The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 166 170 144
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 94 74 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.09% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.88% 3.48% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 78 71 98
Average salary £35,250 £32,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.46% -5.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2421 2129 2335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.79% 31.35% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1893 1760 1981
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,500
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 West

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Open Source
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Open Source Salary Trend in the North West

Open Source
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in the North West

Open Source
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 Open Source within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -13 44 £36,250 +11.53% 18
Cheshire +5 39 £32,500 - 11
Merseyside +2 7 £60,000 +93.54% 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 71 (48.30%) HTML
2 70 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 69 (46.94%) CSS
4 52 (35.37%) PHP
5 51 (34.69%) SQL
5 51 (34.69%) Java
6 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (30.61%) MySQL
8 43 (29.25%) Degree
9 36 (24.49%) Linux
10 33 (22.45%) TDD
11 31 (21.09%) Web Services
12 29 (19.73%) RESTful
13 27 (18.37%) jQuery
13 27 (18.37%) MVC
14 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
15 24 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (14.97%) JSON
16 22 (14.97%) QA
16 22 (14.97%) ERP
17 21 (14.29%) CRM
17 21 (14.29%) .NET
17 21 (14.29%) Finance
18 20 (13.61%) Spring
18 20 (13.61%) Oracle
19 18 (12.24%) C#
19 18 (12.24%) E-Commerce
20 17 (11.56%) Python
20 17 (11.56%) ASP.NET
20 17 (11.56%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 11 (7.48%) Apache
1 11 (7.48%) Drupal
2 10 (6.80%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.12%) WordPress
4 8 (5.44%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (5.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (4.76%) Umbraco
6 6 (4.08%) Confluence
6 6 (4.08%) Node.js
7 5 (3.40%) Apache Pig
7 5 (3.40%) SAS
8 4 (2.72%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.72%) nginx
9 2 (1.36%) AquaLogic Service Bus
9 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (1.36%) AquaLogic
9 2 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.36%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.08%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.40%) SPSS
4 3 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.36%) InDesign
6 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Magento
2 2 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.36%) AquaLogic BPM
3 1 (0.68%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.40%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.04%) IaaS
5 2 (1.36%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.88%) Internet
2 8 (5.44%) HTTP
3 5 (3.40%) AMQP
4 4 (2.72%) Firewall
4 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.36%) WAN
6 2 (1.36%) DNS
6 2 (1.36%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.36%) HSRP
6 2 (1.36%) Ethereal
6 2 (1.36%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.68%) Network Security
7 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.68%) Wireless
7 1 (0.68%) SSH
7 1 (0.68%) SAN
7 1 (0.68%) Intranet
7 1 (0.68%) Extranet
7 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (30.61%) MySQL
2 25 (17.01%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 15 (10.20%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 13 (8.84%) RDBMS
6 11 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (6.12%) Hadoop
8 8 (5.44%) Informix
8 8 (5.44%) Big Data
9 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database
9 7 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (4.08%) MariaDB
10 6 (4.08%) Redis
11 5 (3.40%) Sqoop
11 5 (3.40%) Triplestore
11 5 (3.40%) Data Mining
11 5 (3.40%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 17 (11.56%) JIRA
2 16 (10.88%) Selenium
2 16 (10.88%) JUnit
2 16 (10.88%) Cucumber
3 11 (7.48%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.80%) Jenkins
5 9 (6.12%) Subversion
6 8 (5.44%) Introscope
6 8 (5.44%) Mockito
7 5 (3.40%) Gradle
7 5 (3.40%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.40%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.72%) RSpec
9 3 (2.04%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.36%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.68%) Ant
11 1 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (8.84%) Marketing
3 7 (4.76%) Advertising
4 5 (3.40%) Retail
5 4 (2.72%) Games
5 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.04%) Law
7 2 (1.36%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 92 (62.59%) Developer
2 31 (21.09%) PHP Developer
3 23 (15.65%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.20%) Junior
5 12 (8.16%) Junior Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Junior PHP Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Architect
7 10 (6.80%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.12%) Web Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.44%) Applications Developer
10 6 (4.08%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Big Data Architect
11 5 (3.40%) Designer
11 5 (3.40%) Programmer
11 5 (3.40%) Data Architect
11 5 (3.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Senior Applications Developer
11 5 (3.40%) .NET Team Leader
11 5 (3.40%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (48.30%) HTML
2 69 (46.94%) CSS
3 31 (21.09%) Web Services
4 29 (19.73%) RESTful
5 27 (18.37%) jQuery
6 22 (14.97%) JSON
7 21 (14.29%) .NET
8 20 (13.61%) Spring
9 17 (11.56%) ASP.NET
10 14 (9.52%) J2EE
10 14 (9.52%) Hibernate
11 13 (8.84%) Java EE
11 13 (8.84%) Ajax
12 11 (7.48%) SOAP
12 11 (7.48%) REST
13 10 (6.80%) JPA
14 9 (6.12%) JAX-RS
14 9 (6.12%) Servlets
14 9 (6.12%) XML
14 9 (6.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.16%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.44%) User Experience
4 8 (5.44%) Visualisation
4 8 (5.44%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.04%) Social Media
6 3 (2.04%) Replication
6 3 (2.04%) Statistics
7 2 (1.36%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Online Games
7 2 (1.36%) W3C
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.49%) Linux
2 16 (10.88%) UNIX
3 15 (10.20%) Windows
4 6 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.68%) CentOS
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.68%) Debian
6 1 (0.68%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.45%) TDD
3 27 (18.37%) MVC
4 24 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (14.97%) ERP
6 21 (14.29%) CRM
7 18 (12.24%) E-Commerce
8 17 (11.56%) Scrum
9 16 (10.88%) Content Management
9 16 (10.88%) Software Engineering
10 15 (10.20%) Configuration Management
10 15 (10.20%) Coaching
11 13 (8.84%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (8.16%) Project Management
12 12 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (6.80%) Web Development
13 10 (6.80%) UML
14 9 (6.12%) OO
14 9 (6.12%) Business Development
14 9 (6.12%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 70 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 52 (35.37%) PHP
3 51 (34.69%) SQL
3 51 (34.69%) Java
4 18 (12.24%) C#
5 17 (11.56%) Python
6 15 (10.20%) Perl
6 15 (10.20%) Ruby
7 5 (3.40%) C++
7 5 (3.40%) C
7 5 (3.40%) R
8 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.68%) COBOL
9 1 (0.68%) PHP5
9 1 (0.68%) Groovy
9 1 (0.68%) Scala
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) Clojure
9 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (29.25%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) MySQL Certification
3 2 (1.36%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) CISSP
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.97%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (3.40%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (10.88%) Puppet
2 12 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.08%) CFEngine
4 4 (2.72%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.68%) YUM
5 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.68%) Ansible
5 1 (0.68%) logstash
5 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (13.61%) Oracle
2 13 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.48%) IBM
4 9 (6.12%) Perforce
5 8 (5.44%) Compuware
5 8 (5.44%) HP
6 6 (4.08%) Adobe
6 6 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.08%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.40%) F5
7 5 (3.40%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.40%) Hitachi
8 4 (2.72%) Cisco
8 4 (2.72%) Zend
9 3 (2.04%) Sybase
10 2 (1.36%) Dell
10 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.36%) Endeca
10 2 (1.36%) Google
10 2 (1.36%) Rackspace
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool Street
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 15 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stockport
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: Plus great benefits
Posted: 22 days ago