Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 4 13 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 4.49% 15.66% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 39.39% 51.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 5
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £35,250 £31,900 £36,500
90th Percentile £44,750 £45,175 £57,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +4.43%

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 West Lothian with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15 33 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 16.85% 39.76% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 15
West Lothian median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% -32.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £22,100 £21,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £43,500 £43,750 £57,000
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

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

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
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Livingston -10 4 £40,000 -3.03%
Linux
Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
3 2 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (25.00%) OOP
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
4 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Life Science
4 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
4 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) RS-232

Linux
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) RS-232
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (25.00%) ZigBee
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Instrumentation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Scientific Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Life Science
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Physics
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree