Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 18 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 87 61 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.83% 13.03% 8.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.41% 48.80% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 40 40 25
Northern Ireland median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,925 £31,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 133 125 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 21.14% 26.71% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 68
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £26,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux 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 in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Linux in Northern Ireland

Linux
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +4 81 £47,500 +18.75% 23
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 49 (56.32%) Java
2 36 (41.38%) Python
2 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (32.18%) Git (software)
4 27 (31.03%) C++
5 25 (28.74%) Software Engineering
5 25 (28.74%) JIRA
6 23 (26.44%) JavaScript
7 21 (24.14%) HTML
8 20 (22.99%) SQL
9 19 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (21.84%) Node.js
9 19 (21.84%) Docker
9 19 (21.84%) DevOps
9 19 (21.84%) SDLC
10 18 (20.69%) Bitbucket
10 18 (20.69%) Confluence
10 18 (20.69%) Windows
11 17 (19.54%) MongoDB
12 16 (18.39%) CSS
13 15 (17.24%) MySQL
13 15 (17.24%) Unix
13 15 (17.24%) OO
13 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (16.09%) Bash Shell
14 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
14 14 (16.09%) Perl
14 14 (16.09%) Ruby
15 13 (14.94%) OOP
15 13 (14.94%) C#

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 18 (20.69%) Confluence
2 7 (8.05%) Apache
3 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.15%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.75%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.45%) SaaS
5 2 (2.30%) Apple Pay
5 2 (2.30%) Google Pay
5 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.30%) Samsung Pay
6 1 (1.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) VPN
2 6 (6.90%) PuTTY
3 5 (5.75%) Firewall
3 5 (5.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (5.75%) SMPP
3 5 (5.75%) SMS
4 4 (4.60%) SSH
5 3 (3.45%) HTTP
5 3 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.15%) BGP
6 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.15%) IPsec
6 1 (1.15%) L2TP
6 1 (1.15%) Network Security
6 1 (1.15%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) MongoDB
2 15 (17.24%) MySQL
3 14 (16.09%) NoSQL
4 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 7 (8.05%) Hazelcast
6 6 (6.90%) MariaDB
6 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (5.75%) Blockchain
7 5 (5.75%) Neo4j
8 4 (4.60%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
10 1 (1.15%) Big Data
10 1 (1.15%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 28 (32.18%) Git (software)
2 25 (28.74%) JIRA
3 18 (20.69%) Bitbucket
4 9 (10.34%) JUnit
5 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.75%) Gradle
6 5 (5.75%) Mockito
6 5 (5.75%) Subversion
7 4 (4.60%) Spock
7 4 (4.60%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.15%) Hudson
8 1 (1.15%) Maven
8 1 (1.15%) Selenium
8 1 (1.15%) TestNG
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Front Office
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (42.53%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) Java Developer
3 18 (20.69%) Software Developer
4 13 (14.94%) Architect
5 11 (12.64%) Java Software Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) C++ Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Applications Developer
8 5 (5.75%) C++ Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Java Applications Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Java Web Applications Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Java Web Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Support Consultant
8 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Web Applications Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.14%) HTML
2 19 (21.84%) Node.js
3 16 (18.39%) CSS
4 11 (12.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (12.64%) Web Services
5 10 (11.49%) jQuery
6 9 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 8 (9.20%) REST
7 8 (9.20%) Spring
8 7 (8.05%) JSON
9 6 (6.90%) .NET
9 6 (6.90%) Express
9 6 (6.90%) Socket.IO
10 5 (5.75%) Angular 2
10 5 (5.75%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (5.75%) Hibernate
10 5 (5.75%) Java EE
10 5 (5.75%) LAMP
10 5 (5.75%) SAML
10 5 (5.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.34%) Cyberattack
2 9 (10.34%) Equities
3 7 (8.05%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.05%) Smartcard
4 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.90%) N-Tier
4 6 (6.90%) Replication
5 5 (5.75%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (5.75%) User Experience
6 4 (4.60%) Derivative
7 3 (3.45%) Clustering
7 3 (3.45%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.45%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.30%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.30%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.69%) Windows
2 15 (17.24%) Unix
3 3 (3.45%) CentOS
3 3 (3.45%) Solaris
3 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.30%) Android
4 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.74%) Software Engineering
3 19 (21.84%) DevOps
3 19 (21.84%) SDLC
4 15 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (17.24%) OO
5 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
5 13 (14.94%) OOP
6 11 (12.64%) Open Source
7 10 (11.49%) Project Management
8 9 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (10.34%) TDD
9 8 (9.20%) Microservices
10 7 (8.05%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (8.05%) Multithreading
11 6 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (5.75%) Component Testing
12 5 (5.75%) Project Planning
12 5 (5.75%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 49 (56.32%) Java
2 36 (41.38%) Python
3 27 (31.03%) C++
4 23 (26.44%) JavaScript
5 20 (22.99%) SQL
6 14 (16.09%) Bash Shell
6 14 (16.09%) Perl
6 14 (16.09%) Ruby
7 13 (14.94%) C#
8 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
9 6 (6.90%) C
10 5 (5.75%) Java 8
11 3 (3.45%) PHP
11 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.30%) Go
12 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.15%) Clojure
13 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.15%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Degree
2 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.75%) CISSP
3 5 (5.75%) OSCP
3 5 (5.75%) SANS
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (21.84%) Docker
2 7 (8.05%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.60%) Xen
4 2 (2.30%) vCloud
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Ansible
1 10 (11.49%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.05%) Puppet
3 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.45%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.30%) CloudForms
6 1 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.15%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.15%) Kibana
6 1 (1.15%) Salt
6 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Atlassian
3 6 (6.90%) Twitter
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Apple
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.30%) Samsung
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco