The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 9 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 16 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 19.05% 5.92% 5.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.75% 6.77% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 8
Average salary £40,000 - £35,000
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 Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
81 133 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 96.43% 87.50% 71.88%
Number of salaries quoted 43 75 81
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,700 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 31 (81.58%) Risk Management
1 31 (81.58%) Rapid7
2 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
3 16 (42.11%) BDD
4 14 (36.84%) Analytics
5 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
6 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) Scrum
7 10 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
8 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
8 9 (23.68%) TDD
8 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
8 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
8 9 (23.68%) HTML
9 7 (18.42%) Java
9 7 (18.42%) C#
9 7 (18.42%) SDLC
10 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
10 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (15.79%) HTML5
10 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
10 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
10 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) Python
10 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.79%) SQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
2 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) Ant
2 6 (15.79%) NUnit
2 6 (15.79%) Subversion
2 6 (15.79%) Maven
2 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 3 (7.89%) Metasploit
4 3 (7.89%) Mercurial
4 3 (7.89%) Capybara
4 3 (7.89%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (81.58%) Software Engineer
2 20 (52.63%) Software Development Engineer
2 20 (52.63%) Development Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Senior Development Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Developer
5 5 (13.16%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) HTML
2 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 6 (15.79%) CSS
2 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) XML
2 6 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (15.79%) HTML5
2 6 (15.79%) Entity Framework
3 3 (7.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (81.58%) Risk Management
2 17 (44.74%) Software Engineering
3 16 (42.11%) BDD
4 14 (36.84%) Analytics
5 12 (31.58%) Scrum
5 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (23.68%) TDD
7 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
7 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
8 7 (18.42%) SDLC
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.79%) MVC
9 6 (15.79%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 3 (7.89%) Computer Security
11 3 (7.89%) DevOps
11 3 (7.89%) Validation
11 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.42%) C#
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 3 (7.89%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) VirtualBox
2 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (7.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Nmap
2 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Rapid7
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) HP