The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 12 14 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 4 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 7.27% 13.84% 2.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.29% 26.83% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 0
Average salary £38,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Miscellaneous Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
28 82 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 50.91% 51.57% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 24 45 49
Average salary £41,250 £37,750 £27,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.27% +38.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Open Source
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Belfast region.

Open Source Salary Trend in Belfast

Open Source
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Equities

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) NUnit
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft