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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 54 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 16 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.74% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.21% 2.19% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 3
Average salary £60,000 £75,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +54.63%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
222 137 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 38.08% 36.53% 33.42%
Number of salaries quoted 181 98 81
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,436 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (80.00%) SQL
1 24 (80.00%) Java
2 22 (73.33%) Web Services
3 19 (63.33%) Ruby
3 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
3 19 (63.33%) Selenium
3 19 (63.33%) Test Scripting
4 18 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 18 (60.00%) RESTful
4 18 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 18 (60.00%) BDD
4 18 (60.00%) WATIR
4 18 (60.00%) NUnit
4 18 (60.00%) JBehave
4 18 (60.00%) SpecFlow
4 18 (60.00%) Gherkin
4 18 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 18 (60.00%) Calabash
4 18 (60.00%) XML
4 18 (60.00%) JUnit
4 18 (60.00%) C#
5 12 (40.00%) OO
6 9 (30.00%) IIS
6 9 (30.00%) .NET
7 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 6 (20.00%) GlassFish
7 6 (20.00%) Middleware
7 6 (20.00%) iPlanet
7 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.00%) GlassFish
2 6 (20.00%) iPlanet
2 6 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (20.00%) JBoss
2 6 (20.00%) Apache
2 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (16.67%) Tuxedo
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) HTTP
2 5 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Selenium
2 18 (60.00%) Cucumber
2 18 (60.00%) WATIR
2 18 (60.00%) NUnit
2 18 (60.00%) JBehave
2 18 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 18 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 18 (60.00%) Calabash
2 18 (60.00%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (3.33%) Hudson
3 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
1 9 (30.00%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware Consultant
3 5 (16.67%) Middleware Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (73.33%) Web Services
2 18 (60.00%) RESTful
2 18 (60.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (20.00%) Middleware
5 5 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (10.00%) J2EE
7 1 (3.33%) SAP XI
7 1 (3.33%) SAP PI
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
2 4 (13.33%) Solaris
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 2 (6.67%) zOS
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) AIX
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
1 19 (63.33%) Test Scripting
2 18 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (60.00%) BDD
3 12 (40.00%) OO
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
7 1 (3.33%) ITSM
7 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) SQL
1 24 (80.00%) Java
2 19 (63.33%) Ruby
3 18 (60.00%) C#
4 5 (16.67%) Jython
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) vCloud
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (16.67%) BMC Performance Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (20.00%) IBM
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (16.67%) BMC
2 5 (16.67%) NetIQ
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Sybase
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
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