The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 84 82
Rank change year-on-year -25 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 19 62 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.99% 2.51% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.87% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 17 57 33
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £80,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1720 2161 1583
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 89.44% 87.63% 86.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1397 1599 1267
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Open Source as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Birmingham

Open Source
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Open Source in Birmingham

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 22 (45.83%) PHP
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) MySQL
3 20 (41.67%) MVC
4 19 (39.58%) Java
5 18 (37.50%) jQuery
6 16 (33.33%) LAMP
7 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
8 12 (25.00%) Selenium
9 11 (22.92%) QA
9 11 (22.92%) Automation Testing
10 10 (20.83%) Performance Testing
10 10 (20.83%) BDD
10 10 (20.83%) C#
10 10 (20.83%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) HTML
11 8 (16.67%) SOAP
11 8 (16.67%) Web Services
11 8 (16.67%) Linux
11 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
12 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
12 7 (14.58%) WATIR
12 7 (14.58%) JMeter
12 7 (14.58%) Ranorex
12 7 (14.58%) eggPlant
12 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
12 7 (14.58%) DevOps
13 6 (12.50%) VoLTE
13 6 (12.50%) Kamailio

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (2.08%) Apache Solr
1 1 (2.08%) JBoss
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Sage 200
1 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.25%) SaaS
3 2 (4.17%) GitHub
4 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) Asterisk PBX
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.50%) VoIP
1 6 (12.50%) VoLTE
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (14.58%) eggPlant
2 7 (14.58%) JMeter
2 7 (14.58%) Ranorex
2 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
2 7 (14.58%) WATIR
3 6 (12.50%) JBehave
3 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.33%) JUnit
4 4 (8.33%) Subversion
4 4 (8.33%) TestNG
5 2 (4.17%) JIRA
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Publishing
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Automotive
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) LAMP Developer
2 16 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 16 (33.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 6 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Open Source Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) AWS Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Software Development Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) jQuery
2 16 (33.33%) LAMP
3 8 (16.67%) HTML
3 8 (16.67%) SOAP
3 8 (16.67%) Web Services
4 6 (12.50%) FreeSWITCH
4 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.42%) CSS
6 4 (8.33%) .NET
6 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (8.33%) Middleware
7 3 (6.25%) HTML5
7 3 (6.25%) RESTful
8 2 (4.17%) Express
8 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
8 2 (4.17%) Node.js
8 2 (4.17%) React
8 2 (4.17%) Redux
8 2 (4.17%) Sequelize
8 2 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Fintech
2 4 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Unix
2 6 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) MVC
3 11 (22.92%) Automation Testing
4 10 (20.83%) BDD
4 10 (20.83%) Performance Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.58%) DevOps
6 7 (14.58%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.42%) SOA
8 5 (10.42%) TDD
9 4 (8.33%) API Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Presales
9 4 (8.33%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
9 4 (8.33%) SDLC
9 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) PHP
2 19 (39.58%) Java
3 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) C#
5 6 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) SQL
7 1 (2.08%) Go
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) Kamailio
2 3 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) etcd
3 1 (2.08%) flannel
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) Consul
1 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
1 1 (2.08%) Salt
1 1 (2.08%) Sysdig
1 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) BroadSoft
2 4 (8.33%) Cognizant
3 2 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Sage
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) Tableau
4 1 (2.08%) Talend
4 1 (2.08%) WSO2
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