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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 126 116 149
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +33
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2496 2659 2085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.33% 2.52% 1.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.19% 6.36% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2009 2018 1785
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 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 27 February 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
(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
England -11 2289 £50,000 - 372
London -12 1252 £57,500 +4.54% 157
South East +2 450 £47,500 +5.55% 74
City of London +5 256 £55,000 +4.76% 50
South West +29 187 £42,500 +14.86% 32
East of England -11 111 £45,000 - 26
Surrey -9 109 £52,500 +19.31% 13
Berkshire -24 106 £55,000 - 25
Yorkshire +5 93 £41,500 +3.75% 25
Bristol +28 90 £45,000 +28.57% 18
Scotland -37 86 £47,500 +1.06% 21
East Midlands +55 79 £47,500 -3.06% 11
Reading +13 71 £52,500 -4.54% 14
Hampshire +29 69 £42,500 -5.55% 9
Oxfordshire +15 65 £43,000 -2.82% 11
Oxford +19 60 £43,000 +7.50% 10
West Midlands -4 59 £45,000 +50.00% 20
West Yorkshire +4 58 £50,000 +21.21% 19
North West -68 55 £40,000 +14.28% 22
Hertfordshire +6 46 £55,000 -22.53% 4
Cambridgeshire -16 45 £43,750 +5.42% 11
Glasgow -25 44 £40,000 -15.78% 14
Leeds -14 40 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Northamptonshire +14 38 £50,000 +2.04% 2
Kent +33 37 £47,500 +18.75% 4
East Sussex -3 37 £39,274 -1.81% 7
Brighton -5 36 £39,274 +4.73% 7
Northampton +9 35 £50,000 +2.04% 2
Leatherhead +34 32 £59,000 +2.60% 1
Nottinghamshire +34 32 £30,000 -4.00% 8

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 2387 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 2073 (40.38%) Java
3 1796 (34.98%) JavaScript
4 1647 (32.08%) HTML
5 1547 (30.13%) Linux
6 1387 (27.02%) CSS
7 1111 (21.64%) Python
8 1096 (21.35%) TDD
9 1073 (20.90%) PHP
10 977 (19.03%) SQL
11 971 (18.91%) MySQL
12 907 (17.67%) Degree
13 898 (17.49%) MVC
14 858 (16.71%) Git (software)
15 849 (16.54%) jQuery
16 846 (16.48%) OO
17 843 (16.42%) Software Engineering
18 827 (16.11%) .NET
19 820 (15.97%) C#
20 817 (15.91%) Ruby
21 772 (15.04%) HTML5
22 759 (14.78%) Scrum
23 756 (14.73%) Web Services
24 728 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
25 726 (14.14%) E-Commerce
26 697 (13.58%) Finance
26 697 (13.58%) Spring
27 664 (12.93%) Windows
28 630 (12.27%) BDD
29 603 (11.75%) Oracle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 603 (11.75%) Apache
2 404 (7.87%) Node.js
3 313 (6.10%) Tomcat
4 247 (4.81%) CMS
5 229 (4.46%) Drupal
6 173 (3.37%) IIS
6 173 (3.37%) nginx
7 151 (2.94%) JBoss
8 137 (2.67%) WebSphere
9 125 (2.43%) OpenStack
10 119 (2.32%) WordPress
11 112 (2.18%) Apache Solr
11 112 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
12 107 (2.08%) WebLogic
13 86 (1.68%) SharePoint
14 82 (1.60%) Confluence
15 77 (1.50%) Apache Pig
16 68 (1.32%) Joomla!
17 58 (1.13%) Mule
18 55 (1.07%) Alfresco
Applications
1 244 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 53 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 47 (0.92%) MS Office
4 27 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 24 (0.47%) SPSS
6 17 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 13 (0.25%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.16%) MS Project
9 3 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.058%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.019%) GIMP
11 1 (0.019%) Mingle
11 1 (0.019%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.019%) InDesign
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.019%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.019%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 57 (1.11%) Magento
2 11 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.12%) Summit
5 5 (0.097%) RMDS
5 5 (0.097%) osCommerce
5 5 (0.097%) AquaLogic BPM
6 4 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.058%) Zen Cart
8 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.019%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.019%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 219 (4.27%) GitHub
2 186 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 148 (2.88%) SaaS
4 84 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
5 81 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 63 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (1.19%) IaaS
8 51 (0.99%) PaaS
9 37 (0.72%) Google Apps
10 36 (0.70%) Rackspace Cloud
11 34 (0.66%) OpenShift
12 28 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
13 24 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 17 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.27%) Office 365
15 14 (0.27%) Joyent
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (0.078%) Google App Engine
17 4 (0.078%) Google Compute Engine
18 3 (0.058%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 289 (5.63%) Internet
2 246 (4.79%) Firewall
3 189 (3.68%) HTTP
4 164 (3.19%) TCP/IP
5 149 (2.90%) DNS
6 104 (2.03%) WAN
7 101 (1.97%) SAN
8 82 (1.60%) LAN
9 75 (1.46%) DHCP
10 61 (1.19%) LDAP
11 60 (1.17%) SSL
12 52 (1.01%) VLAN
13 51 (0.99%) VoIP
14 45 (0.88%) Network Security
15 41 (0.80%) VPN
16 39 (0.76%) MPLS
17 38 (0.74%) SMTP
18 37 (0.72%) NAS
18 37 (0.72%) SSH
19 36 (0.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 971 (18.91%) MySQL
2 525 (10.23%) NoSQL
3 511 (9.95%) MongoDB
4 490 (9.54%) SQL Server
5 381 (7.42%) Relational Database
6 372 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
7 330 (6.43%) Big Data
8 251 (4.89%) Hadoop
9 155 (3.02%) Redis
10 139 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 124 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 106 (2.06%) Apache Hive
13 84 (1.64%) Oracle Database
14 74 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
15 50 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 46 (0.90%) Pentaho
17 43 (0.84%) Couchbase
18 41 (0.80%) DB2
19 40 (0.78%) Data Mining
20 36 (0.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 858 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 458 (8.92%) Subversion
3 429 (8.36%) Selenium
4 391 (7.62%) Jenkins
5 251 (4.89%) JUnit
6 244 (4.75%) JIRA
7 225 (4.38%) Cucumber
8 205 (3.99%) NUnit
9 201 (3.92%) Maven
10 195 (3.80%) TeamCity
11 165 (3.21%) WebDriver
12 130 (2.53%) JMeter
13 120 (2.34%) Jasmine
14 108 (2.10%) Visual Studio
15 100 (1.95%) SpecFlow
16 83 (1.62%) PHPUnit
17 81 (1.58%) Eclipse
18 74 (1.44%) Ant
18 74 (1.44%) Hudson
18 74 (1.44%) Grunt
General
1 697 (13.58%) Finance
2 255 (4.97%) Marketing
3 202 (3.93%) Retail
4 198 (3.86%) Games
5 196 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 180 (3.51%) Banking
7 103 (2.01%) Advertising
8 99 (1.93%) Publishing
9 92 (1.79%) Back Office
10 56 (1.09%) Front Office
10 56 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 40 (0.78%) Legal
12 33 (0.64%) Law
13 26 (0.51%) Electronics
14 24 (0.47%) Automotive
15 20 (0.39%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.29%) Online Betting
18 14 (0.27%) French Language
18 14 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2458 (47.88%) Developer
2 547 (10.65%) Senior Developer
3 545 (10.62%) Java Developer
4 542 (10.56%) Architect
5 360 (7.01%) Software Engineer
6 314 (6.12%) Web Developer
7 302 (5.88%) PHP Developer
8 260 (5.06%) Administrator
9 241 (4.69%) Software Developer
10 236 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
11 208 (4.05%) .NET Developer
12 207 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
13 203 (3.95%) Analyst
14 195 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
15 163 (3.17%) Lead Developer
16 160 (3.12%) Consultant
17 159 (3.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 127 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
19 124 (2.42%) C# Developer
20 122 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1647 (32.08%) HTML
2 1387 (27.02%) CSS
3 849 (16.54%) jQuery
4 827 (16.11%) .NET
5 772 (15.04%) HTML5
6 756 (14.73%) Web Services
7 697 (13.58%) Spring
8 484 (9.43%) AngularJS
9 479 (9.33%) CSS3
10 473 (9.21%) XML
11 459 (8.94%) REST
12 427 (8.32%) Hibernate
13 379 (7.38%) ASP.NET
14 358 (6.97%) RESTful
15 349 (6.80%) LAMP
16 329 (6.41%) J2EE
17 263 (5.12%) Ajax
18 261 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
19 254 (4.95%) SOAP
20 224 (4.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 580 (11.30%) Computer Science
2 381 (7.42%) Mobile App
3 269 (5.24%) Blog
4 265 (5.16%) User Experience
5 230 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 181 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
7 158 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 148 (2.88%) Algorithms
9 121 (2.36%) Mathematics
10 91 (1.77%) Visualisation
11 86 (1.68%) Hedge funds
12 81 (1.58%) Social Media
13 78 (1.52%) Digital Media
14 67 (1.31%) Data Structures
14 67 (1.31%) Physics
15 63 (1.23%) Data Integration
16 62 (1.21%) iPhone
16 62 (1.21%) Social Network
16 62 (1.21%) GIS
17 50 (0.97%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 1547 (30.13%) Linux
2 664 (12.93%) Windows
3 404 (7.87%) UNIX
4 292 (5.69%) Android
5 244 (4.75%) Apple iOS
6 174 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 155 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 151 (2.94%) CentOS
9 132 (2.57%) Debian
10 89 (1.73%) Solaris
11 61 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 56 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (0.82%) Fedora
14 38 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 24 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
16 23 (0.45%) Windows 7
17 22 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (0.39%) Windows Phone
19 17 (0.33%) Windows 8
20 16 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2387 (46.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1096 (21.35%) TDD
3 898 (17.49%) MVC
4 846 (16.48%) OO
5 843 (16.42%) Software Engineering
6 759 (14.78%) Scrum
7 728 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
8 726 (14.14%) E-Commerce
9 630 (12.27%) BDD
10 534 (10.40%) Web Development
11 463 (9.02%) DevOps
12 362 (7.05%) SOA
13 315 (6.14%) Mentoring
14 293 (5.71%) Pair Programming
15 258 (5.03%) Configuration Management
16 251 (4.89%) Test Automation
17 237 (4.62%) Unit Testing
18 212 (4.13%) OOP
18 212 (4.13%) Project Management
19 202 (3.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2073 (40.38%) Java
2 1796 (34.98%) JavaScript
3 1111 (21.64%) Python
4 1073 (20.90%) PHP
5 977 (19.03%) SQL
6 820 (15.97%) C#
7 817 (15.91%) Ruby
8 438 (8.53%) Perl
9 319 (6.21%) C++
10 245 (4.77%) Scala
11 239 (4.66%) Bash Shell
12 170 (3.31%) C
13 110 (2.14%) Shell Script
14 95 (1.85%) T-SQL
15 87 (1.69%) PHP5
16 85 (1.66%) Groovy
17 75 (1.46%) PowerShell
18 74 (1.44%) Objective-C
19 72 (1.40%) Clojure
20 66 (1.29%) R
Qualifications
1 907 (17.67%) Degree
2 173 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 115 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 85 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (1.52%) ISEB
6 69 (1.34%) CCNA
7 68 (1.32%) VCP4
8 54 (1.05%) ISTQB
9 53 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 36 (0.70%) PhD
11 34 (0.66%) CCNP
12 30 (0.58%) CCIE
13 28 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 24 (0.47%) MCITP
14 24 (0.47%) CISSP
15 20 (0.39%) RHCE
16 18 (0.35%) MCSE
17 17 (0.33%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 562 (10.95%) QA
2 36 (0.70%) SLA
3 30 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 25 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.31%) ISO 8583
6 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.27%) WCAG
8 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.16%) HIPAA
10 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.058%) Basel II
11 3 (0.058%) COBIT
11 3 (0.058%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.019%) HL7
12 1 (0.019%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.019%) Data Quality
System Software
1 181 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 70 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 64 (1.25%) Varnish
5 60 (1.17%) KVM
6 47 (0.92%) Xen
7 32 (0.62%) NFS
8 31 (0.60%) VirtualBox
9 30 (0.58%) Docker
9 30 (0.58%) vSphere
10 26 (0.51%) HDFS
11 20 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 19 (0.37%) Snort
13 18 (0.35%) XenServer
14 17 (0.33%) LXC
15 15 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.29%) Apache Flume
16 11 (0.21%) Postfix
17 10 (0.19%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 482 (9.39%) Puppet
2 378 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
3 199 (3.88%) Nagios
4 101 (1.97%) Ansible
5 92 (1.79%) Vagrant
6 81 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 55 (1.07%) Cacti
8 31 (0.60%) Graphite
9 29 (0.56%) HAProxy
9 29 (0.56%) Zenoss
10 24 (0.47%) Salt
11 22 (0.43%) logstash
12 19 (0.37%) SCCM
13 18 (0.35%) Capistrano
14 15 (0.29%) Pingdom
15 14 (0.27%) Tivoli
16 13 (0.25%) Munin
16 13 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.25%) Oozie
17 12 (0.23%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 603 (11.75%) Oracle
2 480 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 253 (4.93%) VMware
4 231 (4.50%) Red Hat
5 210 (4.09%) Zend
6 209 (4.07%) Google
7 203 (3.95%) Cisco
8 149 (2.90%) IBM
9 108 (2.10%) HP
10 85 (1.66%) SAP
11 82 (1.60%) Adobe
12 72 (1.40%) Facebook
13 70 (1.36%) Endeca
14 68 (1.32%) Sybase
15 67 (1.31%) TIBCO
16 66 (1.29%) hybris
17 56 (1.09%) Talend
18 49 (0.95%) Juniper
19 45 (0.88%) NetApp
20 41 (0.80%) Citrix
North West London
Intelletect
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
Intelletect
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West London
Intelletect
Salary: From £60,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 hours ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £80,000 per annum salary dependant on experience (mult
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £100,000 to £150,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West London
Pollinate
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago