Open Source Jobs

Open Source
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Open Source skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Open Source over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 248 196 111
Rank change year-on-year -52 -85 +34
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 1,200 1,744 5,644
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.89% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.98% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 740 830 1,457
10th Percentile £41,250 £47,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £48,250 £57,500 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,500 £75,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% +3.70%
75th Percentile £84,964 £89,852 £88,283
90th Percentile £100,125 £102,500 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,206 £67,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -9.32% +17.39% +4.55%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Open Source falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90,810 88,242 165,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.65% 95.42% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 62,635 53,650 83,244
10th Percentile £29,750 £33,818 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,896
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +8.81%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Open Source.

Salary trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Open Source over the 6 months to 23 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England -71 968 £65,000 -13.33% 208
UK excluding London +26 875 £61,206 -9.32% 89
Work from Home -33 569 £70,000 -6.67% 116
North of England +61 277 £61,206 -5.84% 23
London -138 263 £83,000 +3.37% 144
North West +45 194 £60,000 -11.11% 16
South East -3 162 £45,000 -30.77% 25
Scotland +7 141 £75,000 -0.73% 11
South West -49 107 £65,000 -7.14% 13
Midlands -32 86 £70,000 - 9
Yorkshire +66 62 £60,853 -9.48% 3
East of England 0 55 £80,001 +39.13% 4
West Midlands -11 54 £61,206 -12.56% 6
East Midlands -22 32 £75,000 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland +30 24 £75,400 - 4
Wales +2 23 £75,000 -36.33% 2
North East -23 21 £75,000 +57.33% 4

Open Source
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 137 (11.42%) Apache Spark
2 60 (5.00%) Apache
3 46 (3.83%) WebLogic
4 21 (1.75%) Confluence
5 14 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
6 13 (1.08%) nginx
6 13 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.92%) IIS
8 9 (0.75%) ArcGIS
9 7 (0.58%) CMS
9 7 (0.58%) Drupal
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.33%) Apache Pulsar
10 4 (0.33%) OpenZeppelin
11 3 (0.25%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.17%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.17%) SAS
12 2 (0.17%) WordPress
13 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Exchange
13 1 (0.083%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (3.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (0.67%) Shopify
3 6 (0.50%) Magento
4 1 (0.083%) Ripple
4 1 (0.083%) Ripple XRP
Cloud Services
1 529 (44.08%) AWS
2 377 (31.42%) Azure
3 114 (9.50%) GCP
4 94 (7.83%) Serverless
5 79 (6.58%) Amazon SQS
6 75 (6.25%) Amazon EKS
7 73 (6.08%) AWS Lambda
8 67 (5.58%) OpenShift
9 66 (5.50%) GitHub
10 61 (5.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 58 (4.83%) SaaS
12 43 (3.58%) Amazon S3
13 39 (3.25%) Amazon Kinesis
14 34 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
15 33 (2.75%) dbt
16 31 (2.58%) IaaS
17 30 (2.50%) Amazon ECS
18 29 (2.42%) PaaS
19 28 (2.33%) Azure DevOps
19 28 (2.33%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 93 (7.75%) DNS
2 81 (6.75%) TCP/IP
3 66 (5.50%) BGP
4 61 (5.08%) Firewall
5 55 (4.58%) SSL
6 29 (2.42%) AMQP
6 29 (2.42%) WAN
7 27 (2.25%) LAN
8 26 (2.17%) HTTP
9 24 (2.00%) VPN
10 20 (1.67%) Internet
11 19 (1.58%) MPLS
12 12 (1.00%) Network Security
