Period
to 22 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 26 13
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Linux 47 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.63% 7.17% 15.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.12% 25.19% 52.78%
Number of salaries quoted 40 28 36
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £30,150 £29,575 £28,750
90th Percentile £55,125 £50,000 £46,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 109 135 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.98% 28.48% 29.63%
Number of salaries quoted 73 108 54
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,250 £44,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,296 £43,500
% change year-on-year +1.59% +1.83% +2.35%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018. 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 +11 39 £40,000 -11.11% 23
County Down - 3 £25,000 -
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 23 (48.94%) C++
1 23 (48.94%) C
2 20 (42.55%) Python
3 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (36.17%) Unix
5 15 (31.91%) OO
6 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
7 11 (23.40%) XML
7 11 (23.40%) HTML
7 11 (23.40%) Java
8 10 (21.28%) SQL
8 10 (21.28%) Bash Shell
8 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
9 9 (19.15%) Windows
9 9 (19.15%) JSON
9 9 (19.15%) Refactoring
9 9 (19.15%) Finance
10 8 (17.02%) BT
10 8 (17.02%) Degree
10 8 (17.02%) TDD
10 8 (17.02%) J2EE
11 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.89%) DevOps
11 7 (14.89%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (12.77%) Puppet
12 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (12.77%) Prototyping
12 6 (12.77%) Ansible
12 6 (12.77%) Docker

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 3 (6.38%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.26%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) nginx
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.13%) Luigi
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.13%) GitHub
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) Modbus
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (4.26%) LAN
4 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.13%) MPLS
5 1 (2.13%) SAN
5 1 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MySQL
1 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
2 5 (10.64%) SQLite
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
4 2 (4.26%) KDB
4 2 (4.26%) Kdb+
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (2.13%) Azkaban
5 1 (2.13%) HSQLDB
5 1 (2.13%) Looker
5 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.13%) Redis
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Front Office
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) C++ Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Software Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) C Software Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C/C++ Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C/C++ Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) C++ Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded C Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Embedded Software Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Graduate
6 4 (8.51%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) HTML
1 11 (23.40%) XML
2 9 (19.15%) JSON
3 8 (17.02%) J2EE
4 5 (10.64%) SOAP
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (8.51%) Web Services
6 3 (6.38%) .NET
6 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.26%) CSS
7 2 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (4.26%) LAMP
7 2 (4.26%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (4.26%) Middleware
7 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (4.26%) Velocity
8 1 (2.13%) Angular 2
8 1 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (8.51%) CAN bus
2 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) Contactless
2 4 (8.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.51%) Smartcard
3 3 (6.38%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Unix
2 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Android
4 2 (4.26%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) AIX
5 1 (2.13%) HPUX
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) OO
3 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
4 10 (21.28%) Mentoring
5 9 (19.15%) Refactoring
6 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 7 (14.89%) DevOps
8 6 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (12.77%) Prototyping
9 5 (10.64%) Component Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
9 5 (10.64%) Line Management
9 5 (10.64%) Microscopy
9 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
9 5 (10.64%) Rapid Prototyping
9 5 (10.64%) SDLC
10 4 (8.51%) MVC
10 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (8.51%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) C
1 23 (48.94%) C++
2 20 (42.55%) Python
3 11 (23.40%) Java
4 10 (21.28%) Bash Shell
4 10 (21.28%) SQL
5 6 (12.77%) Ruby
6 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.38%) C#
7 3 (6.38%) Perl
7 3 (6.38%) PHP
8 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
8 2 (4.26%) R
9 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) CCNA
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) KVM
2 2 (4.26%) LXC
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) BT
2 4 (8.51%) Apple
2 4 (8.51%) Google
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Samsung
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) Radianz
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft