The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 120 113 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 6 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 0.64% 1.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 2.52% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 27
Average salary £30,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
454 477 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.63% 25.54% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 278 347 402
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Open Source
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +14 4 £31,250 -30.55%
Knutsford - 3 £30,000 -
Northwich - 2 £30,000 -
Warrington - 1 £45,000 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (57.14%) Java
2 17 (48.57%) MVC
3 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 15 (42.86%) HTML
3 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 15 (42.86%) jQuery
4 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (34.29%) SQL
5 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
6 11 (31.43%) J2EE
7 10 (28.57%) Hibernate
8 9 (25.71%) CSS
9 8 (22.86%) Pair Programming
9 8 (22.86%) Spring
9 8 (22.86%) Refactoring
10 7 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (20.00%) Ant
10 7 (20.00%) Finance
10 7 (20.00%) WinRunner
10 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
11 6 (17.14%) HP
11 6 (17.14%) Citrix
11 6 (17.14%) JMeter
11 6 (17.14%) .NET
11 6 (17.14%) Oracle
11 6 (17.14%) Siebel
11 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
11 6 (17.14%) Ajax

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (14.29%) Apache
1 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) Alfresco
2 3 (8.57%) Liferay
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
3 2 (5.71%) Joomla!
3 2 (5.71%) Drupal
4 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Magento
2 2 (5.71%) osCommerce
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (14.29%) MySQL
4 3 (8.57%) Couchbase
4 3 (8.57%) CouchDB
4 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
4 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.71%) Informix
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) SQLite
6 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Ant
1 7 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 7 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (17.14%) LoadRunner
2 6 (17.14%) JMeter
2 6 (17.14%) SilkPerformer
2 6 (17.14%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (14.29%) Subversion
3 5 (14.29%) Maven
4 4 (11.43%) Eclipse
4 4 (11.43%) JUnit
5 3 (8.57%) Gradle
5 3 (8.57%) Hudson
5 3 (8.57%) CruiseControl
6 2 (5.71%) Selenium
6 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.86%) Mockito
7 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 3 (8.57%) Games
2 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Junior
4 4 (11.43%) Lead Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Web Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Junior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) HTML
1 15 (42.86%) jQuery
2 11 (31.43%) J2EE
3 10 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 9 (25.71%) CSS
5 8 (22.86%) Spring
6 7 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (17.14%) .NET
7 6 (17.14%) Ajax
7 6 (17.14%) RESTful
8 4 (11.43%) JDBC
8 4 (11.43%) Servlets
8 4 (11.43%) JSTL
8 4 (11.43%) Spring MVC
9 3 (8.57%) JPA
9 3 (8.57%) CSS3
9 3 (8.57%) Web Services
9 3 (8.57%) Java RMI
9 3 (8.57%) XHTML
10 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) MVC
2 15 (42.86%) TDD
3 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.86%) Pair Programming
4 8 (22.86%) Refactoring
5 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.43%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.57%) BDD
7 3 (8.57%) ATDD
7 3 (8.57%) Web Design
7 3 (8.57%) SOA
7 3 (8.57%) CRM
8 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.71%) Scrum
9 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) PHP
4 4 (11.43%) C#
5 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.71%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) PHP5
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) HP
1 6 (17.14%) Citrix
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
1 6 (17.14%) Siebel
2 1 (2.86%) Zend
2 1 (2.86%) Cognizant