Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 113 111
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +24
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 5,163 4,797 5,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 2.73% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.05% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4,145 3,939 4,819
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 158,369 157,147 187,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,702 129,388 155,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Top 16 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 February 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
England +9 4,848 £60,000 +4.35% 775
UK excluding London +13 2,526 £50,000 +11.11% 424
London +1 2,524 £67,500 +3.85% 383
South East +4 766 £47,500 -5.00% 123
North of England +30 606 £50,000 +11.11% 121
South West +29 350 £50,000 +17.65% 57
North West +36 321 £52,500 +10.53% 61
East of England +17 306 £55,000 +4.76% 42
Midlands -12 290 £47,500 +5.56% 48
Yorkshire +4 234 £50,000 +17.65% 41
West Midlands -21 184 £42,500 - 30
Scotland -27 169 £47,500 -5.00% 23
East Midlands +15 114 £50,000 +11.11% 18
North East -9 45 £39,480 -6.00% 19
Wales -1 29 £43,250 -3.89% 4
Northern Ireland -8 23 £27,500 -41.49% 5

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 with a requirement for Open Source.

1 2,834 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 2,215 (42.90%) Java
3 1,599 (30.97%) Linux
4 1,550 (30.02%) Python
5 1,494 (28.94%) JavaScript
6 1,431 (27.72%) DevOps
7 1,258 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
8 1,112 (21.54%) Software Engineering
9 1,029 (19.93%) HTML
10 1,027 (19.89%) TDD
11 1,002 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
12 998 (19.33%) Finance
13 997 (19.31%) SQL
14 963 (18.65%) Degree
15 950 (18.40%) Scrum
16 923 (17.88%) C#
17 863 (16.72%) CSS
18 804 (15.57%) Jenkins
19 796 (15.42%) Git (software)
20 789 (15.28%) Test Automation
21 779 (15.09%) AngularJS
22 762 (14.76%) Microservices
23 760 (14.72%) Docker
24 750 (14.53%) PHP
24 750 (14.53%) Ruby
25 747 (14.47%) .NET
26 686 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
27 679 (13.15%) Web Services
28 665 (12.88%) Puppet
29 643 (12.45%) Computer Science

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 365 (7.07%) Apache
2 307 (5.95%) Apache Spark
3 275 (5.33%) Elasticsearch
4 220 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 169 (3.27%) OpenStack
6 148 (2.87%) WebSphere
7 147 (2.85%) CMS
8 133 (2.58%) nginx
9 120 (2.32%) JBoss
10 108 (2.09%) Confluence
11 107 (2.07%) Apache Solr
12 85 (1.65%) WordPress
13 72 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 67 (1.30%) WebLogic
15 65 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
16 61 (1.18%) Drupal
17 51 (0.99%) Apache Pig
18 47 (0.91%) SAS
19 44 (0.85%) IIS
20 43 (0.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 43 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 27 (0.52%) SPSS
3 19 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.097%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.077%) Weka
8 3 (0.058%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.039%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.039%) HipChat
9 2 (0.039%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.019%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.019%) CATIA
10 1 (0.019%) GIMP
10 1 (0.019%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.019%) InVision
10 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.019%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.019%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.019%) Stata
Business Applications
1 50 (0.97%) Magento
2 18 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.23%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.14%) OpenCart
7 6 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
7 6 (0.12%) MultiChain
7 6 (0.12%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
8 5 (0.097%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.097%) R3 Corda
9 4 (0.077%) osCommerce
9 4 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.058%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.039%) ION MarketView
11 2 (0.039%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.039%) Oracle Retail
11 2 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.019%) Oracle Applications
12 1 (0.019%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,258 (24.37%) Amazon AWS
2 686 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 344 (6.66%) GitHub
4 225 (4.36%) SaaS
5 177 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 155 (3.00%) PaaS
7 151 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
8 130 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
9 103 (1.99%) IaaS
10 81 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 77 (1.49%) Amazon S3
12 61 (1.18%) npm
13 58 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
14 55 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
15 54 (1.05%) Serverless
16 48 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 48 (0.93%) Office 365
17 45 (0.87%) OpenShift
18 33 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 32 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.47%) Internet
2 205 (3.97%) Firewall
3 187 (3.62%) TCP/IP
4 157 (3.04%) HTTP
5 88 (1.70%) DNS
5 88 (1.70%) VPN
6 69 (1.34%) WAN
7 54 (1.05%) VoIP
8 49 (0.95%) LAN
9 40 (0.77%) Network Security
9 40 (0.77%) SSL
10 37 (0.72%) Wireshark
11 32 (0.62%) RTP
12 30 (0.58%) FTP
13 27 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (0.50%) DHCP
15 24 (0.46%) Broadband
16 22 (0.43%) Wireless
17 21 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 21 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (11.54%) MySQL
2 570 (11.04%) NoSQL
3 506 (9.80%) Big Data
4 444 (8.60%) MongoDB
5 360 (6.97%) Hadoop
6 350 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
7 349 (6.76%) SQL Server
8 330 (6.39%) Relational Database
9 203 (3.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 198 (3.83%) Redis
11 169 (3.27%) RDBMS
12 95 (1.84%) HBase
13 88 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
14 84 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 78 (1.51%) Apache Hive
16 72 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
17 68 (1.32%) Neo4j
18 67 (1.30%) Blockchain
19 64 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
20 43 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 804 (15.57%) Jenkins
2 796 (15.42%) Git (software)
3 413 (8.00%) Selenium
4 331 (6.41%) Maven
5 327 (6.33%) JIRA
6 267 (5.17%) Cucumber
7 258 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 256 (4.96%) JUnit
9 235 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 217 (4.20%) Subversion
11 192 (3.72%) WebDriver
12 146 (2.83%) Octopus Deploy
13 139 (2.69%) Jasmine
14 135 (2.61%) Vagrant
15 134 (2.60%) Hudson
16 117 (2.27%) Protractor
17 115 (2.23%) Gradle
18 114 (2.21%) Bitbucket
19 112 (2.17%) gulp
20 101 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 998 (19.33%) Finance
2 434 (8.41%) Banking
3 280 (5.42%) Retail
4 218 (4.22%) Marketing
5 170 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 140 (2.71%) Games
7 127 (2.46%) Advertising
8 78 (1.51%) Electronics
9 77 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 66 (1.28%) Law
11 65 (1.26%) Legal
11 65 (1.26%) Publishing
12 62 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 60 (1.16%) Investment Banking
14 46 (0.89%) Front Office
15 37 (0.72%) Back Office
16 22 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.39%) Local Government
17 20 (0.39%) Multimedia
18 19 (0.37%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 2,045 (39.61%) Developer
2 563 (10.90%) Java Developer
3 487 (9.43%) Software Engineer
4 429 (8.31%) Architect
5 419 (8.12%) Senior Developer
6 413 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 267 (5.17%) .NET Developer
8 228 (4.42%) Java Engineer
9 223 (4.32%) Software Developer
10 218 (4.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 216 (4.18%) C# Developer
11 216 (4.18%) PHP Developer
12 213 (4.13%) Analyst
13 202 (3.91%) Agile Developer
14 179 (3.47%) Tester
15 177 (3.43%) Java Software Engineer
16 173 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
17 166 (3.22%) Consultant
18 161 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
19 152 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,029 (19.93%) HTML
2 863 (16.72%) CSS
3 779 (15.09%) AngularJS
4 747 (14.47%) .NET
5 679 (13.15%) Web Services
6 541 (10.48%) HTML5
7 533 (10.32%) Node.js
8 522 (10.11%) Spring
9 511 (9.90%) React
10 508 (9.84%) RESTful
11 453 (8.77%) REST
12 307 (5.95%) XML
13 302 (5.85%) jQuery
14 271 (5.25%) CSS3
15 268 (5.19%) ASP.NET
16 256 (4.96%) Kafka
17 230 (4.45%) J2EE
18 214 (4.14%) Hibernate
19 209 (4.05%) Middleware
20 189 (3.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 643 (12.45%) Computer Science
2 414 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
3 334 (6.47%) Greenfield Project
4 320 (6.20%) User Experience
5 279 (5.40%) Fintech
6 239 (4.63%) Algorithms
7 237 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
8 227 (4.40%) Mobile App
9 144 (2.79%) Data Centre
10 124 (2.40%) Public Cloud
11 105 (2.03%) Management Information System
12 94 (1.82%) Online Banking
13 91 (1.76%) Blog
14 85 (1.65%) Linux Command Line
15 83 (1.61%) Data Structures
16 77 (1.49%) Hedge funds
17 64 (1.24%) Client/Server
18 58 (1.12%) Clustering
19 56 (1.08%) Virtual Team
