The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 53 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 12 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.35% 0.44% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.56% 1.16% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 1
Average salary £45,000 £80,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Miscellaneous Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
183 172 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 35.88% 38.14% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 126 147 111
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,436 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £53,100 £50,150
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Open Source
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Watford region.

Open Source Salary Trend in Watford

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Watford region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Watford

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 21 (70.00%) Java
1 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 20 (66.67%) Web Services
2 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 19 (63.33%) SpecFlow
3 19 (63.33%) Gherkin
3 19 (63.33%) Calabash
3 19 (63.33%) WATIR
3 19 (63.33%) Selenium
3 19 (63.33%) Test Scripting
3 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
3 19 (63.33%) RESTful
3 19 (63.33%) JBehave
3 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
3 19 (63.33%) BDD
3 19 (63.33%) XML
3 19 (63.33%) C#
3 19 (63.33%) JUnit
3 19 (63.33%) NUnit
3 19 (63.33%) Ruby
3 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
4 10 (33.33%) OO
5 9 (30.00%) .NET
6 8 (26.67%) PHP
7 7 (23.33%) LAMP
7 7 (23.33%) SSH
7 7 (23.33%) DAB
7 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (23.33%) Yii
7 7 (23.33%) Laravel

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Watford region 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 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) GlassFish
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.67%) iPlanet
2 2 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
3 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.33%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) SSH
1 7 (23.33%) DAB
2 2 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) DB2
1 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 19 (63.33%) SpecFlow
2 19 (63.33%) Calabash
2 19 (63.33%) WATIR
2 19 (63.33%) Selenium
2 19 (63.33%) JBehave
2 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
2 19 (63.33%) JUnit
2 19 (63.33%) NUnit
3 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (23.33%) Grunt
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Ant
General
1 6 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Web Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Web Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Lead Web Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Middleware Architect
7 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (66.67%) Web Services
2 19 (63.33%) Gherkin
2 19 (63.33%) RESTful
2 19 (63.33%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) .NET
4 7 (23.33%) LAMP
4 7 (23.33%) Yii
4 7 (23.33%) Laravel
4 7 (23.33%) Sass
4 7 (23.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Blog
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) zOS
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) AIX
2 1 (3.33%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Test Scripting
1 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
1 19 (63.33%) BDD
1 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
2 10 (33.33%) OO
3 6 (20.00%) Marketing Strategy
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Content Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) ERP
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Java
1 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 19 (63.33%) C#
2 19 (63.33%) Ruby
3 8 (26.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) Jython
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) cPanel
2 2 (6.67%) BMC Performance Manager
2 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) NetIQ
2 2 (6.67%) BMC
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) hybris