The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 9 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 34 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.12% 9.70% 6.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.13% 11.19% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 5
Average salary £38,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +12.82%
Open Source
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
147 143 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 91.30% 86.67% 68.16%
Number of salaries quoted 69 90 113
Average salary £38,000 £32,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.92% -20.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Open Source
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Open Source
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +7 34 £38,000 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (68.89%) Risk Management
1 31 (68.89%) Rapid7
2 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
3 16 (35.56%) BDD
4 15 (33.33%) HTML
5 14 (31.11%) Analytics
6 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
7 12 (26.67%) Scrum
7 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.67%) CSS
7 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.67%) Python
7 12 (26.67%) HTML5
8 10 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (20.00%) TDD
9 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
9 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 7 (15.56%) SDLC
10 7 (15.56%) Java
10 7 (15.56%) C#
11 6 (13.33%) SQL
11 6 (13.33%) .NET
11 6 (13.33%) Oracle
11 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.33%) Ant
11 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
11 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.33%) Web Services
11 6 (13.33%) XML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 6 (13.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.33%) Ant
2 6 (13.33%) NUnit
2 6 (13.33%) Subversion
2 6 (13.33%) Maven
2 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.89%) Selenium
4 3 (6.67%) Mercurial
4 3 (6.67%) Metasploit
4 3 (6.67%) Capybara
4 3 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Software Engineer
2 20 (44.44%) Development Engineer
2 20 (44.44%) Software Development Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Development Engineer
3 10 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Developer
5 6 (13.33%) AWS Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) GIS Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) GIS Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) HTML
2 12 (26.67%) CSS
2 12 (26.67%) HTML5
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 6 (13.33%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
3 6 (13.33%) jQuery
3 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (13.33%) Entity Framework
3 6 (13.33%) CSS3
4 3 (6.67%) JSON
4 3 (6.67%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.33%) GIS
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (68.89%) Risk Management
2 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
3 16 (35.56%) BDD
4 14 (31.11%) Analytics
5 12 (26.67%) Scrum
5 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (20.00%) TDD
7 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 9 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (15.56%) SDLC
9 6 (13.33%) Project Management
9 6 (13.33%) MVC
9 6 (13.33%) Web Development
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.67%) Validation
11 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 3 (6.67%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 12 (26.67%) Python
2 7 (15.56%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (6.67%) Xen
2 3 (6.67%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Nmap
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Rapid7
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) HP