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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 140 161 150
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 72 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.89% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.78% 3.11% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 69 47 44
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,500 £89,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
1246 1574 1202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.19% 28.51% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1354 1036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +25 40 £37,500 +20.96% 5
Staffordshire -3 12 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Coventry +6 10 £32,500 -23.52%
Warwickshire +4 5 £55,000 +92.98% 1
Solihull -2 3 £32,500 +41.30% 1
Shropshire - 1 £26,478 -
Worcestershire - 1 £47,500 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 64 (50.00%) CSS
2 62 (48.44%) MySQL
2 62 (48.44%) HTML
2 62 (48.44%) PHP
3 59 (46.09%) JavaScript
4 53 (41.41%) Linux
5 45 (35.16%) jQuery
6 35 (27.34%) Git (software)
6 35 (27.34%) SQL
7 34 (26.56%) Java
8 33 (25.78%) Web Development
9 30 (23.44%) Windows
10 28 (21.88%) WordPress
11 26 (20.31%) Apache
11 26 (20.31%) HTTP
12 25 (19.53%) SSL
12 25 (19.53%) Subversion
13 24 (18.75%) Zend
13 24 (18.75%) MVC
14 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
15 20 (15.63%) MS Excel
15 20 (15.63%) OOP
15 20 (15.63%) AngularJS
16 19 (14.84%) Puppet
16 19 (14.84%) CMS
16 19 (14.84%) Scrum
16 19 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (14.06%) JIRA
17 18 (14.06%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (21.88%) WordPress
2 26 (20.31%) Apache
3 19 (14.84%) CMS
4 16 (12.50%) Joomla!
5 11 (8.59%) IIS
6 9 (7.03%) Moodle
7 8 (6.25%) WebLogic
8 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
9 6 (4.69%) Node.js
10 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
11 3 (2.34%) Drupal
11 3 (2.34%) Confluence
12 2 (1.56%) LiveCycle
12 2 (1.56%) FileNet
13 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 20 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.38%) Photoshop
3 10 (7.81%) MS Office
3 10 (7.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.16%) WebTrends
1 13 (10.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.72%) SaaS
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.31%) HTTP
2 25 (19.53%) SSL
3 17 (13.28%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.50%) Firewall
5 14 (10.94%) LDAP
6 11 (8.59%) DNS
6 11 (8.59%) VLAN
7 10 (7.81%) SSH
8 7 (5.47%) SAN
9 1 (0.78%) Intranet
9 1 (0.78%) Internet
9 1 (0.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (48.44%) MySQL
2 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.78%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 35 (27.34%) Git (software)
2 25 (19.53%) Subversion
3 18 (14.06%) JIRA
4 17 (13.28%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.13%) RSpec
5 4 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.34%) Hudson
7 2 (1.56%) Maven
8 1 (0.78%) JUnit
8 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.78%) NUnit
8 1 (0.78%) Selenium
8 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.78%) Behat
8 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.78%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (9.38%) Marketing
2 10 (7.81%) Publishing
3 4 (3.13%) Retail
3 4 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
4 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 88 (68.75%) Developer
2 32 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 22 (17.19%) PHP Developer
4 14 (10.94%) Web Applications Developer
4 14 (10.94%) Applications Developer
5 12 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 11 (8.59%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 9 (7.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Architect
9 7 (5.47%) Graduate
9 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (5.47%) .NET Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Web Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Web Applications Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Graduate Web Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Senior Applications Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (50.00%) CSS
2 62 (48.44%) HTML
3 45 (35.16%) jQuery
4 20 (15.63%) AngularJS
5 16 (12.50%) Ember.js
5 16 (12.50%) Backbone.js
5 16 (12.50%) XHTML
6 15 (11.72%) .NET
6 15 (11.72%) LAMP
7 14 (10.94%) Symfony
8 13 (10.16%) JSON
8 13 (10.16%) XML
8 13 (10.16%) REST
9 12 (9.38%) KnockoutJS
9 12 (9.38%) Underscore.js
9 12 (9.38%) ASP.NET
10 11 (8.59%) Web Services
11 10 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
12 9 (7.03%) Ajax
13 8 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.13%) VLE
2 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.56%) Blog
3 2 (1.56%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.41%) Linux
2 30 (23.44%) Windows
3 12 (9.38%) Ubuntu
4 10 (7.81%) CentOS
4 10 (7.81%) Fedora
5 8 (6.25%) UNIX
6 5 (3.91%) Solaris
7 2 (1.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.78%) Web Development
2 24 (18.75%) MVC
3 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.63%) OOP
5 19 (14.84%) Scrum
5 19 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.06%) SEO
7 16 (12.50%) DevOps
8 14 (10.94%) Waterfall
9 13 (10.16%) TDD
10 12 (9.38%) OOD
10 12 (9.38%) User Experience Design
11 11 (8.59%) Load Balancing
12 9 (7.03%) Change Control
12 9 (7.03%) Kalman Filter
13 8 (6.25%) Software Engineering
13 8 (6.25%) OO
13 8 (6.25%) Content Management
14 7 (5.47%) E-Commerce
14 7 (5.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (48.44%) PHP
2 59 (46.09%) JavaScript
3 35 (27.34%) SQL
4 34 (26.56%) Java
5 13 (10.16%) C#
6 12 (9.38%) Perl
6 12 (9.38%) Ruby
6 12 (9.38%) PHP5
6 12 (9.38%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.69%) Scala
8 6 (4.69%) Python
9 5 (3.91%) VB
10 4 (3.13%) F#
10 4 (3.13%) Erlang
10 4 (3.13%) Clojure
10 4 (3.13%) CoffeeScript
10 4 (3.13%) RubyMotion
11 2 (1.56%) Groovy
11 2 (1.56%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 15 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.59%) Forefront TMG
2 10 (7.81%) vSphere
3 8 (6.25%) Shibboleth
4 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.56%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (14.84%) Puppet
2 18 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (10.94%) Vagrant
4 11 (8.59%) Backup Exec
5 10 (7.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (18.75%) Zend
2 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.50%) VMware
4 12 (9.38%) Oracle
5 11 (8.59%) Altiris
6 10 (7.81%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.47%) NetApp
7 7 (5.47%) Dell
7 7 (5.47%) Cisco
7 7 (5.47%) Twitter
8 6 (4.69%) SAP
9 4 (3.13%) Facebook
10 2 (1.56%) Google
10 2 (1.56%) IBM
10 2 (1.56%) Adobe
11 1 (0.78%) Sun
11 1 (0.78%) JBoss
11 1 (0.78%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.78%) Motorola
11 1 (0.78%) Yahoo!
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