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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 186 180 189
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Permanent jobs citing Ant 20 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.51% 2.00% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 12
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
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
797 449 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.55% 10.00% 11.37%
Number of salaries quoted 709 360 469
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +7 14 £45,000 - 2
Worcestershire -3 3 £21,500 -38.57%
Coventry - 2 £48,750 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 39 (92.86%) Java
2 37 (88.10%) JavaScript
3 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (73.81%) XML
4 31 (73.81%) SOA
5 25 (59.52%) JBoss
6 24 (57.14%) MVC
7 23 (54.76%) HTML
7 23 (54.76%) CSS
7 23 (54.76%) JSON
7 23 (54.76%) jQuery
7 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
8 22 (52.38%) WebLogic
8 22 (52.38%) OOP
8 22 (52.38%) JIRA
8 22 (52.38%) HTML5
8 22 (52.38%) PhoneGap
8 22 (52.38%) AngularJS
9 18 (42.86%) PHP
9 18 (42.86%) Oracle
9 18 (42.86%) Python
9 18 (42.86%) Maven
10 17 (40.48%) WebSphere
10 17 (40.48%) Selenium
11 16 (38.10%) JUnit
11 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
11 16 (38.10%) CSS3
12 14 (33.33%) Perl
12 14 (33.33%) Windows
12 14 (33.33%) Tomcat

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 25 (59.52%) JBoss
2 22 (52.38%) WebLogic
3 17 (40.48%) WebSphere
4 14 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (16.67%) Apache
6 6 (14.29%) MQSeries
6 6 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (2.38%) MQSI
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (54.76%) Git (software)
2 22 (52.38%) JIRA
3 18 (42.86%) Maven
4 17 (40.48%) Selenium
5 16 (38.10%) JUnit
6 12 (28.57%) Hudson
7 11 (26.19%) Jenkins
8 10 (23.81%) Subversion
9 8 (19.05%) CruiseControl
9 8 (19.05%) Mercurial
9 8 (19.05%) Artifactory
10 7 (16.67%) Eclipse
10 7 (16.67%) NetBeans
11 6 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (9.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (2.38%) Gradle
13 1 (2.38%) PHPUnit
General
1 10 (23.81%) Retail
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 12 (28.57%) Software Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Java Software Engineer
5 9 (21.43%) Architect
6 8 (19.05%) Senior Developer
7 6 (14.29%) Junior
7 6 (14.29%) Java Architect
7 6 (14.29%) Applications Developer
8 5 (11.90%) Senior Applications Developer
8 5 (11.90%) Administrator
9 4 (9.52%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (9.52%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (9.52%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
10 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (7.14%) DevOps Administrator
10 3 (7.14%) Junior Developer
10 3 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
11 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) XML
2 23 (54.76%) HTML
2 23 (54.76%) CSS
2 23 (54.76%) jQuery
2 23 (54.76%) JSON
3 22 (52.38%) HTML5
3 22 (52.38%) PhoneGap
3 22 (52.38%) AngularJS
4 16 (38.10%) CSS3
5 10 (23.81%) J2EE
6 8 (19.05%) Struts
6 8 (19.05%) XSLT
6 8 (19.05%) JMS
6 8 (19.05%) Spring
7 7 (16.67%) Ajax
7 7 (16.67%) JSP
8 6 (14.29%) .NET
8 6 (14.29%) Web Services
8 6 (14.29%) DOM
8 6 (14.29%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Open Source
2 6 (14.29%) User Experience
2 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.90%) N-Tier
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile App
4 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.76%) GIS
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Android
3 6 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (73.81%) SOA
3 24 (57.14%) MVC
4 22 (52.38%) OOP
5 16 (38.10%) Software Engineering
6 12 (28.57%) UML
7 10 (23.81%) Web Development
7 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
8 9 (21.43%) DevOps
9 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (14.29%) Build Automation
10 6 (14.29%) Multithreading
10 6 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Web Design
11 5 (11.90%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) Software Deployment
12 4 (9.52%) Android Development
12 4 (9.52%) iOS Development
12 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) Java
2 37 (88.10%) JavaScript
3 18 (42.86%) PHP
3 18 (42.86%) Python
4 14 (33.33%) Perl
5 10 (23.81%) Ruby
6 8 (19.05%) XPath
6 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 8 (19.05%) VBScript
7 6 (14.29%) C#
7 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (9.52%) Objective-C
8 4 (9.52%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (9.52%) ActionScript
8 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) vSphere
1 8 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 8 (19.05%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Sencha
3 6 (14.29%) Talend
4 4 (9.52%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
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