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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 195 180 197
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Permanent jobs citing Ant 15 39 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.71% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.71% 4.90% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12 37 11
Average salary £45,000 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +71.42%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.93%
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
877 796 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.69% 14.54% 11.88%
Number of salaries quoted 786 694 581
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 -9 7 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Coventry - 6 £35,000 -
Staffordshire -4 2 £30,000 - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 49 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 47 (83.93%) HTML
3 46 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (78.57%) Java
5 40 (71.43%) CSS
6 35 (62.50%) jQuery
6 35 (62.50%) AngularJS
7 32 (57.14%) MVC
8 30 (53.57%) Maven
9 28 (50.00%) HTML5
9 28 (50.00%) SOA
10 27 (48.21%) Spring
11 24 (42.86%) XML
11 24 (42.86%) Oracle
12 23 (41.07%) JSON
12 23 (41.07%) WebSphere
13 22 (39.29%) Subversion
14 21 (37.50%) Hibernate
15 20 (35.71%) TDD
16 19 (33.93%) Ruby
16 19 (33.93%) JIRA
16 19 (33.93%) Git (software)
16 19 (33.93%) WebLogic
16 19 (33.93%) Python
17 18 (32.14%) SQL Server
17 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
18 17 (30.36%) JUnit
19 16 (28.57%) PHP
19 16 (28.57%) OOP
19 16 (28.57%) JBoss

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 23 (41.07%) WebSphere
2 19 (33.93%) WebLogic
3 16 (28.57%) JBoss
4 10 (17.86%) Tomcat
5 7 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (12.50%) CMS
6 3 (5.36%) Apache
7 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.57%) Fireworks
1 2 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Force.com
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) HTTP
2 6 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) MySQL
3 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (53.57%) Maven
2 22 (39.29%) Subversion
3 19 (33.93%) Git (software)
3 19 (33.93%) JIRA
4 17 (30.36%) JUnit
5 16 (28.57%) Selenium
6 14 (25.00%) Gradle
7 7 (12.50%) Phing
8 6 (10.71%) Hudson
9 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
10 3 (5.36%) NetBeans
10 3 (5.36%) CruiseControl
10 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
10 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
10 3 (5.36%) AccuRev
10 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (5.36%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.79%) Log4j
General
1 4 (7.14%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (75.00%) Developer
2 33 (58.93%) Java Developer
3 16 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 16 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (12.50%) UX Designer
6 7 (12.50%) Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Java Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Release Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) WebSphere Developer
9 2 (3.57%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Applications Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Applications Developer
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Software Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (83.93%) HTML
2 40 (71.43%) CSS
3 35 (62.50%) jQuery
3 35 (62.50%) AngularJS
4 28 (50.00%) HTML5
5 27 (48.21%) Spring
6 24 (42.86%) XML
7 23 (41.07%) JSON
8 21 (37.50%) Hibernate
9 16 (28.57%) CSS3
9 16 (28.57%) PhoneGap
10 15 (26.79%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (26.79%) .NET
11 14 (25.00%) JPA
11 14 (25.00%) Java EE
12 13 (23.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 13 (23.21%) J2EE
12 13 (23.21%) Struts
13 11 (19.64%) Web Services
14 10 (17.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) User Experience
2 7 (12.50%) Web 2.0
2 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.71%) W3C
4 3 (5.36%) GIS
4 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) UNIX
1 7 (12.50%) HPUX
1 7 (12.50%) Solaris
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) MVC
3 28 (50.00%) SOA
4 20 (35.71%) TDD
5 18 (32.14%) Software Engineering
6 16 (28.57%) Web Development
6 16 (28.57%) Open Source
6 16 (28.57%) Mobile Development
6 16 (28.57%) OOP
7 15 (26.79%) Build Automation
8 12 (21.43%) SDLC
9 7 (12.50%) Information Architecture
9 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (12.50%) Scrum
10 6 (10.71%) Refactoring
10 6 (10.71%) Release Management
10 6 (10.71%) API Design
11 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
12 3 (5.36%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 44 (78.57%) Java
3 19 (33.93%) Ruby
3 19 (33.93%) Python
4 16 (28.57%) PHP
5 14 (25.00%) SQL
6 7 (12.50%) XPath
7 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
8 4 (7.14%) C#
9 3 (5.36%) Perl
9 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (7.14%) Twitter
4 3 (5.36%) Remedy
4 3 (5.36%) Citrix
5 1 (1.79%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.79%) Informatica
5 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
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