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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 188 189 185
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Ant 16 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.069% 0.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.31% 0.65% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 13
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £35,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £49,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
692 460 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.87% 10.65% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 627 374 534
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Worcestershire +12 6 £21,500 -38.57%
Birmingham - 5 £56,250 -
Coventry - 2 £48,750 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £39,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £47,000 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 57 (90.48%) JavaScript
2 53 (84.13%) Java
3 47 (74.60%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (73.02%) SOA
5 43 (68.25%) HTML
5 43 (68.25%) CSS
5 43 (68.25%) jQuery
6 40 (63.49%) XML
7 39 (61.90%) Windows
8 38 (60.32%) AngularJS
9 37 (58.73%) Git (software)
9 37 (58.73%) MVC
10 36 (57.14%) JSON
11 35 (55.56%) JIRA
11 35 (55.56%) OOP
11 35 (55.56%) HTML5
11 35 (55.56%) PhoneGap
12 34 (53.97%) SC Cleared
12 34 (53.97%) Security Cleared
13 31 (49.21%) Mentoring
14 28 (44.44%) Ajax
15 27 (42.86%) Windows 8
15 27 (42.86%) Android
15 27 (42.86%) Sencha
15 27 (42.86%) Apple iOS
15 27 (42.86%) User Experience
16 23 (36.51%) N-Tier
16 23 (36.51%) Mobile App
17 22 (34.92%) Android Development
17 22 (34.92%) iOS Development

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (33.33%) JBoss
2 15 (23.81%) Tomcat
3 10 (15.87%) WebLogic
4 9 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 6 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (9.52%) MQSeries
6 5 (7.94%) Apache
6 5 (7.94%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.59%) MQSI
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (9.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.59%) DHCP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.17%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (58.73%) Git (software)
2 35 (55.56%) JIRA
3 22 (34.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 19 (30.16%) Maven
5 16 (25.40%) Hudson
5 16 (25.40%) Jenkins
6 14 (22.22%) Subversion
7 12 (19.05%) Artifactory
7 12 (19.05%) Mercurial
7 12 (19.05%) CruiseControl
8 10 (15.87%) Selenium
9 8 (12.70%) JUnit
10 6 (9.52%) Phing
10 6 (9.52%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (6.35%) Eclipse
12 3 (4.76%) NetBeans
13 2 (3.17%) PHPUnit
14 1 (1.59%) Gradle
General
1 22 (34.92%) Retail
2 8 (12.70%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.11%) Finance
3 7 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (65.08%) Developer
2 24 (38.10%) Applications Developer
3 23 (36.51%) Senior Developer
4 22 (34.92%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 22 (34.92%) Mobile Developer
5 14 (22.22%) Senior Applications Developer
6 13 (20.63%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (12.70%) Java Developer
7 8 (12.70%) Architect
8 7 (11.11%) Junior
8 7 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Web Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Administrator
10 5 (7.94%) Technical Architect
11 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
12 3 (4.76%) PHP Web Developer
12 3 (4.76%) Senior PHP Developer
12 3 (4.76%) Senior PHP Web Developer
12 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (68.25%) HTML
1 43 (68.25%) CSS
1 43 (68.25%) jQuery
2 40 (63.49%) XML
3 38 (60.32%) AngularJS
4 36 (57.14%) JSON
5 35 (55.56%) HTML5
5 35 (55.56%) PhoneGap
6 28 (44.44%) Ajax
7 22 (34.92%) Silverlight
8 8 (12.70%) CSS3
8 8 (12.70%) Backbone.js
8 8 (12.70%) DOM
9 7 (11.11%) .NET
9 7 (11.11%) J2EE
10 6 (9.52%) Apache Camel
10 6 (9.52%) Sass
10 6 (9.52%) LESS
10 6 (9.52%) REST
11 4 (6.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.86%) User Experience
2 23 (36.51%) N-Tier
2 23 (36.51%) Mobile App
3 22 (34.92%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.17%) Open Source
4 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 27 (42.86%) Android
2 27 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 14 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (74.60%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (73.02%) SOA
3 37 (58.73%) MVC
4 35 (55.56%) OOP
5 31 (49.21%) Mentoring
6 22 (34.92%) Android Development
6 22 (34.92%) iOS Development
7 21 (33.33%) Scrum
8 20 (31.75%) E-Commerce
9 14 (22.22%) DevOps
10 9 (14.29%) Software Deployment
11 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.70%) UML
12 7 (11.11%) TDD
12 7 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (9.52%) OO
14 3 (4.76%) EAI
15 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
15 2 (3.17%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (90.48%) JavaScript
2 53 (84.13%) Java
3 22 (34.92%) ActionScript 3.0
3 22 (34.92%) ActionScript
3 22 (34.92%) Objective-C
4 20 (31.75%) PHP
5 14 (22.22%) Python
5 14 (22.22%) Perl
6 12 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 12 (19.05%) VBScript
7 7 (11.11%) C#
8 6 (9.52%) SQL
9 4 (6.35%) XPath
9 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.76%) C++
10 3 (4.76%) Ruby
11 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (53.97%) SC Cleared
1 34 (53.97%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
1 12 (19.05%) vSphere
2 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Sencha
2 22 (34.92%) Appcelerator
3 14 (22.22%) Oracle
4 12 (19.05%) VMware
5 6 (9.52%) Talend
5 6 (9.52%) Adobe
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft