Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 15 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Linux 86 64 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.75% 11.68% 9.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.37% 65.98% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 57 48 40
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £37,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +18.75%
75th Percentile £52,500 £49,063 £80,938
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.38% +3.33% +3.96%

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 107 97 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.31% 17.70% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 72 62 85
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £51,250 £54,625 £52,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 April 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 20 April 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 +4 70 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 56 (65.12%) Software Engineering
2 37 (43.02%) C++
3 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (38.37%) Degree
5 31 (36.05%) Computer Science
6 28 (32.56%) Java
6 28 (32.56%) Python
7 27 (31.40%) Windows
7 27 (31.40%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (30.23%) SQL
9 25 (29.07%) C
9 25 (29.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
10 23 (26.74%) Unix
10 23 (26.74%) AWS
11 20 (23.26%) Test Automation
12 18 (20.93%) Embedded Linux
13 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (16.28%) Bash Shell
14 14 (16.28%) QA
14 14 (16.28%) Relational Database
15 13 (15.12%) DevOps
15 13 (15.12%) Route 53
15 13 (15.12%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (15.12%) Amazon S3
15 13 (15.12%) Configuration Management
15 13 (15.12%) Video\Live Streaming
16 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
16 12 (13.95%) Docker
17 11 (12.79%) Go

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 6 (6.98%) Apache
1 6 (6.98%) nginx
2 5 (5.81%) Apache Pulsar
2 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.16%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.74%) AWS
2 13 (15.12%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (15.12%) Amazon S3
2 13 (15.12%) Route 53
3 8 (9.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (8.14%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (8.14%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.79%) TCP/IP
1 11 (12.79%) Wireshark
2 7 (8.14%) HTTP
2 7 (8.14%) RTP
2 7 (8.14%) RTSP
3 6 (6.98%) 4G
3 6 (6.98%) 5G
3 6 (6.98%) Ethernet
3 6 (6.98%) Modbus
3 6 (6.98%) MQTT
3 6 (6.98%) Profibus
3 6 (6.98%) ZigBee
3 6 (6.98%) Z-Wave
4 5 (5.81%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.14%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.98%) DB2
4 5 (5.81%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.81%) MySQL
5 3 (3.49%) SQLite
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.14%) GoogleTest
4 6 (6.98%) GitLab
4 6 (6.98%) JUnit
4 6 (6.98%) Subversion
4 6 (6.98%) Travis CI
5 5 (5.81%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.49%) Grunt
6 3 (3.49%) gulp
6 3 (3.49%) Mocha
6 3 (3.49%) webpack
7 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.65%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) Developer
2 27 (31.40%) Software Engineer
3 24 (27.91%) Software Developer
4 13 (15.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Principal Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Principal Software Engineer
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (9.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Java Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (5.81%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) Middleware
2 10 (11.63%) HTML
2 10 (11.63%) Node.js
3 7 (8.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (8.14%) CSS
3 7 (8.14%) REST
3 7 (8.14%) STL
4 5 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (5.81%) Express
4 5 (5.81%) Kafka
4 5 (5.81%) LAMP
4 5 (5.81%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (5.81%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (5.81%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (5.81%) XML
4 5 (5.81%) XSLT
5 3 (3.49%) HTML5
6 2 (2.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Video\Live Streaming
2 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.14%) Analytical Mindset
4 6 (6.98%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.49%) User Experience
7 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.16%) Derivative
8 1 (1.16%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.40%) Windows
2 23 (26.74%) Unix
3 18 (20.93%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.98%) CentOS
5 6 (6.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (65.12%) Software Engineering
2 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.05%) Computer Science
4 27 (31.40%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (23.26%) Test Automation
6 17 (19.77%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (15.12%) Configuration Management
7 13 (15.12%) DevOps
8 11 (12.79%) Open Source
9 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
10 9 (10.47%) Artificial Intelligence
10 9 (10.47%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (10.47%) OO
10 9 (10.47%) Product Management
11 8 (9.30%) Analytics
11 8 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (8.14%) Auto-Scaling
12 7 (8.14%) Data Science
12 7 (8.14%) Fintech
12 7 (8.14%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.02%) C++
2 28 (32.56%) Java
2 28 (32.56%) Python
3 26 (30.23%) SQL
4 25 (29.07%) C
5 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
6 14 (16.28%) Bash Shell
7 11 (12.79%) Go
7 11 (12.79%) Perl
8 10 (11.63%) C#
9 7 (8.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (6.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) Degree
2 25 (29.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (9.30%) HNC
3 8 (9.30%) HND
4 7 (8.14%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CISM
5 1 (1.16%) CISSP
5 1 (1.16%) GIAC
5 1 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) JTAG
3 1 (1.16%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) Postfix
3 4 (4.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.98%) Ansible
2 6 (6.98%) Puppet
3 5 (5.81%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (5.81%) Grafana
3 5 (5.81%) Munin
3 5 (5.81%) Nagios
3 5 (5.81%) Prometheus
3 5 (5.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Red Hat
2 7 (8.14%) Google
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 6 (6.98%) IBM
4 5 (5.81%) Lets Encrypt
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft