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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 182 103 147
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +44
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 68 159 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 2.34% 1.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.76% 7.09% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 65 122 127
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
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
2468 2243 2560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.50% 33.02% 32.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2123 1812 2252
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -70 31 £35,000 - 10
Cheshire -7 28 £37,000 -7.50% 5
Merseyside -10 7 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Lancashire -1 2 £39,500 -16.84% 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (47.17%) JavaScript
2 74 (46.54%) CSS
3 70 (44.03%) HTML
4 59 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (35.85%) PHP
6 55 (34.59%) SQL
7 53 (33.33%) MySQL
8 51 (32.08%) Java
9 48 (30.19%) Linux
10 43 (27.04%) Degree
11 36 (22.64%) jQuery
12 34 (21.38%) TDD
13 31 (19.50%) Finance
14 28 (17.61%) Web Services
15 26 (16.35%) E-Commerce
15 26 (16.35%) Selenium
16 25 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (15.09%) REST
18 23 (14.47%) UNIX
19 22 (13.84%) RESTful
19 22 (13.84%) CRM
19 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
20 21 (13.21%) Oracle
20 21 (13.21%) ERP
21 19 (11.95%) Scrum
21 19 (11.95%) Python
22 18 (11.32%) JSON
22 18 (11.32%) MVC
22 18 (11.32%) JIRA
23 17 (10.69%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.18%) Apache
2 10 (6.29%) Umbraco
3 8 (5.03%) Node.js
3 8 (5.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (5.03%) IBM HTTP Server
3 8 (5.03%) WebSphere
4 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.14%) Drupal
5 5 (3.14%) Apache Pig
5 5 (3.14%) WordPress
5 5 (3.14%) Confluence
6 4 (2.52%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.52%) SAS
6 4 (2.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.63%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.63%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.63%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.40%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.52%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.89%) SPSS
5 3 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.26%) InDesign
7 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (8.18%) Magento
2 2 (1.26%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.89%) IaaS
4 3 (1.89%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.18%) Internet
2 8 (5.03%) HTTP
3 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.40%) Firewall
4 4 (2.52%) AMQP
5 3 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.26%) WAN
6 2 (1.26%) DNS
7 1 (0.63%) SAN
7 1 (0.63%) Intranet
7 1 (0.63%) VPN
7 1 (0.63%) SNMP
7 1 (0.63%) Broadband
7 1 (0.63%) LAN
7 1 (0.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.63%) SSH
7 1 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (33.33%) MySQL
2 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.06%) NoSQL
4 12 (7.55%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.55%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.55%) Hadoop
5 11 (6.92%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.92%) Big Data
6 9 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (5.03%) Informix
7 8 (5.03%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.77%) MariaDB
8 6 (3.77%) Redis
9 5 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (3.14%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.35%) Selenium
2 18 (11.32%) JIRA
3 14 (8.81%) JUnit
4 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
5 10 (6.29%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.66%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.03%) Mockito
7 8 (5.03%) Introscope
8 6 (3.77%) Gradle
9 5 (3.14%) Subversion
10 4 (2.52%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (2.52%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.52%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.26%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.26%) Maven
12 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.26%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.26%) Artifactory
General
1 31 (19.50%) Finance
2 9 (5.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Retail
3 6 (3.77%) Advertising
4 5 (3.14%) Marketing
4 5 (3.14%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.52%) Games
6 2 (1.26%) Back Office
6 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (62.26%) Developer
2 33 (20.75%) PHP Developer
3 20 (12.58%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.43%) Senior Developer
4 15 (9.43%) Analyst
5 13 (8.18%) Web Developer
6 11 (6.92%) Junior
7 9 (5.66%) Applications Developer
8 8 (5.03%) Junior Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Senior Applications Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Senior PHP Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Junior PHP Developer
9 6 (3.77%) Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Designer
10 5 (3.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Network Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 4 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.52%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (46.54%) CSS
2 70 (44.03%) HTML
3 36 (22.64%) jQuery
4 28 (17.61%) Web Services
5 24 (15.09%) REST
6 22 (13.84%) RESTful
7 18 (11.32%) JSON
8 15 (9.43%) .NET
9 14 (8.81%) XML
9 14 (8.81%) Spring
9 14 (8.81%) Ajax
10 13 (8.18%) AngularJS
11 12 (7.55%) WebSockets
11 12 (7.55%) SOAP
12 11 (6.92%) J2EE
12 11 (6.92%) ASP.NET
13 10 (6.29%) HTML5
14 8 (5.03%) Java EE
14 8 (5.03%) CSS3
14 8 (5.03%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.55%) User Experience
2 11 (6.92%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.03%) N-Tier
3 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.52%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.52%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.52%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.52%) Replication
5 3 (1.89%) Online Games
5 3 (1.89%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.26%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.26%) W3C
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.19%) Linux
2 23 (14.47%) UNIX
3 16 (10.06%) Windows
4 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.26%) Solaris
5 2 (1.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.63%) SmartOS
6 1 (0.63%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.63%) Debian
6 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.38%) TDD
3 26 (16.35%) E-Commerce
4 25 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (13.84%) CRM
6 21 (13.21%) ERP
7 19 (11.95%) Scrum
8 18 (11.32%) MVC
9 13 (8.18%) Configuration Management
10 12 (7.55%) Content Management
10 12 (7.55%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.92%) Coaching
12 10 (6.29%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.29%) DevOps
12 10 (6.29%) Software Testing
12 10 (6.29%) OO
13 9 (5.66%) User Stories
14 8 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (5.03%) Information Security
15 7 (4.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 75 (47.17%) JavaScript
2 57 (35.85%) PHP
3 55 (34.59%) SQL
4 51 (32.08%) Java
5 19 (11.95%) Python
6 15 (9.43%) Perl
7 11 (6.92%) Ruby
8 10 (6.29%) C#
8 10 (6.29%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.14%) C++
9 5 (3.14%) C
10 3 (1.89%) VBA
10 3 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.89%) Scala
10 3 (1.89%) R
11 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.63%) Clojure
12 1 (0.63%) Groovy
12 1 (0.63%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 43 (27.04%) Degree
2 5 (3.14%) ISEB
2 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.52%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.26%) CISSP
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.89%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.63%) HDFS
3 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.55%) Puppet
2 11 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.77%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.26%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Cacti
5 1 (0.63%) Ansible
5 1 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (13.21%) Oracle
2 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.92%) Perforce
4 9 (5.66%) Zend
4 9 (5.66%) IBM
5 8 (5.03%) Compuware
5 8 (5.03%) HP
6 6 (3.77%) Adobe
6 6 (3.77%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.14%) F5
7 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.52%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.89%) Google
9 3 (1.89%) Hitachi
9 3 (1.89%) Sybase
9 3 (1.89%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.26%) Cisco
10 2 (1.26%) Informatica
10 2 (1.26%) Dell
10 2 (1.26%) Endeca
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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EXCELerate
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £85,000 per annum plus outstanding package
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
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Cheshire
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
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