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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 140 196 142
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -54
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 108 55 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.75% 0.80% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.97% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 83 50 101
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £46,850 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +12.82%
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
5276 5661 5921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.68% 82.55% 81.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4247 4560 5002
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,388 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +34 67 £43,500 +8.75% 11
Merseyside +27 18 £30,000 +11.11% 3
Cheshire +10 17 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Lancashire - 5 £40,000 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 70 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.05%) JavaScript
3 42 (25.61%) SQL
4 41 (25.00%) Java
4 41 (25.00%) Degree
5 40 (24.39%) Linux
6 39 (23.78%) MySQL
7 38 (23.17%) Oracle
8 34 (20.73%) HTML
9 31 (18.90%) CSS
10 30 (18.29%) E-Commerce
11 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
11 29 (17.68%) C#
11 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
11 29 (17.68%) Python
12 25 (15.24%) .NET
12 25 (15.24%) TDD
13 24 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (13.41%) XML
14 22 (13.41%) Ruby
14 22 (13.41%) Analytics
15 20 (12.20%) Web Services
15 20 (12.20%) C++
16 19 (11.59%) Windows
16 19 (11.59%) Big Data
17 18 (10.98%) Scrum
18 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (10.37%) Cognos
18 17 (10.37%) Tableau
18 17 (10.37%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 15 (9.15%) SAS
2 14 (8.54%) nginx
2 14 (8.54%) Apache
3 10 (6.10%) CMS
4 8 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.88%) IIS
4 8 (4.88%) Apache Pig
5 6 (3.66%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.05%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (3.05%) Node.js
6 5 (3.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (2.44%) WordPress
7 4 (2.44%) Drupal
8 3 (1.83%) JBoss
9 2 (1.22%) Moodle
9 2 (1.22%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (7.93%) SPSS
2 3 (1.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (5.49%) Magento
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.22%) SaaS
3 2 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.93%) DNS
2 8 (4.88%) Firewall
3 6 (3.66%) Wireshark
3 6 (3.66%) Network Security
4 5 (3.05%) FTP
4 5 (3.05%) LAN
4 5 (3.05%) WAN
4 5 (3.05%) DHCP
5 3 (1.83%) Broadband
6 2 (1.22%) LDAP
6 2 (1.22%) VoIP
6 2 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.22%) SSL
6 2 (1.22%) IPv6
6 2 (1.22%) SAN
6 2 (1.22%) Internet
6 2 (1.22%) SSH
7 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.61%) Wireless
7 1 (0.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.78%) MySQL
2 29 (17.68%) SQL Server
3 19 (11.59%) Big Data
4 16 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (9.76%) QlikView
5 15 (9.15%) Pentaho
5 15 (9.15%) MongoDB
6 14 (8.54%) Hadoop
7 12 (7.32%) Apache Hive
8 11 (6.71%) NoSQL
9 10 (6.10%) Oracle Database
9 10 (6.10%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (3.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 5 (3.05%) Base SAS
10 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (2.44%) OLAP
11 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.49%) SoapUI
3 9 (5.49%) Selenium
3 9 (5.49%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (4.88%) Talend Open Studio
5 7 (4.27%) Hudson
6 6 (3.66%) Subversion
7 5 (3.05%) Metasploit
8 4 (2.44%) JIRA
8 4 (2.44%) Ant
9 3 (1.83%) JUnit
10 2 (1.22%) Maven
10 2 (1.22%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.22%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.22%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.61%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.61%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (7.32%) Retail
2 11 (6.71%) Marketing
3 9 (5.49%) Finance
3 9 (5.49%) Back Office
4 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (34.76%) Developer
2 23 (14.02%) Architect
3 20 (12.20%) Consultant
4 10 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 10 (6.10%) Analyst
5 9 (5.49%) Administrator
5 9 (5.49%) .NET Developer
6 8 (4.88%) Oracle Architect
6 8 (4.88%) SAS BI Consultant
7 7 (4.27%) PHP Developer
7 7 (4.27%) Tester
8 6 (3.66%) Data Architect
8 6 (3.66%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (3.05%) AWS Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Front-End Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Big Data Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.05%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.73%) HTML
2 31 (18.90%) CSS
3 25 (15.24%) .NET
4 22 (13.41%) XML
5 20 (12.20%) Web Services
6 14 (8.54%) Ruby on Rails
6 14 (8.54%) XHTML
7 13 (7.93%) ASP.NET
7 13 (7.93%) jQuery
8 11 (6.71%) SOAP
8 11 (6.71%) Middleware
9 9 (5.49%) LAMP
9 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 8 (4.88%) Kafka
10 8 (4.88%) WSDL
10 8 (4.88%) XSLT
10 8 (4.88%) XSD
10 8 (4.88%) J2EE
11 6 (3.66%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.66%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Visualisation
2 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.05%) User Experience
3 5 (3.05%) Clustering
4 4 (2.44%) IVR
4 4 (2.44%) NHS
4 4 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.44%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.44%) RMADS
4 4 (2.44%) Social Media
5 3 (1.83%) Derivative
6 2 (1.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) DTV
7 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Tandem
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.39%) Linux
2 19 (11.59%) Windows
3 11 (6.71%) UNIX
4 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.05%) Debian
4 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.44%) CentOS
6 3 (1.83%) Solaris
7 2 (1.22%) AIX
7 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.61%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.29%) E-Commerce
3 25 (15.24%) TDD
4 24 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (13.41%) Analytics
6 18 (10.98%) Scrum
7 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (10.37%) SDLC
8 16 (9.76%) Business Analytics
9 15 (9.15%) Business Analysis
10 14 (8.54%) SOA
11 13 (7.93%) Mentoring
11 13 (7.93%) Coaching
12 12 (7.32%) Pair Programming
12 12 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 12 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.71%) OO
14 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (5.49%) Data Visualisation
14 9 (5.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.05%) JavaScript
2 42 (25.61%) SQL
3 41 (25.00%) Java
4 29 (17.68%) C#
4 29 (17.68%) Python
5 22 (13.41%) Ruby
6 20 (12.20%) C++
7 16 (9.76%) PHP
8 13 (7.93%) R
9 11 (6.71%) VB
10 9 (5.49%) VB.NET
11 8 (4.88%) Perl
12 7 (4.27%) Scala
13 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.83%) C
14 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.22%) PHP5
14 2 (1.22%) Go
15 1 (0.61%) Groovy
15 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (25.00%) Degree
2 9 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.66%) CCNA
3 6 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.05%) CCIE
4 5 (3.05%) CCNP
4 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.05%) RHCE
4 5 (3.05%) RHCA
5 4 (2.44%) MBA
6 2 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.22%) CEH
6 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.22%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.61%) MCP
7 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.32%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.22%) Docker
4 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) Puppet
2 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.44%) Nessus
3 4 (2.44%) Nmap
4 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (23.17%) Oracle
2 29 (17.68%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.37%) Cognos
3 17 (10.37%) Tableau
4 16 (9.76%) Business Objects
4 16 (9.76%) IBM
5 11 (6.71%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.10%) Teradata
7 9 (5.49%) Cloudera
8 8 (4.88%) Talend
9 6 (3.66%) Juniper
10 5 (3.05%) Cisco
11 4 (2.44%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.44%) SAP
11 4 (2.44%) Qualys
11 4 (2.44%) Zend
12 3 (1.83%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.83%) VMware
13 2 (1.22%) Vertica
13 2 (1.22%) Informatica
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