The first 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 1 August 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 Chester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 33 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 10 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.75% 1.18% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.42% 6.67% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 0
Average salary £28,750 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
96 45 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 35.96% 17.65% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 61 36 31
Average salary £33,500 £34,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.89% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £23,800 £18,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £42,300 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Open Source
Cheshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) CSS
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Informix
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (42.86%) RESTful
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 6 (42.86%) MySQL
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) PHP
4 5 (35.71%) JDBC
4 5 (35.71%) Servlets
4 5 (35.71%) SOAP
4 5 (35.71%) Web Services
4 5 (35.71%) XML
4 5 (35.71%) XSL
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) JUnit
4 5 (35.71%) J2EE
4 5 (35.71%) Introscope
4 5 (35.71%) N-Tier
4 5 (35.71%) HTTP
4 5 (35.71%) WSDL
4 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
4 5 (35.71%) IBM

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (35.71%) IBM HTTP Server
1 5 (35.71%) WordPress
1 5 (35.71%) Drupal
1 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) HTTP
1 5 (35.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Informix
1 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (42.86%) MySQL
3 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) SQLite
5 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) JUnit
2 5 (35.71%) Introscope
2 5 (35.71%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (35.71%) Mockito
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 5 (35.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
2 5 (35.71%) PHP Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) RESTful
3 5 (35.71%) JDBC
3 5 (35.71%) Servlets
3 5 (35.71%) SOAP
3 5 (35.71%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) XML
3 5 (35.71%) XSL
3 5 (35.71%) J2EE
3 5 (35.71%) WSDL
3 5 (35.71%) JAX-RPC
3 5 (35.71%) Spring
3 5 (35.71%) JSON
3 5 (35.71%) JAX-RS
3 5 (35.71%) PowerMock
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) QMS
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) PHP
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) Compuware
1 5 (35.71%) HP
1 5 (35.71%) Perforce
1 5 (35.71%) F5