The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 845 852 827
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -25
Permanent jobs citing Drools 45 49 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.045% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 45 57
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £73,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -2.98%

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
41656 43834 46049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 36.99% 40.36% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 35239 37985 40357
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Salary Trend

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

Drools Salary Trend in the UK

Drools
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Drools over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 within the UK.

Drools Salary Histogram in the UK

Drools
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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 +18 45 £47,500 +18.75%
London +28 32 £56,000 +40.00%
South East -17 10 £50,000 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £51,250 +20.58%
High Wycombe -1 9 £51,250 +20.58%
City of London +18 8 £57,500 +35.29%
East of England - 2 £32,750 -
Surrey -16 1 £42,500 -19.04%
Yorkshire -25 1 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire -27 1 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £45,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £20,500 -
Norwich - 1 £20,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £45,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £42,500 -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Drools 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 Drools.

1 85 (98.84%) Java
2 61 (70.93%) JMS
3 55 (63.95%) Web Services
4 52 (60.47%) SOA
5 48 (55.81%) TDD
6 46 (53.49%) Scrum
7 45 (52.33%) Selenium
7 45 (52.33%) Cucumber
7 45 (52.33%) BDD
8 42 (48.84%) Relational Database
9 39 (45.35%) OOA/OOD
9 39 (45.35%) OO
10 34 (39.53%) Spring
11 32 (37.21%) Apache Camel
12 28 (32.56%) SOAP
13 26 (30.23%) Hibernate
14 24 (27.91%) Maven
15 21 (24.42%) Subversion
16 20 (23.26%) SQL
17 19 (22.09%) J2EE
17 19 (22.09%) BPMN
18 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (20.93%) REST
19 17 (19.77%) Java EE
20 16 (18.60%) MVC
20 16 (18.60%) Struts
20 16 (18.60%) EJB
20 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
21 15 (17.44%) Workflow
22 14 (16.28%) E-Commerce

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Drools 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 Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.12%) JBoss
2 10 (11.63%) Apache
3 7 (8.14%) Apache Solr
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.16%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Documentum
6 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.16%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (48.84%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.63%) MySQL
3 7 (8.14%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (52.33%) Selenium
1 45 (52.33%) Cucumber
2 24 (27.91%) Maven
3 21 (24.42%) Subversion
4 13 (15.12%) Eclipse
5 11 (12.79%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.47%) TeamCity
7 8 (9.30%) Jenkins
7 8 (9.30%) Ant
7 8 (9.30%) JUnit
7 8 (9.30%) JIRA
8 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.16%) PROIV
General
1 8 (9.30%) Retail
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
2 7 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.65%) Finance
5 3 (3.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 81 (94.19%) Developer
2 70 (81.40%) Java Developer
3 17 (19.77%) Junior Developer
3 17 (19.77%) Junior Java Developer
3 17 (19.77%) Junior
4 15 (17.44%) Senior Developer
5 13 (15.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (8.14%) J2EE Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Java Team Leader
8 2 (2.33%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.16%) Graduate Developer
9 1 (1.16%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.16%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (1.16%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (1.16%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (70.93%) JMS
2 55 (63.95%) Web Services
3 34 (39.53%) Spring
4 32 (37.21%) Apache Camel
5 28 (32.56%) SOAP
6 26 (30.23%) Hibernate
7 19 (22.09%) J2EE
8 18 (20.93%) REST
9 17 (19.77%) Java EE
10 16 (18.60%) Struts
10 16 (18.60%) EJB
11 14 (16.28%) WSDL
11 14 (16.28%) XSD
11 14 (16.28%) JSON
12 12 (13.95%) ActiveMQ
13 11 (12.79%) XML
14 10 (11.63%) HTML
14 10 (11.63%) JSTL
14 10 (11.63%) Java SE
14 10 (11.63%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Derivative
2 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.49%) Social Network
3 3 (3.49%) Open Source
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Linux
2 8 (9.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (60.47%) SOA
2 48 (55.81%) TDD
3 46 (53.49%) Scrum
4 45 (52.33%) BDD
5 39 (45.35%) OOA/OOD
5 39 (45.35%) OO
6 19 (22.09%) BPMN
7 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (18.60%) MVC
8 16 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (17.44%) Workflow
10 14 (16.28%) E-Commerce
11 13 (15.12%) UML
12 7 (8.14%) OWASP
12 7 (8.14%) Data Transformation
13 5 (5.81%) Kanban
14 4 (4.65%) Network Management
14 4 (4.65%) Agile Project Management
14 4 (4.65%) Project Management
14 4 (4.65%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 85 (98.84%) Java
2 20 (23.26%) SQL
3 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.30%) Groovy
5 7 (8.14%) XPath
6 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.16%) PHP5
8 1 (1.16%) XQuery
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Sun Certification
2 5 (5.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) Basel III
2 4 (4.65%) CRD IV
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) Sun
3 4 (4.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (4.65%) Nokia
3 4 (4.65%) Siemens
3 4 (4.65%) Cerillion
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft