Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 118 174
Rank change year-on-year +17 +56 -15
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 359 369 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.01% 2.80% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 3.07% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 278 321 168
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.60%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £74,125 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +9.52%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,852 12,007 10,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.02% 91.19% 90.54%
Number of salaries quoted 8,720 9,570 9,035
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Manchester +18 304 £50,000 +5.26% 55
Cheshire -42 26 £52,500 +10.53% 8
Lancashire - 13 £41,250 - 2
Merseyside +25 11 £72,500 +70.59% 6
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 181 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (49.58%) Java
3 176 (49.03%) DevOps
4 154 (42.90%) Amazon AWS
5 119 (33.15%) Continuous Integration
5 119 (33.15%) Python
6 99 (27.58%) Software Engineering
6 99 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 94 (26.18%) JavaScript
8 93 (25.91%) Microservices
9 85 (23.68%) Puppet
10 83 (23.12%) Linux
11 82 (22.84%) TDD
12 80 (22.28%) Docker
13 72 (20.06%) Web Services
14 71 (19.78%) Finance
15 70 (19.50%) CSS
15 70 (19.50%) HTML
15 70 (19.50%) Test Automation
16 68 (18.94%) Ruby
17 66 (18.38%) Scrum
17 66 (18.38%) Git (software)
18 64 (17.83%) React
19 60 (16.71%) Opscode Chef
20 59 (16.43%) MySQL
20 59 (16.43%) Kubernetes
21 58 (16.16%) Google
22 57 (15.88%) NoSQL
23 55 (15.32%) OO
24 54 (15.04%) SQL

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 22 (6.13%) Apache Solr
1 22 (6.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (5.01%) Apache
3 13 (3.62%) Apache Spark
4 11 (3.06%) CMS
5 10 (2.79%) Confluence
5 10 (2.79%) nginx
6 7 (1.95%) Drupal
7 6 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.84%) JBoss
8 3 (0.84%) WordPress
9 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.56%) SAS
9 2 (0.56%) WildFly
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.28%) Jetty
10 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 154 (42.90%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (27.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (11.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 36 (10.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 27 (7.52%) GitHub
6 26 (7.24%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (4.18%) SaaS
8 13 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (2.23%) Amazon EMR
10 6 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (1.67%) IaaS
10 6 (1.67%) PaaS
11 5 (1.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (1.11%) npm
13 3 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.56%) Google App Engine
15 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
15 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.18%) Firewall
1 15 (4.18%) VPN
2 12 (3.34%) Internet
2 12 (3.34%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.67%) HTTP
4 3 (0.84%) DHCP
4 3 (0.84%) DNS
4 3 (0.84%) PPP
5 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.43%) MySQL
2 57 (15.88%) NoSQL
3 44 (12.26%) MongoDB
4 42 (11.70%) Hadoop
5 33 (9.19%) Big Data
6 29 (8.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (6.13%) SQL Server
9 18 (5.01%) Neo4j
10 15 (4.18%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (3.34%) Redis
12 8 (2.23%) Amazon Athena
12 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.23%) Flink
13 6 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
14 5 (1.39%) HBase
14 5 (1.39%) Pentaho
14 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
15 4 (1.11%) MariaDB
15 4 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 66 (18.38%) Git (software)
2 48 (13.37%) Jenkins
3 33 (9.19%) Selenium
4 28 (7.80%) gulp
5 27 (7.52%) Vagrant
6 25 (6.96%) JIRA
7 23 (6.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (6.41%) Cucumber
8 22 (6.13%) Subversion
9 18 (5.01%) GitLab
9 18 (5.01%) Hudson
10 13 (3.62%) TeamCity
11 12 (3.34%) JUnit
12 11 (3.06%) Grunt
13 10 (2.79%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (2.79%) SonarQube
14 9 (2.51%) JMeter
14 9 (2.51%) LoadRunner
14 9 (2.51%) Robot Framework
15 8 (2.23%) NUnit
General
1 71 (19.78%) Finance
2 39 (10.86%) Marketing
3 31 (8.64%) Retail
4 30 (8.36%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.01%) Electronics
6 17 (4.74%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.06%) Banking
7 11 (3.06%) Local Government
8 8 (2.23%) Legal
9 6 (1.67%) Advertising
9 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.39%) Publishing
11 4 (1.11%) Games
12 3 (0.84%) Automotive
13 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.56%) Law
13 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (27.02%) Developer
2 65 (18.11%) Software Engineer
3 57 (15.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (12.53%) Architect
5 36 (10.03%) Java Engineer
6 27 (7.52%) Java Developer
6 27 (7.52%) Java Software Engineer
7 22 (6.13%) Linux Engineer
7 22 (6.13%) PHP Developer
8 21 (5.85%) AWS DevOps
9 20 (5.57%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.01%) AWS Engineer
10 18 (5.01%) Test Engineer
11 17 (4.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 16 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (4.46%) Technical Leader
13 14 (3.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 14 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
13 14 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.06%) Web Services
2 70 (19.50%) CSS
2 70 (19.50%) HTML
3 64 (17.83%) React
4 53 (14.76%) AngularJS
5 50 (13.93%) Spring
6 45 (12.53%) RESTful
7 39 (10.86%) Node.js
8 34 (9.47%) HTML5
9 33 (9.19%) .NET
9 33 (9.19%) CSS3
10 32 (8.91%) Spring Boot
11 27 (7.52%) REST
12 22 (6.13%) JAX-RS
13 18 (5.01%) Gherkin
13 18 (5.01%) Sass
14 17 (4.74%) Laravel
15 15 (4.18%) Hibernate
16 14 (3.90%) XML
17 13 (3.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (5.85%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.57%) Cloud Native
5 16 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (3.62%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.79%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.95%) Fintech
9 7 (1.95%) Xbox
10 6 (1.67%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.39%) Wiki
12 4 (1.11%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.11%) Renewable Energy
13 3 (0.84%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.84%) Cyberattack
13 3 (0.84%) User Experience
14 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (23.12%) Linux
2 23 (6.41%) Unix
3 13 (3.62%) Windows
4 8 (2.23%) CentOS
5 7 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.39%) Android
6 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
7 4 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (50.42%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (49.03%) DevOps
3 119 (33.15%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (27.58%) Software Engineering
5 93 (25.91%) Microservices
6 82 (22.84%) TDD
7 70 (19.50%) Test Automation
8 66 (18.38%) Scrum
9 55 (15.32%) OO
10 51 (14.21%) Mentoring
11 49 (13.65%) SOA
12 48 (13.37%) OOP
13 39 (10.86%) Pair Programming
14 38 (10.58%) BDD
14 38 (10.58%) Configuration Management
15 35 (9.75%) E-Commerce
16 34 (9.47%) Digital Marketing
17 33 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
18 27 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
18 27 (7.52%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 178 (49.58%) Java
2 119 (33.15%) Python
3 94 (26.18%) JavaScript
4 68 (18.94%) Ruby
5 54 (15.04%) SQL
6 47 (13.09%) PHP
7 38 (10.58%) Bash Shell
8 35 (9.75%) Go
9 33 (9.19%) C#
10 20 (5.57%) Java 8
11 19 (5.29%) C++
12 12 (3.34%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.34%) Scala
13 11 (3.06%) Java 9
13 11 (3.06%) Perl
14 8 (2.23%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.95%) C
16 5 (1.39%) R
17 3 (0.84%) Groovy
18 2 (0.56%) ES6
Qualifications
1 35 (9.75%) Degree
2 12 (3.34%) AWS Certification
2 12 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.06%) CISSP
4 8 (2.23%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.39%) CISA
6 5 (1.39%) CISM
6 5 (1.39%) CSSLP
6 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.11%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.11%) RHCE
7 4 (1.11%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CSQA
9 1 (0.28%) GPEN
9 1 (0.28%) GWAPT
9 1 (0.28%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.01%) GCP
2 17 (4.74%) QA
3 8 (2.23%) GDPR
4 7 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.39%) COBIT
6 5 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (1.39%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.56%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 80 (22.28%) Docker
2 23 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.84%) Ceph
5 2 (0.56%) HDFS
6 1 (0.28%) LXC
6 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 85 (23.68%) Puppet
2 60 (16.71%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (16.43%) Kubernetes
4 52 (14.48%) Ansible
5 45 (12.53%) Terraform
6 31 (8.64%) Packer
7 23 (6.41%) Salt
8 21 (5.85%) Consul
9 18 (5.01%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (4.74%) Nagios
11 14 (3.90%) Grafana
11 14 (3.90%) Graphite
11 14 (3.90%) Opsview
11 14 (3.90%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.84%) Kibana
12 3 (0.84%) SCCM
12 3 (0.84%) SCOM
13 2 (0.56%) Marathon
13 2 (0.56%) Mesos
13 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (16.16%) Google
2 36 (10.03%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.74%) SAP
4 16 (4.46%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.34%) Oracle
6 11 (3.06%) Rackspace
6 11 (3.06%) VMware
7 8 (2.23%) CA Agile Central
8 5 (1.39%) Tableau
8 5 (1.39%) Zend
9 3 (0.84%) Capita
9 3 (0.84%) Splunk
9 3 (0.84%) Teradata
10 2 (0.56%) CA
10 2 (0.56%) Chordiant
10 2 (0.56%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.56%) Facebook
10 2 (0.56%) Informatica
11 1 (0.28%) Cognos
11 1 (0.28%) HP