LAMP
6 24 (5.91%) Java EE
6 24 (5.91%) RESTful
7 23 (5.67%) HTML5
8 20 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (4.43%) jQuery
9 18 (4.43%) Middleware
10 17 (4.19%) .NET
10 17 (4.19%) J2EE
11 16 (3.94%) SOAP
12 15 (3.69%) ActiveMQ
12 15 (3.69%) Drools
12 15 (3.69%) Hibernate
12 15 (3.69%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.16%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.96%) Data Structures
3 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.97%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.97%) PKI
6 8 (1.97%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.97%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.72%) Device Driver
7 7 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.72%) Replication
8 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.23%) User Experience
8 5 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 140 (34.48%) Windows
2 91 (22.41%) Unix
3 51 (12.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (9.61%) Windows Server
5 24 (5.91%) Solaris
5 24 (5.91%) Ubuntu
6 19 (4.68%) Android
7 18 (4.43%) CentOS
8 16 (3.94%) AIX
9 15 (3.69%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.97%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.72%) Debian
14 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.99%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.49%) SUSE
17 2 (0.49%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (20.20%) Software Engineering
3 55 (13.55%) Open Source
4 52 (12.81%) DevOps
5 41 (10.10%) Configuration Management
5 41 (10.10%) SDLC
6 38 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (7.88%) SOA
8 30 (7.39%) Scrum
8 30 (7.39%) Security Monitoring
9 29 (7.14%) Analytics
10 28 (6.90%) Web Development
11 27 (6.65%) TDD
12 25 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (6.16%) Microservices
13 20 (4.93%) ITIL
13 20 (4.93%) Service Delivery
14 19 (4.68%) OO
15 17 (4.19%) Information Security
16 16 (3.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (26.11%) SQL
2 104 (25.62%) Java
3 100 (24.63%) Python
4 57 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 49 (12.07%) C++
6 45 (11.08%) Bash Shell
7 42 (10.34%) C
8 40 (9.85%) PowerShell
9 38 (9.36%) Perl
10 31 (7.64%) C#
11 29 (7.14%) Shell Script
12 28 (6.90%) PHP
13 27 (6.65%) Ruby
14 16 (3.94%) PL/SQL
15 12 (2.96%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.48%) VB
16 6 (1.48%) VBScript
17 4 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
17 4 (0.99%) Korn
18 3 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (9.85%) Degree
2 7 (1.72%) CCNP
2 7 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (1.48%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.23%) CCNA
4 5 (1.23%) HND
5 4 (0.99%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.99%) ISEB
5 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.74%) CISSP
6 3 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.25%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.25%) MBA
8 1 (0.25%) MCSA
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.69%) SLA
2 10 (2.46%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (7.88%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.94%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.96%) NFS
4 12 (2.96%) Samba
5 11 (2.71%) Firmware
6 9 (2.22%) Docker
6 9 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.72%) XenApp
9 6 (1.48%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.99%) KVM
10 4 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.74%) HDFS
11 3 (0.74%) vSphere
11 3 (0.74%) Xen
12 2 (0.49%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (13.30%) Puppet
2 47 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (6.16%) Ansible
4 19 (4.68%) Nagios
5 10 (2.46%) SCCM
6 9 (2.22%) Check_MK
7 8 (1.97%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (1.72%) SCOM
9 6 (1.48%) Mesos
10 5 (1.23%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (1.23%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.23%) Packer
10 5 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.99%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.99%) Terraform
12 2 (0.49%) MOM
12 2 (0.49%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (12.56%) Oracle
1 51 (12.56%) VMware
2 45 (11.08%) Red Hat
3 40 (9.85%) Microsoft
4 39 (9.61%) Cisco
4 39 (9.61%) Splunk
5 19 (4.68%) Citrix
6 14 (3.45%) IBM
6 14 (3.45%) Palo Alto
6 14 (3.45%) Talend
7 13 (3.20%) Brocade
7 13 (3.20%) F5
7 13 (3.20%) Symantec
8 11 (2.71%) Percona
8 11 (2.71%) Perforce
8 11 (2.71%) Riverbed
9 9 (2.22%) Juniper
10 8 (1.97%) EMC
10 8 (1.97%) Google
11 6 (1.48%) HP
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