The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 175 154 142
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 80 105 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 1.42% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.33% 5.22% 5.83%
Number of salaries quoted 76 98 75
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,350
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1846 2010 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.73% 27.28% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1421 1665 1494
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Open Source
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -21 47 £30,000 -7.69% 6
Merseyside 0 25 £37,500 - 2
Cheshire -6 6 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 119 (52.65%) HTML
2 105 (46.46%) JavaScript
3 86 (38.05%) Java
3 86 (38.05%) CSS
4 85 (37.61%) PHP
5 76 (33.63%) MySQL
6 73 (32.30%) MVC
7 68 (30.09%) jQuery
8 67 (29.65%) C#
9 55 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (22.12%) Linux
11 46 (20.35%) TDD
12 44 (19.47%) SQL
13 41 (18.14%) SQL Server
14 38 (16.81%) Hibernate
14 38 (16.81%) J2EE
15 37 (16.37%) .NET
16 36 (15.93%) Relational Database
17 31 (13.72%) Spring
17 31 (13.72%) Marketing
18 30 (13.27%) Degree
18 30 (13.27%) XML
18 30 (13.27%) Magento
19 29 (12.83%) Drupal
20 28 (12.39%) Web Development
20 28 (12.39%) CMS
21 27 (11.95%) Project Management
22 26 (11.50%) Oracle
22 26 (11.50%) C++
22 26 (11.50%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (12.83%) Drupal
2 28 (12.39%) CMS
3 21 (9.29%) Apache
3 21 (9.29%) WordPress
4 19 (8.41%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.87%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (4.87%) WebLogic
6 9 (3.98%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.10%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (3.10%) WebLogic Integration
7 7 (3.10%) WebSphere Process Server
7 7 (3.10%) AquaLogic
7 7 (3.10%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 6 (2.65%) Alfresco
9 4 (1.77%) nginx
9 4 (1.77%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (1.33%) Liferay
10 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.88%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Photoshop
1 3 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.33%) Fireworks
1 3 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.44%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (13.27%) Magento
2 11 (4.87%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (3.10%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (0.88%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.77%) GitHub
2 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.21%) HTTP
2 4 (1.77%) Internet
2 4 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) SAN
4 1 (0.44%) LAN
4 1 (0.44%) WAN
4 1 (0.44%) Network Security
4 1 (0.44%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (33.63%) MySQL
2 41 (18.14%) SQL Server
3 36 (15.93%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.31%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.42%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.77%) Redis
9 3 (1.33%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.33%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.88%) Informix
10 2 (0.88%) SQLite
11 1 (0.44%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.44%) Triplestore
11 1 (0.44%) Big Data
11 1 (0.44%) HBase
11 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (10.62%) Selenium
1 24 (10.62%) Cucumber
2 20 (8.85%) Maven
3 19 (8.41%) Ant
4 18 (7.96%) SoapUI
5 16 (7.08%) Subversion
6 14 (6.19%) Git (software)
6 14 (6.19%) Hudson
7 11 (4.87%) Jenkins
8 10 (4.42%) JUnit
9 9 (3.98%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.10%) WinRunner
10 7 (3.10%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (3.10%) JMeter
11 6 (2.65%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.65%) SilkPerformer
11 6 (2.65%) Facilita Forecast
12 4 (1.77%) RSpec
13 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 31 (13.72%) Marketing
2 19 (8.41%) Back Office
3 9 (3.98%) Finance
4 8 (3.54%) Retail
5 7 (3.10%) Advertising
