Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 131 123
Rank change year-on-year +40 -8 +25
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 87 11 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.71% 0.50% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 0.57% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 68 7 50
Cheshire median annual salary £47,750 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.38% -6.98% +19.44%
10th Percentile £36,600 £31,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £51,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +7.50%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,856 1,939 2,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 88.94% 87.58% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,136 1,580 2,197
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,725 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -30 20 £45,000 - 3
Warrington +8 12 £49,000 +50.77% 1
Chester -11 12 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Sandbach - 11 £47,500 - 1
Nantwich - 3 £35,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £40,000 - 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 58 (66.67%) Java
2 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 26 (29.89%) Software Engineering
5 25 (28.74%) Finance
6 24 (27.59%) SQL
7 22 (25.29%) Spring
8 20 (22.99%) Tomcat
8 20 (22.99%) JBoss
8 20 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (22.99%) DevOps
9 19 (21.84%) Linux
10 18 (20.69%) Apache
10 18 (20.69%) Web Services
10 18 (20.69%) Hibernate
10 18 (20.69%) WebSphere
11 17 (19.54%) Banking
11 17 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (19.54%) C#
12 16 (18.39%) HTML
12 16 (18.39%) J2EE
13 15 (17.24%) Unix
13 15 (17.24%) RESTful
13 15 (17.24%) Degree
14 14 (16.09%) Maven
14 14 (16.09%) PHP
14 14 (16.09%) Python
14 14 (16.09%) Advertising
15 13 (14.94%) Windows
15 13 (14.94%) CSS

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 20 (22.99%) JBoss
1 20 (22.99%) Tomcat
2 18 (20.69%) Apache
2 18 (20.69%) WebSphere
3 10 (11.49%) Jetty
3 10 (11.49%) Mule
3 10 (11.49%) WebLogic
4 8 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (5.75%) CMS
6 3 (3.45%) Confluence
7 1 (1.15%) CICS
7 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (12.64%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.45%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.30%) BrowserStack
4 2 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) SSL
2 7 (8.05%) Firewall
2 7 (8.05%) Wireshark
3 5 (5.75%) LAN
3 5 (5.75%) WAN
4 4 (4.60%) Internet
5 2 (2.30%) IPsec
5 2 (2.30%) Network Security
5 2 (2.30%) VoIP
5 2 (2.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 10 (11.49%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (11.49%) Redis
3 6 (6.90%) MySQL
4 3 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.30%) VLDB
6 1 (1.15%) DB2
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) QlikView
6 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Maven
2 13 (14.94%) Jenkins
3 10 (11.49%) Hudson
3 10 (11.49%) Subversion
4 7 (8.05%) Metasploit
4 7 (8.05%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.75%) Grunt
5 5 (5.75%) gulp
5 5 (5.75%) JMeter
5 5 (5.75%) Selenium
6 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.60%) JIRA
6 4 (4.60%) JUnit
7 3 (3.45%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.45%) TestNG
7 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.30%) Gradle
8 2 (2.30%) Mockito
8 2 (2.30%) Ranorex
General
1 25 (28.74%) Finance
2 17 (19.54%) Banking
3 14 (16.09%) Advertising
4 11 (12.64%) Investment Banking
5 10 (11.49%) Law
6 3 (3.45%) Retail
7 2 (2.30%) Electronics
8 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (28.74%) Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Java Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Software Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) Senior Developer
3 12 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (12.64%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (10.34%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) AWS Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (9.20%) Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) Java Engineer
8 7 (8.05%) Network Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.75%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.29%) Spring
2 18 (20.69%) Hibernate
2 18 (20.69%) Web Services
3 16 (18.39%) HTML
3 16 (18.39%) J2EE
4 15 (17.24%) RESTful
5 13 (14.94%) CSS
6 11 (12.64%) Node.js
7 10 (11.49%) .NET
7 10 (11.49%) jQuery
7 10 (11.49%) XML
8 9 (10.34%) Middleware
8 9 (10.34%) REST
8 9 (10.34%) SOAP
9 8 (9.20%) JSON
10 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
10 7 (8.05%) React
11 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET
11 6 (6.90%) HTML5
11 6 (6.90%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (8.05%) User Experience
4 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.75%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.45%) Fintech
7 2 (2.30%) CCTV
7 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.30%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.15%) AS400
8 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.84%) Linux
2 15 (17.24%) Unix
3 13 (14.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.30%) Android
4 2 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.89%) Software Engineering
3 20 (22.99%) DevOps
4 12 (13.79%) Microservices
4 12 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 11 (12.64%) Wealth Management
5 11 (12.64%) Web Development
6 10 (11.49%) Content Management
6 10 (11.49%) ITIL
7 9 (10.34%) MVC
8 8 (9.20%) Project Management
9 7 (8.05%) Information Security
9 7 (8.05%) OO
9 7 (8.05%) Open Source Development
9 7 (8.05%) TDD
9 7 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
11 5 (5.75%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (66.67%) Java
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) C#
4 14 (16.09%) PHP
4 14 (16.09%) Python
5 11 (12.64%) JavaScript
6 10 (11.49%) Ruby
7 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.90%) T-SQL
9 5 (5.75%) XPath
10 3 (3.45%) R
11 2 (2.30%) C
11 2 (2.30%) C++
11 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.15%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.15%) COBOL
12 1 (1.15%) Perl
12 1 (1.15%) Scala
12 1 (1.15%) VB
12 1 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.24%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.75%) CCIE
4 5 (5.75%) CCNA
4 5 (5.75%) CCNP
4 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.15%) PhD
7 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) QA
System Software
1 12 (13.79%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (12.64%) Ansible
2 11 (12.64%) Puppet
3 9 (10.34%) CA Wily
4 7 (8.05%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.64%) SaltStack
3 9 (10.34%) CA
4 8 (9.20%) IBM
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 7 (8.05%) Juniper
5 7 (8.05%) Palo Alto
6 4 (4.60%) Google
7 3 (3.45%) AppDynamics
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle
8 2 (2.30%) Apple
8 2 (2.30%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) ParAccel
8 2 (2.30%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.30%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (2.30%) Tableau
8 2 (2.30%) Talend
8 2 (2.30%) Vertica
9 1 (1.15%) Zend