Linux Jobs in Scotland

Linux
UK > Scotland

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland requiring Linux skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Linux over the 6 months leading up to 19 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
19 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 65 26 27
Rank change year-on-year -39 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 347 375 531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 5.07% 8.76% 8.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.01% 51.51% 53.05%
Number of salaries quoted 179 216 252
10th Percentile £38,750 £30,875 £37,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £55,000 £59,526
Median % change year-on-year -7.27% -7.60% +25.32%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,070 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

All Operating Systems
Scotland

Linux falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring operating system skills in Scotland.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 771 728 1,001
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 11.27% 17.00% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 422 409 550
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +16.67%
75th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £65,313
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,508 £73,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%

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 19 June 2024.

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 19 June 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -70 158 £50,000 -4.76% 13
Edinburgh +6 129 £60,000 +9.09% 31
West Lothian -1 23 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Dundee -6 10 £49,990 +33.31% 2
Aberdeen -18 9 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Aberdeenshire +4 5 £28,500 -56.15% 3
Fife -13 2 - -
Lanarkshire -12 1 - - 3
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £23,000 - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (5.48%) Apache
2 11 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.88%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.31%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Exchange
7 4 (1.15%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.15%) Captiva
7 4 (1.15%) FileNet
7 4 (1.15%) GeoServer
7 4 (1.15%) IIS
7 4 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.58%) WildFly
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.58%) Windchill
4 1 (0.29%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.17%) Unit4 Business World
2 8 (2.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.29%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 81 (23.34%) Azure
2 63 (18.16%) AWS
3 31 (8.93%) GCP
4 20 (5.76%) IaaS
4 20 (5.76%) PaaS
5 18 (5.19%) Microsoft 365
5 18 (5.19%) SaaS
6 14 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (3.46%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.59%) Amazon EKS
9 8 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (2.02%) Entra ID
11 6 (1.73%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (1.73%) GitHub
12 4 (1.15%) Google Docs
12 4 (1.15%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.86%) Asana
13 3 (0.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.86%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.86%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.53%) Firewall
2 30 (8.65%) VPN
3 29 (8.36%) Network Security
4 23 (6.63%) Wireless
5 18 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 17 (4.90%) SD-WAN
6 17 (4.90%) WAN
7 16 (4.61%) Ethernet
7 16 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (4.03%) DNS
8 14 (4.03%) RS-232
9 12 (3.46%) Internet
10 11 (3.17%) SNMP
11 10 (2.88%) IPsec
12 8 (2.31%) BGP
12 8 (2.31%) SSL
13 6 (1.73%) DHCP
14 4 (1.15%) LAN
15 3 (0.86%) Modbus
15 3 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.03%) MongoDB
2 14 (4.03%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.17%) DB2
3 11 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 10 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (2.31%) Big Data
6 7 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.44%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.15%) GIS
8 4 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.15%) QGIS
9 3 (0.86%) Ingres
9 3 (0.86%) MySQL
10 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.29%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 18 (5.19%) JIRA
2 11 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.31%) Git
4 7 (2.02%) GitLab
5 6 (1.73%) Maven
5 6 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.44%) JUnit
6 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.86%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.29%) GoCD
8 1 (0.29%) Gradle
8 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 150 (43.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 128 (36.89%) Finance
3 82 (23.63%) Law
4 74 (21.33%) Social Skills
5 45 (12.97%) Marketing
6 38 (10.95%) Legal
7 22 (6.34%) Manufacturing
8 20 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (5.76%) Banking
9 18 (5.19%) Public Sector
10 14 (4.03%) Aerospace
11 13 (3.75%) Military
12 7 (2.02%) Automotive
12 7 (2.02%) Retail
12 7 (2.02%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.73%) Electronics
14 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
15 4 (1.15%) Aviation
15 4 (1.15%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 175 (50.43%) Software Engineer
2 63 (18.16%) Senior
3 53 (15.27%) Lead
4 40 (11.53%) Senior Software Engineer
5 39 (11.24%) Lead Software Engineer
6 26 (7.49%) Embedded Engineer
7 25 (7.20%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 22 (6.34%) Architect
8 22 (6.34%) Support Engineer
9 20 (5.76%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (4.90%) Senior Embedded Engineer
10 17 (4.90%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
11 15 (4.32%) C Software Engineer
12 14 (4.03%) Analyst
12 14 (4.03%) Consultant
13 13 (3.75%) C++ Software Engineer
13 13 (3.75%) Java Engineer
13 13 (3.75%) Java Software Engineer
13 13 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (3.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (4.32%) Spring Boot
3 14 (4.03%) Yocto
4 13 (3.75%) HTML
5 11 (3.17%) CSS
5 11 (3.17%) Web Services
6 10 (2.88%) .NET
6 10 (2.88%) YAML
7 9 (2.59%) React
8 8 (2.31%) RESTful
9 7 (2.02%) Spring
10 6 (1.73%) REST
10 6 (1.73%) SOAP
11 5 (1.44%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.44%) Kafka
11 5 (1.44%) LDAP
11 5 (1.44%) OpenCV
11 5 (1.44%) OpenVINO
11 5 (1.44%) Spring Cloud
12 4 (1.15%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.39%) Algorithms
2 33 (9.51%) Data Centre
3 31 (8.93%) Public Cloud
4 15 (4.32%) Device Driver
5 14 (4.03%) Cloud Native
5 14 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.75%) Replication
7 10 (2.88%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.59%) Distributed Systems
9 5 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.44%) Reference Data
9 5 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (1.15%) DataPower
11 3 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.86%) IoT
11 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.86%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.86%) Onboarding
11 3 (0.86%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 130 (37.46%) Windows
2 53 (15.27%) Unix
3 49 (14.12%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.61%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (3.75%) Mac OS X
6 12 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.88%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.73%) CentOS
9 6 (1.73%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.15%) AIX
10 4 (1.15%) Debian
10 4 (1.15%) Mesosphere
10 4 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.58%) Android
12 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (51.59%) Software Engineering
2 133 (38.33%) Agile
3 100 (28.82%) SDLC
4 83 (23.92%) CI/CD
5 77 (22.19%) Community of Practice
6 63 (18.16%) DevOps
7 51 (14.70%) Artificial Intelligence
7 51 (14.70%) Machine Learning
7 51 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (12.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 44 (12.68%) Operational Stability
10 42 (12.10%) Visualisation
11 40 (11.53%) Continuous Delivery
12 39 (11.24%) Architectural Design
12 39 (11.24%) Information Architecture
13 37 (10.66%) Actionable Insight
14 36 (10.37%) Risk Management
15 34 (9.80%) Mentoring
16 32 (9.22%) Project Management
17 30 (8.65%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 141 (40.63%) Python
2 124 (35.73%) Java
3 121 (34.87%) SQL
4 54 (15.56%) C
5 36 (10.37%) C++
6 33 (9.51%) Embedded C
6 33 (9.51%) PL/SQL
7 26 (7.49%) Bash
8 15 (4.32%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.32%) PowerShell
9 12 (3.46%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.17%) C#
11 5 (1.44%) Ruby
12 4 (1.15%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.15%) VB
13 3 (0.86%) Groovy
13 3 (0.86%) Perl
13 3 (0.86%) PHP
14 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 56 (16.14%) Degree
2 22 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (5.19%) CCNA
3 18 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (4.32%) CISSP
6 14 (4.03%) AWS Certification
6 14 (4.03%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.75%) CISM
7 13 (3.75%) GCIA
7 13 (3.75%) GCIH
7 13 (3.75%) GREM
8 12 (3.46%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.46%) Azure Certification
9 11 (3.17%) CISA
10 5 (1.44%) MCSA
10 5 (1.44%) MCSE
10 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.15%) CCNP
11 4 (1.15%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) ITGC
1 11 (3.17%) PMO
2 6 (1.73%) QA
3 5 (1.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.58%) DICOM
5 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) JTAG
5 1 (0.29%) SOC 2
System Software
1 32 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (8.36%) Docker
3 17 (4.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.32%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.75%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.73%) Firmware
6 6 (1.73%) KVM
6 6 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.58%) Xen
8 1 (0.29%) Embedded Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 107 (30.84%) Kubernetes
2 43 (12.39%) Ansible
3 31 (8.93%) Terraform
4 15 (4.32%) Prometheus
5 13 (3.75%) FortiGate
6 12 (3.46%) Grafana
7 11 (3.17%) Progress Chef
8 10 (2.88%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.73%) Puppet
11 5 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.86%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
14 1 (0.29%) Kibana
Vendors
1 110 (31.70%) Oracle
2 51 (14.70%) VMware
3 30 (8.65%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.63%) Cisco
4 23 (6.63%) NetApp
5 16 (4.61%) SAP
6 14 (4.03%) Red Hat
7 13 (3.75%) Dell
8 12 (3.46%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.17%) Sage
10 10 (2.88%) Google
10 10 (2.88%) Palo Alto
10 10 (2.88%) SolidFire
11 9 (2.59%) Splunk
12 8 (2.31%) Sparx
13 7 (2.02%) IBM
13 7 (2.02%) Sybase
14 5 (1.44%) AppDynamics
14 5 (1.44%) CA
15 4 (1.15%) ESRI