20 54 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,599 (30.97%) Linux
2 523 (10.13%) Unix
3 414 (8.02%) Windows
4 173 (3.35%) CentOS
5 143 (2.77%) Android
6 123 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 123 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 122 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 83 (1.61%) Windows Server
9 50 (0.97%) Debian
10 42 (0.81%) CoreOS
11 39 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
12 32 (0.62%) Solaris
13 21 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (0.35%) AIX
16 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (0.21%) DC/OS
17 11 (0.21%) FreeBSD
18 10 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,834 (54.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1,431 (27.72%) DevOps
3 1,112 (21.54%) Software Engineering
4 1,027 (19.89%) TDD
5 1,002 (19.41%) Continuous Integration
6 950 (18.40%) Scrum
7 789 (15.28%) Test Automation
8 762 (14.76%) Microservices
9 606 (11.74%) BDD
10 537 (10.40%) OO
11 510 (9.88%) Configuration Management
12 475 (9.20%) Mentoring
13 449 (8.70%) Web Development
14 425 (8.23%) Analytics
15 397 (7.69%) SDLC
16 348 (6.74%) MVC
17 333 (6.45%) Front End Development
18 292 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
19 277 (5.37%) E-Commerce
20 247 (4.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2,215 (42.90%) Java
2 1,550 (30.02%) Python
3 1,494 (28.94%) JavaScript
4 997 (19.31%) SQL
5 923 (17.88%) C#
6 750 (14.53%) PHP
6 750 (14.53%) Ruby
7 408 (7.90%) C++
8 355 (6.88%) Scala
9 336 (6.51%) Bash Shell
10 277 (5.37%) C
11 260 (5.04%) Perl
12 255 (4.94%) PowerShell
13 248 (4.80%) Go
14 177 (3.43%) Shell Script
15 115 (2.23%) R
16 101 (1.96%) Groovy
17 93 (1.80%) ES6
18 68 (1.32%) TypeScript
19 57 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 963 (18.65%) Degree
2 396 (7.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 258 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 141 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 96 (1.86%) Master's Degree
6 64 (1.24%) PhD
7 58 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
8 52 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 47 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 44 (0.85%) CISSP
11 42 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (0.66%) GIAC
14 30 (0.58%) CCNA
15 27 (0.52%) Sun Certification
16 26 (0.50%) AWS Certification
16 26 (0.50%) ISEB
16 26 (0.50%) OSCP
17 23 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 23 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 328 (6.35%) QA
2 41 (0.79%) GCP
3 39 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.29%) PSD2
6 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.27%) SLA
7 11 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 10 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 10 (0.19%) SSAE 16
9 9 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 7 (0.14%) GDPR
10 7 (0.14%) WCAG
11 6 (0.12%) COBIT
12 5 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.097%) SEPA
13 4 (0.077%) OIPF
14 2 (0.039%) GPG13
System Software
1 760 (14.72%) Docker
2 130 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 64 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 56 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 48 (0.93%) KVM
7 45 (0.87%) Apache Flume
7 45 (0.87%) Ceph
8 41 (0.79%) HDFS
9 36 (0.70%) Kamailio
10 35 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 31 (0.60%) vSphere
12 22 (0.43%) Firmware
13 21 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 20 (0.39%) iptables
15 16 (0.31%) Varnish
16 13 (0.25%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.17%) LXC
17 9 (0.17%) Samba
18 8 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 665 (12.88%) Puppet
2 634 (12.28%) Ansible
3 583 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
4 395 (7.65%) Kubernetes
5 230 (4.45%) Terraform
6 95 (1.84%) Salt
7 88 (1.70%) Nagios
8 75 (1.45%) Packer
9 63 (1.22%) Kibana
10 51 (0.99%) Consul
11 48 (0.93%) Grafana
12 45 (0.87%) logstash
13 34 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
14 33 (0.64%) Icinga
14 33 (0.64%) Mesos
15 31 (0.60%) Cobbler
16 26 (0.50%) ZABBIX
17 25 (0.48%) Cacti
17 25 (0.48%) Tivoli
18 24 (0.46%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 498 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 457 (8.85%) Oracle
3 405 (7.84%) Google
4 209 (4.05%) VMware
5 196 (3.80%) IBM
6 195 (3.78%) Red Hat
7 83 (1.61%) SAP
8 73 (1.41%) Tableau
9 72 (1.39%) Cisco
10 62 (1.20%) Splunk
11 60 (1.16%) New Relic
12 55 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
13 52 (1.01%) Atlassian
13 52 (1.01%) Cloudera
13 52 (1.01%) TIBCO
14 49 (0.95%) Talend
15 48 (0.93%) HP
15 48 (0.93%) Informatica
16 47 (0.91%) Adobe
17 44 (0.85%) Teradata