The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 21 19 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 28.38% 11.88% 9.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 41.30% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 3
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -23.52%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
Linux
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 46 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 40.54% 28.75% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 9 33 25
Average salary £29,000 £30,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £53,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Linux
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Belfast region.

Linux Salary Trend in Belfast

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 57 (91.94%) UNIX
2 51 (82.26%) Java
3 48 (77.42%) Degree
4 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (72.58%) TDD
5 45 (72.58%) Subversion
5 45 (72.58%) Software Engineering
5 45 (72.58%) Java EE
5 45 (72.58%) Computer Science
5 45 (72.58%) Multithreading
5 45 (72.58%) Git (software)
5 45 (72.58%) OO
6 14 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (22.58%) JSF
6 14 (22.58%) PrimeFaces
7 9 (14.52%) Solaris
8 8 (12.90%) HTTP
9 7 (11.29%) Internet
9 7 (11.29%) SMTP
9 7 (11.29%) C++
10 6 (9.68%) HTML
10 6 (9.68%) Perl
11 5 (8.06%) Firewall
11 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
11 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
12 4 (6.45%) IMAP
12 4 (6.45%) SGSN
12 4 (6.45%) Product Management
12 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
12 4 (6.45%) VLAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.23%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Project
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.23%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 7 (11.29%) Internet
2 7 (11.29%) SMTP
3 5 (8.06%) Firewall
4 4 (6.45%) VLAN
4 4 (6.45%) IMAP
4 4 (6.45%) SGSN
4 4 (6.45%) POP3
4 4 (6.45%) CDMA
4 4 (6.45%) GPRS
4 4 (6.45%) GSM
4 4 (6.45%) VPN
5 3 (4.84%) MGCP
5 3 (4.84%) RTP
5 3 (4.84%) SNMP
5 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) VoIP
5 3 (4.84%) Softswitch
6 2 (3.23%) GGSN
6 2 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) DB2
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (72.58%) Subversion
1 45 (72.58%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (72.58%) Java Engineer
2 14 (22.58%) Senior Java Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Developer
4 2 (3.23%) Technical Support
4 2 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Server Specialist
5 1 (1.61%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX Team Leader
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (1.61%) Server Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) QA Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (72.58%) Java EE
2 14 (22.58%) JSF
2 14 (22.58%) PrimeFaces
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) MAPI
5 2 (3.23%) Middleware
5 2 (3.23%) XML
6 1 (1.61%) XSL
6 1 (1.61%) Web Services
6 1 (1.61%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (72.58%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 57 (91.94%) UNIX
2 9 (14.52%) Solaris
3 4 (6.45%) Windows
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.61%) zOS
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (75.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (72.58%) TDD
2 45 (72.58%) Software Engineering
2 45 (72.58%) OO
2 45 (72.58%) Multithreading
3 14 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.45%) Product Management
6 2 (3.23%) ITIL
6 2 (3.23%) Validation
6 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.61%) User Stories
7 1 (1.61%) Low Latency
7 1 (1.61%) Line Management
7 1 (1.61%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (1.61%) CRM
7 1 (1.61%) Project Management
7 1 (1.61%) Regression Testing
7 1 (1.61%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.61%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 51 (82.26%) Java
2 7 (11.29%) C++
3 6 (9.68%) Perl
4 3 (4.84%) SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (77.42%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.61%) MCTS
2 1 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.61%) XenApp
1 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.84%) Sun
1 3 (4.84%) Actimize
2 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
2 2 (3.23%) Cognos
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco
3 1 (1.61%) IBM
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Compaq
3 1 (1.61%) Citrix
3 1 (1.61%) VMware
3 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
Belfast, County Antrim
Mintel International Group Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
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