The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank - 103 94
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.77% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Average salary - £77,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Open Source
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
377 388 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 34.52% 33.30% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 290 356 305
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (50.00%) IT Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft