Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 115 174
Rank change year-on-year +20 +59 +11
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 366 364 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.16% 2.77% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 3.04% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 267 316 177
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £30,250 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £71,100
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 10,496 11,985 11,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.60% 91.07% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,434 9,524 9,503
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 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +20 323 £50,000 - 45
Lancashire - 18 £55,898 - 4
Cheshire -39 16 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Merseyside +12 6 £42,560 +3.18% 3
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 207 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (54.37%) Java
3 187 (51.09%) DevOps
4 156 (42.62%) Amazon AWS
5 146 (39.89%) Python
6 113 (30.87%) Continuous Integration
7 97 (26.50%) TDD
8 96 (26.23%) Software Engineering
9 94 (25.68%) Linux
9 94 (25.68%) NoSQL
10 89 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
11 88 (24.04%) Microservices
12 84 (22.95%) JavaScript
13 76 (20.77%) Web Services
14 71 (19.40%) Puppet
14 71 (19.40%) Jenkins
15 70 (19.13%) MongoDB
16 69 (18.85%) Git (software)
16 69 (18.85%) SQL
17 66 (18.03%) Finance
18 65 (17.76%) Test Automation
19 64 (17.49%) Hadoop
19 64 (17.49%) Docker
19 64 (17.49%) CSS
19 64 (17.49%) Scrum
20 62 (16.94%) React
21 61 (16.67%) JIRA
21 61 (16.67%) HTML
22 58 (15.85%) OO
22 58 (15.85%) Configuration Management

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 50 (13.66%) Apache
2 37 (10.11%) Apache Spark
3 25 (6.83%) Confluence
4 23 (6.28%) Apache Solr
5 21 (5.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 12 (3.28%) nginx
7 10 (2.73%) CMS
8 5 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.37%) JBoss
9 4 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.82%) WildFly
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.55%) Drupal
11 2 (0.55%) SAS
11 2 (0.55%) WordPress
12 1 (0.27%) Jetty
12 1 (0.27%) Moodle
12 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 156 (42.62%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (14.21%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (11.20%) GitHub
5 31 (8.47%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (7.38%) Amazon EMR
7 25 (6.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 23 (6.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (3.55%) SaaS
10 5 (1.37%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (1.37%) IaaS
10 5 (1.37%) PaaS
11 4 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 2 (0.55%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.55%) npm
14 1 (0.27%) G Suite
14 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.46%) Firewall
1 20 (5.46%) VPN
2 14 (3.83%) Internet
3 4 (1.09%) HTTP
4 3 (0.82%) DHCP
4 3 (0.82%) DNS
4 3 (0.82%) PPP
4 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
5 1 (0.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (25.68%) NoSQL
2 70 (19.13%) MongoDB
3 64 (17.49%) Hadoop
4 50 (13.66%) Big Data
5 48 (13.11%) MySQL
6 37 (10.11%) Amazon Redshift
7 36 (9.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 27 (7.38%) Amazon Athena
8 27 (7.38%) Flink
9 25 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (6.28%) SQL Server
11 17 (4.64%) Neo4j
12 10 (2.73%) HBase
12 10 (2.73%) Redis
13 8 (2.19%) Apache Hive
13 8 (2.19%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.91%) DB2
15 6 (1.64%) QlikView
16 5 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
16 5 (1.37%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 71 (19.40%) Jenkins
2 69 (18.85%) Git (software)
3 61 (16.67%) JIRA
4 43 (11.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 30 (8.20%) Selenium
6 27 (7.38%) gulp
7 24 (6.56%) Subversion
8 23 (6.28%) Cucumber
9 21 (5.74%) Hudson
10 20 (5.46%) GitLab
10 20 (5.46%) Vagrant
11 18 (4.92%) TeamCity
12 17 (4.64%) JUnit
13 15 (4.10%) Bitbucket
13 15 (4.10%) Octopus Deploy
14 14 (3.83%) EasyMock
15 11 (3.01%) JMeter
15 11 (3.01%) LoadRunner
16 10 (2.73%) Grunt
17 9 (2.46%) SonarQube
General
1 66 (18.03%) Finance
2 34 (9.29%) Marketing
3 25 (6.83%) Retail
4 22 (6.01%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.83%) Electronics
6 13 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 12 (3.28%) Banking
8 8 (2.19%) Local Government
9 5 (1.37%) Advertising
10 4 (1.09%) Games
11 2 (0.55%) Automotive
11 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.55%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (22.95%) Developer
2 66 (18.03%) Software Engineer
3 53 (14.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 49 (13.39%) Architect
5 45 (12.30%) Java Engineer
6 26 (7.10%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (6.56%) Java Software Engineer
8 21 (5.74%) AWS DevOps
8 21 (5.74%) Data Engineer
8 21 (5.74%) Java Developer
9 19 (5.19%) Test Engineer
10 18 (4.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 18 (4.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 17 (4.64%) Big Data Engineer
12 16 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (4.10%) AWS Engineer
13 15 (4.10%) Data Architect
13 15 (4.10%) Senior Architect
14 14 (3.83%) C# Software Engineer
14 14 (3.83%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (20.77%) Web Services
2 64 (17.49%) CSS
3 62 (16.94%) React
4 61 (16.67%) HTML
5 55 (15.03%) Spring
6 53 (14.48%) AngularJS
7 37 (10.11%) RESTful
8 35 (9.56%) .NET
8 35 (9.56%) Node.js
9 34 (9.29%) Kafka
10 30 (8.20%) HTML5
11 29 (7.92%) CSS3
12 27 (7.38%) Spark Streaming
13 25 (6.83%) Spring Boot
14 24 (6.56%) Java EE
15 23 (6.28%) JAX-RS
16 18 (4.92%) J2EE
17 17 (4.64%) Sass
18 16 (4.37%) Gherkin
19 15 (4.10%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 21 (5.74%) Cloud Native
3 20 (5.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (4.37%) Wiki
7 14 (3.83%) Internet of Things
8 13 (3.55%) Fintech
8 13 (3.55%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.19%) User Experience
10 6 (1.64%) NHS
11 4 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.09%) Cyberattack
12 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 94 (25.68%) Linux
2 29 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (7.65%) CentOS
4 21 (5.74%) Unix
5 8 (2.19%) Android
5 8 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.91%) Windows
7 5 (1.37%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (51.09%) DevOps
3 113 (30.87%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (26.50%) TDD
5 96 (26.23%) Software Engineering
6 88 (24.04%) Microservices
7 65 (17.76%) Test Automation
8 64 (17.49%) Scrum
9 58 (15.85%) Configuration Management
9 58 (15.85%) OO
10 55 (15.03%) Mentoring
11 48 (13.11%) Data Modelling
12 42 (11.48%) OOP
13 37 (10.11%) SOA
14 35 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (9.02%) Data Engineering
16 32 (8.74%) Mathematics
17 30 (8.20%) Change Management
17 30 (8.20%) Deployment Automation
18 29 (7.92%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 199 (54.37%) Java
2 146 (39.89%) Python
3 84 (22.95%) JavaScript
4 69 (18.85%) SQL
5 56 (15.30%) Ruby
6 41 (11.20%) C#
7 36 (9.84%) C++
8 35 (9.56%) Scala
9 32 (8.74%) PHP
10 31 (8.47%) Go
11 30 (8.20%) Bash Shell
12 15 (4.10%) Java 8
13 13 (3.55%) PowerShell
14 11 (3.01%) C
15 10 (2.73%) Java 9
16 9 (2.46%) R
17 7 (1.91%) Perl
18 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
19 4 (1.09%) ES6
19 4 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 54 (14.75%) Degree
2 34 (9.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (7.38%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (3.83%) AWS Certification
5 10 (2.73%) RHCE
5 10 (2.73%) RHCSA
6 8 (2.19%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.64%) Master's Degree
8 5 (1.37%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.09%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.82%) PhD
11 2 (0.55%) CISSP
11 2 (0.55%) MCITP
11 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.55%) OSCP
12 1 (0.27%) CSSLP
12 1 (0.27%) GPEN
12 1 (0.27%) GWAPT
12 1 (0.27%) GXPN
12 1 (0.27%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.46%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) GDPR
2 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.55%) WCAG
3 2 (0.55%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 64 (17.49%) Docker
2 21 (5.74%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.82%) Ceph
4 3 (0.82%) HDFS
5 1 (0.27%) LXC
5 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 71 (19.40%) Puppet
2 57 (15.57%) Ansible
3 47 (12.84%) Kubernetes
4 43 (11.75%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (10.66%) Terraform
6 30 (8.20%) Packer
7 27 (7.38%) Salt
8 26 (7.10%) Docker Swarm
9 25 (6.83%) Consul
10 24 (6.56%) Grafana
10 24 (6.56%) Graphite
11 20 (5.46%) Nagios
12 19 (5.19%) Opsview
12 19 (5.19%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.37%) Prometheus
14 4 (1.09%) Kibana
15 3 (0.82%) SCCM
15 3 (0.82%) SCOM
16 1 (0.27%) CA Wily
16 1 (0.27%) logstash
Vendors
1 37 (10.11%) Google
2 36 (9.84%) Red Hat
3 35 (9.56%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.38%) CA Agile Central
5 16 (4.37%) Oracle
6 13 (3.55%) SAP
7 8 (2.19%) Rackspace
7 8 (2.19%) VMware
8 7 (1.91%) Tableau
9 6 (1.64%) Teradata
10 5 (1.37%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.37%) Splunk
11 4 (1.09%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.09%) MapR
12 2 (0.55%) Ab Initio
12 2 (0.55%) Adobe
12 2 (0.55%) Chordiant
12 2 (0.55%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 2 (0.55%) Facebook
12 2 (0.55%) Twitter