The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 119 125 138
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2635 2831 2255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.47% 2.40% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.90% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2037 2290 1902
Average salary £51,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% +8.69%
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 £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 Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89822 97669 86864
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.06% 82.68% 80.75%
Number of salaries quoted 72985 79475 71416
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 £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 26 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 26 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
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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 2476 £52,500 +5.00% 348
London +9 1410 £57,500 - 174
South East -8 421 £45,000 +2.27% 54
City of London -5 225 £57,500 +4.54% 51
South West -25 143 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Yorkshire +8 119 £50,000 - 18
North West +46 109 £42,500 +18.05% 14
East of England +7 106 £45,000 -15.09% 22
Surrey +6 104 £50,000 +11.11% 8
West Yorkshire +24 103 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Bristol +3 103 £45,000 - 13
East Midlands +25 101 £45,000 - 8
Berkshire -13 97 £45,000 +2.27% 13
Leeds +22 91 £47,500 -17.39% 8
Scotland +16 86 £37,500 -6.25% 13
West Midlands +28 82 £44,750 +19.33% 21
Reading +11 71 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Manchester +33 68 £43,000 +7.50% 7
Glasgow +4 56 £35,500 -11.25% 3
Hampshire +13 51 £45,000 - 9
Birmingham +18 49 £41,250 +50.00% 15
Cambridgeshire +25 48 £45,000 -8.16% 12
Hertfordshire -5 46 £60,000 -7.69% 4
Cambridge +41 45 £45,000 -14.28% 11
Oxfordshire -4 44 £50,000 +17.64% 6
Northamptonshire -9 44 £51,250 +13.88% 4
Northampton -11 41 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Brighton +1 38 £35,000 -12.50% 2
East Sussex -10 38 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Nottinghamshire +35 37 £37,500 +8.69% 1

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 2498 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2030 (39.63%) Java
3 1837 (35.86%) JavaScript
4 1593 (31.10%) HTML
5 1416 (27.64%) Linux
6 1302 (25.41%) CSS
7 1249 (24.38%) TDD
8 1132 (22.10%) Python
9 1090 (21.28%) PHP
10 1004 (19.60%) SQL
11 974 (19.01%) MVC
12 885 (17.28%) MySQL
13 853 (16.65%) Degree
14 850 (16.59%) .NET
15 846 (16.51%) C#
16 841 (16.42%) Git (software)
17 816 (15.93%) Software Engineering
18 803 (15.67%) Ruby
19 799 (15.60%) Web Services
20 773 (15.09%) OO
21 760 (14.84%) Scrum
22 757 (14.78%) jQuery
23 751 (14.66%) HTML5
24 734 (14.33%) Oracle
25 725 (14.15%) Finance
26 697 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
27 691 (13.49%) E-Commerce
28 676 (13.20%) BDD
29 658 (12.84%) Spring
30 644 (12.57%) Windows

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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
1 497 (9.70%) Apache
2 425 (8.30%) Node.js
3 286 (5.58%) Tomcat
4 211 (4.12%) CMS
5 174 (3.40%) Drupal
6 170 (3.32%) IIS
7 161 (3.14%) nginx
8 149 (2.91%) WebSphere
9 137 (2.67%) JBoss
10 126 (2.46%) SharePoint
11 125 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
12 124 (2.42%) OpenStack
13 105 (2.05%) Apache Solr
14 97 (1.89%) Apache Pig
15 86 (1.68%) WebLogic
16 78 (1.52%) SAS
17 73 (1.42%) WordPress
18 62 (1.21%) Confluence
19 56 (1.09%) Mule
20 52 (1.02%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 251 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.02%) SPSS
3 45 (0.88%) MS Office
4 33 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 21 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.16%) MS Project
9 7 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (0.078%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 51 (1.00%) Magento
2 22 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.16%) WebTrends
3 8 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.14%) Summit
5 6 (0.12%) Odoo
6 5 (0.098%) RMDS
7 4 (0.078%) osCommerce
8 3 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.059%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.059%) AquaLogic BPM
9 2 (0.039%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.039%) Tridion
9 2 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.020%) Unica
10 1 (0.020%) Fredhopper
10 1 (0.020%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 465 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (3.14%) GitHub
3 156 (3.05%) SaaS
4 105 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
5 104 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 86 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
7 71 (1.39%) PaaS
8 64 (1.25%) IaaS
9 53 (1.03%) Amazon EMR
10 38 (0.74%) Google Apps
11 30 (0.59%) Office 365
12 23 (0.45%) Amazon S3
13 22 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
14 21 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 20 (0.39%) OpenShift
16 18 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 18 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
17 12 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 9 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 8 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 290 (5.66%) Internet
2 210 (4.10%) HTTP
3 194 (3.79%) Firewall
4 165 (3.22%) DNS
5 110 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 97 (1.89%) WAN
7 81 (1.58%) DHCP
8 78 (1.52%) LAN
9 75 (1.46%) SAN
10 62 (1.21%) LDAP
11 50 (0.98%) Network Security
12 49 (0.96%) VLAN
13 42 (0.82%) SSL
14 41 (0.80%) Broadband
15 40 (0.78%) MPLS
16 31 (0.61%) SMTP
17 30 (0.59%) SSH
18 29 (0.57%) VPN
19 25 (0.49%) VoIP
20 22 (0.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 885 (17.28%) MySQL
2 582 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 557 (10.87%) MongoDB
4 534 (10.42%) NoSQL
5 402 (7.85%) Relational Database
6 397 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
7 385 (7.52%) Big Data
8 283 (5.52%) Hadoop
9 169 (3.30%) RDBMS
10 161 (3.14%) Redis
11 134 (2.62%) Apache Hive
12 131 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
13 82 (1.60%) Pentaho
14 78 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
15 70 (1.37%) Oracle Database
16 63 (1.23%) Mahout
17 55 (1.07%) DB2
18 54 (1.05%) HBase
19 44 (0.86%) Impala
19 44 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 841 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 433 (8.45%) Jenkins
3 427 (8.33%) Selenium
4 387 (7.55%) Subversion
5 262 (5.11%) Cucumber
6 249 (4.86%) JUnit
7 207 (4.04%) Maven
8 202 (3.94%) NUnit
9 194 (3.79%) JIRA
10 191 (3.73%) WebDriver
11 171 (3.34%) TeamCity
12 116 (2.26%) JMeter
13 106 (2.07%) SpecFlow
14 104 (2.03%) Eclipse
15 96 (1.87%) Jasmine
16 92 (1.80%) Visual Studio
17 86 (1.68%) Talend Open Studio
18 85 (1.66%) Grunt
19 84 (1.64%) Ant
20 77 (1.50%) PHPUnit
General
1 725 (14.15%) Finance
2 227 (4.43%) Games
3 220 (4.29%) Marketing
4 205 (4.00%) Retail
5 201 (3.92%) Banking
6 176 (3.44%) Telecoms
7 105 (2.05%) Publishing
8 103 (2.01%) Back Office
9 89 (1.74%) Advertising
10 71 (1.39%) Law
11 53 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 49 (0.96%) Automotive
13 43 (0.84%) Front Office
14 35 (0.68%) Legal
15 31 (0.61%) Electronics
16 26 (0.51%) Online Betting
17 19 (0.37%) French Language
18 17 (0.33%) Manufacturing
19 14 (0.27%) Billing
20 13 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2528 (49.35%) Developer
2 605 (11.81%) Java Developer
3 582 (11.36%) Architect
4 577 (11.26%) Senior Developer
5 367 (7.16%) Software Engineer
6 265 (5.17%) PHP Developer
7 259 (5.06%) Web Developer
8 246 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
9 243 (4.74%) .NET Developer
10 241 (4.70%) Software Developer
11 203 (3.96%) Administrator
12 200 (3.90%) Analyst
13 184 (3.59%) Lead Developer
14 175 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
15 166 (3.24%) Consultant
16 159 (3.10%) Linux Administrator
16 159 (3.10%) C# Developer
17 155 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
18 144 (2.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 142 (2.77%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1593 (31.10%) HTML
2 1302 (25.41%) CSS
3 850 (16.59%) .NET
4 799 (15.60%) Web Services
5 757 (14.78%) jQuery
6 751 (14.66%) HTML5
7 658 (12.84%) Spring
8 620 (12.10%) AngularJS
9 509 (9.94%) CSS3
10 484 (9.45%) XML
11 463 (9.04%) Hibernate
12 458 (8.94%) REST
13 412 (8.04%) ASP.NET
14 322 (6.29%) J2EE
15 316 (6.17%) LAMP
16 300 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 297 (5.80%) RESTful
18 284 (5.54%) JSON
19 226 (4.41%) Ajax
20 218 (4.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 588 (11.48%) Computer Science
2 396 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 316 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 314 (6.13%) User Experience
5 257 (5.02%) Blog
6 214 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
7 165 (3.22%) Data Centre
8 155 (3.03%) Algorithms
9 134 (2.62%) Management Information System
10 126 (2.46%) Visualisation
11 124 (2.42%) Mathematics
12 84 (1.64%) Social Media
13 78 (1.52%) Data Structures
14 75 (1.46%) Digital Media
15 71 (1.39%) BBC
16 62 (1.21%) Blackberry
17 59 (1.15%) Hedge funds
18 58 (1.13%) GIS
19 54 (1.05%) Social Network
20 49 (0.96%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1416 (27.64%) Linux
2 644 (12.57%) Windows
3 356 (6.95%) UNIX
4 299 (5.84%) Android
5 271 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 162 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (2.77%) CentOS
8 112 (2.19%) Ubuntu
9 89 (1.74%) Debian
10 69 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 65 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 59 (1.15%) Solaris
13 38 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
15 25 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
17 20 (0.39%) Fedora
18 16 (0.31%) Windows 7
18 16 (0.31%) Windows 8
19 14 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2498 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1249 (24.38%) TDD
3 974 (19.01%) MVC
4 816 (15.93%) Software Engineering
5 773 (15.09%) OO
6 760 (14.84%) Scrum
7 697 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 691 (13.49%) E-Commerce
9 676 (13.20%) BDD
10 492 (9.60%) Web Development
11 470 (9.17%) DevOps
12 394 (7.69%) SOA
13 366 (7.14%) Mentoring
14 332 (6.48%) SDLC
15 295 (5.76%) Analytics
16 288 (5.62%) Pair Programming
17 282 (5.50%) Configuration Management
18 277 (5.41%) Test Automation
19 246 (4.80%) Unit Testing
20 206 (4.02%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2030 (39.63%) Java
2 1837 (35.86%) JavaScript
3 1132 (22.10%) Python
4 1090 (21.28%) PHP
5 1004 (19.60%) SQL
6 846 (16.51%) C#
7 803 (15.67%) Ruby
8 455 (8.88%) Perl
9 272 (5.31%) C++
10 260 (5.08%) Scala
11 221 (4.31%) Bash Shell
12 144 (2.81%) C
13 140 (2.73%) Groovy
14 107 (2.09%) R
15 94 (1.83%) Objective-C
16 90 (1.76%) Shell Script
17 83 (1.62%) T-SQL
18 76 (1.48%) Clojure
19 72 (1.41%) PowerShell
20 67 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 853 (16.65%) Degree
2 158 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 85 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 78 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (1.25%) CCNA
6 52 (1.02%) ISEB
7 47 (0.92%) CCNP
8 42 (0.82%) DV Cleared
9 33 (0.64%) RHCE
10 32 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 30 (0.59%) PhD
12 27 (0.53%) CCIE
13 21 (0.41%) RHCSA
14 18 (0.35%) JNCIE
15 17 (0.33%) CISSP
15 17 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.31%) PMI Certification
17 11 (0.21%) CEH
17 11 (0.21%) PMP
18 10 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 495 (9.66%) QA
2 41 (0.80%) SLA
3 34 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.29%) COBIT
5 13 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.20%) WCAG
8 9 (0.18%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.14%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.078%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.078%) MiFID
11 3 (0.059%) Basel II
11 3 (0.059%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.039%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.039%) FISMA
13 1 (0.020%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.020%) HL7
13 1 (0.020%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.020%) Solvency II
System Software
1 171 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 57 (1.11%) Docker
4 54 (1.05%) Varnish
4 54 (1.05%) Active Directory
5 39 (0.76%) NFS
5 39 (0.76%) VirtualBox
5 39 (0.76%) Apache Flume
6 31 (0.61%) KVM
7 25 (0.49%) vSphere
8 23 (0.45%) HDFS
9 19 (0.37%) Xen
10 18 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.31%) iptables
11 16 (0.31%) VMware ESX
12 12 (0.23%) vCloud
12 12 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.21%) LXC
14 9 (0.18%) XenServer
15 7 (0.14%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 412 (8.04%) Puppet
2 299 (5.84%) Opscode Chef
3 138 (2.69%) Nagios
4 102 (1.99%) Ansible
5 85 (1.66%) Vagrant
6 52 (1.02%) ZABBIX
7 44 (0.86%) Cacti
8 29 (0.57%) logstash
8 29 (0.57%) Cobbler
9 25 (0.49%) Graphite
10 21 (0.41%) Salt
11 18 (0.35%) OpenView
12 17 (0.33%) Nmap
12 17 (0.33%) Kibana
12 17 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (0.29%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.27%) Sysprep
15 13 (0.25%) SmokePing
15 13 (0.25%) Capistrano
16 12 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 734 (14.33%) Oracle
2 518 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 235 (4.59%) Google
4 220 (4.29%) VMware
5 218 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 162 (3.16%) Cisco
7 150 (2.93%) IBM
8 139 (2.71%) Zend
9 105 (2.05%) HP
10 90 (1.76%) hybris
11 88 (1.72%) Sybase
12 87 (1.70%) Facebook
13 86 (1.68%) Talend
14 81 (1.58%) Adobe
15 64 (1.25%) Cognos
16 55 (1.07%) SAP
17 54 (1.05%) Teradata
18 53 (1.03%) TIBCO
19 49 (0.96%) Informatica
20 44 (0.86%) ATG
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