Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing Linux 546 567 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.60% 10.76% 8.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.52% 52.65% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 319 325 276
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,875
90th Percentile £65,850 £59,750 £60,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 1,149 1,077 1,333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.20% 20.44% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 722 636 772
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -1 290 £40,000 +3.90% 45
Glasgow +2 228 £48,000 +6.67% 24
West Lothian +3 12 £42,500 - 8
Stirling +1 4 £38,000 - 1
Dundee -7 4 £38,750 -8.82%
Aberdeen -10 3 £27,500 -31.25%
Lanarkshire - 3 £25,000 - 1
Renfrewshire - 2 £25,000 - 3
Perth and Kinross +2 1 £47,500 -10.38%
South Lanarkshire -9 1 - -
Fife -12 1 £24,000 -28.36% 4
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £27,500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £43,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £32,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 204 (37.36%) Windows
2 183 (33.52%) Java
3 182 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (31.68%) Unix
5 168 (30.77%) DevOps
6 148 (27.11%) Amazon AWS
7 143 (26.19%) Python
8 116 (21.25%) SQL
8 116 (21.25%) Ansible
9 114 (20.88%) Software Engineering
10 110 (20.15%) Jenkins
11 105 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 98 (17.95%) Git (software)
13 96 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (17.22%) Degree
15 89 (16.30%) Oracle
16 87 (15.93%) C++
16 87 (15.93%) Puppet
17 86 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
18 82 (15.02%) VMware
19 79 (14.47%) Finance
20 75 (13.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 67 (12.27%) Firewall
21 67 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
22 64 (11.72%) Microservices
23 63 (11.54%) Relational Database
24 62 (11.36%) Microsoft
25 60 (10.99%) Windows Server
26 57 (10.44%) Continuous Delivery
26 57 (10.44%) Docker

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 39 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 36 (6.59%) Apache
3 30 (5.49%) JBoss
4 17 (3.11%) OpenStack
4 17 (3.11%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (2.20%) iPlanet
6 12 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.01%) IIS
8 9 (1.65%) nginx
9 8 (1.47%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.28%) SAS
11 6 (1.10%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.10%) CloudStack
11 6 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.92%) Confluence
13 4 (0.73%) CMS
13 4 (0.73%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 12 (2.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 8 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.55%) LongView
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Eikon
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 148 (27.11%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 39 (7.14%) SaaS
5 35 (6.41%) IaaS
6 24 (4.40%) PaaS
7 9 (1.65%) GitHub
8 7 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.92%) Akamai
10 5 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.92%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.92%) Office 365
11 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.73%) Datadog
11 4 (0.73%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.55%) NuGet
13 2 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.27%) Firewall
2 32 (5.86%) HTTP
2 32 (5.86%) TCP/IP
3 28 (5.13%) Network Security
4 25 (4.58%) DNS
5 16 (2.93%) SAN
6 14 (2.56%) SSH
7 11 (2.01%) LAN
7 11 (2.01%) VPN
7 11 (2.01%) Wireshark
8 10 (1.83%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.47%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.47%) VLAN
9 8 (1.47%) WAN
10 7 (1.28%) Internet
11 6 (1.10%) SSL
12 5 (0.92%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.92%) H.323
12 5 (0.92%) PBX
12 5 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 44 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 32 (5.86%) Big Data
4 31 (5.68%) Oracle Database
5 28 (5.13%) DB2
6 26 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 24 (4.40%) Oracle Database 12c
8 23 (4.21%) NoSQL
8 23 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (3.85%) Data Mining
9 21 (3.85%) RDBMS
10 20 (3.66%) MySQL
11 16 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
17 6 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (1.10%) KDB
Development Applications
1 110 (20.15%) Jenkins
2 98 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 55 (10.07%) Subversion
4 49 (8.97%) JIRA
5 40 (7.33%) GoCD
6 33 (6.04%) Maven
6 33 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (5.68%) TeamCity
8 29 (5.31%) Octopus Deploy
9 26 (4.76%) IBM UrbanCode
10 25 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (3.66%) JUnit
11 20 (3.66%) Vagrant
12 17 (3.11%) GitLab
12 17 (3.11%) Selenium
12 17 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
13 15 (2.75%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.83%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.65%) SonarQube
16 8 (1.47%) Phabricator
General
1 79 (14.47%) Finance
2 33 (6.04%) Banking
3 26 (4.76%) Games
4 17 (3.11%) Military
5 13 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.92%) Law
7 4 (0.73%) Advertising
7 4 (0.73%) Automotive
7 4 (0.73%) Publishing
7 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) Arabic Language
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Front Office
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Retail
10 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (17.03%) Software Engineer
