The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank - 38 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands - 0.35% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.02% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
50 98 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 38.46% 34.39% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 79 36
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -29.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Open Source
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Open Source Salary Trend in the Midlands

Open Source
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) SEO
1 4 (80.00%) CMS
1 4 (80.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (80.00%) Web Design
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
1 4 (80.00%) Email Marketing
1 4 (80.00%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (80.00%) WordPress
2 1 (20.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (20.00%) GPEN
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) OSCE
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) GCIH
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) CMS
1 4 (80.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (80.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VoIP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Graphic Designer
1 4 (80.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (80.00%) SEO
1 4 (80.00%) Web Design
1 4 (80.00%) Email Marketing
1 4 (80.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) GWAPT
2 1 (20.00%) GPEN
2 1 (20.00%) OSCP
2 1 (20.00%) OSCE
2 1 (20.00%) CEH
2 1 (20.00%) GCIH