The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Bridgwater region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 1 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgwater 50.00% 23.81% 11.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 66.67% 38.46% 14.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 2
Average salary £32,000 £50,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £45,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £34,400 £50,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
Somerset

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bridgwater
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
3 13 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bridgwater 75.00% 61.90% 82.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 14
Average salary £34,500 £41,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.36% +52.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £34,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £43,500 £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 Bridgwater

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Bridgwater

Open Source
Salary Trend in Bridgwater

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Bridgwater

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bridgwater

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgwater 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 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) Internet
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby
1 9 (100.00%) Web Development
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (77.78%) Photoshop
2 7 (77.78%) Adobe
2 7 (77.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) Sass
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Apache
3 2 (22.22%) XHTML
3 2 (22.22%) ECMAScript
3 2 (22.22%) W3C
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) LAMP
3 2 (22.22%) XML-RPC

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bridgwater by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bridgwater 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 2 (22.22%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Photoshop
1 7 (77.78%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Web Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Front-End Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Front-End Web Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) Sass
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XML
3 2 (22.22%) XHTML
3 2 (22.22%) LAMP
3 2 (22.22%) XML-RPC
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) Symfony
3 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
3 2 (22.22%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
1 9 (100.00%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) Python
1 9 (100.00%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) ECMAScript
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Adobe
2 2 (22.22%) Zend