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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 52 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 26 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.12% 1.23% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.20% 4.44% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 6
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +25.42%
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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
317 180 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 38.06% 27.61% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 195 152 147
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £25,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £50,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Open Source
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Open Source Salary Trend in the North East

Open Source
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in the North East

Open Source
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +2 18 £33,000 -22.35% 16
Durham +11 8 £41,250 +58.65%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 48 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (51.79%) Scrum
3 27 (48.21%) HTML
4 24 (42.86%) Finance
5 23 (41.07%) Java
5 23 (41.07%) HTML5
6 19 (33.93%) Scala
6 19 (33.93%) Jenkins
6 19 (33.93%) CSS
6 19 (33.93%) Ruby
6 19 (33.93%) Degree
7 18 (32.14%) RESTful
8 17 (30.36%) Mentoring
9 16 (28.57%) Python
10 15 (26.79%) C#
10 15 (26.79%) Linux
10 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (26.79%) JSON
10 15 (26.79%) CSS3
11 14 (25.00%) User Experience
11 14 (25.00%) Line Management
11 14 (25.00%) Play Framework
11 14 (25.00%) Web Development
11 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
12 13 (23.21%) Django
12 13 (23.21%) MVC
13 12 (21.43%) Spring
14 11 (19.64%) TDD
14 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
14 11 (19.64%) JUnit

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 5 (8.93%) WordPress
1 5 (8.93%) Drupal
1 5 (8.93%) CMS
1 5 (8.93%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Moodle
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) HTTP
2 5 (8.93%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.93%) Firewall
3 2 (3.57%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.79%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
1 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
1 9 (16.07%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.36%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Jenkins
2 11 (19.64%) JUnit
3 8 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 8 (14.29%) Subversion
4 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (12.50%) Selenium
5 3 (5.36%) JIRA
6 2 (3.57%) RSpec
6 2 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.79%) Maven
7 1 (1.79%) Ant
General
1 24 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Marketing
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Publishing
5 2 (3.57%) Games
5 2 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 7 (12.50%) Software Developer
2 7 (12.50%) Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Web Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (8.93%) Lead Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Java Developer
3 5 (8.93%) Designer
3 5 (8.93%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Head of Development
5 3 (5.36%) Head of Technology
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Designer
6 2 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (48.21%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) HTML5
3 19 (33.93%) CSS
4 18 (32.14%) RESTful
5 15 (26.79%) JSON
5 15 (26.79%) CSS3
6 14 (25.00%) Play Framework
7 13 (23.21%) Django
8 12 (21.43%) Spring
9 11 (19.64%) .NET
10 10 (17.86%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (17.86%) Guice
10 10 (17.86%) REST
11 8 (14.29%) jQuery
11 8 (14.29%) Ajax
12 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
12 7 (12.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) User Experience
2 9 (16.07%) Blog
3 5 (8.93%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.14%) Psychology
4 4 (7.14%) Human Factors
5 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Physics
6 1 (1.79%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.79%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (51.79%) Scrum
3 17 (30.36%) Mentoring
4 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.00%) Line Management
5 14 (25.00%) Web Development
5 14 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 13 (23.21%) MVC
7 11 (19.64%) TDD
7 11 (19.64%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.29%) User Stories
8 8 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (12.50%) Web Application Development
9 7 (12.50%) Graceful Degradation
9 7 (12.50%) Analytics
9 7 (12.50%) Progressive Enhancement
9 7 (12.50%) OO
9 7 (12.50%) Content Management
9 7 (12.50%) Data Management
9 7 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) Java
2 19 (33.93%) Scala
2 19 (33.93%) Ruby
3 16 (28.57%) Python
4 15 (26.79%) C#
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.93%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Degree
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.50%) MCSE
3 7 (12.50%) MCP
3 7 (12.50%) MCSD
3 7 (12.50%) MCTS
3 7 (12.50%) MCITP
3 7 (12.50%) MCPD
4 2 (3.57%) IIBA
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) RHCE
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (3.57%) collectd
2 2 (3.57%) Nagios
2 2 (3.57%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Google
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Zend
3 5 (8.93%) Adobe
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle
5 1 (1.79%) Blackboard
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