Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open Source
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 135 97
Rank change year-on-year -16 -38 +86
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 180 223 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.83% 2.16% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.40% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 173 190 249
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,400 £29,650 £26,150
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,704 9,306 9,667
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.30% 90.11% 87.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,797 7,322 8,030
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Birmingham +48 80 £52,500 +31.25% 16
Staffordshire +9 38 £50,000 - 5
Warwickshire +5 32 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Coventry -53 12 £29,000 -22.67% 4
Shropshire -1 6 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Solihull -5 6 £51,250 +22.75% 1
Worcestershire -1 4 £65,000 +78.08% 1
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 75 (41.67%) HTML
2 73 (40.56%) JavaScript
3 69 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (32.78%) Linux
5 57 (31.67%) CSS
6 55 (30.56%) Git (software)
7 52 (28.89%) Python
8 51 (28.33%) Java
9 50 (27.78%) PHP
9 50 (27.78%) HTML5
10 48 (26.67%) Front End Development
11 44 (24.44%) AngularJS
12 37 (20.56%) Scrum
12 37 (20.56%) Marketing
12 37 (20.56%) jQuery
13 34 (18.89%) DevOps
14 33 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 33 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
14 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (17.78%) Google
15 32 (17.78%) C#
16 31 (17.22%) SQL
17 29 (16.11%) Social Media
17 29 (16.11%) Test Automation
17 29 (16.11%) GitHub
18 28 (15.56%) Windows
19 26 (14.44%) Sass
19 26 (14.44%) CSS3
20 25 (13.89%) Jenkins
20 25 (13.89%) SEO

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 19 (10.56%) CMS
2 15 (8.33%) Apache
3 13 (7.22%) nginx
4 12 (6.67%) WordPress
5 9 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (5.00%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.89%) JBoss
7 6 (3.33%) Apache Spark
7 6 (3.33%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (2.78%) Umbraco
9 4 (2.22%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.67%) Joomla!
11 2 (1.11%) Confluence
11 2 (1.11%) IIS
11 2 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Photoshop
2 8 (4.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) Magento
2 3 (1.67%) OpenCart
2 3 (1.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (18.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (16.11%) GitHub
3 14 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.22%) AdWords
5 3 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.67%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.67%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.11%) Datadog
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) Office 365
7 1 (0.56%) Route 53
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.11%) Internet
2 10 (5.56%) HTTP
2 10 (5.56%) VPN
3 9 (5.00%) 802.11
3 9 (5.00%) SNMP
4 4 (2.22%) Firewall
5 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.11%) DNS
7 1 (0.56%) DHCP
7 1 (0.56%) FTP
7 1 (0.56%) ICMP
7 1 (0.56%) Intranet
7 1 (0.56%) IPsec
7 1 (0.56%) NAS
7 1 (0.56%) SAN
7 1 (0.56%) Wireless
7 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.33%) MySQL
2 13 (7.22%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.33%) Big Data
5 6 (3.33%) BigQuery
5 6 (3.33%) Bigtable
6 5 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.22%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.67%) Sqoop
9 2 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.11%) Redis
9 2 (1.11%) Riak
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (30.56%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 17 (9.44%) TeamCity
4 15 (8.33%) JIRA
4 15 (8.33%) Vagrant
5 10 (5.56%) gulp
5 10 (5.56%) Selenium
6 9 (5.00%) NuGet
6 9 (5.00%) Subversion
7 8 (4.44%) Maven
8 7 (3.89%) Bitbucket
9 6 (3.33%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.33%) Grunt
9 6 (3.33%) JBehave
9 6 (3.33%) JMeter
9 6 (3.33%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.33%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.78%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.78%) IntelliJ
10 5 (2.78%) WATIR
General
1 37 (20.56%) Marketing
2 12 (6.67%) Advertising
2 12 (6.67%) Finance
3 8 (4.44%) Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.33%) Retail
6 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (54.44%) Developer
2 36 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 22 (12.22%) HTML CSS Developer
3 22 (12.22%) HTML Developer
3 22 (12.22%) PHP Developer
4 19 (10.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 18 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 16 (8.89%) Architect
6 16 (8.89%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.78%) Analyst
8 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.11%) C# Developer
10 10 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (5.56%) Tester
11 9 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
11 9 (5.00%) Analyst Programmer
11 9 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
11 9 (5.00%) Penetration Tester
11 9 (5.00%) Programmer
11 9 (5.00%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (41.67%) HTML
2 57 (31.67%) CSS
3 50 (27.78%) HTML5
4 44 (24.44%) AngularJS
5 37 (20.56%) jQuery
6 26 (14.44%) CSS3
6 26 (14.44%) Sass
7 22 (12.22%) .NET
8 19 (10.56%) REST
9 15 (8.33%) Node.js
10 14 (7.78%) LAMP
11 13 (7.22%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (7.22%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 12 (6.67%) Symfony
13 11 (6.11%) Spring
14 10 (5.56%) JSON
15 9 (5.00%) 802.1X
15 9 (5.00%) RESTful
16 8 (4.44%) Polymer
16 8 (4.44%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.11%) Social Media
2 19 (10.56%) Graphic Design
3 18 (10.00%) User Experience
4 17 (9.44%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.44%) Algorithms
6 8 (4.44%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.33%) Blog
8 6 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.22%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.22%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.67%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.67%) Fintech
10 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.11%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.56%) Online Games
12 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.78%) Linux
2 28 (15.56%) Windows
3 6 (3.33%) Unix
4 3 (1.67%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.11%) CentOS
5 2 (1.11%) DC/OS
5 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.67%) Front End Development
3 37 (20.56%) Scrum
4 34 (18.89%) DevOps
5 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (16.11%) Test Automation
7 25 (13.89%) SEO
8 24 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 23 (12.78%) Microservices
10 22 (12.22%) Web Design
11 20 (11.11%) BDD
12 19 (10.56%) Internet Marketing
12 19 (10.56%) TDD
13 16 (8.89%) Analytics
14 14 (7.78%) Coaching
14 14 (7.78%) Integration Testing
14 14 (7.78%) Unit Testing
15 13 (7.22%) E-Commerce
16 12 (6.67%) MVC
16 12 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 73 (40.56%) JavaScript
2 52 (28.89%) Python
3 51 (28.33%) Java
4 50 (27.78%) PHP
5 32 (17.78%) C#
6 31 (17.22%) SQL
7 22 (12.22%) Ruby
8 19 (10.56%) Bash Shell
9 13 (7.22%) Go
9 13 (7.22%) PowerShell
10 10 (5.56%) C
10 10 (5.56%) C++
10 10 (5.56%) Perl
11 9 (5.00%) Lua
12 7 (3.89%) PHP 5
12 7 (3.89%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.78%) Scala
13 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.22%) Erlang
15 2 (1.11%) F#
Qualifications
1 17 (9.44%) Degree
2 16 (8.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.00%) CHECK Team Leader
4 9 (5.00%) CHECK Team Member
4 9 (5.00%) OSCP
5 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.67%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.11%) IISP
9 1 (0.56%) MCSD
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.44%) QA
2 2 (1.11%) GPG13
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (11.67%) Docker
2 4 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.67%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.11%) Ceph
4 2 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.11%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (8.33%) Puppet
2 13 (7.22%) Kubernetes
2 13 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.44%) Ansible
4 5 (2.78%) Terraform
5 3 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.67%) logstash
6 2 (1.11%) Ambari
6 2 (1.11%) Kibana
6 2 (1.11%) Nessus
6 2 (1.11%) Packer
7 1 (0.56%) Cacti
7 1 (0.56%) collectd
7 1 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.56%) Nagios
7 1 (0.56%) Nmap
7 1 (0.56%) StatsD
7 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (17.78%) Google
2 7 (3.89%) Apple
2 7 (3.89%) Twitter
3 6 (3.33%) VMware
4 5 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.78%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.22%) Adobe
5 4 (2.22%) Facebook
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle
5 4 (2.22%) Splunk
6 3 (1.67%) Cloudera
6 3 (1.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.67%) WooCommerce
7 2 (1.11%) Epicor
7 2 (1.11%) New Relic
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Birst
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) HP
8 1 (0.56%) Meraki