The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 8 3 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs citing Linux 29 27 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.86% 24.55% 11.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.70% 62.79% 41.82%
Number of salaries quoted 26 4 16
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,750 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Linux
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 43 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.19% 39.09% 26.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 15 36
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Linux
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Linux Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Linux
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -12 12 £36,250 +20.83% 5
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 24 (72.73%) Python
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) Ruby
3 17 (51.52%) Computer Science
4 16 (48.48%) Perl
5 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
6 12 (36.36%) CSS
6 12 (36.36%) HTML
6 12 (36.36%) Java
7 10 (30.30%) OO
7 10 (30.30%) Degree
7 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
7 10 (30.30%) Relational Database
8 9 (27.27%) Unit Testing
8 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (27.27%) System Testing
8 9 (27.27%) C++
8 9 (27.27%) OOD
9 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
9 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
9 8 (24.24%) QA
9 8 (24.24%) Selenium
9 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (24.24%) Robot Framework
10 6 (18.18%) PHP
10 6 (18.18%) MySQL
10 6 (18.18%) Unix
10 6 (18.18%) Windows
11 5 (15.15%) LAN
11 5 (15.15%) WAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (6.06%) SugarCRM
1 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (12.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (9.09%) SMTP
2 3 (9.09%) SNMP
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Robot Framework
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) Hudson
2 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) NetBeans
4 1 (3.03%) Qt Creator
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.12%) Marketing
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Java Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Web Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Applications Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Java Applications Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Java Web Applications Developer
4 8 (24.24%) Java Web Developer
4 8 (24.24%) QA Automation Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) QA Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) QA Test Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Systems Test Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Web Applications Developer
5 4 (12.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) CSS
1 12 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (12.12%) LAMP
2 4 (12.12%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (9.09%) CSS3
3 3 (9.09%) HTML5
3 3 (9.09%) jQuery
3 3 (9.09%) Spring
3 3 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) Ajax
4 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.06%) J2EE
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) Struts
4 2 (6.06%) Struts2
4 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.03%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Computer Science
2 8 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Social Media
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) CentOS
2 4 (12.12%) Debian
2 4 (12.12%) Fedora
3 3 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) OO
1 10 (30.30%) Software Engineering
2 9 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (27.27%) OOD
2 9 (27.27%) System Testing
2 9 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) DevOps
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (12.12%) Release Management
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Logistics
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) BDD
6 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Python
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) Ruby
4 16 (48.48%) Perl
5 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
6 12 (36.36%) Java
7 9 (27.27%) C++
8 6 (18.18%) PHP
9 4 (12.12%) C
10 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
11 1 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.09%) VirtualBox
1 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Ansible
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 3 (9.09%) Cacti
2 3 (9.09%) logstash
2 3 (9.09%) Nagios
2 3 (9.09%) Pingdom
2 3 (9.09%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.09%) Dell
2 3 (9.09%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Facebook
4 1 (3.03%) Intel
4 1 (3.03%) Motorola
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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