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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 76 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 25 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 1.70% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.32% 5.25% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 11
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
470 343 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 34.41% 32.39% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 348 248 255
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,407 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram 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 24 December 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
Harlow - 7 £42,000 -
Colchester +8 4 £41,250 +3.12%
Basildon +4 1 £40,000 -11.11%
Brentwood - 1 £40,000 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 2
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (57.89%) Java
2 21 (55.26%) HTML
2 21 (55.26%) CSS
2 21 (55.26%) JBoss
3 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 20 (52.63%) Relational Database
4 19 (50.00%) Web Services
4 19 (50.00%) OO
4 19 (50.00%) Web Development
5 18 (47.37%) Web Application Development
6 17 (44.74%) C#
6 17 (44.74%) .NET
6 17 (44.74%) OOD
6 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
7 15 (39.47%) ASP.NET
7 15 (39.47%) SharePoint
8 13 (34.21%) Oracle
8 13 (34.21%) ITIL
8 13 (34.21%) Oracle Database
9 11 (28.95%) IIS
9 11 (28.95%) SEO
9 11 (28.95%) Spring
10 10 (26.32%) MVC
11 9 (23.68%) Ant
11 9 (23.68%) Maven
11 9 (23.68%) jQuery
12 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
13 7 (18.42%) OOP
13 7 (18.42%) Hibernate

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (55.26%) JBoss
2 15 (39.47%) SharePoint
3 11 (28.95%) IIS
4 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
4 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
4 6 (15.79%) GlassFish
5 3 (7.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) Relational Database
2 13 (34.21%) Oracle Database
3 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 6 (15.79%) Data Mining
4 6 (15.79%) RDBMS
4 6 (15.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.89%) MySQL
5 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Ant
1 9 (23.68%) Maven
2 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.79%) Gradle
3 4 (10.53%) JUnit
4 3 (7.89%) Rational Rose
4 3 (7.89%) Cactus
4 3 (7.89%) FitNesse
4 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
4 3 (7.89%) JMeter
4 3 (7.89%) NUnit
4 3 (7.89%) ArgoUML
4 3 (7.89%) DbUnit
4 3 (7.89%) JProfiler
4 3 (7.89%) Hudson
4 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.89%) Redmine
5 2 (5.26%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (89.47%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 10 (26.32%) C# Developer
4 8 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) Web Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Tester
8 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (7.89%) QA Tester
8 3 (7.89%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Graduate Java Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Junior Java Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Junior Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Junior
9 2 (5.26%) Graduate
10 1 (2.63%) Development Specialist
10 1 (2.63%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) HTML
1 21 (55.26%) CSS
2 19 (50.00%) Web Services
3 17 (44.74%) .NET
4 15 (39.47%) ASP.NET
5 11 (28.95%) Spring
6 9 (23.68%) jQuery
7 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
8 7 (18.42%) Hibernate
9 6 (15.79%) JMS
10 5 (13.16%) XML
11 4 (10.53%) Struts
11 4 (10.53%) CSS3
11 4 (10.53%) HTML5
11 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
12 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (7.89%) REST
12 3 (7.89%) Backbone.js
12 3 (7.89%) Sass
12 3 (7.89%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Life Science
2 3 (7.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) OO
1 19 (50.00%) Web Development
2 18 (47.37%) Web Application Development
3 17 (44.74%) OOD
4 13 (34.21%) ITIL
5 11 (28.95%) SEO
6 10 (26.32%) MVC
7 7 (18.42%) OOP
8 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.53%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (7.89%) Bioinformatics
10 3 (7.89%) Use Case
10 3 (7.89%) Load Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Validation
10 3 (7.89%) Web Design
11 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Java
2 20 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 17 (44.74%) C#
4 6 (15.79%) Python
4 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 5 (13.16%) PHP
6 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Twitter
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) HP
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