The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 137 176 184
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +8
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 94 44 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.64% 0.81% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.01% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62 41 23
Average salary £45,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £23,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Open Source
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4807 4362 4272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.92% 79.85% 78.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3942 3645 3607
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +22 54 £45,000 +76.47% 3
Coventry +10 19 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Warwickshire -17 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Shropshire -9 4 £44,750 +19.33% 4
Worcestershire - 4 £25,000 - 1
Solihull +11 2 £50,000 +53.84% 1
Staffordshire +8 2 £63,750 +97.67% 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 80 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.53%) HTML
3 71 (40.80%) JavaScript
4 64 (36.78%) Microsoft
5 60 (34.48%) MVC
6 58 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 56 (32.18%) Java
8 51 (29.31%) PHP
9 50 (28.74%) CSS
10 45 (25.86%) Software Engineering
11 44 (25.29%) .NET
12 42 (24.14%) SQL Server
13 40 (22.99%) C#
13 40 (22.99%) AngularJS
14 39 (22.41%) Python
15 35 (20.11%) ASP.NET
16 34 (19.54%) HTML5
17 33 (18.97%) Web Development
18 32 (18.39%) jQuery
18 32 (18.39%) TDD
19 31 (17.82%) ASP.NET MVC
20 29 (16.67%) JIRA
21 28 (16.09%) Subversion
22 26 (14.94%) Unit Testing
22 26 (14.94%) Oracle
22 26 (14.94%) OOP
22 26 (14.94%) XML
23 25 (14.37%) SOA
23 25 (14.37%) JUnit
24 24 (13.79%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 24 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 23 (13.22%) JBoss
3 20 (11.49%) WebLogic
3 20 (11.49%) WebSphere
4 15 (8.62%) SAS
5 12 (6.90%) Apache
6 5 (2.87%) WordPress
7 4 (2.30%) nginx
7 4 (2.30%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.30%) CMS
8 2 (1.15%) Confluence
8 2 (1.15%) Node.js
9 1 (0.57%) Drupal
9 1 (0.57%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.62%) SPSS
3 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.15%) MS Office
4 1 (0.57%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Magento
1 3 (1.72%) Odoo
2 2 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.57%) Tridion
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.20%) Office 365
2 6 (3.45%) IaaS
2 6 (3.45%) PaaS
3 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.30%) SaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.57%) Firewall
2 1 (0.57%) FTP
2 1 (0.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.79%) MySQL
3 19 (10.92%) NoSQL
4 17 (9.77%) Relational Database
5 16 (9.20%) Pentaho
6 15 (8.62%) QlikView
7 11 (6.32%) MongoDB
8 7 (4.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 7 (4.02%) Base SAS
9 3 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.72%) Big Data
10 2 (1.15%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.15%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.15%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.15%) DB2
11 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 58 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 29 (16.67%) JIRA
3 28 (16.09%) Subversion
4 25 (14.37%) JUnit
5 22 (12.64%) Selenium
6 20 (11.49%) Ant
7 12 (6.90%) NUnit
8 6 (3.45%) JMeter
8 6 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.87%) PHPUnit
9 5 (2.87%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.30%) Hudson
10 4 (2.30%) Behat
10 4 (2.30%) NeoLoad
11 3 (1.72%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (1.15%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.57%) WebStorm
General
1 15 (8.62%) Finance
2 14 (8.05%) Games
3 12 (6.90%) Banking
3 12 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.17%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.57%) Billing
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 101 (58.05%) Developer
2 37 (21.26%) Senior Developer
2 37 (21.26%) Java Developer
3 30 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 21 (12.07%) Architect
4 21 (12.07%) C# Developer
5 20 (11.49%) .NET Developer
5 20 (11.49%) Java Software Engineer
5 20 (11.49%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (9.20%) Consultant
7 15 (8.62%) Web Developer
8 13 (7.47%) Graduate
8 13 (7.47%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (6.32%) Senior C# Developer
9 11 (6.32%) .NET Architect
9 11 (6.32%) Senior Architect
10 10 (5.75%) Graduate Web Developer
10 10 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (5.75%) C# Architect
10 10 (5.75%) Senior .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (42.53%) HTML
2 50 (28.74%) CSS
3 44 (25.29%) .NET
4 40 (22.99%) AngularJS
5 35 (20.11%) ASP.NET
6 34 (19.54%) HTML5
7 32 (18.39%) jQuery
8 31 (17.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (14.94%) XML
10 24 (13.79%) CSS3
11 23 (13.22%) JSON
12 20 (11.49%) PhoneGap
13 17 (9.77%) RESTful
14 14 (8.05%) .NET Framework
14 14 (8.05%) Castle Windsor
14 14 (8.05%) Spring.NET
15 11 (6.32%) Entity Framework
15 11 (6.32%) Hibernate
16 7 (4.02%) REST
17 6 (3.45%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Visualisation
2 14 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.90%) Equities
4 8 (4.60%) User Experience
5 6 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.45%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.87%) Blog
7 4 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.30%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.72%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.57%) CUDA
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.57%) DTV
9 1 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.07%) Linux
2 12 (6.90%) Windows
3 11 (6.32%) UNIX
4 3 (1.72%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.72%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.15%) Android
5 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.57%) Debian
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.48%) MVC
3 45 (25.86%) Software Engineering
4 33 (18.97%) Web Development
5 32 (18.39%) TDD
6 26 (14.94%) OOP
6 26 (14.94%) Unit Testing
7 25 (14.37%) SOA
8 23 (13.22%) OO
9 21 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (11.49%) Scrum
10 20 (11.49%) Mobile Development
11 18 (10.34%) Analytics
11 18 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (9.20%) CRM
13 15 (8.62%) OOD
13 15 (8.62%) Business Analysis
13 15 (8.62%) Business Analytics
13 15 (8.62%) Mentoring
14 14 (8.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (40.80%) JavaScript
2 56 (32.18%) Java
3 51 (29.31%) PHP
4 40 (22.99%) C#
5 39 (22.41%) Python
6 24 (13.79%) Ruby
7 17 (9.77%) C++
8 15 (8.62%) SQL
8 15 (8.62%) R
9 4 (2.30%) VB
10 3 (1.72%) C
11 2 (1.15%) Perl
11 2 (1.15%) X++
11 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.15%) Clojure
11 2 (1.15%) Haskell
11 2 (1.15%) Erlang
11 2 (1.15%) F#
11 2 (1.15%) Scala
12 1 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 21 (12.07%) Degree
2 7 (4.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.72%) ISEB
4 2 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Samba
1 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.45%) Puppet
3 5 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.57%) SCOM
4 1 (0.57%) Cacti
Vendors
1 64 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.94%) Oracle
3 16 (9.20%) Tableau
4 15 (8.62%) Business Objects
4 15 (8.62%) Cognos
4 15 (8.62%) IBM
5 8 (4.60%) Teradata
5 8 (4.60%) Cloudera
6 7 (4.02%) HP
7 5 (2.87%) Zend
8 2 (1.15%) Twitter
8 2 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.15%) Adobe
9 1 (0.57%) SAP
9 1 (0.57%) Google
9 1 (0.57%) New Relic
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Fantastic Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + excellent package & training
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + BENEFITS + BONUSES
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Salary: From £22,000 to £32,000 per annum Pension, 33 Days Holiday inc Christm
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capgemini
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Capgemini
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Boston Capel
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 20 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago