The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 133 187 148
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -39
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 124 62 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 0.89% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.08% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 91 55 99
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,800 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,600 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Open Source
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
(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 +25 70 £42,500 -5.55% 10
Cheshire +19 29 £42,500 - 6
Merseyside +26 20 - - 5
Lancashire -8 3 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 82 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (29.41%) Linux
3 58 (28.43%) JavaScript
4 53 (25.98%) Java
5 51 (25.00%) Degree
6 49 (24.02%) MySQL
7 44 (21.57%) Oracle
7 44 (21.57%) SQL
8 38 (18.63%) HTML
8 38 (18.63%) E-Commerce
8 38 (18.63%) Microsoft
9 35 (17.16%) C#
10 33 (16.18%) CSS
10 33 (16.18%) Python
11 32 (15.69%) .NET
11 32 (15.69%) Analytics
12 31 (15.20%) SQL Server
13 30 (14.71%) Windows
14 29 (14.22%) TDD
14 29 (14.22%) Ruby
15 28 (13.73%) XML
16 27 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
17 24 (11.76%) Web Services
17 24 (11.76%) QA
17 24 (11.76%) MongoDB
18 23 (11.27%) PHP
19 22 (10.78%) Scrum
19 22 (10.78%) Big Data
20 21 (10.29%) Jenkins
20 21 (10.29%) Tableau

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 19 (9.31%) Apache
2 17 (8.33%) SAS
3 16 (7.84%) WebSphere
3 16 (7.84%) nginx
4 12 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 12 (5.88%) IIS
5 11 (5.39%) CMS
6 9 (4.41%) Node.js
6 9 (4.41%) JBoss
7 8 (3.92%) WordPress
8 6 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (2.94%) Apache Pig
8 6 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (2.94%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.45%) Drupal
10 3 (1.47%) Jetty
11 2 (0.98%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (7.35%) SPSS
2 4 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (6.86%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (6.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.94%) SaaS
3 5 (2.45%) PaaS
3 5 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.96%) Route 53
5 2 (0.98%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.84%) DNS
2 14 (6.86%) Firewall
3 11 (5.39%) Network Security
4 9 (4.41%) DHCP
5 8 (3.92%) Wireshark
6 7 (3.43%) WAN
6 7 (3.43%) LAN
7 5 (2.45%) FTP
8 3 (1.47%) HTTP
9 2 (0.98%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.98%) VoIP
9 2 (0.98%) LDAP
9 2 (0.98%) Broadband
9 2 (0.98%) IPv6
9 2 (0.98%) SAN
9 2 (0.98%) SSH
10 1 (0.49%) SSL
10 1 (0.49%) Internet
10 1 (0.49%) Telnet
10 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.02%) MySQL
2 31 (15.20%) SQL Server
3 24 (11.76%) MongoDB
4 22 (10.78%) Big Data
5 19 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (8.82%) QlikView
7 17 (8.33%) Pentaho
8 16 (7.84%) NoSQL
9 14 (6.86%) Hadoop
10 11 (5.39%) Oracle Database
11 10 (4.90%) Apache Hive
12 9 (4.41%) Amazon Redshift
13 7 (3.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (3.43%) Base SAS
14 6 (2.94%) Relational Database
15 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (1.96%) OLAP
16 4 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (10.29%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.88%) Maven
3 12 (5.88%) Hudson
4 10 (4.90%) SoapUI
4 10 (4.90%) Talend Open Studio
4 10 (4.90%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (4.90%) Ant
5 9 (4.41%) Selenium
6 8 (3.92%) JUnit
7 7 (3.43%) Metasploit
8 6 (2.94%) Subversion
9 3 (1.47%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (0.98%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.98%) JIRA
10 2 (0.98%) Log4j
10 2 (0.98%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.98%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (8.33%) Finance
1 17 (8.33%) Retail
2 12 (5.88%) Marketing
3 9 (4.41%) Back Office
4 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 67 (32.84%) Developer
2 25 (12.25%) Architect
3 23 (11.27%) Consultant
4 14 (6.86%) Administrator
5 10 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 9 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (4.41%) Software Developer
6 9 (4.41%) Analyst
6 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
6 9 (4.41%) PHP Developer
6 9 (4.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (4.41%) Oracle Architect
7 8 (3.92%) SAS BI Consultant
7 8 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (3.92%) Web Developer
8 7 (3.43%) Tester
9 6 (2.94%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.94%) Lead Developer
9 6 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.63%) HTML
2 33 (16.18%) CSS
3 32 (15.69%) .NET
4 28 (13.73%) XML
5 24 (11.76%) Web Services
6 19 (9.31%) XHTML
7 18 (8.82%) Middleware
8 17 (8.33%) jQuery
9 16 (7.84%) SOAP
10 15 (7.35%) Ruby on Rails
11 13 (6.37%) WSDL
11 13 (6.37%) ASP.NET
12 11 (5.39%) J2EE
12 11 (5.39%) LAMP
12 11 (5.39%) Spring
13 10 (4.90%) Hibernate
14 9 (4.41%) XSD
14 9 (4.41%) XSLT
14 9 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.29%) Visualisation
2 9 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.43%) Clustering
4 7 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.94%) RMADS
6 5 (2.45%) Social Media
7 4 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.96%) IVR
7 4 (1.96%) NHS
7 4 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.47%) User Experience
8 3 (1.47%) Derivative
8 3 (1.47%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.98%) Tandem
9 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (29.41%) Linux
2 30 (14.71%) Windows
3 20 (9.80%) UNIX
4 10 (4.90%) AIX
5 7 (3.43%) CentOS
6 6 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.45%) Debian
7 5 (2.45%) Solaris
7 5 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.98%) Tru64
8 2 (0.98%) SUSE
8 2 (0.98%) HPUX
8 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.49%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (18.63%) E-Commerce
3 32 (15.69%) Analytics
4 29 (14.22%) TDD
5 27 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (10.78%) Scrum
7 21 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.31%) SDLC
9 18 (8.82%) Business Analytics
10 17 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 17 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 15 (7.35%) SOA
13 13 (6.37%) Data Visualisation
13 13 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 13 (6.37%) Coaching
14 12 (5.88%) Pair Programming
15 11 (5.39%) OO
15 11 (5.39%) Unit Testing
16 10 (4.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (28.43%) JavaScript
2 53 (25.98%) Java
3 44 (21.57%) SQL
4 35 (17.16%) C#
5 33 (16.18%) Python
6 29 (14.22%) Ruby
7 23 (11.27%) PHP
8 19 (9.31%) Perl
9 18 (8.82%) C++
10 17 (8.33%) R
11 11 (5.39%) VB
12 9 (4.41%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.94%) Scala
14 3 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.47%) C
14 3 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.98%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.98%) PHP5
15 2 (0.98%) Go
16 1 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (25.00%) Degree
2 13 (6.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.92%) CCNA
3 8 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.43%) CCIE
4 7 (3.43%) CCNP
5 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.45%) RHCE
5 5 (2.45%) RHCA
6 4 (1.96%) CEH
6 4 (1.96%) MBA
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.98%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB
8 1 (0.49%) MCP
8 1 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.76%) QA
2 4 (1.96%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.98%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.47%) Docker
4 2 (0.98%) HDFS
4 2 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.98%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (6.37%) Puppet
2 5 (2.45%) Nessus
2 5 (2.45%) Nmap
2 5 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.96%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.98%) Nagios
4 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.98%) Cacti
4 2 (0.98%) Munin
4 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.49%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (21.57%) Oracle
2 38 (18.63%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.29%) Tableau
4 19 (9.31%) IBM
5 18 (8.82%) Business Objects
5 18 (8.82%) Cognos
6 17 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.90%) Talend
7 10 (4.90%) Cloudera
7 10 (4.90%) Teradata
8 9 (4.41%) Juniper
8 9 (4.41%) Cisco
9 6 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.94%) Zend
10 5 (2.45%) Qualys
10 5 (2.45%) VMware
11 4 (1.96%) RightScale
11 4 (1.96%) SAP
11 4 (1.96%) Vertica
12 3 (1.47%) Informatica
Liverpool, Merseyside
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + extensive benefits - see bellow
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Huge bonus structure and incentives
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000k plus outstanding package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, training, progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + dependent on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Virtual Resources
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 13 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 13 days ago