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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 125 134 123
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2704 2278 2494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.31% 2.10% 2.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.44% 6.35% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2197 1911 2100
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
36326 35889 38985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.01% 33.02% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 28494 28990 32925
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 £27,500 £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 22 August 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 22 August 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 2550 £50,000 - 373
London +20 1492 £55,000 +4.76% 209
South East -5 437 £42,500 - 35
City of London +35 335 £57,500 +4.54% 80
East of England +38 155 £40,000 -20.00% 22
South West +42 122 £41,000 +17.14% 35
Berkshire -46 95 £50,000 +16.27% 9
Surrey +35 94 £42,500 +32.81% 6
Hampshire -7 87 £41,163 -7.50% 3
Scotland +6 86 £40,000 - 11
Yorkshire -58 86 £42,500 +23.18% 11
Cambridgeshire +24 82 £37,500 -25.00% 18
Cambridge +30 77 £37,500 -25.00% 16
East Midlands +29 77 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North West -29 77 £36,000 +10.76% 27
West Midlands +18 73 £33,000 +6.45% 14
Bristol +44 59 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Reading -5 54 £40,000 -5.88% 6
West Yorkshire -54 53 £58,750 +60.95% 2
Oxfordshire +15 52 £50,000 - 6
Leeds -42 51 £60,000 +64.38% 2
East Sussex -15 48 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Brighton -17 48 £42,500 +9.67% 3
Hertfordshire +7 47 £57,500 -6.12% 3
Glasgow -9 46 £41,000 +2.50% 3
Birmingham +31 40 £37,500 +20.96% 6
Manchester -19 40 £40,000 +23.07% 13
Edinburgh +8 39 £37,500 +2.73% 6
Northamptonshire +11 37 £49,000 -14.78% 6
Portsmouth +4 35 £45,000 -5.26%

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2378 (43.23%) Java
2 1895 (34.45%) JavaScript
3 1834 (33.34%) Linux
4 1745 (31.72%) HTML
5 1369 (24.89%) CSS
6 1319 (23.98%) Python
7 1302 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
8 1276 (23.20%) MySQL
9 1247 (22.67%) PHP
10 1121 (20.38%) Ruby
11 1107 (20.12%) TDD
12 1012 (18.40%) SQL
13 993 (18.05%) Scrum
14 971 (17.65%) OO
15 956 (17.38%) Web Services
16 927 (16.85%) Degree
17 900 (16.36%) jQuery
18 852 (15.49%) .NET
19 833 (15.14%) Git (software)
20 828 (15.05%) Spring
21 823 (14.96%) C#
22 817 (14.85%) MVC
23 814 (14.80%) Software Engineering
24 768 (13.96%) HTML5
25 740 (13.45%) Finance
26 725 (13.18%) XML
27 719 (13.07%) E-Commerce
28 688 (12.51%) Apache
29 687 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
30 669 (12.16%) Puppet

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (12.51%) Apache
2 474 (8.62%) Node.js
3 441 (8.02%) Tomcat
4 359 (6.53%) CMS
5 282 (5.13%) Drupal
6 192 (3.49%) WebLogic
7 185 (3.36%) WordPress
8 169 (3.07%) IIS
9 165 (3.00%) WebSphere
10 158 (2.87%) SharePoint
11 144 (2.62%) Alfresco
12 143 (2.60%) nginx
13 122 (2.22%) Apache Solr
14 104 (1.89%) OpenStack
15 98 (1.78%) Confluence
16 89 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
17 76 (1.38%) Joomla!
18 66 (1.20%) Liferay
19 61 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
20 55 (1.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 260 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 80 (1.45%) Photoshop
3 56 (1.02%) MS Office
4 37 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 15 (0.27%) SPSS
7 11 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.15%) InDesign
9 6 (0.11%) MS Project
9 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.11%) GIMP
10 1 (0.018%) InCopy
10 1 (0.018%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.018%) FastStats
10 1 (0.018%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) FreeHand
Business Applications
1 122 (2.22%) Magento
2 16 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.29%) WebTrends
3 14 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.25%) AquaLogic BPM
4 13 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 11 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
6 10 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
8 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.15%) osCommerce
9 7 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 6 (0.11%) Agresso
10 6 (0.11%) Optimost
11 4 (0.073%) Compiere
11 4 (0.073%) Summit
12 2 (0.036%) SAP ERP
13 1 (0.018%) Fredhopper
13 1 (0.018%) Zen Cart
13 1 (0.018%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 245 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (4.34%) GitHub
3 222 (4.04%) SaaS
4 113 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 84 (1.53%) IaaS
6 66 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 60 (1.09%) PaaS
8 52 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 40 (0.73%) Amazon S3
10 30 (0.55%) Joyent
11 28 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
11 28 (0.51%) Google Apps
12 27 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
13 17 (0.31%) Office 365
14 14 (0.25%) Google App Engine
15 11 (0.20%) Basecamp
15 11 (0.20%) LucidChart
16 10 (0.18%) Trello
17 8 (0.15%) Heroku
18 6 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 366 (6.65%) Internet
2 280 (5.09%) HTTP
3 221 (4.02%) TCP/IP
4 158 (2.87%) Firewall
5 100 (1.82%) DNS
6 88 (1.60%) LDAP
7 84 (1.53%) SAN
8 82 (1.49%) VoIP
9 65 (1.18%) SSL
9 65 (1.18%) WAN
10 63 (1.15%) VPN
11 52 (0.95%) Wireless
12 49 (0.89%) AMQP
12 49 (0.89%) SMTP
13 48 (0.87%) LAN
14 43 (0.78%) SSH
15 38 (0.69%) Network Security
16 36 (0.65%) DHCP
17 35 (0.64%) Intranet
18 34 (0.62%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1276 (23.20%) MySQL
2 578 (10.51%) SQL Server
3 548 (9.96%) NoSQL
4 523 (9.51%) MongoDB
5 436 (7.93%) Relational Database
6 414 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
7 394 (7.16%) Big Data
8 273 (4.96%) Hadoop
9 223 (4.05%) RDBMS
10 185 (3.36%) Redis
11 181 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 125 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
13 112 (2.04%) Apache Hive
14 96 (1.75%) Oracle Database
15 89 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 88 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
17 83 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
18 62 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 56 (1.02%) Couchbase
20 50 (0.91%) HBase
Development Applications
1 833 (15.14%) Git (software)
2 545 (9.91%) Subversion
3 516 (9.38%) Selenium
4 458 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 420 (7.63%) Maven
6 345 (6.27%) Cucumber
7 306 (5.56%) JUnit
8 281 (5.11%) JIRA
9 223 (4.05%) WebDriver
10 163 (2.96%) Hudson
11 156 (2.84%) Visual Studio
12 143 (2.60%) JMeter
13 138 (2.51%) NUnit
14 134 (2.44%) TeamCity
15 127 (2.31%) Eclipse
16 117 (2.13%) Ant
17 97 (1.76%) Jasmine
18 93 (1.69%) WATIR
19 84 (1.53%) FitNesse
20 83 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 740 (13.45%) Finance
2 328 (5.96%) Marketing
3 231 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 218 (3.96%) Banking
5 212 (3.85%) Retail
6 182 (3.31%) Games
7 129 (2.35%) Publishing
8 99 (1.80%) Advertising
9 82 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 73 (1.33%) Front Office
11 36 (0.65%) Legal
12 34 (0.62%) Back Office
13 30 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 27 (0.49%) Electronics
15 21 (0.38%) Law
16 18 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 17 (0.31%) Automotive
18 16 (0.29%) Multimedia
19 15 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2753 (50.05%) Developer
2 724 (13.16%) Java Developer
3 598 (10.87%) Senior Developer
4 424 (7.71%) Architect
5 345 (6.27%) PHP Developer
6 334 (6.07%) Web Developer
7 316 (5.74%) Administrator
8 300 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 270 (4.91%) Analyst
10 256 (4.65%) Software Engineer
11 246 (4.47%) .NET Developer
12 233 (4.24%) Linux Administrator
13 218 (3.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 205 (3.73%) Consultant
15 203 (3.69%) Software Developer
16 202 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
16 202 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
17 193 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
18 171 (3.11%) C# Developer
19 169 (3.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1745 (31.72%) HTML
2 1369 (24.89%) CSS
3 956 (17.38%) Web Services
4 900 (16.36%) jQuery
5 852 (15.49%) .NET
6 828 (15.05%) Spring
7 768 (13.96%) HTML5
8 725 (13.18%) XML
9 549 (9.98%) Hibernate
10 454 (8.25%) REST