6 6 (2.65%) Games
7 4 (1.77%) Local Government
8 3 (1.33%) Electronics
8 3 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (65.93%) Developer
2 42 (18.58%) Java Developer
3 39 (17.26%) PHP Developer
4 33 (14.60%) Web Developer
5 25 (11.06%) Senior Developer
6 19 (8.41%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 18 (7.96%) QA Automation Engineer
7 18 (7.96%) Automation Engineer
7 18 (7.96%) QA Engineer
8 16 (7.08%) Test Engineer
9 15 (6.64%) Architect
10 14 (6.19%) .NET Developer
11 13 (5.75%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.42%) Lead Developer
12 10 (4.42%) Front-End Developer
13 9 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.98%) C# Developer
13 9 (3.98%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (3.98%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (52.65%) HTML
2 86 (38.05%) CSS
3 68 (30.09%) jQuery
4 38 (16.81%) J2EE
4 38 (16.81%) Hibernate
5 37 (16.37%) .NET
6 31 (13.72%) Spring
7 30 (13.27%) XML
8 25 (11.06%) HTML5
9 22 (9.73%) Web Services
10 21 (9.29%) LAMP
11 20 (8.85%) Gherkin
12 19 (8.41%) Servlets
13 18 (7.96%) EDI
13 18 (7.96%) JSP
14 17 (7.52%) REST
14 17 (7.52%) JPA
15 16 (7.08%) RESTful
15 16 (7.08%) Spring MVC
15 16 (7.08%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.06%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.08%) Social Media
3 12 (5.31%) N-Tier
4 10 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.54%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.21%) Graphic Design
6 5 (2.21%) GIS
7 4 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.77%) NHS
7 4 (1.77%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.33%) Statistics
9 2 (0.88%) Replication
9 2 (0.88%) Clustering
10 1 (0.44%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.44%) W3C
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.12%) Linux
2 19 (8.41%) Windows
3 15 (6.64%) UNIX
4 6 (2.65%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) CentOS
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (32.30%) MVC
2 55 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (20.35%) TDD
4 28 (12.39%) Web Development
5 27 (11.95%) Project Management
6 26 (11.50%) Web Design
6 26 (11.50%) OO
6 26 (11.50%) Digital Marketing
7 25 (11.06%) ERP
8 24 (10.62%) Test Automation
9 22 (9.73%) Automated Testing
10 21 (9.29%) Scrum
11 19 (8.41%) Test Strategy
12 18 (7.96%) SEO
12 18 (7.96%) SOA
12 18 (7.96%) Software Testing
12 18 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (7.08%) E-Commerce
13 16 (7.08%) OOP
14 13 (5.75%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 105 (46.46%) JavaScript
2 86 (38.05%) Java
3 85 (37.61%) PHP
4 67 (29.65%) C#
5 44 (19.47%) SQL
6 26 (11.50%) C++
7 14 (6.19%) Shell Script
8 13 (5.75%) Python
9 12 (5.31%) Ruby
10 7 (3.10%) C
11 6 (2.65%) Perl
12 5 (2.21%) PHP5
13 4 (1.77%) F#
14 3 (1.33%) Scala
14 3 (1.33%) XPath
14 3 (1.33%) XAML
14 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.44%) R
15 1 (0.44%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 30 (13.27%) Degree
2 8 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.10%) MySQL Certification
4 2 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.62%) QA
2 4 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.44%) KVM
2 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.10%) Puppet
2 4 (1.77%) Capistrano
2 4 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 26 (11.50%) Oracle
2 25 (11.06%) Zend
3 19 (8.41%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.31%) IBM
5 11 (4.87%) WSO2
6 10 (4.42%) Siebel
7 9 (3.98%) HP
8 7 (3.10%) Citrix
8 7 (3.10%) SAP
9 5 (2.21%) JBoss
9 5 (2.21%) Facebook
10 4 (1.77%) Pega
10 4 (1.77%) VMware
10 4 (1.77%) ILOG
10 4 (1.77%) webMethods
11 3 (1.33%) Adobe
11 3 (1.33%) Twitter
12 2 (0.88%) Google
13 1 (0.44%) WatchGuard
13 1 (0.44%) Sony
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Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £28,000 to £34,000 + benefits + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: Competitive + Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26,000 - 28,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago