Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 23 18
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 82 48 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.43% 10.93% 9.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.42% 33.57% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 57 30 22
Northern Ireland median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.29% +14.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,225 £28,525
90th Percentile £68,750 £53,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 138 143 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.70% 32.57% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 91 91 56
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,500 £24,375
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +21 81 £50,000 +25.00% 20
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 34 (41.46%) C++
2 29 (35.37%) Python
3 27 (32.93%) Java
4 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
6 21 (25.61%) HTML
7 20 (24.39%) C
7 20 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
8 19 (23.17%) Windows
9 18 (21.95%) OO
9 18 (21.95%) JIRA
9 18 (21.95%) DevOps
10 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
11 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (18.29%) JSON
12 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
12 15 (18.29%) Apple
12 15 (18.29%) Apple Pay
12 15 (18.29%) Google Pay
13 14 (17.07%) SQL
13 14 (17.07%) Docker
14 13 (15.85%) Ansible
14 13 (15.85%) Confluence
14 13 (15.85%) Samsung Pay
14 13 (15.85%) Samsung
15 12 (14.63%) Puppet
15 12 (14.63%) Android
15 12 (14.63%) Bash Shell
15 12 (14.63%) Bitbucket
16 11 (13.41%) Finance

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 13 (15.85%) Confluence
2 3 (3.66%) GlassFish
2 3 (3.66%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (2.44%) nginx
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 20 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (18.29%) Apple Pay
2 15 (18.29%) Google Pay
3 13 (15.85%) Samsung Pay
4 5 (6.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.66%) SaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (4.88%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.66%) VPN
4 2 (2.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.22%) MPLS
5 1 (1.22%) SAN
5 1 (1.22%) SMPP
5 1 (1.22%) SMS
5 1 (1.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Big Data
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) MySQL
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.88%) Blockchain
3 4 (4.88%) Hazelcast
3 4 (4.88%) MariaDB
3 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.44%) Redis
5 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (21.95%) JIRA
2 17 (20.73%) Git (software)
3 12 (14.63%) Bitbucket
4 11 (13.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.10%) Gradle
5 5 (6.10%) JUnit
5 5 (6.10%) Subversion
6 4 (4.88%) Spock
7 3 (3.66%) Hudson
8 1 (1.22%) Ant
8 1 (1.22%) Maven
8 1 (1.22%) Selenium
8 1 (1.22%) TestNG
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Front Office
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Developer
2 12 (14.63%) C++ Software Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Software Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) C Software Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Architect
6 7 (8.54%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) C++ Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded C Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Principal Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) HTML
2 15 (18.29%) JSON
3 11 (13.41%) CSS
3 11 (13.41%) XML
4 6 (7.32%) jQuery
4 6 (7.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (7.32%) Web Services
5 5 (6.10%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (6.10%) REST
5 5 (6.10%) SAML
6 4 (4.88%) .NET
6 4 (4.88%) Express
6 4 (4.88%) Node.js
6 4 (4.88%) Socket.IO
6 4 (4.88%) Spring
7 3 (3.66%) JAXB
7 3 (3.66%) JAX-RS
7 3 (3.66%) JAX-WS
8 2 (2.44%) LAMP
8 2 (2.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.20%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.20%) Smartcard
3 9 (10.98%) Contactless
3 9 (10.98%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (8.54%) Chip and PIN
4 7 (8.54%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (8.54%) Equities
4 7 (8.54%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (6.10%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (4.88%) Algorithms
6 4 (4.88%) Clustering
6 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.88%) Replication
7 3 (3.66%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.44%) Derivative
8 2 (2.44%) iPhone
8 2 (2.44%) Mobile Wallet
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.17%) Windows
2 12 (14.63%) Android
3 8 (9.76%) Unix
4 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.22%) AIX
5 1 (1.22%) CentOS
5 1 (1.22%) HPUX
5 1 (1.22%) Solaris
5 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) Software Engineering
3 18 (21.95%) DevOps
3 18 (21.95%) OO
4 10 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.98%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (10.98%) Refactoring
6 8 (9.76%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (9.76%) Open Source
6 8 (9.76%) SDLC
7 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.10%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (6.10%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 5 (6.10%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (6.10%) TDD
8 5 (6.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (4.88%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (4.88%) Migration
9 4 (4.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) C++
2 29 (35.37%) Python
3 27 (32.93%) Java
4 20 (24.39%) C
5 15 (18.29%) JavaScript
6 14 (17.07%) SQL
7 12 (14.63%) Bash Shell
8 8 (9.76%) C#
8 8 (9.76%) Ruby
9 6 (7.32%) Embedded C
9 6 (7.32%) Perl
10 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
11 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.44%) PHP
12 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) CISSP
1 5 (6.10%) OSCP
1 5 (6.10%) SANS
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) RHCE
3 2 (2.44%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.22%) CCNA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) Docker
2 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) Ansible
2 12 (14.63%) Puppet
3 10 (12.20%) Kubernetes
4 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.66%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.66%) Salt
6 1 (1.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Apple
2 13 (15.85%) Samsung
3 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.76%) Atlassian
5 7 (8.54%) Google
5 7 (8.54%) Oracle
6 4 (4.88%) Twitter
7 2 (2.44%) IBM
7 2 (2.44%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.44%) VMware
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco