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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 120 111 138
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2496 2685 2303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 2.57% 2.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.36% 6.53% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2020 2054 1973
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 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +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
39255 41093 42331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.70% 39.41% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31712 32035 35265
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -9 2301 £52,500 +5.00% 348
London -17 1188 £57,500 +4.54% 170
South East -2 453 £47,500 +5.55% 61
South West +30 235 £42,500 +13.33% 37
City of London +13 232 £57,500 +9.52% 59
East of England -10 130 £47,500 +5.55% 36
Surrey +11 119 £52,500 +23.52% 12
Bristol +20 114 £45,000 +28.57% 16
Berkshire -28 113 £52,500 -4.54% 15
Yorkshire +6 92 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East Midlands +47 85 £49,000 - 3
Scotland -25 80 £46,000 -3.15% 8
Reading +9 74 £52,500 -4.54% 9
Oxfordshire +7 62 £43,000 +1.17% 13
Hampshire -12 60 £42,500 -6.59% 9
Oxford +7 56 £43,000 +22.85% 11
West Yorkshire +6 55 £45,000 +16.88% 8
Cambridgeshire -19 54 £40,000 -11.11% 19
Hertfordshire -1 52 £65,000 -4.41% 5
Leeds +20 47 £45,000 +18.95% 6
North West -84 47 £45,000 +28.57% 16
West Midlands -2 46 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Northamptonshire +9 45 £52,500 +7.14% 1
Cambridge -16 42 £38,000 -1.29% 16
Kent +35 41 £47,500 -20.83% 4
Northampton +14 41 £52,500 +7.14% 1
East Sussex -13 37 £40,000 +29.03% 6
Brighton -6 35 £40,000 +29.03% 4
Nottinghamshire +45 34 £30,000 +36.36% 1
Glasgow -30 34 £40,000 -17.94% 3

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2342 (45.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2013 (39.29%) Java
3 1771 (34.57%) JavaScript
4 1599 (31.21%) HTML
5 1585 (30.94%) Linux
6 1353 (26.41%) CSS
7 1096 (21.39%) Python
8 1087 (21.22%) TDD
9 1055 (20.59%) PHP
10 1026 (20.03%) MySQL
11 954 (18.62%) SQL
12 875 (17.08%) Ruby
13 867 (16.92%) Degree
14 859 (16.77%) jQuery
15 858 (16.75%) Software Engineering
16 850 (16.59%) OO
17 849 (16.57%) MVC
18 846 (16.51%) Git (software)
19 803 (15.67%) Scrum
20 801 (15.64%) C#
21 798 (15.58%) .NET
22 760 (14.84%) Web Services
23 741 (14.46%) HTML5
24 722 (14.09%) E-Commerce
25 694 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
26 682 (13.31%) Spring
27 675 (13.18%) Windows
28 658 (12.84%) Finance
29 626 (12.22%) Apache
30 601 (11.73%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 626 (12.22%) Apache
2 455 (8.88%) Node.js
3 307 (5.99%) Tomcat
4 256 (5.00%) CMS
5 240 (4.68%) Drupal
6 186 (3.63%) nginx
7 165 (3.22%) IIS
8 141 (2.75%) JBoss
9 130 (2.54%) Apache Solr
9 130 (2.54%) WordPress
10 128 (2.50%) OpenStack
11 119 (2.32%) WebSphere
12 110 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
13 97 (1.89%) WebLogic
14 89 (1.74%) SharePoint
15 84 (1.64%) Confluence
16 79 (1.54%) Joomla!
17 59 (1.15%) Alfresco
18 58 (1.13%) Apache Pig
19 51 (1.00%) Mule
Applications
1 237 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 46 (0.90%) MS Office
4 31 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (0.37%) SPSS
6 18 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 15 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.16%) MS Project
9 7 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.078%) GIMP
11 3 (0.059%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.039%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.039%) InDesign
13 1 (0.020%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.020%) InCopy
13 1 (0.020%) Mingle
13 1 (0.020%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 64 (1.25%) Magento
2 12 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.23%) Google Analytics
3 11 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.14%) Summit
6 5 (0.098%) osCommerce
6 5 (0.098%) AquaLogic BPM
7 4 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.059%) Zen Cart
9 2 (0.039%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.020%) RMDS
10 1 (0.020%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.020%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.020%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 258 (5.04%) GitHub
2 188 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
3 162 (3.16%) SaaS
4 83 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 79 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 61 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 56 (1.09%) IaaS
8 45 (0.88%) PaaS
9 40 (0.78%) Google Apps
10 33 (0.64%) Rackspace Cloud
11 32 (0.62%) OpenShift
12 19 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 16 (0.31%) Office 365
14 15 (0.29%) Joyent
15 14 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
16 5 (0.098%) Amazon SQS
17 4 (0.078%) SoftLayer
17 4 (0.078%) Google Compute Engine
17 4 (0.078%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 256 (5.00%) Internet
2 236 (4.61%) Firewall
3 219 (4.27%) TCP/IP
4 198 (3.86%) HTTP
5 141 (2.75%) DNS
6 115 (2.24%) WAN
7 104 (2.03%) SAN
8 81 (1.58%) LAN
9 70 (1.37%) LDAP
10 68 (1.33%) SSL
10 68 (1.33%) DHCP
11 65 (1.27%) VoIP
12 51 (1.00%) VLAN
13 49 (0.96%) Network Security
14 45 (0.88%) VPN
15 43 (0.84%) SMTP
16 42 (0.82%) NAS
17 38 (0.74%) Wireshark
18 35 (0.68%) MPLS
19 34 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1026 (20.03%) MySQL
2 522 (10.19%) NoSQL
3 509 (9.94%) MongoDB
4 464 (9.06%) SQL Server
5 404 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 393 (7.67%) PostgreSQL
7 315 (6.15%) Big Data
8 218 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 174 (3.40%) RDBMS
10 154 (3.01%) Redis
11 119 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 82 (1.60%) Apache Hive
13 80 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 71 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
15 47 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 45 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 39 (0.76%) Data Mining
18 38 (0.74%) CouchDB
19 36 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
19 36 (0.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 846 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 472 (9.21%) Subversion
3 467 (9.12%) Selenium
4 393 (7.67%) Jenkins
5 262 (5.11%) Cucumber
6 260 (5.08%) JIRA
7 251 (4.90%) JUnit
8 223 (4.35%) Maven
9 192 (3.75%) NUnit
10 191 (3.73%) TeamCity
11 180 (3.51%) WebDriver
12 133 (2.60%) Jasmine
13 128 (2.50%) JMeter
14 110 (2.15%) Visual Studio
15 90 (1.76%) SpecFlow
16 77 (1.50%) Ant
16 77 (1.50%) Hudson
17 74 (1.44%) PHPUnit
18 73 (1.42%) WATIR
19 70 (1.37%) Eclipse
General
1 658 (12.84%) Finance
2 262 (5.11%) Marketing
3 212 (4.14%) Retail
4 197 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 189 (3.69%) Games
6 185 (3.61%) Banking
7 105 (2.05%) Publishing
8 102 (1.99%) Advertising
9 81 (1.58%) Back Office
10 58 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 58 (1.13%) Front Office
11 47 (0.92%) Legal
12 22 (0.43%) Automotive
12 22 (0.43%) Electronics
13 20 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.35%) Law
16 15 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
17 14 (0.27%) French Language
18 11 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2404 (46.93%) Developer
2 532 (10.38%) Java Developer
3 523 (10.21%) Senior Developer
4 508 (9.92%) Architect
5 356 (6.95%) Software Engineer
6 332 (6.48%) Web Developer
7 309 (6.03%) Administrator
8 298 (5.82%) PHP Developer
9 251 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
10 231 (4.51%) Linux Administrator
11 224 (4.37%) Software Developer
11 224 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
12 214 (4.18%) Analyst
13 196 (3.83%) .NET Developer
14 191 (3.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 148 (2.89%) Consultant
16 146 (2.85%) DevOps Engineer
17 131 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
18 129 (2.52%) Lead Developer
19 116 (2.26%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1599 (31.21%) HTML
2 1353 (26.41%) CSS
3 859 (16.77%) jQuery
4 798 (15.58%) .NET
5 760 (14.84%) Web Services
6 741 (14.46%) HTML5
7 682 (13.31%) Spring
8 467 (9.12%) XML
9 461 (9.00%) REST
10 458 (8.94%) CSS3
11 457 (8.92%) AngularJS
12 420 (8.20%) Hibernate
13 375 (7.32%) ASP.NET
14 364 (7.11%) LAMP
15 349 (6.81%) RESTful
16 327 (6.38%) J2EE
17 260 (5.08%) Ajax
18 257 (5.02%) SOAP
19 249 (4.86%) ASP.NET MVC
20 210 (4.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 550 (10.74%) Computer Science
2 362 (7.07%) Mobile App
3 264 (5.15%) Blog
4 249 (4.86%) User Experience
5 201 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 176 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
7 162 (3.16%) Algorithms
8 145 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 110 (2.15%) Mathematics
10 89 (1.74%) Visualisation
11 87 (1.70%) Digital Media
12 84 (1.64%) Social Media
13 82 (1.60%) Hedge funds
14 70 (1.37%) Data Structures
15 65 (1.27%) GIS
16 61 (1.19%) Physics
17 59 (1.15%) Data Integration
18 58 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 58 (1.13%) iPhone
19 57 (1.11%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 1585 (30.94%) Linux
2 675 (13.18%) Windows
3 431 (8.41%) UNIX
4 280 (5.47%) Android
5 232 (4.53%) Apple iOS
6 202 (3.94%) Ubuntu
7 161 (3.14%) CentOS
8 160 (3.12%) Debian
9 159 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 89 (1.74%) Solaris
11 59 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 47 (0.92%) Fedora
14 36 (0.70%) Mac OS X
15 26 (0.51%) Windows 7
16 24 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
17 23 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (0.45%) Windows Phone
18 20 (0.39%) AIX
19 19 (0.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2342 (45.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1087 (21.22%) TDD
3 858 (16.75%) Software Engineering
4 850 (16.59%) OO
5 849 (16.57%) MVC
6 803 (15.67%) Scrum
7 722 (14.09%) E-Commerce
8 694 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
9 601 (11.73%) BDD
10 535 (10.44%) Web Development
11 511 (9.97%) DevOps
12 328 (6.40%) SOA
13 305 (5.95%) Mentoring
14 301 (5.88%) Pair Programming
15 264 (5.15%) Configuration Management
16 240 (4.68%) Test Automation
17 220 (4.29%) Project Management
18 214 (4.18%) Unit Testing
19 210 (4.10%) OOP
20 195 (3.81%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2013 (39.29%) Java
2 1771 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 1096 (21.39%) Python
4 1055 (20.59%) PHP
5 954 (18.62%) SQL
6 875 (17.08%) Ruby
7 801 (15.64%) C#
8 433 (8.45%) Perl
9 313 (6.11%) C++
10 278 (5.43%) Bash Shell
11 243 (4.74%) Scala
12 167 (3.26%) C
13 127 (2.48%) Shell Script
14 105 (2.05%) PHP5
15 77 (1.50%) T-SQL
16 72 (1.41%) PowerShell
17 71 (1.39%) Objective-C
18 69 (1.35%) Groovy
18 69 (1.35%) Clojure
19 68 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 867 (16.92%) Degree
2 196 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 143 (2.79%) SC Cleared
4 80 (1.56%) ISEB
5 75 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (1.15%) CCNA
6 59 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 48 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (0.64%) PhD
9 31 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 29 (0.57%) MCITP
11 23 (0.45%) RHCE
11 23 (0.45%) CISSP
11 23 (0.45%) CCNP
12 22 (0.43%) CCIE
12 22 (0.43%) MCSE
13 20 (0.39%) PMI Certification
14 15 (0.29%) RHCSA
15 13 (0.25%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 554 (10.81%) QA
2 45 (0.88%) SLA
3 34 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 28 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.31%) WCAG
7 14 (0.27%) ISO 8583
8 10 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 8 (0.16%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.059%) SNOMED CT
11 3 (0.059%) COBIT
11 3 (0.059%) Basel II
12 1 (0.020%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.020%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
System Software
1 194 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 72 (1.41%) KVM
4 67 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 62 (1.21%) Varnish
6 58 (1.13%) Xen
7 37 (0.72%) NFS
8 34 (0.66%) vSphere
9 30 (0.59%) Snort
10 27 (0.53%) VirtualBox
11 25 (0.49%) VMware ESX
12 24 (0.47%) HDFS
13 21 (0.41%) Docker
14 15 (0.29%) XenServer
15 14 (0.27%) LXC
15 14 (0.27%) Postfix
16 13 (0.25%) Ceph
17 11 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 10 (0.20%) vCloud
18 10 (0.20%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 548 (10.70%) Puppet
2 414 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
3 234 (4.57%) Nagios
4 94 (1.83%) Vagrant
5 90 (1.76%) Ansible
6 86 (1.68%) ZABBIX
7 65 (1.27%) Cacti
8 49 (0.96%) Graphite
9 33 (0.64%) HAProxy
10 30 (0.59%) Salt
10 30 (0.59%) Zenoss
11 27 (0.53%) logstash
12 20 (0.39%) SCCM
13 15 (0.29%) Capistrano
14 14 (0.27%) Oozie
15 13 (0.25%) Munin
16 12 (0.23%) Pingdom
17 11 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
18 10 (0.20%) Tivoli
18 10 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 550 (10.74%) Oracle
2 464 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 272 (5.31%) VMware
4 258 (5.04%) Red Hat
5 218 (4.26%) Zend
6 204 (3.98%) Cisco
7 189 (3.69%) Google
8 133 (2.60%) IBM
9 104 (2.03%) HP
10 89 (1.74%) Adobe
11 73 (1.42%) SAP
12 67 (1.31%) Endeca
13 65 (1.27%) Facebook
14 63 (1.23%) Sybase
15 59 (1.15%) TIBCO
16 58 (1.13%) hybris
17 47 (0.92%) Juniper
18 42 (0.82%) Twitter
18 42 (0.82%) NetApp
19 41 (0.80%) ESRI
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