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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 57 58 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 1 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.18% 1.29% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.62% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 3
Average salary £70,000 £45,000 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
450 433 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 83.18% 80.04% 83.42%
Number of salaries quoted 373 317 362
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,066 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 10 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) AWS Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (100.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript