The first 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 31 July 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 Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 31 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 4 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 2.23% 0.57% 5.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.69% 1.85% 16.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 10
Average salary £40,000 £24,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -43.52%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Miscellaneous Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
52 54 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 29.05% 31.03% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 47 46 49
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £23,000 £25,295
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Open Source
Essex

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 31 July 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (83.33%) Maven
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (83.33%) Swing
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) Ant
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
3 4 (66.67%) OOP
3 4 (66.67%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (66.67%) JMS
3 4 (66.67%) Data Mining
3 4 (66.67%) GlassFish
4 3 (50.00%) Automotive
4 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) Ajax
4 3 (50.00%) Gradle
4 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) HTML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (66.67%) GlassFish
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (66.67%) Data Mining
3 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Maven
1 5 (83.33%) Ant
2 3 (50.00%) Gradle
3 1 (16.67%) Cactus
3 1 (16.67%) TestNG
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (16.67%) DbUnit
3 1 (16.67%) JProfiler
3 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (16.67%) Hudson
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) Redmine
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) ArgoUML
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (50.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Java Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Swing
1 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) JMS
3 3 (50.00%) Ajax
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) OOP
2 4 (66.67%) OO
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) JBoss