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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 56 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 8 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.62% 0.98% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.74% 2.26% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 0
Average salary £73,750 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.26% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
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
214 265 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 43.41% 43.30% 34.03%
Number of salaries quoted 140 218 78
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £32,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £57,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (40.00%) PHP
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 7 (35.00%) Ruby
2 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (30.00%) Grunt
3 6 (30.00%) Sass
3 6 (30.00%) cPanel
3 6 (30.00%) Public Cloud
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (30.00%) Yii
3 6 (30.00%) Laravel
3 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (30.00%) SSH
3 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (30.00%) DAB
3 6 (30.00%) LAMP
4 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) XML
4 5 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) JUnit
4 5 (25.00%) NUnit
4 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Marketing

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (10.00%) Drupal
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SSH
1 6 (30.00%) DAB
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (30.00%) Grunt
2 6 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (25.00%) JUnit
3 5 (25.00%) NUnit
3 5 (25.00%) WATIR
3 5 (25.00%) Selenium
3 5 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (25.00%) JBehave
3 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) Calabash
4 2 (10.00%) Subversion
4 2 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 5 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Web Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Lead Web Developer
4 4 (20.00%) AWS Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (30.00%) Sass
2 6 (30.00%) Yii
2 6 (30.00%) Laravel
2 6 (30.00%) LAMP
3 5 (25.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) WAP
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Public Cloud
2 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Blog
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Marketing Strategy
2 5 (25.00%) BDD
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PHP
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) Ruby
3 5 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) Jython
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) cPanel
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) hybris
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) BMC
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) VMware