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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 126 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2614 2568 2435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.29% 2.36% 2.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.11% 5.98% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2079 2176 2103
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
42813 42961 44531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.57% 39.50% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 33853 34958 37144
Average salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
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 £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 24 October 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 24 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
(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 -5 2498 £50,000 - 323
London -2 1391 £55,000 +1.85% 153
South East -20 399 £44,500 +3.48% 53
City of London +17 284 £60,000 +9.09% 46
East of England -2 179 £42,250 -0.58% 25
South West +15 143 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Cambridgeshire +31 95 £38,000 -20.00% 13
West Midlands +21 92 £40,000 +2.56% 16
Cambridge +33 87 £38,000 -20.00% 13
Surrey +1 85 £47,500 +26.66% 15
North West -37 83 £35,500 +9.23% 20
East Midlands +45 80 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Berkshire -53 80 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Hampshire -23 73 £43,500 -3.33% 7
Yorkshire -41 73 £37,500 - 12
Scotland +27 59 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Bristol +18 59 £37,500 -10.17% 14
Oxfordshire +2 50 £50,000 - 6
North East +16 49 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Northamptonshire +8 43 £49,000 +40.00% 4
Leeds -17 43 £41,500 +9.21% 4
West Yorkshire -36 43 £41,500 +9.21% 4
Tyne and Wear +10 41 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Portsmouth +4 41 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 39 £35,000 -22.22% 8
Manchester -32 38 £35,000 +6.06% 12
Birmingham +9 37 £40,000 - 10
East Sussex -20 37 £42,500 +37.09% 2
Brighton -22 37 £42,500 +37.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 36 £42,500 -15.00% 5

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2464 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 2231 (41.38%) Java
3 1885 (34.96%) JavaScript
4 1813 (33.62%) Linux
5 1652 (30.64%) HTML
6 1382 (25.63%) CSS
7 1238 (22.96%) Python
8 1235 (22.90%) MySQL
9 1152 (21.36%) PHP
10 1094 (20.29%) TDD
11 1055 (19.57%) Ruby
12 998 (18.51%) SQL
13 933 (17.30%) Degree
14 928 (17.21%) Scrum
15 927 (17.19%) OO
16 924 (17.14%) jQuery
17 856 (15.88%) Web Services
17 856 (15.88%) Software Engineering
18 849 (15.75%) Git (software)
19 834 (15.47%) .NET
20 804 (14.91%) MVC
21 782 (14.50%) C#
22 735 (13.63%) Spring
23 726 (13.46%) E-Commerce
24 711 (13.19%) HTML5
25 702 (13.02%) Finance
26 696 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
27 691 (12.82%) Apache
28 664 (12.31%) Puppet
29 644 (11.94%) Computer Science

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 691 (12.82%) Apache
2 475 (8.81%) Node.js
3 389 (7.21%) Tomcat
4 322 (5.97%) CMS
5 254 (4.71%) Drupal
6 221 (4.10%) JBoss
7 185 (3.43%) WordPress
8 158 (2.93%) IIS
9 151 (2.80%) WebLogic
9 151 (2.80%) nginx
10 144 (2.67%) WebSphere
11 132 (2.45%) Apache Solr
12 130 (2.41%) OpenStack
13 115 (2.13%) SharePoint
14 105 (1.95%) Alfresco
15 102 (1.89%) Joomla!
16 93 (1.72%) Confluence
17 92 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
18 57 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
19 52 (0.96%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 224 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 75 (1.39%) Photoshop
3 56 (1.04%) MS Office
4 32 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 31 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 26 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.22%) SPSS
8 10 (0.19%) MS Project
9 9 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.15%) GIMP
10 8 (0.15%) InDesign
11 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.037%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.019%) Mingle
14 1 (0.019%) InCopy
14 1 (0.019%) FastStats
14 1 (0.019%) FreeHand
14 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 86 (1.59%) Magento
2 15 (0.28%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.24%) WebTrends
5 12 (0.22%) AquaLogic BPM
6 11 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
7 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.15%) osCommerce
8 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.11%) Agresso
10 6 (0.11%) Optimost
11 4 (0.074%) Compiere
12 3 (0.056%) Summit
13 2 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.037%) SAP ERP
13 2 (0.037%) Zen Cart
14 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
14 1 (0.019%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 257 (4.77%) GitHub
2 228 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (3.65%) SaaS
4 96 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
5 70 (1.30%) IaaS
6 65 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 65 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (0.91%) PaaS
8 39 (0.72%) Google Apps
9 27 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
9 27 (0.50%) Joyent
10 22 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.33%) Office 365
12 15 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (0.20%) Google App Engine
14 9 (0.17%) Basecamp
14 9 (0.17%) LucidChart
15 7 (0.13%) Heroku
16 6 (0.11%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 348 (6.45%) Internet
2 253 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 233 (4.32%) HTTP
4 174 (3.23%) Firewall
5 100 (1.85%) DNS
6 89 (1.65%) VoIP
7 88 (1.63%) LDAP
8 83 (1.54%) WAN
8 83 (1.54%) SAN
9 70 (1.30%) SSL
10 59 (1.09%) LAN
11 53 (0.98%) VPN
12 50 (0.93%) SMTP
13 44 (0.82%) Network Security
14 43 (0.80%) SSH
15 42 (0.78%) AMQP
16 41 (0.76%) Wireshark
17 39 (0.72%) DHCP
18 36 (0.67%) SNMP
19 35 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1235 (22.90%) MySQL
2 533 (9.89%) NoSQL
3 526 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 519 (9.63%) SQL Server
5 427 (7.92%) Relational Database
6 412 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
7 334 (6.19%) Big Data
8 231 (4.28%) Hadoop
9 209 (3.88%) RDBMS
10 182 (3.38%) Redis
11 160 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 115 (2.13%) Oracle Database
13 96 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
14 95 (1.76%) Apache Hive
15 72 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 71 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
17 56 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 55 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
19 48 (0.89%) RavenDB
20 46 (0.85%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 849 (15.75%) Git (software)
2 560 (10.39%) Selenium
3 531 (9.85%) Subversion
4 453 (8.40%) Jenkins
5 339 (6.29%) Maven
6 332 (6.16%) Cucumber
7 301 (5.58%) JIRA
8 300 (5.56%) JUnit
9 208 (3.86%) WebDriver
10 173 (3.21%) TeamCity
11 171 (3.17%) NUnit
12 155 (2.87%) JMeter
13 140 (2.60%) Hudson
14 138 (2.56%) Visual Studio
15 103 (1.91%) Ant
15 103 (1.91%) Jasmine
16 100 (1.85%) WATIR
17 97 (1.80%) Eclipse
18 85 (1.58%) QuickTest Pro
19 76 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 702 (13.02%) Finance
2 306 (5.68%) Marketing
3 220 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 213 (3.95%) Banking
5 207 (3.84%) Retail
6 160 (2.97%) Games
7 116 (2.15%) Publishing
8 105 (1.95%) Advertising
9 81 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 58 (1.08%) Front Office
11 48 (0.89%) Legal
12 45 (0.83%) Back Office
13 30 (0.56%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.45%) Law
15 23 (0.43%) Electronics
16 20 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 16 (0.30%) Multimedia
19 15 (0.28%) Aerospace
19 15 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2503 (46.42%) Developer
2 613 (11.37%) Java Developer
3 538 (9.98%) Senior Developer
4 467 (8.66%) Architect
5 343 (6.36%) Administrator
6 342 (6.34%) Web Developer
7 324 (6.01%) Software Engineer
8 313 (5.80%) PHP Developer
9 301 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
10 263 (4.88%) Analyst
11 247 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
12 244 (4.53%) Linux Administrator
13 213 (3.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 211 (3.91%) .NET Developer
15 188 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
16 181 (3.36%) Software Developer
17 158 (2.93%) Consultant
18 148 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
19 147 (2.73%) QA Engineer
20 144 (2.67%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1652 (30.64%) HTML
2 1382 (25.63%) CSS
3 924 (17.14%) jQuery
4 856 (15.88%) Web Services
5 834 (15.47%) .NET
6 735 (13.63%) Spring
7 711 (13.19%) HTML5
8 573 (10.63%) XML
9 505 (9.37%) Hibernate
10 469 (8.70%) REST
11 452 (8.38%) AngularJS
12 432 (8.01%) LAMP
13 429 (7.96%) ASP.NET
14 368 (6.82%) CSS3
15 365 (6.77%) J2EE
16 335 (6.21%) RESTful
17 313 (5.80%) SOAP
18 306 (5.68%) JSON
19 282 (5.23%) Ajax
20 267 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 644 (11.94%) Computer Science
2 282 (5.23%) Mobile App
3 272 (5.04%) User Experience
4 248 (4.60%) Algorithms
5 216 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
6 186 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
7 174 (3.23%) Blog
8 148 (2.74%) Data Structures
9 140 (2.60%) Mathematics
10 125 (2.32%) Digital Media
11 109 (2.02%) Management Information System
12 101 (1.87%) Social Media
13 85 (1.58%) Hedge funds
14 79 (1.47%) GIS
15 76 (1.41%) Visualisation
16 74 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 65 (1.21%) Clustering
18 64 (1.19%) RIA
19 60 (1.11%) Physics
20 48 (0.89%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1813 (33.62%) Linux
2 636 (11.80%) Windows
3 464 (8.61%) UNIX
4 286 (5.30%) Android
5 263 (4.88%) Ubuntu
6 250 (4.64%) Apple iOS
7 194 (3.60%) Debian
8 161 (2.99%) CentOS
9 159 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 115 (2.13%) Solaris
11 60 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 53 (0.98%) Fedora
13 44 (0.82%) Mac OS X
14 31 (0.57%) Windows 7
15 29 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (0.50%) AIX
17 24 (0.45%) OpenBSD
17 24 (0.45%) Windows Phone
18 20 (0.37%) FreeBSD
19 18 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2464 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 1094 (20.29%) TDD
3 928 (17.21%) Scrum
4 927 (17.19%) OO
5 856 (15.88%) Software Engineering
6 804 (14.91%) MVC
7 726 (13.46%) E-Commerce
8 696 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
9 638 (11.83%) BDD
10 565 (10.48%) DevOps
11 523 (9.70%) Web Development
12 342 (6.34%) Mentoring
13 327 (6.06%) SOA
14 285 (5.29%) OOP
15 281 (5.21%) Configuration Management
16 279 (5.17%) Pair Programming
17 260 (4.82%) Test Automation
18 256 (4.75%) Project Management
19 227 (4.21%) Unit Testing
20 215 (3.99%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2231 (41.38%) Java
2 1885 (34.96%) JavaScript
3 1238 (22.96%) Python
4 1152 (21.36%) PHP
5 1055 (19.57%) Ruby
6 998 (18.51%) SQL
7 782 (14.50%) C#
8 476 (8.83%) Perl
9 388 (7.20%) Bash Shell
10 367 (6.81%) C++
11 238 (4.41%) C
12 237 (4.40%) Scala
13 154 (2.86%) Shell Script
14 123 (2.28%) PHP5
15 81 (1.50%) Groovy
15 81 (1.50%) VB.NET
16 77 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 72 (1.34%) PowerShell
18 65 (1.21%) Clojure
19 59 (1.09%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 933 (17.30%) Degree
2 249 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 156 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 86 (1.59%) ISEB
5 75 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 38 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 35 (0.65%) CISSP
9 33 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (0.52%) MCITP
11 27 (0.50%) CCNA
12 24 (0.45%) MCSE
13 23 (0.43%) RHCE
14 22 (0.41%) PhD
15 19 (0.35%) CEH
16 18 (0.33%) MySQL Certification
17 17 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 17 (0.32%) PMI Certification
18 15 (0.28%) GIAC
19 13 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 532 (9.87%) QA
2 76 (1.41%) SLA
3 44 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 39 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 26 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 20 (0.37%) ISO 8583
7 15 (0.28%) WCAG
8 11 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.093%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.056%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.056%) COBIT
11 2 (0.037%) HL7
12 1 (0.019%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.019%) JTAG
12 1 (0.019%) Section 508
System Software
1 164 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (1.98%) KVM
3 78 (1.45%) Xen
4 69 (1.28%) Active Directory
5 52 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 48 (0.89%) Snort
6 48 (0.89%) Varnish
7 32 (0.59%) NFS
8 26 (0.48%) vSphere
9 21 (0.39%) vCloud
9 21 (0.39%) LXC
10 20 (0.37%) VMware ESX
11 19 (0.35%) Postfix
12 18 (0.33%) VirtualBox
12 18 (0.33%) HDFS
13 13 (0.24%) Ceph
13 13 (0.24%) Samba
14 12 (0.22%) Apache Flume
15 11 (0.20%) Docker
16 10 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 664 (12.31%) Puppet
2 487 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
3 276 (5.12%) Nagios
4 92 (1.71%) ZABBIX
5 77 (1.43%) Ansible
6 76 (1.41%) Vagrant
7 59 (1.09%) Cacti
8 47 (0.87%) Zenoss
9 38 (0.70%) Salt
10 36 (0.67%) logstash
11 33 (0.61%) HAProxy
12 25 (0.46%) Ganglia
13 21 (0.39%) SCCM
14 18 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (0.32%) Capistrano
16 12 (0.22%) CFEngine
17 10 (0.19%) Kibana
17 10 (0.19%) Opsview
18 9 (0.17%) Pingdom
18 9 (0.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 585 (10.85%) Oracle
2 466 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 304 (5.64%) Red Hat
4 243 (4.51%) VMware
5 221 (4.10%) Zend
6 157 (2.91%) Google
7 153 (2.84%) Cisco
8 115 (2.13%) Adobe
9 101 (1.87%) IBM
10 88 (1.63%) Twitter
11 72 (1.34%) Facebook
11 72 (1.34%) HP
12 65 (1.21%) SAP
13 58 (1.08%) ESRI
13 58 (1.08%) Perforce
14 49 (0.91%) Endeca
15 43 (0.80%) Sybase
16 42 (0.78%) F5
17 40 (0.74%) Rackspace
18 38 (0.70%) Sitecore
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable full benefits bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: To £46k including bonuses
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car+bonus+bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
United Kingdom
GCHQ
Salary: To £46k including bonuses
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
KHR - Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 17 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £25k - £35k DoE
Posted: 18 hours ago
Catcliffe, Yorkshire
TheSmartList
Salary: + £4k Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £75000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: £60k - £70k + bonus (10-15%) + benefits (Pension, healthcare, life ass
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Spider Web Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum £28,000 - £32,000, depen
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Huddle
Salary: Attractive Basic + Bonus + Share Options + Benefits + Huddle Cuddle
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 19 hours ago
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Technology Recruitment Network Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago