The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 27 35 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +22
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 3 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.73% 0.96% 2.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% 3.64% 6.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 8
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
Cheshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
47 55 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 27.17% 26.44% 30.17%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 93
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £41,300 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Open Source
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Chester

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Chester

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

Open Source Salary Histogram in Chester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Publishing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) VLDB
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) DataStage
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) VLDB
2 1 (14.29%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Database Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) ETL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Python Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior ETL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) Django
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 2 (28.57%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica
2 1 (14.29%) Ab Initio
2 1 (14.29%) ZTE
2 1 (14.29%) Talend
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco