Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 166 172
Rank change year-on-year +44 +6 +62
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 333 222 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.63% 1.80% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.99% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 282 189 151
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 11,427 11,139 10,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.35% 90.34% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 9,072 9,320 8,935
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 January 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 20 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
Manchester +35 240 £50,000 +5.26% 44
Cheshire +32 87 £47,750 +12.35% 7
Merseyside +15 6 £40,000 -3.03% 8
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 165 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (43.84%) Java
3 93 (27.93%) Python
4 89 (26.73%) DevOps
5 86 (25.83%) HTML
6 76 (22.82%) JavaScript
7 74 (22.22%) PHP
7 74 (22.22%) Linux
8 72 (21.62%) Degree
9 67 (20.12%) Software Engineering
9 67 (20.12%) Finance
10 66 (19.82%) CSS
10 66 (19.82%) Microsoft
11 64 (19.22%) Web Development
12 63 (18.92%) SQL
13 62 (18.62%) TDD
14 58 (17.42%) Ruby
15 54 (16.22%) MVC
16 53 (15.92%) OO
16 53 (15.92%) Computer Science
16 53 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
17 49 (14.71%) jQuery
17 49 (14.71%) Web Services
18 48 (14.41%) Scrum
18 48 (14.41%) Test Automation
19 46 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
20 45 (13.51%) Spring
20 45 (13.51%) Unix
21 43 (12.91%) C#
22 42 (12.61%) Git (software)

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 26 (7.81%) Apache
2 24 (7.21%) JBoss
2 24 (7.21%) Tomcat
3 21 (6.31%) WebSphere
4 16 (4.80%) CMS
5 13 (3.90%) Confluence
5 13 (3.90%) Jetty
5 13 (3.90%) Mule
5 13 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.30%) WordPress
7 10 (3.00%) Apache Spark
8 8 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (2.10%) Joomla!
10 4 (1.20%) Apache Pig
10 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.20%) IIS
10 4 (1.20%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.90%) SAS
12 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 12 (3.60%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.60%) S-PLUS
3 2 (0.60%) SPSS
3 2 (0.60%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (3.90%) Magento
2 10 (3.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.92%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (6.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (1.80%) Office 365
8 4 (1.20%) GitHub
9 3 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.60%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.60%) PaaS
11 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.00%) HTTP
2 9 (2.70%) SSL
3 8 (2.40%) Wireshark
4 7 (2.10%) Firewall
4 7 (2.10%) Internet
5 5 (1.50%) LAN
5 5 (1.50%) Network Security
5 5 (1.50%) WAN
6 4 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.20%) SAN
6 4 (1.20%) VPN
7 3 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.90%) VoIP
8 2 (0.60%) IPsec
8 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.01%) MySQL
2 37 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 34 (10.21%) Big Data
4 30 (9.01%) NoSQL
5 23 (6.91%) Redis
6 22 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (5.11%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 13 (3.90%) MongoDB
9 12 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.10%) GIS
10 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.10%) Spatial Data
11 5 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.20%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.20%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.60%) HBase
14 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (12.61%) Git (software)
1 42 (12.61%) Jenkins
2 30 (9.01%) Selenium
3 28 (8.41%) Cucumber
4 19 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 17 (5.11%) JIRA
5 17 (5.11%) Maven
6 15 (4.50%) Subversion
7 13 (3.90%) Hudson
8 12 (3.60%) gulp
9 11 (3.30%) Grunt
10 10 (3.00%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.10%) JMeter
11 7 (2.10%) JUnit
11 7 (2.10%) Metasploit
12 6 (1.80%) NUnit
12 6 (1.80%) webpack
13 5 (1.50%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.50%) GitLab
13 5 (1.50%) Travis CI
General
1 67 (20.12%) Finance
2 22 (6.61%) Manufacturing
3 19 (5.71%) Banking
4 18 (5.41%) Marketing
5 17 (5.11%) Electronics
6 16 (4.80%) Advertising
7 15 (4.50%) Telecoms
8 13 (3.90%) Retail
9 11 (3.30%) Investment Banking
9 11 (3.30%) Law
10 7 (2.10%) Local Government
11 5 (1.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.60%) Back Office
12 2 (0.60%) Military
13 1 (0.30%) Games
13 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (28.23%) Developer
2 45 (13.51%) Architect
3 41 (12.31%) Senior Developer
4 30 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (7.81%) Software Engineer
6 25 (7.51%) PHP Developer
7 23 (6.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 22 (6.61%) Analyst
8 22 (6.61%) Java Developer
9 21 (6.31%) Software Developer
10 20 (6.01%) Tester
11 19 (5.71%) Automation Tester
11 19 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
13 17 (5.11%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (4.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 16 (4.80%) Java Engineer
14 16 (4.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 15 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
16 13 (3.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (25.83%) HTML
2 66 (19.82%) CSS
3 49 (14.71%) jQuery
3 49 (14.71%) Web Services
4 45 (13.51%) Spring
5 38 (11.41%) Node.js
6 37 (11.11%) RESTful
7 35 (10.51%) HTML5
8 33 (9.91%) .NET
9 32 (9.61%) JSON
10 31 (9.31%) XML
11 29 (8.71%) Middleware
12 28 (8.41%) CSS3
13 27 (8.11%) AngularJS
14 25 (7.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (7.21%) SOAP
16 23 (6.91%) Hibernate
16 23 (6.91%) Sass
17 22 (6.61%) React
17 22 (6.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (15.92%) Computer Science
2 35 (10.51%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.41%) Cyberattack
5 17 (5.11%) Mobile App
6 15 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.00%) User Experience
8 8 (2.40%) Algorithms
9 7 (2.10%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.80%) Fintech
11 5 (1.50%) iPad
11 5 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.20%) Clustering
12 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.90%) PKI
13 3 (0.90%) Renewable Energy
14 2 (0.60%) CCTV
14 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 74 (22.22%) Linux
2 45 (13.51%) Unix
3 34 (10.21%) Windows
4 6 (1.80%) Android
5 4 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.90%) CentOS
6 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Debian
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (49.55%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (26.73%) DevOps
3 67 (20.12%) Software Engineering
4 64 (19.22%) Web Development
5 62 (18.62%) TDD
6 54 (16.22%) MVC
7 53 (15.92%) OO
8 48 (14.41%) Scrum
8 48 (14.41%) Test Automation
9 37 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.91%) BDD
11 26 (7.81%) OO PHP
11 26 (7.81%) SDLC
12 25 (7.51%) ITIL
13 24 (7.21%) Machine Learning
13 24 (7.21%) OOP
14 23 (6.91%) Open Source Development
14 23 (6.91%) SOA
14 23 (6.91%) Time Management
15 21 (6.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 146 (43.84%) Java
2 93 (27.93%) Python
3 76 (22.82%) JavaScript
4 74 (22.22%) PHP
5 63 (18.92%) SQL
6 58 (17.42%) Ruby
7 43 (12.91%) C#
8 25 (7.51%) Shell Script
9 23 (6.91%) Go
10 17 (5.11%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.50%) C++
12 12 (3.60%) Scala
13 10 (3.00%) R
14 9 (2.70%) C
15 7 (2.10%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.50%) Java 9
16 5 (1.50%) XPath
17 4 (1.20%) Embedded C
17 4 (1.20%) Groovy
17 4 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (21.62%) Degree
2 34 (10.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (6.91%) Master's Degree
4 15 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.30%) MCPD
5 11 (3.30%) MCSD
6 9 (2.70%) CCNA
6 9 (2.70%) CCNP
6 9 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.40%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (1.50%) CCIE
8 5 (1.50%) PhD
8 5 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.20%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.20%) MCSE
10 3 (0.90%) HND
11 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.51%) QA
2 10 (3.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GCP
System Software
1 30 (9.01%) Docker
2 7 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Ceph
5 1 (0.30%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 46 (13.81%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (9.61%) Puppet
3 28 (8.41%) Ansible
4 10 (3.00%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.70%) CA Wily
5 9 (2.70%) Cobbler
5 9 (2.70%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.10%) BladeLogic
6 7 (2.10%) Mesos
7 6 (1.80%) Terraform
8 5 (1.50%) Marathon
8 5 (1.50%) rkt
9 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.60%) Packer
10 2 (0.60%) SCCM
11 1 (0.30%) Consul
Vendors
1 66 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.31%) Google
3 28 (8.41%) Oracle
4 15 (4.50%) SAP
5 13 (3.90%) VMware
6 12 (3.60%) Adobe
6 12 (3.60%) Cisco
6 12 (3.60%) SaltStack
7 9 (2.70%) CA
7 9 (2.70%) EnterpriseDB
8 8 (2.40%) IBM
8 8 (2.40%) Rackspace
9 7 (2.10%) Juniper
9 7 (2.10%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.80%) Apple
11 4 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.90%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.90%) HP
12 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.90%) Splunk