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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 36 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 6 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.80% 3.43% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.08% 8.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £60,000 £33,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
118 73 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 55.14% 41.71% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 70 54 44
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,249 £30,200 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 20 August 2014. 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 -10 5 - -
County Londonderry - 1 £60,000 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 23 (88.46%) GIS
1 23 (88.46%) ESRI
2 18 (69.23%) Python
3 17 (65.38%) Change Management
3 17 (65.38%) Marketing
3 17 (65.38%) Project Planning
3 17 (65.38%) Web Development
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
5 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
5 7 (26.92%) XML
5 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
6 6 (23.08%) OO
6 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (23.08%) SOA
6 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
6 6 (23.08%) CSS
6 6 (23.08%) Web Services
6 6 (23.08%) HTML
6 6 (23.08%) BC Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) Silverlight
6 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) SilkPerformer
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.85%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 17 (65.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Consultant
1 17 (65.38%) GIS Consultant
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) XML
3 6 (23.08%) Silverlight
3 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (23.08%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (88.46%) GIS
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Project Planning
1 17 (65.38%) Web Development
1 17 (65.38%) Change Management
2 6 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 6 (23.08%) OO
2 6 (23.08%) SOA
2 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (15.38%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Kanban
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) Python
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) BC Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) CTC Cleared
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) ESRI
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) HP