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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank - 34 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 0.66% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
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
67 70 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.92% 46.05% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14 54 57
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% -20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £63,200
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) GIS
2 3 (60.00%) ESRI
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Moodle
4 1 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) Moodle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) JMeter
1 1 (20.00%) SilkPerformer
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (20.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) GIS Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Web Development
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) ESRI
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP