Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 17 18
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 590 605 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.91% 10.73% 9.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.91% 49.84% 44.70%
Number of salaries quoted 368 368 292
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1,159 1,214 1,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.43% 21.52% 22.35%
Number of salaries quoted 752 798 751
Scotland median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +7 286 £38,500 +10.00% 48
Glasgow +5 244 £46,750 -1.58% 29
West Lothian +1 29 £50,000 +25.00% 6
South Lanarkshire +1 5 £43,250 +0.58%
Renfrewshire - 5 £25,000 -
Stirling +8 4 £41,500 -
Dundee -5 4 £44,250 +13.46% 4
Fife -9 3 £46,000 +15.00% 4
Scottish Borders - 3 - -
Perth and Kinross -2 2 £46,250 -2.63% 1
West Dunbartonshire -3 2 £43,000 +9.55%
Aberdeen -3 2 £32,500 -18.75% 1
South Ayrshire - 2 £26,750 - 1
Falkirk +2 1 £65,000 +100.00%
Midlothian -2 1 £24,000 -9.43% 1
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 219 (37.12%) Windows
2 198 (33.56%) Java
3 171 (28.98%) Python
4 163 (27.63%) DevOps
5 157 (26.61%) Unix
6 153 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 141 (23.90%) SQL
8 133 (22.54%) Amazon AWS
9 123 (20.85%) Finance
9 123 (20.85%) Software Engineering
10 117 (19.83%) Git (software)
11 114 (19.32%) Degree
12 108 (18.31%) Jenkins
13 107 (18.14%) Ansible
14 102 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
15 100 (16.95%) C++
15 100 (16.95%) Oracle
16 99 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
17 92 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
18 86 (14.58%) Puppet
19 72 (12.20%) Computer Science
19 72 (12.20%) Subversion
19 72 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
20 69 (11.69%) Test Automation
21 68 (11.53%) Terraform
21 68 (11.53%) Big Data
22 67 (11.36%) Microservices
23 66 (11.19%) Bash Shell
24 61 (10.34%) C#
25 59 (10.00%) JavaScript

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 52 (8.81%) Apache
2 32 (5.42%) Tomcat
3 31 (5.25%) JBoss
4 10 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.69%) IIS
4 10 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.36%) nginx
5 8 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.02%) CloudStack
7 5 (0.85%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.85%) WildFly
8 4 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.68%) WordPress
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 133 (22.54%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (15.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (6.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (2.71%) Office 365
5 14 (2.37%) IaaS
5 14 (2.37%) SaaS
6 13 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.53%) GitHub
9 8 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (1.02%) Datadog
11 6 (1.02%) Serverless
12 5 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.85%) PaaS
13 4 (0.68%) Akamai
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.47%) Firewall
2 35 (5.93%) DNS
2 35 (5.93%) TCP/IP
3 26 (4.41%) HTTP
4 21 (3.56%) SAN
5 16 (2.71%) Network Security
6 15 (2.54%) SSH
7 13 (2.20%) Wireshark
8 12 (2.03%) VPN
9 9 (1.53%) DHCP
9 9 (1.53%) Internet
9 9 (1.53%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.36%) Kerberos
10 8 (1.36%) SSL
10 8 (1.36%) VLAN
11 7 (1.19%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.02%) LAN
12 6 (1.02%) WAN
13 5 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.53%) Big Data
2 54 (9.15%) SQL Server
3 42 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 39 (6.61%) Oracle Database
5 37 (6.27%) MySQL
6 26 (4.41%) Data Mining
7 23 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (3.73%) RDBMS
9 20 (3.39%) MongoDB
9 20 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (3.22%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (1.86%) DB2
14 8 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (1.02%) Apache Hive
16 6 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (1.02%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 117 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 108 (18.31%) Jenkins
3 72 (12.20%) Subversion
4 55 (9.32%) JIRA
5 36 (6.10%) GoCD
6 33 (5.59%) Maven
7 32 (5.42%) TeamCity
8 31 (5.25%) Visual Studio
9 29 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (4.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (4.41%) IBM UrbanCode
11 26 (4.41%) JUnit
11 26 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (2.88%) Artifactory
13 16 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (2.54%) Eclipse
14 15 (2.54%) GitLab
15 13 (2.20%) Toad
15 13 (2.20%) Vagrant
16 12 (2.03%) Selenium
General
1 123 (20.85%) Finance
2 54 (9.15%) Banking
3 26 (4.41%) Military
4 22 (3.73%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.22%) Law
6 15 (2.54%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.86%) Games
8 4 (0.68%) Automotive
9 3 (0.51%) Billing
9 3 (0.51%) Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) French Language
10 2 (0.34%) Front Office
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Legal
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (21.02%) Developer
2 94 (15.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 85 (14.41%) Software Engineer
4 54 (9.15%) Java Developer
5 42 (7.12%) Administrator
6 38 (6.44%) Senior DevOps
7 35 (5.93%) Junior
8 33 (5.59%) C++ Developer
9 29 (4.92%) Consultant
10 27 (4.58%) Senior Consultant
11 26 (4.41%) DBA
11 26 (4.41%) DevOps Consultant
11 26 (4.41%) Senior DevOps Consultant
12 25 (4.24%) Linux Administrator
13 24 (4.07%) Analyst
13 24 (4.07%) Java Engineer
14 23 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
15 22 (3.73%) Linux Engineer
16 21 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 21 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.81%) XML
2 46 (7.80%) Web Services
3 42 (7.12%) Elastic Stack
4 38 (6.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 38 (6.44%) Spring
5 37 (6.27%) Hibernate
6 26 (4.41%) Middleware
7 25 (4.24%) OpenCV
8 20 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.22%) CSS
9 19 (3.22%) RESTful
10 18 (3.05%) Kafka
11 17 (2.88%) HTML
12 16 (2.71%) Java EE
13 15 (2.54%) JSON
14 14 (2.37%) XSD
14 14 (2.37%) XSLT
15 13 (2.20%) jQuery
16 12 (2.03%) SOAP
17 11 (1.86%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 42 (7.12%) Algorithms
3 36 (6.10%) Robotics
4 33 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.56%) Data Structures
7 19 (3.22%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.88%) Public Cloud
9 16 (2.71%) Fintech
10 15 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (2.54%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
12 11 (1.86%) Derivative
12 11 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (1.86%) Replication
13 9 (1.53%) Clustering
14 6 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
15 5 (0.85%) Reference Data
15 5 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 219 (37.12%) Windows
2 157 (26.61%) Unix
3 56 (9.49%) Windows Server
4 54 (9.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (3.90%) CentOS
6 18 (3.05%) AIX
7 17 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.54%) Mac OS X
9 14 (2.37%) Solaris
10 10 (1.69%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.36%) Debian
12 5 (0.85%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.68%) Android
13 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.34%) HPUX
15 2 (0.34%) SUSE
15 2 (0.34%) Tru64
15 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (27.63%) DevOps
2 153 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (20.85%) Software Engineering
4 99 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (11.69%) Test Automation
7 67 (11.36%) Microservices
8 57 (9.66%) Multithreading
9 52 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 52 (8.81%) Open Source
10 48 (8.14%) Configuration Management
11 45 (7.63%) Analytics
11 45 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
11 45 (7.63%) SDLC
12 40 (6.78%) High Availability
12 40 (6.78%) Unit Testing
13 37 (6.27%) OO
13 37 (6.27%) TDD
14 35 (5.93%) ITIL
15 34 (5.76%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 198 (33.56%) Java
2 171 (28.98%) Python
3 141 (23.90%) SQL
4 100 (16.95%) C++
5 66 (11.19%) Bash Shell
6 61 (10.34%) C#
7 59 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 52 (8.81%) Perl
9 50 (8.47%) Ruby
10 46 (7.80%) PL/SQL
11 39 (6.61%) Shell Script
12 30 (5.08%) PowerShell
13 27 (4.58%) C
14 16 (2.71%) Scala
15 14 (2.37%) PHP
16 9 (1.53%) Java 8
17 7 (1.19%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.19%) Go
18 6 (1.02%) Groovy
19 5 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (19.32%) Degree
2 45 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (4.24%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.02%) MCSA
5 6 (1.02%) MCSE
6 5 (0.85%) CISSP
7 4 (0.68%) CCNP
7 4 (0.68%) CEH
7 4 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (0.68%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.51%) HND
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.34%) PhD
9 2 (0.34%) SANS
9 2 (0.34%) VCAP
10 1 (0.17%) CISMP
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.37%) QA
2 13 (2.20%) SLA
3 10 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.34%) IEC 61131
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (10.00%) Docker
2 35 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.58%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.90%) NFS
5 17 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (2.37%) Samba
7 13 (2.20%) vSphere
8 12 (2.03%) Oracle Clusterware
9 8 (1.36%) Firmware
9 8 (1.36%) Xen
10 7 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.19%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.02%) XenServer
12 3 (0.51%) iptables
12 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.34%) Dovecot
13 2 (0.34%) HDFS
13 2 (0.34%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 107 (18.14%) Ansible
2 102 (17.29%) Opscode Chef
3 86 (14.58%) Puppet
4 68 (11.53%) Terraform
5 36 (6.10%) Kubernetes
6 27 (4.58%) Consul
7 26 (4.41%) Rundeck
8 12 (2.03%) Data Guard
9 11 (1.86%) Packer
9 11 (1.86%) Salt
10 9 (1.53%) Nagios
10 9 (1.53%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.36%) Icinga
11 8 (1.36%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.36%) vMotion
12 7 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (1.02%) Cobbler
13 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 6 (1.02%) Graphite
13 6 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 100 (16.95%) Oracle
2 55 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 53 (8.98%) VMware
4 42 (7.12%) Red Hat
5 34 (5.76%) Splunk
6 26 (4.41%) Delphix
6 26 (4.41%) RedGate
6 26 (4.41%) ServiceNow
7 17 (2.88%) Cisco
8 15 (2.54%) Solace
8 15 (2.54%) TIBCO
9 13 (2.20%) Talarian
10 12 (2.03%) Sybase
11 11 (1.86%) Dell
11 11 (1.86%) Google
11 11 (1.86%) IBM
11 11 (1.86%) New Relic
12 9 (1.53%) HP
12 9 (1.53%) Perforce
13 6 (1.02%) EnterpriseDB