The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 232 214 143
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -71
Permanent jobs citing Ant 19 30 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.43% 1.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.50% 3.01% 9.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 99
Average salary £50,000 £36,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £45,000 £50,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
Ant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1266 998 1184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.28% 14.29% 15.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 880 1041
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ant across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ant
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Ant Salary Trend in the North West

Ant
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Manchester -3 18 £50,000 +66.66% 2
Cheshire -17 1 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Ant 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 Ant.

1 50 (89.29%) Java
2 35 (62.50%) SQL
3 32 (57.14%) Oracle
3 32 (57.14%) XML
4 29 (51.79%) J2EE
5 26 (46.43%) Web Services
5 26 (46.43%) Eclipse
5 26 (46.43%) Maven
6 25 (44.64%) JUnit
7 24 (42.86%) EJB
8 23 (41.07%) UNIX
8 23 (41.07%) OO
9 22 (39.29%) Relational Database
10 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
10 21 (37.50%) Jenkins
10 21 (37.50%) Linux
10 21 (37.50%) WebLogic
10 21 (37.50%) Spring
11 20 (35.71%) SOAP
12 17 (30.36%) Windows
12 17 (30.36%) Finance
13 15 (26.79%) JMS
14 14 (25.00%) Tomcat
14 14 (25.00%) HTML
14 14 (25.00%) Web Development
15 13 (23.21%) TDD
15 13 (23.21%) Shell Script
15 13 (23.21%) Scrum
16 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (21.43%) Microsoft

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Ant 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 Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 14 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
4 8 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (12.50%) Apache
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (7.14%) GlassFish
7 3 (5.36%) Node.js
8 2 (3.57%) nginx
9 1 (1.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (39.29%) Relational Database
2 11 (19.64%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.71%) MySQL
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (7.14%) DB2
5 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.57%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.79%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.79%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 26 (46.43%) Eclipse
1 26 (46.43%) Maven
2 25 (44.64%) JUnit
3 21 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 21 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 8 (14.29%) NetBeans
5 6 (10.71%) Subversion
5 6 (10.71%) Log4j
5 6 (10.71%) Mockito
5 6 (10.71%) Hudson
5 6 (10.71%) Gerrit
5 6 (10.71%) Selenium
6 5 (8.93%) Gradle
7 4 (7.14%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.14%) Robotium
7 4 (7.14%) Cucumber
7 4 (7.14%) Toad
7 4 (7.14%) ERwin
7 4 (7.14%) JMeter
8 3 (5.36%) IntelliJ
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (73.21%) Developer
2 32 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 13 (23.21%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (19.64%) Applications Support Engineer
5 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
5 11 (19.64%) Applications Support
6 9 (16.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Android Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
8 3 (5.36%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
9 2 (3.57%) Architect
10 1 (1.79%) Junior
10 1 (1.79%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (57.14%) XML
2 29 (51.79%) J2EE
3 26 (46.43%) Web Services
4 24 (42.86%) EJB
5 21 (37.50%) Spring
6 20 (35.71%) SOAP
7 15 (26.79%) JMS
8 14 (25.00%) HTML
9 12 (21.43%) jQuery
10 11 (19.64%) JDBC
11 10 (17.86%) Java EE
11 10 (17.86%) Hibernate
11 10 (17.86%) EJB 3.0
12 8 (14.29%) JAXB
12 8 (14.29%) Servlets
13 7 (12.50%) XSLT
13 7 (12.50%) JAX-WS
14 6 (10.71%) Apache Wicket
14 6 (10.71%) CSS
14 6 (10.71%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.14%) Digital Media
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.36%) Social Media
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) UNIX
2 21 (37.50%) Linux
3 17 (30.36%) Windows
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.93%) Android
4 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.14%) AIX
6 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) OO
2 14 (25.00%) Web Development
3 13 (23.21%) TDD
3 13 (23.21%) Scrum
4 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Unit Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.50%) MVC
7 7 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) Kanban
8 5 (8.93%) BDD
8 5 (8.93%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
9 4 (7.14%) RAD
9 4 (7.14%) Android Development
9 4 (7.14%) iOS Development
10 3 (5.36%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (5.36%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (89.29%) Java
2 35 (62.50%) SQL
3 13 (23.21%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.29%) Jython
5 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.71%) XPath
7 5 (8.93%) Python
8 4 (7.14%) Perl
8 4 (7.14%) Objective-C
9 3 (5.36%) Ruby
9 3 (5.36%) Groovy
9 3 (5.36%) PHP
10 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.79%) C
10 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (10.71%) HND
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Puppet
1 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.57%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Oracle
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) JBoss
4 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 4 (7.14%) Actimize
5 3 (5.36%) Facebook
5 3 (5.36%) Apple
6 2 (3.57%) Percona
7 1 (1.79%) Zend
7 1 (1.79%) ATG
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexi-Time
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Subject to experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago