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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 156 152 145
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 60 48 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.99% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% 3.09% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 53 37 55
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £46,500
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
1438 1555 1406
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.85% 32.05% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1212 1279 1238
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -4 21 £37,500 -25.00% 2
Staffordshire +13 13 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Coventry - 12 £32,500 - 1
Warwickshire -22 9 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Solihull - 4 £50,000 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 78 (51.66%) Linux
2 75 (49.67%) PHP
3 72 (47.68%) HTML
4 70 (46.36%) CSS
5 63 (41.72%) jQuery
6 59 (39.07%) MySQL
7 53 (35.10%) MVC
7 53 (35.10%) Subversion
8 51 (33.77%) JavaScript
8 51 (33.77%) Zend
9 50 (33.11%) Java
10 43 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (27.81%) Git (software)
12 38 (25.17%) Software Engineering
13 34 (22.52%) Scrum
14 32 (21.19%) OO
14 32 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (18.54%) Web Development
15 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
16 27 (17.88%) Apache
16 27 (17.88%) XHTML
17 26 (17.22%) Marketing
17 26 (17.22%) JIRA
18 25 (16.56%) SQL
18 25 (16.56%) TDD
19 24 (15.89%) Windows
19 24 (15.89%) Red Hat
19 24 (15.89%) Fedora
19 24 (15.89%) PHP5
19 24 (15.89%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (17.88%) Apache
2 20 (13.25%) WordPress
3 11 (7.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.62%) CMS
4 10 (6.62%) Node.js
5 4 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.99%) JBoss
6 3 (1.99%) Drupal
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.32%) Confluence
7 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.66%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.66%) FileNet
8 1 (0.66%) AquaLogic Service Bus
8 1 (0.66%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.66%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.61%) SaaS
2 2 (1.32%) GitHub
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.25%) TCP/IP
2 16 (10.60%) SSL
2 16 (10.60%) LDAP
2 16 (10.60%) HTTP
2 16 (10.60%) Firewall
3 4 (2.65%) Internet
4 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (39.07%) MySQL
2 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.28%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.66%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.66%) Infinispan
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 53 (35.10%) Subversion
2 42 (27.81%) Git (software)
3 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
4 26 (17.22%) JIRA
5 12 (7.95%) Behat
5 12 (7.95%) PHPUnit
6 7 (4.64%) Hudson
7 4 (2.65%) NUnit
7 4 (2.65%) Selenium
7 4 (2.65%) JUnit
7 4 (2.65%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.99%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.66%) Maven
General
1 26 (17.22%) Marketing
2 7 (4.64%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Games
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Retail
4 1 (0.66%) Local Government
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Publishing
4 1 (0.66%) Korean Language
4 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 99 (65.56%) Developer
2 35 (23.18%) PHP Developer
3 28 (18.54%) Web Developer
4 25 (16.56%) Senior Developer
5 24 (15.89%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 21 (13.91%) Software Engineer
7 15 (9.93%) Senior Web Developer
8 12 (7.95%) Applications Developer
8 12 (7.95%) Web Applications Developer
9 11 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (5.96%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.30%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) Architect
12 7 (4.64%) Graduate
12 7 (4.64%) Junior
12 7 (4.64%) Graduate Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Junior Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Senior Applications Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Graduate Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (47.68%) HTML
2 70 (46.36%) CSS
3 63 (41.72%) jQuery
4 27 (17.88%) XHTML
5 23 (15.23%) Symfony
6 20 (13.25%) AngularJS
7 18 (11.92%) .NET
8 16 (10.60%) Middleware
8 16 (10.60%) REST
9 15 (9.93%) ASP.NET
10 14 (9.27%) JSON
11 12 (7.95%) HTML5
11 12 (7.95%) Backbone.js
11 12 (7.95%) KnockoutJS
11 12 (7.95%) Ember.js
11 12 (7.95%) Underscore.js
12 11 (7.28%) Yii
12 11 (7.28%) CSS3
13 10 (6.62%) J2EE
13 10 (6.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.27%) Algorithms
2 11 (7.28%) Blog
3 8 (5.30%) Social Media
4 6 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.31%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.65%) W3C
6 4 (2.65%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) Online Games
9 1 (0.66%) CUDA
9 1 (0.66%) GIS
9 1 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 78 (51.66%) Linux
2 24 (15.89%) Windows
2 24 (15.89%) Fedora
2 24 (15.89%) CentOS
3 17 (11.26%) Ubuntu
3 17 (11.26%) UNIX
4 9 (5.96%) Solaris
5 1 (0.66%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.10%) MVC
2 43 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.17%) Software Engineering
4 34 (22.52%) Scrum
5 32 (21.19%) OO
5 32 (21.19%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (18.54%) Web Development
7 25 (16.56%) TDD
8 20 (13.25%) OOP
9 19 (12.58%) DevOps
10 18 (11.92%) BDD
11 17 (11.26%) OO PHP
11 17 (11.26%) OOD
12 16 (10.60%) Waterfall
13 12 (7.95%) Low Latency
13 12 (7.95%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.28%) Release Management
15 10 (6.62%) Functional Programming
16 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 75 (49.67%) PHP
2 51 (33.77%) JavaScript
3 50 (33.11%) Java
4 25 (16.56%) SQL
5 24 (15.89%) PHP5
6 22 (14.57%) C#
7 11 (7.28%) Scala
8 10 (6.62%) Erlang
8 10 (6.62%) Ruby
8 10 (6.62%) F#
9 9 (5.96%) Clojure
10 7 (4.64%) C++
11 4 (2.65%) VB
11 4 (2.65%) Haskell
12 3 (1.99%) C
13 2 (1.32%) Python
14 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.66%) Delphi
14 1 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Degree
1 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.32%) QA
1 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.32%) Nmap
2 1 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (12.58%) Puppet
2 17 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (10.60%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.32%) Nessus
5 1 (0.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 51 (33.77%) Zend
2 24 (15.89%) Red Hat
3 17 (11.26%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.60%) VMware
5 9 (5.96%) Oracle
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
6 2 (1.32%) Twitter
7 1 (0.66%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.66%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.66%) Adobe
7 1 (0.66%) Motorola
7 1 (0.66%) Telerik
7 1 (0.66%) Google
7 1 (0.66%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.66%) ESRI
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