Period
to 20 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 5 7
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Linux 38 110 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.14% 20.48% 20.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.86% 68.75% 63.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28 51 59
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £28,675 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £87,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +3.81% +5.00%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 56 160 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.89% 29.80% 31.80%
Number of salaries quoted 30 89 91
Median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £34,375 £23,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Northern Ireland

Linux
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Linux in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Linux in Northern Ireland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Linux in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Linux 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 6 months to 20 October 2020. 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
County Antrim -16 27 £45,000 +5.88% 16
County Tyrone - 4 £45,000 -
County Armagh - 2 £52,500 -
County Londonderry - 1 £55,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
2 16 (42.11%) Python
3 13 (34.21%) C++
3 13 (34.21%) Java
4 12 (31.58%) C#
5 10 (26.32%) OO
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) SQL
6 9 (23.68%) Windows
6 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (18.42%) Finance
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
9 5 (13.16%) Unix
9 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (13.16%) HTML
9 5 (13.16%) Oracle
9 5 (13.16%) CSS
9 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (13.16%) Analytics
9 5 (13.16%) Docker
10 4 (10.53%) Low Latency
10 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
10 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
10 4 (10.53%) Risk Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (10.53%) Fintech
10 4 (10.53%) Line Management
10 4 (10.53%) Algorithms

Linux
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.63%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.63%) NetSuite
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Azure
1 4 (10.53%) GCP
2 2 (5.26%) AWS
3 1 (2.63%) GitHub
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
1 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 2 (5.26%) OSPF
3 1 (2.63%) 4G
3 1 (2.63%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Ethereal
3 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.63%) IPsec
3 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.63%) L2TP
3 1 (2.63%) Modbus
3 1 (2.63%) MQTT
3 1 (2.63%) NAS
3 1 (2.63%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.63%) Profibus
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Automake
2 3 (7.89%) GCC
2 3 (7.89%) GDB
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.26%) JBehave
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.89%) Electronics
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 6 (15.79%) C++ Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 4 (10.53%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (10.53%) DBA
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) CSS
1 5 (13.16%) HTML
2 3 (7.89%) Node.js
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) GStreamer
4 1 (2.63%) Celery
4 1 (2.63%) Django
4 1 (2.63%) Flask
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) pytest
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XSLT
4 1 (2.63%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Algorithms
2 4 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Unix
3 3 (7.89%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
2 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (26.32%) OO
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) Analytics
4 5 (13.16%) Computer Science
4 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.53%) ERP
5 4 (10.53%) Fintech
5 4 (10.53%) Line Management
5 4 (10.53%) Low Latency
5 4 (10.53%) Mathematical Modelling
5 4 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 4 (10.53%) Physics
5 4 (10.53%) Refactoring
5 4 (10.53%) Risk Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) Python
2 13 (34.21%) C++
2 13 (34.21%) Java
3 12 (31.58%) C#
4 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.53%) Ruby
7 3 (7.89%) C
7 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.26%) Embedded C
8 2 (5.26%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.26%) Go
9 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.63%) Perl
9 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) PMP
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Docker
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Fortify
1 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) Nagios
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
2 1 (2.63%) WMI
2 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) Dell
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.26%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) CA
5 1 (2.63%) Google
5 1 (2.63%) SAP