The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 192 185 160
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Permanent jobs citing Ant 9 19 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.37% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 3.01% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 19
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
496 631 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.00% 12.39% 13.53%
Number of salaries quoted 397 554 554
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Ant
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 4 - -
Warwickshire +10 3 £50,000 +53.84%
Solihull - 1 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £57,500 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) J2EE
2 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (75.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (66.67%) Apache
3 8 (66.67%) Spring
3 8 (66.67%) Maven
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 5 (41.67%) JSP
4 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 4 (33.33%) JSTL
5 4 (33.33%) JPA
5 4 (33.33%) Hudson
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) GWT
6 3 (25.00%) XMLBeans
6 3 (25.00%) Google
6 3 (25.00%) RESTful
6 3 (25.00%) Google App Engine
6 3 (25.00%) Subversion
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (25.00%) JUnit
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) MySQL
6 3 (25.00%) Hibernate

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (66.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (8.33%) Resin
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Google App Engine
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 8 (66.67%) Maven
3 4 (33.33%) Hudson
4 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (25.00%) JUnit
4 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
1 8 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Release Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) J2EE
2 8 (66.67%) Spring
3 5 (41.67%) jQuery
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) JSP
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) JPA
4 4 (33.33%) JSTL
5 3 (25.00%) XMLBeans
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (25.00%) GWT
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
7 1 (8.33%) Servlets
7 1 (8.33%) Struts
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) TDD
1 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (8.33%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 3 (25.00%) Google
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) ATG
4 1 (8.33%) Intershop
4 1 (8.33%) Endeca
4 1 (8.33%) DataSynapse
4 1 (8.33%) hybris
4 1 (8.33%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) Demandware