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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 51 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 17 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 3.14% 1.58% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.98% 4.05% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 2
Average salary £55,000 £56,250 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.97%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
213 148 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 39.37% 38.95% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 160 116 73
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 19 September 2014.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Watford

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (79.17%) SQL
1 19 (79.17%) Java
2 17 (70.83%) Web Services
3 15 (62.50%) Software Testing
3 15 (62.50%) Selenium
3 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 14 (58.33%) Ruby
5 13 (54.17%) NUnit
5 13 (54.17%) WATIR
5 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
5 13 (54.17%) RESTful
5 13 (54.17%) JBehave
5 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
5 13 (54.17%) BDD
5 13 (54.17%) SpecFlow
5 13 (54.17%) Gherkin
5 13 (54.17%) Jenkins
5 13 (54.17%) Calabash
5 13 (54.17%) XML
5 13 (54.17%) JUnit
5 13 (54.17%) C#
6 10 (41.67%) OO
7 8 (33.33%) IIS
7 8 (33.33%) .NET
8 6 (25.00%) UNIX
9 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
10 4 (16.67%) Middleware
10 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 4 (16.67%) iPlanet

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.67%) Tuxedo
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (16.67%) iPlanet
2 4 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) GlassFish
3 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
1 4 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (62.50%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) NUnit
2 13 (54.17%) WATIR
2 13 (54.17%) JUnit
2 13 (54.17%) SpecFlow
2 13 (54.17%) Jenkins
2 13 (54.17%) Calabash
2 13 (54.17%) JBehave
2 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) Hudson
3 2 (8.33%) Facilita Forecast
3 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (8.33%) JMeter
3 2 (8.33%) Fiddler
3 2 (8.33%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Middleware Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Middleware Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) Web Services
2 13 (54.17%) XML
2 13 (54.17%) RESTful
2 13 (54.17%) Gherkin
3 8 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (16.67%) Middleware
5 2 (8.33%) J2EE
6 1 (4.17%) SAP PI
6 1 (4.17%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Solaris
2 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Software Testing
1 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
2 13 (54.17%) BDD
3 10 (41.67%) OO
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.17%) ITSM
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Java
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 14 (58.33%) Ruby
3 13 (54.17%) C#
4 4 (16.67%) Jython
5 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (12.50%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) BMC
3 3 (12.50%) NetIQ
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (8.33%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) Sybase