The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 54 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 6 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.43% 0.29% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.33% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 4
Median salary £75,649 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +101.73% -11.76%  
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 373 299 368
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.60% 86.42% 86.59%
Number of salaries quoted 342 252 325
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,375
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Open Source
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Open Source in Lancashire

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Lancashire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Open Source in Lancashire

Open Source
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 4 £75,649 -
Preston - 2 £35,000 -
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) MySQL
3 7 (58.33%) Node.js
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 4 (33.33%) SDLC
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (25.00%) Maven
5 3 (25.00%) FreeMarker
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) Advertising
5 3 (25.00%) gulp
5 3 (25.00%) SonarQube
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (25.00%) Sequelize
5 3 (25.00%) Dropwizard
5 3 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) JAX-RS

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MySQL
2 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Artifactory
2 3 (25.00%) gulp
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) SonarQube
2 3 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) Senior Developer
3 7 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 7 (58.33%) Java Software Developer
3 7 (58.33%) Software Developer
4 6 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (50.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 6 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (41.67%) Lead Developer
5 5 (41.67%) Lead Java Developer
5 5 (41.67%) Lead Software Developer
6 4 (33.33%) Senior SQL Developer
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
8 2 (16.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (8.33%) Operations Support Engineer
9 1 (8.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Node.js
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) Dropwizard
3 3 (25.00%) Express
3 3 (25.00%) FreeMarker
3 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) JAX-RS
3 3 (25.00%) LESS
3 3 (25.00%) Sass
3 3 (25.00%) Sequelize
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 3 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
4 2 (16.67%) Symfony
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Blog
1 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
1 1 (8.33%) Tandem
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) AIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Coaching
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sun