2 86 (15.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 80 (14.65%) Developer
4 44 (8.06%) Java Engineer
5 41 (7.51%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.51%) Senior DevOps
6 40 (7.33%) Administrator
7 38 (6.96%) Cloud Engineer
8 37 (6.78%) Java Software Engineer
9 34 (6.23%) Consultant
9 34 (6.23%) Linux Engineer
10 28 (5.13%) Analyst
11 26 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
12 25 (4.58%) DevOps Consultant
12 25 (4.58%) Senior DevOps Consultant
13 22 (4.03%) Support Engineer
14 21 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
14 21 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
15 20 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
16 19 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (10.26%) Web Services
2 44 (8.06%) Elastic Stack
3 42 (7.69%) Spring
4 29 (5.31%) Hibernate
4 29 (5.31%) XML
5 25 (4.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 24 (4.40%) Middleware
7 21 (3.85%) OpenCV
8 20 (3.66%) JSON
9 19 (3.48%) HTML
10 18 (3.30%) AngularJS
10 18 (3.30%) J2EE
10 18 (3.30%) Java EE
11 16 (2.93%) RESTful
12 15 (2.75%) LAMP
12 15 (2.75%) SOAP
13 14 (2.56%) .NET
14 13 (2.38%) Spring Boot
15 11 (2.01%) HTML5
15 11 (2.01%) React
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.34%) Computer Science
2 35 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 30 (5.49%) Robotics
5 26 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 26 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (3.11%) Clustering
8 14 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 13 (2.38%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.65%) DataPower
11 9 (1.65%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.47%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.28%) Replication
14 6 (1.10%) Fintech
15 5 (0.92%) Derivative
16 4 (0.73%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 204 (37.36%) Windows
2 173 (31.68%) Unix
3 75 (13.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 60 (10.99%) Windows Server
5 40 (7.33%) AIX
6 32 (5.86%) Solaris
7 29 (5.31%) CentOS
8 23 (4.21%) HPUX
9 19 (3.48%) Ubuntu
10 18 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (3.11%) Mac OS X
12 11 (2.01%) Debian
13 10 (1.83%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (1.47%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.92%) Android
17 4 (0.73%) Robot Operating System
18 2 (0.37%) OpenVMS
19 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (30.77%) DevOps
3 114 (20.88%) Software Engineering
4 96 (17.58%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
6 64 (11.72%) Microservices
7 57 (10.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 49 (8.97%) Configuration Management
8 49 (8.97%) SDLC
9 45 (8.24%) High Availability
10 44 (8.06%) Open Source
11 42 (7.69%) Load Balancing
11 42 (7.69%) OO
12 39 (7.14%) ITIL
13 35 (6.41%) Mathematics
14 34 (6.23%) Migration
15 33 (6.04%) Test Automation
16 30 (5.49%) Continuous Deployment
16 30 (5.49%) TDD
17 27 (4.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (33.52%) Java
2 143 (26.19%) Python
3 116 (21.25%) SQL
4 87 (15.93%) C++
5 47 (8.61%) Bash Shell
6 46 (8.42%) Ruby
7 43 (7.88%) C#
8 37 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 37 (6.78%) Perl
9 35 (6.41%) PowerShell
10 32 (5.86%) Shell Script
11 25 (4.58%) PL/SQL
12 21 (3.85%) C
13 14 (2.56%) Java 8
14 13 (2.38%) PHP
15 9 (1.65%) Scala
16 7 (1.28%) Objective-C
17 6 (1.10%) Groovy
18 4 (0.73%) Clojure
18 4 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 94 (17.22%) Degree
2 28 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (1.47%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.73%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.73%) PhD
8 3 (0.55%) CCNA
8 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.55%) VCAP
9 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.37%) MCSA
9 2 (0.37%) MCSE
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.37%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.78%) GCP
2 18 (3.30%) QA
3 12 (2.20%) SLA
4 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (10.44%) Docker
2 54 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.23%) Hyper-V
4 27 (4.95%) Active Directory
5 20 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.38%) KVM
7 13 (2.38%) vSphere
8 12 (2.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (2.01%) Xen
10 9 (1.65%) NFS
11 8 (1.47%) Samba
12 7 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.28%) VirtualBox
13 6 (1.10%) Postfix
13 6 (1.10%) XenServer
14 5 (0.92%) Dovecot
14 5 (0.92%) iptables
14 5 (0.92%) QEMU
15 3 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 116 (21.25%) Ansible
2 87 (15.93%) Puppet
3 86 (15.75%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (8.79%) Terraform
5 27 (4.95%) Rundeck
6 25 (4.58%) Consul
6 25 (4.58%) Kubernetes
7 18 (3.30%) vCenter Server
8 15 (2.75%) Nagios
9 14 (2.56%) Tivoli
10 11 (2.01%) Icinga
10 11 (2.01%) Packer
11 10 (1.83%) HAProxy
12 9 (1.65%) Graphite
13 8 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (1.47%) Rancher
14 7 (1.28%) Cobbler
14 7 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
15 5 (0.92%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 89 (16.30%) Oracle
2 82 (15.02%) VMware
3 62 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 41 (7.51%) Splunk
5 36 (6.59%) Red Hat
6 33 (6.04%) Cisco
7 30 (5.49%) IBM
8 25 (4.58%) Delphix
8 25 (4.58%) RedGate
8 25 (4.58%) ServiceNow
9 24 (4.40%) Sybase
10 14 (2.56%) Cognizant
11 12 (2.20%) HP
11 12 (2.20%) New Relic
11 12 (2.20%) PlateSpin
11 12 (2.20%) Sun
11 12 (2.20%) Veritas
12 10 (1.83%) EMC
13 8 (1.47%) TIBCO
14 7 (1.28%) Symantec