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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 124 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2627 2562 2500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.30% 2.37% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.13% 6.01% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2082 2160 2155
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 £32,450
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
42867 42614 45484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.60% 39.39% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33821 34651 37944
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 20 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 20 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 -7 2500 £50,000 - 346
London -6 1406 £55,000 +3.77% 165
South East -17 393 £44,500 +4.09% 59
City of London +18 289 £60,000 +9.09% 50
East of England -4 177 £40,000 -5.88% 27
South West +19 134 £37,500 - 24
Cambridgeshire +30 97 £37,500 -21.05% 14
West Midlands +23 96 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Cambridge +33 89 £37,500 -21.05% 13
North West -28 86 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Surrey +2 81 £47,500 +26.66% 17
East Midlands +42 80 £40,000 +26.98% 6
Berkshire -40 76 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Hampshire -13 75 £44,500 -1.11% 8
Yorkshire -39 70 £37,500 - 8
Scotland +24 64 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Bristol +14 53 £39,000 -3.10% 12
Oxfordshire +4 50 £50,000 - 5
North East +18 48 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Northamptonshire +4 42 £49,000 +40.00% 4
Portsmouth 0 42 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Birmingham +14 40 £41,000 +2.50% 8
Tyne and Wear +13 40 £33,000 -26.66% 12
Leeds -30 40 £38,750 +1.97% 2
West Yorkshire -31 40 £38,750 +1.97% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 39 £35,000 -22.22% 11
Manchester -45 39 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Brighton -16 38 £42,500 +37.09% 4
East Sussex -16 38 £42,500 +37.09% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 37 £41,250 -17.50% 5

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 2457 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2216 (41.30%) Java
3 1878 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 1801 (33.57%) Linux
5 1646 (30.68%) HTML
6 1375 (25.63%) CSS
7 1232 (22.96%) MySQL
8 1231 (22.95%) Python
9 1142 (21.29%) PHP
10 1094 (20.39%) TDD
11 1053 (19.63%) Ruby
12 984 (18.34%) SQL
13 929 (17.32%) Scrum
14 927 (17.28%) jQuery
15 925 (17.24%) Degree
16 919 (17.13%) OO
17 851 (15.86%) Web Services
17 851 (15.86%) Git (software)
18 848 (15.81%) Software Engineering
19 832 (15.51%) .NET
20 805 (15.00%) MVC
21 781 (14.56%) C#
22 736 (13.72%) Spring
23 714 (13.31%) HTML5
24 712 (13.27%) E-Commerce
25 706 (13.16%) Finance
26 693 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
27 688 (12.82%) Apache
28 663 (12.36%) Puppet
29 642 (11.97%) Computer Science

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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
1 688 (12.82%) Apache
2 470 (8.76%) Node.js
3 388 (7.23%) Tomcat
4 327 (6.10%) CMS
5 255 (4.75%) Drupal
6 227 (4.23%) JBoss
7 185 (3.45%) WordPress
8 161 (3.00%) IIS
9 151 (2.81%) nginx
10 149 (2.78%) WebLogic
11 141 (2.63%) WebSphere
12 133 (2.48%) Apache Solr
13 127 (2.37%) OpenStack
14 118 (2.20%) SharePoint
15 106 (1.98%) Alfresco
16 99 (1.85%) Joomla!
17 94 (1.75%) Confluence
18 93 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
19 54 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
20 51 (0.95%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 229 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 75 (1.40%) Photoshop
3 54 (1.01%) MS Office
4 32 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 31 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.21%) SPSS
8 9 (0.17%) MS Project
8 9 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (0.15%) GIMP
9 8 (0.15%) InDesign
10 7 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.037%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.037%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.019%) Maya
13 1 (0.019%) FreeHand
13 1 (0.019%) FastStats
13 1 (0.019%) Mingle
13 1 (0.019%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 86 (1.60%) 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 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
6 11 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.15%) osCommerce
8 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.11%) Optimost
9 6 (0.11%) Agresso
10 4 (0.075%) Compiere
11 3 (0.056%) Summit
12 2 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.037%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.037%) Zen Cart
13 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
13 1 (0.019%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 261 (4.86%) GitHub
2 225 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (3.67%) SaaS
4 95 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 73 (1.36%) IaaS
6 65 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 64 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 49 (0.91%) PaaS
9 39 (0.73%) Google Apps
10 29 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
11 27 (0.50%) Joyent
12 23 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 17 (0.32%) Office 365
14 15 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
15 11 (0.21%) Google App Engine
16 9 (0.17%) Basecamp
16 9 (0.17%) LucidChart
17 7 (0.13%) Heroku
18 6 (0.11%) OpenShift
18 6 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 346 (6.45%) Internet
2 249 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 232 (4.32%) HTTP
4 170 (3.17%) Firewall
5 96 (1.79%) DNS
6 89 (1.66%) VoIP
7 85 (1.58%) LDAP
8 84 (1.57%) SAN
9 83 (1.55%) WAN
10 67 (1.25%) SSL
11 60 (1.12%) LAN
12 53 (0.99%) VPN
13 51 (0.95%) SMTP
14 43 (0.80%) AMQP
15 42 (0.78%) Network Security
15 42 (0.78%) SSH
16 41 (0.76%) Wireshark
17 37 (0.69%) Wireless
18 36 (0.67%) DHCP
19 35 (0.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1232 (22.96%) MySQL
2 528 (9.84%) NoSQL
3 526 (9.80%) SQL Server
4 524 (9.77%) MongoDB
5 427 (7.96%) Relational Database
6 411 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
7 340 (6.34%) Big Data
8 232 (4.32%) Hadoop
9 209 (3.90%) RDBMS
10 182 (3.39%) Redis
11 157 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 114 (2.12%) Oracle Database
13 98 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
14 96 (1.79%) Apache Hive
15 74 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 74 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 58 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 55 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
18 49 (0.91%) RavenDB
19 48 (0.89%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 851 (15.86%) Git (software)
2 564 (10.51%) Selenium
3 525 (9.79%) Subversion
4 454 (8.46%) Jenkins
5 341 (6.36%) Maven
6 331 (6.17%) Cucumber
7 302 (5.63%) JUnit
8 298 (5.55%) JIRA
9 210 (3.91%) WebDriver
10 176 (3.28%) TeamCity
11 171 (3.19%) NUnit
12 157 (2.93%) JMeter
13 144 (2.68%) Hudson
14 139 (2.59%) Visual Studio
15 104 (1.94%) Jasmine
16 102 (1.90%) Ant
17 101 (1.88%) WATIR
18 94 (1.75%) Eclipse
19 87 (1.62%) QuickTest Pro
20 77 (1.44%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 706 (13.16%) Finance
2 305 (5.68%) Marketing
3 221 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 214 (3.99%) Banking
5 209 (3.90%) Retail
6 160 (2.98%) Games
7 119 (2.22%) Publishing
8 100 (1.86%) Advertising
9 82 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 60 (1.12%) Front Office
11 46 (0.86%) Back Office
11 46 (0.86%) Legal
12 29 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 25 (0.47%) Law
14 22 (0.41%) Electronics
15 20 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.34%) Financial Institution
17 16 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 16 (0.30%) Multimedia
18 15 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2503 (46.65%) Developer
2 614 (11.44%) Java Developer
3 547 (10.20%) Senior Developer
4 461 (8.59%) Architect
5 339 (6.32%) Web Developer
5 339 (6.32%) Administrator
6 321 (5.98%) Software Engineer
7 315 (5.87%) PHP Developer
8 299 (5.57%) Systems Administrator
9 263 (4.90%) Analyst
10 243 (4.53%) Linux Administrator
11 242 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
12 218 (4.06%) .NET Developer
13 214 (3.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 187 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
15 183 (3.41%) Software Developer
16 161 (3.00%) Consultant
17 150 (2.80%) Tester
17 150 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
18 145 (2.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1646 (30.68%) HTML
2 1375 (25.63%) CSS
3 927 (17.28%) jQuery
4 851 (15.86%) Web Services
5 832 (15.51%) .NET
6 736 (13.72%) Spring
7 714 (13.31%) HTML5
8 566 (10.55%) XML
9 508 (9.47%) Hibernate
10 463 (8.63%) REST
11 449 (8.37%) AngularJS
12 436 (8.13%) ASP.NET
13 427 (7.96%) LAMP
14 372 (6.93%) CSS3
15 360 (6.71%) J2EE
16 334 (6.23%) RESTful
17 310 (5.78%) SOAP
18 307 (5.72%) JSON
19 280 (5.22%) Ajax
20 273 (5.09%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 642 (11.97%) Computer Science
2 273 (5.09%) Mobile App
3 270 (5.03%) User Experience
4 250 (4.66%) Algorithms
5 218 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
6 186 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 172 (3.21%) Blog
8 150 (2.80%) Data Structures
9 138 (2.57%) Mathematics
10 125 (2.33%) Digital Media
11 110 (2.05%) Management Information System
12 102 (1.90%) Social Media
13 82 (1.53%) Hedge funds
14 81 (1.51%) GIS
15 76 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 75 (1.40%) Visualisation
17 68 (1.27%) Clustering
18 63 (1.17%) RIA
19 59 (1.10%) Physics
20 49 (0.91%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1801 (33.57%) Linux
2 640 (11.93%) Windows
3 464 (8.65%) UNIX
4 285 (5.31%) Android
5 261 (4.86%) Ubuntu
6 254 (4.73%) Apple iOS
7 194 (3.62%) Debian
8 163 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 162 (3.02%) CentOS
10 113 (2.11%) Solaris
11 59 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 52 (0.97%) Fedora
13 43 (0.80%) Mac OS X
14 31 (0.58%) Windows 7
15 28 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (0.48%) AIX
17 24 (0.45%) OpenBSD
17 24 (0.45%) Windows Phone
18 19 (0.35%) FreeBSD
19 17 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2457 (45.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1094 (20.39%) TDD
3 929 (17.32%) Scrum
4 919 (17.13%) OO
5 848 (15.81%) Software Engineering
6 805 (15.00%) MVC
7 712 (13.27%) E-Commerce
8 693 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
9 634 (11.82%) BDD
10 565 (10.53%) DevOps
11 527 (9.82%) Web Development
12 348 (6.49%) Mentoring
13 325 (6.06%) SOA
14 287 (5.35%) OOP
15 283 (5.27%) Configuration Management
16 276 (5.14%) Pair Programming
17 257 (4.79%) Test Automation
18 255 (4.75%) Project Management
19 228 (4.25%) Unit Testing
20 219 (4.08%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2216 (41.30%) Java
2 1878 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 1231 (22.95%) Python
4 1142 (21.29%) PHP
5 1053 (19.63%) Ruby
6 984 (18.34%) SQL
7 781 (14.56%) C#
8 466 (8.69%) Perl
9 385 (7.18%) Bash Shell
10 359 (6.69%) C++
11 239 (4.45%) Scala
12 238 (4.44%) C
13 150 (2.80%) Shell Script
14 124 (2.31%) PHP5
15 81 (1.51%) Groovy
16 80 (1.49%) VB.NET
17 77 (1.44%) PL/SQL
18 74 (1.38%) PowerShell
19 66 (1.23%) Clojure
20 60 (1.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 925 (17.24%) Degree
2 248 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 156 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 84 (1.57%) ISEB
5 76 (1.42%) ISTQB
6 38 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 36 (0.67%) CISSP
9 31 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (0.52%) MCITP
11 25 (0.47%) CCNA
12 24 (0.45%) MCSE
13 23 (0.43%) RHCE
14 22 (0.41%) PhD
15 20 (0.37%) CEH
16 18 (0.34%) MySQL Certification
17 16 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (0.30%) PMI Certification
17 16 (0.30%) GIAC
18 14 (0.26%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 532 (9.92%) QA
2 76 (1.42%) SLA
3 43 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 40 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 26 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.34%) ISO 8583
7 15 (0.28%) WCAG
8 11 (0.21%) 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
11 2 (0.037%) JTAG
12 1 (0.019%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.019%) Section 508
System Software
1 162 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (1.98%) KVM
3 77 (1.44%) Xen
4 67 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 52 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 48 (0.89%) Snort
6 48 (0.89%) Varnish
7 31 (0.58%) 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 (0.34%) VirtualBox
13 17 (0.32%) HDFS
14 13 (0.24%) Samba
15 12 (0.22%) Ceph
15 12 (0.22%) Apache Flume
16 10 (0.19%) Docker
16 10 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 663 (12.36%) Puppet
2 485 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
3 273 (5.09%) Nagios
4 90 (1.68%) ZABBIX
5 75 (1.40%) Ansible
6 74 (1.38%) Vagrant
7 57 (1.06%) Cacti
8 46 (0.86%) Zenoss
9 37 (0.69%) Salt
10 35 (0.65%) logstash
11 31 (0.58%) HAProxy
12 26 (0.48%) Ganglia
13 21 (0.39%) SCCM
14 18 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (0.32%) Capistrano
16 12 (0.22%) CFEngine
17 11 (0.21%) Opsview
18 10 (0.19%) Pingdom
19 9 (0.17%) Kibana
19 9 (0.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 579 (10.79%) Oracle
2 472 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 304 (5.67%) Red Hat
4 239 (4.45%) VMware
5 217 (4.04%) Zend
6 159 (2.96%) Google
7 150 (2.80%) Cisco
8 115 (2.14%) Adobe
9 100 (1.86%) IBM
10 89 (1.66%) Twitter
11 72 (1.34%) Facebook
11 72 (1.34%) HP
12 64 (1.19%) SAP
13 60 (1.12%) ESRI
14 57 (1.06%) Perforce
15 49 (0.91%) Endeca
16 45 (0.84%) Sybase
17 41 (0.76%) Rackspace
17 41 (0.76%) F5
18 38 (0.71%) Sitecore
South East London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hays London City Projects
Salary: £380.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Excellent Salary
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + car + 15% bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare + Flex Hours
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Extensive benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
JPS Selection
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per week + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £60,000 to £90,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + company car or car allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago