The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 62 48 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +70
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 102 161 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.28% 4.35% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.92% 12.15% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 46 93 17
Average salary £46,625 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.70% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1143 1325 1132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 36.78% 35.83% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 674 826 625
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region.

Open Source Salary Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Scotland

Open Source
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Glasgow -9 59 £45,000 -2.17% 6
Edinburgh -30 22 £45,000 +15.38% 6
Stirling -9 4 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £25,104 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 82 (47.40%) Java
2 72 (41.62%) JavaScript
2 72 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (36.42%) Spring
3 63 (36.42%) HTML
4 58 (33.53%) TDD
5 54 (31.21%) MVC
6 51 (29.48%) User Experience
7 50 (28.90%) Hibernate
8 44 (25.43%) PHP
9 42 (24.28%) Python
10 40 (23.12%) Linux
10 40 (23.12%) Finance
11 38 (21.97%) Degree
12 37 (21.39%) .NET
12 37 (21.39%) AngularJS
13 36 (20.81%) Relational Database
13 36 (20.81%) C#
13 36 (20.81%) Microsoft
14 35 (20.23%) CSS
15 33 (19.08%) ASP.NET
16 32 (18.50%) SQL Server
17 29 (16.76%) Software Engineering
18 28 (16.18%) NHibernate
18 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
18 28 (16.18%) Middleware
19 27 (15.61%) Web Services
19 27 (15.61%) Ruby
20 26 (15.03%) Spring.NET
20 26 (15.03%) UX Design

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 25 (14.45%) JBoss
2 17 (9.83%) CMS
2 17 (9.83%) Drupal
3 11 (6.36%) Apache
4 10 (5.78%) Mule
5 8 (4.62%) Node.js
5 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.47%) SugarCRM
6 6 (3.47%) Alfresco
7 4 (2.31%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (2.31%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.73%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.73%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.73%) Liferay
8 3 (1.73%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.16%) Moodle
10 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (14.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.73%) OpenShift
1 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (1.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.09%) Firewall
2 11 (6.36%) Internet
3 10 (5.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (2.31%) DNS
5 2 (1.16%) SSL
5 2 (1.16%) LDAP
5 2 (1.16%) HTTP
6 1 (0.58%) VPN
6 1 (0.58%) PBX
6 1 (0.58%) Network Security
6 1 (0.58%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (20.81%) Relational Database
2 32 (18.50%) SQL Server
3 23 (13.29%) MongoDB
4 20 (11.56%) NoSQL
5 18 (10.40%) Big Data
6 17 (9.83%) MySQL
6 17 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (8.67%) Pentaho
8 14 (8.09%) Hadoop
8 14 (8.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.47%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.89%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (11.56%) Maven
2 15 (8.67%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.09%) Talend Open Studio
4 12 (6.94%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.36%) JUnit
6 10 (5.78%) Mockito
6 10 (5.78%) CMake
6 10 (5.78%) Gradle
7 9 (5.20%) TestNG
8 7 (4.05%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.89%) Selenium
10 3 (1.73%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.73%) JMeter
11 2 (1.16%) Subversion
11 2 (1.16%) SilkPerformer
11 2 (1.16%) WinRunner
11 2 (1.16%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.16%) Facilita Forecast
12 1 (0.58%) JIRA
General
1 40 (23.12%) Finance
2 7 (4.05%) Banking
3 6 (3.47%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.73%) Games
5 2 (1.16%) Advertising
5 2 (1.16%) Back Office
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.16%) French Language
6 1 (0.58%) German Language
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 79 (45.66%) Developer
2 33 (19.08%) Architect
3 19 (10.98%) Senior Developer
4 18 (10.40%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (10.40%) Software Engineer
5 16 (9.25%) Java Developer
6 13 (7.51%) Java Architect
7 10 (5.78%) UI Developer
7 10 (5.78%) UI Programmer
7 10 (5.78%) Qt Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Consultant
8 9 (5.20%) Software Developer
9 8 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.62%) PHP Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.05%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Software Architect
10 7 (4.05%) Senior Security Specialist
10 7 (4.05%) Java Technical Architect
11 6 (3.47%) Java Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (36.42%) HTML
1 63 (36.42%) Spring
2 50 (28.90%) Hibernate
3 37 (21.39%) AngularJS
3 37 (21.39%) .NET
4 35 (20.23%) CSS
5 33 (19.08%) ASP.NET
6 28 (16.18%) Middleware
6 28 (16.18%) NHibernate
6 28 (16.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (15.61%) Web Services
8 26 (15.03%) Spring.NET
8 26 (15.03%) Castle Windsor
9 23 (13.29%) J2EE
10 22 (12.72%) jQuery
11 19 (10.98%) XML
12 12 (6.94%) HTML5
13 11 (6.36%) SOAP
13 11 (6.36%) CSS3
14 10 (5.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 51 (29.48%) User Experience
2 22 (12.72%) Data Integration
3 17 (9.83%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.94%) Mobile App
4 12 (6.94%) Mathematics
5 11 (6.36%) Physics
6 10 (5.78%) Visualisation
7 9 (5.20%) Equities
8 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (4.05%) Social Media
10 6 (3.47%) GIS
10 6 (3.47%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.89%) Hedge funds
12 4 (2.31%) Wiki
12 4 (2.31%) Reference Data
12 4 (2.31%) Fixed Income
12 4 (2.31%) Derivative
13 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (1.16%) Social Gaming
14 2 (1.16%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.12%) Linux
2 11 (6.36%) Windows
3 10 (5.78%) UNIX
4 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.31%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (33.53%) TDD
3 54 (31.21%) MVC
4 29 (16.76%) Software Engineering
5 26 (15.03%) UX Design
6 23 (13.29%) Web Development
7 22 (12.72%) OO
8 20 (11.56%) Scrum
9 17 (9.83%) Mentoring
10 15 (8.67%) Multithreading
11 14 (8.09%) Enterprise Architecture
12 13 (7.51%) MapReduce
12 13 (7.51%) DevOps
13 12 (6.94%) Analytics
13 12 (6.94%) TOGAF
14 11 (6.36%) Software Architecture
15 10 (5.78%) MVVM
15 10 (5.78%) SIEM
15 10 (5.78%) SOA
16 8 (4.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 82 (47.40%) Java
2 72 (41.62%) JavaScript
3 44 (25.43%) PHP
4 42 (24.28%) Python
5 36 (20.81%) C#
6 27 (15.61%) Ruby
7 23 (13.29%) C++
8 12 (6.94%) SQL
9 8 (4.62%) Perl
10 5 (2.89%) PHP5
11 4 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.16%) Jython
12 2 (1.16%) Clojure
12 2 (1.16%) C
13 1 (0.58%) R
13 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.58%) VB6
13 1 (0.58%) VBScript
13 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (21.97%) Degree
2 9 (5.20%) CISSP
2 9 (5.20%) SSCP
2 9 (5.20%) GIAC
2 9 (5.20%) CEH
3 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.89%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) HL7
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Docker
2 3 (1.73%) LXC
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) Puppet
2 6 (3.47%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.73%) Ansible
3 3 (1.73%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 36 (20.81%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.14%) Oracle
3 14 (8.09%) Talend
4 12 (6.94%) Red Hat
5 10 (5.78%) Apple
6 9 (5.20%) Cisco
7 5 (2.89%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.89%) LogRhythm
7 5 (2.89%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.31%) GoldenSource
9 3 (1.73%) Google
10 2 (1.16%) VMware
10 2 (1.16%) Citrix
10 2 (1.16%) HP
10 2 (1.16%) Siebel
11 1 (0.58%) Adobe
11 1 (0.58%) Dell
11 1 (0.58%) Alterian
11 1 (0.58%) Yahoo!
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