The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 101 112 106
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 16 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.53% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 1.52% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 22
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
596 592 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.39% 34.93% 31.50%
Number of salaries quoted 469 393 432
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £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 Cheshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Open Source
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Cheshire

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Open Source
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Cheshire 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
Warrington +18 8 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Chester +10 2 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Northwich +7 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Runcorn - 1 - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 12 (30.00%) TDD
4 11 (27.50%) Selenium
4 11 (27.50%) Java
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) jQuery
6 9 (22.50%) Ajax
6 9 (22.50%) Degree
6 9 (22.50%) HTML
6 9 (22.50%) CSS
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
6 9 (22.50%) REST
6 9 (22.50%) WebSockets
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.00%) Information Security
8 7 (17.50%) UNIX
8 7 (17.50%) Windows
8 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.50%) User Stories
8 7 (17.50%) User Experience
9 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (15.00%) Sass
9 6 (15.00%) LESS
9 6 (15.00%) Ember.js
9 6 (15.00%) Oracle
9 6 (15.00%) .NET
9 6 (15.00%) C#
9 6 (15.00%) Banking

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (7.50%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 4 (10.00%) Network Security
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 4 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.00%) Impala
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) HBase
5 1 (2.50%) VLDB
5 1 (2.50%) DataStage
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) Metasploit
3 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) Gradle
4 2 (5.00%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
5 1 (2.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) AWS Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Build and Release Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Build Manager
6 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Release Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) HTML
1 9 (22.50%) CSS
1 9 (22.50%) Ajax
1 9 (22.50%) jQuery
1 9 (22.50%) REST
1 9 (22.50%) WebSockets
2 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) Sass
2 6 (15.00%) LESS
2 6 (15.00%) Ember.js
3 5 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
4 4 (10.00%) Spring.NET
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (10.00%) NHibernate
4 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.50%) CSS3
6 2 (5.00%) Modernizr
6 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) User Experience
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) RMADS
3 4 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.50%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.50%) Online Games
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 7 (17.50%) UNIX
2 7 (17.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) TDD
3 8 (20.00%) Information Security
4 7 (17.50%) User Stories
5 5 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.50%) MVC
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.50%) ETL
7 3 (7.50%) OO
8 2 (5.00%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) Web Design
8 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
8 2 (5.00%) OOP
8 2 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
2 11 (27.50%) Java
3 6 (15.00%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.00%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) CCIE
2 4 (10.00%) CCNP
2 4 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) CISSP
4 1 (2.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
1 2 (5.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) HDFS
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Juniper
3 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.00%) Perforce
4 2 (5.00%) Ab Initio
4 2 (5.00%) Teradata
4 2 (5.00%) Telerik
4 2 (5.00%) Informatica
4 2 (5.00%) Talend
5 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (2.50%) Splunk
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