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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 201 114 140
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +26
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 47 140 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 2.16% 1.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.03% 6.64% 5.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44 102 134
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +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
2313 2109 2558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.25% 32.51% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2014 1665 2183
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,500
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -64 24 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Cheshire -11 16 £42,500 +11.84% 3
Merseyside -10 5 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Lancashire -7 2 £51,250 -21.15% 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 56 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 51 (40.48%) CSS
3 47 (37.30%) HTML
3 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (32.54%) MySQL
5 40 (31.75%) SQL
6 39 (30.95%) PHP
6 39 (30.95%) Linux
7 34 (26.98%) jQuery
8 33 (26.19%) Java
9 32 (25.40%) Degree
10 24 (19.05%) REST
11 23 (18.25%) TDD
12 21 (16.67%) Finance
12 21 (16.67%) Selenium
13 19 (15.08%) E-Commerce
14 17 (13.49%) UNIX
14 17 (13.49%) Python
15 15 (11.90%) ERP
16 14 (11.11%) CRM
16 14 (11.11%) Ajax
17 13 (10.32%) QA
17 13 (10.32%) MVC
17 13 (10.32%) Apache
17 13 (10.32%) NoSQL
17 13 (10.32%) WebSockets
18 12 (9.52%) Hadoop
18 12 (9.52%) HTML5
18 12 (9.52%) Oracle
18 12 (9.52%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (10.32%) Apache
2 7 (5.56%) Node.js
3 6 (4.76%) nginx
3 6 (4.76%) CMS
4 4 (3.17%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.17%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.59%) Moodle
5 2 (1.59%) WordPress
5 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.59%) Drupal
5 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.59%) SAS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.79%) CloudStack
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Magento
2 2 (1.59%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) Firewall
2 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 4 (3.17%) WAN
4 3 (2.38%) LAN
4 3 (2.38%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.38%) Network Security
5 2 (1.59%) HTTP
6 1 (0.79%) Broadband
6 1 (0.79%) SNMP
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) Intranet
6 1 (0.79%) SAN
6 1 (0.79%) Extranet
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) SSH
6 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (32.54%) MySQL
2 13 (10.32%) NoSQL
3 12 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.73%) Big Data
5 8 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.97%) Redis
8 4 (3.17%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.38%) OLAP
9 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.38%) Spotfire
9 3 (2.38%) QlikView
9 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.38%) Impala
9 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (16.67%) Selenium
2 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.76%) JIRA
4 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (3.17%) JUnit
5 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.38%) Metasploit
6 2 (1.59%) Mockito
6 2 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.59%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.59%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.59%) Gradle
6 2 (1.59%) Subversion
6 2 (1.59%) Introscope
6 2 (1.59%) Maven
6 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.97%) Advertising
3 5 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Games
5 3 (2.38%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Back Office
6 2 (1.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (53.17%) Developer
2 22 (17.46%) PHP Developer
3 21 (16.67%) Analyst
4 14 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.35%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Applications Developer
8 5 (3.97%) Consultant
8 5 (3.97%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Tester
8 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) Senior Applications Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Designer
9 4 (3.17%) Software Tester
9 4 (3.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Junior
10 3 (2.38%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (40.48%) CSS
2 47 (37.30%) HTML
3 34 (26.98%) jQuery
4 24 (19.05%) REST
5 14 (11.11%) Ajax
6 13 (10.32%) WebSockets
7 12 (9.52%) HTML5
7 12 (9.52%) Web Services
8 11 (8.73%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.14%) CSS3
9 9 (7.14%) Ember.js
9 9 (7.14%) Sass
9 9 (7.14%) LESS
10 7 (5.56%) XML
10 7 (5.56%) LAMP
10 7 (5.56%) Backbone.js
11 6 (4.76%) Laravel
11 6 (4.76%) .NET
12 5 (3.97%) SOAP
12 5 (3.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) User Experience
2 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.38%) Online Games
4 3 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.38%) Replication
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.38%) RMADS
4 3 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.59%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.59%) W3C
5 2 (1.59%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.95%) Linux
2 17 (13.49%) UNIX
3 8 (6.35%) Windows
4 3 (2.38%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
5 1 (0.79%) SmartOS
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (37.30%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (18.25%) TDD
3 19 (15.08%) E-Commerce
4 15 (11.90%) ERP
5 14 (11.11%) CRM
6 13 (10.32%) MVC
7 12 (9.52%) Scrum
7 12 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (9.52%) Software Testing
8 11 (8.73%) Mentoring
8 11 (8.73%) Coaching
9 10 (7.94%) User Stories
10 9 (7.14%) OO
11 8 (6.35%) Information Security
12 7 (5.56%) OOP
12 7 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (4.76%) Automated Testing
14 5 (3.97%) ETL
14 5 (3.97%) Web Development
14 5 (3.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 40 (31.75%) SQL
3 39 (30.95%) PHP
4 33 (26.19%) Java
5 17 (13.49%) Python
6 10 (7.94%) C++
7 9 (7.14%) Perl
7 9 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 9 (7.14%) Ruby
8 7 (5.56%) C#
9 3 (2.38%) VBA
9 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.38%) Scala
10 2 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.59%) C
11 1 (0.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 32 (25.40%) Degree
2 7 (5.56%) ISEB
3 6 (4.76%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.38%) CCIE
5 3 (2.38%) CCNP
5 3 (2.38%) CCNA
5 3 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.32%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) Puppet
2 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.59%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) Salt
4 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Oracle
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.35%) Zend
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco
4 5 (3.97%) Perforce
5 4 (3.17%) Juniper
6 3 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.38%) Google
6 3 (2.38%) Teradata
7 2 (1.59%) Facebook
7 2 (1.59%) Talend
7 2 (1.59%) Telerik
7 2 (1.59%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.59%) Endeca
7 2 (1.59%) HP
7 2 (1.59%) Dell
7 2 (1.59%) IBM
7 2 (1.59%) Compuware
7 2 (1.59%) Informatica
7 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Lancashire
NHS Blood and Transport
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire, Manchester
D4 Digital
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
ao.com
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Negotiable dependent on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Northwich
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 23 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago