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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 23 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 6 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 3.61% 3.33% 6.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.68% 8.70% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 9
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,750 £36,800
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
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
62 69 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 37.35% 38.33% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55 62 58
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 11 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) JBoss
3 7 (63.64%) Ant
3 7 (63.64%) Maven
4 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
4 5 (45.45%) Spring
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
5 4 (36.36%) GlassFish
5 4 (36.36%) JUnit
5 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) JMS
5 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 4 (36.36%) MVC
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Data Mining
5 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (36.36%) Gradle
5 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) JMeter
6 3 (27.27%) NUnit
6 3 (27.27%) ArgoUML
6 3 (27.27%) Cactus
6 3 (27.27%) FitNesse

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (72.73%) JBoss
2 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 4 (36.36%) GlassFish
2 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Data Mining
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Ant
1 7 (63.64%) Maven
2 4 (36.36%) JUnit
2 4 (36.36%) Gradle
3 3 (27.27%) JMeter
3 3 (27.27%) NUnit
3 3 (27.27%) ArgoUML
3 3 (27.27%) TeamCity
3 3 (27.27%) DbUnit
3 3 (27.27%) JProfiler
3 3 (27.27%) Hudson
3 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 3 (27.27%) Redmine
3 3 (27.27%) Rational Rose
3 3 (27.27%) Cactus
3 3 (27.27%) FitNesse
4 2 (18.18%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (9.09%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
1 8 (72.73%) Java Developer
2 3 (27.27%) QA Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Hibernate
1 5 (45.45%) Spring
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) JMS
3 3 (27.27%) Swing
3 3 (27.27%) Java EE
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
1 4 (36.36%) MVC
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) OOP
2 3 (27.27%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
2 3 (27.27%) Load Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft