The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 40 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 12 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.36% 3.73% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 4.44% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 2
Average salary £40,000 £28,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.13% -4.16%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 225 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.73% 83.96% 83.67%
Number of salaries quoted 166 147 158
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 28 August 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Chester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (61.11%) DHCP
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (38.89%) DevOps
5 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
5 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
5 6 (33.33%) RightScale
5 6 (33.33%) Puppet
5 6 (33.33%) Route 53
5 6 (33.33%) Big Data
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon S3
5 6 (33.33%) Network Security
5 6 (33.33%) CentOS
5 6 (33.33%) Maven
5 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) ETL
6 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Active Directory

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Jetty
2 3 (16.67%) nginx
3 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Route 53
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon S3
3 3 (16.67%) SaaS
3 3 (16.67%) PaaS
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DHCP
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.56%) OLAP
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Maven
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (27.78%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (27.78%) Hudson
3 3 (16.67%) JUnit
3 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) DBA
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Servlets
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Visualisation
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) CentOS
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 6 (33.33%) Auto-Scaling
3 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (27.78%) ETL
4 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Analytics
5 3 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby
3 3 (16.67%) R
4 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 6 (33.33%) RightScale
2 5 (27.78%) Tableau
2 5 (27.78%) Vertica
2 5 (27.78%) Talend
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Informatica
4 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Dundas
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