Period
to 22 January 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 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 61 32 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.03% 8.91% 15.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.80% 37.65% 42.11%
Number of salaries quoted 40 25 30
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,925 £31,000 £28,625
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £43,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 125 85 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.71% 23.68% 36.89%
Number of salaries quoted 70 68 60
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £24,125
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £46,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +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 January 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 January 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 -7 46 £40,000 -11.11% 16
County Down - 4 £25,000 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 32 (52.46%) Python
2 25 (40.98%) C++
3 20 (32.79%) Unix
3 20 (32.79%) Software Engineering
4 19 (31.15%) C
4 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
4 19 (31.15%) Red Hat
4 19 (31.15%) Relational Database
5 18 (29.51%) Bash Shell
5 18 (29.51%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (29.51%) TCP/IP
5 18 (29.51%) Finance
6 17 (27.87%) Degree
7 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (26.23%) Java
8 14 (22.95%) Oracle
9 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
9 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
9 13 (21.31%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (19.67%) HTML
10 12 (19.67%) OO
10 12 (19.67%) TDD
11 11 (18.03%) SSH
11 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
12 10 (16.39%) RDBMS
12 10 (16.39%) Legal
12 10 (16.39%) Migration

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 2 (3.28%) Apache
1 2 (3.28%) nginx
1 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.64%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.64%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.03%) SSH
3 9 (14.75%) VPN
4 6 (9.84%) HTTP
4 6 (9.84%) SSL
5 5 (8.20%) DHCP
5 5 (8.20%) DNS
5 5 (8.20%) Firewall
5 5 (8.20%) FTP
5 5 (8.20%) Kerberos
5 5 (8.20%) LAN
5 5 (8.20%) SAN
5 5 (8.20%) SMTP
5 5 (8.20%) SNMP
5 5 (8.20%) WAN
6 4 (6.56%) Modbus
7 3 (4.92%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.28%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.15%) Relational Database
2 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
3 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
4 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database 12c
4 10 (16.39%) RDBMS
5 7 (11.48%) SQLite
6 6 (9.84%) MySQL
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (3.28%) HSQLDB
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.64%) Azkaban
9 1 (1.64%) Looker
9 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.48%) Robot Framework
3 5 (8.20%) Subversion
4 3 (4.92%) JUnit
5 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.64%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.64%) Grunt
6 1 (1.64%) gulp
6 1 (1.64%) Mocha
6 1 (1.64%) Mockito
6 1 (1.64%) webpack
6 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Developer
2 11 (18.03%) C++ Developer
2 11 (18.03%) DBA
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (11.48%) C++ Software Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Software Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Junior
5 6 (9.84%) Software Test Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Test Automation Specialist
5 6 (9.84%) Test Scripter
5 6 (9.84%) Test Specialist
6 5 (8.20%) C/C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) C/C++ Software Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded Software Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 9 (14.75%) .NET
3 8 (13.11%) J2EE
3 8 (13.11%) XML
4 7 (11.48%) JSON
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.20%) LDAP
6 5 (8.20%) SOAP
7 4 (6.56%) Spring
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
8 3 (4.92%) Node.js
8 3 (4.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (4.92%) REST
8 3 (4.92%) Web Services
9 2 (3.28%) HTML5
9 2 (3.28%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (3.28%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (3.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.11%) Fintech
3 4 (6.56%) CAN bus
4 3 (4.92%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.92%) Replication
5 2 (3.28%) Contactless
5 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.28%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Unix
2 12 (19.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Debian
3 5 (8.20%) Solaris
4 3 (4.92%) Android
4 3 (4.92%) Windows
5 2 (3.28%) CentOS
5 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Software Engineering
2 18 (29.51%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.31%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (19.67%) OO
5 12 (19.67%) TDD
6 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (16.39%) Migration
8 9 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (14.75%) Refactoring
9 8 (13.11%) Change Management
9 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
9 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
10 7 (11.48%) Component Testing
11 6 (9.84%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (9.84%) Kanban
11 6 (9.84%) Scrum
11 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.84%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) Python
2 25 (40.98%) C++
3 19 (31.15%) C
4 18 (29.51%) Bash Shell
5 16 (26.23%) Java
6 9 (14.75%) Perl
7 8 (13.11%) SQL
8 6 (9.84%) Groovy
8 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
8 6 (9.84%) Ruby
9 3 (4.92%) C#
9 3 (4.92%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.28%) PHP
11 1 (1.64%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.92%) CCNA
3 3 (4.92%) CCNP
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) NFS
3 3 (4.92%) Docker
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) KVM
4 2 (3.28%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (14.75%) Puppet
2 5 (8.20%) Nagios
3 3 (4.92%) Ansible
3 3 (4.92%) Data Guard
4 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
1 19 (31.15%) Red Hat
2 14 (22.95%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) HP
4 7 (11.48%) BT
5 5 (8.20%) 3PAR
5 5 (8.20%) EMC
5 5 (8.20%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) NetApp
6 4 (6.56%) Google
7 3 (4.92%) Apple
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco
7 3 (4.92%) SonicWALL
7 3 (4.92%) Symantec
7 3 (4.92%) VMware
8 2 (3.28%) Radianz
8 2 (3.28%) Samsung
9 1 (1.64%) Xamarin