The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 52 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 4 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.08% 1.30% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.78% 3.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 0
Average salary £31,750 £25,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
Leicestershire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
144 211 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 38.71% 39.07% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 129 188 113
Average salary £45,000 £40,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.80% +7.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Open Source
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Leicester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 9 (52.94%) PHP
2 9 (52.94%) VoIP
2 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 9 (52.94%) CISSP
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 9 (52.94%) Wireless
2 9 (52.94%) CEH
2 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
2 9 (52.94%) CISMP
2 9 (52.94%) Information Management
2 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
2 9 (52.94%) GPEN
2 9 (52.94%) OSCP
3 8 (47.06%) Objective-C
3 8 (47.06%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) C
4 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) CSS
4 7 (41.18%) GIAC
4 7 (41.18%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
5 6 (35.29%) jQuery
5 6 (35.29%) Ajax
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) C#

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (11.76%) Joomla!
1 2 (11.76%) WordPress
2 1 (5.88%) Drupal
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.88%) GIMP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) VoIP
1 9 (52.94%) VPN
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
1 9 (52.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
1 7 (41.18%) Penetration Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Security Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Mobile Developer
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
3 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 6 (35.29%) Ajax
3 6 (35.29%) jQuery
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) XSLT
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Information Management
1 9 (52.94%) Security Testing
1 9 (52.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 9 (52.94%) Penetration Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Ethical Hacking
2 7 (41.18%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) SEO
5 1 (5.88%) OOP
5 1 (5.88%) OOD
5 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) Android Development
5 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) PHP
2 8 (47.06%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) Objective-C
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) C
4 5 (29.41%) C#
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) CISSP
1 9 (52.94%) CEH
1 9 (52.94%) CISMP
1 9 (52.94%) GPEN
1 9 (52.94%) OSCP
2 7 (41.18%) GIAC
3 2 (11.76%) GCIH
3 2 (11.76%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) CISM
3 2 (11.76%) OSCE
3 2 (11.76%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft