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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 6 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 8 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 17.39% 6.96% 5.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 40.00% 17.78% 21.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 4
Average salary £80,000 £70,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Open Source
West Wales

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

Miscellaneous Category
Swansea
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
20 45 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 43.48% 39.13% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 39 19
Average salary £34,836 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.67% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £40,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

Open Source
Salary Trend in Swansea

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

Open Source Salary Trend in Swansea

Open Source
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (72.73%) Puppet
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 8 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (72.73%) Ansible
2 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
2 8 (72.73%) Coaching
2 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
3 3 (27.27%) SAP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 (27.27%) WebLogic
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Architect
2 8 (72.73%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (72.73%) User Stories
2 8 (72.73%) Mentoring
2 8 (72.73%) Coaching
2 8 (72.73%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Puppet
1 8 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (72.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) SAP