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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 240 215 158
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -57
Permanent jobs citing Ant 14 31 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.46% 1.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.09% 3.18% 7.94%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 83
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
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
1281 976 1196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.49% 14.57% 16.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1112 856 1045
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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
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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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 -22 9 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Cheshire -19 4 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Merseyside - 1 £45,000 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (94.29%) Java
2 25 (71.43%) XML
3 24 (68.57%) J2EE
4 22 (62.86%) SQL
4 22 (62.86%) JUnit
5 21 (60.00%) Oracle
6 20 (57.14%) Web Services
7 16 (45.71%) Eclipse
8 15 (42.86%) JMS
8 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (40.00%) SOAP
9 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
10 13 (37.14%) Maven
11 12 (34.29%) WebLogic
11 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
12 11 (31.43%) JDBC
12 11 (31.43%) UNIX
12 11 (31.43%) Tomcat
13 10 (28.57%) OO
13 10 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (28.57%) WebSphere
13 10 (28.57%) Spring
13 10 (28.57%) Scrum
14 9 (25.71%) Finance
14 9 (25.71%) Windows
14 9 (25.71%) Linux
14 9 (25.71%) EJB
15 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
15 8 (22.86%) TDD
15 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (34.29%) WebLogic
2 11 (31.43%) Tomcat
3 10 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 6 (17.14%) Apache
4 6 (17.14%) GlassFish
5 4 (11.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (11.43%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (5.71%) nginx
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) Relational Database
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
3 7 (20.00%) MySQL
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (14.29%) DB2
5 2 (5.71%) MariaDB
5 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.86%) Informix
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) JUnit
2 16 (45.71%) Eclipse
3 14 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 13 (37.14%) Maven
5 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
6 5 (14.29%) Log4j
6 5 (14.29%) Gradle
7 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
7 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
7 4 (11.43%) Robotium
7 4 (11.43%) Toad
7 4 (11.43%) ERwin
8 3 (8.57%) JIRA
8 3 (8.57%) IntelliJ
9 2 (5.71%) Mockito
9 2 (5.71%) Gerrit
9 2 (5.71%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (2.86%) Subversion
10 1 (2.86%) JMeter
10 1 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Developer
2 22 (62.86%) Java Developer
3 12 (34.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Mobile Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Android Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Leader
6 3 (8.57%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) XML
2 24 (68.57%) J2EE
3 20 (57.14%) Web Services
4 15 (42.86%) JMS
5 14 (40.00%) SOAP
6 11 (31.43%) JDBC
7 10 (28.57%) Spring
8 9 (25.71%) EJB
9 7 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (20.00%) HTML
10 6 (17.14%) Servlets
10 6 (17.14%) Java EE
10 6 (17.14%) Spring MVC
10 6 (17.14%) jQuery
11 5 (14.29%) JNDI
11 5 (14.29%) Ajax
11 5 (14.29%) Struts
11 5 (14.29%) JSP
11 5 (14.29%) XSD
12 4 (11.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
1 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.43%) AIX
4 4 (11.43%) Android
5 3 (8.57%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) OO
2 10 (28.57%) Scrum
3 8 (22.86%) E-Commerce
3 8 (22.86%) TDD
3 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (20.00%) Web Development
5 6 (17.14%) MVC
6 5 (14.29%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Android Development
7 4 (11.43%) iOS Development
7 4 (11.43%) RAD
7 4 (11.43%) Kanban
7 4 (11.43%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (8.57%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) Java
2 22 (62.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (14.29%) Python
4 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.43%) Perl
5 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
5 4 (11.43%) Objective-C
6 3 (8.57%) Groovy
7 2 (5.71%) C
7 2 (5.71%) C++
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 2 (5.71%) XPath
7 2 (5.71%) Jython
8 1 (2.86%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) HND
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) IBM
2 4 (11.43%) JBoss
2 4 (11.43%) Actimize
3 2 (5.71%) Percona
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) ATG
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
Cheshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexi-Time
Posted: 18 days ago