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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 133 135 172
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +37
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 80 65 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 1.32% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.07% 4.27% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 63 43 32
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £72,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
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
1579 1521 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.82% 30.82% 28.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 1284 1199
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,104 £55,500 £55,000
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +10 44 £40,000 +45.45% 9
Solihull - 8 £50,000 -
Shropshire -13 7 £44,750 +19.33%
Coventry - 7 £31,250 - 1
Warwickshire -13 6 £46,250 +81.37% 2
Staffordshire +3 5 £62,500 +66.66% 3
Wolverhampton +9 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 55 (43.31%) HTML
2 53 (41.73%) MVC
3 50 (39.37%) PHP
4 49 (38.58%) CSS
5 46 (36.22%) JavaScript
6 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
7 41 (32.28%) Software Engineering
8 40 (31.50%) Java
9 39 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (28.35%) Git (software)
11 35 (27.56%) C#
11 35 (27.56%) Linux
12 33 (25.98%) .NET
12 33 (25.98%) SQL Server
13 32 (25.20%) jQuery
14 31 (24.41%) MySQL
15 25 (19.69%) ASP.NET
16 24 (18.90%) Oracle
16 24 (18.90%) Python
16 24 (18.90%) Unit Testing
17 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (16.54%) OO
18 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
18 21 (16.54%) Web Development
18 21 (16.54%) Subversion
19 20 (15.75%) XML
20 19 (14.96%) JUnit
20 19 (14.96%) OOP
20 19 (14.96%) HTML5
20 19 (14.96%) AngularJS

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 18 (14.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.24%) JBoss
2 13 (10.24%) Apache
3 12 (9.45%) WebSphere
3 12 (9.45%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.51%) SAS
5 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.72%) WordPress
6 3 (2.36%) Drupal
7 1 (0.79%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) CMS
7 1 (0.79%) nginx
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (16.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.51%) SPSS
3 2 (1.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Odoo
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.36%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) IaaS
2 2 (1.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) Internet
2 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) FTP
3 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.98%) SQL Server
2 31 (24.41%) MySQL
3 13 (10.24%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.09%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.51%) QlikView
5 7 (5.51%) Pentaho
6 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.15%) MariaDB
8 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.57%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.57%) DB2
10 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (28.35%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.54%) Subversion
3 19 (14.96%) JUnit
4 16 (12.60%) JIRA
4 16 (12.60%) Selenium
5 15 (11.81%) NUnit
6 12 (9.45%) Ant
7 6 (4.72%) PHPUnit
8 5 (3.94%) Behat
8 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.15%) Hudson
10 2 (1.57%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.57%) JMeter
10 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (1.57%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (7.87%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Marketing
3 6 (4.72%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.36%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (60.63%) Developer
2 28 (22.05%) Senior Developer
3 24 (18.90%) Java Developer
4 22 (17.32%) Architect
5 21 (16.54%) Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Java Software Engineer
7 14 (11.02%) C# Developer
7 14 (11.02%) Senior Architect
8 13 (10.24%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (10.24%) .NET Developer
8 13 (10.24%) Web Developer
8 13 (10.24%) PHP Developer
8 13 (10.24%) .NET Architect
9 12 (9.45%) Senior C# Developer
9 12 (9.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET Developer
9 12 (9.45%) C# Architect
10 11 (8.66%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (8.66%) Senior .NET Developer
10 11 (8.66%) Senior .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (43.31%) HTML
2 49 (38.58%) CSS
3 33 (25.98%) .NET
4 32 (25.20%) jQuery
5 25 (19.69%) ASP.NET
6 23 (18.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (15.75%) XML
8 19 (14.96%) HTML5
8 19 (14.96%) AngularJS
9 17 (13.39%) .NET Framework
10 16 (12.60%) CSS3
11 15 (11.81%) JSON
12 14 (11.02%) Entity Framework
13 12 (9.45%) PhoneGap
14 11 (8.66%) RESTful
15 10 (7.87%) XHTML
16 9 (7.09%) Middleware
17 7 (5.51%) Ajax
18 5 (3.94%) J2EE
18 5 (3.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.51%) N-Tier
2 7 (5.51%) Visualisation
3 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.72%) Equities
4 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.36%) Blog
6 2 (1.57%) CUDA
6 2 (1.57%) Derivative
6 2 (1.57%) W3C
6 2 (1.57%) User Experience
6 2 (1.57%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.79%) DTV
7 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (27.56%) Linux
2 15 (11.81%) UNIX
3 7 (5.51%) Fedora
3 7 (5.51%) CentOS
4 5 (3.94%) Solaris
5 3 (2.36%) Windows
5 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.57%) FreeBSD
6 2 (1.57%) Android
7 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.73%) MVC
2 41 (32.28%) Software Engineering
3 39 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (18.90%) Unit Testing
5 21 (16.54%) Web Development
5 21 (16.54%) OO
6 19 (14.96%) OOP
7 18 (14.17%) Configuration Management
8 17 (13.39%) SOA
9 14 (11.02%) Time Management
10 13 (10.24%) TDD
11 12 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (9.45%) Mobile Development
12 11 (8.66%) Scrum
13 8 (6.30%) E-Commerce
13 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (5.51%) BDD
14 7 (5.51%) Business Analytics
14 7 (5.51%) Analytics
14 7 (5.51%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.37%) PHP
2 46 (36.22%) JavaScript
3 40 (31.50%) Java
4 35 (27.56%) C#
5 24 (18.90%) Python
6 18 (14.17%) Ruby
7 13 (10.24%) SQL
8 10 (7.87%) C++
9 7 (5.51%) PHP5
9 7 (5.51%) R
10 5 (3.94%) C
10 5 (3.94%) VB
11 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.57%) Perl
12 2 (1.57%) Clojure
12 2 (1.57%) F#
12 2 (1.57%) Scala
12 2 (1.57%) Erlang
13 1 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (11.81%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Puppet
2 3 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.79%) Nagios
4 1 (0.79%) Nessus
4 1 (0.79%) Nmap
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) Cacti
Vendors
1 42 (33.07%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.90%) Oracle
3 10 (7.87%) Zend
4 7 (5.51%) Tableau
4 7 (5.51%) Teradata
4 7 (5.51%) Cloudera
4 7 (5.51%) Business Objects
4 7 (5.51%) Cognos
4 7 (5.51%) IBM
4 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.36%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Telerik
6 1 (0.79%) Twitter
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Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: From £47,500 to £62,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
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Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum + Flexible Benefits
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + up to £10,000 bonus, pension, etc.
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Salary: From £25,000 to £37,500 per annum based on experience
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Salary: From £22,000 to £37,500 per annum based on experience.
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