Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 56 29 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.27% 6.39% 8.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 19.08% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 47 26 20
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.21% +0.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £25,875 £28,725
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £51,125
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 120 152 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.44% 33.48% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 86 115 50
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,625 £68,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +15 55 £45,000 +20.00% 19
County Londonderry - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 25 (44.64%) Software Engineering
2 23 (41.07%) C
2 23 (41.07%) C++
3 19 (33.93%) OO
3 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (32.14%) Java
5 15 (26.79%) Apple
6 14 (25.00%) HTML
6 14 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 13 (23.21%) Samsung
7 13 (23.21%) Python
8 12 (21.43%) SQL
8 12 (21.43%) Finance
8 12 (21.43%) Android
8 12 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (19.64%) DevOps
9 11 (19.64%) XML
10 10 (17.86%) Unix
10 10 (17.86%) JSON
11 9 (16.07%) Refactoring
11 9 (16.07%) Smartcard
11 9 (16.07%) Contactless
12 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (14.29%) SDLC
12 8 (14.29%) Windows
12 8 (14.29%) Oracle
13 7 (12.50%) Google
13 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
13 7 (12.50%) Ansible

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 (5.36%) Apache
1 3 (5.36%) GlassFish
1 3 (5.36%) IIS
1 3 (5.36%) nginx
2 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) GitHub
3 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.79%) Firewall
1 1 (1.79%) MPLS
1 1 (1.79%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.79%) SAN
1 1 (1.79%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.71%) Big Data
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.36%) Blockchain
4 3 (5.36%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.57%) KDB
5 2 (3.57%) Kdb+
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.57%) Redis
6 1 (1.79%) HSQLDB
6 1 (1.79%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Hudson
3 2 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Front Office
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.79%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Software Engineer
3 14 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (23.21%) C Software Engineer
4 13 (23.21%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (16.07%) Principal Engineer
6 8 (14.29%) Java Developer
7 7 (12.50%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (12.50%) Principal Software Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) C++ Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) HTML
2 11 (19.64%) XML
3 10 (17.86%) JSON
4 5 (8.93%) Web Services
5 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.14%) CSS
5 4 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (5.36%) J2EE
6 3 (5.36%) jQuery
6 3 (5.36%) LAMP
6 3 (5.36%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (5.36%) Velocity
7 2 (3.57%) CSS3
7 2 (3.57%) HTML5
7 2 (3.57%) Memcached
7 2 (3.57%) Node.js
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.57%) Spring
8 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Contactless
1 9 (16.07%) Smartcard
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Chip and PIN
3 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.71%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (7.14%) Fixed Income
5 4 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
6 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
6 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.57%) Derivative
7 2 (3.57%) Equities
7 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.57%) iPhone
7 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.79%) Clustering
8 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Android
2 10 (17.86%) Unix
3 8 (14.29%) Windows
4 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) HPUX
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Software Engineering
2 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) OO
3 14 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (19.64%) DevOps
5 9 (16.07%) Refactoring
6 8 (14.29%) SDLC
7 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.14%) Kanban
9 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.14%) Prototyping
9 4 (7.14%) Scrum
10 3 (5.36%) Microscopy
10 3 (5.36%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) C
1 23 (41.07%) C++
2 18 (32.14%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) Python
4 12 (21.43%) SQL
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.71%) Embedded C
7 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.93%) C#
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby
9 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.57%) Objective-C
9 2 (3.57%) PHP
9 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.57%) R
9 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) RHCE
2 2 (3.57%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.79%) CCNA
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Ansible
2 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 5 (8.93%) Puppet
3 2 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.57%) Salt
3 2 (3.57%) Terraform
4 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Apple
2 13 (23.21%) Samsung
3 8 (14.29%) Oracle
4 7 (12.50%) Google
5 3 (5.36%) IBM
5 3 (5.36%) MuleSoft
5 3 (5.36%) VMware
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.79%) BT
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Twitter