The table below looks at the statistics for Sphinx skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Sphinx over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sphinx
Rank 886 878 863
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs citing Sphinx 7 29 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.025% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.017% 0.066% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 9
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
40912 43930 42331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.36% 38.28% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 34970 36925 36603
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Sphinx
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Sphinx within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Sphinx Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sphinx
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Sphinx within the UK.

Sphinx Salary Trend in the UK

Sphinx
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Sphinx over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Sphinx Salary Histogram in the UK

Sphinx
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Sphinx within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -18 7 £40,000 -20.00%
London -9 5 £40,000 -20.00%
City of London +19 1 £40,000 -
South East +15 1 £50,000 -13.04%
Berkshire +11 1 £50,000 -13.04%
Devon -6 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Exeter -13 1 £35,000 -12.50%
South West -22 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Reading - 1 £50,000 -

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Sphinx 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 Sphinx.

1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Subversion
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (44.44%) PHP
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Perl
4 3 (33.33%) Apache
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) jQuery
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) LAMP
4 3 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) KVM
5 2 (22.22%) New Relic
5 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Catalyst
5 2 (22.22%) DBIx::Class
5 2 (22.22%) Moose
5 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
5 2 (22.22%) Server Building
5 2 (22.22%) Redis
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Sphinx 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 Sphinx. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Redis
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) SQLite
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Subversion
2 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
4 1 (11.11%) Hudson
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Trac
4 1 (11.11%) gulp
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Perl Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) LAMP
1 3 (33.33%) jQuery
1 3 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (22.22%) Catalyst
2 2 (22.22%) DBIx::Class
2 2 (22.22%) Moose
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) Memcached
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) JSP
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 2 (22.22%) Server Building
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) BCP
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Memory Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PHP
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (22.22%) PHP5
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) NFS
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) Varnish
1 2 (22.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Sybase
1 2 (22.22%) Sun
1 2 (22.22%) SunGard
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 2 (22.22%) TIBCO
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) New Relic
2 1 (11.11%) Google