Period
to 20 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 64 79 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.49% 11.52% 13.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.18% 60.31% 48.85%
Number of salaries quoted 48 43 46
Northern Ireland median annual salary £33,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £69,750 £51,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 110 131 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.75% 19.10% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 74 82 80
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,250 £67,375 £50,125
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 20 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +9 64 £33,750 -25.00% 23
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 37 (57.81%) Python
2 27 (42.19%) Unix
2 27 (42.19%) Bash Shell
3 25 (39.06%) LAN
4 23 (35.94%) Perl
4 23 (35.94%) Configuration Management
4 23 (35.94%) Ubuntu
5 22 (34.38%) SSH
5 22 (34.38%) TCP/IP
5 22 (34.38%) DNS
5 22 (34.38%) Capacity Planning
6 21 (32.81%) Puppet
6 21 (32.81%) NAS
6 21 (32.81%) WAN
6 21 (32.81%) SMTP
6 21 (32.81%) DHCP
6 21 (32.81%) NFS
6 21 (32.81%) SAN
6 21 (32.81%) Solaris
7 18 (28.13%) Java
8 17 (26.56%) Windows
9 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
10 12 (18.75%) Degree
10 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
10 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (18.75%) SQL
11 11 (17.19%) Finance
11 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (14.06%) Mentoring

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 (4.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) JBoss
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.06%) AWS
2 5 (7.81%) Azure
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) GitHub
4 1 (1.56%) Office 365
4 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.06%) LAN
2 22 (34.38%) DNS
2 22 (34.38%) SSH
2 22 (34.38%) TCP/IP
3 21 (32.81%) DHCP
3 21 (32.81%) NAS
3 21 (32.81%) SAN
3 21 (32.81%) SMTP
3 21 (32.81%) WAN
4 4 (6.25%) Wireless
4 4 (6.25%) WLAN
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
6 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.69%) GitLab
2 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.56%) Gradle
2 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.56%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) JUnit
2 1 (1.56%) Maven
2 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.56%) Selenium
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 11 (17.19%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Advertising
2 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Local Government
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Junior
1 21 (32.81%) Junior Unix Engineer
1 21 (32.81%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
2 6 (9.38%) Technical Leader
3 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 4 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
1 4 (6.25%) JSON
1 4 (6.25%) REST
2 3 (4.69%) CSS
3 2 (3.13%) jQuery
3 2 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.56%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) LDAP
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) React
4 1 (1.56%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.56%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.06%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Unix
2 23 (35.94%) Ubuntu
3 21 (32.81%) Solaris
4 17 (26.56%) Windows
5 5 (7.81%) Android
5 5 (7.81%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.13%) CentOS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Configuration Management
2 22 (34.38%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
4 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 12 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.50%) DevOps
8 5 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) Line Management
8 5 (7.81%) OO
8 5 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (6.25%) SDLC
9 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.69%) Case Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (57.81%) Python
2 27 (42.19%) Bash Shell
3 23 (35.94%) Perl
4 18 (28.13%) Java
5 12 (18.75%) SQL
6 6 (9.38%) C++
7 5 (7.81%) C#
8 4 (6.25%) Ruby
9 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.56%) C
11 1 (1.56%) Java 8
11 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (32.81%) NFS
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
4 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (32.81%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) Telerik
2 3 (4.69%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.56%) arcserve
4 1 (1.56%) CommVault
4 1 (1.56%) Facebook
4 1 (1.56%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Veeam