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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 120 129 140
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2666 2785 2260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.42% 2.33% 2.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.28% 5.86% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2077 2214 1908
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%

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
42472 47553 42823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.48% 39.81% 38.77%
Number of salaries quoted 33465 37674 34741
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +5 2485 £52,500 +5.00% 379
London +12 1390 £57,500 +4.54% 185
South East +4 462 £45,000 +2.27% 53
City of London -12 236 £57,500 +9.52% 60
South West -15 147 £42,500 +13.33% 33
Yorkshire +11 123 £50,000 +14.28% 17
Surrey +10 114 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Bristol +12 113 £45,000 +12.50% 18
Berkshire -15 105 £50,000 +11.11% 13
North West +40 104 £42,500 +30.76% 18
Scotland +5 104 £38,500 -3.75% 14
West Yorkshire +14 102 £52,500 +10.52% 14
East of England +17 99 £45,000 -14.28% 36
East Midlands +11 93 £45,000 - 7
West Midlands +14 86 £42,500 +13.33% 20
Leeds +23 83 £52,500 +16.66% 13
Reading +16 75 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Glasgow +12 69 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Manchester +40 63 £45,000 +55.17% 9
Hampshire +30 58 £45,000 - 14
Oxfordshire +3 55 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Birmingham +15 48 £40,000 +45.45% 7
Cambridgeshire +27 45 £45,000 -0.55% 19
Nottinghamshire +35 44 £40,750 +16.42%
Nottingham +24 42 £40,750 +25.38%
Cambridge +31 41 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Brighton -6 41 £35,000 -12.50% 1
East Sussex -6 41 £35,000 -15.15% 4
Leatherhead +26 38 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Oxford -4 38 £50,000 +33.33% 4

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 2497 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2082 (40.12%) Java
3 1816 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 1631 (31.43%) HTML
5 1444 (27.83%) Linux
6 1343 (25.88%) CSS
7 1204 (23.20%) TDD
8 1120 (21.58%) Python
9 1084 (20.89%) PHP
10 1004 (19.35%) SQL
11 969 (18.67%) MVC
12 919 (17.71%) MySQL
13 899 (17.33%) Degree
14 852 (16.42%) .NET
15 840 (16.19%) C#
16 838 (16.15%) Software Engineering
17 833 (16.05%) Git (software)
18 798 (15.38%) Web Services
19 790 (15.22%) Ruby
20 776 (14.95%) jQuery
21 764 (14.72%) OO
22 753 (14.51%) HTML5
23 737 (14.20%) Scrum
24 727 (14.01%) Oracle
25 700 (13.49%) E-Commerce
26 699 (13.47%) Finance
27 691 (13.32%) Spring
28 685 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
29 644 (12.41%) Windows
30 642 (12.37%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 521 (10.04%) Apache
2 411 (7.92%) Node.js
3 291 (5.61%) Tomcat
4 216 (4.16%) CMS
5 177 (3.41%) Drupal
6 167 (3.22%) WebSphere
7 165 (3.18%) IIS
8 153 (2.95%) nginx
9 151 (2.91%) JBoss
10 118 (2.27%) OpenStack
11 117 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
12 113 (2.18%) SharePoint
13 101 (1.95%) WebLogic
14 95 (1.83%) Apache Pig
15 93 (1.79%) Apache Solr
16 76 (1.46%) WordPress
17 73 (1.41%) SAS
18 66 (1.27%) Confluence
19 56 (1.08%) Mule
20 50 (0.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 254 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 47 (0.91%) SPSS
3 45 (0.87%) MS Office
4 35 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.13%) MS Project
9 4 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.077%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.019%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.019%) InDesign
10 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 52 (1.00%) Magento
2 23 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.13%) Summit
5 7 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.096%) RMDS
6 5 (0.096%) Odoo
7 4 (0.077%) osCommerce
7 4 (0.077%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.058%) AquaLogic BPM
9 2 (0.039%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.019%) Unica
10 1 (0.019%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.019%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 418 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (3.33%) GitHub
3 172 (3.31%) SaaS
4 97 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
5 91 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 86 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
7 77 (1.48%) IaaS
8 73 (1.41%) PaaS
9 49 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
10 31 (0.60%) Google Apps
11 30 (0.58%) OpenShift
12 26 (0.50%) Office 365
13 25 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 22 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 22 (0.42%) Rackspace Cloud
15 19 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.21%) Joyent
17 11 (0.21%) iPaaS
18 10 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 277 (5.34%) Internet
2 237 (4.57%) Firewall
3 210 (4.05%) HTTP
4 172 (3.31%) DNS
5 127 (2.45%) TCP/IP
6 107 (2.06%) WAN
7 85 (1.64%) LAN
7 85 (1.64%) DHCP
8 76 (1.46%) SAN
9 61 (1.18%) LDAP
10 60 (1.16%) VLAN
11 53 (1.02%) SSL
12 50 (0.96%) Network Security
13 46 (0.89%) MPLS
14 40 (0.77%) VPN
15 38 (0.73%) Broadband
16 35 (0.67%) SMTP
17 32 (0.62%) VoIP
18 31 (0.60%) SSH
19 26 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 919 (17.71%) MySQL
2 568 (10.95%) SQL Server
3 537 (10.35%) NoSQL
4 535 (10.31%) MongoDB
5 405 (7.80%) Relational Database
6 388 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
7 383 (7.38%) Big Data
8 287 (5.53%) Hadoop
9 173 (3.33%) RDBMS
10 164 (3.16%) Redis
11 133 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 132 (2.54%) Apache Hive
13 82 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
14 80 (1.54%) Pentaho
15 67 (1.29%) Oracle Database
16 54 (1.04%) DB2
17 53 (1.02%) Mahout
18 49 (0.94%) Data Mining
19 47 (0.91%) HBase
20 46 (0.89%) Impala
Development Applications
1 833 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 422 (8.13%) Selenium
3 396 (7.63%) Jenkins
4 391 (7.54%) Subversion
5 266 (5.13%) JUnit
6 247 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 213 (4.10%) JIRA
8 212 (4.09%) Maven
9 203 (3.91%) NUnit
10 193 (3.72%) WebDriver
11 163 (3.14%) TeamCity
12 122 (2.35%) JMeter
13 108 (2.08%) Jasmine
14 102 (1.97%) SpecFlow
15 101 (1.95%) Eclipse
16 99 (1.91%) Visual Studio
17 90 (1.73%) Grunt
18 88 (1.70%) Talend Open Studio
19 74 (1.43%) PHPUnit
20 72 (1.39%) PhantomJS
General
1 699 (13.47%) Finance
2 230 (4.43%) Marketing
3 219 (4.22%) Games
4 206 (3.97%) Retail
5 203 (3.91%) Banking
6 194 (3.74%) Telecoms
7 101 (1.95%) Back Office
8 99 (1.91%) Publishing
9 90 (1.73%) Advertising
10 67 (1.29%) Law
11 50 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 46 (0.89%) Front Office
13 38 (0.73%) Automotive
14 33 (0.64%) Electronics
14 33 (0.64%) Legal
15 27 (0.52%) Online Betting
16 20 (0.39%) French Language
17 18 (0.35%) Manufacturing
18 14 (0.27%) Financial Institution
19 13 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2533 (48.81%) Developer
2 608 (11.72%) Architect
3 593 (11.43%) Java Developer
4 586 (11.29%) Senior Developer
5 367 (7.07%) Software Engineer
6 285 (5.49%) Web Developer
7 278 (5.36%) PHP Developer
8 266 (5.13%) Software Developer
9 245 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
10 219 (4.22%) .NET Developer
11 211 (4.07%) Administrator
12 208 (4.01%) Analyst
13 180 (3.47%) Lead Developer
14 178 (3.43%) Systems Administrator
15 177 (3.41%) Consultant
16 165 (3.18%) Linux Administrator
17 149 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
18 148 (2.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 148 (2.85%) C# Developer
19 130 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1631 (31.43%) HTML
2 1343 (25.88%) CSS
3 852 (16.42%) .NET
4 798 (15.38%) Web Services
5 776 (14.95%) jQuery
6 753 (14.51%) HTML5
7 691 (13.32%) Spring
8 573 (11.04%) AngularJS
9 539 (10.39%) CSS3
10 493 (9.50%) XML
11 458 (8.83%) REST
12 444 (8.56%) Hibernate
13 392 (7.55%) ASP.NET
14 332 (6.40%) J2EE
15 328 (6.32%) LAMP
16 324 (6.24%) RESTful
17 284 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
18 268 (5.16%) JSON
19 237 (4.57%) Ajax
20 232 (4.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 596 (11.49%) Computer Science
2 410 (7.90%) Mobile App
3 322 (6.21%) User Experience
4 304 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 278 (5.36%) Blog
6 225 (4.34%) Enterprise Software
7 141 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 133 (2.56%) Algorithms
9 124 (2.39%) Mathematics
10 112 (2.16%) Visualisation
11 93 (1.79%) Social Media
12 76 (1.46%) Digital Media
13 67 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 67 (1.29%) Data Structures
14 64 (1.23%) BBC
15 62 (1.19%) Social Network
16 61 (1.18%) GIS
17 53 (1.02%) Blackberry
17 53 (1.02%) Physics
18 48 (0.93%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1444 (27.83%) Linux
2 644 (12.41%) Windows
3 360 (6.94%) UNIX
4 310 (5.97%) Android
5 276 (5.32%) Apple iOS
6 151 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (2.74%) CentOS
8 121 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 86 (1.66%) Debian
10 77 (1.48%) Solaris
11 72 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 61 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.52%) Fedora
13 27 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 26 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 26 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
16 19 (0.37%) Windows Phone
16 19 (0.37%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2497 (48.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1204 (23.20%) TDD
3 969 (18.67%) MVC
4 838 (16.15%) Software Engineering
5 764 (14.72%) OO
6 737 (14.20%) Scrum
7 700 (13.49%) E-Commerce
8 685 (13.20%) Continuous Integration
9 642 (12.37%) BDD
10 501 (9.66%) Web Development
11 454 (8.75%) DevOps
12 402 (7.75%) SOA
13 381 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 279 (5.38%) Test Automation
15 270 (5.20%) Analytics
16 261 (5.03%) Pair Programming
17 256 (4.93%) Configuration Management
18 251 (4.84%) Unit Testing
19 208 (4.01%) Project Management
20 206 (3.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2082 (40.12%) Java
2 1816 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 1120 (21.58%) Python
4 1084 (20.89%) PHP
5 1004 (19.35%) SQL
6 840 (16.19%) C#
7 790 (15.22%) Ruby
8 449 (8.65%) Perl
9 262 (5.05%) C++
10 249 (4.80%) Scala
11 217 (4.18%) Bash Shell
12 139 (2.68%) C
13 138 (2.66%) Groovy
14 97 (1.87%) Objective-C
15 95 (1.83%) R
16 90 (1.73%) Shell Script
17 82 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 81 (1.56%) Clojure
19 66 (1.27%) Go
20 62 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 899 (17.33%) Degree
2 168 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 91 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 91 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 74 (1.43%) CCNA
5 66 (1.27%) ISEB
6 50 (0.96%) CCNP
6 50 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 35 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 33 (0.64%) PhD
9 31 (0.60%) CCIE
9 31 (0.60%) RHCE
10 21 (0.40%) JNCIE
11 20 (0.39%) RHCSA
11 20 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.37%) CISSP
13 18 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.29%) CEH
14 15 (0.29%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 538 (10.37%) QA
2 36 (0.69%) SLA
3 35 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.29%) COBIT
5 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.25%) ISO 8583
7 10 (0.19%) WCAG
8 7 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.058%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.058%) SNOMED CT
11 2 (0.039%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.039%) FISMA
11 2 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.039%) Basel II
11 2 (0.039%) MiFID
12 1 (0.019%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.019%) HL7
12 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 176 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 61 (1.18%) Varnish
4 56 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.00%) Docker
6 36 (0.69%) VirtualBox
7 34 (0.66%) NFS
8 33 (0.64%) Apache Flume
8 33 (0.64%) KVM
9 32 (0.62%) vSphere
10 25 (0.48%) HDFS
11 21 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 18 (0.35%) Xen
13 15 (0.29%) VMware ESX
14 12 (0.23%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.19%) XenServer
15 10 (0.19%) LXC
15 10 (0.19%) vCloud
16 9 (0.17%) Kamailio
17 8 (0.15%) iptables
Systems Management
1 414 (7.98%) Puppet
2 308 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
3 158 (3.04%) Nagios
4 98 (1.89%) Ansible
5 90 (1.73%) Vagrant
6 63 (1.21%) ZABBIX
7 49 (0.94%) Cacti
8 28 (0.54%) Cobbler
8 28 (0.54%) logstash
9 24 (0.46%) Graphite
10 23 (0.44%) Zenoss
11 21 (0.40%) HAProxy
12 20 (0.39%) Salt
13 18 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (0.33%) OpenView
15 15 (0.29%) Capistrano
16 14 (0.27%) Tivoli
17 13 (0.25%) Sysprep
18 12 (0.23%) Kibana
18 12 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 727 (14.01%) Oracle
2 503 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 233 (4.49%) VMware
4 230 (4.43%) Google
5 217 (4.18%) Red Hat
6 180 (3.47%) Cisco
7 163 (3.14%) IBM
7 163 (3.14%) Zend
8 115 (2.22%) HP
9 92 (1.77%) hybris
10 89 (1.72%) Sybase
11 88 (1.70%) Talend
12 86 (1.66%) Facebook
13 77 (1.48%) Adobe
14 64 (1.23%) SAP
15 61 (1.18%) TIBCO
16 56 (1.08%) Cognos
17 54 (1.04%) Teradata
18 50 (0.96%) Endeca
19 49 (0.94%) Juniper
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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