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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 163 173 160
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 87 79 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.33% 1.11% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.79% 3.26% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 70 75 99
Average salary £42,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,850 £25,800 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,250 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
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
2298 2422 2447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.01% 33.92% 32.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1827 1875 2005
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +8 49 £45,000 +50.00% 15
Cheshire +16 17 £40,000 +33.33% 5
Merseyside +7 17 £32,000 -14.66% 1
Lancashire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £28,500 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 41 (31.06%) Linux
4 33 (25.00%) Java
5 31 (23.48%) HTML
5 31 (23.48%) Oracle
6 29 (21.97%) CSS
6 29 (21.97%) MySQL
6 29 (21.97%) Degree
7 26 (19.70%) SQL
7 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
8 24 (18.18%) Python
9 22 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 21 (15.91%) PHP
11 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
12 19 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (14.39%) C#
12 19 (14.39%) C++
12 19 (14.39%) Web Services
13 18 (13.64%) Big Data
14 17 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (12.88%) UNIX
14 17 (12.88%) Ruby
14 17 (12.88%) Finance
15 15 (11.36%) .NET
15 15 (11.36%) jQuery
15 15 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (10.61%) XML
17 13 (9.85%) MVC
17 13 (9.85%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (8.33%) CMS
2 10 (7.58%) nginx
3 9 (6.82%) SAS
3 9 (6.82%) Apache
4 8 (6.06%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (3.03%) Node.js
5 4 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.03%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.03%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.52%) WordPress
6 2 (1.52%) Drupal
6 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.52%) Moodle
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) SPSS
2 6 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Office
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (7.58%) Magento
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.76%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) Firewall
2 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.55%) Wireshark
3 6 (4.55%) Network Security
4 5 (3.79%) Internet
4 5 (3.79%) LAN
4 5 (3.79%) WAN
5 3 (2.27%) Broadband
5 3 (2.27%) DNS
6 2 (1.52%) SSL
6 2 (1.52%) IPv6
6 2 (1.52%) SAN
6 2 (1.52%) VoIP
6 2 (1.52%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.52%) SNMP
6 2 (1.52%) SSH
7 1 (0.76%) ICMP
7 1 (0.76%) Telnet
7 1 (0.76%) SMTP
7 1 (0.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.97%) MySQL
2 26 (19.70%) SQL Server
3 18 (13.64%) Big Data
4 17 (12.88%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (9.85%) Hadoop
6 12 (9.09%) QlikView
7 11 (8.33%) Apache Hive
7 11 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (7.58%) MongoDB
8 10 (7.58%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (6.82%) Oracle Database
9 9 (6.82%) NoSQL
9 9 (6.82%) Pentaho
10 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (3.79%) OLAP
11 4 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (5.30%) Selenium
2 7 (5.30%) Talend Open Studio
3 6 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.55%) Hudson
3 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.79%) Metasploit
4 5 (3.79%) Subversion
5 4 (3.03%) JIRA
5 4 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.27%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.52%) Ant
7 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.52%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.52%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.76%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (0.76%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.76%) PHPUnit
General
1 17 (12.88%) Finance
2 11 (8.33%) Marketing
3 8 (6.06%) Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Retail
5 5 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.76%) Publishing
8 1 (0.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (37.12%) Developer
2 17 (12.88%) Architect
3 15 (11.36%) Analyst
4 12 (9.09%) Consultant
5 7 (5.30%) Oracle Architect
5 7 (5.30%) SAS BI Consultant
6 6 (4.55%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 6 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 6 (4.55%) PHP Developer
7 5 (3.79%) Network Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) Data Architect
7 5 (3.79%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (3.79%) Big Data Developer
7 5 (3.79%) Big Data Architect
7 5 (3.79%) AWS Developer
8 4 (3.03%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.03%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.48%) HTML
2 29 (21.97%) CSS
3 19 (14.39%) Web Services
4 15 (11.36%) .NET
4 15 (11.36%) jQuery
5 14 (10.61%) XML
6 10 (7.58%) REST
7 9 (6.82%) HTML5
7 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET
8 8 (6.06%) SOAP
8 8 (6.06%) Middleware
8 8 (6.06%) Kafka
8 8 (6.06%) AngularJS
8 8 (6.06%) CSS3
9 7 (5.30%) XSD
9 7 (5.30%) XSLT
9 7 (5.30%) J2EE
9 7 (5.30%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (3.79%) LAMP
10 5 (3.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Visualisation
2 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) User Experience
4 5 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.03%) RMADS
5 4 (3.03%) NHS
6 3 (2.27%) Derivative
7 2 (1.52%) IVR
7 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Social Media
7 2 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.76%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.76%) W3C
8 1 (0.76%) DTV
8 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (31.06%) Linux
2 17 (12.88%) UNIX
3 12 (9.09%) Windows
4 4 (3.03%) CentOS
5 2 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.76%) AIX
6 1 (0.76%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 19 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (9.85%) TDD
4 13 (9.85%) MVC
5 12 (9.09%) OO
5 12 (9.09%) Analytics
6 11 (8.33%) SOA
7 10 (7.58%) OOP
7 10 (7.58%) Business Analytics
8 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.82%) Scrum
8 9 (6.82%) Information Security
8 9 (6.82%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.30%) Release Management
9 7 (5.30%) ETL
10 6 (4.55%) Project Management
10 6 (4.55%) Data Management
10 6 (4.55%) Automated Testing
10 6 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 33 (25.00%) Java
3 26 (19.70%) SQL
4 24 (18.18%) Python
5 21 (15.91%) PHP
6 19 (14.39%) C#
6 19 (14.39%) C++
7 17 (12.88%) Ruby
8 7 (5.30%) R
9 5 (3.79%) Scala
9 5 (3.79%) Perl
10 4 (3.03%) VB
11 3 (2.27%) C
11 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.52%) Golang
12 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.52%) PHP5
12 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (21.97%) Degree
2 8 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) CCNA
3 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.79%) CCIE
4 5 (3.79%) CCNP
4 5 (3.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.03%) MBA
5 4 (3.03%) ISEB
6 2 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.52%) CEH
7 1 (0.76%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
7 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.76%) MCP
7 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (1.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Puppet
2 5 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.52%) Nagios
3 2 (1.52%) Nessus
3 2 (1.52%) Nmap
4 1 (0.76%) Cacti
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (23.48%) Oracle
2 20 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.09%) Business Objects
4 11 (8.33%) Cognos
5 10 (7.58%) Tableau
6 9 (6.82%) Teradata
7 8 (6.06%) Zend
7 8 (6.06%) Cloudera
7 8 (6.06%) IBM
8 7 (5.30%) Talend
9 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.79%) Juniper
10 5 (3.79%) Cisco
11 4 (3.03%) SAP
11 4 (3.03%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.52%) Informatica
12 2 (1.52%) Ab Initio
12 2 (1.52%) VMware
12 2 (1.52%) Qualys
12 2 (1.52%) Telerik
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