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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 101 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 31 27 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 1.53% 1.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.30% 4.23% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 40
Average salary £36,000 £39,250 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.28% +21.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
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
721 638 721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.22% 36.27% 33.88%
Number of salaries quoted 644 474 611
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,600 £50,000 £55,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Warrington +8 12 £33,750 -3.57% 1
Chester +8 4 £30,500 -15.27% 1
Winsford - 2 £40,000 -
Crewe +14 1 £32,500 -40.90% 1
Runcorn - 1 £30,000 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.94%) CSS
3 25 (40.32%) Java
4 23 (37.10%) SQL
5 21 (33.87%) HTML
5 21 (33.87%) TDD
5 21 (33.87%) Selenium
6 19 (30.65%) Linux
7 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (29.03%) Degree
8 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
9 16 (25.81%) PHP
9 16 (25.81%) UNIX
9 16 (25.81%) Finance
10 15 (24.19%) E-Commerce
10 15 (24.19%) RESTful
11 14 (22.58%) JSON
11 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
12 13 (20.97%) Spring
12 13 (20.97%) Oracle
13 12 (19.35%) Windows
14 11 (17.74%) jQuery
14 11 (17.74%) REST
15 10 (16.13%) JIRA
15 10 (16.13%) Computer Science
15 10 (16.13%) QA
15 10 (16.13%) Perforce
16 9 (14.52%) Ajax
17 8 (12.90%) WebSphere
17 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (12.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 8 (12.90%) IBM HTTP Server
1 8 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.68%) Umbraco
3 5 (8.06%) WordPress
3 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
3 5 (8.06%) Drupal
4 4 (6.45%) Apache
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.29%) Firewall
3 6 (9.68%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) LAN
4 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) Informix
2 8 (12.90%) RDBMS
2 8 (12.90%) MySQL
2 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) Big Data
6 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Selenium
2 10 (16.13%) JIRA
3 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 8 (12.90%) Introscope
3 8 (12.90%) Mockito
3 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.90%) JUnit
4 2 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.23%) Gradle
4 2 (3.23%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.23%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) Maven
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Games
5 2 (3.23%) Back Office
6 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (54.84%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) PHP Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (8.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (6.45%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.84%) SQL DBA
8 3 (4.84%) Designer
8 3 (4.84%) UI Designer
8 3 (4.84%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Tester
8 3 (4.84%) Junior
8 3 (4.84%) DBA
8 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.23%) Build and Release Manager
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (41.94%) CSS
2 21 (33.87%) HTML
3 15 (24.19%) RESTful
4 14 (22.58%) JSON
5 13 (20.97%) Spring
6 11 (17.74%) jQuery
6 11 (17.74%) REST
7 9 (14.52%) Ajax
8 8 (12.90%) JDBC
8 8 (12.90%) J2EE
8 8 (12.90%) SOAP
8 8 (12.90%) Web Services
8 8 (12.90%) XML
8 8 (12.90%) XSL
8 8 (12.90%) WSDL
8 8 (12.90%) JAX-RPC
8 8 (12.90%) WebSockets
8 8 (12.90%) PowerMock
8 8 (12.90%) JAX-RS
9 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 8 (12.90%) User Experience
2 8 (12.90%) N-Tier
3 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.06%) Data Structures
4 5 (8.06%) Algorithms
5 4 (6.45%) Replication
6 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.23%) Online Banking
7 2 (3.23%) Online Games
8 1 (1.61%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Linux
2 16 (25.81%) UNIX
3 12 (19.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) TDD
3 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (24.19%) E-Commerce
5 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.90%) Information Security
6 7 (11.29%) Scrum
7 6 (9.68%) Content Management
7 6 (9.68%) User Stories
8 5 (8.06%) Cyber Security
8 5 (8.06%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.45%) MVC
9 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.84%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
10 3 (4.84%) ETL
10 3 (4.84%) OO
10 3 (4.84%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Java
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
4 16 (25.81%) PHP
5 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.84%) VBA
6 3 (4.84%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
2 2 (3.23%) CISSP
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Perforce
3 8 (12.90%) IBM
3 8 (12.90%) Compuware
3 8 (12.90%) HP
4 6 (9.68%) EPiServer
5 5 (8.06%) F5
6 4 (6.45%) Adobe
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.84%) Sybase
8 2 (3.23%) Telerik
9 1 (1.61%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.61%) Teradata
9 1 (1.61%) Splunk
9 1 (1.61%) ZTE
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
9 1 (1.61%) Avaya
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Informatica
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