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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 160 147 154
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 83 93 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.29% 1.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.35% 4.88% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72 88 77
Average salary £38,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,350 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,350 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1907 1906 2015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.50% 26.41% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1585 1738
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -11 47 £43,000 +30.30% 9
Cheshire -2 29 £35,500 +18.33% 2
Merseyside -15 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 75 (50.00%) HTML
2 69 (46.00%) PHP
3 66 (44.00%) CSS
4 65 (43.33%) JavaScript
5 60 (40.00%) MySQL
6 49 (32.67%) Java
7 43 (28.67%) SQL
8 40 (26.67%) Linux
8 40 (26.67%) MVC
9 38 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (24.67%) Degree
11 35 (23.33%) C#
12 34 (22.67%) SQL Server
13 30 (20.00%) Web Services
13 30 (20.00%) RESTful
14 29 (19.33%) jQuery
14 29 (19.33%) .NET
14 29 (19.33%) TDD
15 25 (16.67%) ASP.NET
16 24 (16.00%) Relational Database
17 22 (14.67%) Computer Science
18 21 (14.00%) Spring
19 20 (13.33%) Software Engineering
19 20 (13.33%) Marketing
19 20 (13.33%) QA
19 20 (13.33%) JSON
19 20 (13.33%) XML
19 20 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (13.33%) Drupal
19 20 (13.33%) Digital Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (13.33%) Drupal
2 16 (10.67%) Apache
3 14 (9.33%) WordPress
4 11 (7.33%) CMS
5 9 (6.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (5.33%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (4.00%) SAS
7 6 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 6 (4.00%) Umbraco
7 6 (4.00%) Confluence
7 6 (4.00%) Apache Pig
8 5 (3.33%) nginx
9 3 (2.00%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (1.33%) AquaLogic
10 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.00%) SPSS
3 4 (2.67%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (11.33%) Magento
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.33%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (4.00%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.00%) IaaS
4 2 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.67%) Internet
2 8 (5.33%) HTTP
3 5 (3.33%) AMQP
4 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.00%) Firewall
5 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.33%) Ethereal
6 2 (1.33%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.33%) HSRP
6 2 (1.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.67%) Network Security
7 1 (0.67%) Wireless
7 1 (0.67%) DNS
7 1 (0.67%) VPN
7 1 (0.67%) LAN
7 1 (0.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (40.00%) MySQL
2 34 (22.67%) SQL Server
3 24 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 19 (12.67%) MongoDB
5 14 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (8.67%) RDBMS
7 9 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (6.00%) NoSQL
7 9 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (5.33%) Informix
9 7 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (4.00%) Data Mining
10 6 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (4.00%) Apache Hive
10 6 (4.00%) Big Data
10 6 (4.00%) HBase
10 6 (4.00%) Hadoop
10 6 (4.00%) Triplestore
10 6 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (11.33%) Cucumber
2 14 (9.33%) JIRA
3 13 (8.67%) Subversion
3 13 (8.67%) Selenium
4 12 (8.00%) JUnit
5 10 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 9 (6.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.00%) Introscope
7 6 (4.00%) Mockito
8 5 (3.33%) Gradle
8 5 (3.33%) RSpec
8 5 (3.33%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.67%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.00%) Ant
10 3 (2.00%) Maven
11 2 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.33%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (1.33%) Hudson
General
1 20 (13.33%) Marketing
2 15 (10.00%) Finance
3 7 (4.67%) Back Office
4 3 (2.00%) Retail
4 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.00%) Law
4 3 (2.00%) Advertising
4 3 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 104 (69.33%) Developer
2 37 (24.67%) PHP Developer
3 23 (15.33%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 14 (9.33%) Junior
6 12 (8.00%) Junior Developer
6 12 (8.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Junior PHP Developer
8 9 (6.00%) Architect
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (4.67%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.67%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Programmer
11 6 (4.00%) Data Architect
11 6 (4.00%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (50.00%) HTML
2 66 (44.00%) CSS
3 30 (20.00%) Web Services
3 30 (20.00%) RESTful
4 29 (19.33%) jQuery
4 29 (19.33%) .NET
5 25 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 21 (14.00%) Spring
7 20 (13.33%) JSON
7 20 (13.33%) XML
8 16 (10.67%) Hibernate
9 15 (10.00%) Java EE
10 12 (8.00%) Symfony
10 12 (8.00%) J2EE
11 10 (6.67%) JPA
11 10 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (6.00%) Servlets
12 9 (6.00%) LAMP
12 9 (6.00%) Ajax
13 8 (5.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.67%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.33%) N-Tier
3 10 (6.67%) Visualisation
4 9 (6.00%) Social Media
5 6 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.67%) Statistics
6 4 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.00%) Replication
8 2 (1.33%) Clustering
8 2 (1.33%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.33%) W3C
9 1 (0.67%) Xbox
9 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.67%) Linux
2 18 (12.00%) Windows
3 15 (10.00%) UNIX
4 7 (4.67%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) CentOS
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.67%) MVC
2 38 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (19.33%) TDD
4 20 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 20 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
5 19 (12.67%) ERP
6 17 (11.33%) Project Management
6 17 (11.33%) Web Development
7 16 (10.67%) Content Management
8 15 (10.00%) Scrum
8 15 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (9.33%) OO
9 14 (9.33%) Configuration Management
10 13 (8.67%) CRM
10 13 (8.67%) E-Commerce
11 12 (8.00%) OOP
11 12 (8.00%) Analytics
12 10 (6.67%) Business Development
12 10 (6.67%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 69 (46.00%) PHP
2 65 (43.33%) JavaScript
3 49 (32.67%) Java
4 43 (28.67%) SQL
5 35 (23.33%) C#
6 16 (10.67%) Ruby
7 15 (10.00%) Python
7 15 (10.00%) Perl
8 7 (4.67%) C++
9 6 (4.00%) R
10 4 (2.67%) C
11 3 (2.00%) PHP5
11 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.67%) Groovy
12 1 (0.67%) Scala
12 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.67%) Clojure
12 1 (0.67%) XAML
12 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (24.67%) Degree
2 7 (4.67%) MySQL Certification
3 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.33%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) Apache Flume
2 5 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (9.33%) Puppet
2 12 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.00%) CFEngine
4 5 (3.33%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.67%) logstash
5 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.67%) YUM
Vendors
1 18 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.33%) Oracle
3 14 (9.33%) Zend
4 10 (6.67%) IBM
5 7 (4.67%) HP
6 6 (4.00%) Perforce
6 6 (4.00%) Compuware
6 6 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.00%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.33%) F5
7 5 (3.33%) Adobe
7 5 (3.33%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.33%) VMware
8 2 (1.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.33%) Cisco
8 2 (1.33%) Twitter
9 1 (0.67%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.67%) WSO2
9 1 (0.67%) Splunk
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