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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 226 208 232
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +24
Permanent jobs citing Ant 26 31 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.05% 3.15% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 22
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £64,550
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1270 983 1356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.37% 14.66% 17.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1134 861 1212
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Cheshire -3 14 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Manchester -12 12 £38,000 +8.57% 3
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (92.86%) Java
2 31 (73.81%) XML
3 29 (69.05%) SQL
3 29 (69.05%) Oracle
4 28 (66.67%) Web Services
5 27 (64.29%) JavaScript
5 27 (64.29%) J2EE
5 27 (64.29%) Eclipse
6 24 (57.14%) jQuery
7 23 (54.76%) JUnit
7 23 (54.76%) SOAP
8 22 (52.38%) HTML
9 21 (50.00%) JDBC
10 20 (47.62%) Git (software)
11 19 (45.24%) MVC
12 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (38.10%) JMS
14 15 (35.71%) Tomcat
14 15 (35.71%) JIRA
15 14 (33.33%) Hibernate
15 14 (33.33%) Spring
15 14 (33.33%) WebSphere
16 13 (30.95%) Windows
16 13 (30.95%) Linux
17 12 (28.57%) WebLogic
18 11 (26.19%) PL/SQL
18 11 (26.19%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (26.19%) CSS
18 11 (26.19%) JSP
18 11 (26.19%) UNIX

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (35.71%) Tomcat
2 14 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 12 (28.57%) WebLogic
4 11 (26.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (26.19%) GlassFish
5 6 (14.29%) Apache
6 5 (11.90%) IIS
6 5 (11.90%) JBoss
6 5 (11.90%) Node.js
7 3 (7.14%) nginx
8 2 (4.76%) Confluence
8 2 (4.76%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (4.76%) Mule
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Magento
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) GitHub
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) MySQL
2 6 (14.29%) DB2
2 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.14%) MariaDB
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Informix
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (64.29%) Eclipse
2 23 (54.76%) JUnit
3 20 (47.62%) Git (software)
4 15 (35.71%) JIRA
5 9 (21.43%) Maven
6 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
7 5 (11.90%) TeamCity
7 5 (11.90%) NUnit
7 5 (11.90%) Mercurial
7 5 (11.90%) MSTest
8 3 (7.14%) Subversion
8 3 (7.14%) IntelliJ
9 2 (4.76%) Selenium
9 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 2 (4.76%) Gradle
10 1 (2.38%) Robotium
10 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (85.71%) Developer
2 27 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 21 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 10 (23.81%) J2EE Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Junior
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.38%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) XML
2 28 (66.67%) Web Services
3 27 (64.29%) J2EE
4 24 (57.14%) jQuery
5 23 (54.76%) SOAP
6 22 (52.38%) HTML
7 21 (50.00%) JDBC
8 16 (38.10%) JMS
9 14 (33.33%) Hibernate
9 14 (33.33%) Spring
10 11 (26.19%) JSP
10 11 (26.19%) CSS
10 11 (26.19%) Ajax
10 11 (26.19%) JPA
11 10 (23.81%) Struts
11 10 (23.81%) JNDI
11 10 (23.81%) Spring MVC
12 8 (19.05%) EJB
12 8 (19.05%) REST
13 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Clustering
1 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
1 13 (30.95%) Linux
2 11 (26.19%) UNIX
3 3 (7.14%) Ubuntu
3 3 (7.14%) Android
3 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) MVC
2 18 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.19%) OO
4 8 (19.05%) BDD
5 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.67%) OOP
5 7 (16.67%) TDD
6 6 (14.29%) Web Development
6 6 (14.29%) Kanban
7 5 (11.90%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (11.90%) MVVM
7 5 (11.90%) DevOps
7 5 (11.90%) Scrum
8 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.52%) SOA
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
10 2 (4.76%) Dependency Management
10 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) Java
2 29 (69.05%) SQL
3 27 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (26.19%) PL/SQL
5 8 (19.05%) C++
6 5 (11.90%) Ruby
6 5 (11.90%) C#
6 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
7 3 (7.14%) Perl
7 3 (7.14%) Groovy
7 3 (7.14%) XQuery
8 2 (4.76%) XPath
8 2 (4.76%) PHP
8 2 (4.76%) C
8 2 (4.76%) RPG
9 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Puppet
2 5 (11.90%) Vagrant
3 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.14%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 29 (69.05%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Percona
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.76%) BT
3 2 (4.76%) Perforce
4 1 (2.38%) Actimize
4 1 (2.38%) Sencha
4 1 (2.38%) Sybase
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
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