The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 34 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +4
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 21 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 5.12% 2.55% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.79% 3.00% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 1
Average salary £45,000 £61,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.53% +145.00%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
363 467 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 88.54% 85.22% 83.20%
Number of salaries quoted 295 404 262
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,841 £43,900 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

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

Open Source Salary Histogram in Leicester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) PHP
2 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 12 (50.00%) People Management
4 11 (45.83%) SDLC
4 11 (45.83%) Web Development
4 11 (45.83%) Retail
4 11 (45.83%) VB
5 6 (25.00%) Information Security
5 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 6 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (25.00%) Cyber Security
6 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) CSS
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 3 (12.50%) MySQL
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) Ajax
7 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (12.50%) jQuery
8 2 (8.33%) WordPress

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) CMS
1 2 (8.33%) Joomla!
1 2 (8.33%) WordPress
1 2 (8.33%) Moodle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Retail
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Software Development Manager
1 12 (50.00%) Development Manager
1 12 (50.00%) Software Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) PHP Development Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) HTML
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.50%) Ajax
2 3 (12.50%) jQuery
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 12 (50.00%) People Management
3 11 (45.83%) SDLC
3 11 (45.83%) Web Development
4 6 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 6 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 6 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (25.00%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (4.17%) OO
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) PHP
3 11 (45.83%) VB
4 4 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) C#
5 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA