Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 15 7
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 71 41 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.44% 12.73% 19.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.53% 68.33% 69.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 50
10th Percentile £27,100 £31,000 £27,375
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -15.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,625 £63,750
90th Percentile " £60,000 £80,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 85 60 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.30% 18.63% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 36 34 85
10th Percentile £28,125 £33,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,563 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -17.65%
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,563 £52,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £60,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -11 65 £40,000 -11.11% 17
County Down - 3 - -
County Tyrone 0 1 £32,500 -27.78%
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 46 (64.79%) Software Engineering
2 40 (56.34%) Python
3 35 (49.30%) C++
3 35 (49.30%) AWS
4 34 (47.89%) Azure
4 34 (47.89%) SQL
5 33 (46.48%) Software Testing
5 33 (46.48%) Kubernetes
6 32 (45.07%) QA
7 31 (43.66%) Computer Science
8 28 (39.44%) Docker
9 25 (35.21%) Java
10 24 (33.80%) Google
10 24 (33.80%) Microservices
10 24 (33.80%) AngularJS
11 23 (32.39%) Analytics
11 23 (32.39%) Data Analytics
11 23 (32.39%) Cybersecurity
11 23 (32.39%) NoSQL
11 23 (32.39%) Deep Learning
11 23 (32.39%) Threat Analysis
11 23 (32.39%) Computer Vision
11 23 (32.39%) Greenfield Project
11 23 (32.39%) Collaborative Working
11 23 (32.39%) Artificial Intelligence
11 23 (32.39%) PhD
12 20 (28.17%) OO
13 18 (25.35%) Unix
13 18 (25.35%) C#
13 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development

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 1 (1.41%) Apache
1 1 (1.41%) IIS
1 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (49.30%) AWS
2 34 (47.89%) Azure
3 15 (21.13%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.23%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Kong
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Broadband
2 5 (7.04%) Firewall
2 5 (7.04%) Internet
3 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.41%) DHCP
4 1 (1.41%) DNS
4 1 (1.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.41%) HTTP
4 1 (1.41%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.41%) SMTP
4 1 (1.41%) SSH
4 1 (1.41%) SSL
4 1 (1.41%) Telnet
4 1 (1.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.63%) MySQL
3 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.82%) KDB
4 2 (2.82%) Kdb+
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.23%) Clang
2 3 (4.23%) CMake
2 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) GitLab
2 3 (4.23%) Selenium
2 3 (4.23%) Valgrind
3 2 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.82%) JBehave
3 2 (2.82%) JUnit
General
1 10 (14.08%) Social Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Organisational Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Public Sector
5 3 (4.23%) Finance
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) French Language
6 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (53.52%) Software Engineer
2 23 (32.39%) Cloud Engineer
2 23 (32.39%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 19 (26.76%) Developer
4 15 (21.13%) Principal Cloud Engineer
4 15 (21.13%) Principal Engineer
4 15 (21.13%) Principal Software Engineer
5 11 (15.49%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.45%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Graduate
8 3 (4.23%) Graduate Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Graduate JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.23%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Python Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) AngularJS
2 16 (22.54%) RESTful
3 13 (18.31%) .NET
4 4 (5.63%) Node.js
5 3 (4.23%) React
5 3 (4.23%) Web Services
5 3 (4.23%) WebSockets
6 2 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.82%) HTML
6 2 (2.82%) HTML5
6 2 (2.82%) Middleware
6 2 (2.82%) REST
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.41%) Java SE
7 1 (1.41%) JSON
7 1 (1.41%) LAMP
7 1 (1.41%) Spring
7 1 (1.41%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.41%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.41%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (21.13%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (8.45%) Smartphone
3 6 (8.45%) STB
4 3 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.23%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.41%) CCTV
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Unix
2 17 (23.94%) Windows
3 6 (8.45%) Android
3 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.41%) SUSE
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) Software Engineering
2 33 (46.48%) Software Testing
3 31 (43.66%) Computer Science
4 24 (33.80%) Microservices
5 23 (32.39%) Analytics
5 23 (32.39%) Artificial Intelligence
5 23 (32.39%) Collaborative Working
5 23 (32.39%) Computer Vision
5 23 (32.39%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (32.39%) Data Analytics
5 23 (32.39%) Deep Learning
5 23 (32.39%) Threat Analysis
6 20 (28.17%) OO
7 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (21.13%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (21.13%) Product Management
9 13 (18.31%) Fintech
10 12 (16.90%) BDD
11 11 (15.49%) User Stories
12 9 (12.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (56.34%) Python
2 35 (49.30%) C++
3 34 (47.89%) SQL
4 25 (35.21%) Java
5 18 (25.35%) C#
6 12 (16.90%) JavaScript
6 12 (16.90%) Ruby
7 11 (15.49%) Go
8 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
9 6 (8.45%) C
10 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.82%) Lua
12 1 (1.41%) Java 8
12 1 (1.41%) PHP
12 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) PhD
2 9 (12.68%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.41%) OCP
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (45.07%) QA
System Software
1 28 (39.44%) Docker
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (46.48%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.63%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) HP Fortify
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Google
2 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) Informatica
4 2 (2.82%) Solace
4 2 (2.82%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.41%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.41%) Xamarin