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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 50 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.29% 1.46% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.59% 3.92% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 4
Average salary £30,000 £60,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +53.84%
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
109 204 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 28.02% 37.23% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 101 173 144
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 22 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) VB.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Ajax
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (88.89%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) WordPress
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Joomla!
3 1 (11.11%) Drupal
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) PHP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (11.11%) Joomla!
1 1 (11.11%) Drupal
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Software Developer
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 8 (88.89%) Ajax
2 8 (88.89%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) MVC
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) T-SQL
2 8 (88.89%) VB.NET
2 8 (88.89%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) PHP