11 441 (8.02%) ASP.NET
12 438 (7.96%) AngularJS
13 432 (7.85%) LAMP
14 411 (7.47%) CSS3
15 389 (7.07%) J2EE
16 356 (6.47%) RESTful
17 350 (6.36%) SOAP
18 343 (6.24%) Ajax
18 343 (6.24%) JSON
19 327 (5.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 624 (11.34%) Computer Science
2 288 (5.24%) Mobile App
3 206 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
4 140 (2.54%) Mathematics
5 132 (2.40%) Blog
6 123 (2.24%) Digital Media
7 108 (1.96%) Social Media
8 107 (1.95%) GIS
9 90 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 80 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 79 (1.44%) Clustering
12 72 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 71 (1.29%) N-Tier
14 70 (1.27%) Visualisation
15 57 (1.04%) Equities
16 54 (0.98%) Social Network
17 52 (0.95%) RIA
18 51 (0.93%) Physics
19 45 (0.82%) Statistics
20 44 (0.80%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1834 (33.34%) Linux
2 598 (10.87%) Windows
3 452 (8.22%) UNIX
4 315 (5.73%) Android
5 285 (5.18%) Apple iOS
6 267 (4.85%) Ubuntu
7 172 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 158 (2.87%) Debian
9 153 (2.78%) CentOS
10 129 (2.35%) Solaris
11 65 (1.18%) Mac OS X
12 59 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (0.69%) Fedora
14 31 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 30 (0.55%) AIX
16 28 (0.51%) OpenBSD
17 23 (0.42%) FreeBSD
18 22 (0.40%) Windows Phone
18 22 (0.40%) Windows 8
18 22 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1302 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1107 (20.12%) TDD
3 993 (18.05%) Scrum
4 971 (17.65%) OO
5 817 (14.85%) MVC
6 814 (14.80%) Software Engineering
7 719 (13.07%) E-Commerce
8 687 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
9 588 (10.69%) DevOps
10 585 (10.63%) BDD
11 543 (9.87%) Web Development
12 362 (6.58%) OOP
13 326 (5.93%) SOA
14 322 (5.85%) Configuration Management
15 298 (5.42%) Content Management
16 285 (5.18%) Unit Testing
17 271 (4.93%) Project Management
18 257 (4.67%) Analytics
18 257 (4.67%) Pair Programming
19 249 (4.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2378 (43.23%) Java
2 1895 (34.45%) JavaScript
3 1319 (23.98%) Python
4 1247 (22.67%) PHP
5 1121 (20.38%) Ruby
6 1012 (18.40%) SQL
7 823 (14.96%) C#
8 473 (8.60%) Perl
9 462 (8.40%) Bash Shell
10 389 (7.07%) C++
11 273 (4.96%) Scala
12 242 (4.40%) C
13 123 (2.24%) PHP5
13 123 (2.24%) Shell Script
14 115 (2.09%) Groovy
15 97 (1.76%) Clojure
16 93 (1.69%) VB.NET
17 85 (1.55%) PowerShell
18 84 (1.53%) Objective-C
19 71 (1.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 927 (16.85%) Degree
2 279 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 168 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 73 (1.33%) ISEB
5 68 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 44 (0.80%) CISSP
7 43 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
9 26 (0.47%) CEH
9 26 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 25 (0.45%) OSCP
11 24 (0.44%) GPEN
12 23 (0.42%) CISMP
13 21 (0.38%) MySQL Certification
14 20 (0.36%) MCITP
14 20 (0.36%) GIAC
15 19 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (0.35%) RHCE
15 19 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 520 (9.45%) QA
2 81 (1.47%) SLA
3 57 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 52 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 27 (0.49%) ISO 8583
6 19 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.18%) WCAG
8 9 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.073%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.055%) ISO 9002
12 2 (0.036%) HL7
12 2 (0.036%) COBIT
12 2 (0.036%) JTAG
13 1 (0.018%) Section 508
13 1 (0.018%) Dublin Core
13 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 134 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (1.51%) KVM
3 72 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 58 (1.05%) Xen
5 54 (0.98%) Varnish
6 46 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 41 (0.75%) Snort
8 37 (0.67%) NFS
9 36 (0.65%) vSphere
10 23 (0.42%) Samba
11 17 (0.31%) vCloud
12 16 (0.29%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.29%) HDFS
13 14 (0.25%) GPFS
14 13 (0.24%) VirtualBox
15 11 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (0.20%) Postfix
16 10 (0.18%) VMware ESX
17 9 (0.16%) Docker
17 9 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 669 (12.16%) Puppet
2 475 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 285 (5.18%) Nagios
4 103 (1.87%) ZABBIX
5 68 (1.24%) Vagrant
6 49 (0.89%) Cacti
7 48 (0.87%) Zenoss
8 47 (0.85%) Ansible
9 41 (0.75%) HAProxy
10 40 (0.73%) logstash
11 39 (0.71%) Ganglia
12 38 (0.69%) Salt
13 33 (0.60%) Capistrano
14 20 (0.36%) CFEngine
15 17 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
16 16 (0.29%) SCCM
17 15 (0.27%) Opsview
18 12 (0.22%) Backup Exec
19 11 (0.20%) WSUS
20 8 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 628 (11.42%) Oracle
2 537 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 320 (5.82%) Red Hat
4 259 (4.71%) JBoss
5 204 (3.71%) Zend
6 195 (3.54%) VMware
7 166 (3.02%) Google
8 154 (2.80%) Cisco
9 130 (2.36%) Twitter
10 126 (2.29%) Adobe
11 98 (1.78%) IBM
12 86 (1.56%) Facebook
13 78 (1.42%) HP
14 77 (1.40%) ESRI
15 68 (1.24%) SAP
16 53 (0.96%) Perforce
17 50 (0.91%) Rackspace
18 46 (0.84%) Sitecore
19 44 (0.80%) F5
20 42 (0.76%) TIBCO
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