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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 9 13 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 10 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 14.29% 12.75% 6.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.00% 25.33% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 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
40 75 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 57.14% 50.34% 47.95%
Number of salaries quoted 27 45 57
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) NUnit
3 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
3 5 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 4 (36.36%) Rapid7

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) NUnit
1 5 (45.45%) Subversion
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) AWS Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
1 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (45.45%) HTML5
1 5 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Analytics
6 1 (9.09%) Data Security
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Rapid7
3 1 (9.09%) HP