The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Scotland / West Lothian
Rank 16 15 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 9 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 12.50% 1.82% 18.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.25% 20.00% 45.83%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 2
Median salary £42,500 £55,000 £36,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.72% +52.24%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £55,000 £36,025
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £36,225
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 West Lothian with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
West Lothian
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 16 5 24
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 22.22% 9.09% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 11
Median salary £29,000 £22,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.88% -35.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian 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 West Lothian

Linux
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux in West Lothian.

Salary trend for Linux in West Lothian

Linux
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in West Lothian over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Linux in West Lothian

Linux
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Livingston - 8 £42,500 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Linux.

1 12 (75.00%) C
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) C++
4 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 7 (43.75%) C#
6 6 (37.50%) UML
7 5 (31.25%) Electronics
8 4 (25.00%) Python
9 3 (18.75%) Firmware
9 3 (18.75%) SDLC
10 2 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (12.50%) Ansible
10 2 (12.50%) Internet of Things
10 2 (12.50%) MQTT
10 2 (12.50%) Microservices
10 2 (12.50%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
10 2 (12.50%) Selenium
10 2 (12.50%) Image Processing
10 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (12.50%) Open Source
10 2 (12.50%) Arduino
10 2 (12.50%) Puppet
10 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
10 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
10 2 (12.50%) Node.js
10 2 (12.50%) Internet
10 2 (12.50%) MOM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) MQTT
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 5 (31.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Firmware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Firmware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) LAMP
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Arduino
1 2 (12.50%) Internet of Things
1 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
1 2 (12.50%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) ThreadX
2 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (6.25%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Image Processing
4 2 (12.50%) Microservices
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) OOD
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C
2 10 (62.50%) C++
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
6 1 (6.25%) Delphi
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) MOM
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft