Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 8 14
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 +16
Permanent jobs citing Linux 47 120 54
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.90% 18.99% 12.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.31% 64.52% 45.76%
Number of salaries quoted 30 60 48
Median annual salary £43,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £60,250 £87,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +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 65 186 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.46% 29.43% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 34 115 84
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £29,000 £23,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £87,500 £55,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% - +4.44%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -8 45 £42,500 -15.00% 10
County Armagh - 2 £52,500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 30 (63.83%) Python
2 18 (38.30%) Software Engineering
3 17 (36.17%) Degree
3 17 (36.17%) Computer Science
4 16 (34.04%) WAN
5 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
5 13 (27.66%) Bash Shell
5 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (25.53%) Docker
6 12 (25.53%) AWS
6 12 (25.53%) SAN
6 12 (25.53%) C++
7 11 (23.40%) C#
7 11 (23.40%) SSH
7 11 (23.40%) Puppet
7 11 (23.40%) Ubuntu
8 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (21.28%) Azure
8 10 (21.28%) NAS
8 10 (21.28%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (21.28%) Perl
8 10 (21.28%) Solaris
8 10 (21.28%) OO
8 10 (21.28%) Unix
8 10 (21.28%) SMTP
8 10 (21.28%) DHCP
8 10 (21.28%) NFS
8 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
8 10 (21.28%) DNS
8 10 (21.28%) LAN

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 6 (12.77%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.13%) Gunicorn
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) AWS
2 10 (21.28%) Azure
3 3 (6.38%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) WAN
2 12 (25.53%) SAN
3 11 (23.40%) SSH
4 10 (21.28%) DHCP
4 10 (21.28%) DNS
4 10 (21.28%) LAN
4 10 (21.28%) NAS
4 10 (21.28%) SMTP
4 10 (21.28%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.38%) Firewall
6 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.26%) OSPF
7 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Automake
1 3 (6.38%) GCC
1 3 (6.38%) GDB
2 1 (2.13%) GitLab
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 8 (17.02%) Marketing
2 6 (12.77%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Junior
1 10 (21.28%) Junior Unix Engineer
1 10 (21.28%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) C++ Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Penetration Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.13%) Celery
2 1 (2.13%) Django
2 1 (2.13%) Flask
2 1 (2.13%) GStreamer
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) pytest
2 1 (2.13%) REST
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.13%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Ubuntu
2 10 (21.28%) Solaris
2 10 (21.28%) Unix
3 7 (14.89%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Software Engineering
2 17 (36.17%) Computer Science
3 13 (27.66%) Configuration Management
4 10 (21.28%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (21.28%) OO
5 9 (19.15%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.02%) DevOps
7 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
8 5 (10.64%) Coaching
8 5 (10.64%) Hardware Maintenance
8 5 (10.64%) Line Management
8 5 (10.64%) Release Management
9 4 (8.51%) Multithreaded Programming
9 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
10 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (6.38%) Electronic Trading
10 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) Python
2 13 (27.66%) Bash Shell
3 12 (25.53%) C++
4 11 (23.40%) C#
5 10 (21.28%) Perl
6 7 (14.89%) Java
7 6 (12.77%) SQL
8 1 (2.13%) C
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Java 8
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Degree
2 8 (17.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) PMP
5 1 (2.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Docker
2 10 (21.28%) NFS
3 8 (17.02%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.77%) KVM
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Puppet
2 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix
3 2 (4.26%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.13%) Telerik