Period
to 16 January 2021

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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 20 16
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 66 58 86
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.63% 10.38% 13.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 57.43% 67.72%
Number of salaries quoted 67 42 40
Median annual salary £42,500 £33,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.93% -32.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,075 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,375 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

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 88 101 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.50% 18.07% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 57 70 68
Median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,700 £26,250 £25,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £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 16 January 2021.

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 16 January 2021. 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 +8 44 £45,000 +33.33% 22
County Tyrone - 4 £45,000 -
County Londonderry - 1 £55,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 30 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 24 (36.36%) Java
3 23 (34.85%) Python
4 21 (31.82%) Windows
4 21 (31.82%) SQL
5 19 (28.79%) C++
5 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
8 16 (24.24%) Degree
8 16 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
9 15 (22.73%) AWS
10 14 (21.21%) C#
11 13 (19.70%) DevOps
12 12 (18.18%) Docker
12 12 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
13 11 (16.67%) Unix
14 10 (15.15%) HTML
14 10 (15.15%) OO
14 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
14 10 (15.15%) Route 53
14 10 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (15.15%) Amazon S3
15 9 (13.64%) Finance
16 8 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (12.12%) Ruby
16 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (7.58%) Apache
1 5 (7.58%) nginx
2 4 (6.06%) Apache Pulsar
2 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) AWS
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon S3
2 10 (15.15%) Route 53
3 5 (7.58%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (7.58%) Azure
3 5 (7.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (4.55%) GCP
5 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) OpenVPN
2 3 (4.55%) HTTP
2 3 (4.55%) RTP
2 3 (4.55%) RTSP
3 2 (3.03%) 4G
3 2 (3.03%) 5G
3 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.03%) Firewall
3 2 (3.03%) Modbus
3 2 (3.03%) MQTT
3 2 (3.03%) Profibus
3 2 (3.03%) ZigBee
3 2 (3.03%) Z-Wave
4 1 (1.52%) Ethereal
4 1 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.52%) IPsec
4 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
4 1 (1.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.06%) MySQL
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.55%) DB2
4 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.55%) SQLite
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.61%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.58%) GitLab
3 5 (7.58%) JUnit
3 5 (7.58%) Subversion
3 5 (7.58%) Travis CI
4 4 (6.06%) Artifactory
5 3 (4.55%) GoogleTest
5 3 (4.55%) Grunt
5 3 (4.55%) gulp
5 3 (4.55%) Mocha
5 3 (4.55%) webpack
6 2 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.03%) Automake
6 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.03%) GCC
6 2 (3.03%) GDB
6 2 (3.03%) JBehave
6 2 (3.03%) Selenium
6 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Developer
2 20 (30.30%) Software Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Software Engineer
4 12 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
6 6 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) C++ Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.06%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (6.06%) DBA
8 4 (6.06%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 4 (6.06%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
2 7 (10.61%) CSS
3 6 (9.09%) Middleware
3 6 (9.09%) Node.js
4 4 (6.06%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (6.06%) Kafka
4 4 (6.06%) LAMP
4 4 (6.06%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (6.06%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.55%) Express
5 3 (4.55%) HTML5
5 3 (4.55%) REST
6 2 (3.03%) Web Services
6 2 (3.03%) XML
6 2 (3.03%) XSLT
7 1 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.52%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.55%) User Experience
5 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.52%) Derivative
6 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.82%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Unix
3 6 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.58%) CentOS
4 5 (7.58%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.76%) Computer Science
4 16 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 13 (19.70%) DevOps
7 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
7 10 (15.15%) OO
8 7 (10.61%) Analytics
8 7 (10.61%) Fintech
8 7 (10.61%) Mathematics
9 6 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
9 6 (9.09%) Microservices
9 6 (9.09%) Refactoring
9 6 (9.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 5 (7.58%) Auto-Scaling
10 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.58%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) Java
2 23 (34.85%) Python
3 21 (31.82%) SQL
4 19 (28.79%) C++
5 18 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 14 (21.21%) C#
7 8 (12.12%) Ruby
8 7 (10.61%) C
9 6 (9.09%) Go
10 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Degree
2 12 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.58%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) CISM
4 1 (1.52%) CISSP
4 1 (1.52%) GIAC
4 1 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Docker
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (6.06%) Postfix
3 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Ansible
1 6 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 6 (9.09%) Puppet
2 5 (7.58%) Nagios
2 5 (7.58%) Terraform
3 4 (6.06%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (6.06%) Grafana
3 4 (6.06%) Munin
3 4 (6.06%) Prometheus
4 2 (3.03%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.52%) OpenView
5 1 (1.52%) WMI
5 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) Lets Encrypt
3 3 (4.55%) Google
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.03%) Dell
4 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (1.52%) CA
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco
5 1 (1.52%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) VMware