The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 67 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 13 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.79% 1.40% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.22% 3.83% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 1
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -53.57%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Open Source
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
180 235 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.76% 36.60% 31.02%
Number of salaries quoted 152 196 119
Average salary £36,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Open Source
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Open Source
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent +5 5 £45,000 - 2
Stafford - 4 £32,500 - 2
Open Source
West Midlands

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) HTML
2 9 (47.37%) CSS
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
4 7 (36.84%) MVC
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (31.58%) Web Development
5 6 (31.58%) Degree
5 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
5 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 5 (26.32%) VB
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) jQuery
6 5 (26.32%) Erlang
6 5 (26.32%) F#
6 5 (26.32%) Scala
6 5 (26.32%) Low Latency
6 5 (26.32%) Functional Programming
7 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (21.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
7 4 (21.05%) CSS3
7 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (21.05%) Ajax
7 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (21.05%) XML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (15.79%) CMS
1 3 (15.79%) Joomla!
1 3 (15.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (21.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.79%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Programmer
4 4 (21.05%) Web Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Agile .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Programmer
5 3 (15.79%) PHP Developer
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) CSS
1 9 (47.37%) HTML
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) ASP.NET
3 5 (26.32%) jQuery
4 4 (21.05%) CSS3
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (21.05%) Ajax
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (21.05%) XML
4 4 (21.05%) XSLT
4 4 (21.05%) XHTML
5 3 (15.79%) Laravel
6 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blog
2 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) MVC
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
2 6 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) Low Latency
3 5 (26.32%) Functional Programming
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) SEO
4 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Complex Event Processing
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Line Management
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) Erlang
3 5 (26.32%) F#
3 5 (26.32%) Scala
3 5 (26.32%) VB
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 3 (15.79%) Clojure
5 3 (15.79%) PHP
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) Haskell
7 1 (5.26%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Bens + Bonus + FE Car
Posted: 9 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus scheme
Posted: 10 days ago
Stafford
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & expenses
Posted: 24 days ago