The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 27 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.10% - 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% - 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £60,000 - £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
56 38 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 30.94% 18.10% 21.20%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 46
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
Open Source
England

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 12 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (100.00%) VoIP
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
1 10 (100.00%) GCIH
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
1 10 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 10 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 10 (100.00%) GWAPT
1 10 (100.00%) GPEN
1 10 (100.00%) OSCP
1 10 (100.00%) OSCE

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) VoIP
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Tester
1 10 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 10 (100.00%) Penetration Tester
1 10 (100.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 10 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (100.00%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) GCIH
1 10 (100.00%) CEH
1 10 (100.00%) GWAPT
1 10 (100.00%) GPEN
1 10 (100.00%) OSCP
1 10 (100.00%) OSCE