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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 221 232 213
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing Ant 35 20 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.76% 1.55% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 27
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,250 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
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
1269 1292 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.53% 17.38% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 1109 870
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ant across the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Ant Salary Histogram 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 2 September 2015. 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
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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 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Merseyside - 13 - - 1
Cheshire -1 3 £46,500 +3.33% 1
Lancashire - 1 £42,500 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 58 (79.45%) Java
2 50 (68.49%) Maven
3 44 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (56.16%) Spring
4 41 (56.16%) JavaScript
5 39 (53.42%) HTML
5 39 (53.42%) Web Services
6 38 (52.05%) Hibernate
7 36 (49.32%) Oracle
8 32 (43.84%) TDD
9 30 (41.10%) SQL
9 30 (41.10%) CSS
9 30 (41.10%) Linux
10 29 (39.73%) XML
10 29 (39.73%) J2EE
10 29 (39.73%) Jenkins
11 28 (38.36%) JUnit
11 28 (38.36%) Eclipse
12 25 (34.25%) Degree
13 24 (32.88%) JDBC
13 24 (32.88%) OO
14 23 (31.51%) Windows
15 21 (28.77%) SOAP
16 20 (27.40%) MySQL
17 18 (24.66%) Scrum
18 17 (23.29%) MVC
18 17 (23.29%) Tomcat
18 17 (23.29%) AngularJS
19 16 (21.92%) Subversion
19 16 (21.92%) Open Source

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 17 (23.29%) Tomcat
2 14 (19.18%) JBoss
3 12 (16.44%) WebLogic
4 10 (13.70%) IIS
4 10 (13.70%) Apache
5 8 (10.96%) WebSphere
6 7 (9.59%) GlassFish
7 6 (8.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Photoshop
1 6 (8.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) SaaS
3 2 (2.74%) GitHub
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.40%) MySQL
2 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.96%) RDBMS
3 8 (10.96%) MongoDB
3 8 (10.96%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.11%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (68.49%) Maven
2 29 (39.73%) Jenkins
3 28 (38.36%) JUnit
3 28 (38.36%) Eclipse
4 16 (21.92%) Subversion
5 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
6 9 (12.33%) Mockito
6 9 (12.33%) IntelliJ
6 9 (12.33%) JIRA
7 8 (10.96%) TeamCity
8 6 (8.22%) Phing
8 6 (8.22%) ClearCase
8 6 (8.22%) SonarQube
9 5 (6.85%) Selenium IDE
9 5 (6.85%) Selenium
9 5 (6.85%) Log4j
10 4 (5.48%) Gradle
10 4 (5.48%) Gerrit
11 3 (4.11%) CruiseControl
12 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
General
1 14 (19.18%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (72.60%) Developer
2 39 (53.42%) Java Developer
3 15 (20.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 13 (17.81%) Junior
4 13 (17.81%) Junior Developer
4 13 (17.81%) Junior Java Developer
5 11 (15.07%) Graduate Developer
5 11 (15.07%) Graduate Java Developer
5 11 (15.07%) Graduate
5 11 (15.07%) Junior Java/J2EE Developer
6 8 (10.96%) Software Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Front-End Web Developer
9 5 (6.85%) Web Developer
9 5 (6.85%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (56.16%) Spring
2 39 (53.42%) HTML
2 39 (53.42%) Web Services
3 38 (52.05%) Hibernate
4 30 (41.10%) CSS
5 29 (39.73%) J2EE
5 29 (39.73%) XML
6 24 (32.88%) JDBC
7 21 (28.77%) SOAP
8 17 (23.29%) AngularJS
9 15 (20.55%) Spring MVC
9 15 (20.55%) jQuery
10 12 (16.44%) Apache Flex
10 12 (16.44%) WSDL
11 11 (15.07%) Struts
11 11 (15.07%) EJB
11 11 (15.07%) .NET
12 10 (13.70%) REST
13 9 (12.33%) JMS
14 8 (10.96%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) User Experience
3 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Linux
2 23 (31.51%) Windows
3 14 (19.18%) UNIX
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (6.85%) SUSE
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (60.27%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) TDD
3 24 (32.88%) OO
4 18 (24.66%) Scrum
5 17 (23.29%) MVC
6 16 (21.92%) Open Source
7 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
8 14 (19.18%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (17.81%) Analytics
10 10 (13.70%) BDD
10 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
10 10 (13.70%) OOP
11 8 (10.96%) OWASP
11 8 (10.96%) DevOps
11 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
12 7 (9.59%) Unit Testing
13 6 (8.22%) Web Development
13 6 (8.22%) SOA
14 5 (6.85%) Integration Testing
14 5 (6.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 58 (79.45%) Java
2 41 (56.16%) JavaScript
3 30 (41.10%) SQL
4 11 (15.07%) Perl
4 11 (15.07%) Python
4 11 (15.07%) CoffeeScript
5 10 (13.70%) C#
6 7 (9.59%) C++
7 6 (8.22%) PHP
7 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.85%) Ruby
9 4 (5.48%) XPath
9 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.37%) RPG
11 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.37%) LINC
Qualifications
1 25 (34.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) vSphere
2 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Puppet
1 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) Oracle
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) Adobe
3 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.22%) Perforce
4 1 (1.37%) VMware
4 1 (1.37%) Unisys
4 1 (1.37%) IBM
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days hol + flexi-time, etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
North West
TRG
Salary: 45000-55000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport. Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 23 days ago