The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 68 64 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.78% 1.70% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 2.19% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 10
Average salary £63,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £32,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
563 547 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 87.42% 77.48% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 480 420 449
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 28 August 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) WinForms
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) F#
4 2 (33.33%) Scala
4 2 (33.33%) Clojure
4 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Haskell
4 2 (33.33%) Erlang
4 2 (33.33%) Low Latency

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Development Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Development Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) WinForms
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) N-Tier
1 4 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Haskell
2 2 (33.33%) Erlang
2 2 (33.33%) F#
2 2 (33.33%) Scala
2 2 (33.33%) Clojure
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft