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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 126 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2640 2674 2564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.36% 2.44% 2.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.28% 6.22% 5.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2113 2113 2198
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%

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
42027 43003 44675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.27% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33970 33822 37441
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 19 December 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 December 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 -9 2481 £50,000 - 294
London -12 1275 £57,500 +4.54% 124
South East +6 460 £46,750 +10.00% 65
City of London +2 222 £60,000 +20.00% 50
South West +48 217 £42,050 +6.45% 35
East of England -6 183 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Surrey +22 124 £50,000 +25.00% 12
Bristol +26 117 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Berkshire -10 116 £47,500 -2.56% 8
Yorkshire +2 86 £40,000 +23.07% 11
East Midlands +61 81 £47,500 +26.66%
Cambridgeshire +5 81 £38,000 -15.55% 8
Scotland +15 78 £45,000 -7.69% 9
Reading +32 72 £52,500 +16.66% 6
Cambridge +13 68 £38,000 -22.05% 7
North West -79 68 £37,500 +7.14% 18
West Midlands +7 63 £38,750 -8.82% 13
Oxfordshire -3 59 £43,000 +1.17% 22
Hertfordshire +1 58 £65,000 +20.93% 8
Hampshire -18 57 £45,000 - 9
West Yorkshire +10 51 £42,500 +8.97% 5
Leeds +21 49 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Northamptonshire +14 47 £50,000 +42.85%
Oxford +8 47 £50,000 +42.85% 13
Northampton +20 45 £50,000 -9.09%
North East +25 44 £35,232 -17.10% 5
Gloucestershire +14 41 £37,000 -11.90% 2
Tyne and Wear +14 37 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 36 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Edinburgh +12 35 £45,000 -5.26% 4

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2449 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2093 (39.33%) Java
3 1838 (34.54%) JavaScript
4 1755 (32.98%) Linux
5 1644 (30.90%) HTML
6 1403 (26.37%) CSS
7 1179 (22.16%) MySQL
8 1156 (21.73%) PHP
9 1152 (21.65%) Python
10 1090 (20.48%) TDD
11 1026 (19.28%) SQL
12 967 (18.17%) Ruby
13 900 (16.91%) Degree
14 899 (16.90%) OO
15 889 (16.71%) jQuery
16 878 (16.50%) Git (software)
17 869 (16.33%) Scrum
18 861 (16.18%) Software Engineering
19 851 (15.99%) .NET
20 844 (15.86%) MVC
21 806 (15.15%) C#
22 782 (14.70%) Web Services
23 774 (14.55%) E-Commerce
24 709 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
25 701 (13.17%) Windows
26 699 (13.14%) Spring
27 685 (12.87%) HTML5
28 668 (12.55%) Apache
29 663 (12.46%) Finance
30 619 (11.63%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 668 (12.55%) Apache
2 453 (8.51%) Node.js
3 336 (6.31%) Tomcat
4 271 (5.09%) CMS
5 257 (4.83%) Drupal
6 182 (3.42%) IIS
7 171 (3.21%) nginx
8 161 (3.03%) JBoss
9 153 (2.88%) WordPress
10 139 (2.61%) Apache Solr
11 137 (2.57%) OpenStack
12 127 (2.39%) WebSphere
13 113 (2.12%) WebLogic
14 103 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
15 101 (1.90%) Confluence
16 99 (1.86%) Joomla!
17 96 (1.80%) SharePoint
18 67 (1.26%) Alfresco
19 60 (1.13%) Apache Pig
20 49 (0.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 239 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 72 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 52 (0.98%) MS Office
4 35 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 23 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 21 (0.39%) SPSS
7 19 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.15%) GIMP
9 7 (0.13%) InDesign
9 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (0.094%) MS Project
11 4 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.056%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.038%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.019%) Maya
14 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.019%) FastStats
14 1 (0.019%) Mingle
14 1 (0.019%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 79 (1.48%) Magento
2 18 (0.34%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.15%) osCommerce
6 8 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.11%) AquaLogic BPM
8 3 (0.056%) Zen Cart
8 3 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.056%) Summit
8 3 (0.056%) Agresso
8 3 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.038%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.038%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.038%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.019%) Optimost
10 1 (0.019%) Tridion
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.019%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 263 (4.94%) GitHub
2 210 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (3.36%) SaaS
4 89 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 81 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 69 (1.30%) IaaS
7 64 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (0.88%) PaaS
9 35 (0.66%) Google Apps
10 27 (0.51%) OpenShift
11 26 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
12 22 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 21 (0.39%) Office 365
14 16 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
15 15 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (0.28%) Joyent
16 9 (0.17%) Basecamp
17 7 (0.13%) Trello
17 7 (0.13%) SoftLayer
18 5 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 283 (5.32%) Internet
2 245 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 229 (4.30%) Firewall
4 207 (3.89%) HTTP
5 125 (2.35%) DNS
6 110 (2.07%) WAN
7 100 (1.88%) SAN
8 92 (1.73%) LDAP
9 76 (1.43%) LAN
9 76 (1.43%) SSL
10 75 (1.41%) VoIP
11 57 (1.07%) VPN
12 54 (1.01%) DHCP
13 50 (0.94%) VLAN
14 46 (0.86%) Network Security
14 46 (0.86%) SMTP
15 43 (0.81%) NAS
16 42 (0.79%) Wireshark
17 37 (0.70%) Wireless
18 36 (0.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1179 (22.16%) MySQL
2 545 (10.24%) MongoDB
3 535 (10.05%) NoSQL
4 511 (9.60%) SQL Server
5 433 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
6 428 (8.04%) Relational Database
7 336 (6.31%) Big Data
8 232 (4.36%) Hadoop
9 207 (3.89%) RDBMS
10 148 (2.78%) Redis
11 140 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 91 (1.71%) Oracle Database
13 89 (1.67%) Apache Hive
14 78 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 71 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 60 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 46 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
18 45 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 44 (0.83%) RavenDB
20 38 (0.71%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 878 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 517 (9.72%) Subversion
3 498 (9.36%) Selenium
4 410 (7.71%) Jenkins
5 314 (5.90%) JIRA
6 294 (5.53%) Cucumber
7 279 (5.24%) JUnit
8 269 (5.06%) Maven
9 201 (3.78%) TeamCity
10 198 (3.72%) NUnit
11 187 (3.51%) WebDriver
12 136 (2.56%) Visual Studio
13 130 (2.44%) Jasmine
14 128 (2.41%) JMeter
15 99 (1.86%) WATIR
16 98 (1.84%) Hudson
17 93 (1.75%) Ant
18 85 (1.60%) Rhino Mocks
19 77 (1.45%) Eclipse
19 77 (1.45%) SpecFlow
General
1 663 (12.46%) Finance
2 292 (5.49%) Marketing
3 219 (4.12%) Retail
4 216 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 201 (3.78%) Banking
6 176 (3.31%) Games
7 115 (2.16%) Publishing
8 100 (1.88%) Advertising
9 69 (1.30%) Back Office
10 63 (1.18%) Front Office
10 63 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 50 (0.94%) Legal
12 23 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.36%) Electronics
15 18 (0.34%) Law
16 17 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.30%) Automotive
18 14 (0.26%) Music Industry
19 12 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2508 (47.13%) Developer
2 559 (10.51%) Java Developer
3 538 (10.11%) Senior Developer
4 500 (9.40%) Architect
5 377 (7.09%) Web Developer
6 354 (6.65%) Software Engineer
7 343 (6.45%) PHP Developer
8 339 (6.37%) Administrator
9 279 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
10 240 (4.51%) Linux Administrator
11 235 (4.42%) Analyst
12 234 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
13 231 (4.34%) Software Developer
14 207 (3.89%) .NET Developer
15 200 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 172 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
17 127 (2.39%) Consultant
18 121 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
18 121 (2.27%) QA Engineer
19 119 (2.24%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1644 (30.90%) HTML
2 1403 (26.37%) CSS
3 889 (16.71%) jQuery
4 851 (15.99%) .NET
5 782 (14.70%) Web Services
6 699 (13.14%) Spring
7 685 (12.87%) HTML5
8 523 (9.83%) XML
9 476 (8.95%) REST
10 433 (8.14%) Hibernate
11 412 (7.74%) AngularJS
12 411 (7.72%) ASP.NET
13 407 (7.65%) LAMP
14 399 (7.50%) CSS3
15 351 (6.60%) RESTful
16 334 (6.28%) J2EE
17 284 (5.34%) SOAP
18 266 (5.00%) Ajax
19 260 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
20 248 (4.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 581 (10.92%) Computer Science
2 322 (6.05%) Mobile App
3 263 (4.94%) User Experience
4 234 (4.40%) Blog
5 206 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 196 (3.68%) Algorithms
7 184 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
8 134 (2.52%) Management Information System
9 121 (2.27%) Mathematics
10 103 (1.94%) Digital Media
11 100 (1.88%) Social Media
12 94 (1.77%) Data Structures
13 89 (1.67%) Visualisation
14 78 (1.47%) Hedge funds
15 70 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 62 (1.17%) Physics
17 56 (1.05%) GIS
18 54 (1.01%) Data Integration
18 54 (1.01%) RIA
19 53 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1755 (32.98%) Linux
2 701 (13.17%) Windows
3 460 (8.64%) UNIX
4 286 (5.37%) Android
5 240 (4.51%) Ubuntu
6 238 (4.47%) Apple iOS
7 187 (3.51%) Debian
8 170 (3.19%) CentOS
9 154 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (1.80%) Solaris
11 63 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 55 (1.03%) Fedora
13 40 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 39 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (0.60%) Windows Phone
16 31 (0.58%) Windows 7
17 25 (0.47%) AIX
17 25 (0.47%) FreeBSD
18 21 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
19 20 (0.38%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2449 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1090 (20.48%) TDD
3 899 (16.90%) OO
4 869 (16.33%) Scrum
5 861 (16.18%) Software Engineering
6 844 (15.86%) MVC
7 774 (14.55%) E-Commerce
8 709 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
9 619 (11.63%) BDD
10 557 (10.47%) DevOps
11 514 (9.66%) Web Development
12 327 (6.15%) Mentoring
13 315 (5.92%) SOA
14 314 (5.90%) Pair Programming
15 272 (5.11%) Configuration Management
16 242 (4.55%) Project Management
17 239 (4.49%) OOP
18 232 (4.36%) Test Automation
19 209 (3.93%) Unit Testing
20 206 (3.87%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2093 (39.33%) Java
2 1838 (34.54%) JavaScript
3 1156 (21.73%) PHP
4 1152 (21.65%) Python
5 1026 (19.28%) SQL
6 967 (18.17%) Ruby
7 806 (15.15%) C#
8 458 (8.61%) Perl
9 326 (6.13%) C++
10 322 (6.05%) Bash Shell
11 242 (4.55%) Scala
12 201 (3.78%) C
13 144 (2.71%) Shell Script
14 136 (2.56%) PHP5
15 86 (1.62%) VB.NET
16 81 (1.52%) Groovy
17 77 (1.45%) PowerShell
18 71 (1.33%) Objective-C
19 67 (1.26%) Clojure
20 65 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 900 (16.91%) Degree
2 223 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 150 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 90 (1.69%) ISEB
5 70 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 58 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (0.85%) CCNA
8 43 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 33 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (0.56%) MCITP
11 28 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 27 (0.51%) PhD
13 24 (0.45%) MCSE
13 24 (0.45%) CISSP
14 22 (0.41%) RHCE
15 18 (0.34%) MySQL Certification
16 16 (0.30%) CCIE
16 16 (0.30%) CCNP
17 15 (0.28%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.28%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 529 (9.94%) QA
2 61 (1.15%) SLA
3 39 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 32 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.28%) WCAG
7 11 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 11 (0.21%) ISO 8583
8 10 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.056%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.056%) Basel II
10 3 (0.056%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.038%) HL7
11 2 (0.038%) COBIT
12 1 (0.019%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 188 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (1.71%) KVM
3 84 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 72 (1.35%) Xen
5 64 (1.20%) Varnish
6 61 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 39 (0.73%) vSphere
8 33 (0.62%) Snort
9 31 (0.58%) NFS
10 29 (0.55%) HDFS
11 27 (0.51%) VMware ESX
12 22 (0.41%) VirtualBox
13 21 (0.39%) Docker
14 18 (0.34%) LXC
15 16 (0.30%) Ceph
15 16 (0.30%) vCloud
16 15 (0.28%) Postfix
17 13 (0.24%) XenServer
18 12 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 12 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 616 (11.58%) Puppet
2 465 (8.74%) Opscode Chef
3 269 (5.06%) Nagios
4 100 (1.88%) ZABBIX
5 93 (1.75%) Vagrant
6 86 (1.62%) Ansible
7 72 (1.35%) Graphite
8 67 (1.26%) Cacti
9 44 (0.83%) HAProxy
10 42 (0.79%) Zenoss
11 38 (0.71%) Salt
12 37 (0.70%) logstash
13 25 (0.47%) SCCM
14 20 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
15 15 (0.28%) Ganglia
16 14 (0.26%) Capistrano
17 13 (0.24%) Oozie
17 13 (0.24%) Munin
18 10 (0.19%) NetBackup
18 10 (0.19%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 556 (10.45%) Oracle
2 459 (8.63%) Microsoft
3 287 (5.39%) VMware
4 282 (5.30%) Red Hat
5 242 (4.55%) Zend
6 191 (3.59%) Cisco
7 180 (3.38%) Google
8 126 (2.37%) IBM
9 109 (2.05%) HP
10 103 (1.94%) Adobe
11 77 (1.45%) Endeca
12 73 (1.37%) SAP
13 68 (1.28%) Facebook
14 59 (1.11%) Twitter
15 54 (1.01%) Sybase
16 52 (0.98%) hybris
17 51 (0.96%) TIBCO
18 42 (0.79%) ESRI
18 42 (0.79%) Juniper
19 40 (0.75%) Perforce
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