The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 28 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 3.68% 1.27% 4.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.33% 3.57% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 8
Average salary £42,500 £28,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.82% -32.35%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
Essex

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

Miscellaneous Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
60 56 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 44.12% 35.44% 39.46%
Number of salaries quoted 48 52 56
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £26,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Open Source
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Colchester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) JBoss
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 8 (88.89%) Maven
2 8 (88.89%) WebSphere
2 8 (88.89%) Ant
3 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
3 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
3 7 (77.78%) JMS
3 7 (77.78%) Data Mining
3 7 (77.78%) WebLogic
3 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
3 7 (77.78%) GlassFish
3 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
3 7 (77.78%) Gradle
3 7 (77.78%) NoSQL
4 5 (55.56%) Spring
4 5 (55.56%) MVC
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 4 (44.44%) Swing
5 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
5 4 (44.44%) J2EE
5 4 (44.44%) Degree
5 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (33.33%) Ajax
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) OOP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 (88.89%) WebSphere
2 7 (77.78%) GlassFish
2 7 (77.78%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Data Mining
2 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
2 7 (77.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Maven
1 8 (88.89%) Ant
2 7 (77.78%) Gradle
3 1 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (11.11%) Rational Rose
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) NUnit
3 1 (11.11%) ArgoUML
3 1 (11.11%) Cactus
3 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
3 1 (11.11%) TestNG
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) DbUnit
3 1 (11.11%) JProfiler
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Redmine
General
1 3 (33.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Java Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Java Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) JMS
1 7 (77.78%) Hibernate
2 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 4 (44.44%) J2EE
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) Swing
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) Ajax
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 1 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) JBoss