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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 181 150 135
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -15
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 80 84 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.23% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.25% 4.64% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 65 80 94
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,750 £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
1883 1809 1944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.61% 26.42% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1491 1654
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -24 40 £41,500 +27.69% 12
Cheshire +3 31 £35,500 +9.23% 7
Merseyside +1 5 £60,000 +84.61% 3
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 66 (48.18%) HTML
2 61 (44.53%) CSS
3 59 (43.07%) JavaScript
4 53 (38.69%) PHP
5 48 (35.04%) Java
6 45 (32.85%) SQL
7 43 (31.39%) MySQL
8 40 (29.20%) Degree
9 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (24.82%) Linux
10 32 (23.36%) Web Services
10 32 (23.36%) MVC
11 30 (21.90%) TDD
12 29 (21.17%) RESTful
13 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
14 25 (18.25%) .NET
15 24 (17.52%) C#
16 23 (16.79%) jQuery
17 22 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (16.06%) JSON
18 21 (15.33%) ASP.NET
18 21 (15.33%) Relational Database
19 20 (14.60%) Spring
20 19 (13.87%) Finance
20 19 (13.87%) QA
20 19 (13.87%) ERP
21 18 (13.14%) Oracle
21 18 (13.14%) Computer Science
21 18 (13.14%) Software Engineering
22 17 (12.41%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (9.49%) Apache
2 12 (8.76%) Drupal
3 10 (7.30%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.30%) WebSphere
4 9 (6.57%) WordPress
5 8 (5.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 8 (5.84%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (4.38%) SAS
6 6 (4.38%) Apache Pig
6 6 (4.38%) Umbraco
6 6 (4.38%) Confluence
7 4 (2.92%) Node.js
7 4 (2.92%) nginx
8 3 (2.19%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.19%) CMS
9 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.46%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) SPSS
3 4 (2.92%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.46%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (8.76%) Magento
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.46%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.38%) Amazon EMR
2 6 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.19%) IaaS
4 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.68%) Internet
2 8 (5.84%) HTTP
3 5 (3.65%) AMQP
4 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.19%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (2.19%) Firewall
6 2 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.46%) Ethereal
6 2 (1.46%) HSRP
6 2 (1.46%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.46%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.73%) Network Security
7 1 (0.73%) Wireless
7 1 (0.73%) DNS
7 1 (0.73%) VPN
7 1 (0.73%) LAN
7 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (31.39%) MySQL
2 28 (20.44%) SQL Server
3 21 (15.33%) Relational Database
4 16 (11.68%) MongoDB
5 14 (10.22%) RDBMS
6 12 (8.76%) NoSQL
7 11 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (7.30%) Informix
9 8 (5.84%) Big Data
9 8 (5.84%) Hadoop
10 7 (5.11%) Oracle Database
10 7 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (4.38%) Data Mining
11 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (4.38%) Apache Hive
11 6 (4.38%) HBase
11 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (4.38%) Triplestore
11 6 (4.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) JUnit
1 16 (11.68%) JIRA
1 16 (11.68%) Cucumber
2 12 (8.76%) Selenium
3 9 (6.57%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.57%) Subversion
4 8 (5.84%) Introscope
4 8 (5.84%) Mockito
4 8 (5.84%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.65%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.65%) Gradle
5 5 (3.65%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.92%) RSpec
7 2 (1.46%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.46%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.73%) Log4j
8 1 (0.73%) NUnit
8 1 (0.73%) Maven
General
1 19 (13.87%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Marketing
3 5 (3.65%) Advertising
3 5 (3.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.19%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Games
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (64.23%) Developer
2 30 (21.90%) PHP Developer
3 23 (16.79%) Java Developer
4 14 (10.22%) Junior
5 11 (8.03%) Junior PHP Developer
5 11 (8.03%) Junior Developer
5 11 (8.03%) Architect
6 8 (5.84%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 7 (5.11%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Applications Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Data Architect
8 6 (4.38%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (3.65%) .NET Team Leader
9 5 (3.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (3.65%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.65%) Programmer
10 4 (2.92%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (48.18%) HTML
2 61 (44.53%) CSS
3 32 (23.36%) Web Services
4 29 (21.17%) RESTful
5 25 (18.25%) .NET
6 23 (16.79%) jQuery
7 22 (16.06%) JSON
8 21 (15.33%) ASP.NET
9 20 (14.60%) Spring
10 14 (10.22%) J2EE
10 14 (10.22%) Hibernate
11 13 (9.49%) Java EE
11 13 (9.49%) XML
12 11 (8.03%) SOAP
13 10 (7.30%) Ajax
13 10 (7.30%) JPA
14 9 (6.57%) JAX-RS
14 9 (6.57%) LAMP
14 9 (6.57%) Servlets
15 8 (5.84%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.14%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.95%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.57%) Visualisation
3 9 (6.57%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.92%) Statistics
6 3 (2.19%) Social Media
6 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.19%) Replication
7 2 (1.46%) W3C
7 2 (1.46%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.46%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.73%) Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.82%) Linux
2 15 (10.95%) UNIX
2 15 (10.95%) Windows
3 6 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.65%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.73%) CentOS
5 1 (0.73%) Fedora
5 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.36%) MVC
3 30 (21.90%) TDD
4 22 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (13.87%) ERP
6 18 (13.14%) Software Engineering
7 17 (12.41%) CRM
8 16 (11.68%) Configuration Management
9 15 (10.95%) Content Management
10 14 (10.22%) E-Commerce
10 14 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (9.49%) Scrum
12 12 (8.76%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (8.03%) Analytics
13 11 (8.03%) Web Development
13 11 (8.03%) Project Management
14 10 (7.30%) OO
14 10 (7.30%) UML
15 9 (6.57%) Software Architecture
15 9 (6.57%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (43.07%) JavaScript
2 53 (38.69%) PHP
3 48 (35.04%) Java
4 45 (32.85%) SQL
5 24 (17.52%) C#
6 15 (10.95%) Perl
6 15 (10.95%) Python
7 14 (10.22%) Ruby
8 6 (4.38%) C++
8 6 (4.38%) R
9 4 (2.92%) C
10 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.46%) PHP5
11 1 (0.73%) Clojure
11 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.73%) Scala
11 1 (0.73%) Groovy
11 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (29.20%) Degree
2 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) MySQL Certification
4 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.73%) ISEB
5 1 (0.73%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.87%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) Apache Flume
2 5 (3.65%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) Puppet
2 12 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.38%) CFEngine
4 4 (2.92%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.73%) YUM
5 1 (0.73%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.73%) logstash
Vendors
1 18 (13.14%) Oracle
2 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.03%) IBM
4 8 (5.84%) Compuware
4 8 (5.84%) HP
4 8 (5.84%) Perforce
5 7 (5.11%) Zend
6 6 (4.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.38%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.65%) F5
7 5 (3.65%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.65%) Adobe
7 5 (3.65%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.46%) Sybase
8 2 (1.46%) Cisco
8 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.46%) Endeca
9 1 (0.73%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.73%) Twitter
9 1 (0.73%) Splunk
Bury, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & expenses
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40,000-£45,000 circa
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + dental, medical, pension 8%, gym
Posted: 8 days ago
Wirral
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + dental, medical, pension, bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool Street
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Knutsford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + dental, medical, pension 8%, gym
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + dental, medical, pension 8%, gym
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits, package, progression
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 24 days ago