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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 18 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 18 25 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.45% 20.16% 35.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.62% 54.35% 78.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 4
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
52 46 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.41% 37.10% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 41 34 10
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
County Antrim +5 18 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 16 (48.48%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) Degree
3 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 11 (33.33%) Unix
5 10 (30.30%) Windows
5 10 (30.30%) Python
6 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
6 8 (24.24%) XML
6 8 (24.24%) Oracle
6 8 (24.24%) SQL
7 7 (21.21%) C++
7 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.21%) Hibernate
7 7 (21.21%) JSON
7 7 (21.21%) Spring
8 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
8 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
8 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
9 5 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (15.15%) REST
9 5 (15.15%) Big Data
9 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
9 5 (15.15%) User Stories
9 5 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.15%) Web Development
9 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
9 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
10 4 (12.12%) VMware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 5 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) Internet
3 3 (9.09%) Bluetooth
3 3 (9.09%) NAS
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
3 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 5 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (15.15%) Big Data
2 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) LabVIEW
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Support
4 3 (9.09%) Linux Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Linux Support
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Test Scripter
4 3 (9.09%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) XML
2 7 (21.21%) Hibernate
2 7 (21.21%) JSON
2 7 (21.21%) Spring
3 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
3 5 (15.15%) REST
4 4 (12.12%) .NET
4 4 (12.12%) Ext JS
4 4 (12.12%) Highcharts JS
4 4 (12.12%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) XSL
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (6.06%) Apache Camel
6 2 (6.06%) Drools
6 2 (6.06%) GWT
6 2 (6.06%) jBPM
6 2 (6.06%) JMS
6 2 (6.06%) RESTful
7 1 (3.03%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.12%) Social Media
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
2 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Unix
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Debian
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) User Stories
3 5 (15.15%) Web Development
4 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.12%) Data Management
4 4 (12.12%) Open Source
4 4 (12.12%) Release Management
4 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum
5 3 (9.09%) TDD
5 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.06%) KYC
6 2 (6.06%) UML
7 1 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) Python
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) C++
5 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.09%) C
7 3 (9.09%) MATLAB
8 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.06%) Perl
8 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
8 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.03%) PHP
9 1 (3.03%) Ruby
9 1 (3.03%) VB
9 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Oracle
2 4 (12.12%) Actimize
2 4 (12.12%) Cognizant
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Dell
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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