12 12 (1.00%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.92%) Cisco ISE
13 11 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (0.92%) VLAN
13 11 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.83%) DMZ
14 10 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (14.83%) NoSQL
2 103 (8.58%) PostgreSQL
3 93 (7.75%) Hadoop
4 90 (7.50%) Relational Database
5 84 (7.00%) Apache Hive
6 83 (6.92%) Amazon RDS
7 81 (6.75%) Big Data
8 80 (6.67%) HBase
9 54 (4.50%) RDBMS
10 48 (4.00%) MySQL
11 47 (3.92%) Oracle Database
12 39 (3.25%) SQL Server
13 38 (3.17%) DynamoDB
14 35 (2.92%) Amazon Aurora
15 34 (2.83%) Amazon Redshift
16 32 (2.67%) Redis
17 29 (2.42%) Cloudera CDH
18 28 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
19 27 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
20 16 (1.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 200 (16.67%) Git
2 182 (15.17%) Jenkins
3 99 (8.25%) GitLab
4 79 (6.58%) Bitbucket Server
5 28 (2.33%) JIRA
6 26 (2.17%) Gatling
7 23 (1.92%) Artifactory
8 15 (1.25%) Cypress.io
9 14 (1.17%) CircleCI
9 14 (1.17%) Selenium
10 12 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (1.00%) Subversion
11 11 (0.92%) SonarQube
12 9 (0.75%) GNU Toolchain
12 9 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.67%) Jaeger
14 7 (0.58%) JUnit
15 6 (0.50%) JMeter
15 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 368 (30.67%) Social Skills
2 212 (17.67%) Finance
3 163 (13.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 115 (9.58%) Law
5 94 (7.83%) Legal
6 55 (4.58%) Public Sector
7 51 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.17%) Marketing
9 33 (2.75%) Electronics
9 33 (2.75%) Front Office
10 31 (2.58%) Aerospace
11 29 (2.42%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (2.17%) Billing
13 25 (2.08%) Retail
14 24 (2.00%) Automotive
15 23 (1.92%) Games
16 22 (1.83%) Banking
17 13 (1.08%) Military
18 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
19 9 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 304 (25.33%) Software Engineer
2 276 (23.00%) Senior
3 269 (22.42%) Developer
4 201 (16.75%) Lead
5 190 (15.83%) Architect
6 98 (8.17%) AWS Engineer
7 93 (7.75%) Technical Leader
8 85 (7.08%) Solutions Architect
9 68 (5.67%) AWS Software Engineer
10 60 (5.00%) Database Developer
11 58 (4.83%) Senior Software Engineer
11 58 (4.83%) Technical Architect
12 56 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 55 (4.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 54 (4.50%) Lead Architect
15 50 (4.17%) Data Engineer
16 49 (4.08%) Database Engineer
16 49 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 47 (3.92%) Senior Architect
18 46 (3.83%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (14.25%) React
2 150 (12.50%) Node.js
3 115 (9.58%) REST
4 102 (8.50%) Spring Boot
5 79 (6.58%) RabbitMQ
6 68 (5.67%) AngularJS
7 62 (5.17%) HTML
8 56 (4.67%) Web Services
9 51 (4.25%) GraphQL
10 50 (4.17%) Spring
11 49 (4.08%) CSS
11 49 (4.08%) Kafka
12 48 (4.00%) Django
13 41 (3.42%) .NET
13 41 (3.42%) Swagger
14 36 (3.00%) PyTorch
15 35 (2.92%) http4s
15 35 (2.92%) Scalaz
16 34 (2.83%) TensorFlow
17 32 (2.67%) Express.js
Miscellaneous
1 139 (11.58%) Algorithms
2 106 (8.83%) Public Cloud
3 105 (8.75%) Private Cloud
4 90 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 84 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
6 72 (6.00%) Cloud Native
7 71 (5.92%) Distributed Systems
8 63 (5.25%) Blog
9 54 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
10 40 (3.33%) Data Centre
11 37 (3.08%) Media Streaming
12 36 (3.00%) Embedded Systems
13 34 (2.83%) Blockchain
14 33 (2.75%) Data Structures
14 33 (2.75%) IoT
15 30 (2.50%) Tandem
16 26 (2.17%) Product Ownership
17 20 (1.67%) Mobile App
18 19 (1.58%) NHS
19 17 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 336 (28.00%) Linux
2 146 (12.17%) Unix
3 93 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (5.08%) Windows
5 50 (4.17%) Ubuntu
6 44 (3.67%) CentOS
6 44 (3.67%) Debian
7 22 (1.83%) Android
8 20 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
9 14 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.92%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.25%) VMS
15 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.083%) OpenBSD
15 1 (0.083%) Rocky
Processes & Methodologies
1 660 (55.00%) Agile
2 517 (43.08%) Software Engineering
3 357 (29.75%) DevOps
4 305 (25.42%) CI/CD
5 266 (22.17%) Mentoring
6 219 (18.25%) Problem-Solving
7 210 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
8 209 (17.42%) Coaching
9 204 (17.00%) Microservices
10 185 (15.42%) Scrum
11 178 (14.83%) SDLC
12 177 (14.75%) Artificial Intelligence
13 167 (13.92%) Actionable Insight
14 166 (13.83%) Computer Science
15 165 (13.75%) Test Automation
16 156 (13.00%) TDD
17 149 (12.42%) Machine Learning
18 147 (12.25%) Collaborative Working
19 145 (12.08%) Kanban
20 139 (11.58%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 494 (41.17%) Python
2 373 (31.08%) Java
3 198 (16.50%) SQL
4 181 (15.08%) JavaScript
5 148 (12.33%) C
6 122 (10.17%) TypeScript
7 91 (7.58%) C++
8 82 (6.83%) Bash
8 82 (6.83%) Go
9 79 (6.58%) PL/SQL
10 49 (4.08%) Rust
11 48 (4.00%) C#
12 47 (3.92%) Scala
13 46 (3.83%) PowerShell
14 35 (2.92%) PHP
15 29 (2.42%) COBOL
15 29 (2.42%) Micro Focus COBOL
16 24 (2.00%) Fortran
16 24 (2.00%) Kotlin
16 24 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 290 (24.17%) Security Cleared
2 252 (21.00%) Degree
3 222 (18.50%) SC Cleared
4 73 (6.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (5.42%) Azure Certification
6 62 (5.17%) Master's Degree
7 52 (4.33%) AWS Certification
8 48 (4.00%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
9 46 (3.83%) PhD
10 38 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 17 (1.42%) CISSP
12 13 (1.08%) CISM
12 13 (1.08%) GCIA
12 13 (1.08%) GCIH
12 13 (1.08%) GREM
13 11 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.83%) CCNA
15 4 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.33%) CompTIA Security+
16 2 (0.17%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.92%) PMO
2 41 (3.42%) QA
3 18 (1.50%) Accessibility
4 17 (1.42%) GDPR
5 8 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.67%) NCSC
6 6 (0.50%) JTAG
6 6 (0.50%) NIST
7 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) SEPA
System Software
1 165 (13.75%) Docker
2 84 (7.00%) HDFS
3 26 (2.17%) Firmware
4 25 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
5 13 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.92%) Embedded Firmware
6 11 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.75%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.50%) Ceph
9 5 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.33%) KVM
11 3 (0.25%) QEMU
11 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.25%) Xen
12 2 (0.17%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.17%) vSphere
13 1 (0.083%) LXC
Systems Management
1 232 (19.33%) Terraform
2 213 (17.75%) Kubernetes
3 132 (11.00%) Ansible
4 64 (5.33%) Puppet
5 36 (3.00%) Progress Chef
6 15 (1.25%) Grafana
7 12 (1.00%) Prometheus
8 8 (0.67%) Kiali
8 8 (0.67%) Kibana
9 7 (0.58%) Nessus
10 6 (0.50%) Knative
10 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (0.33%) Salt
12 3 (0.25%) Podman
13 2 (0.17%) CASB
13 2 (0.17%) Kubeflow
13 2 (0.17%) Kustomize
13 2 (0.17%) Marathon
13 2 (0.17%) Mesos
13 2 (0.17%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 87 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 84 (7.00%) Databricks
3 82 (6.83%) Google
4 79 (6.58%) Informatica
5 54 (4.50%) Oracle
6 49 (4.08%) Cloudera
7 46 (3.83%) Sparx
8 35 (2.92%) Red Hat
9 29 (2.42%) Micro Focus
9 29 (2.42%) SaltStack
10 28 (2.33%) Cisco
11 19 (1.58%) Splunk
12 15 (1.25%) Juniper
12 15 (1.25%) VMware
13 13 (1.08%) Dell
14 12 (1.00%) Fortinet
14 12 (1.00%) OpenAI
14 12 (1.00%) Palo Alto
15 10 (0.83%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.75%) Bloomberg