The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 16 23 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.77% 13.14% 12.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.56% 51.11% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 11
Average salary £43,750 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -38.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £29,700 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £42,250 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 45 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.84% 25.71% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 26 31 33
Average salary £26,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Linux
UK

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 -11 15 £43,750 +34.61% 8
County Londonderry -3 1 - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) ITIL
5 8 (29.63%) Java
5 8 (29.63%) UNIX
5 8 (29.63%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 6 (22.22%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) CSS
7 6 (22.22%) Apache
7 6 (22.22%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) Internet
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 6 (22.22%) Clustering
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (18.52%) Marketing
8 5 (18.52%) DNS
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) PHP
8 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (14.81%) MySQL
9 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (14.81%) Cognos

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 6 (22.22%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.81%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (14.81%) FileNet
3 2 (7.41%) nginx
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
3 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) HTTP
3 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.81%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) CTI
4 2 (7.41%) Intranet
4 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.70%) H.323
5 1 (3.70%) 3G
5 1 (3.70%) MGCP
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) PBX
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (3.70%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.41%) HSQLDB
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
1 5 (18.52%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Specialist
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Support Specialist
2 4 (14.81%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Support Specialist
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Support
2 4 (14.81%) Services Delivery Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Service Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Database Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) Ajax
4 3 (11.11%) JDBC
5 2 (7.41%) Struts2
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) JSP
5 2 (7.41%) Servlets
5 2 (7.41%) Struts
5 2 (7.41%) Spring
5 2 (7.41%) JSF
5 2 (7.41%) JSTL
5 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.70%) Java EE
6 1 (3.70%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) IVR
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) CESG
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
3 1 (3.70%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) UNIX
3 2 (7.41%) Solaris
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
2 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.81%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) Data Security
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) System Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) OOD
5 2 (7.41%) OO
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 2 (7.41%) Security Management
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) Python
5 5 (18.52%) PHP
6 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
6 4 (14.81%) PowerHouse
6 4 (14.81%) Jython
7 3 (11.11%) C++
8 2 (7.41%) C
8 2 (7.41%) Perl
8 2 (7.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CISA
4 1 (3.70%) CISM
4 1 (3.70%) CEH
4 1 (3.70%) PMP
4 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CISSP
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) HL7
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Cognos
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) Veritas
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Sun
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