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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 55 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.77% 0.87% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.03% 2.44% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Average salary £35,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.93% -6.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
148 164 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 38.05% 35.81% 37.68%
Number of salaries quoted 123 151 111
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (64.71%) VoIP
2 11 (64.71%) VPN
2 11 (64.71%) CISSP
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) Wireless
2 11 (64.71%) CEH
2 11 (64.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 11 (64.71%) Penetration Testing
2 11 (64.71%) CISMP
2 11 (64.71%) Information Management
2 11 (64.71%) Security Testing
2 11 (64.71%) GPEN
2 11 (64.71%) OSCP
3 10 (58.82%) Objective-C
3 10 (58.82%) Java
3 10 (58.82%) PHP
4 9 (52.94%) C
4 9 (52.94%) GIAC
4 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (52.94%) PCI DSS
5 6 (35.29%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) jQuery
6 5 (29.41%) Ajax
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (29.41%) HTML
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) Web Development

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (5.88%) WordPress
1 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) GIMP
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) VoIP
1 11 (64.71%) VPN
1 11 (64.71%) Firewall
1 11 (64.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) 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 8 (47.06%) Security Tester
1 8 (47.06%) Penetration Tester
1 8 (47.06%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) jQuery
2 5 (29.41%) Ajax
2 5 (29.41%) CSS
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 11 (64.71%) Penetration Testing
1 11 (64.71%) Information Management
1 11 (64.71%) Security Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (35.29%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (5.88%) Android Development
6 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) SEO
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
6 1 (5.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Objective-C
1 10 (58.82%) Java
1 10 (58.82%) PHP
2 9 (52.94%) C
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) CISSP
1 11 (64.71%) CEH
1 11 (64.71%) CISMP
1 11 (64.71%) GPEN
1 11 (64.71%) OSCP
2 9 (52.94%) GIAC
3 2 (11.76%) CISA
3 2 (11.76%) CISM
3 2 (11.76%) GCIH
3 2 (11.76%) GWAPT
3 2 (11.76%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft