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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 56 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 14 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.08% 0.46% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.57% 1.40% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 1
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -32.14%
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
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
213 214 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 31.70% 33.13% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 175 171 178
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +18 5 £52,500 -25.00% 2
Stafford - 1 £32,500 -
Open Source
West Midlands

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 13 (50.00%) Linux
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) Low Latency
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 10 (38.46%) C#
4 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
4 10 (38.46%) Erlang
4 10 (38.46%) Scala
4 10 (38.46%) F#
5 9 (34.62%) NoSQL
5 9 (34.62%) Functional Programming
5 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 8 (30.77%) Clojure
7 7 (26.92%) Degree
7 7 (26.92%) CSS
7 7 (26.92%) Middleware
8 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 6 (23.08%) HTML
8 6 (23.08%) MVC
8 6 (23.08%) Web Development
8 6 (23.08%) Blog
8 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) XML
9 5 (19.23%) XSLT
9 5 (19.23%) UNIX
9 5 (19.23%) Windows
9 5 (19.23%) SQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) NoSQL
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.54%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Software Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Programmer
4 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) .NET Programmer
4 4 (15.38%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Software Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Security Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Java Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Chief Technology Officer
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) Middleware
4 6 (23.08%) HTML
5 5 (19.23%) XML
5 5 (19.23%) XSLT
6 4 (15.38%) XHTML
6 4 (15.38%) Ajax
6 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (15.38%) CSS3
6 4 (15.38%) jQuery
7 1 (3.85%) MooTools
7 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.85%) HTML5
7 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.85%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Blog
2 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.69%) Online Games
3 2 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (46.15%) Low Latency
3 9 (34.62%) Functional Programming
4 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (23.08%) MVC
4 6 (23.08%) Web Development
5 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.69%) OWASP
8 2 (7.69%) Complex Event Processing
8 2 (7.69%) Information Security
8 2 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) Erlang
2 10 (38.46%) F#
2 10 (38.46%) Scala
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 8 (30.77%) Clojure
5 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) VB
6 4 (15.38%) Haskell
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) AccuRev
2 1 (3.85%) Twitter
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