The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Watford region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 60 52 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 15 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.56% 1.52% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.04% 5.43% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 1
Average salary £56,250 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
Miscellaneous Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
166 92 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.38% 27.96% 21.39%
Number of salaries quoted 108 72 49
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £71,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Open Source
Hertfordshire

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 1 August 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Watford

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (68.42%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) IIS
4 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 8 (42.11%) Selenium
4 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
5 7 (36.84%) Ruby
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) OO
6 6 (31.58%) JUnit
6 6 (31.58%) UNIX
6 6 (31.58%) C#
6 6 (31.58%) NUnit
6 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 6 (31.58%) RESTful
6 6 (31.58%) WATIR
6 6 (31.58%) JBehave
6 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
6 6 (31.58%) BDD
6 6 (31.58%) SpecFlow
6 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
6 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
6 6 (31.58%) Calabash
7 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (26.32%) WebLogic

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) IIS
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
3 4 (21.05%) iPlanet
3 4 (21.05%) Apache
3 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 4 (21.05%) Tuxedo
3 4 (21.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (21.05%) GlassFish
4 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (5.26%) WordPress
5 1 (5.26%) Node.js
5 1 (5.26%) Drupal
5 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
5 1 (5.26%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) HTTP
1 4 (21.05%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) JUnit
2 6 (31.58%) NUnit
2 6 (31.58%) WATIR
2 6 (31.58%) JBehave
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 6 (31.58%) SpecFlow
2 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) Calabash
3 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (10.53%) Fiddler
3 2 (10.53%) Hudson
3 2 (10.53%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Middleware Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Middleware Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) XML
4 6 (31.58%) RESTful
4 6 (31.58%) Gherkin
5 5 (26.32%) Middleware
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (10.53%) J2EE
8 1 (5.26%) SAP PI
8 1 (5.26%) HTML5
8 1 (5.26%) CSS3
8 1 (5.26%) Laravel
8 1 (5.26%) jQuery
8 1 (5.26%) Symfony
8 1 (5.26%) SAP XI
8 1 (5.26%) HTML
8 1 (5.26%) CSS
8 1 (5.26%) JMS
8 1 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.26%) BBC
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
1 8 (42.11%) Test Scripting
2 7 (36.84%) OO
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) Content Management
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Ruby
4 6 (31.58%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) Jython
6 2 (10.53%) PHP
7 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.26%) PHP5
7 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) Python
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (15.79%) BMC Performance Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) JBoss
3 3 (15.79%) NetIQ
3 3 (15.79%) BMC
4 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (5.26%) Facebook
5 1 (5.26%) Twitter
5 1 (5.26%) Google
5 1 (5.26%) Sybase
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
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