The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 14 16 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 14 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.84% 9.95% 6.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.58% 22.35% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 9 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
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
62 85 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 56.88% 44.50% 47.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 53 61
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,200 £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 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 Miscellaneous 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 27 March 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 +5 10 £38,000 -24.00%
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML5
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
4 6 (35.29%) Web Development
4 6 (35.29%) jQuery
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) CSS3
4 6 (35.29%) GIS
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (29.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) NUnit
5 5 (29.41%) Subversion

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) NUnit
1 5 (29.41%) Subversion
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) AWS Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) GIS Developer
4 3 (17.65%) GIS Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Development Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Development Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML5
2 6 (35.29%) jQuery
2 6 (35.29%) CSS3
2 6 (35.29%) AngularJS
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (29.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
3 5 (29.41%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) GIS
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 6 (35.29%) BDD
2 6 (35.29%) Web Development
3 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Coaching
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Rapid7
3 1 (5.88%) HP