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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 129 159 151
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 90 52 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 0.96% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.34% 2.93% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 86 51 54
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £57,900
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
1684 1772 1476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.08% 32.62% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1399 1517 1288
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 September 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 September 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 +32 45 £37,500 +20.96% 6
Warwickshire +6 15 £45,000 +56.52% 1
Coventry -2 13 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Staffordshire -5 13 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Solihull +3 2 £37,500 +63.04% 1
Worcestershire -4 1 £47,500 +126.19% 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 73 (54.89%) PHP
2 70 (52.63%) CSS
3 68 (51.13%) HTML
4 61 (45.86%) MySQL
5 57 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 56 (42.11%) jQuery
7 55 (41.35%) Linux
8 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (30.08%) Git (software)
10 38 (28.57%) WordPress
11 37 (27.82%) Zend
11 37 (27.82%) Java
11 37 (27.82%) MVC
12 36 (27.07%) Subversion
13 35 (26.32%) Web Development
14 31 (23.31%) SQL
15 30 (22.56%) Scrum
15 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (21.80%) Windows
17 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
18 25 (18.80%) JIRA
18 25 (18.80%) HTTP
18 25 (18.80%) CMS
19 24 (18.05%) SSL
20 22 (16.54%) OOP
20 22 (16.54%) Apache
20 22 (16.54%) SEO
21 21 (15.79%) TDD
22 20 (15.04%) Symfony
23 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (28.57%) WordPress
2 25 (18.80%) CMS
3 22 (16.54%) Apache
4 15 (11.28%) Joomla!
5 8 (6.02%) Node.js
6 7 (5.26%) IIS
7 5 (3.76%) Moodle
8 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.26%) Confluence
10 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.50%) Drupal
10 2 (1.50%) LiveCycle
10 2 (1.50%) FileNet
11 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Integration
11 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.75%) AquaLogic Service Bus
11 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.02%) Photoshop
3 6 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Magento
2 12 (9.02%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.75%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.80%) HTTP
2 24 (18.05%) SSL
3 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.78%) Firewall
4 17 (12.78%) LDAP
5 7 (5.26%) SAN
5 7 (5.26%) DNS
5 7 (5.26%) VLAN
6 6 (4.51%) SSH
7 1 (0.75%) Intranet
7 1 (0.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (45.86%) MySQL
2 12 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.26%) Big Data
8 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.75%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.75%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.75%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (30.08%) Git (software)
2 36 (27.07%) Subversion
3 26 (19.55%) Jenkins
4 25 (18.80%) JIRA
5 8 (6.02%) PHPUnit
5 8 (6.02%) Behat
6 7 (5.26%) Hudson
7 3 (2.26%) JUnit
8 2 (1.50%) Selenium
8 2 (1.50%) Maven
8 2 (1.50%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 17 (12.78%) Marketing
2 7 (5.26%) Publishing
3 4 (3.01%) Finance
4 2 (1.50%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 91 (68.42%) Developer
2 35 (26.32%) Web Developer
3 27 (20.30%) PHP Developer
4 16 (12.03%) Senior Developer
5 14 (10.53%) Web Applications Developer
5 14 (10.53%) Applications Developer
5 14 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 12 (9.02%) Software Engineer
7 10 (7.52%) Senior Web Developer
7 10 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Junior
8 9 (6.77%) Junior Developer
8 9 (6.77%) Junior Web Developer
9 8 (6.02%) .NET Developer
10 7 (5.26%) Graduate
10 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Applications Developer
11 6 (4.51%) Senior Web Applications Developer
11 6 (4.51%) Graduate Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (52.63%) CSS
2 68 (51.13%) HTML
3 56 (42.11%) jQuery
4 20 (15.04%) Symfony
5 18 (13.53%) XHTML
6 17 (12.78%) AngularJS
7 14 (10.53%) .NET
7 14 (10.53%) REST
8 13 (9.77%) JSON
9 12 (9.02%) Backbone.js
9 12 (9.02%) KnockoutJS
9 12 (9.02%) Ember.js
9 12 (9.02%) Underscore.js
10 11 (8.27%) CSS3
10 11 (8.27%) LAMP
10 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET
11 9 (6.77%) XML
12 8 (6.02%) Ajax
12 8 (6.02%) Yii
13 7 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) User Experience
2 7 (5.26%) Blog
3 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.76%) Social Media
4 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.35%) Linux
2 29 (21.80%) Windows
3 16 (12.03%) Ubuntu
4 14 (10.53%) Fedora
4 14 (10.53%) CentOS
5 5 (3.76%) UNIX
6 3 (2.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.82%) MVC
3 35 (26.32%) Web Development
4 30 (22.56%) Scrum
4 30 (22.56%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (16.54%) OOP
5 22 (16.54%) SEO
6 21 (15.79%) TDD
7 19 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 19 (14.29%) OO
7 19 (14.29%) DevOps
8 17 (12.78%) Waterfall
9 16 (12.03%) OOD
10 13 (9.77%) BDD
11 12 (9.02%) User Experience Design
11 12 (9.02%) OO PHP
12 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.26%) Load Balancing
13 7 (5.26%) Content Management
14 6 (4.51%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (54.89%) PHP
2 57 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 37 (27.82%) Java
4 31 (23.31%) SQL
5 15 (11.28%) PHP5
6 12 (9.02%) C#
7 9 (6.77%) Ruby
8 8 (6.02%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.02%) Perl
9 7 (5.26%) Scala
9 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.76%) Clojure
10 5 (3.76%) VB
10 5 (3.76%) Erlang
10 5 (3.76%) F#
11 2 (1.50%) Haskell
11 2 (1.50%) Groovy
11 2 (1.50%) Python
12 1 (0.75%) C
12 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.27%) Degree
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
2 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.51%) vSphere
3 4 (3.01%) Shibboleth
4 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (14.29%) Puppet
2 18 (13.53%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (12.78%) Vagrant
4 7 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.51%) WSUS
6 1 (0.75%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (27.82%) Zend
2 19 (14.29%) VMware
3 18 (13.53%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.02%) Oracle
6 7 (5.26%) NetApp
6 7 (5.26%) Dell
6 7 (5.26%) Cisco
6 7 (5.26%) Altiris
7 3 (2.26%) Twitter
7 3 (2.26%) SAP
7 3 (2.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.50%) Adobe
9 1 (0.75%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.75%) Motorola
9 1 (0.75%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.75%) JBoss
9 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.75%) Yahoo!
9 1 (0.75%) Google
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + Bens + Bonus + FE Car
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £17,000 to £27,000 per annum plus bonus paid on projects
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BTR Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus team bonus !
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus scheme
Posted: 13 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Boston Capel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago
Stafford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus & expenses
Posted: 27 days ago