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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 127 211 117
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -94
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 108 47 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.94% 0.67% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.78% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82 43 109
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
4812 6019 5619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.41% 85.66% 84.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3985 5083 4676
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +73 76 £41,250 -8.33% 12
Cheshire +38 29 £43,000 +14.66% 10
Merseyside -9 3 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Lancashire +15 1 £43,000 -16.09%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 89 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (38.62%) Linux
3 64 (33.86%) Java
4 52 (27.51%) Python
5 48 (25.40%) PHP
6 44 (23.28%) JavaScript
7 42 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 40 (21.16%) DevOps
9 36 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (19.05%) SQL
10 35 (18.52%) TDD
11 33 (17.46%) HTML
12 31 (16.40%) Software Engineering
12 31 (16.40%) Git (software)
12 31 (16.40%) Degree
13 30 (15.87%) Windows
14 29 (15.34%) Apache
15 28 (14.81%) Red Hat
16 26 (13.76%) Web Services
17 25 (13.23%) Google
17 25 (13.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (12.70%) Web Development
18 24 (12.70%) QA
19 23 (12.17%) XML
19 23 (12.17%) CSS
19 23 (12.17%) MySQL
19 23 (12.17%) Scrum
19 23 (12.17%) JSON
19 23 (12.17%) jQuery
20 22 (11.64%) Scala

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (15.34%) Apache
2 14 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 12 (6.35%) Mule
4 10 (5.29%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.23%) Apache Pig
6 7 (3.70%) Node.js
7 6 (3.17%) WordPress
8 4 (2.12%) JBoss
8 4 (2.12%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.59%) nginx
10 2 (1.06%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.06%) Confluence
10 2 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.06%) Joomla!
10 2 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Magento
2 8 (4.23%) OpenCart
3 4 (2.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 42 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (7.41%) Amazon S3
2 14 (7.41%) PaaS
3 13 (6.88%) SaaS
4 12 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (4.76%) GitHub
6 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.06%) IaaS
7 2 (1.06%) Office 365
7 2 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.06%) Route 53
8 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.70%) Network Security
2 5 (2.65%) Firewall
3 3 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.59%) DNS
3 3 (1.59%) Internet
3 3 (1.59%) LAN
4 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.06%) DHCP
4 2 (1.06%) HTTP
4 2 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.06%) LDAP
4 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.06%) VPN
4 2 (1.06%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.17%) MySQL
2 18 (9.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 18 (9.52%) Big Data
3 17 (8.99%) NoSQL
4 15 (7.94%) SQL Server
5 14 (7.41%) MongoDB
6 12 (6.35%) Couchbase
6 12 (6.35%) Hazelcast
7 11 (5.82%) Hadoop
8 9 (4.76%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.23%) Apache Hive
9 8 (4.23%) IBM BigInsights
10 7 (3.70%) LogicBlox
11 6 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (2.12%) Redis
14 3 (1.59%) Data Mining
14 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
15 2 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (16.40%) Git (software)
2 21 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.05%) Maven
4 13 (6.88%) Hudson
5 12 (6.35%) git-flow
5 12 (6.35%) Selenium
6 6 (3.17%) JIRA
6 6 (3.17%) JUnit
6 6 (3.17%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.65%) Vagrant
8 4 (2.12%) Ranorex
8 4 (2.12%) Subversion
8 4 (2.12%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (2.12%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.59%) Ant
9 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.59%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.59%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.06%) JBehave
10 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (6.88%) Banking
2 9 (4.76%) Retail
3 8 (4.23%) Games
4 6 (3.17%) Finance
5 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.59%) Marketing
5 3 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 82 (43.39%) Developer
2 26 (13.76%) Java Developer
3 24 (12.70%) Software Engineer
4 23 (12.17%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (11.64%) Software Developer
6 21 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 18 (9.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 17 (8.99%) Java Engineer
8 17 (8.99%) Java Software Engineer
9 16 (8.47%) Java Software Developer
10 14 (7.41%) Python Developer
10 14 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (6.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 13 (6.88%) SOA Developer
12 12 (6.35%) Architect
13 11 (5.82%) Consultant
13 11 (5.82%) PHP Developer
14 10 (5.29%) Analyst
14 10 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.46%) HTML
2 26 (13.76%) Web Services
3 23 (12.17%) CSS
3 23 (12.17%) jQuery
3 23 (12.17%) JSON
3 23 (12.17%) XML
4 21 (11.11%) SOAP
5 20 (10.58%) RESTful
6 19 (10.05%) .NET
6 19 (10.05%) AngularJS
7 17 (8.99%) Middleware
8 16 (8.47%) Play Framework
9 15 (7.94%) JMS
10 14 (7.41%) Spring
11 13 (6.88%) HTML5
11 13 (6.88%) LAMP
12 12 (6.35%) Apache Avro
12 12 (6.35%) Apache Camel
12 12 (6.35%) Protocol Buffers
12 12 (6.35%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.99%) Algorithms
2 14 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.70%) User Experience
5 5 (2.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.12%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.59%) AS400
7 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.59%) FMCG
7 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.59%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.59%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (1.59%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.06%) LIMS
8 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.06%) Physics
8 2 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.62%) Linux
2 30 (15.87%) Windows
3 25 (13.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (8.99%) CentOS
5 16 (8.47%) Unix
6 7 (3.70%) Android
7 4 (2.12%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.06%) Debian
8 2 (1.06%) Fedora
8 2 (1.06%) FreeBSD
8 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (21.16%) DevOps
3 36 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (18.52%) TDD
5 31 (16.40%) Software Engineering
6 24 (12.70%) Web Development
7 23 (12.17%) Scrum
8 18 (9.52%) BDD
9 17 (8.99%) SOA
10 16 (8.47%) MVC
11 14 (7.41%) Microservices
11 14 (7.41%) OO
11 14 (7.41%) Test Scripting
12 13 (6.88%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.88%) E-Commerce
12 13 (6.88%) Pair Programming
13 12 (6.35%) Data Modelling
13 12 (6.35%) Data Transformation
13 12 (6.35%) Physical Data Model
14 11 (5.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.86%) Java
2 52 (27.51%) Python
3 48 (25.40%) PHP
4 44 (23.28%) JavaScript
5 36 (19.05%) SQL
6 22 (11.64%) Scala
7 21 (11.11%) Perl
8 14 (7.41%) C#
8 14 (7.41%) Ruby
9 8 (4.23%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.70%) C++
11 5 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.12%) C
12 4 (2.12%) R
12 4 (2.12%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.59%) COBOL
13 3 (1.59%) Go
14 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.53%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (16.40%) Degree
2 2 (1.06%) CCIE
2 2 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.53%) ISEB
3 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.53%) MCSE
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.53%) RHCE
3 1 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.70%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (8.47%) Docker
2 8 (4.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (4.23%) HDFS
3 5 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.12%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.06%) Snort
5 2 (1.06%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (11.11%) Puppet
2 13 (6.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 8 (4.23%) Ambari
3 8 (4.23%) Oozie
4 4 (2.12%) Nessus
4 4 (2.12%) Nmap
5 3 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.06%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.06%) logstash
6 2 (1.06%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.06%) StatsD
6 2 (1.06%) yum
7 1 (0.53%) Ansible
7 1 (0.53%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (14.81%) Red Hat
2 25 (13.23%) Google
3 18 (9.52%) IBM
4 17 (8.99%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.99%) Oracle
5 14 (7.41%) Tableau
5 14 (7.41%) WSO2
6 12 (6.35%) webMethods
7 8 (4.23%) Hortonworks
7 8 (4.23%) Teradata
8 7 (3.70%) Zend
9 6 (3.17%) VMware
10 5 (2.65%) Facebook
11 4 (2.12%) Qualys
11 4 (2.12%) Talend
11 4 (2.12%) Vertica
12 3 (1.59%) Cisco
12 3 (1.59%) ION Trading
12 3 (1.59%) SAP
13 2 (1.06%) Adobe
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