The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 123 137 126
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2734 2211 2512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.34% 2.03% 2.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.41% 6.21% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2253 1850 2106
Average salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36914 35602 38854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 32.73% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 29267 28839 32893
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +14 2559 £52,500 +5.00% 332
London +22 1511 £55,000 - 186
South East +4 432 £45,000 +5.88% 37
City of London +40 327 £57,500 +4.54% 61
East of England +22 161 £45,000 -10.00% 22
South West +53 125 £40,500 +15.71% 36
Surrey +34 101 £42,500 +32.81% 7
Berkshire -33 101 £45,000 +4.65% 9
Yorkshire -55 98 £50,000 +47.05% 9
Scotland +25 96 £40,000 - 16
North West -13 78 £40,000 +23.07% 14
East Midlands +24 74 £45,000 +2.27% 9
Cambridgeshire +9 72 £38,000 -24.00% 14
West Yorkshire -31 70 £57,500 +64.28% 8
Leeds -30 68 £60,000 +71.42% 8
Bristol +49 67 £45,000 +4.65% 14
Cambridge +11 67 £38,000 -24.00% 14
Hampshire +19 66 £42,000 +5.00% 5
Hertfordshire +21 61 £60,000 - 8
West Midlands +14 59 £32,500 +4.83% 9
Reading -10 58 £40,000 -13.97% 5
Glasgow +4 55 £41,750 +1.21% 9
Oxfordshire +2 51 £49,250 -1.50% 6
East Sussex -6 49 £42,500 +6.25%
Brighton -12 49 £42,500 +6.25%
Edinburgh +16 47 £37,500 +5.63% 5
Manchester -30 46 £43,000 +31.29% 7
Northamptonshire +11 45 £46,250 -19.56% 3
Northampton +3 37 £49,000 -14.78% 3
Birmingham +22 33 £25,500 -17.74% 2

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2453 (44.40%) Java
2 1921 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 1811 (32.78%) Linux
4 1809 (32.74%) HTML
5 1405 (25.43%) CSS
6 1315 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
7 1297 (23.48%) PHP
7 1297 (23.48%) Python
8 1256 (22.73%) MySQL
9 1101 (19.93%) TDD
10 1077 (19.49%) Ruby
11 999 (18.08%) Scrum
12 994 (17.99%) SQL
13 985 (17.83%) OO
14 984 (17.81%) Web Services
15 929 (16.81%) Degree
16 908 (16.43%) jQuery
17 881 (15.95%) .NET
18 875 (15.84%) C#
19 870 (15.75%) Spring
20 833 (15.08%) MVC
21 802 (14.52%) Git (software)
22 790 (14.30%) XML
23 783 (14.17%) Software Engineering
24 778 (14.08%) HTML5
25 752 (13.61%) E-Commerce
26 741 (13.41%) Finance
27 709 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
28 693 (12.54%) Apache
29 672 (12.16%) Oracle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 693 (12.54%) Apache
2 460 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 441 (7.98%) Node.js
4 371 (6.71%) CMS
5 305 (5.52%) Drupal
6 211 (3.82%) WebLogic
7 200 (3.62%) IIS
8 186 (3.37%) WordPress
9 181 (3.28%) Alfresco
10 180 (3.26%) WebSphere
11 171 (3.10%) SharePoint
12 142 (2.57%) nginx
13 132 (2.39%) Apache Solr
14 98 (1.77%) Confluence
15 93 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
16 87 (1.57%) OpenStack
17 72 (1.30%) Liferay
18 70 (1.27%) Joomla!
19 63 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
20 52 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 255 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 78 (1.41%) Photoshop
3 60 (1.09%) MS Office
4 29 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 16 (0.29%) SPSS
7 12 (0.22%) MS Project
8 10 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 9 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 7 (0.13%) InDesign
10 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (0.072%) ArcInfo
11 4 (0.072%) GIMP
12 1 (0.018%) FastStats
12 1 (0.018%) Maya
12 1 (0.018%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 142 (2.57%) Magento
2 18 (0.33%) WebTrends
3 17 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.24%) AquaLogic BPM
5 12 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
6 11 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
6 11 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.14%) osCommerce
9 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.11%) Agresso
10 6 (0.11%) Optimost
11 4 (0.072%) Compiere
12 3 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.054%) Summit
13 2 (0.036%) Oracle EBS
14 1 (0.018%) Fredhopper
14 1 (0.018%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 252 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (3.98%) SaaS
3 216 (3.91%) GitHub
4 118 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
5 85 (1.54%) IaaS
6 67 (1.21%) PaaS
6 67 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
7 49 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 42 (0.76%) Amazon S3
9 31 (0.56%) Joyent
10 28 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
10 28 (0.51%) Google Apps
11 27 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
12 15 (0.27%) Office 365
12 15 (0.27%) Google App Engine
13 11 (0.20%) Trello
14 10 (0.18%) LucidChart
14 10 (0.18%) Basecamp
15 7 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.13%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 395 (7.15%) Internet
2 270 (4.89%) HTTP
3 190 (3.44%) TCP/IP
4 167 (3.02%) Firewall
5 115 (2.08%) DNS
6 86 (1.56%) LDAP
7 82 (1.48%) SAN
8 75 (1.36%) VoIP
9 70 (1.27%) VPN
10 61 (1.10%) WAN
10 61 (1.10%) SSL
11 54 (0.98%) Wireless
12 51 (0.92%) LAN
13 50 (0.90%) AMQP
13 50 (0.90%) SMTP
14 45 (0.81%) SSH
15 41 (0.74%) DHCP
16 34 (0.62%) Intranet
16 34 (0.62%) Network Security
17 32 (0.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1256 (22.73%) MySQL
2 588 (10.64%) SQL Server
3 523 (9.47%) NoSQL
4 511 (9.25%) MongoDB
5 409 (7.40%) Relational Database
6 403 (7.29%) Big Data
7 365 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
8 293 (5.30%) Hadoop
9 191 (3.46%) RDBMS
10 181 (3.28%) Redis
11 177 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 132 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
13 110 (1.99%) Apache Hive
14 94 (1.70%) Oracle Database
15 90 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
16 84 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
17 79 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 61 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 57 (1.03%) DB2
20 56 (1.01%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 802 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 521 (9.43%) Subversion
3 512 (9.27%) Selenium
4 471 (8.52%) Jenkins
5 439 (7.95%) Maven
6 335 (6.06%) Cucumber
7 308 (5.57%) JUnit
8 265 (4.80%) JIRA
9 205 (3.71%) WebDriver
10 171 (3.10%) Hudson
11 162 (2.93%) Visual Studio
12 155 (2.81%) Eclipse
13 140 (2.53%) NUnit
14 136 (2.46%) JMeter
15 132 (2.39%) TeamCity
16 130 (2.35%) Ant
17 99 (1.79%) FitNesse
18 91 (1.65%) Jasmine
19 85 (1.54%) SpecFlow
20 84 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 741 (13.41%) Finance
2 329 (5.95%) Marketing
3 225 (4.07%) Retail
4 219 (3.96%) Banking
5 209 (3.78%) Games
5 209 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 123 (2.23%) Publishing
7 99 (1.79%) Advertising
8 79 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 64 (1.16%) Front Office
10 48 (0.87%) Back Office
11 35 (0.63%) Legal
12 28 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.51%) Electronics
13 25 (0.45%) Online Betting
14 22 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.40%) Law
15 18 (0.33%) Automotive
16 15 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 15 (0.27%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2841 (51.42%) Developer
2 762 (13.79%) Java Developer
3 638 (11.55%) Senior Developer
4 408 (7.38%) Architect
5 378 (6.84%) PHP Developer
6 337 (6.10%) Web Developer
7 275 (4.98%) Analyst
8 271 (4.90%) Administrator
9 269 (4.87%) .NET Developer
10 262 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 246 (4.45%) Software Engineer
12 227 (4.11%) Consultant
13 225 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
14 208 (3.76%) Linux Administrator
15 205 (3.71%) Software Developer
16 194 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 184 (3.33%) Programmer
17 184 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
18 181 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
19 179 (3.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1809 (32.74%) HTML
2 1405 (25.43%) CSS
3 984 (17.81%) Web Services
4 908 (16.43%) jQuery
5 881 (15.95%) .NET
6 870 (15.75%) Spring
7 790 (14.30%) XML
8 778 (14.08%) HTML5
9 581 (10.52%) Hibernate
10 440 (7.96%) ASP.NET
11 437 (7.91%) REST
12 428 (7.75%) CSS3
13 415 (7.51%) LAMP
14 414 (7.49%) AngularJS
15 409 (7.40%) J2EE
16 372 (6.73%) RESTful
17 371 (6.71%) SOAP
18 356 (6.44%) Ajax
19 350 (6.33%) JSON
20 317 (5.74%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 612 (11.08%) Computer Science
2 297 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 216 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
4 144 (2.61%) Mathematics
5 121 (2.19%) GIS
6 119 (2.15%) Social Media
7 112 (2.03%) Blog
8 111 (2.01%) Digital Media
9 108 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 81 (1.47%) Clustering
11 75 (1.36%) N-Tier
12 63 (1.14%) Hedge funds
12 63 (1.14%) Visualisation
13 62 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 62 (1.12%) Equities
13 62 (1.12%) Blackberry
13 62 (1.12%) Social Network
14 51 (0.92%) Physics
15 46 (0.83%) RIA
16 44 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1811 (32.78%) Linux
2 611 (11.06%) Windows
3 450 (8.14%) UNIX
4 347 (6.28%) Android
5 307 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 246 (4.45%) Ubuntu
7 172 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 149 (2.70%) Debian
9 140 (2.53%) Solaris
10 139 (2.52%) CentOS
11 80 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 60 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (0.63%) AIX
14 32 (0.58%) Windows 7
15 30 (0.54%) Fedora
16 28 (0.51%) Windows 8
17 27 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 26 (0.47%) OpenBSD
19 25 (0.45%) FreeBSD
20 22 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1315 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1101 (19.93%) TDD
3 999 (18.08%) Scrum
4 985 (17.83%) OO
5 833 (15.08%) MVC
6 783 (14.17%) Software Engineering
7 752 (13.61%) E-Commerce
8 709 (12.83%) Continuous Integration
9 593 (10.73%) BDD
10 567 (10.26%) DevOps
11 556 (10.06%) Web Development
12 377 (6.82%) OOP
12 377 (6.82%) SOA
13 338 (6.12%) Content Management
14 315 (5.70%) Unit Testing
15 304 (5.50%) Configuration Management
16 288 (5.21%) Project Management
17 258 (4.67%) Test Automation
18 242 (4.38%) Pair Programming
19 238 (4.31%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2453 (44.40%) Java
2 1921 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 1297 (23.48%) PHP
3 1297 (23.48%) Python
4 1077 (19.49%) Ruby
5 994 (17.99%) SQL
6 875 (15.84%) C#
7 476 (8.62%) Perl
8 440 (7.96%) Bash Shell
9 411 (7.44%) C++
10 283 (5.12%) Scala
11 238 (4.31%) C
12 125 (2.26%) Groovy
13 121 (2.19%) Shell Script
14 117 (2.12%) PHP5
15 104 (1.88%) Clojure
16 95 (1.72%) VB.NET
17 89 (1.61%) PowerShell
18 88 (1.59%) Objective-C
19 71 (1.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 929 (16.81%) Degree
2 263 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 146 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 67 (1.21%) ISEB
5 62 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 50 (0.90%) CISSP
7 40 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
9 31 (0.56%) OSCP
9 31 (0.56%) CEH
10 29 (0.52%) GPEN
11 27 (0.49%) CISMP
12 24 (0.43%) GIAC
13 23 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.38%) DV Cleared
14 21 (0.38%) MySQL Certification
15 18 (0.33%) PhD
16 15 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (0.22%) MCITP
17 12 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (9.10%) QA
2 78 (1.41%) SLA
3 61 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 43 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 27 (0.49%) ISO 8583
6 23 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.090%) ISO 9002
10 4 (0.072%) WCAG
10 4 (0.072%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.036%) HL7
11 2 (0.036%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.036%) JTAG
12 1 (0.018%) Section 508
12 1 (0.018%) COBIT
12 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 112 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 65 (1.18%) KVM
4 58 (1.05%) Varnish
5 46 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 44 (0.80%) Xen
7 32 (0.58%) Snort
8 31 (0.56%) NFS
9 30 (0.54%) vSphere
10 19 (0.34%) HDFS
10 19 (0.34%) Samba
11 17 (0.31%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.29%) vCloud
13 15 (0.27%) GPFS
14 14 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (0.20%) Postfix
16 10 (0.18%) Squid
16 10 (0.18%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 627 (11.35%) Puppet
2 468 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
3 269 (4.87%) Nagios
4 104 (1.88%) ZABBIX
5 63 (1.14%) Vagrant
6 50 (0.90%) Zenoss
7 46 (0.83%) Ansible
8 41 (0.74%) HAProxy
9 39 (0.71%) Cacti
10 35 (0.63%) logstash
10 35 (0.63%) Ganglia
10 35 (0.63%) Capistrano
11 28 (0.51%) Salt
12 22 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
13 21 (0.38%) CFEngine
14 16 (0.29%) SCCM
14 16 (0.29%) Opsview
15 15 (0.27%) Backup Exec
16 14 (0.25%) WSUS
17 13 (0.24%) OpenView
Vendors
1 672 (12.16%) Oracle
2 559 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 313 (5.67%) Red Hat
4 311 (5.63%) JBoss
5 214 (3.87%) Zend
6 177 (3.20%) Google
7 165 (2.99%) VMware
8 156 (2.82%) Cisco
9 131 (2.37%) Twitter
10 121 (2.19%) Adobe
11 103 (1.86%) IBM
12 96 (1.74%) Facebook
13 92 (1.67%) HP
14 91 (1.65%) ESRI
15 70 (1.27%) SAP
16 57 (1.03%) TIBCO
17 51 (0.92%) Perforce
18 49 (0.89%) Sitecore
19 48 (0.87%) Rackspace
20 43 (0.78%) F5
Central London / West End
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Based on Experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum £40,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: Max £35,000 + bonus, benefits & superb pension (12% non-contributory!)
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £55k-£65k + Bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derbyshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago