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 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 52 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.34% 1.43% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.10% 3.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 0
Average salary £31,000 £62,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.40% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
122 229 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 32.71% 40.89% 43.03%
Number of salaries quoted 114 197 137
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,803
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) CSS
2 6 (60.00%) MVC
3 5 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) Ajax
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) PHP
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (40.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (30.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 3 (30.00%) CISSP
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) GIAC
5 3 (30.00%) Information Management
5 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (30.00%) CEH
5 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) CISMP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (10.00%) Drupal
1 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) VoIP
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Security Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) Ajax
3 5 (50.00%) jQuery
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Information Management
2 3 (30.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (30.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) PHP
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
3 4 (40.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (30.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
1 3 (30.00%) GIAC
1 3 (30.00%) CEH
1 3 (30.00%) CISMP
1 3 (30.00%) GPEN
1 3 (30.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft