The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 49 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 4 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.93% 0.21% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.72% 0.62% 6.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £42,500 £65,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.61% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
147 161 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.03% 34.55% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 132 135 107
Average salary £30,969 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.41% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,506 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Open Source
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Lancashire

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Open Source
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Rossendale - 2 £42,500 -
Blackburn - 1 £50,000 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) OOP
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 3 (50.00%) Magento
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) CruiseControl
4 2 (33.33%) Product Management
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) WFM
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) JasperReports
4 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (66.67%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Ant
2 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 2 (33.33%) CruiseControl
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Head of IT
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Laravel
2 1 (16.67%) Symfony
2 1 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OOP
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) B2B
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) WFM
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Zend
2 1 (16.67%) Facebook