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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 136 154 132
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 94 46 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 0.87% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.52% 2.65% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 89 45 66
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1703 1737 1421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.98% 33.00% 30.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1429 1460 1228
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +18 39 £40,000 - 9
Warwickshire +7 23 £42,500 +8.97%
Staffordshire +6 16 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Coventry -6 13 £32,500 -6.47% 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £47,500 +126.19%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 84 (57.14%) PHP
2 79 (53.74%) CSS
3 77 (52.38%) HTML
4 68 (46.26%) MySQL
4 68 (46.26%) jQuery
5 66 (44.90%) JavaScript
6 61 (41.50%) Linux
7 49 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 46 (31.29%) Subversion
9 45 (30.61%) Zend
9 45 (30.61%) MVC
10 43 (29.25%) Java
10 43 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (27.21%) WordPress
12 39 (26.53%) Web Development
13 34 (23.13%) Scrum
14 32 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (19.73%) Jenkins
16 28 (19.05%) Software Engineering
16 28 (19.05%) CMS
16 28 (19.05%) OO
17 27 (18.37%) JIRA
18 26 (17.69%) TDD
19 25 (17.01%) Windows
19 25 (17.01%) SQL
20 23 (15.65%) OOP
20 23 (15.65%) SEO
20 23 (15.65%) Symfony
21 22 (14.97%) Marketing
22 21 (14.29%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 40 (27.21%) WordPress
2 28 (19.05%) CMS
3 21 (14.29%) Apache
4 16 (10.88%) Joomla!
5 13 (8.84%) Node.js
6 6 (4.08%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.72%) Drupal
8 3 (2.04%) Confluence
8 3 (2.04%) JBoss
9 2 (1.36%) FileNet
9 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.36%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic Service Bus
10 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
10 1 (0.68%) Moodle
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Photoshop
2 9 (6.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 18 (12.24%) Magento
2 12 (8.16%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.84%) SaaS
2 2 (1.36%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.93%) TCP/IP
2 18 (12.24%) HTTP
2 18 (12.24%) SSL
3 17 (11.56%) Firewall
3 17 (11.56%) LDAP
4 2 (1.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
5 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.68%) SSH
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (46.26%) MySQL
2 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.48%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.36%) Big Data
7 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.68%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.68%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 46 (31.29%) Subversion
3 29 (19.73%) Jenkins
4 27 (18.37%) JIRA
5 11 (7.48%) Behat
5 11 (7.48%) PHPUnit
6 8 (5.44%) Hudson
7 3 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (2.04%) JUnit
8 2 (1.36%) Selenium
8 2 (1.36%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.36%) Maven
9 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.68%) NUnit
9 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (14.97%) Marketing
2 5 (3.40%) Finance
3 3 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (1.36%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (72.79%) Developer
2 38 (25.85%) Web Developer
3 34 (23.13%) PHP Developer
4 22 (14.97%) Senior Developer
5 18 (12.24%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 16 (10.88%) Software Engineer
7 14 (9.52%) Senior Web Developer
8 12 (8.16%) Applications Developer
8 12 (8.16%) Web Applications Developer
9 11 (7.48%) Junior Developer
9 11 (7.48%) Junior
10 10 (6.80%) Junior Web Developer
10 10 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (5.44%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.44%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.44%) Graduate
11 8 (5.44%) Graduate Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Graduate Web Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Senior Applications Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Senior Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (53.74%) CSS
2 77 (52.38%) HTML
3 68 (46.26%) jQuery
4 23 (15.65%) Symfony
5 21 (14.29%) XHTML
6 20 (13.61%) AngularJS
7 16 (10.88%) REST
8 13 (8.84%) JSON
8 13 (8.84%) .NET
9 12 (8.16%) Backbone.js
9 12 (8.16%) Ember.js
9 12 (8.16%) Underscore.js
9 12 (8.16%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (7.48%) Yii
10 11 (7.48%) CSS3
10 11 (7.48%) ASP.NET
11 10 (6.80%) Spring
12 9 (6.12%) HTML5
12 9 (6.12%) Ajax
12 9 (6.12%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 12 (8.16%) User Experience
3 10 (6.80%) Blog
4 8 (5.44%) Social Media
5 6 (4.08%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.72%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.04%) W3C
8 2 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) Online Games
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.50%) Linux
2 25 (17.01%) Windows
3 18 (12.24%) Fedora
3 18 (12.24%) CentOS
4 17 (11.56%) Ubuntu
5 7 (4.76%) UNIX
6 4 (2.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.61%) MVC
2 43 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (26.53%) Web Development
4 34 (23.13%) Scrum
5 32 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (19.05%) Software Engineering
6 28 (19.05%) OO
7 26 (17.69%) TDD
8 23 (15.65%) OOP
8 23 (15.65%) SEO
9 19 (12.93%) DevOps
10 18 (12.24%) BDD
11 17 (11.56%) Waterfall
11 17 (11.56%) OOD
12 16 (10.88%) OO PHP
13 12 (8.16%) UX Design
14 11 (7.48%) E-Commerce
15 9 (6.12%) Low Latency
15 9 (6.12%) Functional Programming
16 8 (5.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (57.14%) PHP
2 66 (44.90%) JavaScript
3 43 (29.25%) Java
4 25 (17.01%) SQL
5 18 (12.24%) PHP5
6 14 (9.52%) C#
7 11 (7.48%) Scala
8 10 (6.80%) Ruby
9 9 (6.12%) Clojure
9 9 (6.12%) Erlang
9 9 (6.12%) F#
10 4 (2.72%) VB
10 4 (2.72%) Haskell
11 3 (2.04%) C++
12 2 (1.36%) Groovy
13 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.68%) C
13 1 (0.68%) Delphi
13 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) SC Cleared
1 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.20%) Degree
3 1 (0.68%) HND
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.36%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.68%) Nmap
1 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.68%) vSphere
1 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
1 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (12.93%) Puppet
2 18 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (11.56%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) Nessus
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (30.61%) Zend
2 18 (12.24%) Red Hat
2 18 (12.24%) VMware
3 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle
5 3 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (1.36%) Adobe
6 2 (1.36%) Twitter
7 1 (0.68%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.68%) Google
7 1 (0.68%) Altiris
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco
7 1 (0.68%) ESRI
7 1 (0.68%) Dell
7 1 (0.68%) Motorola
7 1 (0.68%) NetApp
7 1 (0.68%) Mapinfo
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Bens + Bonus + FE Car
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus team bonus !
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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