The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 36 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 2.23% 1.79% 2.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.64% 6.06% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 6
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
Croydon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
47 66 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Croydon 20.98% 29.46% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 36 51 55
Average salary £36,750 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Open Source
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Croydon

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 7 (100.00%) PHP
1 7 (100.00%) MySQL
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) OO
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 5 (71.43%) Content Management
2 5 (71.43%) Magento
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) Drupal
2 5 (71.43%) GIMP
2 5 (71.43%) Bazaar
3 2 (28.57%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (28.57%) Nagios
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
4 1 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (14.29%) Cacti
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) LAMP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Croydon 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 (71.43%) CMS
1 5 (71.43%) Drupal
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) MySQL
2 5 (71.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) Bazaar
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Web Developer
1 5 (71.43%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 5 (71.43%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Cacti
2 1 (14.29%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Dell
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