The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 69 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 9 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.28% 1.58% 1.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.13% 4.63% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 13
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +60.71%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
Open Source
South West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
218 216 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 31.01% 34.12% 43.00%
Number of salaries quoted 153 188 175
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,600 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Open Source
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Dorset

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Dorset

Open Source
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -16 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Poole - 2 £35,000 -
Open Source
South West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
1 5 (38.46%) Blog
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) WATIR
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
2 4 (30.77%) GitHub
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) Ajax
2 4 (30.77%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) Benchmarking
2 4 (30.77%) ERP
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
2 4 (30.77%) OOP
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) PHP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Drupal
1 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
1 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) WATIR
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
1 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
1 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) Quality Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) QA Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) Ajax
1 4 (30.77%) HTML5
1 4 (30.77%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) Zend Framework
2 1 (7.69%) CakePHP
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blog
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
2 4 (30.77%) ERP
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Benchmarking
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
2 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
2 4 (30.77%) OOP
3 1 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 4 (30.77%) PHP
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) QEMU
3 2 (15.38%) KVM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Zend