Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 9 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 114 80 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.72% 18.65% 10.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.81% 57.97% 30.22%
Number of salaries quoted 49 54 27
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,000 £26,150
90th Percentile £87,500 £68,750 £54,500
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +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 161 138 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.85% 32.17% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 89 89 92
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £68,750 £73,125
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +3 114 £45,000 -10.00% 21
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 79 (69.30%) Java
2 62 (54.39%) DevOps
3 47 (41.23%) Smartphone
4 43 (37.72%) MongoDB
4 43 (37.72%) Python
4 43 (37.72%) Kubernetes
5 40 (35.09%) ITIL
6 39 (34.21%) Spring
7 38 (33.33%) SaaS
8 37 (32.46%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (32.46%) Hazelcast
9 36 (31.58%) Problem Management
10 35 (30.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 35 (30.70%) Internet of Things
10 35 (30.70%) ITIL V3
10 35 (30.70%) High Availability
10 35 (30.70%) Internet
11 29 (25.44%) Unix
11 29 (25.44%) REST
12 25 (21.93%) SOAP
12 25 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (21.05%) Perl
13 24 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (20.18%) Git (software)
14 23 (20.18%) Open Source
14 23 (20.18%) HTTPS
14 23 (20.18%) Ruby
15 22 (19.30%) Docker
15 22 (19.30%) Go
16 21 (18.42%) C++

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 5 (4.39%) Confluence
2 4 (3.51%) IIS
3 2 (1.75%) Apache
3 2 (1.75%) JBoss
3 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.88%) Moodle
4 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.88%) nginx
4 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.88%) Totara
Cloud Services
1 38 (33.33%) SaaS
2 13 (11.40%) AWS
3 5 (4.39%) Azure
4 3 (2.63%) GitHub
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.88%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) npm
5 1 (0.88%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (30.70%) Internet
2 23 (20.18%) HTTPS
3 18 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 15 (13.16%) Wireshark
5 5 (4.39%) VPN
6 4 (3.51%) Firewall
7 3 (2.63%) DNS
7 3 (2.63%) SMPP
7 3 (2.63%) SMS
8 2 (1.75%) DHCP
8 2 (1.75%) LAN
8 2 (1.75%) NAS
8 2 (1.75%) SAN
8 2 (1.75%) SMTP
8 2 (1.75%) SSH
8 2 (1.75%) WAN
9 1 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (37.72%) MongoDB
2 37 (32.46%) Hazelcast
3 17 (14.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.39%) MySQL
5 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.63%) Big Data
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.88%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.88%) Power BI
8 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (20.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.16%) Gradle
2 15 (13.16%) JUnit
2 15 (13.16%) Spock
3 6 (5.26%) JIRA
4 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.75%) GitLab
6 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.88%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.88%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.88%) Maven
6 1 (0.88%) Moq
6 1 (0.88%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.26%) Advertising
2 5 (4.39%) Japanese Language
3 2 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Support Engineer
2 31 (27.19%) Developer
3 21 (18.42%) Applications Support
3 21 (18.42%) Java Developer
4 20 (17.54%) Applications Engineer
4 20 (17.54%) Applications Support Engineer
5 16 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (14.04%) Senior Developer
5 16 (14.04%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (13.16%) Infrastructure Support
6 15 (13.16%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 12 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (8.77%) Operations Director
9 6 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.39%) AWS Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.39%) Senior DevOps
10 5 (4.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.21%) Spring
2 29 (25.44%) REST
3 25 (21.93%) SOAP
4 20 (17.54%) Elastic Stack
4 20 (17.54%) Vert.x
4 20 (17.54%) Web Services
5 15 (13.16%) JAXB
5 15 (13.16%) JAX-RS
5 15 (13.16%) JAX-WS
6 7 (6.14%) .NET
7 6 (5.26%) CSS
7 6 (5.26%) jQuery
7 6 (5.26%) JSON
8 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.63%) HTML
9 3 (2.63%) Node.js
10 2 (1.75%) Ajax
10 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.75%) Middleware
10 2 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 47 (41.23%) Smartphone
2 37 (32.46%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (30.70%) Internet of Things
4 15 (13.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.63%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.75%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.44%) Unix
2 9 (7.89%) Windows
3 4 (3.51%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.75%) CentOS
5 2 (1.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.88%) Android
6 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.39%) DevOps
2 40 (35.09%) ITIL
3 36 (31.58%) Problem Management
4 35 (30.70%) High Availability
4 35 (30.70%) ITIL V3
5 25 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (20.18%) Open Source
8 20 (17.54%) Knowledge Management
8 20 (17.54%) Time Management
8 20 (17.54%) Unit Testing
9 19 (16.67%) Configuration Management
10 17 (14.91%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (14.91%) Task Automation
11 15 (13.16%) Asynchronous Programming
11 15 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (13.16%) Deadline-Driven
12 12 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 10 (8.77%) Business Continuity
14 6 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (69.30%) Java
2 43 (37.72%) Python
3 24 (21.05%) Perl
4 23 (20.18%) Ruby
5 22 (19.30%) Go
6 21 (18.42%) C++
7 18 (15.79%) C
7 18 (15.79%) Shell Script
8 15 (13.16%) SQL
9 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
10 10 (8.77%) Bash Shell
11 7 (6.14%) PHP
12 5 (4.39%) TypeScript
13 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.75%) C#
14 2 (1.75%) Java 8
15 1 (0.88%) R
15 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (30.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (19.30%) Docker
2 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.75%) NFS
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (37.72%) Kubernetes
2 21 (18.42%) Prometheus
3 17 (14.91%) Puppet
4 16 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.51%) Nagios
6 3 (2.63%) Kibana
7 2 (1.75%) Ansible
7 2 (1.75%) Terraform
8 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.88%) Consul
8 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.88%) Packer
8 1 (0.88%) Salt
8 1 (0.88%) SCCM
8 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) Cisco
3 3 (2.63%) VMware
4 2 (1.75%) Citrix
4 2 (1.75%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.88%) arcserve
5 1 (0.88%) CommVault
5 1 (0.88%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.88%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.88%) Telerik
5 1 (0.88%) Veeam