The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 153 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 63 50 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.19% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.30% 3.83% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 52 35 55
Average salary £45,000 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1466 1306 1370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.98% 31.10% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1225 1057 1201
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,104 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Open Source
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Open Source Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Open Source
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Open Source
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 Open Source within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 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 -12 29 £40,000 +45.45% 7
Solihull - 12 £50,000 -
Warwickshire -15 9 £47,500 +42.85% 4
Staffordshire +4 7 £43,500 -10.76% 4
Shropshire -16 3 £22,500 -40.00% 1
Coventry - 3 £38,750 - 6
Wolverhampton -1 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 70 (49.30%) PHP
2 64 (45.07%) HTML
3 62 (43.66%) CSS
4 61 (42.96%) MVC
5 56 (39.44%) Linux
6 51 (35.92%) Software Engineering
6 51 (35.92%) jQuery
7 49 (34.51%) JavaScript
8 47 (33.10%) Git (software)
9 46 (32.39%) MySQL
10 45 (31.69%) Java
11 41 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (28.17%) OO
13 38 (26.76%) Subversion
14 32 (22.54%) Microsoft
15 31 (21.83%) Zend
16 30 (21.13%) C#
17 27 (19.01%) TDD
18 25 (17.61%) .NET
19 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
19 23 (16.20%) Scrum
19 23 (16.20%) Web Development
19 23 (16.20%) WordPress
20 22 (15.49%) HTML5
21 20 (14.08%) BDD
21 20 (14.08%) OO PHP
22 19 (13.38%) ASP.NET
22 19 (13.38%) OOP
22 19 (13.38%) Unit Testing
22 19 (13.38%) Continuous Integration

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (16.20%) WordPress
2 16 (11.27%) Apache
3 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.04%) CMS
4 10 (7.04%) JBoss
5 8 (5.63%) Node.js
5 8 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.63%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.52%) Drupal
7 3 (2.11%) SAS
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.70%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.70%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.70%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.70%) AquaLogic Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.82%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) Internet
1 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.41%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.41%) Firewall
2 2 (1.41%) HTTP
2 2 (1.41%) SSL
2 2 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (32.39%) MySQL
2 23 (16.20%) SQL Server
3 15 (10.56%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.11%) QlikView
6 3 (2.11%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.41%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.41%) Big Data
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (33.10%) Git (software)
2 38 (26.76%) Subversion
3 18 (12.68%) JIRA
4 16 (11.27%) PHPUnit
5 15 (10.56%) Behat
5 15 (10.56%) Jenkins
5 15 (10.56%) JUnit
6 12 (8.45%) NUnit
7 11 (7.75%) Selenium
8 8 (5.63%) Hudson
9 7 (4.93%) Ant
10 4 (2.82%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.41%) AccuRev
12 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.70%) JMeter
12 1 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
12 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.70%) Maven
12 1 (0.70%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (12.68%) Marketing
2 10 (7.04%) Finance
3 5 (3.52%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Games
5 2 (1.41%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 85 (59.86%) Developer
2 28 (19.72%) Senior Developer
2 28 (19.72%) PHP Developer
3 27 (19.01%) Software Engineer
4 20 (14.08%) Java Developer
4 20 (14.08%) Architect
5 16 (11.27%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Web Developer
7 12 (8.45%) Java Software Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Senior Architect
9 10 (7.04%) .NET Developer
9 10 (7.04%) .NET Architect
10 9 (6.34%) C# Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Senior Web Developer
10 9 (6.34%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (6.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (6.34%) C# Architect
11 8 (5.63%) Senior .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (45.07%) HTML
2 62 (43.66%) CSS
3 51 (35.92%) jQuery
4 25 (17.61%) .NET
5 22 (15.49%) HTML5
6 19 (13.38%) ASP.NET
7 18 (12.68%) XHTML
7 18 (12.68%) CSS3
8 16 (11.27%) RESTful
9 15 (10.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (9.86%) .NET Framework
11 13 (9.15%) Symfony
11 13 (9.15%) AngularJS
12 12 (8.45%) Yii
12 12 (8.45%) XML
13 11 (7.75%) Middleware
13 11 (7.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 10 (7.04%) Spring
14 10 (7.04%) LAMP
15 9 (6.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.04%) Blog
3 8 (5.63%) Social Media
4 7 (4.93%) N-Tier
5 6 (4.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.52%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.82%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.82%) W3C
7 4 (2.82%) Equities
8 3 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.11%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.11%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.41%) CUDA
9 2 (1.41%) Online Games
9 2 (1.41%) Derivative
10 1 (0.70%) GIS
10 1 (0.70%) DTV
10 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 56 (39.44%) Linux
2 17 (11.97%) UNIX
3 15 (10.56%) CentOS
3 15 (10.56%) Fedora
4 8 (5.63%) Windows
5 6 (4.23%) Solaris
6 5 (3.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.41%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.96%) MVC
2 51 (35.92%) Software Engineering
3 41 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (28.17%) OO
5 27 (19.01%) TDD
6 23 (16.20%) Scrum
6 23 (16.20%) Web Development
7 20 (14.08%) BDD
7 20 (14.08%) OO PHP
8 19 (13.38%) OOP
8 19 (13.38%) Unit Testing
8 19 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.86%) Configuration Management
10 13 (9.15%) SOA
11 11 (7.75%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.75%) Time Management
12 9 (6.34%) OOD
12 9 (6.34%) Low Latency
13 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (5.63%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 70 (49.30%) PHP
2 49 (34.51%) JavaScript
3 45 (31.69%) Java
4 30 (21.13%) C#
5 17 (11.97%) Ruby
6 15 (10.56%) PHP5
7 14 (9.86%) SQL
7 14 (9.86%) Python
8 10 (7.04%) C++
9 7 (4.93%) Erlang
9 7 (4.93%) Clojure
9 7 (4.93%) Scala
9 7 (4.93%) F#
10 5 (3.52%) VB
10 5 (3.52%) C
11 3 (2.11%) Haskell
11 3 (2.11%) R
12 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.41%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.97%) Degree
2 4 (2.82%) VCP4
3 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.41%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) HND
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Nmap
2 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) Puppet
2 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.41%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.41%) Nessus
4 1 (0.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 32 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.83%) Zend
3 18 (12.68%) Oracle
4 15 (10.56%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.82%) IBM
6 3 (2.11%) Cognos
6 3 (2.11%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.11%) Teradata
6 3 (2.11%) Tableau
6 3 (2.11%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.41%) HP
7 2 (1.41%) VMware
8 1 (0.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.70%) ESRI
8 1 (0.70%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.70%) Telerik
8 1 (0.70%) Twitter
8 1 (0.70%) SaltStack
Warwick, Warwickshire
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, B8 1AU
Mobile Fun
Salary: £50,000 + bonus.
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, B8 1AU
Mobile Fun
Salary: £22,000 to £37,500, based on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, B8 1AU
Mobile Fun
Salary: £25,000 to £37,500, based on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mobile Fun Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to £10,000 bonus, pension, etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £0 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 19 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + +FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago