The first 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 18 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 terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 133 170 144
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -26
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 65 32 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.31% 0.64% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.28% 2.72% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 43 32 46
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1232 1177 1131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.91% 23.50% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 1006 935
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Open Source
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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 +18 24 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Shropshire - 14 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +12 13 £25,500 -32.00% 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £37,500 +19.04%
Worcestershire +4 2 £23,000 -23.33% 1
Walsall - 2 £33,750 - 1
Wolverhampton -11 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 60 (54.55%) MySQL
2 54 (49.09%) HTML
2 54 (49.09%) CSS
3 52 (47.27%) JavaScript
3 52 (47.27%) Linux
4 36 (32.73%) PHP
4 36 (32.73%) Git (software)
5 31 (28.18%) Windows
6 27 (24.55%) SQL
7 25 (22.73%) Ruby
8 22 (20.00%) Oracle
8 22 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
8 22 (20.00%) HTML5
9 21 (19.09%) WebLogic
9 21 (19.09%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (19.09%) Twitter
10 20 (18.18%) Facebook
10 20 (18.18%) Web Services
10 20 (18.18%) Java
10 20 (18.18%) Cucumber
10 20 (18.18%) TDD
11 19 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (17.27%) Puppet
11 19 (17.27%) PhoneGap
11 19 (17.27%) RSpec
11 19 (17.27%) Ember.js
11 19 (17.27%) AngularJS
11 19 (17.27%) Apache Cordova
11 19 (17.27%) CoffeeScript
11 19 (17.27%) Backbone.js

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (19.09%) WebLogic
2 18 (16.36%) WordPress
3 17 (15.45%) Apache
4 16 (14.55%) CMS
5 14 (12.73%) IIS
6 13 (11.82%) Moodle
7 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
8 8 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (7.27%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (7.27%) WebLogic Integration
8 8 (7.27%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 8 (7.27%) WebSphere Process Server
8 8 (7.27%) WebSphere
8 8 (7.27%) AquaLogic
9 7 (6.36%) Drupal
10 5 (4.55%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.18%) MS Office
2 9 (8.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (11.82%) Magento
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (7.27%) AquaLogic BPM
3 3 (2.73%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.91%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.73%) HTTP
1 14 (12.73%) DNS
2 13 (11.82%) VLAN
2 13 (11.82%) SSL
3 9 (8.18%) SSH
4 8 (7.27%) Firewall
5 6 (5.45%) SAN
6 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.82%) Internet
8 1 (0.91%) DHCP
8 1 (0.91%) IPv4
8 1 (0.91%) IPv6
8 1 (0.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (54.55%) MySQL
2 21 (19.09%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.82%) Big Data
4 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.91%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (32.73%) Git (software)
2 20 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 19 (17.27%) PhoneGap
3 19 (17.27%) RSpec
4 8 (7.27%) Mercurial
4 8 (7.27%) Subversion
5 5 (4.55%) GDB
6 2 (1.82%) Selenium
7 1 (0.91%) WATIR
7 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.91%) JMeter
7 1 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (11.82%) Publishing
2 8 (7.27%) Advertising
2 8 (7.27%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.82%) Finance
4 2 (1.82%) Games
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Local Government
5 1 (0.91%) Automotive
5 1 (0.91%) Law
Job Titles
1 66 (60.00%) Developer
2 24 (21.82%) Architect
3 20 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 19 (17.27%) PHP Developer
5 17 (15.45%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (11.82%) Web Developer
7 10 (9.09%) Applications Developer
8 9 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Python Developer
9 6 (5.45%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (4.55%) C++ Developer
10 5 (4.55%) C++ Applications Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.64%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.73%) PHP Programmer
12 3 (2.73%) C++ Software Developer
12 3 (2.73%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 3 (2.73%) Programmer
13 2 (1.82%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 2 (1.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (49.09%) HTML
1 54 (49.09%) CSS
2 22 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 22 (20.00%) HTML5
3 20 (18.18%) Web Services
4 19 (17.27%) Ember.js
4 19 (17.27%) AngularJS
4 19 (17.27%) Apache Cordova
4 19 (17.27%) Backbone.js
5 18 (16.36%) jQuery
5 18 (16.36%) LAMP
6 14 (12.73%) CSS3
7 13 (11.82%) XHTML
8 9 (8.18%) OpenMP
8 9 (8.18%) Qt
9 8 (7.27%) X-Windows
9 8 (7.27%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (7.27%) Django
10 7 (6.36%) Ajax
11 6 (5.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Computer Science
1 9 (8.18%) CUDA
1 9 (8.18%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.27%) Mathematics
3 7 (6.36%) VLE
4 3 (2.73%) Wiki
5 1 (0.91%) Blog
5 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
5 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.91%) Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.91%) W3C
5 1 (0.91%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 52 (47.27%) Linux
2 31 (28.18%) Windows
3 18 (16.36%) UNIX
4 15 (13.64%) AIX
5 8 (7.27%) Mac OS X
5 8 (7.27%) Apple iOS
5 8 (7.27%) Android
6 7 (6.36%) Solaris
7 2 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.18%) TDD
2 18 (16.36%) OOP
3 14 (12.73%) OO
3 14 (12.73%) MVC
4 13 (11.82%) Load Balancing
5 12 (10.91%) Content Management
6 11 (10.00%) SOA
6 11 (10.00%) Web Design
6 11 (10.00%) Change Control
7 10 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (9.09%) Workflow
7 10 (9.09%) ERP
8 9 (8.18%) TOGAF
8 9 (8.18%) Multithreading
8 9 (8.18%) Time Management
8 9 (8.18%) Security Architecture
9 8 (7.27%) Mobile Application Development
9 8 (7.27%) Android Development
9 8 (7.27%) iOS Development
9 8 (7.27%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 52 (47.27%) JavaScript
2 36 (32.73%) PHP
3 27 (24.55%) SQL
4 25 (22.73%) Ruby
5 20 (18.18%) Java
6 19 (17.27%) CoffeeScript
7 15 (13.64%) Perl
8 14 (12.73%) Bash Shell
9 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
10 12 (10.91%) Python
11 10 (9.09%) C++
11 10 (9.09%) C
12 8 (7.27%) PHP5
13 3 (2.73%) C#
14 2 (1.82%) PHP4
15 1 (0.91%) VB
15 1 (0.91%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Degree
2 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 13 (11.82%) Forefront TMG
1 13 (11.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.18%) vSphere
3 8 (7.27%) Cygwin
4 7 (6.36%) PowerHA
4 7 (6.36%) Shibboleth
5 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.64%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.91%) Xen
8 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (17.27%) Puppet
1 19 (17.27%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (11.82%) Backup Exec
3 12 (10.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (20.00%) Oracle
2 21 (19.09%) Twitter
3 20 (18.18%) Facebook
4 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 13 (11.82%) Zend
5 13 (11.82%) Altiris
6 8 (7.27%) IBM
7 7 (6.36%) SAP
7 7 (6.36%) Cisco
8 6 (5.45%) NetApp
8 6 (5.45%) Dell
9 2 (1.82%) VMware
10 1 (0.91%) Yahoo!
10 1 (0.91%) Google
10 1 (0.91%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.91%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.91%) Sun
10 1 (0.91%) Sony
10 1 (0.91%) Apple
10 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
Bilston, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Car, pension, share scheme
Posted: 23 days ago