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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 96 97 108
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 31 19 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.62% 1.17% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.90% 4.03% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 22
Average salary £35,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
525 471 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.49% 28.95% 24.81%
Number of salaries quoted 406 374 453
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 August 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 27 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
Chester +6 10 £28,750 -4.16% 2
Warrington - 8 £40,000 - 3
Macclesfield +11 5 £35,250 +28.18%
Knutsford - 2 £48,750 - 2
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) HTML
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 19 (47.50%) CSS
2 19 (47.50%) RESTful
3 18 (45.00%) Java
3 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (42.50%) JSON
5 16 (40.00%) Degree
5 16 (40.00%) TDD
5 16 (40.00%) Spring
6 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 13 (32.50%) UNIX
7 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
8 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
9 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
9 11 (27.50%) PHP
10 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 10 (25.00%) Informix
10 10 (25.00%) Selenium
10 10 (25.00%) JIRA
10 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 9 (22.50%) SOAP
11 9 (22.50%) Web Services
11 9 (22.50%) Windows
11 9 (22.50%) Finance
12 8 (20.00%) Perforce
12 8 (20.00%) Introscope
12 8 (20.00%) WSDL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 8 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 8 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.00%) Umbraco
2 6 (15.00%) WordPress
3 5 (12.50%) Drupal
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.00%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) HTTP
2 6 (15.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.00%) Informix
2 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 7 (17.50%) MySQL
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.50%) SQLite
7 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) JIRA
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
1 10 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (20.00%) Mockito
2 8 (20.00%) JUnit
2 8 (20.00%) Introscope
3 3 (7.50%) Subversion
4 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 3 (7.50%) UI Designer
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Junior
4 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) DBA
5 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.50%) UI Programmer
6 1 (2.50%) UI Developer
6 1 (2.50%) User Experience Designer
6 1 (2.50%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (47.50%) HTML
1 19 (47.50%) CSS
1 19 (47.50%) RESTful
2 17 (42.50%) JSON
3 16 (40.00%) Spring
4 9 (22.50%) SOAP
4 9 (22.50%) Web Services
5 8 (20.00%) XML
5 8 (20.00%) XSL
5 8 (20.00%) WSDL
5 8 (20.00%) JAX-RPC
5 8 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 8 (20.00%) .NET
5 8 (20.00%) J2EE
5 8 (20.00%) JDBC
5 8 (20.00%) Java SE
5 8 (20.00%) Java EE
5 8 (20.00%) PowerMock
5 8 (20.00%) JAX-RS
5 8 (20.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Computer Science
2 8 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 4 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.50%) Replication
5 2 (5.00%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) UNIX
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (40.00%) TDD
4 12 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.00%) Content Management
7 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.50%) MVC
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (7.50%) User Experience Design
9 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (5.00%) SOA
9 2 (5.00%) ITIL
9 2 (5.00%) CRM
9 2 (5.00%) Project Management
9 2 (5.00%) Scrum
10 1 (2.50%) Information Security
10 1 (2.50%) Quality Management
10 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 18 (45.00%) Java
3 11 (27.50%) PHP
4 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 2 (5.00%) C++
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle
1 8 (20.00%) IBM
1 8 (20.00%) Compuware
1 8 (20.00%) HP
1 8 (20.00%) Perforce
2 6 (15.00%) EPiServer
3 5 (12.50%) F5
4 4 (10.00%) Adobe
5 2 (5.00%) Sybase
6 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.50%) Teradata
6 1 (2.50%) Informatica
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + dental, medical, pension 8%, gym
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + dental, medical, pension 8%, gym
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + dental, medical, pension 8%, gym
Posted: 19 days ago