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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 196 128 154
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +26
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 55 126 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 1.93% 1.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.37% 5.79% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 44 101 110
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +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 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
2321 2178 2448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.37% 33.42% 32.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1940 1698 2031
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -52 27 £42,500 +41.66% 15
Cheshire +4 18 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Merseyside -13 8 £34,000 -2.85% 2
Lancashire -2 2 £51,250 -21.15%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (40.94%) JavaScript
2 46 (36.22%) CSS
2 46 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (33.86%) HTML
4 40 (31.50%) MySQL
5 39 (30.71%) Linux
6 36 (28.35%) PHP
7 35 (27.56%) SQL
8 33 (25.98%) Java
9 27 (21.26%) jQuery
10 25 (19.69%) Degree
11 21 (16.54%) Finance
11 21 (16.54%) REST
12 19 (14.96%) SQL Server
12 19 (14.96%) Selenium
13 18 (14.17%) TDD
13 18 (14.17%) Python
13 18 (14.17%) E-Commerce
13 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
14 16 (12.60%) UNIX
15 15 (11.81%) Oracle
15 15 (11.81%) MVC
16 13 (10.24%) C#
16 13 (10.24%) WebSockets
17 12 (9.45%) NoSQL
17 12 (9.45%) C++
17 12 (9.45%) QA
17 12 (9.45%) Ajax
18 11 (8.66%) Software Testing
18 11 (8.66%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.66%) Apache
2 9 (7.09%) CMS
3 7 (5.51%) nginx
4 5 (3.94%) Node.js
4 5 (3.94%) Apache Pig
4 5 (3.94%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.15%) SAS
6 2 (1.57%) WordPress
6 2 (1.57%) Drupal
6 2 (1.57%) Moodle
7 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.79%) CloudStack
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.15%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.57%) SPSS
4 2 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.79%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.79%) MS Office
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Magento
2 2 (1.57%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) Firewall
2 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.94%) Internet
4 4 (3.15%) WAN
4 4 (3.15%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.36%) Network Security
5 3 (2.36%) LAN
6 2 (1.57%) VoIP
6 2 (1.57%) DNS
6 2 (1.57%) SAN
6 2 (1.57%) Broadband
6 2 (1.57%) SSH
7 1 (0.79%) Wireless
7 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.79%) Intranet
7 1 (0.79%) Extranet
7 1 (0.79%) Telnet
7 1 (0.79%) SSL
7 1 (0.79%) IPv6
7 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.50%) MySQL
2 19 (14.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.45%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.66%) Hadoop
4 11 (8.66%) Big Data
5 9 (7.09%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.94%) QlikView
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.94%) Apache Hive
7 4 (3.15%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (3.15%) Pentaho
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.36%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.36%) OLAP
8 3 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.36%) Impala
8 3 (2.36%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Selenium
2 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.15%) JIRA
3 4 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.36%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (2.36%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.57%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.57%) Gradle
5 2 (1.57%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.57%) Subversion
5 2 (1.57%) Maven
5 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.57%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.79%) Hudson
6 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.79%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.15%) Games
5 3 (2.36%) Marketing
5 3 (2.36%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
6 2 (1.57%) Back Office
6 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (48.82%) Developer
2 20 (15.75%) Analyst
3 19 (14.96%) PHP Developer
4 13 (10.24%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Web Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Consultant
6 6 (4.72%) Senior PHP Developer
7 5 (3.94%) Designer
7 5 (3.94%) Tester
7 5 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (3.94%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.15%) Software Tester
8 4 (3.15%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.15%) Applications Developer
8 4 (3.15%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (2.36%) Technical Leader
9 3 (2.36%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (36.22%) CSS
2 43 (33.86%) HTML
3 27 (21.26%) jQuery
4 21 (16.54%) REST
5 13 (10.24%) WebSockets
6 12 (9.45%) Ajax
7 11 (8.66%) HTML5
7 11 (8.66%) .NET
7 11 (8.66%) AngularJS
8 9 (7.09%) Sass
8 9 (7.09%) LESS
8 9 (7.09%) Ember.js
8 9 (7.09%) CSS3
8 9 (7.09%) Web Services
9 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
9 6 (4.72%) Laravel
10 5 (3.94%) Backbone.js
10 5 (3.94%) Kafka
10 5 (3.94%) XML
10 5 (3.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.66%) User Experience
2 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.15%) NHS
4 3 (2.36%) Online Games
4 3 (2.36%) RMADS
4 3 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.57%) W3C
5 2 (1.57%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.57%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.71%) Linux
2 16 (12.60%) UNIX
3 10 (7.87%) Windows
4 3 (2.36%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) SmartOS
5 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.17%) TDD
2 18 (14.17%) E-Commerce
3 15 (11.81%) MVC
4 11 (8.66%) ERP
4 11 (8.66%) CRM
4 11 (8.66%) Scrum
4 11 (8.66%) Software Testing
5 10 (7.87%) OOP
5 10 (7.87%) OO
5 10 (7.87%) User Stories
6 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (7.09%) Information Security
7 8 (6.30%) Coaching
7 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.51%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.51%) Project Management
9 6 (4.72%) ETL
9 6 (4.72%) Automated Testing
10 5 (3.94%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 52 (40.94%) JavaScript
2 36 (28.35%) PHP
3 35 (27.56%) SQL
4 33 (25.98%) Java
5 18 (14.17%) Python
6 13 (10.24%) C#
7 12 (9.45%) C++
8 10 (7.87%) Ruby
9 8 (6.30%) T-SQL
10 7 (5.51%) Perl
11 3 (2.36%) VBA
11 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.36%) Scala
12 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.57%) R
12 2 (1.57%) VB
12 2 (1.57%) C
13 1 (0.79%) COBOL
13 1 (0.79%) VBScript
13 1 (0.79%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (19.69%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) ISEB
3 5 (3.94%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.15%) CCNA
4 4 (3.15%) MBA
4 4 (3.15%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.36%) CCIE
5 3 (2.36%) CCNP
5 3 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.36%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.57%) VCP4
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) MCP
7 1 (0.79%) MCSE
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.79%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Cacti
4 1 (0.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle
3 9 (7.09%) Zend
4 5 (3.94%) Business Objects
4 5 (3.94%) Cisco
5 4 (3.15%) Juniper
5 4 (3.15%) Teradata
6 3 (2.36%) Talend
6 3 (2.36%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.36%) Google
6 3 (2.36%) IBM
6 3 (2.36%) Perforce
6 3 (2.36%) Cognos
7 2 (1.57%) Adobe
7 2 (1.57%) Dell
7 2 (1.57%) Informatica
7 2 (1.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.57%) Facebook
7 2 (1.57%) Telerik
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