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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 183 140 154
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +14
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 83 103 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.54% 1.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 4.80% 4.66%
Number of salaries quoted 74 88 90
Average salary £35,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,150 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
2404 2146 2298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.96% 32.07% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1961 1753 1962
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -38 38 £35,000 +6.06% 14
Cheshire +6 34 £37,000 +5.71% 8
Merseyside +3 8 £60,000 +93.54% 1
Lancashire - 2 £26,500 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (46.30%) JavaScript
2 73 (45.06%) HTML
3 72 (44.44%) CSS
4 63 (38.89%) SQL
5 61 (37.65%) PHP
6 55 (33.95%) Java
7 54 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (32.10%) MySQL
9 51 (31.48%) Degree
10 37 (22.84%) Linux
11 35 (21.60%) TDD
12 32 (19.75%) jQuery
13 28 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (16.67%) CRM
14 27 (16.67%) ERP
14 27 (16.67%) Web Services
15 26 (16.05%) SQL Server
15 26 (16.05%) RESTful
16 24 (14.81%) Finance
17 23 (14.20%) Oracle
18 22 (13.58%) JSON
18 22 (13.58%) QA
19 21 (12.96%) Selenium
19 21 (12.96%) E-Commerce
20 20 (12.35%) Scrum
21 19 (11.73%) Python
22 18 (11.11%) UNIX
22 18 (11.11%) .NET
22 18 (11.11%) MVC
22 18 (11.11%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (8.02%) Apache
2 10 (6.17%) Tomcat
2 10 (6.17%) Drupal
3 9 (5.56%) WordPress
3 9 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.94%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (4.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (4.94%) Node.js
5 7 (4.32%) Umbraco
6 6 (3.70%) Confluence
7 5 (3.09%) Apache Pig
7 5 (3.09%) SAS
8 4 (2.47%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.23%) CMS
9 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.62%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.62%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 1 (0.62%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 11 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.70%) Photoshop
3 5 (3.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (3.09%) SPSS
4 3 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.23%) InDesign
6 1 (0.62%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Magento
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.62%) AquaLogic BPM
2 1 (0.62%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.09%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.85%) IaaS
5 2 (1.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.62%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.02%) Internet
2 8 (4.94%) HTTP
3 5 (3.09%) AMQP
3 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.09%) Firewall
4 3 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (1.23%) Ethereal
5 2 (1.23%) DNS
5 2 (1.23%) WAN
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (1.23%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.23%) HSRP
6 1 (0.62%) Network Security
6 1 (0.62%) LAN
6 1 (0.62%) VoIP
6 1 (0.62%) VPN
6 1 (0.62%) Intranet
6 1 (0.62%) Extranet
6 1 (0.62%) SAN
6 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (32.10%) MySQL
2 26 (16.05%) SQL Server
3 17 (10.49%) NoSQL
4 15 (9.26%) MongoDB
5 14 (8.64%) Relational Database
6 13 (8.02%) RDBMS
7 11 (6.79%) Hadoop
8 10 (6.17%) Big Data
9 9 (5.56%) Oracle Database
10 8 (4.94%) Informix
11 7 (4.32%) Redis
11 7 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (3.70%) MariaDB
13 5 (3.09%) Sqoop
13 5 (3.09%) Triplestore
13 5 (3.09%) HBase
13 5 (3.09%) Apache Hive
13 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (12.96%) Selenium
2 17 (10.49%) JIRA
3 15 (9.26%) JUnit
4 11 (6.79%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.79%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.17%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.94%) Introscope
6 8 (4.94%) Mockito
7 7 (4.32%) Gradle
8 5 (3.09%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.09%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.09%) Subversion
9 2 (1.23%) Maven
9 2 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.23%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 24 (14.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Marketing
3 7 (4.32%) Advertising
4 5 (3.09%) Retail
4 5 (3.09%) Games
5 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.85%) Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Law
8 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (62.35%) Developer
2 39 (24.07%) PHP Developer
3 25 (15.43%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.26%) Junior
5 14 (8.64%) Senior Developer
6 12 (7.41%) Junior Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Web Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Junior PHP Developer
8 9 (5.56%) Architect
8 9 (5.56%) Applications Developer
9 8 (4.94%) Analyst
10 7 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.70%) Senior Applications Developer
11 6 (3.70%) Consultant
12 5 (3.09%) Big Data Architect
12 5 (3.09%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 5 (3.09%) Designer
12 5 (3.09%) Data Architect
12 5 (3.09%) Programmer
12 5 (3.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (45.06%) HTML
2 72 (44.44%) CSS
3 32 (19.75%) jQuery
4 27 (16.67%) Web Services
5 26 (16.05%) RESTful
6 22 (13.58%) JSON
7 18 (11.11%) .NET
7 18 (11.11%) Spring
7 18 (11.11%) REST
8 14 (8.64%) ASP.NET
9 13 (8.02%) Java EE
10 12 (7.41%) Ajax
10 12 (7.41%) Hibernate
10 12 (7.41%) J2EE
11 11 (6.79%) SOAP
12 10 (6.17%) JPA
13 9 (5.56%) AngularJS
13 9 (5.56%) XML
14 8 (4.94%) Java SE
14 8 (4.94%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.56%) User Experience
3 8 (4.94%) N-Tier
3 8 (4.94%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.94%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.70%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.47%) Replication
7 3 (1.85%) Social Media
7 3 (1.85%) Online Games
8 2 (1.23%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.23%) W3C
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.62%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.62%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.62%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.84%) Linux
2 18 (11.11%) UNIX
3 16 (9.88%) Windows
4 6 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) SmartOS
5 1 (0.62%) CentOS
5 1 (0.62%) Solaris
5 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.62%) Fedora
5 1 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (21.60%) TDD
3 28 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (16.67%) CRM
4 27 (16.67%) ERP
5 21 (12.96%) E-Commerce
6 20 (12.35%) Scrum
7 18 (11.11%) MVC
8 16 (9.88%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.26%) Coaching
9 15 (9.26%) Configuration Management
10 13 (8.02%) Content Management
11 12 (7.41%) Project Management
12 10 (6.17%) Web Development
12 10 (6.17%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.56%) DevOps
13 9 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
14 8 (4.94%) Software Testing
14 8 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 75 (46.30%) JavaScript
2 63 (38.89%) SQL
3 61 (37.65%) PHP
4 55 (33.95%) Java
5 19 (11.73%) Python
6 16 (9.88%) Perl
7 15 (9.26%) C#
8 10 (6.17%) Ruby
9 8 (4.94%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.09%) R
11 4 (2.47%) C
11 4 (2.47%) C++
12 3 (1.85%) VBA
13 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.62%) Clojure
13 1 (0.62%) PHP5
13 1 (0.62%) Groovy
13 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.62%) Scala
13 1 (0.62%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 51 (31.48%) Degree
2 5 (3.09%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) ISEB
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.23%) CISSP
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.62%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.58%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) Apache Flume
1 5 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (7.41%) Puppet
2 6 (3.70%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) logstash
3 1 (0.62%) Salt
3 1 (0.62%) YUM
Vendors
1 23 (14.20%) Oracle
2 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.79%) Perforce
4 10 (6.17%) IBM
5 8 (4.94%) HP
5 8 (4.94%) Compuware
6 6 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.70%) Adobe
6 6 (3.70%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.09%) F5
7 5 (3.09%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.09%) Hitachi
8 4 (2.47%) Cisco
8 4 (2.47%) Zend
9 3 (1.85%) Sybase
9 3 (1.85%) Google
10 2 (1.23%) Endeca
10 2 (1.23%) Dell
10 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.23%) Splunk
Preston, Lancashire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive, Dependent on Experience
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Salt
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Good Package & Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Linux Recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANS
Salary: £15000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANS
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
On the Beach
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £3460007000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & expenses
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: Plus great benefits
Posted: 23 days ago