The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 215 188 204
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Permanent jobs citing Ant 24 32 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.60% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.66% 3.64% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 9 26 4
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £42,500 £43,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
Ant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
901 879 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.44% 16.44% 10.62%
Number of salaries quoted 779 789 422
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Ant across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ant
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Ant across the West Midlands region.

Ant Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Ant
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Ant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Ant Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Ant
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -20 18 £40,000 -11.11%
Coventry +2 6 £50,000 -9.09%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ant 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 Ant.

1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (70.97%) Git (software)
4 21 (67.74%) Test Automation
4 21 (67.74%) Maven
5 20 (64.52%) REST
5 20 (64.52%) SOAP
5 20 (64.52%) XML
6 19 (61.29%) CSS
6 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
6 19 (61.29%) HTML
7 16 (51.61%) SQL
7 16 (51.61%) OO
8 15 (48.39%) ServiceNow
8 15 (48.39%) Ajax
8 15 (48.39%) JSON
9 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
10 11 (35.48%) J2EE
10 11 (35.48%) Hudson
11 10 (32.26%) Web Services
12 9 (29.03%) .NET
12 9 (29.03%) QA
12 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
13 8 (25.81%) Ruby
13 8 (25.81%) jQuery
13 8 (25.81%) ITIL V3
13 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (25.81%) Functional Programming
13 8 (25.81%) ITIL
13 8 (25.81%) Unix

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ant 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 Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Eloqua
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) GIS
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (70.97%) Git (software)
2 21 (67.74%) Maven
3 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
4 11 (35.48%) Hudson
5 8 (25.81%) Eclipse
6 7 (22.58%) JIRA
6 7 (22.58%) Mercurial
6 7 (22.58%) Subversion
7 6 (19.35%) Selenium
8 5 (16.13%) Cucumber
8 5 (16.13%) RSpec
8 5 (16.13%) WATIR
9 2 (6.45%) AccuRev
9 2 (6.45%) CruiseControl
9 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (22.58%) Marketing
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) QA Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) QA Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) ServiceNow Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Development Manager
5 6 (19.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (19.35%) QA Automation Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Software Analyst
6 5 (16.13%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (12.90%) J2EE Developer
7 4 (12.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Developer
7 4 (12.90%) XML Developer
8 2 (6.45%) QA Leader
8 2 (6.45%) QA Team Leader
8 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) REST
1 20 (64.52%) SOAP
1 20 (64.52%) XML
2 19 (61.29%) CSS
2 19 (61.29%) HTML
3 15 (48.39%) Ajax
3 15 (48.39%) JSON
4 11 (35.48%) J2EE
5 10 (32.26%) Web Services
6 9 (29.03%) .NET
7 8 (25.81%) jQuery
8 5 (16.13%) Spring
9 4 (12.90%) JDBC
9 4 (12.90%) JMS
9 4 (12.90%) Struts
9 4 (12.90%) XML Schema
9 4 (12.90%) XSLT
10 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
10 1 (3.23%) JSP
10 1 (3.23%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 16 (51.61%) OO
4 9 (29.03%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Functional Programming
5 8 (25.81%) ITIL
5 8 (25.81%) ITIL V3
6 7 (22.58%) Coaching
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (22.58%) CRM
6 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 7 (22.58%) Service Management
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.13%) BDD
8 5 (16.13%) QA Automation
9 4 (12.90%) MVC
9 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) Java
2 19 (61.29%) JavaScript
3 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) Ruby
5 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
5 6 (19.35%) Perl
6 4 (12.90%) XPath
7 2 (6.45%) C#
7 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) Python
7 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
2 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) ServiceNow
2 7 (22.58%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) hybris
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft