The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 73 66 50
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 6 15 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.09% 2.56% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.92% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 1
Average salary £65,000 £56,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.55% +50.00%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
470 513 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 85.30% 87.69% 79.75%
Number of salaries quoted 355 362 192
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,200 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 31 July 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 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 7 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) PHP
4 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (28.57%) cPanel
5 4 (28.57%) Puppet
5 4 (28.57%) Yii
5 4 (28.57%) Laravel
5 4 (28.57%) Sass
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (28.57%) SSH
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) DAB
5 4 (28.57%) LAMP
5 4 (28.57%) Grunt
6 3 (21.43%) IBM
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Marketing
6 3 (21.43%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 2 (14.29%) Ansible
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) Magento
7 2 (14.29%) Drupal

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) MQSeries
1 2 (14.29%) Drupal
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) DAB
1 4 (28.57%) SSH
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Grunt
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) Ant
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Web Developer
2 4 (28.57%) AWS Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Lead Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) LAMP
1 4 (28.57%) Yii
1 4 (28.57%) Laravel
1 4 (28.57%) Sass
1 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Public Cloud
2 7 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Blog
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (21.43%) Marketing Strategy
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PHP
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) Jython
2 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (28.57%) Puppet
2 4 (28.57%) cPanel
3 2 (14.29%) Ansible
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM
4 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) hybris
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) VMware