The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 74 91 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 11 2 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.99% 0.19% 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.31% 0.63% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 10
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
255 318 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 22.93% 29.47% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 193 262 268
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,295
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Open Source
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Essex

Open Source
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Colchester +5 5 £42,500 +30.76%
Brentwood - 4 £42,500 -
Saffron Walden - 3 - -
Basildon - 1 £45,000 -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 20 (71.43%) JBoss
2 19 (67.86%) Java
3 16 (57.14%) Oracle
3 16 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 15 (53.57%) WebSphere
5 14 (50.00%) GlassFish
5 14 (50.00%) WebLogic
5 14 (50.00%) PL/SQL
5 14 (50.00%) JMS
5 14 (50.00%) Hibernate
6 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database
7 11 (39.29%) Maven
7 11 (39.29%) OO
7 11 (39.29%) Web Services
7 11 (39.29%) Ant
8 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 10 (35.71%) HTML
8 10 (35.71%) Data Mining
8 10 (35.71%) CSS
9 9 (32.14%) J2EE
9 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 9 (32.14%) RDBMS
9 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (32.14%) Gradle
9 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
10 8 (28.57%) Spring
10 8 (28.57%) OOP
11 7 (25.00%) MVC
11 7 (25.00%) Web Development
12 6 (21.43%) Ajax

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 15 (53.57%) WebSphere
2 14 (50.00%) GlassFish
2 14 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.71%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) SNMP
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
1 5 (17.86%) DNS
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
1 5 (17.86%) SSH
1 5 (17.86%) NAS
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 3 (10.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 12 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 10 (35.71%) Data Mining
4 9 (32.14%) RDBMS
4 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
4 9 (32.14%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.71%) MySQL
5 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Ant
1 11 (39.29%) Maven
2 9 (32.14%) Gradle
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) DbUnit
4 1 (3.57%) JProfiler
4 1 (3.57%) Hudson
4 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.57%) Redmine
4 1 (3.57%) Cactus
4 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.57%) TestNG
4 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.57%) JUnit
4 1 (3.57%) Rational Rose
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (3.57%) NUnit
4 1 (3.57%) ArgoUML
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Developer
2 14 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Web Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 5 (17.86%) IT Operations Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Operations Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Programmer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) JMS
1 14 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 11 (39.29%) Web Services
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
3 10 (35.71%) HTML
4 9 (32.14%) J2EE
5 8 (28.57%) Spring
6 6 (21.43%) Ajax
7 5 (17.86%) Swing
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 3 (10.71%) XML
9 3 (10.71%) JSON
9 3 (10.71%) Dojo
9 3 (10.71%) YUI
9 3 (10.71%) jQuery
9 3 (10.71%) HTML5
9 3 (10.71%) REST
9 3 (10.71%) CSS3
9 3 (10.71%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (10.71%) Life Science
3 3 (10.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) UNIX
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) OO
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (28.57%) OOP
4 7 (25.00%) Web Development
4 7 (25.00%) MVC
5 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
5 5 (17.86%) Web Application Development
6 4 (14.29%) OOD
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) SEO
7 3 (10.71%) Validation
7 3 (10.71%) Web Design
7 3 (10.71%) Bioinformatics
7 3 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.57%) ITIL
9 1 (3.57%) Use Case
9 1 (3.57%) Load Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) SQL
5 4 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (10.71%) Python
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) NFS
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) JBoss
2 16 (57.14%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) NetApp
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.71%) Twitter