The table below looks at the statistics for Castor skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Castor over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Castor
Rank 895 927 862
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -65
Permanent jobs citing Castor 3 6 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.005% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.013% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 18
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
41740 47005 44241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.68% 39.09% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 35697 40242 38461
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Castor
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Castor within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Castor Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Castor
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Castor within the UK.

Castor Salary Trend in the UK

Castor
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Castor within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
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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
England +30 3 £50,000 -
Hampshire - 2 £50,000 -
South East - 2 £50,000 -
Bristol -6 1 £42,500 +21.42%
South West -9 1 £42,500 +30.76%

Castor
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Castor 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 Castor.

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) JBoss
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) JSF
2 6 (85.71%) Maven
2 6 (85.71%) Ant
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
3 5 (71.43%) J2EE
3 5 (71.43%) JAXB
4 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 4 (57.14%) Struts
4 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 4 (57.14%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) Gradle
4 4 (57.14%) Spring
5 3 (42.86%) JSP
5 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
6 2 (28.57%) Validation
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) ERP
6 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
6 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 2 (28.57%) Checkstyle
6 2 (28.57%) Servlets
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) JUnit

Castor
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Castor 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 Castor. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) JBoss
2 2 (28.57%) GlassFish
2 2 (28.57%) Mule
2 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (28.57%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (28.57%) Mule ESB
3 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Maven
1 6 (85.71%) Ant
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) Gradle
3 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 2 (28.57%) IntelliJ
3 2 (28.57%) Checkstyle
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
3 2 (28.57%) EasyMock
3 2 (28.57%) Mockito
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) FindBugs
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Senior Java Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) JSF
2 5 (71.43%) JAXB
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) Struts
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) XML
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) Hibernate
4 3 (42.86%) JSP
5 2 (28.57%) Servlets
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) EJB
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Ajax
5 2 (28.57%) Java EE
5 2 (28.57%) JSTL
5 2 (28.57%) Dojo
5 2 (28.57%) Apache Axis
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) ECMAScript
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) NorthgateArinso