The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 124 127 132
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2681 2431 2468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.34% 2.28% 2.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.21% 5.85% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2159 2055 2110
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
43178 41529 45122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.72% 38.92% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 33710 33773 37929
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Open Source
Salary Trend

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

Open Source Salary Trend in the UK

Open Source
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Open Source Salary Histogram in the UK

Open Source
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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 0 2540 £50,000 +5.26% 369
London 0 1439 £55,000 +4.76% 180
South East -12 433 £42,500 - 45
City of London +30 316 £60,000 +9.09% 39
East of England -6 147 £40,000 -3.61% 22
South West +21 129 £40,000 +14.28% 34
Yorkshire -40 93 £41,500 +16.37% 12
Berkshire -48 92 £47,500 +5.55% 6
North West -2 91 £36,000 +10.76% 31
West Midlands +25 89 £37,500 +20.96% 21
Hampshire -5 89 £41,000 -8.88% 7
Cambridgeshire +30 84 £37,500 -16.66% 18
East Midlands +52 82 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Cambridge +31 82 £37,500 -14.28% 14
Surrey +16 82 £42,500 +30.76% 10
Scotland +10 68 £40,000 - 10
Bristol +24 56 £45,000 +16.12% 18
Oxfordshire +15 54 £49,250 -1.50% 12
West Yorkshire -55 54 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Leeds -47 52 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Reading -14 47 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Brighton -15 46 £42,500 +37.09% 1
East Sussex -17 46 £42,500 +37.09% 1
Birmingham +22 44 £37,500 +20.96% 7
Portsmouth +10 43 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Northamptonshire +13 42 £49,000 -14.78% 5
Manchester -7 41 £37,500 +15.38% 20
Hertfordshire -9 39 £55,000 -8.33% 2
Cheshire +14 38 £33,750 +3.84% 8
Glasgow +7 34 £40,000 - 2

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 2530 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2322 (42.25%) Java
3 1893 (34.44%) JavaScript
4 1855 (33.75%) Linux
5 1700 (30.93%) HTML
6 1372 (24.96%) CSS
7 1280 (23.29%) MySQL
8 1278 (23.25%) Python
9 1184 (21.54%) PHP
10 1118 (20.34%) TDD
11 1113 (20.25%) Ruby
12 1008 (18.34%) Scrum
13 997 (18.14%) SQL
14 956 (17.39%) OO
15 941 (17.12%) Degree
16 922 (16.78%) Web Services
17 918 (16.70%) jQuery
18 850 (15.47%) .NET
18 850 (15.47%) Software Engineering
19 839 (15.27%) Git (software)
20 813 (14.79%) MVC
21 811 (14.76%) Spring
22 806 (14.67%) C#
23 756 (13.76%) HTML5
24 747 (13.59%) Finance
25 727 (13.23%) E-Commerce
26 700 (12.74%) Apache
27 698 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
28 691 (12.57%) Puppet
29 637 (11.59%) XML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 700 (12.74%) Apache
2 481 (8.75%) Node.js
3 425 (7.73%) Tomcat
4 348 (6.33%) CMS
5 260 (4.73%) Drupal
6 185 (3.37%) WordPress
7 173 (3.15%) WebLogic
8 162 (2.95%) IIS
9 156 (2.84%) WebSphere
10 149 (2.71%) nginx
11 133 (2.42%) Alfresco
12 132 (2.40%) SharePoint
13 128 (2.33%) Apache Solr
14 117 (2.13%) OpenStack
15 91 (1.66%) Confluence
16 89 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
17 84 (1.53%) Joomla!
18 57 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
19 56 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
20 54 (0.98%) Liferay
Applications
1 248 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 79 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 48 (0.87%) MS Office
4 36 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 25 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 11 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.15%) InDesign
7 8 (0.15%) SPSS
7 8 (0.15%) GIMP
8 7 (0.13%) MS Project
8 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.018%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) FreeHand
10 1 (0.018%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.018%) FastStats
10 1 (0.018%) Mingle
10 1 (0.018%) InCopy
10 1 (0.018%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 104 (1.89%) Magento
2 16 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (0.29%) AquaLogic BPM
3 15 (0.27%) Google Analytics
4 13 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 12 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
7 10 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 10 (0.18%) osCommerce
8 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 6 (0.11%) Agresso
10 6 (0.11%) Optimost
11 4 (0.073%) Summit
11 4 (0.073%) Compiere
12 2 (0.036%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.018%) Tridion
13 1 (0.018%) Zen Cart
13 1 (0.018%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 249 (4.53%) GitHub
2 218 (3.97%) SaaS
3 216 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
4 89 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 82 (1.49%) IaaS
6 64 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (0.93%) PaaS
8 50 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
9 33 (0.60%) Google Apps
10 31 (0.56%) Joyent
11 23 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.29%) Office 365
13 13 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (0.20%) LucidChart
14 11 (0.20%) Google App Engine
15 9 (0.16%) Basecamp
16 8 (0.15%) Heroku
17 6 (0.11%) Trello
18 4 (0.073%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 377 (6.86%) Internet
2 258 (4.69%) HTTP
3 239 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 158 (2.87%) Firewall
5 94 (1.71%) DNS
6 91 (1.66%) LDAP
7 90 (1.64%) SAN
8 86 (1.56%) VoIP
9 82 (1.49%) WAN
10 65 (1.18%) SSL
11 60 (1.09%) LAN
12 55 (1.00%) VPN
13 49 (0.89%) SMTP
13 49 (0.89%) AMQP
14 47 (0.86%) Wireless
15 42 (0.76%) SSH
16 38 (0.69%) Network Security
17 36 (0.66%) Wireshark
18 35 (0.64%) DHCP
19 34 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1280 (23.29%) MySQL
2 563 (10.24%) SQL Server
3 533 (9.70%) NoSQL
4 523 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 444 (8.08%) Relational Database
6 418 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
7 374 (6.80%) Big Data
8 242 (4.40%) Hadoop
9 226 (4.11%) RDBMS
10 191 (3.48%) Redis
11 166 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 117 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
13 98 (1.78%) Oracle Database
14 97 (1.76%) Apache Hive
15 88 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 80 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
17 63 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 60 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
19 53 (0.96%) Couchbase
20 47 (0.86%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 839 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 564 (10.26%) Selenium
3 543 (9.88%) Subversion
4 464 (8.44%) Jenkins
5 397 (7.22%) Maven
6 360 (6.55%) Cucumber
7 313 (5.70%) JUnit
8 286 (5.20%) JIRA
9 227 (4.13%) WebDriver
10 164 (2.98%) Hudson
11 157 (2.86%) TeamCity
12 154 (2.80%) NUnit
13 153 (2.78%) JMeter
14 145 (2.64%) Visual Studio
15 110 (2.00%) Eclipse
16 108 (1.97%) Ant
17 106 (1.93%) Jasmine
18 98 (1.78%) WATIR
19 80 (1.46%) FitNesse
19 80 (1.46%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 747 (13.59%) Finance
2 323 (5.88%) Marketing
3 236 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 224 (4.08%) Banking
5 207 (3.77%) Retail
6 174 (3.17%) Games
7 131 (2.38%) Publishing
8 95 (1.73%) Advertising
9 90 (1.64%) Investment Banking
10 73 (1.33%) Front Office
11 40 (0.73%) Legal
12 39 (0.71%) Back Office
13 29 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 28 (0.51%) Law
15 22 (0.40%) Electronics
16 20 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 19 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 17 (0.31%) Automotive
18 17 (0.31%) Multimedia
19 15 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2649 (48.20%) Developer
2 683 (12.43%) Java Developer
3 581 (10.57%) Senior Developer
4 443 (8.06%) Architect
5 335 (6.10%) Administrator
6 323 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 313 (5.70%) PHP Developer
8 309 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
9 295 (5.37%) Software Engineer
10 269 (4.89%) Analyst
11 241 (4.39%) Linux Administrator
12 239 (4.35%) .NET Developer
13 222 (4.04%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 215 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
15 197 (3.58%) Software Developer
16 192 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
17 188 (3.42%) Consultant
18 180 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
19 158 (2.87%) Tester
20 154 (2.80%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1700 (30.93%) HTML
2 1372 (24.96%) CSS
3 922 (16.78%) Web Services
4 918 (16.70%) jQuery
5 850 (15.47%) .NET
6 811 (14.76%) Spring
7 756 (13.76%) HTML5
8 637 (11.59%) XML
9 556 (10.12%) Hibernate
10 465 (8.46%) REST
11 453 (8.24%) AngularJS
12 444 (8.08%) ASP.NET
13 439 (7.99%) LAMP
14 400 (7.28%) CSS3
15 376 (6.84%) J2EE
16 348 (6.33%) RESTful
17 338 (6.15%) SOAP
18 326 (5.93%) JSON
19 318 (5.79%) Ajax
20 314 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 634 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 292 (5.31%) User Experience
3 285 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 228 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 215 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 147 (2.67%) Blog
7 135 (2.46%) Mathematics
8 128 (2.33%) Digital Media
9 113 (2.06%) Social Media
10 98 (1.78%) GIS
11 96 (1.75%) Management Information System
12 86 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 79 (1.44%) Clustering
13 79 (1.44%) Hedge funds
14 71 (1.29%) Visualisation
15 66 (1.20%) N-Tier
16 62 (1.13%) RIA
17 54 (0.98%) Equities
18 51 (0.93%) Physics
19 50 (0.91%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1855 (33.75%) Linux
2 637 (11.59%) Windows
3 478 (8.70%) UNIX
4 307 (5.59%) Android
5 272 (4.95%) Apple iOS
6 270 (4.91%) Ubuntu
7 180 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 180 (3.28%) Debian
8 159 (2.89%) CentOS
9 135 (2.46%) Solaris
10 59 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 58 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 44 (0.80%) Fedora
13 31 (0.56%) Windows 7
14 29 (0.53%) AIX
15 27 (0.49%) OpenBSD
15 27 (0.49%) Windows Phone
16 25 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (0.35%) FreeBSD
18 17 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2530 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1118 (20.34%) TDD
3 1008 (18.34%) Scrum
4 956 (17.39%) OO
5 850 (15.47%) Software Engineering
6 813 (14.79%) MVC
7 727 (13.23%) E-Commerce
8 698 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 620 (11.28%) BDD
10 595 (10.83%) DevOps
11 523 (9.52%) Web Development
12 378 (6.88%) Mentoring
13 322 (5.86%) Configuration Management
14 319 (5.80%) SOA
15 314 (5.71%) OOP
16 276 (5.02%) Pair Programming
17 275 (5.00%) Project Management
18 269 (4.89%) Content Management
19 260 (4.73%) Test Automation
20 253 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2322 (42.25%) Java
2 1893 (34.44%) JavaScript
3 1278 (23.25%) Python
4 1184 (21.54%) PHP
5 1113 (20.25%) Ruby
6 997 (18.14%) SQL
7 806 (14.67%) C#
8 470 (8.55%) Perl
9 438 (7.97%) Bash Shell
10 363 (6.60%) C++
11 265 (4.82%) Scala
12 250 (4.55%) C
13 138 (2.51%) Shell Script
14 117 (2.13%) PHP5
15 97 (1.76%) Groovy
16 87 (1.58%) VB.NET
17 80 (1.46%) PowerShell
18 77 (1.40%) Clojure
19 73 (1.33%) PL/SQL
20 69 (1.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 941 (17.12%) Degree
2 264 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 164 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 80 (1.46%) ISEB
5 72 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (0.71%) CISSP
8 33 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
10 26 (0.47%) MCITP
10 26 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (0.44%) MCSE
12 22 (0.40%) RHCE
12 22 (0.40%) CEH
13 21 (0.38%) CCNA
14 20 (0.36%) CISMP
14 20 (0.36%) GPEN
14 20 (0.36%) OSCP
15 19 (0.35%) MySQL Certification
16 18 (0.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 547 (9.95%) QA
2 84 (1.53%) SLA
3 50 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 49 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.42%) ISO 8583
6 19 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.29%) WCAG
8 11 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.073%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.055%) COBIT
12 2 (0.036%) JTAG
12 2 (0.036%) HL7
13 1 (0.018%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.018%) Section 508
13 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (1.71%) KVM
3 67 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 67 (1.22%) Xen
4 50 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 50 (0.91%) Varnish
5 47 (0.86%) Snort
6 41 (0.75%) NFS
7 29 (0.53%) vSphere
8 24 (0.44%) Samba
9 19 (0.35%) vCloud
10 18 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 16 (0.29%) HDFS
12 14 (0.25%) Postfix
13 13 (0.24%) GPFS
14 12 (0.22%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.20%) Apache Flume
16 9 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
17 8 (0.15%) Docker
18 7 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 691 (12.57%) Puppet
2 480 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 289 (5.26%) Nagios
4 100 (1.82%) ZABBIX
5 64 (1.16%) Vagrant
6 62 (1.13%) Ansible
7 50 (0.91%) Cacti
8 49 (0.89%) Zenoss
9 37 (0.67%) Salt
10 36 (0.66%) logstash
11 35 (0.64%) HAProxy
12 33 (0.60%) Capistrano
13 32 (0.58%) Ganglia
14 19 (0.35%) CFEngine
15 16 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (0.27%) SCCM
17 14 (0.25%) Opsview
18 10 (0.18%) Pingdom
19 9 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
20 8 (0.15%) Bcfg2
Vendors
1 597 (10.86%) Oracle
2 512 (9.32%) Microsoft
3 317 (5.77%) Red Hat
4 242 (4.40%) JBoss
5 222 (4.04%) VMware
6 205 (3.73%) Zend
7 165 (3.00%) Cisco
8 164 (2.98%) Google
9 127 (2.31%) Adobe
10 113 (2.06%) Twitter
11 100 (1.82%) IBM
12 80 (1.46%) Facebook
13 73 (1.33%) HP
13 73 (1.33%) ESRI
14 61 (1.11%) SAP
15 57 (1.04%) Perforce
16 49 (0.89%) Rackspace
16 49 (0.89%) Sitecore
17 47 (0.86%) Sybase
18 44 (0.80%) F5
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum salary dependant on experience (mult
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West
ISL
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Servicenow
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Stock & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + bonus+training+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Webrecruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + attractive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Bonus, Shares and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday