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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 139 123 159
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +36
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 73 60 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 1.35% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.86% 4.36% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 59 39 42
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £72,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
1501 1376 1401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.47% 30.96% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1145 1202
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,050 £55,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +7 40 £40,000 +45.45% 4
Solihull - 10 £50,000 -
Warwickshire -16 8 £46,250 +81.37% 3
Staffordshire -1 5 £62,500 +28.20% 2
Shropshire -17 4 £22,500 -40.00% 3
Coventry - 4 £45,000 - 3
Wolverhampton +4 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 58 (43.61%) HTML
1 58 (43.61%) PHP
2 53 (39.85%) CSS
3 52 (39.10%) MVC
4 46 (34.59%) Java
4 46 (34.59%) JavaScript
4 46 (34.59%) Linux
5 44 (33.08%) Software Engineering
6 38 (28.57%) jQuery
6 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 38 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 36 (27.07%) MySQL
8 34 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (24.81%) C#
10 29 (21.80%) .NET
11 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
11 28 (21.05%) OO
11 28 (21.05%) Subversion
12 23 (17.29%) Unit Testing
12 23 (17.29%) Web Development
13 22 (16.54%) Oracle
14 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET
15 20 (15.04%) Python
16 19 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 19 (14.29%) OOP
16 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (14.29%) HTML5
17 17 (12.78%) Ruby
17 17 (12.78%) Zend
17 17 (12.78%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (12.03%) Apache
2 15 (11.28%) SharePoint
3 13 (9.77%) JBoss
4 10 (7.52%) WebLogic
4 10 (7.52%) WebSphere
4 10 (7.52%) WordPress
5 8 (6.02%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.76%) SAS
7 4 (3.01%) Node.js
7 4 (3.01%) Drupal
8 3 (2.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.75%) nginx
9 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.75%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 19 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.76%) SPSS
3 4 (3.01%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) PaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) IaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) Internet
2 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) FTP
3 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (27.07%) MySQL
2 28 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 15 (11.28%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.76%) QlikView
5 5 (3.76%) Pentaho
6 4 (3.01%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.50%) DB2
7 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 28 (21.05%) Subversion
3 16 (12.03%) JUnit
4 15 (11.28%) JIRA
5 14 (10.53%) NUnit
6 13 (9.77%) Selenium
7 10 (7.52%) Ant
8 8 (6.02%) PHPUnit
9 7 (5.26%) Jenkins
9 7 (5.26%) Behat
10 5 (3.76%) Hudson
11 4 (3.01%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.50%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.50%) JMeter
12 2 (1.50%) AccuRev
13 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.75%) Maven
13 1 (0.75%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.75%) TestNG
General
1 13 (9.77%) Marketing
2 11 (8.27%) Finance
3 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.75%) Local Government
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (60.90%) Developer
2 30 (22.56%) Senior Developer
3 25 (18.80%) Java Developer
4 23 (17.29%) Software Engineer
5 22 (16.54%) Architect
6 19 (14.29%) PHP Developer
7 14 (10.53%) Web Developer
7 14 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
8 13 (9.77%) Senior Architect
9 12 (9.02%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 12 (9.02%) .NET Architect
10 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (8.27%) .NET Developer
10 11 (8.27%) C# Developer
10 11 (8.27%) C# Architect
10 11 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (8.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (7.52%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (7.52%) Senior .NET Developer
11 10 (7.52%) Senior .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (43.61%) HTML
2 53 (39.85%) CSS
3 38 (28.57%) jQuery
4 29 (21.80%) .NET
5 21 (15.79%) ASP.NET
6 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (14.29%) HTML5
7 16 (12.03%) XML
7 16 (12.03%) .NET Framework
8 15 (11.28%) CSS3
8 15 (11.28%) AngularJS
9 14 (10.53%) XHTML
10 13 (9.77%) JSON
10 13 (9.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (9.02%) RESTful
12 11 (8.27%) Middleware
13 10 (7.52%) PhoneGap
14 7 (5.26%) LAMP
14 7 (5.26%) Spring
14 7 (5.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.77%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.51%) Equities
3 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.51%) Blog
4 5 (3.76%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.01%) Mathematics
5 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.01%) W3C
6 3 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.50%) CUDA
7 2 (1.50%) Social Media
7 2 (1.50%) Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.75%) Online Games
8 1 (0.75%) DTV
8 1 (0.75%) GIS
8 1 (0.75%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 46 (34.59%) Linux
2 16 (12.03%) UNIX
3 11 (8.27%) Fedora
3 11 (8.27%) CentOS
4 6 (4.51%) Solaris
5 5 (3.76%) Windows
6 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.50%) Android
7 2 (1.50%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.10%) MVC
2 44 (33.08%) Software Engineering
3 34 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (21.05%) OO
5 23 (17.29%) Web Development
5 23 (17.29%) Unit Testing
6 19 (14.29%) OOP
7 17 (12.78%) Configuration Management
8 15 (11.28%) SOA
9 14 (10.53%) TDD
10 13 (9.77%) Time Management
11 12 (9.02%) Scrum
12 10 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (6.77%) BDD
13 9 (6.77%) OO PHP
14 8 (6.02%) Low Latency
14 8 (6.02%) OOD
15 7 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (43.61%) PHP
2 46 (34.59%) Java
2 46 (34.59%) JavaScript
3 33 (24.81%) C#
4 20 (15.04%) Python
5 17 (12.78%) Ruby
6 13 (9.77%) SQL
7 12 (9.02%) C++
8 11 (8.27%) PHP5
9 6 (4.51%) Erlang
9 6 (4.51%) F#
9 6 (4.51%) Scala
9 6 (4.51%) Clojure
10 5 (3.76%) R
10 5 (3.76%) C
10 5 (3.76%) VB
11 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.26%) Haskell
12 2 (1.50%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (11.28%) Degree
2 2 (1.50%) ISEB
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.52%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (2.26%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Nagios
2 1 (0.75%) Nessus
2 1 (0.75%) Nmap
2 1 (0.75%) SCOM
2 1 (0.75%) Cacti
Vendors
1 38 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.54%) Oracle
3 17 (12.78%) Zend
4 11 (8.27%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.76%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.76%) Cognos
5 5 (3.76%) IBM
5 5 (3.76%) Tableau
5 5 (3.76%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.76%) Teradata
6 3 (2.26%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) Telerik
7 1 (0.75%) Twitter
7 1 (0.75%) SAP
7 1 (0.75%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.75%) ESRI
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £47,500 to £62,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: £35,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £42500.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwickshire
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 23 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + inc FE Car + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 23 days ago